I was apprehensive about this trip, booked by my fiancé, but i need not have been.
if you're looking for pretentious stuff, romantic couply stuff, honeymooning, or are anti-karaoke/ dicos/ 80s cocktails, don't come here.
if you enjoy island life, outdoors, surfing, water sports and great food, undisturbed views of the setting sun and value for money, with a family in tow, COME HERE!
yeah, it could use some updating, a little TLC, but look past this and remember this a jewel in the most gorgeous bit of the indian ocean. inspiring stuff! our best memory was the moonlit, starlit 40 minute speed boat trip dashing away from the island, back to Male airport… so sad to leave!
Great value for money, a fantastic snorkelling/ dive/ surf and watersports hut, with daily excursions and a small boat crew to guide you, provided the high quality silicone snorkels and masks and fins included, not expensive, and saw practically everything the ocean might offer in this part of the world.. huge variety of fish, turtles, dolphins (whom we swam with), safe reef sharks, manta rays, JUST AMAZING! wish i'd bought a high quality underwater camera. not much deep pink/red/orange coral, but still impressive!
Even without booking an excursion, the reef around this island is amazing, don't miss out on a pre sunset dip and watch out for MORAY EELS in the more stagnant water where the boats dock, and between rocks.
food is good, (i'm picky) and if you pay extra to sit on the peer, for a change from the daily breakfast/lunch/supper buffet (you get allocated to the same table each night for the all inclusive one), for a romantic supper, there is a gentle breeze a dimly moonlit pier, swaying palm trees, delicious buffet and you 'all inclusive' cocktails included, with the added surprise of direct view of baby reef sharks and fish swimming away below!
we were blown away by the hospitality, the clean rooms and the friendly staff. endless supply of clean soft towels, tea and coffee, water daily and fresh water outside to keep sandy feet fresh.
they have a open bar side pool table and table tennis, and a fully functional AC gym with all facilities, if that interests you, all included in your price,
I haven't done any all inclusive holidays for a long while, if the daily excursions were included, that would get them a 5* review from me (for 2 of us going practically daily for 8 days, we spent an extra 500 pounds on our snorkelling fun times!)
However, this is definitively the most family friendly, gorgeous and well catered resort i have been to in the maldives, and doesn't necessarily break the bank, compared to other places.
the sand is softer on one side of the island than the other, and the sunset views are just everything i could've dreamed of, (apart form my fiancé making us move to not be under risk of falling coconuts) and some of the bungalows offer direct views over the ocean as you wake up. divine!
humble, peaceful, fun and friendly island.
miss it all so much!
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