Maldives Promotion House – Famous for its beaches and crystal clear waters, Maldives has become the hottest destination for tourists. However there is a side of Maldives that is rarely spoken about. The local island communities.
The local islands and even the Capital City Male’ is something every enthusiastic traveler must experience. Most of the local communities apart from the Capital City Male’ have gone through very little change and the Maldivian culture is very much visible in the native islanders and their lifestyles.
The recent expansion in tourism has sprung up guest houses and other tourism related services in many local islands. One of these is Kaafu Atoll Maafushi. Maafushi is one of the islands in Maldives with a thriving local economy. While many families benefit directly from the tourism industry, it has greatly improved since 2010.
With the government regulation allowing opening of Guest Houses in local islands, Maafushi was the first to secure an investment in tourism accommodation. According to the local authorities, the number of guest houses in Maafushi is expected to double with a total of 150 beds, by the end of the year.
Stingray Beach Inn, one of the guest houses scheduled to open in June, is a small guest house designed for true travellers seeking a barefoot experience within a friendly local community. About 30 minutes away from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, via speed boat, Stingray Beach Inn will provide tourist services ranging from sandbank excursions to snorkelling, at an extremely cheap price.
While drinking and swimwear are prohibited on the local island and its beaches, Stingray Beach Inn organises excursions to the nearby sand bank and the many resorts that surround the island where you can feel free to indulge yourself. According to the local authorities, they are also working on introducing spa opportunities and increasing water sports activities on the island. So here is your chance to experience the fascinating lives of the local natives, all the while indulging yourself in affordable tropical luxuries.