We chose The Residence as our honeymoon trip, and also our first time to Maldives. Initially my husband was planning to go Japan, with no regrets we picked Maldives at the end and my husband is addicted to it, he said he will for sure returning back again!
We had four nights stay at their private pool water villa. I emailed their sales representative (Mr Moosa) before our trip requesting a sunset villa and they did arrange for us which please me a lot! We arrived at Male at 9pm and we were straight away approached by the resort staff, he assisted us with domestic flight check in and basically we just sit there & let him do everything. The flight took like 1 hour with transit at Koodoo airport. We actually same flight with the resort GM, he is a very nice & humble person, so happy can met him personally. We reached at the resort at 2am in the morning, really a long way as it was raining heavily & strong wind and the flight had delay a bit. We were so exhausted and GM was very thoughtful, we can go to our room first and only check in the next day.
The villa is superb, with living, bedroom, bathroom overlooking the entire sea. Most excited part is there is a outdoor shower. You just gonna love their villa for sure! All the people in the resort are very friendly, even the gardeners, they will greet you everytime they see you. I will just need to compliment Hafiz, he served us every morning during our breakfast, he always make sure we were happy with the food, and etc.
We met their Indonesian executive chef Amour & the rest of his crew Izwan & Ujan. (not sure I spell their name correctly or not) As we are Malaysian and we can communicated with them with our home language. They really pampered us to the max with their top class cuisine. Mr Amour prepared us special pizza, Mr Izwan prepared us prata which was not on the menu. Ujan made sure jam & fruits platter delivered to our table every morning. I LOVE their croissant, it is just as good as those I ate at Paris. Their barbeque lamb taste superb! We had our dinner at the Fulhamma, I just miss the appetizer called scallop & pork belly (highly recommended), the pork belly just melted in your mouth.
All I wanna say is The Residence definitely the best choice. Their service, food, villas. They really served you like the King & Queen of the island. Too much to say on the resort, you will just gonna go there and experience yourself. My friends all saying wanting to come after seeing my pictures, and highly recommend The Residence. I know my review is a bit too long.
One thing I wanna comment on is the buggy car service, waiting time is a bit long. Also the bicycle, I'm quite petite so I can't ride their bicycle, the resort should prepare smaller bicycle or even bicycle with a seat at the back so that my husband can give me a ride.
- Also Known As:
- The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Maldives is a world away from reality. This private island resort is anchored in one of the planet’s widest and deepest atolls, its sugary white sands lapped by sapphire blue waters, its pristine reefs the exclusive playground of its privileged guests. All 94 luxury villas lie on the beach or over the water, their traditional Maldivian architecture enhanced by anything from dedicated butlers to private pools. Dining is an international affair overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Spa by Clarins the only one you’ll find in the entire Maldives archipelago ... ... more less
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