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“Naladhu, April 2012” 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Naladhu, April 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Everything was amazing, the spa in the resort itself was divine. Love walking around in bare feet, and coming back to our own villa pool was just the best. The staff were 10/10. I dont know what else to say..we booked with Laura again who organised everything as usual. Full marks.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This hotel is highly recommended for honeymooners, the best ever resort. I've been to many resorts but Naladhu is something. The island is private so you can enjoy the daythere.

Thanks to Carla, Ali & Mathew for their assistance.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary. We really enjoyed great hospitality from the top management ,Mr. Jeffery, Matthew, and their teams whom greeted us upon our arrival at the resort. We must say the place was great but what had impressed us most was the smile and the kindness of the staffs we had experienced.

We had enjoyed every second we had spent in this charming atmosphere of our private villa MIRIHI 11 as well as the hearty starting breakfast with panoramic view of the resort. Also a special thank you to Mr. Ashraf, who not only gave us great assistance during our stay, but a very sincere ready-to-service attitude - that was fantastic. We definitely look forward to going back there again and again to celebrate our anniversary at Naladhu - a truly Paradise on Earth.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Well done again to the Naladhu team! Just got back from our second trip to Naladhu and as expected, it was just how we remembered it!

Touched down at the airport and we had Matthew greet us with "welcome back", which was very warming to hear. After hopping onto the speedboat (think mini-yacht) and the obligatory cool hand towels, we were on a half an hour journey to paradise. Waheed on the boat seemed to remember us as well which was great.

Arriving on the island, we were met by Jeffrey, some of his team and our Housemaster for the weekend, Ibbe. As requested, we had the same beach villa we stayed in previously, which we were extremely excited about. It was just as we remembered: beautifully finished, very private and simply our home away from home.

The food at the Living Room (restaurant on Naladhu) is, well, almost unlimited in choice! The chef will make pretty much whatever your heart desires! A special mention here: I had asked for banana ice cream, they did not have it but the chef organised to get it from their sister island and half an hour later I'm having banana ice cream while sitting under the stars. You also have the choice of visiting the other restaurants they have on offer on the other two islands ( Thai, Italian, Japanese, Fusion etc ). On Saturday, they had a "carnival buffet-style" dinner, where you can enjoy wine tasting, as well as get involved in cooking your own dinner for the night!

Overall, we had an amazing time at Naladhu, and are truly sad to have left. Kudos to all the staff on the island, all the way from the groundskeepers, to Razeen (manager on the island), and of course to Matthew and Jeffrey. They know how to treat their guests and I have no hesitation in going back again.

Pros: Everything about the place
Cons: We didn't spend enough time there!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Isle Of Wight
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

My wife and stayed here because of a mix up over our booking. The visit here more than made up for it. The quality of everything was just amazing and Carla was outstanding, her commitment to give us first first class treatment was outstanding. She turned what we were expecting a diasaster into a great memorable experience . We have traveled all over the world and had breakfast is some great exotic places, but here between the palm trees with your bare feet in the white sand beats them all. Simple, exotic a great breakfast using only the finest ingredients, every morning a magic moments.
Thank you for such a wonderful holiday.

Stayed January 2012
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UK
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We travelled to Naladhu last April with our 11 year old son and another couple.
We've been to the Maldives many times so knew what to expect.
We were on the speedboat within 30 minutes of landing at Male and arrived at Naladhu to a wonderfully warm welcome.
The rooms (we had a beach villa) are spacious, beautifully decorated and so private. The plunge pool was superb.
The service was spot on and nothing was too much trouble.
My only disappointment was that we had to travel to another the other island for the spa, not a huge problem.
The same applies to the water sports, but it was worth it.
All in all a lovely relaxed, peaceful holiday.

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We have just returned from a week in paradise! Naladhu is an amazing place.

Our trip started with a luxury speedboat transfer from the airport to be met by a warm welcome from Carla (resort manager) and her fabulous team.

The island is small (only 19 rooms) and this means it is a wonderfully private place. Indeed, at times it's hard to believe there are any other guests. The rooms themselves are spacious, beautifully appointed and have every facility you could imagine. The Living Room restaurant serves excellent food and you can visit the nearby islands of Anantara Dighu or Anantara Veli where there are other restaurants (Thai, Italian, Japanese etc). They also have two spas you can use, water sports centre etc. Best of all you can then return to the peace, calm and tranquil privacy of Naladhu (to which the guests of the other islands do not have access!).

Aside from the facilities the people make Naladhu something REALLY special. We ended up calling them the 'Naladhu fairies'. Every need is attended to always with a warm smile. Carla runs a tight ship to ensure all guests have a truly amazing experience. Bibin our 'house master' was an absolutely delightful kind man who simply could not do enough to help us. He organised any trips we wanted to do and special meals we wanted (the chef will basically cook anything to order if he can - lobster with chips and salad was superb!) or anything else you might need.

Bibin was so good he knew and satisfied our needs even before we knew we had them! This was highlighted when we returned from a trip snorkelling and visiting a local island only to find Bibin had run us a hot bath full of bubbles and decorated with flowers to help us relax on our return. On our last night we dined in our house with one of the chefs cooking for us. We ate like a king and queen with the ocean platter all by candlelight and with beautiful flowers on the table, all set up and overseen by Bibin. Throughout the week Bibin was always on hand but never intrusive and a real pleasure to get to know. Mary in the Living Room also deserves a mention as her smile was a welcome sight at breakfast on the beach every morning as a happy start to each new day in paradise.

The sea is perfect turquoise blue, the sand powder white. Everything you could possibly need to relax is on hand. If you are thinking of a trip to the Maldives look no further, this place is perfection. The luxury yacht transfer back to the airport was a great end to the trip albeit a sad one to be saying goodbye. We have travelled widely and been to many countries and stayed in many great hotels but this place is something very special. We spent much of the week working out how and when we can visit again! We will be going back!

Room Tip: The ocean rooms face the sea. Very soporific but the waves might be a bit noisy for some. The beach...
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  • Stayed March 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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Address: Veligandhu Huraa
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Naladhu 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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Naladhu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Naladhu Resort Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Live in a world of timelessness - a hearkening back to an era when elegance came before trend and luxury was understated. Indulge in moments of pure relaxation in your own sprawling beach or ocean house, with cool whitewashed interiors framed by verdant palms, your house master waiting in the wings. Walking up to the soothing roll of waves breaking just feet away. Walking barefoot across powder soft sands to touch the cool of the azure ocean. Breathtaking stillness framed by dramatic sunrises and sunsets. Naladhu - Maldivian for "Beautiful island" - offers exclusivity and privacy in an untouched paradise, dotted with only 19 beach and ocean houses, exquisite dining, recreational pleasures and hidden moments of wonder. Enjoy a warm welcome at Male International Airport by our airport representatives who will accompany you to the Naladhu launch. Your first glimpse of Maldivian beauty on our luxury speedboat, a 35 minute ride through crystal-clear sea, emerald lagoons and untouched islands in your wake, approaching the pristine wonder that is Naladhu, and the beginning of your story in paradise. ... more   less 
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