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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good things: 1. Breathtaking scenery - esp. colors of the water and nearby islands in sight. 2. Great privacy for romantic couples - rarely more than few people in sight, often none, esp. in the evenings. Except for the bar of course ;) 3. A really quiet place - no loud activities, music etc. 4. 2-3m long peaceful sharks and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Very in sync with nature. They were able to preserve the natural beauty of the island. The beach has fine white sand and clear to tortoise colored waters. The two nearby islets are reachable by walking. The bird's island (the islet on the right side) has nothing to see though, so do not go there. The place where the...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear GalaHone, Thank you for sharing your experience of Riiveli with the readers and us. It was a pleasure to host you on your visit for a day. The resort offers free Wifi to all our in-house guests which will be available in the Bar and Lounge as well as in the Reception area. It is rare that we get...

Siena, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have just back form our great trip to Rihiveli with my husband and my 3 boys of 15, 13 and 10 years old. It has been a fantastic experience for all of us. Snorkeling in the morning and in the afternoon viewing incredible different kind of fishes and corals. Kayak and canoe, board and surf, mask all at your...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear stomennano, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! It was heart warming to learn that you have had an excellent stay with us this time. We are also happy that the family had a chance to experience all the activities we offer for all our guests. Our lagoon, which is larger in size and free from corals, have...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a place! I have been blown away with beauty and serenity of this place. This is 3* resort and as their approach is purely in harmony with nature dont expect anything fancy. However beautiful huge lagoon is breathtaking. I went to Rihiveli just for a day trip which included lunch. Food is absolutely stunning! Choice was good in...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Beets_01, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! Thank you for sharing such a lovely review with the readers. As you have highlighted, we have a beautiful lagoon with varieties of marine life, starting from Sting Rays, Sharks, Eagle rays as well as Dolphins which can be seen from sunset beach. One of our highlight is the Culinary...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous little island, not for snorkeling enthusiasts, we met some dolphins right near the resort, so close we could almost touch them through the boat. Sharks(harmless) and Rays close by at the north end of the island. Great diving centre . Two uninhabited islands you could Kayak to, picture perfect and peaceful setting. Loved the food at the restuarant (bannana...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear heba a, Thank you for sharing such a complete and a comprehensive review with the readers and us. We are extremely happy that you have enjoyed everything which Rihiveli is blessed with. The sharks, Dolhins, Sting Rays and yes, the special Moray Eels are some of the special visiotors appearing around the restaurant. It would be our pleasure to...

Taichung, Taiwan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolute getaway from it all (including the luxuries). Rihiveli Island is located south of Male' International Airport and takes around an hour and a half to reach via speed boat. The island is small yet it never felt crowded. Very simple but classy and perfect for a relaxing getaway alone or with your significant other. The bungalows are nothing...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Moxes-The-Third, Thank you for sharing your Rihiveli experience with the readers. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated what Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes has to offer. We look forward to welcome you back in a near future. Sunny Regards

Lissabon, Portugal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The island looks exactly like in the pictures! If you like diving, don't hesitate to go with Extra Divers. Staff and equipement are great! The dive sites so gorgeous. Thanks Alike and Bernardo for the great experience!! Snorkeling tours provided are very nice. We had the chance to snorkel with hundreds of dolphins, once in a lifetime amazing!!! Food is...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear floorlely, Thank you for such a lovely review..! We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed what Rihiveli has to offer. Indeed, our we are surrounded by lovely Dive sites and our lagoon has been a breeding ground for Dolphins thus often you will see them around. Your compliments to the team members have been passed to which...

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Accommodation is basic and clean - perfect for being on a divine island. The island is beautiful. Service is great. No wifi in the rooms but able to use in the bar area. In the bar (which has sand floors) you can be joined by the wildlife (in my case a bird and a crab). Food is really nice and...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Renee R, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! Thank you for such a short and sweet review. Our team will be delighted to hear your compliments and will certainly be an encouragement to keep the service standard throughout. We would look forward to welcome you back once again Sunny Regards

London, UK
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm sure Tripadvisor will ultimately be the end of "best kept secrets". Rihiveli might be just that, and with its limitation to 48 bungalows (there is not really space for more without ruining the experience), it has every chance to remain so. You might be told that it has "only one restaurant", and feel that's not good Maldives resort standard...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Travelling_Gooner, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! Thank you for sharing your Rihiveli experience with the readers and are thrilled to have to learn that you have enjoyed what Rihiveli has to offer. I will be our pleasure to welcome you back once again soon. Sunny Regards

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 2 December 2016

At Maldives – although I have no comparison – you will find no place like this. It is not posh, not superficial. Rihiveli is just real. What makes Rihiveli special is not just the authentic atmosphere, the delicious food, it is the most amazing people. The Rihiveli team – Anton, Momo, Sisi and all the others – is so friendly,...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear janinachristian1, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review. It is always heart warming to read reviews from all our valuable guests. Rihiveli is indeed a laid back resort where you can enjoy everything, be it Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, or just relaxing on a hammock with your favorite novel. Our team members are enthusiastic and always willing to pamper...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $277 - $1,041 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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“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
“East side is more calm. Do not waste your money for deluxe bungalow. It is no luxury and it is on the west side - very windy.”
 of 5 bubbles krasi, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Location is excellent considering distance to the airport. It's especially perfect in the off-season when it's more quiet with fewer guests.”
 of 5 bubbles pirjoa748, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
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