If you are looking for the real maldives, this is the place to be!
Guraidhoo: 2000 habitant, 1 mental hospital, 2 mosques, 1 football filed, 1 harbour, 1 restaurant bar, 2 beaches ( no bikini ) 1 small island, (sea walk close, yes bikini ) many souvenir shops. The island is nice and "under construction-cleaning". The beaches are not "exceptional" but the surrounding are wonderful!
The peoples are very nice and welcoming, the food is very good!
The IFJA INN:
is a 2 floors building close to the sea. The rooms are big and very clean. It have also a big roof terrace where they serve breakfasts, dinners and you can relax...
We felt all the time not like turists but part of the clan! We have been out every day, visiting picnic islands, resort, snorkeling, fishing, dolphin safari, experienced Maldivian life moments and traditional parties! A big thank to everyone: Tj, Uch, Sakana, Jamaal, Pelé, Ulav (sorry if I misspellend some nickname or forgot someone!
A special thanks to Tj: our guide, dhivehi teacher and water sport instructor!
We suggest to experiment the island life, organize as many excursions as you can, enjoy the sun, the sea and its corals and fishes ( in 5 days we saw: dolphins, Sting Rays, Eagle rays, Mantas, octopus, Murenas, turtles, thousand reef fishes)
We will back soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of South Male Atoll, Ifja Inn offers water sports facilities like diving and snorkeling available in the property itself. The inn also offers free Wi-Fi at all areas. Guests may choose to explore the islands offerings or simply soak in the atmosphere at the patio. A front desk can assist with laundry and ironing services, fishing equipment, as well as barbeque facilities. Marble floored rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a fan, as well as a wardrobe. An en-suite bathroom includes shower facilities. While the property does not house any dining facilities, the island offers many local restaurants and eateries, located very close to the inn. Ifja Inn is located within 40 km from Male International Airport. ... more less