|Location||★ ★ ★ ★||Omadhoo is a quiet local island with about 5 guesthouses.|
|Price / Value||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||$60 per night is reasonably priced for Maldives! Their added fees are pretty reasonable as well. Nothing outrageous including lots of free bottled water.|
|Suprise Fees on Invoice
Overpriced Charges/Rip Offs
|★ ★ ★ ★ ★||No surprises. Standard Maldivian tax rates. A 10% tip is already included in the Service Charge.
-TGST (Tourism Goods and Services Tax [Goes to Gvt]) 12%
-Green Tax [Goes to Gvt] $3pp per night
-SC (Service Charge [Tip for Guesthouse] 10%
|Cleanliness||★ ★ ★ ★||Very clean rooms.|
|Pillow Check||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Yes we take the covers off the pillow to see how clean they are.
Their pillows were almost new so they passed with flying colors.
|Backpacker Friendly||★ ★ ★ ★||They have single and twin rooms but no shared dorms. Reasonably priced for a Maldives backpacker budget.|
|Solo Traveler Friendly||★ ★ ★||Extremely friendly staff makes solo guests feel at home. Only downside is the excursions have a minimum of two people so you will have to pay twice as a solo traveler if you want to do any of the excursions.|
|Couple Friendly||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Extremely romantic excursions and meals on the beach. They will go out of their way to make a local island romantic.|
|Family/Kid Friendly||★ ★ ★ ★||Relatively kid friendly for a Maldives location. Families often stay in multiple rooms.|
|Paid Excursions/Activities||★ ★ ★ ★
-1 ★ For Length of Excursions
|Memorable excursions. They will go out of their way to design your excursions. Unfortunately a solo traveler will have to pay for 2pax as there is a 2pax minimum for excursions. This can add up. Excursions are cheaper than some places but WAY TOO SHORT – A half day excursion is only 2h (most places its 4h) and full day is 4h (most places its up to 8h+). Don’t forget it takes 15-45m [included in your excursion time] to get anywhere so the excursions feel a bit rushed for a half day. The cheaper prices balance the shorter excursion times slightly.|
|Food (Onsite)||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||WE WOUL GIVE THEM SIX STARS IF WE COULD ! WOW – SIMPLY AMAZING FOOD ! Their onsite chef Sawn is extremely talented and their food rivals the food you would get in a high end resort. Huge portions as well. They probably have some of the best food in the Maldives!!! Try the BBQ Grilled Fish of the Day !|
|Food (Offsite)||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Omadhoo has some really good restaurants and cafes as well including Moorish Idol De Masfengandu, Ocean, Lilly Garden & Wood Gate.|
|Romantic||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Romantic dinners on the beach and excursions.|
|Amenities||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Snorkeling mask and snorkel and fins,and beach towels are provided. Kayak is available to use as well. They can also help setup a beach umbrella for you.|
|Local Island Bikini Beach||★ ★||The local beach is a short walk and has lots of sand including a sandbar but is right by where trash is burned so expect to smell fumes from burning trash. Clean sandy beach overall.|
|Local Island Snorkeling||★ ★||The reef has been affected by tourism and bleaching.|
|Local Island Dive Shops||★ ★ ★||Omadhoo Dive tries their best to please guests. Not the best dive sites in the Maldives.|
|Dive Sites Nearby||★ ★ ★||Decent coral reefs with lots of schools of fish. There are better dive sites near other local islands.|
|Instagramable / Instagram Worthiness||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||The experiences are amazing with lots of photo opportunities !|
|WIFI Speed:||★ ★ ★||Slow WIFI but you’re in the South Ari Atoll and most of the WIFI is slower on the smaller islands. WIFI is only available in the common area. But you’re not here to be steaming Netflix. You should be here to relax and enjoy local Maldivian culture.|
WANDERASM STAY SCORE
OUR TOP PICK in Omadhoo and one of the top guesthouses in the South Ari Atoll and probably the ENTIRE MALDIVES.
Believe the hype – AMAZING food – probably some of the best food in the Maldives.
Priceless excursions that are individualized. Extremely friendly staff will make you feel like you’re part of their family.
Quite Simply - One of the best guesthouses in the Maldives.