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Lily Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   20077   |  
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“Incredible trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed here with my family in January 2013, and the place was amazing.
Staff were all very friendly and happy to help (they definitely got used and abused a little, by me demanding rides on golf carts at the drop of a hat).
Grounds were immaculate- very well kept.

Location was good- but this was my first trip to the maldives so I have nothing to compare to. My parents visited the Conrad in 2010 and said the house reef there was a little bit better, but to be honest I thought it was fantastic none the less.

We stayed in two lagoon villas, and I would advise these- had a look around the water villas while we were there, and were much happier where we were, as our villas were close a short walk from most amenities and had beautiful out door bathtubs (big enough for 2, or 3, or even 4 people, if you so desire)

Trip highlight: Lounging around in the swimming pool-size bath, with the sunset, palm trees and bats (and sometimes stars) all above your head, so awesome!

The only downside to lily beach was that I didn't feel the main restaurant catered too well for vegetarians, but I'm sure this could have been sorted if I'd have been more fussy.

All in all, I loved this place. Very relaxing, very calm, definitely didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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IH_Management, and all team at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Sleepy,

Thank you for this nice review. We alwayslike to have our guest’s feedback who shares their experience. We are glad to see that you had great time with your family. Thank you for the tips you gave to our future guests about your villas. It is good that you had both experience in Lagoon and Water Villa and next time you can decided what was your favorite.

We hope to see you again.

Our best regards

Pascal Billon
Resident Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely everything you could wish for and more!! Cannot fault it in anyway. Food was gorgeous, staff helpful and friendly, excellent excursions, peaceful beaches, excellent spa, unbelievable house reef for snorkelling. We will be back!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We traveled all the way from the US for our honeymoon and could not have been more pleased with Lily Beach. Everything went very smoothly, from our arrival at the airport to our departure. The staff were extremely friendly (always said good morning/afternoon/evening) and helpful. Food was wonderful. Everything was always clean and relatively bug-free despite being in a tropical location. We stayed in one of the sunset villas which was incredible - spacious, pool was larger than we had imagined. We wanted somewhere peaceful and quiet which was certainly the case. I wish the maldives wasn't so far away from us, or else I would return in a heartbeat and would not hesitate to rebook Lily Beach.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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IH_Management, and all team at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear David,

We thank you for this nice feedback. You had a very long trip from US and we are glad that you had a great experience for your Honeymoon with us. Most of the guests are impressed by the size of the pool in the Sunset Water Suite which looks smaller in the picture maybe! We always like to increase your expectations!

We will be glad to welcome you for your anniversary even it is far from your home.

Sincerely

Pascal Billon
Resident Manager
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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This was our second visit as a family to Lily Beach and our expectations second time round were exceeded! The island is so beautiful and the staff and service is fantastic. The senior management is always on hand as well which makes a difference in knowing that if you have any issues you can speak with seniors direct. Nothing is a problem for the staff - they always endeavored to make you feel 'at-home' and will tailor certain events and excursions to suite you/your party...no negativity from anyone! very helpful and friendly staff...one of the most romantic places on earth.

If you have to visit one place in your lifetime...make it the Maldives...in particular, Lily Beach :)

...looking forward to going back very soon! ...Paul and Shelley Smith

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IH_Management, and all team at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Paul and family,

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy that you have found so many of the elements of your trip to be exceptional. We strive to maintain an excellent level of customer service as you said the team is very flexible and friendly.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Our best regards

Pascal Billon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We visited Lily Beach Resort & Spa as our main travel leg for our honeymoon second week March 2013. A decision my wife and I made - to be the best travel decision by far, you cannot go wrong with Maldives as a choice. The whole experience living on a water villa looking out to the glossy blue ocean, the stairs down to the coral gardens at the back of your water villa to visit the marine life during high tide (after lunch), the soft white sand and the bright red sunsets was priceless and enticing.

Transport provided by Maldivian Air Taxi had already begun the gears for what was installed for our stay. On arrival to the entrance of our water villa, all the staff of Lily Beach we’re very welcoming to their guests. Their attention and service throughout our stay; Shiyam Mohammed @ Reservations, Waheed @ Room Serivce, Rashid @ Watersports and Venus @ Lily Maa – My wife and I cannot express enough our appreciation of the assistance from these staff members, kudos to all!

The water villa was attended to daily by Waheed whom made sure the room was of highest standards. Having glass flooring as your entrance is quite a surprise yet looking on the coral floor, it was amazing. I have never seen my wife so relaxed in my life. Stress free from all the wedding preparations, the above plunge pool and sundeck was very much utilized. On my end, I could not restrain myself from the garden corals and the back of the water villa, snorkelling every afternoon ( even 2 hours straight) was quite a treat for me. The outdoor showers and toilet, different experience, it is closed off from the public but it does give you the outdoor ocean feel.
We loved all the food at Lily Maa, Tamarind and Vibes, was a much treat – well done to the chefs.

We were complimented with two excursions as part of the platinum plan – I would strongly advise those who are looking at Lily Beach to add it to the budget, it’s worth every coin!!
1st excursion was the coral garden snorkelling tour out to another area not far from the resort, it’s always an awesome feeling swimming out open ocean with marine life I have taken some photos as I did take my DSLR underwater, that was definitely something I have never tried – underwater photography. This is excursion is worth doing thanks to Rashid and the crew for taking us out there! The 2nd excursion was the sunset cruise out the open ocean. This was a spectacular ride, sparkles, finger food and pillows on top of a Dhoni watching the sunset was truly amazing – cannot forget it.

All in all, this is a place my wife and I have strong plans to return. The platinum plan is a must for every visitor – don’t miss out on that. The Maldives is expensive, but it’s worth all the cents you put in!

Thank you to Pascal, Melissa, Shiyam, Waheed, Rashid and Venus for your surpass and delightful service – it has been a pleasure to stay and Lily Beach!

Room Tip: The view of the Corals from the Water Villa room are magical!! There are a set of stairs which you c...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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IH_Management, and all team at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Erick,

Thank you for the rave review. We are really happy to read that you had wonderful time with us in our small paradise.

We will give your special thanks to Shiyam, Waheed, Rashid and Venus and their team for their kindness and concern about guest’s satisfaction.

It is good that you tried two excursions included in our Platinum Plan. The snorkeling is definitely the one to do to see and enjoy the wonderful beauty of the Indian Ocean. The Sunset Cruise on the Maldivian traditional boat the Dhoni, is as you see really relax and you can enjoy the stunning sunset with a glass of sparkling wine.

We cannot wait to have you back!

Sincerely

Pascal Billon
Resident Manager
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

From your first greeting as your sea plane lands to the send off as you depart our 11 days was wall to wall paradise in an exceptional setting serviced by the most friendliest and efficient staff you are ever likely to meet - overall a honeymoon we will always remember.
We booked a lagoon villa which was very spacious and right on the sea - the villa benefited from the sunrise and good sun until middle of the day - the water villas at the other end of the resort would give you a Daily sunset to remember - but you can still achieve that at the aqva bar if you'd prefer more shade - some days you do need it.
The food is outstanding - the buffet like no other we have enjoyed and a different theme for dinner every day - breakfast also very good. The resort says it has two speciality restaurants but to be honest whist tamarind is excellent the other one the wave is a bit of a let down - one area for improvement - think based on a candlelight dinner we had as part of the honeymoon package at the aqva restaurant that is a definite option for a much better second specialty restaurant.
The all inclusive really is that unless you want speciality diving or water sports or additional treatments at the Spa - the drinks are premium and the wine list extensive - really good value for money. Free water sports are good and the gym and tennis court also good.
Now onto the real gems - the staff - the best! From Joseph and Rajans outstanding service at the aqva to the Spirit Bar team with their excellent pre dinner cocktails to the restaurant waiters I could go on and on........every member whether front desk or maintenance always greets you with a smile and good morning - as Joseph summed it up "we don't consider ourselves working here in a job - more inviting you to join us at our home" - they truly are the real reason why the resort is so good.
So just to ensure some balance a couple of minor negatives - the need for the second speciality restaurant and also a much better way of providing a room for late departures - we did feel we had to push for this - don't spoil the last day!
But as I say minor......Pascal the GM genuinely wants constant feedback and his Captains table dinners do solicit constructive comments but to be honest there are not that many - his attitude is refreshing - this no doubt goes right through the organisation.
Lily Beach thank you or an amazing honeymoon which the Doltons will ever forget!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We have just returned from Lily Beach after a magical two weeks spent with our three children,their partners and our grandchildren, ages ranging from 6 to 14,(twelve of us in total).
This is the second time we have all visited the resort, and the tenth time my husband and I have been to the Maldives. We cannot fault the service and attention to detail that we all received there and from the youngest to oldest members of our party we all felt the same. Although our children did not attend the children's facilities available there was plenty to keep them occupied from the safe, sandy beaches and crystal clear water, to watching the wonderful variety of marine life, aquatic birds and the magnificent large fruit bats that intrigued us all. The waiters knew our names and requirements after a couple of days making us all feel unique and the rest of the staff were always friendly, polite and courteous. All the management staff made themselves known and available to us from the beginning of our stay to the send off we received on our departure.
My husband has special dietary requirements and the chef made provision for this in the meals cooked for him including the bread. We will certainly return

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IH_Management, and all team at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Jan and family,

All our team is glad to hear from you! We really appreciate to have your feedback about your second stay with your family. It is nice to see that the kids had good time even they didn’t visit our Kids Club, there is always something to do for them in our island. The marine life is beautiful here with our coral garden house reef.

Thank you for your kind words about our team members, they do an amazing job and are for sure very friendly.( the whole team is the golden part of Lily )

We are waiting for all of you to come back for a third time in our little paradise.

Our best regards

Pascal Billon
Resident Manager
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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*
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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