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.
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?!
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.
Their menu was nice and had fair prices, the food was tasty, fresh and they served big portions.
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.
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.
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.
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 =)
Snorkeling: You can get equipment for free as well and may see some sharks =D
Snorkeling with Turtles
Manta Watching: I took the pic below while snorkeling with this baby manta ray.
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.
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!
Island & Picnic
Day Trip to Ukulhas: A cute and very clean island with friend people.
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?
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).
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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