"Very professional and passionate in giving us best experience possible."
Location rating score
Located in heart of Maldives Islands
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.0|
|Distance to city center||20.00 Km|
|Nearest airport||Malé International Airport (MLE)|
|Distance to airport||27.4 km|
"One of the best budget hotel, i'v stayed."
May 29, 2017
"Staff were incredible and super friendly."
January 21, 2018
"Thank you so much for the hospitality."
May 29, 2017
Located in the lovely area of South Male Atoll, Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi enjoys a commanding position in the sports, romance, beaches hub of Maldives Islands. The city center is merely 20.00 Km away and the airport can be reached within 35 minutes. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Maafushi Island, Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Gulhi Island.
Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Maldives Islands. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, airport transfer, family room.
All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including diving, fishing, water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized). Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Maldives Islands.
"-Staff were very friendly and accommodating."
November 13, 2018
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 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.
Shadow Palm Hotel at Maafushi
South Male Atoll
South Male Atoll
South Male Atoll
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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!
Pleasant Stay, Value for Money”
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.
Absolute best location”
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.
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 !
Perfect Location at Beach, great Food, but...”
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.
5-star service and hospitality at a budget price”
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!
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
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! :)
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 😍😍
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!
there are not enough stars for them!”
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!
Hotel was beyond our expectation -supper”
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.
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.
Your holiday your own ”
Very nice people. Excellent location. The longer I stayed at shadow Palm the more at home I felt. Hope to be back again
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.
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.
Great staff, guesthouse still learning”
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.
great location- helpful staff”
we enjoyed our stay in Shadow palm- staff was really helpfull
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!
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.