The Barefoot Eco Hotel

Top choice resort in Haa Dhaalu

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9.1 out of 10

This excellent place is spread out along a gorgeous 1km-long white-sand beach on Hanimaadhoo's remote northern shore. It's perhaps the closest melding of guesthouse ethos with resort facilities in the country. This is a fantastic choice for visitors who'd like a very comfortable beach holiday but also want to stay on a local island and have contact with Maldivian culture.

The large and charmingly decorated rooms are arranged in stylish two-storey blocks of four facing the sea, meaning that nearly all have wonderful sea views from their patios or balconies. There's a big buffet, very attractive public areas and a dive centre to help you explore this pristine slice of the country's marine life.

As the hotel is located some distance from the population on Hanimaadhoo, there's no problem stripping down to speedos or a bikini on either the beach or by the gorgeous lap pool, which is lined with coral stones rescued from old buildings.

The Barefoot also lives up to its 'eco' name – it has an excellent program that includes the use of solar power, the purchase of local produce for the restaurant and the organisation of various community educational program. Just don't expect to be able to drink alcohol and you'll love it here.

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Situated along the shores of Hanimaadhoo, The Barefoot Eco Hotel offers tranquil and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. Boasting a private beach area, guests may enjoy activities such as diving, snorkelling and canoeing on site. Featuring a private balcony/terrace, air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, in-room safe, minibar, a desk and sofa seating area. Offering shower facility, the en suite bathroom also includes hairdryer, towels and free toiletries. Relax by the outdoor pool or enjoy a pampering massage at the spa. Guests may also utilise the fitness centre, or rent a bicycle to explore the area. The friendly 24-hour front desk staff can assist with luggage storage, laundry services and meeting/banqueting arrangements. Overlooking the ocean, The Barefoot Eco Hotel’s in-house restaurant serves a delectable spread of local and Western cuisine. After-meal drinks can be ordered at the bar, while room service options are available.

Important information

TRANSFER DETAILS (excluded from room rate):

Please note that the property is only accessible by the following mode of transfer:

Domestic flight takes 45 minutes from Male International Airport to Hanimadhoo and 15 minutes by minivan from Hanimadhoo airport to the property. The return rates are:
Adult: USD 340, round trip, inclusive of all taxes
Child (2 to 12 years): USD 170, round trip, inclusive of all taxes

Guests must send arrival and departure flight details directly to the property at least 7 days prior to arrival. Please get in touch with the property for details on baggage restrictions.

Infant (0-2 years) will eat for free based on the rules and meal-plan accompanied by an adult.
Children (2-12 years) will have 50% discount on meal-plan
Mandatory green tax of USD 6 per child per night will be charged.

Please note that the property has a mandatory Gala Dinner on December 24, 2018 and December 31, 2018. All charges are to be paid at the property directly. Supplement s are as follows:

USD 80 per adult per day, inclusive of all taxes
USD 40 per child per day, inclusive of all taxes

Please present the same credit card used to guarantee your booking when checking in / making the payment at the hotel. Please note that property may contact the cardholder for verification purposes.

Due to safety and privacy concerns the operation of unmanned aerial systems or drones by any of guests including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists is prohibited.

Fruit basket and flower bed decoration upon arrival

Features of The Barefoot Eco Hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Vip room facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service


  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop
  • Windsurfing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Library
  • Canoeing
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Bowling
  • Tour desk
  • Diving
  • Ticket service
  • Snorkelling
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private beach area
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Beachfront
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Kid meals


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Atm/cash machine on site


  • Free WiFi available