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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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Perranporth, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where to begin.... No doubt if you are looking at this review you will probably have already seen all the glorious images of the resort. They are beautiful but actually don't do the island(s) justice! We were awestruck by its sheer beauty. We had vacationed in the Maldives before, (previously staying at Coco Palm), and have nothing but praise for...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First impressions count and this beautifully kept resort did just that . From the speed boat arriving at the jetty the sheer beauty of the island could be seen . The staff of this wonderful resort truly make your stay memorable from the reception staff to the Housekeeping Staff there is always a friendly smile and a greeting . Its...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was requested to provide a copy of my credit card by email (front&back)!!! In VIOLATION of every bank's safety policies on this planet. I only agreed to provide the card number and because I refused to send the actual card copy my booking was NOT confirmed. The hotel IGNORED my various emails and communication attempts. However, I was charged...

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1Thank trianpap
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be the best value for money in the Maldives. The place is very Low key, and has 3 islands that you can literally walk through due to the sand banks created. Think of white sand beach, crystal clear water with shades of blue, green, turquoise. Perfect for those who want to do away with gadgets as they do...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rihiveli is a piece of the paradise and we had a really wonderful stay there, except this one thing, which has ruined our vacation. After three perfect days in the resort I have found out, that someone has stolen $200 from our bungalow. I told that fact to the guys on the reception and I was adviced to keep this...

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2Thank Petar P
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best resort out of 3 we visited on this trip (Biyodhoo and Embudu). The island does not have a house reef, but this shortcoming is compensated by daily snorkeling trips to various reefs organized by the resort for free. The design of resort outline and accommodation setting is at its best according to my expectation of Maldivian feel. Use...

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2Thank terrabohemika
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our most memorable resort stays and the overall experience was quite amazing. The resort takes up a quiet, peaceful island with a spectacular beach. We stayed at a beach villa and really enjoyed the "back to nature" feel of it. Most of the time we felt like we were the only people on the island while...

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5Thank Hiruni P
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Hiruni P, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review. Extremely happy to learn that your stay with us was up to your expectation. We are happy also happy to learn that you have enjoyed Rihiveli style and its philosophy of No News No Shoes. We would love to welcome you back once again to experience this paradise soon....

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

" We were in paradise " An official from the hotel welcomes you at the airport.And they take you to the Rihiveli Island with speedboat .It takes around 50-60 min. The island is a paradise.It is at the very good location.There are two more islands at the walking distance.You walk to islands by walking in the water.Better you to bring...

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1Thank Cem B
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Cem B, Thank you for sharing your "Rihiveli experience" with the readers and us. We are thrilled to hear that you have had a lovely time with us this time. It is heart warming to learn that you will return to this piece of paradise on earth one day. Once again, thank you for taking time to review us....

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location, nice little islands just near by. Quiet, dreamy paysage. Snorkeling is nice. But not enough time to swim in the open water. Expensive. Additional cost for additional hours on the departure day, could have offered them easily.

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Yerlan D, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your overall stay with us despite the fact the shortcoming of snorkeling trip, duration wise and will ensure that the team maintains the assigned time slot fully in order to offer everyone to enjoy our free snorkeling trip. These timings...

Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We are a family of 4 adults and stayed in Rihi in November. I have no words good enough to explain how fantastic our holiday was. This is the most beautiful little island in the Maldives. Our jaws dropped as we got off the boat - the view was just so stunning. Imagine all shades of turquoise blue in front...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear SMC62, Thank you for a lovely review. Really happy to hear that your first Rihiveli experience has been an amazing one and the charm of real Rihiveli have touched you. The entire team looks forward to give you a warm welcome you to Rihiveli once again. Sunny Regards

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes boasts sea-facing bungalows, each with their own private terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Located in South Male Atoll, the resort has its own spa and restaurant which offers buffet meals and open-air dining. 400 metres from Sunrise Island and Bird Island, the resort is accessible from Male International Airport via a 1-hour speedboat ride. The fan-cooled bungalows open out to a private terrace and feature wooden flooring. A private garden with hammock or deck chairs leads to the lagoon water. Outdoor showers are available in the Deluxe Bungalows, complimenting the separate indoor bathroom. Guests can enjoy a variety of water sports including sailing, water-skiing and night snorkelling during their stay at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. Other recreation facilities include volleyball, tennis and billiards. Each day the resort's talented chefs prepare a different cuisine which can include French, Italian, Maldivian and Asian. Dinner is either a buffet or set menu depending on the daily theme, 3 times during the week dinner is set up on the beach to enjoy the beautiful starry nights. An extensive wine list is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

Address: South Male Atoll
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
Price Range: $163 - $862 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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Rihiveli Beach Hotel South Male Atoll
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“You can make your choice , sunrise or sunset side of the island.my suggestion is sunrise.”
77cemb, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Bungalows in the Sector A are better located.”
yerland2017, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed in Dauphin which has air conditioning.”
goughfugui, Mar 15, 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are really nice, some under the wind which are cooler of course.”
isafromkl, Feb 21, 2017 | Read review
“cabin at the small beach”
janinachristian1, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
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