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Vakarufalhi Maldives - Vakarufalhi - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (685 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Vakarufalhi Maldives in Vakaru, you'll be by the ocean and minutes from Vakarufalhi Island Beach, and close to Maafushivaru Island Jetty. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We had the all-inclusive package and it was great. There are some restrictions - as per usual, but overall the experience was wonderful. The buffet was great - lunch and dinner are the best in my opinion. We're not typically buffet people, but it changed daily and the quality of the food was good. Drinks in the all-inclusive package were good too. Service from staff is impeccable. Just be aware that tipping is customary, so budget that into your stay. You can get cash out at the reception on the island.
Cons: The only downside to our stay was the seaplane transfer. On the way there, we had to wait for nearly 2 hours to catch our seaplane (understandable but not ideal). But the seaplane company moved our flight to be earlier without telling us or anyone, and we almost missed the flight to the resort. On the way back, we requested a certain timeframe for the seaplane, but was told only the seaplane company sets the time. We thought the seaplane time would be quite late for our international flight, but we were told there's nothing we could do. When we checked out, we were told the seaplane has been delayed by another hour. We waited for a long time for it, and had to check for other international flights, as it looked like we'd miss ours. The seaplane staff really don't care - and based on the reviews online, they've caused a lot of people to miss their flights. Thankfully we just got there in time, but only checked in when our flight was boarding. Overall, very stressful end to the trip - however it had been wonderful up until that point.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room, the staff, the views and the food.
Cons: Commute from male was long and expensive
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The water villas were amazing, and the food was fantastic. Large choice. The beech was very clean. The reef is excellent and access to the reef is easy.
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything else was absolutely great. The staff is amazing, the island is very clean, wifi in watervillas worked great, food tastes great, roomboy was absolutely careful and cleaned spotless
Cons: The mattress of the bed was a little bit to hard for us, but this is just our opinion and may not be everyones. The food was amazing but i wished that it had signs if certain foods contain meat or fish
9.2 Excellent
Pros: the staff are super friendly the food was amazing water villa exceeded our expectations the bar was really great and the prices their is acceptable Snorkeling in-front of the water was really great
Cons: beds have to be changed for sure, its not that comfortable. plus i had a skin allergy because of multiple bites of bed bugs - take anti-histamines with you- and i have seen that when the house keeping service prepare our room they don't change the bed sheets, soo that might be the problem
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great communication by email. Friendly, caring staff. Perfect location and great facilities. Food is amazing with a lot of choices. It’s very easy to see many kind of marine life on this island :) The free wifi was great and always have extremely fast speed ! We were very enjoy our stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The attentive and super friendly staff. In particular the pro divers staff (davide!!) Were incredible. The water villas truly are amazing.
Cons: Inflated prices are tough to swallow if you don't have a meal plan. Transportation prices are severely over inflated. Arrange you own transfer if you can it will save you hundreds of dollars
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are the big plus with the resort wherever you meet them. Friendly, very courteous and professional. We booked a water villa – highly recommended for the view and that you are literally 2 steps from snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon, surrounded by a myriad rainbow of inquisitive fish. The ultimate re–charge location!
Cons: Nothing. Zero. Zilch.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything, it was amazing.
Cons: nothing at all.
Overview Reviews
This Machchafushi property is set on its own private white sand beach, a short distance from Maafushivaru Island Beach, Maafushivaru Island Jetty, and Vakarufalhi Island Beach. Area attractions also include Dhangethi Beach and Dhigurah Beach.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Overall is a very nice hotel where you can enjoy your time in the Maldives and relax.
Cons: The food options are a bit limited and not as good as we hope so due to the price of the stay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This holiday is perfect in every way! The transfer to and from Male and resort is seamless and hassle free. The daily spa credit made us feel very pampered by the friendly and experience team of masseurs. The snorkeling trips included are also very rewarding! Thank you Dhilley and team for showing us your passion! Nitu from reception has been so kind and helpful ensuring all our reservations were booked! Also Hafiz from Reef restaurant and Roshnan from Aqua Bar! All in all, we are glad to have chosen Centara resort!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The service starts straight from the airport, with energetic airport staff handling our sea plane transfer as soon as we arrived at Male. The staff at both bars were absolutely fantastic, very attentive and quick service. Snorkelling behind the dive centre was very good, lots of sharks, fish, crabs and octopus to see. Baby sharks, and Eagle rays continually swimming around the beach never gets old! All the staff we met were great and very friendly, everywhere you walk you get a "Hello","Good morning" etc..
Cons: Only a few minor things we felt weren't even enough to mention to the staff: You can only use one free dive per day, so had to pay for one of the two Manta Ray dives ($325USD for the two of us). Cleaning of the rooms could've been better, often felt like they hadn't tidied (bins not emptied, empty drinks not cleared away etc). Restrictive water sport rules meant kayaking/paddle boarding was only allowed in the area opposite the water sports centre. Compared to other luxury resorts we have stayed at, we felt a few things could've been improved such as a choice of soft drinks during excursions, smaller excursion groups and more attentiveness to food allergies (which we had informed the property of ahead of time).
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean and staff
Cons: Many activities are full booking
4.6 Okay
Cons: Having to wait over 4 hours at Male airport and making over a 7 hour airport transfer between Male airport and resort. We arrived at Male airport at noon and were told we had to wait 3 hours to check into a domestic flight to another island airport after checking in we had to wait another 2 hours for the flight. We flew 30 minutes over the resort to an island where we were transported by bus to where we had to wait for boat transfer. We finally arrived at resort about 8 pm instead of the expected 1 pm, wasting the first day and missing out on the lunch that we had prepaid for. Day of departure we had to wake up and be checked out by 6 am even though our flight from Male was at 1:45 pm. The boat took us to the other island airport at 6:30. We missed out our breakfast which we had also prepaid for. We then had to wait over 2 hours for the flight to Male arriving at 9:30 where we had to wait 3 hours to check into ouf flight 2 hours before our departure. When we asked the resort why we had over 7 hour airport transfers while other people who traveled on the same flight of ours to and from Male, they said the other people did not use Booking.com and had paid for normal airport transfer which only took them 30 minutes to travel between resort and airport. When asking resort to reimburse us for the meals that we had paid for, we were told that it was our fault for booking our stay at their resort with booking.com thus the resort was not responsible. The Jacuzzi in our villa did not work, which we reported the 2nd day with it never being repaired. We had paid all inclusive which included the minibar which was supposed to be replenished daily. There were 2 days which it was not replenished, after enough complaining they finally replenished on the 3rd day. The resort local island day trip is a waste, it is 1 hour boat ride only to be walked to the center of the island to purchase overpriced gifts, then 1 hour boat ride back to resort.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff from the moment I reach the airport till the end, everything amazing there, alot of choice for the food even though if you need something extra they will make sure that you will get it. I highly recommend it for couples and family with kids.
