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vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

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vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

U know the two are very different but they are two that have caught my eye for different reasons and I wondered if any other forum members had been in the past few years?

Interested to know how the reefs compare with the likes of Vila and whether helengeli has table sharing issues etc?

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1. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

Haven't been recently to Vakaru - 2008 pre-refurb. Its still my favorite to date!

Better reef than Reethi, accommodation (at the time) on a par with Reethi if not better, food not as good/less choice than Reethi - sorry cannot compare to Vila (not been). Try messaging lynphd - think she's been to both Vila and Vakaru!

Edited: 26 April 2013, 13:23
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2. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

Thanks very much Heather, I actually went past vakarufalhi on a dhoni when we stayed at Vila.

The water villas look amazing....

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3. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

Well, hang tight a few more weeks and I can comment on Vakaru. Haven't seen too many recent threads on Vakaru <shrug>

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4. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

Vakaru reef is better than Helengeli and Vakaru better reef than Vila ....

...AG

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5. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

I am keen to go to Vaka and had it on my list for next year. I was quite excited when I found it on the First Choice site until I found out that FC not going to Maldives after April 2014. It's a very difficult island to find a package tour for. It is showing on Monarch and Mercury holidays web sites but you cannot get any prices. Last year I had some prices from Purely Maldives which were quite good with Full Board but it only appears that the likes of TUI do All inc. I would love to know if anyone has got any other booking info.

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6. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

Vakarufalhi is now run by an Italian outfit hence the lack of UK agents. If you have already tried Purely Maldives then try Stylish Resorts for prices - no harm in trying .......

...AG

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7. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

Thanks AG for the info, it prices favourably against vilamendhoo and seems to have less rooms.

I have asked lesley at travel counsellors to look at it for me.

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8. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

Vakarufalhi is now run by an Italian outfit hence the lack of UK agents. If you have already tried Purely Maldives then try Stylish Resorts for prices - no harm in trying .......

...AG

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9. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

How did my post get duplicated? lol

Vakaru is a lovely island, much smaller than Vila and more beach as well. Prefer Vakaru than Vila personally. The drop off reef by the main jetty is great ..........

...AG

Edited: 27 April 2013, 10:21
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10. Re: vakarufalhi & helengeli experiences?

Please let me know how you get on Jody.

Thanks

Sue