Maafushi – Arena Beach Hotel
Being so close to Male, Maafushi is one of the islands that has developed quickly with guesthouses, so there are quite a few. This gives it a lively nighttime atmosphere compared to some of the other isolated islands.
Arena Beach Hotel has 19 rooms that let you have sea views or garden views. Maafushi Island is a local ferry ride away from Male, so getting there is fairly easy and quite cheap. There’s also a shared speedboat transfer, if you don’t want to spend 1.5 hours on the ferry.
Maafushi has the most guesthouse beds of any local island, and therefore, you can find the lowest room rates there.