“Katey was perfect host! He kept in touch with me last 2 weeks before we arrived to Maldives. He has been sending all the information about traveling and reaching the island. The flat is brand new, clean and big enough. The air conditioning works perfectly. The beach is in front of the building. He has all staff for snorkeling for free. There is another public beach close to ferry station. Stay in Villingili not Male! Male is extremely crowded city and there are just few places for swimming. Villingili is local island and it is just 7 mins from Male. The ferry goes every 10 mins to Male and back and costs about 40 Cents. So, if you need to go to Airport or just visit Male, you can easily take a ferry. Some advices for guests! Use Rupee, not USD! The ferry costs 1 USD( 15 MVR) for 2 people. If you pay in MVR, it is just 7 MVR for 2 people. Exchange few USD at airport for Taxi and ferry only. Katey has good exchange rate and he can exchange you dollars. Taxi, Use Avas Ride app at airport or in Male. You can easily get taxi with that app. Prices inside of Male is fixed and it is just 25 MVR.”
Spacious room with balcony and very near to the beach, restaurants, ADK Hospital , Bridge , Hulhumale Ferry Terminal and Raalhugandu area (Surfing area).
“House was difficult to find as street names or numbers aren’t easily displayed. The city it self can be chaotic and busy streets with what seems endless amounts of motorbikes and cars. However locals are super friendly and helpful. Wonderful people. Stay at Mohamed’s place when we got there was just perfect. Room was very clean, it’s comfortable with A little balcony to see the rooftops of the city yet being on the 8th floor you don’t hear the city noise and can sleep well and be rested. WiFi provided and water already in the room was definitely a lovely touch. Next morning we had a flight and Mohamed booked a taxi for us to the airport which took only two minutes to arrive. Journey to airport was just 7minute car journey. Would have helped if we had local currency as driver didn’t have change in US dollars.”
This is a fully set up guest room. It comes with a Queen size bed, Free wifi, Cable TV, Hot water shower, Hairdryer, Electric cettle, Room Service etc.
“Maafushi is a small island around 2 kms radius, so where ever your room is located, it won't make much of a difference. About the Guest house: 1. The room is clean, spacious and located around 10 mins walk from the ferry terminal. 2. The greatest advantage is the kitchen, where we can cook our own stuff. Kitchen has all the essential things for cooking like bread, eggs, butter, rice, oil, etc. even Indian masalas. Food can be a problem for vegans and its costly in Maldives, so it helped us a lot during our stay. 3. However the room we stayed, was not complete sound proof but it wasn't much of a concern for us. About the host: Ahmed is a genuine and nice human being. His responses were very quick even though he is a busy man. He helped us whenever we needed him. He helped us to get a good deal on the transportation to a private island. He also owns a souvenir shop, from where we bought few stuffs at good prices. He even provided pickup and drop from the ferry terminal. Overall a pleasant stay and thanks a lot for hosting us. Highly recommended for budget travellers.”