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Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vaadhoo Island
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent location, amenities, staff and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Our trip to Maldives was a surprise to my wife and it definitely turned out to be one of the best vacations for us till now. While the location itself is magnificent, our overall experience could not have been what it was without Adaaran Prestige Vadoo.

I selected this resort based on the pictures and description from Adaaran website, videos on YouTube and reviews from various other websites. I can say without any doubt that we were not disappointed in any way whatsoever. This turned out to be our second honeymoon trip; romaintc, relaxing and luxurious.

The Resort:

The Vadoo island is a short speedboat ride from Male International Airport. We rented a Sunset Water Villa and it was absolutely gorgeous. Sunset water villas were facing away from the resort island. They formed an arc with a view of another resort island in the distance on one side and the rest was Indian Ocean as far as the eye can see. The Adaaran resort island is about 2 acres in size (according to our butler) and had lots of stuff for luxury and fun. Following is a list of a few available amenities.
- Direct access to snorkeling in the lagoon both from the water villas and the island
- Private pool on the deck of each villa
- Common infiniti pool
- Massage parlor
- Multi cuisine restaurant
- Japanese restaurant
- Few bars
- Dance floor
- Volleyball court
- Free DVD rental
- Free snorkeling equipment rental
- Fitness center

Our room was clean and very well maintained. It was spacious and we loved the modern decor.

Staff and Service:

The hospitality of the staff at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo was undoubtedly one of the best we experienced among all of our vacations. Right from the moment we signed in at the airport after reaching Male, till we were dropped off at the end of our stay, everything was taken care of with personal care and professionalism.

We traveled all the way from New York and were completely exhausted on reaching the island at 10 AM. We requested an early check-in considering our situation. We were given a villa right away though the normal check-in time was 2 PM. Starting then, through out our stay, we thoroughly enjoyed the services the staff provided. Our butler used to bring fresh fruit and water to our villa every morning and chocolates in the evening. Bed was made and the towels were changed promptly every day. Bottom line --- our butler, the restaurant staff, massage folks, bartenders, boat crew who took us for the dolphin watching and everyone else involved made our stay that much more memorable.

Room Tip: Honeymoon villas are slightly isolated from the rest of them. Sunrise villas face the resort island...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Bhaskar A
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Indy D, General Manager at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, responded to this review, 1 May 2016
Dear Guest...

Thanks very much for the excellent review. I will personally pass the message down to the staff that helped your visit a remarkable one. We make memories for our guest and your dreams come true at Vadoo..!!! We specialize on personal connection and needs of each and every guest. We are extremely happy to hear that we did another great job and you will have many brilliant reminiscence of vadoo to explain to your friends.
Please come back and visit our beautiful resort and our professional staff awaits your arrival.

Cheers...!!!
Indy Dodanwala
General Manager
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kuala lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Property is good for this resort. Nice beaches n environment.

Services is bad:

1) only 3 boat schedules on check out: 1145am, 630pm, 8pm ( usd 110 pp both way, u paid for the ride n u wait for the boat)
2) Room services call to our room ( maybe is morning call ) at 8am, ( my wife still sleeping ) to ask us want to have breakfast in our villa??? (My friend next villa asked for breakfast so they wish us to have breakfast together!!!!!)
3) No iron n iron board to lend, they want to charge 1-2 dollar to iron a piece of cloth. ( this is the first n only hotel I experienced)

Few more n the stories r too long n too lazy to write!

Bye bye Adaraan!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

My wife and me had special expectations and after spending weeks looking at online reviews we have finally found an island that would offer the following:
- water bungalow
- private pool
- bungalow facing sunset
- at an affordable price!

Although we have gone way above our budget for the honeymoon, I have to admit that every EUR spent was worth it.

Bungalow:
+ big (big bathroom with two sinks, big bed)
+ clean (room service twice a day)
+ direct ocean view
- some wooden panels on the sun deck could have been replaced


Restaurant:
+ nice ambiente
+ friendly staff
+ big selection of food
+ fresh fruit juices
- almost every night a waiter was offering us special events such as dinner at the beach, eating from the fish market, etc. for an extra 70USD++. As the food in the restaurant itself was very nice and the ambiente was good too, we didn't feel the urge to spend the extra cash (mind you we already had all inclusive and 70USD++ was quite a hefty)
- sometimes we received the wrong dish or an order was left out but our friendly waiter made the corrections immediately.

Butler service:
Our butler Santosh was very nice. On our first day he should us around the island and our room. Every day after that he brought us some snacks at half past 6 in the evening.
We had no extra demands nor did we parttake in extra activities, therefore it was not really necessary for us to utilize his service.

Bar:
Gayan our bartender was a very nice, helpful and and funny guy. His drinks were good and we had quite a few good laughs with him.
You can bring your all inclusive drinks from the bar into your room, enjoying them while in the jacuzzi or private pool. It was amazing!

Transportation:
+ 15 min boat ride from Male
+ on arrival you move to the Vadoo counter (E2) and receive general information about your stay on the Maldives.

Snorkling:
+ easy access to the water
+ many corals if you swim farther
- dead corals in close proximity to the bungalows

- I SAW A SHARK!
+ I'm still alive!


