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#1 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Maafushi Island
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Situated in South Male’ Atoll, Maafushi is one of the Tropical local islands of the Republic of Maldives, the Shadow Palm offers a calm and relaxing stay at an affordable fare.
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Grade: 67 out of 100
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Gerard wrote a review Aug 2022
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Weather is a bit rough in Maldives during August, and they cancelled all the trips. They were supposed to answer via whatsapp but they did only after many hours, thank god hour hotel was arranging the trips/excursions (all hotels in Maafushi offer similar trips, so I recommend looking elsewhere if you are going during summer). Lots of cool pictures on Instagram but not reliable
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1globetroter wrote a review Dec 2019
Bahrain7 contributions2 helpful votes
We were a family of four with two teenage children on a six day trip to Maldives. We lodged in the nearby Arena Beach Inn. Having read reviews on Lonely Planet we chose Shadow Palm for the activities & joined their Full Day Excursion Trip( $ 50/head). It included - Swimming with Manta Rays - Swimming with Nurse Sharks - Snorkeling & Lunch at a Sand Bank - Visit to a Local Village - Swimming with Dolphins. Our tour guide Ishan, ( who manages the bookings as well) really made the day for us. He set the pitch by gently coaxing & cajoling us to shed off our inhibitions for plunging into the Indian Ocean to swim with & chase these deep sea dwellers. For those not at ease with the alien environment, Ishan took each one by hand to get us photographed underwater with the Sharks with a Go Pro. For those of us who could catch up with the swift Mantas & Dolphins also managed to get photographed with them. At the end it was an exhausting but very satisfying day. The attention to details, personal care & charisma of Ishan made all the difference.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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ary97 wrote a review Dec 2019
Calolziocorte, Italy13 contributions4 helpful votes
If you happen to be in Maafushi even for just one day or two, you definitely have to book at least one trip with them! They are simply the best !! I took both half and full day and they were amazing ! I didn’t take the whale shark trip just because I had already done it in another island, but I would recommend it as well! The prices are the lowest you can find in Maldives and the service they offer is just unique. Prices are fixed, 25 $ for half day, 50 $ for full day and 100$ for whale shark, and if you book one trip with them they’ll provide you the transfer back to the airport for 15 $ instead of 20$. Full day was unforgettable, we had the chance to swim with manta, nurse sharks and dolphins, all in the same day !! Also, they take amazing videos and pictures of you swimming underwater, selfie with turtles and everything. I also had drone videos and pictures for 20 $ each. One of the guys there, the one with long straight hair, Eeshan, is just the best! He took so many good videos and pictures, and he wouldn’t give up if they weren’t good enough! I’ll cherish those memories forever ! Thank you shadow palm!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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tanshuyin wrote a review Nov 2019
Penang Island, Malaysia50 contributions36 helpful votes
We traveled with our 10yo, 7yo and 4yo kids and went for 1/2 day tour with Shadow Palms. They were so great with our 2 older kids (my youngest was too scared to go into the ocean!). All the guides were so great with my kids. They took care of them while snorkeling and made sure they were safe. They brought them to see turtles and Nemo and etc. We couldn’t ask for more!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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May wrote a review Nov 2019
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I did the full-day trip as well as the half-day trip and the resort trip and I had an unforgettable and amazing time with Shadow Palm tours. The experienced and professional crew will not only teach you a lot about Maldive's sealife, but will also make sure you have a lot of fun during the trip and take you the best pictures you've ever had. We also stayed at the hotel and it was a perfect service and very close to bikini beach.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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tvwijck wrote a review Nov 2019
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands11 contributions3 helpful votes
These guys have a lot of fun in what they do and this is contagious! They create such a good vibe on the boat and they take you to the best spots. In 1 day I swam with mantarays, nursesharks, dolphins and saw heaps of stingrays too. Besides that they are great with photography and make sure you will get a nice picture as a memory of you trip! Also if you go, take the Drone photos too, they are too big to post here but they are so worth it!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shine S wrote a review Oct 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
Although we did not stay at this hotel, we went twice for excursions with shadow palm center. We went on the half day and full day tours, boy what an amazing experience and value for your money. We saw such a great variety of marine life (including sharks, dolphins, manta rays and turtles). The staff was excellent, fun professional, and had very good energy. Enough water throughout the day and even the lunch they provided was nice. I would recommend for anyone - family couples, or even if you are on your own, to join them for one of the excursions! We really had a wonderful time, and they make sure that you go back with a handful of amazing photos and videos as memories!! Enjoy!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rik Winkens wrote a review Sep 2019
Heerlen, The Netherlands8 contributions2 helpful votes
During our stay in Maafushi we booked all of our tours with Shadow Palms. We've had some unforgettable days with these funny and relax dudes. They will do everything to give you a great experience in the Maldives and make the most beautiful pictures and movies with their topnotch gopro's and drones. They even helped me to ask my girlfriend to marry me by writing 'will you marry me?' in a sandbank where we made a surprise stop during our tour. It was the best day in my live!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michal S. wrote a review Sep 2019
12 contributions6 helpful votes
For us best holiday ever! Love to be there with amazing guys like Ali! We would love to come back again once! Everyone from ShadowPalm is amazing! Everything was perfect there and we are reccomending half day snorkeling tour! Ali was taking care about our 1 year old sund and with my wife we were swimming with turtles 😍
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Insam wrote a review Aug 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions4 helpful votes
After a great holiday in Sri Lanka, we spent our last five days on the Maldives. We did all the tours with Shadow Palm and enjoyed every single one of them! The people are truly awesome, trying to give you the best time possible. They take all the pictures so all you have to do is enjoy the view. Would highly recommend Shadow Palm and definitely returning back to them next time. For contact, you can reach them on +9607621722 or +9609960109
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollMaafushi Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shadow Palm Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shadow Palm Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (0.00 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shadow Palm Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What are some restaurants close to Shadow Palm Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caviar Café & Restaurant, Fine Bake by Suzy, and Arena Beach Restaurant.
Does Shadow Palm Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Shadow Palm Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Shadow Palm Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Maafushi Island.