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WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa

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Front of property – evening/night
Beach nearby, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Beach nearby, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Deluxe Double Room, Ocean View | View from room
View from room

Overview of WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa

WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa

3.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Maafushi, Kaafu Atoll, Maafushi, 08090

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMaafushi Mosque2 min walk
  • Popular LocationMaafushi Reef3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMaafushi Harbor5 min walk

Room options

About this area


Located in Maafushi, WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa is near the beach. Maldives Islamic Centre is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Maafushi Reef and Full Moon Beach.

What's nearby

  • Biyadoo Beach - 1 min walk
  • Maafushi Mosque - 2 min walk
  • Maafushi Reef - 3 min walk
  • Maafushi Harbor - 5 min walk
  • Bodu Hurraa Beach - 33 min walk

About this property

WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa

3-star family-friendly hotel
At WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa, you can look forward to a free food/drink shopping service, a free daily manager's reception and shopping on site. With a white sand beach, beach umbrellas and beach towels, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a massage at Kashikeyo Spa, the on-site spa. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with 2 coffee shops/cafes and a garden.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Free self-parking and valet parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle and an area shuttle
  • Luggage storage, a TV in the lobby and a computer station
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, overall value and helpful staff
Room features
All 12 individually furnished rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities such as free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Hindi, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Free shopping centre shuttle

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10 AM: USD 12 for adults and USD 8 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 2 coffee shops
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Playground
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free food shopping service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Beach towels
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Fridge (on request)

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via Boat and shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Guests can reach this property by boarding the 90-minute public ferry (surcharge) at the Villigili Ferry Terminal at the south harbor in Male at 3 PM. Ferry service is not available on Fridays.
The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory one-way transfer fees for guests ages 11-17.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to December 31 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Beach
  • Breakfast
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services
  • Spa
  • Water park

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: USD 3 per person, per night
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: USD 25 (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per child: USD 25 (one-way), from 3 to 10 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 11 years old to 17 years old): USD 25 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The listed additional fee covers one-way transfer fees for guests ages 11-17.

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 12 for adults and USD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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 reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

WhiteShell Island Hotel Maafushi
WhiteShell Island Hotel
WhiteShell Island Maafushi
WhiteShell Island
Whiteshell & Spa Maafushi
WhiteShell Island Hotel Spa
WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa Hotel
WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa Maafushi
WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa Hotel Maafushi

Frequently asked questions

Is WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 29 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 2 Dec 2022 start from ₹4,877.25, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa?

Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa?

Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa located?

With direct access to the beach, this Maafushi hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Biyadoo Beach, Maafushi Harbor and Maafushi Reef. Bodu Hurraa Beach and Maafushi Mosque are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa and receive a full refund?

Yes, WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 41 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 39%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 41 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 41 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 41 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 41 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Best location,nice view,very clin room,nice staff.
Stayed 14 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Zufazleen, Malaysia
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel is very clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly and we got good package deals from the hotel for a majority of our activities. Very much recommended.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Anon, London
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A small, very friendly hotel with great staff. Everyone worked hard to make my stay great.
Stayed 9 nights in Aug 2018

3/5 Okay

Verified traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Close to beach and shops
Well located Nice food Not a lot of varieties in food
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
great location
Good location, tasty breakfast and friendly staff.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2018

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Ive got bitten by bedbugs!!!!
I wouldnt recommend staying here for a night due to bedbugs. Ive stayed in less than 3star hotels in the past and have never experienced being bitten by bedbugs. Until now, a week after Ive stayed, there are still marks all over my body. The hotel staff is nice and the location is conveniently situated in the center so i have no complaints on that
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely place
I'm very happy once I reached there veryone smiling rooms are very clean food is delicious

4/5 Good

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Lovely small hotel with a real local feel.
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel more so because of the friendly manager Mr Shayam who was very helpful and professional in every way. He was always there personally at hand should we have any queries or questions. Although the rooms had all the facilities they could be have been dusted more frequently but the beds were always kept nice and clean and we only came to sleep here at night which was satisfactory for me and my family. Expedia needs to update the size of beds in family rooms. As they are actually 1 queen size and one smallish looking double only, not 2 queen sizes.

4/5 Good

mr lohar, london
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice hotel
Very nice place . Like a peradise . Hotel stafff is very knowledgeable.

5/5 Excellent

Rashidul, Bangladesh
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I loved Maafushi.
stayed in WhiteShell Island Hotel & Spa for 7 nights! the best 7 nights in maafushi. I am glad I chose this hotel. close to beach and just beside Maafushi Dive & Active Water Sports. The staffs of the hotel were genuinely polite and friendly. Big thanks to Shyam for always asking how was my day and recommending on tours/trips. Would like to thank the sri lankan guys who served me meals during my stay. room were cleaned twice a day. the breakfast were simple and enough to last you till lunch. just a recommendation: the juice always needed to be asked. other than that service has been excellent. I loved the idea of Excursions board and the guests message board. I would say unique to WhiteShell :) if you go Maafushi, this would be one of the best hotel in terms of convenience and comfort. I loved maafushi. I loved Maldives. Thank you for the hospitality. I will be back :)