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“Amazing service, food and accomodation all around” 5 of 5 stars
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KIHAAD Maldives
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kihaadhuffaru Island, Republic of Maldives, 6040 (Formerly Gioia Resort Valtur Kihaad)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Baa Atoll
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing service, food and accomodation all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved every part of Kihaad. The accommodation was perfect, spacious and we loved the style of the cottage. The food was incredible. The variety on offer was amazing and we enjoyed every single one of our meals. The service was the best, every single one of the waiters and staff at Kihaad were polite, fast and very friendly. We also tried the Spa service and excursions and both were fantastic. The island is so relaxing and easy to get around. We had the best holidays of our lives at Kihaad.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband recently spent 4 nights at Kihaad as part of our honeymoon and had a wonderful experience. We chose the resort because we found it reasonably priced and it was a great experience.The hotel room facilities and the ocean view is very beautiful.

The food is delicious and the price of food was also not so expensive.The staff are helpful and friendly.We were made to feel very welcome by all.

We appreciate the good service.Keep up the good work...

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear Sweet h,
Greetings from Kihaad Maldives!

We thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback with us. It is our pleasure to serve our guest with utmost satisfaction.

As you have spent your wonderful vacation at our beautiful paradise, we expect to welcome you back very soon.

Warm Regards,
Kihaad Management.
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been wonderful to be there . what a luxury it is..thank you for every each staff we met and serve us.the rooms was impeccable. food and restaurant service and ambiance heart touching.staff was very well trained. the garden spectacular can imaging what a hard work they have put on it.we will definitely come back..

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel facilities is amazing.
We stayed at the sunset beach which was picturesque ,
We swam at the beach club it was a better beach but with big fish.
Very coordinating staff,Hospitality is awesome,food is ok


Over all the hotel is fantastic.

Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear J2589MOtrip,
Greetings from Kihaad Maldives!

Thank you for your awesome feedback.

It is indeed our pleasure to serve all our valuable guest with an impeccable hospitality.

We look forward to welcome you back soon and enjoy once again to the fullest.

Warm Regards,
Kihaad Management.
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I visited Kihaad for 4 days 3 nights to celebrate his birthday. We arrived Male airport earlier, the representative brought us to the domestic airport lounge. We were waiting there for around 2 hours. It was quite nice as there were food, drinks, television, washroom, chargeable SPA, and of course Wifi as well. We had our brunch there. After a while, she gave us the boarding pass and escorted us to the departure terminal. We took 20 minutes flight to the Dharavandhoo Island and 10 minutes speed boat, then we finally arrived Kihaad and started our unforgettable trip.

We were quite surprised and appreciated that we were automatically upgraded to Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa instead of Lagoon Prestige Beach Villa. The room was fine; there was also decoration on the bed. The only thing was the open bathroom, a lot of insects were there and it was not really cleaned. Also, the hot water supply was not stable. The first night we arrived, the water was even yellow, they fixed it only on next day morning. Anyways, overall the room was fine and it was only 10 steps away to the beach. The view was amazing and there was not many people on the beach.

As we were in Bed & Breakfast basis, so we did not try the lunch and dinner buffets in the main restaurant but a la carte restaurant instead. For the breakfast, it was good, but it would be better if it had more variety and changes everyday.

We decided to have a private romantic dinner on my boyfriend’s birthday, it was the best dinner we ever had and the venue was at the water pavilion. We started our dinner at 19:00. It was a bit dark, but electronic candles were surrounded us, and the table was set-up nicely. There were also one waiter and one chef only serving us. The food was excellent. The portion was more than enough and we could not finish all, although we really wanted to. We were satisfied about everything on that night and it made my boyfriend’s birthday prefect.

K-Spa was another excellent experiences. The massage was fantastic. The sound of water wave from the beach made us more relax and comfortable during the treatments. Also, we enjoyed the sunset view with the cookies and drink after the treatment. As it was my boyfriend’s birthday, they gave him a birthday gift as well. We were really appreciated everything about the SPA and we love the service very much.

We really hoped that we could have a longer holiday in Kihaad, and we would like to stay in Kihaad again. Thank you for giving us an enjoyable and a relaxing holidays.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Nicole N,
Greetings from Kihaad Maldives!

We thank you for your sincere effort of writing down such commendable feedback about us. It gives us immense pleasure and happiness to know you had an awsome holidays and your boyfriend's birthday at Kihaad was a memorable one.

Rightly mentioned by you that the experience of holidays starts from Male itself where all the guests are taken care till they depart on a domestic flight to Kihaad. We apologise for the insects found in the room, but being on a tropical island at times it becomes difficult to avoid it completely. The private dinner enjoyed by you are one of our special packages for guest to enjoy their trip/vacation on a peaceful island which is surrounded by white sand, beautiful beaches and sound waves. Spa, indeed is one of our most popular activity on the resort and the team of Spa makes it more impeccable.

