I stayed 4 nights in their water villa. The room is big and clean and offers an amazing view of the sea. The sky at night is filled with stars, just like diamonds glittering. The service crew is friendly and helpful. We were lucky to see dolphins during the sunset cruise too! Perfect for honeymooners!
A long narrow island ringed by a crystal clear lagoon, ideal for snorkelling and sailing as well as being one of the best …More
The resort is very nice, the staff is very polite and caring. The food choices and quality were great. Especially at the Etesian restaurant offered excellent food. The breakfast buffet offered a wide variety of options. We were amazed how well trained, professional and friendly the staff was. We not only miss the island, but also the people there. All facilities were very well maintained.
Thomas&Daniela from Dubai
Modern resort situated among coconut palms floating in the blue water of its private lagoon, 12 kilometres from Male'. …More
Wonderful experience from the moment we got to the pickup counter at the airport. Room was not going to be ready for another 4 hours.so my family and I decided to go see the mainland. Bandos provided a tour guide at no cost to me. Clean room, wonderful and pleasant staff. Hasan in the gallery restaurant went above and beyond. Chen at dive bandos was excellent for my first scuba diving experience. The house reef is great. First rate facility. Well maintained. Would go back again.
world traveller from Palm Springs, CA
Do you want to experience heaven on earth? Want a perfect setting for a romantic getaway from the stresses of daily lifeThen …More
"They Sure gave it their all- and Credit to um!!!"
Chaaya Reef is a small Atoll in the Ari Reef chain.
Service: 5*. Seriously: from the Table Service, to the room cleaning, Turn Down service at night, Pool Service, Scuba experience...Wow!!! The people have a Strong Work Ethic. when something isnt right, and you tell them- you almost feel bad since they care so much.
Rooms: Your in the middle of the Indian Ocean on a Atoll. Its pretty much in the middle of no-where. They build nice Strong Concrete small buildings with either 1 room or 4 rooms. Easily survived the strong winds we experienced. The resort provides power adapters. Make sure you have 220Volt items! (European voltage). They were very clean, and very quiet. We slept GREAT! Beds are a bit on the firm side. Guys will LOVE it...Girls will moan unless they are sporty.
Food: concerned when we read the food reviews on a few sites. But the Hotel did Really well. Very European style with a large number of Indian offerings. Not an indian restaurant frequenter- but i found the selection quite nice. If i felt like European food- No Prob, and if i wanted some local/indian type food. No Prob. I was worried about my wife and stomach bugs- but No Prob!
Scuba: The house reef here is the best in the Maldives. If you scuba, its AWESOME! They take care of the reef and it sure pays off
Transport: We took the boat vice the plane and was fun. We liked it.
Bottom-line for us: We'd go back. Hotel staff is Great, rooms comfy and quiet, and scuba- WOW!!
We stayed there 7 night in mid September 2014, and that was trully a amazing stay. The hotel/island is so beautiful, and the staff so nice and efficient.
Everything lokked brand new and very clean, and i must say it was far nicer that what you can see on the pictures.
I would definitely recommend this hotel!
Greg from London
Villa residences set in unspoilt tropical seclusion amidst palms and white sand, an hour by speedboat from Malé Airport.Set …More
Hubby and I went there there for our honeymoon in mid September, and the place was unbelievable!! It was better then what we expected and much nicer then the photos we saw before we went. The staff were very friendly and everyone spoke good English so there were no communication barriers. The water bungalow we stayed in was perfect for us two, very spacious, clean and the views were to die for! You could swim under the bungalow or just sit around and relax at the beach which was just a short walk away.
The food was great, so were the tours available on the resort. It was an amazing experience and we recommend this place for everyone!!
Just keep in mind everything is quite expensive, so if you can do half board at the least, as there are no shops to buy snacks or food from, just restaurants and bars only.
My son found and booked the resort, I'm glad he did as it was lovely, we've never been so relaxed and will defiantly go back again. The resort is small and intimate and everyone knows your name, staff are helpful and always polite.
I would recommend Gangehi to couples and family's alike!
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