We have just returned from our holiday on this island stay from 07/10/2012 - to- 21/10/2012.
This island is trying to get upgraded they now have a new pool/coffee shop/bar and are in the process of upgrading rooms to Delux, so now expect the prices to go up a lot !!!!!.
We had a superior room 133 it was in real need of being updated, the toilet did not flush as it should and we had to use the bin liner in the bathroom to fill with water and flush at times. Also watch out for the secure latch on the door between the bed room area/bathroom as i lost count of the times i got stuck in the bathroom as this latch made contact when i shut the door HELP good job we had not locked the front door. Also take a plug for the sink as your sink plug may not hold water in the sink, the water took a long time to get hot and they ask you to save water this seems daft when we had to run water for 5 mins to get hot water (i timed it). The room was kept very clean by our room boy and he did a lovley decorated bed for us on our last night.
There is a problem with the sunbeds/covers it states in the hand outs on arrival-; you will find 2 sunbeds outside your room. ha we never did find ours with our room number on, our super room boy came to our rescue and got us 2 beds pluss mattresses (covers) witch he put our room number on and we had these for our holiday duration. Some guests got upset because of the lack of these beds. Also sun shades on the beach would be good as we were unable to sit under the trees because of the mosquetoes which ate my husband even with Deet they liked IT A LOT so take care. They only sprayed the island once while we were there, we did not go on any trips as we have done them before on our last visit in 2011 March.
The food has improved and is kept hot and replenished when low the staff were great and the service very good.
The Reef was as good as ever with many fish to look at but one man did decide to use a net to catch fish to show to his kids even as this causes distress to the fish he continued to do this even the Management told him to stop!!!!! he knows who he is.
We enjoyed our holiday but make sure that you take every thing you need with you as the shop has changed hands and now no longer carries the stock it used to now mostly gifts.
The swimming pool well the most we ever saw in the pool the whole time we were on the island was 6 people mostly 1 or 2 so perhaps it was just an investment to get an upgrade and to push up the prices.
I have looked up the cost for next March 2013 and is well over £2000.00 pp. so we will not be paying this sort of money when Jamaica 4* AI 14 nights Is £1.500.00 pp so we are very sad that the Maldives is out pricing its self there are many more places with very good reefs to see and a lot cheaper and better standard of rooms.
This island is super for its food and reef the prices for trips are very expencive, but super attentive staff and you will have a good holiday.
Have a great time.x