We stayed at Siyam World over Christmas 2021. We nearly cancelled our trip after reading some scathing reviews on here and Google, but Im so glad we didnt as we had the holiday of a life time, and a much needed break from the 2 years of Covid restrictions we have all endured. When we arrived on 17th Dec, the island was only 30-40% full. It was bliss. The island is stunning, the accommodation, restaurants and facilities are 5*. It was like a Sani resort in terms of facilities for a family, but with the beautiful backdrop and weather of the Maldives. Here are the positives: *Best all inclusive we have been to. We enjoyed the a la carte menus rather than the buffets you so often get at all inclusive. All the restaurants were open. * There was no scrimping on drinks selection, in 2 weeks we didnt manage to try all the cocktails and champagne was included *All the staff were polite and friendly. A special mention to Amed the bartender at Orchid, our butler, Anoo and Cheppi the waiter who were all excellent and couldnt do more for us *Christmas Eve Gala was phenomenal (although there was a compulsory charge of $300 per person which felt expensive for a family of 4) *The Orchid pool and bar were our favourite places to go, especially as the resort became busier *We were delighted to find out the Dolphin Cruise was included in our package and we saw 50 plus dolphins :) Negatives: *The childrens menu is the same in every restaurant and didnt change once during our 2 week stay, it became very boring for our kids * As others have said, there isnt enough staff. When we arrived this wasnt a problem as the resort was empty, but as the island filled up for Christmas we spent a long time waiting for drinks etc, and the staff seemed to be running around endlessly trying to keep everyone happy *Anything not included in the WOW package was ridiculously expensive. We paid $80 for sun screen, $200 for a 15 minute water couch and $200 for a massage. *Construction was still happening in places but we did not find it distracting and the workers were all very polite * Some of the guests were really rude. There were several large family groups that would completely take over in the restaurants and I could hear them being so rude to the staff. Clearly not the fault of the hotel but just a shame for everyone Overall we LOVED this place and would recommend. We would love to return.…
Our first experience in the Maldives was amazing, beautiful island/resort with very kind friendly workers. Can’t recommend this place enough. Special shout outs to Andy who looked after us the whole holiday, booking our restaurants and filling our itinerary with fun excursions. Also our room cleaner prem. Such a hard working guy who made our stay very welcoming and kept the room Spotless every day. Both Some of the nicest guys I have ever met.
I booked this stay since it appeared every page on my Tripadvisor search results while finding a holiday in the Maldives. totally disappointing and since like predator technique to catch good customer looking for a holiday in the Maldives. Stay away and dear hotel management stop advertising so falsely on Tripadvisor it is not a good idea!!
Siyam World only opened in October and we experienced lots of teething problems. However Saako, our contact, made our stay so memorable. He was always available to help us with his smile, charm and tact. Without him the faults at the resort, such as the really slow service and long wait for buggies, would have been much worse. For example, the rep for our daughter’s villa was rarely available and Saako put himself out to help her as well. The setting is beautiful. The perfect location, truly paradise on earth. We were in a large group of friends and family and made the best of a flawed product. I’m sure by this time next year it worthy of a 5* status, but at the moment they have a lot of work to do.
This review is specifically for Matida, for Siyam world we have already rated 5 star. I went for Scooter snorkeeling with her, i sort of panicked in water n she started screaming at me, i was crying to hold her hand but insatedbof calming me down as an instructor she started yelling at me in the deep waters also. I wud have died that day coz of her. My husbnd came towards me n helped me out, otherwise i wud have died, she shd be terminated immediately. Worst instructor ever!