we visited vilamendhoo for 5 days for our honeymoon. the arrival process and transfer from male were painless, we waited about an hour for the seaplane transfer but the lounge was comfortable and relaxing. the hotel lobby and accomodations are beautiful and updated - we split our stay between a beach villa and overwater villa. the beach villa was great for the proximity to the beach but the overwater villa was amazing - peaceful, secluded, comfortable, and luxurious. The food was delicious and there were plenty of excursions to keep us entertained. The house reef was great and I loved how accessible it was. all of the staff were very friendly and the service was top notch.
wendyjp from NJ
A long narrow island ringed by a crystal clear lagoon, ideal for snorkelling and sailing as well as being one of the best …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 for 8 nights and had such a relaxing and enjoyable time. We stayed in a deluxe bungalow and it was a 5 second walk from the beach. The room was perfect and the outdoor shower amazing! Snorkelling with sharks was my favourite highlight.
Mike from London
Modern resort situated on a 48-acre circular island surrounded by crystal blue sea, four kilometres from Male …More
We stayed for 7 nights and found the hotel & staff were brilliant.. Very comfortable & close to beach & pools....definately stay there again. The food at all the restaurants was fantastic as was the service.
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