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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very nice place, with only 48 bungalows on a small island with plenty of trees and flowers. Plenty of returning customers coming here for the last 30 years. Bungalows are really nice, wooden roof with ceiling fan, with a lot of space inside. Covered terrace in front of your room and comfortable sundecks chairs and hammock.... and the sea!...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went over there in November. It's located in a wonderful island. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Although the island isn't very big, we were not bored as the hotel organizes interesting activities every day. For example, there was snorkeling twice a day for free. We discovered the fabulous underwater world of the Maldives. Furthermore, all the equipment for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This private island is really paradise. The room/"villa" is located right on the beach. Sometimes it feels like you have your own private beach as you could stay in your sun bed for a day and maybe see 2-3 people. At least if you have the rooms far away from the reception like we had. The food on the hotel...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh boy, oh boy!! What a marvel!! One of the most amazing places we have travelled so far. In terms of comfort, you get exactly what they advertise – simply check the pictures on the website (accommodation, beach, restaurant, lagoon and so on) – they are not misleading at all, it is simply reality reloaded. When it comes to luxury...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's our first time visiting Maldives (certainly not the last) so can't comment on how good this place is compared to other resorts. All I'd vouch for is: good range of activities including (free) snorkelling trips, kayaking, paddle board, snooker, table tennis, volleyball. You can even swim (or kayak or walk!) to the nearby virgin island too! There was initially...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Derek H, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! Thank you for taking time to share your Rihiveli experience with the readers and us. We acknowledge the error made by our team at the time of check-in, however we are happy that we were able to to meet your expectations in the end, and are delighted to learn...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 week and have absolutely loved it. The atmosphere is so laid back, no shoes required! The rooms are basic but clean and adequate with giant bath towels and big comfy bed. Outside your door literally is the white beach and stunning aquamarine sea. You have your own sunbeds and again giant beach towels. We were on...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Jeannine B, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review.! We are extremely happy to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we have been able to meet your expectations throughout. Indeed, Rihiveli has its special features such as the two islands within the lagoon with varieties of friendly sea creatures and its white sandy beaches with...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a quiet and beautiful place. The room is perfect, no TV, simple with class and charm. The island and the lagoon are amazing. In the restaurant there was always something new and delicious. I really enjoy the friendliness of the team and going out on the boat. I will come back.

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear nathgeorge, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes..! Thank you for taking time to review and sharing the same here. We are extremely happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and have had a lovely time. I will pass on your compliments to the team. It was a pleasure having you on the island and look...

Iligan, Philippines
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very tradition resort in Maldives. They offer traditional Maldivian cottages that makes visitors coming back. They dont have luxury amenities which is okay. They have their own private islands with a looong sand bar. Clear waters and the beach! Not too much crowd even in the restaurants. Food is good. Service is good. It is just an...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear kathleen1630, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and have had a chance to experience what Rihiveli offers. We look forward to welcome you back our beautiful island once again. Sunny Regards

Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good things: 1. Breathtaking scenery - esp. colors of the water and nearby islands in sight. 2. Great privacy for romantic couples - rarely more than few people in sight, often none, esp. in the evenings. Except for the bar of course ;) 3. A really quiet place - no loud activities, music etc. 4. 2-3m long peaceful sharks and...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Wojciech K, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review. We are glad that you have enjoyed most of what Rihiveli has to offer. Most of the time you will see varieties of marine life while on snorkeling trips, however that also depends on the tide as well as the snorkeling point. The snorkeling points are normally decided by...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Pros: Very in sync with nature. They were able to preserve the natural beauty of the island. The beach has fine white sand and clear to tortoise colored waters. The two nearby islets are reachable by walking. The bird's island (the islet on the right side) has nothing to see though, so do not go there. The place where the...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear GalaHone, Thank you for sharing your experience of Riiveli with the readers and us. It was a pleasure to host you on your visit for a day. The resort offers free Wifi to all our in-house guests which will be available in the Bar and Lounge as well as in the Reception area. It is rare that we get...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 11,231 - ₹ 55,154 (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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Rihiveli Beach Hotel South Male Atoll
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“All the rooms are really nice, some under the wind which are cooler of course.”
 of 5 bubbles isafromkl, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“cabin at the small beach”
 of 5 bubbles janinachristian1, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets face the sea however the sunrise section is nearer to the sea and watersport centre”
 of 5 bubbles 168shirleyt, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Huts on the sunrise side have better, secluded beach whereas windy sunset side can be better for sleeping in the sunny windless months.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelap812, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“East side is more calm. Do not waste your money for deluxe bungalow. It is no luxury and it is on the west side - very windy.”
 of 5 bubbles krasi, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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