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The Barefoot Eco Hotel

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Maldives, Indian Ocean
Maldives Islands

This 4 star eco-friendly hotel is located within an almost untouched forest on Hanimadhoo island in the preserved deep North of Maldives. Well connected to Male international airport by numerous daily flights, this complex invests major efforts in reducing its carbon footprint offering all the comforts for a truly relaxing stay.

Due to its luxuriant vegetation and privacy everybody can fall in an untouched nature, living the genuine and natural Maldives with all modern accommodation facilities. A long private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon frame the hotel, making it ideal to forget daily stress. As for the accommodation units, they all have been designed to suit all guests' needs, ranging from the seaside rooms to the beachfront villa. The onsite dining options include a sea view restaurant and panoramic bar, whilst the diving centre offers guests the chance to explore the Maldivian underwater world.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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Facilities

  • Yoga
  • Wellness spa
  • Beauty treatments*
  • Diving and watersports*
  • Beach Volley Ball
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • Please note some facilities may incur an additional fee

The Local Area

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Not family-friendly, but good for couples

Review by Explorer22285292936 Trakai, Lithuania

Pro: Beach is nice, snorkeling and activities are worth the money, rooms are good, safe overall feeling

Con: Food is somewhat repetitive, wifi is slow (buy 4g in Male), hotel is NOT kids friendly - there are restrictions on how children are allowed to play and no kids activities or facilities offered

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Peaceful

Review by Gigi21212 Istanbul, Turkey

Overall great hotel. Comfortable rooms, nice, long beach, well kept garden areas. Diksan from reservations was amazing, answering our many questions with lots of patience.

Things that can be improved:

-In our room toilet bowl had some scratches that looked like dirt...

Better to change anything in that condition. -No garbage bin with a lid in toilet area. It is like an open basket, which is not very hygienic. -Music in restaurant is mostly repetitive. Noone needs to hear the song 'everybody hurts' on vacation everyday. -Staff in restaurants, although very friendly, could not answer all the questions regarding hotel. -No toothbrush and conditioner on request. You have to purchase it from their shop. -Not enough food options for late afternoon. -Rooms are connecting, if your neighbors are noisy you can have a hard time. Ours were not noisy at all. -Wi-Fi connection is not good, gets disconnected a lot. -Lots of mosquitos. Normally it is expected in a tropical island, however, it was simply too many. -Condition of the bikes can be improved. They are very rusty.

We had a good time and would return.

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Exquisite English Speaking Vacation Amidst White Sands and Friendly Tropical Wilderness by the Ocean

Review by Trail63048001437 Hanimaadhoo

We took flight from Moscow to Male airport, and then another local lightweight fuselage flight to this tropical gem. At first, we were tired and our senses of perception were muted, we saw secondary things like negligible imperfections and a little too much tilting of offered excursions towards snorkeling. But next few days rocked our world...

We watched our home weather updates on our pocket devices (there are no TVs in the bungalows and rooms, because of the nature of this resort hotels – to be closer to the Mother Nature) and couldn’t believe we escaped the worst month of the year to this tropical paradise. Quietness, respectfulness, quality of people, ability to feel oneself aloof yet adventurous, active yet internally relaxing, to enjoy some fresh fish and fruits on the Barefoot dinners are unforgettable. Unfortunately, not all Maldivian experiences are equal. Trying to get as remotely from Male and central atolls definitely pays back with huge premiums. My special thanks and eternal gratitude to manager Grayan who was truly caring and participating – to the extent of helping me at some point pull out a stuck earplug (goods quality has been profoundly plummeting many years in a row) and bring extra blanket when my wife appeared to wrap herself up completely trying to shield from imaginary mosquitoes. Also many thanks for friendliness and intelligent talks to a dining area manager Parvaz. I will seek every opportunity to be here again!

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The Soul Place

Review by Petro-Nela3 Bratislava, Slovakia

This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you. Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move against the earth and the sky, the Beloved has bowed there- knowing you were coming. That’s true...

Just spent 2 weeks on this amazing island Hanimaadhoo. Waking up to the sound of the ocean was truly magic. Rooms are comfortable, nice, and very clean. The staff were so kind, friendly and always helpful. The food was great but I missed more legumes and nuts. The boutique was excellent big thank to Rai. This is an amazing differentiation👍. Walking Barefoot- is good for health and Soul- I really enjoyed it. Thank you all for making this holiday wonderful especially to Halim, Sozib, Mohamed (they do it all with a sense of humor that makes you feel like you are with an old friend). Thank you for your professionalism and big help, Raffaela. Definitely recommending. Hope we will be back soon.

Markus & Iveta, Petronela.

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Less is More

If you want to go to the Maldives but you want to have some real life experience, not the luxury social media's one (not a bad thing by the way), this hotel is for you. This resort is the perfect exemple of the expression "Less is More". The hotel was made on the nature and is perfectly with the nature...

The service is very good and so simple. The room are perfect and sophisticated. All the bungalow are in the front of the beach and give you the impression to have your own private beach. The food is good but too international for me but Friday's night it's maldivian's food!!! Its simple but there is a spa, a workout room, a saltwater pool, a long beach area, a shop, a nautic center and it's near a village.

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