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9

Exceptional

176 reviews

176 reviews

Beach3
Food & Dining2
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Nearby landmarks
Hanimaadhoo Island 2.2 km
Hanimaadhoo International Airport 3.2 km
Hon'daafushi Island 6.6 km
Muraidhoo Island 7.3 km
Alidhoo 8.9 km
Raiy Nika Beach 9.8 km
Vashafaru Island 13.9 km
Dhidhdhoo Beach 14.1 km
Filladhoo 14.8 km
Dhidhdhoo Island 14.9 km

The Barefoot Eco Hotel

N 6 45 - E 73 10, Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Maldive Islands, Maldives, H.Dh.Hanimaadhoo - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Haa Dhaalu Atoll part of Maldive Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chickens Surf Point. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Private beach

Staff Vaccination

Hygiene Plus

100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Spa

Beachfront

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Maldive Islands every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.2
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportHanimaadhoo International Airport (HAQ)
Distance to airport3.2 km

Rooms available at The Barefoot Eco Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Family Room
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 4 double beds
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Ocean View
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 double beds or 1 double b...
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Beach Front
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 double beds or 1 double b...
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Superior Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 sofa bed and 2 double bed...
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Double Room with Side Sea View
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Patio
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Partial Sea View Room
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Single Beach Front
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    DOUBLE OR SINGLE 3 SINGLE BED
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

      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 resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

      The Barefoot Eco Hotel 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 320 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Barefoot Eco Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Maldive Islands with private transportation, the resort can arrange taxi service.

      Is breakfast offered at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

      Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Barefoot Eco Hotel. Full american breakfast is available for guests.

      What are my dining options at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

      The Barefoot Eco Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including international and asian. Dishes are served in buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

      Can special events be hosted at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

      Large events and gatherings such as weddings can be hosted at The Barefoot Eco Hotel. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events and honeymoons can also be accomodated. Services for event decoration, audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down service to celebrate your special occasion, room decorations are available upon request.

      Can business events be hosted at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

      On-site venues and convenient event services make The Barefoot Eco Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as conferences and meetings. Projector or LED display is available to help your business event or meeting a successful one.

      What is the smoking policy at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

      The Barefoot Eco Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What is the closest airport to The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

      The closest airport is Hanimaadhoo International Airport, 3.2 km away from The Barefoot Eco Hotel.

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      What people love about The Barefoot Eco Hotel

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Spaciousness

        "Food is nice and room is spacious and clean."

        Lok

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        May 20, 2019

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "A quaint surreal resort."

        RAVIKANT

        |

        May 10, 2022

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Knowledgeable, friendly and diligent."

        Hugh

        |

        April 1, 2022

      Property ranking|Compared to 705 Maldive Islands properties
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      Room comfort score
      8.9/10
      Value for money score
      9.2/10
      Cleanliness score
      9.4/10
      Service score
      9.3/10
      Better than
      96
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      Better than
      94
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      Better than
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      Overall rating:

      9

      Exceptional
      176 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.4
      Facilities
      8.6
      Location
      8.8
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      More about The Barefoot Eco Hotel

      More about The Barefoot Eco Hotel

      The Barefoot Eco Hotel

      When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Maldive Islands, make The Barefoot Eco Hotel your home away from home. A stay at The Barefoot Eco Hotel ensures an easy access to the lively city and all of its wonders.
      The Barefoot Eco Hotel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Maldive Islands can be assisted with taxi and shuttle services available.
      You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The resort's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. While lodging at this wonderful resort, a charming and cozy on-site fireplace will keep you warm on cold days and nights. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at The Barefoot Eco Hotel.
      In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The resort is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
      Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with blackout curtains and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at The Barefoot Eco Hotel offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
      You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Wake up with no worries at The Barefoot Eco Hotel, where breakfast is provided free of charge. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the resort with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort. The Barefoot Eco Hotel is ready to serve your most specific needs. A selection of food types including halal options is available for guests with dietary restrictions.
      Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
      Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at The Barefoot Eco Hotel. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage and spa. The resort's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
      The resort's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink. With the resort's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, surfing, diving and wind surfing. You won't need to go far to play some water sports, with the convenience of watersports equipment rentals, boats and canoes provided.
      Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the resort's yoga room and bowling alley. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and games room. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops and souvenir shops.


