Room 7755545Reception
MAAFUSHI - Deluxe Room - New
MAAFUSHI - Deluxe Room - New
16 guests
1 bedroom
16 beds
8 baths
16 guests
1 bedroom
16 beds
8 baths
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This brand new luxurious hotel offers spacious A/C rooms with en suite bathroom, A/C, free WiFi & breakfast, cable TV & minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, Hot/cold water, Safe box, laundry & 24hr service.

The space

Maafushi is a delightful little island, the unpaved roads are wide and clear, since there's few vehicles whizzing around. Maafushi is not a resort. It's about an hour and a half from Maldives capital city, Male and Airport. There are a few restaurants on the beach and you can also rent out a water sports activities and tours. The sea is absolutely fantastic – super clean, transparent and refreshing, and great for snorkelling. At this point, it's not any different to a resort, except that you're paying about $300 less every night, and what you are paying is benefiting the local community, as opposed to wealthy resort owners.

Guest access

The bikini beach, water sports and diving centres are just 10 mins walk away.

Interaction with guests

I or someone will receiving you from Airport and will arranging transfer to the hotel plus I will be here to help you always.

Other things to note

Snorkeling in Maldives is one of the most favorite recreational activities. It gives an opportunity to those people who could not dive or do not feel enthusiastic about trying diving, to enjoy the wonderful underwater life by simply wearing a mask and fins.
The calm waters around the coral islands of Maldives make snorkeling very easy. The superb visibility of the sea, due to its crystal clear waters, enable you to witness the underwater life as you snorkel.
The Maldives is considered one of the best places for Snorkeling in the world.

Fishing is one of the key activities in the Maldives , Fishing in the Maldivian seas is almost always successful. . The hotel will provide the local equipment’s that is used by Maldivians for Fishing. Fishing in the Maldivian waters can be an adventure of a lifetime for keen fishermen and first-timers alike. The Maldivian seas are azure blue and deep, the fish numerous and diverse. .
Fishing trips can be organized during the day or night to experience the satisfaction of catching and cooking your own fish, a night fishing trip is the way to go. Your boat leaves before the sunset to find a good spot near a reef. The boat crew will show you how to use the lines, hooks, and sinkers.

Dive programs starts from the Bubble Maker (for ages 8-10) and Discover Scuba Diving (for ages 10+) and range up to PADI Certification Courses which include Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Nitrox courses. Meet our experts at the Dive School and explore an underwater kingdom like you have never experienced before, surrounded by untouched coral reefs and the most extraordinary aquatic life. You will not find anywhere else in the Maldives where the marine life is so diverse and abundant, and discovering new and unspoilt dive sites is an ongoing endeavor for our dive team.

Manta rays can be found throughout tropical waters across the world where they often congregate around coral reefs. The Maldives is a particularly good destination for people wishing to see Manta Rays while scuba diving or snorkeling. It is estimated that there are around 10,000 Manta Rays living in the Maldives. The manta rays live in the Maldives year-round, migrating from one part of the atolls to another depending on the season.

On request you will be privately transferred to the sandbank just 10 minutes away from the island a private and exclusive time. The choice is yours, an elegant picnic, a table for 2 to enjoy a delicious lunch, have a cocktail or a Dinner at sunset. Just bring a good Sun protection a hat and any accessory that suits to your need. The hotel will bring you the rest. No need to mention that your snorkeling gear will be at disposal. But just bear in mind one little detail: No shoes.

Spinner Dolphins are the commonest species, and they occur here in their tens of thousands. They have a regular daily routine to their lives, feeding offshore at night, coming into the atolls in the early morning, and leaving again for the open ocean in the late afternoon. This dependable schedule means that it is very easy to find Spinner Dolphins at certain times every day. And as a result, we offer afternoon dolphin excursions to see Spinners. While nothing with wildlife can be absolutely guaranteed, you will never have a better chance to watch wild dolphins playing in their natural environment than right here in the Maldives.


House Rules
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)


6 Reviews

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Eva User Profile
July 2017
White Sand Lodge was okay, but we would not stay there again. Btw this is a proper hotel, not a homestay or guesthouse, therefore we sre quite strict with the review. It was one of the most expensive accommodations on Maafushi we found on airbnb on Maafushi, but I think you can do much better for the same price. The rooms have been cleaned, but there was 'old dirt'. The carpets were filthy with old stains and could use a good cleaning. After we complained about the numerous stains on the carpet, the staff just said that all rooms are like this and that the hotel is already one year in operation (come on, a hotel one year old is brand new!). Also there was mold in our bathroom. The room itself smelled of mold and although it was nicely furnished, it was dark and damp. The breakfast was so so. The staff was very nice and helpfull. Also the comunication with Affyf was great. He helped us with the ferry transfer in Male and also with the transfer back, no complains here.

Anngelie User Profile
January 2017
people are hospitable and very attentive to your needs.

Xiu Wen User Profile
January 2017
Affyf was very responsive, he was always quick to answer my queries. Thank you for being patient as I have bombarded lots of questions. On the day itself, he was there early to pick us up from the airport. He then handed us over to the staffs at the guesthouse itself. I misunderstood that there were toothbrushes and toothpaste to be provided hence some of us did not bring. Upon hearing that, Affyf & the staff went out to get toothbrushes for us despite it being as late as 10pm. They really went the extra mile and i'm extremely thankful for that. 3 night stay were awesome as the staffs are warm and helpful. They were flexible and they do their best to accommodate to us.. (breakfast at earlier timing etc) Food was always well prepared and delish! Thank you White Sand Lodge for the wonderful hosting. :)
Affyf User Profile
Response from Affyf:
Thanks Xiu Wen Chien, for your kind review and hope to welcome you again.
January 2017

Jinyoung User Profile
April 2016
The Best. All staffs were very kind, supportive and helpful. They always tried to make us comfortable and did their best to make a good trip for us. Only good memories I got from there. I wish I could go back again! (Special thanks to the cook, travel manager-Shifas, and our snorkling guide Monir)

Juzer User Profile
February 2016
Great place to stay. Very helpful staff. The place was spotless with all facilities available. Spacious room and clean washrooms. We arrived during a thunderstorm and Affyf was very helpful in getting us to our destination and stayed with us the whole time giving tips and advice on how to get the best out of our trip. He even gave us a complementary ride around the island while waiting for the ferry. Maafushi is an amazing place to stay. Definitely recommend. Didn't want to leave during our last days ;)

Erica User Profile
January 2016
A great hotel very modern ammenities, and quite spacious. We had a fantastic experience in Maafushi!  Affyf is a wonderful man. He really tried very hard to make sure our stay was a great stay, and is there to answer any questions or for anything else  that we might need! The bikini beach on the island is also great. In conclusion, we had an amazing stay in Maafushi and wish we could go back!
Affyf User Profile
Response from Affyf:
Hi Erica, thanks for your kind review and hope to welcome you again.
January 2016

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Hello/Hi, Welcome to the Sunny Side of Life. I am a Maldivian in my early 40s from Hulhumale' (the Airport Island). I am well experienced in this interesting field and have strong desire to provide an efficient, courteous, responsive and genuine service to my clients. Durin…
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