Ismehela Hera, 19040 Midu, Maldives
8.3
10
Categories
Staff
9
Facilities
8.3
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.8
Value for money
8.1
Location
8
Free WiFi
8.9

Italy
Reviewed: February 18, 2024
8.0
Natura,relax e cibo
Pros: Personale gentile e sempre sorridente, l’accoglienza quasi fiabesca all’arrivo, la camera molto bella, spaziosa è direttamente sulla spiaggia
Cons: C’è stato un imprevisto gestito malissimo. Penetrava acqua dal tetto e solo dopo mia insistenza hanno provveduto al cambio della camera

Italy
Reviewed: February 15, 2024
10
Exceptional
Pros: Все замечательно вилла пляж просто супер для тех кто хочет релакс и уединение.

Romania
Reviewed: February 14, 2024
9.0
O sa revin cu siguranta!
Pros: Este o locatie linistita, plaja super, personal amabil, curat,
Cons: Pentru All Inclusiv ar fi bine ca totul sa fie inclus.

Poland
Reviewed: February 11, 2024
9.0
Bardzo udany pobyt
Pros: Ogólnie bardzo dobre wrażenie, sam obiekt fajny , bardzo dobra cała ekipa obiektu, miła , sympatyczna i pomocna, jedzenie dobre , nie mogę narzekać.

France
Reviewed: February 7, 2024
10
Paradisiaque
Pros: Tout été parfait, c’est un endroit de rêve, les villas sur l’eau étaient incroyables. Le personnel est aux petits soins et la nourriture est délicieuse

Russia
Reviewed: February 3, 2024
7.0
Подходящее место, чтобы понять, что такое Мальдивы
Pros: Идеальное место для отдыха. Ничего не отвлекает, все сделано, чтобы наслаждаться красотой и уединением. Еда отличная, персонал шел навстречу во многих вопросах. Ананас - лучший сотрудник, очень приятный и добрый парень в ресторане.
Cons: Унитаз ломался два раза. Подсветка на зеркале не работала в принципе. Электричество отключилось в номере на два часа утром, а в +30 это не очень приятно. В ресторане на шведском столе часто заканчивались какие-то блюда и их не спешили пополнять. Никаких напитков на шведском столе, даже пакетированного сока нет. Когда платишь огромные деньги за отдых, ожидаешь чего-то выдающегося, но здесь даже не всегда было просто "нормально"

Turkey
Reviewed: February 1, 2024
8.0
Güzel bir tatil geçirdik ailem ile birlikte
Pros: Sabah kahvaltısı ideal ve yeterliydi. Havuzu ve denize yakın ve güzel kumsalı vardı.
Cons: Fiyatı biraz pahalı idi. Fiyatına göre en az bir akşam yemeği verilmeli.

Germany
Reviewed: January 31, 2024
7.0
Good
Pros: Die Unterkunft war super, wir hatten eine Palmenvilla- mit direktem Weg zum Strand. Der Strand war traumhaft und die Seite der Palmenvilla war unserer Meinung nach die schönere, da dort immer etwas angenehmer Wind herrschte. Essen war super, jedoch erinnert das Restaurant vom Ambiente eher einer Bahnhofshalle. Im Restaurant hatten wir mit Salman einen sehr zuvorkommenden, und aufmerksamen Kellner. Die Musik an der Bar ist bis zur Abendveranstaltung sehr angenehm und auch das Bar team war stets freundlich. Die gesamte Anlage ist sehr schön angelegt.
Cons: Der Reinigungsservice im Zimmer lässt jedoch etwas zu wünschen übrig- es wurde leider nie das Badezimmer mit Waschbecken und Dusche gereinigt. Auch unsere "Entsandungsschale" für die Füße vor unsrer Villa wurde innerhalb von 9 Tagen kein einziges mal ausgetauscht. Die Abendveranstaltungen wurden durch Hoteleigene Promotionen geprägt. Die darauffolgende Musik ist sehr laut und unangenehm, es ist kaum möglich sich zu unterhalten- auch auf den Zimmer hört man die Musik noch sehr laut.

United Arab Emirates
Reviewed: July 8, 2023
10
Birthday and Renewing of Vows
Pros: From arriving to leaving the service was outstanding and a lovely peaceful resort. The staff go out of their way to get to know you as a person not as a customer. It was my birthday while there they done a lovely display on the bed and also on the table for a evening meal along with surprising me with a cake. We also renewed our wedding vows the effort the staff went to to make it special was outstanding. We also done a palm tree planting in memory of our parents. All inclusive package is worth every penny, selectiin of food is outstanding and a good selection of drinks and the beach villas are very relaxing and located close for everything. The resort we highly recommend, we will certainly visit again.
Cons: Nothing we could find wrong

Australia
Reviewed: June 26, 2023
8.0
Very Good
Pros: Loved the pool and overall ambience

Oman
Reviewed: June 23, 2023
10
Amazing
Pros: Relaxing
Cons: 1- It’ll ve better if A/C directly hit the bed. 2- Trees are making noise while touching the roof of the villa.

France
Reviewed: May 10, 2023
10
lovely place
Pros: the staff was Amazing
Cons: a bit far

Germany
Reviewed: May 6, 2023
4.0
Was 1 week of disappointment and of course the vacation was not that enjoyable.
Pros: The spa was with our booked beach villa the only thing we really liked
Cons: - no proper welcoming. after asking the staff in the reception area they was giving us a welcome drink and cold towel. other guests got it directly. - most of the staff are not smiling and looking not really happy - mini bar in the room is empty (doesn’t matter if you have all inclusive) - only 2 times per day they provide you 2 bottles of water (each 500ml) - during the breakfast you will never get a real good coffee. coffee is done with a instant powder and the milk with milk powder - you can only use the all inclusive in the main restaurant with buffet for the meal times (that’s ok and fine so far) and on the main bar. from 9:00 till 00:00 daily. for the main at the drinks and cocktails are taken sometimes very long, even if less people are there. - the other restaurant on the island is excluded for the all inclusive offer. the restaurant/bar was almost every time empty. never saw people there. - you get upon the check in only one room card. they don’t wanna give you a second card. if you loose the card they charge you 25$ - if you have a request, question or complain nobody feels in charge or wanna help you in a proper way. in total I would nobody recommend this resort. It is even not worth 4 stars.

United Kingdom
Reviewed: May 4, 2023
10
Fabulous stay!
Pros: I dont know why this resort has such bad reviews, we noticed a lot of people coming here with unrealistic expectations and being extremely rude. This resort is incredible for the price you pay in Maldives. The staff are so lovely especially Salman and Kumar who were so so helpful. There are a few upgrades they could do but overall no complaints at all. We had an amazing time! Thank you.
Cons: Nothing

Italy
Reviewed: February 16, 2023
6.0
Pleasant
Pros: il posto è molto bello, semplice ma sembra un paradiso. Lo staff fantastico: Salman il cameriere del ristorante una persona eccezionale con sempre il sorriso, i ragazzi del bar uno più cordiale dell'altro. Varietà di cibo al buffet, tendenzialmente molto etnico, perfino una come me che non mangia speziato non ha patito la fame.
Cons: South Palm è situata sull'atollo più a sud delle Maldive, e pertanto serve un volo nazionale della durata di circa 1h e 20 per raggiungerlo. Purtroppo sia all'andata che al ritorno c'è troppo tempo (parliamo di 5h all'andata e 7h al ritorno) di attesa a Male il che fa perdere praticamente due mezze giornate di Maldive. Costo del transfer decisamente troppo alto per il servizio offerto. Il Gift Shop all'interno del resort vende prodotti di scarsa qualità, perché abbiamo acquistato un caricatore che non funzionava e soprattutto una cover waterproof che di waterproof non aveva nulla... in quanto, nonostante sia stata usata correttamente, ha danneggiato lo smartphone creando un disagio non indifferente. Per onestà devo dire che il resort al mio reclamo ha avuto la decenza di stornamelo dalla camera.

Slovenia
Reviewed: February 11, 2023
10
S sinom sva se imela nepozabno in to letovanje si bo nedvomno zapomnil
Pros: osebje je bilo zelo ustrezljivo in prijazno
Cons: Mogoce samo več različnih ekskurzij. Imajo jih kar nekaj, moogoce par njih več.

Austria
Reviewed: February 11, 2023
4.0
Not satisfied
Pros: Comfortable bed. Friendly waitress Athif. I think he was the only one who was really doing a job properly and the drivers.
Cons: Completely unsafe entrance from water villa to the water. Stairs not good fixed, as well some parts in the bathroom not fixed properly. Pictures wich are on the booking regarding water are to faraway from reality because the entrance in the water is full of stones. In general water is not the same what you can see on nice pictures when you are searching for vacation in this beautiful country. Price and what you get for it is really not in balance. As some people mentioned above at least drinks we should have included for water villas or at least one drink per day. Waitress in the bar was unpolate when he realized that we don’t want to drink something. We were during show there so we are not obligated to drink anything. As well above I mentioned that waitress Athif was polite but expect him maximum 2 more people were in good mood. If you really want to experience nice water and Maldivian style of life better choose local island or some another resort. From my side mark from 1 to 10 wound be 5.

United Kingdom
Reviewed: February 6, 2023
8.0
Worth visiting
Pros: - The nature and the beach are very interesting, this is why the Maldives are worth visiting! Beautiful colourful sea and island. - Different swimming gear was available in "all inclusive", for example, snorkelling was very fun, we did it every day and often saw new fishes! - All inclusive package included one free snorkelling tour on a boat. - The villa is nice, it's very close to the sea. There is a nice swing and sunbeds at the rear end of the villa. - You have a reserved table for the whole stay and the waiter stays the same. - A variety of tours was available from the hotel. - The restaurant had a bunch of stations that cooked food in front of you at your request (for example, beef steaks) and you got that food hot. - My parents had a 30-th wedding anniversary and the resort decorated their room nicely and gave us a celebration cake. That was considerate! - Cleaning 2 times a day. - Transfer from Male is expensive, but well organised. "What didn't you like?" (continued) - As many people mentioned, the restaurant didn't have an aircon, meaning it was hot and humid, especially during lunch and it was uncomfortable being there. - Breakfast ends at 9:30, which is early. Lunch window (12:30-2) was short. - Bar -- All inclusive list of drinks is quite poor. -- The quality and proportions of the ingredients of the cocktails were inconsistent. The same cocktail might be made strong or not at all and it's unpredictable. Some ingredients might be left out or swapped without letting you know. -- I don't understand why there was an "included" cocktail that had Baileys, but Baileys separately is "not included".
Cons: - There were small ants on the walls of the villa and a couple of days I saw a cockroach in the shower area - Everything outside of all inclusive package is quite expensive. A Redbull can from minibar is $10 - We (3 of us, me and my parents) were considering a sunrise fishing tour. It was $150 per person or $500 for a family of 4 according to the price list. The employee at the water sports said that they will offer us a tour for $350 and we agreed. We discussed it a couple of times and confirmed again when signing up on the sheet. My father signed the bill before the tour at 5:30 a.m., it was dark. During checkout time we found out that that tour was priced as $450, not $350. It took quite a while to figure out why. They found the signed bill and it was very strange. It had $352 for the tour and some taxes, which together amounted to $449.99 (i.e. $150x3). Of course we could not argue further because the bill was signed, but we felt scammed. For every other charge in the resort the price included tax. We heard the price $350 from the employee several times, but they refused to confirm. Also, sunrise fishing tour is advertised as 2 people max tour and there was place only for 2 fishing rods on the boat. Charging $150 per person when there were 3 people and only 2 fishing rods seemed unfair. - The manager talking to me online on Booking.com was unaccommodating and not very responsive (sometimes I had to wait for more than a day for the reply while I was writing during working hours): -- We wanted to change our reservation shorter (not longer!) by 1 day and the hotel staff answered that the new price will be applied (making the whole thing ~$4k more expensive), which doesn't make sense. -- Booking.com didn't have an option for 1 person, so I reserved myself a villa for 2 (all inclusive). I asked whether I can get a discount, since the price includes not only accommodation, but food, drinks etc.

Netherlands
Reviewed: October 4, 2023
5.0
Alcatraz op een paradijselijke locatie
Pros: Het eiland is prachtig en het Resourt is mooi. De kamer was ruim en schoon. Elke dag wordt deze schoongemaakt. Het personeel is zeer vriendelijk.
Cons: Wat ons enorm is tegengevallen is dat alles erop gericht is de klant zoveel mogelijk geld uit de zakken te kloppen. Omdat je niet van het eiland af kunt ben je gedwongen om het restaurant van het Resourt te gebruiken. Ook de duikschool kent geen concurrentie. Als ik naar een naastgelegen eiland wil, waar zich wel mee restaurants en overige faciliteiten bevinden, wordt dat maximaal tegengehouden door de directie van het Resourt. Zo wordt per overtocht naar het naastgelegen eiland (afstand 20 mt) $100 gevraagd. Daarnaast wordt geeist dat je een vrijwaring tekent. Deze gedwongen winkelnering lijdt tot extreme prijzen. Zo wordt voor een simpele pizza $32 gevraagd en zijn de prijzen voor duiken 2-3 x zo hoog als andere duikscholen in rekening brengen. Wij hadden een logies + ontbijt arrangement geboekt. Als we gebruik wilden maken van het buffet moest er een aanpassing in het pakket worden doorgevoerd voor de gehele resterende periode, ongeacht of we wel of niet gebruik zouden maken van het buffet en moest zowel luch als diner worden afgenomen voor een bedrag van $100 per persoon per dag.

Luxembourg
Reviewed: August 22, 2023
7.0
Beach with rocks and expensive diving
Pros: The room was very cute! I chose the hotel because of the swings nearby :) The food and staff at the restaurant were great. SPA was not bad. I like different fish in the water! Diving and water sports are possible. I saw mantas and dolphins! =)
Cons: First of all, we were in July-August. 1. There were a lot of dead corrals on our side of the beach. A lot of stones, so there was only one side of the island where it was ok to swim without coral shoes. 2. Diving was extremely expensive! For a certified diver, one dive at the end was about 130$!!! For non-experienced divers, the first dive is about 200$. We could not dive with Tiger sharks because we needed a group of at least 3 people. =( 3. Sometimes the food was very spice, and no signs that it was spicy( 4. There is no breakwater around the island. Therefore, there is practically nothing to see during snorkeling( 5. There is also some work going on in the area. Water visibility could be better. 6. The most terrible thing was about our return transfer. We asked several days before leaving about the transfer time. Just in the evening before we knew that we needed to leave at 2 am at night! While the flight we had at 11:50. We were sure that the flight would be in the morning. I was asked what options we had, and the manager told us that if we do it in the morning, we would miss our International flight. I checked on the Maldivian website flights (maldivian.aero) and found out that there is a good flight for us in the morning. And I insisted they change our transfer to later, at 6:00 am. The manager wanted us to pay charges for changes to the flight, but I refused to do this because they didn't consult with us about the transfer timing. So, we signed the paper to take risks in case we were late for the International flight. But we even had time to buy souvenirs at the airport! 7. We saw palm rats under the sink and cockroaches near the toilet.

Netherlands
Reviewed: August 12, 2023
10
Exceptional
Pros: Wat een resort. Wij hadden 2x een bungalow aan de zee. Bungalow van alle gemakken voorzien en modern ingericht. Aankomst op een lange pier waar je in de avond ook naar roggen en haaien kan kijken. Personeel uiterst vriendelijk en ook hier ben je een echte gast. Er worden elke dag 3 activiteiten georganiseerd en ok zijn er dagelijks excursies. Het eten is enorm zeer uitgebreidde keuze en elke dag weer wat nieuws. Ook worden er thema maaltijd de gemaakt oftewel elke keer weer een feest. Er is een heerlijk zwembad, een fitness en meerdere sportactiviteiten.
Cons: Helemaal niets

United Arab Emirates
Reviewed: August 10, 2023
4.0
To reach the hotel I get a lot of difficulty 5 h facing problem and 1h flight and 30 minutes in boat it was so hard to r
Pros: To reach the hotel I get a lot of difficulty
Cons: To reach the hotel I get a lot of difficulty far from everything

Germany
Reviewed: July 22, 2023
10
Exceptional
Pros: Alles ehrlich zu sagen die Leute hier sind freundlich, alles sauber nicht nur die Zimmer sondern auch die weg zum Restaurant oder zum Schwimmbad. Sie haben alle Mittel um sich bequeme zu fühlen.

