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All Inclusive at Reethi Beach - worth it?

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All Inclusive at Reethi Beach - worth it?

I've searched the forums, read the reviews, etc and I think my fiance and I are leaning towards doing the all-inclusive meal plan for our 14 night honeymoon stay at Reethi.

We are a late 20s early 30s couple and we definitely like to drink. I could see us sitting on the beach having 3 or 4 drinks before dinner, maybe a drink or two with dinner, and then whatever we do at night.

So I think AI is the route we want to go but we're just not sure about the food...we don't want to be locked into the buffet if it is not going to be anything appetizing so if anyone could give us some reassurance that'd be nice as well. It sounds like the reviews have been positive from the buffet.

The other alternative would be to just simply do the B&B, have a large breakfast, skip lunch, and have dinner at one of the other restaurants. But I have a feeling that at $5-$10 per drink that the cost of alcohol would catch and surpass the cost of AI.

We also read on the Reethi website that the all-inclusive package offers discounted ala carte prices. Does anyone know what this discount is?

As far as rooms, we of course want to do 14 nights on the water villa but it is a little on the high side of our budget, so we were considering doing 7 nights in a standard room and 7 in the water villa. Does anyone have experience doing this? Any chance we book a standard room and get upgraded to a water villa (since it'll be our honeymoon)? I've seen on other resorts that it is sometimes cheaper to book a standard room and when you arrive ask for an upgrade to water villa and the rate is far cheaper.

This will be our first time to the Maldives and we're excited...thanks for the help and the great forum.

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11. Re: All Inclusive at Reethi Beach - worth it?

timdastis - based on what you say about your alcohol consumption alone, I would advise going AI. Never stayed in a water villa so cannot comment, other than to say I think for a honeymoon they are that bit more 'special' and would recommend one for at least a week. Night life is relatively low key but there will be plenty of folk in the main bar enjoying a libation and everyone's very sociable. If you are in the water villas, there is a bar up there also which stays open all evening and is a smaller, more intimate atmosphere. We like to wander up there every so often of an evening for a change. Your first time to the Maldives? Prepare yourselves for paradise, and brace yourselves for many return trips. Enjoy

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12. Re: All Inclusive at Reethi Beach - worth it?


If its's you're first time in the Maldives and especially on your honeymoon, I would defo recommend you going AI. The last thing on your mind should be how much of a bill you are running up when you have a new wife to keep relaxed, if you know what I mean !. If you feel the buffee is going to be limited, which we feel has never been the case, after the first week then yes have a look at the AI select but this must surely work out quite expensive if you are looking for the odd meal at a different eatery. $80 dollars a night for 7 nights = $560 dollars for the two of you per week on top of AI. I think to bin your AI cost and spend another £60 a night to sit somewhere else every night for an hour or so looses the atmosphere that Reethi has in bucket loads.

Just my opinion.

Hope you have a great time which ever board basis you choose. More feed back in May when we return from Reethi again.

Regards Bluedog

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