Shallow Lagoon Guesthouse: Your home away from home in Rasdhoo, Maldives

Accommodation in Rasdhoo Island, Maldives: Shallow Lagoon Guesthouse

I stayed at Shallow Lagoon for 7 nights in April/2018, by the time I left I felt like a family member.

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To have an idea, Shallow Lagoon won an award for being a Leading Adventure Guesthouse in 2018.

Shallow Lagoon Guest House in Rasdhoo - Maldives

Reception of Shallow Lagoon Guest House in Rasdhoo – Maldives
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Service

The manager Firaag and all the staff made me feel so welcomed! As a solo traveler I felt like adopted by them haha.

They greeted me right when arrived at the shore. They were always making sure everything was ok and that I was having the time of my life, which I surely had!

A highlight: I mentioned to the staff during my stay that I would like to dress up like a Maldivian. Soon they got me a Maldivian dress, and brought two amazing Maldivian ladies to dress me up. On top of that they also set a traditional meal where I ate with my hands just like they culturally do.

How cool is that?!

Elaine dressed up as Maldivian

Elaine dressed up as Maldivian
Photo by: Firaag Ahmed

Room

The room and bathroom were spacious, the bed was giant and comfy, the air conditioning was lifesaving and would leave the room cold in a minute.

Room at Shallow Lagoon Guest House in Rasdhoo - Maldives

Room at Shallow Lagoon Guest House in Rasdhoo – Maldives
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Food

Their menu was nice and had fair prices, the food was tasty, fresh and they served big portions.

External Area

Their external area was super cute, they have a swing, sandy floor, it is where they serve the food, there is a bar and they also host some cultural shows which is a plus.

Reception at Shallow Lagoon Guest House in Rasdhoo - Maldives

External Area of Shallow Lagoon Guest House in Rasdhoo – Maldives
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Beach

Shallow Lagoon is about 4 minutes walk from the Bikini Beach. This beach is great for snorkeling and kayaking, not as much for swimming due to the corals.

Rasdhoo Bikini Beach in Maldives

Rasdhoo – Maldives
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Please bear in mind that as we are talking about a Muslim country we shall respect their culture and be fully dressed on the way to the beach even though it is close to the hotel. Bikinis are allowed only in the Bikini Beach of any local island. Read more about it here.

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Activities

There are so many activities that you can do in Rasdhoo that you can easily stay for a week.

Here is a list of what you can do:

Kayaking: You can get equipment for free =)

Elaine Villatoro Kayaking in Rasdhoo - Maldives

Snorkeling: You can get equipment for free as well and may see some sharks =D

Woman Snorkeling in Rasdhoo Island - Maldives

Snorkeling with Turtles

Manta Watching: I took the pic below while snorkeling with this baby manta ray.

Manta Ray in Rasdhoo - Maldives

Manta Ray in Rasdhoo – Maldives
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Sunset Dolphin Trip: I didn’t do this trip but was lucky enough to snorkel with the manta ray and dolphins at the same time.

Night Fishing with BBQ

Sandbank: The sandbank is a great place to chill and take some pics. Also, if you are able to stay until it gets dark you can see the crabs coming out of there holes.

Elaine Villatoro at a Sandbank in Rasdhoo - Maldives

Elaine Villatoro at a Sandbank in Rasdhoo – Maldives
Photo by: Firaag Ahmed

Crabs coming out of their holes in Maldives

Crab attack
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Sandbank BBQ: In my first day they organised a Sandbank BBQ. We saw the sunset on the way which was beautiful,  we had amazing food, and I had one of the best moments of my trip when the moon was reflecting on the ocean and I could still see some bioluminescent planktons. This was such a great way to connect the guests and staff!

Fisherman during sunset in Rasdhoo - Maldives

Fisherman during sunset in Rasdhoo – Maldives
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Island & Picnic

Day Trip to Ukulhas: A cute and very clean island with friend people.

Ukulhas Bikini Beach in Maldives

Ukulhas Bikini Beach in Maldives
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Day Trip to Thoddoo: I loved this day trip as I could see the Thoddoo farms. Did ou know that 75% of the watermelon in Maldives come from this island?

Watermelon Farmer in Thoddoo in Maldives

Watermelon Farmer in Thoddoo in Maldives
Photo by: Elaine Villatoro

Day Trip to Ellaidhoo: An affordable option to visit a resort while in Maldives is to do what they call “Day Use”. You pay a fixed rate, you can use their pool and facilities, usually it is all inclusive (lunch at the buffet & drinks).

Ellaidhoo Resort - Day Trip with Shallow Lagoon

Elaine at Ellaidhoo Resort – Day Trip with Shallow Lagoon
Photo by: Mahey Mahuttey

As you probably noticed, I made the most of my stay there =D

How to get to Rasdhoo from Male?

Rasdhoo is located in Ari Atoll in Maldives and can be reached from Male by:

Speed Boat: US$35 – 1 hour

Ferry: US$5 – 3 hours

Seaplane: US$280 – 15 minutes

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Cheers.

Elaine Villatoro

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