Hotel The Barefoot Eco

N 6 45 - E 73 10Hanimaadhoo00100Maldives

About Hotel The Barefoot Eco

Nestled between a sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon, Hotel The Barefoot Eco offers travellers a therapeutic dose of peace and tranquillity in a tropical paradise. An on-site diving centre introduces guests to the world of snorkelling and scuba diving.

Hut-style lodgings are air-conditioned for comfort and come complete with minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities. Each offers either a veranda or balcony, many with stunning sea views.

Pampering at the hotel comes in the form of a spa, while both the beach and swimming pool offer ideal spots to unwind. Other on-site amenities include a gym, library, seminar room, and boutique.

Seafood and Mediterranean cuisine are served in the Barefoot Restaurant, with an emphasis on local ingredients and sustainability. The juice bar offers soft drinks and 'mocktails', while alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed on the hotel’s floating boat bar.

Hotel The Barefoot Eco is accessed via Malé International Airport, a 45-minute flight away. Activities to be enjoyed on Hanimaadhoo island include windsurfing, kayaking, and fishing.


N 6 45 - E 73 10, Hanimaadhoo, 00100, Maldives
Telephone: +960 7503188 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organized activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Massage


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Choice of excursions wonderful

For those visitors with an adventurous streak, you will not have a shortage of outings to take part in. Most guests have suggested turning up for the free snorkelling excursion every afternoon at the private beach, where you will not forget the beautiful underwater sights.

Great buffet offered

The Barefoot Eco offers buffet-style cuisine, and often with an Italian twist, while guests said they quickly grew accustomed to the incredibly unique flavours and taste. Staff even surprised one guest on his birthday with an array of tuna, shrimp and lobster.

Amazing sunset

For those who like to relax with an after dinner drink after a long day of local sightseeing, according to guests, the best place to do that is on the top deck, watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Most visitors make sure they are back in time not to miss that sight.

Negative Reviews

Watch out for mosquitos

Many travellers have suggested that you bring your insect repellent with when you visit The Barefoot Eco. Despite the great efforts by hotel management, the mosquitos are difficult to get rid of. Regardless, if you use a good repellent it will do the trick.

Surroundings not so clean

Although the hotel is well-appointed and spotlessly clean, many guests have noticed that plastic bottles and other rubble is either blown across, or drifts across from the ocean and ends up along the beach in front of the hotel. Nonetheless staff do clean up whatever lands up around the hotel.

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