We stayed in maldives for 3nights. We arrived early am, took the airport ferry to Male capital. Then a taxi to Villingili terminal where we waited for the 10am ferry to Maafushi (every sunday). When we reached Maafushi after 1 hr and 30 min boat ride, we were welcomed by one of the staff Ismael who throughout our stay has been very accommodating and kind.We came to the hotel, apart from the welcome drinks,we were met by the owner Mr Ibrahim who eventually oriented us which was awesome. The place was very relaxing, quiet, and peaceful. It is located few meters away from the beach, closed compound and it gives you this very laidback, safe feeling. There was jacuzzi and hammocks in the area. We were given a family room, quite spacious and clean. Wifi is available as well but a bit slow. There was an activity board in the reception where you can actually see who among the guests are going for excursions. The provide clean towels, and guests can use their snorkeling equipment for free. The maafushi beach was superb. The local island is conservative, thus they have a small private, covered beach for tourists who wanted to wear bikinis. Breakfast was tasty, loved the coffee and toast in the morning. i just wish they had more choices though. They have an in house restaurant too. We went to fihalhohi ( magnificent snorkelling spot), and rihiveli which boasts its barefoot comfort style having to walk to/from islands which was amazing! Both have stunning beaches. We came to see dolphins while on our speedboat. Just double check the prices of the room, as well as other services like trips/excursions( depends which island) coz they have taxes and service charge and it might be costly especially if you're on a tight budget. Overall, the experience is unforgettable. Ibrahim the owner as well as other staff are very humble, nice and hospitable. My husband enjoyed his chat with Ismael and the speedboat staff ( dunno his name). Would definitely come back!! Good value for money
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stingray Beach Inn, a small boutique hotel, is purpose built to suit the needs of travelers looking for an easy going budget alternative to the Maldives resort experience.Stingray Beach Inn, offers 10 deluxe airconditioned rooms with attached bathrooms which bring together contemporary and modern style to the discerning guests.All our rooms feature tropical décor, a king size or twin beds. Rooms are also equipped with individually controlled air-conditions with overhead ceiling fans and modern furniture. Stocked mini bar with complementary tea and coffee making facilities available at the lobby. Each room has its own attached bath room with quality bathroom amenities such as water heater and rain showers.The hotel lobby also consists of an attached restaurant where our guests can enjoy themselves sipping tropical cocktails, fresh juices and gastronomical delights before heading off for a big day of activities. Our facilities also include free wifi internet to catch up with friends and family while on their holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stingray Beach Inn Maldives/Maafushi Island