South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Ocean Beach Maldives is a budget travel company which operates Guest House and Restaurant. Our main aim is to provide our guests with an unforgettable and memorable vacation Ocean Beach Maldives guest House is in the beach area with its own front beach for a perfect beach and a sea view. It’s a picture-perfect place where you can relax and feel the purest white crystal sand beaches and the different shades of blue in the sea.
Hangnaameedhoo is a local island located in south ari-atoll. The island has an exotic, breathtaking and stunning coral reefs on its edge. These fascinating coral reefs that border the pure white sands. The island is known as a “SNORKELING ISLAND’ because of the beautiful coral reefs. Hangnaameedhoo has a huge banyan tree which is more than 100 years. This tree can be seen from a distance while you are traveling to the island.
In the island of Hangnaameedhoo, lies one of the most historically signiﬁcant sites of the ancient Maldives; the shrine of King Ibrahim kalaafaanu together with the traditional mosque. In 1960 AD when Malabars attacked Maldives, Sultan Ibrahim Kalaafaanu III (son of the great national hero Mohamed Thakurufaanu), escaped and ﬂed Male’ in one of his ships.
Unfortunately for him, the Malabars caught up with him and he died in the battle that followed. His ship which was abandoned after looting drifted to Hangnaameedhoo. When the people of the island saw the bodies of sultan along with Jamaal Kalo who fought alongside the sultan, they buried their bodies beside the ancient mosque. A special shrine was then built for the martyred king. The shrine became a highly revered one, and the people of Hangnaameedhoo were offered grants and special privileges by the crown for their loyal service.
The coral reefs in Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teeming with colorful ﬁsh. Snorkeling is the easiest way to enjoy the beauty found beyond the lagoon. Please wear adequate sun screen. House reef snorkeling takes place directly in the lagoon of Hangnaameedhoo. Snorkeling gears are available at the reception. Please remember reefs are fragile ecosystems, therefore do not stand or walk on the corals in the reef. Do not try to take any souvenirs from the underwater world.
South Ari Atoll, Maldives
* Free wifi in all room and in whole property.
* Free Cable TV in all rooms.
* AC in all rooms
* Sun block curtains in all rooms
* Mini Bar inn all rooms.
* Safe in all rooms
* 2 bottled water will be given free everyday.
* Free tea/coffee available in all rooms.
* Heating kettle in each room.
* Toiletries (soap/ shampoo/ toothbrush/ shower cap..etc)available in all rooms.
* Beach towel and room towels changed every other day.
* Hair drier in all rooms.
* Hot water available in all rooms.
* Private Bath in all rooms.
Normal Check In time starts at 12h00, but every effort will be made to accommodate earlier or later Check Ins (if arranged in advance).
Checkout time is before midday. Please tell us in advance if you require a later Checkout and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request. Please let us know if your flight check in time is before 11 am of the departure day so that we can help you arrange transfers to the airport / capital island.
Maldives is a 100 percent Muslim country. Please wear modestly in all the area around the island except the area designated to the use of Bikini. This is due to the Maldivian law of protecting its local customs. Charges may apply on violation of this Maldivian constitutional law.
Drinking and keeping alcohol in any local islands are strictly forbidden by the Maldivian Law. We ask all guests not to keep any alcohol related item in the room. Any item related to Alcohol content would be taken out of the property. Charges may apply on violation of this law.
Room keys on arrival
During normal working hours the keys will be handed over to the guest after payment and administration. Special arrangements for key collection must be made for late arrivals.
Room keys on departure
Please leave the room keys in the room with the electric excess card. Guests do not have to lock the door on departure. However please close the door completely locked when leaving.
Room keys normally
Please leave the room key at the key holder when going out of the property and to the beach front area.
Lost key or damage to locks
The cost for replacement of lost room keys or damaged locks is applicable and a total amount of $50 for lost keys and $100 for lock replacement to be paid immediately.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room area, or weather permitting, on the open area. Breakfast is between 08h00 and 09h30. Lunch is between 13.30 to 14.30 hours except Friday. Dinner is between 20.00 to 21.00 hours. If you require a different timing for breakfast, please advise us on arrival. The breakfast on your time would be served with service as an extra fee of $10 per day.
Please give special attention on the timings. Meals would be off the table after 15 minutes of the scheduled time. Meals on a different time would be charged. Please let us know before 3 hours know if you would like to take a meal. You can message us through WhatsApp or viber. Please use the host numbers at the end of this booklet.
Smoking is completely forbidden inside the rooms and dining room.
