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"30 th wedding anniversary "
From the minute of arrival Till the moment of departure we felt spoilt and totally looked after The rooms are spacious and well kept The staff are courteous and attentive Wine selection was fantastic The deep sea fishing was a great treat Take time to soak in the sunsets with well made cocktails
Maldives resorts are all beautiful, but this one is luxury and you can enjoy the beauty of the small island in silence. beautifull white sand and green and blue color everywhere ....great staying...recommend everyone
My wife and I stayed at the wonderful Jumeirah Dhevanafushi for 6 nights, as part of our honeymoon. The whole trip was faultless from start to finish. From being collected at the airport from the Jumeirah representative, to literally being walked onto the plane on the return home, everything was carefully planned to make the trip as relaxing as possible. We were staying in a sunset water villa which was enormous and extremely luxury! The bed was huge and very comfortable, and the outdoor hot-tub and infinity pool offered the ultimate in relaxation. The staff were so friendly throughout the entire trip, and it felt like a big family, with staff and guests all on first name terms. Given the fact to reach the island you need a domestic flight (1 hour) and speed boat (30 minutes), it is peaceful with no overhead planes, or speedboats whizzing past every two minutes. It is the ultimate exclusive, private and isolated retreat. The food and beverage is expensive, but not uncommon for a 5 * Maldivian retreat. There are fantastic beaches and even better snorkelling. All water sports are available also, which we utilised daily. Overall, we had a perfect honeymoon, and really couldn't fault the resort in any way. Highly recommended!
"It's all in the finer details"
I usually don't write reviews but I thought I get so much info from other traveler reviews when making my holiday plans, I'd give back to the community. We've been fortunate to visit many wonderful places but the bar has been set so high after going to places like the Oberoi in Mauritius, Halekulani in Hawaii and many five star resorts. Yes I'm a hotel snob. But only one hotel has made me get a lump in my throat. I seriously had to hold back any tears from flowing down my face. I didn't want the staff to think they had done anything wrong. In fact, quite the opposite. I was so darn happy I couldn't believe it was happening. It was like my wedding day all over again except I was wedded to this hotel. Below is a summary of the low downs you need to know which should give you all the info you need to help you decide if this is a place for you: - to get here, it's a one hour flight from Male to another island plus a 20 min speedboat transfer - upon arrival of the resort, you are greeted with a traditional Maldivian band who sings a song to welcome you. A Young Maldivian boy gifts a hand made necklace made from coconut palm leaves - you get a delicious fruit skewer and a fresh coconut just to get you in the mood (if you weren't already!) - the management team introduce themselves to you and offer their service throughout your stay - your own butler. I'm not sure how to utilize a butler originally but it seems I just ring him for anything and it gets done. Like magic! I'm sure by mid week I'll get used to having one around! - a bottle of Louis Roderer compliments of the hotel. I don't care what people say, that if you spend over $1,000 per night that it should be a given but I can tell you, it's always appreciated. This place is seriously so far from anything that it justifies the high prices. Like anywhere in the Maldives, you pay for that experience that is typically extravagant and once in a lifetime. - as the title suggests, it's all in the little details: bathroom stocked with all toiletries you could imagine even for my daughter, she had kids toothbrushes and shampoos!, fruit basket with exotic fruits (rambutan, longans, dragon fruit plus the usual apples, bananas, oranges of course!) that gets filled daily, sunscreen, after sun lotion, my daughters cot is an actual cot not a portable one. This was made up so beautifully that she wanted to sleep in it, a cute soft toy turtle for her, welcome chocolates, a hand written note from David the GM, honestly the list goes on.... - the beach villa is PALATIAL. It's huge. There's a room for just about anything. Bedroom, toilet, 2 showers (outdoor and indoor rain shower), study (I wish I bought my laptop!), wardrobe the size of most bedrooms, a huge bed (king king!) that's comfortable, sun beds scattered all over the residence, private pool, private beach. Just WOW! - had in room dining. Delicious pizza that fed two adults and a toddler. She had 3 slices. That's how good it was! Yeah so it costs USD 37 but hey you don't come here to get Pizza Hut. - the decor is luxurious as you'd expect from Jumeirah owned resorts but it's tastefully done. In a lovely relaxing island sort of way. You feel a sense of calmness and it really feels natural. Like it fits in with the surrounding environment. Nothing horrible like a hotel made purely of cement lacking in greenery. - you can hear the sounds of the waves lapping up the shore from our room. Pure bliss - my husband isn't the type to spend $$$$ on hotels. He does it because he knows I love it. But in this rare occasion he actually thought and truly believes that this is all worth the price tag - this was all in day 1. I've got a week here and I'm going to try and enjoy every moment. I can't help but feel dread that this week will soon be over but you know what, I'm going to be back. You've won my heart Jumeirah and I'm going to visit all the other hotels under your management.
"Heaven On Earth"
This was our 4th visit to the Maldives and it was definitely the best yet ! Let's deal first with the question that everyone seems to ask about ... the additional travel to Dhevanafushi on top of the normal long haul transit to Male. If you intend to stay for 4 nights or less, then the extra travel will certainly bite into your vacation, however, if like us you have booked for a week or more then you can factor in the additional flight & speed boat transit and you will have a truly wonderful vacation. So ... where to begin .... We booked a sunset Ocean Revive Villa (No.34) for 10 nights in November and to confirm what others have said, the villa was absolutely amazing ! The first thing that you will notice is the size - these are amongst the largest water villas anywhere in the Maldives and the size of the bed is just ridiculous... you won't believe it until you see it ! The lounge area and the shower both boast floor to ceiling windows with uninterrupted ocean views with total privacy and a view you die for every evening as the sun sets at dusk. A good size deck area with a private infinity pool, from which you can watch the sunsets also boasts a outdoor bath where couples can spend a romantic champagne & sunset moment together (as we did) and also has step access to the ocean for immediate snorkelling, straight from your villa. The Ocean Revive villas are separated from the main island by a 5 minute dhoni boat ride which runs practically non-stop throughout the day and evening. The Johara restaurant is located alongside the Ocean Revive villas and it was the perfect place for an amazing breakfast every day during our stay and also it offers a really good Asian flavour evening menu. On the main island you will find 1 main restaurant, Azara which offers first class international cuisine to suit almost every taste and also on occasion, the Mumayaz beach dining area is set up for specific theme nights for dinner on the beach under the stars ...a first class Maldives experience. The main island itself takes only 10 minutes for a slow hand-in-hand walk around and for us this was a daily must do in order to to see the wonderful, ever abundant nature with geckos, cranes, fruit bats, crabs, black tip sharks and just a never ending list of sea life through the crystal clear waters. The spa treatments that we had were the best yet in the Maldives and as my wife is a qualified therapist, that is high praise indeed. Dive centre staff were helpful, knowledgeable and pointed out the best areas on the reef for snorkelling and they were 100% right - we got to see turtles, sharks, rays and so many varieties of fish .. just too many to mention. Roy (bar manager) has attended specific courses to master his craft and let me tell you, this guy knows more about cocktails than any bar tender that I have ever met in my travels around the world, truly. The big difference with Dhevanafushi compared to our previous 3 Maldives holidays has been the incredible level of service and attention paid to the details from the GM down which made this our best ever holiday in the Indian Ocean. Our amazing butler Yasir, for whom nothing was too much trouble and was always on hand whenever we needed him and he came snorkelling with us twice personally, just to show us the wonders and best areas of the reef. The catering manager Isabel was so welcoming and immediately put us at ease with her experience of European/Asian flavours and the head chef Aldo simply went above and beyond the norm, as my wife has wheat,gluten & yeast allergies and yet at every meal he had somehow prepared a special, individual touch for her to make her feel totally relaxed and at ease, without a big fuss. Lastly to Dennis (reservations) & David (GM) and his lovely family who were just so very approachable and made it their business to ensure that our stay was just perfect and I have to say that they got it right on ! In summary - this resort is select, both in size and in number of guests and obviously does not come cheap as you would expect. In our view this holiday was worth every penny and represented real value for money and if this island is on your list of "potentials" then all we'd say is go for it - You won't regret it !
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM