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The Barefoot Eco Hotel

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Exterior
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of The Barefoot Eco Hotel

The Barefoot Eco Hotel

4.0 star property
Hanimaadhoo beachfront hotel with 2 bars/lounges and spa

9.4/10 Exceptional

145 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
Map
N 6 45 E 73 10, Hanimaadhoo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Cool Garden - 13 min walk

About this property

The Barefoot Eco Hotel

The Barefoot Eco Hotel offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, volleyball, and sun loungers, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and facials. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the pool bar. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a 24-hour fitness center, and a fitness center. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

Arabic, English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 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
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a USD 90 fee
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 52 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one*

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Bowling alley
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bowling alley
  • Ecotours
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Evening entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Bicycle tour information
  • Safari nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Bike repair services
  • Bike cleaning
  • Bike storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 2014
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Shopping mall on site
  • Bicycle parking
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community & sustainability
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Comprehensive food waste policy

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • LED light bulbs
  • Composting
  • Recycling

Special features

Spa

The onsite spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic and reflexology. The spa is open daily.

Dining

RAANEE BAR - This beachfront bar specializes in local cuisine and serves light fare only.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 110
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 52.50 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 110
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 52.50 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Airplane transfer per adult: USD 380 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 300 (roundtrip), from 2 to 11 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 147.19 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 380 per person (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 6.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs USD 300 (roundtrip)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a USD 90 fee.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Barefoot Eco Hotel Hanimaadhoo
Barefoot Eco Hotel
Barefoot Eco Hanimaadhoo
Barefoot Eco
The Barefoot Eco Hotel Hanimaadhoo, Maldives
The Barefoot Eco Hotel Hotel
The Barefoot Eco Hotel Hanimaadhoo
The Barefoot Eco Hotel Hotel Hanimaadhoo

Frequently asked questions

Does The Barefoot Eco Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Barefoot Eco Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
This property confirms that onsite COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM at scheduled times. The charge is USD 380 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Barefoot Eco Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing. Additional recreation onsite includes bowling, ecotours, and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Barefoot Eco Hotel also has 2 bars and a private beach, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Barefoot Eco Hotel?
Yes, RAANEE BAR offers beachfront dining, local cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Cool Garden (13-min walk).
What's the area around The Barefoot Eco Hotel like?
The Barefoot Eco Hotel is located on the waterfront, a short 6-minute walk from Maldives Climate Observatory. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.4/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

8.5/10

Amenities

9.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

10.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

The Best Experience,The Staff were Really Nice and Helpful
Nelson, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic laid-back charm to this resort, as the name suggests. I couldn’t be happier with our stay at Barefoot. Everything was clean and comfortable, and the food and service was excellent. Anything more would have felt OTT and unnecessary. Congratulations on doing your best to keep things natural and eco-friendly. The Maldives are troubled by washed-up plastic and the more you do, the better I like it. 😊
20-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A very pleasant stay at the Barefoot Eco Hotel
The Barefoot Eco Hotel is an amazing place in the Maldives! It's not your traditional Maldivian resort, since it is situated in an island with a village (normally resorts are located in private islands). This adds greatly to the whole experience! If you are the type of person that likes to learn about the local culture of the places where you travel, this is a perfect combination. The hotel does a lot of work to support the local community, such as hiring locals, providing free training for people to work in the tourist industry, tours into the local village, cooking shows hosted by locals and others. The hotel also tries to minimize its footprint in the environment. For instance, the hotel doesn't sell any drinks in plastic bottles. The location is stunning! You clearly get this sense of being off the grid, in a tropical place. We saw turtles, harmless sharks, different kind of rays (manta, eagle, sting), tropical fishes and dolphins. The hotel offers different daily programs to get up close to these, as well as to visit nearby historical places. The food provided is delicious! It's a mix of Italian with influences of local cuisine. On Friday's, is Maldivian night and you can have a full Maldivian dinner experience. Finally the staff makes the whole experience 5 stars! Everyone, from the reception, to the restaurant to the diving center was friendly and helpful! We spent there almost two weeks and had the time of our lives. We will definitely return, if we have the chance.
Jose, 11-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great,relaxing and off the grid
Great not having Television or 1st world technology. Eco friendly and great health retreat.
Chad, 7-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

