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The Barefoot Eco Hotel

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N 6 46 _ E 73 11, Hanimaadhoo
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Hanimaadhoo
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40 high standard and fully furnished rooms in two story blocks of 4 rooms each: 20 Beach Front - on the ground floor, with direct access to the white beach. 20 Ocean View - on the upper floor with a spectacular sea view. 12 Seaside Rooms facing a sandy courtyard.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free airport transportation
Spa
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Minibar
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French, Italian

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Neiyhdie wrote a review Sep 2021
14 contributions
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If you want to go to the Maldives but you want to have some real life experience, not the luxury social media's one (not a bad thing by the way), this hotel is for you. This resort is the perfect exemple of the expression "Less is More". The hotel was made on the nature and is perfectly with the nature. The service is very good and so simple. The room are perfect and sophisticated. All the bungalow are in the front of the beach and give you the impression to have your own private beach. The food is good but too international for me but Friday's night it's maldivian's food!!! Its simple but there is a spa, a workout room, a saltwater pool, a long beach area, a shop, a nautic center and it's near a village.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Neiyhdie, we are happy to learn that you have been very much satisfied with all our services and facilities. We highly appreciate your kind words and how you explained well our concept and dedication. We encourage all our guests to explore the local village, where people are friendly and kind, to discover Maldivian culture and traditions. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Barefoot Eco Hotel on your next visit! Best regards, Raffaella
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Manoj Buxani wrote a review Sep 2021
Male1 contribution
Fantastic stay!! Special mention of 4 people who went one extra length to help….. Raffaella the managress Syed at reception Kosala and Liton at the bar & restaurant Lovely people full cooperation no fuss 👌👌👌 Also Ms. Wasima at bfast… diligent patient and very hardworking!!👌👌👌 Overall entire staff was nice. It’s a beautiful place specially Indians who are now increasing patronage there are getting their well deserved service food & other stuff. Way to go. Barefoot eco !!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Sep 2021
Dear Manoj Buxani, thank you very much for posting such a great feedback on Trip Advisor. Thank you for acknowledging our Team who is highly passionate and dedicated to deliver the most memorable stay to our valued guests like you. The compliments are much appreciated, and we are grateful of your recommendations too. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to The Barefoot Eco Hotel. Best regards, Raffaella
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naomi_20142014 wrote a review May 2021
Kampala, Uganda18 contributions16 helpful votes
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Where to even begin? If you are looking to come to the Maldives, experience the beauty of the marine life and learn about it as well, and stay at a lower-key but nonetheless gorgeously-designed resort with lots of cool activities, just go to Barefoot. Seriously. A 40-minute flight from Male will get you to an eco resort with beautiful sea villas made from reclaimed wood, a super helpful and friendly staff, regular talks and movie nights with a resident marine biologist (who is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also a fantastic person). The rooms are tastefully design with wood and tile detailing, and each room has its own balconey and porch, with small details like a clothesline already installed outside to dry swimsuits and beach towels. Food is delicious and the resort tries as much as possible to grow their own fruits, vegetables and spices on-site. I went as a solo traveler, but had no problems fitting in with families and couples also staying there. Snorkelling, diving, kayaking, SUPs, windsurfing, fishing and sailing are all possible. You can also just chill by the pool or on the beach - and anything in between. Arranging travel to and from Hanimaadhoo, where Barefoot is located, is no problem. Bring plenty of reef-friendly sunscreen, beach clothes that also are respectful of local culture and some mosquito repellent, and just go!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Raffaella Colleoni, General Manager at The Barefoot Eco Hotel
Responded 10 May 2021
Dear naomi_20142014, Warm greetings from The Barefoot Eco Hotel and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire Trip Advisor community. Your special recognition brings a warm smile to each of us and we will definitely place an additional passion in what our team strives to deliver to all our valued guests like you! We are looking forward to seeing you for another memorable and joyful holiday. Best regards, Raffaella
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Dave wrote a review May 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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The barefoot is a gem to treasure. The gorgeous sea and landscape, welcoming and kind staff, and the flair of a delicate simplicity of nature. I received room upgrade so there’s a positive bias there. However, I hardly spent time in the room at all when there’s so much to do, to view and to savor. Lloyd at the dive shop is a consummate professional who will get you to the bottom of the ocean and back! He will meet you where you are and go over the diving skills and knowledge in a systematic crawl walk run fashion. Even when I generously donated my breakfast and dinner to the fishes, he worked with me, built my confidence, and instilled proficiency. So much so that my sac rate was 12.7 at the end of the course! He will point out to you moray, turtle, shark, and all kinds of marine life during the dive excursions. In fact, if you are patient and has a good eye you can see rays, octopus, etc just by the hotel ocean front! Sarah did excellent snorkelling excursion and significantly upgraded my Marine life and eco system conservation knowledge. The daily Italian cuisines are splendid unless you are into very spicy meals. I wish there is fish too for breakfast! Pro tip: let Diksan at the hotel take care your flight from and to Male. I used travel agent and regretted it . Also have generous time table for everything especially the covid test
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Raffaella Colleoni, General Manager at The Barefoot Eco Hotel
Responded 7 May 2021
Dear Dave, thank you very much for posting such a great review of your recent stay at The Barefoot Eco Hotel. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with us. Thanks for recommending Lloyd, the base leader of our diving center and Sara our skilled marine biologist who showed you the marine life and explained our eco concept. Diksan takes care of the domestic transfers and much more to let our guests enjoy a relaxing and safe journey. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sunny regards from the Maldives, Raffaella
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Marlene wrote a review Mar 2021
Zurich, Switzerland5 contributions1 helpful vote
It's been a day that I'm back to Europe and I'm already thinking to plan my next trip to the Barefoot... This place brings you to an authentic paradise, which combines a perfect beach, and an excellent food (passion fruit the home made ice cream will remain a while in my mind), to an extraordinary marine wild life (I saw once dolphins at the sunset from the jetty!). The diving center offers you plenty of excursions, and great diving experiences (from beginners to experience). The team over there is passionate and patient, and I can't thank enough Sara and Llyod for sharing their knowledge about the marine life. I think that what makes overall this place unforgettable also is the staff. All of them truly care for your well- being, and you, as a guest, truly care for them as well. The clientele is open-minded, friendly, and you end up thatching at night about your water excursions of the day with other guests. To wrap this up, vacations at the barefoot is more than vacation, it is an experience that will leave you with memories for life.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Raffaella Colleoni, General Manager at The Barefoot Eco Hotel
Responded 22 Mar 2021
Dear Marlene, Warm and sunny greetings from The Maldives and thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a huge pleasure to welcome you to our tiny slice of paradise. It is so lovely to hear that you had such a great stay with us here at The Barefoot Eco Hotel. We especially, truly appreciate your kind words for our team, who are indeed, highly passionate and dedicated to delivering the most memorable visits for our all our valued guests, such as you. We agree that Lloyd and Sara are two shining stars here at The Barefoot. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful hotel soon, on your next visit! Best regards Raffaella
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USD 108 - USD 829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesHaa Dhaalu AtollHanimaadhoo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Barefoot Eco Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Barefoot Eco Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Barefoot Eco Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Barefoot Eco Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Hanimaadhoo.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French and Italian.
Does The Barefoot Eco Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.