At first we searched many resorts but most of the resorts with excellent review were either too expensive or fully booked. We finally booked the Ocean Villa All inclusive for 3 nights as the price quoted was not too exorbitant. Frankly we were also a bit concerned after reading more negative review.
Extra effort was put in on getting confirming for transfer as we need to stay a night at Male but the staff could not confirm any timing until we get to the airport in the morning. True to many comment of delay transfer as we witnessed many guests (other resorts) unable to transfer on schedule. We were lucky because we were able to quickly join other groups and got transfer by speed boat at 10.00am instead of their scheduled 13.30pm. (After much hassling...)
I would say after getting onto the speed boat, we began to enjoy as the next 3 days proved that most of the bad reviews were not entirely true.
Most of the staffs are friendly and speak reasonably good English. The Ocean Villa is most beautiful complete with all amenities, just perfect for the occasion. Except that the first unit we checked in had noise from the air-cond compressor but we were checked in to another unit without much problem. The only item I felt need upgrading is the tv set, it is an old 29in conventional type but I was told all tv will be changed to flat screen in 3 to 4 months time.
There is a DVD player with theatre surround speakers system but no DVD disc available. I found the room lack of music channels especially to suit our occasion. Anyway we spent most of our time outdoor and really enjoyed snorkeling.
I found the daily trasfer by buggy to and fro the Villas and the restaurant rather convenient and enjoyable.
Meals wise, they are reasonable good varieties but the cooking and taste for the main dish (fish, chicken, lamb and beef) remain almost the same throughout the 3 days of our stay. I enjoyed the salad most. Perhaps most of the guests eating at the Sunset Restaurant are Chinese, I found the cooking a bit too Chinese based. I prefer authentic Indian spices especially for the vege. Drinks and dessert are plenty although we did not really fancy those desserts served. Bar serve good beer and wine and other alcoholic drinks. All staffs are sincere and friendly.
We feel our stay could be more meaningful and enjoyable if the resorts could put in a little bit more personal touch like making small gesture or arranging small gift presentation for guests with special occasion.
Nevertheless, we find the resorts environment to be very nice and would highly recommend to our friends.
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- Also Known As:
- Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Hotel North Male Atoll
- Huduranfushi Island
- Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Resort