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Beach5
Housekeeping5
Breakfast2
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Baros Island 38.4 km
Alimatha Island 39.1 km
Hura Island 44.9 km
Chickens Surf Point 51.5 km
Bikini Beach 65.6 km
Veligandu Island 66.2 km
Sun Island 92.2 km
Chaaya Island 218.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Fitpro 110 m
Groove Room 370 m
Dhiraagu 410 m
Kaafu Maafushi Health Centre 430 m
Maafushi Island 510 m
Maafushi Tila 1.5 km
Veliganduhuraa Island 2.9 km
Hermit Crab Island 3.0 km
Digu Kuda Giri 3.0 km
Dhigu Island 3.3 km
Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi

"The room is good, fulfills the basic requirement of a peaceful nights sleep."

Lye - February 17, 2020
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Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi

Ziyaarai Magu K.Maafushi, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives, 08090 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in South Male Atoll, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chickens Surf Point. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Maldives Islands

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Fishing

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center20.00 Km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport27.4 km

Rooms available at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Family Standard
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed or 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 200 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 14 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi is located in South Male Atoll, famous for good restaurants such as Mr.Octopus, Fine Bake and Food Truck Caffee Maafushi.

What are popular attractions near Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi is located in South Male Atoll area, which is famous for attractions such as Coconut Grove, Thuhthonbe Park and Gulhi Kandu.

What popular beaches are close to Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi is located in the South Male Atoll area, which includes Makunufushi Cocoa Island Beach, Biyaadhoo Beach and Kandooma Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi?

Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi is located within South Male Atoll, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Maafushi Tila, Digu Kuda Giri and Finolhu Faru.

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What people love about Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The room is good, fulfills the basic requirement of a peaceful nights sleep."

    Lye

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    February 17, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff went out of the way to help us, very good service."

    Lye

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    February 17, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "-Staff were very friendly and accommodating."

    Jeffrey

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    November 13, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 656 Maldives Islands properties
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Location score
9.5/10
Value for money score
9/10
Service score
9.3/10
Room comfort score
8.6/10
Better than
96
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Better than
92
%
of Maldives Islands properties
Better than
92
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of Maldives Islands properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
102 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.2
Location
9.5
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Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi

Maximize your Maldives Islands adventure with a stay at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi, located right in the city center. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Maldives Islands.
The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including concierge service. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. In-room conveniences include room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The hotel also provides guests with bottled water in some rooms. Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi caters to its guests varied dietary restrictions with cuisine types such as halal available.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports and diving.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel scores higher than 92% of the city's accommodations on value for money
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 95% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Beach

7 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
Ziyaarai Magu K.Maafushi, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives, 08090
Exceptional
Location

9.5

Airports

  • Malé International Airport (MLE)
    27.4 km
  • Villa International Airport (VAM)
    89.5 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Dhiraagu
    410 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Baros Island
    38.4 km
  • Alimatha Island
    39.1 km
  • Hura Island
    44.9 km
  • Chickens Surf Point
    51.5 km
  • Bikini Beach
    65.6 km
  • Veligandu Island
    66.2 km
  • Sun Island
    92.2 km
  • Chaaya Island
    218.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Fitpro
    110 m
  • Groove Room
    370 m
  • Dhiraagu
    410 m
  • Kaafu Maafushi Health Centre
    430 m
  • Maafushi Island
    510 m
  • Maafushi Tila
    1.5 km
  • Veliganduhuraa Island
    2.9 km
  • Hermit Crab Island
    3.0 km
  • Digu Kuda Giri
    3.0 km
  • Dhigu Island
    3.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
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.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee200 USD
  • Distance from city center20.00 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)14 USD

The property

  • Number of rooms 4
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2012
Property announcements

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!

Reviews of Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi from real guests

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Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.2
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service9.3
Value for money9.0
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9.2
Exceptional
Anthony from Singapore
Group
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Best Local Tour Guide and Sincere Heart-warming Service”

We book full day TOUR and never regret our decision. The Best Tours I have ever experienced. Tour Guide Moose is the best professional guide I've ever seen. Very professional and passionate in giving us best experience possible. I like his passion and he take real good photos and underwater videos which we are unable to do so by ourselves. I am also touched by Nasir whom give his best to make our stay in SHADOW PALM comfortable and memorable. I will not hesistate to stay here again and go out on a Tour by SHADOW PALM if I were to come to MALDIVES again.. In my opinion it is the people and their service that makes SHADOW PALM NO.1 in MAAFUSHI. The place of stay is not high rise but few units which makes me feel more like a resident of this island than a Tourist. Makes me feel at Home. 😊 KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK GUYS!

