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At Holiday Island Resort & Spa, the rush of time slows. The crystalline seas and soft, sandy shores remain as nature made them, beckoning guests to one of the world’s last unspoiled paradises. Shape your dream holiday at this secluded Maldives beach hotel, where pristine beauty, personalized service and modern indulgences have formed a retreat of unparalleled allure. Explore the underwater treasures of one of the world’s premier dive locations. Sip a cocktail on your private terrace as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. Or simply lounge on the white coral sand and soak up the radiant sun. Escape to this tranquil, wonderfully relaxed choice of Maldives beach resorts, and discover a tangible embodiment of your ideal tropical paradise.
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Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Diving
Tennis court
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Family rooms
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alexanderchr wrote a review Mar 2020
Bucharest, Romania23 contributions16 helpful votes
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I stayed on Holiday Island Resort since 12th of until 21st of March with bookings from Hotels.com with my family. The initial booking was until 15th but due to CoVid-19 outbreak we were forced to stay here. The manager wasn't willing to do any compromise about the room price and we had to pay from 15th to 19th at normal room price. Our international flight was initially on 19th but the flying company rescheduled the flight to 21st. As the Maldivian government required to all resorts to suspend all check-ins, Holiday Resort was unlisted from all hotel bookings sites on 18th and we were enforced to pay directly from the resort at 20% higher rates than at the entire stay here. Another problem was that we booked a room with breakfast included but at the breakfast time, the waiter told us that we have ONLY room paid! I showed the manager the booking number, finally he admitted I was right. The room design is far from a 4 star hotel, rather a 2 star one. Old furniture, A/C doesn't work properly, many small ants all over the room. The beach is not cleaned , many algaes are on the shore. The only positive part of the vacation here were the waiters and the service people, but they are very kind in every island! In the end, avoid this resort if you want stylish design rooms, and not even mention luxurious ones, or come here if you want to ruin your vacation!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jeff N wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia47 contributions26 helpful votes
Had a week here and really enjoyed my time. The resort is well appointed, well maintained and clean. I particularly want to mention the dive instructors Viki, Sixpack, and Thailand. I've done a few dives around the world and they were definately a standout for the week, the whole crew including the boat crew were very professional, very happy and ensured that all the divers had memorable dives. I understand that tourism in the area is struggling due to coronavirus. It would be beneficial to the resort if there was any way to keep this crew together. They love what they do and it's reflective on the divers that have the good fortune to dive with them. I'll be looking for any opportunity to come back
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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S_Sonja wrote a review Jan 2020
Zurich, Switzerland11 contributions
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we were on holiday island for 7 days. on arrival Aishath came up to us and was responsible for the whole vacation, she was always helpful when we wanted to change our room and made everything possible. for my birthday, which I celebrated there, she organized small surprises, she was always happy, courteous. a wonderful employee who also contributed to making our vacation unforgettable. Habib was our waiter in the main restaurant, always attentive and very friendly. he even sang what was really cute on my birthday. asad, who organizes a lot, can also be mentioned very positively. the facility is great on the jetty side, has many photo spots. the food is wonderful and always fresh. very nicely prepared. staff are all very friendly and always smile. there is absolutely nothing to complain about. everyone in the spa is extremely friendly. on my birthday I even got a bouquet from Frangipani. which I was very happy about. Many thanks for the nice days and a huge thank you to all employees who made our vacation even more beautiful.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Fiona S wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom122 contributions35 helpful votes
Was very pleased when we finally arrived. The resort looks and is, amazing. After having been meeted and greated at the main island port, hopped over on an Italian style boat to Holiday Island, we strolled up the jetty, luggage being transported by trolley for us, to be warmly welcomed at reception. There I noted it's TripAdvisor rating and at this point couldn't work out why it was 4/5. Taken to our north facing villa, leading onto the beach and the Arabian Sea, we were given the low down on what's what and were left feeling very comfortable. The staff were friendly sometimes too much and then often left without any service whatsoever. And, as has been reported before, in the evening, the main bar (only night bar) became an events club.. i.e. a resort bar. Not really a requirement when we'd come to The Maldives to relax, to enjoy its nature and to chill (for want of a better expression). We could have gone to Bognor or Benidorm for that. Overall this is a beautiful place. Not bad staff, good food and great location. But it is s "resort" and that's what you get; resort style facilities. It's a place where people who have the ability to pay for it, will come... therefore an eclectic mix of people from around the world. It's not an exclusive gaff. Beautiful nevertheless.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Anastassia D wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions11 helpful votes
It was my first time in Maldives and it was amazing. From the moment you land in Male, you are greeted and accompanied to the plane to transfer to the island, to the moment when you arrive to the island the staff make you feel special. I travelled solo and I was not bored, there is always someone to talk to or help you. Bungalow was fantastic- right next to the beautiful beach and it feels quite private. It is cleaned few times a day, and towels changed all the time. I dont like the luxury so for me it was just perfect. Food at the restaurant is fantastic too, chefs really do put on the effort to please the guests. Special mention of the lovely meal cooked for Christmas night and complimentary wine, it was just too good to be true. I tried the diving school and my instructor Roman was great. Tito the DJ is a good entertainer, he is funny , friendly and tried to make everyone feel happy. I loved the music he played, the karaoke nights and his great dance teaching. Also, he organized lovely beach games which were super entertaining. Also, the guys at the watersports center are very friendly. Everyone makes you smile and makes sure you are comfortable. Beach is super pretty and clean, you can see fish swimming and snorkeling is great. Also WIFI is good
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from HolidayIslandResort, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Island Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 17, 2020
Dear AnastasiafromBelarus, Greetings from Holiday Island Resort and Spa! Thank you for your shared feedback following recent visit here with us. We are pleased to know that we were able to exceed your expectations during your Christmas visit here with us. It is a delight to know that we were able to make your stay amazing during your visit here at Holiday Island. Our team aims to provide the best Maldives experience to all our guests and we are beyond happy to have succeeded from your end. We are glad as well to know that you have enjoyed every steps of your stay especially the entertainments and activities that we have in store for all our valued guests, our diving excursions led by Diveoceanus, our watersports activities made possible by Qadventure. We shall share your appreciation to the mentioned staffs as this will certainly make them happy knowing that they have made your stay extra special. Thank you once again and we do wish to welcome you back here with us soonest! Thank you and best regards, Holiday Island Resort and Spa!
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PRICE RANGE
$115 - $762 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday island hotel south ari atoll, holiday island resort and spa, hotel holiday island, holiday island maldives, holiday island resort maldives
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollMaamingili Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
142
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Island Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maaniya Restaurant, Green Park Cafe, and Beach Fresh Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Holiday Island Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Island Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Holiday Island Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Maamingili Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Island Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.