This property is in high demand!
Booked 48 times for various dates
Located in heart of Maldives Islands
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Booked 48 times for various dates
|Value for money||8.7|
|Distance to city center||14 km|
|Nearest airport||Malé International Airport (MLE)|
|Distance to airport||27.3 km|
Well-positioned in South Male Atoll, Arena Beach Hotel at Maafushi is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Maldives Islands. The hotel lies 14 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At Arena Beach Hotel at Maafushi, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping.
Guests can choose from 50 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including snorkeling, private beach, diving, fishing, massage. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Arena Beach Hotel at Maafushi.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Arena Beach Hotel at Maafushi
South Male Atoll
South Male Atoll
South Male Atoll
South Ari Atoll
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Superb sea view!”
We have no regret choosing the seaview rooms because the view was very very amazing & superb! We can see the peaceful beach at the balcony. Everything was clean just I think the room space is quite small compared to others. But surely will choose this hotel again! Thank you!
Perfect stay in Maafushi”
One of the most recommended place to stay in Maafushi. We stayed at the new building, very spacious room & Nice balcony view. Staffs are friendly & helpful. The hotel is exactly in front of the beach. The buffet dinner & breakfast was awesome, good food. However the only cons is the wifi which u need to key in password everytime, but the speed is good. Will definetely stay here again in future.
Helpful staff, nice hotel to stay
Staffs are very friendly although i did not booking excursion from the hotel.I was given a room at level 4 at the new wing which has a nice view.
Lovely stay with great service from staff”
Our stay with Arena definitely contributed to the wonderful experience we'd in the Maldives! The room is big and the toilet is really clean with warm water to shower (the only feedback is that the toilet had a little unpleasant smell initially). The staff were really helpful and friendly - they greet you and ask about your stay :-) The breakfast spread is decent and I'd recommend trying the dinner buffet as well - there is a really nice spread and the atmosphere is lovely with live singing. The hotel also offers a good variety of tours and they are really professional! Would definitely recommend this hotel and come back to stay again!
Great stay, value for money”
Considering I stayed there for a whole week and had awesome view of the sea from my hotel room (level 7), Id say I had a good deal. For those who have specifically booked a seaview room, you may want to request for a higher level from 4 upwards to really enjoy your money's worth. Initially I was given a 2nd level seaview which resulted in me facing a tree. I requested politely for a change of room and they allowed it the next night onwards and the newer wing building. The hotel has direct access to the beach in front. They also have alot of excursions which were well organised. Food options were not too much, but not an issue for me.
The best hotel on Maafushi. Most friendly staff, excellent cuisine and a beautiful private beach.”
So far the most friendly staff I have met. the location is great. I recommend a room with a view of the sea. A nice private beach, a private swimming pool on the eighth floor of the hotel. The kitchen is among the best on the island but also among the expensive ones with a large selection of varied food. The only negative thing is that beside the hotel there is a construction site, which is not loud enough to spoil the sleep on the beach or in the hotel room.
The staff of the hotel are very warm and let me have a good holiday.
Place is great, not necessary the sea view”
The top up for sea view may be very deceiving as you pay a lot more for (sometimes) really obstructed views. Either because you are on a low level, or the trees just block it all. Some of our friends experience that and the amount you pay makes it really frustrating. Other than that it’s good.
The room that we got was on the 2nd floor of the newly constructed building and we had a lovely view. However, part of this view is the roof of the construction site. If you can bypass that, then you'll like this place. The smell from the bathroom is a bit strong as well, so we had to put down the toilet seat and that solved the issue. We got a room for 2, but the bed were obviously just 2 beds jammed together.
Clean beautiful hotel ”
Clean , beautiful, good breakfast & dinner . Staff are friendly. Good location as well . Will sure come back again . This time is celebrating my birthday, we choose to stay Arena due many good reviews, but they don’t have birthday decorations for my room,i have been traveling stay different hotel & resorts in different countries, usually they will look after guesss special day, if they can work out and improve this will be perfect.
Affordable and superb”
If you are staying at Maafushi then I would strongly recommend Arena Beach Hotel. It is very clean and service is great! The beach is located just in front of the hotel and the view is just stunning! The dinner service is worth it as you get to eat by the beach and for an extra fee, they would set you up with a heart shape plateau with candle lights around it. To top it off, they have a live band playing so you can relax and soak in the atmosphere. Me and my wife really enjoyed the romantic vibes and splendid view. Awesome experience!
