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“This is heaven” 5 of 5 stars
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Lily Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   20077   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Caterham
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“This is heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2007

We have visited Lily Beach in 2005, 2006 and will be having Christmas there again this year(2007).
We have no complaints at all, the staff are second to none, and nothing is too much trouble. A point to note, if you visit a second time or more the management lay on a romantic evenning meal on the beach on your last night.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2007

Got back last Sunday from the most amazing holiday on Lily Beach. It is just like everyone has said...paradise!
The staff are fantastic, friendly and will do anything for you. The island is so clean and peaceful it is unbelievable. We did have 2 days of very bad rain but it didn't ruin it one little bit. Met some lovely people out there too.
I would reccommend Lily Beach to anyone. Just the place for great relaxation.

  • Liked — how well kept it was.
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2007

We have been back a fortnight from a two island stay in the Maldives and want to go back! Lily Beach Resort was our first week and it was fantastic. The 25 minute seaplane journey from Male Airport was great with good views of many of the islands. The island, our accommodation, staff, food etc. really was all top class, couldn't have had better. Don't be put off by the little protective sea wall round part of the island, the water inside it is super for just lolling about and light snorkelling but pop through one of the many gaps and you have a fantastic reef with all the beautiful fish you could imagine. We spent so much time snorkelling we nearly became water babies! We stayed in a water bungalow with our friends in the adjoining one and it was pure bliss. Being an all-in resort the only money we spent was through choice on a couple of trips and a few souvenirs making it a very cheap holiday indeed. There was entertainment at times but relaxing with friends and a few drinks watching the sun go down was our main occupation. I would recommend this resort to anyone whatever your age.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wrexham
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2007

Spent a glorious week here in Lily Beach, wish it was longer. We had read reviews but until you actually get there you can't imagine what it is really like - heaven. Our holiday started the moment we stepped off the plane in Male. We were made feel really welcome. Seaplane journey to Lily Beach was out of this world and I do not particularly like flying.

The weather was good. Rained for one full day and then only rained either in the evening or overnight otherwise it was wonderful.

All the staff at Lily Beach are so attentive, you only need to leave your glass with a little bit in it and they come and re-fill it, didn't need to go to the bar once. Abdula our waiter was brilliant and got to know what we like to drink with each meal. Food was excellent with plenty of choice. Give the papaya fruit a miss though.

Can't wait to be able to go back.

  • Liked — very comfortable and cleaned twice a day
  • Disliked — nothink
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Bristol
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2007

We spent two magnificent weeks at the Lily Beach, returning home reluctantly on the 22nd September.
The service on the Sri Lankan flight from Heathrow got our holiday off to a great start, the transfer to the sea plane at Mali, followed by the short flight was very efficient. All good omens for the exceptional time we were to experience for the next fortnight.
The island is nothing short of paradise, which probably explains why the staff are so friendly and efficient, with nothing to much trouble. Within a day or so we didn't have to order our drinks, the waiters knew what we wanted, brought them over and refilled the glasses without asking; the same could be said for morning coffee and afternoon tea. It took me several months when we first got married to remember how my wife liked her tea, these guys picked it up on the second day!
I took the PADI course whilst here, special thanks have to go to Steve and the dive team for all their patience. Thanks to them I've now discovered a whole new world. The Spa gives excellent treatments (a bribe to the wife while I spent my time diving).
Our room was great, just a couple of metres from the excellent beach. I still can't believe how relaxing the place is, no noise, no shoes, great.
I'd recommend it to anyone who wants something away from the club 18-30 brigade.

  • Liked — Position on the beach.
  • Disliked — Having to leave it.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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BRISTOL
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

Well we have just come back from Lilly Beach and I am wondering where do I start? It really is as good as they say on the tin !! Very freindly staff, excellent food and a superb island all round. The reef is excellent for snorkeling even for the weakest of swimmers. The boat tours we went on where excellent, i can recommend the sunset fishing where what you catch you eat at dinner, also the hallow neighbours where you visit three islands and enjoy a fantastic BBQ on a deserted one! You can make it as relaxing or as hectic as you want. It is a small island which means you get to be alone if you want or meet people at the pool bar where the staff are excellent and good fun (even after i threw one of them in the pool!!) I cannot praise the service highly enough they really did make us feel welcome and our every need was catered for. we certainly will return here soon. I have been to the Maldives before but this island really has it all, nothing to complain about here !!. If you are planning on going soon and require any futher info please do not hesitate to get in touch. Well thats enough for now as the more I go on about it the more I miss being there !!!

Happy holidays

Gary & Paula

Stayed September 2007
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2007

Holidayed for 2 weeks on this wonderful island. Very relaxed with enough to do if wanted. Our 2 teenage sons accompanied us and loved every minute of it with both wanting to return. The staff were excellent always ready to serve, oft times prempting the order. They were excellent with my sons always willing to spend time with them. The food was good maybe a little repetitive in some things but different themes each night to add variety. The romantic meal on the beach is recommended. The feeding of the fish at night is relaxing to watch as is the sunset both with a nice G&T. The rooms were excellent with the air con being very welcoming. We will certainly go back hopefully before the refurb, we just hop ethey do not spoil what is paradise.

  • Liked — Island setting
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 20077
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Huvahandhoo Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Huvahandhoo Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lily Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
---UNDERGOING UPGRADES--- In the deep blue sea of the Indian Ocean, among the scattered small Islands known as the Garland of Flowers (Maldive Islands) of indescribable nature, Lily Beach Resort is the island - Huvahendhoo at the South East Ari-Atoll. ... more   less 
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Lily Beach Hotel South Ari Atoll
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