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Ufa Escape

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UFA ESCAPE - THE ISLAND HOME is a located at Dhigurah Island, South Ari Atoll, Maldives. The property is converted into a boutique style guesthouse. With open air bathrooms, super king size beds with plenty of privacy for our guests to enjoy. The island, Dhigurah is well known for it's 1 km long sand bank and over 3 km of white sandy beach along with the crystal clear turquoise lagoon. Guests have access to a separate bikini beach for them to enjoy their privacy. . Surrounded by the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA) our backyard is home for the giants of the seas, the Whale Shark and Manta Rays. UFA ESCAPE consists of d5 rooms with en-suite open air bathrooms. "UFA" means happiness which clearly defines the property which is well kept to endure the local feel. UFA ESCAPE brings you the ultimate experience of local tourism.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Malas, Majeedhee Magu, 00070
Ufa Escape
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Olga V wrote a review Nov 2023
Podebrady, Czech Republic1 contribution
I am an avid traveler who finds the beauty and richness of travel beyond the conventional luxury of 5 star resorts. Instead of looking for extravagant hotels, I prefer cozy and authentic accommodations that allow me to get inside the destinations and get to know them from the perspective of the locals. I do not seek luxury in the form of grand hotel complexes, but rather I look for pleasant and personal accommodations where I can connect with the hosts and gain a deeper insight into local life. For me, this connection with people and their culture is a real gift when traveling because it brings unforgettable experiences and a perspective that cannot be obtained from the usual tourist attractions. And if you have a similar opinion about traveling and are looking for a cozy retreat on the picturesque Dhigura Island, the guesthouse "Ufa Escape" is the right place for you, as it was for us for 8 days. This small and friendly guest house is owned by a charismatic and incredibly hospitable owner named Hood, who will give you an experience like no other! Arriving on this amazing island is like entering another world! Ufa Escape is not just about accommodation, it's a home away from home! Hood, the heart and soul of Ufa Escape, welcomes every guest with a sincere smile and incredible hospitality. His ability to combine professional service with a personal approach creates an atmosphere where you feel like you are in the circle of friends. The guesthouse itself is a picturesque retreat. Each room is furnished with attention to detail and the atmosphere of the place, accompanied by the sound of the waves, is simply indescribably calm and soothing. The guesthouse has a small cozy restaurant, where every meal served is like a taste explosion of combinations of local ingredients (I recommend accommodation with full board, you won't regret it either in terms of taste or money). Evenings at Hood's restaurant, where not only delicious food is prepared, but also great singing and guitar playing by Hood himself, are simply unforgettable. Hood also prepares organized trips for its guests to look for underwater life, and discovering the wonders of the marine world in his company is an unbeatable adventure. All in all, if you're looking for an experience that goes beyond regular accommodation, Ufa Escape is the place to be! Hood's dedication to creating memorable moments makes this guesthouse a place you'll be happy to return to. It's not just an escape from reality, it's an invitation to discover the beauty of the Maldives in its purest form. 🌟 Definitely recommend for an unforgettable stay! Hood, my friend, thank you for everything!🌟
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Gina Gerber wrote a review Oct 2023
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany1 contribution
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My friend and I stayed at Ufa Escape for 6 nights, when we arrived we had a very friendly welcoming with coconuts. Our accommodation was very clean and even though the shower was open there didn’t come any animals to visit. Everyday we were able to choose our Dinner out of 5 possibilities we could also choose the time. The Island Dhigurah is very beautiful and you can find a lot of nature there, the best thing about the Island is the long white beach and sandbank at the end! You can walk there within 40 minutes through the jungle in the middle of the island or you can take a shuttle, organized from the host. Close to the guesthouse like a few minutes away you can find some souvenir shops as well as some small supermarkets. Our Host was very caring, he helped us to organize our trips and reacted very flexible if any problems occurred. He wanted to give us the best experience possible of the Maldives. We also loved the karaoke nights, we had a lot of fun even though we can‘t sing! The only issue we had was before our stay at the guesthouse. The communication was a little bit difficult to organize a shuttle boat from male to dhigurah, but the problem was solved quickly an we had a boat at our arrival. We would recommend the snorkeling tour and whaleshark tour with ocenholic, we were able to see one and some Manta rays and a few little sharks and lots of fishes as well. If you want to experience a low budget stay, with an open, personal contact with the host you will habe a great time at ufa escape. We hope to come back one day!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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dr_imran wrote a review Jul 2023
Dhaka City, Bangladesh4 contributions1 helpful vote
hoodh jihad and jakir made the stay wonderful the room was a bit compact but the bathroom made up for that. open roof style bathroom you will love. room was absolutely secured we never locked the room. you will never get bored at ufa every evening hoodh and his father arranged singing and karaoke. in this island after dark there is very little to do but at ufa escape you don’t have to worry about that.the food was top notch always try to get full board package cause the food at ufa escape is the best on island. bring mosquito repellent.big problem for the island.should be addressed by the authorities of maldives. if you want to visit maldives on a budget don’t look further.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Get to the beach as early as possible The water is the best early morning.
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bw250 wrote a review May 2023
Hong Kong, China20 contributions7 helpful votes
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We stayed in UFA ESCAPE for 5D4N. Although the room was not big but it was very cozy, and the shower was the highlight of the room. This place is extremely safe. We spent the whole day at the beach and sandbank, but we forgot to lock the door two times. However, all our things were still inside the room, and nothing had been taken or changed. The cuisine was delicious, from breakfast to dinner, and every day we had different options, including some Maldivian style dishes. This is not common in other guesthouses or restaurants in Dhigurah, as most of them only provide western-style food. During our travel period, it was fasting time, so we weren't able to see Hoodh’s performance at nighttime. However, that wasn't a bad thing because it gave us a reason to come back to UFA ESCAPE someday. Ahmed, Hoodh's father, was very nice. He met us at the Velana International airport and helped us take the domestic flight to Dhigurah. He shared everything we needed to know about their lives in the Maldives, including their plans to expand the guesthouse. Hoodh, Ahmed's son, is a handsome and very polite man. We are grateful to him for arranging everything for us. He even helped us bargain for a very good price to hire a private speedboat from Dhigurah to our next destination resort. Unfortunately, we weren't able to join the whale shark exclusion with Hoodh this time, which is another reason for us to visit Dhigurah again in the future. Finally, we need to appreciate all the staff at UFA ESCAPE who helped us in making an unforgettable memory on our anniversary. Thank you! FYI, I always used the WhatsApp message to communicate with Hoodh before we arrived the island.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rafa C wrote a review Apr 2023
Almeria, Spain3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I just spent a week in Dhigurah and we had a great time. Hoodh was extremely helpful and arranged all the activities for us. The guesthouse was very reasonably priced and so were the activities and transfer to and from the airport 👍 Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emily T wrote a review Jan 2023
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We visited UFA Escape in June 2022 - sorry for only just getting round to this review! From the minute we arrived in the Maldives, UFA couldn't have been more helpful. We were met by Zayad at the airport who helped up sort a new sim for our phones, and made sure we were on the boat to Dhigurah. When we got there we were picked up from the dock and taken to the guest house, with fresh coconuts on arrival. Our room was simple but everything we could need - clean, relatively spacious, and the bed was huge! Good air con, and a good outdoor waterfall shower. We opted for bed and breakfast. The breakfast was fairly good - a mix of traditional maldivian cuisine alongside toast, eggs, pancakes, and sometimes fruit. We sometimes had lunch and dinner at UFA, the majority of which was delicious. On one occasion I was served chicken that wasn't cooked - this was rectified quickly. They gave us unlimited free bottled water which was also a great perk. The location of UFA Escape is perfect. All of the hotels are right on the beach front - a 5 minute walk to the bikini beach. The sand bank was a 20 minute cycle, or a 10 minute tuktuk ride - UFA actually provide this for FREE, which is a huge bonus!! As most other hotels charge a $5-10 fee for each trip. We went to the sandbank most days, and just messaged Hoodh or Zayad when we wanted to be picked up. UFA Escape was definitely the most lively hotel on the whole island. There was live music, film nights, and karaoke - we which did most nights due to the popularity of it haha. We had great fun with the other guests, and it really was such a lovely atmosphere. Lots of people from other hotels came for the entertainment. The excursions were also brilliant. We did pretty much all of them! We were lucky enough to see whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, dolphins, and all of the beautiful fish in the house reef. We went to a remote sandbank and had lunch which was also great. The excursions were private for the hotel, which made it feel more exclusive and personal. The service at UFA Escape was like none we have ever experienced before. All of the staff could not have been more helpful. For example, I got badly bitten by mosquitos on the first night - every single day/evening from then on, they burnt coconuts and mosquito repellent coils and I didn't get a single bite after that! Another example of their hospitality, was when they set up a surprise candle lit beach dinner for us on our anniversary - it was absolutely beautiful and something we will never forget. A final note to go to Hoodh and his Dad, Zayad: thank you so much for such an unbelievable stay at UFA Escape, one day we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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khrystyna v wrote a review Jan 2023
If you are looking for a cozy , clean and beautiful environment place with high quality hospitality than my direction will be always UFA Escape in Dhigurah island . I am traveling all over the world and the last vacation with I spend there is the most impressive. There is no way not to fall in love with the owner of UFA escape and his team . His care about each of us specially my kids !all our wishes were made for us and even more than we expected. We had an amazing experience swimming with the whale sharks and manta rays . This island was my best choice as I already visit 3 different islands before . The price is nothing comparing to what you gonna have . Thank you Hooth and all your team . We are planing our next visit to you .
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Brgitte P wrote a review Aug 2022
Epinal, France37 contributions12 helpful votes
Dhigurah and ufa escape is a little gem in the maldives. Our host hood delighted us with his guitar he is full of talent. Karaoke evenings are well organised. Dhigurah is a jewel where you can swim with whale sharks, rays and fish of all kinds. The meals served by our dear friend and his other friend and laxman and the cooks who delighted our taste buds. Thank you from the heart. Dhigurah has kept a piece of our heart, and the splendid beaches❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pierre B wrote a review Aug 2022
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I spent 15 days in dhigurah with my girlfriend and a couple of Friends and It was great experience. The structure Is very cozy with simple but comfortable rooms (shower Is great). The staff Is very nice and kind. Hood and his father are greating and Always happy to accomodate each guest needs. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lucie wrote a review Jul 2022
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Many thanks to the great owner and great staff. Nothing was a problem for us to fulfill. Dhigurah is a wonderful place. We usually do not return to the same place, but we would love to return to UFA Escape ❤️
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhigurah Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ufa Escape
What are some of the property amenities at Ufa Escape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ufa Escape?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Ufa Escape?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ufa Escape?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermit's, Malaveli Restaurant, and Allegria.
Does Ufa Escape have airport transportation?
Yes, Ufa Escape offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ufa Escape located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Dhigurah Island.