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Rihiveli Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   South Male Atoll
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Vilnius, Lithuania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We spent our honeymoon at Rihiveli in February and it was an amazing holiday! The first thing you do when you step out of the boat is take off your shoes and you forget about them for as long as you're on the island. Each bungalow is like a separate private house where you barely see any neighbors and get... More

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Killaloe
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went as a family of 5 for 7 days in Rihiveli at the end of June 2014 and I have to say it lived up to everything I had read about it. We were met off the boat after a 1 hour transfer via the Holiday Inn resort, by the English speaking French front desk staff who immediately put... More

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you so much for sharing your views ,we are delighted to learn that your stay with the family went on very well. Your description of our facilities and services are crystal clear and very close to reality.We pride ourselves meeting our guests' expectations and we feel very sad when our guests leave our resort. Indeed, we will... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent five wonderful days at Rihiveli with my two daughters. The resort, which is one of the first to be established in the Maldives, is located on arguably one of the most stunning islands in the Maldives. Its surrounded by a very large and beautiful blue lagoon, with two smaller islands opposite, to which one can kayak or walk.... More

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Andre M, Very happy to read that you had a wonderful time at Rihiveli and thank you for sharing your honest views with our Rihiveli Followers! Indeed, as you experienced daily while here, we have no gimmicks or artificial perks at Rihiveli, everything comes from the heart and this is the UNIQUENESS of our people ! Please do come... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a short but incredible weekend at Rihiveli. The resort is somewhat different in style, certainly to the one other resort i have stayed but also versus the research i did before this trip. Firstly it is not pretentious in any way, it is down to earth and yet very special. I stayed with a good friend for... More

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl I, THANK YOU!!! Very true, your views on Rihiveli.! We do stand very different compared to other resorts in the Maldives. Our concept appeals to all our guests and we want to keep it going in this direction, DOWN TO EARTH RESORT WITH A GENUINE SERVICE!!! Please do come back soon again! Best regards, Bruce. More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One very unforgettable trip with my family. Excellent staffs, very friendly and yet very entertaining.. They will certainly make you feel like your part of the Resort Family. Surrounded by a picture perfect Turquoise lagoon horizon which extends to two small uninhibited islands. This is a rare sight, not all resorts can offer the natural beauty which Rihiveli can offer.... More

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Riffmontero, Thank you for these delightful views on Rihiveli., We really feel happy that you felt at home here,and we strongly believe that Rihiveli is a very down to earth,nature-friendly resort ! Please do come back anytime!! All the very best, Bruce. More

Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what to say) I'm absolutely in love with this place. It's an incredible, lovely, peaceful and beautiful island. Each and everyone will find something special for himself in there. You can simply chill on the beautiful beach with your pina colada enjoying unbelievable sunsets or to make yourself busy with snorkeling, kitesurfing and see the beauty of the sea... More

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Anna, You came to Rihiveli and you had a great time!! Thanks for your genuine comments and please do visit us anytime in the future. Best regards, Bruce. More

Doha, Qatar
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievable holiday and one that I will never forget! I cannot wait to return to Rihiveli! All water sports are free of charge except for scuba diving which is reasonably priced. The staff are phenomenal! There is a good selection at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The freshly barbecued fish is scrumptious! There are theme nights and entertainment most nights but... More

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Loran_Qatar, Great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Rihiveli!! and thank you for posting these beautiful comments. Please do come back soon again!! Best regards, Bruce. More

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place is just awesome. Valerie is very accommodating. The staff were just as friendly as can be. They will make you feel at home. Best view for sunset,lovely food. Boat ride was long, but who cares! Even the birds in the island are friendly! I will surely come back and relax again whenever I need my sanity back. :)

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Happy_Hour_09, Thank you for your views on Rihiveli! Indeed, Rihiveli stands right in the middle of a unique lagoon stretch!! See you soon again! Best regards, Bruce. More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Amazing holidays spent in this breath taking Resort, the island, surrounding beaches, reefs are out of this world. Super friendly and caring staff and very special thanks to Valerie who dealt very professionally with our booking, Gael who kept checking on our satisfaction during our stay in the resort and Saleem who was very personal and attentive towards us, taking... More

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Oscarchaile, Thank you for your nice comments! We are very happy to read your comments and we are also excited to greet you again in a very near future! Best regards, Bruce. More

Doha, Qatar
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was my first stay in Rihiveli. The island is beautiful. My room was 4 metres from the beach. I was pleasantly surprised by quality of food - absolutely delicious. And the staff was very helpful - 5 star without any doubt. If you are looking for relaxing holiday, Rihiveli is the right choice.

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Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear ZdenekM. Thank you very much for your beautiful comments on Rihiveli! We hope to welcome you very soon again! Best regards, Bruce. More

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Address: South Male Atoll
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rihiveli Beach Resort 3.5*
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Rihiveli Beach Resort boasts sea-facing bungalows, each with its own private terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Located on South Male Atoll, the resort has its own spa and restaurant offering buffet meals and open-air dining. 400 Metres from Sunrise Island and Birds Island, Rihiveli Beach Resort is accessible from Male International Airport via a 1-hour speedboat ride. The fan-cooled bungalows open out to a private terrace and feature wooden flooring. A private garden with hammock or deck chairs leads to the lagoon water. A separate bathroom offers indoor and outdoor showers. Guests can enjoy a variety of water sports including sailing, water-skiing and night snorkelling during their stay at Rihiveli Beach Resort. Other recreation facilities include volleyball, tennis and billiards. The resort's restaurant features a different daily cuisine which includes French, Italian, Maldivian or Asian. A daily barbecue lunch is offered at Sunrise Island while dinner consists of a buffet or set menu and is served on the beach 3 times a week. An extensive wine list is also available. ... more   less 
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