Arrived on angaga with not the usual welcoming of all the other islands we have been to, we was taken to reception to fill out forms and given what i can only discribe as water with a slice of lemon in it as a welcome drink.
We was then taken to our lovely room to find the view from the patio doors amazing as we like a nice view of the ocean instead of being behind to much foliage, but unfortunately when we went outside to see the beach
you could only see sandbags below a steep drop the ocean has washed away all the beach in that area, i know this is not the islands fault and its very sad but all the new quests get put in these rooms and after spending any amount of money you would like to think that you have
your own little bit of beach outside your room, they was very good however and moved us the next day to the other side of the island, this room we thought was better with a little bit of beach for our sun beds however after a couple of hours on our beds we soon found out that this was not so good either, we was enjoying the sun with our ipods on only to be overcome with the waves coming up over us, so now we had the problem of worrying and not being able to relax in fear of our ipods and kindle getting damaged by water, after 5 days they agreed to move us again this time to a room that in our opinion was one of the best on the island with a lovely view and nice bit of beach that we could relax on.
There did seem to be alot of room changing on the island.
The first night we thought the food was ok 'not the best we have had but soon realised that every night was more or less the same apart from the potatoes being a little different on the odd night, i'm a veggie and for me there wasn't much choice, yes there was pasta, potatoes veg and salad but the salad was very samey every night mainly different coleslaws, my hubby is a meat eater and there was beef, lamb and chicken every night but what we think wasn't eaten on one night was served the next night in a chinese special or curry.
The soup we think was like a packet soup and the breads well not the usual choice.
They was the biggest disappointment they consisted of either deep fryed banana/apple, tiny bits of cake, tiny bits of jelly and cheese and biscuites and it was the same every night, we didn't even bother in the end.
We had problems for the first couple of nights with the bar bills as they was charging us for drinks on half board and we was half board plus but after a couple of nights we did finally get it sorted out, you are not made aware of what you are really entitled to we had to find every thing out for ourselfs the quest relations is non existant really.
Service for drinks is so slow its untrue we was waiting nearly 30 mins on a few occastions.
Breakfast time they made one big pot of tea and coffee and used the same pot of tea or coffee until it was empty so if you came in 20 mins or so after it was made thats what you got ( cold or luke warm ) and didn't get a hot one unless you was lucky enough to of got one when it had just been made.
Some never seemed to be really happy, only after we had been their for nearly a week did they start to say hello and ( have we had a good day), not the usual maldivian hospitalty that we have been used to, the bar staff was a little more friendly, but never really seemed to go that extra mile.
On our last night they did a BBQ for all the quests but it was only when my hubby asked what they was doing on the beach that we got told it was a meal on the beach and it starts at eight. not very good comunication really.
If you go on a boat trip make sure you take plenty of water for yourself because you are only given one little bottle of water, as we found out after 4.5 hours on a boat and not being able to get of for a swim.
Make sure you have very new notes to pay your bill as we soon found out that they WONT except old looking notes and yet we was tipping well with these notes and was not refused once.
I know that what one likes will not perhaps suit others but this is my honest opinion of the island and our experience.
So to sum angaga up a very pretty island good house reef but for us thats just about it really.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Angaga Island Resort & Spa is located in the South Ari Atoll and is surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty along with crystal clear waters and a white sandy beach. The island is approximately 45,000 square metres and is superb for snorkeling and diving with the house reef just 7-8 metres from the beach featuring live coral and beautiful marine life. This is a great island for those holidaymakers seeking peace and tranquility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Angaga Island
- Angaga Island Resort & Spa Maldives