I won't repeat everything that's already been said. Biyadhoo is simple,relaxed and very friendly. As you know by now the rooms are simple but perfectly adequate and I found the bed wonderful!!
The dolphin and manta trips are great (just make sure you get charged the right amount,majid wasn't 100% with the truth on the cat trip!!). I wouldn't rate the snorkel trip as it's poorly run with no clear indications of how long you should be/where the boats going to anchor for you getting back on. We were caught in quite high winds and the dhoni ran aground on the coral reef causing lots of damage to the reef and the boat!! After about 40 minutes of taking chunks out of the reef we were rescued by speedboat.
The food we thought was excellent, not too much choice but just enough,the curries are great!!
The reef is really good and I think the best time to see the larger fish and rays is very early morning as soon as it gets light.
I'm going to keep it short as all this has been said previously. We were very unlucky with the weather and out if our two weeks in May we were rained on for nearly 7 days!! This is the risk we took going then, normally we go jan-March and will not go in May again. Would we go back to Biya? My husband would but I'd say probably not,I think Fihalhohi just has the edge and to be honest with all the other islands we haven't been to we'd be silly not to try them!!!
Go with an open mind and you will be more than happy! Any questions I'm happy to answer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 30 minutes from the airport by speedboat, a tropical haven is enclosed within the turquoise folds of the Indian Ocean. Located in South Male Atoll, the island of Biyadhoo offers a fascinating glimpse of the simple, yet breath-taking beauty of Maldives. Fringed by a crystalline lagoon and powdery white sandy beaches, Biyadhoo is blessed with lush tropical vegetation and famed to have the best house reef in the Maldives. Popular among the diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, the island provides peace and tranquility to the weary soul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Biyadhoo Island Hotel South Male Atoll
- Biyadoo Island Hotel
- Hotel Biyadoo Island
- Biyadoo Island Resort