Germany
Reviewed: April 26, 2023
10
Exceptional
Pros: Concediu de vis, totul a fost perfect organizat de la sosire in Male pana la plecarea din Male. Resortul foarte frumos, curat si personalul foarte respectabil si prietenos. Mancarea nota 10. Camera excelenta cu tot confortul si foarte curat. Merita o vacanta aici.

Russia
Reviewed: April 20, 2023
1.0
Never again. Horrible management
Pros: Massage was good. Chef of the pool restaurant is a good person. Guys from diving club are good people.
Cons: Any other place in Maldives will have same views, but definitely will have better service. Management we faced there is horrible. Service is horrible. They are making problems and they can’t manage them. Their female receptionist (the tall one) knows only word “no”. Their other receptionists don’t know anything. Breakfasts and dinners are not tasty. You will see your butler only at check out day (surprise! We had a butler!) And NEVER (!!!) go for CITY TOUR!

Malta
Reviewed: April 17, 2023
10
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Pros: Pretty much everything
Cons: No major issues

Germany
Reviewed: April 12, 2023
10
Exceptional
Pros: alles top
Cons: alles top

France
Reviewed: April 11, 2023
10
voyage paradisiaque et magnifique
Pros: villa sur plage, la proximité et la facilité de ce déplacer sur l’île, le confort de logement, la salle de bain en plein air, la vu sur la plage, les Bernard l’ermite sur la terrasse juste magnifique, la Clim, les équipements de chaise longue
Cons: tout et superbe

France
Reviewed: April 11, 2023
9.0
expérience paradisiaque fabuleuse
Pros: le personnel très accueillant la prise en charge à l’aéroport de l’arrivée jusque à la mise en place au logement et le retour superbe également prise en charge jusque à la douane, l’es activité superbe, la restauration diverse avec des produit de qualité nature personnel de salle (hatif) très souriant et agréable, la découverte de reptiles et aquatiques magnifiques, la chaleur 35 la journée 29 la nuit et une eau à 30 jute sublime, la Clim, le service de voiture
Cons: sur la villa sur eau il manque un équipement pour ombrager la terrasse comme un parasol serrez vraiment bien car en plein soleil on ne tien pas longtemps

Austria
Reviewed: April 10, 2023
9.0
Tropischer Traumurlaub
Pros: Alle Mahlzeiten im Hauptrestaurant waren von hervorragender Qualität, die Auswahl war sehr groß (v. a. internationale sowie indische Speisen, viel Gemüse, aber auch verschiedenste Desserts) und jeden Tag anders! Die Angestellten aller Bereiche (von der Rezeption, bis hin zum Housekeeping, der Bar oder dem Restaurant) waren äußerst freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Palmenvilla, die wir hatten, war von lauter tropischen Pflanzen und Palmen umgeben und war nur ca. 10 m vom türkisen Meer entfernt. Die Ausstattung der Unterkunft war ebenso wie beschrieben und auf den Fotos abgebildet. Die gesamte Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und ein tropischer Traum voller Palmen, Oleander- und Hibiskussträuche sowie vielen tropischen Pflanzen mehr.
Cons: Der einzige verbesserungswürdige - ansonsten waren wir mit allem sehr zufrieden! - war der "Gift shop" im Resort, weil die Auswahl der angebotenen Souvenirs überschaubar war, obwohl es durchaus mehr Souvenirs auf den Malediven gibt, wie wir bei einer Exkursion sowie spätestens bei der Heimreise am Flughafen in Malé gesehen haben. Wer also etwas nachhause bringen möchte, sollte am Flughafen in Malé zuschlagen oder einen Ausflug machen, um etwas das Addu-Atoll kennenzulernen.

Russia
Reviewed: March 27, 2023
9.0
thank you every one for this great holiday I’ll probably come back!
Pros: the service is perfect! the beach villa is beautiful and comfortable.. the food is delicious and various you can always find something for you. The underwater is also nice.
Cons: sometimes the beach is too dirty:(( but when it’s sunny it looks perfect!

Egypt
Reviewed: October 19, 2022
9.0
Wonderful
Pros: The staff were friendly
Cons: NA

Italy
Reviewed: August 14, 2022
10
It’s one of the most relaxing experience to escape from the daily routine.
Pros: Our beach villa was exactly how expected and exactly as shown. The staff has been really friendly and professional in every needs.
Cons: The resort has a lot of activities but were not really well advertised.

Germany
Reviewed: January 11, 2024
9.0
Sehr erholsamer Aufenthalt für eine Woche nicht langweilig und Personal alle extrem freundlich/hilfs
Pros: Verpflegung war durchgehend sehr gut, man konnte immer etwas finden, jeden Tag einige Live-Cooking Stationen, bevorzugt Indische Küche, Küchen und Bedienungspersonal extrem freundlich Nach einer Woche kam bei uns nach mehr Abwechslung auf.
Cons: Sehr strikte Regelung mit den all Inn Getränken, nur um Restaurant und in der Bar, im Zimmer nur zimmerwarmes Wasser, Minibar zu bezahlen, extas wie ein Kokosnuss am Themenabend z.b. 6 Euro zusätzich, ansonsten war AI ok

Italy
Reviewed: January 7, 2024
7.0
è sicuramente meglio alle Maldive trovare altre soluzioni
Pros: la posizione della stanza (numero 113) sulla spiaggia; la sua ampiezza; il bagno con annessa doccia esterna; l'attenzione del cuoco alle allergie alimentari.
Cons: la posizione del resort con un mare del tutto privo di reef, coralli, pesci etc, La fastidiosa invadenza del personale di sala. I costi elevatissimi delle più banali attività (snorkelling 75$pp, canoa 50$ pp/ora e via di seguito). Il costo delle bavande etc. Il fracasso notturno/diurno della pioggia battente sulla copertura in metallo della stanza. L'assenza di un vero intrattenimento all'altezza delle pretese del resort.

United Kingdom
Reviewed: January 7, 2024
10
A slice of heaven in paradise
Pros: The sea is stunning, my family really enjoyed the food and the staff are super friendly and really helpful
Cons: The only small dislike would of been some small nibbles for drinks ordered like peanuts for the all-inclusive customers

Germany
Reviewed: December 11, 2023
8.0
Tolles Urlaubsresort für Unterwasseranfägner oder Uninteressierte an der Unterwasserwelt
Pros: Freundliches Personal Super Essen Schöne Anlage Wahnsinns Service des Personals
Cons: Wasserumgebung: kein Hausriff das zugänglich ist, kein guter Ort zum Schnorcheln verfügbar! Preis/Leistung ist sehr hoch, tauchen kostet mehr als auf anderen Inseln und da man nicht gut schnorcheln kann muss man für >70 dollar pro person Schnorchelausflüge buchen.

Australia
Reviewed: December 10, 2023
10
wonderul experience and highly recommend
Pros: the facilities are excellent and the local tours of fishing, dolphin watching and snorkeling are all worth its money. the staff are great in meeting our requests. we are thus very grateful to the outstanding serives provided.
Cons: really can't think of anything that we did not like

Italy
Reviewed: November 20, 2023
9.0
Magnifico soggiorno, siamo stati davvero coccolati!
Pros: Pulizia e personale
Cons: Poca illuminazione notturna e poco reef

United Arab Emirates
Reviewed: May 9, 2022
7.0
It was a lovely gateaway and a short vacation to the resort, we had some expectation since its a resort which was not me
Pros: We liked the room and the view we got of the sea. Room came with free umbrellas, torch, TV came with youtube and netflix, to chill and pass time.
Cons: The timings for the meals were very short and very early which made our schedule even tighter and abit pressurizing. Had to leave the room early and eat quicker due to the opening and closing time. Surprized that in a resort, no fresh juices options were available were "fresh juice/milkshakes/mocktails" are the first things that comes in our mind while booking for a resort or a holiday. At night there were very less light and visibility while going for dinner which makes it uncomfortable to walk around. We feel like the value for our money and expectations were not completely met.

Hungary
Reviewed: April 18, 2022
10
Life long exceptional memories
Pros: Most cases the resorts publish over idealized pictures about the accommodations and surroundings but not in this case. The island and property where we stayed are the most beautiful place we have seen and visited so far. The entire team was eager to provide an life-long experience what you could not buy from money. 5 star service is the standard plus all the extra which comes from every member of staff who genuinely wants to pamper you.

Netherlands
Reviewed: March 24, 2022
7.0
niet het paradijselijke wat de andere Malediven wel hebben
Pros: de beach bungalow
Cons: de manager daar is vreselijk en slechte klantenservice het restaurant is groot en ongezellig, wij konden gelukkig steeds buiten een tafel neerzetten

Germany
Reviewed: March 20, 2022
10
Exceptional
Pros: Die herrliche Ruhe. Das freundliche und stets hilfreiche Personal. Der Service zu den Mahlzeiten. Die Organisation angefangen bei der Ankunft am Flughafen in Male. Wir wurden von Shina empfangen ,sie kümmerte sich um den Weiterflug ins Addu Atoll. Bis zum Bording verbrachten wir die kurze Zeit in einer Lounge. Getränke und WLAN gratis. Vom Flughafen Gan wurden wir zum Bootsanleger begleitet und etwa 20 Minuten zur Insel gefahren. Am Anleger wurden wir von Resort Mitarbeitern empfangen und begrüßt. Nach einer kurzen Resort Info wurden unsere Koffer auf unsere Beachvilla gebracht. Die Beachvillen waren klasse,können wir unbedingt empfehlen,besser als die Wasservillen,die etwas abseits lagen. Die Abreise wurde genau so organisiert. Hier herzlichen Dank nochmals an Shina. Sie hat unser Ausreisedokument ausgefüllt,da ich das glatt vergessen hatte. Vielen Dank 😀
Cons: Die etwas lange Anreise mit zusätzlichen Inlandsflug und Speedboot Transfer. Aber das war uns vorher bewußt und es hat sich gelohnt.

Brazil
Reviewed: March 18, 2022
9.0
Lindo
Pros: Lá é tudo muito lindo!!! Cor e têmperatura da água, os peixes, tem muitos peixes ao redor dos bangalôs, inclusive tubarões, arraia e tartaruga!!! Quarto muito limpo, ar condicionado bom, outra coisa que marcou foi carinho conosco sempre colocavam chocolates para nós no quarto!!!
Cons: Do excesso de taxas, exemplo: reservei o resort pelo Booking chegando la tive que pagar mais taxas, nas quais não estavam claras no momento da reserva, assim como o translado de maldivas até o resort.

Hungary
Reviewed: March 15, 2022
10
Exceptional
Pros: A személyzet nagyon nagyon kedves és segítőkész! A medencénél az étteremben, mindenhol mindent megtesznek, hogy semmi gondunk ne legyen.
Cons: A programok drágák, nincs külön program a gyermekeknek. Hiányoltuk a sok friss gyümölcsöt.

United States of America
Reviewed: March 13, 2022
10
Exceptional
Pros: Everything was amazing. Food was delicious and the staff were super friendly.
Cons: Nothing was there to unlike

United Arab Emirates
Reviewed: December 26, 2021
8.0
Very Good
Pros: The location and staff was fantastic and went out of their way to accommodate out every need. The hotel and facilities are of Great quality...
Cons: Take care when booking international flights as the transit can be lengthy and cumbersome and ensure to read your welcoming email to avoid any additional costs.

Czech Republic
Reviewed: December 12, 2021
7.0
Good
Pros: jídlo,bazén
Cons: lokalita,

Bulgaria
Reviewed: October 16, 2021
10
Exceptional
Pros: We Liked Everything!

South Africa
Reviewed: September 8, 2021
9.0
Wonderful
Pros: The beach villa location is great, with the beach right on your doorstep. The staff are friendly, the food is good. Daily activities to keep guests entertained
Cons: I did not like the meal times were set out for the all inclusive package. Breakfast and lunch slots are very close in time and dinner starts much later. Breakfast at 06:30 is a bit too early for a resort in my opinion. We were unable to make use of our complimentary snorkelling trip because we were told there were not enough guest to join us that was very disappointing
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Reviewed: 2 weeks ago
5/5
Home from the best week ever! ||Stayed in water villa 604 and some of the most spectacular sunset views. The villa is huge , immaculately clean and with a personal butler .||Food was incredible - authentic traditional food that was cooked fresh for you with plenty of choice. The salads and desserts were lovely. We’ve been all inclusive all around the world and the food was up there with the best.||You get the same table for all meals and same waitress. We had Harsha look after us and she really is the most incredible person. Really knowledgeable about the island too which is good as she gave us lots of little tips for things to do.||The water / beaches are paradise. One side of the island is facing inwards towards the atoll and it’s like a|Millpond. Tranquil and beautiful. The other side is a bit more corally and wavy and good for snorkelling. We saw lots of fish, turtle and manta ray .||Tips:||- Take beach shoes|- When walking round the island of a night use your phone torch as it’s quite dark|- We tipped waitress , roomboy and Butler at end of stay so take USD.|- Factor 50+ suncream & a bay! Don’t use anything lower unless you want to burn! The suns rays are so intense. We didn’t burn but saw lots of families rhay had and it ruins your holiday.|- Male airport is chaos but don’t worry the people and other reps are very helpful if you can’t find south palm one.||We got lucky with the connecting flight from Male to Gan and only had to wait 45 mins but spoke to others who had a 6 hr wait at Gan. There is a lounge by all Accounts that was $50 and others said it was worth it. ||If you want a traditional authentic Maldivian experience- this is your place.||It’s not the marble and glitz of celebrity Maldives but it’s charming, clean, great food, incredible staff and idyllic beach’s and views. We will be back 100%. ||Thanks for a wonderful holiday ☀️
Reviewed: 4 weeks ago
5/5
Прочитал два отзыва с оценкой 1-2звезды...ну не знаю видимо на этих людюх *сошелся клином белый свет* отдыхаем в этом отеле, полная противоположность каждой описаной ситуации: из аэропорта 20 минут на лодке и ты на месте, сразу напитки хочешь коктейли, хочешь...ну что угодно! Еда в ресторане: приходили к закрытию - это супер на выбор всегда! Овощи, фрукты,рыба, курица, говядина на выбор гриль, жареное, тушеное или "спайси", очередей нет вообще, алкашку приносят быстро любую (вино, пиво и тд и тп всё не разливуха при тебе открывают банку пива).Персонал просто супер, не успел допить коктейль тебя уже спрашивают "Ван моо?" Заход в море :надо брать только *Бич виллу* у них вход в море просто сказка, белоснежный песок (мука), коралки не нужны, вода просто супер, прозрачная сказка! На Мальдивах третий раз и каждый раз-это новый остров. Так что, поверьте, здесь тоже супер! Люди, берите именно Beach villa и будет вам счастье)) Большой привет Вадиму, Насте и из Магадана!!!
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
relaxantes le personnels est juste magnifique très gentille et professionnel. Je le recommande
Service
Dine in
Meal type
Brunch
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
If there is a more delightful destination to experience from the standpoint of atmosphere, amenities, scenery and hospitality, I have yet to experience it. From the moment we landed in Malé, a friendly representative from the resort greeted us to take us to the nearby Moonima Lounge where we could relax, eat and drink before our departure flight to the resort.||||A few hours later, the non-stop flight on Maldivian Airlines itself was amazing, despite their highly questionable luggage vs. carry-on policies. We arrived at Gan International Airport after a 1h 40m flight (with a personalized gift from Maldivian Airlines of our "Equator Crossing Certificate"). 🌏||||Upon arriving at GAN, we (and our luggage porters) had a mere 5 minute walk from the terminal to the covered pier where we were met with waiting speedboats to take us all on the 20 minutes, or so, journey to the resort upon some of the most pristine, and clean, azure blue water I've ever seen.||||Arriving at the resort itself was so remarkable that I would have sworn I was being filmed for an episode of Fantasy Island! The next several days there truly cemented my feelings of being in a place unlike any other on earth.||||Our accommodations included both a stunning Over The Water Villa AND and a "sneak peek" stay at their brand new, very exclusive Private Pool Villa (which is not yet open to booking as of today's date). 🤫||||Our Full-Board dining plan included buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner dining at their Banyan Restaurant which has to be staffed by some of the best chefs and servers in the world! With an incredibly delicious variety of international cuisine and fresh seafood, I was blown away by the range of food options being served at what I would consider to be a 5 ⭐️ level. A foodies haven, for sure!||||The accommodations were exceptionally clean, well maintained and serviced and also included (unbeknownst to me when I booked the vacation) a delightful butler, or "personal concierge", who made sure that our every need was accounted for and that we knew about the wide range of activities and amenities the resort had to offer and even introduced us to the island's unofficial "mascot" 🐦 upon our arrival.||||The excursions we enjoyed were also quite memorable and included dolphin watching, sunset snorkeling, sunset fishing, a sumptuous floating breakfast and lavish farewell beachside dinner for two.||||This vacation would not have been nearly as enjoyable were it not for the warmth, kindness, generosity and graciousness of the entire staff at the resort. There wasn't a moment that we ever felt that our needs could not be addressed and our requests would go unheeded. ||||The staff epitomized a true attention to thoughtfulness and detail and it was clear that every person (from our extremely talented villa attendant to the CEO) would do whatever it took to ensure we would leave their resort with memories to last a lifetime. And they truly succeeded way beyond our expectations.||||Mr. Rourke and Tattoo would definitely be proud!||||(For more resort details, pics and videos of our around-the-🗺 adventures to this breathtaking destination, check out (@) royalmochastar on Ig.)
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
We just returned from our holiday to South Palm, as previously reading a lot of reviews from the other travellers we wanted to share our thoughts with you, good and bad.

