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“Really Peaceful Place”
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Viluxer Retreat
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fuvahmulah
Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife & I as well as my daughter and two colleagues from my institution had a one night stay in this small hotel in this beautiful and far flung island of the Maldives. Although a small hotel with only four rooms, it is certaintly well managed by a very friendly manager and his staff of 3 people. Being new, the rooms are really clean and well kept and comfortable and the wifi connection is certainly great. Across the road, one can walk to a beautiful and scenic beach. And such a beach is really common Fuvahmulah.

The manager himself was amongst those who welcomed us at the airport, which is only 5 minutes drive from the hotel, drove us around the island on the day of our arrival and the following day. He and another staff of his cooked our sumptuous local breakfast. We all wished we can stay longer in the beautiful island of Fuvahmulah but unfortunately we had to return to another holiday resort near Male, the capital of Maldives.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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2  Thank AnuwarBA
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Scham0, Manager at Viluxer Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2014

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and it was a pleasure indeed. We hope that you will visit again for a vacation. We would love to welcome you again,

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

arrived on fuvahmulah island on the 27th January to be greeted by Yasir and his beautiful six year old daughter.I was then taken the five minute drive to viluxer retreat.On arrival I received the first of many fresh coconut drinks that I really enjoyed on this island thanks to the wonderful staff.The rooms are fabulous with the most comfortable beds.Each day your room is supplied with fresh fruit and everything is spotless.I stayed at the viluxer for 13 nights and had a wonderful time this is a beautiful island with amazing people.The staff here can not do enough for you so I would say to anyone if you want to see the real Maldives come to viluxer you are in for a real treat.

Room Tip: rooms are just as you see they are all beautiful
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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4  Thank mary m
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Scham0, Director of Sales at Viluxer Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2014

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcome you again for another memorable experience.

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

We have been only three days in Fuvahmulah, but it has been the best experience in our honeymoon. A virgin island with local people and great activities.
We have stayed in Viluxer retreat, a small and confortable guest house in front of the beach. Their rooms are warm and new, built with pleasant materials like wood on the roof. A big bath and small details like coffee maker, tea maker, mini bar and some snacks which make your stay easier.
During low tide it is very pleasant walk on the reef looking the diferent kinds of sea animals, and always with the palm trees near you.
To be able to discover the island, you can rent a car, a motorcycle or bike, this will permit you to know the real live in the island and find real experiences and at the same time romantic.
We had the possibility to have dinner with a local and friendly family, a lunch near the lake or a lobster dinner on the sea side with a romantic sunset. Also you can do all the aquatic activities that you can imagine.
If you want to live different experiences as the ones that you can live in a resort, Fuvahmulah is the site.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Xevi2014
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Scham0, Director of Sales at Viluxer Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Hello Xavi,
Greetings from Viluxer Team. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with other travelers and your feedback.
We look forward to welcome you again.
Sunny Regards

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Visiting the Maldives for the first time we wanted to feel the local life and culture that you do not get the chance to experience in the luxury resort islands.
Viluxer Retreat is a lovely small hotel (currently the only one on the island of Fuvahmulah) with amazing staff that will make sure you have marvellous stay every minute you spend on the island.
Our incredible experience started from the moment we made the booking. Email replies come fast and all staff are willing to make any arrangements requested. It takes about an hour to reach the resort from Male by plane and 5 minutes to reach the hotel from the airport. We were welcomed by the Viluxer Team with flowers and fresh coconut drink and we were offered a tour of the island to get an idea about local life. Rooms are very cosy and beds comfortable. The bathroom with sky view makes the place even more exotic. Wi-Fi is a plus. But what really makes the difference is the staff!!! Thanseef, Ismael, Yasir and the rest of the team tried their best and made our stay really comfortable!
There are several activities offered by the hotel (like snorkelling, wind surfing, beach dinner…etc) We enjoyed a lovely romantic dinner on the beach prepared with fresh local ingredients and a very tasty sea food barbecue. The team made their best to surprise us with amazing set up on the beach and they succeeded!!!

In all, Viluxer Retreat is worth visiting as it gives you the chance to feel the real Maldivian hospitality offered by the most cordial people that can really make everything happen!!!
 

