“Affordable island paradise with long, quiet beaches and a relaxed 'no news, no shoes' vibe”
There are 3 room categories: most popular are the Jacuzzi Water Villas, which are on stilts in the lagoon with an indoor-outdoor bathroom and a jacuzzi. Water Villas also overlook the lagoon, but have an indoor whirlpool bath instead; Jacuzzi Beach Villas are the same as Jacuzzi Water Villas, but set on the beach. Visitors say there is no such thing as a bad room here.
Décor-wise, rooms are similar. They are all beautifully and simply styled, with high pitched ceilings, whitewashed walls, kingsize beds positioned with a sea view, a white sofa, and dark polished wood floors. They all have a sundeck terrace and rooms over the lagoon have private steps into the sea.
Perhaps the most important consideration when booking is whether you want a sunrise or sunset room. Sunrise rooms give you a spectacular early morning view and are cooler in the afternoons; sunset rooms have the hot sun on them all afternoon, then a perfect vista of the sun disappearing into the sea.
Bathrooms are spacious, with double sinks, large glass-walled showers and a generous selection of toiletries including conditioner and body lotion. Elsewhere in the room you'll find a large flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, a ceiling fan and quiet air conditioning.
The resort has 2 restaurants, a bar and a snack bar, as well as room service and a minibar in each room. All stays are full board, but you can upgrade to an all-inclusive package if you prefer; enquire for details.
The Dhonveli Restaurant is a buffet restaurant but don't let that put you off: reports say this is anything but a classic all-inclusive spread, and in fact offers a fantastic array of international food and curries to suit everyone. Food is made fresh to order and there are regular Maldivian nights. The atmosphere is laid-back and relaxed - there's no need to dress up - and barefoot dining is typical.
The Madivaru Restaurant is the resort's à la carte dining room, with a selection of special dishes on offer. It is also possible to book a romantic beach dinner, with the likes of lobster and Wagyu beef on the menu, served under the stars.
The Thundi Bar serves daily cocktails and Lion beer and hosts a programme of entertainment including film nights, crab racing, slide shows and music.
Recent guests have highlighted that the 'all-inclusive plus' package might not be worth paying extra for. We'd advise checking exactly what is included in each package before booking.