Welcome to Beach Heaven Maldives, Musthafa's and Massimo's Guest House!
Beach Heaven Guest House are 4 local houses side by side, (3-5-4-6 rooms) with double bedrooms, bathroom inside each room, air conditioning, ceiling fan, free wi-fi. Bikini beach 5 min walk.
INCLUDED IN ROOM PRICE FULL BOARD in our RESTAURANT (breakfast, lunch and dinner, bottled water, coffee, tea).
NOT INCLUDED IN ROOM PRICE: service charge 10% and green tax 3 US$/night per person
Huraa, situated in Kaafu Atoll of Maldives, one of the nearest locations from Male's International Airport (only 20 km) is a special place where to discover the genuine side of Maldives, enjoying an unforgettable holiday in a local guest house, living an amazing experience among island inhabitants, at affordable prices and in the same beautiful waters of the surrounding luxury resorts (Four Seasons Resort and Club Med Kani).
How to arrive
MTCC PUBLIC FERRY TIMETABLE , route 301 (1h30min trip, 3USD): Departure at 14:30 from Male (Vilingili ferry terminal) arrival in Huraa at 16:00
Return at 8:10 from Huraa arrival in Male at 9:40
Add half an hour for little ferry transfer from Hulhule airport to Male ferry station, departures every 15min.
NO PUBLIC FERRY SERVICE ON FRIDAYS. TIMETABLE CHANGES DURING RAMADAN.
EXTRA ACTIVITIES: Snorkeling on the reef, fishing from the boat, night fishing, dolphin and turtles encounters, excursions to picnic islands by traditional Maldivian traditional boat (Dhoni) or by speedboat, visits to local handcraft stores, Male City visit, Bodu Beru performances, canoeing, diving, catamaran, water sports, surfing in one the world's best surf spots! Evening barbecue on beach with just catched fishes, crabs, lobsters.
We can provide transfers from Airport and back by speed boat (25 min) every day and hours (Huraa is only 20 km from Male).
Double room: 90 - 120 US$/night per room, FULL BOARD INCLUDED, water, coffee, tea (Jan 120, Feb-Mar-Apr 100, May-Jun-Jul 90, Aug 100, Sept-Oct 90, Nov 100, Dec 120), excluded service 10% and green tax 3 US$/night per person
Airport/Huraa speedboat transfer (25-35 min): adult 100 US$ roundtrip, adult 50 US$ one way, child under 2 years old: free, child under 6 years old: half price
BBQ dinner (fish): 20 US$/pers
BBQ dinner (lobsters): 55 US$/pers
Fresh fruit juice: 2 US$
Bikini beach: FREE
Snorkeling gears: FREE
Snorkeling from bikini beach: FREE
Snorkeling by boat on near reef: 10 US$/pers
Snorkeling by boat on coral gardens: 15 US$/pers
Night snorkeling on Huraa reef: 10 US$/person, lights included
Morning or Afternoon or Evening fishing: 15 US$/pers
Vilingili island visit with barbecue on beach: 35 US$/pers x min. 4 pers = 140 US$
Small island visit: 25 US$/pers
Sand bank trip : 40 US$/pers
Thulusdhoo island visit : 35 US$/pers
Dolphin cruise: 50 US$/pers
Turtle photo safari: 30 US$/pers
Shark photo safari: 30 US$/pers
Manta photo safari: 40 US$/trip
Catamaran: 30 US$ - 1 hour (max 3 pers)
Sailing on Dhoni: 30 US$ - 1 hour
Kayak: 15 US$ - 3 hours
Bicycle: 5 US$/day
Traditional dance (Bodu Beru): 100 US$ - 1 hour
Paddle surf: 10 US$/pers - 2 hours (All day: 30 US$)
Water scooter: 75 US$ - 30 min. (120 US$ - 1 hour)
Fun Tube: 35 US$ -20 min. (40 US$ -30 min.)