||We booked our holiday thru BlueBayTravel (please check notes at the end if you’re thinking to book with them)

||For a quick summary here are some notes:

||Overall: 7/10. We’ll go back? Probably No (The world is so big and you have so many choices, so why limit. Plus getting there it is a bit tiring, maybe choose something closer to Male, without the need for a flight connection, maybe only a speedboat)
||- Room: 7/10|- View from the room : 10/10|- Cleanliness: 10/10|- Services / Staff: 10/10|- Food: 9/10|- Restaurant: 6/10|- Atmosphere: 6/10|- Bar: 7/10|- Romantic: 5/10|- SPA: 8/10|- Pool: 9/10|- Price/quality: 8/10

||I will start with the positives:

||- Staff is great, they are trying to make you feel as comfortable as possible, we are a very low maintenance couple, not fussy at all. We had only one request for our stay, to have a table in the restaurant next to the window, once we requested that, we had it. Thank you Salman, Saif, Arif, and all of you who made sure we’re had a good time||- The view from the room (we stayed in 206, Palm Villa) is absolutely perfect, and we think from all the other types of the villas the Palm Beach ones (numbers with 2XX) are the best. And access to the beach.||- Food is great, the selection of the cuisines and the quality is good. Depends of course of everyone expectations, but as a foodie lover, when I’m going to a different country I just want to try more of the local food than the food that I’m used at home. I uploaded more food pics, because I think current photos don’t do justice to the choices the restaurant offers.
||For example there is the pasta bar, where they can cook pasta’s on requirements as you wish. I haven’t used that for the entire week, so I cannot say how good it is, but I’m sure it will be fine.

We mainly ate dishes from local cuisine, from curries to soups, which I was very satisfied to try. No complains at all. As you will see in the pics uploaded, we have tried a lot of dishes.

||We’ve seen previously a few reviews where the people were complain about the food and choices. For us, in Jan 2024 I couldn’t disagree more, there are choices for everyone. The only part which I thing is not as great are the deserts, but hey, it’s South India, not France :)
||- The water activities are great, we went to see the dolphins and for snorkeling. Cannot recommend both of them highly enough.||- If you want to stay at the pool, it is really nice, very relaxing.||- For us it was amazing to see for the first time (live, not on TV) the hermit crabs. They are absolutely amazing, it’s such a delight to watch them. We spent hours looking at the small creatures :)))||- SPA is good, we had the balinese massage. 
||- Sky in the nighttime is mind-blowing.

|||What can be improved, I will not say negatives, but definitely some things would make the stay there more enjoyable:||- Aircon in the restaurant. I know that we all go there for sun and hot weather, and this is what you get, but it is hard to eat when you’re continuously sweating (I know, it’s Asia, you’ll not find too many aircon’s in the restaurants, but lunch was certainly an uncomfortable meal and we felt we could not fully enjoy the food because it simply was too hot inside.||- Lights. This is one big issue, after the sunset (6.30pm ish), it’s so dark everywhere, from outside of the restaurant, bar, reception, to the walkways and back of the rooms. There is just way too little to no light, you need to use your phone light to not step on the cute little hermit crabs which are everywhere and to see where you’re going.

||Adding solar powered lights especially outside of the rooms around the trees where now there is only one very very weak wall light would create a more pleasant ambiance and would make it relaxing to stay out of the room on the swing or the sun lounges but after sunset it is completely dark. 

||On the bar area will improve the atmosphere a lot putting some candle lights on the tables… I’m sure most of the guests of the resort are couples, and this would will improve create a more intimate/romantic atmosphere||- Bathroom to be closed off for 2 reasons: |
1) my wife uses some face products but when you have the bathroom outside and you’re sweating it will be hard to apply them on your skin. |
2) privacy window between room and bathroom that is completely transparent - a shutter would help and would also keep the room dark after sunrise if you want to sleep in after sunrise (6am ish), personally I cannot sleep if there is light in the room.||- Mirror in the room. I’m sure most ladies will have a mirror in their home to see how they dressed up or whatever, will be a good addition. Even a small one.||The trip started not as great for us as our plane was delayed for an hour (landed 10.30am instead of 9.40 am) and we missed the connection flight in Male (11.50am). The hotel representative meet us and she asked why we are late, because we just missed the flight… (well… I’m not flying the airplane, it is out of my hand, not something that we could do).. and she said: ok, I have put you on the 23.30 flight to Gan… I thought it isn’t a great start at all… over 12h to wait in the airport and being questioned why the flight was delayed after an 11 hours long flight. Not the best start to an expensive holiday and we did not feel very welcome, there was a very strong lack of courtesy and respect to a paying customer. 

||She managed to book us on the next flight (16.45) but it was really stressful and we didn’t know if we’ll be boarding that or not until 16.15 after the checkin for the flight was over. ||In the end we got at the resort at 8pm in complete darkness but I think they need to handle this better with the airline, because I’m sure it is not the only flight that was a bit late. So we basically missed the whole first day of our holiday.||Our biggest issue is that there was no provision in place to reassure us that we will be helped to get to the hotel in the shortest time possible and we had the feeling that nobody cared about our comfort.||Again, we really are very low maintenance reasonable people however after an 11+ hours long flight getting out from the plane in 28C+ our weak European bodies started to sweat instantly and we felt light headed and very keen to get to a shower asap. ||We were not offered any complementary refreshments and a bottled water in the airport costs $6.5 and an expresso is $4 - this is a comment for the travel agency as we bought a package and it would be good practice to have contingency plans to deal with delays and make sure clients feel valued and not blamed about things completely out of their control. ||Taking responsibility for the experience you sell and caring about how people feel after they pay your fees is good customer service and makes people come back, not the case here.

||To leave the resort for our return was crazy… the flight from Male was at 11.30am, but we left the resort just before 3am. Absolutely bonkers - we had to wake up at 1.30am.||

You’d think that if you’re paying extra for direct flights from London to Male, instead of having another stop over extra it will get you there (and back) in a lot less time that over 24 hours, not over 24-28h.

||That’s a big issue and you are not aware about time schedule of the internal flights (BlueBayTravel it's saying only "domestic transfer", but no timings). 

If you plan to go there, go for 10 days, not only 7.| |It’s just not enough when you’re spending so much time on the trips/connections/airports.||
We booked the holiday thru BlueBayTravel. First time for us using them. I’m not sure if it was only one time, but it was a very strange experience booking it online as you can’t complete the booking and pay for the holiday online as the price on the website is not final and is subject to change.

||After choosing the dates, flights, etc normally you’ll just pay online. No, got a message that they will contact me for the reservation.

||When they did, after a couple hours they told me the price increased from £3467 (around that amount it was showed on the listing) to over £3700 (for 2 adults).||

After a few conversations with them, a lot of time spent on the phone, they “discounted” it to £3667. So that’s £200 extra for nothing, just cheeky with the prices.