Cons: Just the pool in the villa if the wall is little bit higher to get more privacy from the next villa .
9.6 Excellent
Pros: , all food was very good well prepared with good variety
Cons: They offered complimentary massages but the massages offered where limited and you could not use the massage for another person you either use it yourself or you lost it one of the reasons we booked this hotel was for the complimentary Spa
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful turquoise waters, well-maintained property, comfortable room, and excellent service from staff
Cons: Need to take a 25-minute domestic flight and then another 20-minute speedboat ride to the island. Depending on domestic flight timing, add 4-6 hours to travel to hotel from international airport.
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa - Vilamendhoo - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (1,463 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa in Vilamendhoo Island, you'll be on the beach and within the region of Ari Atoll. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The island only!
Cons: As soon we entered to this island resort, the personnel didn’t accommodate us well, instead they wanted to charge us “triple” of the money we paid no matter we had our own transfer or not. Better pay extra couple hundreds and go to nicer island where you have 100% great experience! Very very bad costumer service!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good property
Cons: WiFi didn’t work
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: House reef is vast and impressive. Communication between reception and staff was superb. Euro-divers scuba service is extremely professional and efficient. Food (only used buffet) was great and wonderfully varied between different cousines every day. We stayed in the Jacuzi water villa. This is pricy, but worth the treat! Did a trolling and jigging 4h fishing activity. Very successful trip, and the chef prepared our Tuna and Wahoo on request. Beautiful island and the perfect relaxing honeymoon experience we hoped for.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Quiet, clean, cozy and comfortable resort with beautiful view and fabulous house reef with wide variety of marine creatures including whale shark (Swam past us when we were kayaking. We could not see but the camera my husband stuck in water got photos of it, proving it was really there.) Great staff. Food and drinks were generally good, too.
Cons: Only a few minor things. No info on time of seaplane provided to us until we asked about 15 hours before our arrival in Male. We got response in about 25 min., but the time in e-mail turned out to be incorrect. They gave us time for an earlier flight, making us rush to the designated counter and waiting in the lounge for longer time than expected. Not a major issue since we did not miss our seaplane. The house red wine included in the AIP had a peculiar taste. Too strong character as a house wine. Also, rose was too sweet. I think there are better wines with milder flavour which would be acceptable to wider people. Replenishment of drinking water and minibar was often not done until we asked for them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really liked eco friendliness no plastic was used Vilamendhoo Island Resort. Perfect diving and snorkeling spot. Delicious food and friendly hotel staff.
Cons: We only met one minus or negative issue in Vilamendhoo Island Resort when in diving center there was one Polish diving instructor lady who had bad attitude problems and really snappy language.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful location, excellent staff and great activities with really helpful teachers. It was for your honeymoon and the vouchers helped our planning. In conclusion, we are definitely coming back
Cons: Nothing really
Lily Beach Resort & Spa - Huvahendhoo - Building
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9.4 Excellent (676 reviews)
Overview Reviews
This Huvahendhoo property is by the ocean, nestled on a private white sand beach and within easy reach of area attractions such as Villingilivaru Island Pier, Ranveli Beach, and Dhangethi Beach. Area attractions also include Maafushivaru Island Jetty and Maafushivaru Island Beach.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The resort and setting are beautiful. Snorkeling was fantastic! But what made our vacation stand out was the staff. They went out of their way to make our 20th Anniversary extremely special and our stay memorable. Always friendly and helpful. We were going to miss our flight out of Male because the seaplane was late and the manager made some arrangements so that we would be rushed off the seaplane, driven separately (at high speed) to the airport and rushed through security so that we could make the flight. We JUST made it. It felt like we were on Amazing Race haha!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are friendly and has initiates to help us. Food is incredible from different restaurants especially the seafood buffet on Tuesday. Staying in Water Villa and we enjoyed a lot especially the outdoor jacuzzi facing the ocean. Some people may think it’s pricy but the quality of food and drink Lily Beach are all excellent, the room is so comfy and nicely decorated. It’s really worth it!
Cons: Nil
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We went to Lily Beach on our honeymoon. Amazing sunsets, friendly service by the staff, and a mind-boggling selection of food and drink from around the world at the Lily Maa restaurant. We stayed in an over-water bungalow and it was amazing. There isn't a single thing I would change about this place - it's perfect.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice island, all inclusive option is on very high level
Cons: They made a mistake with domestic flight booking for us ( booked four tickets under the same name and company decided that it was only one person) and due to that we had to spend extra hours in Male with two extremely tired kids... no one apologized
10.0 Excellent
Pros: it is definitely an unforgettable experience to stay at Lily Beach Resort with my family. All the staff i met are amazing, friendly, and considerable, who responded to the unexpected changes of our visit upon a short notice and took quite good care of us. You will not regret choosing here if it is your first time going to Maldives!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The perfect island for a family holiday. We also enjoyed the adults only pool at AQUA for some peace and quiet. The buffet food was of the best quality and meals at AQUA and Tamarind were 5-star meals. The staff were all very elegant and professional. The highlight of our stay was the snorkelling tour to find whale sharks.
Cons: The only criticism would be that we didn't appreciate staff smoking on the snorkelling tour boat and the snorkelling safari's reef was bleak and dead - the house reef has an abundance of sea life, and it was believed the safari would take us to a better or similar experience.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Lily beach is definitely an amazing place to spend time with your family. Sappirine-like sea water, wonderful food and thoughtful staff. I just hope to stay longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff, cleanliness and landscape.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lily has a house reef which is wonderful for diving and snorkeling - the marine life is amazing! We stayed at a lagoon villa and absolutely recommend it. The resort is beautifully organised, staff is friendly and professional, food and drinks are fabulous. A perfect experience.
Cons: -
Lux South Ari Atoll - Maamingili (Alif Dhaal Atoll)
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9.4 Excellent (611 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll in Dhidhoofinolhu Island, you'll be minutes from Dhidhoofinolhu Marina. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
Maafushivaru Maldives - Maafushivaru - Bedroom
6
9.6 Excellent (65 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Among resorts in Maldives, Maafushivaru is the typical island epitomizing all that one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such an amazing resort with impeccable customer service and food. I truly hated to leave but will definitely return!!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location, staff, facility
Cons: Food. Too Asian overall, poor diversity. Quality was mediocre
7.1 Good
Pros: Liked the place the island the house reef the diving the beauty.
Cons: The manager and the food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The customer service is excellent for this resort. Our dining experience was one of the highlights. Great breakfast, lunch and dinner. As far as communication, the property is top notch and helped us with all of our questions. We will definitely recommend Maafushivaru to others.
Cons: Really, this resort was top notch. I would say that extending the dining times on certain days would lead to greater schedule flexibility. We had a window of about 1.5 hours for lunch. If this could be extended to 2 hours then fine.
