Neilsie Boy United Kingdom
Trip Advisor website
From the moment the staff welcome you on the jetty you feel part of the family on the 'Dream Island'. We were looked after by our host 'Mammi' with every need and the translucent sea, white sand and blue sky gave us a picture postcard trip. To eat lunch at Raw is one of life's delights, whilst a sun downer on the deck eases the evening in. We stayed in a beach bungalow which was wonderful but I would also give a thumbs up to the Ocean bungalows. Hope to see you again but would just give a caveat that the luxury comes at a price, but it was worth it!
Ian Norman London
Trip Advisor website
This was a risk. In England we have a saying - the second cup of tea is never as good as the first. Having been to Huvafen Fushi three years ago we decided we just had to go back for a second time and we're glad we did - it was even better. Why? Simple. An out of this world location with magnificent weather and a perfect sized island for intimacy with only 40 rooms - half on the iland and half on the lagoon. Service was very personal and they all were "our friends" as soon as we arrived - sounds sick I know but very genuine. Big shout out for our "thakuru" - personal butler and everyone gets one. Mami, for her superb service with the biggest smile you could imagine, nothing was a problem even when she climbed a tree to get us the last lime on the island. Food was incredible in Celsius and Salt especially with the attention to detail given some of our particular dietary requirements which was simply exceptional. A sunset cocktail on the Raw Deck followed by dinner at Salt watching the sharks swim underneath are memories that will remain forever. As the blurb says - Huvafen Fushi means "dream island" - no argument from us on that. Looking forward to hopefully returning one day for a third cup of tea!
Traveler United Kingdom
Trip Advisor website
From the moment you step out of the plane you will be pampered and treated like royalty. Your personal butler will always be available at all times to make sure anything you desire is made possible, and also to whisk you around the island when needed. I was staying in an over water bungalow, which are a little walk from the island so sometimes i preferred calling for a buggy. My thakuru (butler) Nadya is a real gem. The island is relatively small, so nothing is ever too far especially for those staying in beach bungalows. For me this is one of the advantages since I do not like big resorts that i feel impersonal. I was staying in an over water bungalow that has a small pool onto the ocean, the size is quite big and quality of furnishing is very good. Huge bathroom with a bathtub with views over the ocean. Impeccable bungalows and impeccable cleaning.
There were 5 restaurants on the island although there is only one all day dining option. The other restaurants are open either for lunch or dinner. Salt which is open only for dinner serves excellent gastronomic food, which was my preferred dinner option. Celsius is the all day option which is quite good, but not fancy. I would recommend that they offer at least one more all day dining option. Food is not cheap at all but it is more or less the same everywhere in the maldives. You have free water in the rooms, as well as at the pool and also a free ice-cream freezer. Kids love that. The spa was excellent, the treatments are mostly anne semonin and intraceuticals which are top quality. The underwater spa is an amazing experience i highly recommend. Having a massage while gazing at the corals and fish is priceless. Activities are plenty, you will not get bored. Snorkeling is a highlight since the island's reef is so shallow and beautiful, even young children can enjoy it. Stingray feeding is a highlight, those creatures are so cute and friendly, not to be missed. Water sports are available, and the team is very friendly. Most activities are available. In a nutshell, just ask for it and your butler will make it happen. I have been to to other hotels in the Maldives but this one sets itself apart with quality of service. Sure it is expensive but you pay for what you get, it is worth every dollar. Every single person working there is genuinely kind, friendly, happy and eager to please. The hotel manager was very often around, knows all the guests and is very nice, felt like family here. I loved this place so much i ended up extending my stay and the front office manager Megan who is a wonderful person managed to arrange for flight ticket although the flight was full. There is also a marine biologist on site who will answer all questions and take you snorkeling. Thank you Huvafen Fushi for a week in heaven. I will no longer think twice when choosing my hotel in the Maldives.
Trip Advisor website
Already on the great speedboat with the very friendly crew we felt that an island with style ready for us. With a lush fruit bowl, snacks and a bottle brand champagne we were welcomed into our Lagoon Wathervilla with large terrace and fresh water pool. The huge living bedroom with king-size beds, the gigantic bathroom with freestanding bath directly from the large windows all a class of its own! the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. A personal butler if you need him or non- a class by itself! The reef is gorgeous, the Pooanlage gorgeous and the whole island very well maintained. The large underground wine cellar is a delight and makes the heart of every wine lover beat - just a class of its own! We had only booked with breakfast and have let us every night spoiled in exclusive a la carte restaurant "Salt". Again, a class by itself We usually visit twice not the same island. But here we would make an exception! All around a wonderful and unforgettable holiday.
Trip Advisor website
What can I say? I'm looking forward, maybe next year for the ninth time to come back.This island is a magical, dream-like nice place, the way you want it! Everything is just really great! The house reef. bungalow. outdoor bathroom. and the team Jay,'s team who lives on the island is wonderful! Thanks to all - Amit, Susil, Juel, Marion, Lisa, Peter! Sorry, I cannot list them all. We look forward to seeing you again and our paradise! Just not too much change in the planned renovations. Much love to the team, turtles, sharks, rays .... the Katharina and Peter.
Trip Advisor website
Anyone looking for a luxurious, relaxing and personalized service, it's all right at this resort! The island is covered very dense with its size of 350 to 100 meters to the smaller. From Male airport, it is easily reachable by boat in just 20 minutes. The house reef makes the daily snorkeling trip to a very special highlight. The resort has 44 rooms in total. We had a Deluxe beach bungalow with pool. In the 160 sqm their lives are extremely convenient. Particularly noteworthy is the spectacular outdoor bathroom with a separate pool. About the beach leads directly to the great reef (number 16). For those who prefer a water bungalow, we recommend the ocean bungalow with pool. Here absolute quiet and the view is guaranteed at sunset. The main pool is located close to the main restaurant. There is a huge infinity pool with stunning views to the sea. It can be particularly well recover, especially since we were almost alone respectively. The main restaurant "Celsius" serves outstanding international cuisine. Daily breakfasts were served with generous fruit buffet special. For all seafood lovers, the "Salt" is a suitable alternative. The sunset can be enjoyed particularly well with a cocktail in "Raw". Our Thakuru Hussain made our holiday extra special. He stood us anytime available. He was very unassuming but always there when you needed him. Thanks Hussain! We would also like to thank for their great support during the entire stay at Marion us. Curo & Nicole.
Brannagan United Kingdom
August 2014. Trip Advisor website
Had a lovely time. you will find it very difficult to do anything other than relax here. The whole ambiance of the place is mellow .. The staff are great , the accommodation is superb , rooms are well furnished ,incredibly comfy bed , plenty of deck space for sunbathing and a pool for cooling off , we had our own butler mackif , who was on hand at the press of a button ,whether it was for room service or just a lift in the club car to the bar .. This place does that to you! Makes you so laid back , breakfast was excellent good choice of hot and cold food ..Maldivian night was great fun , lots of different Maldivian food to try and some traditional music to have a dance too. Overall a great holiday. If you need a place to recharge your battery's this is it.
Manu Capoor Oman
I would like to thank the entire team of Huvafenfushi for making our stay so amazing. Unfortunately I could only experience the resort for one night but I was overwhelmed by the service I experienced. We were welcomed by the airport team and the boat crew with big smiles on their faces. Started our 35-40 minutes boat ride to the resort with some fresh towels and nice refreshing tender coconut water (Although the sea was choppy), but trust me it was worth sailing.. We were welcomed by the resort team at the main jetty along with the General Manager Mr Marc. The resort is small to walk around and every corner of the island is very well-maintained. We were taken straight to our beach villa which was not far from the main bar & the dining area. Our Thakuru (Makif) was extremely polite and gentle. He explained to us all the features of the villa, taking us through to our two private plunge pools. (One in the secluded outdoor bathroom and one on the front deck overlooking the beach). We enjoyed the resort facilities as much as possible. We were invited to the bar by Mr Marc for some cocktails, which was amazing. We had dinner in Salt (the specialty restaurant) and were accompanied by Yousef. The dinner was just amazing and Bihly the butler who was serving us is a real Magic Man. He exactly knew to serve us the right selective wine which matched the food perfectly. (Although we were tempted by the Sea food platter) but the same would have been too much to finish :). The breakfast setup and the view is spectacular, I was really sad to leave the island and return back to work, but I am sure I have some amazing memories to take with me. I had returned back to Maldives after almost 2 years, since I work in hotels and love travelling, I think Huvafenfushi has given me reasons to return back to Maldives after this time. I once again thank Mr. Marc for ensuring our stay was comfortable and ensuring the best possible service by his team. Special thanks to Yousef (for his nice shorts stories during our dinner, Bihly & Makif & the entire team).
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