We recently spent an incredible week at Lily Beach and found that the rave reviews on tripadvisor were spot on - it really is that good.
We stayed in a Lagoon Villa which, whilst not directly over the water, did have a lovely deck with stairs leading into the water, followed by the house reef only about 15m away. There weren't huge numbers of these villas so it felt quite secluded too. The villa amenities were lovely although getting use to an outdoor toilet took a while!
The island isn't large but it has everything we needed and as we dive the house reef was a big draw - it didn't disappoint! The abundance of marine life and its vibrance was incredible. We haven't enjoyed snorkelling or diving that much since the Red Sea - it really is good. Ocean Pro dive team were great and we really liked the fact you had a choice of two dives a day and you could also dive the house reef solo. To top off our diving experience we saw a whale shark!! We can't rave enough about the diving - thanks Ocean Pro!
Food wise - it's all been covered by other reviews. The buffet was huge and it had something for everyone. There was even a nightly kids buffet. We were warmly greeted by the same wait staff at each meal and were always given a table on the sand under a palm tree. What a view with dinner! The Vibes Bar was great for lunch too with a bit more laid back atmosphere.
There are so many good reviews on tripadvisor that you often question if you can believe them - do. Go and you won't be disappointed!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lily Beach Hotel South Ari Atoll
- Lily Beach Resort And Spa
- Lily Beach Resort All Inclusive
- Lily Beach Maldives