Reviewed May 25, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Shue from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 4 nights in September 2015

Pleasant Stay, Value for Money”

Friendly and helpful staffs, Cleanliness, Near to the beach

We were surprised to see Mr. Muhamad and staff were waiting for us at Maafushi Jetty, even there was no prior information from us regarding our arrival time. First good impression of the hotel, as soon as we stepped on the island. The hotel is just a few steps from the beach. Rooms are very clean and tidy. They will clean the room each day, if requested. Fresh towels were provided everyday. Staffs are friendly, helpful and informative. Breakfast provided is in big portion and tasted good (international breakfast and Maldivian breakfast on alternate day). Water, fruit juice and coffee/tea are included. We have joined the half day snorkeling excursion with them, at an affordable price. Very kind of them to offer taking underwater photos and videos for us. Excursion guide Mr. Ali is experienced to quickly identify when and where there are manta ray, turtle and dolphins. Also they taking great care of customer who join the snorkeling excursion but does not know how to swim, thumbs up for this. Really pleasant stay and value for money. Thank you Mr. Muhamad, Mr. Ali, and all other Shadow Palm staffs. Definitely will recommend to friends.

Reviewed September 20, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Sergiu from Romania
Couple
Family Standard
Stayed 6 nights in January 2015

Absolute best location”

Proximity to the beach, staff attentiveness, excursions

This is a small guest house located right on "bikini beach" in Maafushi. The location is extremely important as other places on the water do not have direct access to the beach (meaning women cannot be on those beaches in a bikini). Additionally, the place is run like clockwork by Ali and Mohammed who are very attentive, very personal and have somehow mastered the art of customer service at barely 20 years old. The rooms are simple but comfortable, everything is extremely clean and within reach with the help of Nassim, the resident can-do-it-all cook/cleaner/maintenance person who also has a permanent smile on his face and does everything he can to make guests feel at home. Although slightly more expensive than the other establishments in terms of excursions and transportation, Shadow Palm makes up in privacy (you do not have to share a boat with 10 other people) and attentiveness. I highly recommend this over other establishments in Maafushi.

Reviewed January 14, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Ban from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Good Value”

A basic hotel with no frills, good value option for a weekend trip to the Maldives. Fantastic location and the staffs there are all so friendly and eager to serve. The room is basic but adequate. Breakfast is served early for us as we took the day trip out for 2 days which we appreciated. The plus point is the day trips out in the sea, organised by Shadow Palm, it was an amazing experience: well organised and so much fun...will definitely go back to Shadow Palm and hopefully this time we will be lucky to swim with the whale shark !

Reviewed April 03, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Isabell from Germany
Group
Stayed 8 nights in November 2014

Perfect Location at Beach, great Food, but...”

Location, Food, Nice Manager

I and my mom really enjoyed our stay at Shadow Palm Hotel. The Hotel is small, but that makes a cozy feeling and with the sand in the eating area and the decoration it feels like a surfer hideaway. The breakfast (either continental or Maldevian with Tuna and Rothi) is very tasty and comes with fresh fruits and fresh fruit juice daily. Also the dinner options are very tasty, but it takes some time to prepare the food. So better you order ahead (around 1 - 1 1/2 hours later you can enjoy eating). The location next to the tourist beach is perfect. You can do a lot of sports activities. Also the hotel is offering a lot of tours. I really enjoyed the whole day snorkeling tour, swimming with the mantas and dolphins.

Reviewed November 22, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Patrick from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

5-star service and hospitality at a budget price”

Service, hospitality, affordability

One can expect to be treated like VIPs in this hotel. Staff were very kind and focused in doing what they are supposed to do, which is to give you the best experience in Maldives while not hurting your wallet. Indeed, they will treat your holiday like their own; they will guide you and tour you around with enthusiasm. As a small hotel expect no frills, but the staff are the nicest ones you will ever encounter. Oh, and grab the opportunity to stay and tour with them while their prices are ridiculously one of the lowest in the island. With this kind of service, the demand will go high soon! Location is also very near and accessible to the nice beach in Maafushi where women are allowed to wear bikini. Island is also conveniently accessible through the public ferry (2 USD/head). Highly recommended experience!

Reviewed November 30, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Jeffrey from Canada
Group
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Fantastic staff and great excursions ”

We had a great stray at shadow palm hotel. It was steps from bikini beach and made everything very accessible. Staff were incredible and super friendly... made us feel right at home! The excursions they run out of the hotel are also amazingly run and a lot of fun for great value. I would highly recommend the Shadow Palm and will definitely be staying here again if I am ever back

Reviewed January 21, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jezalyn from Philippines
Group
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Best service at an affordable price”

I give Shadow Palm a two thumbs up. They gave us what we need, even exceeding our expectations. I'm a backpacker and Shadow Palm is one of the best hotels I've been to. They arranged everything for us -- excursions and activities. They gave us discounts, too. They provided snorkeling gears and they're flexible when we requested to be picked up from a resort a little later. Thank you, Shadow Palm! :)

Reviewed July 04, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Kanchana from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in October 2016

Value for money and just next to bikini beach and local beach so where paradise is :)”

This is my 1st time to Maldives I'm a solo traveller here so I've been looking for a cheap hotel and Sahadow Palm can be my answers :) There is a scuba diving excursion here just 31$ half day and staff will take care of you Btw there is a shot cut way to go Maafushi from the Airport just contact "icom Maafushi" (you can google for it) the office just next to ferry pier in Maafushi there is a speedboat to Maafushi take about 30-40mins and everyday work ;) that's sound great, right? Enjoy 😍😍

Reviewed November 01, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Norhasmila from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Everything was great! ”

Simple, clean and nice hotel to stay. All staff very friendly and helping. Shadow palm also provide watersports activities with affordable price and risk free. This hotel sorrounded with tasty cafe and buffet restaurant. Well recommended to all budget traveller! I would give 5 star for their service! Definitely will come back again!

Reviewed January 30, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
RICCARDO from Italy
Couple
Family Standard
Stayed 7 nights in August 2014

there are not enough stars for them!”

staff, cleanliness, position

we have just gone back after a week in Maafushi Island and we have stayed at this 2 stars hotel that gives without any doubt a 5 stars service. They are incredibly professional and absolutely easygoing. They just want their guests to be happy and they can make it happen, you can be sure about it! I suggest you to go with them for a full day snorkelling, we did, it was like being in heaven! we enjoyed it so much we went twice! I will never thank them enough for making me feel so at home, thank you, thank you, thank you! it was even better than our honeymoon, if I ever come back (and I really hope I will) I will come back for sure!

Reviewed August 21, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Eran from Israel
Family with teens
Stayed 6 nights in August 2015

Hotel was beyond our expectation -supper”

Location, Staff support, room's condition

We are a family of 6 people with children of 24-12. We had amazing 6 days vacation in the Shadow Palm. The team there gives you a warm home welcome feeling and do their best to understand your needs, especially Alli that runs the place. The location (right at the bikini beach) is the best you can ask. In term of value for money, that is supper.

Reviewed August 21, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Lye from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Highly recommend if you want good pics”

Staff went out of the way to help us, very good service. Their half day snorkelling + vaavu atoll tours are really good bec they take amazing photos on their go pros and for $10 usd you can get drone shots which were amazing too. Tours were really nice. The room is good, fulfills the basic requirement of a peaceful nights sleep.

Reviewed February 17, 2020

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9.3
Exceptional
Arman from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Family Standard
Stayed 11 nights in December 2014

Your holiday your own ”

Staff - location - price

Very nice people. Excellent location. The longer I stayed at shadow Palm the more at home I felt. Hope to be back again

Reviewed January 03, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Yumiko from Japan
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Had a wonderful stay ”

The hotel is close to the beach and organizes a wonderful half-day (almost full-day) snorkeling tour at a very reasonable price. The guide took great photos and videos under water during our snorkeling and shared with the participants, which was really helpful for me as I couldn't take many photos by traveling with my small child. I highly recommend the hotel as well as the snorkeling tour.

Reviewed August 12, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Popy from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

ask and your wish will be granted ”

One of the best budget hotel, i'v stayed. Just Ali or Nasir, and your wish will be granted. My personal highlight when i need to move to another hotel in maafushi, i dont even need to ask for my luggage to be brought there coz when i check in, it's already there. Thank you so much for the hospitality.

Reviewed May 29, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Damian from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

Great staff, guesthouse still learning”

Staff, cleanliness, location

Mixed... Our stay was quite good the staff at the hotel are above helpful, and even noticed it was my partners birthday and decorated our room and also made her a cake, was an extremely nice thing to do. The criticism is the pure contact with the guesthouse, it was very difficult to get any meaningful communication with the guesthouse, especially in organising the boat transfers from the airport. We ended up having to organise it on the fly once we landed. Quite frustrating and from travel forums not only restricted to this guesthouse and seems to be common across guest houses on Maafushi .... Be warned.

Reviewed February 24, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Nitin from India
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

great location- helpful staff”

we enjoyed our stay in Shadow palm- staff was really helpfull

Reviewed January 16, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Karib from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Revommended with caution”

The is guesthouse is just 50m away from Maafushi bikini beach. Please be aware that there is an additional USD 3.00/person/24 hours-of-stay Green Tax to be paid when you check-out. If you booked through Agoda, this guesthouse will start counting your stay at 12:00 regardless of your arriving time, so if your staying time is less than 12-hours in the 24-hours block, you might not benefit from the 12-hours rule as stated in the Green Tax act. Really confusing!

Reviewed November 19, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
tienan from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Great place to live.”

Even though they don't have many room and guest, but they treat all guest nice and friendly. The tour is the greatest one I had in maafushi.

Reviewed July 26, 2018

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