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We got to spend our honeymoon and first Maldives trip here. It was the best honeymoon we could have ever dreamed of! The whole island is just gorgeous, beautifully overgrown and very well maintained. We spent 4 nights in a beach villa (room number 108) and 4 nights in a water villa with pool (room number 317) on the sunset side. The rooms were very modern and always very clean. Cleaning is done twice a day. Especially the very courteous service and the delicious food convinced us (see pictures). Especially for couples the island is ideal, we didn’t See any children. I hope we can travel there again soon!
This was the second time we stayed here and it was a great experience! The food is spectacular, the dive sites fascinating and the staff amazing. We were surprised on several occasions by Azam's beautiful Art using palm leaves on the bed sheet!
Honeymoon experience could be better
Booked a 4d3n stay in the overwater villa with pool at Maafushivaru. This was our first time at the Maldives and for our honeymoon. The villa itself was as pictured and beautiful :) this was one of the main reasons we chose this resort island and the views all around did not disappoint. Pool was heated at night which was a great plus! Turn down service is done in the morning and evening, and never intrusive. The island is small and romantic. Another plus would be the amazing food! We were only on half board but the buffet was amazing, menu changes daily and chefs are so creative with their infusions. Also enjoyed dining at Moodhu Grill on our last night. Staff were always attentive whenever we sat down at the dining places and staff were always friendly when we passed them by, though had wished they would speak to us more Staff also duly noted our request for a sunset villa located at the tail end of the villas (tip!) as well as our booking for Moodhu Grill. This was great, so why 4 stars? 1) While they were able to note down the above, we had repeatedly mentioned that it was our honeymoon when we booked online and through email but there was no mention or acknowledgement of this throughout our stay… We noticed that couples were having candlelight dinners at Cuisine Gallery with congratulations cards and could not understand why this was not extended to us. There was also no “happy honeymoon” decor when we arrived. Only when we called reception, did we realise that there was a “honeymoon package” for stays of 4 nights and above, and the reception stated they could not extend any honeymoon benefits to us though we were staying for 3 nights. We would have appreciated it if we were informed of this *prior* to the stay or if this was stated on the website, so that we could have extended our resort island stay and cut short our local island stay in Rasdhoo instead. We would have gladly paid more for a honeymoon package and sent our marriage certificate for proof. 2) Unlike many of the posts on this page, we didn’t have any decor on our bed except for a “welcome home” on the first day. My husband had to request for a “happy honeymoon” to be done and other than that being fulfilled there was no other decor for us. Did we do something wrong? Basically, seeing couples in real life and online being congratulated by the resort whether via a simple card, cake, or bed decor, and us not receiving the same treatment left us feeling neglected and marginalized. Had expected this stay to be an ideal honeymoon stay but it left us disappointed. 3) Lastly, would hope there are more night activities! Eg movie nights, live music etc. Overall, we had a good stay as normal travelers. However it was not as we expected for our honeymoon.
Perfect honeymoon destination
We booked Outrigger Maafushivaru for our honeymoon and we have no regrets : everything was perfect, the resort is amazing and service is impeccable. We had a sunset water villa and were able to enjoy sunset every night during our stay. We spent time at the Oceane Spa, which we enjoyed and helped us relax even more. We appreciated the dining experience in all the A la Carte restaurants of the resort. Restaurants need to be booked as soon as possible during the stay as they are not open everyday and have limited place. A special thanks to Adam for his outstanding art work in our room, he made personalised leaf decorations throughout our stay , we loved it! The Maafushivaru team was helpful and friendly , we cannot remember everyone's name, but thank you so much. We highly recommend the resort and would love to go back someday.
One of the Best Places ! Great People , Fantastic food and perfect diving . The renovated resort it’s absolutely perfect. And we got the Best Host - AZAM ! Nearly every day new pictures on our bed . We are planning already our come back ! U. & S
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