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Last 5 reviews
Outside the resort, the beach was nice and the resort looked fine. Upon arrival, it didn’t take us long for our expectations to be dashed. They asked us to pay for the full stay upfront which we did. Now I can understand why. Upon entering the bedroom, the room was not just extremely tired and falling apart, but areas were also very dirty. Our drawers, fridge were all dirty and in a state of severe disrepair! The food was barely edible and was extremely limited in choice. Again the seats were hard, the service non existent. We enquired about the diving. Having seen it was available before we booked, we were disappointed when we were told it was fully booked. It then became apparent every day, when the dive instructor was around morning and afternoon, that he wasn’t taking anyone out at all and he used the same excuse of being fully booked to everyone. I then had a look on the PADI website and could not see that they were approved anymore! This hotel to make it worse attracts a lot of very noisy guests whose main aim is to get drunk and have lots of selfies. I would have been happier at home but fortunately after this experience on a day, we joined a lovely boat away from this resort and had a lovely holiday.
Another fabulous holiday
Despite the global Covid crisis we managed to have another fabulous holiday in our little bit of tropical paradise in the Maldives. We visited before, so know that the accommodation is basic, but clean. We come because of the feeling of being in the Maldives, expressed in the flora and wildlife on and around the island, and the food buffet with many authentic local dishes, including daily fresh fish dishes. The diving and snorkeling are superb. Who needs an infinity pool when the ocean and house reef are on you doorstep. The number and range of fish species is unbelievable! The staff are courteous, friendly and efficient and go out of their way to help you. We warmly recommend this island to anyone who wants a truly Maldivian holiday experience, and will no doubt return in future to visit this little bit of green paradise in the Indian Ocean.
a piece of paradise
If You want a satelite tv, luxury, pools etc., better stay home. If You want to spend some time in paradise between friends, then go there. All the maldivians we met are so friendly, well-meaning and nice. They work hard to make your vacation perfect, and They do it with style. Since we land at Velana airport/after 8 hours hard flight/, everything was smooth. All we need to do was to take our luggage from the conveyor, and to find the person who was waiting for us. Well, because we were very tired, we just ask the first met were to go for the transfer to Biyadhoo. That was enough. Soon it cames a very nice man, and took us on the boat. The food was perfect, the prices are normal. Yoy have to ask for some info about local culture. It is fantastic! The nature is amazing, especially on the Biyadhoo. Here is maybe the most famouse reef and they comes the peoples from the other islands to observes, but the people are the real treasure of the maldives. They are allways ready to help. We only sorry that it was only a week. So, if You want to have a perfect hollyday - go maldives, especially byiadhoo!
Not recommended for solo travellers
After calling to check if the hotel was good for solo travellers, I booked to stay. I had planned to learn to dive as a good activity on the island although unfortunately my sinuses hurt too much so couldn’t continue. There isn’t much else to do here and the other travellers have not been welcoming or interested in socialising - as the reception says “they are here for a holiday so often don’t want to talk to other guests”. Also, the restaurant makes you sit at the same table for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the moment with no variation allowed. I’m here now without a chance to leave and no refund available to swap to another more single friendly island. I wouldn’t recommend coming as a single person unless all you’d like to do is dive.
Value for money
For sure this is not luxurious resort, but still acceptable level for most travellers. The staff is really helpfull, needs to be appreciated. The main reason to visit the insland might be relatively low costs to stay. For me returning to Biyadhoo was the case of underwater life. The house reef is full of life and its fauna seems even improving (I returned after four years and the number of turtles and reef sharks really increased). Yes, most corrals are dead, as for many other locations in Maldives, but soft corrals slowly start to replace hard corrals. Watersport centre offers the chance to swimm with mantas, should be utlised for these interested. They managed to bring me close ot mantes for all our trips, two times I got even the chance to swim with doplhins. Thanks!
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