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From flying over the Maldives into Male I decided that I was in paradise! A quick and very easy and organised transfer to us to Biyadhoo and a welcome chat with our lovely rep. We were then shown to our rooms and was delighted that the request for a larger bed ( due to husbands snoring!!) had been granted. Room was very spacious and clean. Bathroom was dated, bit again spotless. As this is a 3 star resort I was not expecting the food to be that great.....again I was pleasantly surprised; it was very good, lots of choice and the deserts were amazing! Biyadhoo is a very small island with one main beach area and lots of little quiet spots dotted around . I have to admit that it was a little busier than I expected it to be but all you have to do is walk a little further around a corner and you can find a quiet spot! The snorkelling was amazing, so many types of fish, all so beautiful; the highlight however were the turtles. Every day we swam with 2 or 3 in shallow crystal clear water watching them graze on the sea grass, absolutely mesmerising. I had to drag my husband to Biyadhoo, he wasn’t keen at all, but one week into the holiday he started discussing when we could come back....he has never done that before. Final word on our holiday would be to compliment the staff on the island, they really are helpful and friendly and work so hard for everyone to have a fabulous time. Thank you to everyone on the island and we hope to see you again soon!
Wonderful, with a few flaws
Just about all posts for this wonderful resort mention the 'tired' rooms, and that is totally true. I don't think they have been updated since the resort was built. But in fairness that misses the point. We stayed almost two weeks from early March, and sadly had to return early because of the news back home, but also as flights were being cancelled. The most important asset of Biyadhoo are the staff: they are totally brilliant. From face to face, such as cleaning and restaurant and bar staff, to the often unseen such as the gardeners who manage the tiny island brilliantly. We were never bored with the food, as although there was repetition there was also a good choice. The staff were also dealing the effects and protection from virus. Numbers were significantly down and falling, which is hugely depressing for them as it is of course their livelihood, and many were a long distance from home. The reef and lagoon are a joy. Very easy snorkeling. If you visit, start your exploration on the West side close to the water sports center:: lots of fish and turtles, and the closest and easiest passage through the reef, where a wonderland erupts! A joy! But to the owners: buck up!
Beautiful Island great atmosphere
A perfect place to kick off your shoes and relax in a lovely location. This friendly island is a must visit its exactly as advertised a Robinson Crusoe resort. The bar has a sand floor and very relaxed. The hotel staff are friendly and go above and beyond for you. The food is excellent some lovely fish dishes, great salads and even the desserts are lovely. The hotel accommodation its self is a little basic but perfect to lay your head. It's clean and fresh towels delivered everyday. I can't wait to return
Basic accommodation in a jungle setting with great cocktails
It takes 30 to 40 minutes by speedboat from the airport to get to the island, just go to the counter where you will find the man who takes you to the boat. We did think the cost was extortionate. Have some dollars to tip the boat guys. We booked this accommodation with snorkeling our interest. I'd looked at the reviews and knew the reef was damaged to some degree but we were not prepared for the over 90% of damage there actually was. We were so so disappointed and to make it worse although the reef is recovering in parts there are total idiots who are actually standing on the reef it is beyond understanding. If this hotel is to survive it MUST NOW take action to stop it's customers adding to the already serious destruction of the reef, if it doesn't this hotel will have in no future. There is plenty of marine life if you take your time and enjoy it. You need to swim to the drop off and check out the deep because you'll see sharks and turtles, I saw a couple of large sharks and a school of black tip sharks in the shallows. The recovery includes mainly soft coral and even clown fish in the odd area. Where the excursion boats come in there's a pipe, not sure what comes out of it but the fish seem to like it there so check it out. Take your time and look and you'll see and enjoy life starting again. In the past this would have been the most amazing reef I wish I had seen it. The room is basic but clean and our cleaner was very good, please leave a good tip these people work hard for their wages which I suspect is not much. We were very lucky and located on the bottom floor with a planted curved entrance onto the sandy beach with well established rubber trees providing welcome shade. No one could see onto our terrace or walk past so it was great, number 67. This is a small island which you can walk round, just one shop no chemist so take a first aid kit with you including antihistamines and antibiotics. I got hives on my second day not good news but I had my medication with me thank god. What can I say the staff were lovely, reception, serving staff, bar staff everyone. After leaving the island we had booked a cruise ship back to Europe, we only found out the day before leaving that it had been cancelled so we tried to stay for a few more days but they were full. The price for the AI is good value for money compared to some other islands. This included two excursion and all your drinks so is a good deal. This is our third time in the Maldives probably our last now.
First time to the Maldives
Arrival- we arrived into Male airport at 6am after a good flight with Oman Air, being the first flight we went straight through passport control and onto the speed boat. we arrived about 30 mins later and after our temperature being taken we had a delicious coconut. Our room was ready straight away. Faye our Kuoni rep was amazing during this difficult time for everyone I am so glad she was there. Room- although basic its very spacious and extremely clean, we had beautiful room art most days aswell as new beach towels and water. hats off to the room attendant. Beach-the most stunning beach and water anywhere in the world, plenty of sunbeds (after the Italians left) the marine life was unbelievable seeing the sharks, fish and turtles is something we will never forget. Restaurant- I really liked that you get given the same table for the duration of your holiday and with the same waiter who gave exceptional service every meal time. The food was delicious mostly traditional curry's and the best cakes and puddings. I would highly recommend this island and I hope it is still here in many more years.
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