Smoking is permitted outside the house, please use the ashtrays placed in the yard and barbecue area.
There will be no refunds for early departures, for breakdowns of air conditioner, heater, appliances, etc, if said breakdown is due to weather and /or other conditions over which the house owner has no control.
There will be no refunds on cancellation of excursions scheduled. However, if property cancels an excursion due to technical reasons, the property would pay an average price of the excursion or excursion package.
Please do not use flammables for heating, cooking or the like, irons candles, etc., in the guest room or corridors without the consent of the Guest House owner.
Cooking and eating food in the rooms is not allowed.
Please do not use guest rooms for business activities or for any purposes other than accommodation use, without the consent of the Guest House owner.
Your room would be cleaned almost every day.
Your room’s bed sheets and pillow sheets would be changed after three nights. However, if you really need a change of any linen or towel, please ask the room boy for the change. Please do not leave the towels or linens on the floor. We love our branded towels. Charges may apply.
Please do not take the toilet towel to the beach. Ask for a beach towel from your room boy if not provided on arrival.
Valuables, security and storage
If needed a safe-deposit box is available in rooms for all guests.
The management is not responsible for lost items. Please lock the doors when you leave.
Although the guesthouse management takes responsible steps to ensure the safety and security of all guests and their possessions, guests retain final responsibility for their own safety and security.
Keep rooms locked at all times when absent.
No cigarette buds, cotton buds, tampons, sanitary pads or any other material, other than toilet paper may be flushed down the toilet.
Do not leave towels and linens on the floor after use. Please ask your room boy if you need it to be change than the normal routine. Charges may apply for damages leaving towels and linens on the bath floor or room floor.
Guests have no access to rooms and areas marked “PRIVATE” and to the kitchen.
The living room, dining room and barbecue are common areas of the house and guests are encouraged to use them to their need or recreation, nevertheless there are some rules to abide by:
THE LIVING ROOM
Guests are allowed to use this common area.
Please do not leave unclean plate or coffee cup on the 1st floor living space.
Please keep the area nice and tidy and away from any food materials.
Avoid making noise or disturbing the other house guests, musical instruments, radios, televisions, stereos, and/or any other source of amplified sound shall be played at a volume that shall not disturb or annoy other guests .We shall pay particular attention to limiting noise between the hours of 09:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. We also request the guests to restrain from making any loud noise outside the building, in the courtyard or directly in front of the building.
THE DINNING AREA
This area is used by the guest house to provide meals for the guest.
THE BEACH AREA
Please wear modest in the beach front area. Bikini can only be used in the bikini beach which is 7 minutes away.
Guests can swim on the beach area between 06:30 am to 05:00pm on their own risk.
No children are allowed to the beach water without adult supervision.
Please help us to keep the beach area neat and clean at all times.
Please let your room boy know if you are going to use the bikini beach for any time of the day.
Please use beach chairs and shades with our name of it.
We are sorry to tell you that excursion prices cannot be customized to the guest. You can either take excursion from Excursion book or you could also take from the weekly excursion packages.
Please understand that we only have the license to sell excursions to you. Please do not participate in illegal excursions offered.
Government Charges may apply for illegal excursions.
Sorry to tell you but, we will hold you responsible for any damage or loss caused to our property by your acts or omissions, default, accident or neglect. Normal wear and tear is excluded.
Please report any accidents or incidents to the guest house management in connection with any property damage.
Please do not take coconuts from the roads and paths at any place. The trees in the common areas of the island are registered to locals.
Please do not play with any marine organism.
Please do not stand on a coral.
We cannot be held liable if any of the following events or conditions prevents the guest house from fulfilling its obligation to guests. However, the guest house will take necessary steps to minimize disruption and discomfort to guests under these conditions:
* Unanticipated interruption to Internet, electricity, water, sewage and transport to and from the guest house;
* Industrial actions, civil uprising or criminal activity;
* Fire, frost, flooding, wind or any other force major event.
Because we have several guests, we ask you to respect each other concerning cleanliness of the common areas and noise level. If we receive complaints, you will be given a warning. Further complaints are subject to the termination of stay. We reserve the right to end a reservation if a guest becomes a disturbance/ nuisance to others including management.
Please respect the house and its occupants.
– The owners of Ocean Beach Maldives are dedicated to the protection of our planets resources and would encourage our guests to help us by:
* Switching off lights and air condition when not in use;
* Ensuring that taps are always turned off after use;
* Avoiding the unnecessary use of towels – just use what you need.
* We thank you in advance for your comprehension and co-operation.