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Fess up! Where did you stay in The Maldives?!

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PDR · 04/01/2010 21:38

Ok all those Maldives lovers - where did you stay?

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PDR · 05/01/2010 09:36


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wingandprayer · 05/01/2010 09:48

Bandos, albeit 10 years ago. Not a swish as most of the islands, but white sand, clear blue sea and good diving so we were happy.

Friendlypizzaeater · 05/01/2010 09:55

Been 13 times, best we thought was Lily Beach but lots more opened since then.

PDR · 05/01/2010 10:03

13 times?!

Can we swap lives?

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thedollshouse · 05/01/2010 10:05

Reethi Rah, 13 years ago before it went upmarket.

It was bliss we stayed in water bungalows, it was amazing watching little sharks swim under our feet. The beach was beautiful we had our stretch of beach completely to ourselves every day of our holiday. It was like spending two weeks in a Bounty advert.

I have been to some beautiful beaches since but I can honestly say that none of them can rival the Maldives.

notyummy · 05/01/2010 10:10

Reethi Beach resort. FANTASTIC - you have to get a sea plane, which is magical. Not uber luxurious (by Maldavian standards) but certainly very, VERY nice. Isolated and beautiful.

Hersetta · 05/01/2010 12:25

We've been 4 times - all to Lily Beach.

slim22 · 05/01/2010 14:51

the hilton rangali island

PDR · 05/01/2010 17:05

I think we're going to go with Lily Beach as it's come up a few times....

Better be good!

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Friendlypizzaeater · 05/01/2010 17:32

We adored it, staff, rooms and food all excellent.

Only stopped going because of DS, can't wait till he is old enough to go again ....

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tigersmum · 09/01/2010 19:52

Villi Varu twice and Full Moon once. Have given up the Maldives for Dubai.

selby · 09/01/2010 19:55

Velidhu - pre kids diving holiday with DH.

selby · 09/01/2010 19:57

Booked with the Travel Collection (offshoot of Kuoni)

mumoverseas · 10/01/2010 08:31

Been three times and stayed at Bandos each time.
Really like the fact that it is close to Male, only around 15 minutes transfer unlike some of the other islands. Also, has a medical centre and FREE kids club from age 8 months.
Diving is fabulous, excellent house reef and lots of boat dives available.
Last time we went was Christmas 2007 but hoping to go back next year.

CantSleepWontSleep · 10/01/2010 08:33

Banyan Tree (9 years ago)

ChristianaTheTwelfth · 10/01/2010 08:34

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triffictits · 12/01/2010 00:20

Kuredu 3 years ago and it was lovely!

mumoverseas · 12/01/2010 06:53

brief hijack triffictits how was your holiday? Hope the flights were ok in the end.

LilRedWG · 12/01/2010 17:55

Lily Beach and Meeru. LB definitely my favourite.

ILoveGregoryHouse · 12/01/2010 17:58

Baros. Good value for the quality. It's close to Male. Not for kids though. Been to Full Moon too but that's too big I think. Fancy the Banyan Tree cos the one here is fab.

sheeplikessleep · 12/01/2010 17:59

Veligandu for our honeymoon, 3 years ago.
Absolutely gorgeous, food was amazing, accommodation was luxurious and the beach was beautiful.
Happy memories!

ruddynorah · 12/01/2010 18:00

komandoo 6 years ago. heaven. it's more developed now though.

abroadandmisunderstood · 12/01/2010 18:01

Athuruga back in 2002. Italian run so awesome food - either Fabulous Italian dishes or Maldivian with lots of fresh seafood.

It was our honeymoon and I still, when a quiet moment arises, sit back and dream again. I hope to return one day.

fretaway · 14/01/2010 23:26

4 Season Kudaa Huraa on our honeymoon.

Lovely little island, the staff were fantastic too.

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