      Reasons to stay here

      Verified reviews score this resort higher than 94% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
      Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 97% of accommodations in the city.
      This accommodation beats more than 95% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.6

      Most talked about facilities

      Food & Dining

      9 mentions

      Beach

      3 mentions

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Arabic
      • Filipino
      • French
      • German
      • Hindi
      • Italian
      • Sinhala
      • Spanish
      • Tamil
      Outdoor
      • Beachfront
      • Bicycles
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Boating
      • Bowling alley
      • Canoeing
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Fitness center
      • Game room
      • Garden
      • Massage
      • On-site entertainment
      • Private beach
      • Snorkeling
      • Spa
      • Surfing lessons
      • Swimming pool [outdoor]
      • Ticket services
      • Tours
      • Watersport equipment rentals
      • Water sports (non-motorized)
      • Wind surfing
      • Yoga room
      Cleanliness and safety
      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Body thermometer
      • Breakfast in room
      • Cashless payment service
      • Covid-19 testing service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Doctor/nurse on call
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Individually-wrapped food options
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Professional-grade sanitizing services
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Sterilizing equipment
      • Temperature check for guests and staff
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Alternative meal arrangement
      • Bar
      • Bottle of water
      • Breakfast [free]
      • Coffee shop
      • Happy hour
      • Poolside bar
      • Restaurant [halal]
      • Restaurants
      • Room service
      Services and conveniences
      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Concierge
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Currency exchange
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Fireplace
      • Food delivery
      • Gift/souvenir shop
      • Invoice provided
      • Ironing service
      • Laundry service
      • Library
      • Luggage storage
      • Meeting/banquet facilities
      • Postal service
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Salon
      • Shops
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace
      For the kids
      • Babysitting service
      • Family room
      • Kids meal
      Access
      • Cat-friendly
      • CCTV in common areas
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Check-in [24-hour]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Safety/security feature
      • Security [24-hour]
      • Smoke alarms
      • Soundproof rooms
      Getting around
      • Airport transfer
      • Bicycle parking
      • Shuttle service
      • Taxi service
      Sports equipment rental
      • Bicycle rental
      Available in all rooms
      • Air conditioning
      • Bicycle rental [free]
      • Blackout curtains
      • Closet
      • Coffee/tea maker
      • Complimentary tea
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Desk
      • Fan
      • Free bottled water
      • Free instant coffee
      • Free welcome drink
      • Hair dryer
      • In-room safe box
      • Mini bar
      • Non-smoking
      • Private bathroom
      • Seating area
      • Shower
      • Smoke detector
      • Sofa
      • Soundproofing
      • Telephone
      • Toiletries
      • Umbrella
      • Wi-Fi [free]

      Food and dining

      Breakfast options
      • Buffet
      Restaurants on site
      The Barefoot Restaurant
      • Cuisine: International, Italian, Local
      • Menu: A-la-carte

      Location

      N 6 45 - E 73 10, Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Maldive Islands, Maldives, H.Dh.Hanimaadhoo
      Excellent
      Location

      8.8

      Airports
      • Hanimaadhoo International Airport (HAQ)
        3.2 km 10 min drive
      • Maafaru International Airport (NMF)
        110.4 km
      Hospital or clinic
      • Nolhivaram Health Centre
        16.2 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 0-1 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib available upon request
      Children 2-11 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 12 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
      • Reception open until01:00
      Getting around
      • Airport transfer fee320 USD
      The property
      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of bars/lounges3
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 64
      • Year property opened2014
      • Most recent renovation2014

      Property announcements

      Stay dates from November 01, 2022 to April 15, 2023
      Roundtrip airport transfer fee per adult per booking USD 380, pay the property
      Roundtrip airport transfer fee per child per booking USD 300, pay the property

      Stay dates from April 16, 2023 to October 31, 2023
      Roundtrip airport transfer fee per adult per booking USD 320, pay the property
      Roundtrip airport transfer fee per child per booking USD USD 275, pay the property

      Reviews of The Barefoot Eco Hotel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      9.0
      /
      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.4
      Facilities8.6
      Location8.8
      Room comfort and quality8.9
      Service9.3
      Value for money9.2
      High score for Maldive Islands
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (43)
      8-9 Excellent (14)
      7-8 Very Good (3)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (5)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (15)
      Jun - Aug (10)
      Sep - Nov (21)
      Dec - Feb (21)
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      1234
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ian from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Beach Front
      Stayed 6 nights in April 2018

      A unique experience of the Maldives.”

      We had a really enjoyable week at Barefoot eco. It is a well laid out site with nice rooms/apartments and very friendly staff. It seems quiet, you never have the feeling that there are many people around even on days when the tables taken in the restaurant tells you otherwise. The facilities are good, the rooms nicely equipped, and the food is excellent - congratulations to chef and his staff. The sea is the clearest we have seen anywhere in the world and the beach beautifully sandy. The hotel does a nice range of activities from diving to snorkelling and cycling, some free, others reasonably priced. One advantage of this hotel is that it is on an inhabited island while still having a private beach. It is nice to be able to walk or cycle into the small town. We would recommend it to anyone.

      Reviewed April 15, 2018

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Wei from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

      Well exceeded my expectation ”

      The Food was good, Staff were friendly and helpful , like the daily program that suit all people

      Thank you Barefoot Hotel, it was a very nice stayed and well exceeded my expectation. love the concept of Eco Hotel where you get to know some knowledge of marine life. the Staffs were lovely from the moment we step into the reception until the day we leave the island. highly recommended, the hotel will provide some complimentary activities like Yoga and Snorkeling tour. even the chargeable tour is very reasonable pricing. Keep up the good job.

      Reviewed November 11, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Avichal from India
      Family with teens
      Stayed 7 nights in May 2017

      The Best Holiday EVERR!!!!”

      Amazing hotel!!! Very kind and friendly staff. The hotel had very good facilities like scuba diving, hobie cat sailing and snorkelling with trained professionals. The food was excellent and the rooms were spacious. It has complimentary bike rides in which you can take the cycle and explore the village, even the village had some decent restaurants like cool garden and café alyms cafe, which is around 1km and 4km respectively and you can easily reach there by cycle. It has complimentary kayaking. It even has beach volleyball where every evening you can play with the other guests & hotel staff ! Me and my family really had a lot of fun and I suggest its one of the best hotel in Maldives for family vacations. Though it is a little far from Male but it was worth it !!! It provides an escape for you from your everyday routine. Very well maintained private beach & beautiful scenic view of the ocean. Concept of walking barefoot in the hotel is simply great.......

      Reviewed May 21, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jing
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 7 nights in November 2018

      A wonderful vacation in here ”

      Barefoot hotel gives me a lot of good experiences for my vacation The best beach sand sea and sunshine in here There are many terrific people spend their holiday as same as you You will meet many new friends Everyone’s warm and friendly Diving and snorkeling instructors are very professional and funny The restaurant staffs are providing the best service and delicious food The activity price is very nice and reasonable it about 20-45 dollars Everyday your room be keep clean it’s really a great choice for vacation I want to thanks everyone again about Barefoot It’s fantastic!!!