Parasailing: 206 US$/couple - 15 min. (266 US$/private couple)
Surf in Sultan's, Ninjia, Jailbreak: 30 US$/pers - 2 hours, transfers for surfers with own board
Surf board rent: 25 US$/day
Surf training: 75 US$/pers - 2 hours, board and transports included
Group Scuba Diving: 64 US$/pers (1 dive), 52 US$/pers (5+ dives), 49 US$/pers (10+ dives), all equipment and transports included
Single dive with personal trainer: 75 US$, all equipment and transports included
One week Open Water Diving Course: 600 US$
Daily entrance card to Club Med Kani Resort (lunch, alcohol drinks), from 9AM to 6PM: 120 US$/pers, transfers included
Daily entrance card to Cinnamon Island Resort Dhonveli (lunch, alcohol drinks), from 9AM to 6PM: 120 US$/pers, transfers included
Evening entrance card to Cinnamon Island Resort Dhonveli (dinner, alcohol drinks): 80 US$/pers, transfers included (60 US$ without dinner)
Seaplane tour: 1500 US$/trip (max 15 pers), 15 min flight, transfers Huraa-airport-Huraa and optional Male tour with guide included
Interaction with Guests
Musthafa stays in the guest house and will provide anything that you need!
Children are welcome!
One beach is just near the guest house (local beach). Another beach is 5 min. on foot (bikini beach).
You can arrive in Huraa in 25 min. with speedboat from Male Airport or 1 h 30 min. with public ferry (no ferry service on Friday).
Other Things to Note
Beautiful beaches and reef are in Huraa. We are between two luxury resorts, Four Seasons Resort and Club Med Kani, in the same waters at affordable prices! :-)
Surf spots near Huraa, some of the best in the world:
Until recently, tourism was restricted to the Maldives resorts, uninhabited islands before being used as "resorts", where all services are offered within the island without contact with the local population. Rarely guests turn away from the resort, managed mostly by foreign multinationals, whose revenues should be only minimally to the local economy. Recently it has occurred the legalization of tourist facilities on islands inhabited by local, to create new jobs and allow the inhabitants to enjoy most of the gains from tourism.
You should comply with certain rules of behavior to avoid embarrassing the inhabitants of the island. Islam is the official religion and is not allowed the worship of other religions. The holiday is on Friday, where the ferries are not operating. And it's forbidden to promote or participate in any activity contrary to the Muslim religion or that threatens the peace and harmony of the inhabitants. It is not allowed the use of drugs, alcohol and pork. Before entering a house exists the custom of taking off your shoes. The men generally wear at least shorts and T-shirt, while the garments that cover women are from the shoulders to the knees. The foreign guests can wear a bikini on the boat, during visits to uninhabited islands and in Huraa "bikini beach". Nudism and topless sunbathing are prohibited in the Maldives.
Do not expect a resort-like accommodation, you'll arrive in an island where local people life is not as you see from postcards! You'll see a side of Maldives that's hidden to resort visitors.
Guest houses in Maldives are on local inhabited island, where local people haven't economical resources as resorts. Just 100 m in front of our guest house, customers staying in resort pay 2000 US$/night!!! With all that money, there is staff people cleaning beaches all the time, sophisticated water filtering plants, garbage incinerators. Note that Huraa is one of the few local inhabited islands where garbage collection is operating, otherwise in other islands all garbage is thrown in the sea or open air burned. I had bath lot of times at the Huraa bikini beach and water is crystalline as the one of the nearby resorts. You can get floating plastic garbage on a desert island beach too, there are billions of people in the world using the oceans as a dump, when Maldives population is less than 400.000 persons. In Maldives nearly all fruits, vegetables and meat, except for fish, is imported and very expensive. We wish to offer lots of fresh fruit juice to all our guests, but we should ask a higher price. Our prices for a room accommodation with conditioned air and private bathroom are from 45 to 60 US$/night per person FULL BOARD (3 meals a day, bottled water and non alcoholic beverages included)!!! Accommodation is in "local style" houses, where it's normal that some rooms have windows only towards the living room. These are the same kind of houses where Maldivians live, but Maldivians often do not have conditioned air, electricity is too expensive! Smell that can arrive sometimes from shower water is due from hydrogen sulfide in well water and it's not dangerous for health. We have bought an air pump system to fix the problem, but from time to time sulfur odor may return. I hope that you understand our effort to give the best possible service at affordable prices.
Thank you for helping the Maldivian people with this little business opportunity!