Welcome to White Shell Island Hotel & Spa
I recall that the idea came to me during the last months of 2009, when the bill to allow guesthouses to be operated in inhabited islands of the Maldives was submitted to the People’s Majlis. Maafushi is my native island and I had been visiting the island a lot during weekends those days while working in Maldives Monetary Authority. I was swimming near the beach area, a place I always frequent when I am in Maafushi, when I saw the house that was under construction at the corner of the beach and suddenly visualised what it would look like as a guesthouse. Right then and there I decided to get the house. I immediately found out who owned it and, luckily he was a relative, agreed to the rent, MVR 10,000 per month, and signed the contract within a week.
The owner had originally planned to rent it out to nurses and teachers, since those were the usual tenants you would find in Maafushi back then. It was a huge risk and I knew that going in. After renting the house, I refurnished it completely, changed the exterior, installed air conditioners and connected the sewage pipes to the central sewerage system that had been installed by Red Crescent in the island. I managed to register the White Shell Beach Inn at the Ministry of Tourism in 2010. It wasn’t just the first guesthouse in Maafushi, it was the first registered guesthouse in any inhabited island of the Maldives.Ahmed Naseer
$75Deluxe RoomThe room comes with a balcony to the sea view. The room is 21 m²/226 ft². Furnished with one double bed. All children are welcome. Free! for one child under 2 years to stay free of charge.Details
$85Deluxe Sea viewThe room comes with a balcony to the sea view. The room is 21 m²/226 ft². Furnished with one double bed. All children are welcome. Free! for one child under 2 years to stay free of charge.Details
$105Triple roomThe room comes with a balcony to the city view. The room is 25 m²/269 ft². Furnished with queen bed and 1 single bed. Free 1 Child can stay. Maximum occupancy is 4.Details
Other Visitor's Experiences
I had the balcony room facing the sea. It was a good view. Breakfast was excellent. A mixture of continental and maldivian breakfast. Staff were friendly, thanks to Hassan, Mohd and Chamere (if i spell it correctly). Its truly rest and relax moment for us. Good location. Walk to the right you get sunrise. Walk to the left you get your sunset dose. Fast service.Our fridge were not functioning at first and they immediately replaced it with a functioning one the next day.
“Very nice staff. She recommends trip and her English is good. Recomnend high floor if you want to see the sea view as we are on lower floor,the shop hides it from our sight.
5 star facilities at cheap price....Every customers dream.........The rooms of Hotels are good and very neat and clean like star hotels. I was surprised to see,level of maintenance at that price. But The owner Ismail and his staff have really done a great job. Its right at the beach and I stayed in 504 which is bigger in size with sea view and I loved it so much....The staff is nice and friendly , always there to help. But the best part about white shell is the owner Ismail ... We had gone to Maldives for a shoot , and due to some issue we couldnt reach Maldives as per the plans and there was a lot of chaos. But Ismail really helped us with all the obstacles we were facing , infact he went out of his way to connect us with an Indian national and helped us sort out our issue... Really helpful person. I wish Ismail all the best for his future. And thank you for being our good Samaritan in an unknown place. I will definitely go once again but for a longer period and for holidaying.... cheers