||Even checking the price second day on the website, or a few days or a couple weeks after the price showed was still the £3467, NOT £3667. So, misleading prices, not “there are not the live prices that we see in our system”. Not ok for a big travel company. That’s false advertising.||Many thanks to the Virgin cabin crew, they were very friendly and helpful and made the flight very pleasant and comfortable.||All in all, this was a pleasant getaway for a few days from the cold UK January weather but travel wise things did not go smoothly and to have this happen when you’re so far away from home is not a good start for a holiday, professionalism could be much improved in this respect and perhaps more training to staff when it comes to greeting clients and dealing with unforeseen situations.
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
The view from the beach villa was awesome. Had snorkeling and it was a amazing adventure.|The customer service representatives have the best service. From the reception to the cleaner, excellent people.
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
Nous avons passé a très bon séjour ! |Je tiens à remercier toute l’équipe (spa, snorkling, restaurant, bar) et plus particulièrement Billal responsable de notre chambre qui était tres sympathique et tres serviable durant tout notre séjour et nous a fait une jolie décoration sur notre lit
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
The housekeeping staff are very welcoming, the ocean is beautiful, breakfast and dinner are different every day, I saw turtles, dolphins and octopuses, the four-hand massage is worth it, Shaamin is a great person, and the bath towels are very fragrant. The DJ in the bar is very good at playing music.
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
I cannot recommend this hotel enough! By far the best service we’ve had during our stay in Maldives after a horrible experience at a neighboring resort (not to mention any names but it rhymes with ‘can reef’)|Our server during the breakfast lunch and dinner was superb. Athif went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our meals. ||The food quality and the options are great. The fresh juices are amazing. ||We encountered a small problem at check in but the manager was attentive and quickly had a solution to our problem. ||The staff are always smiling and take care of the slightest detailed to make sure you’re having a great time. They always provide activities for the guests to mingle and get to know each other. They ALWAYS ask you about your stay with them and if everything is okay or if you need anything. ||If I were to open a hotel I’d hire the entire staff in a blink of an eye.
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
Ho alloggiato in una palm villa direttamente sulla spiaggia sul lato selle acque interne all'atollo. . Niente reef, niente pesci, solo pezzetti di coralli morti. La spiaggia è corta e sul retro , lato oceano, la spiaggia è molto molto piccola. Rispetto ad altri atolli visitati in precedenza, questo è stato deludente. Per fare snorkelling si fa una escursione al costo si 75dollari a persona! I tetti delle ville sono rivestiti in lamiera e quando piove è impossibile dormire a causa del rumore assordante. Malgrado fosse stagione secca, in 7 giorni solo 2 erano soleggiati, mentre per 5 giorni pioggia a dirotto giorno e notte. La pulizia della camera era molto approssimativa: il pavimento mai lavato, lenzuola mai cambiate in una settimana. |Nota positiva il cibo fresco, il cuoco molto attento alle esigenze di chi come me presenta allergie. ||
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
Отвратительно! Если вы первый раз на Мальдивах, то вам точно не сюда, чтоб не испортить впечатление об этом райском уголке нашей планеты - Мальдивах. В номерах ни халатов ни тапочек, так же не забудьте с собой взять зубные щетки и пасту. Да ! И сушку для белья обязательно, сушить купальники можно только на спинках кресел. Купаться на острове, кроме бассейна негде! Вход в море только со стороны вилл Фэмили, Санрайз и Палм. Вход в море сплошные камни. Со стороны виллы Пляж дно моря илистое. Вода имеет неприятный запах, желтые пятна. Белого Мальдивского песка вы там не найдёте!!!! Песок с кусками кораллов и ракушками. Без тапок на острове по берегу и в воде нигде не пройдёшь! Домашнего рифа нету, вывозят на риф за дополнительную плату. Мы отдыхали 6 дней, за это время 3-4 раза Шли очень сильные дожди . Дождь стучит по металлической крыше от этого шума невозможно спать ночью. У нас было всё включено, но нормальной еды мы не нашли! В ресторане постоянные очереди, как попрошайки стоят с тарелками. За такие деньги ни еды ни спиртного! Наш отзыв поддерживают многие гости этого резорта, которые отдыхали с нами в одно время. Они брали тур у Тур операторов и не имеют возможности оставить свой отзыв. Не тратьте деньги на этот резорт , ищите настоящий Мальдивский отдых с песком и красивым морем.
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
서비스가 매우 친절합니다. 이 리조트에서 일하는 staff 모두와 친구가 될 수 있습니다. 객실은 깔끔했고 바다 수영하기에도 좋았습니다. 몰디브의 가장 남쪽에 위치해서 들어가는 데에는 시간이 걸리지만 여유로운 여행을 계획한다면 추천합니다.
Trip type
Vacation
Travel group
Couple
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
Absolutely fabulous resort, accommodation, food & the friendliest staff made the long journey worthwhile. The beaches & sea were idyllic with clear warm water & lots of sea life to see. Our beach villa was superb & spotlessly cleaned, with a beach view a few steps from the sea.
Reviewed: a month ago
5/5
South Palm Resort in Addu, the southernmost island of the Maldives, surpassed all our expectations! The attentive and caring staff made our stay exceptional. Always ready to assist, their warmth added a personal touch to our experience.||The culinary journey was a highlight, with every meal being a delightful treat. The rooms were not only comfortable but also featured open-air toilets, providing a unique touch to our stay.||We highly recommend South Palm Resort for a truly memorable Maldivian escape. Paradise awaits!
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Я очень хотела побывать на Мальдивах. Мне, мой муж ,устроил сюрприз на юбилей 50 лет. Этот отель, мне, испортил отпуск, и все впечатления о Мальдивах!( Мы с мужем, побывали в Мексике, Доминикано, Куба, Таиланд. Но такого отношения ,и ужасного сервиса, я не видела не где! Даже Куба , бедная страна, так не относится к своим гостям! Начну стого, что отель находится очень далеко от Мале. Добираться ,туда надо внутренними авиалиниями. В аэропорту можно просидеть пол дня, а то и весь день. Мы прилетели с Москвы в Мале утром в 11 часов. А в отель попали в 7 вечера. Летели 1 час, 40 , потом ещё 40 минут на скоростной лотки , вот и попали в 7 вера на конец то в отель. Сутки потеряли по прилёту, сутки обратно, потому, что нас забрали в 2 ночи. Ещё и не кому было забрать наш багаж, хотя мы звонили на ресепшен 4 раза. Мы с мужем, шли пешком с дальнего бунгало с багажом. Снова, лодка, самолёт, который как маршрутка сделал остановку на другом острове, чтоб забрать ещё пассажиров. И в итоге, дорога до Мале заняла почти 3 часа. Это только минусы дороги. Дальше отель.У нас было SUNRISE VILLA 303 ,очень старое, в ванной комнате очень душно, так как там решотка преоткрыта. Кондиционер не спровляется. Напор воды ужасный, фен свой не включиш. Выход к морю очень плохой, одни каралы под ногами. Мы купались на другой стороне отеля. Эти Бунгало лучше не брать!( Дальше зона еды. Такого ужаса я ещё не видела. Это было не всё включено!( Это было как в пионерском лагере, успел поесть хорошо, не успел опоздал!( Еда ужасная! Фруктов не было вообще, кроме арбуза. Я его могу и у себя в Сочи поесть! Даже не разу бананов не было, это просто смешно. Индия рядом, но нечего из экзотических Фруктов мы не увидели!( Дальше бар. Мы с мужем не пьющие люди, но в отпуске можно выпить иногда, бакал вина или коктейль. Но не смотря на то, что всё включено, даже с алкоголем была проблема. Они всё время, чуть ли не считали сколько ты выпил, каждый раз надо было, расписаться в каком-то нулевом чеке. Отзыв у меня получился может и очень длинный. Может это ещё не всё о моих разочарованиях. Но я хочу, чтоб не кто так не папался, как мы!
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Had a lovely time at the Maldives really good experience
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Es ist einfach traumhaft, wie im Paradies. Das Personal ist Super Freundlich und hilfsbereit und immer gut gelaunt. Die Ausflüge sind wunderschön und Toll organisiert. Das Essen ist reichhaltig, abwechslungsreich und immer frisch und lecker. Es gibt eine Menge zu entdecken und viele wilde Tiere zu sehen wie zb. Krabben , Flughunde, Geckos und noch viel mehr. Die Zimmer sind sehr sauber und Modern und die dazugehörige Aussicht ist auch atemberaubend schön, es ist definitiv eine Reise Wert. 🇲🇻🥰❤️❤️❤️
Trip type
Vacation
Travel group
Couple
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
South palm experience was fantastic for a relaxing getaway. Staff are all very accommodating especially Ali & Saif who went out of their way to ensure the best experience. Highly recommend this resort and can’t wait to get back soon. Beautiful resort.
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
South Palm is a wonderful resort, and as long as you can navigate some quirky management policies, you should have a great time! The staff is amazing, they go above and beyond and do everything within the constraints of the management policies to help you and make you feel welcome. Mohammad Ali went above and beyond to assist and make me feel welcome and at home. I'm blessed and grateful for his support. Management needs to provide access to drinking water at ALL times restrictions. They need to refill water bottles, have drinking water available throughout the resort, and provide drinking water to everyone without question or hesitation. Since this is an isolated location, I was extremely uncomfortable the first two days to learn of management's restrictions on drinking water. Once I learned how to navigate that, all was well! In addition to Mohammed, a shout out goes to Saeed at water sports and Kumar at the pool. Amazing service!
Reviewed: 2 months ago
4/5
We stayed in the water bungalow. The room has all the essential amenities and it is clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay there.
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Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Un hôtel au top je recommande |Maxime de chez Fram est vraiment quelqu’un d’exceptionnel |Restaurant sympa et agréable avec une cuisine très variée |Les chambres sont spacieuses et confortable |Une petite île paradisiaque
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans cet hôtel. |Le personnel est agréable, l'hôtel est beau mais un peu dans son jus sachant qu'il n'a que 5 ans .|Les buffets sont délicieux et variés. Le gros point négatif est qu'il n'y a pas le clim dans le restaurant. |Villa Palm spacieuse et très propre. Le matelas était vraiment trop dur et pas top qualité, je l'ai signalé le lendemain à la réception, ils ont été très réactifs et j'en ai eu un de meilleure qualité. |Un tout grand merci à Maxime l'animateur pour sa gentillesse, disponibilité, bonne humeur quotidienne et organisation du tournoi de pétanque au top.|Il y a moyen de faire du snorkeling partout , l'eau y est agréable. |Rapport qualité/prix au top.||
Reviewed: 2 months ago
3/5
This is probably the least luxurious resort in Maldives, everything is at a basic level, from rooms to food to things to do in the resort. I don’t believe they have any return customers, I would definitely not coming back here. I have visited other resorts in the Maldives so this one doesn’t do justice to what Maldives is about. There is nothing wrong with this place but at the same time there is nothing memorably about it. The staff is trying their best to offer some services but there is so much they can do. They are very nice, the people working there is the only plus. In summary, I recommend any other resort in the Maldives for a better experience
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Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Die Lage ist traumhaft. Es herrscht eine himmlische Ruhe, sodass der Alltagsstress abfallen kann. Der Strand beginnt direkt hinter den Beachvillen, ist kaum besucht und sehr schön, da dieser regelmäßig gereinigt wird. Das Wasser ist seicht und angenehm temperiert. Die Villen sind geräumig, sauber, schön eingerichtet und alle klimatisiert. Wir hatten ein vorzügliches Housekeeping (Billal). Er war sehr höflich und zuvorkommend, es hat an nichts gefehlt. Good job! Nochmals vielen Dank dafür.||Die Rezeption ist 24-Stunden besetzt und hat immer ein offenes Ohr für die Wünsche der Gäste. Sowohl die An- als auch die Abreise waren ausgezeichnet organisiert. Wir mussten uns um nichts kümmern, einschließlich Koffer ins Haus bringen und wieder abholen. Auch hierfür recht herzlichen Dank. ||Das absolute Highlight ist das Essen in Buffetform. Die Auswahl ist riesig, da sollte für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei sein. Die Speisen sind teilweise vorgekocht, werden warm gehalten und bei Bedarf aufgefüllt. Daneben wird auch auf Wunsch des Gastes erst bei Bestellung frisch zubereitet. Das kann ein paar Minuten dauern. Viele Speisen, insbesondere die Desserts, sind kunstvoll fürs Auge angerichtet und schmecken mindestens so gut wie sie aussehen. Dem Küchenteam kann man gar nicht genug Respekt zollen und danken für diese außergewöhnliche Leistung.||Er weiteres großes Kompliment an die Servicekräfte im Restaurant. Immer zuvorkommend, höflich und freundlich. Auch hier hat es an nichts gefehlt.
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
My first time in Maldives and I think I chose the best place to stay. Impeccable rooms, impeccable service, impeccable food...5 days in a Water Villa was definitely a BIG TICK on the bucket list. 1. Room - Room was amazingly sized, cleaned twice a day, beautiful view, turtles and fish galore. 2. Food - Food was mostly local cuisine, but enough choices for those Pizza and Pasta cravers also. Salads, desserts, variety everyday, the loved regulars also everyday. Cannot complain. 3. Location- Perhaps a little further out than most islands close to Male, but totally worth the LONG trip. It would help if the connection time was shorter, but that has nothing to do with the resort. 4. Service - cannot speak enough about it. From the time we came in at almost 3 AM till the time we left, someone was always available and QUICK, for anything at all. RESTAURANT - Chef Shamsuddin was the best ! Server Ravi and Salman were very kind. BAR - My brother Arif and Shahabuddin and Julie were fabulous. ROOM - Butler Shameen was attentive as required and rather helpful, even though we did not see a lot of him. Everyone on the resort , even the gardeners were acknowledging and polite. 5. Spa - The spa is a must go to. Such good service and massages and ambiance. 6. Entertainment - Now THIS is where there is plenty of opportunity for improvement. Karaoke night was fun for us because we love to sing. But every night at the bar, it seemed like the Patrons wanted to dance after the events were done. My suggestions : Keep the events short and open up the dance floors for a few hours. Gives the guests an opportunity to burn off the food and also intermingle. OVERALL - Please VISIT ! Yes its not 5 star, but truly IMO not sure what more 5 star would have provided that South Palm Resort Maldives to make the experience better.
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Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Wir waren Anfang Sep 23 dort. Das Wetter war fantastisch. 28 -30 Grad und ein paar Wolken. Das Wasser war herrlich, etwa 26 - 28 Grad.||Das Resort ist sehr gepflegt und nur zu empfehlen. Die Freundlichkeit der Bediensteten ist überragend. Stets hilfsbereit und auf den Komfort der Gäste bedacht.||An dieser Stelle möchten wir uns nochmal bei Sibi bedanken, der uns einen tollen Urlaub bescherte inklusive einem Romantik-Dinner, bei Nurislam für seine tollen Bett-Dekorationen und die Sauberkeit, bei Said unserem Kellner - er war stets aufmerksam und sehr lieb, bei allen Service-Leuten an der Bar, die uns auch mal ein einfaches Zitronenwasser gemacht haben aber auch tolle Cocktails.||Wir danken für diesen tollen Urlaub ohne Ihre Arbeit wäre er nicht so wunderbar geworden.||Die Gäste aus Beachvilla 108.||Zimmer: Sehr sauber, 2 x täglich Reinigung und 2x täglich zwei Flaschen Wasser aufs Zimmer.||Aktivitäten in der Nähe: Sport und Tauchclub in der Nähe||Sicherheit: Super, haben uns nie wohler gefühlt||Speisen und Getränke: Toll weil es eben such landestypisches gab und Fisch ....
Reviewed: 2 months ago
5/5
Wir waren Anfang Sep 23 dort. Das Wetter war fantastisch. 28 -30 Grad und ein paar Wolken. Das Wasser war herrlich, etwa 26 - 28 Grad. Das Resort ist sehr gepflegt und nur zu empfehlen. Die Freundlichkeit der Bediensteten ist überragend. Stets hilfsbereit und auf den Komfort der Gäste bedacht. An dieser Stelle möchten wir uns nochmal bei Sibi bedanken, der uns einen tollen Urlaub bescherte inklusive einem Romantik-Dinner, bei Nurislam für seine tollen Bett-Dekorationen und die Sauberkeit, bei Said unserem Kellner - er war stets aufmerksam und sehr lieb, bei allen Service-Leuten an der Bar, die uns auch mal ein einfaches Zitronenwasser gemacht haben aber auch tolle Cocktails. Wir danken für diesen tollen Urlaub ohne Ihre Arbeit wäre er nicht so wunderbar geworden. Die Gäste aus Beachvilla 108.
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Reviewed: 3 months ago
5/5
Beautiful place and beautiful people ❤️ xx
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Reviewed: 3 months ago
5/5
It was our first visit to the Maldives was incredible! The islands are known for their stunning beaches, clear waters, and vibrant marine life. We stayed at SOUTH PALM RESORT for 5 days on a water villa, the view from the water villa was breathtaking. The transportation representative, SAFA provided excellent service, ensuring a seamless and comfortable transition from Male airport to the destination and we also got the access to the Moonimaa Lounge till domestic flight departure. The butler SHAAMIN was exceptionally helpful during our stay, providing attentive service and ensuring our needs were met with efficiency and courtesy. Highly satisfied with the level of assistance provided. The food was very good at Banyan restaurant, and there was an excellent variety of options at every meal, and the dining room waiter MOHAMED provided attentive and courteous assistance. Highly satisfied with the quality of service. MD KHYARUL, The room cleaner went above and beyond, surprising us with a romantic decoration. The attention to detail, including soft lighting and thoughtful touches, added a special touch to our stay. Truly appreciated the efforts in creating a memorable atmosphere. The buggy service was efficient and convenient. The staff (BHANDAL /ALI) was prompt and courteous in providing transportation, enhancing the overall ease and enjoyment of our experience. 5* overall great experience
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Reviewed: 3 months ago
5/5
Всем доброго времени суток! На Мальдивы мы полетели вдвоём с мужем. Время нашего пребывания с 09.11.2023 по 15.11.2023. Начну с того, что в дороге у нас произошла накладка с билетами и пришлось покупать новые, время нашего прибытия на остров сместилось на несколько часов. Несмотря на это представители отеля без проблем перенесли время трансфера (бесплатно) и встретили нас в аэропорту Мале, после чего проводили в бизнес зал, где мы комфортно дожидались внутреннего рейса до острова Ган, где нас так же встретили и проводили до скоростного катера, на котором мы и добрались до нашего отеля). На ресепшене нас встретил администратор по имени Баасит, угостил прохладительными напитками, рассказал о том, что включено в наш отдых и проводил до виллы, где нас дожидались заботливо приготовленные угощения)) так, что прибыв на остров ночью, голодными мы не остались)|Хочу отметить, что все ребята (персонал отеля) приветливы, дружелюбны, общительны и отзывчивы!|Особенно выражаем благодарность Бааситу за то, что он помог перенести время нашего трансфера по новым билетам и нам организовали комфортное отбытие в удобное время (бесплатно!).|Теперь об отеле) нам всё понравилось) При выборе номера мы остановились на beach villa с видом на залив, на наш взгляд это самое удачное расположение: любовались фантастическими закатами со своей террасы! С неё же пара шагов и ты купаешься)|Убирались в номере по два раза в день, меняли полотенца и восполняли запасы питьевой воды. |По питанию: каждый сможет для себя что-то выбрать, голодными точно не останетесь) Из свежих фруктов были арбуз, дыня, ананас, маракуйя, папайя, гуава.|Вечером развлекательная программа: живая музыка, песни, танцы, караоке.|Из развлечений: велосипед, каяки, снорклинг. В заливе можно полюбоваться молодыми кораллами, маленькими цветными рыбками, встретить морскую черепаху и поплавать с ней!)))) Прямо с пира по вечерам можно увидеть приплывающего ската и небольшую акулу (она не хищная). А если отправитесь на экскурсию, то вас отвезут на катере к большому красивому рифу, где вы сможете полюбоваться большим количеством рыбок всевозможных размеров, форм и цветов) так же можете встретить морскую черепашку)|Пляжи с белым песочком, лазурной и спокойной водой со стороны залива. Со стороны океана волны и берег покрыт битым кораллом.|Итог: отдыхом мы остались довольны! Отель рекомендуем!|P.S.: коралки (обувь) брать с собой обязательно!
Reviewed: 3 months ago
5/5
There wasn’t a single thing we did not enjoy on this trip. In fact, this felt like a resort with more of an authentic, cultural, local feel. I cannot speak for the other resorts. However, if the other resorts run by Hilton, Renaissance and all other Americanized resorts carried with it American type feels then we got the better end of this deal by far.
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Reviewed: 3 months ago
5/5
Loved the holiday and the hotel was excellent. Food, rooms, and service was excellent. Only one fault I can say would be the transfer from Male to Gan. 5 hour wait either side was not good. Not the hotels fault but need to be aware of this. 👌
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Reviewed: 3 months ago
5/5
Fabulous. Booked all inclusive and worth every penny. Villa over the water and have seen a Turtle and reef shark on the first night. Staff friendly and helpful, food excellent.
Reviewed: 4 months ago
5/5
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour !|Equipe au TOP !! Je tiens à remercier et féliciter l’ensemble du staff pour leur travail et sérieux. Une mention spéciale à la serveuse toujours souriante SHAHA et le bon cuisto Mohamed Shamsdine.||Merci merci merci ❤️
Reviewed: 4 months ago
5/5
Fantastic Persons, fantastic place. Great experience. Enjoyed a lot. Our whole group enjoyed.
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Reviewed: 4 months ago
5/5
Замечательный отель! Отдыхала с дочками (3 г. и 10 л.) понравилось всем! Очень приветливый персонал, сервис на высшем уровне, питание изумительное! Из всех стран, где я побывала ранее, больше всего мне понравилось питание именно на Мальдивах - огромное разнообразие блюд, каждый день на ужин по 2 вида супа (был даже борщ, что меня приятно удивило). Сам остров небольшой, но очень ухоженный и красивый! Закаты просто нереальные! Очень понравился спа на озере посреди острова, детям - детский клуб и бассейн, по вечерам - ежедневные шоу программы. Конечно же, есть ещё и разнообразные экскурсии, активити для спортсменов (теннисный корт, настольный теннис, тренаж. зал). Фишка этого острова - спокойная лагуна с одной стороны и волнующийся океан с другой. Советую каждому хоть раз пересечь экватор и побывать здесь, увидеть воочию всю эту смесь красок природы!
Reviewed: 4 months ago
5/5
We were there for 8 days. The people there greeted us very friendly, the waiters were always really kind and nice. One thing we will never forget, when my husband got sick they really cared about us. I felt so blessed, I was not alone and they helped a lot. May Allah bless all of them. Shukriya Tesekkürler
Reviewed: 4 months ago
5/5
Vacances inoubliables..des paysages à couper le souffle..la gentillesse du personnel ...et cerise sur le gâteau nager avec une tortue sans l avoir chercher ...des poissons de toutes les couleurs...
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Reviewed: 5 months ago
1/5
Leider Preis nicht Wert, auf Website stand Volleyball, niemand hat gespielt oder es geleitet. Langweilig
Reviewed: 5 months ago
5/5
Spiaggia tropicale spettacolare
Reviewed: 5 months ago
1/5
Maldives South Palm Gen Island Maldives are very much careless. Almost Half day of mine has been wasted. Luggage has not reached our room. They appear to be expert in blame game, sweet talks. They in my opinion lack professional management. Don't trust there sweet words.
Reviewed: 5 months ago
5/5
Tuvimos unas de las experiencias más relajantes y bonitas. El personal ha sido tan amable, dispuesto a ayudar y siempre con una sonrisa.|Nos hemos sentido muy bien, hemos disfrutado de todas las actividades disponibles. Muchísimas gracias por hacer de nuestro viaje una experiencia inolvidable.
Reviewed: 5 months ago
5/5
De las experiencias más bonitas, con una naturaleza increíble, en un lugar único en el mundo. El personal ha marcado la diferencia, dispuesto a hacer tu estadía única. Gracias
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Reviewed: 5 months ago
3/5
Although we had issues with the all inclusive package ONLY being available in the bar , restaurant and pool area not room or beach , we had fabulous service by our waiter Mr Saif Islam . He was always happy to help and a thoroughly decent chap . I wish all waiters were like him !
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Reviewed: 6 months ago
5/5
Wat een resort. Wij hadden 2x een bungalow aan de zee. Bungalow van alle gemakken voorzien en modern ingericht. Aankomst op een lange pier waar je in de avond ook naar roggen en haaien kan kijken. Personeel uiterst vriendelijk en ook hier ben je een echte gast. Er worden elke dag 3 activiteiten georganiseerd en ok zijn er dagelijks excursies. Het eten is enorm zeer uitgebreidde keuze en elke dag weer wat nieuws. Ook worden er thema maaltijd de gemaakt oftewel elke keer weer een feest. Er is een heerlijk zwembad, een fitness en meerdere sportactiviteiten.
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Reviewed: 6 months ago
5/5
Au top de chez top , 15 jours la bas , paradisiaque , la mer au paradis .. nage avec requins , avec tortue , raies et poissons .. l'hotel de luxe , beach villa topissime , rien ne manque .. rien de rien , animations au top chaque soir , buffet au top aussi , on mange tres bien , les employés au top , superbe population , ultra souriant , serviable , au petit soin H24 .. que ce soit au repas , a la piscine , au bar , a l'acceuil , dans la villa .. le personel qui fait la chambre chaque matin , les serviettes .. mais aussi notre animateur FRAM , damien , H24 pour notre bien etre .. le lagon bleu .. peu de monde voir presque seul .. des tortues a 10 metres de la plage , requins aussi et excusions , qui valent le coup .. a un certain prix mais le personnel nous guide , cherche et sait où sont les bons endroits .. des etoiles pleins les yeux !!! Alors merciii ca vaut 5 etoiles direct !! Envi de vivre la bas et les gens sont si heureux et souriant que si on vivrait dans un monde comme on a vecu pendant 15 jours grace a eux , on apelle cela un paradis 😁😁❤️❤️❤️❤️ alors merci south palm resort 💙💙💙💙
Reviewed: 6 months ago
5/5
Nous avons adoré le séjour au paradis le personnel était au top , en particulier Damien de l’agence Fram qui était là le jour de notre arrivée pour nous accueillir et qui s’est occupé à merveille de notre fils durant la totalité du séjour, merci à lui pour sa bonne humeur et sa gentillesse. Je tiens à remercier également toute l’équipe de l’hôtel pour ce bel accueil. Les excursions étaient au top grâce à Damien où nous avons eu la chance de voir des dauphins et de nager avec les requins.
Reviewed: 6 months ago
4/5
This very best area of tourest
Reviewed: 6 months ago
5/5
Nous avons passés un séjour exceptionnel. Tout était parfait : le cadre, le personnel, la nourriture, les excursions… Les photos sont conformes à la réalité. 20/10 |Nous recommandons à 1000%. N’hésitez pas, foncez !!!|Petite attention particulière à Damien (FRAM), Salmann, Mali, Anish, Rasil, Sibi, Mohammad, Arsha, Dimutu, Arif, Bandare, Eman, Masood et à tous ceux que nous n’avons pas cités mais que nous n’oublions pas… Nous voulons vous dire encore une fois un grand merci à tous pour avoir rendu notre séjour incroyable 🩵 Nous espérons pouvoir revenir bientôt ! |Stay as you are ! |
Reviewed: 7 months ago
5/5
Je nach Anspruch kann man hier einen tollen Urlaub machen.|Wir waren außerhalb der Hauptsaison da. Vielleicht lag es daran.|Aber mir sind einige Dinge negativ aufgestoßen, die die Vorauswahl meiner nächsten Ziele deutlich beeinflussen werden.|Ich werde in Zukunft vor Buchung einer Reise in Erfahrung bringen, ob All-Inclusive beinhaltet, dass man Sodawasser oder Softdrinks mit aufs Zimmer nehmen kann. Ich würde vorher klären, ob es die Möglichkeit gibt, den Abend in geselliger Gesprächsrunde abseits des Animationsprogramms verbringen, und dabei die kostenlose Getränke des All-Inclusive in Anspruch nehmen zu können. Das ist in dem Resort nicht möglich. Es gibt zwar eine 2. Bar in ausreichender Entfernung zur Animation (die in ihrer Lautstärke eine Unterhaltung nur mit dem Sitzplatnachbarn erlaubt). Aber in der 2. Bar kann man das All_in nicht in Anspruch nehmen.|Wir hatten eine Beach-Villa und hätten für Sodawasser und andere Getränke extra zahlen müssen. Und ich meine 4 Dollar für eine Dose Wasser.|Es gibt zwar kostenloses stilles Leitungswasser auf dem Zimmer, aber das hat mir nicht geschmeckt.|Ausflüge waren nicht problemlos möglich, weil das Ausflugsboot 2 Tage Probleme machte. Und so wurde die gebuchte Schnorcheltour beim ersten Termin storniert, weil das Boot wegen eines technischen Problems nicht ansprang. Und am Folgetag auch nur nach einiger Reparaturzeit gestartet werden konnte.|Es war auch nur nach mehreren Tagen und einiger Verärgerung möglich, dass ein Kännchen Kaffe auf dem Frühstückstisch stehen bleiben konnte. Genauso wurde bei der Milch verfahren. Jedes Mal musste man nach Kaffee und Milch fragen. Und man durfte sich die Milch auch nicht alleine einschenken. Der Kaffe wurde in dem (einzigen) Kännchen immer wieder von der freundlichen Kellnerin mit Wasser verdünnt, und mit Kaffepulver verstärkt. Je nachdem, wie stark man den Kaffe wollte.|Katastrophaler Umstand. Aber sie hatte nur die eine Kanne.|Um auf die Nachbarinsel zu gelangen (z.B. weil man da Sodawasser kaufen wollte), musste man die Städteführung für 25 Dollar pro Person buchen.|Das übersetzen dauert nur eine Minute. Aber dafür hatte man einen Guide, der einen durch die Stadt führte und etwas erzählte. War eigentlich ganz interessant.|Leider gab es in diesem Städtchen keinen Laden, der Sodawasser führte.|Abgesehen von diesen Ärgernissen, war alles wie auf den Bildern, die man vor der Buchung im Internet sehen konnte.|Egal wo man stehen blieb, konnte man bei genauem Hinschauen Leben entdecken.|Sei es, dass einem Krebse und Krabben über den Weg liefen, oder kleine Bartagamaen und Geckos. Oder dass Einsiedlerkrebse den Weg kreuzten.|Leben, wohin man schaut. Ganz toll - wirklich.|Auch das Schnorcheln direkt im Wasser war toll. Fische, Wasserschildkröten und kleine scheue Haie. Richtig toll.|Jeden Abend werden die Fischreste aus der Küche um 20:30 Uhr am Bootssteg ins Wasser geworfen. Das führt dazu, dass Haie (etwa 1m lang) und Rochen und viele Fische allabendlich zur Fütterung kommen. Und die Leute unterhalb des Stegs sorgt dafür, dass man die Tiere sehen kann. Echt toll.|Die Delphintour können wir nur empfehlen. Und genauso die Schnorcheltour.|Wir waren Ende Mai, Anfang Juni dort. Temperatur 31°C, aber etwa 75% Luftfeuchtigkeit. Ist schon ziemlich erdrückend. Aber so ist das eben dort. Muss einem klar sein. Ist kein Grund zu jammern.|Das Personal war durchgehend freundlich. Alle sehr bemüht und hilfsbereit.|Wirklich beeindruckend, wenn man bedenkt, dass sie etwa 12 - 14 Stdunden pro Tag arbeiten. Und das 6 Tage die Woche.|Wir waren 10 Tage dort. Das war ausreichend, und am Ende auch fast zuviel.|Denn mangels Alternativen bekommt man irgendwann den Eindruck von "Prison Island". |Das Resort ist die Insel, und man kann nur die angebotenen Aktivitäten buchen, und das wars. Aber ich vermute, das ist fast überall so, wenn man zu den Malediven fliegt. Es war unsere erste Malediven-Reise.|Mein Fazit:|Zum Abschalten bedingt geeignet, weil man nicht sagen kann, dass man in oder vor seiner Beach-Villa bleibt. Jedenfalls nicht, wenn man das kostenfreie Wasser nicht mag, und stattdessen andere Getränke ohne Zusatzkosten verzehren möchte.|All-Inclusiv gilt nicht in allen Resort-Einrichtungen. Leider.|Ozeanseite nicht wirklich zum Baden geeignet, wegen der Strömung und der Zugänglichkeit ins Wasser.|Atollseite seicht, aber gut zum Schnorcheln geeignet.|Strand und Wasser super. Ich steh auf sauberen weißen Sandstrand und kristallklares Wasser. Habe ich dort gefunden.|Essen ist okay. Ich fand es schade, dass Reste zu oft wiederverwertet wurden. Ein Tag ist ja noch okay. Aber mehr als einen Tag, finde ich zu viel.|Mein persönlicher Eindruck ist, dass das Management zu verstaubt und festgefahren ist. Ich bin ja sicher nicht der Erste, der die negativen Aspekte angesprochen hat. Es hat sich bis zu unserem Aufenthalt aber scheinbar nichts geändert. Woran liegt das wohl. |Aber nichts desto trotz haben wir den Urlaub dort trotzdem genossen, und das Beste draus gemacht.|Man kann da hin. Aber ich denke, es gibt auch bessere Ziele, wenn man zu den Malediven will.|
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Reviewed: 21.02.2024
5/5
Mon troisième séjour en 4 ans au South Palm et c’est encore et toujours un rêve éveillé ! J’ai qu’une hâte c’est d’y retourner encore et encore ! La direction et le personnel toujours souriant sont des personnes extraordinaires attachantes et sympathiques. Ils sont toujours aux petits soins pour rendre votre séjour incroyable. Beaucoup de joie avec chacun d’entres eux lors de mes séjours. La qualité des échanges est excellente et enthousiasmante ! Ce sont devenus des amis ! Les chambres sont spacieuses et très confortables avec chacune sa vue sur ce cadre idyllique. Une vraie carte postale. La douche extérieure des beach Villas est juste magique. Côté pension le buffet est époustouflant de variétés de choix et de très grande qualité. Ne vous priver pas de manger du poisson tous les jours….un régal ! Hotel parfait pour se reposer et se déconnecter d’une vie active stressante. Le snorkeling peut être pratiquer sans aucun danger autour de l’île. Vous y verrez tous les poissons tropicaux au delà de votre imagination ! Sans oublier le centre de plongée sous marine qui vient de passer sous bannière SSI diamond C’est à dire l’excellence dans le domaine. Le centre est accessible directement sur l’île. Le cadre du centre de massage et spa est enchanteur avec ses petites huttes sur pilotis au milieu du lac marin figurant au centre de l’île. L’hotel est un écrin de verdure au milieu de l’océan indien ! Le paradis existe au South Palm Resort Maldives ! À vivre….et revivre ! 🏝️❤️🐠🐟🐡🐬 Fred
Reviewed: 18.02.2024
5/5
Спасибо отелю и Мальдивам за наш прекрасный медовый месяц! Все понравилось , бассейн теплый , еда вкусная , вода отличная ! Так же хочу выразить благодарность нашему горничному Биллалу! Всегда было чисто, приходил вовремя , отдельное спасибо за розы на нашей кровати 😍 Все было отлично! Спасибо!
Reviewed: 08.02.2024
4/5
This is one of the most difficult places to review. So many positives but also some negatives. One thing we had to do was manage our expectations of how much we paid for a 4 star resort in Maldives. We paid £4500 for Water Villa, Butler, Snorkelling trip and 15 minute massage. Good price for Maldives, Blu Bay travel. If for this price you’re looking for 5 Star luxury, this is not for you. Spend double and that’s what your get, If you want a more rustic Maldivian experience at a good price, then this is for you. Firstly, you have to understand that this is a remote Island and getting there is long, We started at Gatwick Airport, 7 hours to Dubai, 2 hour to connect, 4 hours to Male, 5 hours to wait for internal flight at Male.( please note! There is no free use of lounge, it has stopped and you will have to pay £50 each! From make 1hour 40 mins, into Gan, whisked away straight away to speed boat,20 minutes to Island. This is by far the hardest journey we have ever experienced. It not off the faint hearted. No mention of this when we booked. Resort We arrived for 10 nights, do not book anything less as you can imagine the jet lag. Resort: First impression was not great I have to admit, very basic and quite rustic.It does however grow on you, because it’s so clam and relaxing. No cars on Island just electric buggies to take you around, like taxis. No fumes, light pollution and just total relaxation. Accommodation: We had water villas. It was substantial and good AC.It was immaculately cleaned twice a day, massive 50 inch TV.(Tip: take your fire stick and plug in back!) Two bottles of water supplied daily. Steps leading to water, amazing! Snorkelling everyday! Go at high tide, Sharks, rays giant grouper, turtles just amazing!!! Food: If you’re looking for European, American fast processed food, this is not for you. If you like authentic food like Mongolian curry, Indian, Chinese then this is for you! I personally found the food amazing but that’s because I love this sort of food. Yes it’s buffet but it’s all cooked fresh at the cooking stations. You will not find full English breakfast! No bacon! Great egg station, pancakes, pastries. More than enough variety! Yes there is no AC in restaurant, and it is hot. What you have to understand that the electricity is generated and they only have a limited supply, hence why there is restriction on lights etc. I would suggest sitting by the window ad there is always s breeze. Staff: Waiters, Bar attendants, buggie drivers. You will not meet nicer, friendlier people.Really make this place. You have same server everyday and table. Service was 5star! Butler: Well we never saw him and a bit of a gimmick.To be fair we didn’t want to bother him , but he could have made more effort. All inclusive: Never had to go to bar, you sit and they will bring your drinks. Whenever my glass was nearly empty they would refill. Beer war canned which I preferred. Spirits were local and not the best. Overall package is well worth it as prices are eye watering.I definitely would not go here if it’s not all inclusive. Yes it’s true, no drinks allowed back to room.You have to sign every time you leave, which made no sense. There is another bar which you had to pay. Never once saw anyone in here and total waste! No sense staffing this everyday and not used for all inclusive. Just ridiculous really. Trip: Dolphin trip is a must! There were literally hundreds, you will not be disappointed! Snorkelling was fantastic and part of the package. Massage amazing! There are canoes to use for free. Paddle boards are rubbish, don’t bother. Water sport staff very good and friendly.Safe environment for children. Overall: Would I go back? The journey to get here is just too much. When we left they flew to another Island to drop off and pick up. We were not informed! We endured 4 take offs and landings and this is a nightmare if you don’t like flying! No use of courtesy lounge on arrival! Why would you stop this! It is definitely required if you want people to return. We never knew there was a 5 hour wait when we arrived! Airport is chaotic and not a great experience. Seriously you need to offer the lounge free of charge!!! We loved the time on the Island and the staff was amazing. We will not return because it’s just too far and the journey is just not worth the end result. This is hard to say because I loved the staff and the Island and feels a bit harsh but I had to be honest to others visiting.
Reviewed: 05.02.2024
3/5
Были в этом отеле в июле 2022 года. Почему-то не долго руки написать отзыв ранее. Отель выбрали за три минуты ориентируясь на цену и картинки букинга. За 7 ночей по системе все вкл отдали 240 тр. Из плюсов: встретили в Мале, ответ в бизнес лаунж отдохнуть, посадили на местный самолет и дали нам места в бизнес классе- приятно. В отеле быстро заселили в виллу с выходом к лагуне. Номер хороший, претензий к нему нет, все устроило. На этом плюсы закончились. Мы 5 раз были на Мальдивах и нам есть с чем сравнивать, так вот этот остров не Мальдивы с рекламного проспекта, ни песочка качественного, ни еды нормальной, ни алкоголя. Пляж убогий это слабо сказано, со стороны лагуны еще куда ни шло, с противоположной стороны, где бассейн пляжа нет. Очень не повезло тем, кто жил на камнях вместо песка. Выбор еды очень скудный, все что уже приготовлено есть невозможно, спасались грилем. Фруктов мало. Алкоголь индийский льют, коктейли ужас, вино пакетированное из порошка :) Вывод : если вы впервые на Мальдивах то вам понравится, но это не точно) своим друзьям я бы не посоветовала, особенно учитывая цену сейчас. Ах да…рифа доступного там не нет ….
Reviewed: 04.02.2024
3/5
I stayed at the South Palm Resort for two week in January and I want to write some things I would have liked to know myself before booking this resort. We booked via Bluebay Travel in the UK and I would suggest you to be very careful when booking with them because not only we were not advised that this hotel is VERY FAR from Male but we also told that because as we arrive in Male at 14:00 the internal 1h and 40 min flight to Gan was only at 23:00 so if we wanted to arrive for the midday Gan flight we need to change our Emirates Flight that they booked. We ended up paying £450 extra 2 days before departure otherwise we would have arrived at the hotel at 2 AM. Not to mention that if you are flying on departure at 11:00 from Male you will leave the hotel at 3AM, which makes you journey endless. The best thing about this resort is the staff! They are so genuine, hard working and friendly. We had a beach villa, initially we were given 108 but our first night was horrible because the villa is just opposite the bar where the night music goes on until midnight. We also had our 15 months old baby with us so we knew straightaway we had to move rooms next day which was an inconvenience also because we only unpacked a few hours before to have to pack and move the next day. We explained the situation to the reception and they changed us to 129 which was far away from the bar and therefore quiet. The rooms are basic, the coffee station inside has just instant coffee, tea and kettle. While I understand this isn’t a 5* and not expecting to have a luxurious experience there was a very bad smell coming from the toilet and the issues was the sewage. We were happy to see the room had an A/C however the air was not cold. We had it on 18 degrees C always but the room was constantly warm. We told reception that most probably the A/C is out of Freon but nothing was done. The minibar was all chargeable besides the water which would be provided twice a day or on request if needed. The cleaning was also done twice a day and it was pretty good. Now, one of the most disappointing parts for us was the restaurant. We found that there was a lot of Asian Spicy Food. There was about 20-30 things to choose from but more of half would be curries and rices. As we are more used to a Mediterranean diet it was very hard for us to choose what we eat especially for our baby. They had french fries once a week and then they would fry the fries on spot so you would have to wait 10-15 minutes as people were queuing. This is just an example but I feel like you had to wait constantly for certain foods which could have been made in big bunches and let for people to serve themselves. Salads were not great and also the worst part the fruit choices. For two weeks we eat watermelon, melon and apples. Rarely you would see passion fruit and that was the only exotic fruit we saw. In two weeks we had ice cream (two flavours) ONCE! If you wanted some you had to pay! I mean, how expensive is to have ice lollies available during the meals and day considering the temperature outside are 30 degrees or more every single day? The only coffee available would be filtered coffee. You wanted an espresso you had to pay, you wanted a cappuccino that was extra pay.I understand it’s not 5* but is this so expensive to have some coffee machines for people to get a cappuccino or an espresso? The beaches are clean and the water is ok but not what you see in Maldives pictures. That’s because there are spots in the water with lots of seagrass so this doesn’t allow you to enjoy the water. Lots of stones when you get into the water so you need sea water shoes. I want to say many thanks to our waiter Harsha who was incredible. In conclusion, this hotel is worth only if you find a deal that makes it half priced or more from other 5* hotels but if you find a difference of £1000-£1500 I would suggest you to book a 5* which is closer to Male preferably via speedboat.
Reviewed: 02.02.2024
5/5
Home from the best week ever! Stayed in water villa 604 and some of the most spectacular sunset views. The villa is huge , immaculately clean and with a personal butler . Food was incredible - authentic traditional food that was cooked fresh for you with plenty of choice. The salads and desserts were lovely. We’ve been all inclusive all around the world and the food was up there with the best. You get the same table for all meals and same waitress. We had Harsha look after us and she really is the most incredible person. Really knowledgeable about the island too which is good as she gave us lots of little tips for things to do. The water / beaches are paradise. One side of the island is facing inwards towards the atoll and it’s like a Millpond. Tranquil and beautiful. The other side is a bit more corally and wavy and good for snorkelling. We saw lots of fish, turtle and manta ray . Tips: - Take beach shoes - When walking round the island of a night use your phone torch as it’s quite dark - We tipped waitress , roomboy and Butler at end of stay so take USD. - Factor 50+ suncream & a bay! Don’t use anything lower unless you want to burn! The suns rays are so intense. We didn’t burn but saw lots of families rhay had and it ruins your holiday. - Male airport is chaos but don’t worry the people and other reps are very helpful if you can’t find south palm one. We got lucky with the connecting flight from Male to Gan and only had to wait 45 mins but spoke to others who had a 6 hr wait at Gan. There is a lounge by all Accounts that was $50 and others said it was worth it. If you want a traditional authentic Maldivian experience- this is your place. It’s not the marble and glitz of celebrity Maldives but it’s charming, clean, great food, incredible staff and idyllic beach’s and views. We will be back 100%. Thanks for a wonderful holiday ☀️
Reviewed: 22.01.2024
5/5
Прочитал два отзыва с оценкой 1-2звезды...ну не знаю видимо на этих людюх *сошелся клином белый свет* отдыхаем в этом отеле, полная противоположность каждой описаной ситуации: из аэропорта 20 минут на лодке и ты на месте, сразу напитки хочешь коктейли, хочешь...ну что угодно! Еда в ресторане: приходили к закрытию - это супер на выбор всегда! Овощи, фрукты,рыба, курица, говядина на выбор гриль, жареное, тушеное или "спайси", очередей нет вообще, алкашку приносят быстро любую (вино, пиво и тд и тп всё не разливуха при тебе открывают банку пива).Персонал просто супер, не успел допить коктейль тебя уже спрашивают "Ван моо?" Заход в море :надо брать только *Бич виллу* у них вход в море просто сказка, белоснежный песок (мука), коралки не нужны, вода просто супер, прозрачная сказка! На Мальдивах третий раз и каждый раз-это новый остров. Так что, поверьте, здесь тоже супер! Люди, берите именно Beach villa и будет вам счастье)) Большой привет Вадиму, Насте и из Магадана!!!
Reviewed: 16.01.2024
5/5
If there is a more delightful destination to experience from the standpoint of atmosphere, amenities, scenery and hospitality, I have yet to experience it. From the moment we landed in Malé, a friendly representative from the resort greeted us to take us to the nearby Moonima Lounge where we could relax, eat and drink before our departure flight to the resort. A few hours later, the non-stop flight on Maldivian Airlines itself was amazing, despite their highly questionable luggage vs. carry-on policies. We arrived at Gan International Airport after a 1h 40m flight (with a personalized gift from Maldivian Airlines of our "Equator Crossing Certificate"). 🌏 Upon arriving at GAN, we (and our luggage porters) had a mere 5 minute walk from the terminal to the covered pier where we were met with waiting speedboats to take us all on the 20 minutes, or so, journey to the resort upon some of the most pristine, and clean, azure blue water I've ever seen. Arriving at the resort itself was so remarkable that I would have sworn I was being filmed for an episode of Fantasy Island! The next several days there truly cemented my feelings of being in a place unlike any other on earth. Our accommodations included both a stunning Over The Water Villa AND and a "sneak peek" stay at their brand new, very exclusive Private Pool Villa (which is not yet open to booking as of today's date). 🤫 Our Full-Board dining plan included buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner dining at their Banyan Restaurant which has to be staffed by some of the best chefs and servers in the world! With an incredibly delicious variety of international cuisine and fresh seafood, I was blown away by the range of food options being served at what I would consider to be a 5 ⭐️ level. A foodies haven, for sure! The accommodations were exceptionally clean, well maintained and serviced and also included (unbeknownst to me when I booked the vacation) a delightful butler, or "personal concierge", who made sure that our every need was accounted for and that we knew about the wide range of activities and amenities the resort had to offer and even introduced us to the island's unofficial "mascot" 🐦 upon our arrival. The excursions we enjoyed were also quite memorable and included dolphin watching, sunset snorkeling, sunset fishing, a sumptuous floating breakfast and lavish farewell beachside dinner for two. This vacation would not have been nearly as enjoyable were it not for the warmth, kindness, generosity and graciousness of the entire staff at the resort. There wasn't a moment that we ever felt that our needs could not be addressed and our requests would go unheeded. The staff epitomized a true attention to thoughtfulness and detail and it was clear that every person (from our extremely talented villa attendant to the CEO) would do whatever it took to ensure we would leave their resort with memories to last a lifetime. And they truly succeeded way beyond our expectations. Mr. Rourke and Tattoo would definitely be proud! (For more resort details, pics and videos of our around-the-🗺 adventures to this breathtaking destination, check out (@) royalmochastar on Ig.)
Reviewed: 14.01.2024
4/5
We just returned from our holiday to South Palm, as previously reading a lot of reviews from the other travellers we wanted to share our thoughts with you, good and bad.

 We booked our holiday thru BlueBayTravel (please check notes at the end if you’re thinking to book with them)

 For a quick summary here are some notes:

 Overall: 7/10. We’ll go back? Probably No (The world is so big and you have so many choices, so why limit. Plus getting there it is a bit tiring, maybe choose something closer to Male, without the need for a flight connection, maybe only a speedboat)
 - Room: 7/10 - View from the room : 10/10 - Cleanliness: 10/10 - Services / Staff: 10/10 - Food: 9/10 - Restaurant: 6/10 - Atmosphere: 6/10 - Bar: 7/10 - Romantic: 5/10 - SPA: 8/10 - Pool: 9/10 - Price/quality: 8/10

 I will start with the positives:

 - Staff is great, they are trying to make you feel as comfortable as possible, we are a very low maintenance couple, not fussy at all. We had only one request for our stay, to have a table in the restaurant next to the window, once we requested that, we had it. Thank you Salman, Saif, Arif, and all of you who made sure we’re had a good time - The view from the room (we stayed in 206, Palm Villa) is absolutely perfect, and we think from all the other types of the villas the Palm Beach ones (numbers with 2XX) are the best. And access to the beach. - Food is great, the selection of the cuisines and the quality is good. Depends of course of everyone expectations, but as a foodie lover, when I’m going to a different country I just want to try more of the local food than the food that I’m used at home. I uploaded more food pics, because I think current photos don’t do justice to the choices the restaurant offers.
 For example there is the pasta bar, where they can cook pasta’s on requirements as you wish. I haven’t used that for the entire week, so I cannot say how good it is, but I’m sure it will be fine.

We mainly ate dishes from local cuisine, from curries to soups, which I was very satisfied to try. No complains at all. As you will see in the pics uploaded, we have tried a lot of dishes.

 We’ve seen previously a few reviews where the people were complain about the food and choices. For us, in Jan 2024 I couldn’t disagree more, there are choices for everyone. The only part which I thing is not as great are the deserts, but hey, it’s South India, not France :)
 - The water activities are great, we went to see the dolphins and for snorkeling. Cannot recommend both of them highly enough. - If you want to stay at the pool, it is really nice, very relaxing. - For us it was amazing to see for the first time (live, not on TV) the hermit crabs. They are absolutely amazing, it’s such a delight to watch them. We spent hours looking at the small creatures :))) - SPA is good, we had the balinese massage. 
 - Sky in the nighttime is mind-blowing.

 What can be improved, I will not say negatives, but definitely some things would make the stay there more enjoyable: - Aircon in the restaurant. I know that we all go there for sun and hot weather, and this is what you get, but it is hard to eat when you’re continuously sweating (I know, it’s Asia, you’ll not find too many aircon’s in the restaurants, but lunch was certainly an uncomfortable meal and we felt we could not fully enjoy the food because it simply was too hot inside. - Lights. This is one big issue, after the sunset (6.30pm ish), it’s so dark everywhere, from outside of the restaurant, bar, reception, to the walkways and back of the rooms. There is just way too little to no light, you need to use your phone light to not step on the cute little hermit crabs which are everywhere and to see where you’re going.

 Adding solar powered lights especially outside of the rooms around the trees where now there is only one very very weak wall light would create a more pleasant ambiance and would make it relaxing to stay out of the room on the swing or the sun lounges but after sunset it is completely dark. 

 On the bar area will improve the atmosphere a lot putting some candle lights on the tables… I’m sure most of the guests of the resort are couples, and this would will improve create a more intimate/romantic atmosphere - Bathroom to be closed off for 2 reasons: 
1) my wife uses some face products but when you have the bathroom outside and you’re sweating it will be hard to apply them on your skin. 
2) privacy window between room and bathroom that is completely transparent - a shutter would help and would also keep the room dark after sunrise if you want to sleep in after sunrise (6am ish), personally I cannot sleep if there is light in the room. - Mirror in the room. I’m sure most ladies will have a mirror in their home to see how they dressed up or whatever, will be a good addition. Even a small one. The trip started not as great for us as our plane was delayed for an hour (landed 10.30am instead of 9.40 am) and we missed the connection flight in Male (11.50am). The hotel representative meet us and she asked why we are late, because we just missed the flight… (well… I’m not flying the airplane, it is out of my hand, not something that we could do).. and she said: ok, I have put you on the 23.30 flight to Gan… I thought it isn’t a great start at all… over 12h to wait in the airport and being questioned why the flight was delayed after an 11 hours long flight. Not the best start to an expensive holiday and we did not feel very welcome, there was a very strong lack of courtesy and respect to a paying customer. 

 She managed to book us on the next flight (16.45) but it was really stressful and we didn’t know if we’ll be boarding that or not until 16.15 after the checkin for the flight was over. In the end we got at the resort at 8pm in complete darkness but I think they need to handle this better with the airline, because I’m sure it is not the only flight that was a bit late. So we basically missed the whole first day of our holiday. Our biggest issue is that there was no provision in place to reassure us that we will be helped to get to the hotel in the shortest time possible and we had the feeling that nobody cared about our comfort. Again, we really are very low maintenance reasonable people however after an 11+ hours long flight getting out from the plane in 28C+ our weak European bodies started to sweat instantly and we felt light headed and very keen to get to a shower asap. We were not offered any complementary refreshments and a bottled water in the airport costs $6.5 and an expresso is $4 - this is a comment for the travel agency as we bought a package and it would be good practice to have contingency plans to deal with delays and make sure clients feel valued and not blamed about things completely out of their control. Taking responsibility for the experience you sell and caring about how people feel after they pay your fees is good customer service and makes people come back, not the case here.

 To leave the resort for our return was crazy… the flight from Male was at 11.30am, but we left the resort just before 3am. Absolutely bonkers - we had to wake up at 1.30am. 

You’d think that if you’re paying extra for direct flights from London to Male, instead of having another stop over extra it will get you there (and back) in a lot less time that over 24 hours, not over 24-28h.

 That’s a big issue and you are not aware about time schedule of the internal flights (BlueBayTravel it's saying only "domestic transfer", but no timings). 

If you plan to go there, go for 10 days, not only 7. It’s just not enough when you’re spending so much time on the trips/connections/airports. 
We booked the holiday thru BlueBayTravel. First time for us using them. I’m not sure if it was only one time, but it was a very strange experience booking it online as you can’t complete the booking and pay for the holiday online as the price on the website is not final and is subject to change.

 After choosing the dates, flights, etc normally you’ll just pay online. No, got a message that they will contact me for the reservation.

 When they did, after a couple hours they told me the price increased from £3467 (around that amount it was showed on the listing) to over £3700 (for 2 adults). 

After a few conversations with them, a lot of time spent on the phone, they “discounted” it to £3667. So that’s £200 extra for nothing, just cheeky with the prices.

 Even checking the price second day on the website, or a few days or a couple weeks after the price showed was still the £3467, NOT £3667. So, misleading prices, not “there are not the live prices that we see in our system”. Not ok for a big travel company. That’s false advertising. Many thanks to the Virgin cabin crew, they were very friendly and helpful and made the flight very pleasant and comfortable. All in all, this was a pleasant getaway for a few days from the cold UK January weather but travel wise things did not go smoothly and to have this happen when you’re so far away from home is not a good start for a holiday, professionalism could be much improved in this respect and perhaps more training to staff when it comes to greeting clients and dealing with unforeseen situations.
Reviewed: 10.01.2024
5/5
The view from the beach villa was awesome. Had snorkeling and it was a amazing adventure. The customer service representatives have the best service. From the reception to the cleaner, excellent people.
Reviewed: 07.01.2024
5/5
Nous avons passé a très bon séjour ! Je tiens à remercier toute l’équipe (spa, snorkling, restaurant, bar) et plus particulièrement Billal responsable de notre chambre qui était tres sympathique et tres serviable durant tout notre séjour et nous a fait une jolie décoration sur notre lit
Reviewed: 06.01.2024
4/5
The housekeeping staff are very welcoming, the ocean is beautiful, breakfast and dinner are different every day, I saw turtles, dolphins and octopuses, the four-hand massage is worth it, Shaamin is a great person, and the bath towels are very fragrant. The DJ in the bar is very good at playing music.
Reviewed: 05.01.2024
5/5
I cannot recommend this hotel enough! By far the best service we’ve had during our stay in Maldives after a horrible experience at a neighboring resort (not to mention any names but it rhymes with ‘can reef’) Our server during the breakfast lunch and dinner was superb. Athif went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our meals. The food quality and the options are great. The fresh juices are amazing. We encountered a small problem at check in but the manager was attentive and quickly had a solution to our problem. The staff are always smiling and take care of the slightest detailed to make sure you’re having a great time. They always provide activities for the guests to mingle and get to know each other. They ALWAYS ask you about your stay with them and if everything is okay or if you need anything. If I were to open a hotel I’d hire the entire staff in a blink of an eye.
Reviewed: 01.01.2024
2/5
Отвратительно! Если вы первый раз на Мальдивах, то вам точно не сюда, чтоб не испортить впечатление об этом райском уголке нашей планеты - Мальдивах. В номерах ни халатов ни тапочек, так же не забудьте с собой взять зубные щетки и пасту. Да ! И сушку для белья обязательно, сушить купальники можно только на спинках кресел. Купаться на острове, кроме бассейна негде! Вход в море только со стороны вилл Фэмили, Санрайз и Палм. Вход в море сплошные камни. Со стороны виллы Пляж дно моря илистое. Вода имеет неприятный запах, желтые пятна. Белого Мальдивского песка вы там не найдёте!!!! Песок с кусками кораллов и ракушками. Без тапок на острове по берегу и в воде нигде не пройдёшь! Домашнего рифа нету, вывозят на риф за дополнительную плату. Мы отдыхали 6 дней, за это время 3-4 раза Шли очень сильные дожди . Дождь стучит по металлической крыше от этого шума невозможно спать ночью. У нас было всё включено, но нормальной еды мы не нашли! В ресторане постоянные очереди, как попрошайки стоят с тарелками. За такие деньги ни еды ни спиртного! Наш отзыв поддерживают многие гости этого резорта, которые отдыхали с нами в одно время. Они брали тур у Тур операторов и не имеют возможности оставить свой отзыв. Не тратьте деньги на этот резорт , ищите настоящий Мальдивский отдых с песком и красивым морем.
Reviewed: 01.01.2024
2/5
Ho alloggiato in una palm villa direttamente sulla spiaggia sul lato selle acque interne all'atollo. . Niente reef, niente pesci, solo pezzetti di coralli morti. La spiaggia è corta e sul retro , lato oceano, la spiaggia è molto molto piccola. Rispetto ad altri atolli visitati in precedenza, questo è stato deludente. Per fare snorkelling si fa una escursione al costo si 75dollari a persona! I tetti delle ville sono rivestiti in lamiera e quando piove è impossibile dormire a causa del rumore assordante. Malgrado fosse stagione secca, in 7 giorni solo 2 erano soleggiati, mentre per 5 giorni pioggia a dirotto giorno e notte. La pulizia della camera era molto approssimativa: il pavimento mai lavato, lenzuola mai cambiate in una settimana. Nota positiva il cibo fresco, il cuoco molto attento alle esigenze di chi come me presenta allergie.
Reviewed: 27.12.2023
5/5
Absolutely fabulous resort, accommodation, food & the friendliest staff made the long journey worthwhile. The beaches & sea were idyllic with clear warm water & lots of sea life to see. Our beach villa was superb & spotlessly cleaned, with a beach view a few steps from the sea.
Reviewed: 27.12.2023
5/5
South Palm Resort in Addu, the southernmost island of the Maldives, surpassed all our expectations! The attentive and caring staff made our stay exceptional. Always ready to assist, their warmth added a personal touch to our experience. The culinary journey was a highlight, with every meal being a delightful treat. The rooms were not only comfortable but also featured open-air toilets, providing a unique touch to our stay. We highly recommend South Palm Resort for a truly memorable Maldivian escape. Paradise awaits!
Reviewed: 21.12.2023
2/5
Я очень хотела побывать на Мальдивах. Мне, мой муж ,устроил сюрприз на юбилей 50 лет. Этот отель, мне, испортил отпуск, и все впечатления о Мальдивах!( Мы с мужем, побывали в Мексике, Доминикано, Куба, Таиланд. Но такого отношения ,и ужасного сервиса, я не видела не где! Даже Куба , бедная страна, так не относится к своим гостям! Начну стого, что отель находится очень далеко от Мале. Добираться ,туда надо внутренними авиалиниями. В аэропорту можно просидеть пол дня, а то и весь день. Мы прилетели с Москвы в Мале утром в 11 часов. А в отель попали в 7 вечера. Летели 1 час, 40 , потом ещё 40 минут на скоростной лотки , вот и попали в 7 вера на конец то в отель. Сутки потеряли по прилёту, сутки обратно, потому, что нас забрали в 2 ночи. Ещё и не кому было забрать наш багаж, хотя мы звонили на ресепшен 4 раза. Мы с мужем, шли пешком с дальнего бунгало с багажом. Снова, лодка, самолёт, который как маршрутка сделал остановку на другом острове, чтоб забрать ещё пассажиров. И в итоге, дорога до Мале заняла почти 3 часа. Это только минусы дороги. Дальше отель.У нас было SUNRISE VILLA 303 ,очень старое, в ванной комнате очень душно, так как там решотка преоткрыта. Кондиционер не спровляется. Напор воды ужасный, фен свой не включиш. Выход к морю очень плохой, одни каралы под ногами. Мы купались на другой стороне отеля. Эти Бунгало лучше не брать!( Дальше зона еды. Такого ужаса я ещё не видела. Это было не всё включено!( Это было как в пионерском лагере, успел поесть хорошо, не успел опоздал!( Еда ужасная! Фруктов не было вообще, кроме арбуза. Я его могу и у себя в Сочи поесть! Даже не разу бананов не было, это просто смешно. Индия рядом, но нечего из экзотических Фруктов мы не увидели!( Дальше бар. Мы с мужем не пьющие люди, но в отпуске можно выпить иногда, бакал вина или коктейль. Но не смотря на то, что всё включено, даже с алкоголем была проблема. Они всё время, чуть ли не считали сколько ты выпил, каждый раз надо было, расписаться в каком-то нулевом чеке. Отзыв у меня получился может и очень длинный. Может это ещё не всё о моих разочарованиях. Но я хочу, чтоб не кто так не папался, как мы!
Reviewed: 20.12.2023
5/5
South palm experience was fantastic for a relaxing getaway. Staff are all very accommodating especially Ali & Saif who went out of their way to ensure the best experience. Highly recommend this resort and can’t wait to get back soon. Beautiful resort.
Reviewed: 16.12.2023
5/5
South Palm is a wonderful resort, and as long as you can navigate some quirky management policies, you should have a great time! The staff is amazing, they go above and beyond and do everything within the constraints of the management policies to help you and make you feel welcome. Mohammad Ali went above and beyond to assist and make me feel welcome and at home. I'm blessed and grateful for his support. Management needs to provide access to drinking water at ALL times restrictions. They need to refill water bottles, have drinking water available throughout the resort, and provide drinking water to everyone without question or hesitation. Since this is an isolated location, I was extremely uncomfortable the first two days to learn of management's restrictions on drinking water. Once I learned how to navigate that, all was well! In addition to Mohammed, a shout out goes to Saeed at water sports and Kumar at the pool. Amazing service!
Reviewed: 13.12.2023
3/5
We had two Beach Villas on a full board basis. Shout out to Billal our room attendant he made an amazing towel art birthday arrangement for my wife and kept the rooms clean for a week . He along with the rest of the resort staff were attentive to us and the kids. The resort could use some upgrades to the furnishing in the room. The beds are very hard. The full board buffet needs more variety in there food options. Most of the same foods everyday. Very expensive if you order off menu. During our stay it was quiet. There were very few kids mostly seniors. Like others have said it could take a long time to get from the airport in Male to the resort. It took us five hours. This is our second time to the Maldives. It is a beautiful part of the world to visit breathtaking views etc.. Would I choose this resort again. Probably not. There are better options !!
Reviewed: 13.12.2023
3/5
Went on a Travelzoo coupon. Pros include a fantastic dive shop; I was a newly certified diver and felt very well guided by the dive staff (and with terrific guide-to-diver ratio) but not hovered over once I felt comfortable. Dives were expensive, though, about $140 per individual dive with minimal discount for multiples. Saw manta rays, turtles, sharks, and a shipwreck, and the advanced diver got to do even more. The spa massage therapists were also incredibly skilled and very reasonably priced; worth multiple visits, though the infrastructure (robes, tables, etc.) was worn or cheap. Cons: There is no way to go into town except on a controlled tour that required a minimum number of paying guests. No exploring on your own, despite it being across a water passage of only a hundred feet or so. Water villas are over a foot or two of water, with a view of the city across the lagoon, and pretty bare bones. Limited seating at the pool. Food was mediocre buffet in a very hot building, and a la carte options were not great. Staff was very friendly but not always helpful. Overall well worth it for the diving, but I'd hesitate to go otherwise. A three-star experience at a two-star price (with our Travelzoo deal).
Reviewed: 12.12.2023
5/5
This is our second stay at this resort. (The first was April, 2022) A lot of the pleasant staff was still here from before. Thara was simply amazing. Julie was also as welcoming. Salman, Mohamed Ali (The wonderful butler) Arif, Bassith and many other countless others, made our stay incredibly welcoming and hard to say goodbye. We hope to return as often as we can. The water is the most amazing water you will find around the world. Thankful to have returned to such a fantastic resort.
Reviewed: 11.12.2023
3/5
Was ok. Food is mediocre, beds are hard, spa is amazing, staff are good but sometimes butlers are over whelming. Beaches are nice but because of all sand and no reefs, snorkeling isn't great. We wouldn't go back.
Reviewed: 11.12.2023
5/5
We had a lovely week long stay. We stayed in the Beach Villas, which were beautiful and faced the ocean from the patio. Our house staff, Billal kept our room immaculate and stopped by twice a day to clean, refresh our mini-bar and towels. He even made creative and lovely designs on our bed with flowers and towels. The food was so-so, some nights really delicious options like dosa, other nights less interesting. I wish they kept Maldivian food available nightly, because the curries and options the night they had Maldivian food were my favorite of the trip. Our wait staff, Harsha, a lovely and gentle woman from Hyderbad took such nice care of us during meals. She ensured we had chai just the way we liked it every day and I never saw her stop moving to take care of guests. Her smile exuded such warmth and I really enjoyed chatting with her each meal. The only major downside of meal time was the HEAT in the mess hall. I cannot believe how hard the staff are working over hot stoves when the mess hall itself is so warm. Investing in some additional fans for that area seems like a must! We went out for snorkling which was awesome in the clear and light beautiful blue waters. The spa experience was also unbelievable. Our massages from Citra and Tini were so good my husband went back for a second. Overall, this was not the most glamorous resort in the Maldives, but the price is right and you get a great experience at a reasonable cost.
Reviewed: 11.12.2023
4/5
For our honeymoon, we chose the "South Palm," and we felt comfortable from the beginning. We received excellent service throughout, with prompt responses and assistance whenever needed. The water villa is clean, beautiful, and cozy, providing a fantastic view. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and attentive, enhancing our overall experience. Unfortunately, the only downside was the absence of a private reef for snorkeling.
Reviewed: 10.12.2023
5/5
We had an excellent stay at South Palm Resorts. We stayed at the water villa from 5th to 9th Dec. All arrangements were excellent and Mr Mohammad Ali, our butler at the resort gave us fantastic service. Amazing arrangements were made to celebrate my wife's birthday. Food was good, staff friendly and the island has great views of the ocean. Each day we had new activity - snorkeling, dolphin tour, spa, Maldivian cultural night, evening cocktail et al. Indeed a dream vacation.
Reviewed: 09.12.2023
3/5
First and foremost, Santhosh was the best butler around! I was always available, answered all of our questions, checked in with us after my husband had a medical incident. Our water villa housekeepers were the best as well. We upgraded our stay to the water villa with the private pool halfway through and they did an awesome job transferring everything between rooms. They even took our mattress pad off the first bed and put it on the bed in the new room. We'd also like to express our gratitude to the nurse in the clinic. She helped my husband get needed medication to start his healing (he's doing fine). So the staff was a great highlight to this trip. The views, beautiful. Great picture taking opportunities. If you want to bring a drone, you have to get special permission from the front desk to use it. Very relaxing. If you want to do nothing, this is the place to be. The cons: If you purchased the travel deal with Travelzoo, be aware that there is an all inclusive option you can upgrade to at the resort. The travelzoo deal was Full Board. So you get breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a 2 hour happy hour. You pay for drinks outside of water, coffee, or tea at meals. During the happy hour, you are limited to juices, sodas, and spirits. No wine. If you want to drink water outside of meal times, you have to drink your water provided in the rooms or pay $1 a glass at the bars. If you want a drink at the pool, you have to walk to the bat and get it yourself. The pool attendant only cleans up your glasses; he doesn't serve drinks. Speaking of the pool, if you want to save a seat or 2 for your friends or family, the pool attendant will harass you until they arrive--it was weird. The food is okay. Bring your own snacks to eat. Also bring your own mattress pad. The beds are hard and they don't have a pad. The room AC units...best to set it to 20°. The lowest setting (18°) is too low and doesn't cool down the room. We found the key to be 20. Oh and we upgraded to the pool villa but don't bother. The regular water villa was good. The pool villa had an ant problem. Activities at the resort were lacking. One evening the movie night was a documentary about snorkeling. The best night was champagne and shisha night because we brought our own games to play. Something like morning yoga would have been nice. There are 2 bars, one of which is right by the villas. That should have been jumping with music and activity but nope. They had an extremely limited beverage selection and would discourage you from ordering food because it's really the OTHER bar that does the food orders and "it would take too long." All in all, a nice stay but probably won't be back again. Unless they undergo new management and work on the business model.
Reviewed: 09.12.2023
5/5
South Palm is a beautiful and tranquil resort that is quiet yet full of activities and hospitable staff. My experience from the initial booking to the final departure was extremely easy since the staff was engaging from beginning to the end. Traveling long distance was of concern but the staff assisted with every detail with flight arrangements and speed boat transfers to their quaint island south of the Equator! No matter the time of arrival and/or departure, this resort was there to help! The stay was enjoyable, relaxing, full of water activities and the variety of food was delicious! Learning about the Maldivian history and culture was also amazing! Special thanks to Shaamin, Arif, Cairo, Jebin, Sojoun and the entire reception staff for the amazing concierge service! I look forward to returning!
Reviewed: 07.12.2023
5/5
Un hôtel au top je recommande Maxime de chez Fram est vraiment quelqu’un d’exceptionnel Restaurant sympa et agréable avec une cuisine très variée Les chambres sont spacieuses et confortable Une petite île paradisiaque
Reviewed: 05.12.2023
5/5
This resort is amazing. Came here with my husband and our great friends for our 10 year anniversary. The experience was unforgettable. I don’t know how to swim, got over my fears and snorkel the 2nd day, and dive the 3rd day. Saw many different fishes, nursing shark, dolphins, and swam with the turtle. Snorkel right behind our water villa. Watching the sunset/sunrise with breath-taking view. All the staffs were helpful and friendly. The foods were great with many different choices. Get to experience the other side of the world. Definitely would recommend South Palms Resort. Would come back here with my kids.
Reviewed: 05.12.2023
5/5
South Palm Beach Resort is very relaxing, and the staff are super-friendly and attentive. Billal took care of our villa and refilled our water regularly, and our water Laybe did the same when we came to the restaurant for meals. (Billal did a very touching and cool palm frond art on our bed one day, I was very impressed!) The food was quite good, especially the dishes prepared for us. That was easily the best part of the dining experience - I particularly liked the fried rice and noodles. The variety of dessert was also really appealing. Our favorite spots ended up being the covered porch overlooking the beach, and the outdoor shower attached to our bathroom. Both were experiences we didn’t have at home. My only advice to guests coming here is to bring extra supplies. The island has a small store, but there aren’t a lot of items, and it’s better to bring extras of the things you need than to scramble to get them here.
Reviewed: 05.12.2023
5/5
