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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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South Male Atoll
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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Gaelle S Ko Samui, Thailand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Ko Samui, Thailand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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)

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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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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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
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Sydney, Australia
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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So nice to find a simple laid back resort that doesn't cater for the tour group mass market or the fantasy honeymoon extravaganza and the gross luxury freaks. No swimming pool sets the scene.... I mean who but an idiot would want a "pool" in the Maldives. The bungalows are right next to the beach and there's is a breezy... More 

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

Dear Sylvia Scaglia, Thank you for taking to time share your everlasting Rihiveli experience with the readers of Trip Advisers and with us. We are extremely happy to learn that you have enjoyed your stay at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. It is our aim to maintain and preserve Rihiveli for years to come in such a way the... More 

Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent our second vacation on Rihiveli – our little paradise. The food is really great and the accommodation is beautiful. This time I tried diving and it has been amazing – the team from “Extradivers” Alice, Bernardo and Ibrahim gave me a great introduction. It has been a lot of fun and they took great care of me... More 

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

Dear Julia, Thank you for taking time to review us and sharing the same with the readers of Trip Adviser . Congratulations for taking the first step towards experiencing our beautiful underwater world and its abundant varieties of marine fauna. I have shared your feedback with the the Dive team and the rest of the team members alike who were... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

There are no words that could describe this place. First of all that trip was the first time my wife & go to the Maldives. Everything is amazing, the food, the beaches, the rooms, the service, the experience. There are no AC in the rooms, and I am a person who never slept without AC in the past 5 years... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the readers of Trip Adviser. We are happy to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes. You feedback is vital to us in order to improve on what we do and the compliments would certainly encourage our team maintain the level... More 

Rome, Italy
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

if you miss the maldives as they were this is the place for you - with the added bonus of a few wonderful comforts. Rihiveli with its superb lagoon is blessed by mother nature and the resort managers, unlike those of many other islands, have done a wonderful job in protecting it. Bungalows are comfortable and well located within the... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your review and would like to thank you for sharing the same with the readers of Trip Adviser! We will try our best to maintain Rihiveli whithout destroying its charm and comfort but will gradually keep improving what we do on a daily basis. I will pass on your comments to the team... More 

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