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“"If you have dreamed it .. You have found it"” 5 of 5 stars
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Lily Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   20077   |  
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“"If you have dreamed it .. You have found it"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If there were words to express the beauty, charm and exclusive attention that this resort offers, then it would make it much easier to share.

The staff, the cuisine, the environment, the accommodation are by far exquisite in every form, shape or manner.
Everyone welcomed us as if we were the only and sole guests on the island resort. Not only does the resort boasts exclusive service, but incredible tasty cuisine, a great and exclusive bar selection and of course an elegant and tasty cigar list.

The villas are alluring, elegant, tasteful and yet romantic and diverse. The are large, well furnished and filled with every possible needed amenity to make any stay comfortable and enticing.
This idyllic island resort cannot compare anywhere in my 34 years of globetrotting to most exclusive island resorts in the world.

The beach is clean and spotless in every way . The care and attention by the staff is indeed unparalleled. The dining, the service and the choices of both the menu and the bar I have yet to find similar. The spa is in many ways tantalizing and so attractive that one must take advantage of it over and over . Relax, enjoy and steam away whilst looking over the gem of this reef.
I thought that after decades of traveling and experiencing many wonders and places and exclusive resorts that I had already seen it all. Oh!!!!!How wrong I was!!

My villa accommodation was stunning. Elegant in every way, architecturally seductive, overlooking an alluring ocean which sparkled of emerald and blue hues during the day and deep silent darkness during the night. The night sound of the waves was if to listen to a marine symphony, calm, relaxed and romantic.

No request was ignored, no question was unanswered. From the room staff to top management, this resort gets my approval of A++ . The sales staff is charming, welcoming and positive .Young but satisfied and they as I do , know well the magnificence of the island resort they live and work in.

A must stay , without ever in doubt. All that you may want or seek for a true getaway of any sort stop searching, this is what you need.

Don't let anything stop you from going here, you will be happy that you did. Without a doubt "an emerald in the midst" .

No matter if you are looking for charm, excellent cuisine, relaxation, romance, alluring experience, idyllic seductive and sensuous moment, this resort will guarantee to give it all to you ( and much more if you ask ) .

Thank you Lily Beach Resort & Spa , "call me ... and I shall come !!!!!!"
As I hear the ocean symphony it will always remind me of you . I do, indeed, miss you !

Room Tip: Over water villas!!!!! The experience is too royal.You shall never forget it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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BILLON P, General Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Peter ,
I will first apologize for the shortness of my answer when you took your precious time for a such long and detail review . On the behalf of all LILY BEACH many thanks for this wonderful feedback .
We hope to see you back soon for a longer stay and you will see that the second stay in lily is always a second dimension . More you come more you feel at home and more you receive by our team this natural hospitality emotions . See you soon !

( Sorry to all to be in late for my reply since I was out of the Island for few weeks )

Best Regards
BILLON Pascal
General Manager
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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lily Beach Resort is truly amazing. We were welcomed like family and treated as royalty.
The resort is lush with foliage which offers shade as we walked from our room to anywhere on the island. Beach chairs could easily be found under a tree or under large leaves and the distance between any point is easily walked without getting tired... or lost... or having to call a buggy.

Our experience began in the air-conditioned Lily Beach lounge at the airport where you will be served a chilled towel and chilled drinks and snacks. The flight on the sea plane to the resort is breathtaking as the islands from above look like a hundred Bora Bora islands strung together. I have to say that the sea plane approach to an island in the Maldives is a "must do" experience to fully appreciate your unique and exotic destination.

The food was excellent. It is difficult to comprehend that most everything has to be imported in.
The staff takes their "welcome" and "farewells" to heart and their gracious hospitality is evident throughout.

We enjoyed our over-the water bungalow, but would have been happy most anywhere on the island in any category.

We would highly recommend this resort for the best experience in a luxurious and intimate setting. It gets a "10" from us!

Room Tip: Although we stayed in an over-the-water bungalow, we were able to see a beach-entry villa that we li...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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BILLON P, General Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Valuable Guest ,
On the behalf of all Lily Beach , I would like to say thank you for your wonderful review .As GM of the Resort , I highly appreciate that our team managed to exceed your expectation and hope to see you back soon for receiving the second effect of lily Beach Hospitality .

Best Regards
BILLON Pascal
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I really like it . :-)
Amazing location, Amazing people, Amazing welcoming
Any one would love to go there again and again specially when you really feel that you are special
& been served from heart and all your requests have been answered i really recommend Lily resorts for all my friends to experience the best Male resorts,
I would love to say thank you team.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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BILLON P, General Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Omy ,

We are the one who wants to say thank you , Thank you for your review , thank you for the team and thank you to come see us back soon . Each of our guest is special for us , take care .

Best Regards
BILLON Pascal
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited lily beach in April 2014 for our honeymoon. The weather was just perfect!
We spent the first 3 nights in the overwater deluxe villa - amazing and worth the money because you feel like you really are getting the true Maldivian experience. Although the resort was at full capacity being in the villa you wouldn't even know anyone else was around was so peaceful. Room service was very efficient. You must stay in the overwater villa even if it's just for 1 or 2 nights - although we thought it was a bit steep that we were charged 100USD to move to a lagoon villa for 5 nights. We were told to leave the room by 9 on our last morning which Is a bit unfair considering how much you pay.
The lagoon villa was just as beautiful however not as private. The room was still very spacious. The outdoor bathroom was beautiful but with all the ants you just couldn't enjoy.
I love how they restock the mini bar daily but it would be a nice touch for them to rotate the drinks/snacks every few days. The snacks were Pringles and cashew nuts everyday - even some fresh fruit or something would have been nice just to break it up. The same with the drinks - I personally don't drink red wine but this seem to be the only choice in the room.
The food at lily maa is just so amazing everyday. You could never be bored of it. They do an amazing job of keeping everything fresh and varied. The best we had ever eaten. The same with the alcohol selection around the island - it's at a premium!
Snorkelling and daily activities around the island are great. We were personally happy to just sit in our over water villa and relax looking out to the ocean. I think 5-7 nights is a long enough stay!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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BILLON P, General Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Valuable Guest ,

Many thanks for your nice review , we enjoy to see how much you appreciated your stay with us , thank for you observation concerning the quality and variety of our food & beverage , however we noted several of your negative ( positive ) feedback and insure you that with all Lily team we will work on it and at your next visit you will be able to enjoy even more .
See you soon !

Best Regards
BILLON Pascal
General manager
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have had a wonderful time at Lily Beach Resort. Food was excellent, a wealth of choices and delicious fresh fish every day. Snorkeling at the island is beautiful, with a dazzling drop-off all around. Also diving in the nearby area is well facilitated and beautiful. We enjoyed the all-in surfing and sailing as well. Even though there are many more guests, you often feel very secluded on the island.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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BILLON P, General Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Valuable Guest ,
Thank you for taking time to drop this nice review and share your experience with all TripAdvisor . We are so happy to reach your expectation in all area and manage to make your stay as wonderful as possible . Hope to see you soon

Best Regards
BILLON Pascal
General Manager
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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Everything was perfect. Amazing place with excellent service, delicious foods, spa, diving, excursions...Very friendly staff... you are not thinking anything except resting.. The place looks like paradise..

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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BILLON P, General Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Valuable Guest ,

On the behalf of All Lily Beach Thank You for your review , see you soon for new experience .

Best Regards
BILLON Pascal
General Manager
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Shanghai, China
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

With my wife,we have a 5 days and 4 nights honeymoon. Two nights in beach villa room 161 and two nights in dulex water villa room 313.Room 161 is so near from lily maa.Perhaps only ten steps.Enthusiastic people,Excellent scenery,average food,unforgettable lily beach.

Room Tip: room161&room313
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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BILLON P, General Manager at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Daniel ,
Many thanks for your review , we happy to know that we manage to reach your expectations , hope to see you back soon . Take care .

Best Regards
BILLON Pascal
General 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 ( 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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