I am 6 months pregnant and my husband and I enjoyed the most fantastic week here. We rented a water villa, and went with full board options (hubby went for all inclusive package). Of course dont forget everything is taxed so a beer at 5usd is taxed by the government & the hotel. I think it would be much more expensive and worrisome to do the a la carte. The food was very varied, and things like the food not being hot from the buffet might annoy some people.
Honestly the service and care from all staff was fantastic, from the hostesses arranging excursions, to the Dive master Andre, to them arranging a buggy to pick us up and drop us off during the day as it is quite a walk for me in the heat.
Our water villa was massive, the only downside is the AC is not powerful enough & is only in the bedroom, so we spent a lot of time lying on our bed, in the cool overlooking the sea, which really is not so bad! it encouraged us to not turn the telly on in the lounge!
I think the snorkeling was exceptional, and this is important as we spent at least a few hours each day in the sea, you dont have to travel to another island to see eceptional sea life, and i have dived all over the world.
Remember that getting here from male is a sea plane trip of 25 mins and around 500usd pp return, which the hotel arranges for you.
If you are looking for privacy(beach villas have own beach & spa bath) & absolute perfection go to Nika.you will never forget the memories you make in this slice of heaven
"Staff is very attentive and helps you with any req"
Arrived on Thursday, hotel owner meets you at the port and takes you to the guest house. Fairly new rooms after the updates and conversion to lodging. Av works well, hot water not a problem in the shower. Food is good, although you may have to order in advance by a day if they need to catch the fish or similar. Wifi works ok, sometimes the server for the island goes down. I went diving and boating with the tours and excursions offered. Had them arrange a seaplane for my departure. Very nice stay.
"NICE HOTEL CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND RESTAURANT & BAR"
THE GUNBARU INN WAS A VERY COMFORTABLE CHEAP HOTEL TO STAY IN BY MALDIVE STANDARDS AND CLOSE TO A NICE BEACH + OPPOSITE A PHARMACY.
IT SERVED A GOOD BREAKFAST AND THE ROOM WAS ALWAYS WELL SUPPLIED WITH MUCH NEEDED TWO BOTTLES OF WATER A DAY A LOVELY SATALITE T.V SERVICE.
THE MANAGER AND HIS TWO CO-WORKERS WERE VERY FREINDLY AND HELPFUL AND ARRANGED GOOD SIMPLE ISLAND HOPPING EXCURTIONS FOR ME + NIGHT FISHING AND ABOVE ALL VISTING AND DINING AT A NEIGHBORING FAMILY HOME.
We had just been one week at Veligandu Island Resort and it was a wonderful experience. From the pick-up at the Airport throughout the stay, everything was well managed from the friendly staff of Veligandu. We had the All-in-Package booked and the 3 Menues a day, the snacks between as well as all Soft- and Alcoholic-Drinks were great and included in the package. The Island is small, but offers some nice beaches, a good-sized pool and some wonderful reefs for snorkeling and diving are just in-front of the island, directly reachable from the Water-Villas. We had the Jacuzzi-Water-Villa on the West Side, which offered a nice view of the sea and the sunset. The villas have a good size and seemed to be recently renovated. Overall we had a great stay and will recommend this place to our friends.
Traveller from Doha, Qatar
Tropical beach resort composed of bamboo and palm-thatch buildings, occupying a tiny island located on the North Ari Atoll …More
Although a popular tourism region, North Ari Atoll is certainly not overly developed. Dive operations are run by all resorts, with some catering particularly to the advanced diver. To the north east is Rasdhoo Island with its Buddhist heritage, quaint village, and deep sea medical centre. Hammerhead sharks may often be seen offshore on the outer reef. “Fish Head”, one of the world’s most famous dive sites, is located further south.
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