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Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

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Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Hello Trip Advisor family. I'm taking my wife to the Maldives on September 1st 2014 and we will be staying for 4 nights. It is sooooooo hard to choose a hotel/resort in that beautiful part of the world, after reading all the reviews. I have been to the Cook Islands before and went through the exact same process.

I have narrowed my search to 3 specific hotels/resorts and here are the deals of what they are offering me so far price wise as well as type of accommodation and inclusions:

Cocoa Island by Como:

- Ranked #2 on Trip Advisor

- 653 Reviews

- Zero Terrible reviews

- 97% Recommended

- Dhoni Suite

- Breakfast Included

- Speed Boat for 2

- $600 Resort Credit ($150/night x 4 nights)

- Bottom line total of $3,625

Komandoo Resort:

- Ranked #11 on Trip Advisor

- 633 Reviews

- 10 Terrible Reviews

- 92% Recommended

- Jacuzzi Water Villa

- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Sea Plane for 2

- Bottom Line total of $3,375

Anantara Veli Resort:

- Ranked #17 on Trip Advisor

- 297 Reviews

- 5 Terrible Reviews

- 94% Recommended

- Overwater Bungalow

- Breakfast Included

- Speed Boat for 2

- Bottom Line total of $2,680

So in your personal opinion and after looking at those three specific options, which one would YOU personally go with and for what reason? Price? Food Quality? Quiet Place? Etc.

Thank you so much in advance for all your inputs and looking forward to reading all of your responses!

Steve

Edited: 08 January 2014, 22:03
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1. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

In fairness, for your first trip any of these would be fab.

Usually for a short stay like this we would generally say to get a speedboat transfer as it means more time in resort but I think the seaplane is all part of the experience.

Do you want to snorkel?

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2. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Hi

Hell of a long way to go for 4 nights!!

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3. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Yes, definitely! The three places are obviously amazing...just needed some inputs on food options in the three resorts as well as quality of service, accommodation and other related resort stuff! :) I mean, I'm looking at $1,000 more for Cocoa versus Anantara but get an extra $600 to spend on food and drinks?

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4. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Steve -basically disregard the negative reviews or lack of them until they are in the majority because everyone who comes to the Maldives wants to like it. If you compare hotels in the Maldives to hotels anywhere else you will see that there are far more 5 star reviews and far fewer negatives reviews in the Maldives. It just happens that way.

You have told us cost. What you have not told us is what you want from your VERY VERY short stay. More info please.

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5. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Hahahah! I'm also going to Japan and Singapore.... LOL

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6. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Relaxation, beach time, decent/good food, snorkeling....basically get away from Mickey Mouse here in Orlando! ;)

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7. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Mmmm that's a tough one :-)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7rqPnZcXz-A

Darryl

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8. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Darryl, Screw the Maldives...I want that camera!!! Awesome video man...now YOU are making this decision much harder! :)

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9. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

We'll,, I'm voting for komandoo because I am going this year :-)

Darryl

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10. Re: Would LOOOOOOOOVE to have you guys opinion on this!

Komandoo .....as we prefer to be a seaplane distance away from Male.

Excellent food and very good reef off the beach.

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