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Reviewed 1 August 2016

From the welcome until check out everything went extreme. Enjoyed every minute to its fullest. And the island hospitality was excellent too. Loved the place and entire island Vaavu Thinadhoo. The beautiful nature surrounded was fantastic. Local foods taste delicious too.

1 Thank Aishath R
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57 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Recently I have been 1 week in Casa Barabaru with my wife and children and we can only say good things about this place. Initially we were booked in Ocenic Village but the place is now closed and we were reallocated to Casa Barabaru. Mongi, Casa Barabaru owner, had the hospitality to acommodate us in his lodge. I think we... More 

Thank JavierMadrid
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Casa Barabaru for me means "home sweet home", I don't know what to add more then what have been already written of positive about this magic place. I've been there twice in less then one year, it is not only about the maldivian island that is beautiful, it is more about all the staff that work there, they make you... More 

1 Thank Laura G
Czestochowa, Poland
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

We have spend ther our first holidays without our kids. All was great. Perfect place for us a specialy that we do not like big hotels and resorts. You Dan feel and see every day life in Maledives. Only thing we were sorry was that our kids should enjoy this time with us.

Thank Justyna S
Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Casa Barabaru provides one of the rarest of commodities...a rustic, tropical relaxing family time with a most enjoyable cultural experience. I, too, had searched a list of resorts in the Maldives and found them wanting in some way or another... too big, too expensive, too many hidden costs, too loud, no cultural experience...the search ultimately pointed directly to Casa Barabaru,... More 

3 Thank jlayk
Hong Kong, China
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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Supposedly the word "atoll" is derived from the Dhivehi word "Atholhu", and after a week at Barabaru, I wouldn't be surprised to learn if the words "holiday" or "vacation" also have similar origins. This place seriously puts your mind at ease and lets you unwind. Despite some confusion regarding the money transfer for the deposit, pre-departure correspondance, and plans for... More 

2 Thank steve15182
Bicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

When my wife and I decided to spend a week in Maldives, I started an extensive search on internet of the best options available. 90% of the possibilities included a resort - larger or smaller, more expensive or more affordable. But once you have been in a resort, all of them are more or less the same. More importantly, all... More 

4 Thank Mateo C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2012

My wife and I stayed at Barabaru for 2 weeks in April 2011. It was probably the best beach holiday we’ve ever had (in the past we’ve been to Zanzibar; Mauritius; Madagascar; Sri Lanka and South Africa). A couple of years ago the Maldivian government allowed guests to stay on ‘non-resort islands’ and Casa Barabaru opened up with two rooms.... More 

4 Thank Munkeysas
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

For our second vacation in the Maldives, we chose to have a more personal, closer-to-local experience and decided to spend a week in Casa Barabaru. The initial contacts were a bit complicated, having to arrange deposit payment across borders, and dealing with sales office in Italy + the local team. Our advice here: plan the holiday in advance, and do... More 

3 Thank B R
Recco, Italia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Last year we went to this little island attracted by the description on the web site. We looked for a quiet and cozy environment. We found more: good food, friendship, willingness to fulfil all our wishes. The perfect vacation we were looking for. As a matter of fact, we came again this year: 9 days instead of a week and... More 

3 Thank OttaviaB

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Region: Maldives > Vaavu Atoll > Thinadhoo Island
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 3 has minimal seaview, but the wifi reaches it. Big enough for a family. Plenty of aircon. Next to the kitchen and dining area. Several rooms were in an enclosed compound in the village.”
 of 5 bubbles jlayk, 31 May 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms a great.....”
 of 5 bubbles Munkeysas, 8 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Choose the room in the village if you want to be more immersed in the local experience and away from the 3 main rooms at the beach. Or vice-versa if you want to be just 30 metres from the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles BR905, 9 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms by the restaurant: they are closer to the sea”
 of 5 bubbles OttaviaB, 25 Feb 2012 | Read review
“I would advise to choose rooms #1 or #2, because they are closer to the ocean and it gives you a nice view right after you leave your room. On the other hand, it would be also fun to try the rooms located in the village (this is like 50m away:)) - they are also quiet and even more spacious!”
  • Beautiful sunset on the beach upon arrival, day 1
 of 5 bubbles OlgaMKiev_Ukraine, 9 Jan 2012 | Read review
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