Summary:
Even though we went during the wet season, it was only raining for a couple of hours on one day. We were quite lucky to have had fantastic weather on the other 5 days.
This is the first island we visited on the Maldives and we would absolutely recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Would try to get sunset bungalows. Sunrise bungalows face the island
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Si Yuan Julian H
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Alexandria, VA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

For a romantic getaway, my wife and I decided to take a trip to Maldives. We utilized the non-disappointing reviews of websites such as trip advisor to book a Sunset Villa (room 813) at the Adaaran Prestige Vadoo.

Our personal Butler, Anup, was the best! From the moment we landed until our departure boat he ensured all of our wishes came to fruition.

While at the resort we snorkeled in the calming waters, took pictures, traveled over to main island utilizing the service of the resort, enjoyed private dinners on the beach, swam in the the resorts refreshing swimming pool, went skinny dipping in the ocean, satisfied our culinary appetites to quality food at the resorts restaurant, using the professional services of our personal waiter Nalaka(amazing job), and room service, enjoyed a night dance outside by the beach, and most importantly we shared our unconditional love for one another in a place that is indescribably magical.

While there, we even got to enjoy meeting the knowledgable and very professional General Manager Indy Dodanwala. He ensured we were enjoying our stay and asked what the resort could do to make our stay even more enjoyable. As we stated to him, we don't have any complaints. However, the wordless internet in our room is a little slow. We told him we understood and that we really didn't need it too much. Instead of making excuses, he told us he was experiencing the same issue in his room and that as we spoke, fiber was being ran over the resort and once complete (2weeks) the speeds will be substantially faster.

Although there are other coupes there, you will get the feeling the resort is all yours. You and you significant other will really be able to enjoy yourself there. My wife and I loved it and cannot wait to return. Hopefully, when we go again, our family size will have increased to 3. ;-)

Room Tip: Personally, we enjoyed the Sunset Villas. They, as do the Japanese villas, face away from the resor...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank James T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I Stayed in Room 837 and it had that amazing Sunset View and the Early Morning Ocean View Was the Best Feeling Ever For Me and My Wife. I Never Experienced this anywhere Else.My Butler Rifshal Was the Best. he Does everything just to make our Honey Moon so Memorable. He Brings us Chocolates and Canape in the evenings that was served to us so specially and also the jacuzzi decoration and the special Bed Decoration was the best things ever Rifshal Gave us. We Hope that we could come back to Adaaran Prestige Vadoo and stay for our second anniversary and hope we have Our Butler as Rifshal Again. THANKYOU ADAARAN PRESTIGE VADOO <3

Room Tip: Try Room 837 thats the Best View
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lovebirdschirpy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Excellent by all means. Beaches, rooms, staff, food, diving,...all were the best.
I was there for a training assignment, and managed to do some diving and swimming activities. it is a real memorable experience, and definitely I will be visiting the island again with my family. Thanks ziyad

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank knpzetz
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We had been here on our honeymoon in January and this was and still is the best 5 star experience ever!

The resort is just awesome. We booked the honeymoon water villa and it was amazing. It had a huge Jacuzzi, a plunge pool, a sun deck and private beach as well. The rooms were so spacious and really well arranged. There is a small table for 2 outside our room where in they serve the breakfast (try the omelette, it's yum!!) and evening snacks, if you request them for. Dinner and lunch comes at extra cost but the restaurant is great and you wouldn't mind walking till there for those! You also have a snorkeling kit here for the villa which you can use in the private beach area in front of your room (beware of the sharp headed corals but must try this!).

Again the food was really good. Although we went for the all-inclusive option, they had great menus everyday and everything we had was delicious. Our waiter was Aslam and he was very friendly. The menu is mostly non-veg dishes and so if you are a vegetarian, you can check with the waiter for options outside the menu and they will help you out.

The Spa again was another great experience. We got two wonderful massages and even though the prices may seem a little too much, it was still worth it. There is ample space to walk around in the resort and you have a great swimming pool as well. There is a disco area where they play music and put on party lights at night but being a honeymoon destination, this place is kinda lonely after sunset! You also have a bar, and under the all-inclusive option you can take as many drinks as you want from here. At 8 PM every night, they have the fish feeding here. You have so many other services as well like diving, several tours from the resort etc., at extra cost but the options are ample!

Coming to the hospitality and service, they are the best! Our butler, Anoop, was very friendly and kind and he helped us through our stay and made us more comfortable there. The staff at the reception, the room boy, our waiter Aslam, the Spa staff - everyone was courteous and friendly and this is what we expect from a 5 Star! They treat you like a King and offer you the services you dreamed of at a very reasonable price (i would say they are not overpriced compared to the rest in Maldives. Others don't offer as many services as Adaaran do at this price). If you are looking for a memorable honeymoon experience, look no further!

Room Tip: Go for the honeymoon water villas - they are the best!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Swathy_Kodoth
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Property: Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
Address: Vaadhoo Island 20002
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Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Vaadhoo Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vaadhoo Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Adaaran Prestige Vadoo 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vadoo Island Resort is a gem in the Indian Ocean – with a difference. One of the smallest islands of the Maldives, Vadoo is not only the perfect place for scuba diving, but also for authentic Ayurveda treatments and therapy. Divers will love the house reef that is ideal for both scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as the numerous dive sites around Vadoo. Guests relax in luxurious over water bungalows, beach cottages or deluxe rooms, and spend their Maldives holiday in a natural environmental paradise, with many birds living on the island and a bountiful variety of marine life around it. Vadoo is the perfect place for a little different Maldive vacation. ... more   less 
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