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Just 30 minutes from the airport by speedboat, a tropical haven is enclosed within the turquoise folds of the Indian Ocean. Located in South Male Atoll, the island of Biyadhoo offers a fascinating glimpse of the simple, yet breath-taking beauty of Maldives. Fringed by a crystalline lagoon and powdery white sandy beaches, Biyadhoo is blessed with lush tropical vegetation and famed to have the best house reef in the Maldives. Popular among the diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, the island provides peace and tranquility to the weary soul.
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Paid internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Gift shop
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Diving
Snorkeling
Darts
Fishing
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Minibar
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, German
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VinayNaik wrote a review Jan 16
Mumbai, India4 contributions1 helpful vote
I was travelling with 2 adults and 2 children (2 yrs and 5 yrs). Agoda booking policies says "children 0-2 stay for free and 3-11 must use extra bed". Accordingly I booked for 3 adults considering my 5 yr old as adult and 2 yr old as infant. However I was charged for $55 per night for the infant at the time of checkout. I was told that this clause is applicable for kids under 2 years (before 2nd birthday). This absolutely doesn’t make sense as no one is considered as 3 yrs old till he completes his 3rd birthday. I argued but there was no empathy in spite of we staying there for 6 days. Booking condition clearly states that 3-11 years are considered as adult and in no world my kid was 3 years. Upon argument, their response was changing frequently as they started giving reason that you haven’t mentioned in booking that you will be travelling with an infant. I was supposed to fill 8 forms at the time of checkout (4 for maldives authorities and 4 for air suvidha). I tried for 2 hours a night before checkout through mobile and it failed every single time so next day morning I went to reception to request for a desktop to fill the forms, I was told that everyone fills it through their mobile, why it is not working for you. I was surprised for this attitude. Thankfully a night before I intimated them that I might need the desktop (as i faced these issues multiple times through mobile as being a frequent traveler), I spoke with another gentleman at reception who arranged for the desktop. Few pros – resort is clean and maintained. Has a beautiful beach and excellent corals. However rooms are extremely dated (looks like never renovated in last 30 years). Even the electric switches are the ones that you must have seen at your grandparents place. It didn’t bother us much as we anticipated that and spent most of the day on the beaches. There was a good photostop at swings on the beach but is not maintained well, the swing has lot of algae making it look disgusting. Watersport area is extremely understaffed. There is just one person and the timings are morning 3 hours (930-1230) and afternoon 3 hours (230-530). Even within that, if there is an excursion, the person simply has a board flashing that “I will be back at XXX” and disappears. To get a canoe for an hour, I had to try 3-4 times which doesn’t makes sense. Also while signing, I asked for double canoe whereas while taking he suggested me to take a single canoe as my wife was away with kids and it would have been difficult for me to take a double canoe all by myself. So that makes sense. However at the time of checkout, I saw I was billed for double canoe. There is a rate difference for single canoe and double canoe. It is just a matter of 2-3 USDs but reception’s attitude was like you signed for double canoe. Lower level staff was really good (like room maker, individual waiter, cleaning staff, people carrying luggage etc), however senior folks (people at reception, head chefs, person at omelet counter in morning) are very rude and had differential behavior based on skin color (I have seen them behaving much differently with Europeans vs Asians)
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: West wing rooms are near beach
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Response from Coco Collection, Owner at Biyadhoo Island Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Dear VinayNaik Thank you for leaving a valuable review with regard to your recent stay with us on Tripadvisor. We wish to apologize for any shortfalls in our service. The feedback you provided is extremely valuable in order to identify shortfalls and areas that require attention so that continuous improvements could be achieved. We would like to assure you that we strive to deliver the most memorable experience for each one of our guests. While we apologize for our failure to satisfy you, we wish to express our desire to serve you better should you choose our resort for a holiday in the future. Kind Regards Ahmed Thoriq Front Office Manager
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X. Ni wrote a review Jan 11
Berlin, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
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I have visited Biyadhoo 4 times with my family. The hotel is relatively old but the nature environment is fantastic. You could easily see beautiful coral, fishes, turtles and baby sharks there. My husband and I got our OW diving license from the island in 2019 and we finally could come back for diving in Nov 2021. It was amazing. I must thank one of our instructors Othmane! In one dive, my regulator was broken, and we war in about 15 meter deep. Water kept pumping into my mouth and Othmane was the first one realized my dangerous situation, helped me to change to my octopus, calm me down and basically saved my life. He is definitely a top instructor! Patient, smart, helpful, most important, he is always looking after us. When we were all good, he just left us to enjoy, but when i did sth wrong, he corrected me immediately. With his help, I not only enjoyed my dives, but improved my neutral buoyancy, learned how to control myself in the safety stop. We were very happy to be there and met Othmane. Hope we could come back soon.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Manta Season ends in Sep/Oct. We saw manga once but far away. If you wanna go to see Manta, pick...
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Response from Coco Collection, Owner at Biyadhoo Island Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear niv48 Thank you for your 4th visit to Biyadhoo Island Resort and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback about your fantastic experience with us again. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your overall stay and thank you for your generous compliments about the diving and other facilities. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that you have very much enjoyed your 4th-holiday experience in Maldives. I have already shared your kind words with our team members, in particular, Othmane, who is overjoyed. I am pretty sure your recognition will serve as a motivation to strive more for service excellence. We, the entire team here at Biyadhoo Island Resort, send our best wishes and can't wait welcoming you back in the not too distant future. With warmest Island greetings Ahmed Thoriq Front Office Manager
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Iliana D wrote a review Jan 7
Turin, Italy139 contributions61 helpful votes
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The island is so green with amazing vegetation. Beaches and snorkeling are just great and you can even dive from the shore. Just snorkeling you see turtles, black tip sharks (they are absolutely no dangerous!!!), octopus, eels, eagle rays and millions of colorful fishes. Staff is really friendly and helpful. This is a no-frills place: essential & easy. I found food great with many options - Asian food as well as international. A big THANKS to Coco Diving for the great expertise and hospitality! Ciao Rita & Mau!!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Coco Collection, Owner at Biyadhoo Island Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 459ilianad Thank you for your generous feedback! It’s an honor to receive such a wonderful compliment from a guest and nothing can be more sense of satisfaction than our guest left happy, satisfied, and a bucket full of unforgettable memories. Biyadhoo is a perfect home-away-from-home for guest who loves natural beauty and a peaceful place. We are blessed with one of the most spectacular and hypnotic house reefs in the Maldives and It is truly exotic to try snorkeling to witness our world-class natural beauty and stunning marine life. The whole team at Biyadhoo Island Resort eagerly awaits your next visit, and we hope that we will exceed your expectations yet again upon your return with warmest island greetings, Ahmed Thoriq Front Office Manager
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Peter Zaagman wrote a review Jan 7
Oxford, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
We had another superb stay at this small resort. The reason for choosing to come again are that the resort offers an authentic Maldivian experience. It is covered by palm trees and other vegetation, which houses many birds and fruitbats. The housereef and shallows are teaming with large numbers and wide variety of fish. This makes it great for snorkelers and divers alike. The food has an Asian core, with superb curries and Biryanis and other dishes, especially on the regular Maldivian days, but als caters for those with other preferences. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and as repeat guests we were given extra special attention. The accommodation is rather simple, but clean. We understand a refurbishment is due soon. This resort is not for people who are into infinity pools and high levels luxury. It is for those who want to feel they are in the Maldives, not a Hilton Hotel. Who want to kick off their shoes on arrival and relax in a natural environment, with the sound of Maldivian Koel birds. Who like staff who serve you with a smile and become friends. We have visited before and no doubt will visit again. This place ticks all our boxes. Simply the best. Lesley and Peter, Oxford.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lesley and Peter Thank you for sharing your brilliant feedback and the 5 star rating. I am delighted that you had an amazing stay with us again just like your previous 10 visits. We truly appreciate your loyalty most importantly, sharing the marvelous experience here on Tripadvisor. Your description of everything is simply impeccable! Your kind words truly describe how you felt about the services and facilities, the team members and the overall experience, and we are very honored! We look forward to welcoming you back for your 12th visit next year, and we hope to impress you with the next chapter of our history in service, and authentic Maldivian experiences at Biyadhoo Island Resort! With Warmest Island Greetings, Ahmed Thoriq Front Office Manager
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Anilneermarga wrote a review Jan 7
1 contribution1 helpful vote
One of the nice and affordable place. New year eve was nicely arranged. Should have kept food counter open for little more longer. Drinks unlimited, but would be much better if more variety would have been kept. New year celebration was not much happening, No fire works, but service and ambience is very nice. Open air dinner buffet. I would love to go again
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Coco Collection, Owner at Biyadhoo Island Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Annumeena Greetings and Maruhabaa for your charming description of your stay with us at Biyadhoo Island Resort. It's always great to pop onto Trip Advisor and see these genuine comments from our lovely guests. We are pleased to know that you were able to slip into our island lifestyle and just enjoy being here. On behalf of our Team, a Big ‘thank you and we can't wait to welcome you back once again soon! With warmest island greetings, Ahmed Thoriq Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$146 - $613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
biyadhoo island hotel south male atoll, biyadoo island hotel, biyadhoo island resort, hotel biyadoo island, biyadoo island resort
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollBiyaadhoo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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Frequently Asked Questions about Biyadhoo Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Biyadhoo Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (2.8 miles) and Biyadoo Island (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Biyadhoo Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Biyadhoo Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Biyadhoo Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Biyadhoo Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Fire Salt, Baan Huraa, and M6m.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Biyadhoo Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Biyadhoo Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Biyadhoo Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Biyadhoo Island Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.10 miles away from the center of Biyaadhoo Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Biyadhoo Island Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Biyadhoo Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Does Biyadhoo Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.