Maldives
Destination
Beach, Snorkeling, Sunrises Yoga
Activity

About
In essence the property operates in the same way as a small island resort. However, as opposed to being on a private island as resorts are, it is situated on part of a locally inhabited island. Unlike guesthouses on a local island, in order to maintain guest’s privacy locals do not have unlimited access to the property, however, having said that, locals are part of the team and Barefoot contributes to the community.

Barefoot is not designed to be solely a yoga retreat.  Guests visit to relax and enjoy a Maldives holiday at great value.  Guests are there to SCUBA dive or for self-indulgent spa treatments and to participate in the twice daily yoga classes.

Concept
The Maldives has changed over the years and the private luxury islands are no longer the only option. Now the market offers alternative accommodation for cost and eco-conscious travelers wishing to discover the traditional lifestyle and dive one of the world’s most amazing underwater realms. The Barefoot Eco Hotel follows the Ecotourism principles of uniting Sustainability and Conservation, involving Local Community within its activities.

DATE

Available all year round 

DURATION 8 Days
LOCATION

The Barefoot Eco Hotel

INCLUDED
7 Night Half Board (Breakfast including beverages, lunch or dinner)

Welcome Drink

7 Night Accommodation

7 Complimentary morning Yoga sessions

7 Sunset yoga sessions

Return Domestic Flight Transfer Male – Hannimadhoo – Male

Airport Assistance

Local Tax ($6 Green Tax per person per night, 10% service charge and 12% GST

NOT INCLUDED
International Flights to Male
ACCOMMODATION

Beach Front, Ocean View or Sea Side Room

Complimentary Activities: 

  • Daily activities such as yoga lessons, volleyball, snorkeling by dhoni with the marine biologist on the house reef, bikes for adults and children, seawater swimming-pool, fully equipped gym, canoes, library, board games, telescope, biology lectures, test of underwater respiration
  • Free Wi-Fi connection available throughout the resort including all room categories.
  • Sun beds, shade umbrellas and beach towels for all guest rooms.
  • For all room categories 1 small bottle of water per person/night in the room.

 

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EXAMPLE ITINERARY

Day One
Arrive Male International Airport and transfer by domestic flight to
17:30 Sunset Yoga designed to acclimate your body and soul to the setting sun.
Day Two
08:00 Morning Yoga designed to balance your body for the day
17:30 Partner Yoga Partner Yoga offers a unique sequence for partners by fortifying trust and communication while building strength, flexibility in fun intimate way.
Day Three
08:00 Morning Yoga designed to balance your body for the day
17:30 Hatha Yoga a unique sequence that trains body, mind and breath. An excellent yoga workout for developing flexibility while creating a sense of inner calm
Day Four
08:00 Morning Yoga designed to balance your body for the day
17:30 Yoga Balance A powerful sequence for practitioners looking for more challenging postures.
Day Five
08:00 Morning Yoga designed to balance your body for the day
17:30 Gentle Yoga offers very useful sequences for beginners. Suitable for all ages!
Day Six
08:00 Morning Yoga designed to balance your body for the day
17:30 Yoga Flow A series of yogic postures practiced one after another with proper coordination of breath and body movement!
Day Seven
08:00 Morning Yoga designed to balance your body for the day
17:30 Yoga Stretch is a unique practice to loosen up muscles.
Day Eight
08:00 Morning Yoga designed to balance your body for the day.
Transfer to Male International Airport and your onward destination.

LOCATION

The Barefoot is located within an almost untouched forest on the local island of Hanimadhoo in the preserved deep North of Maldives. This 4 stars Eco Hotel is well connected to Male international airport by numerous daily 45 minutes flights. The dense vegetation allows not only privacy but the opportunity to experience untouched nature and the genuine and natural Maldives along with all the amenities expected from a charming accommodation option.
A half mile private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon frame and invite to experience an authentic and relaxing holiday at outstanding value.
Hanimadhoo is located in the North and it is one of the most beautiful islands of Maldives: lush vegetation, long beaches and turquoise lagoon. It opens the door for an adventure and genuine gateway where to be spoiled with a true Maldivian warm hospitality. It is a quiet fishing village with lots of tree-shade and swings. Fishing and agriculture is what most of the 2000 habitants of the island do for work.
ACCOMMODATION
20 Beach Front
On the ground floor, with direct access to the white beach. Large size rooms (about 50 sqm including the veranda), double or twin beds.
Interconnecting rooms for families are also available
20 Ocean View
Upper floor with a spectacular sea view. Large size rooms (about 50 sqm including the terrace), double or twin beds
Interconnecting rooms for families are also available
Each room is spacious, creatively designed, comfortable and have an ensuite elegant natural stone bathroom with shower.
12 seaside rooms 
Affordable and comfortable accommodations (44 sqm including the veranda), nicely furnished with a modern and elegant double sink bathroom. They are part of the same complex with a sandy inner courtyard and just few steps away from the beach
GUEST ROOM FACILITIES
•             Full air conditioned rooms with individual temperature control
•             Ceiling fan
•             Tea and coffee makers free of charge
•             Fully stocked mini bar on charge
•             In room personal safe box
•             Hair dryer
•             Beach towels
•             Telephone with direct external line
•             Twice daily housekeeping service
•             Wireless internet access free of charge

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE FACILITIES

The Barefoot Restaurant takes pride in sourcing the best ingredients available, seafood arrives fresh and is served to the guests full of flavor. Two Italian Chefs specialized in Mediterranean dishes continuously
wow the guests with creative and unique combinations, textures and flavors in order to provide a memorable experience, full of heart, care and soul! The Barefoot Restaurant is fully committed to supporting local
suppliers.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the main sea view restaurant. For private and romantic dinners, seafood menus may be reserved at an extra charge.
Breakfast from 08.00 to 10.30
Lunch from 13.00 to 14.30
Dinner from 20.00 to 21.30

BARS

The panoramic “juice bar” next to the main restaurant is a gathering place to sip soft drinks, fresh juices and mocktails.
A new floating bar “Black Pearl” located in the hotel lagoon is offering alcoholic drinks.
The establishment of a Conservation Centre has enabled development of a series of responsible activities for guests (such as snorkeling, dolphin watch, turtle identification and more). This way, during the activities a double goal can be pursued: “fun” for the guests and environmental monitoring at the same time.
In fact, during the excursions at sea, our marine biologists can carry out several projects of environmental monitoring, in order to collect data on the ecosystem and monitor  the effect of tourism.
Open lab sessions provide the chance to discover our daily marine research efforts and get involved with the marine biologists in their scientific work.
There is a well-stocked and original boutique (clothing, souvenirs personal care products). Two highly skilled tailors can do made to measure clothes of guests choice with typical material in a short time. The boutique always offers an excellent selection from the latest collection. We purchase quality local handcrafts as well.

All yoga classes are conducted by an International Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher and can be practiced by beginners and advanced yogi’s alike, classes are tailored to students’ abilities and interests. The morning class at 8.15 am – 9.15 am can be followed by either an afternoon, evening or sunset session. Each class includes a short introduction to yoga philosophy (yamas/niyamas), breathing practices (pranayama), and a physical poses sequence (asana), ending with a guided relaxation to balance body, mind and spirit. Guests can also choose to take a workshop, those offered include: ‘mindfulness meditation’ and ‘yoga breathing techniques for divers’.

PRICE

Occupancy Price in USD
Single 1399
Double 1099