Maldives was my dream and the dream of my husband. We did not have the money to Resort but wanted to go on Maldives, especially that we were very close before on Sri Lanka. The first trip turned out to be completely random manner. At that time was no any information about Maafushi. We went at our own risk. Since then we sick Maafushi, Maldives, Summer villa guest house, and as you know, been there 2 times already, and probably will go again. It really is a great opportunity to realize dream about Maldives.
About the hotel. Hotel Summer villa guest house is the second time the appearance of the hotel on the island. A cozy place. To be honest, I examined in detail on this island, the benefit was a lot of time there. And when the question arose to what hotel to choose, my husband said unequivocally Summer villa guest house and I myself did not want to go anywhere else. You feel yourself in his hotel like in your cottage in the Maldives, it is true! You will see yourself. They organize excellent excursions. Rooms were spacious and furnished with a large soft bed and bedside tables, a large wardrobe with a wooden safe inside, a dressing table with bench, fridge, powerful AC, fans, etc. Every room had a private toilet and shower with hot water. Soap and shampoo were a kind of pleasant surprise for guests. Bed sheets and pillowcases were changed regularly. Room was very clean and cozy.
There are soap and shampoo in bathroom. No hair dryer. Staff cares for you if you are like the owner of this house and they are your staff. 😊)) Really nice! And that's without tips! Excuse me for my emotions and my English.
I do not remember. I'm on a business trip, and my checks have remained at home. About 45 or 50 dollars a night double room + Bed Tax $ 8 per person per sukta + 6% per room per night service charge + 10% tax. Total 45 8 8 4.5 2.7 = 68.2 dollars. All taxes are required for the entire Maldives, and the same everywhere.
Dinner is $ 7 per person buffet. With the dessert. By candlelight. Very romantic! Breakfast is included in the price. Lanch on request. You can order a la carte. You can buy at the store on their own products at low prices and in the kitchen for tourists to eat. This added convenience for me there. There is hot water kettle, toaster, tea and coffee free, dishes. You can do everything that you want. Complete freedom, just like at home. You can eat at other hotels or cafes. But it is not safe. All experienced myself. Tourists from another hotels comes to eat in Summer villa.
It is a great choice for the tourists that want "budget holidays". Resort rest (15$ all day with lunch), the snorkeling, fishing from boat, swimming with manta ray and dolphins , a picnic on a deserted island, rest on a small beach in the middle of the ocean (a small island, where nothing except sand), a concert of national culture and etc. I can write in more detail later. Everything is different, depending on the situation. On average, the basic tour cost 10-20 dollars per person, there's something for free. All in different ways. Above all, there are a lot of competition, and prices fell.
Maafushi it is a small island two kilometers on one and a half kilometers, so you can see the ocean from any place on the island. There are no proper beaches and reefs, hotels, all common use.
There are two beaches on Maafushi on opposite sides of the island. The reef is located in the old beach, if you walk away from Summer villa on the left. You must walk on the snow-white sand in shallow water a few meters long and there begins a good riff. Steep wall of coral and fish. I saw there a huge turtle, eagle rays (very nice!), Dolphins and groups of all kinds of fishes. It should carry with them flippers necessarily because it is the ocean, and without them hanging like an empty bottle. They can be rented at the hotel or if you are traveling for 10 days or more, the better to buy in the store for 125 rufees, which we did. All beaches on Maafushi good but not like on Resorts. Walk from Summer villa to the both beaches spend several minuets.