Sun Island Resort & Spa - Nalaguraidhoo - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (3,357 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Nalaguraidhoo, Sun Island Resort & Spa is within the region of Dhigurah Beach and Vakarufalhi Island Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. This resort has 3 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
7.9 Good
Pros: -Beautiful location -Very kind staff -plenty of food and drinks are offered -plenty of watersport facilities -very good and clean rooms -Airco is present in every room and in the most important facilities -You can rent bikes if your room is far away
Cons: -All Inclusive is not ALL inclusive. You get a small menu of drinks where you can choose off. Very bad cocktails and only one type of beer. If you want anything else you need to pay extra eg: $7.50 for a corona. Luckily we don't drink so we were fine with soft drinks wich is included in the "all" inclusive. -Main restaurant had plenty of food but if you want to try their thai or italian restaurant you need to pay full price without any sort of discount. -Watersport activities are not all included only the cheap ones like kano and paddleboard. Jetski is full price $150 for 30 minutes. -We were leaving the resort at 6pm but had to checkout at 12pm wich is normal but as soon as we checked out we had no more access to the all inclusive formula so if we wanted any drinks or food we needed to pay full price. so it kind of ruined our half day. As soon as you check out they don't care anymore. -Bikes are offered very well but for $5 per day per person it's quite expensive. bikes aren't even very good. only one brake worked for me and my wife and it was very slow so quite dangerous if you go with kids. If you're unlucky to have a far away room you'll need your bike.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The resort was absolutely exceptional. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and attentive throughout the resort. The choice of restaurants and the food selection at the Buffet was brilliant. They had a cuisines that would suit all pallets. I must give a special mention to Sobja in the main restaurant for looking after us all week. There plenty of activities and amenities to keep you busy during your stay. I would recommend a trip to the Italian restaurant to see the Manta rays. We went for the all inclusive package which included everything you would need.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good resort in fantastic location. Beautiful beaches. Reasonable all inclusive package. Most of the staff were great. Loved the snorkelling trip with whale sharks although quite expensive.
Cons: Staff continually trying to sell you dinners at additional cost even though we had all inclusive package. Over water villa could do with a make over and trimming of gardens. Bath faced wall and not picture window with sea views
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We loved nearly everything about our stay! Island: gorgeous! It's quite big so you have space to your own, the beaches are super clean and beautiful. Staff keep it clean and tidy at all times. It's great for walks, but they have carts to drive you as well. Room: clean, spacious, comfortable. We had a beach bungalow and the access to the beach is a big plus. Food: good variety, amount and quality. Sanitary and full buffet. European and Indian style food. All in is a limited drink menu, but definitely recommended! Cocktails are okay but not great. Activities: we went snorkling with rays, turtles and whale sharks. Parasailing is great as well. Top trips, helpful crew. Yoga was good. Night entertainment was fun, but repeating after a while. Not amazing. Spa looks great, but haven't visited. Photoshoot with personal photographer is fun! Shark and ray feeding are great to see. Staff: I can't stress enough how kind, welcoming, helpful and friendly the staff was. Every single employee went out of their way to make you feel comfortable and happy. They have a personal approach and we loved being greeted by them everywhere. Our personal waiter (Anushka), the buggy drivers, waiting staff at the coffee café,... They made our holiday extra special. We definitely recommend a stay here!
Cons: Food is good in variety, amount and quality, but not superb. The buffet is large. All in isn't really 'ALL in' but definitely recommended. You get a limited menu to choose from, but pricewise it's a smart thing to do. Room is clean and comfortable, but feels a bit outdated. We had a beach bungalow, the access to the beach is a big plus, it was beautiful. All staff was exceptionally nice and friendly, except for the reception employees. We had contact with them for 3-4 times and they weren't hospitable and even rolled their eyes at us when asking for check-out information. The entertaining at night was fun, but got repeating at a longer stay. Music from the DJ was great, but way to loud, up to the point of a beep in our ears. We love to dance, but did it only once.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Royal treatment going in, NO royal treatment on the way out:( First of all the rezort is amaizing, clean, quiet, divine. It's a bit far from Male( that's on top of the 9 hours and 2flights that we had to go on, but that' s not the resort's fault) but it's nice. When we arrived it was raining very hard so the guys who were taking us to the resort( from Mammigli local aeroport) by boat were very nice, carrying our luggage and using umbrellas so we wouldn't get wet. We arrived at the resort, were greated very nicely, accompanied to our rooms in tiny little golf-like cars. First night it rained so hard i thought the roof would collapse, and we were worried that it would rain all week, but that was not the case, it rained durring the nights and durring the days it was quite sunny or cloudy but warm. Be carefull with the sun, as we played in the water and walked on the beach( very very nice beach, clean, perfect sand) for 2-3 hours and we got sunburn, defenetly wear sunscreen all the time!!! And there are musquitos that bite. Not many but they exist, but that's nature. Near the water bungallows they have a place where not dangerous sharks and stingrays come at 6 in the afternoon for "dinner"( they feed them from the restaurant for the guests to see). It' s very interesting. They have a lot of places to eat, drink coffee or have drinks. The main restaurant is very big, lots of staff to help, food of good quality, where you find something for everybody, a lot of cakes and fruit too. They have a place on the island where they grow their own vegetables, and i understanded that they have all these processes for filtrating water, rain water, for making electricity. I was very impressed by the complexity of the operations. Tha department of 'water sports' is very good, staff is very well trained,very friendly, speak english.
Cons: We had a dissagreement with the guy at reception on the way out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in SUN Villa for 5 nights and found it perfect for our needs - clean, specious and 40 mtr from the emerald waters of the Ocean! Towels changed and accommodation cleaned twice per day. Staff is Great, especially BURGA, who provided excellent services!
