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Holiday Island Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   on the tip of South Ari Atoll
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Ranked #14 of 16 hotels in South Ari Atoll
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Renee A Townsville, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The transfers from Male airport to the island were scheduled well and ran smoothly, when we arrived at Holiday Island it was beautiful and we were really happy. That faded quickly when we tried to upgrade to all inclusive and were told it was going to cost a further $300 more for the week than we were advised in previous... More

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Locarno, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We've been there because we knew the area already and we wanted to do great dives...and we did! Many whale-sharks, mantas and just amazing dive spots! So we were completely satisfy! Concerning the rooms, be aware to have one from nr. 140 to 169! This is the best side of the island. If you land on the back side, you... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It is a nice resort to stay away from usual world. I was on my honeymoon and 4 days went so fast. Food buffet is good. Drinks are usually expensive in whole Maldives. try to pick a room near main bar or you got to walk 5-10min every time you wanna drink/eat. spa/water activities are expensive. avoid them unless you... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in male at 12, and was at the resort only at 4pm. The transfer time+wait time was longer than our flight to Maldives! So it's a pain in ur lower back to get here. When we arrived-all tired and exhausted it took us almost an hour to check-in though the hotel looked like it was full maybe 10%!... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Within 20 mins flying time from Male, Holiday Island though rated four star is as perfect a getaway as can be found for those looking for solitude, tranquility and the perfect sun tan. The island is covered by a dense mangrove forest interspersed with coconut palms, in the midst of which are the detached bungalows quite invisible from the sea... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The nicest place of that hotel was the relatively new spa set in a lovely garden. Otherwise it needs a facelift rather quickly. The meal timings were too short and especially breakfast which they only served until 9h30. It was like being in a youth hostel. My stay at that hotel was not relaxing having had to get up early... More

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Bangalore, India
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

At times, the island can be dead still, quiet and the warm blue sea and the white sand can make you feel like you are in the most serene place in the world. The shocker is, however, the noise that comes from some construction work on a nearby island or the hotel's diesel generator. Also, the objective of the hotel... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Rooms are clean, facilities are good (though a bit dated). The spa is excellent. weather in January is fantastic, great for all sorts of water sports - spotted a few manta rays on the snorkelling trip. Highly recommended, but the restaurant menu could do with a better variety of dishes! The basic fish&chips wasn't as pleasant as expected either.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed here for 6 nights and 7days. It is part of Villa Hotels situated across maldives (and they have budgeted luxury to super luxury properties). Once you reach Male (capital of Maldives and international airport location), there are hotel counters where they will assist you to the domestic airline. 25 mins journey followed by 5-10 mins mini-bus ride to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I spent the honeymoon in Oct 2013 in this resort. It was an excellent choice - beautiful landscape, nice weather, very good accomodation and very good quality of the food. Staff was really, really OK, we were especially impressed with the waiters in the restaurant - strong customer orientation. I would strongly recommend this resort for spending... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Island Hotel South Ari Atoll
Holiday Island Resort And Spa
Holiday Island Hotel
Holiday Island Resort
Hotel Holiday Island
Holiday Island Maldives
Holiday Island Resort Maldives
Holiday Island Resort & Spa Maldives/South Ari Atoll
Address: on the tip of South Ari Atoll
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > South Ari Atoll
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in South Ari Atoll
#11 Romantic Hotel in South Ari Atoll
#12 On the Beach Hotel in South Ari Atoll
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Island Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Holiday Island Resort & Spa, the rush of time slows. The crystalline seas and soft, sandy shores remain as nature made them, beckoning guests to one of the world’s last unspoiled paradises. Shape your dream holiday at this secluded Maldives beach hotel, where pristine beauty, personalized service and modern indulgences have formed a retreat of unparalleled allure. Explore the underwater treasures of one of the world’s premier dive locations. Sip a cocktail on your private terrace as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. Or simply lounge on the white coral sand and soak up the radiant sun. Escape to this tranquil, wonderfully relaxed choice of Maldives beach resorts, and discover a tangible embodiment of your ideal tropical paradise. ... more   less 
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