Huvafen Fushi Verified Reviews
Nakachchafushi North Malé Atoll, 08390, Maldives
9
10
Categories
Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.1
Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
9.5
Value for money
7.9
Location
9.7
Free WiFi
10

Lebanon
Reviewed: February 15, 2024
10
Fantastic gateway, very exclusive with great service
Pros: Everything ! Location, service, privacy, staff, spa.. we were lucky to have a wonderful butler Samaah who made everything possible.

United States of America
Reviewed: January 13, 2024
10
1000000% ralxation and peace
Pros: From A-Z everything is perfect

Australia
Reviewed: June 8, 2023
10
we came for our honeymoon and will definitely will come back the most amazing amazing by place and staff
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: June 4, 2023
10
The hospitality can not descripe it.
Pros: more than expectation.
Cons: i am trying to find somthing, but nothing. every thing completed.

Qatar
Reviewed: May 25, 2023
9.0
amazing resort with exeptiional experience
Pros: location, restaurant and variety of cuisines, Staff and spa
Cons: nothing

United Arab Emirates
Reviewed: April 24, 2023
10
amazing staff and nature
Pros: the staff the Bungolow the cleanings
Cons: nothing

Russia
Reviewed: December 22, 2021
10
Exceptional
Pros: Personal touch

Russia
Reviewed: December 14, 2021
9.0
ок
Pros: номер,персонал
Cons: фрукты

Turkey
Reviewed: December 14, 2021
8.0
perfect experience
Pros: smilimg staff good experience clean rooms and perfect island and location
Cons: foods may be better but it’s still nice

United Kingdom
Reviewed: December 5, 2021
9.0
Wonderful
Pros: Second visit to Huvafen Fushi and it managed to still be special. Not quite as good as the first time (under new management) but the facililites excellent. Beach bungalows better than over water rooms. Gym, spa and yoga over the water which is spectacular!
Cons: Food not as good as last time. Perhaps the pandemic and new management have not quite found their mojo yet. Need to improve the food offering. Also, it used to be adults only but now children allowed, which is shame.

Japan
Reviewed: August 21, 2022
10
人生で一度は訪れるべき楽園
Pros: 良かった点 · オーシャンヴィラから眺める最高に美しい景色、穏やかな波音、白い珊瑚の砂、不思議な海鳥たち、スノーケリングで見るコーラルと色とりどりの魚、フレンドリーできめ細やかなスタッフ、美味しく洗練された食事、アンダーウォータースパで受けるトリートメント、どれをとっても楽園のようでした。マーレの空港からスピードボートで30分程度というロケーションもちょうど良いです。人生で最高の旅行となりました!

Russia
Reviewed: August 15, 2022
10
Exceptional
Pros: Ставлю отелю 10, за полное соответствие нашим ожиданиями: 1)Было не много народу, можно было уединиться 2) Риф очень богатый, много различной рыбы и очень хороший заход в океан, даже при отливе 3) Кухня очень вкусная и разнообразная. Особенно много морепродуктов в ресторанах 4) Сервис просто ОТЛИЧНЫЙ! По приезду предложили виллу, с лучшей категорией без доплаты. Спасибо большое! Обязательно вернёмся ещё. Хороший фитнес центр и spa. По приезду была приветственная бутылка шампанского в номере.

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: July 22, 2022
10
Love your life there
Pros: We enjoyed our days there. Dolphins cruise was great and spa under water was wonderful. Our partner Mr. Didi was patient with us thanks for his time and kindness

United Kingdom
Reviewed: July 20, 2022
9.0
Maldives at it's best and highly recommended.
Pros: It was a very welcoming, thoughtful and professional resort. Many of the staff were exceptional and the Spa is out of this world. From the moment they pick you up to the moment they wave goodbye nothing is too much trouble.
Cons: In the low season I think there are too many staff to guests, so they were over attentive when I would of liked a little bit of less interruptions. I know getting the balance of attention is not easy and everyone is different but for me I would have preferred less.

Russia
Reviewed: July 18, 2022
10
Exceptional
Pros: Красивый отель,все удобства для комфортного отдыха! Очень внимательный персонал,большое спасибо Вики!

Brazil
Reviewed: July 15, 2022
10
Exceptional
Cons: Alimentação não condiz com a qualidade do resort

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: December 25, 2022
7.0
جميله لمدة 3 ايام فقط
Pros: الهدوء
Cons: صغر حجم المنتجع

Argentina
Reviewed: December 10, 2022
10
Excelente! Un paraiso el lugar, todo optimo! Me volveria a quedar en ese lugar!
Pros: El sevicio y la atencion del personal

United Kingdom
Reviewed: December 7, 2022
10
Perfect for 4 day honeymoon
Pros: Everything! Slightly further away from male which was good for us away from the airport. . Perfect for our honeymoon. Prices of activities and food very high but similar to the competition. We loved our beach bungalow with private pool in lieu of upgrade to sea bungalows. We loved the bang and olfsen sound system to play our music, our butler didi, the friendly staff, the beach the sea life sharks and turtles. The food was all amazing too. Gym on prominade. The underwater spa. Thank you.
Cons: Celsius restaurant lovely, but in evening à little dark to see our food clearly. Minor maintenance snags. Some decor a little dated imo. All these are very minor though!

Greece
Reviewed: November 20, 2022
10
Το ιδανικό μέρος για χαλάρωση είτε ζευγάρι είτε οικογένεια
Pros: Τα πάντα ήταν τέλεια από καθαριότητα Ευγενή προσωπικό ποιότητα στο φαγητό

United Arab Emirates
Reviewed: November 18, 2022
10
Our stay was absolutely amazing and will be definetly going back!
Pros: the Island is quite close to the airport, clean, many many activities to try. the staff were super friendly, professional and at your demand. our butler Younus was the best, he made sure our stay was smooth and up to the par. he met our every need and proactively supported us with activities and the spa. the team at Celsius ( Sujeewa, kessi, suaid, Ramiz) were absolutely gracious and professional and very friendly!
Cons: would have been nice to have had one more restaurant as another options

Kuwait
Reviewed: November 5, 2022
10
Exceptional
Pros: everything!
Cons: nothing

United Arab Emirates
Reviewed: October 17, 2022
10
My stay was one of the most amazing stays in Maldives. A special thank you to Vicky our butler, what an amazing host. Br
Pros: what an amazing hosting and hospitality, this was my 2nd stay in the hotel.
Cons: I would say and I have suggested that to the management and they have agreed to look in to it was the variety of food options. I was very impressed that they have asked me the same question and took my feedback and asked questions to understand more. Bravo!!!

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: April 20, 2022
10
Quality
Pros: the butler Haneef was of great support and accommodating our needs. the staff overall were welcoming and friendly. the spa is amazing while the water activities are of great variety and well offered… destination dinners are limited so u gotta book them way in advance. all in all, very chill and romantic resort for my honeymoon.
Cons: nothing.

Lebanon
Reviewed: April 19, 2022
9.0
Wonderful
Pros: everything about it was excellent, especially the service and the friendly staff
Cons: the lack of a wide beach area to swim, with chairs and umbrella

Turkey
Reviewed: March 22, 2022
9.0
peaceful
Pros: Beautiful environment, great staff, special thanks to Yunus ans Sammah. Great tea, great live music band, very big bungalow, great pool in front of the bungalow
Cons: Very noisy at nights because sea waves hitting the bungalow, orders in breakfast are delivered with delay. It gets boring after 3 nights.

France
Reviewed: March 15, 2022
8.0
Very Good
Pros: Hotel avec 40 chambres . Pas trop grand .Bon snorkling .chambre confortable Très beau spa. Choisir chambre océan
Cons: 2 restaurants seulement. Cuisine pourrait etre améliorée Service tres lent.... L eau est payante dans le pension complète. Cest dommage.

Kuwait
Reviewed: March 13, 2022
10
It is really paradise
Pros: I liked everything
Cons: Non

Kuwait
Reviewed: June 20, 2022
10
الشكر لمصطفى المصري وفيكي وfhod والطاقم لحسن التعامل
Pros: كل شئ
Cons: لا شئ

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: May 7, 2022
6.0
overall it was a fun stay with my daughters I felt exclusive
Pros: exclusive and our butler was at our service when ever we wanted.
Cons: very little Resturant choices and there was no gift shop

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: May 6, 2022
10
It’s really Dream Island
Pros: Everything was perfect
Cons: nothing

Israel
Reviewed: May 4, 2022
9.0
A week in Heaven for our honeymoon, Amazing Huvafen Fushi
Pros: We spent a week in heaven for our honeymoon, we enjoyed every moment and got to experience many magical moments on the island! The pros: _ Quick transfert from the airport so from the moment we landed in male airport, we checked in in our room an hour later, a big Plus! _ Laid Back vibe and design of the hotel, amazing vegetation on the island. _ Shuzaan our butler was perfect, his service was spotless! _ Great service overall _ Ocean bungalow was great comfort and really spacious with the best views especially during sunsets, really recommended! _ Good pizza and tasty fish (Tuna and Reef fish) _ Salt restaurant: quality of food, staff, ambiance and view WOW!!! _ Excellent reef for snorkeling with many colorful fishes, sharks, turtles and mantas. _ Very beautiful beaches with crystal clear water around the hotel with many ones where you get the beach only for yourself _ Great dive center with Musto that has been an excellent coach for my first Dive.
Cons: The cons: _ interior design of the room, a bit outdated but we still really enjoyed it. _ two islands on the horizon from pool area, one sandbank with many cargo ships around it and one further with high rise buildings, they damage the view a bit at first but you get used to it after a few days. _ Low quality bread, pastries, vegetables and fruits at Celsius restaurant _ Multiple times we saw plastic (bottles, small plastics etc..) on the island beaches and in more remote places of the island, the hotel should have 2-3 employees patrolling all the beaches during the day and clean up as much as possible, I am sure they clean once a day in the morning but unfortunately it is not enough.... That should be a priority of the hotel to clean any plastic ASAP for the guest to never notice it. _ High ugly antenna on the island (i think for internet and cable TV) that you can see from some area of the island, kills a bit the magic when you have it in sight. They should hide it more with high trees or make it smaller. we overall had a wonderful stay and would really recommend the island for honeymooners it is magic! Also we traveled end of April/beginning of May and had some very windy and cloudy days for the last part of our stay, I would recommend to travel between December and April to have the best weather possible (more magic moments when there is no wind and the sea is flat without any sea current)

Hong Kong
Reviewed: April 29, 2022
9.0
A quintessential Maldivian dream come true. Just make sure the purse strings are loose!
Pros: Stunning island that fully lives up to its "dream island" billing. Close enough to Male airport to make the transit a breeze, but far enough to avoid the endless seaplanes, boat traffic, and light / noise pollution from the capital, which is only just about visible on the horizon. Huge, well appointed and clean rooms (we stayed at the lagoon bungalow), thoughtful and personalized service (special thanks to our butler Yoonus), high amount of privacy despite the resort being relatively full, great food (the private / destination dining experiences are generally worth the premium), great house reef / local wildlife and unique wow factors (underwater spa, underground wine cellar, saltwater flotation pool, infinity pool, private dining and sunbathing spots dotted throughout) all add up to an unforgettable honeymoon experience.
Cons: Not much. Prices, especially private dining and excursions, are fairly steep so clarifying ahead of booking can help avoid sticker shock. "Standard" fare at the restaurants was slightly hit or miss at times, and portions are often absolutely massive by any standards. Limited room service menu. Few child-friendly facilities and little night time entertainment, but largely irrelevant as this is not the resort's key target audience in any case...

United Kingdom
Reviewed: April 21, 2022
10
A beautifully small, idyllic island with good value accommodation but extras are quite pricey.
Pros: Pretty much everything.
Cons: Cost of spa treatments, buffet and water sports was very high.

Russia
Reviewed: July 24, 2021
7.0
цена не соответствует качеству услуг
Pros: Питьевая вода в номере круглосуточно, фрукты, сладости во время вечернего сервиса. Приветливый персонал (батлеры, официанты)
Cons: 1. Нет минимального магазина, где можно было бы приобрести ДОПОЛНИТЕЛЬНО в случае необходимости простые вещи (солнцезашитные кремы, другие предметы ухода до и после загара, необходимые предметы личной гигиены, футболку и тд). В Мале туристов с острова не возят, сотрудникам тоже запрещено. Ранее был магазин, но сейчас его закрыли и неизвестно откроют ли вновь. И это отель люкс? 2. Теннисный корт превращен в склад строительных материалов. Очень печальное зрелище. 3. Очень ограниченное обеденное и вечернее меню в ресторане для выбора блюд. 4. Очень дорогой СПА салон, его посещают единицы. В подводный СПА водят только на экскурсию посмотреть подводный мир. 5. Идут активные строительные работы, на всей территории ходит очень много рабочих, что очень напрягает. От этого теряется ощущение романтики отдыха на острове.

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: July 23, 2021
1.0
Bad
Pros: The personal assistance was an amazing thing I think not more than 3nights at the resort
Cons: الافطار كان الاختيارات محدوده جداً ولايوجد تنوع ، الفلل الشاطئية مقاربه للمرسى وهذا سيئ لوجود روائح عوادم القوارب The breakfast was very limited and there was no variety and the location of the beach villas was opposite the marina for boats and the smell of gasoline was annoying and also the price for the places and services is very exaggerated

Qatar
Reviewed: July 14, 2021
10
Exceptional
Pros: I liked that the location of the island is not far from the airport, so great things to do , all the facilities are super clean, the food is amazing, the staff are the best especially “Suzaan” I recommend him

Bahrain
Reviewed: July 1, 2021
10
Wonderful honeymoon experience.
Pros: Everything was just perfect for our honeymoon , special thanks to Nazeeh our butler who made our stay magical. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, the restaurants top quality delicious food , the amazing views of the sea and sun set, and the great underwater marine diversity. The SPA is so relaxing and professional service. Thank you Huvafen Fushi for creating the best honeymoon.
Cons: Nothing

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: June 16, 2021
10
Exceptional
Pros: Excellent butler service. Allowed early check in and late check out. Thanks Nazeeh. Everyone is so friendly and snorkeling is good.
Cons: Everything you pay is with an additional 22% tax. I’m not sure why they don’t add it to the presented price. It is included for all activities, food and room service.

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: June 16, 2021
9.0
Wonderful
Pros: Excellent butler. Thanks Nazeeh.
Cons: Everything you pay is with an additional 22% tax. I’m not sure why they don’t add it to the presented price. It is included for all activities, food and room service.

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: June 16, 2021
10
استثنائي
Pros: كل شي مميز و ممتع رغم صغر المنتجع الا انه متكامل و فخم
Cons: قلة تنوع الاكل و كذلك المساج عادي جدا و اسعاره مرتفعة

Netherlands
Reviewed: April 23, 2023
10
onvergetelijk!!
Pros: hele fijne vibe, super vriendelijk personeel en prachtige accommodatie!

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed: February 25, 2023
10
يستحق الزيارة مره اخرى
Pros: المكان رائع جدا جدا وجميل
Cons: اتمنى ان يكون في المنتجع متجر هدايا وكذلك المزيد من المطاعم او تنوع الاكل

United Kingdom
Reviewed: February 25, 2023
8.0
Very Good
Pros: Third time we have been.

Kuwait
Reviewed: December 26, 2022
7.0
Better options are Ava with the same rate
Pros: staff were friendly and helpful
Cons: Food quality and options were not in level with 5 star hotels

Qatar
Reviewed: October 28, 2021
10
amazing highly recommended
Pros: everything was amazing food activities privacy and crystal clear water it has all and recommending naadi he made it even better thanks naadi
Cons: nothing

Czech Republic
Reviewed: October 1, 2021
10
Exceptional
Pros: Service, location , villas

United Arab Emirates
Reviewed: September 27, 2021
6.0
منتجع هوڤافن فوشي المالديف
Pros: المنتجع جيد . كنّا من قاطني الأكواخ المائية المطلة على المحيط. الكوخ جميل جدا وكبير مكون من غرفة للمبيت ومكان للجلوس وغرفة تبديل ملابس وحمام كبير مع جاكوزي. يتوفر ايضا صالة رياضية. ومركز تدليك تحت سطح الماء ب 8 امتار. يوجد مطعمين، المطعم اليومي اسمه سيليسيوس ومطعم ياباني اسمه ملح (سولت) يمتاز بالطعام الممتاز والموقع الرومانسي مع احتمالية تواجد اسماك القرش تحوم حول المطعم. النادل (شامو) في مطعم ملح كان مرحا في التعامل معنا اهديه التحية من هنا.
Cons: اسعار الطعام والفعاليات الاضافية مبالغ فيها. التوقيت في سبتمبر 2021 غير مناسب للباحثين عن الرياضات البحرية وفعاليات الغوص والغطس السطحي، لصعوبة اداء الالعاب في هذا التوقيت. وغير مناسب ايضا للباحثين عن اشعة الشمس حيث انها توقيت الرياح الموسمية والامطار والغيوم.

United States of America
Reviewed: September 21, 2021
10
Exceptional
Pros: Amazing views and beautiful place.
Cons: More food options

Jordan
Reviewed: September 17, 2021
8.0
Very Good
Pros: I stayed 6 nights at ocean bungalow it was excellent food could be much better
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Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
It was our first stay at Maldives, we have spend the celebration of the New Year there. It was wonderful, magic and paradise. We love the hotel, everything was perfect! The hotel makes you feel like a king and queen and they do everything to make sure your stay is perfect. We had a 2-bedroom pavillon and we had our own butler, this service was wonderful! This hotel is smaller than other hotels in Maldives what makes that the service is wonderful and also the food is more than delicious. At breakfast you have a buffet and you can choose site dishes from the card which are excellent. For lunch and dinner you have very exquisite à-la-carte restaurants. Kayak and sups are included in the price, my husband went on a fishing trip and they prepared the fish the next day for supper, it was delicious. I did 2 spa treatments that were very good! In the spa you can have a look at the beautiful fishes in the sea, the have build an underwater spa in the hotel what is wonderful... Huvafen Fushi is paradise... we want to come back one time.
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
Top place. Elegant island, beatiful house reef, great water sports, enough to do to enjoy place, but still kind of boutique so you can enjoy privacy.|Service absoloutely the highest level by the whole team and our buttler Nazeeh.|Very healthy and tasty breakfast, always for lunch/dinner option from beach restaurant with preety wide menu but EVERY dish is masterpiece and water loctaed Raw/Salt japanese restaurants with also absolutely finest dining experience. |All restauarants would be top place in any capital city in the world. Congatulations to all Chefs !
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
From the moment arriving at the airport, the airport team are very friendly and welcoming us at their lounge, assist us for check in and assisting us for the coffee and tea while waiting for the departure to the island. |The speed boat will takes 30 minutes to get to the island, on the boat they are providing the refreshing cold towel and coconut water which is very nice touch as the weather is really hot. |The moment when arriving at the island, the whole team including general manager Noel, resort manager Hamdhoon and front office manager and the teams are welcoming at the arrival jetty with the smiley face and greet you, and assisting you with your hand carry. |Our Thakuru Samaah is very friendly and helpful, he escorted us to the villa, island and villa orientation was given upon arrival with all the informations we needed. He is also assisting us with in villa check out so that we can spent more time in this beautiful villa. |We are staying in deluxe beach pool villa, and we loved it very very much. The interior of the villa is very much nature, with the color. The villa itself comes with 2 pools, 1 facing to the open sea view with sun beds at the front, and coconut trees on side which you can get the shade of the sun while enjoying the pool. Another highlight is the pool at the back of the villa which create so much privacy for those who need it with the gazebo and the outdoor shower, we loved it. ❤️|The resort is a small medium size, perfect for couple and those who love quiet and privacy. The island is clean, white sandy beach, facilities well maintained. They have sunset bar where you can enjoy cocktails and DJ before the dinner. Along they do have a gorgeous wine cellars with various of wines and champagnes for selection. The underwater spa is amazing, you can enjoy the massage while enjoying colorful fishes around you with the beautiful coral. |We had the dinner at Salt with Omakase menu. The foods are beautifully cooked and presented on the plate. We enjoyed it very much, we highly recommend you to try it. Of course the staffs are another highlight, we enjoyed being entertained by Mua and Moza, their service is top notch.|And we loved the snorkeling at the house reef, the fish and the corals are very rich, lots of colorful fishes. The highlight part of the snorkeling is the SHARKS 🦈 There are more than 15 sharks, black tip and nurse sharks around you at the bottom of Salt restaurant, and they are very much good size tho. We will recommend you to find Hamid from Float as a guide to show you around, he is very patience and professional to guide you throughout the entire snorkeling trip. |I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team for creating such beautiful memories for me and my friends for this reunited trip after long time. And we would like to thank IVY for making this reservation and appreciated the time she spent with us. |We highly recommend this resort, the experience you get it here way worth what you are paying for. ❤️
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
Newly renovated rooms and attentive service and very good food on a small but lush island.|With heavenly huge beds and comfy pillows,the best we have ever had!|We stayed in bb 10 and our sons in an ocean bungalow.(originally booked a lagoon bungalow,bur still not ready)The rooms where modern and nicely decorated.The OB of our sons was even more luxurious decorated than our beachbungalow.Massive room and a large outside area which lacked shade .The umbrellas could not change position.|We loved the open ocean view of our beachbungalow and the large covered deck and the lovely nightlit swimmingpool.|Also the GM came by to interact with the guests and made sure if our small problem with the room was solved afterwards.Because only half of the watervillas where open for guests,the resort felt a little empty and it is already a small island.So that could be the only reason not to return or maybe for 2/3 nights instead of 4 when traveling with our adult kids .
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
Such a wonderful holiday experience, with all that you would expect from the Maldives, but with soooo much more!||The villas are stunning and uber comfortable, but then there's also the minute attention to detail in every department, the care, the genuine warmth of the staff... The food - out of this world! Truly nothing to fault.||Thank you guys for an unbelievably amazing time...
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
Wir haben Weihnachten dort verbracht. Ein wunderschönes Resort auf einer gewachsenen Insel. Das Hausriff bietet sehr viel (Nurse Sharks - Black Tip - Turtles|Besonders hervorzuheben ist die Servicequalität. Ein Top Team, das den Gast perfekt umsorgt! Besonderes Highlight der Unterwasser Spa.|Die Ocean Villen sind gerade renoviert worden - TOP! |Die lagoon Villen werden renoviert.
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Stayed again after the new refurbishment. Wow. Didn’t think Heaven on earth could get better. Will be back again.
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
i have just returned from the most fabulous trip to the Maldives and my stay at Huvafen Fushi was just Paradise|everything from this small elegant hotel was perfect . |The newly refurbished Beach Villa was out of this world with a beautiful private pool at the front just steps from the beach and an additional Pool at the back leading off the enormous bathroom.|everything about this resort was very special a highlight was the underwater Spa this has to be a must for any one staying at the resort , the staff were the friendliest but what really stood out for me was the food !!! every mouthful i had was delicious in all the restaurants this resort really is a culinary delight |my stay was far too short and i am already planning my return - to me this resort is as close to Paradise as you can get |thankyou all the team at Huvafen Fushi you do an amazing job
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
J'y suis allé pour des raisons personnelles et sur recommandations et je ne fut pas du déçu de tout ce que j'ai y faire mais surtout de l'accueil extraordinaire de mon hôte Nazeeh.|La flore et la faune sous marines sont magnifiques,|La nourriture est belle en plus d'être une explosion de saveurs en bouche.|Sans parler des attentions personnalisées et sans pareil de l'équipe toute entière qui se plie en 4 pour les accomplir afin de vous satisfaire.|Ce fut le voyage de ma vie et j'espère vraiment avoir la chance de pouvoir revenir, à défaut je partage le fait que cette île est vraiment paradisiaque !
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
We visited Huvafen in November 2022 (TripAdvisor wouldn’t allow me to select this date) and since our visit, the resort has been comprehensively upgraded - certainly in terms of villa accommodation - reopening for the 2023 season. My impression is that Huvafen had rather lost its way - and now with Universal Resorts in charge, it will absolutely find its niche and deliver something great.||||Due to the resort upgrade since our visit, I won’t comment on the villas beyond saying that when we weren’t happy with our choice, the management upgraded us to a much larger villa with a stunning pool which we thoroughly enjoyed. We did look at one of the “sample” deluxe beach villas with pool that was already upgraded and it was very nicely done - with all the trademark comforts you’d expect from Universal Resorts and elegant, understated decor. I’d have been super-happy to stay in it.||||The island is lush and green. The pool is large enough for keen swimmers to really stretch themselves - as well as offering a delightful shallow zone for those who just want to bask in the cooling waters when it gets too hot or play with toddlers etc.||||We enjoyed the spa treatments - and the spa location, on a peaceful jetty away from the island. ||||F&B: The main restaurant, Celsius, was OK but looked a bit tired and lacked the polished service, quality of the setting and food offering at neighbouring Baros (a high bar to reach). I think with small tweaks it could easily be improved, and for families with kids it’s probably pretty good as it is. Salt, the specialty restaurant - Japanese fusion - was fantastic and a cut above. We went there most often for dinner and loved the food and atmosphere. I hope they haven’t changed it! The bar by the pool lacked atmosphere, had limited seating under cover (in case of rain) and needs more sensible seating to be enjoyable. This may have been part of the subsequent upgrade, but it definitely needed a little something.||||Within easy reach of Male airport by speedboat (a plus after a long flight), Huvafen is a lovely spot. Be aware: like all other resorts in the lower part of the North Male atoll, the view suffers from the sprawl of islands neighbouring Male, heavy industrial shipping passing through/moored near the city and visible construction going on to turn nearby atolls into artificial islands for new resorts - such a shame in terms of the needless damage to these coral reefs and the inevitable effect on marine life of dredging the sea floor for sand to build with. If you’re new to the Maldives, this probably won’t bother you, but as a visitor who fell in love with the place over 20 years ago, it is so sad to see. ||||Overall - full marks to the team at Huvafen for the huge lengths they went to to give us a great stay. Their heart is absolutely in what they do and anyone considering a visit can expect a warm welcome and genuine desire to please .
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
The best place to relx on the small calm island. The bungalows are newly renovated, some with two pools. The infinity pool is great. The butler service is amazing and dinner and lunch facilities are very good. SUP is available complimentary.
Reviewed: 4 months ago
5/5
the best hosting experience of our lives! maldives is the eighteenth country we know and the Hotel Huvafen was what impressed us the most. So beautiful when the place is the structure and impeccable and kind service from everyone. dreams Island!
Reviewed: 5 months ago
5/5
My wife and I visited as part of our honeymoon last September and I have been meaning to write a review since so I figured the one year anniversary would be a great time to do so. We still talk about the trip and experience often, and Noel and the team made the whole vacation magical. They went beyond to make the events and private under the ocean dinner experience extra special and memorable and we are truly grateful. Noel even upgraded us near the end which helped wrap up the trip beautifully. The rooms on the water, the cube, the temperature controlled pool, the views, and service were all incredible. Told many friends already and more Canadians will visit. Thanks for helping us build beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers.
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Reviewed: 7 months ago
5/5
Amazing island although it’s small but the layout is so good that you hardly see anyone around. We stayed in a sunset over water villa and it was amazing. Breakfast area was breathtaking and food was amazing. ||If you are into a small island (means no kids with crying babies) this is the one for the ultimate rest and relax. ||The service staff here are out of the world they provide the service with passion. Nothing is a trouble. ||Definitely will be back.
Reviewed: 7 months ago
5/5
This was a great place but we went there after a week in Baros (just to try something different as we had been to Baros twice before) and to be frank they are on a different level. The sandy areas felt more artificial and it was more difficult to enter into the sea to snorkle. Also we felt the boardwalk to the over sea villas was unsafe as there was no guard rail. The rooms themselves were more modern and tech friendly than Baros but they were not age accessible friendly. I could not get into the wonderful scenic bath as there was not a sufficient edge for me to sit on and slide in. Similarly I could not use our splash pool unless my husband was about as there was no simple handrail to use to assist me in and out. Therefore these were pointless additional costly features for us. I am 68 and pretty fit for my age, and like swmming and snorkelling but I know when not to risk a slip and fall.|Food was great and service friendly (I will forever be grateful to the young waiter who said I must have been very beautiful when I was young!!) but we are going back to Baros next year.|
Reviewed: 9 months ago
5/5
For once I am at a loss for words. Our stay at Huvafen Fushi was beyond excellent. From the time, we got picked up by one of their staff at the airport till the time he helped us check in our bags, it was like living in a fairytale dream. The resort in itself was phenomenal however, what made it even more memorable was the service that we received. A butler was assigned to us Marwa) - I sincerely believe that she is an angel because no one on this earth could be that kind and that perfect. I cannot wait to go back. It felt like, we were removed from our life and were allowed to spend a few days in heaven. That is exactly what I felt. The restaurant staff where we ate breakfast and dinner, did not bat an eye - everything was thought. We even received a singed farewell note from the chef, the chief of service and the resort manager. The resort manager (Mr Hamdoun) went from table to table every morning and chatted to all the guests. I treated myself to a underwater massage (Spaquarium) - and I will give it a 10 out of 10 - the massage and the location. We enjoyed our stay and if I could, I would give this resort a 6 star. By far one of the best holidays we have had. Thank you to the Huvafen Fushi team for making our holiday such a memorable one.
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Couple
Reviewed: 9 months ago
5/5
I have been to this magical place last month and I spent here 4 nights. Everything was amazing, from the place, to the food and staff. Everyone at Huvafen Fushi is so friendly and kind! I stayed in an overwater villa and in the Pavilion for the last night in Maldives and it was amazing! Shuzan, Ankita, Noel, Amed and all the guys at Huvafen made me feel like at home. The marine life here is another level. I was in tears when I left and I think this speaks for itself.
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Vacation
Reviewed: 10 months ago
4/5
The room and views are beautiful. Service was excellent!!! I wish I had stayed on the beach side as opposed to the open ocean side as it is a bit hard to enjoy a day at the ocean over the reef. The food we had was really good but we wish there were more restaurants available, specially if you are staying longer than 4 days. Be aware all inclusive does not mean you can order room service. Even if it is the same Meal you will eat at the restaurant, having it at your room requires you pay full price for the meal ( which can be really high, even if you purchased the all inclusive option)
Reviewed: 11 months ago
4/5
Even though I gave this resort 4 stars (and I'll explain the reason below), it's a beautiful, serene place. It's not overcrowded, breakfast was delicious, well-stocked and it even included a bloody mary and prosecco bar. Service is generally excellent. Marine life surrounding the island is abundant and you can see sharks, rays, lots of fishes and a relatively healthier coral reefs just a few metres from the beach. Food in general is good (except for the portion of one of the main dish that looked like an appetizer). My butler, Nazeeh, is so attentive and always around to check on us. The hotel even provided us a cake and champagne on arrival for my husband's birthday. I gave it 4 stars because the rooms really needed an upgrade, which they will do soon. And, my husband almost swallowed a piece of shattered glass that was sitting at the bottom of a coffee glass in our room. He fished it out from his mouth luckily. This could have resulted in serious injury and may have ruined our very expensive trip. The butler gave us a discount for the spa treatment I got and free laundry but I thought they could do better than that in terms of service recovery. So we asked for free massages, but instead they gave us a free 3-course lunch which happily we accepted. So I really think that management needs to step up and show up when something has gone wrong.
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Couple
Reviewed: 11 months ago
5/5
отдыхали на этом острове в феврале 2023 , это уже второй наш отдых в этом райском уголке , понравилось все , персонал точно дружелюбный , уборка в номере 2 раза в день , никаких проблем с чистыми и свежими полотенцами в течение дня , еда разнообразная и вкусная , особенно понравились тематические мальдивские ужины - такие свежие морепродукты в неограниченном количестве , приятная музыка , официанты в главном ресторане - замечательные ребята , отдельное спасибо русской девушке Веронике , она всегда с радостью помогала с выбором блюд тем , кто плохо говорит по английски , приятный бонус в этом отеле - шампанское утром и даже кровавая мери бесплатно , кстати встречают тоже шампанским , ну и напитком традиционным , отдельно про менеджмент- в отеле главный менеджер - очень интересный и просто болеющий за свое дело человек , точно на своем месте , нам повезло с нашим администратором Марвой , она родом из Египта, говорит по русски хорошо без проблем , на связи круглые сутки , и главное всегда с хорошим настроением , очень добрая к тому же , да до острова добираться на катере 30 минут -очень удобно , после самолета обеспечивают небольшой отдых и напитки и через 10 -15 минут на катер , если меня спросят -поеду я еще раз сюда - да поеду , остров небольшой , но ощущение на берегу моря , особенно утром такое,, что ты тут вообще один плаваешь , это действительно маленький рай , никто тебя не достает
Reviewed: 11 months ago
5/5
It was fantastic
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
This is just a perfect and spectacular resort. What more can be said? The rooms were beautiful and spacious. The view is amazing and the service is excellent. There is an extremely high chance of seeing beautiful sea creatures such as Stingrays, turtles and even sharks. Many activities can be done as well such as going on a dolphin cruise and going snorkelling and several exciting water sports. Definitely worth it!!
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Family
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Мы отдыхали в этом отеле с сыном 15 лет. Успели поработать, поучиться и отдохнуть. Ранее отдыхали на Мальдивах в более чем в 20 отелях. Есть с чем сравнить. Отель напомнил нам атмосферу Barosа. В плюсах выделю идеальную чистоту - на виллах и на улице. Полный лоск. Высокий уровень сервиса и мотивации персонала порадовать гостей. Мы жили в двух типах пляжных вилл. Пляж везде был чистейший, море тоже. Купаться удобно. Вторая вилла на рифе - приятно сноркать рядом с домом. Риф не плохой, наш ближний был на 4. Но мы не исследовали весь остров, сноркали только рядом, поэтому объективно оценить риф не могу. Кормят вкусно (ходили только в основной ресторан). Из минусов - не контролируют блюда на наличие глютена, сахара, лактозы, зная о пожеланиях гостей (исправились после переговоров), назначили нам англоговорящего Батлера, не говорящего по-русски. Мы совсем плохо понимаем по англ., поэтому понимали в основном, что наш Батлер хороший человек и очень старается выполнить свою работу на самом лучшем уровне. Но зато русскоязычная Марва (администратор) дала нам свой телефон и всегда была на связи. Очень нам помогла во всяких не стандартная ситуациях. Мы пробыли в отеле 7 дней и остались довольны. Уехали с чувством тепла и оставления дома. Машущие нам с пирса Батлер, Марва и ребята из команды оставили хороший след в нашей памяти. Отель искренне рекомендую. Удивляюсь, почему рейтинг отеля пока не так высок, как он того заслуживает.
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Harika karşılama ve harika otel. Aile ile gelmek için de ideal. Yemekler de harika. Aşırı tavsiyedir.
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Family
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
The hotel is amazing we stayed in the deluxe Beach villa it was amazing and then we moved to the over water villa as well and it was very wide and amazing and more private. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. The spa treatments are amazing. I really recommend the hotel. The only thing that was missing is the bicycle.
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Family
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Nice
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Vacation
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Dieses Juwel stellt alles in den Schatten! ||Vom Transfer ab Male und die Ankunft auf Huvafen Fushi, über die traumhaften Bungalows und die schöne Hotelanlage bis zur exzellenten Küche - hier bleiben keine Wünsche offen!||Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und trotzdem naturbelassen, auf die Privatsphäre der Gäste wird besonders Wert gelegt. Dennoch fühlt es sich nicht anonym an, sondern es herrscht eine warme und unkomplizierte Atmosphäre. Der Unterwasserspa ist ein Highlight und das Brot beim Frühstücksbuffet so gut wie frisch aus der Bäckerei. Die vielen kleinen Details und täglichen Aufmerksamkeiten verschönerten den Aufenthalt zusätzlich.||Die Auswahl der Bungalows hat uns besonders gut gefallen - je nach Bedürfnis findet sich hier die Traumunterkunft. Auch Splittage (Hälfte Overwater und Hälfte Beach-Bungalow) sind möglich.||Wir reisten mit unserem 6 Monate alten Baby und auch es wurde herzlich empfangen und mit kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten verwöhnt.||Wie immer machen schlussendlich die Menschen vor Ort den Unterschied! Dem kompletten Staff des Huvafen Fushi möchten wir ein riesiges Dankeschön aussprechen! Ihr habt mit eurer herzlichen, zuvorkommenden und fröhlichen Art den tollen Aufenthalt komplett gemacht! Auch danke, dass ihr euch wenn es die Zeit erlaubte rührend um unser Baby gekümmert habt und uns stets mit einem ansteckenden Lächeln willkommen geheissen habt. Ein besonderes Dankeschön an Kessi, Mua, Anastazia, Mode, Shuzaan, Bilay, Shamir, Nabaa, Ivy, Hamid, Shambu, Unias, dem herzlichen Staff des Spas, den talentierten Chefs des Restaurant Salt, das zuvorkommende Team vom Roomservice (ihr habt uns wie im Restaurant fühlen lassen) und den Gärtnern, die mit viel Fleiss die tropische Insel pflegen. Wir wünschen euch von Herzen nur das Beste und kommen liebend gerne wieder!||Fabian und Debby mit Baby
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Fantastic place, excellent kind and professional service. We loved breakfast and enjoyed the Japanese restaurant. We stayed in the Ocean bungalow that was big and comfortable with sunset views. Lots of white beaches, snorkeling, diving, pools. Go have fun! Got there by 35mins boat.
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
환상적인 곳입니다. 신혼여행으로 왔는데 정말 좋았어요. 친절한 버틀러 덕분에 불편함은 전혀 없었고, 음식도 이탈리안부터 아시안 푸드까지 다양하게 준비되어 있어서 질리지 않고 매일 맛있게 먹었습니다. 어매니티는 모두 딥티크로 준비되어 있어요. 아주 만족스러웠습니다. 추천해요.
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
신혼여행으로 몰디브 후바펜푸시를 다녀왔습니다. 수많은 리조트 중에 고민하여 고른 후바펜푸시는 최고의 선택이였습니다.||1. 리조트 및 시설|비치방갈로 2박 라군방갈로 3박을 하였습니다.|시설은 고급스럽고 깔끔하였으며 개인수영장도 적당히 깊어 놀기에 좋았습니다. |리조트에서 조금만 걸어나가 스노클링을하면 다양한 물고기와 상어를 만날수있었습니다. 만타와 거북이 돌고래도 출현하였고 직접볼 수있어 행복했습니다|리조트의 상징적인 장소인 인피니티풀은 바다와 이어진 것같은 몽환적인 곳이였습니다. 깊이도 깊어 성인들이 수영하기 좋았고 밤에는 불빛이 들어와 아름다웠습니다.|헬스장과 스파는 바다 한가운데에 위치한 기분이였고 분위기도 좋았습니다.||2. 직원분들|말레공항에서부터 방갈로 레스토랑 액티비티 스파 의무실 등 마주친 모든 직원분들이 정말 친절하였습니다. 섬에서 마주치면 모두가 반갑게 안부를 묻고 인사를 해주었습니다. 특히 출국할때 공항에서 비행기편이 일부 바뀌었었는데 마지막까지 비행기 예약편을 같이체크해주어 감동이였습니다.||3. 버틀러|저희에게 배정된 Marwa는 여행 첫날부터 떠날때까지 우리를 세심하게 챙겨주었습니다. 숙소 레스토랑 인피니티풀 스파 등 이동장소를 버기카로 데려다 주었고, 액티비티나 스파 룸서비스 예약을 챙겨주어 편했습니다. 항상 부족한 것이없는지 물어봐주었고, 어디에있든 수시로 휴대폰(카톡)으로 소통할 수 있어서 좋았습니다. 와이프가 다친적이있었는데 의무실에 데려다주었고 케어를 해주었습니다. 마지막날엔 섬의 멋진장소를 돌며 아름다운 커플사진도 찍어줬습니다. 행복한 허니문을 위한 진심이 느껴졌습니다||4. 허니문 & 서비스|허니문 여행을 기념하기 위해 침대에 아름답게 데코레이션을 해주어 기뻤습니다. 인피니티풀에서 촛불을 배경으로 한 로맨틱한 저녁식사는 최고였습니다|음식은 소고기 양고기 태국음식 몰디브음식 일식등 다양하게 먹었고 모두만족하였습니다.|스파는 살짝 비싸긴하였지만 피로가풀리고 좋았습니다|액티비티는 float이라는 익스커젼 장소에서 워터스키 제트스키 패러세일링을 하였고, 섬의 다양한장소에서 스노클링을 즐겼습니다. ||짧은시간이였지만 정말 행복했던 시간이였습니다 지금 다시 직장해복귀하였으나 매일매일 후바펜푸쉬가 생각이납니다.|꿈의 섬에 한번더 가고싶습니다!
Reviewed: a year ago
3/5
As usual good hospitality from staff
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Vacation
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
We just finished a week at Huvafen Fushi and it was one of the best, most relaxing, and most fun vacations of our life. We stayed in an overwater bungalow, which was incredibly comfortable, with gorgeous views, a private pool, and a bathroom with all the amenities. The food and drinks were amazing as well, with a cocktail and wine menu that is simply unbelievable (no really, the underground wine cellar was spectacularly designed AND had an amazing stock). The breakfast buffet was extensive, the pizza at forno, the sushi at Salt was so fresh and delicious, and our private dinner in Vinum was breathtaking, both in food, atmosphere, and service. The in-bungalow dining option, which we used a few times, was great too! As for activities, we didn’t take advantage of the spa or water sports, but we did go scuba diving, which was great! We were taken out to a wreck and a reef that was some of the best diving I have ever seen. And even when not diving, the house reef, about 10m offshore, was amazing as well. I would spend many afternoons with a snorkel and mask just drifting slowly over the reef, watching the abundant wildlife go about their lives. We also took part in their coral nursery program, where you pay for a frame, and the staff marine biologists help you put baby corals on the frames and put them in a place to help grow and expand the local reef. They’ll also send you pictures and updates…I’m looking forward to seeing how frame 253 “Galileo” grows and thrives. Though there are 40ish rooms on the island, the service was so thoughtful and personalized, it basically felt like a private island. This is thanks to the amazing staff, who are all incredibly friendly and hospitable. And especially thanks to the butler program they have: there’s no reception or concierge, but rather a butler assigned to you to arrange all reservations, activities, and anything else you might need. At one point, due to a combination of motion sickness and sunburn, my wife was feeling actively bad. And the staff was so accommodating and concerned. They got the resident doctor involved and she quickly got my wife the things she needed to feel better. Special shout outs: - Haneef, our butler, was AMAZING. Always thoughtful, thinking ahead, and ready with anything and to answer any questions. - Joseph, who may be the most interesting man in the world. Me and him had long conversations about, well, everything, while he introduced me to some of my new favorite whiskeys. - Kessi - My man on service. Friendly, attentive, and great to talk to. - Nabaa - The Breakfast Queen. By the second day, she knew my coffee order and was asking if my wife was napping. - Musto - Resident dive master, who was so patient and instructive as we got back into the scuba groove. Took us on a tour of the house reef and another wreck/reef. You need a dive master/guide, he’s your man. - Dr. Wilma - so friendly, so helpful, and made sure my wife felt better. - Amande - One of TWO resident marine biologists! Not only led the coral restoration project for me, but then took me on a tour of the house reef, along with explaining what we saw and the behaviors of the reef residents. Ask her about her work on reef recovery and see the excited look of a scientist when they have a plethora of historical data. - General Manager Noel, who made sure we were well taken care of, including sending some soothing gel when he noticed we were sunburnt. The place isn’t cheap by any means, but it was worth it. And at about half the size of most other resorts in the area, it has that feeling you get at boutique hotels of personalized attention and service. It will take some time and some savings, but we’ll be back.
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Amazing resort and a beautiful house reef for diving and snorkelling. Great staff and the rooms are generous.
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Мальдивы это рай на Земле .||Отель центр этого рая . Замечательное расположение , трансфер на катере от аэропорта , шикарные бунгало на сваях , ощущение что ты паришь над океаном .|| Мириады красивейших рыб в воде , аисты , красота
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Very nice experience, excellent service, friendly staff, specially the hotel manager Mr. Hamdoon And our great butler Mr. Yoonus. The number of restaurants were very limited (2 main restaurants only) but the variety of food was excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends if they’re looking for a small island, not crowded and amazing overall experience. Overall the hotel is cozy and romantic
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Pasamos un muy buen rato en huvafen por nuestra luna de miel. Nuestro bungalow estuvo magnifico y la atencion del butler Haneef tambien.|Las instalaciones son muy buenas y la alberca tambien.|Estamos muy decepcionados de la calidad de la comida por eso les ponemos 4.|Parece calidad de un all inclusive malo y pagamos 250 dlls por cena.|La atención en la alberca es muy mala porque nunca hay nadie al pendiente de ti.|Te incluyen un 10% de servicio en todo y al parecer la gente no esta contenta con eso y quieren mas.|Muchísimas que mejorar!
Reviewed: a year ago
4/5
المكان خيالي .. جميل واجد، الجزيزة جميلة وفيها مساحة تتمشى فيها على البحر .. الأكل جيد جدًا الخدمة راقية وسريعة (vicky) 👌🏻 تحية لك .. اهتمام ودقة في المواعيد .. تجربتي كانت عائلية من أجمل الرحلات 💕
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Seit 2002 waren wir zum neunten mal auf huvafen||jedes mal ein unglaubliches Erlebnis ||super tolles Personal ||Alle wünsche werden dir / euch erfüllt ||Preis Leistung Top ||Mega Luxus aber nicht übertrieben ||super zum tauchen eine der besten Tauchbasen ||auf den Malediven||( waren insgesamt noch auf sechs weiteren Inseln)||Essen top ||Bungalows top||Hausriff unglaublich schön man kann um die ganze Insel schnorcheln||alles in allem nur zu empfehlen||Unser tip sucht euch die low season aus keine Angst vor Regen ist eh das ganze Jahr total selten
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Huvafen Fushi-настоящий мальдивский курорт расположенный на красивейшем, зеленом острове и имеющий прекрасный риф в ближайшем доступе.||||Отдыхала в отеле с друзьями. Персонал отеля очень внимательный и с момента встречи в аэропорту, а также во время нашего пребывания на острове, абсолютно каждый сотрудник был участлив к любой нашей просьбе и выполнял ее с радостью.||||Атмосфера на острове очень гостеприимная и мы чувствовали себя расслаблено и очень комфортно, как дома! ||||Мы жили в вилле на воде-очень просторная, с гостиной, спальней и просторной террасой с бассейном над водой.||||Рядом с водными виллами расположен вкусный японский ресторан на воде. ||Также есть ресторан у общего бассейна, где очень приятно проводить время-бассейн инфинити , глубокий , с красивым видом)||Спа прекрасный, водные виды спорта есть, но мы их не испробовали.||Риф красивый!||||Сердечно благодарю генерального менеджера отеля Noel Cameron за внимание и гостеприимство ко всем гостям! Профессионализм(ранее Noel работал в другом прекрасном резорте на Сейшелах), доброта, внимание к каждому гостю сделало наш отдых незабываемым. ||||Также благодарю нашего батлера Юнуса за то что был внимателен к нам и предугадывал все наши пожелания.||||Спасибо всей команде! Надеюсь на возвращение 🥳
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Wonderful experience in Huvafen Maldives
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Сразу по пунктам плюсы отеля:|1. Хочется отметить комфорт при встрече в аэропорту, мы прилетели в 7 утра, нас сразу же встретили, отвели в прохладный офис, зарегистрировали и на боте отвезли в отель.|2. Бот чистый, абсолютно новый. Предоставили воду на борту. Плыли мы минут 20, не больше.|3. На острове нас встретили наш батлер Ханиф и управляющий менеджер отеля, несмотря на столь ранее время.|4. Мы проживали на Вилле с 2 бассейнами, под номером 14. Мы отдыхали с годовалым ребёнком, поэтому наша вилла была на пляже. У нас был собственный пляж, отлично закрытый пальмами и живыми изгородями, что придавало ощущение полного уединения и приватности. |5. Вилла отлично продумана, особенно система кондиционирования, нет прямых потоков холодного воздуха, с ребёнком это было невероятно важно.|6. Ванна - мечта! Это не просто ванная комната, а ещё и бассейн, 2 душа, один из которых под открытым небом, ну и сад с цветами. Любовь с первого взгляда!|7. Про обувь рекомендую забыть, здесь абсолютно везде мельчайший нежный песочек, даже в ресторане.|8. Кухня прекрасна. Все, что мы заказывали в основном ресторане, японском ресторане и на виллу было вкусным и свежим! Для нашей дочери даже готовили специально супчик, кажется, его уже даже внесли в детское меню ))) Что тоже говорит о лояльности отеля.|9. Ну, о природе можно сказать в двух словах - шикарный белый песок, прекрасная морская вода, кристально чистая и целый аквариум в нескольких метрах от берега. Это Сказка! |10. Огромное спасибо всему персоналу отеля, все невероятно милые и обходительные! Отдельное спасибо нашему батлеру Ханифу.||11. Ну и «вишенкой на торте» был завтрак в нашем бассейне, очень круто!||Ну и если уж совсем вредничать, из минусов:|1. Слишком шумный внешний блок кондиционера соседней виллы, который выходит прям на входную дверь. Из-за этого шумновато в номере.|2. Плохой сигнал интернета в самой вилле. Но в таком месте это была такая мелочь.|В целом, все было прекрасно - на все 150% 🥰
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Perfect place for honeymoon
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Our stay for honeymoon! Had the best time here. Everything from staffs to food was amazing. Gorgeous turquoise waters, clean beaches and the spacious villa was beyond our expectation. Dolphin cruise and close encounter with stingrays were unforgettable ☺️
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Excellent service experience.
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Thank you for this unforgettable experience. Huvafenfushi is a small and elegant resort in the North Atoll - feels very private, exclusive and remote (even though you may fear that's not the case since only 30 minutes by boat from the capital). From the moment we arrived, we felt taken care of by the amazing resort staff - did a quick island tour and were walked to our amazing ocean bungalow, where we opened the first (of many) Champaign bottles in front of a breathtaking view on the pool deck. Among the best experiences we tried during our week on the island - the snorkelling tour (where we could see 5 turtles!), the floating breakfast in our bungalow (food was for a family of 4!), the underwater massage in the spa (a bit like relaxing in a fish tank), the fishing experience at sunset, to name a few. Perfect resort for snorkelling lovers (there is a very active reef right in front of the main resort restaurant), and if you want to avoid masses of tourists and loud families. Service was excellent, food was good quality (especially for breakfast) with a wide variety of choices. Definitively recommended and would love to go back at some point!
Trip type
Vacation
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
In der Übersetzung heißt Huvafen fushi die Trauminsel. Aber nicht nur die Insel war traumhaft schön. Das gesamte Team, die hervorragende Küche,der wunderschöne Lagoon Pool Bungalow alles war perfekt !||Wir sind schon sehr viel gereist und haben wunderschöne Orte besucht aber das Resort Huvafen fushi war wirklich ein Traum - wie in einer anderen Welt ! Von der perfekt organisierten An-und Abreise , sehr schöne und vorallem leckere Büffetts,||Freundlichkeit des Personals und ein sensationelles Spa war alles hervorragend. ||Ein besonderes Dankeschön an den Manager des Resorts,der sich allen Anfragen persönlich annahm und morgens beim Frühstück sehr nette Worte für einen schönen Tag fand und sich nach dem Wohlbefinden erkundigte. Ein Dankeschön auch an Yoonus der sich den ganzen Tag nett und zuvorkommend um uns kümmerte. ||Dieses Resort und diese wunderschöne Insel sind sehr zu empfehlen !||Herzlichen Dank !
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Visiting the Maldives has been a major bucket list travel experience for my wife and I for many years. A year ago we compiled a list of 80 resorts, then began thinning it out based on our personal criteria; Aesthetics of the villas, food, service & spa reviews, health of the house reef, etc. We finally settled on Huvafen Fushi. I don't see how we possibly could have done better. Every detail of our trip was handled with exceptional care by the staff of Huvafen Fushi. Our thakuru (butler) Vicky was perhaps our most valuable asset in helping provide us with a flawless, perfectly orchestrated trip. We are definitely food lovers so this was an important aspect of our selection. The kitchens of Huvafen Fushi did not disappoint. The breakfast at Celsius was one our favorite things, we always looked forward to that meal. You can't go wrong with dinner at Salt for the sushi or Celsius for the more international menu. The Mas Bazaar, and Lobster & Champagne dinners at Celsius are not to be missed. The sunset cocktail hour at Raw was always spectacular. We also did a sandbank lunch experience that was out of this world. They took us by private yacht to the sandbank where we snorkeled and enjoyed a multi course lunch with wine. The crew sets it all up for you then hops back on the yacht a little ways off shore to give you privacy. Another important criteria for us was the health of the house reef. We are avid snorkelers and divers so a good house reef was a must. Unfortunately we couldn't dive on this trip due to some personal heath concerns which made having a decent house reef all the more important. Reefs all over the world are suffering but Huvafen Fushi's is hanging in there. Much in part due to the conservation efforts of their resident Marine Biologists, like growing new Coral on frames around the reef. We were not disappointed with the quality or quantity of sealife to observe. One of the highlights is to head over by the restaurant Salt where an abundance of Nurse and Black Tip reef sharks like to hang out. We saw many colorful fish, rays and turtles all around the reef as well. One of the big draws for us was the accommodations. We spent our 1st 3 nights in a Deluxe Beach Bungalow with not 1 but 2 private pools and direct beach/ocean access. You could hang out in the front pool and stare at the ocean or retreat to the more private pool in the rear of the villa nestled in your private garden sanctuary. We were lucky enough to score one of the villas (#16) right in front of the house reef. We just walked right off our deck onto a stunning stretch of beach and into the ocean to explore the reef. The next 4 nights we stayed in an amazing over water Ocean Bungalow (#33). We spent hours sitting on our deck or in the infinity pool just soaking up the sun and sea air. It was an awesome location for observing sealife as it swam past your deck. We saw a number of fish, sharks and rays just drinking Campari spritzers on our day bed. The spa at Huvafen is not to be missed. The whole spa is out over the water and the treatment rooms have windows under the massage tables looking down into the ocean. Total bliss to get a massage while looking at sealife swim past and having the sounds of the ocean lull you into a deep state of relaxation. We've had many massages over the years and our masseuses Jinky and Dina are among the best. We would like once again to thank our thakuru Vicky who helped make everything possible and so very special, Noel the gm for helping create such a wonderful place, Sammah and the crew who handled our Sandbank lunch experience with the utmost professionalism, Anistasia & Anan the hostesses at Celsius and Salt who always had great energy and looked after everyone so well. A huge thanks goes out to all the staff of Huvafen Fushi for making our trip such a wonderfull experience. A moment in our lives that we will always look back on with the fondest of memories, and who knows, maybe someday we'll be back to make new ones!
Travel group
Couple
Reviewed: a year ago
5/5
Très bel hôtel proche de Male|Vraiment très pratique si vous ne voulez pas passer trop de temps dans les transferts |L’île est petite mais avec assez peu de bungalows donc cela n est pas gênant|Les bungalows sur pilotis sont très bien, belle chambre, très belle salle de bain, petite piscine mais pratique. Rien à dire |La piscine est belle et à une très belle vue, très agréable |Très beau spa et belle salle de sport |Mais toutes les prestations sont très très chères et les repas sont bons mais rien d exceptionnel et surtout pas se plats un peu originaux au restaurant principal|Le restaurant japonais est très bien |Par contre le service est très lent dans tous les restaurants… on est en vacances on a le temps mais la … ils abusent un peu |Hôtel assez dangereux avec des enfants en bas âge car peu de protection … |Coraux très abîmés mais pas mal de poissons, tortues, requins et raies à portée de palmes du resort|Nous avons passé un bon moment, reposant mais nous avons pas eu d’effet waou et surtout même si la qualité est là … les prix sont exorbitants
Reviewed: 2 years ago
5/5
Отдыхали в отеле 3 недели с 2-х летним ребенком. Остров ухоженный, много зелени,с хорошим пляжем. С ребенком очень удобно плавать, чистое дно, удобный заход. Взрослым тоже очень комфортно, на северной стороне нет значительного отлива. НО! практически нет рифа. Есть красивые рыбки, акулы, но живых разноцветных кораллов нет, к сожалению. Вилла на берегу довольно просторная, близко к воде. Никаких москитов мы не видели, спали с открытыми дверьми. Еда не плохая. Завтраки однообразные, с сервисом бывают проблемы. В целом хорошее впечатление от острова. Ребенок уезжать совсем не хотел.
Reviewed: 2 years ago
5/5
Beautiful place with beautiful people. And best butler Yonus.
Trip type
Vacation
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Reviewed: 19.02.2024
5/5
We spent a week on this beautiful small Island in an Ocean Villa wirh Pool. The Villas are big and spacious with wonderful Sunset Views. The food is amazing. We enjoyed every meal. Breakfast is Buffet with fresh to order items. Dinner is a la carte. The sushi at Salt is heavenly. We spent a lot of time in the water with snorkeling. Either at the housereef or by boat. The Float Dive team did an awesome job and even organized an unscheduled Turtle Reef snorkel just for us. Top notch! The spa has an underwater treatment room and this is not to be missed. You can enjoy your massage while watching the Ocean Life. We even saw a black tip shark swimming by. Thank you to our butler Didi and the whole team at Huvafen for crafting an unforgettable stay!
Reviewed: 19.11.2022
5/5
This was my second visit to Huvafen Fushi and it was just as great as I remember. I booked a Lagoon Bungalow with Pool that was modern and very large. What I loved most about my room, was that the sharks came to me, I never had to swim to them. It was heaven sitting on my deck with a beer watching all the sharks and rays pass by. Huvafen is also a smaller island, so you can easily get from A to B quickly. The food was also amazing with Salt being my favourite, best lamb chops I have ever had. This is an ideal luxury resort for couples who want high end service in a stunning setting.
Reviewed: 16.02.2024
5/5
Oh my goodness what a place! This was our second time the first being 4 years ago just before Covid hit the world. We had to go back because it was just wonderful then but they exceeded our expectations and we didn’t want to leave. Everything has been modernised without losing the simple style of a pure paradise Island. It is difficult to put into words how lovely this place is. The staff are friendly and calmly efficient. Nothing is too much trouble. Everything about it feels right and you feel like you have come home 😊 It was my birthday while we were there and they certainly made it very special. From a message in the plunge pool when I returned from breakfast to a scuba diver appearing in the water during our “underwater” dining experience in the evening. Incidentally the food is delicious too. Absolutely heavenly week… looking forward to going back again one day. Congratulations to the manager Noel and all his team. Special mention to Naadi our butler too. Thank you for such a wonderful holiday 😊😊😊
Reviewed: 14.01.2024
5/5
It was our first stay at Maldives, we have spend the celebration of the New Year there. It was wonderful, magic and paradise. We love the hotel, everything was perfect! The hotel makes you feel like a king and queen and they do everything to make sure your stay is perfect. We had a 2-bedroom pavillon and we had our own butler, this service was wonderful! This hotel is smaller than other hotels in Maldives what makes that the service is wonderful and also the food is more than delicious. At breakfast you have a buffet and you can choose site dishes from the card which are excellent. For lunch and dinner you have very exquisite à-la-carte restaurants. Kayak and sups are included in the price, my husband went on a fishing trip and they prepared the fish the next day for supper, it was delicious. I did 2 spa treatments that were very good! In the spa you can have a look at the beautiful fishes in the sea, the have build an underwater spa in the hotel what is wonderful... Huvafen Fushi is paradise... we want to come back one time.
Reviewed: 13.01.2024
5/5
Top place. Elegant island, beatiful house reef, great water sports, enough to do to enjoy place, but still kind of boutique so you can enjoy privacy. Service absoloutely the highest level by the whole team and our buttler Nazeeh. Very healthy and tasty breakfast, always for lunch/dinner option from beach restaurant with preety wide menu but EVERY dish is masterpiece and water loctaed Raw/Salt japanese restaurants with also absolutely finest dining experience. All restauarants would be top place in any capital city in the world. Congatulations to all Chefs !
Reviewed: 08.01.2024
5/5
From the moment arriving at the airport, the airport team are very friendly and welcoming us at their lounge, assist us for check in and assisting us for the coffee and tea while waiting for the departure to the island. The speed boat will takes 30 minutes to get to the island, on the boat they are providing the refreshing cold towel and coconut water which is very nice touch as the weather is really hot. The moment when arriving at the island, the whole team including general manager Noel, resort manager Hamdhoon and front office manager and the teams are welcoming at the arrival jetty with the smiley face and greet you, and assisting you with your hand carry. Our Thakuru Samaah is very friendly and helpful, he escorted us to the villa, island and villa orientation was given upon arrival with all the informations we needed. He is also assisting us with in villa check out so that we can spent more time in this beautiful villa. We are staying in deluxe beach pool villa, and we loved it very very much. The interior of the villa is very much nature, with the color. The villa itself comes with 2 pools, 1 facing to the open sea view with sun beds at the front, and coconut trees on side which you can get the shade of the sun while enjoying the pool. Another highlight is the pool at the back of the villa which create so much privacy for those who need it with the gazebo and the outdoor shower, we loved it. ❤️ The resort is a small medium size, perfect for couple and those who love quiet and privacy. The island is clean, white sandy beach, facilities well maintained. They have sunset bar where you can enjoy cocktails and DJ before the dinner. Along they do have a gorgeous wine cellars with various of wines and champagnes for selection. The underwater spa is amazing, you can enjoy the massage while enjoying colorful fishes around you with the beautiful coral. We had the dinner at Salt with Omakase menu. The foods are beautifully cooked and presented on the plate. We enjoyed it very much, we highly recommend you to try it. Of course the staffs are another highlight, we enjoyed being entertained by Mua and Moza, their service is top notch. And we loved the snorkeling at the house reef, the fish and the corals are very rich, lots of colorful fishes. The highlight part of the snorkeling is the SHARKS 🦈 There are more than 15 sharks, black tip and nurse sharks around you at the bottom of Salt restaurant, and they are very much good size tho. We will recommend you to find Hamid from Float as a guide to show you around, he is very patience and professional to guide you throughout the entire snorkeling trip. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team for creating such beautiful memories for me and my friends for this reunited trip after long time. And we would like to thank IVY for making this reservation and appreciated the time she spent with us. We highly recommend this resort, the experience you get it here way worth what you are paying for. ❤️
Reviewed: 06.01.2024
5/5
Newly renovated rooms and attentive service and very good food on a small but lush island. With heavenly huge beds and comfy pillows,the best we have ever had! We stayed in bb 10 and our sons in an ocean bungalow.(originally booked a lagoon bungalow,bur still not ready)The rooms where modern and nicely decorated.The OB of our sons was even more luxurious decorated than our beachbungalow.Massive room and a large outside area which lacked shade .The umbrellas could not change position. We loved the open ocean view of our beachbungalow and the large covered deck and the lovely nightlit swimmingpool. Also the GM came by to interact with the guests and made sure if our small problem with the room was solved afterwards.Because only half of the watervillas where open for guests,the resort felt a little empty and it is already a small island.So that could be the only reason not to return or maybe for 2/3 nights instead of 4 when traveling with our adult kids .
Reviewed: 03.01.2024
5/5
Such a wonderful holiday experience, with all that you would expect from the Maldives, but with soooo much more! The villas are stunning and uber comfortable, but then there's also the minute attention to detail in every department, the care, the genuine warmth of the staff... The food - out of this world! Truly nothing to fault. Thank you guys for an unbelievably amazing time...
Reviewed: 30.12.2023
5/5
Wir haben Weihnachten dort verbracht. Ein wunderschönes Resort auf einer gewachsenen Insel. Das Hausriff bietet sehr viel (Nurse Sharks - Black Tip - Turtles Besonders hervorzuheben ist die Servicequalität. Ein Top Team, das den Gast perfekt umsorgt! Besonderes Highlight der Unterwasser Spa. Die Ocean Villen sind gerade renoviert worden - TOP! Die lagoon Villen werden renoviert.
Reviewed: 16.12.2023
5/5
i have just returned from the most fabulous trip to the Maldives and my stay at Huvafen Fushi was just Paradise everything from this small elegant hotel was perfect . The newly refurbished Beach Villa was out of this world with a beautiful private pool at the front just steps from the beach and an additional Pool at the back leading off the enormous bathroom. everything about this resort was very special a highlight was the underwater Spa this has to be a must for any one staying at the resort , the staff were the friendliest but what really stood out for me was the food !!! every mouthful i had was delicious in all the restaurants this resort really is a culinary delight my stay was far too short and i am already planning my return - to me this resort is as close to Paradise as you can get thankyou all the team at Huvafen Fushi you do an amazing job
Reviewed: 14.12.2023
5/5
J'y suis allé pour des raisons personnelles et sur recommandations et je ne fut pas du déçu de tout ce que j'ai y faire mais surtout de l'accueil extraordinaire de mon hôte Nazeeh. La flore et la faune sous marines sont magnifiques, La nourriture est belle en plus d'être une explosion de saveurs en bouche. Sans parler des attentions personnalisées et sans pareil de l'équipe toute entière qui se plie en 4 pour les accomplir afin de vous satisfaire. Ce fut le voyage de ma vie et j'espère vraiment avoir la chance de pouvoir revenir, à défaut je partage le fait que cette île est vraiment paradisiaque !
Reviewed: 01.12.2023
4/5
We visited Huvafen in November 2022 (TripAdvisor wouldn’t allow me to select this date) and since our visit, the resort has been comprehensively upgraded - certainly in terms of villa accommodation - reopening for the 2023 season. My impression is that Huvafen had rather lost its way - and now with Universal Resorts in charge, it will absolutely find its niche and deliver something great. Due to the resort upgrade since our visit, I won’t comment on the villas beyond saying that when we weren’t happy with our choice, the management upgraded us to a much larger villa with a stunning pool which we thoroughly enjoyed. We did look at one of the “sample” deluxe beach villas with pool that was already upgraded and it was very nicely done - with all the trademark comforts you’d expect from Universal Resorts and elegant, understated decor. I’d have been super-happy to stay in it. The island is lush and green. The pool is large enough for keen swimmers to really stretch themselves - as well as offering a delightful shallow zone for those who just want to bask in the cooling waters when it gets too hot or play with toddlers etc. We enjoyed the spa treatments - and the spa location, on a peaceful jetty away from the island. F&B: The main restaurant, Celsius, was OK but looked a bit tired and lacked the polished service, quality of the setting and food offering at neighbouring Baros (a high bar to reach). I think with small tweaks it could easily be improved, and for families with kids it’s probably pretty good as it is. Salt, the specialty restaurant - Japanese fusion - was fantastic and a cut above. We went there most often for dinner and loved the food and atmosphere. I hope they haven’t changed it! The bar by the pool lacked atmosphere, had limited seating under cover (in case of rain) and needs more sensible seating to be enjoyable. This may have been part of the subsequent upgrade, but it definitely needed a little something. Within easy reach of Male airport by speedboat (a plus after a long flight), Huvafen is a lovely spot. Be aware: like all other resorts in the lower part of the North Male atoll, the view suffers from the sprawl of islands neighbouring Male, heavy industrial shipping passing through/moored near the city and visible construction going on to turn nearby atolls into artificial islands for new resorts - such a shame in terms of the needless damage to these coral reefs and the inevitable effect on marine life of dredging the sea floor for sand to build with. If you’re new to the Maldives, this probably won’t bother you, but as a visitor who fell in love with the place over 20 years ago, it is so sad to see. Overall - full marks to the team at Huvafen for the huge lengths they went to to give us a great stay. Their heart is absolutely in what they do and anyone considering a visit can expect a warm welcome and genuine desire to please .
Reviewed: 30.11.2023
5/5
The best place to relx on the small calm island. The bungalows are newly renovated, some with two pools. The infinity pool is great. The butler service is amazing and dinner and lunch facilities are very good. SUP is available complimentary.
Reviewed: 11.07.2023
5/5
Amazing island although it’s small but the layout is so good that you hardly see anyone around. We stayed in a sunset over water villa and it was amazing. Breakfast area was breathtaking and food was amazing. If you are into a small island (means no kids with crying babies) this is the one for the ultimate rest and relax. The service staff here are out of the world they provide the service with passion. Nothing is a trouble. Definitely will be back.
Reviewed: 05.07.2023
4/5
This was a great place but we went there after a week in Baros (just to try something different as we had been to Baros twice before) and to be frank they are on a different level. The sandy areas felt more artificial and it was more difficult to enter into the sea to snorkle. Also we felt the boardwalk to the over sea villas was unsafe as there was no guard rail. The rooms themselves were more modern and tech friendly than Baros but they were not age accessible friendly. I could not get into the wonderful scenic bath as there was not a sufficient edge for me to sit on and slide in. Similarly I could not use our splash pool unless my husband was about as there was no simple handrail to use to assist me in and out. Therefore these were pointless additional costly features for us. I am 68 and pretty fit for my age, and like swmming and snorkelling but I know when not to risk a slip and fall. Food was great and service friendly (I will forever be grateful to the young waiter who said I must have been very beautiful when I was young!!) but we are going back to Baros next year.
Reviewed: 06.05.2023
5/5
Accomodation We spent 5 nights at the overwater lagoon bungalow celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary. We were staying at the last bungalow so we were far away from the boats. There was no disturbance from the arriving/departing boats. If you like watching sunsets in the comfort of your own bungalow, an ocean facing one will be great. A sheltered pavilion (a lot of bird poop 😑 on the benches) on the board walk that leads to the 2 bedroom overwater bungalow is also an alternative. Getting ready took a longer time as I would keep peeking into the water to see what would visit - I saw a black tip shark, sting ray as well as colourful fishes. Food We had the half board - breakfast and dinner at Celsius with international and local items. Poached egg on avo toast and TWG earl grey tea with fresh honey my personal favourite. Dinner includes a starter/main/dessert which was filling, we love spicy so were super happy that fresh cut chilli (Maldivian and Thai) was available upon request! Marine Life Around the resort it was awesome to catch a glimpse of vibrant colourful fishes, turtle, rays and sharks (black tip/nursing). Every single staff we walked past or interacted with was friendly, made eye contact and smiled. Yoonus - Took the initiative to wait for my husband at 7.30am after sending him to the gym for two straight days 👍🏻 - Always checking on us regardless where we are to make sure we are okay and have what we need - Did the pre-departure declaration for us! Hamdhoon (Resort Manager) - Attentive, stops by to chat to make sure we were well taken care of and even got my husband ice cream (for breakfast!) Yoosuf - Humorous! Practiced his Mandarin with us and taught us Dhivehi phrases - We always look forward to our chats with him at breakfast! Aalimaa/Hassain/Veronika and many more - Knowledgeable about the food items and able to give good recommendation when we do not know what to order - Accommodating to our requests such as having 2 mains instead of starter/main/dessert - Made the effort to remember our preferences and some could even remember them at our next meal Muguni - Kindly gave us a tour of Vinum and patiently answered our questions, love his humour! Musto and team - A very patient and great instructor! - Shoutout to the tall skinny staff who has a sunglass mark on his face: we dropped by to say goodbye as promised but you were out fishing with guests Faraah - Thank you for letting us have a peep at the underwater aquarium - Sweet and friendly Male staff at Salt (wears glasses and is allergic to the sea?) - Thank you for bringing the sharks to us so that we can capture them on video! Boat transfer staff/Captain and staff on Dolphin Cruise - Kudos to making us safe and always checking on us throughout the ride Airport staff Fahud - We enjoyed our chat about the island life, culture, etc which made our check in experience at the airport so pleasant despite the long wait The interior of the bungalow feels quite dark at night. Some lights couldn’t be switched on in the morning but that was quickly resolved while we were at breakfast. Although we had our anniversary cake a day late, being in Huvafen Fushi and soaking up the Maldivian sun was already special enough! We are already missing Maldives and “Shukuriyaa” for the wonderful memories Huvafen!
Reviewed: 02.05.2023
5/5
For once I am at a loss for words. Our stay at Huvafen Fushi was beyond excellent. From the time, we got picked up by one of their staff at the airport till the time he helped us check in our bags, it was like living in a fairytale dream. The resort in itself was phenomenal however, what made it even more memorable was the service that we received. A butler was assigned to us Marwa) - I sincerely believe that she is an angel because no one on this earth could be that kind and that perfect. I cannot wait to go back. It felt like, we were removed from our life and were allowed to spend a few days in heaven. That is exactly what I felt. The restaurant staff where we ate breakfast and dinner, did not bat an eye - everything was thought. We even received a singed farewell note from the chef, the chief of service and the resort manager. The resort manager (Mr Hamdoun) went from table to table every morning and chatted to all the guests. I treated myself to a underwater massage (Spaquarium) - and I will give it a 10 out of 10 - the massage and the location. We enjoyed our stay and if I could, I would give this resort a 6 star. By far one of the best holidays we have had. Thank you to the Huvafen Fushi team for making our holiday such a memorable one.
Reviewed: 23.04.2023
5/5
I have been to this magical place last month and I spent here 4 nights. Everything was amazing, from the place, to the food and staff. Everyone at Huvafen Fushi is so friendly and kind! I stayed in an overwater villa and in the Pavilion for the last night in Maldives and it was amazing! Shuzan, Ankita, Noel, Amed and all the guys at Huvafen made me feel like at home. The marine life here is another level. I was in tears when I left and I think this speaks for itself.
Reviewed: 07.04.2023
5/5
I have no words to explain this place. The water villas were stunning, both the bungalows and the Pavillons, the water is like out of a dream and the staff’s kindness is beyond any kind of Imagination. Here I had some of the best food in Maldives, I enriched my life with marvelous experiences like coral planting, underwater spa, swimming with sea turtles and sharks, had beautiful human connections and the most amazing sunsets. Felt like I was living a dream. Definitely hard to get back to reality after such a stay. I recommend you to book a snorkeling tour with Hamid and try out all the restaurants although my favorite was still the main one. Big thanks for Mr. Shuzan for bearing with me & Luana all the time, for our local maldivian waiter friend who served us our meals always with lots of care and, last but not least, to miss Ankita and Mr. Noel to have made it possible and remarkable. Hope to be back soon! 🍀
Reviewed: 28.03.2023
5/5
We are big fans of Maldives and have been lucky enough to do 12 trips there in wonderful resorts over the years. Huvafen Fushi is now clearly one of our top favorite: (i) excellent location, close enough to Male, which is very convenient, but far enough to feel completely secluded and without any nuisance (seaplanes, view on Male, etc.), (ii) quite small but beautiful island and lagoon where every detail is taken care of, (iii) probably one of the best water villa we have had (Ocean Bungalow with Pool), (iv) good restaurants, great service and friendly people, (v) nice reef with black tips, nurse sharks, etc. (vi) very good dive center with excellent dive sites (Manta cleaning station) close to the place, (vii) wonderful underwater spa, (viii) very professional and helpful Management Team. Honestly, you can't be disappointed when choosing Huvafen Fushi (and I must say that we can be very painful guests if our expectations are not met compared to the price we pay ... and we have had the opportunity to visit a high number of high-end resorts all over the world, Four Seasons, One & Only, Anantara, etc.). I can't hardly find any complaint, it was a too short but wonderful stay. Any proof of that ? this is the first time we write a review on TripAdvisor ! :-) The resort is going through some renovation very soon to be even more exceptional ... my only wish ? a tennis court or padel tennis court would be great ! For sure we will go back. Cheers Noel Cameron & Team
Reviewed: 24.03.2023
5/5
A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN We chose Huvafen Fushi for our third trip back to the Maldives. We booked for 3 weeks into the “Cube” Villa which is the biggest room for two adults. Or though it can accommodate 4 adults or two children. The island is a 30-minute speed boat ride from Male Airport, if possible we would recommend using the CIP service for the transfer from the plane to the Resort speed boat or seaplane, as the new airport terminal building is still being built (looks no different than the last year) it is not a great experience arriving! as with the CIP service it is all painless and you get to sit in a nice aircon lounge while they get your luggage. We forgot to arrange this going out but we booked through the resort (our butler) for our return trip home and it was worth every penny. On arrival on the Island, we were warmly greeted by Noel General Manager, who throughout our stay was around a fair bit supporting the other staff and speaking with the guests which we felt was very positive. Noel introduced us to our Butler, Nazeeh, who took us and our luggage to our new home for the next 3 weeks the Cube. We instantly fell in love with it, Nazeeh showed us around and explained he would be looking after us for our whole time on the Island. As we settled in Nazeeh enquired what our preferred drinks would be in the Cube and that he would arrange any activities we may wish to participate in and which restaurants we wanted to eat in each night. Nazeeh proved to be the best “butler” he was always there when we needed him and arranged all the many activities we undertook. We had pre-booked the Silver Cruise for a private day tour and had to move it serval times due to the weather conditions not being “just right” and Nazeeh ensured he kept us informed every day of the changes. Nazeeh prepared a lovely day-by-day programme of what activities and dinners we attended and kept it updated as we changed our minds or had to move things around. In the end, I came home with a full schedule of what we had done as a lovely reminder. The Island is small enough to walk around easily and the Cube is very central so we did not have to go far to get to anything. But you can have a buggy taking you to each place if required. It was our wedding anniversary on the 17th of February so we had pre-booked the Latitude 4’ underwater dinner experience. It was amazing, the best dining experience we have ever had. Nazeeh was on hand to ensure all was perfect and it could not have been more perfect, the food was amazing and introduced by the amazing chef Shafy, at each course, the surroundings were stunning watching all the sea life around us, they had decorated it beautifully, then suddenly a diver appeared in the ocean waving a Happy Anniversary sign. It was so funny and a lovely added touch. We later discovered the mystery diver was the Marine Biologist Hamid, whom we later got to meet when we were treated to a meeting with him, and he introduced us to all the Corel in darkness back in the spa. Later during our time on the island had a couple's underwater spa massage, which was truly wonderful. I went to the spa a fair few more times and had two “Huvafen Glow” treatments and a manicure which were super all with the lovely Dyan (therapist) who did all my treatments, which was a nice touch having the same therapist each time. We both attended the complimentary yoga session several times, with Farrah, who is an amazing lovely Yoga teacher, at 7:45 am on the open-air pavilion an invigorating start to the day. I also went to the gym nearly every day, it is well-equipped and has a great view out to the Indian Ocean where I saw dolphins a few times swimming past. Breakfast is served in Celsius until 10:30 am, but they were quite relaxed as we were always the last ones still there! Lots of variety and beautifully prepared hot and cold food. I would have fruit every day cut up freshly and they soon got to know what I wanted each day. Once again Nazeeh(our butler) would appear just at the right time to be on hand to ensure all was perfect each morning and would always carry my bag for me. We rotated our meal destinations around the three restaurants which Nazeeh would book for us the day before. The Celsius had a good variety of food and all prepared by the excellent Chef Shafy team. The Salt is more fine dining with sushi and super fresh lobster brought to your table fresh from the sea. The Sunset cocktail bar is situated right next door to the Salt which is a perfect start to dinner. The Forno is the lunchtime venue, with a pizza oven and we would eat here at around 4 pm (latest slot) to mix things up and have a wonderful seafood pizza, Perfect. We had two dinners cooked and served on our private beach area in front of the Cube cooked beautifully by Shafy the chef, with Nazeeh on hand to make sure all went perfectly of course. There is also “Raw” another lunchtime restaurant which only prepares raw food, we did not go as I do not eat sushi. All the waiters were super and always ready to ensure all was presented well, Sadhin and Hussain were super and often our waiters. Soumyajit was the Sommelier and was so smiley and went the extra mile on every occasion. The team at Float (Water Sports) help with all water activities, snorkelling is great around the immediate area, and my husband had a catamaran lesson so then we went out a far few times. I did a Paraglide which was fun and the jet ski was super fun. We hired the Silver Yacht for the day, and this proved to be the highlight of our whole stay, the weather was perfect and the team looking after us on the Yacht was outstanding. Of course, Nazeeh was there in the morning to send us off and made sure we had everything we needed aboard. We swam with a Manta ray and while swimming we had a surprise visit from a 16 ft whale shark which was just incredible. We swam with turtles and saw some stunning coral and fish. We went in search of the dolphins and we did see a few from afar but they were fin dolphins who are not as friendly as spin dolphins so sadly we will have to wait until next time. The Yacht is stunning and we had a nice lunch with wine and beer on board, Nafiz was our snorkelling guide and looked after me at all times while in the water, (I am not the most confident) he videoed the whole day's events so we came home with some amazing underwater memories, especially of the whale shark. The Cube was amazing to stay in and Stave and Saihaan were our amazing housekeepers for the 3 weeks, they were always there when we were out (due to our Nazeeh organisation of course) they kept the Cube very clean each day twice a day and their attention to detail was outstanding as they got to know how we liked things left in the Cube. So my last comment has to go to Nazeeh our “Butler” and to be honest this is why I spent so much time writing this review ( I do many reviews but this is the longest one I have written ever!) he was outstanding in every way … he made our holiday very special. Nazeeh was always there at the right time and always with a smile and eager to attend to requests we had, or though he seemed to know what we needed before we did. He was always there as we opened the door in the morning and always there to make sure I made it in time to yoga ( I was always late) but he was there with a smile ready to carry my bag and make sure I found my way. Nazeeh is a huge asset to Huvafen Fushi, calm, professional, polite and always with a smile 😊. I will always say Nazeeh was the one who made our holiday very very special. Thank you always Nazeeh the best butler in the Maldives 😊
Reviewed: 23.03.2023
5/5
We visited many resorts in Maldives and This was truly the best holiday we ever had. Right from the beginning everyone was super welcoming and made us feel special. The general manager made sure he personally welcomed us and from time to time he would check on us to make sure everything is to satisfaction. Our personal butler Didi was literally thinking on our behalf and would organise things before we would even think or ask about it. Our friends came to pick us up for fishing trip and the hotel would even call the boat to make sure we are safe. Food was amazing and all the staff super friendly. We are typing it as we are staying in another resort which cannot be compared to huvafen fushi, the hospitality and friendliness at all. We will be coming back!!!
Reviewed: 20.03.2023
5/5
Our first visit to Huvafen Fushi (have previously stayed at two other Islands in the Maldives) and we chose well. We have a preference for the smaller Maldivian resorts and look for somewhere with excellent food and an informal/ relaxed vibe and Huvafen Fushi hits this brief perfectly with it's small size and high standards. The quality of meals in the two restaurants is excellent and we particularly enjoyed the two meals we ate in Salt - the Japanese fusion restaurant. My wife had a spa treatment and rated that very highly. I think what makes Huvafen Fushi special is it's blend of high standards with a nice relaxed atmosphere - we felt at home there from the minute we came ashore from the speedboat transfer from the airport. Noel (the General Manager) and his team go out of their way to ensure everything is as you'd like. We'd like to give a particular mention to Shuzaan (our Thakuru - or host) who looked after so well and had such pride in his job and also Bijay in the restaurant who served us with beautiful fresh fruit each morning. Planning to return next year! Adrian & Tracey
Reviewed: 07.03.2023
5/5
One word. AMAZING. I dont really know where to start, since a lot of travellers before me mention everything. We had a lagoon pool villa for a family of 3. The villa is big enough, so if you are not very very picky you would love it. If you need a bit more privacy go for the Ocean Villa. For us the lagoon was spacious enough(we had our 18 yo daughter with us). The view is mesmerising and below in the ocean we saw(on a daily basis) sharks, sting rays, blue fishes, dolphins and many more ocean creatures :). Once you are in the villa you can relax and everything will be taken care of. On the arrival we had complimentary bottle of champagne, which was a nice touch. The villas itself are very nicely appointed with that Maldivian vibe. We loved it! The food was fresh and very tasty in all the restaurants. We tried Forno, Salt and Celsuius. No complaints whatsover. The wine selection is excellent and we managed to visit the wine cellar which was awesome. The massage service was excellent(according to my wife), since she done the underwater treatment. The whole island is like a private place to relax and enjoy whatever your heart desires :) Since it was our daughter 18yo birthday I messaged the hotel in advance and they really went their way to make it personal and nice. For this I THANK YOU! Overall everything was perfect for us. Special thanks to Shiuzaan and Didi for making sure that we were looked after greatly! See you soon again ;-) Thanks again to Noel and the Whole Team!
Reviewed: 03.03.2023
5/5
отдыхали на этом острове в феврале 2023 , это уже второй наш отдых в этом райском уголке , понравилось все , персонал точно дружелюбный , уборка в номере 2 раза в день , никаких проблем с чистыми и свежими полотенцами в течение дня , еда разнообразная и вкусная , особенно понравились тематические мальдивские ужины - такие свежие морепродукты в неограниченном количестве , приятная музыка , официанты в главном ресторане - замечательные ребята , отдельное спасибо русской девушке Веронике , она всегда с радостью помогала с выбором блюд тем , кто плохо говорит по английски , приятный бонус в этом отеле - шампанское утром и даже кровавая мери бесплатно , кстати встречают тоже шампанским , ну и напитком традиционным , отдельно про менеджмент- в отеле главный менеджер - очень интересный и просто болеющий за свое дело человек , точно на своем месте , нам повезло с нашим администратором Марвой , она родом из Египта, говорит по русски хорошо без проблем , на связи круглые сутки , и главное всегда с хорошим настроением , очень добрая к тому же , да до острова добираться на катере 30 минут -очень удобно , после самолета обеспечивают небольшой отдых и напитки и через 10 -15 минут на катер , если меня спросят -поеду я еще раз сюда - да поеду , остров небольшой , но ощущение на берегу моря , особенно утром такое,, что ты тут вообще один плаваешь , это действительно маленький рай , никто тебя не достает
Reviewed: 01.03.2023
5/5
If i had more stars to put i would do it. We returned to this place for the second time, with different group, this time instead of couple trip we gad entire family over with parents and kids. I was worried that charm of first time will go away, guess what, after 2 years it got same wow effect from all of us. Guys manage to do incredible job. Nothing you need would be an issue, property is outstanding, staff is great, every single if them, food options are rich and you can always find anything for your taste. Dive center deserves special positive comment! House reef is full of creatures, no need to do boat dives, you can find sharks, rays, turtles everything there. Snorkelling wont ever be boring! Thanks again for great memories and definitely see you again and again
Reviewed: 08.02.2023
5/5
This was the third Maldives resort we've visited having previously been enthralled by Four Seasons at Landaa over a number of visits and considerably less blown away by the Residence Dhigurah which we've visited once. In terms of service and quality of experience Huvafen Fushi competes really well with the Four Seasons. We considered the welcome and transfer experience excellent. Although the island is smallish it always feels empty and exclusive. The diving sites and experience are superb and the house reef is fantastic for snorkelling. Food is generally excellent. We were on a half board package which meant we could eat for free from the a la carte menu at Celsius or choose other dining options and receive a $65 per person discount. Celsius has a varied menu and quality is good. More refined dining is available at Salt with Japanese options as well as more classical choices. Really very good - we went 3 times. We also did the special experience dinner at Vinum which was fantastic and the Arabic beach dinner which was OK but not quite as good as Vinum. The young Sommelier Soumyajit was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and helped our Vinum evening go with a bang! The Lobster/Champagne evening was also decent. Lunch at Forno in the pool/beach side setting was always good with the reef fish option being excellent each time we had it. Overall dining was a pleasure and offered plenty of good options. Alcohol prices, like most good Maldivian resorts are not cheap. Beers at around $12 with the taxes/service loaded on and cheapest wines around $90 with the taxes/service. Food and beverage prices are however well in line with other quality resorts. We had an Ocean Over Water Villa which was spacious with everything one would need. Straight onto the reef for excellent snorkelling. We loved the Butler concept which is really well deployed at HavenFushi - from the moment you check in to the point of departure the Butler really is working always to make life easy for you. Our guy Naadi could not have done anymore. Special mention to the Dive Centre where Musto and the team go out of their way to give you a safe but exciting dive experience. I did 6 dives with them - all really good and with a Manta sighting as well. Fantastic! Service generally is top notch and Noel clearly has a strong focus on that aspect of the resort. It never felt false - the whole team seemed happy and willing to do what they could for you. Not a great deal of organised entertainment although the musical acts offered on 2 nights each week are excellent. On other nights the resort is pretty quiet. Overall a brilliant experience which we look forward to repeating.
Reviewed: 06.02.2023
1/5
The hotel staff were very welcoming but have had zero training! Your only told after booking you have a shared transfer we waited an hour and half for the other guests to get on an old boat - I should have known then!! We opted for a water villa, this isn’t advertised by the hotel and it’s the sun rise side aka the windy side of the island, staying in this room was pointless as our sun deck had no sun all day and the Pool generator noise felt like someone was drilling my head when all you wanted was a good nights sleep - this was eventually switched off! We moved to a room on the sun set side but service was shocking. I just didn’t expect it to be so bad at what is supposed to be a 5 star hotel. We sat at the main pool we ordered water from the bar, service was unavailable at the pool only from the bar area, wasn’t asked if you wanted any more drinks throughout the day or if anyone could get you anything. Building work was going on outside the library so wasn’t particularly peaceful or relaxing! Everything we asked for either didn’t arrive or was wrong. Breakfast order was wrong, things were forgotten asked for a glass of water at breakfast never arrived. Charged for wine we didn’t drink in the bar Salt restaurant had no atmosphere- food was very average Menu in Celsius restaurant didn’t change/no specials - Western food - fish and chips/burgers!! Told non motorised water sports were included but only if you’re experienced in using them. $100 plus 26% (service/tax) After telling Noel the manager what was wrong and he was apologetic and agreed to refund my future nights stay. A number of things were on still on my bill that we didn’t have and he said we wouldn’t be charged for!! I was so glad to leave and just how bad the service was highlighted even further in the next hotel!! Check your bill if you stay in this average hotel and don’t expect much!
Reviewed: 30.01.2023
5/5
Only a 3 night stay before moving onto a second island but Hufaven is beautiful. Absolutely stunning island. The name translates as Dream Island, and it really is. The food, drink and service was superb (the pizza at Forno was better than the many pizzas I’ve had in Italy!) Our villa (beach with 2 pools) was incredible. It had literally everything you could need and a few very thoughtful extras you’d never even think of. Our butler Shiish and the GM Noel both went out of their way to make our stay amazing. Thank you both.
Reviewed: 29.01.2023
5/5
Мы отдыхали в этом отеле с сыном 15 лет. Успели поработать, поучиться и отдохнуть. Ранее отдыхали на Мальдивах в более чем в 20 отелях. Есть с чем сравнить. Отель напомнил нам атмосферу Barosа. В плюсах выделю идеальную чистоту - на виллах и на улице. Полный лоск. Высокий уровень сервиса и мотивации персонала порадовать гостей. Мы жили в двух типах пляжных вилл. Пляж везде был чистейший, море тоже. Купаться удобно. Вторая вилла на рифе - приятно сноркать рядом с домом. Риф не плохой, наш ближний был на 4. Но мы не исследовали весь остров, сноркали только рядом, поэтому объективно оценить риф не могу. Кормят вкусно (ходили только в основной ресторан). Из минусов - не контролируют блюда на наличие глютена, сахара, лактозы, зная о пожеланиях гостей (исправились после переговоров), назначили нам англоговорящего Батлера, не говорящего по-русски. Мы совсем плохо понимаем по англ., поэтому понимали в основном, что наш Батлер хороший человек и очень старается выполнить свою работу на самом лучшем уровне. Но зато русскоязычная Марва (администратор) дала нам свой телефон и всегда была на связи. Очень нам помогла во всяких не стандартная ситуациях. Мы пробыли в отеле 7 дней и остались довольны. Уехали с чувством тепла и оставления дома. Машущие нам с пирса Батлер, Марва и ребята из команды оставили хороший след в нашей памяти. Отель искренне рекомендую. Удивляюсь, почему рейтинг отеля пока не так высок, как он того заслуживает.
Reviewed: 06.01.2023
5/5
We didn't stay here , we visited in May during out 9th stay at Reethi Rah nearby. We have been to over 20 5 star islands in the Maldives , we are addicted . I must say we loved the island. its very remote. You dont see other islands around. The gym is over the lagoon which I loved. Rooms are a bit old but well maintained . Soft sand , great ambience . There is a kids not supervised but it is there with games consoles etc. Butler Yunoos( im sorry if I didn't get the name correctly) was very welcoming and we would love to have him if and when we come back. We have actually been trying to book Huvafen ever since but as i never travel without children the villa policy is a bit strange. When we visited the island we were told they could easily accommodate at least 2 children in the villa. However when trying to book Ocean Villa with 2 children in tow aged 5 and 15( the 5 y o is actually bigger than my 15 y o;-))) we are told its not possible and we need 2 villas. Ocean Villa has a separate living area so im a bit puzzles why my 15 y o cannot stay there its very large and suitable for an adult. So I guess booking policy shows they clearly target couples not families. So smth to keep in mind. Lucky honeymooners ))) Its a good choice near Male. if not the best.
Reviewed: 31.12.2022
5/5
So relaxing with a great team managed by Noel. In short: - great team and special thanks to Azfar who was our Majordome during the stay and Kessi who does a great job at the restaurant Forno/Celsius - very nice beaches with powdery sand - great big pool - great fitness - fantastic underwater restaurant experience We can only recommend and we understand some renovation will make even the experience nice, in 2023
Reviewed: 20.11.2022
5/5
Dieses Juwel stellt alles in den Schatten! Vom Transfer ab Male und die Ankunft auf Huvafen Fushi, über die traumhaften Bungalows und die schöne Hotelanlage bis zur exzellenten Küche - hier bleiben keine Wünsche offen! Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und trotzdem naturbelassen, auf die Privatsphäre der Gäste wird besonders Wert gelegt. Dennoch fühlt es sich nicht anonym an, sondern es herrscht eine warme und unkomplizierte Atmosphäre. Der Unterwasserspa ist ein Highlight und das Brot beim Frühstücksbuffet so gut wie frisch aus der Bäckerei. Die vielen kleinen Details und täglichen Aufmerksamkeiten verschönerten den Aufenthalt zusätzlich. Die Auswahl der Bungalows hat uns besonders gut gefallen - je nach Bedürfnis findet sich hier die Traumunterkunft. Auch Splittage (Hälfte Overwater und Hälfte Beach-Bungalow) sind möglich. Wir reisten mit unserem 6 Monate alten Baby und auch es wurde herzlich empfangen und mit kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten verwöhnt. Wie immer machen schlussendlich die Menschen vor Ort den Unterschied! Dem kompletten Staff des Huvafen Fushi möchten wir ein riesiges Dankeschön aussprechen! Ihr habt mit eurer herzlichen, zuvorkommenden und fröhlichen Art den tollen Aufenthalt komplett gemacht! Auch danke, dass ihr euch wenn es die Zeit erlaubte rührend um unser Baby gekümmert habt und uns stets mit einem ansteckenden Lächeln willkommen geheissen habt. Ein besonderes Dankeschön an Kessi, Mua, Anastazia, Mode, Shuzaan, Bilay, Shamir, Nabaa, Ivy, Hamid, Shambu, Unias, dem herzlichen Staff des Spas, den talentierten Chefs des Restaurant Salt, das zuvorkommende Team vom Roomservice (ihr habt uns wie im Restaurant fühlen lassen) und den Gärtnern, die mit viel Fleiss die tropische Insel pflegen. Wir wünschen euch von Herzen nur das Beste und kommen liebend gerne wieder! Fabian und Debby mit Baby
Reviewed: 18.11.2022
5/5
환상적인 곳입니다. 신혼여행으로 왔는데 정말 좋았어요. 친절한 버틀러 덕분에 불편함은 전혀 없었고, 음식도 이탈리안부터 아시안 푸드까지 다양하게 준비되어 있어서 질리지 않고 매일 맛있게 먹었습니다. 어매니티는 모두 딥티크로 준비되어 있어요. 아주 만족스러웠습니다. 추천해요.
Reviewed: 14.11.2022
5/5
We stayed at Huvafen Fushi, November 2022. Our experience began at the airport where we were greeted by Nadheem who made us welcome at the Huvafen private lounge. We were offered refreshments from a choice of freshly brewed tea and coffee, soft drinks, and snacks. He asissted us in connecting to the free WiFi while we waited for our combined speedboat transfer. We were then guided to the transfer where the captain and his crew assisted us onboard and gave the safety instructions. We were offered fresh coconut water and WiFi access to use throughout the 30 minute journey to the resort. Upon arrival to the beautiful Huvafen Fushi, we we welcomed at the jetty by the General Manager Noel, Resort Manager Hamdhoon and our lovely Thakuru Haneef. We were given refreshing cold towels and a cool welcome drink as we made our way through the island. In-bungalow check-in was done by Haneef where we received a room orientation and full information on the guest activities on offer. We stayed in the Ocean Bungalow where we enjoyed our own private pool and a oversized jacuzzi bathtub with Diptyque bathroom amenities. The living area of the villa had a glass floor window allowing us to see the beautiful ocean where you get to enjoy some marine life from the comfort of your living room. Another highlight from the villa was the steps down directly into the ocean where you can access the house reef. By night, you can even see bioluminescent plankton floating in the water like little glowing neon lights! The housekeeping team were brilliant at keeping our bungalow clean, fresh and tidy each day. At Huvafen Fushi, they have a Thakuru concept where you are looked after by an attentive host who is there to ensure all the details are taken care of for you to make the most out of your stay. Where to begin about our AMAZING thakuru, Haneef!? It is almost as if he has telepathic powers and appears out of nowhere, always at the right time and place, taking care of all the little things before we had even thought about them. Chatting with this humble being was always a joy and he brought much laughter and delight to each day and is a huge asset to the team. One of the highlights during our stay was the spa. As you walk over the jetty and approach the incredible overwater sanctuary, you instantly feel a calming sense of zen. We were greeted by the wondeful Marina who had already prepared cold towels and ginger tea for us. There is a choice of underwater or overwater treatment rooms. The underwater treatment experience is a MUST for anyones first time and takes you to an otherworldly experience. We had a 60 minute couple massage and you can select your choice of oil. Our therapists Muja and Diana were incredibly warm, professional and welcoming. The treatments were excellent and we left feeling completely revitalised! We enjoyed dinner at Salt, which is their signature Japanese overwater restaurant with a choice of Tapas style dishes on the menu (similar to Nobu). The food and service was fantastic. Shammoon, our waiter, was very attentive and was very thorough when explaining the menu. We highly recommend the wagyu beef tacos and the Atlantic black cod! Breakfast was served at Celsius with stunning views of the lagoon. There is a delicious buffet selection paired with a comprehensive al a carte menu as well. Lunch was enjoyed at Forno, on the beach and adjacent to the beautiful infinity pool. We shared one of their delicious pizzas. We enjoyed a fabulous dinner on the beach as part of one of Huvafen's themed evenings, where we dined while listening to live music. Food served from Celsius was once again delicious and there was a huge variety of offerings on the menu. Particular mention to Nabaa for always greeting us by name with a warm and friendly smile, and making us feel welcome. Gratitude also for Nashid, Bijay, Muguri, Champu (sorry if I got the spelling incorrect) from the food and beverage team. During our stay we enjoyed time by the iconic infinity pool with refreshing cocktails, and a dip in the adjacent Lonu Veyo saltwater floatation pool. We also visited the underground wine cellar, Vinum, which has to be one of the best in the Maldives and an experience in its own right. Huvafen Fushi is a spectacular natural island, rich in greenery and beautifully landscaped. During our holiday, we encountered some of the team members behind the landscaping who always greeted us with warmth and a genuine smile. The island is small in size and will take just 10 - 15 minutes to walk around with the softest sand on your feet. It's perfect for those seeking privacy and a peaceful getaway with true Maldivian hospitality and paradiscal island experience. I have visited many islands in the Maldives and I can honestly say that there is something quite special about Huvafen Fushi and I would recommend it to anyone seeking a small island with stylish and spacious villas, exemplary service, worldclass dining and bucket list experiences. Kudos to Noel and his fantastic team for creating such a fantastic guest experience.
Reviewed: 13.11.2022
5/5
This is a piece of heaven on earth. Exemplary service and amazing beaches and Nooks to just chill in . Every staff was amazing . Was our second visit and well worth it . A must go place !! The service is truly special .
Reviewed: 09.11.2022
5/5
신혼여행으로 몰디브 후바펜푸시를 다녀왔습니다. 수많은 리조트 중에 고민하여 고른 후바펜푸시는 최고의 선택이였습니다. 1. 리조트 및 시설 비치방갈로 2박 라군방갈로 3박을 하였습니다. 시설은 고급스럽고 깔끔하였으며 개인수영장도 적당히 깊어 놀기에 좋았습니다. 리조트에서 조금만 걸어나가 스노클링을하면 다양한 물고기와 상어를 만날수있었습니다. 만타와 거북이 돌고래도 출현하였고 직접볼 수있어 행복했습니다 리조트의 상징적인 장소인 인피니티풀은 바다와 이어진 것같은 몽환적인 곳이였습니다. 깊이도 깊어 성인들이 수영하기 좋았고 밤에는 불빛이 들어와 아름다웠습니다. 헬스장과 스파는 바다 한가운데에 위치한 기분이였고 분위기도 좋았습니다. 2. 직원분들 말레공항에서부터 방갈로 레스토랑 액티비티 스파 의무실 등 마주친 모든 직원분들이 정말 친절하였습니다. 섬에서 마주치면 모두가 반갑게 안부를 묻고 인사를 해주었습니다. 특히 출국할때 공항에서 비행기편이 일부 바뀌었었는데 마지막까지 비행기 예약편을 같이체크해주어 감동이였습니다. 3. 버틀러 저희에게 배정된 Marwa는 여행 첫날부터 떠날때까지 우리를 세심하게 챙겨주었습니다. 숙소 레스토랑 인피니티풀 스파 등 이동장소를 버기카로 데려다 주었고, 액티비티나 스파 룸서비스 예약을 챙겨주어 편했습니다. 항상 부족한 것이없는지 물어봐주었고, 어디에있든 수시로 휴대폰(카톡)으로 소통할 수 있어서 좋았습니다. 와이프가 다친적이있었는데 의무실에 데려다주었고 케어를 해주었습니다. 마지막날엔 섬의 멋진장소를 돌며 아름다운 커플사진도 찍어줬습니다. 행복한 허니문을 위한 진심이 느껴졌습니다 4. 허니문 & 서비스 허니문 여행을 기념하기 위해 침대에 아름답게 데코레이션을 해주어 기뻤습니다. 인피니티풀에서 촛불을 배경으로 한 로맨틱한 저녁식사는 최고였습니다 음식은 소고기 양고기 태국음식 몰디브음식 일식등 다양하게 먹었고 모두만족하였습니다. 스파는 살짝 비싸긴하였지만 피로가풀리고 좋았습니다 액티비티는 float이라는 익스커젼 장소에서 워터스키 제트스키 패러세일링을 하였고, 섬의 다양한장소에서 스노클링을 즐겼습니다. 짧은시간이였지만 정말 행복했던 시간이였습니다 지금 다시 직장해복귀하였으나 매일매일 후바펜푸쉬가 생각이납니다. 꿈의 섬에 한번더 가고싶습니다!
Reviewed: 31.10.2022
5/5
Fantastyczny kompleks hotelowy . Serwis i kuchnia dla smakoszy . Gość czuje się dopieszczony pod każdym względem . Bungalowy na wodzie starannie przygotowane , sprzątanie dwa razy dziennie ❤️ Osoby z niepełnosprawnością ruchową na każde zadanie przewożone po wyspie meleksami . Podwodne SPA jedyne na świecie !!
Reviewed: 22.09.2022
5/5
There are over 100 resorts in the Maldives and I assume the majority have very good food, amazing views, and brilliant views. However one thing makes a place like this stand out and that is the staff. The food at Salt and Celsius is incredible (I recommend the Tuna Rossini and the Tom Yoong Soup) The rooms are amazing we stayed in a deluxe beach bungalow and it was unbelievable not sure Ive ever slept so well. The bungalows are so quiet, very private, and perfect for a honeymoon, we can't wait to come back in 2024 hopefully to see the updated ones! The pool area is lovely too, cold water mist bottles, nuts and water as soon as you sit down. Amazing cocktails (Thanks Shamil!) and brilliant food for lunchtime as well. The reef was beautiful, amazing coral and everyday we had black tip reef sharks 3 feet off our beach which you could swim with. (they're not dangerous) However as I said above its the staff that truly makes this place extraordinary, their attention to detail, the ability to make it feel as though everything just happens without you asking is amazing plus they're all really quite funny which adds to the whole atmosphere. A special mention has to go to Anan, Mua, Shampu, Shamil, Kessi!, Surjeewa who had only been there for 5 days, Joe, Suaid, and Sakhau our amazing room attendant they were all fantastic. Now Naadi (Thekuru) where to begin from the off he was incredible. He is so knowledgeable about the Maldives was so helpful in booking anything we wanted to do and even organised a private sunset tour around the island on the boat. Thank you so much Naadi. Thank you Huvafen, Noel and his whole team for making the first part of our honeymoon so special. We currently at our second hotel/resort and would really want to come back! See you all soon!
Reviewed: 19.09.2022
5/5
Wonderful resort with amazing staff . We stayed with my girlfriend , was short Stay , however we enjoyed every single day . Staff was very helpful and assisted us with all request to make sure we have best experience. Thank you to all of You dear Huvafenfushi Team , and particularly to Mr Hamdhoon , Mr Didi and Mr Kessie for this amazing experience!!! :)
Reviewed: 15.08.2022
5/5
Мальдивы это рай на Земле . Отель центр этого рая . Замечательное расположение , трансфер на катере от аэропорта , шикарные бунгало на сваях , ощущение что ты паришь над океаном . Мириады красивейших рыб в воде , аисты , красота
Reviewed: 03.08.2022
5/5
We have been coming to Maldives for the last 20 years. This year we chose to re-visit this resort after our previous visit in 2015 when it was called Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi. Although the service was great then, it needed lots and lots of maintenance. This time around everything was perfect, from arrival to departure, including staff, facilities, room, dining, and best of all the Spa. At many points, we felt the whole island was working as one to provide service with a smile from senior management down to the leave blowers. At every island we have been to during the past 20 years (25+ resorts) there was an understandable downside of Mosquitoes. Not here. Not sure how they are dealing with it but we haven’t felt the typical nuisance we experience in other places. Beaches and Landscapes were also perfect. All cleared up and cleaned although we experienced multiple rain storms during our stay. This time, We stayed at a deluxe beach bungalow that for the first time we had two small pools, front and back. Typically such rooms would have just one. Both were cleaned periodically. Amenities provided were just right. Housekeeping staff were very proficient at what they do, twice a day the room would be cleaned and replenished. A small but understandable issue we had was restaurant menus. Resort has 2 restaurants and 2 bars that provided food and quick bites but alas limited selections. If that could be scaled up it would complement an already great holiday spot. We attributed that to low season and occupancy rates so we accepted that. Location is important too. About 30 KM from male. The furthest we know of to use a boat and be forced to use a seaplane. So it is just far enough.
Reviewed: 30.07.2022
4/5
Pasamos un muy buen rato en huvafen por nuestra luna de miel. Nuestro bungalow estuvo magnifico y la atencion del butler Haneef tambien. Las instalaciones son muy buenas y la alberca tambien. Estamos muy decepcionados de la calidad de la comida por eso les ponemos 4. Parece calidad de un all inclusive malo y pagamos 250 dlls por cena. La atención en la alberca es muy mala porque nunca hay nadie al pendiente de ti. Te incluyen un 10% de servicio en todo y al parecer la gente no esta contenta con eso y quieren mas. Muchísimas que mejorar!
Reviewed: 11.06.2022
5/5
Seit 2002 waren wir zum neunten mal auf huvafen jedes mal ein unglaubliches Erlebnis super tolles Personal Alle wünsche werden dir / euch erfüllt Preis Leistung Top Mega Luxus aber nicht übertrieben super zum tauchen eine der besten Tauchbasen auf den Malediven ( waren insgesamt noch auf sechs weiteren Inseln) Essen top Bungalows top Hausriff unglaublich schön man kann um die ganze Insel schnorcheln alles in allem nur zu empfehlen Unser tip sucht euch die low season aus keine Angst vor Regen ist eh das ganze Jahr total selten
Reviewed: 30.05.2022
4/5
We just spent two incredible weeks at Huvafen Fushi as a family of 4 (2 adult kids). Having been to several different top properties across the Maldives, Huvafen was essentially an alternative to Gili Lankanfushi to us, as we felt like our favourite place has sadly become too noisy with the growing civilisation. So, in this review I will compare Huvafen to some of the other places we have seen, but also try to objectively reflect on our time there. Firstly, let me say that we had an absolutely wonderful vacation at HF and we enjoyed ourselves from the moment we stepped onto the island until we left. The island is certainly a magical place, both in terms of its nature / surroundings, as well as the people working and living on there. After two weeks on the island, we truly felt like part of the family and we were extremely sad to leave. Now, you might ask - why did you only give 4 stars if it was so wonderful? Honestly, this was not an easy decision at all. We had a heated discussion in our family and even after some weeks our opinions are still split - ultimately however we agreed that there are some small, but important, points that stopped us from giving this place 5 stars. But believe me, if 4.5 stars were possible, we'd give them that! But first, let me describe the numerous positives of Huvafen Fushi, that made our vacation here so wonderful: 1) The island location is perfect, only 30 minutes by speedboat from Male, but at the same time extremely quiet with no other large islands or noice pollution around 2) The island lagoon is stunning, with the water being crystal clear and very clean. The overwater bungalows have beautiful blue water in front of them (also deep enough to swim properly - which can be an issue at some Maldives properties), while the island bungalows have beautiful white sand beaches in front of them 3) In terms of activities, Huvafen really offers something for every taste. The island is extremely calm and relaxing for those who just want to spend their holidays doing nothing (the Spa is also amazing for that, including the incredible underwater spa), but at the same time offers a great variety of activities. We went windsurfing and catamaran sailing quite a few times which was extremely fun (Thanks to Aneel and the rest of the watersports team!!), as well as scuba diving (Thanks to Musto for taking great care of us and showing us lovely dive spots!), snorkeling, a sunset cruise and a super cool session with the Marine Biologist in the underwater spa (Highly recommended!!!) 4) The Thakuru (butler) service is great because it really feels like your well-being is at the center of your Thakuru's attention. Our Thakuru Yoonus took exceptional care of us and made us feel like no request was impossible! After a while, we didn't even have to voice our wishes anymore - he would simply pick up on them even before we could think of them and just make it happen. Big kudos to Yoonus, he was a GREAT part of why this vacation was so relaxing and care-free 5) Everybody at Huvafen is extremely attentive and concerned with our well-being. We were even offered to move to a more wind-protected villa when the weather was acting up! 6) The villa lay-out of the 2-bedroom ocean pavilion with pool was perfect for us, with 2 large bedrooms and spacious outdoor and indoor areas. We didn't stay in the smaller villas, but they looked extremely spacious as well, I would say larger than your average villa on the Maldives. The amenities in the villa are as you would expect, we especially appreciated the daily fresh tropical fruit basket and the very clean and attentive housekeeping service 7) The salt restaurant was an absolute delight, with its Japanese Fusion kitchen. The food tasted delicious every time we went there, just as the cocktails that accompanied our meals. The service was also outstanding, with the waiters and chefs being very friendly. Especially Shammu was outstanding, extremely professional service and a great person to talk to! This guy could easily be the resort manager in some years! 8) The infinity main pool is very calm with no kids playing around. We usually don't go to "public" areas in these resorts and prefer to stay in our room, but here even we enjoyed ourselves and spent some days by the main pool 9) I joined the complementary morning yoga every morning, and with max. 2 other guests this really felt like a private session. The Yogi master Basheer did an amazing job at personalising the sessions, while making it possible for everyone to follow 10) Most of our waiters from the main restaurant Celcius (like Mua and Kassi) were really great too - always a smile on their face and great service! Bijay even started to remember our specific fresh fruit orders for breakfast - that is what I call personalised service! Now, let's discuss the reasons why we as a family thought we can't give this resort 5 stars. Please keep in mind, that these are complaints on a very high level - and can probably be overlooked by many. But do keep them in mind when booking HF: 1) One of the main issues for us was the awkward layout of the buildings on the island. The island itself is very small, so the staff village has been kind of spread across the island - leading to the staff walking around in their private attire on the main walkway (which is neither nice for the guests nor for them...). The staff village itself is made out of buildings that don't look very appealing (old and not the "Maldivian" nature vibe you want to see) - which wouldn't be an issue of the staff village was better hidden. Sadly, however, the large building are mostly exposed - so you can see them from the lagoon and Salt restaurant. Not a very nice view to have during your idyllic sunset drink... Moreover, the football court is built on the most beautiful stretch of sunset beach (the other beaches are separated by stone walls every 50 meters to avoid sand erosion we guessed), and as the football court is surrounded by a rusty old fence, this just gives off weird slum-like looks - not a 5-star luxury feeling you'd expect. So, while the layout cannot be changed now, I would definitely suggest to HF to try and cover the staff area a little better with some palm trees (especially on the side to the Salt Restaurant and around the football court)!! 2) Besides the Salt restaurant (which, like I said before, was OUTSTANDING) and the breakfast buffet, the remaining food was sadly at most average and a main point of disappointment during our stay. Let me summarise why: - The main restaurant Celcius offers a la carte dinner most nights, and while the quality is okay, the tastes and creativity among different dishes just doesn't offer enough variety. If you are only staying from some days you will be fine, but otherwise you will find yourself repeating meals pretty quickly. Moreover, most of the fish dishes were basically the same (grilled fish with veggies), as well as the 4/5 different curries with a very similar tasting base. From most other resorts we know that they offer (high-end) buffets or themed nights at least 3-4 times a week, but here they only have a Maldivian buffet once a week, which is honestly underwhelming. Compared to Gili Lankanfushi, where they have around 8 live-cooking stations per themed night, here the food is mostly already prepared - which just has more of a cheap buffet vibe. - The in-room lunch menu was more than underwhelming with extremely limited options on the menu and uninspired tastes. Gladly, we started to memorise the lunch menu from other occasions (like the dinner menu), so we appreciated that they were willing to prepare those for us at lunch. It would be nice, however, to have some more creative, healthy and tasty options on the in-villa dining menu besides your classic pasta and sandwiches (like Summer Rolls, Sushi or Asian Noodles). - We opted for an "Arabic dinner" as a destination dinner - which will cost 250 USD per person. This is a normal price by Maldivian standard, but keep in mind tat wine and water will be extra. The starters were quite nice (average Arabic Mezze), but the main course felt a bit like an overflow on your place (we couldn'T even finish half of what we were served), with some sauces that were not tasty at all.. We would prefer quality over quantity at those prices and locations... So, all in all, a little bit of a revival and creativity on the F&B side would be much welcomed. Paying so much money for this resort, you'd expect more gourmet-style dishes and more of a "wow" factor when it comes to food... (Or just look at Salt - you did it right there) 3) A minor, but absolutely ridiculous thing that just didn't sit right with us was that we were being charged 5.50 USD per bottle "house-made" water. Seriously Huvafen!?!? Paying so much money per night, you'd expect to at least have water included in your half-board meals.... 4) The interior design of the villas does feel outdated, as well as some of the exterior on the "public" areas of the island. FRom what we could tell, simply not a lot of money has been invested in renewing things since the launch in 2004... (we think?). My father summarised the the design of the interior as "Airport lounge vibes mixed with strange James-bond like technologies from the 2000s". While the furniture is not really something to be bothered by (I guess this is more of a personal taste), the pipes and cables sticking out in random places across the island are just not that pretty to look at. 5) While most of the local employees were absolutely lovely, we did miss the "social" character of the island a bit. This might also be due to the guests Huvafen attracts (Mostly Arabic and Russian couples that completely keep to themselves - the bar was always empty), but we would have also wished for some more interaction by management. Lots of other resorts have some sort of management cocktail and management will be around during dinners to speak to guests. Here, management seemed more like a back-office job, but somehow missing the guest-hosting part. 6) Lastly (and we know that this is a very personal thing), Huvafen runs on Male time. Most other resorts in the Maldives have adopted "island time" (one hour ahead of the regular local time), leading to an additional hour of sunlight in the evening with sunset happening at 7pm rather than 6pm. I understand how this can be confusing to locals, but as a guest we always appreciated the more "normal" sunset hour, as you could go directly from sunset to dinner. Here, we did have to "wait" in the dark for 1 hour before we could go to dinner. So, to summarise again, we really did thoroughly enjoy our stay at Huvafen Fushi! The negative points are really just something to be aware of and maybe can act as a small suggestion to management for how to make this resort from almost-perfect to perfect. We truly believe if Huvafen was renovated and had a few minor touch-ups on the points mentioned before, that this could be our next go-to place! Thanks a lot again to everybody who made this stay wonderful, especially - Our incredible Thakuru Yoonus - Aneel and the rest of the watersports team - Shammu, our lovely waiter from the Salt restaurant
Reviewed: 22.05.2022
5/5
It was our second visit to Huvafen Fushi and it was again pure bless. Noel and his team attend to every wish there guests have with friendliness and efficiency. The Accomodation, food and attention to detail made our time, a week of relaxation and enjoyment. The privacy of a small island combined with great service, food and Accomodation makes Huvafen Fushi the perfect place to enjoy the good things in life. Particular in times of bad news all over the word a week here is food for your soul.
Reviewed: 21.05.2022
5/5
We just spent 8 nights in Huvafen. The place is stunning and everything is of a high standards. All the processes went very smoothly and easy from the reservation until we left. The staff was very friendly, helpfull, always smiling and it was pleasure to chat with them and learn a lot about the Maldives and their culture, economy and sea life. Our butler Haneef organised our stay perfectly and he did great job with everything we asked It was also pleasure to chat few times with General Manager. We thought also it was very nice touch that he came at out departure to say good bye. Our ocean bungalow with pool was beatifull. Unfortunately we weren't lucky with the weather so we couldn't do excursions due to rough sea. In this case we wish there was a bit more land entertainment. We had a complimentary coctail class which was great and we d be happy if there was more of activities like that ie cooking class or even maldivian language class. We d be happy to pay for it. We booked spa few times and it was amazing. Underwater dream massage is a must to do and you get to see a lot of fish and some sharks there. Spa manager was very helpful and patient with us whenever we cancell, move dates or change treatments. Food in the restaurants was really good and the menu in Celcius was perfect. There was a bit of everything from different cousines ie italian, indian, maldives. We also tried Salt restaurant and we really liked it. Cardamon (Indian) dinner was a great experience and scenery was beatiful. The only dissapointing thing was that on the wine menu you could only choose between two red wines per glass. Towards the end of our stay menu changed and there was only one red wine available per glass. We like a glass of red wine for our dinner and a bit of bigger choice would be appreciated especially knowing that you have a wine canteen with capacity of 6,000bottles. Overall we were very happy and we really enjoyed our stay despite unluck with weather. We will certainly be back bur probably in a dry season:)
Reviewed: 18.05.2022
5/5
In April 2022 we were lucky enough to spend two weeks in The Maldives. Our first stop was Huvafen Fushi, an intimate 44 bungalow resort, which turned out to be a brilliant choice. As soon as we landed at the airport in Male we were met by the Staff at Huvafen. The hotel has one of the few private waiting areas in the airport to sit and enjoy some air conditioning while waiting for the speedboat transfer to the island. One of the big benefits of staying at Huvafen is its proximity to Male. The atoll is only a 30-minute boat ride away and the boat is always ready and waiting to go. If you happen to go to an outer island, you will be subject to the domestic flight schedules and you may end up sitting in the airport and waiting a long time either coming or going. When we arrived at Huvafen we were met by a number of staff including Vicky, our Thakuru for our week-long stay. As a Thakaru, Vicky would tend to any inquiries we may have including questions about the resort and recommendations for reservations for dining, diving and spa treatments. The beauty of the Thakaru system is that it eliminates any need to call or visit a front desk or reception area. Everything has the personal touch. Vicky was fantastic. He was polite, friendly and had a great sense of humour. He took wonderful care of us. While at Huvafen we thoroughly enjoyed our overwater bungalow, which had a stunning sunset view and a pool. The room was a contemporary design with a thatched roof and all the amenities you could ask for...and it was huge (about 1500 s.f.) with a living room/bar area, bedroom, bathroom and an enormous deck with a plunge pool. We spent most of our time lounging on the deck enjoying the pool and dipping into the water for the occasional snorkel. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the diving with excellent personal service and great dive sites. Dining was an adventure. Every morning there was a beautiful breakfast buffet overlooking the water where you could sit with your feet in the sand. All the food was fresh and delicious and personal requests were welcomed. We usually filled up so much at breakfast that we skipped lunch. Dinner was typically at one of two locations or you could splurge and have a private dinner on a secluded beach location. The Japanese Restaurant was fantastic and it was attached to a beautiful indoor/outdoor Bar. The personal service from the manager Mirza was just great. He talked to us about everything from the menu to the various sharks that swam around the restaurant at night. Mirza was a pleasure to deal with. The Main Pool area was also a regular stop for us as it was a huge, infinity pool with a great ocean view. It also allowed us to mingle with some of the guests. Next to the Pool was a Bar area that we often stopped at after dinner. One night the hotel even brought in a band, which was a real treat after going two years of Covid without any live music. I treated my bad back to a number of massages at the Spa. My therapist was excellent. The location of the Spa was a gorgeous, quiet lagoon and it was always a treat to visit with a special drink and a cool towel waiting for you when you arrived. I have nothing negative to say about Huvafen. Our stay was pure pleasure. We knew going in that The Maldives would be expensive and it lived up to that billing. However, you can't put a price on happiness and great service. Easily the best service we've ever had traveling the world. After Huvafen, we went on to another resort and our Thakaru, Vicky, even made arrangements for us to connect with a friend of his who was a Mr. Friday at that resort. Just another example of Vicky going above and beyond. Many thanks to all the folks at Huvafen Fushi who made our stay so memorable. As is so often the case, it's the people that make the difference. I even had the pleasure of staying up late and watching the staff Football Tournament, which they played under the lights after having worked such long days. The sense of camaraderie and fun amongst the players and all the staff who turned out to watch was evident. Huvafen is a tight knit community and it shows. If you ever get the chance, go to Huvafen and enjoy the Five Star life!
Reviewed: 14.05.2022
5/5
Huvafen Fushi-настоящий мальдивский курорт расположенный на красивейшем, зеленом острове и имеющий прекрасный риф в ближайшем доступе. Отдыхала в отеле с друзьями. Персонал отеля очень внимательный и с момента встречи в аэропорту, а также во время нашего пребывания на острове, абсолютно каждый сотрудник был участлив к любой нашей просьбе и выполнял ее с радостью. Атмосфера на острове очень гостеприимная и мы чувствовали себя расслаблено и очень комфортно, как дома! Мы жили в вилле на воде-очень просторная, с гостиной, спальней и просторной террасой с бассейном над водой. Рядом с водными виллами расположен вкусный японский ресторан на воде. Также есть ресторан у общего бассейна, где очень приятно проводить время-бассейн инфинити , глубокий , с красивым видом) Спа прекрасный, водные виды спорта есть, но мы их не испробовали. Риф красивый! Сердечно благодарю генерального менеджера отеля Noel Cameron за внимание и гостеприимство ко всем гостям! Профессионализм(ранее Noel работал в другом прекрасном резорте на Сейшелах), доброта, внимание к каждому гостю сделало наш отдых незабываемым. Также благодарю нашего батлера Юнуса за то что был внимателен к нам и предугадывал все наши пожелания. Спасибо всей команде! Надеюсь на возвращение 🥳
Reviewed: 04.05.2022
5/5
We spent a week in heaven for our honeymoon, we enjoyed every moment and got to experience many magical moments on the island! The pros: _ Quick transfert from the airport so from the moment we landed in male airport, we checked in in our room an hour later, a big Plus! _ Laid Back vibe and design of the hotel, amazing vegetation on the island. _ Shuzaan our butler was perfect, his service was spotless! _ Great service overall _ Ocean bungalow was great comfort and really spacious with the best views especially during sunsets, really recommended! _ Good pizza and tasty fish (Tuna and Reef fish) _ Salt restaurant: quality of food, staff, ambiance and view WOW!!! _ Excellent reef for snorkeling with many colorful fishes, sharks, turtles and mantas. _ Very beautiful beaches with crystal clear water around the hotel with many ones where you get the beach only for yourself _ Great dive center with Musto that has been an excellent coach for my first Dive. The cons: _ interior design of the room, a bit outdated but we still really enjoyed it. _ two islands on the horizon from pool area, one sandbank with many cargo ships around it and one further with high rise buildings, they damage the view a bit at first but you get used to it after a few days. _ Low quality bread, pastries, vegetables and fruits at Celsius restaurant _ Multiple times we saw plastic (bottles, small plastics etc..) on the island beaches and in more remote places of the island, the hotel should have 2-3 employees patrolling all the beaches during the day and clean up as much as possible, I am sure they clean once a day in the morning but unfortunately it is not enough.... That should be a priority of the hotel to clean any plastic ASAP for the guest to never notice it. _ High ugly antenna on the island (i think for internet and cable TV) that you can see from some area of the island, kills a bit the magic when you have it in sight. They should hide it more with high trees or make it smaller. _ Massage was average and very expensive. _ Massage complex built in the middle of what would have been by far the most beautiful beach/lagoon on the island. We overall had a wonderful stay and would really recommend the island for honeymooners it is magic! Also we traveled end of April/beginning of May and had some very windy and cloudy days for the last part of our stay, I would recommend to travel between December and April to have the best weather possible (more magic moments when there is no wind and the sea is flat without any sea current)
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