Cons: Nil.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Sunset villas are perfect with the best beach ! Pleasant stuff , good food , super clean (house keeping twice a day)
Cons: Late checkout (2 hours) cost as one night cost
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Room villa with pool was stunning, cleanliness excellent and very quiet
Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat - Theluveligaa - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (311 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Location This hotel welcomes guests in Southern Ari Atoll. Facilities The friendly staff at the reception desk are happy to answer any questions. A babysitting service on request is among the facilities and amenities available at the hotel. Wireless internet access in public areas (no extra charge) allows guests to stay connected. Rooms Air conditioning ensures that rooms maintain comfortable temperatures. Guests can enjoy the sea view from a balcony or terrace. Rooms include a double bed. Features include a minibar, a tea/coffee station and a TV. Bathrooms are equipped with a shower and a bathtub, as well as a hairdryer. Sports/Entertainment Guests can relax and enjoy the sun loungers and parasols provided. With water skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, catamaraning, kayaking, snorkelling and diving available, fans of water sports will have plenty to choose from. A wellness area with a spa is available at the hotel. Meals There is a bar on the premises. Catering options include half board and full board. Payment The following credit cards are accepted: American Express, VISA and MasterCard.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The small island is beautiful, quiet and really perfect for rest, snorkeling, swimming. If you would like to escape from the stress, and a lot of everyday thing, this is a perfect place for it. But not for party, and late night joy. This was our Honeymoon :) STAFF: The stuff is super-friendly. If you would like to talk, they talk with you. If you need a quiet rest, they leave you. They are really helpful. ROOM:The room (we had a water villa) was clean, with amazing view. Cleaning every day. The tap water is not drinkable. No TV in the room, but its not needed anyway. ENVIRONMENT: Ocean is full of fish and perfect snorkeling place. Rajas, fishes and a lot of baby sharks.(they are friendly, dont worry) Clean water, small "rainforest" in the middle of the island. You can walk around the island in 15 minutes, and walk barefoot everywhere. ENTERTAINMENT: There is a possibility to go for fishing, or to snorkeling farther (they provide the boat which transfers you to another location for snorkeling) - also possibility to rent a kayak,or stand up pad. We was here in september 2019, not exactly the main season. Maybe there are much more possibilities in main season. FOOD/DRINKS: We had all inclusive for drinks, but not for food (food only breakfast and dinner). They have a different menu for all-inclusive drinks and for alacarte. So you cannot have ALL tHE drinks in allinclusive, but for us the allinclusive drinks was enough. Cocktails, beer, non-alcoholic, smoothie..etc all on the menu was ok. Bar opened from 11AM-11PM. There is a possibility to order a special romantic dinner on the beach. it is beautiful. Lot of food was spiced with curry, so if someone likes it, it is good. They tried to have different courses every day, but still after 10 days, has become the food quite common and maybe little bit boring. But not bad. Lot of European foods - also chicken. And the grill nights (2times in 10 days) were grilles fresh fishes, octopus, calamari..etc.
Cons: Not so much entertainment. I missed the night programs - maybe some small dance show, or local musicians..or anything. If you are staying for more then a week, and you cannot do nothing at night only watch the beautiful sky, talk and have some drink, or sleep, -> after a week its a little bit boring.... but maybe this is different in main season...we was here in September. This didn't bother us so much, we enjoyed it!! Its a good place
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The island itself and our water villa was beautiful, clean, comfortable. You can walk out of your balcony and your backyard is the beautiful ocean. We also loved watching the starts from the deck out back at night time.
Cons: Although most staff were friendly, some seemed a little standoff-ish at times. We didn't feel like one of the female receptionists was very friendly or helpful either. It almost made us feel bad asking for any help or questions. Wifi was not great, kept dropping in and out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room and island
7.1 Good
Pros: Perfect location for relaxation, nice facility, good choice for honeymooners and couples,they have very good massage
Cons: Not recommended for single person since no night entertainment although it was mentioned in the website. Food choices are average and very expensive, no clear instructions given about seaplane there was no sign at the airport and i had to ask random people. Again the return seaplane instructions were not clear one day before i was informed to leave the room at 12:00 noon and my seaplane will arrive at 04:00 PM. I had to stay waiting at the bar doing nothing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing island, tiny, a lovely paradise! Attentive staff and good service, always friendly. We only stayed for 4 nights, which was sufficient to discover all about the place We liked the baby-sharks very much, which you could always see (up to 8 sharks on the same time) Snorkelling was great, with many adult sharks, some turtles, sting&eagle rays, sepia and much more The buffet is small, but very well done!
Cons: The boat transfer to our next island was ridiculously expensive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was amazing. The staff were super nice and accommodating. The island overall was amazing
Cons: The communication on day trips to be a little more clearer.
Holiday Island Resort & Spa - Maamingili (Alif Dhaal Atoll) - Beach
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9.0 Excellent (960 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Holiday Island Resort & Spa in Dhiffushi, you'll be within the vicinity of Dhidhoofinolhu Marina. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was really great, the staff, .
Cons: Nothing, everything was 100% perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a fantastic one week stay at Holiday Island. All the staff were very helpful, smiling and always ready for our needs and wishes. The view from the bungalow was just like from a postcard. The whole island is continuously kept in an amazingly clean and neat condition. I can highly recommend to book it with full board meal plan. All breakfast, lunch and dinner were abundant. There is always many options to choose from. Unless you are on a very special diet your tummy will be full and happy. :D
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The resort is very well included into the nature of the island
Cons: Very hard to find something bad. Maybe I’d improve the communication with the guests especially on arrival to inform them of the activities and services that they can use. For example the free shuttle for Sun island every 3 hours, they fish feeding every night and maybe others that we discovered only by chance. Besides that, our stay was amazing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A heaven on earth! Turquoise water, white sand and loads of sun. Peace and quiet! Perfect place for relaxing holiday. Great choice of food for breakfast and dinner, very delicious. At 7pm each day there is fish feeding when you can see such a variety of fish waiting for their dinner. Great selection of activities and there are those romantic swings on the beach and inside the water. Beach bungalow had comfortable seats in front, with beautiful views over the sea. Friendly staff. Highly recommended
Cons: Every thing was just perfect, nothing to complaint about
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Everything!! this is the best resort ever, the island is gorgeous , if you are looking for a turquoise water with white sand this is the place!! it's a little paradise in the middle of the Indian ocean, i was happy i booked at the holiday island resort and spa and i will definitely comeback again inshallah!!!
Cons: Absolutely nothing! i liked everything :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a great holiday, thanks
7.9 Good
Pros: I was very pleased with the food! The buffet offered a lot of different dishes and very tasty too! Lotsa fruits! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Beach is quite nice.
Cons: The hotel doesn’t have a snorkeling reef of its own, you will have to take a free boat for a 5 minutes ride. They go six times a day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff very kind and professional.
Shamar Guesthouse & Dive - Maamingili (Alif Dhaal Atoll) - Building
10
9.5 Excellent (36 reviews)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Shuttle service anywhere you wanted to go on the island, amazing customer service by Naseam and the other staff, solid breakfast, dive center was professional and on time. They picked us up at the ferry and dropped off at the airport. Lavazza espresso served. Organized a birthday cake for an additional fee.
Cons: Bed was way too hard for comfort. No hand soap.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The place is very near the beach. And the staff was friendly, especially helpful on our request.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great little hotel with a relaxed atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable about diving. We had a great time and loved the diving. Good place to stay if you are interested in diving with Matas, whale sharks or just seeing nice reefs.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We spend half of our honeymoon at Shamar for some diving. It did not disappoint. Everything exceeded our expectation and was perfect. To sum: 1. Friendly and helpful staff 2. Experienced dive guide 3. Simple yet have-all-you-need guesthouse with comfortable bed 4. Relaxing handout/eating area 5. Non-touristy, unpretentious local island showcasing the real Maldives 6. Great value for small-group diving 7. Fast and stable wifi Bonus: beautiful friendly house cats! We cannot wait to come back and bring our family!
Cons: We wish we could spend a few more days with Shamar Guesthouse :)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff friendly Very good curries made in-house Great diving
Cons: Sun beds and shades could be better
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly environment with great casual meeting & dining area. Great room with ocean view & an air conditioner & shower that worked. Limited number of guests which makes there diving trips relaxed & friendly. Plus every day a whale shark.
Cons: The beach furniture needs an up grade.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: relaxed atmosphere very nice and helpful staff Good breakfast snorkeling with whalesharks was a perfect experience if we come back to the massives we will definitely come back to you guys!
Cons: nothing :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was friendly, and the place was extremely clean. It's a simple place--meant for diving and relaxing. We only had a night, since we were transitioning from a liveaboard to our next adventure. We were able to rest, kayak and easily make our flight the next day.
Cons: You have a two block walk and a super short ferry ride to visit a resort with alcohol. Bring your own, don't drink, or be prepared for a short excursion.
Amaya Resorts & Spas Kuda Rah - Kuda Rah - Bedroom
11
8.9 Excellent (489 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Amaya Resorts And Spas Kuda Rah in Kuda Rah, you'll be close to Dhigurah Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities were great. The staffs are friendly and approachable.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location Food
Cons: The service And check out
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff The food The villa
Cons: Shower water was brown and the bathroom had a leak. I had to put all the towels on the floor so water doesn’t come to the bedroom.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked how relaxed the resort was
Cons: There wasn't much to do, which wasn't a bad thing. The main thing I didn't like was that the resort had no drinks available for lunch and dinner. When you pay for full onboard I was surprised that not even water was provided. I understanding needing to buy soft drinks and alcohol, but being charged for water was a shock for how much we paid for this resort. We started to just bring our own water that was free that was supplied in our room.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The island and the water. But that is not unique to this resort. It is the same beautiful environ through out Maldives. So avoid this place. You will pay 2.5 times more than required and have twice the disappointment. Instead choose a 3 star. Few dedicated staff members try to make a difference - Chrisitn, Ishag, and Maroouf at the buffet diner, Sajan at the bar, Weeshan and Jeff at the Dive center went out of their way to help... The Dive center is well set and the diving is very professional.
Cons: The staff are overworked and frustrated. Food is sparse and taken away too quickly. Not something you expect in an all-inclusive resort that charges $900 per room night for all inclusive. So they all snap at you and take away the buffet even before the time is up. It is an island resort and you expect a relaxed time. However they have a strict regimen - breakfast at 730-930 and the pickings are all gone and not replenished after 845. they start taking away the spread by 920. Lunch is b/w 1230 and 230 and same experience. Dinner is between 730 and 930 and they dont allow you into the restaurant at 725 but start hurrying you at 915. We complained several times and then the staff took pity on us but management was indifferent and gave empty assurances. Staff revealed they work 14 hour shifts due to mgmt belt tightening. The all-inclusive is an eyewash and a disappointment. Drinks on the all-inclusive do not include the regular cocktails like a pina colada or a Mai Tai. Corona and Heinken are not included in the beers. No snacks at the bar in the all-inclusive except for nuts. More hurtful is that if you bring appetizers from the buffet table to the drinks area they would tell you to stop. And at the dinner buffet - you are racing to get the food spread before it is gone, eating within the small time frame they give you and if you order a drink they take about 45 mins to serve it. So basically you can have one drink and a lil food at the buffet or nuts and lots to drink from the bar. So you are strategizing and not relaxing!! Would put this again to probably management skimming on staff or instructing them to not allow for the all-inclusive to become a good deal for you. They expect you to order from the bar menu - appetizers are priced at $15/plate, drinks are $12-20 per drink, even though you already paid $900/night for the all-inclusive.
Whale Shark Inn Maldives - Maamingili (Alif Dhaal Atoll) - Building
12
9.2 Excellent (54 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Whale Shark Inn Maldives in Maamigili, you'll be by the ocean and within the vicinity of Dhidhoofinolhu Marina. 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 on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had a wonderful clean room, fully equiped, with both a towel for the beach and the shower. With enough bottles of drinking water, tv with movies given by the reception for the rainy evenings and even a safe for locking important issues. There is a nice seating outside for eating.
Cons: We were more surprised by the set up of the island - the houses are enclosed in the middle and you don’t see anywhere the sea, only when you walk past some old dumps and trees, so not Whale Shark Inn’s fault, although unfortunate.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Farhim, who looked after the place, was the nicest and most accommodating property manager. He had a great sense of humor and really made the stay lovely.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed all our excursions arranged through the hotel. We saw the whale sharkand manta rays. Enjoyed sun island and holiday island Haydar was an excellent help
Cons: Hard to keep food warm when being delivered. Quite spicy. Need to tell them if you want it mild
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were the nicest people and helped us all the time and even took us to a resort island for the evening for free
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All meals come from a local restaurant and were excellent
Cons: nothing
6.3 Good
Pros: The staff is super helpful, really amazing. Whatever you need they will find a way to make it happen, food, day trips, you name it!
Cons: The room was tiny with a small bed for 2 people and al the structure need to be updated. Nice hot water and air con!
7.5 Good
Pros: Very good price and value for money. The staff orders in breakfast and dinner for you and even sets the food on the table in the garden. And organized a free trip to Holiday island in the evening. During the day a trip to Sun Island resort very cheap aswell!! A must do when you stay here.
Cons: Management was not very visible at the location. But turned up to get the payment. They should let the guy who works there all day around empowerment to actually do that aswell. He was super help ful and the sweetest with all kinds of help and support during our stay!!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Everything else was amazing though. Nafiz and Hayder (sorry if I spelled it wrong) were absolutely wonderful in every way. The food was amazing, the staff super friendly and helpful, the prices are unbeatable, especially compared to the resorts, and they actually go the extra mile to help you and make your stay comfortable.
Cons: I didn't like that the rooms are so thinly isolated. If anyone, be it staff or other guests, want to rummage in a rucksack or simply speak, you will hear everything. The 5am prayer isn't everything either, but that only lasts like 5 to 7 minutes.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Staff are very attentive
Cons: Maamigili is not a picturesque island. There is a lot of rubbish everywhere coming in off the sea. It is very sad to see, but also dangerous - we saw a rusted piece of tin and a plank of wood with nails sticking up wash onto the bikini beach. To be honest we regretted our time in Maamigili when there are many other much nicer islands to visit, for example - Dhigurah or Omadhoo. We took the speedboat from Malé to Maamigili. It was very simple, and took 2 hrs ($50 per person). The accommodation at Whale Shark inn was good. There are only 4 bedrooms so it is very small, all bedrooms face into a reception room. The bed is very very hard, like a piece of wood! I actually checked to make sure it was even really a mattress!
Koimala Hotel - Maamingili (Alif Dhaal Atoll) - Bedroom
13
8.9 Excellent (179 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Koimala Hotel in Maamigili, you'll be within the vicinity of Dhidhoofinolhu Marina. Featured amenities include wired Internet access (surcharge), complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We really loved this hotel . There are a lot of advantages like comfortable room , tasty food , colorful views of local island and local people and incredible crew ! Guys are amazing, they did all by themselves and did their job very good . They are nice and kind people who always ready to help you , they made for us extremely and exciting excursions! Captain knows his job very well and tried to show us more beautiful places among Maldives, he tries to help those who swim not really good so we felt ourselves safety . Our manager Ali tried to give us a lot of attention and did all not like for customers but like for friends. All of them were kind to us and we will remember them for a long long time. As for room - we had a conditioner , it works well , we always had water for drinking , clean towel for beach and for shower , wi fi , tv , well everything you need for comfort . Again , the crew - one love , thank you all for amazing honeymoon , for presents and so warm emotions! Hope see you all again someday ! Koimala hotel - definitely recommend ! Price/quality !
Cons: Linens are old and not very clean ( Water has not good smell. The distance to the beach longer than at the description.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location of the hotel is very centrally and very close to the shops. All the people in the hotel are very friendly and organize whatever you want to do. The walking distance to the bikini beach is around 10 minutes.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Amazing staff nice easy going place and super helpfull
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quality / price ratio excellent for Maldives The staff was friendly and attentive to make my stay as pleasant as possible. The room is spacious and very clean. Very nice snorkeling exclusion, varied and good meals. I thank you again for your attention !
Cons: We were transfered to the Dravida Hotel, which they also own and is very nice. The Dravida Hotel is fairly new. The location of Dravida is better though, close to the beach.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very friendly and very helpful. We were invited to have dinner at Koimala and the food was very delicious and fresh. Finally, we really recommend the Privat Island trip. The excursion was very adventurous and a lot of fun.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Reasonable prices, rooms were very clean with extras like a kettle, hair dryer, mini fridge to keep the water cool. The staff are absolutely amazing! They cannot do enough for you! Always smiling, good company on trips and taking us on the transport to catch a boat over to holiday island. Making sure we were safe and generally looking after us. Ripon who cooked and kept our room tidy and clean made us some delicious local food every day! Our favourite breakfast was the Maldivian breakfast and his curry’s were fantastic! The Red Snapper dish was beautiful! Ali drove us around and looked after both of us, he was very courteous towards me as I was that much older and ensured I got in and off the boats safely. Rippath as the owner/manager strives to improve all the time and already is ensuring that the hotel is renovated for the next season. The bikini beach is really something and the water is so beautiful! One of the best holidays ever!! Thank you so much everyone! We will be back!
Cons: Shower mat needed in the shower room, mattress softener (beads are quite hard
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Run by really fantastic lads - extremely friendly and accommodating with a great sense of humour!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Koimala was just like we imagined. The staff was amazing, Ripon and Ali took really good care of us and the food was delicious every single time! Clean beach towels everyday, we felt very welcome and safe. Airconditioned rooms and short walk to the nearest beach. The island is a local island so its way more interesting than staying at a resort. Lots of activities available, would highly recommend diving and snorkeling, we saw mantas, whaleshark, turtle, small sharks and much more! Watch out for the sun though
Cons: The beds were a bit hard but I think that the depends what you are used to. Also mosquitos outside so recommend insect repellent
Mala Boutique Inn - Dhangethi - Bedroom
14
8.7 Excellent (27 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Mala Boutique Inn in Dhangethi, you'll be minutes from Dhangethi Beach and close to Ranveli Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We were accommodated at the Hideaway Inn, but we had all the service at Mala Boutique. The food was excellent, the beach clean, staff very nice and helpful. We had some trips and we were very happy with all - great organization and great experience. We saw what we wanted to see. Snorkeling is amazing and our guide Shaalley show us all from underwater world. I recommend this island for relaxation and snorkeling. We felt like at home :)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location and comfortable rooms. Very nice staff, simple food but good. Excursions are the best activity you can wish for in Maldives: you can do basically everything you have dreamt of. In four days, we were able to spot: whaleshark, mantas, turtles, reef sharks, etc. We highly recommend the sandbank trip with amazing snorkeling on the reef and, for the bravest, night snorkeling. Highly recommended for traveling either with family, friends or partner. We had a super stay!
Cons: Hard to reach from the male airport: only one speedboat at 4pm and to go back at 7 am. Al other options are extremely expensive.
7.1 Good
Pros: - staff is super kind - excursions very well done - cleaning - ideal for backpackers
Cons: - beach too small with no facilities - way to the beach is not really nice - overall you do not feel living the Maldives as in your dreams
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very clean and tidy. The stuff clean it every morning. The bikini beach is like 3min walk and restaurants too. The stuff were really helpful and nice. They help you whenever you need help. Lunch and dinner is not included but it’s amazing, totally recommendable!
10.0 Excellent
Cons: No kitchen facilities
6.3 Good
Pros: The escursions organized by the diving center are really amazing. Martino (dive master) and Shalley (snorkelling guide) are an excellent team together and thanks to them we had an amazing time with mantas, turtles, sharks, dolphins, whalesharks, and lots of other fishes. Shalley shared with me wonderful pictures he took underwater, a great memory of this incredible experience. The team in the guest house is great, always smiling and hard working; the owner Hassan is really kind and friendly, and he compensated us with a final discount for the few problems encountered during our stay. The location of the guest house in front of the sea is incredibly beautiful, and meals are normally served on the small beach in front of the guest house - a pity that this wonderful space is not enough used also before and after the meals with bar service.
Cons: Rooms and the furnitures are pretty basic, when we arrived in our room the air conditioning was not working properly (water dropping) and I had to tell the staff three times before getting it repaired. Breakfast is always same food and really nothing special (omelette, sausages, pancakes, sometimes beans, and an ordinary juice - to get the fresh ones included you have to reserve the all inclusive package!). Lucky us we paid half board - we had once lunch at the guest house and I think it was quite poor. The guest house sometimes misses the basic service (eg shampoo) and after having asked it three times to the staff I had to buy it from local supermarket.
Ariston Dhangethi Inn - Dhangethi - Building
15
8.5 Excellent (38 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Ariston Dhangethi Inn in Dhangethi, you'll be on the waterfront and within the vicinity of Maafushivaru Island Beach and Vakarufalhi Island Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The waiter called Rana provided excellent service everyday. He should definitely be promoted.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The food was good and the kitchen staff and waiter were very friendly
Cons: The manager/ front office staff were terrible. Lied, didn’t follow through on promises and rude. I wouldn’t stay on dhangethi, the bikini beach is terrible, about 35m wide with a big screen around it, go to Dhigurah about 30mins away on the local ferrt or 10 mins by speedboat. A 3km stretch of beach to rival any in the world.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing everything: staff, location, diving center, food! Very friendly staff, they did their best to make our vacation comfortable. I recommend seeing sea life with a diving center.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect for us. After a bad experience on another guest house from another island we finally found our peace and joy at Ariston. All the staff were AMAZING... Smiling always , willing to do everything for you, treat you with respect . The food was absolutely PERFECT. Vishua the chef did a few surprises for us. Saud the director as well surprised as with a romantic dinner on the beach , the photos you can see them on their Facebook page. They also organise amazing activities which are not expensive like snorkelling with the turtles, manta rays trip or whale sharks, sand bank day,diving plus many more. Definetly you will not get bored. You are in good hands. The bikini beach it's jut 3 min away from the hotel. The island is not big but is beautiful with parts jungle and vegetation. People are nice and smilingly. They have a " high street with shops". You can reach the island within 1 hour and 45 min with the speed boat organised by the hotel or with a public ferry boat but that will take hours and need changing in another island. I do not know all the staff names but I would like to thank you to Saud, Raj, Rana, Bine, Vishua, Soto, Haibe, Ali and the rest for making our holiday an awesome and unforgettable experience!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hospitality, welcoming and very friendly atmosphere. The chef is the best !!!!
Cons: Maybe some more possibilities for excursions except divings :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Thanks to the entire Ariston team for making our 4 nights stay a very memorable one! Cheche, Ammaday, Maif, Musfir, Rana are just some of the many amazing people you'll meet - loved the clean and cozy environment, quiet bikini beach and the great service/snorkelling/diving trips you guys provided!! We also liked that the trips were in small groups and therefore quite exclusive and the staff could give us personalised attention. We hope to be back in the future to explore more of maldives :))
Cons: Wifi was slightly weak but the team said they are upgrading it soon!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff were amazing. The guesthouse was just right across the beach and it was very relaxing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We went to Ariston Dhangethi Inn as part of our honeymoon and it was absolutely delightful! We began our honeymoon as one of the luxury resort islands, then came here to enjoy various activities and get a feel of the local island, and we are very glad we did! The hospitality of the staff at Ariston Dhangethi Inn was AMAZING!!! They went above and beyond to make our stay so special, especially with it being our honeymoon. The location is perfect, it is right on the beach and a minute walk to bikini beach (you can easily access from the hotel's beach). The rooms were very clean, bed comfortable, with great working hot water and a/c. Would recommend to anyone looking for a place on Dhangethi Island.
Cons: The only improvement would be the food. It was a hit or miss with food, some things were great, others not so much. However, we were also vegetarian, so I cannot judge on the non-vegetarian food.
7.1 Good
Pros: Easy to charge food and activists to hotel bill so I could pay by credit card (4%) additional fee.
Cons: Could not wear bikinis on the beach at the hotel had to walk down to end of island for a special beach.
Mala Maldives Dhangethi - Dhangethi - Bedroom
16
8.7 Excellent (21 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Mala Maldives Dhangethi in Dhangethi, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Dhangethi Beach, and close to Ranveli Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is quiet, peaceful, clean and verey close to the beach for sure it is on the beach. The staff is friendly, smily, cooperative and profs. I wish if I can come again.
7.5 Good
Pros: Friendly staff, the room was big and the ac worked well. Good breakfast that was served at the beach.
Cons: There are no curtains in the room so it gets very light very early. Our room was next to the kitchen so we woke up early from the staff preparing. This went on all morning so they should be a bit more careful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hello, People are amazing, Service and food was excellent at the beginning, then after Christmas more people come so it was busy but they provide more waitresses and cooks. Island is beautiful but there are building many guest houses (and unfortunately higher than 2 floor). Mala Maldives are one floor flats and well integrated with Nature. The beach for tourist is called Bikini Beach is very small and water is shallow (like in the other Maldivian islands). but they are make much bigger soon and move the indigenous beach on the other side of islands. food is simple mainly chicken at lunch time and fish for dinner: Tuna or Barracuda. I strongly recommended book the package with 7 days excursions (Manta, Whale shark, we really like night fishing) and if like beach avoid full moon period because there is strong tide (water deeps only 50 cm). Be prepare not to drink alcohol for your stay (or perhaps you can go to a close hotel nearby). In the all inclusive fruit juices are included (I do not think Coca cola). Bring with your some biscuits for breakfast if you have children. there is one of the best diving center in the island but we did not try. Close by next to bikini beach there is a sport center where you can rent kayak, windsurf, jet ski and a 18 catamaran. we try jet ski and kayak, be careful because there are shallow water in the middle of the ocean (so go with the owner) Restaurant I think cost around ten dollar per day, better to go for the full inclusive (again no alcohol but tasty fruit juice even orange. local restaurant outside do NOT serve fresh fish (my friend tried many time and they put tuna can, but they said it was tasty). Suggestion: if you are white skin bring a small tent to protect from sun, especially if you go to sandbank.
Cons: We like everything: as suggestion they could give two types of fish in the evening and serve also fish at lunch time. Fish is local and cheap. Chicken is imported and most of tourists expect fish during a sea holiday. They could serve a simple children menu for family with children (but they were helpful with special requests). They could serve coconut juice (island is full of coconut tree) but they give fresh apple, orange, watermelon juices. Rooms are safe (with no real safe) but there is not an external gate outside the communal area (better to have a gate when in the island they will have much more tourists in the new guests houses that are building)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: They provide us a vegan meal and lots of fruits which was great!! The owner promise to give me some maledivian recipes and I’m so excited about this!
Cons: They could work on variety of the food because eating everyday could be boring. But instead of this everything was better than in resort!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, excellent location ,beautiful view of hotel and outside of it.
Cons: Should have more items for lunch n dinner
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was great and the staff were amazing very helpful. The food each day was well made and tasted delicious the servings were also big portions. Daily activities each day were lots of fun and organised well. Great place to visit with family and friends and the kids enjoyed it lots too.
Cons: Nothing at all
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpfull. Very pleasant taking meals on the ocean shore. Cleaness around the hotel. Nice the New year party.
Cons: Variability of meals although tasty.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Dhangethi was choosed because we received personal contact through WhatsUp directly after booking and it felt right! I asked a lot of questions and got responce immediately. No one of other hotels care to answer. Island is about 1h 40m by spead boat from Malé. (We recommend to use your handfrees to protect ears during transportation :) ) Clean room with all necessary you need (except tv). Very hard bed so we asked wor additional mattress. AC that doesn't blow on bed is big PLUS! We staid for 10 days and had ALL INCLUSIVE. Fresh cooked food was testy, always fresh juice or fruits for dessert. Don't expect a lot of fruits and vegetables here. Nothing grows on islands and it is expensive to transport. Than is why what you get for lunch and dinner is rice or spagetty and fish in different forms. You will eat out near the ocean if weather allows! Fantastic! Island is very liten with small shops gathered on one main street. Local society is very poor and it is not much to see around. But people are very friendly. The bikini beach is just 3 minutes walking from hotel. It is small but clean. The turquoise water is fantastic clean but not deep att all (about 1,5m deep in best days). Twice a day it changes from low tide to high tide with pretty strong flow. Snorkeling is good because of clear water. Though coral reefs are dead it is still gorgeous underwater world.
Cons: You get what you pay for. We were a little bit tired of the same food during our stay but on the other side at least it was testy and fresh!
Banyan Villa Maldives - Dhangethi - Bedroom
17
8.4 Excellent (20 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Banyan Villa Maldives in Dhangethi, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Dhangethi Beach, and close to Ranveli Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really appreciate the saff's kindness and helpfulness. Assad, the manager organized the speedboat to get there to the island and checked the transfer to our next destination within Maldives. The communication with him went very smoothly, getting prompt answers to our messages and also he was always around the phone. He also helped us to exchange money to the local currency. And guys in the kitchen are super friendly, and looking for your wishes. Also Maldivian style breakfast is highly recommended. Accomodation is ca. 5 minutes walk to the tiny bikini beach. Banyan Villa offers excursions with very experienced guide. We chose whale shark & manta spotting excursions. Symbe, our guide did his best and kept contacting with other guides where these animals were visible on the excursion's days. So we were lucky, we have seen both of them. :) All in all if you choose Dhangethi, then Banyan Villa would be an excellent place to stay! ;)
Cons: Continental style breakfast is not bad but can be improved.
7.9 Good
Pros: Assad - the manager Ashrad - the chef Shrujon - the assistant chef Shimbe - the excursion manager These guys made our stay satisfactory. Otherwise it would not have been so good. They took very good care of the guests. Keep it up guys.
Cons: Lot lf taxes even when we pay by cash is not so good. Activities are exorbitant Accessing is exorbitant as well.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean. Convenient location. Simbe was extremely helpful in organising excursions and fulfilling any requests we had.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food, hotel room, island
Cons: The staff was not fluent in communicating in English
7.9 Good
Pros: Room was very nice and clean, comfortable bed and nice shower. Hotel is cute and brand new.
Cons: Food is very little. Fruit juice is artificial. Dinner was actually very tasty but the portions very small, making it overpriced. We have read reviews saying the manager is very friendly and helpful. Maybe he was having a difficult week, but with us he was quiet and dry. I must say, though, that we booked the simplest room and he upgraded us without been asked for, which was very nice!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff always available, cleanliness, excursions.
Cons: All was OK
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent experience. The room was so clean and the temperature was perfect (there were air conditioning and ceiling fan). The people in charge of the accommodation were so friendly and were always taking care of us. We had breakfast and sometimes dinner in Banyan and both meals were excellent. I would totally recommend it!
Cons: Nothing to complain about. Everything was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent knowledgeable manager. Very helpful and kind.
La Cabana Maldives - Maamingili (Alif Dhaal Atoll) - Building
18
8.0 Excellent (21 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at La Cabana Maldives in Maamigili, you'll be near the beach and within the vicinity of Dhidhoofinolhu Marina. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, 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.
6.7 Good
Pros: Very happy with the accommodation, and especially the service and helpfulness of the staff.
Cons: The ONLY issue regarding accommodation is that it is advertise with WIFI, but the WIFI was extremely week and kept disconnecting you every 5 minutes, and the hosts were unable to resolve. The island that the accommodation resides is not setup for Tourists, Tourists should be aware that they would need to travel to a neighbouring Islands such as 'Holiday Island', to sunbathe instead.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The one great thing about this place is the staff. The guys are amazing. So humble, welcoming and helpful.
Cons: As with anything else, you get what you pay for. We found this place great for a day rest after our boat cruise and is served as just that... a place to crash before we catch a plane.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: All communication with La Cabana by email before our trip was very nice. All questions were answered quick and clear and friendly. La Cabana also organised our flight from Male to Maamigili. Although we arrived late at Male and missed our planned flight, this was no problem at all, we could just go on the next flight to Maamigili. The manager of La Cabana was already waiting for us at the airport and within 2 minutes we arrived at the hotel and enjoyed a cool drink. We booked the superior room and this was perfect! Very clean, lots of storage space, good bed and bathroom, small fridge/minibar. A very nice touch is that bottled water, instant coffee, tea and hot water kettle are provided in the room. Room cleaning was perfect. There is a balcony at the room, but this is not big enough to sit on. Large windows provide lots of light in the room and a nice view over some plots of land towards the airport. The manager even took the time to walk us around the island, to show us around. And he gave us a mobile phone with local simcard, so we could always reach him. Very good service. La Cabana has a nice and well maintained garden for enjoying meals, which are all provided by a local restaurant. We once had dinner at the restaurant itself, but liked the garden of La Cabana more, so had all other meals "at home". Breakfast offers 3 differtent options (2 local fish dishes which are very nice and continental). As I am vegetarian, the manager suggested to offer me some cornflakes in stead of sausage, which I appreciated very much. Lunch and dinner provided by the local restaurant were served in a very nice way at La Cabana, with free water. Meals were all very tasty, very hygienic and very cheap. We also visited 2 other local islands, but here on Maamigili the restaurant prices were lowest and meal selection biggest. All meals could be put on the final bill and paid to La Cabana, which was very convenient.
Cons: Wifi reception in our room at the top floor was very poor, but downstairs this was okay, although your session expired soon, so you had to renew your log in all times.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room we had has an excellent view of the airport with the sea in the background. It also is very large with excellent cleanliness. The staff at the hotel is friendly and helpful. Nearby amenities are not too expensive. Also has choice of nearby resort to spend a day at.
Cons: As the hotel is relatively new the TV is not hooked up yet and the Wi-Fi is slightly slow.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Extremely nice place to stay. Rooms and facilities nice quality (good air conditioning and fans, balcony and nice view, kettle and instant coffee and tea, nice bathroom, comfortable beds, spacious rooms etc.) and staff super nice (got help with arranging trips and info about the island; also got rides on a scooter at times when going to places). Breakfast was also very nice and ordering dinner from local restaurant to the hostel possible (with reasonable price). There was a nice beach also nearby. Enjoyed my stay a lot.
Cons: Wi-fi didn't work so good at times. Also, because I was the only customer at the time in the hotel, organizing whale shark trips was very difficult (need at least two people for them; not sure if this is the hotels fault though).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was AMAZING - knowledgable, thoughtful and so hospitable. The location was perfect for me, a true local experience with all the trips the resorts do, but at the fraction of the price. Throughly recommend staying here.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Place is very nice and comfortable, food is being delivered from nearby restaurant but it's delicious. You can find nice beach nearby, rent a bike or go for scuba diving or snorkeling. Everything what you need to enjoy the stay at reasonable price.
Cons: No TV signal, but who watch TV on Maldives. WiFi practically don't work at upper floors, only close to reception, you may need to buy local sim card to have constant internet access.
7.5 Good
Pros: Staff really helpful and friendly. They help you anytime and collect from excursions with minivan.
Cons: They do not have restaurant and everything you ask have to be brought from outside. Water bottles always hot and plastic flavour. Breakfast is served cold as they bring it from another restaurant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly and helpfull staff.
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