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Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

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Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

Convince me that straying from my beloved B&B at Reethi would be worth it just for one trip, convince me that a beach bungalow would be fine over a possible water villa at Reethi.....

Ok, really, I am sure it's worth a punt but having almost come to the conclusion there was to be no Maldives next year to now wanting to book........*gulp*.

For what its worth, price wise, very little difference.

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1. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

I'll be there next year Jody! That's got to be worth going for ;-)

From what I've gathered from my research:

Great house reef

Lovely looking island

Loads of repeat loyal visitors

Good food

Me

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2. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

the reef ! the reef ! the reef !

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3. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

Don't think I need much convincing on that aspect Spammie!

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4. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

The Reef - as you probably know we combined Reethi and Athuruga last year. No comparison between the coral and also, we thought, variety of fish. Lovely Eagle Rays, turtles and sharks every day. 100 times better than Reethi. Also, the chance to see Whale Sharks.

Athuruga is a very pretty island.

But - in fairness to Reethi we much preferred the food in restaurants to the food at Athuruga (both water villa restaurant and buffet - we weren't especially impressed with either really). Also, we preferred the atmosphere at Reethi - the service and friendliness. At times we found Athuruga a little soulless.

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5. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

What Spammie said! Isn't that reason enough? :-)

And also so you can cross it off you list and have the experience of a different island than just Reethi every time. There is so much more to explore!

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6. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

A water villa at reethi, assume on B and B is the same as a beach bungalow on athuruga all inc? Or is it the same board basis, as surprised at that,,,,,

Although there has been others which have been surprising also, pricing all over the place it seems.

My pennies worth is if you like snorkelling, which you do, go to athuruga to experience the reef,,,,

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7. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

Sorry, didn't explain very well.

The bv at athuruga for ten days is less than 10% more than a bv at reethi, once I consider food and drink spends of course.

I think this is reflective of the increase for reethi in fairness, it's a lot more than we've paid previously.

Only difference is wv at reethi more affordable so we may have opted for one, but wv at ath out of question!

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8. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

Traitor!

;)

Ps the eggs - don't forget the eggs!!

Edited: 21 August 2013, 22:20
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9. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

lol Ian.....I don't really like Eggs so no bother.

I wonder how they manage at Thudu, might have to ask Froggy!

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10. Re: Someone sell Athuruga to me.....

If there isn't a huge difference in price then give it a try so you know what everyone is talking about.

Im glad we tried it for our honeymoon, but price wise i probably wouldn't rush back.