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May 2, 2016 - May 4, 2016 | 2 nights
Room types Max
Price per night
Breakfast Included
Not included in room price:
Service charge 10%, Hotel tax 12%, Public Ferry (Adult x 1) USD 4.00 (collected by hotel)

USD 150.00 60.88
Special conditions

Limited rooms available!
Breakfast Included
Not included in room price:
Service charge 10%, Hotel tax 12%, Public Ferry (Adult x 3) USD 12.00 (collected by hotel)

USD 150.00 68.99
Special conditions

Limited rooms available!

About Rip Tide Vacation Inn


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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Hotel Facilities

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

Sports and Recreation

  • canoe
  • diving
  • fishing
  • garden
  • private beach
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • watersports equipment rentals


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

Languages Spoken

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

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 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

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 23 nautical miles
Distance to Airport: 30 nautical miles
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 7
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 45
Year Hotel Built: 2011
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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Important notice

The guest house is located in the local island of Guraidhoo 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 Guraidhoo Hotels

To reach the hotels in Guraidhoo 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 2 hours to reach Guraidhoo Island and costs approximately USD 2 per person per way.
- Ferry departs from Male’ at 2:30 PM / Ferry departs from Guraidhoo Island at 7:00 AM
- If your flight lands after 1:00 PM, you will need to take the speedboat transfer or make arrangements to stay in Male’
- No Ferry services on Friday.

Chartered SpeedBoat
- Speedboat takes 45 minutes to reach Guraidhoo Island and approximately costs USD 200 - 250 per trip (one way)
- Advance booking is required for speedboat transfer

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
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7 Samson W.
October 09, 2015
A Local Maldivian experience
Local food, Customer service
Let me start by saying that RipTide is not a 3* hotel not even close to it, but its a guest house with a heart. The rooms are standard but with ac & hot water 24*7. The food is nice, specially the Maldivian breakfast(the way locals make), You should never miss that and I doubt if you find that in a resort. Now we were welcomed by the owner of the guest house. The Island is rocky on one side and beach on the other. You can easily take a Kayak and go arround the bay, you get a clear view of the Kashodhoo beach resort just outside the guest house. There is a uninhabited rocky island to the left and you can enjoy few hours there. The island and beach is not great as we had expected, It was dirty and rocky also the govt there have to do something in terms of cleanliness. Its a small Island with one restaurant, few general stores, a small ground for sports and few souvenir shops. And inspite of reading about a bad experience from a souvenir shop I still tried the same shop once and yes it not unplesent but its not right for sure, so avoid the souvenir shop called 9il Penseira.I would suggest you to plan just 2 days on this island as there is nothing much to do here and you will easily get bored by the end of the day. With just limited things to do here 2 days would be more than enough. Also plan your trip on a Maldivian summer (i think Jan to March) because we wasted an entire day due to the rains and missed a sandbank + snorkeling trip.

9 Magdalena R.
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!

9.3 Biplab N.
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 .

9 Kevin S.
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.

6.7 Brett F.
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.

8.7 lin M.
May 08, 2014
very nice
hell style, friendly stuff and great location

9.7 M D.
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.

5 Otto K.
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.

7.7 Rebecca A.
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.

6.3 Nor H.
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.

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