At Villa Stella is always present a room attendant and a good chef,
who prepares for the guests of the villa a mix of local and western specialties. Also the daily trips to local islands and coral reef are guided by one of the staff of the villa.
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 Ribudhoo 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
Drinks and Alcohol
There is a good selection of soft drinks available in the shops of the island, including some Coca-Cola products. At Ribudhoo, 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.
Telefone and Internet
The range for mobile phones is good. Local SIM cards are available at the airport terminal and recharge cards are on sales in Ribudhoo shops. Wifi is available and it is free of charge. However the speed of the connection is quite low in the area around Ribudhoo.
Satellite television is available at Villa Stella with a selection of English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Portugal channels.
the island of Ribudhoo 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
inhabited islands only the Maldivian rufiya is accepted
(US$ 1 about Rf. 15). 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.
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.
You need a
valid passport that is current for the duration of your
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
Sea temperatures remain pretty constant around 28°C.
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.
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