Imagine checking your calendar in the morning and instead of meetings, it says snorkelling. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? But this not a fantasy dream; when you stay at the Rashuthere Maldives, located in the pristine Rasdhoo islands, you would be doing exactly that. Your day could be choc-a-bloc with activities like this: a walk at the beach, swimming with dolphins and Manta Rays, and catamaran sailing. Doesn’t it make you want to pack your bags right away?
Rashuthere is a quaint little guesthouse on Rasdhoo island. It is the best place for solo and backpacking travellers, also a great option for budget travellers. The Rashuthere guest house has a very local vibe to the place and you can enjoy some great Maldivian food here.
While families can stay at Rashuthere, the rooms are perfect for couples and solo travellers. Even groups of friends can relax and enjoy themselves at the guesthouse. The guesthouse has two kinds of rooms.
Deluxe Double Room: This very cosy room comes with a double bed and is perfect for two people. This room works best for couples and solo travellers. The room is air-conditioned and comes with a closet for your belongings. Toiletries are free, and you also get a clothes rack to dry your clothes after you’ve taken a dip in the ocean.
Comfort Triple Room: This room is bigger than the deluxe room and can accommodate at least three people. There’s no double bed but there are three single beds. This room is perfect for people who travel in groups or small families. The room is soundproof, and you also get free toiletries. Like the deluxe room, this room also comes with a closet and a clothes rack for drying clothes. You also get a view of the pretty garden from your room.
The Rashuthere guesthouse has free WiFi throughout the property and there are private bathrooms in each room.Book Now
The way to Rashdhoo is via Male city. The places are approximately 60 kilometres away from each other. You need to take a flight to the Velana International Airport (Male International Airport). From Male city, there are three ways to reach Rasdhoo: public ferry, scheduled or private speedboats, and seaplanes.
Public Ferry: Ferries are the basic means of transportation used by the local population in the Maldives. While they are cheap, they have specific schedules and take a long time to take you to your destination. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Rasdhoo from Male. Also ferries from Male city to Rasdhoo run for only three days a week. This means that you’d have to coordinate your date with the day on which the ferry runs. Also, these ferries would probably start early morning. Your best bet in such a case would be to stay back in Male city for a night and then take a ferry the next day.
Scheduled speedboats: Good news for those who do not want to spend so much time on the journey to Rasdhoo. There are scheduled speedboats available from the jetty at Male city as well. While they charge much higher, they can take you to Rasdhoo within 1 hour and 30 minutes. Like public ferries, speedboats, too, run on specific days of the week. Book your ticket in advance if you can and coordinate accordingly.
Private speedboats: If you want your Maldives trip to start with luxury, you can opt for a private speedboat. While the time taken for a boat to take you to Rasdhoo will be the same, you don’t have to depend on the schedules and timings of the scheduled speedboats. Many agencies in Male help with booking a private speedboat. Given the perks, private speedboats are expensive.
Seaplanes: If private speedboats are not enough luxurious for you, you can also opt for seaplanes. Seaplanes are small aircraft that travel from one Maldivian island to another. Be warned though, seaplanes can be very expensive; although, they would take you to Rasdhoo from Male within 15 minutes. Talk about saving time! Also, the view from a seaplane promises to be exceedingly stunning.
No matter which means of transportation you take, it would be best to call the guesthouse staff at Rashuthere Maldives. You should contact the hotel staff a few days before your arrival so that they can guide you through the entire process.
Rasdhoo is a beautiful island but not a remote one. You can hold all modern amenities at Rasdhoo. There are many fancy eateries and local tours that you can explore in Rasdhoo. If you catch the water sports bug, don’t worry: the staff at Rashuthere Maldives will help you with the facilities. You can dive underwater and swim along with Dolphins and Manta Rays. You can also go on catamaran sailing.
If you are looking to have a romantic time, Rashuthere has that figured out for you as well. The guesthouse arranges candlelight dinners for couples on the beach. You can choose anything from the menu and have a great time with your partner. Rashuthere also promises that you’ll have complete privacy while you spend some much-needed intimate time with the love of your life.
The check-in time at Rashuthere Maldives starts at noon and continues till 8 in the evening. The check-out time is anytime between 7 in the morning to just before midnight.
If you want to cancel your booking, your refund would depend on the date of cancellation, and the type of room you have booked. Children of any age are allowed at the guesthouse, but you need to inform the guests about the number of children beforehand. Also, there are no extra beds or cots available at Rashuthere Maldives.
If you want a very local experience at Rasdhoo, stay at the Rashuthere. You can enjoy large servings of hearty Maldivian food and relax at your own pace. Free breakfast is included in the room charge. Rashuthere is no tourist trap. It gives you a genuine experience of living in Rasdhoo.
Rashuthere is also very close to the two famous local beached at Rasdhoo – the Rasdhoo Bikini Beach and the Rasdhoo North beach. The bikini beach is just 200 metres from the guesthouse property.
Rasdhoo itself is a very scenic island. It is a great place for snorkelling and watching dolphins. And, if you are really lucky, you can also get a chance to spot bioluminescent planktons in the night sometimes.
Anboofannu Magu, Rasdhoo 09020, Maldives