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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort - Veligandu Huraa - Building
1
9.5 Excellent (799 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Veligandu, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Dhigufinolhu Beach and Bodu Hurraa Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed is super comfy. Staffs are very friendly
6.7 Good
Pros: The staff was wonderful, happy and happy to help as well! Saw lots of excellent wildlife, including giant fruit bats and black tipped reef sharks.
Cons: We weren't thrilled with all the extra costs. It seemed like every time you turned around there was another charge for something else. And it wasn't a little cost, the meals for our short 5 day stay were an additional $2000 above and beyond room. We do not drink alcohol.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Ideal location
Cons: Restaurants were very expensive. Bed was a bit uncomfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the rooms. We stayed in Overwater Bungalow. Cozy and comfortable. Loved everything about it: Bed, Sofa, Terrace, Bathroom, amenities, access to the water. Amazing place! The service is ridiculous in the best sense. People are extremely friendly, always willing to assist and help with just about any request. Staff really elevates the experience. Some will even have those small spontaneous details that make the experience memorable. Loved the Thai Restaurant. It was the only restaurant we went to twice during our stay. It is just fantastic, both the food as well as the service. Beaches are just beautiful. Real paradise. I believe the hotel offers an exceptional service, so it is good value for the money. Transfer from the airport is one of the cheapest you will find in most high-end resorts in Maldives as well. We hope we can return in the future for wedding anniversary or similar. I think the positives outweigh the negatives.
Cons: Food and drinks are pricey, no doubt. Can this be changed? Maybe not. Extras can be pricey too, especially massages. I took a beginners surfing session and if you make it an hourly rate, for general public 100$/hr surfing session, including an awesome ride to the surf break on a nice boat may seem too expensive. I think it is not that expensive (not really a negative point, but something they could improve and get more clients if prices went down a bit). Surfing (or just trying) is just a lot of fun. Now, 200+ $ for 1hr massage session, this I think is too expensive. Other extras were just too outrageous I don't even remember the numbers (swimming with whale shark, charged as a trip to the moon). And lastly, I think prices should be listed with the 10% service + 12% GST already included (this applies to everything: food, beverages, activities).
7.1 Good
Pros: Location was amazing. Courteous staff and very friendly. Must visit place Morning breakfast Buffet was awesome.
Cons: Felt can be improved in cleanliness.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very friendly especially Joker, Sony and the Thai chef who taught the cooking class
Cons: Less rain!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: It is awesome to visit Veli and Dhigu at the same time.
Cons: There were a lot flies when we had lunch in the restaurant.
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort - Dhigufinolhu - Building
2
9.4 Excellent (598 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort in Dhigufinolhu, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Dhigufinolhu Beach and Bodu Hurraa Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Amazing experience overall
Cons: Prices in restaurants are a bit on the high side
8.5 Excellent
Pros: The activities. Dive center. Over water pool villa. Beautiful lagoon. Kids club. Free lunch for kids at the pool. The main pool area. Nanny service. Perfect family resort.
Cons: Service was inconsistent and slow at times. Also Buggy service was slow or unavailable a few times. Food quality can be improved especially for that price. Cocktails at Aqua bar not the quality I expected. Very slow Wifi...enough for emails and browsing but if you're a heavy social media user then better to get a sim card from the airport at arrival.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We all know the Maldives is a bucket list item and the Anantara Dhigu makes checking off that item just heavenly!! It is expensive but it is completely worth it! We were in an overwater bungalow facing the sunset and it couldn't have been more perfect!
Cons: The only downer was when the AC's compressor would kick on. It was loud and sounded like a motorboat cruising by. The room was nice and cool though.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place, nice staff.
Cons: We forgot the rare book and asked the hotel to check if it was in the room. Unfortunately, we received no answer.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Hotel has good location Not far away from Male and airport Very comfortable for the parents with children Lagoon is nice, has good views A bit expensive, however this is Maldives
Cons: All good!
6.3 Good
Pros: The nature is stunning.
Cons: 1. Kitchen level horrible. Not awareness to gluten issues even though we have a heads up before arrival and during. Poor knowledge and staff seems helpless 2. Food is super mediocre Lack it taste. For the price charged - BAD
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is amazing!! From the moment you walk off the boat you’re in paradise!
Cons: I liked it all!! There was nothing, not to like!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone is so kind and it is a happy place with happy cibe
Naladhu Private Island Maldives - Naladhu - Building
3
9.5 Excellent (146 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Naladhu Private Island Maldives in Naladhu, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Bodu Hurraa Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing island with the benefit of having two other islands to visit was a great combination - allowing peace and quiet and plenty of restaurants to visit if we so wished. Ocean Villa was incredible.
Cons: The House Master system is ok, but we prefer just being able to contact reception etc and call for room service rather than having to always go through one person.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: master really responsible and hotel privacy is good
Cons: Na
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place, perfect service, perfect everything. Naladhu island provided us a memorable experience, going farther than a typical luxury holiday. For many reasons, I am sure I will never forget this place. The privacy and tranquillity of this Island was complemented with the services and facilities of the other two and the dedicated, friendly staff were always available and ready for any effort in order to make our stay a dreamed one.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Greatest staff, location and experience.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location - this is my 3rd time here... although it is looking a bit tired.
Cons: They no longer fog the island for insects ... hence been eaten alive by mosquitoes.... ants in the bed, oh and a joker of a housemaster that brought us a sealed jar of cookies full of ants... and the final bill in a leather case full of ants... I think he thought it was funny... I however did not!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Naladhu island is a gem in the Maldives. Great accommodation, great food, great location and of course a great service. A special thank to Aslam, that made our week here very special, always a smile, always a “of course. 24/7.
Cons: Nothing
Como Cocoa Island - Makunufushi - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (146 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Makunufushi, COMO Cocoa Island is on the beach, a 2-minute walk from Biyadoo Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Kandooma Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Outstanding service, super comfortable facilities, wonderful location. Fantastic snorkeling. Benjamin and his team are super careful in making sure all the guests' needs are addressed and satisfied in the best possible way.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was perfect
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Relaxation
Cons: Staff were amazing combined with perfect villa and resort setup
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff especially butler F&B
Cons: NA
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This island was magical, perfect for a gate away/remote island experience. The pure white sandy beach was absolutely stunning. Overall island natural grounds were very well maintained. The hotel facilities (reception,restaurant) had a very natural indie look and did not take away from the natural beauty of the island.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful and peaceful place with good service. It is quiet and not crowded. We had quality time together over the past few days. The property is well maintained and the food serving in the Ufaa restaurant is generous. The sea lagoon surrounding serves as nursing place where many babies of different marine life are living here. Thank you to all the crews in the cocoa island that made our stays nice and comfy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Heaven on earth
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great resort, fantastic location, small and exclusive island with prestige white sand, neat villas, amazing staff and fantastic food! Would definitely recommend!
Islandbreak - Fulidhoo - Building
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9.6 Excellent (85 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Islandbreak in Fulidhoo, you'll be near the beach and within the region of Alimathaa. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to spend your honeymoon. A beautiful island with turquoise sea and best hosts ever. From the first to the last day staff made sure that we have everything we need and even more. Greeted us on arrival with fresh coconut juice, helped with suitcases, made sure everything was easy and comfortable for us, took us on stingray feeding on their own accord. They even went an extra mile and surprised us with candlelight dinner and breakfast on a beach. Room was regularly cleaned, very comfortable and airconditioned, with provided toiletries and bathroom and beach towels and bag. Bikini beach is just around the corner, 1-minute walk from the guest house. Food was amazing, we booked 7 days all-inclusive and it was the best choice ever. Wide range of local dishes customized to our flavor, fresh fruit juices and amazing desserts. Hosts were extremely friendly and nice, and we will be sure to visit again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host brought us to feed stingrays of his own accord and provided the feed and everything needed - he was extra accommodating, personable and thoughtful of his guests. We were one of the few tourists on this local island, and the only guests at our guesthouse, which helped the host cater to our needs a lot easier - he customised the breakfast menu and timing and booked activities on our accord depending on our schedule. It was a great few days’ stay with them and we highly recommend this guesthouse for a quiet retreat in the Maldives, in comfort.
Cons: The room wasn’t cleaned up after each night, but we kept tidy by ourselves so it wasn’t a big deal.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: - Close to the bikini beach - Friendly staff - Breakfast is good - Room is spacious
Cons: - Room only has a tiny window and it’s covered with black material so it’s quite dark - No place to hang our wet clothes - Only one staff to do everything, he’s the receptionist, tour guide, housekeeper, cook, etc and he’s usually not around when we need to ask something. - Food is ok
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Island break is run by three brothers who were great hosts. They went above and beyond to ensure our family had a wonderful experience with well thought-out activities. They spent time explaining the marine animals we saw and shared Maldivian culture with us which made our experience meaningful. Staying at island break was relaxing and chilled because the brothers made guests feel right at home. The accommodation is beautiful and a 2 min walk to bikini beach. The beach in front of the accommodation is rocky and great for snorkelling during high tide - there are lots of marine life in this area and around the island in general.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderfull stay at Island Break ! Amazing hospitality - the brothers are very helpful and caring! Everyday new amazing experience. Exceptionall dinners and breakfasts. The best Chef on the Fulidhoo Island ! We surely come back. Thank you for all !
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Let me start with the family that own and run the place! Their hospitality was spot on. Considering their experience and expertise in various areas of hospitality over the years, no surprises! The entire place is run by three brothers, who personally take care of all aspects of the business from cleaning to excursions to cooking to chatting up with guests :) They made us feel at home instantly. Next the food, the food was absolutely divine - the roshis, mashuni, fish curries, dessert, passion fruit juice, rice pudding with passion fruit - all of it! The guesthouse is located close to the beach with all the coral reefs, i mean in this small, quaint island everything is close to the beach! The rooms are well provided for and they take the extra trouble to get what their guest wants and to ensure their comfort (in my case, it was a hot water bag for cramps and they were sweet enough to borrow their sister's hot water bag from home for my use). Fulidhoo has this 'other-world charm', to which the energy and vibe that the hosts have, add to the experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were met at the ferry and given a warm welcome.We were given a tour of the island and everyone was very helpful and obliging.We had a chance to talk about life on the island which was interesting.There was a good selection of food and the breakfast was delicious.We highly recommend this guesthouse.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing! We are enjoy our stay in Fulidhoo! Island break in our hearts ♥️. Three brothers rule this hotel and make wonderful service. Good room Everyday perfect cleaning Amazing Maldivian breakfast called Mashuni The closest hotel to bikini beach which big and clean. Sometimes we were alone on the beach and drink coconut juice from the beach bar Good chill zone on backyard Tasty food which those guys can serve on the beach Perfect attention for you. Strongly recommend
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing island. The hotel is close to bikini beach. Nice room, basic bathroom.
Cons: The hotels on Fulidhoo are more expensive then on other islands.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff was super friendly and helpful, cute guesthouse with cozy rooms, very close to bikini beach, where you find the most beautiful water and sand, free coffee and tea 24/7
Cons: Not so many options for breakfast, construction noises next door (like everywhere on the island right now)
Sunshine View - Maafushi - Building
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9.4 Excellent (146 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Sunshine View in Maafushi, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Maafushi Reef and Maafushi Mosque. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean accommodation and location is really good - 20 min with speed boat or 1.5h with public ferry from Malé.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the hosts. They were always gracious. Food was delicious, room was spacious. Will recommend to my family and friends.. Dolphin cruise was so amazing, we can swim with them also. Crystal water in the maldives. :):)
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: location cleanness and most of all, the staffs are amazingly helpful and kind!!! extremely considerate and helped us with literally everything, felt like home sincerely
Cons: nothing at all, maybe a little diversity in breakfast? but its not a big deal
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Big room
Cons: Clean and comfortable place
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner transfer or upgrade my room to his brother hotel, Kokaa Hotel. so the review is for the Kokaa Hotel. You can see the sunrise from this hotel everyday. Near beach.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and small, personal.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very very nice and helpful. The hotel is small, you feel like you are at a house, so is a different experience. The breakfast was really good. When we were leavig the island, the staff came with us to take the ferry and waited for us to leave, it was a really nice.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: A casual place to relax and have fun around with so many activities to do and beautiful view as Well. It is located close to the bikini beach. Mr Shafeeq assisted us with plans at reasonable rates. Overall enjoyed the stay.
7.9 Good
Pros: Near to the ferry terminal.
Cons: Property not facing the beach.
Thundi Guest House - Fulidhoo - Bedroom
7
9.4 Excellent (145 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Fulidhoo, Thundi Guest House is by the ocean and within the region of Alimathaa and Olhuveli Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff here are amazing. These guys are constantly on duty and are always so helpful and lovely. We were made to feel very welcome from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. The location is great, we much preferred this side of the island. There is very few passers by yet everything on the island is within a 5 minute walk. Best snorkelling right on our doorstep. Tables were set for dinner right on the beach at no extra cost. Food was delicious, we were surprised by what the talented chef was able to make us considering this is a tiny, public island in the Maldives. They were highly attentive to allergies and dietary requests. Rooms were spacious and spotless on arrival and beautifully cleaned every day. The price we paid during low season was excellent value for money. Thank you Thundi!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was simply wonderful. They will try their best to be sure that your stay in Fulidhoo is the most relaxing, pleasant and fun experience you may ever have in Maldives. We felt to be treated more than costumers, but like good friends! The room was also very nice, big, comfortable, clean and calm. Excellent bathroom with all you may need. Excellent quality-price ratio.
Cons: We stayed four nights and we would have liked to stay much longer... Thank you so much Shifaz, Hashmad and all the crew! We will be back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality,hospitality and hospitality!!!!Perfect location - far away from artificial noise and rush,extraordinary cleanliness,delicious and fresh food.At Thundi Guest House we felt treated as best friends. It was best place,we ever stayed. Special thanks to Shifaz and others for creating an amazing but natural atmosphereand helping us to understand what is very important in every day reality. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! PS We will come back-we fell in Love in Fulidhoo,
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality, disconnect from city, wifi in lobby so you can real human connection, ocean view and the the sound wave of it
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff, their hospitality and cleanliness of Thundi Guest House made us feel like home on the remote island of Fulidhoo. Everything was set perfectly when we arrived and we were greeted with warm welcomes from Mr. Shifaz and the staff. During our stay Mr. Shifaz, Ismat and the rest of the staff did everything they could to make us feel satisfied, comfortable and they helped to organise all the activities we wanted to do. Thanks a million times to Mr. Shifaz, Ismat and everyone for their great hospitality, kindness and their tremendous customer service. We would definitely recommend anyone to stay at Thundi Guest House during their stay in the Maldives.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The attention of the hosts, breakfast, location and the room.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The room was nice and clean. The bathroom was good too, shower with normal pressure! I liked the breakfast. Staff were great.
Cons: Really didn’t like the mattress, very soft (hole like) and uncomfortable. The pillows weren’t great either.
7.5 Good
Pros: Hasmat the staff served with great attitude.
Cons: The full board definition is so odd. We chosen the fullboard. But when it comes to lunch and dinner. The drinks are chargeable basis. Only breakfast is inclusive of drinks. Even a mineral water also charged. How do we even know the fullboard doesn't covers drinks during specific hours. It's so odd. Worse still, the staffs will ask you every meal time what drinks you want and not telling you that it's charged until the day you checkout. We have never stayed a fullboard basis resort where the drinks are still chargeable even for a mineral water. Speechless.
Gurus Maldives - Gulhi - Building
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9.4 Excellent (127 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Gurus Maldives in Gulhi, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Gulhi Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 1 min away from the beach, extraordinary friendly locals and our most important friend - Nattu, who also helped us to arrange all our activities on the island. We went out for dinner and we had a surprise when we were back home. a big heart shape blanket was prepared by Nattu and friends. Snorkeling experience with Nattu is just as good as we can ever imagine, can't fell safer than that. Also very good cooking skill by Nattu, delicious fishes done by him after we came back from fishing tour. The best extra: Nattu found out that I had a sunburn and helped me to do a massage/cooling down using ice box. If the there is only one word to conclude our overall experience with Nattu and The Inn in Gulhi, I can only say : "Marvelous' Thank you Nattu for all your services and so sorry that we didn't tips you (regretting right now, let me know if any Malaysian is going to GUlhi and stay with this Inn, we are more than happy to get help to pass our tips to Nattu haha)
Cons: There nothing more the hotel should improved on. They provide the best experience that i could ever have.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel right next to the bikini beach
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gurus Maldives was awesome for us in this trip. The hotel is just at one minute to the beautiful bikini beach, for us the best one of this área. The breakfast is really tasty and extensive. The room is good, always clean because of Natu and with a really good wifi and aircon. The receptionists Natu and Liushaa are simply the best!!Always helping, super friendly, taking care of us, it was like being at home. Natu usually took for us two hammocks in the beach and always came with lemonades or coffes, we went with him snorkeling or to see the luminescent plankton at night; and Liushaa helping us with all the doubts, making pictures around the island, and always with a smile and laughing...such a great guys!!All of this plus last night´s surprise was too much. We Will miss you . Definetely Maldivian Paradise + Gurus hotel = amazing experience
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel staff is very helpful, particularly Nattu. The hotel location is best in gulhi, right on the beach.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were fantastic, they treat you as if you're in a 5 star hotel and are always there if you need to ask questions. They are very welcoming and treat you like family. They also make sure you make the most of the island. They even take you for a tour of the island when you arrive! The rooms were absolutely spotless with regular cleaning. The views from the terrace overlooking bikini beach are stunning and it's the slosest guest house to the beach which means you can keep popping back in. Also there were sun beds and umbrellas to use on the beach.
Cons: Apart from the beds being hard (which was fixed later with extra padding being put under) there was nothing to complain about.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is awesome.. The staff is just outstanding - Liusha and Nathu both were very very helpful.. the property was very nice and food was good..
Cons: NA
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was sooooo friendly !! the breakfast on the terrace was so good... and is less than one minutes walking to the beach.. so close to the restaurants, shops, supermarket.
Rihiveli The Dream, Maldives - Mahaanaelhihuraa - Bedroom
9
9.3 Excellent (207 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rihiveli The Dream in Rihiveli, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Rihiveli Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
5.8 Okay
Pros: Will as a traveler with my wife and child ( 2 Year ) I liked: *The friendly staff. *Small Island easy to navigate and to know. *The food here as it's simple cuisine (mix between local & international) but the taste were superb. * The beach were semi privet. * the tradition of walking on our bare foots. * had a nice shop for clothes and other minors things that may be needed.
Cons: * The bungalow that we first lived in were not air conditioned and was a nightmare full of bugs,Geckos...etc of different bugs especially at night my wife had several panic attack, we were trying to avoid staying in the bungalow as much as possible to avoid the sauna like hotness and hummed temperature, until we've had it and complained to the reception then they moved us to another bungalow with AC in it. * That they did not explain of availability of different bungalow with or without AC. * Bungalow did not have a telephone so we can contact reception or even our neighbors bungalow. * Not using bottled water in Bungalow instead using water jack (thermal water container) which I believe it is less hygienic than bottled water). * Not using one time use shampoo,soap,conditioners..etc, even when I tried using one of these refillable jars some of it did have the conditioner dried making a layers that made it difficult to come out, while it's not a big issue for me as I always have my personal shampoo...etc bag with me. I know some of these points that I didn't like may be part of this resort philosophy but I for review credibility I must state clearly my experience and opinion.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. This place is fantastic! The management, the staff, the location, the island, it’s absolutely amazing. We’ll definitely be back.
Cons: Hard to find something negative as everything is amazing. In the night without AC sometimes was hard to sleep
10.0 Excellent
Cons: The staff were very friendly and I enjoyed getting to know them. The island was very clean and tidy. I have problems with my ears that stops me from diving or snorkeling but there was plenty of fish and wildlife to see in the big shallow swimming area around the island. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staffs are friendly and always providing extra care. The island maintains clean and peaceful environment which made people immerse themselves in the nature. Food is delicious and healthy. We like everything on this island!
Cons: None
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful island, great nature, friendly and helpfull stuff, excellent food. Beautiful ocean with a lot of different fishes and animals, you even don't need to dive - one can see a lot of interesting things not far away from the beach. The beaches are also very nice: one is more rough, with pieces of corals, another one (on the other side of the island) is with soft sand. It was one of the best places I've ever seen. You made my vacation!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH GUYS! I'll definitely come back to this place again. My best wishes to all of you!
Cons: 1. Maybe, the resort should be a little bit cheaper than now. 2. Mosquitos - is a real disaster here.(((
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It is a special place, not a typical hotel, so you do need to be aware of what you are looking for. In my case, I wanted to calm down from the corporate life, and was searching for a relaxed place, no mass tourism and with space for privacy. The place was really beautiful, wonderful ocean and two uninhabited islands nearby to swim / walk to.. cute fishes in the lagoon, and even turtles, mantas and sharks to be seen regularly just from the shore.. I felt relaxed and safe all the time. Other things: * Friendly and welcoming service. Most spoke ok English. A few small things here and there had to be reminded several times, but I guess it is normal for Maldives. * Facilities kept very clean and are taken a good care of, e.g. leafs are picked up every day, plastic evtl. washing on the shore is collected early in the morning, etc. It was good. * Rooms are a bit old, but intact and are more spacious then it may come over from the photos. They were clean, with quality depending on the person doing it on that day - something very clean, sometimes clean acc. to French standard :-) * There was a very nice program of activities to choose from, with stuff often going an extra mile to make it even more nice.. I loved everything offered (snorkeling, diving, surfing, BBQ, ..) * Cocktails were good :-) Food was good, but I have expected more from a French-run resort.. In fact, cosine was not French.. Anyway, there was a lot of variety to choose from, although if you stay longer, it is a bit repetitive. Desserts selection was amazing and all tasted great. * Mostly Western-European / French guests, with a proper niveau. It made the atmosphere really enjoyable, and there were no low-behavior tourists you would meet in other places..
Cons: just small things..: * Wine list was more French and light-wines oriented, like red Merlos and Pinots, and white sauvignions and chardonneys, etc., with a 3-star Tempranillo being the only "heavy" red choice.more choice would be great * Some things had to be reminded to service a few times, before they worked (e.g. bringing of a wine bottle from restaurant to the bar), also room cleaning shall pay more attention to details, e.g. pick-up / exchange used glasses every day * Please keep ACs in the rooms, it is really hot and humid in Maldives, and sorry, ventilators alone do not bring needed relief
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You have to see it to believe it.
Sunrise Beach And Spa - Maafushi - Building
10
9.2 Excellent (475 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Sunrise Beach and Spa in Maafushi, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Maafushi Reef and Maafushi Mosque. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms.
Cons: More or less the same breakfast, but considering the price it was ok.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good food
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: Good value for what you pay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staffs were friendly,beautiful and clean hotel.We are definitely coming back.
Cons: The dinner hour was too short,and the food was finished by the time we went there...overall everything was excellent.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and kind staff. Comfortable bed,big blanket, which was enough for 2 adults . Balcony with table and chairs. Hairdryer in bathroom. Quiet place, far from construction. Hotel provided for us baby cot,very comfortable, without any request and charges.
Cons: In the bathroom no hand soap and could be good to have some small face towels. At the day when we need to check out wifi already was not available for our room around 10 a.m, but check out at 12.00 noon. Not to much food on the breakfast and lunch,or maybe we need to wake up earlier.
Adaaran Club Rannalhi - Rannaalhi - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (1,873 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Adaaran Club Rannalhi is featured among the best hotels in Maldives and sits exclusively at the tip of the South Male atoll within the exotic collection of islands known as the Maldives. Its unique location offers access to pristine beaches, excellent scuba diving opportunities and a relaxed environment with easy access to the capital city of Male. Bask in the golden sun and frolic on the soft sands as you experience friendly Maldivian hospitality and explore the rich tropical wonders of a vibrant island nation during your stay at our inviting Maldives hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location, amazing water, nice and supportive staff. A great thanks to Francesco for his pasta! Highlight of the buffets!
Cons: We had a minor incident when we paid the bill of the extra expenses we had on site. The staff getting the money didn’t want to get a 10 USD bill saying it was slightly damages. The funny thing is that he was the one who gave us the bill four days earlier when they helped us to exchange for some small denominations for tips. He insisted it was not true, but in the end he accepted the bill. It’s a very bad experience when people say that you are a liar. And the music from the bar is too loud. Even we are staying in the water villa, we still could hear the shitty music until midnight! We come to Maldives for the sound of wave, not for some cheap love music and karaoke.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was awesome. We booked the all inclusive beach front rooms and it was totally worth. The meals were always buffet and the breakfast was no exception. It always met our cravings. We really got value for our money. Plus! my table in the restaurant was facing the sea. totally awesome!
Cons: The only thing I didn't like was that the WIFI were only accessible in public places. If that was to ensure guests come out from their rooms, it totally worked.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel staff and helper, stunning beach, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, very well maintained island, worth just tak "all include", good alcohol
Cons: The stream in the shower is really weak, the food is very simple, no variety, every day eat the same, no delicious cakes
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: The marine life on the reef was amazing, and we even spotted a hawksbill turtle one morning, just two feet away from the beach, feeding on corals.
Cons: We stayed in a watervilla which was very much in need of cleaning and refurbishing. The bin in the toilet was broken on arrival, and cleaning of the room only included replacing water, and clearing the room bin. CLeanliness was below par. The food was unimaginative, lacked flavour, and was mostly recycled. We weren't looking for a spread, but three dishes which synced and were flavourful would have fitted the needs. Very disappointing.
6.7 Good
Pros: Location is awesome. Just beyond imagination. Do make sure you take your snorkeling kit with you. It is just awesome water and marine life that exists there.
Cons: The whole resort is specifically made for Europeans. The staff, although brown/black themselves, can give discriminating looks and service is definitely different based on skin color. I was waiting for the staff to put spoons at places so that I could take food from the buffet. At that time one person from staff yelled, " Don't put your hand!". I was taken aback. I gave him a befitting reply. I have visited more countries and understand more cultures than he could have known. There were other instances of discrimination. It was all evident. Prices are high for excursions, spa and scuba etc. Pork and beef was always available in each meal but no efforts were made to cater to non-european tastes in their buffets. Dal and red rice were present every lunch and dinner and we could make out they were being recycled from lunch to dinner to lunch.
6.7 Good
Pros: I like the food at the main restaurant..my room 203 close to some facilities/bar /restaurant.Staff waiter at restaurant Mubarak is very helpful ,good service and friendly.
Cons: Few Staff try to ask tips in different manner ( indirect way like tomorrow is my Day Off ,and ask for the departure Day to makes you feel that you have to give tips before you leave ...)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The buffet were great! Compliment to the chef. The view at the balcony of water villa was magnificent. We enjoyed watching the sun goes down everyday. A very good place to just relax, free and easy schedule with your partner. There were some excursions and activities offered by the resort.
Cons: The water villa we stayed in was quite old. All is functional though. There is no "no disturb" sign in the villa we stayed in, we were very sound asleep one morning and one of the housekeeper were basically banging on the door for quite sometime, until we open it. It's not his fault though but my good sleep was ruined by then.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff were great. Loved snorkelling....so many fish to see within a couple of metres from the beach. Food choices were really good.
Cons: Rooms are a bit dated. Airconditioner leaked.
Kokaa Maafushi - Maafushi - Beach
12
9.2 Excellent (127 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Kokaa Maafushi in Maafushi, you'll be in the entertainment district, just steps from Maafushi Reef and Maafushi Mosque. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I fall in love with the place and it so comfortable and everyone of the staff was so friendly and kind to accommodate our needs. Mr Sunil always make us happy with our plan,transportation and what question we have his always there to help and always there to assist us in ways with kindness. We even extend because we so in love with the staff ,place ,room and everything. I will recomemeded to all my family and friend and to whom wanted to stay in maafushi choice this place you will be satisfied to the excellent and money value
Cons: Nothing I can say everything is prefect for me
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room near to sea..
9.0 Excellent
Pros: staff were courteous and helpful, this made my stay pleasant and easy. Owner was not pushy about booking excursions but he was helpful when I requested such services (he booked my speed boat ($20 USD) to and from Maafushi and booked a whale shark excursion) and was very knowledgeable about the island. Breakfast was good, maybe try requesting Maldivian breakfast while you are here. rooms were nice, and as expected based on photos and reviews. wifi was also good for pretty much everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The crew was so helpful during our whole stay. Big big thank you Shuail for arrange the great excursions for us, also the speed boat transfer, and the great hospitality. They were so welcoming whatever we asked for they always takeing care for us. Special thanks to Imran for the everyday’s room cleaning. We really enyoed our stay in the room was well equipped, big and clean. We got fresh towels every day. Thanks to the chef for the daily delicious meals. When we decided to go to the beach they gave us snorkelling gears and beach towers. If you choose this hotel you will be in good hands, definitely recommended.
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It was great experience with the great staffs. Salute to hard working staff Imran and manager Suhail. Thank you
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They went out of way to help and plan our excursions. Property is very well maintained and clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every staffs and manager are very friendly, polite and excellent. The food and services were also great. 100/100
Cons: They made me feel so comfortable, so excited. Thus, I really didnot wanna go home
6.3 Good
Pros: Everything needs to be improved...
Cons: Didn’t like the conditions, location, the high price for what they offer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: all the care with the guest! home away home!
Kaafu Inn Guraidhoo - Guraidhoo (Kaafu Atoll) - Building
13
9.3 Excellent (78 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kaafu Inn Guraidhoo in Guraidhoo, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Kandooma Beach and a 1-minute drive from Biyadoo Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kaafu Inn has been more than I expected. The owner picked us up from the jetty and assisted with luggage. After preparing a delicious meal he took us for a walk around the island. If you're thinking which island to pick- guraidhoo is a calm, relaxing place and you can easily catch a local ferry (1,5$) to islands such as maafushi or gulhi for a short visit. It's great! Meals: delicious! Local maldivian dishes, fresh fish accompanied with vegetables and the best rice I've ever tasted - my favourite! Fresh squized juices to every meal and breakfast! Really good coffee! Place: it's a guest house but feels like home. Very clean. In the evening we had access to the TV area so together with 6 other friends we watched movies and enjoyed our time. Extras: Mr Ahid has given us access to use his fridge ( we.needed to put some of our food), he also provided us a kettle in case we wanted to use it in any other time than breakfast. He help with many many things :) To sum up: 5*, 7 happy people, 7 huge smiles and 7 thumbs up from our group of friends :))) Thank you Mr Ahid! We've surely enjoyed our stay at Kaafu Inn!:) see you next time!
Cons: There is no such thing. All was more than I expected:)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The two boys at the hotel were so hospitable with us. They received us in the harbour and bring us to the hotel. Then we took a round into the island and they give us some tips for our stay. Do not miss the maldivian breakfast, soo good!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great! Breakfast and dinner at Kaffu in were really good. It's really near the bikini beach and the "drop-off" speed boat. Guaraidhoo it's a paradise and kaffu-in makes everything better.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner of the hotel is very attentive, courteous and welcoming. He went beyond expectations for customer service and in general made the stay a pleasant one. This is definitely a good location for family, friends & couples to visit. Thank you for the happy stay.
Cons: I am very sensitive to dust, there was some dust and pollen on top of the tall clothing wardrobe, which could be easily removed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hostel is just PERFECT. The room was big and clean, the bed comfortable and the hostel beautiful. They lent us some snorkel equipment and recommend good areas fir diving to us. We also book for a snorkeling trip and it was AMAZING. Waffir and his wife were really friendly and they even cook a traditional dinner for us!! Everything was perfect. Thank you!!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: friendly staff.clean room and good air con and other facilities.very beautiful guesthouse house.very close to main restaurant on island 'amore'.Guesthouse owner friendly and spoke good english.
Cons: close to islands generator a tiny bit noisy
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had such a nice time on Kaafu Inn, Ahid and his family did the best to make our stay more beautiful. He helped us with all our transfers with the boat, with the local trips. If you are a couple, you must take the romantic dinner, it is something you will never forget!
Cons: Everything was great!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I liked the friendly and warm behaviour of the owner and other staff.
Cons: The property is a bit far from the beach.
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives - Guraidhoo (Kaafu Atoll) - Building
14
9.0 Excellent (1,085 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Find your tropical island paradise at the lagoon-facing Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.Speedboats ferry you across the turquoise waters from Velana International Airport Malé to our contemporary resort hotel in just 40 minutes. Slip into island life from the moment you arrive at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, with world-class South Malé Atoll diving and surfing on your doorstep. Our beach villas ooze style and boast luxury touches like outdoor showers and Bluetooth docking stations.Grab a coffee and wood-fired pizza from the Bokkuraa Coffee Club beside our sparkling infinity pool, or unwind with a good book and views over the peaceful lagoon. You can indulge in a soothing Thai massage and beauty treatments in our Kandooma Spa, and book the Spa Suite's private garden with plunge pool for a romantic afternoon.Learn to sail on a catamaran trip around the region's sandbanks and take it easy with alcohol-free cocktails on a sunset cruise. It's just five minutes by boat from Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives for diving and snorkelling among colourful tropical fish on the reef.Face-painting and fun games keep the children entertained in our Kandoo Kids, while parents unwind with a game of tennis or a workout in Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives' gym. Top off a perfect day with a Maldivian seafood feast and breathtaking sunsets on the deck at The Kitchen restaurant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a great resort ! The staff cannot do enough to help and make your holiday a memorable one . Congratulations to all the staff and management for making it a truly memorable holiday . From the moment your speedboat docks to the moment you leave you feel that nothing is too much trouble . Excellent customer service review from a customer service expert who’s been in the business for 30 years !! Thank you
Cons: Couldn’t stay for longer !!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Water villa very beautiful
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is great. The beach is expectacular. Food quality is 10/10, but very expensive.
Cons: To get to the hotel you need to pay USD500 extra and there is no way you can avoid that. The food is extremly expensive, you will expend more in food and drinks than the room it self. Be aware of taxes, always add 10% (service) and then 12% (VAT)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Visited Holiday Inn Kandooma recently. It's an excellent stay for family, beautiful place, worth every cent !! Would surely recommend to stay at the property during Maldives visit.. Special arrangements for kids, be it food, entertainment, water play..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing was just perfect
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Clean, perfect and excellent service.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, great location with beatiful view and clean water, great staffs, complimentary snorking trial and trip, complimentary meal and playground for kids.
Cons: Food quality could be better and general price is high (although it might be common everywhere in Maldives)
Fihalhohi Island Resort - Fihalhohi - Building
15
9.0 Excellent (745 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Fihalhohi Island Resort in Fihalhohi Island, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Fihalholi Beach, and close to Rannalhi Beach. Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Diving and snorkelling was great, the two house reefs that the resort has are both beautiful and full of marine life, dive guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the boat dive services are comprehensive and well-priced.
Cons: Food was merely adequate for the price,
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The highlight of the Resort is the beach. The reef just a few metres in. You can see all kinds of sea creatures, from reef sharks, stingrays, moray eels, tons of fish. We even had the chance of swimming with a turtle! The stuff were also very helpful and friendly and rooms were cleaned twice a day. The location of the second room and its state was superb. The island was very small and everything was just a couple of minutes away. It's not like those huge resorts where you have to go on an excursion just for breakfast. We were given a free excursion as we spent 7 nights.
Cons: It looks rather old. We were given a room with broken furniture, smelly, on a second floor, with no direct acess to the beach, safe operated by a key as it didn't work. It was supposed to be a premium room, the second best category after water village, but it didn't meet any single aspect of a premium room. However, after talking to the receptionist, we were moved the following day to another room just in front of the beach. The second one was a proper premium room, the first one was far from being considered so. Another aspect which we were not happy with was the prices of excursions and activities. They give a price list which didn't include tax and service ( 22% plus) and equipment was not included, it had to be rented. So, if you are planning to go snorkelling with dolphins and turtles, for example, which was originally USD 55, which is already expensive, you will end up paying around 85 for just a couple of hours. Almost everything is extra charge. It is like anywhere else in Maldives. Everything is planned to make you spend as much as you can. Wi-Fi connection was just non-existent in our area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent facilities and island beauty. Highly recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I love everything. Staff are vey friendly and nice!
Cons: Nothing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was excellent in an all-inclusive arrangement. Staff is extremely nice, polite and very helpfull. The whole island is very neat and clean all the time.
Cons: Wi-fi is pretty bad. Sometimes not accessible at all, in other times pretty slow. Some of the staff should improve their English.
Triton Beach Hotel & Spa - Maafushi - Bedroom
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9.0 Excellent (568 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Triton Beach Hotel & Spa in Maafushi, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Maafushi Reef and Maafushi Mosque. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Breakfast was decent
Cons: Duvet smelled bad not all staff were friendly and helpful Iqbal was good however. Definitely not worth the money.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything went extremely great starting from the day I made booking. They've sent very detailed information on options of arrival, which was great help for us for firsttimers in Maldives Warm welcoming meeting on arrival and courteous Goodbye. Staff is absolutely nice, friendly, helpful and attentive to details. Easy to arrange tours and water sports entertainment on fair rates. High standards of cleanliness have been kept all the time Nice relaxed atmosphere on the Island itself with kind people.
Cons: Nothing negative
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice and kind people working there.
Cons: Too much noise because there are lots of construction nearby the hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: All staff we met are so nice and friendly. Big room and buffet breakfast is also good for value. We will absolutely come back again!
Cons: We stayed at annex building which just next to the hotel without lift. But it is not a problem as you can call front counter and they will send someone to help you out.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very nice and always willing to help
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We reached in the evening due to delay pick up at airport as we missed the 3 pm public transfer boat. Although hotel policy was to collect the entire money, on the day of arrival, they waited two days before they collected the amount. Breakfast was great with great choice for Asian vegetarians. Iqbal was great chef. All the hotel organised tours were well planned and professionally done. Bikini beach 2 minute walk from hotel! Overall happy with the hotel & stay & don't mind going there gain.
Cons: nothing particular, may be name placards when receiving at airport!
6.0 Good
Pros: The ambiance was good. The front desk team & manager were really very nice and helpful and welcoming. The hotel upgraded my stay at zero cost to a better room on the last 2 days.
Cons: The restaurant & facility guys need some English training. Majority of them are poor at communicating which was a major problem. The waiter would bluntly say NO rather than providing an alternate solution. The trips were managed very poorly as the people who were supposed to assist during the snorkeling were unhelpful towards male customers. They were only bothered about girls. This was a major loss of money for me as i stayed in bought after paying 40-60$. The final bill was way higher than what was quoted on booking which was upsetting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All is superb ! Highly recommendable.
Alaka At Maafushi - Maafushi - Building
17
9.0 Excellent (336 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at ALAKA at Maafushi in Maafushi, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Maafushi Reef and Maafushi Harbor. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Free tea and coffee. Good value for money. I liked it and I liked also Maafushi very much!
Cons: Not good wifi, but I think this is a common problem in Maldives. Room without outside view.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: awesome breakfast, nice & comfortable room, helpful staff
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The resort is a good value for the money. It has all the necessary basics. The food at the restaurant is made fresh and it's very affordable too. Staff is friendly and helpful. Theres free tea coffee available in the lobby 24x7. It's a great choice for budget travellers!
Cons: It's about a 15 min walk to the beach, theres nothing much in close proximity n gets a little boring after sunset. The bedsheet and pillows weren't very clean as I could find stains. The toiletries provided were very limited. The fan is noisy and not too good for a light sleeper. Also the water pressure in the shower wasnt good enough. The breakfast could be better.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Place with homely feeling. Very co-operative staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really want to thank the staff for the great stay I had with them. After a couple of days it fellt like a home away from home. Already want to go back. They offered great excursions for an affordable price, taking photos and making videos to share, nice guys to hang around with and if you're lucky enough you can see their amazing dancing skills. I got more knowledge about life in the Maldives, the sealife etc, great conversation partners. Room was perfect, gets cleaned everyday and nice hot shower. Breakfast was nice and really good affordable meals available too. They gave me good advice for diving and were so kind to drop me off everyday with a nice fresh beach towel, always interested about my day. Good luck guys!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I had an amazing stay at Maafushi/Maldives because of Alaka and Alaka people. Everybody was so kind and friendly to me always. I will definitely come back!!❤️❤️ - Sani<3
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was truly an extraordinary vacation! Very friendly, helpful, hostile, happy and pleasant staff who puts a huge effort for everyone to come and enjoy the Maldives at a very affordable price! The best 9 days of my life in a paradise! I sincerely wish them all the best and lots of success in their future work because they definitely deserve it. A welcome drink prepared and wet towel was a very nice surprise, as well as the transport from port to the Alaka. Delicious food, variety of choices for buffet breakfast, a la carte menu for lunch/dinner which is perfect in my opinion. Chef Mohammad was amazing and no complaints for such happy person whatsoever! Rooms are clean and spacious, bed is very comfy, as well as pillows provided. Everyday after returning from the beach the room is tidy and cleansed with a new bottle of water on your work desk. The excursions organized at a very reasonable price with some unforgettable captures moments of my life. That lunch at the sand bank was extremely delicious. Everything what we needed was provided upon our request. Overall, they definitely made my journey to the Maldives unforgettable. Thank You, dear staff. Definitely I would recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to enjoy the local life at Maldives and to see something new. Likely will return again to Alaka. Honestly, you will not regret it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Guys! You're the best! I love you so much!
Narnia Maldives - Maafushi - Bedroom
18
9.0 Excellent (261 reviews)
Overview
When you a stay at Narnia Maldives in Maafushi, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Maafushi Mosque and Maafushi Harbor. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
Liyela Retreat Maldives - Maafushi - Bedroom
19
9.4 Excellent (35 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Liyela Retreat Maldives in Maafushi, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Maafushi Reef and Maafushi Mosque. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Liyela it's just an amazing hotel where you feel very warm welcome. Very clean, big and comfy rooms, delicious food in the restaurant with breathtaking view to the lagoon, 2 minutes walk from bikini beach. I would love to say big thank you to Lola and Shafu for excellent hospitality and help in any of our needs. Make sure to try unforgettable massage session with professional hands of Balinese masseuse. I strongly recommend this hotel, and cant wait to come back there
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Customer service is great. They take care of everything. Really impressive
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The food was absolutely amazing at this hotel. I wished every breakfast would include things like fruit plate in addition to what you order. Our food bill was quite big because we always ordered extra sides for breakfast to have a healthy and versatile breakfast. The manager was very helpful, nice and flexible. You can get a good deal to excursions from the reception.
Cons: I didn't realise when booking that our room only has a tiny window showing neighbour house roof, not very appealing. I found the athmosphere at the hotel excellent but the island itself was not so nice. Only bikini beach had a construction site right next to it and it was packed so no peace and quite. Strict dres codes etc.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I stayed at Liyela for 5 days. The food was excellent and exceeded my expectations. There was hardly any waiting time, and presentation was top-notch. The staff was very accommodative and assisted me in many ways including finding me a temporary phone when my phone got water damaged -Thanks Sujeeva! I also had two members of the housekeeping staff assisting me pack my bags and catch the last boat out when I was running short of time! All was well coordinated by Shaffa the rockstar, including all my tours with Shadow Palm. She was also very kind in loaning me her personal phone to make calls. Sharu was extremely efficient re my bookings and coordinating my arrival and everything worked like clockwork. The staff at the restaurant especially Mai, were also very friendly and efficient and made my stay pleasant. I loved the ambience at the restaurant especially the music. I also found the 5 pm to 7pm happy hour where drinks are half priced, very convenient :) The room was cleaned everyday, and the bed turned down without fail.
Cons: The Television could have a few more channels maybe. Happy hour could start a bit later or extend a bit more, at least for the in house guests, as most times, guests are engaged in other activities i.e. excursions etc. out of the island and only return about the time happy hour begins and are likely to miss it if they take a bit too much time to hit the showers/dress up etc.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Every things
7.0 Good
Pros: The location, staff and food were great.
Cons: However we stayed in the best room that they have and we felt it looked a bit too simple. Value for money could be better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful large rooms that looked exactly like the pictures online. Also, the breakfast was fabulous!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff and food
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breakfasts were so good. View from room was beautiful. Staff went above and beyond - we left something in the room by accident and they were able to post it back to us in Thailand, and didn't even charge. The full day excursion, including dolphins and nurse sharks, was unbelievably good value for money.
Cons: On occasion the restaurant felt a little understaffed.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Liyela Retreat is a small boutique hotel with personal touch to everything. It is located less than 10 meters from the beach street and at about 50-100 meters from the bikini beach (in Maafushi there are only two bikini beaches, it is not allowed to wear swimwear on the rest), just enough to stay away from the crowd, but still to get this exotic vacation feeling. The staff is very, very friendly and cooperative, just like the other people on the island. The rooms are clean and look exactly as shown on the pictures. The food is fenomenal. Breakfast is not buffet, but a la carte, which leaves additional feeling of a personal touch. High;y recommend for people who loves staying on the 1st line, but still keep some privacy and serenity.
Cons: The internet could be better. This is a common issue on the whole island as it is a satelite based and have frequent disruptions. Not a big deal though, Malvides are famous as a vacation destination, not for business trips :-)

Best rooms in Mahaanaelhihuraa

Rihiveli The Dream, Maldives - Mahaanaelhihuraa - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (207 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rihiveli The Dream in Rihiveli, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Rihiveli Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
5.8 Okay
Pros: Will as a traveler with my wife and child ( 2 Year ) I liked: *The friendly staff. *Small Island easy to navigate and to know. *The food here as it's simple cuisine (mix between local & international) but the taste were superb. * The beach were semi privet. * the tradition of walking on our bare foots. * had a nice shop for clothes and other minors things that may be needed.
Cons: * The bungalow that we first lived in were not air conditioned and was a nightmare full of bugs,Geckos...etc of different bugs especially at night my wife had several panic attack, we were trying to avoid staying in the bungalow as much as possible to avoid the sauna like hotness and hummed temperature, until we've had it and complained to the reception then they moved us to another bungalow with AC in it. * That they did not explain of availability of different bungalow with or without AC. * Bungalow did not have a telephone so we can contact reception or even our neighbors bungalow. * Not using bottled water in Bungalow instead using water jack (thermal water container) which I believe it is less hygienic than bottled water). * Not using one time use shampoo,soap,conditioners..etc, even when I tried using one of these refillable jars some of it did have the conditioner dried making a layers that made it difficult to come out, while it's not a big issue for me as I always have my personal shampoo...etc bag with me. I know some of these points that I didn't like may be part of this resort philosophy but I for review credibility I must state clearly my experience and opinion.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. This place is fantastic! The management, the staff, the location, the island, it’s absolutely amazing. We’ll definitely be back.
Cons: Hard to find something negative as everything is amazing. In the night without AC sometimes was hard to sleep
10.0 Excellent
Cons: The staff were very friendly and I enjoyed getting to know them. The island was very clean and tidy. I have problems with my ears that stops me from diving or snorkeling but there was plenty of fish and wildlife to see in the big shallow swimming area around the island. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staffs are friendly and always providing extra care. The island maintains clean and peaceful environment which made people immerse themselves in the nature. Food is delicious and healthy. We like everything on this island!
Cons: None
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful island, great nature, friendly and helpfull stuff, excellent food. Beautiful ocean with a lot of different fishes and animals, you even don't need to dive - one can see a lot of interesting things not far away from the beach. The beaches are also very nice: one is more rough, with pieces of corals, another one (on the other side of the island) is with soft sand. It was one of the best places I've ever seen. You made my vacation!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH GUYS! I'll definitely come back to this place again. My best wishes to all of you!
Cons: 1. Maybe, the resort should be a little bit cheaper than now. 2. Mosquitos - is a real disaster here.(((
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It is a special place, not a typical hotel, so you do need to be aware of what you are looking for. In my case, I wanted to calm down from the corporate life, and was searching for a relaxed place, no mass tourism and with space for privacy. The place was really beautiful, wonderful ocean and two uninhabited islands nearby to swim / walk to.. cute fishes in the lagoon, and even turtles, mantas and sharks to be seen regularly just from the shore.. I felt relaxed and safe all the time. Other things: * Friendly and welcoming service. Most spoke ok English. A few small things here and there had to be reminded several times, but I guess it is normal for Maldives. * Facilities kept very clean and are taken a good care of, e.g. leafs are picked up every day, plastic evtl. washing on the shore is collected early in the morning, etc. It was good. * Rooms are a bit old, but intact and are more spacious then it may come over from the photos. They were clean, with quality depending on the person doing it on that day - something very clean, sometimes clean acc. to French standard :-) * There was a very nice program of activities to choose from, with stuff often going an extra mile to make it even more nice.. I loved everything offered (snorkeling, diving, surfing, BBQ, ..) * Cocktails were good :-) Food was good, but I have expected more from a French-run resort.. In fact, cosine was not French.. Anyway, there was a lot of variety to choose from, although if you stay longer, it is a bit repetitive. Desserts selection was amazing and all tasted great. * Mostly Western-European / French guests, with a proper niveau. It made the atmosphere really enjoyable, and there were no low-behavior tourists you would meet in other places..
Cons: just small things..: * Wine list was more French and light-wines oriented, like red Merlos and Pinots, and white sauvignions and chardonneys, etc., with a 3-star Tempranillo being the only "heavy" red choice.more choice would be great * Some things had to be reminded to service a few times, before they worked (e.g. bringing of a wine bottle from restaurant to the bar), also room cleaning shall pay more attention to details, e.g. pick-up / exchange used glasses every day * Please keep ACs in the rooms, it is really hot and humid in Maldives, and sorry, ventilators alone do not bring needed relief
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You have to see it to believe it.