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Reviewed January 9, 2018

If you want to experience different lifestyles in Maldives: to see how locals live, explore their culture and try their food, try different resorts, islands and all possible activities - it's a perfect place for you!
Because, if you choose one expensive resort, you don’t want to pay extra to see other resorts and stay there for a day or more. However, we prefer variety and freedom of choice that’s why we’ve chosen not expensive hotel for main part of our trip.

We planned to stay for 10 days in Maldives and didn't want to spend all the time in one resort. So, we decided to have week of active vacation and stay the rest of our trip on some expensive resort just relaxing and doing nothing.

For the first week we chose Beach Stay Maldives, and it was the best decision. The host was amazingly hospitable and open to any of our request. We didn't have to do anything by ourselves: he arranged our transfers to different resorts we wanted to visit, he was our guide in local islands. It seems like he knows everything and everybody there. Also, he can offer a lot of activities like diving, snorkeling, fishing, private trips and many others. By the way, he provided us with free snorkeling equipment, so we didn't need to rent them on visited resorts.

In addition, Latheef is a very interesting person with much experience, so we enjoyed to talk with him on any topic. We learned a lot about Maldivian culture, traditions, about himself, interesting stories of his work experience, he showed us some interesting places on local islands. He made our vacation very enjoyable and fun.

The hotel is not expensive… no, for Maldives this place is very cheap. In case you want to stay in some of visited resorts for night or more, you can do it without losing much money. For one week in Beach Stay Maldives we spent less than cost of any cheapest room in resorts we had visited. Actually, our lunch per person on those resorts cost more than our one-day-stay in the hostel. However, despite of lower price, it has everything you need: free wi-fi, air conditioner, TV, multi-type-power-sockets (for example, we didn’t have them in our last expensive resort, so we couldn’t charge more than one device at once).

Also, there is a restaurant on the island. It’s very cheap, but food is good. For lunch on resorts we paid about $55-60 per person, but dinner in the local restaurant cost us $6-7 for two people.
If you like snorkeling but don’t want to go anywhere, there is a house reef on the island right in front of the hostel.
All people are very friendly. But it’s a Muslim country, and there are some laws about alcohol and bikini you need to obey staying on any local islands. For us it wasn’t problem at all.

For those who prefer cheap but wonderful vacation in Maldives, it’s better to come here with group of people. There are a lot of group activities, which are much cheaper. And it’s perfect place for divers. We heard from some divers that diving in Maldives is one of the best in the world. For group of divers it would be much cheaper, and you don’t have to pay for something you don’t need.

There are several ways to transfer to this island from the International Airport: seaplane, domestic flight, speedboat and ferry. We’ve chosen seaplane, but if you are on limited budget, you can take ferry. It’s very cheap but takes much time and goes rarely.

Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank G5507YWolgat
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Abdul Latheef H, General Manager at Beach Stay Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Dear Olga,

Greetings from Beach Stay Maldives,

Thank you very much for choosing Beach Stay Maldives for your Stay. It was indeed a great pleasure to have you here and serve you.

A special thank you for taking your valuable time to write a review for us and look forward to welcoming you back to our little paradise again in near future

Best Regards

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

This is the only guesthouse on the island so you have the place all to yourself. Latheef sees to it that you have as many activities to keep your trip full of fun or, you can just relax and enjoy spectacular ocean views...whatever you prefer! The offerings include a variety of boat trips, visits to other local islands and secluded beaches. You never have to worry about or plan anything as he takes care of that for you. The guesthouse is clean, bright and has a beautiful rooftop space to enjoy your fresh cooked meals. If you go up one more set of stairs you can lounge in the sun with 360 degree views of the island or gaze at the moon and stars during a private dinner. Don't miss out on this gem in the middle of the ocean...it will be a vacation to remember!

Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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1  Thank Nikki P
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Abdul Latheef H, General Manager at Beach Stay Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2017

Dear Nikki,
Greetings from Beach Stay Maldives,
I am pleased to have the review from you about your last stay.
Its an absolute pleasure to know that you have enjoyed the stay with us. It was ultimate pleasure to have served you here.
I really look forward welcoming you in a very near future to further experience .
Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and Blessed new year well in Advance.
Best Regards
Latheef

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Reasonable accommodation with the offered price. Rooms are fully furnish with comfy beds, ensuite bathroom, all necessities, WiFi, air-conditioned & fan.
Most importantly a sea-view room

Spent my 6 nights with a bunch of close crazy friends in this island:Meedhoo.
Easy accessible by few mode of transport
(Speedboat & Sea plane & soon domestic flight)

Simple equation would be:
Boss of this guest house = tour guide =snorkeling instructor = life guard = new friends for all of us

Various activities offered with best service given. You have any reasonable request/needs, definitely it'll be fulfilled by the owner, Latheef

Food varieties ranging from Asian to Western to Maldivian style.
Tips: "Good chef in the house"

Good privacy.

Conclusion: Reasonably good accommodation with 5 star services attitude

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
1  Thank Riana N
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Abdul Latheef H, General Manager at Beach Stay Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Dear Riana,

Greetings from Beach Stay Maldives,

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to rate us on TripAdvisor.

It's indeed a great pleasure to cater for your needs and fulfil them .

Thank you once again and really look forward to
Welcoming you in a near future

Best Regards
Latheef

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Reviewed April 29, 2017

3 of my friends and me stay here for 7days. We are treated as VVIP, Latheef will try his best to fullfill our needs, he is not only the owner, end up we becomes friends. We enjoy the fullboard food & beverage with everyday variety choices of foods from Maldivian style, to international cuisine or even your hometown dishes! Most of the activities we have are island hoping & snorkeling, the view is amazing and we have the privacy here as there is no other tourist here, it seems Latheef books the whole island for us. We also go for fishing, dolphin watching, and cultural visit, these are the most valuable thing where you cant have it in most of the resort. If yes, resort will definitely charge you expensive. We meet many local friends here, to experience the truly Maldives. I strongly recommend you to stay here at least a week, you will not regret.

Room tip: all rooms, facilities, food are good.
Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Abdul Latheef H, General Manager at Beach Stay Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Dear Steven,

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time off your busy schedule to write a review for us. It really helps us improve a lot and grow in the field: Look forward to have you with us for another time in the Maldives .

Best Regards
Latheef

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Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Vocation with Beach Stsy Maldives - its amazing holidays, great food, perfect weather, brilliant service.

MANY THANKS to Latheef and all his team made our stay very special. Would defiantly come back to Beach Stay Maldives again .

Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
1  Thank OlgaK2046
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Abdul Latheef H, General Manager at Beach Stay Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your Contribution towards taking time of your busy schedule to write such a Review.

Best Regards
Latheef

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