Guest Houses offer a completely different experience to that of the luxury resorts that the Maldives is famous for. Since the local population has traditionally been kept apart from tourist hot spots, the advent of guest houses as a tourist accommodation option is a relatively new phenomenon. Giving guests the opportunity to mingle with locals and enjoy a taste of the country’s culture and traditions. It is more suited for those who love to immerse themselves in foreign cultures, as well as those who are looking for a more budget friendly holiday in the Maldives.
It is important to remember that since guest houses are located within the local communities, guests will need to adhere to some of the conservative practices and regulations followed by the population. Alcoholic beverages will not be served and swimming costumes are not culturally acceptable. You can head to one of the resort islands or uninhabited islands should you wish to indulge.
See our list of recommended guest houses below.