The Barefoot Eco Hotel at Hanimadhoo opens

The Barefoot – The Barefoot Eco Hotel in Hanimoodhoo Island has officially opened on 22nd November 2014. The four-star hotel located in Haa Alifu Atoll is managed by Noomadi Resorts who also manages Gangehi Island Resort in North Ari Atoll.

The Barefoot Eco Hotel is an ecological touristic structure that follows the Eco-tourism principles of uniting sustainability and conservation, involving local community within its activities. The Barefoot has maximized the sustainability of the structure, intended to have minimal impact on the local environment and reduce its carbon footprint. It is a Natural Health Retreat where body and spirit are nurtured and restored.

The team of awarded architecture studios AW2 from France, Groh architects from Switzerland and landscape artist Marcello Chiarenza from Italy famous for his ecological wood structures, have designed a gorgeous complex sensibly blending in with the tropical lush vegetation of a half mile long and large wonderful sandy beach.

It offers 40 luxurious rooms, in two storey blocks of 4 rooms each. They are spacious, creatively designed, comfortable and have an ensuite elegant natural stone bathroom with shower. All rooms have solar panels, a private veranda or terrace with sit outs and a desk.

The Barefoot is located within an almost untouched forest on Hanimadhoo island in the preserved deep North of Maldives. The hotel is well connected to Male international airport by numerous daily 45 minutes flights. Due to its luxuriant vegetation and privacy everybody can fall in an untouched nature, living the genuine and natural Maldives with all modern accommodation facilities. A half mile private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon frame the hotel.

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