Excellent 8.6
Based on 223 reviews

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About Arena Lodge Maldives at Maafushi


Designed for both business and leisure travel, Arena Lodge Maldives is ideally situated in South Male Atoll; one of the city's most popular locales. Situated only 17 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Maafushi Island, Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Guraidhoo Island.

Arena Lodge Maldives also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Maldives Islands. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, room service, airport transfer, babysitting.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized). With an ideal location and facilities to match, Arena Lodge Maldives hits the spot in many ways.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms


  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Water sports

  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • babysitting
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes
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Airport transfer is available at an additional charge. In order to reserve the transfer, please inform the property of your arrival details prior to arrival.

Local residents and work permit holders in the Maldives are subject to a bed tax refund directly from the property upon presentation of ID card or work permit card at check-in.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 190 USD
Check-In From: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 17 km
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 6
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2011
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Important notice

The guest house is located in the local island of Maafushi where the Government regulations require that guests do not wear bikini or similar swimwear while in the area. However, the hotel can arrange excursions to picnic islands for guests where these restrictions are not applied.

Transfer to Maafushi Hotels

To reach the hotels in Maafushi Island, a public ferryboat OR chartered speedboat can be arranged by the hotel for which payment will be collected upon check –in.
Please contact the hotel to book your transfer arrangement at least 3 days prior to your arrival. Your arrival and departure flight details and full names of traveling party will be required.

Public Ferryboat
• Ferryboat takes 90 minutes to reach Maafushi Island and costs approximately USD 2.00 per person per way.
• Ferry departs from Male’ at 15:00 hrs / Ferry departs from Maafushi Island at 07:30 hrs
• If your flight lands AFTER 13:00 hrs, you will need to take the speedboat transfer or make arrangements to stay in Male’
• NO Ferry services on Friday.

Chartered SpeedBoat
• Speedboat takes 35 minutes to reach Maafushi Island and approximately costs USD 160 - 200 per trip
• Shared speedboat transfer for a surcharge of approximately USD 30-50 per person for minimum of 5 persons group.
• Advance booking is required for speedboat transfer

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 7.6
  • Location 8.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.8
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for Money 9.0
  • Food/Dining 7.9

Abdulla W.
July 18, 2016

Mary E.
July 18, 2016
Upgraded to Arena Beach Hotel - FOC
I was flabbergasted to be upgraded for free of charge to their Arena Beach Hotel! Thanks to Rasheed and their General Manager, Mr M. The hotel is clean and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The receptionist, Jerry is informative and great to chat with. Arena Beach Hotel is just a stone away to the beach where you can wear bikini. You can also ask for excursion packages, their rates are really reasonable and competitive. They are reliable and very sincere, they refunded me for one of the excursions that we're not able to do due to bad weather. I stayed 4 nights there and it was fun and memorable. I will definitely be back again and this hotel is highly recommended!

Virginia B.
June 17, 2016
Great Accommodation
From the accommodations, to the staffs and the excursions we've had were totally over the top. We have enjoyed our stay in Maldives. Our island experience was more than overwhelming. June is a birth month of my sister and I and it was just great that we chose to spend it in Maldives. Would love to visit and stay in this place again whenever we plan to visit the Maldives. Plus the food by the way were sumptuous.... and we love the dinner by the beach too!

Graham L.
United Kingdom
June 13, 2016
OK but....
On an island can feel that you are isolated and that is what we felt like for the wrong reasons. Beach was piled with 10 metres high of sand ? why we didn't know. One beach was active and was very good. Not much else to do other than swim and sunbathe and eating places were limited so we ate in the Arena Beach Hotel most nights. Had a lunch that for some reason or another gave me food poisoning? Overall 5 nights of relaxing and not much more. Other than this the island is looking to revamp itself so it may become more of a tourist place in years to come but it needs to go a long way to become an attraction.

I C.
May 13, 2016
Arena beach hotel
Instead of staying in area lodge, the staff arranged us to stay in Arena beach hotel due to the construction near arena lodge according to their staff. Everything was great there from service to food options. Don't miss out the activities the hotel offers. We tried night fishing and snorkeling half day trip, those activities for sure are the highlights of my entire Maldives trip

May 10, 2016
the best choice
the breakfast is very good, and the room is very clean, staff so nice, we are very comfortable here.

kerry T.
United Kingdom
April 09, 2016
very basic accommodation very close to the prison.
cheap, budget hotel, reasonably cheap for the location but no service available at these lodges - need to go to sky lodge for breakfast or any other service. Breakfast very simple. It served a purpose if you do day trips out.

Nana K.
April 08, 2016
Great Services
Very friendly staff, great service, clean, near beach, delicious breakfast. I'd love to stay here again. Upgrade your stay at Arena beach hotel with affordable price. It's very nice place to stay in Maafushi Island. They also have snorkeling, diving, resort visit package and airport transfer in affordable price.

March 22, 2016
Jerry the great staff
the hotel is located quite far from the bikini beach, we have to walk to the bikini beach area for about 10 mins. The breakfast was a simple and decent one, the room is quite spacious for 2 and bicycle rental for free. We would like to extend our appreciation for Jerry the Philipino who has given all his could to us by helping us before arrival thru email and also the help when we were transfer to the other resort. Overall, its was a pleasant stay in Maafushi. The excursion package from the hotel was also a great one, good arrangement and reasonable price.

Vinayak S.
United Arab Emirates
March 21, 2016
Value for Money/Amazing location/Friendly Staff/Good food
Had an amazing stay here. To our surprise on the day of arrival our room was upgraded for free.Perfect location-Right at beach. The hotel staff-Mahu was friendly and gave us a lot of info and ideas about what we can best do at Maafushi and around. She also offered us great deals on excursions . Meal options at Arena and packages are good. Would definitely love to go back....