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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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Opatija
Reviewed 26 October 2010

What to say ... No news , no shoes .... It was more than perfect spending two weeks on this Island which is like no other .... Thrust me ... Cant wait to get there again ....

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Singapore
Reviewed 29 September 2010

The island itself is stunning and Rihiveli has built its property maximizing on the nature around it- everything has been designed to showcase the beautiful surroundings and highlight the flora, fauna, ocean, wildlife and even the ocean breeze! Their strap line and concept is 'No News No Shoes"-you are supposed to disconnect from the outside world-limited internet/phones etc etc. and...

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4Thank Karlavalentina09
Switzerland
Reviewed 14 January 2010

Rihiveli resort comes as a very laid-back and relaxing resort. The staff interacts and mingle with the guests which makes you feel very welcomed. A group of us from Male went there for one of their white parties. We had a blast. The rooms were simple, no A/C, no mini-bar but as there was a cool breeze, that didn't matter....

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1Thank mizonu
Dubai
Reviewed 24 October 2009

Perfect location , nice beach , perfect lagoon, but very simple rooms, food is OK but you have to share your table with other 8 people all the time. Anyway we had great weather for 12 nights. If you speak french you probably feel home there but if you don't forget it!! Transfer boats a bit old. Have a great...

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6Thank John_hott31
Baarn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 August 2009

For me it's average, but that has to do with my personal style and what I'm looking for. However, this location is perfect for people who wants just a well decorated bungalow, beach just before their door and silince. If you don't need a minibar, a television, radio, internet, only comfortable seats and your book; this is your destination. Their...

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3Thank MrCanada
london
Reviewed 13 June 2008

Just perfect: paradise beach, incredible lagoon, perfect food, nice staff... and we were so lucky with only 10 guests and perfect weather for the winter rainy season.... we could not ask for more... simplicity, authenticity, plenty of free access activities (wind surf, fitness, snorkling, dives, wake board, caneo, tennis, ping pong...and even more) it was our dream: sun, beach and...

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2Thank marion28
Geneva
Reviewed 5 December 2007

We stayed here a week after a 2 weeks cruise from the very southest atoll (Suvadiva) to Male north and this was my 3rd time in 10 years... This place is magic: the management has been able to keep it up to date without changing the original nature of Rihiveli (the famous "no news, no shoes" concept, which has been...

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3Thank Michela70
Paris
Reviewed 20 August 2006

A paradise, extremely gentle and staff most helpful and competent. All the lodgings have been renovated. Air conditioning is not needed , as each bungalow is equipped with a celing fan! The Chef is excellent . we have experienced delicious and fresh seafood and also French, Italian meals and everyday Maldvian dishes are proposed. We go by foot to 2...

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11Thank Brunch4two
london
Reviewed 4 May 2006

45 mins by speed boat. Very small island run by the French. Mainly French guests. Accomodation very basic no air conditioning. bathroom etc must be about 10 years old and needs updating. No room service no nothing really. Apart from that lovely island with free watersports. Definately not a honetmoon destination as there is no getting away from other people....

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes boasts sea-facing bungalows, each with their own private terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Located in South Male Atoll, the resort has its own spa and restaurant which offers buffet meals and open-air dining. 400 metres from Sunrise Island and Bird Island, the resort is accessible from Male International Airport via a 1-hour speedboat ride. The fan-cooled bungalows open out to a private terrace and feature wooden flooring. A private garden with hammock or deck chairs leads to the lagoon water. Outdoor showers are available in the Deluxe Bungalows, complimenting the separate indoor bathroom. Guests can enjoy a variety of water sports including sailing, water-skiing and night snorkelling during their stay at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. Other recreation facilities include volleyball, tennis and billiards. Each day the resort's talented chefs prepare a different cuisine which can include French, Italian, Maldivian and Asian. Dinner is either a buffet or set menu depending on the daily theme, 3 times during the week dinner is set up on the beach to enjoy the beautiful starry nights. An extensive wine list is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

Address: South Male Atoll
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
Price Range: RM722 - RM3,691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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Rihiveli Beach Hotel South Male Atoll
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“We stayed in Dauphin which has air conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles goughfugui, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are really nice, some under the wind which are cooler of course.”
 of 5 bubbles isafromkl, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“cabin at the small beach”
 of 5 bubbles janinachristian1, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets face the sea however the sunrise section is nearer to the sea and watersport centre”
 of 5 bubbles 168shirleyt, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Huts on the sunrise side have better, secluded beach whereas windy sunset side can be better for sleeping in the sunny windless months.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelap812, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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