We wish to welcome you back soon and have some more quality and memorable time spend at Kihaad.

Warm Regards,
Kihaad Management.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great value for money Hotel in Baa Atoll, in my opinion far better than the Dusit, which is the only other one I can compare it to.
The room was OK, nothing to write home about, and the open bathroom (quite common in the Maldives apparently) is not to everyone's taste. Very comfortable bed though.
The food is nothing to write home about either, which is a bummer since you're pretty much trapped on the island and cannot get out. Another thing that flustered me was the strict timings on everything - you couldn't get dinner served after a certain time, couldn't get a kayak after 5 pm (so no question of viewing the sunset from the kayak). In fact, there seemed to be an inconvenient closing time for everything - which was odd.
What really worked for me was the dive center - the Kihaad is near a few spectacular dive sites and the dive center run by Antonio is excellent. Great equipment, friendly guides ( a great big recommendation to Inah - a local Maldivian Dive guide). On our last day since we had a flight and couldn't dive we hopped on board a snorkeling trip to the coral gardens which is something you cannot miss if you are at the Kihaad.
I feel with a few rough edges sorted out The Kihaad will make for a return trip soon for sure.

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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Seventyfivenine,
Greetings from Kihaad Maldives!

We thank you for sharing your experience about us. It feels good to hear that Kihaad was up to your expectation in comparison to the other resort in the Baa Atoll.

We apologise if you had any inconvenience due to our operational timings of the restaurant and water sports. However, we do brief all the guest at arrival itself about the timings of outlets and activities to avoid any inconveninece. The buffet restaurant usualy follow the strict guideline of timings but you still have options of getting food from the other restaurant/bar.

We will definately pass your words of praises to Inah and Antonio who are doing an excellent job at the diving centre and have proved to be an asset to the organisation. It's good to know you enjoyed your snorkel trip to the coral garden and had amazing memories to carry back home.

We wish you come back soon and this time you can make out for your missed Dive.

Warm Regards,
Kihaad Management.
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Guizhou, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the first time to see so clean the sea
The environment is very beautiful
The service is also very good
The KIHAAD maldives is the most beautiful place I have ever been
(Water house there are many ants, especially the toilet~ ~)

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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KIHAADResort, Manager at KIHAAD Maldives, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear 李 彬,
Greetings from KIhaad Maldives!

We thank you for your feedback and praises about our beautiful paradise.

However, please accept our sincere apologies on any inconvenience caused. Being on a tropical place sometimes makes it very diffiult to completely avoid such things (ants or insects).

Nevertheless, it's good to know you have awesome memories to cherish and the beauty of the place have mesmerised you.

Hope to see you back soon.

Warm Regards,
Kihaad Management.
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Additional Information about KIHAAD Maldives

Address: Kihaadhuffaru Island, Republic of Maldives, 6040 (Formerly Gioia Resort Valtur Kihaad)
Location: Maldives > Baa Atoll
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Baa Atoll
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Baa Atoll
#9 Luxury Hotel in Baa Atoll
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — KIHAAD Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unwind, Relax and celebrate Life. Redefined, refurbished and recognized as KIHAAD Maldives, nestled on its own 600 meters long, coconut-shaped island, complete with lush green vegetation, long white soft beaches and an adjacent house reef. Whilst the resort offers 124 spacious, private villas and whole range of classic and natural facilities, majority of the island has still been left in its pristine natural state and is a true barefoot Paradise! No News- No Shoes! KIHAAD - named traditionally in local Dhivehi language as `young coconut island` with a beach length of some 1,200 meters around the Island, is a haven of peace, tranquility and serenity. Proudly nestled within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the entire Island and lagoon is the exclusive and private domain of our guests set just across the Hanifaru Bay which is a world renowned Marine Protected Area (MPA) announced by UNESCO, where whale sharks and manta rays meet seasonally and many turtles can be watched along with the delicate coral life. Just like UNESCO, the philosophy of KIHAAD is to focus on the preservation of marine life and local lifestyle, traditional ways and customs of serving and living together. That is why we are the first 'Reserve' island in the Maldives. Guests may fly-in by a scenic Domestic 25-minute flight from the Domestic Airport at Male', the capital of the Maldives to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport, the closest airport in the area which only 5-minute speedboat to the island of KIHAAD. Relax in our K Spa with Holistic Asian treatments or go for barefoot walks on the long soft beached that stretch out around the entire island. Join us for a lobster Beach BBQ or stargaze the clear night skies on the jetty. Paradise awaits you. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gioia Resort Valtur Kihaad Hotel Baa Atoll
KIHAAD Maldives Baa Atoll

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