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This is our first Maldives trip and we had a fabulous time at Finolhu. I went through reviews from various websites before booking this trip, and I have to say everything is perfect and great decision making! Starting from arrival, friendly, welcoming staffs waiting at the jetty. Umid was amazing and gave us an introduction about the resort before taking us to the room. We chose private beach villa as we are travelling with a young child. Pool in the room is lovely and a direct passage way to the beach. Restaurant/Bar staffs are amazing, attentive the whole time and always make sure the guest are happy and proactively asking if we need anything else. Mauch, Nitesh, Suresh and Hartini are amazing to our little boy (and us). Really appreciate it. Rossi at the kids club is another superstar. Thank you for looking after our boy! Dive center is another gem at Finolhu, we went on the Dolphin & Turtle safari cruise, its a great excursion for us and especially for our child, all the dive center team are knowledgable and make sure providing a wonderful experience to the guests. Fishing trip was super fun too. Thanks to Tiago and the team! I am also amazed by how the company look after their staffs and make sure their well being is looked after. Everyone seems so happy to work at Finolhu. You can find a resort with the best facilities but average service. At Finolhu, you get the great facilities, heart warming team with superstar service at the same time. Thank you so much for looking after us, we had a wonderful time and we will be back! See you next time!!! Roberts Family
We had the best time on Finolhu. The staff were fantastic, the food was excellent and the area was magical. Scuba diving and the manta ray snorkeling experience were big highlights. We absolutely loved it!
Still difficultly processing how amazing our stay was at this spectacular resort. The natural beauty is unbelievable! Turquoise waters, stunning white sandy beaches and of course hundreds of palm trees. Our lagoon villa was massive with beautiful decor. Ok now the food….prepare to gain a few kilos, it’s the best food we ever had at a resort! The buffet restaurant has a varied selection of dishes and there are 2 other restaurants (book about one day ahead). Kanusan has the most delicious Japanese cuisine and the Arabian grill fantastic Middle Eastern food. To burn some calories the have a variety of land and water-sports. The house reef is beautiful with so many colourful fish. Just keep in mind that the current is strong when you swim back to shore. Chat to the guys at the dive centre first about best snorkeling spots around the island. What stood out on our trip though is that we got to snorkel with hundreds of Manta rays and a whale shark (very rare sighting) on the Hanifaru bay excursion. That was the initial reason we chose this resort. The guys at Dive Butler were so helpful and informative. It was really a life changing experience. Special thanks to Dan, Tiago and Abbey. We learnt so much about manta rays’ behaviour from Dan. Note that Manta season is during Monsoon (from May to November). Be sure to plan your trip around full or new moon (best is full moon apparently) if you want to swim with these gentle giants. Service and attention to detail is next level at this resort. Every single staff member is excellent. Will try to remember a few names. Special thanks to housekeeping (Mohamed). Ammi who showed us to our villa the first day. All the buggy drivers (Umid is the only name I can recall now, apologies) . Restaurant hosts: Asanka, Anastacia, Sara, Hartini. Waiters Anoos, Alzeen, Faris, Abdullah, Lameez, Ricky. The waiters at the beach bar made sure you always had a drink in hand (Unfortunately I can only recall Yanan’s, Iru, Vaishak’s names now). The in house photographer Riyaash is fantastic. The guest experience team is amazing (Beatrice, Martine). Reception staff is super helpful, nothing is too much to ask. Last but not least they have a wonderful kids club. Very kind staff working very hard to keep kids entertained while mom and dad have a well deserved break. Louis junior specially thanks Zuha and Rossi. Unfortunately I don’t know the gentleman’s name. O yes, one more person I’d like to thank. Zuha who met us at the seaplane transfer to transport us back to the airport to go to our next resort. See you guys next year June! The Kotze family
Heaven on Earth
As someone who read reviews on here daily in the lead up to going on our trip, I wanted to ensure I left my own for follow guests. Words cannot describe the beauty of Finolhu, and the photos don't do it justice. My partner and I just returned from a week at Finolhu and we already can't wait to plan a return. From the minute we arrived at the airport, we were greeted by smiling faces and helpful staff. Through until we landed at Finolhu and were met with the most polite staff. The ocean pool villas were very spacious, with more than enough room for two people. They were well-kept by the room service team daily, and a beautiful turn-down service each evening. The staff are fantastic and super friendly, special shout out to Vaishak (Pool Bar), Nasheed (Crab Shack), Wayan (Beach Bar), Anastasia (Kanusan), Umesh (Sous Chef), Beatriz (Guest Experience) and Natta (Spa). There are many more people who went above and beyond who's names we've forgotten, but they truly made for an incredible experience throughout our stay. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. We actually got engaged while at Finolhu, and the staff ensured we were able to celebrate with some special arrangements, which we absolutely did not expect but they made sure we were taken care of. The restaurants and drinks package were also lovely, highly recommend the Premium all-inclusive so that you have the options throughout, including the free flowing Tattinger, which we certainly gave a good go! Be sure the book the restaurants well ahead of your visit, as even though the resort was not at capacity, some restaurants had a waitlist. Our villa had a private pool, which gave us the option to spend time there or wander up to the main pool and the swim-up bar. The resort pool is massive with plenty of sun lounges around it or across the white sand toward the lagoon. The only down-side to the swim-up bar is that children are also allowed in this area of the pool, which at times the splashing made it difficult to enjoy. I'd recommend to the resort to make one end of the pool 'adults only', as it's definitely big enough to accomodate. All-in-all, we can't fault Finolhu, and are genuinely excited by the idea of returning one day. Thank you once again to the whole team at Finolhu.
Fantastic honeymoon 😍
It was fantastic honeymoon 😍 vaishak best service ♡I hope see u guys every year ♡ every moments all the best. We really miss finolhu 😢 We having fun every moments in finolhu! I already miss you guys.
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