Stayed at The Residence Maldives over the festive season and I had the most amazing time. We were staying in a water villa with pool and were lucky that we got the sunset view. The room is very spacious and is well thought of.
The weather was not so good during the first few days and we has all the doubts in our minds, as we had to cancel a lot of our planned activities. But poof!!! And then the weather cleared up and the amazing times begin….
The first experience I will like to mention here is the New Year’s night. We had an amazing time. Started of with a cocktail, then an elaborate buffet for dinner and a nice band and to wrap up things a party at the beach bar. The highlight was of course the hot air lanterns that you send up just before the midnight. Not many people were dancing but the music was good and we had a nice time on the beach. Sounds like a regular dinner…but it was the team that made the difference.
We spent almost our entire day by the pool at the beach bar as did a lot of other guests. There were quite a few people around and it had a nice buzz! The team at the bar is most helpful, smiling and professional. It is the smiles of these people that is our memories. The resort organizes BBQ on the beach on a few selected nights, would have been nicer if we come to know about it a little more in advance. But the BBQ’s were excellent. The beach bar has a sushi bar in the afternoon and it was most delightful. We also got to taste the new pizzas that they were trying and it was excellent!!!
Breakfast was nice and they had put a buffet during this time. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to try the ala carte style. But I guess this one was better for my taste. Had lots of options available and all tasted fabulous. Falhumaa dinner is special and makes a very memorable evening.
The Clarins spa was great and we had a great treatment.
Snorkeling on the house reef is alright but if you go on some of the outer reefs, it was so nice. So many things to see…. I have travelled all throughout the Indian ocean but this one is really special.
Lastly will like to thank the General Manager, F&B Manager and his number 2 and the Chef for really looking after us. They were always around looking after the need of each and every guest. I guess that is what made the real difference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Maldives is a world away from reality. This private island resort is anchored in one of the planet’s widest and deepest atolls, its sugary white sands lapped by sapphire blue waters, its pristine reefs the exclusive playground of its privileged guests. All 94 luxury villas lie on the beach or over the water, their traditional Maldivian architecture enhanced by anything from dedicated butlers to private pools. Dining is an international affair overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Spa by Clarins the only one you’ll find in the entire Maldives archipelago ... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi