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"A small paradise"
The resort is located about 35-40mins by speedboat from Male airport. You have the selection of restaurants from the resorts around the island. The deluxe oversea pool bungalow is absolutely amazing.!!
"Lived up to every expectation"
Everyone at the Anantara made sure that our stay was one of the best. The food was delicious...and we knew the costs going in so we were ok with the pricing. They did their best to offer "deals" from their nightly happy hours and tapas menu we really felt that they were taking everyone feedback into consideration. The room was so beautiful and the bed was so comfortable! I would suggest the deluxe over water villa's...I thought they were well worth the cost and in my opinion is the best villa's on the island. I would highly recommend this resort!!
I've just returned from the paradise after spending 4 wonderful nights with my wife for a short getaway. It was a pleasant experience and the fabulous scenic view is truly fascinating. Whatever you see is just like what you could Google easily. The view is so 'unreal'. Anantara Veli provided just an unforgettable time of my life, surely one of the best in my life. The room is just fabulous with the awesome sunset view. We checked into an over water bungalow with private pool and also a direct access to the turquoise lagoon from the sundeck of our room. What a life! We joined the dolphin quest on our first day of arrival. Luck was with us that we spotted quite a few times the dolphins swimming along with our boat and some were doing the 'jumping stunt' that you'd see in Sea World. 😁 Our journey with the dolphins ended with a pleasant surprise when the crew spotted killer whales nearby and guess what, they swam by our boat to 'greet' us. Also not to forget that the spa is something to try out too. I have to thank our villa host Mahir and his manager Murey for the great hospitality. Our stay on the last night was greeted with yet another pleasant surprise. Mahir delivered a sparkling wine and birthday cake to our door step on my birthday eve. We were not planning the stay for that celebration but the thoughtful arrangement truly make our stay very memorable. They also got us a complimentary late check out the next day since our flight home was scheduled to leave late in the evening. Thank you, Mahir and Murey. Also not to forget about Ismail, our housekeeper for the few nights, for keeping our room tidy and clean all time. He's very committed to the job to the extent that we felt he's always waiting somewhere nearby to come in the clean up the room right after we left the room. Well, I guess the only 'issue' I see is about the price. It's a luxury hotel with luxurious ambient and amenities. The food has been ok, likewise the room but the luxury price tag. Anyway, it's a priceless experience for me and my wife. We look forward coming back again with our families, probably to Anantara Dhigu next time.
"Over the Top"
Anatara is probably everything it hoped it would be for us. Eye candy beautiful, staff incredibly accommodating, and the resort is...clean. I would go so far as to say sterile. We stayed here for five glorious nights, and I would say we did not experience anything that resembles the Maldivian culture. This is a sterile, expensive, all-in-one resort. We travel often, and would not return. We will be back in the Maldives next fall, and plan to stay in a guest house on a locals island. Do your homework, better than we did!
"'Beautiful' sums it up well"
went there for a short in and out of 3 days only the good + nice and cosy island + beautiful beaches and overall setting + good enough snorkling opps + mostly friendly staff + timely and well organized pick-up from MLE - dinner reservations/ management is a farce: had 3 nights to fill. despite bookings on all 3 nights, on average 30-35 minute waiting times for a table!!!!!!!!! after being seated, it took another 20 minutes usually to be served with drinks at least. and that for all 3 nights.. all in all a beautiful trip, though, and we would surely come back. thank you
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM