Excellent 8.5
Based on 157 reviews

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About Whiteshell Beach Inn at Maafushi


When visiting Maldives Islands, you'll feel right at home at Whiteshell Beach Inn, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The excitement of the city center is only 25. Km away. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Gulhi Kandu, Guraidhoo Kandu South.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Whiteshell Beach Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, airport transfer.

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. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Whiteshell Beach Inn hits the spot in many ways.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Water sports

  • private beach
  • 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

  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes
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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 0-1 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

Check-In From: 11:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 25. Km
Distance to Airport: 25. Km
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 10
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 2009
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 8.5
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 9.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for Money 8.6
  • Food/Dining 7.7

Guifre C.
July 21, 2016
Nice place
Staff were very good. Room nice and clean. Beaches are beautiful but dirty, lot of plastics everywhere, this is the same in all Maldives. Also on sandbanks...

Tracie L.
United States
May 08, 2016
Dream vacation
I wanted a relaxing, peaceful stay by the sea and Whiteshell was the perfect choice. They're location is the best on the island being the only one right on the beach. Their friendly service and wonderful boat trips made my vacation a dream. I will defiantly stay at this hotel again at the next opportunity.

December 09, 2015
Good location and convenient to the beach
Very near to the beach
No complain

Nagasubramaniam K.
October 25, 2015
Classic Economy
People, location, activities
We as a honeymoon couple really enjoyed, People took care of us so well that we really miss their hospitality. My wife who dosen't know swimming, with their support did snorkeling for more than 2 hrs continuously. Supported in all our requests

Wee T.
August 21, 2015
Food can be improved. Ventilation is insufficient
1. Staff is friendly

Deepak A.
August 09, 2015
Good location on Maafushi
Location and access to the beach, dining options on the island and activities
My feedback is basically on the staff, who are very patient and courteous. There was a last minute change on my booking and I was provided with an option that I accepted and the hotel was very good as well. Hence, my feedback is restricted to the staff at the WhiteShell beach hotel, and not of the stay at the hotel in itself. The location of the whiteshell beach hotel is very ideal, as it sits right in front of the private beach, and the island does not have a beach on all sides. Hence, living at whiteshell comes with an added attraction. Besides, the hotel itself has a lot of tourist activities that happen on a daily basis and the staff provide all required support for tourists to have a good time during their visit to Maafushi.

South Korea
July 13, 2015
The best place near the beach
friendly staff, location, safe
I was a female independent traveler and had a wonderful time at Whiteshell beach hotel, Maafushi island. It has the best location, you can hear waves and birds right in front of your room. Also, you can go to the beach whenever you want because it has the crystal clear bluey green beach right in front of the hotel. The room was soooo cozy and comfortable like my own room, it was so hard to leave the room on the last day. :-*( There were some ants though, but they didnt bother me at all. Also, the staff were so friendly like my own friends and i had such a good time with even though i was alone. :) There were also a variety of activities such as a night fishing(they made me wonderful dinner the the fish), snorkeling, and island tours, etc. You can just sigh up for the activities a night before. Or if its not possible, you can try different places, never hard. I has a wonderful dreamy days in Whiteshell beach hotel and Maafushi. I just want to visit there again! If you're planning to visit there, do not have to hesitate! Just go for it! :)

Liang Z.
June 12, 2015
Best location on Maafushi Island but quite ooold
Location, Staff, Excursion
Given the age of the hotel and its price, I would opt for the Arena Beach Hotel which is new, modern looking and just beside WhiteShell. However, other than the old hardware, we are satisfied with everything else. The people there are nice and accommodating; the excursion prices are good; and the location is just perfect.

Rowan G.
May 09, 2015
Even nicer than it looks!
Location, staff, food.
4 nights

Marcin P.
April 13, 2015
Very nice
Location, price , good service
Very good