Had a week in the Atoll Explorer, brilliant,( unfortunately now removed from service), then per week on Athuruga in among the water villas, all inclusive nirvana, whole island only 210m x 160m, snorkeling exceptional and safe calm waters around the lagoon, food & service top class. Cant wait to go back.
Our fortnight in the 2nd half of April was our sixth visit to Athuruga, still our favourite Maldivean island. The weather was exceptional – only two short showers the entire fortnight.
We met some lovely people who made our vacation much more memorable.
I dont desire to ramble on and bore anyone so I’m going to get straight to it. It was entirely amazing there was nothing that any normal person would want to change about the manner in which this island is run and it or an y part of it.
The food is out of this world (so long as you enjoy Italian food) they do additionally do currys and lots of seafood outstanding.
We stayed in one of the water villas no: 18 in fact, the very best standard if I recall your towels etc and the room gets cleaned daily.
The staff are all quite friendly really, you’ve got exactly the same server each day they all appeared fantastic. So respectful, helpful, friendly and courteous.
Seashore villa room good – kept clean and neat by our room boy, who decorated the bed with flower petals on our penultimate night.
The key restaurant food is much better than last year: chef Giacomo has done an excellent job. The restaurant and pub staff look after you extremely well. Many staff are very faithful and stay here for years – there were several recognizable welcoming faces, who came over to shake hands and say hello and remembered us from previous years.
Snorkelling still outstanding. Diving brilliant – a Manta, 2 Leopard sharks, bunches of Grey reef sharks, Frogfish 2 frisky Octopuses,, etc etc. Dive center staff helpful and really professional.
Interesting hear her ideas for advancements, and to meet with Petra, the brand new Resort Manager. For the beach villas we’d like to determine a bit of brightening up of the decor that is rather dark, plus WiFi in the rooms. Athuruga’s costs are higher than ever before, and higher as the Maldives moves ever further upmarket while not in the exclusive high-end league of Maldives luxury resorts.
Victor, customer relations was excellent, friendly and helpful.
The island is beautiful, having a fantastic house reef, we saw hundreds of brightly coloured fish while a moray eel, snorkelling, eagle rays and turtles. Even when on the seashore you could find small, black tip reef sharks and small rays. We were lucky enough to see 3 dolphins pass by in the end. I suggest the twice daily as the current may be strong, guided snorkel excursions and for less assured/first timers it is not worry.
With Christian singing. Waiter service at the table for beverages. All room, garden, staff, pub, eatery and sundown tavern were excellent. Free laundry service was outstanding also.
The do quite lots of water sports to the island if you’re among these folks who doesn’t enjoy sitting still for long, along with different aerobics classes in the water and things likeYou also have the choice of numerous day trips which we didn’t do as were fairly satisfied sunbathing and chilling out /snorkling etc.
Everything about Athuruga was perfect. The staff are so friendly and completely mindful and helpful. The beaches are beautiful and kept by gardening staff that clean up small pieces of coral in perfect condition. We saw literally countless angel fish, parrot fish and clown fish, and well as eagle rays and a turtle playing along with the reef and snorkelled regular.
Everything concerning the island and the staff added up to the most astonishing honeymoon destination.
The food was delicious and varied, the rooms were really cozy and kept spotless daily, together with the minibar being continuously restocked with water and soft drinks (all included in all-inclusive).
LocationIndian OceanCapitalMaleGeography1190 IslandsPopulation400, 000WeatherTropical ClimateMain IndustryTourismLanguageDhivelhi & EnglishCurrencyRufyaa. US Dollar