Sun tan beach hotel is divine. It's a new hotel so all rooms (or in this case our room) is in good condition, clean and have a very good view of the beach and sunset. The staff were all friendly too and very accommodating especially in booking and suggesting for excursions. They have a variety of dishes in their in-house menu, i never expected it for a small hotel. The food was great, not really the extraordinary type but it's worth the cost. Breakfast is alright though you'll have very limited choices, if we stayed longer i guess we'll end up ordering another variety from their menu and neglect the free breakfast. :) If you'll visit Maldives, aside from visiting the amazing beaches and resorts you should try their night fishing excursion. it's an extraordinary experience for us especially me, a first timer. You can get big fishes, i mean really big fishes and if your lucky you can spot a lot of plankton shining in the water like we did. The hotel offered to barbecue our catch for $8, and we have a fiesta of big barbecue fishes!
If your still on the planning stage to visit Maldives I suggest you go there in any day except friday to save cost of the speedboat transfer, Friday is Muslim's holy day so no public ferry on that day. Public ferry will cost you about $2 only from male and speedboat is roughly $220 going to Maafushi. It's a big chop-off in our budget since we went there on a friday but we felt like royalty having a speedboat all to ourselves (hubby & i) and was greeted like royalty as well. The hotel staff (Hassan) is very prompt and helpful in our email correspondence. He helped us booked our speedboat transfer and answer all our queries before our scheduled vacation.
To sum it up, I will greatly recommend this hotel if you choose to stay in Maafushi. You won't have to spend more but you'll get the best services & a very comfortable stay. Only downside is their snorkeling equipment. Most of it are in bad shape though it's free of charge and can use anytime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sun Tan Beach Hotel is just steps away from the crystal blue waters of Maafushi Beach. Rooms are well-appointed and equipped with free Wi-Fi access. Rooms at Sun Tan Beach Hotel are tastefully furnished with Maldivian-style decor. Each room is fitted with a private balcony, a mini-fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a flat-screen TV and bathrooms are attached. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Tan Beach Hotel Maldives/Maafushi Island