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Rihiveli Beach Resort

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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Boris M Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spend our holidays on Rihiveli already for the twelth time and were concerned that under the new management this island would change to negative. But: the opposite was the case. Rihiveli is still magical, the food just got better, new plants were used to make this island more beautiful, the old one and also the new crew is very... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Boris, Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Adviser and sharing your experience with the readers and us. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with as much as you did in the previous years. The entire team at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes would be extremely happy to welcome you back and make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have known Rihiveli since 1985. After a break of more than 12 years, we came back and we delighted to notice, that our paradise has not been distroyed by adding too many artifical things. The bungalows have been softly renovated, the food is still very good, the staff very friendly (although we are now really older..) and the casual... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Walter and Lilly, Greetings from Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes! Thank you for sharing your your experience with the readers of Trip Adviser and us. I will personally share your compliments to our team members and assure you that we will continue our effort to maintain this corner of paradise for the future. We would certainly look... More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed in this island for 4 days and 3 nights last october 2014. from the moment we step foot on the island everyone had a nice smile on their faces and warm greetings. Drinks was served as they arrange everything for our stay (docs, rooms, luggages etc) The foods from morning till night were all nice!.. and they have... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nira, Thank you for taking time to reviews us and sharing your experience readers of Trip Advisor. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay in Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. We have shared your compliments with the team members which will certainly encourage them to make all the guests as happy as you... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were there for second time in 3 years, new management but not big changes in concept. Still now you have to pay for Water Skying the place is a dream, most of the activities included, staff treats you making you feel at home, not just as another tourist. Good place for couples, or families, plenty of water actitivites and... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your experience in Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes with Trip Advisor readers and us. We are delighted that to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and have tried some of the activities that Rihiveli has to offer. I will certainly share your compliments to Bernerdo and... More 

Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed five nights at Rihiveli and we could have easily stayed for another week. The scenery though is out of this world and just sitting outside the bungalow overlooking the lagoon and the blue skies was as therapeutic as any session with a good psychologist. The bungalows have basic facilities but all is in good working order, the beds... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your amazing experience of Rihiveli Maldives by Castaway Hotels & Escapes with us and the readers of Trip Advisor! The entire team at Rihiveli is delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay and are already looking forward to welcome you back on this beautiful corner of paradise. The... More 

Doha, Qatar
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were greeted directly after exiting customs, there was a bit of a wait ( nearly 2 hours as a mix up with other connecting passengers, however the staff in Male covered our bill at the coffee shop and were VERY apologetic) The speed boat is expensive but its comfortable and due to the location of the resort, was 45... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and the readers of Trip Advisor. We are constantly working on improving all the aspects of service through out to make sure your Rihiveli Experience is an unforgettable one. While working towards maintaining these service levels, there are some unfortunate situations which arises due to the delays of international flights... More 

Cabin John, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A short 40min boat ride from the Malle airport and you arrive at a beautiful beach landing. The staff that greet you are very friendly and walk you to a nicely appointed bungalow. Note that there is no AC and no wifi in the rooms. It was cool enough (Dec) that we were fine without the AC. All food is... More 

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Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jhon & Maryland, Thank you for taking time to share your valuable feedback with us. We are delighted that you’ve shared your views with us and it as they are vital for our progress and to improve on our service constantly. We have already shared your compliments to our team members. Certainly those compliments will keep them encouraged and... More 

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

An excellent overall stay' were greeted by smiling staff offering drinks at reception. Room amenities are basic which are closer to nature but AC is one thing which may be added. The beach is excellent and vast all around the island. The lagoon is superb and very very large. Non motorized water sports are free a big plus. Fountain water... More 

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Madoorappen V, Front Office Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nisar A, We would like to thank you for sharing your comments with us and with our Trip advisor readers'. It is our aim to ensure that all our guests have excellent and unforgettable moment while being here from your arrival until your departure. As we keep our busy busy with our scheduled activities during the day, our evenings... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Cannot say enough nice things about rihiveli. We have been twice as a family and found it great both times. Very informal, main spoken language is French. Best moments are pre dinner drinks while sun comes down and snorkelling trips. Really appreciated that when we left have the guests came to wave goodbye as well as the staff. Really recommend... More 

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Madoorappen V, Front Office Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Grandvaux, We would like to thank you for sharing your comments regarding your stay with us and with our Trip Advisor readers'. Indeed when you are relaxing infront of the breath-taking sunset having your cocktails are one of the best moments that you really enjoy. The marine life of the Maldives is simply amazing when you discover our coral... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have just returned from spending 5 days over Christmas as Rihiveli - it exceeded our expectations in every way. It is hard to decide where to go in the Maldives and a bit overwhelming as you read about the many resorts. We chose Rihiveli as it was 45 min speed boat ride from airport - so not too much... More 

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Madoorappen V, Front Office Manager at Rihiveli Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ruth, Season's greetings..! We would like to thank you for sharing your beautiful comments with us and our readers' of Trip Advisor. We are happy to read that we have been able to ensure that your holidays is exceptional. It is our aim to meet and to go beyond guests' expectation in all ways, from the very first day,... More 

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