      Reviewed December 05, 2018

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      RANJOY from India
      Solo traveler
      Ocean View
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

      Great Value for Money Hotel ”

      Sea View, Food, Value for Money

      This is an excellent value for money hotel. Please note that you need to take a domestic flight to reach the island, so check the timing of the domestic flight to Hanimadhoo and back. Also remember that hotel is in inhabited island. You shall get to visit a charming town near hotel (or island nearby) but there will be no liquor in the hotel. Hotel runs a boat bar in the evening. Its in excellent location but only open in the evening. The rooms are of great view - try ocean view rooms. You can spend all day looking at the sea. They have enough chairs in the beach which has awesome view. The diving trips are great. Rooms have limited amenities - but you shall have all you need. No TV in the room and no toiletries except soap. These two items Hotel may want to keep in mind. The food is good but have limited variety. Its Ok as they source most of it from the island or nearby. No pork. The meal hours are short and if you are late most food may be over. It will be good if Hotel can have a lite meal menu open throughout the day if any guest feel hungry. Staff is great - Please interact with experts.

      Reviewed November 16, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Alba
      Couple
      Beach Front
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2017

      Wonderful, fantastic, great! Great location and organisation. Superb staff :)”

      We stayed in Barefoot for 5 nights, although at the end we would have prefered stay a biy more :) we slept in a Ocean View room that allows you to sleep and wake up watching at the immense blue, which is beautiful! We stayed in Full Board, and it was so convenient so you do not need to spend extra for lunch in the bar that was not cheap. Apart from enjoying relaxing beach time, we involved ourselves in many different activities; kayaking is great to reach the reef, snorkeling with marine biologist Ella for manta monitoring and to observe another reef nearby, diving with Miranda, learning about corals and turles in the night sessions they do in the lounge (they explain about them, how to identify, etc), morning yoga by the beach, massages (I totally recommend the Barefoot foot experience if your feet/legs are tired!), and the boat-bar (which is like a pirate boat in the sea where you can consume alcohol drinks)! I only have good words for the staff also, who have all so well organized!

      Reviewed February 16, 2017

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Anna from Russia
      Family with young children
      Beach Front
      Stayed 6 nights in March 2016

      Good value for money”

      friendly staff, good food, not crowded

      The hotel is very nice but the overall experience is not like staying in an island resort in the Maldives. Didn't think it would be a big deal, but it was to an extent - taking a regular plane to the resort as opposed to a water plane (despite it costing the same), the beach strip is not very long, some garbage at the far end of the beach. Staff is very nice and helpful with booking the return flight to Male, food is excellent. It's a good value for money resort

      Reviewed March 21, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Adrian from Malaysia
      Couple
      Ocean View
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

      An awesome getaway ”

      Staff, location and price

      This is my first time in Maldives, it was an amazing stay why: 1. All the staffs in the hotel always have a smile on their face when they see us and very willing to help us in almost everything I need. Every helpful and very accommodation. 2. Plenty of activities to choose from there is diving, snorkeling,rent a bike, board games and see activities. There is so much to do you wont get bored 3. Unique boat bar experience, which allows you to consume alcoholic drinks and also watch the sun set. 4. Quaint and tranquil, there is only one resort on the Island with no many room hence it does not feel over crowded. 5. The food is good with a good variety. I will definitely visit again.

      Reviewed July 21, 2015

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Karen from Singapore
      Group
      Beach Front
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

      Great first experience in Maldives!”

      The hotel is how it is reflected in photographs, the accommodation was very comfortable and the resort was filled with plenty of activities that will fill your days. They have limited rooms which controls the amount of guests that can be present at resort, so it's refreshing to have enough space and freedom while you enjoy your vacation time. Though the travel time to the resort was far, i would say its really worth it and it is value for money! Would love to revisit when i have the chance again. Thank you for my amazing first experience in Maldives, just wished i was there longer!

      Reviewed March 26, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      XINGTIAN from China
      Family with teens
      Ocean View
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

      Very good”

      Diving center, beatuiful beach, good service

      Fantastic beach in front of the door, very good view. Warm welcome from the manager and the chinese stuff organized some special events for us to celebrate the Spring Festival. Our family spent the new year's eve enjoying the beauty of Maldive. Delecious Italian food. Solid wood furniture in the room and good smelling shampoo. Lots of fun in the Diving Center with different kinds of snorkelling and deep diving. It's a new hotel but definitely a good one worth trying. You won't regret it.

      Reviewed March 07, 2015

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kenya from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

      Living in Paradise”

      This was a beautiful resort with friendly and attentive staff. Very laid back and easy-going atmosphere. The resort was almost fully booked, but it NEVER felt like there were too many people. The beach itself was breathtaking. I had an ocean view room on the first lst floor, I saw a little peek of the ocean because my view was mainly of trees and bushes, but it was still an awesome view. The food was delicious as well! I got the half board - breakfast & dinner, no lunch buffet. That worked perfectly because I'd get the mixed salad at the bar which was $11 compared to the $30 lunch buffet. I don't have many critiques for this place, actually, I wished the excursions were more flexible. Meaning that I was only there for 5 days: Fri-Thurs and was a late night arrival, so many of the excursions I wanted to do would happen after I left. There wasn't much flexibility with that. *However, Aishath was awesome in helping me find a way to make at least one of the excursions I wanted to do happen. She ended up pairing me and another guest who wanted a private tour together. That excursion was definitely the highlight of my stay. Overall, it was simply paradise for me! I wish I were still there. It's incredibly beautiful and a great way to relax, eat well and enjoy the sunny Maldives.

      Reviewed March 13, 2016

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Saar from Netherlands
      Couple
      Stayed 9 nights in August 2015

      Great vacation”

      Beach, snorkeling, people

      We had a lovely stay. The food is good at the Barefoot. The beach is beautiful and the staff is very kind. I do wonder to what extent it is really an eco hotel. I think this concept could be implemented further.

      Reviewed August 19, 2015

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Yunhee from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 8 nights in May 2017

      Well organised affordable but with all kind of facilities!!”

      You might think of luxury resort rightnow but please choose Ecobarefoot!! You wont regret. You get almost same luxury resort quality with affordable price. The hotel has absolutely everything. Diving centre (i am now qualified finally!), spa and massage therapy, pool, daily excrusions great food everyday and the amazing beach!!!! You cant get bored !!! And the hotel management is very good!! You only need to focus on spending good times, the rest they will take care of. My tips : Excrusion - free snorkelling everday! And please do sand bank excursion. Its so beautiful that i only want to choose Ecobarefoot for this in the future :-) Culture & biking - you will see loval people and learn their culture! Meals - i only took breakfast and dinner and ending up paying lunch at the hotel. Recommend you to book full board. You dont need to take beach towels they will provide on daily basis if you need. I was there in 4-12 may 2017 , plenty of sun!

      Reviewed May 13, 2017

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Darioush from Sweden
      Couple
      Beach Front
      Stayed 12 nights in January 2016

      Fantastic hotel, very nice staff”

      Beautiful sea, daily excursions and yoga with Sara

      I had never expected that our trip would be so fun. We have been to many nice hotels but this one was extra ordinary with special thanks to Sara who is the Yoga instructor in the hotel and magnified every fun aspect of our residence at the hotel. I had never tried yoga before but the free yoga sessions (8:15-9:15) in the morning with Sara worth it every penny to go there. Just make sure she is there when you are going there. She can change the way you look at life with her calmness, tenderness and dedication :) The hotel has many nice excursions which is good if you need a little adventure during your stay. The food is good. Italian style. We had half pension so we just experienced breakfast (8:00-10:30) and dinner (20:00-21:30). The staff of the restaurant were nice and polite. The only small negatives of the hotel were musquitoes and smoking guests ;). There are no designated areas for smokers in the hotel (maybe management should think about it since there were many children around )

      Reviewed January 31, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Suk from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

      Best buget Maldives resort....in this price range”

      Strictly four star hotel. Facilities are well maintained. Room is basic but functional. Comfortable bed. Large bathroom, shower area is of adequate size. No TV but this does not bother me as the sea view is out there for you to enjoy, day and night. Sufficient sunbeds on the beach streched all along the beach. Pier is a good spot to take pictures. Buffet lunch and dinner are the best I have ever had. I would say it is of Western cuisine types more than the Asian ones, which fit best for me. Staff working at the restaurants are the best as well - very polite, courteous, smiling, serving free bottled water without pushing you for other drinks. Bottled water daily in the room as well as in the restaurant (free)!. Recommend to choose the full board so that you need not bother to eat outside for the lunch except you will be away to excursions everyday during your stay.

