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another best luxury maldives hotel, which?

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another best luxury maldives hotel, which?

Visited only two

O&O Reethi Rah and Soneva Fushi, each of them I liked a lot, but now I'm planing to visit new one in such category but can't choose

other 5 star deluxe which I found was (and opinions about them on reviews)

Soneva Gili (reef is very far)

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru (3 star food)

W Retreat (too loud)

Island Hideaway (marina part is not what I want to see when get up and reef is very far on the other side)

Huvafenfushi (too small)

Conrad (too public)

What I need is -

1. excellent food (like soneva fushi)

2. good snorkeling (may be diving), close to the island house reef

3. not much people around, isolated from view of other ppl water villa, my wife likes to take sunbathes topless :)

any suggestions? may be I missed something

thanks in advance,


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1. Re: another best luxury maldives hotel, which?

Thanks Aleks. I'd be very interested in everyone's perspective on your posted. I just posted a similar set of questions.

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2. Re: another best luxury maldives hotel, which?

hmm.. if you find huvafen too small , i am not sure you realize how tiny fesdu (W resort) is ... the only reason why there are so many rooms is because they built an entire watervilla manhatten into the lagoon. i maintain the hypothesis that if all guests were to come onto the actual island at once , it would sink :)

fesdu does have a good housereef.. the resort itself is a matter of taste and probably age. i would assume twenty somethings might appreciate the pervasive music and ibiza flair.

have you considered dhoni mighili ?

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3. Re: another best luxury maldives hotel, which?

have been to W. Best water villas in the Maldives. Not the quietest resort, but it's not loud at all. I think it is the very best resort in your category in the whole of Maldives. If I were you, I would pick a water villa on the lagoon side (that is if you can't afford one of the ocean haven's of course!)

Reef was very very good. The whole feel is too chic for me, but you can't believe how incredible the watervillas are... My second choice would be either Huvafen or make a return trip to Soneva Fushi as it is very hard to beat.

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We were in the same position as you in that we loved Soneva Fushi and find it had to find another that is as good. We finally settled on Island Hideaway. I'm not sure about the reef being far away. We've booked a Raamba retreat and it seems to be outside. We're not going until December, but I will let you know.

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