We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

Certificate of Excellence
South Male Atoll
Hotel amenities
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
OzzieBen Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Add Photo Write a Review

585 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    493
    66
    20
    2
    4
See reviews for
116
343
29
8
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (585)
  • Mar-May only
    (158)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (103)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (185)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (139)
All months
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff are what make Rihiveli brilliant. It is advertised as a 3 star resort, but anything within the staffs' control is 5 star, from meeting at the airport to departure. The boat trip takes approx 1hr in the rihiveli speedboat. Depending on when your flight arrives, you may have to wait for others before the boat leaves. E.g. Flight... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Rihiveli several times but this was our first visit since the change of management. When we tried to book our bungalow, the reception staff wouldn't tell us which bungalows were available during this period. Before, we could choose our bungalow which was a very nice touch for people familiar with the island. Pick up and transportation from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short trip to the sunny country of Maldives took me to visit Rihiveli beach resort. Was there for 3 nights and must say that I throughly enjoyed very minute being there. It's a clean island with friendly staff who take customer service to a whole new level. The water sport activities are free and the resort had two other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seoul, South Korea
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am now in Male (Boutique inn) and I am going to go over to Rihiveli today. At first, the resort said yesterday that I will be transported by speedboat at 11 O'clock but today morning they changed the transfer time to 2:30 P.M. I think they want to save their transfer money by transfering other groups in one boat.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ko Samui, Thailand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rihiveli is a unique place, with a perfect lagoon under the supervision of Juliette. Colors are so amazing that even the best photoshop experts do not equal the reality, A big big hug to Hussein, Hassan and Afrah (reception, marine)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Gaelle, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! Thank you for sharing your Rihiveli experience with the readers and us. On behalf of Juliete and the entire team of Rihiveli, I would like to thank you for the beautiful comments and will certainly let Juliette do its usual rounds around the island to make sure the uniqueness remains... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful resort....far away from city life....good food...excellent service and very friendly staff...kids loved it! Made new friends....lovely seafood...clean beaches....amazing water activities. ....had an amazing time. Thanks.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Joyce, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes..! Thank you for sharing your Rihiveli experience with us and the readers of Trip Adviser. We are extremely happy to learn that you and family have enjoyed your stay with with us and look forward to welcome you back to Rihiveli in a near future. Tropical Regards Siraj More 

Male
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The island itself is very beautiful, huge lagoon and clear waters - just perfect. The facilities of the resort are simple, but that what you expect when travel there. The team is very friendly. We loved the ambience of the island, the quite and relaxing atmosphere. Certainly there is a lot of space for development with what they already have,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Vandochka, Thank you for taking time to review us and sharing the same for the readers and us. We are extremely happy to learn that you have enjoyed the beauty and the concept of the resort. The resort will maintain its uniqueness by protecting its environment and preserving its charm for years to come. Once again, thank you for... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

First of all, I'd like to thanks our hosts, A-Mal and Lucas, and bartender, Momo. Also thanks for our luck. We had nice weather during our stay which is raining season. Rihiveli built in a small island, friendly people, yummy food. I won't say it's a fancy resort, but as my title, simple is perfect. I was there for my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Davis, Than you for sharing your review of our beautiful corner of paradise with the readers and with us. We are extremely happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we have been able to help you crate everlasting memories. I have shared your compliments with the team members mentioned which will keep them motivated and encouraged.... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I stayed in Rihiveli 4 nights. It was just a drem vacation. Everything was perfect. The bungalow was simple, clean, with all needed facilities. The staff, starts from Hosts, to reception, cleaners, waiteress and management was friendly and was able to answer for all questions. The food in restaurant was various that everyone can find something to like. If not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Karina, Thank you for taking time to share your Rihiveli experience with us as well as the readers of Trip Adviser. We are delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Spotting dolphin which is visible from the sunset beach daily (September to March) is one out of many unique features of Rihiveli by Castaway... More 

Rome
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We came back to Rihiveli after being here in Dec 2013 as then it was a very nice experience, and this time it was even better. Stunning nature on the main island and on the two inhabited ones belonging to the resort and reachable on foot/swimming (a plus as all activities are included, such as snorkeling by boat, use of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Siraj W, Operations Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Nina, Thank you for sharing a comprehensive review of your second stay at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes with us as well as readers of Trip Adviser. We are extremely happy to have met and exceeded your expectations. We constantly working on improving on all aspects of the resort and enhance guest experience and offer a wow experience... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

1,106 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (752)
Viewed
Room/suite (42)
Viewed
View from room (53)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (104)
Viewed
Dining (32)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (57)
Viewed
Family/play areas (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Other (447)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (345)
Viewed
Amenities (57)
Viewed
Beach (14)
Viewed
Deluxe Bungalow (60)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (96)
Viewed
Standard Double Bungalow (46)
Viewed
The Hotel (20)
Viewed
Triple Bungalow (52)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
7.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Mald...
#1 of 1 in Kandoomaafushi Island
4.5 of 5 stars 1,002 reviews
7.3 mi away
Adaaran Club Rannalhi
Adaaran Club Rannalhi
#1 of 1 in Rannalhi
4.0 of 5 stars 843 reviews
12.7 mi away
Naladhu Resort Maldives
Naladhu Resort Maldives
#1 of 1 in Naladhu Island
5.0 of 5 stars 237 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.0 mi away
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort
#1 of 1 in Olhuveli Island
4.5 of 5 stars 1,296 reviews
21.4 mi away
Velassaru Maldives
Velassaru Maldives
#1 of 1 in Velassaru Island
4.5 of 5 stars 1,007 reviews
8.3 mi away
Cocoa Island by COMO
Cocoa Island by COMO
#1 of 1 in Cocoa Island
5.0 of 5 stars 981 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay