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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2012

We spend 10 days in Maldives. We had 6 nights at Rihiveli then 4 nights at a different island. It was the perfect mix. We took advantage of all the water sports that were included. The staff were all great. We enjoyed the food and never got tired of the fresh fish. The beach bungalows were clean very comfortable. Most...

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Gregory C, Reservation Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Hello Carol and Lloyd Thanks for having shared your experience in Rihiveli on TripAdvisor website. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here with the snorkeling trip, the kayak, the paddle, the fresh fish everyday... And we hope to meet you another time on our little paradise! Justine

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 10 February 2012

The Maldives are far away from anywhere and I guess this was quite the destination way back when rich people would fly Concorde from London to get away from it all. Today it is just a very long trip to get locked up on an island the size of an average 2 bedroom apartment. My friends and I visited for...

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Gregory C, General Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Neveragain, We thank you for your comments. We are very sorry to read that you did not enjoy the Maldives. However, we are happy to know that Rihiveli Beach Resort was the most pleasant place you did during your professional trip. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back. Best regards, Grégory Cosyn

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Rihiveli grows in you, day by day, charming you with its beauty, simplicity and fabulous atmosphere. You are still enjoying every minute of it, while you already think of your next stay and your goal to have your name hand painted on your chosen fish. Not only Rihiveli embraces you, but allows you to meet valuable people whom you are...

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Gregory C, General Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Leonore, Thank you for having taken the time to share your experience with other travellers. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back. Best regards, Grégory Cosyn

Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 23 November 2011

My friends and I could not have been happier with our decision to stay at Rihiveli. The island is beautiful, the rooms were really nice, the staff was friendly, and the food was great. And the added bonus (as if all of that wasn't enough), activities were included in the price. While at the resort we were able to go...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2011

We stayed at Rihiveli Beach Resort for 4 nights in November following a trip through Kerala in India - we definitely wished we could have stayed for longer! Rihiveli is located in South Male Atoll - having worked in Addu Atoll in the south, I originally wanted to return there, however we were on a relatively tight budget so couldn't...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 October 2011

This was our third trip to the Maldives. Having stayed in relatively large and typical resort style islands earlier, this time we were looking for a totally different Maldivian experience....and we got that exactly at Rihiveli. Selecting a resort in Maldives is a task in itself, a very pleasant but difficult one, with over 100 resort islands to choose from....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2011

visited here last year in feb and is paradise, been to a about 5-6 diff islands and in terms of location and beauty its the best the lagoon is the biggest and best in maldives you have 3 islands to yourself, not many guests, and you are near a dolphin hotspot

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Rihiveli is for you if you like simplicity, beautiful beach and sea, good watersports, and no a/c. On the latter point, there is generally a wind blowing which makes things perfectly comfortable. Food is excellent for an all-inclusive, wine and beer reasonably priced. Cocktails are OK, but mixed drinks such as G&T oddly cost more than cocktails... Beautiful, uncrowded island,...

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boston
Reviewed 15 June 2011

We stayed at Rihiveli resort for 5 nights and Adaraan Vadoo for 2 nights. Rihiveli which is a 3 start out performed Vadoo by a million points. First of all the weather was great ! even though the weather forecast was thunderstorms throughout we only had sun and no clouds what so ever. Rihiveli is one of the most beautiful...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 18 November 2010

This is mostly a french speaking resort so if you don't know a word of it, you probably want to find another place. Otherwise the place is great. On the cheap side compared to the rest of the maldives, but also doesn't offer much of the luxuries that other resorts probably do. What is truly luxurious here is the fact...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $219 - $1,112 (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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