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Lily Beach Resort & Spa

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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Located on the private island of Huvahendhoo in South Ari Atoll, Lily Beach Resort & Spa has been awarded Best All-Inclusive Resort in the Maldives and in Asia in 2019 and 2020 by TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards and #11 in the World. With its extensive Platinum Plan, the resort continues to reinvent culinary offerings to stay abreast of trends in dining experiences, beverages and presentation. Additionally, the island enjoys a renowned character for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation, and the unspoiled house-reef just a few meters away from its shores.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Children's playground
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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firstcross wrote a review 13 May
bangalore, India30 contributions9 helpful votes
No point talking about the glorious beach, ocean, vegetation because in the Maldives all of that is yours by default. The deluxe water villas are luxurious and large, even the outdoor deck is generously proportioned with a plunge pool. The luxury extends to the bathroom, with a flat TV , a jacuzzi tub and bath opening to the outdoors. Champagne and wines apart from beers and soft drinks in the mini bar. Unlimited drinking water in the room and you need this after snorkelling. Does wonders for the occasional affirmation of having made the right choice. The snorkelling just around the villas is amazing for both coral and sealife. You can spend hours. The lagoon villas are too close to the beach to offer the feeling of being perched above the ocean. Lily Ma is good for breakfast but we preferred Acqua for lunch simply because the food and wine selection were better and the service was from a different planet - take a bow Vinod and the bar tender from Sri Lanka (Sorry chief I forgot your name!), who spun out some great cocktails and Mocktails for the kids. Yes Kids are allowed in the restaurant and bar but not in the pool area or the beach just behind Acqua. And it's an unlimited a la carte restaurant, so if you like something just order it again and again. e.g. the beef carpaccio - every mouthful was heaven. Other notables were octopus, grilled catch of the day, the NZ beef steak and the Tiramisu. There's something to be said about not jumping up every 10 minutes and grazing over miles and miles of buffet tables for what to eat next. The other restaurant & bar, at the other end of the island, had sandwiches and burgers and stuff, and as you can decode from the factthat I don't remember it's name, we didn't spend more than 10 minutes there on the entire trip. The huge disappointment was the fusion Thai/Indian restaurant, Tamarind, which is touted as fine dining and allowed only once over the entire vacation on the Platinum Plan. Meh food, meh service and quite a forgettable evening. Itbmust be said that one person in our group liked the Tom Yum soup, but for fine dining Thai that's not much to write home about. Back to Lily Maa - don't get me wrong. The food is quite good say 8/10 for breakfast and the location and views and the unlimited champagne works for breakfast. But for dinner it gets repetitiveafter the second or third day and i'd be hard pressed to give it more than 6/10 for dinner. Huge variety though and a lot of kids were going berserk over pizza. dessert and pasta. Pasta was NOT good. Live grill station was good but long waiting times. So you just want to finish dinner and get back to the bar. When it comes to the bars (3 of them) keep in mind that all are not equal. Sometimes a particular wine or alcohol is not available in one of them and the guys are loathe to get it from another bar. Overall the Wine & alcohol selection at the resort is top notch and it's all part of the Platinum Plan. Service, with a few exceptions, was not something I'd rave about. The servers at dinner time at Lily Maa were very average. The servers at breakfast were great. The buggy drivers were great. Did I mention the service at Acqua? OMG. The reception staff and the welcome and orintation staff were great. So overall, about par for the course. Opt for the seaplane transfer from Male Int'l. Infrequent domestic flights and poor connections means you'll waste 5-6 hours getting to the resort and essentially blow away your first day. And one more thing, the Domestic flights lounge at Male Int'l doesnt serve any alcohol. Great experience over all and very happy to go back again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Go for the deluxe watervillas. Eat as often as you can at the Acqua Bar. Opt for the seaplane...
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emma20212021 wrote a review 10 May
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Our 2nd time here - we stayed in The huge Sunset water villas it was amazing and our wonderful butler Miqdad was there 24/7 to deal with any request we had. We stayed an amazing 12 nights / simply stunning - would def recommend 👍👏👏
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Date of stay: April 2021
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kush wrote a review 8 May
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
We visited in April2021 for our Honeymoon. To start with the resort was amazing, and to top it all the hospitality was really really good. Special thanks to Roberta who was our relationship manager at the resort, Always smiling and always ready to help . The staff was very friendly, Water villa was really amazing and calm, bar was regularly stocked up, good food . Cheers
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alla Elizarova, Guest Services / Front Office at Lily Beach Resort & Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Kush, thank you so much for your great review! It's a pleasure to read that you are happy with your stay in general and our staff in particular. Your words of gratitude have been passed to Roberta and of course mean a lot to her and to us. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you in Lily Beach Resort&Spa for your wedding anniversary!
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hakay143321 wrote a review 7 May
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God It was so nice to enjoy everything above It was very nice, enjoyable, everything above, I got the internet of this hotel, but I am very happy with my choice because it was better than I thought nice
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear Hakay, we are extremely glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it exceeded your expectations. We are hoping to see you back on our sunny side of the world soon!
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Ciprian I wrote a review 1 May
Bucharest, Romania14 contributions5 helpful votes
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I have decided to offer my wife, for her birthday, a short holiday in the Maldives. Firstly, at the airport in Male we where quickly guided by the staff working for the resort being immediately transferred with a private car to the water airport where we have waited a couple of hours in a nice lounge belonging to the resort with food service and beverages included. After approximately 40’ of flight with the hydro plane, we reached the island where a staff manager waited for us and explained all we can do there. We have chosen a lagoon villa, which was roomy, accommodated with a large jacuzzi in the backyard, sky view bathroom, and a generous double deck terrace facing the lagoon and the horizon over the Indian Ocean. Few steps away a small beach with white sand available when low tide and warm water where you may snorkel 50 meters away to the reach the reef. Minibar is included with acceptable wines and refreshments. The Maa restaurant is the main eating place on the island and is buffet self-service. Nice choices of food may be served: local, Japanese, Indian, Arabic, Mediterranean a.s.o. Drinks included in the Platinium Plan, which is mandatory for all guests, are of reasonable quality comparing to other all-inclusive resorts we’ve visited. So, quite a generous list of champagnes, wines or spirits may be chosen freely. Of course, you may find other expensive paid drinks on choice. Aqua and Vibes are the two snack bars located in opposite parts of the island, first is adults only with infinity pool and second with kids pool, pool and a nice beach. Tamarind restaurant is a also a nice choice, with one dinner included in the Platinium Plan, close to the Aqua bar, the diving center and the SPA center. The SPA is relatively expensive but the quality of service is good. We had a nice time, good food, excellent snorkeling/diving opportunities and spa. Thanks to our diving trainer Ahmed Ateef we had some exceptional diving experiences in the reef. There are plenty of included and optional excursions, mostly for snorkeling with the whale sharks, mantas and turtles, but also romantic dining and sunset cruises. Face masks are mandatory only when approaching the buffet in the main restaurant and optional in the rest of the island. The Lily app is useful as one can easily manage the reservations, itinerary and bills. We were barefooted for 7 days, got a good suntan and plus 1kg🤨, but enjoyed every second!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Mr Iosep, thank you a lot for the nice review! It was a pleasure to host you for Mrs Iosep's birthday and we are happy you enjoyed your time. Thank you for kind words about Ahmed Ateef, they will definitely be passed to him. We are happy that food, spa and drinks were up to you taste and we are looking forward to your return, like we discussed on your departure, with the rest of the family!
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PRICE RANGE
US$821 - US$2,011 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lily beach hotel south ari atoll, lily beach resort and spa, lily beach resort all inclusive, lily beach maldives
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollHuvahandhoo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
125
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lily Beach Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Lily Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lily Beach Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lily Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Lily Beach Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Asian Wok Restaurant, The Blue Moon Cafe, and Compass Beach & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lily Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Lily Beach Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lily Beach Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lily Beach Resort & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.01 km away from the centre of Huvahandhoo Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lily Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lily Beach Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.
Does Lily Beach Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Lily Beach Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.