Rip Tide Vacation Inn
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Excellent location
  • Guraidhoo Island120 m
  • Home For People With Special Needs200 m
  • Kandoomaa Fushi Island630 m
  • Guraidhoo Kandu South890 m
  • Cocoa Thila Dive Site1.23 km
  • Last Stops1.67 km
  • Makunufushi Island1.93 km
  • Biyaadhoo Island2.74 km
  • Maadhoo Island3.5 km
  • Bodufinolhu Island5.04 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Rip Tide Vacation Inn

    Guraidhu Island, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives - See map
    "The owner and the staff was super nice and very helpful."
    Robert - November 7, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    Very good comfort
    7.6 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

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    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center23 nautical miles
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
    Distance to airport32.7 km

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    Superior Double Room
    Superior Double Room
    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Agoda Reviews (33) Reviews (47)
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Value for money8.0
    9+ Exceptional (8)
    8-9 Excellent (7)
    7-8 Very Good (3)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (6)
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    Robert from United States
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Not worth it!”

    The owner and the staff was super nice and very helpful. There were a few things that I didn't really like. The room and the bathroom was full with small moth, and our last night I found a HUGE Cockroach in the bathroom. We didn't like how the AC was blowing at our faces while we were sleeping/resting, the next morning I had a sore throat. The AC remote didn't have a air swing function so we couldn't control the air swing. Overall I wouldn't come back to this guesthouse again. But the staff and owner was REALLY NICE. One of the workers help us with our baggage when we left.

    Reviewed November 07, 2018
    Alya from Malaysia
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018


    the go pro man lied to us!! he didnt email our snorkelling photos to us. they declined our calls and didnt respond to our emails and texts

    Reviewed May 06, 2018
    NOORAIN from Malaysia
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Horrible experience”

    We have horrible experience at there. On the last day morning, the owner & all the staff disappeared / vanished. We don't even have breads for breakfast (this was what we requested the night before, for a light breakfast) and we have no idea whether speed boat have been booked for us. The owner is totally irresponsible..

    Reviewed April 09, 2018
    Chu from Malaysia
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018


    Friendly , nice, etc

    Reviewed March 21, 2018
    Johanna from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018


    Owner is welcoming and helpful. Wish I could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed January 25, 2018
    Very good
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in September 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.

    Reviewed October 09, 2015
    Magdalena from Germany
    Family with teens
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 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!

    Reviewed January 12, 2015
    Biplab from India
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 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 .

    Reviewed January 01, 2015
    Kevin from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 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.

    Reviewed October 27, 2014
    Brett from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

    Great time in a relaxed and beautiful setting.”

    Quiet, relaxed, friendly

    Very good, will visit again and will recommend it to others.

    Reviewed June 09, 2014
    M from Turkey
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 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.

    Reviewed May 21, 2014
    lin from China
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2014

    very nice”

    hell style, friendly stuff and great location
    Reviewed May 08, 2014
    Otto from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 14 nights in March 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.

    Reviewed April 13, 2013
    Nor from Malaysia
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 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.

    Reviewed April 05, 2013
    Very good
    Rebecca from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 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.

    Reviewed March 27, 2013
    Lukas from Poland
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 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...

    Reviewed February 12, 2013
    Ole from Norway
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2013

    Fantastic place at peaceful island”

    Very friendly staff, cute and clean rooms, good prices and perfect location

    rip tide is in a small, local village, which gives a more genuine experience of the maldives than the "resort-islands". it is also a cheaper alternative, without compromising on either quality nor service. everybody in the staff is really friendly, helpful - and always with a big smile! the food is good, the rooms are more than what you would expect for the price they offer - and the service is impeccable. you need anything, you just ask. they'll go out of their way to help you, really. rip tide also offers a range of tours, which are all fantastic - and reasonably priced. we reccomend snorkeling at sand-bank and night-fishing!

    Reviewed February 02, 2013
    Chia-Hsin from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2012

    Wonderful, friendly service above and beyond”

    a taste of Maldivian village life

    I had the great fortune of staying at the Rip Tide Vacation Inn. Saeed, the guesthouse owner, is one of the most friendly, welcoming hosts I've ever met. I was invited to lunch at his sister's house for Eid, and he made sure that all my transfers and activities were taken care of, even when unforeseen circumstances such as weather changed existing plans and schedules.

    Reviewed November 20, 2012
    zhifu from China
    Business traveler
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Rip Tide Vacation Inn”



    Reviewed March 01, 2014
    zeyi from China
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2012



    Reviewed January 17, 2012
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