Good location in Maafushi Island. Enjoyed the stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. They assisted with all requests.
Only small drawbacks are the view to beach/sea that is somewhat blocked by a harbor/port building and a breakfast buffet that seems slightly limited. This however did not impact the stay at all.
- It's paradise in the Indian Ocean anywhere in Maldives, and we got a taste of it in Fihalholi!
- Ocean water is pristine, beaches are covered with fine powdery sands, trees and greens are overflowing, complemented with the cleanliness that we believe were well maintained.
- Excellent view of sunrise and sunset from the beach.
- We saw many multi-colored fishes while snorkeling.
- Room 12, where we stayed was just 30 seconds to 1 minute away from the beach.
- Food was delicious; our tummies were filled with sumptuous food thrice a day
- If not on all-inclusive plan - water and other beverages are to be purchased, rates expensive (1.5 L water = 5 USD)
- Ferry to Resort from Airport and vice versa - Fee of USD 140 for roundtrip per person to be paid directly to resort, seems bit expensive
- We just thought that the staff were "prohibited" to do extra interaction with guests; though I think Asians as they are, they are friendlier. It wouldn't hurt if the staff would have some more chitchats with the guests, provided that their job is not compromised and if the guests themselves are willing to interact as well.
This is our 2nd visit the resort, and it was also wonderful staying at this time. We spent the days so comfortably. There are wonderful viewing, excellent ocean, and beautiful corals! The staff are pretty friendly, they must help you to stay enjoyable.
Especially, I recommend the hotel to people loving snorkeling. There are corals just under the bungalows, and we can go into the sea directly from the rooms.
Unfortunately, The boat crossing between Veli and Dhigu sails too many times, that could be seen from my bungalow and sometimes I feel it noisy.
Kaani village is outstanding and quite comfortable. It has a huge array of excursions that you don't have to find your own and they are fun and memorable for the whole family. It also boasts good facilities such as a pool and a kettle. The staff there are kind and friendly and give discounts for the excursion we can only hope for.
From the moment you are greeted at the airport until the minute you fly back, the staff at the Taj handle your every need. The transfer from Male to the resort is a 25 min speedboat ride that in itself is beautiful . But nothing compares to the minute you step off that boat onto this tiny island. Every glance is a Instagram shot. The resort is beautiful. I stayed in an over the water villa that was amazing. The clarity of the water was as clear as a swimming pool and warm. Best ocean I have been in. There are sting rays and reef sharks but they don't bother you. I would highly recommend you taking the snorkeling excursion. You will see some amazing sea life.
Food was good. Only two restaurants and be prepared to spend a lot on your meals. It's not cheap.
The pool and main beach are also awesome. I have nothing negative to say and believe me I do a lot of traveling, and this is by far my best trip yet.
Can't wait to go back!
Great location and quiet beach. The staff was not attentive enough but friendly at least. Breakfast was great. Other food were just ok. The food at the Japanese restaurant was disappointing. The room was right in front of the beach. The sound of the wave accompany your sleep.
Traveller from Hong Kong
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The hotel looks very nice from the outside and is very nice as well inside. The rooms are clean and cosy with constant hot water shower and air conditioning. The best part of the hotel are the staff, they make you feel very comfortable and at home and will recommend you things to do and answer any questions you have. The manager Mohamed is very helpful and you can ask him anything and he will try to accommodate it. The excursions with them were well planned and very affordable! (the guide Ali is so funny, look for him!) We booked all our excursions through them and had no regrets. Thank you Mohamed, Hussein and Ali for the great experience! Will definitely be back to the hotel again.
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South Male has a distinctly remote and less populated feel than its northern neighbour. Some of the best dive sites incorporate caves, sunken vessels, and protected marine areas. And for non-divers, snorkelling is on offer in the clear waters of a number of reef tops and edges if the currents are favourable. In addition, key surf breaks have been identified, with the best waves recorded from May-November and March-April. Several of the previously uninhabited islands now host luxury resorts.
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