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Yoga Retreats (3)
Ocean-savvy guide Dhaanu gives orientation of the house reef and points out its resident inhabitants. He has a huge passion for the ocean which rubs off when he is giving his awesome tours. There is so much to discover in Baa Atoll and Dhaanu is the one to show you the spots where the magic happens. He runs and instructs Diving at Maldivers Diving Centre located on Maalhos island. “After working on Safari boats for several years I decided to start up my own centre in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere reserve and am excited to be working on some projects to conserve the precious ocean.”
from Russia, June 2021
I liked the atmosphere of the island and I'm very grateful for hospitality of all people I met there. Kate is very responsive and caring person, I enjoyed spending time with her. I enjoyed local food. I couldn't imagine that there are so many things you could do on the island and you are never bored! Thanks to Kate I found out many interesting things about the ocean and maldidvians life. That was definitely one of my best vacations!
from United States, June 2021
"AWESOME, EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE"
From the beginning until the end, everything I did was perfect. Weather, location, people, food, activities, etc. Kate was outstanding as a host. She made sure, I saw and experienced the best from the island culture, nature, food, and activities. It was worth every penny. On a scale from1 to 10, I give an easy 10. I am thinking of taking my whole family next year.
from Bangladesh, April 2021
"Little paradise "
Such a beautiful sun filled island away from the touristy tracks ! Kate is a wonderful host, she took care that I made the most of my short stay and was so supportive and flexible as I had to rebook flights numerous times. Maalhos is a little paradise, yes there are still those places one earth. Sunrise yoga is a must. Highly recommended !
from Australia, May 2019
"Island Spa Retreat is Paradise "
Island Spa Retreat was beautiful in every way from the picturesque location, stunning fish filled reefs with resident turtles to the local Maldivian culture and food. From sunrise to sunset this island just kept on surpassing my expectations and the yoga was blissful and fun at the same time. Leteefah and her beautiful New Jersey girls are now friends for life and Kate was definitely the hostess with the mostest - a huge heart and beautiful soul. The dive staff were so much fun and the team at Madi Finolhu were all divine. I came away revitalised and relaxed and full of love and happiness.Cant wait until next time.
from Great Britain, January 2019
"My yoga retreat in Maalhos"
Kate was a fantastic yoga instructor and host. She made me feel welcome and made sure I knew exactly where I needed to be and when. The sunrise/sunset yoga sessions were great and I loved that I felt myself improve as the week went on.
The snorkelling was also great and we saw lots of turtles, as well as many beautiful fish and eels.
The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable.
They took many photos and videos which they then sent me so I have them as my memories.
The guesthouse was kept very clean and the food was great - I loved the Maldivian food.
I really enjoyed the tour around the island and seeing the local culture, including the local women making the roof, the traditional houses, and seeing how the families were fishing for tuna from the beach.
from United States, January 2019
location, accommodation, staff and environment. Very friendly and Safe. Amazing landscape. Yoga and activities were top notch. Easy to talk to the staff and make new friends
from Netherlands, March 2020
"Yoga retreat @ Island Spa in Maalhos"
This is one of a kind yoga and mindfulness retreat! I've been to quite a few yoga retreats, but nothing compares to what Kate and the rest dream-team have set up in Maalhos. The location is pure paradise and the hospitality of local people is beyond words. Kate, our incredible hostess, is a general joy to be around and she puts her whole heart and soul to every single detail - the way she communicates and organizes the activities, all the personalized touches in the rooms we stayed, the involvement in the local community of the island and of course all the attention she gives to make sure everyone is having a truly transformative experience. Diwa, our yoga instructor was absolutely amazing! A gifted, skillful and thoughtful yoga teacher with such calm voice, she gave true inspiration to us all through Kundalini yoga, breathing and meditation techniques. I sincerely cannot say enough great words about this retreat. If you would like to experience authentic Maldives combined with inspiring yoga that will open up your mind and heart, then this is the retreat you should book :-)
from Ireland, October 2019
"Had the time of my life with Island Spa Retreats!!"
It is difficult to put in words how this place and the organizers make you feel. From the very first day on the island I felt so happy and lucky to be there. I went on my own but I didn’t feel alone at all.
Everything there is amazing: the island, the accommodation, large room with a huge bed and huge en-suite bathroom. Maalhos is a local island where I had the chance to experience the local culture, local home cooked food made with locally sourced ingredients. Also the local snacks in the cafe and the coffee is something that should not be missed.
The people on the island are friendly and welcoming. Kate, the organizer is a skilled yoga instructor as well as an amazing and beautiful human being. She is the perfect host who not only anticipated my needs but went above and beyond to make sure I’m having the best time.
Dhaanu and his crew from the Maldivers Diving Centre are some of the coolest and nicest people you can ever meet. Their passion for ocean certainly rubs off and the memory of the fun diving and snorkeling sessions will stay with me for the rest of my life.
I will certainly be back to this magical place.
from United States, March 2019
"GOOD VIBES GALORE!"
The retreat was an incredible time filled with the perfect combination of serenity and laughter. The environment was beautiful --truly a paradise! It was cool getting to see the local people and experience the simple life. We went on boat rides to explore neighboring islands as well as snorkel sites around the area. The accommodations were lovely (especially the private outdoor shower!) and the food was delicious (each meal began with a different type of fruit juice!). The yoga and meditation were rejuvenating and restoring. Kate was the perfect host; she made certain we were happy and had everything we needed. She even made sure I could get some scuba diving in. The guys at Maldivers were awesome as well. They took care of me and were able to help me squeeze in 5 dives in 3 days! I would recommend Island Spa Retreats to anyone and everyone.