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"One of the most excellent service in the Maldives"
This resort is not very big. At least it has a boutique, high class feeling to it. The water villas and one of the main restaurants are on an almost island away from the island itself, connected through the house reef. It emerges from the ocean. At high tide or at night, you think you are in water villas in the middle of the ocean, far away from anywhere. An amazing experience! Though the main island is just 10 min away by boat and they have constant shuttles. The Balinese and Thai Spa was so good we kept going back. The chefs made us, as veggies, anything we wanted and special mention to Indian chef Kaka, who was like a daily Michelin-star Indian restaurant all by himself. The resort belonged to Jumeirah but it was sold off after the summer. Zeki Ozal, the Turkish general manager, sent by Jumeirah, was one of the best we have ever seen and on his calm, quiet and discrete way, he had imposed on the staff one of the highest standards of service we have seen across the world. And we know, as we go to the very best hotels and resorts across the world. Only trouble with that is that, from then onwards, you are disappointed everywhere else you go! It was almost spooky how it seemed all staff at the resort knew everything about you, as it were in real time, and catered for your every need, as if they were telepathic. The water villa we had was so big we could permanently live there. And we are used to a lot of space... It had its own reasonably sized pool. The diving was fantastic and the dive centre of the highest standards. As my wife and both reached an important milestone in our number of dives, they surprised us with a hilarious cake - see photo.
"Holiday of my Dreams"
We stayed for 7 nights at Dhevanafushi and this was my Christmas present from my partner. From landing at Male we were straight away greeted by a representative and everything from there was was straight forward and easy going. This is exactly what we were hoping for as both my partner and myself have high profile jobs so were looking to totally switch off. On arriving at the Island the weather was slightly rainy and overcast but it did not hide the fact this place was one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. We stayed in the Ocean Pearls - Over Water Villas for the duration of our stay. Hassan was our butler and did an excellent job in taking care of us, bringing fresh fruit and treats every day. We were obsessed with the bath that was outside and i absolutely loved the pool. Many people had recommended us not to get an outdoor pool when we were choosing where to go but i am glad we decided too as i just loved it. We spent a lot of time at the villa because we were relaxing and enjoying watching the fish, sunbathing etc. I was so happy to see a turtle as well which came right up to our villa, i almost cried! Each morning i woke up just before 6am and took in the Sunrise which just got more amazing every day. We enjoyed treatments at the Spa, i had a mud wrap and massage and my partner had a deep tissue massage. So relaxing and the spa was amazing. We also did the Champagne tasting with Shasheen the Sommelier who was incredibly knowledgeable. The only downside i would say would be the food options as one restaurant which was the local one to the Water villas was all Asian food. I love Asian food as i am half Thai myself but just not every day. On the mainland there is another restaurant but it was quite generic and not always the best options. However i really enjoyed the breakfast every day. With Raffles brand coming in i am sure it will see some good changes foodwise and we would definitely come again. We also did the New Years Eve Gala which was really fun, again it was raining but we really didn't mind. We live in Dubai so rain is actually a bit of a novelty! 5/7 days were perfect weather. All issues that we had/needs that we had were resolved very quickly and the staff could not do enough to help us. Unfortunately we were unable to do the Dolphin experience which i was so sad about but i was feeling ill so we decided not too. Then on the way out on he boat we saw over 20 dolphins around our boat jumping up as we headed out. It was an incredible l moment that topped off an incredible holiday. It really was like a dream come true and i still feel emotional thinking about how amazing it was.
"Paradise in the middle of Indian Ocean"
I spent 6 nights at the Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort with my husband. We chose the resort to spend our honeymoon and my 40th birthday. We could not have chosen a better place! From the point of the reservation and contact with Shifau and Jyldyz, our needs were listened and responded to. In addition to excellent accommodation rates, we were given a number of complimentary benefits, including: - a spa treatment, - a Jet ski ride, and - a Sunken Dig Dinner on the beach. The resort have their staff at the International Airport in Hulhumale, so they helped us with the check-in for the domestic flight to and from Kaadedhdhoo. The speedboat services from the Kaadedhdhoo airport to the resort were well organised, and transfers to and from the resort were seamless and very professional. Given that the resort is located about 400km from Male, we found the transfer service was very well coordinated. We had special dietary requirements and we needed a place with privacy - all of our expectations were met by the reservations staff and the staff on the ground. The service was exemplary - the resort is managed by staff from all over the world, whilst our butler and the waiters at the restaurant were predominantly Maldivian. This gave us the opportunity to also learn about Maldivian culture, traditions and food. We had the best butler, Shahin - he made sure that our stay was memorable, and he often surprised us with sweet treats in our villa, ensured that the bed was romantically decorated, especially for my birthday, and that the bubbling spa was ready after my husband and I came back from the birthday dinner. Chef Alto, ensured that our dietary requirements were met, and I would like to commend his great culinary skills, as the food buffets were really scrumptious, generous and offered a lot of variety, for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. We stayed in Villa No. 6 on the sunset side of the island - the villa is nestled amongst the family villas, however it is very private so that we could enjoy our own pool and access to the beach. The villa is quite immense, over 200sqm - and it was serviced every day. There are tea/coffee/bar amenities in the villa, great Wi-Fi connection, Bose system and satellite TV channels. The resort is equipped with great facilities: Spa, Gym and the Water Sport Centre, and you can bask in the warm Maldivian sea (water temperature is 27 degrees C) at your own leisure and/or enjoy several activities organised by the resort, such as fishing, visit to the private island, cooking classes, etc. My husband and I attended a macaroon making class in the kitchen of the resort, and that was quite the experience. The chef was very patient, skilled and friendly and he showed us all the techniques to making great macaroons. Once baked, macaroons were delivered to our room. The resort is great for couples, as well as families, and during our stay there were quite a few families with young children. Transfer to the water villas is organised by the resort, free of charge, by dhoni, and if you are lucky like we were, you would also be taught how to ride a dhoni. I was quite impressed with the fact that the resort is self-sustainable, as it desalinates water and produces its own energy. All meals are freshly cooked, including the croissants for breakfast, which apparently are made by a chef who works from midnight until early morning hours. Everything on the island is negotiable, and staff indeed make sure that all of the guests' needs are met. That is what really stood out for me, and leaving the resort and the island itself was really difficult and sad for me. Both staff and management seem to live and breath the same values, which is to ensure the utmost satisfaction of their guests. That was quite evident and consistent from the beginning to the end. If you want to experience a small piece of paradise, then do it at the Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort - you will enjoy the privacy, space, great facilities and exemplary service.
"Secluded and Just Beautiful!"
With only 37 villas, this is a relatively small resort with a boutique feel. It was secluded, romantic and stunningly beautiful. With all of that said, the thing that was most remarkable to us was the incredible customer service. From the outset, when we were personally greeted at the dock, the entire staff was focused on making this anniversary celebration memorable for us. Special thanks to Dennis, Shan, Moad, Ismael and the rest of the staff for working so hard to make our week an amazing one. We loved and highly recommend the ocean sanctuary rooms. They were incredibly clean, huge, comfortable and secluded. The personal touches blew us away. It was a bonus that we could see a pod of spinner dolphins playing a few yards off of our deck. Also recommended is the private sunset dinner that the staff will set up for you on the beach— not only is the setting stunning and romantic, but the fresh lobster, prawns and local fish were fantastic! We are looking forward to coming back next Christmas to see the makeover that is planned for 2018!
"World class excellence "
My wife and I have traveled the world and stayed at Amman and Four Season resorts and this is just as good. First of all, the island is drop dead gorgeous and fits the dreamy image of paradise. Non-stop, jaw dropping lush green beauty with beaches to match. We rented two private villas-one for us and one for the kids. Each was beautifully decorated in luxurious natural tones with 20 foot high vaulted ceilings. Enormous beautiful marble bathrooms. Super comfortable mattress king size bed. Full wall windows overlooking our private backyard and spacious private dip pool about 20’ long and 10’ wide. Each back yard has a private little path straight to the sugar white sand beach. Staff is ~stop local charming with personality and anything we want we got. A+++ service. Beautiful open spacious dining room and many meals on the beach. Food was very good and the Chef is a lovely experienced Italian. Experimented several night with themed local Maldive or Malaysian food. Plenty of water sports although expensive jet ski of $350/ hour. Great spa and very creative massage treatments. Wonderful snorkeling with amazing fish but coral is Al gore global warming brown-a little scary but locals say it’s improving We were the only Americans-very Chinese and some other Asians and Middle East. Very interesting crowd. Huge thumbs up to anyone interested.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM