In Maafushi, we stayed at Kaani Village and Spa, one of the few hotels in Maafushi to have a pool, for SGD93 per night. We liked how our room faces the small stretch of pool, that when you open your room door, you can dive right into the pool! Velana Hotel is another hotel we'd recommend in Maafushi. It faces the opposite end of the more touristy beach, but on the plus side you get to stay away from the crowd. They recently celebrated their 1st anniversary, so their rooms are still very newly furnished. We particularly liked that they have indoor, outdoor garden and outdoor beach dining options. We were recommended by a local to try their dinner menu out, and we were impressed not just by the plating, but also the taste of the food! If you're at Velana Hotel, say hello to the friendly black little cat for me! Search these hotels onAgoda or Booking.com. Food
Kaani Beach Hotel
Maafushi Island offers you beautiful small resorts and is an alternative to the luxury island resorts. We stayed at the Kaani resort for 3 days and the other 2 days in Kaani beach hotel. Our hotel was on the shore and the room was overlooking the beach. I could spend the whole trip just lying on the beach, snorkel and get back to the hotel for a beach side dinner every night. However, Maldives has many other things to offer.Maldives is a Muslim country and hence liquor is prohibited. It is available only in selected resorts. Only private resorts and few selected beaches allow you wearing a bikini.