"We ended up being really happy with the whiteshell choice!"
January 1, 2018
Located in heart of Maldives Islands
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||25 km|
|Nearest airport||Malé International Airport (MLE)|
|Distance to airport||27.3 km|
"All the staff were very nice, accommodating and helpful."
January 7, 2019
"The breakfast was really delicious and the rooms were very clean."
January 7, 2019
"The hotel is 5mins walk to bikini beach and local beach."
April 1, 2018
"Pros: staffs are good and helpful( helped us print the docum..."
April 13, 2018
Well-positioned in South Male Atoll, Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Maldives Islands. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 25 km away, and it normally takes about 30 minutes to reach the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, Maafushi Island, Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Guraidhoo Island are just some of the attractions available to visitors.
Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk.
Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi is home to 12 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include private beach, skiing, diving, fishing, spa are designed for escape and relaxation. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi hits the spot in many ways.
"Very good to stay here."
July 7, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-10 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Best stay ever. I will stay here again next time. Kate was the best!”
The room was great and did not smell at all. Compared to the one we stayed in Hulhumale, White Shell definitely deserves 5 star rating. The toilet was clean and was not clogged. No bad smell was coming from the toilet. No sand on the floor. And they cleaned the room really well the next day. Just the best hotel 👍🏻 The receptionist named Kate was super helpful and gave us all the information that we needed. She understood that we had limited time and explained to us the excursions that we could take even without us asking. We were really thankful and happy for that. They even let us checkout later than the time because our half day trip ended past the checkout time so we could use the room to get ready before we go home by speedboat. Kate helped us a lot by telling us that we can make it for the half day trip and we could change the time booked for the speedboat. Thank you Kate and I hope all hotels/resorts will have people like you. Wish you all the best and will definitely come here next time! P/s just book the excursions with White Shell = easier
Near the harbor, nice staff, acceptable in general”
Pros: staffs are good and helpful( helped us print the documents that we need) location is good as well, just 2 hrs ferry from male, a bit tiring...... Cons: bad communication. We joined one day tour in resort, but hearing back to the airport at the same day. The staff did not inform us that we might miss some activities like afternoon tea and shark feeding since the boat to airport will depart earlier. When we raised it to the manager of the hotel, she just informed that there is nothing more she can do but ask us to pay for the private speedboat if we wanna enjoy the whole schedule. In the end, we talked directly with manager in the resort and fixed the problem.
Best customer service”
I was suprised upon arrival at Maafushi their staff Mohamed already waited for me at the jetty as i didn't even asked them to do so . They take our bags and bring it to the hotel . Upon arrival we were greeted with a fresh cold towel and orange juice which satisfies me a lot during the hot weather . Bought their half day snorkling package with the cheapest price for 20usd thanks to Mohamed . Towels , bottled waters , shampoo & soap were provided . A/c was nice & cold . Breakfast was superb and new menu everyday !! There's a mini mart on the left and a souvenir shop in front and the hotel is 15 feet away from the beach . Everything was perfect and i will definately come back !!
We were very happy with this accomodation. Stuff is very friendly and helped us a lot. Rooms were nice and clean. Air-con was working and every day we got a bottle of water in the frideg. It was worth a mony.
v good location”
All Staffs are helpful and friendly. Carmara , working in restaurant, prepare breakfast for me at 07:00 many times cos I have to to scuba diving. Restaurant should be opened 08:00…10:30. Kate, the receptionist, pick me up at Kerry without noticing or. What a surprise! Kate is v helpful . Excellent location, just 5 minutes to Bikini beach. I will come again.
A well spent 2 days in the island”
Staffs are superb. They are very accommodating and helpful. They arranged all our activities and these were amazing. Value for money. They even decorated our bed for our honeymoon. Breakfast is affordable and delicious specially the local maldivian dish they served. Thank you so much!
New Hotel, clean rooms and Good Location. ”
It is a good new Hotel, like most of them on the Island. All is quite new here and the Island will become more and more touristic in the future. They are building a lot. The Beach is only 2-3 min walk. Restaurants are enough on the island. A Boat where you can drink alcohol is located 20m in front of the island, so if you need to drink some you could go there or make a day trip to the islands. the Hotelstuff is very helpfull to plan your trips
Worth for what you paid~ nice enviroment”
it's just seconds to reach the beach, directly opposite the best dive shop in maafushi, (great staff and cheap bar menu), give you the best for the lowest possible pricing on the island, iCom travel is also the cheapest on the island for any tour. I can said this is the best experience I had after traveling to so many asia country. 3 day in a row I seen pod of dolphins during my dive & returning back to male by speedboat. All different staff bring us so close to the dolphins that you don't need to pay a single cents.
Cheap price and nice view, manager arrange activities like night fishing and dolphin seeking and give us very cheap price. They help us to get many fish to cook. This hotel is fantasy choice in Maldives.
It felt like home”
We stayed in WhiteShell for a week and it felt like home. It was very quiet and relaxing, just no activities at night. It's very near the beach, where you can use Whiteshell Resort's beachfront. The staff was friendly and they communicated well. The hotel was new, clean and very affordable. The hotel can also arrange daytrip excursions at very reasonable prices.
Good place to stay in Maafushi. Kind and helpful staff. ”
We stayed for 4 nights in this hotel. And I could say we enjoyed our stay although there are a few things that they should improve on. All the staff were very nice, accommodating and helpful. The breakfast was really delicious and the rooms were very clean. They saw to it that the rooms were well-kept each day. They assisted and helped us with our daily tours and transfers. The only thing that they should improve on is the communication and responsiveness to their guests. 1 week before our arrival, we kept on sending them messages for our airport transfer however there was no response until we sent a message on messenger. Upon arrival in the airport, there was NO ONE to pick us up. Luckily, there was a woman outside the airport holding a sign: MAAFUSHI boat transfer. We approached the kind lady and she called our hotel only to find out THEY FORGOT to send them the details of OUR ARRIVAL which was very disappointing and frustrating. Well this is the only thing they should improve on but
Very friendly staff”
Very friendly staff
air condition is not cold enough , very hot shower water ”
clean, hear the door sound from other room very often Overall, its good
We stayed here at the last minute because our original hotel we chose overbooked themselves. We ended up being really happy with the whiteshell choice! It is about a 5 minute walk from the ferry and a 3 minute walk to the tourist beach. The staff spoke good English were helpful and personable. Breakfast was nice. Hot water, AC was great. The beds and pillows were too hard but that’s just preference. Very happy!
Best holiday ever!”
I have stayed a week in Maafusi in Whiteshell hotel and Spa in December. It was my best holiday ever! I really liked every moment even that I was a solo traveller. Weather was amazing, sunshine all day long, it rained only on my last day. Hotel was great, clean, good location, food was very tasty, especially the Devilled chicken what was my favourite, thank you very much for the cheff. Room was very good, clean and with the amazing sea view, I loved it. Staff was very very friendly and helpful especially Chamara and Rangan, thank you very much guys. I definitly go back !!!
SCAMMERS - Do not book this hotel”
We stayed in 3 different hotels in Maafushi. This one was the worst. When we arrived at the hotel, during the check-in, the reception asked us to pay an extra $21 in cash. We had paid the hotel by credit card on Agoda already. So we checked our Agoda invoice and it said that we had to pay 7 euros in cash. But the receptionist was extremely aggressive with us. We said that it was a very bad business practice. This was blackmail. There are taking advantage of the tourists. The other hotels we stayed in were less dishonest than this one. Also the room is very small and the beach of Maafushi is one of the worst of the Maldives. Maafushi is an island of scammers (speed boats, restaurants, excursions)... Please do not support those scammers.
Good hotel, very nice staff and very heplful. ”
We loved the hotel position with very nice view front the beach. Staff very helpful they receipt us at the harbor and welcoming juive at the hotel. I sent a notification that i’m in honeymoon and the prepare the room with flowers decoration. I recommande this hotel.
A cheap accomodation with every facilty that you need”
This place has amazing staff. They help you get around the place and even have good terms with other hotel. I remember when I needed to get a bicycle to roam around the island and they could get that for me easily. Room is clean, air conditioned with tea and daily 3 water bottles and a hairdryer in bathroom as well. Well furnished and awesome excursions!
Friendly staff ...”
The staffs are friendly and very warm welcoming people. Everything is great except only there's no soap and shampoo provided or maybe there is but in a small container. Nevertheless it was an awesome place .. We had a lot of fun ..
Super hotel for travelling maldives on a budget”
We have had a pleasant stay at WhiteShell Island Hotel and Spa. We enjoyed staying at the maldives and whiteshell located on maafushi (local island) made it possible to go there on a budget. The hotel was very clean and the manager was very friendly. He asked us how our day was, what we have done and if everything was okay with the room. We sent a request before our stay to the hotel that we would like to stay at the topfloor. When we arrived they didn't get that arranged, but some days later they packed all our stuff and dropped it in another, topfloor room. We were very suprised that they moved all our stuff to the new room and placed everything on the same place!
Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi
South Male Atoll
South Male Atoll
South Male Atoll
South Male Atoll