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Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Despite some slightly worrying first impressions (greeted with all of the rules, potential fines and an unfortunately stormy day, albeit with a delicious cocktail and refreshments), this became the most wonderful holiday and a resort to which my husband and I would love to return. The staff were fantastic - due to the intimate size of the resort we got... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing journey. Easily the best resort if your looking for big adventures. Tasteful rooms, great service and the best reef on the planet. Magnificent views both above and below. Diving there is easily a one of a kind experience too. Great place for a first time diver too. Made me want to get my PADI certification immediately. Oh and don't... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very difficult to put into words a 'perfect' moment in time. The trip to the Maldives with the family was a long overdue one : and one I promised my wife for some time. Though I have been in and out of the Maldives for assignments for over a decade something or the other came up whenever we... 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 thrilled to know that your Holiday has been every thing you have hoped it would be and glad to read your appreciative review on trip advisor. It has been our delight creating each and every one of your wonderful moments... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of travelling, we stepped onto the island and were greeted with refreshing towels and a greeting drink by friendly staff, then taken to our water bungalow, number 414 (amazing views of the sea from the bed in the morning and the best view for gorgeous sunsets) The water bungalow was clean though a little paint could... 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 is our pleasure indeed to know that your overall experience was wonderful and that we have been able to add wonderful memories to your treasure trove. We are very pleased to know that you have had a very relaxing Holiday in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just come back from our holiday here (in August 2015) and our heads and minds are still there. This was our first trip to the Maldives and now we're hooked. For all it is not a top rated island it certainly was very clean with such happy and helpful staff that catered for your every whim. 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. It has been our delight taking care of your needs and are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your first visit to the Maldives here at Ellaidhoo. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that the room, staff and food... More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with three friends for 12 nights, we had a great time. Going out of season means it's cheaper and the island is not fully occupied so there is more space. It is a tiny tiny island. There wasn't enough people to warrant the day trips we signed up for and we thought we might be bored but... 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 is indeed our pleasure to serve you during your Holiday and we were thrilled to know your Holiday experience was an exceptional as expected. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the Ellaidhoo Snorkeling and will make sure to... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience and spent the first week of the two I spent there pinching myself on the peace and quiet and beauty of the island. Unfortunately wouldn't give the resort 5 star rating, as the food was quite repetitive and although it was tasty by the second week was quite bored of the options available. The island... 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 thank you for your patronage to Ellaidhoo and even bigger thank you for sharing your experience on tripadvisor. We value your feedback very much as it gives us the opportunity to do better. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To summarise, this is the best experience and holiday that I have had yet. I will write a detailed review on my opinion of the Chaaya Reef resort, hopefully this will help when considering a holiday here, as I was a bit confused with what to expect reading other reviews here. Feel free to skip to any of the headings... 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 is such a delight to know that you have had an outstanding gateway with us. Also a bigger thank you for sharing your details review on trip advisor about the service standards. It is always our pleasure creating fond memories for... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited - July 2013 (2 weeks) Check in - check in was super quick! Offered to attend a welcome meeting to learn about the island and what the resort had to offer. Room - room was beautiful! No problems. Food - food was brilliant. This island provided so many types of food so lots of choice available! Staff - staff... 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 our pleasure to make your Holiday experience very memorable and we are glad to know that you have had an excellent Holiday with us. A bigger thank you for the appreciative comments about the resort and service rendered and... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two weeks here from 19th July 2015. The reef is fantastic with excellent snorkelling. We stayed in a water bungalow, which was a bit tired looking. There is no direct access to the sea from the water bungalows and no private sun loungers in the bungalows. Positives : Excellent staff, very helpful. Very good reef and snorkelling. Negatives:... 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 all appreciate your comments,as it helps to motivate us to strive higher. your feedback regarding the mosquitoes have been considered and we are working on the same as Maldives is a tropical destination. Ellaidhoo cater to Multi nationalities around the world... More 

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