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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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baguio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rihiveli is really beautiful. The waters are very clear, the hues of the sea turquoise to deep blue. There are tall palm trees all over the island. The sand is white, but the sunset side of the beach have small bits of shell and coral. You can walk or kayak to nearby Sunrise Island with its fine, powdery sand. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't care how many stars this place actually has. For me the stars are uncountable because: I did not have that crowded, noisy, annoying beach resort feeling at all, Rihiveli is the opposite of it, Even though the capacity of the island was nearly filled, you often got the feeling that you have the lagoon and the Indian ocean... More 

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Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a luxury vacation, you can ignore this place. The bungalow are just OK. Shower and toilet are even a little bit old style(very clean). But the view and the sea are amazing. So who cares so much about the room. Most of the activities are free. Snorkeling trips twice a day to different places. You... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have just come back from a short getaway at Rihiveli Madives for 3 days and 2 nights. I stayed as a family, with my wife and my kid (2 years old). Pros - Stunning beauty of the resort's lagoon. The color of the water surrounding the island when the sun is up is mesmerizing. Two signature desert islands nearby.... More 

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Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have booked this resort because of a high rating of Tripadvisor. I stay in a deluxe bungalow for 5 nights. I did not seen any luxury inside. It looks like standard, but with outside bathroom. No AC, TV, minibar and even no windows! One day there is a big storm and it was very windy and rainy in side.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Maldives this is a place to revert to. The atmosphere is very relaxed and just what you need when on vacation. The place fully fulfils the idea of a small green bounty island in blue water. The limited areas with WiFi is perfect for both kids and adults to be together. The snorkling trip are great and... More 

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Thank Nan S
Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for about 2 weeks and I loved every minute of it. The people there are just plain wonderful, waiters are adorable, chefs hilarious and sports center guys so much fun! Everyone in the staff are so wonderful you'll end up falling in love with them. Do go on snorkeling trips even if you haven't snorkeled before. It's more... More 

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Thank Pirjo A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are in love with RIHIVELI. The Island, stuff,food are all amazing. All people are smiling here. Never and ever you see such a beauty beach and view like in here. Many Thanks for Rihiveli team. We wish to be back here once again as soooooonest.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent location, friendly staff, great food and we were lucky with the weather despite the wet season. all bungalows seem to be the same so i wouldn't pay extra for an upgrade. it's low key aka life in paradise.

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Thank Lisabel1
Rihiveli_Team, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Lisabel1, Thank you for your taking time to share your experience for the readers. Rihiveli is blessed with two islands within its own lagoon which makes it even special especially when you can either walk, paddle or swim during the day. One island of the two "Sunrise Island" can also be booked four your overnight stay. We would love... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a 7 day visit at Rihiveli. There were three adults in one bungalow, so it was a bit cramped but fine. The accommodations are rustic (no A/C, no frills) but nice. Rihiveli is a sleepy and small island. It was off season, so there were only 10 or so other groups of guests on and off... More 

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

Dear sallybshepard, Thank you for your review..! We do have family rooms on the island which will be made available upon request. Our reservation team will advice at the time of reservation. We do hope to welcome you back to Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes soon. Once again thank you for sharing your experience with the readers. Sunny Regards More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $254 - $788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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Rihiveli Beach Hotel South Male Atoll
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