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“Wonderful vacation!” 4 of 5 stars
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Lily Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   20077   |  
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Shanghai, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful vacation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We spent five days at Lily Beach early this month. The weather was nearly perfect, only with some storm rain for a few hours on the third day. We enjoyed the sunshine, beach and snorkeling very much and saw a lot of beautiful fishes and corals. The resort offered great service and food, although both my husband and I felt service here was not so good as Bali. We experienced the best and most natural hospitality at Bali last September - all people there were so smiley and friendly that you could feel right at home every minute. The complimentary shampoo and conditioner in villa was not good, suggest bringing it yourself. Lunch at Vibes was great and there were few people than at Lily Maa. Tamarind is a special restaurant but Chinese food was just so so, should be improved as it appears more and more Chinese tourists are coming.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

What an incredible honeymoon week in a genuine paradise island.

We've just returned from 9 nights in a beach villa at Lily Island and have nothing but praise for the accommodation, setting and staff.
The beach villa was spacious, luxurious and well equipped, with excellent service from the housekeeping staff. It is genuinely 'on the beach' and each villa has its own dedicated sun loungers on the beach as well as two further loungers on the villa's decking.
The facilities on the island are all quite new and maintained to a high level and the island setting itself is a delight. A beautiful house reef for snorkling, perfect beaches and several fresh water swimming pools to choose from.
Catering in the main restaurant is buffet style, but what a buffet! The menu alters each night, so there is variety, choice and all of the food is to a very high standard. The bars offer separate lunch and snack menus, also very good.
The staff are polite, helpful, friendly and always offer a nod and a smile. They really make you feel extremely welcome and nothing is too much trouble for them.
I went with high expectations and was delighted that at every turn, my expectations were exceeded, which is a rare accolade indeed.
I'd highly recommend Lily Beach and look forward to a return visit some day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

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!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 7 nights in a beach villa. Pleasant seaplane and boat trip to island. Lovely welcome to the island. Villas are really nice with very comfortable beds. Room service is very good with daily cleaning and turndown service. Aircon a bit noisey but necessary. The first night we were sent bubbly and a beautiful cake to the room as we were on honeymoon. The bed was also decorated in beautiful flowers. The island is gorgeous very clean beautiful green sea. They are constantly cleaning the sand. We had a storm the first night but it blew over. The staff are all very attentive they can't do enough for you. The all inclusive plan is good. Good selection of Brand label drinks and wine ( make sure to ask for wine list at dinner) cocktails not great! breakfast is buffet with great selection til 10.30. We had lunch mostly in aqua bar, food very good but portions quite small for some dishes. Vibes not as good. Tamarind restaurant very nice. We had one meal included for this restaurant and one candle lit meal at vibes. Tamarind was the best for dinner as al a carte. Vibes was set menu with only choice of main fish or beef meal was average. All other nights dinner was buffet. Asian night was by far the best. I think it would be better to have more al a carte options as it's a much better dining experience than buffet. Especially when you are on an island with no option to eat elsewhere.
Snorkelling really good. Sunset cruise great too. Spa is amazing definitely a highlight. Bar staff are brilliant and look after you very well. Good customer relations with updates sent to room on trip times etc. All round a fabulous island retreat. We were happy to leave after a week as we felt that a second week would be a repeat of same food etc.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

This resort exceeded all our expectations! The attention to detail in all aspects of the island is amazing. The resort itself is truly beautiful! From the time we approached the arrival jetty to the minute we left we felt like celebrities! We stayed in a water villa and the room was beautiful! The toiletries in the room were like no other hotel I've stayed in before.. I barely used any of my own stuff! Our room was cleaned twice a day and we received fresh towels twice a day! The food in all the restaurants was delicious and the bar staff in all the bars are so friendly and creative! Our stay would not have been this perfect if it wasn't for the staff - they are all so friendly and helpful! The customer service has been exceptional, best I've ever known!! We left feeling relaxed and with beautiful memories! Thank you Lily Beach for making our stay special!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camberley, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Being at Lily Beach made me seriously wish I would win £148 million on the Lottery like a couple did recently so that I could come back as often as I liked. If you don't wish to dive, then this is the resort for you as the reef is right on your doorstep and accessible for all. However, if you are a diver, the dive team are great and very helpful. We have been to the Maldives four times and this was our best holiday and definately our favourite island. Everything has already been said about the excellent facilities, staff and food by other TripAdvisor reviewers and I fully endorse what they say.

Many thanks also to Sherie and Nick at Travel Designers. We booked through them after a recommendation on TripAdvisor. They gave us a million and one quotations as I constantly changed my mind about where we should go and the service they provided was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Arrived Maldives with a group of friends on the 23/8/2012 and transferred to Lily Beach Resort & Spa, a small beautiful island surrounded by clear blue sea, marine life and coral reefs which is a bonus for great snorkelling. Chalets built on stilts and glass floor. The Chalet that we stayed in was awesome, with a big comfortable bed, own jacuzzi and pool, DVD player, big TV screen, well filled mini bar, free wifi, separate bathroom and loo. The entire room is clean and well furnished. The foods was wonderful especially the buffet spread. Its great to walk around the island barefooted on the white sandy beach. The Spirit Bar is superb! it offers variety of cocktails and creme drinks. Staffs are very helpful, friendly and excellent service. Thank you to Management and Staffs of Lily Beach Resort for making our stay a perfect and memorable one from the first day of our arrival till departure time. and ...To Abdullah Didi, Hariharnon, Tahurudda (ANU), thanks for adding the fun time on card game and some magic show. You guys are super! Best Regards from Malaysia. SA&MRM

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20077
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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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