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Paradise Island Resort & Spa
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Stayed over the weekend In Feb. 2014. For starters I bought the full board package which I would have thought included water, but you are charged for bottled water. I stayed in the beach villa and was very disappointed in the styling of the room. For what was paid each almost $500 a night, the rooms need a lot of updating. The bathroom was covered in large ants and I was worried about them coming into the bathroom. A gecko also took up residence in the bathroom which I understand since the outdoor shower is nearby.
The second night we stayed in the water villa and this is clearly where the resort puts their effort into. It was a completely different experience than the previous night. Beautiful room, amazing views. All in all I would not go back to this hotel but would look for another resort with better facilities for the regular beach views.

Room Tip: Stay in a water villa if you can!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Rose D
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

It was nice experience as a honey moon couples we stayed there from Feb 3rd till Feb 6th.

Nice privacy, Bageecha Restaurant was nice and Souvenir shop in Lobby was good.

Did n`t Like - As a honeymooners we were not treated as honeymooners assured Wine and Fruit basket was not given to us, When checked about this on our second day with Reception they said will check with our Booking agent but no replies on this.

When we were checking about water sport package and Dolphin ride we did n`t receive such a good response from CRE in FO.

4th Day no complimentary water was given. over all its like 2nd a half days and 3 night stay.

Over all stay was excellent.

Room Tip: All the rooms in this resorts are beautiful and good.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank vikasrobert
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stayed in January, great resort, does what it says in the tin - quiet, relaxing, great beaches, fantastic food and a good service -if to go to the Maldives again would probably choose an island with seaplane transfer just for the experience, but Paradise was amazing.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank mauritianbride
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

after my wedding I went to Maldives for my honeymoon. It was heaven! Paradise hotel was actually looking like a paradise to me! Corel reefs, Neat beach, and then Ocean! It was an amazing experience. staff is warmth and they are ready to help you. Here food might be a problem for those who like Spicy Indian food. Otherwise they have variety of cuisines which is served everyday. You can do snorkeling, jet skiing, parachute sailing and other water sports which will make you feel more adventurous and revived.

A must place to visit and experience good time!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank swati J
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Visited in August 2005. After arrival at Malé Int. Airport anyone were wainting for me, then I went to Villa Hotels desk in the airport to know about my transfer and the lady said they were confused about my flight and think it's at other time. After waiting a bit I went to the port and a boat took me to the hotel. After a 30 minutes cruise I arrived at the hotel port then walked the brigde to the hotel reception. The decoration was very simple in style of Maldives. After a welcome drink I went to my beach villa located in a forest at 50 meters to the beach. The villa was big and very simple without any luxury but the rest is a pure and incredible paradise! The beach was great! The restaurant have a big sort of food and with good quality! At night was some animation shows! The employees were very nice and kind! Very good hotel and a paradise on you own foot!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank FConceicao
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

The island is located about 20 min from the airport (boat transfer). The bungalows are quite large, not the newest one, but ok. Big bathroom, outside and inside shower, mini fridge, coffee&tea maker, flat TV, terrace with table and chairs. Direct beachfront with own sunbeds. Rubber shoes for swimming are highly recommended due to many broken coral pieces. Staff ist friendly and helpfull. Main restaurant is huge, enough tables. Very good (mainly) indian food!! Fresh fruits and vegetables. Open wine is poor, bottled red and rose ist quite good. Fitness, squash and badminton hall.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Traveled there in early this month. Spent 2 days at a Superior Beach Bungalow which was absolutely perfect and the view of the ocean from the terrace is just amazing.

Rooms: Were spacious, clean and neat. Since we were on honeymoon they had arranged a champagne bottle along with a fruit basket on our first eve there.

Food: Buffet was okay. But seems the variety is bit less. Certain indian dishes were available at all 4 meals we had at the hotel. Being an island nation, one would expect a variety of sea food which as per my expectation was relatively less here at the hotel. If its during the peak season, the restaurant will be crowded and noisy. And some might have to sit in tables farther away from the buffet area; hence lot of walking up and down.

Activities : Lot of beach activities are available which comes at a reasonable cost i would say.

Staff : Nicely dressed and speaks reasonably good English. But i wish they could be a bit friendlier, may be smile a little bit more. One guy who brought us drinks at the bar, was looking at us in awe as if we were from some different planet, which was really uncomfortable.

Transport : The hotel had arranged a speed boat to pick us up from the airport and to drop us back on our return day. The timing was based on our flight times. So if a person wants to leave early to have a city tour in Male perhaps, they might want to inform the hotel in advance.

Overall : It was a pleasant stay, expensive because it was a 5-star hotel. But one would never ever forget the wonderful beaches there.

Room Tip: Avoid seasonal times.. get a beach bungalow closer to the restaurant (Room No 273-250 or above)
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 08420
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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Lankanfinolhu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lankanfinolhu Island
Price Range: $191 - $624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Paradise Island Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine an island right in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with bright white beaches, a lagoon with multiple hues of blue and aquamarine and tall coconut palms swaying to the breeze. Who wouldn't want to be marooned on one? All the more, when all modern comforts and formal professional services that one would expect on a five star hotel come together with it. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paradise Island Hotel Lankanfinolhu Island
Paradise Island Resort Maldives
Paradise Island Maldives
Paradise Island Male
Paradise Island Resort & Spa Maldives/Lankanfinolhu Island

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