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"A superb Resort in the Maldives"
This was our second visit to this excellent Resort since we were here back in May. We were so satisfied with our stay then that we booked immediately for another holiday in Nov. The only difference this time is that we chose to try also the Beach Revives apart from the Ocean Revive we stayed in the first time which was simply breathtaking! We arrived around 7 pm after a long flight & a short speed boat ride only to find the Resort's GM Mr. Stepetic along with Isabel the F&B Manager & some more friends waiting for us on the jetty! This is always touching especially when it is clear all of them were happy to see us for a second time there. To my surprise Mr. Stepetic had upgraded our Villa from a Beach Revive to an Island Revive which is simply impressing! Huge space ( about 300 meter squared ) with a very spacious bed room where the 3 * 2 meter bed is imposing & so comfortable! The bathroom is another marvel to enjoy with its sunken bath being the center of attention. Used it immediately to try recharge our batteries then went straight for dinner at Azara where our very good friend Isabel simply remembered everything we liked & had it prepared for us! This is something not easily met in the most private boutique hotels but it is a fact here. She offered us the excellent salmon / tuna & fish carpaccio which was to die for followed by our favorite sashimi platter of salmon / tuna & fish! For main my wife had the grilled t tuna steak while i had the risotto with shrimps & sea food. Both were succulently tasty & in spite of being full by then Isabel insisted to bring the delicious coconut ice cream she knew we both loved for dessert! Each dining experience for the next 7 days of our stay was unique & personally taken care of by Isabel & the very friendly stuff which remembered our names & favorite dishes be it for breakfast or any other meal of the day. We were lucky to have marvelous weather which makes one's stay even more special. The sun was out all day & the lagoon waters are crystal clear from sunrise till sunset. We spent all the day swimming in front of our Island Revive where to be honest hardly had the chance to use the beautiful pool! The beach is so calm, the sand so white & the atmosphere so idyllic one simply forgets all his concerns & worries & simply enjoys nature's gem which is the Maldives! After 3 nights we moved to the Ocean Revive no 27 which is the one we had last time which was again something we really appreciated. Our butler Rasheen was always a phone call away & cannot recall anything we asked from him he did not come up to with a smile. These over water villas are the best ( along with Gili Lankanfushi ) we have stayed at & always find it hard to get out of them during our stay! The view is breathtaking 7 the fact you have the waters surround you all day long is a charm of its own. Add the big bath tub which is outside, near the pool where to used to end our day in & you are as close to heavy as I know at least! Tried the Johara restaurant one night & once again the food was exquisite. Of course we used Isabel's recommendations ( even if she was on duty elsewhere ) so the sushi rolls & sashimi we had was of the highest quality once again. The sitting is also fantastic & we enjoyed the whole dinner experience fully. Had also a nice gathering on Tue evening by the pool bar which is one of our favorite places in this Resort. We had the chance to spend some time with Mr. Stepetic / Isabel as well as Magdy who happened to be from Egypt & was so polite & well mannered. The icing on the cake was getting to know better Mr. Stepetic's sweet wife & charming little daughter Emma who melted our heart instantly! Could well understand her grandmother's pride & love for her! The only problem during our stay was where to decide to spend the day: Lying by the pool of our Ocean Revive or go to the main Island to have exotic drinks by the pool' Or swim at the crystal waters near the main pool' Of course found time to visit a couple of times the Spa which is something not to miss. The staff is very professional & polite while it is beautiful to have your massage watching the blue waters of the lagoon. Overall this is a Resort I strongly recommend to anyone who loves Maldives since you are very well taken care of there. The lagoon is beautiful, the villas both on the main island & the Ocean Revives are top notch while the personnel takes personal care of you all along your stay. Add to all this the exceptional good food & Isabel's personal attention to your meals & you have a unique Resort even by the very high standards of the Maldivian Luxury Resorts! It does come cheap of course but howw could it' Still I firmly believe you get your money's worth here which is not something I would say for many other places I have been.
"The perfect escape "
It is the perfect escape, we stayed in an ocean villa it was so peaceful and beautiful open access to the Indian Ocean which was pure as glass. The Villa is very spacious and there is AC for those who can't stand the heat. What I love about the interior of the villa is that the living room, bedroom and even the huge toilet have an open ocean view. The Entertainment programs are superb other than the tv and music you have access to a really good choice of movies for free. The villa was cleaned twice daily, it was equipped with everything you can think of sunscreen creams, lotions in case you got an insect bite as well as safety swim jackets and flip flops and a bag to keep ur stuff with you when you go to the main island for the restaurants, pools and water activities. The villa has also a private pool and direct access to the beach with full privacy. I think it is an excellent choice for couple and families too. The hotel had also recommended the Jumeirah Vittaveli resort as it has wider options for families.
"The best resort we have experienced"
Ever wondered what it would be like to be deserted on a remote tropical island - but have your every desire or whim accommodated or even provided before you ask ..... well wonder no more. The personal greeting and assistance during our transfer at Male began this memorable experience. Then the boat crew who greeted us and jetted us across the ocean towards an atoll - a spec on the horizon becoming SPECTACULAR as we got closer. We were met with a warm traditional greeting by some of the staff (from the GM down) and escorted by our butler to our beach villa. The attention to detail from the provisions in the villa to the presentation of each meal were truly amazing. (Amazing head chefs, Aldo and Yup, by the way. ) The friendly and attentive staff anticipated our every need including a special anniversary dinner on the beach. We couldn't have asked for more. It's difficult to express how one feels when your senses are besieged euphoria. In a few words: stunning, beautiful, superior, relaxing, inviting. We'll be back.
We stayed for 12 days at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in September to celebrate my 40th birthday. The island is beautiful and we had an amazing and relaxing stay. We were allocated beach revive villa number 3 which was near the dive centre and although we could see the arrival jetty in the distance from the loungers outside, our villa was still far enough away to feel quite isolated. Most of the time it was only ourselves on the beach and we seldom saw other people during the day unless you were at the bar or main pool area. We were aware of the domestic flight transfer from Male and we were prepared for a longish wait, however our connections worked out well and after a short wait at the Jumeirah lounge our domestic flight was ready to depart. We arrived during a passing storm which did not stop a number of management and staff from greeting us at the arrival jetty. Fortunately the storm passed and we had lovely sunshine weather for our 12 day stay. We were taken to our villa immediately which was incredibly large with a bottle of bubbly waiting for us. The bathroom (and bathtub) is enormous and lots of Hermes toiletries were provided and replenished during our stay. The house reef, particularly on the east side of the island had lots of healthy coral, however the sea life was particularly outstanding. Every days snorkelling adventure we were able to see reef sharks, turtles, rays and abundance of fish (including napoleon wrasse, parrot fish, Titan triggerfish any more) It is a very safe reef. The dive centre is well run with professional dive instructors and very good quality diving gear. They ensure you have the best experience and knowledgeable about the many dive sites available. The boat and the crew are friendly and professional which contributes to a very memorable and relaxing dive. The food and beverage team definitely makes this hotel even extra special. Isabel and her team are a credit to the hotel and every request was absolutely no trouble. On my birthday I received no less than 2 cakes (one at breakfast, another after dinner) with all staff across the resort wishing me happy birthday on the day. I can highly recommend the sunken dig dinner on the beach. Really lovely and they tailored the menu for us to include all my favourite dishes. Both the Johara and Azura restaurants were great and alternated between the two restaurants during our stay. A special mention to Stanley, Roy and Devan who always had smile on their faces and happy to have a chat. We mostly ordered breakfast off there a la carte menu. There was more than enough breakfast variety for our stay. And even when items were not on the menu for breakfast, they were more than happy to accommodate my requests. For dinner, I really enjoyed the stir fried calamari at Johara and the local grilled reef fish and baked tuna at Azara. If you have space for dessert I would definitely recommend the coconut sorbet, it's delicious. I liked the fact that the hotel management is very visible with both the resident manager Dennis and the general manager David checking in on us to make sure our stay was going well and whether we needed anything. Both are very approachable and really interesting to hear about their experiences on the island. Thank you Jumeirah Dhevanafushi for making our holiday and birthday an experience we will never forget and we hope to return at some point to your little part of paradise
"One of the best resorts, anywhere!"
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is one of the best resorts, IN THE WORLD. I have been fortunate to travel to many resorts in my short life span: Nihiwatu, Alila in Uluwatu, several Amans, tons of Six Senses, and even more 4S's. I have never fell in love wih a resort as I have with Jumeirah Dhevanafushi. Why is Dhevanafushi so good' It all starts with reservations. The reservations team is very quick to reply to questions, moreso then any other resort. The reservations team is also very HONEST - I told them that my wife and I don't eat much and asked if it was worth purchasing half board. They said it wasn't in our case, so they aren't always looking for an upsell. Getting to Dhevanafushi was a breeze. We stayed the night @ Planktons Beach and the resort corresponded with Planktons Beach directly to arraign transfer times and a private taxi. The domestic flight was a breeze - the resort was waiting at the local airport and whisked us away to the resort in a jiffy. The room, Island Revive, is stunning. The room is completely private with no feeling of neighbors around you. Some resorts offer "privacy" but those are in much higher room categories - the category that we booked was only room category 2! Incredible! Housekeeping is on a Rosewood type level, if not better. Rosewood is known for "discreet" housekeeping, they even built hotels with secret passageways so you never "encounter" a housekeeper. Jumeirah applies those some principles - by the time we are finished breakfast and dinner, the room is already cleaned / turned down. We never encountered or have even seen the housekeepers, which is just incredible for a resort this size. Now that I mentioned size of resort, the overall size of Jumeirah is another major plus. My wife and I prefer SMALLER resorts - this way you get to know the staff and they get to know your likes/dislikes. Jumeirah only has 36 rooms and none of the restaurants and public areas are ever crowded, even when the hotel is at full capacity. You see the same staff at breakfast and dinner and they already know what you want to eat - just great! The staff is awesome. They are all so friendly and you can tell that upper level management really worked hard to make sure they love working at Jumeirah. The price delta here is very good. Jumeirah Dhavenefushi is one of the best resort values in the Maldives, if not the world. One of the biggest comparisons is Dhavenfushi vs Kihavah. I admit, we questioned that ourselves. But when you consider the cost (Jumeirah is less), the staff vs guest ratio, the friendly service (both before and during your stay), the more modern resort, the larger rooms, the seclusion, the great house reef, its really a no brainer. Come to Jumeirah - we are glad we did.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM