We stayed at Eriyadu mid March and overall the resort has some very nice aspects, so I'll start with the Good - quiet surroundings, comfortable ac rooms, tasty food buffet, laid back staff and patrons. I did some diving with the Dive Centre who were efiicient with well maintained gear. The sites were quite good, but not as good as Ari Atoll. DMs were ok, some a little cocky but no real complaints. I gathered that if you were not German speaking then you were not 1st calss patrons. Now for the Bad, not much really and minute flaws but has to be said - firstly we requested a room with view when we arrived as our room was tucked behind a sandbag wall with no views. After requesting with reception to see if they could accomodate a change to a better room nothing was done. Also, we had to request a plug for the bath as none was present. It took ages and countless requests with reception until one arrived. We then started to figure out that requests made directly witht the manager was more effective as the guy at reception had no idea what, where or what he was doing. (where are the efficient women receptionists?) In fact no women workers present except for the 2 massuers. Strange, but I guess it is a muslim country with unequal gender status. The bar staff though, in hindsight were a little more organised. We chose to ignore the reception issues anyway and concentrated on enjoying the 6* setting which is the Beautiful. The House Reef is possibly the best Ive seen on a resort and the views spectacular, especially across the white sandbank and blue turqoise lagoon. We did a night dive on it and it has amazing macro life. There were'nt a lot of families with children, mainly couples so the atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. Eriyadu is a place where you go to do not much at all if you want. No News No Shoes is perfect. And that's very nice resort holiday in my books.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The bounty of an exorbitant coral reef, an adobe laying atop a tropical island & a gold tinted stretch of your private beach while the day slumbers into the dusk. In the heart of the Indian Ocean, on the end of Malé atoll, lies the island resort, Eriyadhu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eriyadu Island Hotel North Male Atoll
- Hotel Eriyadu Island