My son and I did a 4 day 3 night trip. Upon arrival at Male airport, we had to wait for 1 over hour before the speedboat came for us. The ride on the speedboat was pleasant.
Upon arrival at the hotel, I was again made to wait for my room. Luckily it was lunchtime and we were ushered to the big dining area for lunch.
Our room was the low 100s, quite close to the main lobby area but quite far from the secluded and beautiful part of the island. I guess one has to choose between being closer to the restaurants/lobby or beach. The waters facing the number 100s rooms had lots of twigs so it was not so nice to swim/snorkel in. The rooms from 200 onwards faced beautiful clear waters. Very clean, almost no twigs and superbly calm waters. One can already see the fishes without the masks.
I paid for full board as I did not want the hassle of bringing extra cash. The buffets were decent, not fantastic.
A must do is the dolphin watch. What an experience!
My room was furnished with the basics. Open concept wardrobe and toilet. Nice! As there was a thunderstorm for the 2 nights I was there, the tv signals had disruptions. On the last night, my room was half flooded as the winds blew the rainwater beneath the cracks of the door and windows. I had to call room service to clear up the mini flood which they did. I came back from dinner with the floor nicely cleaned up.
All in all, it was a nice little trip. I did not pay through my nose for this trip and yet, I do feel very well take care of.