West Sands

3.0 star property
3-star beach hotel with restaurant, near Ukulhas Harbor

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West Sands

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Grand Jacuzzi Suite (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport) | Living area
Beach nearby, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
Front of property
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine
Suite, Balcony, Garden View (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport) | Bathroom

Overview of West Sands

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Laundry facilities
Kinara Vasha Magu, Ukulhas, 09030
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Family Apartment, Balcony (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport)

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

Suite, Sea View (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport)

  • 19 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Suite, Balcony, Garden View (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport)

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Family Villa (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport)

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport)

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Grand Suite, Ocean View (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport)

  • 20 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Villa, Garden View (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport)

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Double Room

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Grand Jacuzzi Suite (20% off on Return Shared Speed Boat transfer from Airport)

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)


  • Retro Royal - 6 min walk
  • Nala Bistro - 2 min walk
  • olhumathi restaurant - 3 min walk
  • SeaLaVie - 3 min walk
  • Fisherman's Boat - 1 min walk

About this property

West Sands

A great choice for a stay in Ukulhas, West Sands is only 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from the airport. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe and visit the fitness centre for a workout. A snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden are other highlights.


English, Hindi, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat and shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property provides roundtrip speedboat transfers (surcharge) twice daily between the airport and Ukulhas. A public ferry also operates on select days during scheduled times between Ukulhas Island and Male city. From Male city, a shuttle service to the airport is offered. Guests must contact the hotel in advance to arrange transfers;
  • The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory one-way speedboat transfer fees for guests ages 13-17.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • No on-site parking


  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Kayaking
  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Beach access
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free food/drink shopping service
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2016
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 25+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 3.00 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 50 (one-way)
  • Boat transfer per child: USD 25 (one-way), from 2 to 11 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 13 years old to 17 years old): USD 50 per person, per stay
The listed additional fee covers one-way speedboat transfer fees for guests ages 13-17.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15 for adults and USD 10 for children
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

West Sands Hotel Ukulhas
West Sands Hotel
West Sands Ukulhas
West Sands Hotel
West Sands Ukulhas
West Sands Hotel Ukulhas

Frequently asked questions

Does West Sands offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, West Sands does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at West Sands?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at West Sands?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at West Sands?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at West Sands.
What are the check-in and check-out times at West Sands?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 50 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at West Sands and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, rowing and fishing. Enjoy amenities such as a fitness centre, a picnic area and a garden. West Sands also has access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near West Sands?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine.
What's the area around West Sands like?
West Sands is located near Ukulhas Beach, and a short 1-minute walk from Ukulhas Harbor.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Our stay
The stay was comfortable. The breakfast staff were friendly & helpful . The manager was very helpful when he was there , which was not often we gather because of Ramadan . Nevertheless he should have support staff so there is always somebody in reception to help the hotel guests. As this was our first visit to the Maldives would have been nice to get some information. The hotel guests during breakfast time gave us some information and also that the hotel had snorkelling gear which was useful to know. Hopefully the management will treat this as constructive criticism. Once again I repeat the few staff who were there were friendly,helpful and courteous. Otherwise the location is great as it’s just a few meters to the beach and to restaurants .
Martha, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place you stay while enjoying the pristine, relaxing Island of Ukulhas! Clean, very helpful staff, manager Hardy was fantastic. Food great and a 10 second walk through a cool jungle area to a gorgeous authentic beach. This is a must stay hotel and Island.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A piece of heaven
I have stayed in numerous hotels in the world, I would rate this place at the top of the list. When I first arrived at the hotel I felt I was in some Hollywood set. The staff looked after as if I was family. If you want to truly experience Maldivian life with a clean white sands beach come to ukhlas and stay at the west sands. You won’t regret.
Nadeem, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location and nice clean rooms
Stayed at West Sands for two nights. Everything ran smoothly from pick up from the speedboat to drop off. Room was nice and clean, nice big bathroom and excellent shower. Great location just next to the bikini beach.
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly hotel so close to beach
A well run and comfortable guest house conveniently close to the lovely beach. All the staff were very helpful and friendly especially Sudjit who was always on hand to attend mealtimes. Musab was also very helpful and welcoming. The food was generally very tasty and reasonsably varied with fish the main meal most days but slight lack of vegetables. We had minor grumbles, our fridge wasn't as cold as it should have been and the drink selection was limited to tepid water and watered down fruit 'juice'. As Ukulhas is a locals/islamic island theres no alcohol generally available so so folks might find that tough. Mosquitos were quite a nuisance as they lurked in the lush 'jungle strip' that belted the perimeter of the island. Other than these gripes it was a very good value holiday and I would definitely recommend to anyone.
SiSmudger Smith, 14-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect island getaway with family feel
We had a short but excellent stay at Westsands. The staff were friendly and always accommodating not only with us but other guests. Musab, the hotel manager was in contact with us before out trip and answered all my questions about activities, currency, etc. The room was cleaned twice a day and had all the typical conveniences. There is a restaurant in the hotel and the service was great. They even did an afternoon ‘tea’ on the beach with local deserts and cuisine. The hotel was steps from the beautiful beach which is where we spent most of our time.
Lisa, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff estremamente gentile al di sopra delle aspettative. Location fantastica, praticamente sulla spiaggia nel punto più bello del isola.
Sergio, 8-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Isola bellissima
Struttura in ampliamento, ma ben pulita e con personale molto cortese. Pasti molto buoni ed accesso direttamente alla spiaggia attrezzata. Molto positivo che la spiaggia è pulita ed il reef è ricco di pesci. Le gite sono un pò costose confronto ad altre esperienze che ho avuto, ma consiglio l'escursione con le Mante. meravigliosa. La camere è stata rifatta tutti i giorni e gli asciugamani venivano cambiati ogni due. Sono stata molto bene, lo consiglio
Veronica, 7-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect holiday get away
The hotel is situated close to the beach about 3 min walk which was cleaned every day and it's has a cosy, invited vibe. The room had a large bed, kettle, safety deposit box, hair dryer and a nice shower that had two different shower heads. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a full pension and the hotel offered buffés for all the meals, which were tasteful and if something didn't suit, you could ask the chief to cook something else without any problems. We went on excursions organized by the hotel; picnic island which was wonderful, snorkeling on different places where we saw Manta rays, fishes, turtles, eagle rays, small sharks etc. and a visit to a nearby inhabited island. Had a great time filled with relaxation, lots of sun and clear blue water.
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10/10 Exceptional

Eccellente posizione per chi ama un contesto reale e vivere un'esperienza a stretto contatto con i locali. Personale molto attento ad ogni esigenza. Ottima cucina con sfumature internazionali ma sempre legata alla tradizione locale. Possibilita' di prenotare escursioni per ogni gusto.
Tintu, 6-night trip
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