What to expect
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Last 5 reviews
The staffs in the restaurant was friendly and helpful, the restaurant is too dark, don’t have enough space and privacy for sun bathing, the selection of food very little, only 1 selection of beer for All-inclusive, the room is very old with small shower heads, the welcoming drinks was good, check in at airport and arrival was quick.
Affordable paradise with lovely staff
Spent 9 days at this charming island and would love to come back. No need to go on about the bedrooms needing an update as it’s been covered in other reviews, but they are clean and functional with good air con. If anything they encourage you to get out and enjoy the beach. The island has the best corral reef I have seen for years. Testament to that is that every day boats come from neighbouring islands (with 5 star hotels) on tours to see the fish here. That said, the reefs have died back a lot, which is so sad. There are tours you can do to see manta rays etc (sadly we didn’t see any) but the reef is as good here as anywhere else we saw. The food is really good, especially for curry fans. The staff in the restaurant and bar are lovely, in fact all the staff are really sweet, friendly and smiley. They work hard for their tips! I saw odd reviews about people moaning about smoking and stuff. Don’t really see how that is hotels fault! They actually have various rules about no drones, dedicated smoking areas, no standing on the reefs etc, but obnoxious groups of people do it anyway. Perhaps we all just need to be more aware of other people and our delicate environment...! Also take lots of sun cream and mosquito spray, though there is a small shop where you can buy more. My only reason for not giving 5 stars is that the hotel just needs a revamp and so couldn’t in all good conscious say it was flawless. If you just reviewed the staff, the food and the sea it would get top marks for sure.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The snorkeling was fantastic, it's so great to just swim out a short distance to the drop off. You see something different every time you go out. We didn't mind the room, it was as we expected after reading reviews here, yes it's oldish but it was very clean and spacious. I think they just need to put a shower door in, re-tile the bathroom floor and put a hand basin/cupboard combo in and it will be greatly improved. One guy told us that he chose Biyadhoo because it is still so natural. It is unspoiled. All the staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. The food was very good. Two things we did not like about the day trippers - they stand on the coral to take photo's and don't care about what damage they are doing and the fact that someone goes out in front and feeds the fish so that the trippers can take photo's. This is not right. This was our first visit to The Maldives - will I go back? Definitely.
Beautiful island - not great rooms
We spent 10 days here and the snorkeling was fantastic. Many fish, turtles, eagle rays - we saw an eel too. The drop off is close to the beach in places. The house reef (as far as fish go) is great. The visiting boats from other islands (sometimes as many as 7) is quite off putting though. There are dozens of snorkelers on each boat and they ‘invade’ the drop off every morning. The island is affordable - but the accommodation not great. Old dark rooms and bathrooms in 8 double storey blocks which need a bit of paint and a clean up. The food is ok and the curries are excellent. The beach on the West side beautiful. The huge Banyan trees in the lush gardens are spectacular and the staff, especially in the dining room are really friendly. There are people cleaning and raking the paths and beach every day. We enjoyed it but don’t know if we would go back.
Biyadhoo Resort 2019
This lovely resort consumes the entire island and is absolutely lovely. The layout is such that you get a sense of seclusion on the beaches. Quiet, clean, well maintained, lovely staff and great food. Reef nearby that you can either snorkel or dive on.
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