We booked to stay at Hakuraa Huraa after seeing a good deal in a Sunday paper and were slightly apprehensive as to what to expect. We shouldn't have been.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel completely at ease and our long awaited chill out started.
The setting is absolutely wonderful, the beach is beautiful, the water bungalows stunning, food excellent and varied and the ambience pure tranquility.
We had only a couple of minor issues which I would warn potential visitors of :
The restaurant can be stiflingly hot so try and get a seat underneath a fan (of which there could be a lot more) and away from the hotplates.
The bar has a tendency to close early and without warning. The all inclusive lasts until midnight but on two occasions the bar closed abruptly at 11.45pm whilst many guests were still dancing and enjoying themselves. On querying this the next day it was completely denied with the comment "i am not going to agree with you" when we stated our claim. Other guests had also commented on the bar's early closure to us so we know that it was not the alcohol dulling our sense of time !
Also note that there is no opportunity to purchase drinks outside of the all inclusive time period so unless you have stocked up, midnight is home time.
Other than these minor issues, I cannot fault the resort or the staff. They gave us a wonderful holiday. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone wishing to travel to the Maldives. The price is incredibly reasonable compared to the other islands and the quality outstanding.
The sea plane transfer from Male is awesome with some of the most stunning views I have had in my life.
Finally, I must agree with previous reviews in that although the flights were OK, Monarch are not the best to travel such a long distance with. I too would advise use of Virgin or Emirates who although not as cheap may be kinder to your back and legs and you may not experience the delays that have unfortunately become part and parcel in flying with Monarch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first glimpse of Chaaya Lagoon Hakura Huraa from the air leaves visitors speechless. Pure white-capped roofs of the resort's 70 Water Bungalows, set in knee deep crystal waters of the lagoon, can be a rare sight. A walk around this strip of island covered with green-topped palm trees will reveal 10 charming Beach Bungalows strategically placed with the lagoon as the front yard. Hakura Huraa means "Reef above water". What makes this reef even more special is the spectacular island resort that has been designed to complements the splendor of the island. It's called Chaaya Lagoon Hakura Huraa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa Hotel Meemu Atoll