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#1 of 7 hotels in Dhigurah Island
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UFA ESCAPE - THE ISLAND HOME is a located at Dhigurah Island, South Ari Atoll, Maldives. The property is converted into a boutique style guesthouse. With open air bathrooms, super king size beds with plenty of privacy for our guests to enjoy. The island, Dhigurah is well known for it's 1 km long sand bank and over 3 km of white sandy beach along with the crystal clear turquoise lagoon. Guests have access to a separate bikini beach for them to enjoy their privacy. . Surrounded by the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA) our backyard is home for the giants of the seas, the Whale Shark and Manta Rays. UFA ESCAPE consists of d5 rooms with en-suite open air bathrooms. "UFA" means happiness which clearly defines the property which is well kept to endure the local feel. UFA ESCAPE brings you the ultimate experience of local tourism.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Nat O wrote a review May 2021
We spent two amazing weeks on the island and we chose UFA Escape guest house because (as it was described) it was a small (only 5 rooms) and authentic hotel. Just what we like. Maldives in general is a place where people go to enjoy their stay, to spend some time away from beople and enjoy nature and the ocean. And it was exactly our case. There are several hotels on the island, but the big ones seem to be too big for Maldives. The feeling of having our own entrance and a small flat is really incredible at UFA Escape. We felt so special here. Location: 2 hours away by speed boat from Male or 25 min local flight+10min boat, 10 min walk from the beginning of the bikini beach/ 3 min walk from sunrise or sunset))) Food: VERY delicious food! We paid for FB, so that not to worry about food at all. Every day you can choose from 3-5 dishes for lunch and dinner which is good. BIG thanks to Lakshman (the chef!) and Ashfag for the great service. Our last night dinner was a big surprise for us!😍 BTW! The hotel's restaurant is open for everyone, so feel free to order whatever you want for a good price. The quality is high. The atmosphere is really friendly. Almost every day there is some kind of entertainment: a movie night, karaore, a concert etc. I'd definetely recommend it to you! The administrator Hoodh is such a talented person (photo, video, giutar, singing and what's not!) Rooms: good enough for several weeks, great position of the air conditioner (above the entrance, so it doesn't blow on you!!!). The shower is kind of outside, so it's always warm in the shower. (like in Bali) Сleaning on request. Staff: such friendly people!!! I want to say a special than you to Hoodh, Lakshman and Ashfag for everything! They made our stay incredibly comfortable and memorable! They always smile, say hello to you, help you etc etc. It's possible to ask them take you to the end of the island. OR when we found some coconuts they opened them for us. Thank you really! Excursions: everything on request every 2-3 days they organise trips to see mantas, turtles or whale sharks! Don't miss your chance! This island is one of the best for it! The ocean: just incredible (especially near the sandbank). Feel free to ask me any questions @nataliaespania Best wishes, Natalia
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Peteryyz wrote a review Mar 2021
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UFA escape represents just about everything I look for in a guesthouse in the Maldives. The secret about Dhigurah is out, the island is transforming with numerous soulless multi-floor guest houses coming up that cram you into a pigeon hole room, well I’m pleased to say not here! UFA escape is perfect is size, amazingly tranquil and quiet. All rooms are on the ground and very spacious. The lovely garden and restaurant area is perfect to unwind in after an a day of adventure or lazing on the beach. Led by Hoodh, the amazing man that will make anything happen for you, along with his lovely mom and team, they truly made my stay! Lovely low key evening entertainment in the garden during and after dinner as well. The UFA kitchen also prepares some very good food, and unique/different breakfasts each day! I was in Dhigurah before in a different guesthouse but liked my stay more this time at UFA escape. UFA which means “happy” is definitely a Happy Escape in the Maldives!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kathy wrote a review May 2020
Our stay at the Ufa Escape was just lovely! Everything was perfect: the rooms, the environment (it's located very close to the beach), the food was extraordinary and above all the service was very special and familiar! We definitely can reccomand this accomodation!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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SamPalThis wrote a review Jan 2020
Karlsruhe, Germany
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Had a perfect stay with family with small kid at UFA. A fine guesthouse with a homely and warm character and local flavour. The hotel manager and crew left no stone unturned to take care that the stay was more than perfect (organising the excursions, preparation of special meals, rentals, other special needs, etc.) Having stayed at another hotel as well on Dhigurah, I can guarantee that UFA is unlike most other hotels on the island which are very commercial and rooms feel like pigeon holes. Highly recommended for independent minded travellers! Special mention - the restaurant is a hidden gem in Dhigurah - extremely fair prices (unlike other hotels which charge 20USD per person for fixed buffet meals) and serving good local as well as international cuisine! With requests in advance, we got also special barbecues with fresh fish served! Thanks UFA for a lovely and memorable stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ufa_Escape, Owner at Ufa Escape
Responded 11 Jan 2020
It was such a wonderful experience with the Pal family during their stay with us. Specially Sami and Walter, always excited to go for excursions. Diving, Whale Shark Safaris..etc. And drooling over the food served at our restaurant. Added up with a surprise beach dinner before saying goodbye for a fascinating vacation here at UFA Escape. Visit us again at anytime. 😊🌴🙏🏖🌈☀️
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Hartmann R wrote a review Dec 2019
Craiova, Romania
Very nice place, very nice people...The rooms are big and clean, the beds are comfortable, the food is well cooked. The restaurant is small, but the guest has the advantage to be asked what they prefer to eat. The beach is right near the hotel and is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen... about 2 km long, with white sand and crystal blue water. I definitely recommend this place!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$94 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhigurah Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ufa Escape
What are some of the property amenities at Ufa Escape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ufa Escape?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ufa Escape?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermit's, Absolute Thai, and Long Beach Restaurant.
Does Ufa Escape have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ufa Escape offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ufa Escape located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Dhigurah Island.