very good experience peaceful and calm environment
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice, quiet, remote place to stay
If you are looking for a place to scuba dive / snorkel in a quite and peaceful resort in the Maldives, this is probably the best place to go. It is a bit further out than the other resorts, but it's worth the trek if you are looking for a quite place. The hotel is not very big and therefore not many guests overcrowding the areas. The food from the buffet is varied and delicious, the dinner menu changes everyday. The beach is beautiful and it's easy to find places to snorkel right there. The hotel offers some free amenities (2-hour kayak rental, morning yoga, bike rental) which are quite nice. The bar boat in the evenings is worth a visit even if you don't plan on drinking and the village is lovely and quaint. On the down side, it is far out. You have to take a 45 minute internal flight to get here (no hydro-lane or speed boat). There are only 4-5 flights a day to the island so if you don't land in Male at the ideal flight to get on the next plane you may need to wait 4/5 hours to get to the island, but expect to wait a while anyway. This is a place to disconnect, so no TV in the rooms or anywhere, which may be a plus for some people, and not much for evening entertainment. In the evenings you can go to the boat bar where they serve alcohol. It's 5 minutes from the hotel by speed boat, with beautiful views, but even there it's sort of quiet.
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding
All good things come to an end... We've just come back home from an 11 nights' stay at the Barefoot Hotel on Hanimaadhoo. Our head full of precious memories. We could not have chosen a better place for our first stay in the Maldives and for my husband 50th birthday. The Barefoot hotel is an eco friendly hotel, where it feels good living. It is layed back, very well managed, friendly, clean and tidy. Staff were discreet but always ready to help. The hotel is well integrated on the island, right on the seaside, but nicely hidden by coconut trees and other tropical plants. Our seafront room was spacious and comfortable with a very good shower. There is not much to do on the island, but we never got bored. We spent our time swimming in the beautiful lagoon and relaxing at the beach. The snorkeling is amazing and filled up a good part of our days... We were lucky to see some dolphins, some turtles, rays and so many beautiful colourful fish. We couldn't get enough of it! The food at the hotel restaurant was always very good, with plenty of variety everyday. There is a good team of chefs, who are always present during the meals, presenting their food, always cheerful and pleasant. We loved the Maldivian dinner last Friday and the traditional music afterwards played by the Maldivian staff. It was great to have an opportunity to danse ...barefoot! Thank you for the nice memories! We walked or cycled to the village several times. It is a typical muslim village.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great hotel to experience marine and beach life
This is an excellent place to stay in the Maldives if you want to experience marine and beach flora and fauna as there are daily expeditions, kayaks, snorkelling excursions and a diving centre all operating from the hotel. As the island is inhabited, there is the added interest of the local village and people and the hotel has free bicycles to use as well as organising cultural and nature tours. The two resident marine biologists are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic and friendly and lead the daily excursions so you can find out more about the things you are seeing. There is something on each evening for anyone interested - Maldivian cooking demonstration, film, documentary or an interesting talk by one of the marine biologists. There is no alcohol on the island but there is a bar boat off shore in the evenings if you want it - we found that the non-alcoholic fruit cocktails available at the hotel bar were delicious and were all we needed. Our son enjoyed the diving and was well looked after by the dive team.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel with very friendly staff
Amazing experience overall! Couple of points for first time travellers... to get to hanimadhoo island, the only option is via 1.5hr domestic flight which costs about $340pp. Not much on the island other than the resort, but for a 5day stay, never felt the need to venture out much.
Verified Orbitz guest review