Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi
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8.5
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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  • Maafushi Island360 m
  • Veliganduhuraa Island3.07 km
  • Dhigu Island3.4 km
  • Naladhu Island3.55 km
  • Makunufushi Island3.71 km
  • Cocoa Thila Dive Site4.24 km
  • Biyaadhoo Island4.53 km
  • Kandoomaa Fushi Island4.89 km
  • Guraidhoo Island5.4 km
  • Gulhi Island5.58 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi

    Maafushi Island, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives, 08090 - See map
    "We ended up being really happy with the whiteshell choice!"
    Alyssa - January 1, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 97% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Maldives Islands

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 14 times

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    Review score - United States
    9.2/10
    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Value for money score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center25 km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
    Distance to airport27.5 km

    Rooms available at Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Family Room with Balcony
    Family Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Double Deluxe Sea View
    Double Deluxe Sea View
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Double Room with Balcony
    Double Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Triple Room with Balcony
    Triple Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 82 m²/883 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
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    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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    Standard Family
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    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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    Single Deluxe Sea View
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        What people love about Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa at Maafushi

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "We were really thankful and happy for that."

          Zulaili

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          January 12, 2019

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Location

          "The hotel is 5mins walk to bikini beach and local beach."

          Ma. T.

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          April 1, 2018

        • 8.0
          Very good
          Staff 

          "Very friendly staff and helpfull."

          Jeffri

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          July 7, 2018

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        8.0
        Very good

        "Very good to stay here."

        Jeffri

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        July 7, 2018

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        What they offer

        7.6
        Very good
        Staff 

        "All the staff were very nice, accommodating and helpful."

        Gisselle

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        January 7, 2019

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        Cuisine:American, Asian
        Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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        Agoda Reviews (236)Booking.com Reviews (108)
        8.5
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        Cleanliness8.7
        Facilities7.9
        Location8.5
        Room comfort and quality8.6
        Service8.8
        Value for money8.6
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        9+ Exceptional (70)
        8-9 Excellent (36)
        7-8 Very Good (37)
        6-7 Good (9)
        <6 Below Expectation (16)
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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Mylene from Philippines
        Group
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

        Highly recommended! :) ”

        Family Room w/ Balcony (inclusive of Breakfast & Dinner) Room - very spacious & clean - we were 3 pax but it can fit 4 - comfort room is big too - they clean and change towels everyday Service - staffs are very friendly - helped us booked affordable tours & discounted transfers - welcomed as when our boat arrived at Maafushi, gave us welcome drinks and cold towels Food - is okay but there was 1 night that all food served were spicy. It would be better to serve at least one or 2 dishes esp if there's a guest who can't eat spicy food.. :) - Breakfast & dinner was buffet Location - near the bikini beach around 5 mins walk - hotel is surrounded with an Italian resto, cafe, and a souvenir shop - 5-minute walk to the boat pick-up/drop off

        Reviewed March 26, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Zsuzsa from Slovakia
        Family with teens
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

        Nice hotel”

        We stay 3nights in Whiteshell hotel in a family room. It was enough big for a 4member family and clean. The bathroom also good and clean - I am afraid of it, because I can't find pictures on the internet from the bathroom. The hotel is on halfway to Port and bikini beach, everything you get within 5min. The staff was nice and helpful, wait for us in the port, also they drop off us and arrange tours (we buy it together with the room). One of the tours was beautiful, made by shadow palm hotel/tours, but the second was not so good, it was a night fishing and was boring after half an hour (but maybe only for us). We catch 2fish, was never get them and no barbeque was made. First night we get a la cart dinner and was really delicious. We ordered half board. Other nights had buffet, but was limited and not so much to choose. The buffet breakfast taste better.

        Reviewed March 10, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Zulaili from Malaysia
        Couple
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

        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

        Reviewed January 12, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Imelda from China
        Couple
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

        Good value for money.”

        The hotel was always clean, the food was good considering the affordability, we had our favorite maasuni served during breakfast and it is a must try. The hotel is located near the jetty port, and you can get a sea view room. The hotel is a couple of steps to the beach which is great for sunrise and sunsets. Though it is a couple of minutes away from the bikini beach it is still very convenient. The staffs in the hotel are all friendly and helpful. They helped us with all of our day tours and excursions. I would definitely recommend Whiteshell and given a chance we would still book our stay in Maafushi here. Thank you for taking care of us Issey and your whole team!

        Reviewed April 09, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Wei from Singapore
        Group
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Nice place to stay and staff are very good”

        The accom location is near to the jetty(well the island is not big). The staff are Super friendly and helpful. From the moment we arrived until the last min we left! Very friendly very nice n very comfortable to talk to. Is a pleasant place to stay. The room is quite spacious enough, love it. Is good to try out their local food, Maldivian food. It’s quite spicy, for those who can’t take spicy food may find it spicy. The food over there quite salty too, for those who cannot take too salty food have to take note. Overall is a pleasant trip, love the people, love the environment, love the sea, love everything!

        Reviewed April 01, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        MUHD from Malaysia
        Group
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

        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 !!

        Reviewed March 28, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        HO from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 9 nights in November 2017

        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.

        Reviewed December 01, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Eshyril from Philippines
        Couple
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

        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!

        Reviewed January 18, 2017
        8.3
        Excellent
        Shaggy from Malaysia
        Group
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2015

        Comfort & Good service”

        Hotel comfort & cleanliness, customer service, hotel location

        WhiteShell is worth to you stay & a great place to relaxing. There have two hotel in the island, one of that which need 2-3mins to the beaches & another one the beaches just front of you when you step out from hotel. They have a good customer service, what you just need to speak out what you in doubt. They will help to solve it as much as possible.

        Reviewed April 20, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        Torben from Germany
        Family with young children
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 6 nights in February 2015

        New Hotel, clean rooms and Good Location. ”

        Location, Rooms, New Hotel

        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

        Reviewed March 04, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kee from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

        Worth for what you paid~ nice enviroment”

        They waited for you at pier for your arrival with welcome drink & cold towel! accessibility to anywhere nearby, very cheap bar menu!

        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.

        Reviewed November 17, 2014
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kai-Hao from China
        Group
        Double Room with Balcony
        Stayed 5 nights in October 2014

        PM”

        Good Hotel Condition, Good food, Nice staff

        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.

        Reviewed October 28, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Christine from Philippines
        Couple
        Double Room with Balcony
        Stayed 6 nights in December 2013

        It felt like home”

        New, Clean, Close to the beach

        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.

        Reviewed January 13, 2014
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Tjaša
        Couple
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 11 nights in October 2018

        Friendly staff”

        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.

        Reviewed November 19, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        SSU from Taiwan
        Group
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Nice hotel and friendly staff ”

        We had very comfortable 2 nights here. The location is close to the bikini beach and the diving center. The staffs are friendly and helpful.

        Reviewed April 06, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        Ramlan from Malaysia
        Couple
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

        Very friendly staff”

        Very friendly staff

        Reviewed September 24, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Hung from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

        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.

        Reviewed April 13, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Alyssa from United States
        Couple
        Double Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

        Honeymooners ”

        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!

        Reviewed January 01, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Agnes from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

        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 !!!

        Reviewed December 19, 2017
        2.0
        Melissa from Venezuela
        Couple
        Double Room with Balcony
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

        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.

        Reviewed October 04, 2017
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