The location of the swimming area from the arrival pier
Where did we stay on Maafushi?
New properties have been opening up on Maafushi over the last few years. I don’t know if I have ever visited an island with such a competitive accommodation scene with so many great mid-range options to choose from.
When we were there we mainly stayed at Island Cottage. We don’t have a direct affiliation with this property or any property on Maafushi, therefore I can make unbiased opinions about the place. Overall, we enjoyed our stay there. Our room was spacious, clean, and well prepared. The staff were friendly and it’s located in a quiet corner of the island. At the time of writing it had a score of 8.3/10 based on 141 verified guest reviews.
Would we go back to Maafushi Island?
We definitely plan to head to Maafushi again during our next trip to the Maldives. It is an excellent (and affordable) hub in the Maldives to arrange excursions and resort visits from.
Maafushi is perfect for families seeking a relaxing vacation at a reasonable price. It is surrounded by crystal clear waters and has surreal sunsets. Picture yourself saving hundreds of dollars per night on accommodation expenses and putting those funds towards island hopping tours to see some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. You do the math.
How to find the cheapest room on Maafushi? Guesthouses and Boutique Hotels
With the rapid bloom of guesthouses throughout the Maldives, it has left many wondering what level of quality to expect in terms of accommodation while on some of the local islands. We stayed at a couple of different guesthouses during our stay on Maafushi.
According to our experience, the rooms were very well kept and clean. The air conditioning worked well. The rooms were significantly larger than typical Southeast Asian guesthouse rooms. Most of the guesthouses have the choice to have breakfast included with your booking.
If you can find a guesthouse room for $50 USD or below on Maafushi or elsewhere in the Maldives, consider yourself lucky. Not too bad, however, considering that the cheapest resorts in the Maldives can start at around $200 USD per night.