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Holiday Island Resort

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Maldives, Indian Ocean
Maldives Islands

This 4-star resort is an unspoilt paradise located at the tip of the South Ari Atoll surrounded by beautiful white sand and crystal clear sea. Offering beachfront accommodation, this is the perfect choice of resort to unwind and do as much or as little as you please. A selection of water sports and diving is available for the more adventurous.

Superior beach bungalows are air-conditioned and offer a private terrace with sunbeds and an idyllic view of the Indian Ocean. An en suite bathroom offers the novelty of an open air shower. Facilities include TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.

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Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Spa*
  • Souvenir shop
  • Evening entertainment
  • Snooker
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis courts
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor golf simulator
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Superior Beach Bungalow
50m2
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Single Superior Beach Bungalow
50m2
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Triple Superior Beach Bungalow
50m2
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The Local Area

This 4-star resort is an unspoilt paradise located at the tip of the South Ari Atoll surrounded by beautiful white sand and crystal clear sea. Offering beachfront accommodation, this is the perfect choice of resort to unwind and do as much or as little as you please. A selection of water sports and diving is available for the more adventurous.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Avoid this resort

Review by alexanderchrBucharest, Romania

I stayed on Holiday Island Resort since 12th of until 21st of March with bookings from Hotels.com with my family. The initial booking was until 15th but due to CoVid-19 outbreak we were forced to stay here. The manager wasn't willing to do any compromise about the room price and we had to pay from 15th to 19th at normal room price...

Our international flight was initially on 19th but the flying company rescheduled the flight to 21st. As the Maldivian government required to all resorts to suspend all check-ins, Holiday Resort was unlisted from all hotel bookings sites on 18th and we were enforced to pay directly from the resort at 20% higher rates than at the entire stay here. Another problem was that we booked a room with breakfast included but at the breakfast time, the waiter told us that we have ONLY room paid! I showed the manager the booking number, finally he admitted I was right. The room design is far from a 4 star hotel, rather a 2 star one. Old furniture, A/C doesn't work properly, many small ants all over the room. The beach is not cleaned , many algaes are on the shore. The only positive part of the vacation here were the waiters and the service people, but they are very kind in every island! In the end, avoid this resort if you want stylish design rooms, and not even mention luxurious ones, or come here if you want to ruin your vacation!

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Great dive crew!

Review by 234jeffnBrisbane, Australia

Had a week here and really enjoyed my time. The resort is well appointed, well maintained and clean. I particularly want to mention the dive instructors Viki, Sixpack, and Thailand...

I've done a few dives around the world and they were definately a standout for the week, the whole crew including the boat crew were very professional, very happy and ensured that all the divers had memorable dives. I understand that tourism in the area is struggling due to coronavirus. It would be beneficial to the resort if there was any way to keep this crew together. They love what they do and it's reflective on the divers that have the good fortune to dive with them. I'll be looking for any opportunity to come back

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Wonderful and amazing island

Review by S_Sonja_MZurich, Switzerland

we were on holiday island for 7 days. on arrival Aishath came up to us and was responsible for the whole vacation, she was always helpful when we wanted to change our room and made everything possible. for my birthday, which I celebrated there, she organized small surprises, she was always happy, courteous...

a wonderful employee who also contributed to making our vacation unforgettable. Habib was our waiter in the main restaurant, always attentive and very friendly. he even sang what was really cute on my birthday. asad, who organizes a lot, can also be mentioned very positively. the facility is great on the jetty side, has many photo spots. the food is wonderful and always fresh. very nicely prepared. staff are all very friendly and always smile. there is absolutely nothing to complain about. everyone in the spa is extremely friendly. on my birthday I even got a bouquet from Frangipani. which I was very happy about. Many thanks for the nice days and a huge thank you to all employees who made our vacation even more beautiful.

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Beautiful, well designed, established resort

Review by Fiona SLondon, United Kingdom

Was very pleased when we finally arrived. The resort looks and is, amazing. After having been meeted and greated at the main island port, hopped over on an Italian style boat to Holiday Island, we strolled up the jetty, luggage being transported by trolley for us, to be warmly welcomed at reception...

There I noted it's TripAdvisor rating and at this point couldn't work out why it was 4/5. Taken to our north facing villa, leading onto the beach and the Arabian Sea, we were given the low down on what's what and were left feeling very comfortable.

The staff were friendly sometimes too much and then often left without any service whatsoever. And, as has been reported before, in the evening, the main bar (only night bar) became an events club.. i.e. a resort bar. Not really a requirement when we'd come to The Maldives to relax, to enjoy its nature and to chill (for want of a better expression). We could have gone to Bognor or Benidorm for that.

Overall this is a beautiful place. Not bad staff, good food and great location. But it is s "resort" and that's what you get; resort style facilities. It's a place where people who have the ability to pay for it, will come... therefore an eclectic mix of people from around the world. It's not an exclusive gaff. Beautiful nevertheless.

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Amazing place and amazing holiday

It was my first time in Maldives and it was amazing. From the moment you land in Male, you are greeted and accompanied to the plane to transfer to the island, to the moment when you arrive to the island the staff make you feel special. I travelled solo and I was not bored, there is always someone to talk to or help you...

Bungalow was fantastic- right next to the beautiful beach and it feels quite private. It is cleaned few times a day, and towels changed all the time. I dont like the luxury so for me it was just perfect. Food at the restaurant is fantastic too, chefs really do put on the effort to please the guests. Special mention of the lovely meal cooked for Christmas night and complimentary wine, it was just too good to be true. I tried the diving school and my instructor Roman was great. Tito the DJ is a good entertainer, he is funny , friendly and tried to make everyone feel happy. I loved the music he played, the karaoke nights and his great dance teaching. Also, he organized lovely beach games which were super entertaining. Also, the guys at the watersports center are very friendly. Everyone makes you smile and makes sure you are comfortable. Beach is super pretty and clean, you can see fish swimming and snorkeling is great. Also WIFI is good

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