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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Good variant for budget trip but with lots of possibilities to see about 7-8 different islands with differents flora and fauna. Snorkeling , diving, fishing or you can just walk around the islands to enjoy the view or swim and sunbathe .
Good accommodation , friendly staff and food.


Enjoy the Moldives.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Elena L
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Ahmed S, General Manager at Arena Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Dear Elena,

Greetings from Arena Lodge Maldives!

Thank you for your kind comments on tripadvisor. We are happy to know that you had a pleasant stay with us in our island and that you were happy with the excursions, food and accommodation provided.

We hope to welcome you in Arena Lodge Maldives in your next trip to the Maldives.

Best regards,
Ahmed Samih

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The rooms here were very nice, clean and everything is new. The staff was very helpful in helping us schedule everything we wanted to do and arranging day trips for us when we wanted. We took day trips to different resorts each day and had a lovely time. We didn't spend much time on Maafushi itself but we were glad we stayed on a local island to see some of the culture and people were very friendly. The costs were very reasonable and excellent value for the great experience we had. We would certainly recommend a stay here!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Ahmed S, General Manager at Arena Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Dear Crowell,

Greetings from Maldives!

Thank you for being our guests in Arena Lodge Maldives.And thank you for taking some time to write your experience with us.
We are extremely glad that you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed the excursions provided by our hotel.

We hope to be able to be of service to you should you decide to again visit us in the future. Thank you.

Best regards,
Ahmed Samih

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We were actually the first guests at this new Arena Lodge guesthouse, one of four on Maafushi Island. The rooms were all new and basic but very nice, big and clean. The staff was young, very eager and they all did a great job and were very accommodating. The prepared food was good.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bas_8
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Ahmed S, General Manager at Arena Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Dear Sir,

Greetings from Arena Lodge Maldives!

Thank you being our guests. We are indeed glad that you had a pleasant stay in our hotel.
We are happy that you enjoyed your time here with us and hope that you have taken back with you fond memories of your vacation.
Thank you for your valuable feedback.

Best regards,
Ahmed Samih

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Local island is cheaper opportunity in comparison with resorts. Because of prohibition wearing bikini at local islands and the fact, that on Maafushi is only one beach (on the other side of the island). You are forced to make a lot of trips.

Arena Lodge is a nice hotel with a very friendly staff. Good dinner buffet for $10. Boat trips are organized by hotel. Cost-effective alternative to hotel trips is other local water carrier 9607792069

Our room has only one very small window, double bed we had narrower. On the island you can find more profitable places, I guess.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Petr K
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Ahmed S, General Manager at Arena Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Dear Petr K,

Greetings from Arena Lodge Maldives!

Thank you taking some time to share your experience on tripadvisor.
Please note that Arena Lodge offers customized excursions for our guests that would fit certain preferences and budgets.

We hope to exceed your expectations in your next trip to Maafushi Island.

Best regards,
Ahmed Samih

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Reviewed March 19, 2018
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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