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4.3 out of 5

"If you are looking for a place to scuba dive / snorkel in a quite and peaceful resort in the Maldives, this is probably the best place to go. It is a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 11 May 2017

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Seaside Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£115* Per night/room 28 Jun - 29 Jun

Double Room, Beachside

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Double Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

The Barefoot Eco Hotel's good location gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Maldives Climate Observatory. Free WiFi in public areas, 2 bars and 2 coffee shops/cafes are available.

  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy local cuisine and a beachfront location while dining at RAANEE BAR
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Treat yourself to Ayurvedic treatments, massages or body wraps at The Barefoot SPA
  • Services include babysitting, supervised childcare and a concierge
  • On-site recreation includes a private beach, a 24-hour gym and complimentary bicycles
  • Guests like the bar and restaurant
  • Just a 1-minute drive from Maldives Climate Observatory and 11 minutes from Medhafushi
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

The Barefoot Eco Hotel ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Barefoot Eco Hotel

Other (1)
4 out of 5

Nice, quiet, remote place to stay

Pros: It's quiet, never seems like there are too many guests around. The beach is spectacular. The staff was lovely and helpful.
Cons: It is a place to disconnect so the wifi is very limited and there is not much entertainment in the evenings.
Location: It is far out. You have to take an internal 45 minute flight (not hydro-plane or speed boat) to get here. You can scuba dive and fish nearby.
If you are looking for a place to scuba dive / snorkel in a quite and peaceful resort in the Maldives, this is probably the best place to go. It is a bit further out than the other resorts, but it's worth the trek if you are looking for a quite place. The hotel is not very big and therefore not many guests overcrowding the areas. The food from the buffet is varied and delicious, the dinner menu changes everyday. The beach is beautiful and it's easy to find places to snorkel right there. The hotel offers some free amenities (2-hour kayak rental, morning yoga, bike rental) which are quite nice. The bar boat in the evenings is worth a visit even if you don't plan on drinking and the village is lovely and quaint. On the down side, it is far out. You have to take a 45 minute internal flight to get here (no hydro-lane or speed boat). There are only 4-5 flights a day to the island so if you don't land in Male at the ideal flight to get on the next plane you may need to wait 4/5 hours to get to the island, but expect to wait a while anyway. This is a place to disconnect, so no TV in the rooms or anywhere, which may be a plus for some people, and not much for evening entertainment. In the evenings you can go to the boat bar where they serve alcohol. It's 5 minutes from the hotel by speed boat, with beautiful views, but even there it's sort of quiet.

Posted by , from London on 11 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Amazing vacation, amazing place

Pros: I very much appreciated the clean, modern look and architecture that the hotel has. Everything was also very clean and the place felt very safe.
Cons: Bed was too hard for my liking, but other than that, would not complain about anything.
I went to Maldives at the end of March, to find a little peace and quiet after working way too much. Barefoot Eco Hotel turned out to be the perfect place to regain my energy. It's quite small, so not too many people around. At lunchtime, the whole beach could be almost empty, and I got the whole lagoon to myself. It was amazing. Obviously, not the right choise for someone looking for evening action. (There is no alcohol on the island / resort either, but you can get a drink on board a bar boat nearby.) Food was good, but in that heat, I wasn't too hungry. I drank the juice bar alcohol-free drinks instead, super good! Not included in the half board/ full board, though. Everything in the resort is quite expensive, so be prepared for that. Also, take small dollar notes for tips. The only tourist resort in Maldives located on an island where also locals live, it was a big bonus to get to visit the nearby village too, and see some local people and buildings. Village is small, about 1000 inhabitants, but has a few shops that sell groceries and souvenirs, and they'll take dollars. There are some cafes too, I never got to those, but apparently they would be worth a visit. I stayed on top floor of one of the beach villas, and had a perfect sea view from my room. This was my first time to Maldives, but I will be back. Very likely even to Barefoot Hotel, and I would definitely also recommend it to my friends.

Posted by , from Finland on 9 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Apr 2018 by raffi

Warm regards from the Maldives. We are very much thankful for your excellent review. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

4 out of 5

Resort der gehobenen Klasse

Pros: Sauberkeit Grosszügige Zimmer mitten unter Palmen und 20m vom Strand entfernt
Cons: Wenn man länger als eine Woche bleibt, wiederholen sich die Menüs.
Location: Auf der Insel Hanimaadhoo, Malediven. Wassersport, Tauchen mit Lehrer und vor allem Schnorcheln. Ausflug ins einzige Dorf der Insel
Sehr gepflegtes Resort. Über 90 Angestellte sorgen jeden Tag dafür. Die Freundlichkeit des Personals ist sehr angenehm. Einfach ideal um die Seele baumeln zu lassen. Hat auch genügend Aktivitäten, um 2 Wochen zu verweilen. Fantastische Farben vom Meer und wunderbar zum Schnorcheln.

Posted by , from Kanton Bern, Schweiz on 22 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Feb 2018 by raffi

Thank you very much for your comments. It was a great pleasure to welcome you to Gangehi Island Resort.

About the The Barefoot Eco Hotel

Location N 6 45 E 73 10, Hanimaadhoo,

Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. Enjoy the umbrellas and sunloungers for a relaxing day at the beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at The Barefoot Eco Hotel such as the outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site, as well as 2 coffee shops/cafes and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness centre, a garden and a terrace. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Hanimaadhoo hotel.

  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Built in 2014
  • Deli
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • On-site shopping
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • 1 conference room
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Bowling alley on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

The Barefoot Eco Hotel offers 52 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and a safe. This Hanimaadhoo hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or cupboard
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

RAANEE BAR – This beachfront bar specialises in local cuisine and only serves light fare.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

A private beach and complimentary bicycles are featured at the hotel. In addition to an outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Safari nearby
  • Boat on site
  • Canoe on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Sailboat on site
  • Bowling alley on site

Spa Services

The Barefoot SPA has 3 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for USD 6.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Barefoot Eco Hotel


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and cash

This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash. This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings. On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a USD 90 fee. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Grey water recycling system
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • On-site COVID-19 testing (PCR) is available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 110
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 52.50 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 110
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 52.50 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Airplane transfer per adult: USD 147.19 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 147.19 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 147.19 per person, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 6.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barefoot Eco Hotel Hanimaadhoo
  • Barefoot Eco Hotel
  • Barefoot Eco Hanimaadhoo
  • Barefoot Eco
  • The Barefoot Eco Hotel Hanimaadhoo, Maldives
  • The Barefoot Eco Hotel Hotel
  • The Barefoot Eco Hotel Hanimaadhoo
  • The Barefoot Eco Hotel Hotel Hanimaadhoo

You should know

  • If entering the country requires a visa, the property may be able to help you with some of the supporting documents necessary to obtain one. The property may charge for these services even if you cancel your reservation. Any arrangements are exclusively between the property and yourself. For more details, you can contact the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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