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Our yoga and spa holiday takes place on one of the most beautiful northern local islands in the Maldives archipelago and is designed for everyone who wishes to escape the daily routines, stress and worries of modern day life. There are plenty of additional optional activities to participate in including snorkeling and diving or just lie back and relax on the white sandy beach and listen to the gentle lapping of the Indian Ocean waves.
The Seaside Rooms (44 sq.m.) are affordable and comfortable accommodations, nicely furnished, with a modern and elegant double sink bathroom. The rooms have a wide patio door looking onto a cozy wooden veranda just beside our endless white beach. They are part of the same complex with a sandy inner courtyard. Ideal for groups wishing to share a unique experience. Room facilities include full air conditioned rooms with individual temperature control, ceiling fan, fully stocked mini bar, safe box, hair dryer, beach towels, telephone with direct external line, twice daily housekeeping service, complimentary wireless internet access.
The hotel offers 40 high standard and fully furnished rooms, in two story blocks of 4 rooms each. There are 20 beach front rooms which are on the ground floor, with direct access to the white beach. They are large size rooms (about 50 sq.m. including the veranda), double or twin beds. Besides that, there are also 20 ocean view rooms which are upper floor with a spectacular sea view. They are also large size rooms (about 50 sq.m. including the balcony), double or twin beds with the possibility of extra bed.
Each room is spacious, creatively designed, and comfortable and has an en-suite elegant natural stone bathroom with shower. All rooms have solar panels, a private veranda or terrace with seating, independently controlled air-conditioning, ceiling-fan, desalted water (hot and cold), safe box, hairdryer and telephone with direct external line, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities.
All classes are conducted by an International Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher and can be practiced by beginners and advanced yogi’s alike, classes are tailored to students’ abilities and interests. The morning class are at 08.15 - 09.15 and can be followed by either a afternoon, evening or sunset session. Each class includes a short introduction to yoga philosophy (yamas/niyamas), breathing practices (pranayama), and a physical poses sequence (asana), ending with a guided relaxation to balance body, mind and spirit.
The pm yoga classes on offer include the, pre sunset ‘yoga balance’ class undertaken on the boat 16:30 - 17:45 (allowing for guests to remain on the boat and enjoy sunset drinks onboard), or sunset class undertaken on the beach or jetty 18:15 - 19:30 allowing for spectacular views of sunset and moon rise. The styles of yoga taught include, restorative, hatha, and or vinyasa. Guests can also choose to take a workshop, those offered include: ‘mindfulness meditation’ and ‘yoga breathing techniques for divers’.
There area wide range of excursions on offer including sunset cruises, snorkeling and sandbank visits. There is a saltwater swimming-pool available and a dive center providing the highest level of quality and professionalism which offers rental equipment including dive computers and underwater digital cameras as well as customized dive packages suitable for both adults and children including free try dives! There are 20-30 dive spots at a boat distance of 20-40 minutes; all of them can be reached by traditional dhoni and/or speed boat. Diving and snorkeling excursions and manta and dolphin research trips are offered according to the season.
The Barefoot Eco Hotel is located within an almost untouched forest on the Maldives local island of Hanimadhoo in the preserved deep north of Maldives. The dense vegetation allows not only privacy but the opportunity to experience untouched nature and the genuine and natural Maldives along with all the amenities expected from a modern day accommodation option. A half-mile private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon frame the hotel and invite you to experience an authentic and relaxing holiday at outstanding value.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the main sea view restaurant. Guests can enjoy typical dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine as well as international and oriental recipes. All dietary requirements can be catered for if highlighted at time of booking.
The panoramic juice bar next to the main restaurant and the ice cream parlor looking directly out over the sea are ideal gathering places to sip soft drinks, fresh juices and healthy cocktails. Whilst the Barefoot Bar Boat is anchored in the lagoon with complimentary speedboat transfers available for sun downers and into the night.
For guests wishing for a more active holiday the hotel offers a fully equipped gym, canoes. windsurfing, kitesurf, snorkeling trips, night and fluorescent snorkeling, natural and cultural escorted bike tours, guided star watching, big game and light game sport fishing and guided kayak trips.
The hotel spa offers a natural health retreat, holistic treatments and classic massages services. Detox programs are research-based and combine medical science with holistic therapies. Guests can chose to add additional personal yoga classes or therapies to personalize their program alongside the scheduled yoga classes.
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