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    Area recommended for:
  • sports
  • beaches
  • romance
    Distance to airport:
  • Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (32.4 Km)
  • Villa International Airport (84.5 Km)
    Top attractions in the area:
  • Cocoa Thila Dive Site (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • Last Stops (1.7 Km / 21 min walk)

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Rip Tide Vacation Inn

Guraidhu Island, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives (Show on map)

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"Cozy restaurant with sea views, lovely staff and great..."

Magdalena, Germany January 08, 2015

Features of Rip Tide Vacation Inn

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • BBQ facilities
  • coffee shop
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • salon
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • diving
  • fishing
  • private beach
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Description
Guestrooms at the Rip Tide Vacation Inn are all designed with guests' comfort in mind. Each room includes...see more Guestrooms at the Rip Tide Vacation Inn are all designed with guests' comfort in mind. Each room includes satellite/cable TV and air conditioning. The hotel is located on South Male Atoll Guraidhoo, a local island that promises you the peace and harmony of the beautiful countryside of the Maldives. Everything the hotel does is centered around the guests' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation to give you a wonderful holiday in the Maldives. There's a long list of activities and excursions you can opt for during your stay at Rip Tide Vacation Inn.
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Magdalena R. Families with older children
Germany, January 12, 2015
Good accommodation and great value for money

Cozy restaurant with sea views, lovely staff and great location.
The staff was very polite and Said the owner was very interesting to talk to about Maledives in general. We liked the location of the hotel and its feel. Rooms were spacious and TV was good. In general it is probably one of the best options in the island and great value for money. It is a pity that the public beach is rather poorly kept, real pity :( because the island could attract many more tourists. Thanks for a lovely stay!
Biplab N. Couples
India, January 01, 2015
Excellent and prefer to stay here again

Staff are extremely helpful,value for money and local trips from hotel
This is excellent in one word .
Kevin S. Solo travelers
United States of America, October 27, 2014
Truly affordabale Maldives

Location - access to snorkeling and fun excursions, Affordable SUP & kayak rentals, culture & staff
I once googled "cheap Maldives vacation" which yielded rooms starting at $350/night. I fortunately heard of the Rip Tide Vacation Inn through word of mouth. I have returned numerous times with family and friends. With surfing, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking, there's something for everyone. It's great to have access to all these things at such a prime location and at 10 - 20% the cost of most resorts.
Brett F. Solo travelers
United States of America, June 09, 2014
Great time in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

Quiet, relaxed, friendly
Very good, will visit again and will recommend it to others.
lin M. Couples
China, May 08, 2014
very nice

hell style, friendly stuff and great location
M D. Couples
Turkey, May 21, 2014
Experience of Maldives at budget prices

Friendly staff, value for money, location
Stayed in this hotel for a few days. It is a guest house, not really a hotel. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We took a trip to see the dolphins, sandbanks and snorkelling. Highly recommended to take this, even multiple times. I would recommend this place to anyone going to Maldives with a restricted budget. I think it is also quite good for families with young children.
Otto K. Solo travelers
Finland, April 13, 2013
Nice, but needs to improve

Nice atmosphere at local villge, great diving around Guraidhoo
The staff was very nice and gave great service. Still the hotel owner/managment need to work on some issues. He/They seem to overbook the place on purpose, so they they changed people to other locations. They even tried to put me to some local familys upstares for two nights because they had overbooked the guest house. I had to four times and that´s not what I was looking for. Yet the local atmosphere was really nice and there was great diving around the island.
Rebecca A. Solo travelers
New Zealand, March 27, 2013
A great budget option

The staff, the flexibility and the food
I would highly recommend this place. Its not the typical resort - at Rip Tide, the staff and owners care about you and go out of their way to make your trip memorable. You are welcomed into their lives with warmth and hospitality. It is a cheaper option for those wanting to explore the best of the Maldives without the fancy accommodation price tag. Staying on a local island does have its drawbacks but all the day trips are very affordable and flexible.
Nor H. Couples
Malaysia, April 05, 2013
just a budget hotel

friendly staff, big room, many activities
the 3 star doesn't suit this hotel at all as it looks like homestay in a village. friendly & helpful staffs but there was no fresh seafood in the restaurant.
Lukas M. Groups
Poland, February 12, 2013
Friendly staff, variety of optional trips

Many souvenir shops
Friendly and helpful staff, the hostel offers lots of optional attractions. Like island hoping, night/ morning fishing, diving, snorkeling...

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