We literally arrived back in the UK today after spending a week in Embudu village. I have to say when I left I was feeling a bit upset because I am leaving all the nice and helpful staff there. The chiefs from restaurant are extremely pleasant, they will come around at each meal time and simply greeted guests with "how are you?" and there are always smiles on their face, they are the best in the island! Generally all other staff are friendly and helpful. The reef is wonderful, have to try the coral garden bit in the morning there is plenty fishes and no current. We stayed 6 nights at a water bungalow which is well positioned and away from the generator etc, right next to the main jetty we enjoyed the benefit of great views and easy access to watch the sun rise. The island itself is very small (can walk it by 10 minutes or so) but doesn't stop it being a beautiful one and lots of trees around to provide necessary shade. Sand bank has a wonderful view which will be useful to take nice pictures. I saw reviews before complaining about the food and tables well all I can say is that some people are just too fussy. We stayed all our journey at the most expensive room in the island but we were put in with another German couple for half of our stay - I am trying to make a point that they don't discriminate you according to how much you paid to stay there. We never complained and the hotel manager managed get us a separate table as soon as it is available - people just need to be a bit more thoughtful considering October is not a busy season we got no spare own table imagine if you go at a busy season! The food was absolutely fine and nice - considering how much you paid I think it is more than worthy! at least they are all freshly cooked and there are variety to choose from every meal. Spa was very good, we had two full body massage each during the 7 days we stayed in the island and the girls are very nice and good massaging skills.
Now, the negative bits which is probably not fair to blame it on staff but I think the hotel management could have at least done something about it... no offense to German but it does seem very apparent they are the only ones that love to "reserve" their sun beds. We were very frustrated that when we tried to find somewhere to sit around after lunch we saw almost all the sun beds are reserved, we waited once at around the sand bank and we didn't see anyone coming back for hours. It is public facility and hence not fair for some blunt people to think that they can put their towel on the sun beds and "claim" this is mine! so please stop doing that!
And there are many idiots take their kids and babies without looking after them - I meant, it is a place for relaxing if you want to bring your kids fair enough but please make sure they behave because it can't get anymore stressful than having a bunch of kids and babies running around and screaming around on a peaceful nice island!
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- Also Known As:
- Embudu Village Hotel Emboodhu Finolhu
- Embudu Village Male
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