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Barabaru

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Thinadhoo Island
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madrid
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42 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently I have been 1 week in Casa Barabaru with my wife and children and we can only say good things about this place. Initially we were booked in Ocenic Village but the place is now closed and we were reallocated to Casa Barabaru. Mongi, Casa Barabaru owner, had the hospitality to acommodate us in his lodge. I think we... More 

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milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Casa Barabaru for me means "home sweet home", I don't know what to add more then what have been already written of positive about this magic place. I've been there twice in less then one year, it is not only about the maldivian island that is beautiful, it is more about all the staff that work there, they make you... More 

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Czestochowa, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We have spend ther our first holidays without our kids. All was great. Perfect place for us a specialy that we do not like big hotels and resorts. You Dan feel and see every day life in Maledives. Only thing we were sorry was that our kids should enjoy this time with us.

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Casa Barabaru provides one of the rarest of commodities...a rustic, tropical relaxing family time with a most enjoyable cultural experience. I, too, had searched a list of resorts in the Maldives and found them wanting in some way or another... too big, too expensive, too many hidden costs, too loud, no cultural experience...the search ultimately pointed directly to Casa Barabaru,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Supposedly the word "atoll" is derived from the Dhivehi word "Atholhu", and after a week at Barabaru, I wouldn't be surprised to learn if the words "holiday" or "vacation" also have similar origins. This place seriously puts your mind at ease and lets you unwind. Despite some confusion regarding the money transfer for the deposit, pre-departure correspondance, and plans for... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

When my wife and I decided to spend a week in Maldives, I started an extensive search on internet of the best options available. 90% of the possibilities included a resort - larger or smaller, more expensive or more affordable. But once you have been in a resort, all of them are more or less the same. More importantly, all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Barabaru for 2 weeks in April 2011. It was probably the best beach holiday we’ve ever had (in the past we’ve been to Zanzibar; Mauritius; Madagascar; Sri Lanka and South Africa). A couple of years ago the Maldivian government allowed guests to stay on ‘non-resort islands’ and Casa Barabaru opened up with two rooms.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

For our second vacation in the Maldives, we chose to have a more personal, closer-to-local experience and decided to spend a week in Casa Barabaru. The initial contacts were a bit complicated, having to arrange deposit payment across borders, and dealing with sales office in Italy + the local team. Our advice here: plan the holiday in advance, and do... More 

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Recco, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Last year we went to this little island attracted by the description on the web site. We looked for a quiet and cozy environment. We found more: good food, friendship, willingness to fulfil all our wishes. The perfect vacation we were looking for. As a matter of fact, we came again this year: 9 days instead of a week and... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I could never imagine I would have a dream vacation on Maldives spending affordable amount of money and getting so much pleasure during 8 days of my trip! Quiet beach, good food (do not miss the Maldivian cuisine day - the food is just superb!), trips to the sand bank and deserted island and snorkelling were a lot of fun.... More 

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