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Happy Life Maldives Lodge
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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“Great place!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Happylife is just a beautiful place to spend your holiday!
The room we had was nice, clean and with lovely view. The island is very local with just one guesthouse. We loved being in between the locals of Dhiffushi, quit a different experience than staying in a big resort. The service is good; the owner will help you with anything you need, the food is great and the staff is friendly.
The lovely surroundings are amazing. Just laying on the WHITE beach, snorkeling in the beautiful BLUE sea, gave us a week full of pleasure and relaxation.
We definity go back some day......

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hassan I, Public Relations Manager at Happy Life Maldives Lodge, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
...thank you Clem we loved having you with us, you guys are amazing! Please say hi to Peter and do visit us soon again! :)
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I didn’t want to stay at a resort; I was looking for something low key and was rewarded with a wonderful beach vacation on a local Maldivian Island of Dhiffushi. If you get a chance to travel to this part of the world and want to experience local living, this is the place to be. The island is natural, filled with palm trees for the much needed shade, and surrounded by the most amazing crystal clear waters… and there are no cars on this island!
The lodge itself is great, I had a huge room to myself; everything was clean, neat and tidy. There’s also an awesome communal space where you can hang out, listen to music, this is also where the Umar, the Happy Life Chef, showcases his Maldivian culinary talents along with some of his Italian specialties.
Hassan, the owner, is a great host and gave a most in depth tour of the Dhiffushi, complete with samplings at the local grocery store and a sneak peak of the local drumming group’s practice sessions.

All in all had a great time; Dhiffushi is a special place with a great vibe!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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12 Thank Isabel_CDA
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Hassan I, Owner at Happy Life Maldives Lodge, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Hey Isabel. Thank you so, so much for your stay with us! It was great... Vanessa will add you to our new "Friends & Family" list (amazing offers reserved for friends and family only). Hope you are well and cheers to Canada (or wherever you might be right now) the people from Happy Life :)
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Super, Super, Super.... I have stayed in the Maldives in a number of places and of all guest houses this is by far the best. Easy acess to Cokes and Chickens surf spots, dedicated staff, good local food and island vibes. Check it out and you will not be disappointed...

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Deutschland
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

If you are looking for a real Maledivian life experience and being amongst locals rather than amongst package tourists, Happy Life Maledives gives you one of the rare opportunities on the Maledives.

- Beautiful remote little island with the Happy Life Maledives Lodge as the only guesthouse
- Only 3 hours by local ferry from Malé
- Nice very open minded guesthouse staff and locals
- Big clean rooms with AC
- Tasty fresh local food
- Beach with white sand and cristall clear water right next to the house
- Customized day trips (e.g. snorkeling) to remote places
- Value for money

Highly recommended and unforgettable

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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10 Thank Andrea L
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Hassan I, Owner at Happy Life Maldives Lodge, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Hey Andrea, thank you so much for the kind words! We hope you are well and say hi to Berlin from us :) enjoy the conference today & tomorrow, cheers from paradise, hope to see you soon again :)
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Property: Happy Life Maldives Lodge
Address: Bahuruva, 08030
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Dhiffushi Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Dhiffushi Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our modern lodge was built in 2011 and we opened our doors in January 2012.We are striving for nothing less but your perfect dream holiday! Our mantra is "No news, no shoes" and we offer you the real Maldivian experience. In other words: we are the ideal, affordable alternative to unpersonal, big resorts. This piece of paradise offers everything you need to be happy! From relaxing on the beach and tranquil village life, to unbelievable dive sights, fishing spots and of course amazing unspoiled waves for the perfect surf experience. With us you'll enjoy the local island experience with a la carte flexibility and the personal touch of a boutique guesthouse. We offer four double rooms, each with en-suite bathroom and ocean, beach and palm tree views. The beach is only 20 meters from your doorstep. Our local chef Umar and his crew will spoil you with Maldivian specialties such as sea food dishes or, if you like continental cuisine in our beautiful outdoor restaurant. Happy Life Maldives Guesthouse is also available for exclusive bookings for groups and big families. ... more   less 
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