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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.
Best holiday ever
First off this was just a brilliant experience before it was a holiday. The staff on the island are the most welcoming people I've met. The food is excellent and the house reef has left me with so many memories. I wouldn't hesitate to go back. The rooms are basic, but who spends there time in there? Its paradise for me.
Delightful Island - Loved It
We loved this island oasis with it quirky almost rustic appeal and absolutely adorable staff who made our stay so special. After a tiring 22 hour trip to get here we were at first taken aback at the basic standard of our rooms but they were exceptionally clean and the bed was comfortable which is in reality all that really matters as you spend all the time outdoors enjoying all this idilic paradise island has to offer. The following morning, we could see through the shortcomings of the bedrooms and RELAXED into our holiday enjoying the all inclusive package, beautiful soft sand beaches, crystal clear seas with abundant marine life - the baby black top reef sharks in the surf were so cute and totally safe to share the water with. My brother and myself both enjoyed the scuba diving with an abundance of excellent dive sites in the vicinity of the island and neighbouring islands and the house reef has plenty to see - our wives who initially were unsure about snorkelling ended up enjoying all the beautiful fish, turtles and reef sharks which were not at all threatening. You could get right up to the turtles as they feasted on the sea grass in the shallow water just off the beach. The most amazing experience for us was the excellent dining offered in the only restaurant on the island - the food selection was amazing, delicious and varied and we enjoyed every bit of it. Our attentive waiter looked after us very well and ensured we wanted for nothing and even dressed our table every evening with flowers and candles. The only bar on the island is the Coconut bar which served a decent selection of drinks on the all inclusive package and we did not need to order anything not covered on AI. The waiters quickly knew what we were going to order before we asked - don’t forget to ask for the Sri Lankan nuts - hot & spicy and don’t last long as the were so delicious !! Our room attendant kept our bedroom & bathroom spotless and every evening we had the most beautiful bed decorations with flowers and towel art which was a shame to mess up when we went to bed but we photographed everyone first. The only downside was the large group of inconsiderate and noisy Italians who dominated the beaches and blocking sun-beds for the whole day without using them - it was a relief when they all had to be sent home due to the corona virus leaving plenty of beds for the rest of us and suddenly the island seemed so much quieter and tranquil - it was a running joke with everyone on the island after they left - how quiet it was now !! Why do the Italians have to talk so loudly ???? All the accommodation is the same but the accommodation blocks in the west side of the island are closer to the best beach and Coconut Bar so you may wish to request the west side when booking. All in a wonderful experience on this delightful island which shows what the Maldives were like before all the expensive 5* hotels moved in - you don’t need all that luxury when you have what Biyadhoo has to offer.
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