Line, from Denmark:
"Beach Heaven is a wonderful place. Simple but very Well situated and the staff is wonderful. Clean, good service, GREAT snorkel trips etc for a reasonable price. Lovely and authentic Island with kind Local People - safe place even for children to wander alone on the Island . The Island is under development: new water supply pipes for better water quality, soon Fibernet, new cafes etc. Concerning internet: we couldn't get net in our rooms. but at the restaurant. Out experience is that the corals and the varity and amount of fish is nearly as good as last year. But try the snorkel trip to reef by boat instead. AND of course The Manta ray boat/snorkel trip. We would live to go back very soon. Kind regards Line"
Emma, from United Kingdom:
"Beach Heaven is brilliant - a fantastic way to experience the Maldives without costing a fortune. The food is great, and so are the activities available with are also very affordable, and Huraa itself is a beautiful island with a bikini beach so you can sunbath by crystal blue sea like in any resort. Also the island is easily accessible by public ferry so you don't have to pay for expensive island transfers. We absolutely loved it here and hope to come back again in the future! Thank you Musthafa and all of your staff :)"
Gideon, From Singapore:
"We had a wonderful stay at Beach Heaven guesthouse! The location is well situated between Club Med and Four Seasons Resort, both visible from our location. The sea is beautiful and clear everywhere. Musthafa picked us up personally from the airport. They have hangout cafe with free flow of coffee, tea and mineral water all day. Our all inclusive meals are all buffet style, and we looked forward to their yummy curry dishes and 'papadum' crackers. A mini beach is right outside our house, furnished with many beach chairs and swings to relax. Wifi is not strong but available around the house. There are convenience shops around the small island and items are priced for locals. The activities offered by BH are affordable. All in all, we did dolphin cruise, viligili island visit, turtle and shark snorkelling, canoe and paddle boarding. We can see so much effort to make it a 5-star experience in every way for us, from serving fruit juice every meal, serving coffee to rooms, to setting up palm leaves for our beach side BBQ meals. It is a super worth stay at less than quarter of the price paid at the established resorts across the island. Visit to Club Med is suggested to enhance your Maldives experience. We missed our stay at BH immediately after we left for home. We will certainly be back and recommend anyone to lodge at BH to experience comprehensive Maldivian lifestyle."
Jill, from Italy:
"Beach Heaven was wonderful from the very beginning. For a fee, Musthafa will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the island. When you arrive, you'll be given a delicious coconut filled with coconut water and the staff will take your things to your room. Our room was comfortable, with a full-size bed, dressing table, free-standing closet, and tables on each side of the bed. We were given all information about breakfast, lunch, and dinner times, including all excursions we could participate in. PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT a resort island. There is a small school, two stores, and several blocks of houses on the island. Women: dress accordingly (think short sleeves and capris). There are beaches all over the island, but only one (aptly called Bikini Beach) allows women to wear their bathingsuits. The island is beautiful, the staff is welcoming, and the accommodations more than suitable. We had a perfect week, and Musthafa was there every step of the way."
Samantha, from United States:
"This was one of the best spots I've ever stayed!! It's a 5 minute walk to the bikini beach and it's gorgeous. The options that they have for you for activities are awesome as well and SO much cheaper than you would get at any resort or anywhere else on the island. The food that they make is really delicious. Endless water, coffee, and tea, which was a huge plus. I liked the staff the most though! They were so thoughtful and kind and really welcoming! You really got to know them, which I loved! I will definitely be coming back here! Thank you so much!!! You made my first trip to the Maldives wonderful!"
Nasreen, from Bangladesh:
"We were warmly welcomed. Mustafa and his staff were always very helpful and nice. rooms were clean and well kept.Food was very good! Private beach was clean and quiet. It was a short stay, so we just experienced snorkeling at the coral reefs which was an wonderful experience for both of us! We went for fishing and caught a few! :D Overall, great stay indeed!!"
Keith, from United States:
"Musthafa has the perfect location and staff to have a true experience in the Maldives. He makes you feel like a part of the locals on the island and has so many activities to do during your stay. The food was good and always on time, his staff works hard to make sure your stay is satisfying. Leaving everyone felt like leaving family after a trip, it was sad! This is what Airbnb is all about, a host that makes you feel welcome and takes care of you. Thank you for the memories Musthafa!"
Zachary, from United States:
"My girlfriend and I arrived at the island and were delighted by the Beach Haven greeters right off the ferry. Overall our stay was 10/10 and would happily return to Beach Haven if we were back in the area. The Huraa island was actually easy to find the ferry for since the locals on Malé were so friendly. The young gentleman carried our bags and took us right back to the accommodation that was only a very short walk away. On our way to the accommodation, they talked about how there is only happiness on the island. We passed small schools which promoted their use of technology and learning from an early age. Happy children played around the beaches and homes. The homes were all freshly painted and well kept! This included our accommodation which was spotless upon arrival and came with our own bathroom. The room was literally 10 seconds walking distance from the ocean view and a very short walk to the private beach! We couldn't believe how perfectly located everything was and at a cost us college students could afford. The food was great and offered promptly at 9am, 1pm and 7pm. A mixed variety and there was even a guest chef from France that helped cook some delicious specials. You could eat outside under the light of the lamp and listen to the waves off in the distance. The entire feel of the trip was much that of a local stay. Although it wasn't the feeling of the luxury resorts offered at an absurd price, it was beyond worth the price and had the same access to the ocean as the other places. Getting to interact with locals was much fun too. At one point there was some teenagers who helped me find a small parakeet in the tree, how fun! Countless other memories were made from the other excursions we did together. Mustafa was an excellent host who always asked if we were comfortable and would get one of the workers on any task to help out with something we needed :) the workers were local teens in training but were great and smiling the whole time! There's no cars on the island since you can walk it in about 10-15 minutes. That means very minimal noise, just the waves off in the distance! Again, this stay was highly recommended and I'm sure the Beach Haven team would love to have you stay. Rosie and Zach"
"My girlfriend and I stayed at the Beach Haven accommodations for 5 days and then I stayed for 3 days in the Surfers package. Overall it was a stay that completely exceeded both our expectation and was a tremendous value for the price. We were treated great and had tons of good food and opportunities for reasonably priced excursions. The surf package was great as well since I got to surf whenever I wanted and had amazing access to the top surf spots. We surfed at sultans many of the times since I am still learning, but they had a really nice board and various options. 10/10 would stay again, especially since we were treated so well!"
Mai, from Malaysia:
"We had a great and relaxing holiday here. Mustapha is a great host. He tried his best to fulfill our request. His staffs are welcoming. The room is comfortable and clean. Although there is smell from the water but it is bearable. The snorkeling excursions are amazing. Highly recommended if you want a budget trip and wish to experience the Maldivian locals lifestyle."
Maija, from Finland:
"We had a great time at Beach heaven! Musthafa and staff couldn't have been more helpful. I really love this place."
"We arrived to Male airport with a late afternoon flight and reserved private pick up. Mushtafa and his crew welcomed us in the arrival area and accompanied us to the speed boat. In next half an hour we were in Huraa invited for dinner. The accommodation is of modern decent standard in several neighbouring houses. Huraa is still underdeveloped however is not far to several good reefs. Mushtafa has been a prifessional diver and he is keen to share the pleasure of swimming and showing the marine life with others. He and his team treated us very well and if you are down to earth people, you will definitely enjoy staying in his property, enjoying sea, snorkeling, swimming with mantas (about 1 hour (March) from Huraa by speed boat depending on season and wind) and if missing glimpses of luxury than go to drink of all inclusive fun to neighbouring resorts."
Cris, from Spain:
"Musthafa has done a perfect description of his place. You can't expect a resort, it is a guest house at the beach but be aware that even if you have the beach in front of you, you can't jump into the water with your bikini on; you have to walk 5 minutes to a bikini beach. The luxury about Musthafa's place are the excursions.They are in small groups and I think you pay a third of the price in compare to a resor;t You get to see the BEST of Maldives with Musthafa .He will take care of everything !"
Tudor, from Spain:
"Musthafa is a great host and Beach Heaven is a definetly a great place to stay. As discussed, Mustahafa sent a boat to the airport to pick us up and he waited for us when we arrived. He is very friendly, helpful and attentive. Every day there are a lot of fun activities organized and you can either chose to join a group for one activity or you can even do by your own something else, Mustahfa will help you in any case. The room was clean and nice and for those who have concern regarding the water and it`s smell ... everything is perfect - no worries! Overall, staying at Beach Heaven was fantastic!"
Lars Joakim, from Sweden:
"Our stay at Beach Heaven really started with a chat. We planned our Maldives trip from the ground up, which left a lot uncertain. Where as you can usually not worry about transport etc when traveling, getting to the right island on arrival is kind of key in the Maldives. At this point Massimo was super helpful. We started chatting via Airbnb and he answered all our questions. This is really what made us decide with Beach Heaven initially. This proved to be a great choice. We arrived on schedule, and a staff member picked us up from the ferry and led us to the guesthouse. We had a quick introduction, some coconut drinks and a general tour of the area. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The lack of windows really wasn't an issue as it kept things nice and cool (also thanks to the AC). We were perhaps 20m from a local beach, and a 5 min comfortable walk from the islands bikini beach. For our 8 day stay we spent more or less every day doing one of the numerous outings on offer (extra cost of USD15->USD45 depending). Usually this took most of the early day, or sometimes the full day. Then we spend additional time at the beach (which is fantastic). We highly recommend you try all the activities on offer, particularly the snorkeling related ones and the day trips. The water and ecosystem is just superb. We did not end up going to any of the resorts (you can get evening or day passes at USD80/USD120), as we are both non drinkers, and not much for comfy/party, we much prefer adventure =). But heard from several people staying at the guesthouse that did go, that it was the full experience, drinks, activities, food etc. So if you want to, there is always the options. On the final day there Musthafa took us snorkeling by himself at a nearby reef, and in the morning we shared a speedboat trip back to the Airport (USD 160 / 4 people). Which gave us an extra day at the island since the ferry only leaves once per day. All I can say is that I highly recommend Beach Heaven. It is extremely cost effective, its staff is fantastic, friendly and happy. The food was local and superbly tasteful (even if you did want.. something non fishy after 8 days =P). And the place is beautiful."
Gabriel, from Singapore:
"Musthafa was an excellent host, and his staff were extremely polite and friendly. Everything is just as per the listing, it is no resort but if you're on a budget and looking to have a taste of Maldives, this is the place you're looking for! I'd recommend to take a day out to visit Club Med (resort), and for the rest of your visit, simply relaxing and snorkeling, enjoying the Maldivian life. Accommodation was decent, basic necessities were provided for. Any problems with the rooms were rectified by Musthafa and his crew swiftly too. There was wifi but I'd suggest buying the local SIM card at the airport, doesn't cost too much for a lot of data! Overall it was a great experience with Musthafa, his son and the rest of the crew. It was great fun!"
Thomas, from United Kingdom:
"This place is fantastic if you are looking for a local Maldives experience at a fraction of the cost of the big resorts. The food served was also incredibly tasty and the staff really friendly. The speedboat ride from the airport is an interesting experience, especially on a rough sea, but fun all the same. We really also enjoyed cycling round the island on the fun dual bikes they have here."
Larry, from United States:
"Beautiful setting, pleasant and helpful staff, blissfully quiet at night, delicious food. A wonderful experience. We genuinely want to go back to Huraa."
Amina, from France:
"Thank you so much to Musthafa and his staff !!!! Hospitality, Kindness, flexibility, .... everything was great ☺☺☺☺☺☺ We had a wonderful stay in the guesthouse and hope to be back for another holidays"