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Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo

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London England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been to 5 Maldivian Islands over the last few years you know what to expect from the "Maldives Experience" but for us Ellaidhoo, misses top marks. The star of the show is the House Reef which starts just beyond a protective wall and lagoon. Inside the lagoon the water can be very shallow - ideal for cooling down but... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent little over a week at the resort. We stayed in a Water Bungalow (highly recommend) and did a couple of excursions: 1. Sunset fishing and 2. Dolphin safari; both of which were good fun. The food was delicious, with a large number of Sri Lankan dishes. The staff are friendly and accommodating, remember to take dollars to tip... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

just spent two lovely days at the reef , really nice island and the snorkelling is great had a small problem when we arrived but after talking to management it was resolved very quickly.the food was good quality and good variety, would like to thank the restaurant manager the head chef and all the staff for making our stay so... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When I was planning my holiday to the Maldives it made me worried of how defensive everything is. I then found this hotel and I don't regret it! Everything was great, I got the AÍ package, which is the best way to enjoy yourself. Not all the drinks are inclusive, but it's enough if you like a good cold pint... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After returning from the island we are so relaxed and enjoyed every minute. Positives... Very hot! Take factor 50+ Great house reef...wonderful selection of fish and sharks...Beach shoes a must and snorkel/mask Service fantastic Great selection of food Negatives. ... No bar on or near the beach Room cleaning not very efficient Excursions over priced Beach should be raked properly... More 

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Front Office Manager at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Maldives following your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking time to share your experience and feedback on Trip Advisor, Your constructive feedback has taken in to our serious consideration and will work towards improving our product. Despite the few niggles,we are glad to hear that in overall... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for snorkeling and probably the best reef in Maldives . Hotel in it self is ok. Nothing special. Food was a real let down. Not much variety. Go for the all inclusive package. Everything is included especially bottle water. Staff is amazing! They were so helpful. Very friendly.

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Front Office Manager at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Maldives following your recent stay with us. Thank you for taking time to share your review in trip advisor. It has been a pleasure having you here and we thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you at Ellaidhoo. However, We regret to know that the food... More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from another superb fortnight here. It ticks all the boxes with an avid diver and a keen snorkeler. We noticed that a good deal of work has gone on with a much smarter appearance all round. Everybody works really hard to make your stay very special, the food is good and evrything is very tidy. The house reef... More 

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Front Office Manager at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Maldives following your recent stay with us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking time to share your experience. It is a great pleasure to have been of service and are glad to know that you have had “Another wonderful holiday.” We look froward to... More 

London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this island simply for the house reef and "affordable" water bungalows. We knew there was no direct access to the sea but the changing tide levels and coral would have made this an issue anyway. Water bungalows very spacious, quiet and great to just sit and watch baby sharks below, spotted dolphins a couple of times. We stayed... More 

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Front Office Manager at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Maldives following your recent stay with us. We are extremely pleased to read your review “Water bungalows light and airy” and we thank you for sharing such glowing remarks about our resort and services rendered. It is an absolute delight to know that you have enjoyed the comfort of... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo is what dreams are made of. You are surrounded by beauty, peace and happiness. The staff at the reception, dive centre, spa, restaurants and everywhere in the resort were most gracious, attentive and delightful. The hospitality was unmatched to places we have been, especially in Asia. Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo is a paradise for snorkeling and diving. Not... More 

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Front Office Manager at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Maldives following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read your review on Trip advisor. A bigger Thank you for choosing to stay at Ellaidhoo. It has been our pleasure making your stay very memorable and we thank you for giving us the opportunity to do so.... More 

Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little island, amazing weather. We really had a brilliant holiday here. All the people that worked on island are very helpfull, nothing was to much trouble and we met some amazing people. Dive center well what can i say, they taught me to scuba something i've wanted to do for years awesome!!!! Well worth paying a little more to... More 

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Ellaidhoo_Team, Front Office Manager at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Maldives following your recent stay with us. It has been a pleasure creating such memories for you to cherish and are pleased to know that you have had a good time. We also thank you for the kind comments and appreciative words. We look forward to seeing you once... More 

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