Hi, And thanks in advance for any advice, I've spent 2 days trawling the internet to narrow down to my current list of Maldives islands. My boyfriend and I were booking a holiday to Sri Lanka but as our flights go via Male, we thought it rude not to stop off. We visited Bora Bora, staying in a guest house on a family owned motu and think we might be able to get a bit of that kind of holiday for a few days in the Maldives!
Things we're looking for are.. great diving/snorkling/beaches, great fresh fish for dinner! a comfy bed and able to drink a cold beer and have some sun downers! (we're taking the trip when my boyfriend gets back from Afghanistan, he's definitely looking forward to that part, so guesthouses are out!). We definitely don't want 5* sanitised luxury. A bit of real Maldivian life and food really! As this is part of a bigger trip budget is limited so we'd ideally want to take a boat transfer to keep an eye on the £'s so are looking at sub £700 including transfers and 5 nights accommodation.
The three places on the current shortlist (and budget) in order of preference are; Eriyadu, Fihalhohi and Biyadhoo
My question is, are any of these resorts significantly better than others? reviews seem to put them roughly in the same 'camp', is it that awkward to be in the 'wrong' resort (ie I've read that Eriyadu is a predominantly German resort and the dive instructors make it hard for English speakers)? And also, have I missed somewhere that I should consider?
Thanks in advance!