“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.”
Ocean Beach Maldives is located just in front of the beach and has access to its own beach. The villa provides an affordable and exquisite stay, with excusion, snorkeling, fishing trips, picnics, sand bank, manta and dolphin exploring and many more.
“We were there on our family vacation. It was just superb. Right from the time I have booked, I had good support and pointers promptly. Someone was there to pick us up from Airport, the ferry was managed to the island. Everything was as shown on the site. The staff is extremely prompt and very friendly and helpful. They were always available. Island gives the local experience and opportunity to interact with locals. Even though it is small island, it has everything one may need. Couple of restaurants (really slow service) basic grocery shops, great artists and amazing options of snorkelling. The best food is available at Ocean beach Inn itself, but one is to inform them in advance. Bikini beach is great but great place to connect with family.”
Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reef
“A great vacation on a local island! To mention immediately: not a luxury like on the tourist islands, but a luxury to be able to get to know the culture, the real life of the Maldives and the ordinary people. The contact with Yoosuf was very pleasant, he answered all questions quickly. The accommodation is very clean, each room has its own bathroom with toilet and has good air conditioning. There is a communal kitchen in the house with a stove, fridge and cooking utensils. Yoosuf also organizes transfers (if desired) to and from the airport. So that you are welcomed at the airport and brought to the island. ATTENTION: Fridays in the Maldives is a holiday, do not make our mistake, and it is best to arrive on Thursday or Saturday, otherwise it is almost impossible to reach the island and you have to stay one night in Male. Yoosuf also organizes it, but there are additional costs. Ahmed and Abbas take care of you on the island. You try to make your stay as pleasant as possible. You can book day packages with 3 meals (traditional Maldivian food is prepared for you, as the island residents do for you) and 2 activities (snorkeling, night fishing, island tour). The island itself is relatively small, but there is a lot to see. The locals are friendly and like to talk to you. Many also stare :) There are no tourist attractions, no souvenir shops and no restaurants. You can't go out great here. We were on a coffee in the Café Ginger Garden and the staff were really cool, very nice and funny. When night fishing, if the prey is not grilled immediately afterwards, you should ask for the fish immediately, otherwise you will no longer see them. In that case, you basically pay to catch other people's dinners themselves. So ask. Abbas takes you to the good places for snorkeling, and Ahmed organized fresh coconuts, papayas and bananas for the good price. Island tour is also great! You visit the coconut plantations and can get to know and try many interesting things. And the jungles are very impressive and beautiful. These people also care about the environment. It is important to mention that the bikini beach is about 20 minutes away. Walk from the property. So if you are looking for something interesting, but not luxurious, and relatively cheap, then you have come to the right place. Thank you Yoosuf, Ahmed and Abbas for a great vacation !!!”