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Best honeymoon we could dream of
Amazing piece of paradise : quiet and peaceful, luxury in simplicity, barefoot on day long, food was wonderful from breakfast to dinner whatever the restaurant, somptuous marine ecosystem a few meters from the beach.... Absolutely nothing to reproach. Long life to Faarufushi ! A special thank you to Ashok, for his wonderful surprise for our last dinner, to Hemraj for his amazing cocktail (Fruity Coco forever!!) and to our Nepalese coconut man :)
A fabulous holiday destination
Just back from a great two week stay on Faarufushi. The island is beautiful, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Especially on the occasion of our wedding anniversary, when they created a very special meal for us on the beach, surrounded by lights. The food and drink are excellent in all three restaurants. Every chef takes great pride in their work. Wonderful baked goods, desserts that taste as good as they look, and that’s saying something. In fact, all the food is delicious and there is a great deal of choice. The cocktails are also worth mentioning. All imaginative and gorgeous. And there are two locations from which to enjoy the sunset and the cocktails. Accommodation is spacious and luxurious. There are water sports and a spa, which we didn’t sample. But we did snorkel quite a bit and the reef edge is full of fish. The housekeeping and laundry service do a lovely job. The gardeners keep the beach and gardens beautifully. We certainly recommend Faarufushi for a special holiday.
Beautiful Resort, though lacking in finesse on entry/exit
I should start off by saying we had an amazing time here. It's a beautiful resort, the over water ocean villas are incredible, the design is gorgeous, and the island itself leaves you breathless. The food is very good, especially breakfast, though it is resort food, so not noteworthy in its own right (including eclipse). We did enjoy several nights of cocktails at Boli, which had amazing views of the sunset and very good service. I would also really recommend going snorkeling at turtle point - there's an immense array of sea life to be seen! Where the hotel slightly let us down was on the entry and exit. Our wait time for the sea plane was a bit long (3 hours all told), and this was mostly due to a fault with the sea plane. The lounge in which we had to wait was slightly lacklustre, and we'd noticed that the other hotel lounges at least had a view of the dock. A minor point all the same, but if they can arrange for guests to wait in an outdoor lounge it would be a massive improvement. Our flight out of Male was in the morning. As such, the hotel arranged for a morning sea plane transfer. The evening before we left the resort, we were left with a note indicating our sea plane arrival time, and various arrangements around that, including the time when a representative would come help us with our bags. As our departure was early, the hotel also said that a packed breakfast would be provided (we had a meal plan including breakfast). The representative came slightly late, and no breakfast was provided, nor apology offered when I had inquired about it. This didn't seem like ill-will, it only indicated carelessness and confusion of the staff. A more slick operation would have at least arranged some sort of breakfast or voucher for us in Male airport, where we had plenty of time before our flight. It just left one with a sour last impression. On the whole, we would say the hotel is beautiful and definitely worth a trip, but the service is still lacking in finesse and needs improvement.
The Staff Are Amazing
We are regular travelers to the Maldives, which in itself is surprising to us, we always said there were so many great places in the world we would try to not repeat. We use the excuse that we haven’t repeated a particular resort YET. This could change after our spell at Faarufushi. It has all the usual perfect moments with delicious food, magic sunsets, wonderful sea life and immaculate villas. We opted for the over water bungalow and were more than happy with the pool and room. The mini bar was adequate though we have been to resorts where spirits are included in the mini bar. What made this resort special for us were the staff. I could list a long staff rota of impressive people but will limit it to 3 main players. We send our special thanks to Raj, Charline and Achok. They bent over backwards for us. I was foolish enough to forget a hat and Charline went out of her way fto find one to my liking as the shop only had cowboy style which I am not partial to. Raj and Ashok entertained us with great conversation most evening and always made the meal times extra special. This resort has been put on the very short list of possible return visits. I would suggest that the resort shop has a little more stock, there was the hat shortage and then we had an after-sun shortage, but other than that it was 10 nights and days in heaven
Amazing stay in a beautiful hotel
The hotel is located in a preserved atoll of Maldives, north of Male. Difficult to describe how wonderful was our stay there (however I will try)! The villas are are beautiful, view on the sea with infinity pool, fully equipped, furnished with high quality product. Rooms decoration is done with taste and great attention to details (your TV stand on a easel). The island is beautiful it's like living in a postal card. Make sure to go snorkeling in the lagoon and on the house reef you'll see plenty of exotic fishes and beautiful corals. One thing that really differentiate that resort from others and bring a huge plus is the restaurants and bars. Faarafushi employed the awarded best Maldivian chef, the team prepares high quality products, fresh and diversified. The a la carte menu, breakfast and diner buffet (new theme every day) easily compete with ranked European restaurants. You'll find the best alcohol and very sophisticated cocktails at the main bar. You can book special culinary experience - ask the team it really worth it. A special thanks to the team who run this hotel with passion and professionalism, they made our experience in Maldive simply amazing, Raaj, Marge, Jean Marc, Bir and Adil...I could mention each of them. Once you've experienced Faarufushi it will be difficult to find better place for your holidays.
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