AnnaMO87 Have been Maldives in August 2017, for a week staying in Scuba inn guest house on the Omadhoo island. We are a very active family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 kids (3.5 & 11 year old), the transportation was very easy & cheap - we took the public ferry option, the guest house manager Arif met us in Male and guided till the boat station.
Iland is very authentic and nice, local people are very friendly and lots of children, which was great as our kids were kept busy while on the beach :-)
Rooms are clean and new, very comfy beds and all the linen/towels- new! Food is ok, the chef is nice and flexible - no spicy food and kids orientated, its a huge benefit when traveling with kids. As both of us are diver - we did diving in Omadhoo thila - thats just in a front of the island and is in top 10 dive spots in Maldives (we are both experienced divers), desert island is 10 minutes driving away and beyond any words - is a paradise island with 3 palm trees and while beach, we did the snorkeling trip to there and had lunch on the island. Its absolutely recommended new place and we wish a very good luck to the guys - very friendly and nice staff! we had the outstanding week!