When I tell this story to people they find it hard to believe, but it’s all true. The truth about this hotel is that it’s managed by Holiday Inn, but shouldn’t be called a Holiday Inn. It’s a really nice hotel that deserved to be in the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List. I arrived with speedboat from Male and they run the transfer as any of the luxurious Maldivian resorts. You get a cold towel and a drink. The towel had a nice mint smell and is the perfect start of a Maldvian vacation.
I stayed in a duplex villa, and it was very nice. It had a very comfortable bed and a different nice design. The hotel also offered a welcome drink and escorted to the villa. Kind of run like an Intercontinental and with very good service. It’s very misleading this is a Holiday Inn. The best thing about this resort is the value. Excellent value and an affordable choice for people that want to explore Maldives, but can’t afford to stay in a Four Seasons but still wants to stay in a great hotel. A 10/10 for the value and an overall rating of 9/10 because it’s a lovely island with great staff and close to the expensive Maldivian resorts.
My opinion: Great experience.