We had such a lovely relaxing vacation here! We were in a Beach Villa and as a pale person i was very happy about this as the shade covered the whole porch until later in the afternoon, so we could go out into the ocean but then come back and get out of the sun easily. Our housekeeper/cleaner Billal was fantastic, we felt so well taken care if. See the photo of the palm art he made! 🤩 All of the staff were always so friendly and helpful, the cooks came to recognize us as we had favorite food stations. Our waiter Laybe (probably not spelling that right, sorry) was super attentive- our water glasses were never empty! We loved the food! I saw some negative reviews about food but I found the variety and quality to be really good so wor. Assuming you're doing full board, the cooked to order stations really shine. I found some foods I'd never had before and loved(fish curry! Aloo parata! Lychee fruit!). The dining room is quite warm, maybe some bigger industrial- level fans to move the air around faster would inprove it? I felt like we had a good value
Reviewed: 03.12.2023
4/5
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans cet hôtel. Le personnel est agréable, l'hôtel est beau mais un peu dans son jus sachant qu'il n'a que 5 ans . Les buffets sont délicieux et variés. Le gros point négatif est qu'il n'y a pas le clim dans le restaurant. Villa Palm spacieuse et très propre. Le matelas était vraiment trop dur et pas top qualité, je l'ai signalé le lendemain à la réception, ils ont été très réactifs et j'en ai eu un de meilleure qualité. Un tout grand merci à Maxime l'animateur pour sa gentillesse, disponibilité, bonne humeur quotidienne et organisation du tournoi de pétanque au top. Il y a moyen de faire du snorkeling partout , l'eau y est agréable. Rapport qualité/prix au top.
Reviewed: 02.12.2023
5/5
Die Lage ist traumhaft. Es herrscht eine himmlische Ruhe, sodass der Alltagsstress abfallen kann. Der Strand beginnt direkt hinter den Beachvillen, ist kaum besucht und sehr schön, da dieser regelmäßig gereinigt wird. Das Wasser ist seicht und angenehm temperiert. Die Villen sind geräumig, sauber, schön eingerichtet und alle klimatisiert. Wir hatten ein vorzügliches Housekeeping (Billal). Er war sehr höflich und zuvorkommend, es hat an nichts gefehlt. Good job! Nochmals vielen Dank dafür. Die Rezeption ist 24-Stunden besetzt und hat immer ein offenes Ohr für die Wünsche der Gäste. Sowohl die An- als auch die Abreise waren ausgezeichnet organisiert. Wir mussten uns um nichts kümmern, einschließlich Koffer ins Haus bringen und wieder abholen. Auch hierfür recht herzlichen Dank. Das absolute Highlight ist das Essen in Buffetform. Die Auswahl ist riesig, da sollte für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei sein. Die Speisen sind teilweise vorgekocht, werden warm gehalten und bei Bedarf aufgefüllt. Daneben wird auch auf Wunsch des Gastes erst bei Bestellung frisch zubereitet. Das kann ein paar Minuten dauern. Viele Speisen, insbesondere die Desserts, sind kunstvoll fürs Auge angerichtet und schmecken mindestens so gut wie sie aussehen. Dem Küchenteam kann man gar nicht genug Respekt zollen und danken für diese außergewöhnliche Leistung. Er weiteres großes Kompliment an die Servicekräfte im Restaurant. Immer zuvorkommend, höflich und freundlich. Auch hier hat es an nichts gefehlt.
Reviewed: 29.11.2023
2/5
The rooms were very nice and the room attendants were very detailed and aimed to please. The over water villas had great snorkeling right off your room. And we got to stay in the beach from villas as well where there was also a a sea turtle that fed daily right out front. We did the all inclusive package that included the free snorkeling package. It was great having access to the snorkeling gear. The free snorkeling trip was perfect amount of time. The kayaks were great but for a resort that was so new most of the free equipment was not operational and/or was in very rough shape. The food…where to begin? There was a lot of variety however the quality was not very good and we left hungry most meals because the food was awful. I would strongly suggest upgrading to the seafood meals each evening. Those meals were incredible and inexpensive. The dining room as you will read in many reviews it is hot. Hot it was. You will sweat and it will be hard to eat because it is so warm that you just want to get out of the heat. If your are in the back area like we were there is no breeze at all. Like I said we upgraded to the all inclusive so beverages were included. It is very limited and the drinks are watered down. For example the Southern Comfort is clear. You are not allowed to leave the designated are with a drink. There are so many drinking rules and limitation. It is beyond frustrating. We saw employees be reprimanded all the time. Lastly, we went on a shark excursion to swim with the sharks. They go out to feed them multiple times a day regardless if there is a tour or not. We got out there and they told us the water wasn’t clear enough. We could see down super far. We feel like it was misleading. Maybe not? We will never know. It was still a cool experience going out watching them feed the sharks but before we went out there they gave us 15 minutes talk about not being able to snorkel with them if the water wasn’t clear enough. We would love to know if past vacationers got to snorkel with the sharks. For travels that have been to several all inclusive resorts this was our worst experience. I give it a 2 because we flew 24 hours and it was my first experience over the water. I loved the snorkeling right outside of our place.
Reviewed: 29.11.2023
5/5
We were welcomed off the speedboat by SIBI our Butler. He gave outstanding service and was always around when we needed him; he is absolutely incredible at his job and is a credit to South Palm Resort. The Water Villa was spotless and the cleaners work so hard and did a really great job. NAS was our waiter for the duration of our trip. He was another, who was great at his job; always smiling, chatting and very attentive. To be fair on every staff member there, every single person we encountered were amazing. The best staff at any resort we’ve stayed at. They are a credit. Especially the buggy drivers. BANDARA and ALI. The food was very varied, super fresh and incredibly tasty. The dolphin trip was a must do. The best night we had was the crab racing. The resort was absolute paradise, very quiet in the day, which for us enhanced our experience as it was so peaceful, however something to note if you like atmosphere. We miss it already! Thank you so much!
Reviewed: 28.11.2023
5/5
All the staff are extremely friendly, always willing to make you feel good and very helpful. Mohammad Ali was incredible with his hospitality from arrival to our departure. Always present all the time asking if we needed anything. Amazing Guys!!
Reviewed: 26.11.2023
5/5
My spouse and I had an AMAZING experience at South Palm Resort, Maldives. From the moment we landed in Malé we experienced top notch hospitality. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a transfer clerk. He brought us over to the domestic travel side and checked us in to our flight. From there, we were escorted to a lounge to await our flight (which luckily was only an hour wait for us!). After the 1.5hr flight, we arrived in Gan and again were greeted by a second transfer clerk who carted us a mere 2min drive to the transit boat. It took about 15min to arrive to the island. Once arrived, our assigned butler, Santos, took the reins. He assisted us with EVERYTHING throughout our trip, from check-in/check-out, spa reservations, room service orders, excursion bookings and more. He passed along his WhatsApp contact information at the beginning of our stay, was very attentive to our needs and always had a smile on his face! 10/10 best butler ever!! Throughout your stay, you’ll sit at the same table during your meals. This allows you to grow a rapport with your meal attendant. We had the pleasure of being seated in Muhammad’s section. Every time we walked into the buffet area, Muhammad greeted us, he had our water already poured by the time we made it to our table, and made sure to check in frequently throughout our meals. On the days we missed breakfast, he would tell us he looked for us lol! The entire dinning staff were extremely friendly and appeared happy to help you with anything you needed. Please know, the South Palm resort is for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of tourist filled beach locations. If you’re looking for a destination that’s going to keep you entertained every night, this might not be the place for you. However, if you need a place to truly relax, decompress from mundane life, and detach yourself from your work phone/computer, I guarantee you, THIS is the place to go. The water’s beautiful, the people are some of the nicest I’ve ever met, and the rooms are spacious and clean. You won’t be disappointed, and I hope to be able to visit again in the future!!
Reviewed: 24.11.2023
5/5
Awesome resort, Best Food and excellent Service, Best Honeymoon destination and very Clean Hospitality by Santosh and his team Made my vacation a homely stay . Resort organised few interesting activities and Friday Maldivian Cultural night is so spectacular Thankyou Team South Palm Resort
Reviewed: 23.11.2023
4/5
We stayed for 5 nights in a water villa with a full board package and had a wonderful vacation! While not the fanciest Maldives experience, we found South Palm resort to be a charming, good value resort. The room was clean (and cleaned twice daily) with a fantastic deck off which we snorkeled almost daily. During our morning coffee we routinely saw sea turtles, baby sharks, and abundant colorful fish from the villa. WiFi is available for free in the rooms, the water sports center, restaurant, and bar. It was much faster and stronger than we expected for such a remote location. The excursions, while somewhat pricey, were fun. The sunset tour with dolphins was fabulous. Our boat was surrounded by bottlenose dolphins who put on quite a show. We were supposed to take the morning tour but had a conflict, so the water sports coordinator kindly found other guests who wanted to go in the afternoon and created a new tour for us. The snorkeling excursion had less visibility than we’d hoped due to some construction happening on the other side of the atoll, but we still had a good time. The Addu City tour was a nice way to get off the resort, but “tour” may be a strong word - it was more driving around the island and seeing daily Maldivian life. Our concierge, Santhosh, checked in daily (sometimes multiple times per day) in person and via WhatsApp to make sure we got the excursions we wanted and to see that all our needs were met. The food was excellent. Mohammad, our server, was kind, funny, and took great care of us. There was a great deal of variety at the buffet and definitely something for everyone. We also went to Kurumba Spa and had great experiences. The packages are the best value for the money and the massages are wonderful. You have a choice between inside and outside for your services. We did outside by the lake and it was very pleasant. Overall, we had a wonderful week at South Palm and would recommend it. If you are looking for a remote vacation where you can truly feel privacy and peace with a few opportunities to explore and some of the kindest people around, South Palm is for you!
Reviewed: 23.11.2023
5/5
Wir waren Anfang Sep 23 dort. Das Wetter war fantastisch. 28 -30 Grad und ein paar Wolken. Das Wasser war herrlich, etwa 26 - 28 Grad. Das Resort ist sehr gepflegt und nur zu empfehlen. Die Freundlichkeit der Bediensteten ist überragend. Stets hilfsbereit und auf den Komfort der Gäste bedacht. An dieser Stelle möchten wir uns nochmal bei Sibi bedanken, der uns einen tollen Urlaub bescherte inklusive einem Romantik-Dinner, bei Nurislam für seine tollen Bett-Dekorationen und die Sauberkeit, bei Said unserem Kellner - er war stets aufmerksam und sehr lieb, bei allen Service-Leuten an der Bar, die uns auch mal ein einfaches Zitronenwasser gemacht haben aber auch tolle Cocktails. Wir danken für diesen tollen Urlaub ohne Ihre Arbeit wäre er nicht so wunderbar geworden. Die Gäste aus Beachvilla 108. Zimmer: Sehr sauber, 2 x täglich Reinigung und 2x täglich zwei Flaschen Wasser aufs Zimmer. Aktivitäten in der Nähe: Sport und Tauchclub in der Nähe Sicherheit: Super, haben uns nie wohler gefühlt Speisen und Getränke: Toll weil es eben such landestypisches gab und Fisch ....
Reviewed: 21.11.2023
5/5
This was a truly beautiful, stunning location and it was perfect for our special holiday. I’ve read some of the negative reviews and genuinely can’t understand them… our experience was polar opposite and we had the most amazing time. I agree that the bar near the water villas should be all inclusive but the main bar is just a buggy ride away and we could always ask our butler Mohammad Ali via what’s app and he would instantly arrange it. The food in the restaurant was fantastic and the service from the staff is second to none on the whole resort. They are so friendly and cannot do enough for you. We had a couples romantic meal on the beach which I can only recommend, it was stunning and the best meal I’ve ever had eating under the stars and moon. Drinks were always available and we genuinely did not want to leave. Mohammed is a great guy who goes out of his way to make you feel relaxed welcome and at ease… He really made the stay outstanding! I would recommend a water villa as you can slip into the water when ever you want and within ten minutes of us getting into our room we were swimming with a turtle! The most epic holiday of our lives and Mohammad made it the perfect honeymoon. Thank you!!!
Reviewed: 21.11.2023
5/5
Absolutely amazing resort for our special holiday destination. The location is out of this world, stunning. The water is turquoise and the sand soft and white. The best thing about the South Palms resort is the staff - every single member of staff is friendly and helpful. A special mention to our wonderful butler, Mohamed Ali, a lovely person who really made our trip special for us and made sure we relaxed. Hasha our waitress has a smile to light up the room. The food was gorgeous, so much choice, and so many flavours. The all inclusive package worked well. Highlights were the snorkelling trips, dolphin trip, special candle lit dinner on the beach organised by Mohamed, and the turtles who came out late afternoon everyday near our water villa and let us swim with them. The pool is tranquil with lovely shade under the parasols and palm trees. The Spa was lovely and we really enjoyed our treatments. We never thought we’d ever holiday in the Maldives; we’re so glad we chose it for our special destination. We want to come back. Thank you to everyone at South Palms, we’ve never been anywhere with such amazing staff, we’re sad to leave. A couple of practical points, picking up from other reviews, yes, we did have a 6 hour wait at Male airport on the way, but it’s the way the flights fell, but we were well looked after in the complimentary airport lounge, and we sat out by the marina too. Yes the bar near the water villas isn’t all inclusive. Don’t understand this but I think they may be changing it. But we LOVED it here!!!
Reviewed: 20.11.2023
5/5
This was an amazing holiday. Our waiter Salman, bar staff Seifu, Arif and Julie not to mention buggy guys went above and beyond. We even saw Santa. We spent most days by the pool and the pool guy would save a bed for us, try and take an inflatable for the pool. We saw turtles, stingray, baby sharks , moray eel, lionfish, and lots of other fish. The dolphin cruise is amazing. We must have seen at least 200 , some jumping and spinning. I'm not a strong swimmer, and Eman took our go pro and got an awesome video. All the watersport guys were so helpful. The food was great so much choice at all meals, lots of cooking stations, there is a cold room for salads and pudding ( no ac in restaurant and it does get warm). The chefs were great. We would love come back. Thank All Jo and Tony 620
Reviewed: 17.11.2023
5/5
Welcoming staff and their kindness and attention was outstanding. In particular our two buggy drivers Ali and Bandara, our waiter Harsha, our house keeper Abu and our butler Mohammed Ali. Together with ALL other staff, made us feel very special. Chefs were obliging and quickly identified our preferred tastes. Water sports staff on snorkelling trip great fun. Recommend a tip jar for all kitchen staff as very tricky to slip tips to all of them. Over water villa was just delightful seeing sunrise and sunset and sea turtles swimming by. It is a long way especially if flight Mali to Gan cancelled but know resort management are working on more direct flights. We had all inclusive deal which is essential as otherwise prices are very high. Would recommend resort install a commercial espresso machine or even pod machines in the room.
Reviewed: 15.11.2023
5/5
5/5, our room cleaner MD Khayrul was really humble and hardworking guy, cleaning our room twice a day and he's really great at bed decorations with flowers. Highly satisfied with the level of assistance provided. The jet ski and snorkeling experience exceeded expectations. The equipment was well-maintained, and the instructors Eman were knowledgeable and safety-conscious. Thrilling jet ski rides complemented by a fantastic snorkeling adventure, making it a memorable and enjoyable outing. Highly recommend
Reviewed: 15.11.2023
5/5
It was our first visit to the Maldives & it was incredible! The islands are known for their stunning beaches, clear waters, and vibrant marine life. We stayed at SOUTH PALM RESORT for 5 days on a water villa, the view from the water villa was breathtaking. The transportation representative, SAFA provided excellent service, ensuring a seamless and comfortable transition from Male airport to the destination and we also got the access to the Moonimaa Lounge till domestic flight departure. The butler SHAAMIN was exceptionally helpful during our stay, providing attentive service and ensuring our needs were met with efficiency and courtesy. Highly satisfied with the level of assistance provided. The food was very good at Banyan restaurant, and there was an excellent variety of options at every meal, and the dining room waiter MOHAMED provided attentive and courteous assistance. Highly satisfied with the quality of service. MD KHYARUL, The room cleaner went above and beyond, surprising us with a romantic decoration. The attention to detail, including soft lighting and thoughtful touches, added a special touch to our stay. Truly appreciated the efforts in creating a memorable atmosphere. The buggy service was efficient and convenient. The staff (BHANDAL /ALI) was prompt and courteous in providing transportation, enhancing the overall ease and enjoyment of our experience. 5* overall great experience 👍
Reviewed: 14.11.2023
4/5
This is a very nice and affordable resort. We stayed in a over the water room. Very enjoyable with the stairs leading right to the water. Staff was excellent and food was good. Night entertainment was ok and activities were good. We did the snorkeling and was very incredible with so many fish to see along with turtles. Don't recommend the city tour was a waste of time. Bring your own mask to snorkel because plenty to see all around the resort. One down point was the hard beds.
Reviewed: 14.11.2023
5/5
Our stay at South Palm Resort was wonderful. We enjoyed the beach villa a lot and can definitely recommend booking this accommodation. Every member of the staff was very kind and courteous. A special thanks to Bilal from housekeeping and our waitress. We felt really comfortable around them.
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