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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 8, 2015
  • Area: South Male Atoll
  • Rooms : 7
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Rip Tide Vacation Inn

24-hour room service

airport transfer


BBQ facilities

coffee shop

family room

laundry service

meeting facilities


room service

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shuttle service

smoking area


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private beach

water sports (motorized)

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free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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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. Guestrooms at the Rip Tide Vacation Inn are all designed with guests' comfort in mind. Each room includes ... see more
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.

Children and extra beds:
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.

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

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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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Magdalena L. Families with older children Germany, January 8, 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!
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Biplab N. Couples India, December 31, 2014
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 .
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Kevin S. Solo travelers United States of America, October 25, 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.
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Brett F. Solo travelers United States of America, June 5, 2014
Great time in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

Quiet, relaxed, friendly
Very good, will visit again and will recommend it to others.
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Lin M. Couples China, May 4, 2014
very nice

hell style, friendly stuff and great location
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M K. Couples Turkey, April 15, 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.
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Otto K. Solo travelers Finland, April 10, 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.
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Rebecca A. Solo travelers New Zealand, March 26, 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.
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Nor S. Couples Malaysia, February 16, 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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Lukas M. Groups Poland, February 7, 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...
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Strongly recomend visiting neighbouring resort islands.
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Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • romance
  • sports
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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