Going to the Maldives... But what Island?

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  1. StevePSIV

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    Looking for people that have been to the Maldives to pass on there experience of where they stayed?

    We're budgeted to about £2,500pp for 2 weeks so no silly suggestions like the Taj Exotica (it looks stunning but sadly outside of my budget by a long way!)

    Thanks.
     
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    Think I mentioned in the other thread, but went to a place called Zitahli (actual name of island was a lot more complicated). Increadible place. Amazing, small island with amazing rooms and the best food I have ever had - every day!

    I got a great deal witha firm called destinology and got an upgrade to an over-water villa thing and was about your budget. They sound gimiky but was a great experience if you can find one to go for.

    Generall points - would not go to one of the "average" resorts. stopped off on a few along the way and were just not comparible. Is worth the extra for a nicer place for this sort of trip.

    Look at how you get to the place - I loved the airboat transfer and seeing the other islands but after a long trip you might not want to be getting back on a plane for another hour...... then again some of the speedboat transfer places are quite close to Male and get more traffic and not as "out of this world".

    Sounds silly but for me it really added to it that I wasn't seeing anything but sea - really made it into your own private island.
     
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    Am flying out to Medhufushi Island resort. Tonight!

    Will let you know how things turn out once I'm back after a week. Even though it looks like we'll get some rain!
     
  4. StevePSIV

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    We were close to booking at that island but ended up going for Chaaya Island Dhonveli, can't wait!
     
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    Toon, you will have a fantastic time, from the chaos of Male airport to the island, it is the most beautiful location I've ever been too.

    Kuredu in 2004 and Kuramathi in April this year, looking to go back to Kuramathi next year.

    Have a great time, it's impossible not to!
     
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    You could try the lapsweep islands it on the same chain I've heard it's pretty nice and cheaper than the Maldives
     
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    Another vote for Kuramathi. The right mix of paradise and seclusion, but enough to do so you don't get bored if you aren't a hardcore sunbather. Decent restaurants and a great bar. Met some lovely people who we are still in contact with 8 years on.
     
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  12. StevePSIV

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    Will do mate
     
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    You absolute sod! ;-)

    We went to south male, a place called olhuveli on our honeymoon. First class flights were awesome and i fell in love with the place. My wife got food poisoning though so she was in bed for 5 days (not the honeymoon reason for bed) but i enjoyed every last minute of it. The most amazing place in the world. So relaxing.

    Despite the wifes illness we'd both go back in a heartbeat but it'll be a while before we can afford it again.

    Hope you have a great time im sure you will though
    http://www.olhuvelimaldives.com
     
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    I'm of to Olhuveli on Friday - and I can't wait!
     
  15. StevePSIV

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    I'm back..

    Absolutely amazing place. Will drop in some photos and a bit of a review over the next few days.
     
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    Bet your not glad to be back eh?
    Im off to Komandoo soon, can't wait.
     

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