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
6  Thank Orsalia_Deskou
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Scham0, Director of Sales at Viluxer Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Hello Orsalia,
Greetings from Viluxer Team and thank you very much for the feedback. We hope to see you again soon for another memorable vacation.
Sunny Regards

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

In our second trip to Maldives, me and my family, have discovered what really is an autoctone maldive island. Fuvahmulah is this. At just one hour far away from Malé you find a special and fantastic guest house, the Viluxer Retreat. First of all, I wish to emphasize that the staff is the most friendly, helpful and polite that I have never seen. Thank you very much to all of them for your great services.
All their facilities are thought to make your live easy. They can offer you all that you are able to imagine. Your dreams become real at any time. Fishing with kids in a wonderful lake, play with waves and pick up beautiful shells, snorkel in a fish world, a picnic in the beach etc.
All of this and every one have made a wonderful holidays.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Olga B
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Scham0, Director of Sales at Viluxer Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Hello Olga,
Greetings from Viluxer Team. It was a memorable experience for us too since you were the first family that visited us. Thank you very much for your feedback and we look forward to welcome you and your family again.
Sunny regards

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you want to truly relax and experience the local life of the Maldives then Viluxer is a great place to start. As the only island atoll in Maldives and lying just below the equator the island of Fuvahmulah is a special place and Viluxer offers visitors a great base from which to explore the second largest island in the country.
The rooms are large and spacious with wooden floors and ceilings and a modern shower and toilet en suite. It was great to have free Wifi with a strong signal in the room and facilities for making tea and coffee plus fridge/minibar. There was an extra large comfortable bed and a small verandah and everything was fresh and new.
Breakfast was taken at the nearby Lake House restaurant which was a lovely treat and there are several other local restaurants for lunch and dinner, although the menus are limited. I was provided with a bicycle to get around the island and it's a nice way to travel and meet local people. They are in the process of establishing a private beach area at the delightful Thundi a 10/15 minute ride away but until they do I suggest you dress appropriately to avoid offending the local people.
Yasir the manager was extremely helpful and friendly and ensured that I had anything I needed as well as offered useful advice and a taxi service when necessary. Although there are things in progress and some facilities stilll being organised as this is a new venture for both the owners and the island, I would still recommend Viluxer for anyone who wants to leave the flashy resorts behind and truly get away from it all!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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6  Thank LouNorthMaleAtoll
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Scham0, Director of Sales at Viluxer Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Hello Lou,
Thank you very much for telling other travelers about us. We look forward to welcome you again.
Sunny regards

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We enjoyed seven great days at Viluxer Retreat Fuvahmulah. We had stayed in a Maldives resort before so decided to try a local island for a change and after much debate, settled on Fuvahmulah as it was close to a surf spots. As there is little information available online, we were very nervous about what to expect, but Viluxer Retreat and Fuvahmulah in general have been amazing. The rooms are super clean, spacious, and have nice bathrooms. There is a large, comfortable lounge with cable TV to escape the heat, and Local Chef cooks the most amazing local food! They even set up an outside tables so we could have a romantic breakfast when there were other guests indoors. I definitely think this is a great option for seeing and surfing the Maldives without the hefty price tag, plus you are completely immersed in the local island culture. You do have to watch what you wear i.e. no bikinis, but shorts and a singlet are fine.

Room Tip: Honeymoon Suite is super fantastic
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Nicolas C
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Scham0, Director of Sales at Viluxer Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Hello Nicolas,
Thank you very much for the review. It was a pleasure and we look forward to welcome you again.
Sunny Regards

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Address: Beach Road, Naibu Thuthu Hingun, Miskiymagu, 18015
Location: Maldives > Fuvahmulah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fuvahmulah
Price Range: $296 - $787 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Viluxer Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Viluxer Retreat in the beautiful local island of Fuvahmulah offers comfortable accomodation, quality services and activities at an affordable price. The island offers variety of natural wonders including Fresh water lakes, variety of beaches around, thick green vegetation, beautiful underwater and mostly the hospitality oriented community. ... more   less 
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