Sea and Shore
Villa Stella Maldives

Terms & Conditions

Booking Terms

Payment Terms

Any person or company who do not have a contract or credit facilities with us, are to pay by bank transfer to the account given in the Proforma Invoice. All the invoices should be settled as per the following payment terms (unless specified otherwise): 30% of the invoice is due as deposit within 7 days of the booking; the remainder can be settled by a second bank transfer 30 days before arrival. Once the remittance is made, please send us a copy of the same along with payment details. If there is any discrepancy on our invoice, it should be brought forward to our notice within 03 days of receipt. No reduction on our invoices is allowed at any circumstance without prior authorization or credit note.

Cancellation or early departure

Refund of the deposit of 30% net of bank fees for cancellations 90 or more days from arrival at the facility. No refunds are offered in case of cancellation at a later date due to inability to make the stay, or for early departure from the structure. However, if before or during the stay, we or the guest are unable to perform the stay due to travel / health bans or restrictions, we agree to reschedule the missed stay once such bans or restrictions are lifted or for a maximum period of 24 months. Any amount paid for the unchecked stay will be withheld as partial payment of the price of the postponed stay.

Cancellation by us

We will notify you as quickly as possible of any eventual cancellation. We may cancel the holiday if you do not pay the balance of the price on time and we may retain the deposit you have paid. In the event of cancellation by us you will be entitled to either: 1) have a full refund; or 2) accept a substitute alternative from us of equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if one is available; or 3) choose a substitute alternative of a lower standard to the travel arrangements booked together with a refund of the difference in price. We will also, if appropriate, pay you a compensation.

Liability, limit of liability, and compensations

We are not responsible for and have no liability for the acts or omissions of persons who are not acting as our employees or suppliers. We accept responsibility, subject as limited by the booking conditions, for supplying to you all holiday services booked by you, even though we will have engaged independent suppliers to provide certain of these services. We will have no liability to pay compensation to you for any failure to properly perform the holiday contract, where the failure is attributable to you. Examples would be that any member of your party is unable to travel for medical reasons, or fails to take his/her passport with him/her or a passport which meets the requirements of the country(ies) of the holiday (some countries require you to have at least 6 months validity on your passport from the date on which you leave that country), or to get a required visa or health certificate, or to check in early enough to catch the flight or to turn up in time for an excursion/activity for whatever reason, or mislays or loses holiday documentation, or is reasonably excluded by a supplier because of misconduct or medical reasons, or is not provided with a holiday service because of an error in the information given by you. We will have no liability to pay compensation to you for any failure to properly perform the holiday contract, where the failure is: 1) attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the holiday services, and which was unforeseeable or unavoidable; 2) due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised: 3) due to an event which we, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall. We assume no responsibility for any loss, damage to baggage, property or for injury illness or death or for any damages or claims however so caused arising directly or indirectly from war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, actions of governments or other state bodies, unavoidable technical problems with transport, machinery or equipment, delays, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, avalanche, fire, flood, adverse weather conditions or levels of water in rivers, accidents, force major, Acts of God. Where we are required to pay you compensation, whether as provided in these booking terms or otherwise, our liability to pay compensation shall be limited in all circumstances to the lesser of a maximum of two times the price of the holiday.

International air booking

Reconfirmation of flight bookings is your responsibility. As travel arrangements may be booked to connect with international and domestic air flights it is you or the travellers responsibility to keep us updated as to flight times and numbers.

Passport and Visa

You must ensure that your passport and travel documentation is in order and that you have obtained the necessary visa and all other requirements for your Travel Arrangements. Should you require assistance on this matter, we will be pleased to make recommendations. We will not be held responsible for you travelling without the correct travel documents.

Travel insurance

It is a booking condition that all travelers are adequately insured for the entire duration of the holiday due to illness (including COVID), injury, death, loss of luggage and / or personal items, cancellation or early departure. The choice of the insurer is solely at your discretion. It is required to sign a form certifying the signing of a COVID insurance or the acceptance by the guest of any expenses to be incurred for any positivity to COVID-19 in the Maldives.


If you have a complaint about your holiday then you should immediately contact our representative, even while on holiday. It is unreasonable to take no action while you are on holiday, then complain afterwards. If our representative cannot solve your problem before you return home then you should contact us within 21 days of returning home. If you do not complain within that period then this may affect our ability to investigate your complaint and may impact on the way that your complaint is dealt with.

Check-In & Check-Out

Check In time 14:00, Check Out time 12:00. Advanced requests for early Check in and late Check should be reconfirmed prior to arrival. Charges may be applied in some periods of the year. Late check outs while on resort are subject to availability on the evening prior to departure.

Transfer by domestic flight

Domestic flight transfer (45') + boat (30') is available on Sunday. There are four daily flights to and from the domestic airport in both directions. Guests arriving at Male International Airport after 3:30 pm, or departing on flights before 2:00 pm, will need to stay overnight at the hotel in Male. We therefore recommend that you choose international flights that arrive in the Maldives in the morning and depart from the Maldives in the evening. Transfers may not always be available at the requested times and the villa declines any request for compensation deriving from such delays. Transfer prices are subject to increase in the event of a change in the cost of fuel imposed by the competent authorities.

Transfer by speedboat

Speedboat transfers are temporarily suspended.

Inter banking charges

Inter banking charges: US$40.00 per remittance.

Rates include

Rates include:

  • All the meals with bottled water
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Private bikini beach
  • Taxes

Rates don't include:

  • Boat trips
  • Gratuities
  • COVID tests
  • COVID insurance

Rooms' occupancy

  • Master Bedrooom can accommodate up to 2 adults in a king size bed plus 1 adult or child in an extra single bed.
  • Standard Bedroom can accommodate up to 2 adults in a queen size bed plus 2 adults or 2 children in two extra single beds.
  • Seaside Bedroom can accommodate up to 2 adults in a queen size bed plus 1 adult or child in an extra single bed.

Special & complimentary

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Useful Information

Islam & dress code

Islam is the official religion in the Maldives, so on the local islands the moments of prayer (5 times a day) take precedence over work and pleasure. There shall be no worship of other religions. For a visit to a mosque you need to wear long pants or a sarong and be barefooted. In the Maldives it is not allowed consumption of alcohol and pork outside the resorts. In the local villages is forbidden to promote or participate in any activity contrary to the Muslim religion or that threatens the peace and harmony of the inhabitants. Dress code: on the local islands, guests must abide by the local laws or customs on clothing, including the custom to remove shoes before entering a house. The men usually wear shorts and T-shirt. Women should always wear clothes that cover from shoulders to knees. However, sunbathing in bikini is obviously allowed during boat excursions, and also in a dedicated beach on the island of Rinbudhoo. Nudism and topless are prohibited throughout the country.

WiFi Internet

Villa Stella is equipped with the best available WIFI internet connection in the Maldives. The service is free of charge. Although the connection speed is very fast, the downloading is limited to 5 GB allowance every 24 hours. Therefore, to avoid eventual interruptions of the service, please kindly refrain to download large videos and movies, or to playing games online while at the villa.

Scuba Diving

Rinbudhoo Island is not equipped for scuba diving. Scuba diving can be practiced at the diving center of the nearby Aaavee resort with permission from the resort.

What to bring

As well as the clothing mentioned a part, for a stay at Villa Stella you might bring with you some insect repellents, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops. It is important to bring your snorkeling gears since those are not available at the villa. Football or tennis shoes would be useful to be part of the sportive events of the island.


At Rinbudhoo there are four dairy food shops. In the shops, all the ingredients of the local food are available. There are also some products such as pasta, peeled tomatoes, jam, honey, milk powder, eggs and other items including cosmetics and cigarettes. The shops have a limited selection of fresh products such as bread, fruits or vegetables.

Drinks and alcohol

There is a good selection of soft drinks available in the shops of the island, including some Coca-Cola products. At Rinbudhoo, as in all the other inhabited islands of the Maldives, is strictly prohibit the use of any kind of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is only available in the tourist resorts and on the liveaboards.

Mobile telephone

The range for mobile phones is good. Local SIM cards are available at the airport terminal and recharge cards are on sales in Rinbudhoo shops.


On the island of Rinbudhoo there are two generators operating 24 hours a day. However, a torch (flashlight) can be useful. Electricity supply is from 220V to 240V, 50 Hz AC. The sockets of Villa Stella accept a plug with three-square pins.


On the inhabited islands only the Maldivian rufiya is accepted (US$ 1 about Rf. 15.50). There are no restrictions on changing money into rufiya, but there’s no need to change a lot. Rufiya are not readily negotiable outside the country. The best place to reconvert excess rufiya is at the bank counter at the airport. On the island ATMs are not available and payments by credit card are not possible.


Ensuring a supply of fresh water has always been imperative for small island communities. Rain water quickly soaks into sandy island soil and usually forms an underground reservoir of fresh water, held in place by a circle of salt water from the surrounding sea. The plumbing of Villa Stella is connected to this reservoir by a well. The potable rainwater is collected and stored from rooftop. One bottle of mineral water per day is offered free of charge to any guest of the villa.


Generally the year is divided into two monsoon periods: the northeast monsoon from November to April, which are dried months, and the southwest monsoon, from May to October, which are wetter months. However, heavy rains can fall at any time in the dry season and you can have clear sunny days in the middle of the wet. The average temperature is remarkably consistent throughout the year, ranging from 26°C to 32°C. Sea temperatures remain pretty constant around 28°C.


No alcohol, pornography, pork, narcotics, dogs, firearms, spear guns or idols of worship can be brought into the country. Export of turtle shell, turtle shell products or row coral is forbidden.