This hotel is only 3 years old, surrounded by sand, coral and an exotic and charming area. The hotel is on a quiet island, a paradise of relaxation and pleasure. The rooms are simply decorated in pastel colors, and very well equipped with fully furnished and big bathrooms and comfortable beds. The Service is excellent.
Start with a topic, it was an earthly paradise, but besides that, it was a special island. Theslogan on the island was "No news, no shoes", everything was natural, special, exempt from noise, stress, pollution, materialism, ... perfect union between nature and man ...
What can I say about a place like this? I think I only need a few words - it's so stunning that when you leave, you are left with a sense of loss and a huge desire to return. The waters, climate, fish ... everything is just beautiful.
A wonderful hotel! We stayed in a deluxe bungalow, which was very spacious, and less than 2 metres from the beach, with its beautiful, clear waters. The hotel is off the island of Male, in a private island surrounded by a coral reef that gives you the chance to go snorkeling. If you do, I recommend bringing some good sunscreen or wearing a t-shirt, because it's easy to forget the time and end up burnt. In terms of the hotel, the room was cleaned twice a day, and the linen changed. Everyone told me that this hotel charged for everything, so we were surprised to find two bottles of free mineral water in the room as well as the goggles and flippers for snorkeling.
The bath had two beach towels. There's plenty of space, and the air conditioning is excellent for dealing with the tremendous heat. Outside on the terrace there's a cute little pool for cleaning the sand off your feet. They offer excursions including a glass bottom boat for $25 per person, a sunset cruise (a yacht with champagne and dolphin watching) $60, a trip to Male for $85, snorkeling $40. There are plenty of restaurants, but for breakfast and lunch there's just the main buffet. At night you can choose from Japanese, Indian, Italian, grill ... etc. At night we saw beautiful fluorescent white crabs toddling about. The sand in the Maldives doesn't stick to your skin, and the water has a very pleasant temperature. Paradise!
On a last-minute budget adventure to the magnificent Maldives, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a day at a luxurious resort. At the spa hut's edge, I found this carved wooden rehal. Traditionally used to hold books of scripture, it seemed to symbolize open hands in gratitude of the picturesque backdrop bursting with color. As I stood surrounded by the surreal and awe-inspiring view, it served to express my own appreciation of nature's bounties. It captures the essence of my journey and a brief glimpse of a portal into paradise.
This was my first trip to a tropical destination, and I couldn't have made a better choice. The Thulaghiri Resort is located in North Male Atoll, about 30 minutes by speedboat from the airport. It's on an oval-shaped island, approximately 300m x 300m. If you want to book, you'll have to go directly through the resort's website. When I went the prices were reasonable, but I was browsing some catalogues a while later, and I noticed that they had increased drastically. The resort only has one restaurant, with an international kitchen but an emphasis on spices and chili! There's not much entertainment - just the way I like it - nothing more than a little bit of music in the evenings at the bar beside the restaurant.
There is also a beach bar but it is only open during the day. The rooms are divided into beach bungalows and overwater bungalows. They are in the typical Maldivian style, spacious and well-kept. We opted for a beach bungalow. The snorkelling was amazing: we saw a myriad of colourful fish, turtles, dolphins and sharks. The reef isn't far away, and you can get there easily by swimming. There are several excursions on offer, including deep sea fishing, diving, the capital of Male, an island of fishermen, the deserted island of Kuda Bandos, and visits to two other resorts. As a lover of the sea, the experience was just perfect. Warm sea 24 hours a day, talcum powder-like sand ... I've never seen anything like it.
The Soneva Gili (Male - Hulule - Maldives) has 45 water villas, with 7 Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve which accessed only by boat. Each villa has its own private water garden and the bathrooms have showers that are independent. One can practice all non-motorized water sports (windsurfing, sailing and canoeing Hobicat) and has Sauna and steam in the Spa.