Great value for the cost”
We debated between an all inclusive resort island and mafushi. After spending the week at Arena we knew we made the right decision to stay on Mafushi island. The hotel was great, snorkeling of the beach was amazing (we saw rays, parrot fish, butterfly fish etc. ). The staff are great (shout out to my boy Saddam for keeping our room clean). Excursions are worth it (sadly we were not able to do the whale shark snorkeling since it was off season).
Wonderful beach view”
Convenient location, the hotel is right in front of the beach. Nice restaurant with live band at night, the atmosphere is wonderful and the people there are mostly nice and friendly. Just 5 mins walk to the pier for water activities.
We had nice vacation there. The hotel’s ocean view is good. And staff are all nice, especially hasinlorenzi. We love him so much. He is very generous and when we when we had some questions about the transfer, he always answered us patiently.
Sad about the money I lost there.. ”
... And happy to book just one night. I think you could have a nice stay, when you're in the mainbuilding. But I was staying in the second building right beside the hotel. I booked a deluxe room with balcony and seaview. I payed 100 dollar instead just 60 dollar, what's the price for a room without seaview. I had a room on the second floor and yes, I can see the beautiful sea, but right in front of you there is something like a dump. They're building next to the hotel and in front of my balcony, was the center of the building site. I think when you stay in rooms which are on the 5 floor or higher, you don't see this. I couldn't really use the balcony to relax, because it was so loud and you have the feeling the workers are standing next to you. But the baddest think was the noise. They were working till late in the evening and you could not sleep. Also the walls are very, very thin. I heared all conversations from the rooms beside me. In the night there were children playing and screaming till 2 a.m. At morning the worker start at 7 a.m. I had the feeling to stay in a building site next to a kindergarden. I have understanding for the fact, that they have to work fast for new buildings, but not at sleeptimes. The bed is to short. Tall persons will have problems with that. I expected a bigger room, but it was OK. The TV doesn't work. No signal. The bathroom was very nice and clean. The dinner was very good, great selection and good taste. The staff is friendly, but I can't give a nice rating, because that one on the reception was not very interesting my uncomfortable staying. When you pay the highest price of the island you really expect more!
Couldn't be happier guest here”
As soon as we walked in hotel and it felt like home and they also upgraded our room. Very clean and super friendly staff, especially thanks to MAGIC Michael. He take care our day trips every day, This hotel not only for accommodation, they look after everything for you. Will def be back here and share our best experience with everyone.
Dear Chia, Thank you so much for this beautiful review. We are very glad that you had the best experience with us. We can't wait to welcome you again at our hotel. See you soon again :) Best regards Sales & marketing
The staff of this hotel is exceptional....VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Just look for RAMIL, NAOLA, ROY, NISH & ITO @ the reception this guyz will make your stay in ARENA HOTEL very comfortable. Special thanks also to Md Saddam for making my room so very clean everyday and to Tikku/Tikey @ the snorkling department for making my SHARKSBAY SNORKLING adventure much fun ( look for him hell take so many pictures for free). ARENA HOTEL & STAFF YOU ALL ROCK.. MORE POWER AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU NEXT TIME....MATA KONDO YOROSHIKU ONEGAISHIMAZU.
one of the best hotel in maafushi. pro's: great location as they have a bikini beach infront of their building, quite secluded area in maafushi, rooms are clean though no slippers and the floors are too cold, great service, they offer airport-hotel transfer for 25USD one way, friendly and warm staff. con's: the dinner and breakfast options are pretty much the same every day. the customer service though of the servers are so great!
+ = friendly staff, systematic arrangement, good food, strategic place (near the beach), very beautiful environment and surrounding. Overall are very pleasant stay. Very affordable price for the activities and its really great experience to do the snorkeling and looking for the turtle. - = i booked and paid for the sea view room, but all i have is the trees view (101). A bit frustated about it. And for the activities towel, need to improve the cleanliness ( got bedbug) Suggestion : maybe you guys need to not include this room for the sea view type. But im have fun there. Thank you so much.