      Reviewed July 12, 2017

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Jacob from Australia
      Couple
      Beach Front
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

      Paradise that feels like home”

      Integration with locals and environment, views of the beach, local food

      Paradise that felt like home. All the staff were genuinely interested in what you had to say. Local serving staff looked proud of their work. Oh the beach/view every morning. Photos look like you have googled paradise. Elegantly integrated into the local environment you feel like you are in the middle of no where and with nobody to bother you. Perfect for a relaxing get away. Lots of good activities for those who can't sit still. Only thing stopping it being perfect would be softer beds.

      Reviewed August 09, 2015

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Giselle from Brazil
      Couple
      Stayed 6 nights in March 2017

      100% relaxation ”

      The hotel is great! Great staff, good size rooms, with enough furniture and natural litgh in the bathroom. I stayed at the sea side room , wihich was great and about 50 meters away from the sea! Great food and the mocktails at the juice bar are incredible! Plus sunset at the Boat Bar is a must ! Had an amazing time!! Great for couples and group travelers .

      Reviewed April 03, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Catherine from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

      A lovely place with the benefits of both a resort and a local island”

      We stayed 4 nights and very much enjoyed the place, which is very peaceful with a beautiful beach. We were in the cheapest rooms which are still very nice - they are not along the beach but still it is very close. Spacious, clean, great shower, with fridge and safe. The best parts = breakfast is so delicious with lots to choose from, the beach is stunning, the dive centre staff are great (thanks Luca and Max!) and everyone is very smiley. There is free yoga every morning, free snorkelling and free kayaking. Downside - I think 30usd per person per meal (lunch or dinner) is quite expensive, but luckily you can take a bike into the village and eat at a local cafe for around 5usd and the food is very good. Tips - the cups provided in the room are very small, so next time I would bring a travel mug because i like a big cup of coffee! They provide lovely soap but no shampoo or conditioner so bring your own. Insect repellent is needed. Snorkelling gear is not free so bring your own.

      Reviewed July 05, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Michele from Italy
      Couple
      Stayed 8 nights in May 2017

      Tranquility at its best ”

      The resort is very quiet and it never felt crowded. Plenty of space to relax and feel like you are the only guest staying. Food is delicious thanks to the culinary skills of chef Christian and its team. Snorkeling trip every day at 3pm could last a bit longer but it's very well organized. House reef is about 400 meters away and not the best I have seen so maybe it's not the best if you are looking for a snorkeling heaven. Service is very attentive and staff is outstandingly courteous. Big shout out to our waiter Pradeep extremely friendly and professional. The dive shop is very well run by Davide and Miranda even though our dives were a bit disappointing due to the bad weather and sea conditions. The rooms are very spacious (we had an ocean view) and extremely clean. Ideal if you are looking for simplicity without giving up the excellent service and food. Not the best for snorkeling. Loved the fact that water is included at dinners and twice a day in the room. Overall a great holiday

      Reviewed May 26, 2017

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      7.6
      Very good
      Betty from Malaysia
      Couple
      Beach Front
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2016

      Honeymoon in Maldives”

      We were there for honeymoon, everything was perfect except hubby had a food poisoning / gastrointestinal infection, suspect got it from the food served, went to the local doctor, claimed it was from the food we ate, was prescribed with some medication, all good but when we highlighted to the hotel management they got really defensive and denied that is any of their fault (we haven't eaten anything elsewhere during our stay there, had 3 meals a day in the resort), we were left upset by the hotel manager, it's such a shame, everything was perfect and if they just honor that, manage the case properly instead of being too defensive we would have left them a perfect review.

      Reviewed January 29, 2017

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