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“Beautiful island, average rooms, unfriendly staff” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fun Island Resort
Male
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful island, average rooms, unfriendly staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

The resort is located on a very beautiful island with white sandy beaches and pristine waters. Around 45 minutes speed boat ride from airport. Not much corals to see. However, the rooms are outdated and average, though clean. The reception, lounge/bar, play area and restaurant area is old and not maintained. You can occasionally spot a lizard crawling on the restaurant ceiling.
The worst part is the staff. They are unwelcoming. The waiters/bell boys are untrained and rude to talk to. They lack the basic courtesy of wishing the guests. It seems that the hotel has brought a bunch of cheap labour from a remote island who don't know anything about 'hospitality'.
Another noticeable thing is the lack of coordination between room service and reception. We were told to pay for the hotel rooms the moment we checked in. It makes you feel awkward. This does not happen in high quality hotels. They claim that the reception might sometime forget to charge you when you check out!!! Its funny!!
We witnessed this while checking out. We cleared our bills and were about to board the boat back to airport. Suddenly, a security guy came running and told us that you have to clear another(minibar) bill!!! That was embarrassing!! All the other guest looked at us as if we were running away without paying our bills!!!
At the end, I would say that this is an average hotel with unfriendly/untrained staff which is running just because of its location....

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Meenal B
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

If you like underwater sports, place to go. The reef is rich with colourful underwater. Night snorkelling was fantastic. Visit to nearby island and dolphin spotting tour was fantastic. You can see the sunrise and sunset and wonderful destination for beach holiday. During the day best to stay indoors. (its very hot).
Vareity of food is good.
Need to be early for your food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) as lot of budget travellers swarm the food area.

Room Tip: Take the west facing rooms, wont be hit by sun too early.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DevRaji_Mumbai
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Santana de Parnaiba, SP
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

We had a very bad experiene in at Fun Island. Nothing fun there and everything is really bad.
Hotel rooms are outdated and smells bad, at the point that me and my party of four decided to go elsewhere but not staying there. People are not friendly at all and they charged us 2 nights eventhough we didn't spend any nights there.
Restaurant is dirty and food also bad.
This island is boring and away from everything. Don't thrust the pictures you see in the web!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Fernando A
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Look if you are going and planning for sea activies I think it's cost effective place however it is poor and boring place no t.v no Internet connection the restaurant is very poor in its food selection
The room furniture is poor and not clean the only good thing is the beach in the next island which the resort offer transport for free once everydqy at 10 and return back at 12
And the ppl are very friendly but not professional
If you are planning to spend your honeymoon or any vacation in maldives you have to choose 5 stars resorts or more

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Mohamed E
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banglore india
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

A quick advice would be to book an all inclusive plan for Fun island or for that matter whole of Maldives as drinks are expensive and u are not allowed to carry ur alcohol..Ours was a full board package though.We (me and my wife) just returned from a wonderful couple of days on the Embudu Resort.. The resort gave us a taste of the original Maldivian experience and coupled with the beautiful island, we really enjoyed ourselves. To reach the resort, a shared speedboat transfer is the best way as coupled with its speed it offers a nice ride nd sightseeing
We booked our honeymoon through a travel agent to reduce unnecessary hassles. The online travel agent of Maldivestourister.com were adept in their work and super cheap & gave us many options for Maldives.Spicejet flight was 20k per person & here was a superb honeymoon
The crew of the resort makes this place one of the good,if nt d best ,resorts in Maldives. They were friendly and cooperative and always chipped in with interesting facts about the place and Maldives in general. 20 administrative divisions excluding Male were clustered under seven provinces some years back and with each province comprising of two or more natural atolls there was a underlying sense of confusion.

The introduction of code-letter names in the atolls thereafter caused more puzzlement and misunderstandings amongst both the locals and tourists. Many people thought that the code-letter of the administrative atoll has replaced its geographical name and was its new name which was however not the case. The locals now refer to the book written by Maldivian expert Mr. Ibrahim Luthfee to clear misconceptions. All these created the image of a different holiday, something we liked.

Our Room was ideal and was always maintained neat. The private balcony opened into the Indian Ocean and always had the most comfortable sea breeze. Snorkeling in the beach area was a great experience as sharks, octopuses, turtles and different varieties of Cow Fishes throng the area and you are assured of a superb sighting of this amazing underwater aquamarine world. Evenings took place in the resort’s premises too.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank himachal04
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Everything from food to water sport...! Just amazing A great place to be with your better half or friends or family A must go place especially if you are adventure freak Had an amazing first time snorkelling experience with lots of sightings of which the best were an octopus and lots of juvenile white tip sharks.....one of the best resort for couple

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 143Amit2013
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Bangalore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We spent 2 nights in the hotel.The island is beautiful and the upkeep of the hotel is also good.One area of concern is the service levels at the hotel.The hotel runs on inexperienced people as all of them seem to be beginners in terms of professional behavior.My entire experience went into drains when at the airport assistance counter i was told that the hotel does not holds a reservation on my name even after my agent forwarding me the hotel confirmation for the room.I was left stranded at the airport for almost 2 hrs as they were not able to figure out my reservation.This kind of unprofessional behavior from a hotel of this repute is not expected..However the rooms in the hotel were good as all of them were beach facing with ample lounge area...Being a hotelier myself i do not expect these kind of services from the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sandeep S
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Property: Fun Island Resort
Address: 2002
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Bodufinolhu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bodufinolhu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Fun Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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