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Vakarufalhi Island Resort

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   South Ari Atoll
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my fifth trip to the Maldives. I wouldn't return to any island twice as there are so many to see I prefer to try a different one each time, so I can't say I would return to Vakarufahli, but that is no reflection of the island itself. Thomson/First Choice were the only UK company I found that offered... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first,our family were very happy in this hotel,this island is small,but everybody are friendly and nice!We lived water room and beach room ,I like water room very much, it‘s very quite and beautiful。

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for one week at the end of January, this is our 5th visit to the Maldives and as we had found the other islands perfect Vakaru had a lot to live up to - and it did. Our holiday got off to a fantastic start courtesy of Thomson airlines and the brilliant Dreamliner. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our holiday stay in Vakarufalhi after 14 days is almost over – unfortunately in every way. As „world-traveller“ my wife and myself can just highly recommend this „Heavens Place on Earth“! After arriving by water-aircraft from Malé (30 min) we got a warm welcome with lots of information about this small island – perfectly situated and made for persons who... More

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Bracknell, England
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Excellent one week stay at vakarufalhi. Service and staff were great, Good food and nice touches eg fresh pasta station. Beach barbeque was great. Snorkelled on house reef every day, can snorkel all the way over the reef to the drop off, lots of fish and coral in good condition. Dived with prodivers on site. Great, friendly and professional team.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

For our 17th or 18th trip to the Maldives, we booked Vakarufalhi after a very bad booking experience with Dusit Thani (Baa Atoll). We were on Vakaru for two weeks from the 19th of January and booked a beach villa with all inclusive "plus". Which meant wine/beer/soft drinks/water with lunch and dinner. We were a little concerned about "all inclusive",... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have been in 25 Maldives Islands. The Vakarufahli Island is the best of all that we have visited. Fantastic food prepared by Italian chef Ricardo. Friendly and very helpful staff. Fantastic clear water, fabulous snorkeling and high standard accommodation. Also we would like to special thank to Mr.Channa Siriwardhane who made our holiday really special. Vlodek & Margaret

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Just back from Vakarufalhi. We had a fantastic two weeks. Superb food by the Italian chef Ricardo. Great staff, very helpful. We visit before different Islands,but this one is very special. Thank you all. Room 144

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Vakaru is the 8th Maldivian island visited and it was excellent. Very quiet, superb food (and I am fussy) - probably the best food of any island visited. Very glad we were AI as the listed price of drinks were very expensive - it seemed that only Brits (8 of them including my wife & I) were AI as very... More

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ManagementVakaru, Director Operations at Vakarufalhi Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear hjgtiger, thank you for your comment , the fantastic rating and your recommendation. We are pleased to read that you had a wonderful holiday with us. That's what we are here for ! We hope to welcome you again in the near future for another wonderful holiday in our little paradise. More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Our group only having dinner in this island on Feb 2014. Unfortunately one of the restaurant staff used foul language to our group after he was taking photo with us. It was happened when he asked a tip for the photo. We are quite disappointed.for this manner

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ManagementVakaru, Director Operations at Vakarufalhi Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear wallylai, it's quite sad to read that your evening visit at our resort was disappointing and also followed by a very bad rating, which affects the whole resort. There seems to be a misunderstanding. As it can be read in so many reviews on tripadvisor especially our restaurants staff gets positively pointed out very frequently, also the two waiters... More

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Also Known As:
Vakarufalhi Island Hotel South Ari Atoll
Vakarufalhi Island Hotel
Hotel Vakarufalhi Island
Vakarufalhi Island Resort Maldives/South Ari Atoll
Address: South Ari Atoll
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Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > South Ari Atoll
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in South Ari Atoll
#5 Romantic Hotel in South Ari Atoll
#7 On the Beach Hotel in South Ari Atoll
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vakarufalhi Island Resort 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vakarufalhi Island Resort, tucked away in the remote corner of South Ari atoll, 90km away from the airport, Vakarufalhi is among the pearls that make up the amazing Maldives Islands.Vakarufalhi, better known as Vakaru is a tropical island enhanced by swaying coconut palms and white sandy beaches. Surrounding the island is a pristine lagoon enriched by a stunningly beautiful living house reef. These features combined with traditional Maldivian building concepts, makes Vakarufalhi a haven of nature and tranquility. Almost a quarter of a square kilometer of land area with 50 sea front Beach Villas spread evenly around the island and 25 Water Villas creates an atmosphere which rejuvenates your body and mind. ... more   less 
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