MALDIVES 13 NIGHTS £669.98 pp 13 nights Maldives with return flights hotel with breakfast 15kgs baggage per person hotel has excellent reviews (4.5 of 5 on tripadvisor ) from Gatwick 30/3/14 £1339.96 @ Thomson
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MALDIVES 13 NIGHTS £669.98 pp 13 nights Maldives with return flights hotel with breakfast 15kgs baggage per person hotel has excellent reviews (4.5 of 5 on tripadvisor ) from Gatwick 30/3/14 £1339.96 @ Thomson

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Found 28th Mar 2014
MALDIVES LATE DEAL

13 nights to the Magical island of the Maldives

Flying from Gatwick on the 30/3/14 for 13 nights staying at the Dhonveli View Guest House which has excellent tripadvisor reviews

15kgs luggage per person is included in the price

Hotel:

3-star hotel in Maafushi with restaurant, free breakfast
Close to the beach

You'll be steps from Maafushi Harbor with a stay at this Maafushi hotel.
Free breakfast

A restaurant and a coffee shop are featured at Dhonveli View Guest House. Enjoy the free buffet breakfast each morning.
Free WiFi, comfy beds
The 9 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. In addition to comforts like Select Comfort beds and pillow menus, amenities include 24-hour room service and minibars.
Located in the South Malé Atoll on charming Maafushi Island, Dhonveli Palm Beach View is situated a few metres from the white sandy beach and a house reef. It features simply furnished accommodation and a restaurant serving local and Continental dishes.

Featuring beach-style decor, air-conditioned rooms also come with a fan, wardrobe and en suite bathroom with shower.

Guests can enjoy fishing or snorkelling in the house reef, which features colourful coral and sea anemone. The travel desk can also make arrangements for day trips to picnic islands. Barbecue facilities and laundry service are available.

It is 20 miles away from Malé International Airport and is accessible via ferryboat or speedboat transfer.

Transfers from Male International Airport to Maafushi island is well organised. To get to your island you have to do 3 steps:
Ferry from airport island to Male
Taxi to Jetty where Maafushi ferry departures
Ferry to Maafushi
All shouldn't be more expensive than £10 one way per person.
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Edited by: "markbowen07" 28th Mar 2014
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Hotel

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Speedboat transfers

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anyone been? How scary are the flying foxes?
Note sure if the below is true or not however was on the booking page for the hotel on Booking.com. Just to make people aware as would not usually expect this from a beach holiday.

"The guest house is located in the local island of Maafushi where government regulations require that guests do not wear a bikini or similar swimwear while in the area. However, the hotel can arrange excursions to picnic islands for guests where these restrictions are not applied."

As previously advised when this deal was posted before. This is NOT the Maldives as most people know it, it is a guest house (read cheap B&B style) on a residential island, it is nothing like the pictures you see above and in addition to the no swimwear rules there is no alcohol allowed (which whether you drink or not certainly doesn't make for a 'normal' holiday environment.

Even though it's cheap compared to Maldives prices please do not book this thinking you will get the luxury holiday lifestyle from the holiday brochures with this location /guest house.

See this review of the Island in question found in seconds via Google:

There is nothing to see or do on the island (apart from enjoying the … There is nothing to see or do on the island (apart from enjoying the beach in front of the White Shells) and it is complete nonsense to suggest, as one hotel does, that you can while away a few hours exploring Maafushi island on a bicycle. You can walk from one end of the Maafushi island to the other in 10 to 15 minutes. One side of the island is taken up by the harbour and an ugly breakwater. The other side has either been filled in with building rubble or is being used as a rubbish dump. The whole of the bottom part of the island is taken up by a prison and you cannot get access to the beach as it is fenced off with razor wire and it is covered with everything from old toilet seats to broken toys.There is only one clean beach on the whole island and that is the one in front of the White Shells Beach Inn. The other sandy beaches are absolutely filthy which is so sad to see and difficult to describe. There is waste oil, old fridges, plastic, cardboard, construction waste, old tyres and rubbish being burned on the beach near the prison. Please see attached photograph.



Maafushi is an island with the village which means that it is not the … Maafushi is an island with the village which means that it is not the dreamed location, unfortunately in March,we stayed, there is no beach here. To experience the wonderful Maladives beach you have to take a boat and sail to picnic island or biyadhoo island. None other islands does not accept residents Maafushi, and at the same Biadoo which also need to pay an entrance fee $ 11 per person, all the staff treat you like second-class tourists from the "cheap" island ...



Edited by: "nictry" 28th Mar 2014
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There is nothing to see or do on the island (apart from enjoying the … There is nothing to see or do on the island (apart from enjoying the beach in front of the White Shells) and it is complete nonsense to suggest, as one hotel does, that you can while away a few hours exploring Maafushi island on a bicycle. You can walk from one end of the Maafushi island to the other in 10 to 15 minutes. One side of the island is taken up by the harbour and an ugly breakwater. The other side has either been filled in with building rubble or is being used as a rubbish dump. The whole of the bottom part of the island is taken up by a prison and you cannot get access to the beach as it is fenced off with razor wire and it is covered with everything from old toilet seats to broken toys.There is only one clean beach on the whole island and that is the one in front of the White Shells Beach Inn. The other sandy beaches are absolutely filthy which is so sad to see and difficult to describe. There is waste oil, old fridges, plastic, cardboard, construction waste, old tyres and rubbish being burned on the beach near the prison. Please see attached photograph.

Maafushi is an island with the village which means that it is not the … Maafushi is an island with the village which means that it is not the dreamed location, unfortunately in March,we stayed, there is no beach here. To experience the wonderful Maladives beach you have to take a boat and sail to picnic island or biyadhoo island. None other islands does not accept residents Maafushi, and at the same Biadoo which also need to pay an entrance fee $ 11 per person, all the staff treat you like second-class tourists from the "cheap" island ...



Read the reviews from the people who have stayed at this place and its nothing like the picture you have painted
markbowen07

[Read the reviews from the people who have stayed at this place and its … [Read the reviews from the people who have stayed at this place and its nothing like the picture you have painted



I don't need to read 16 reviews (of which half are probably made up to drum up business) to know this is not a Maldives holiday, it's a 3 star B&B on a residential island (read that as not a tourism focused in a totally tourism driven holiday destination) and as shown by my earlier comments it is as far removed from 'paradise' as you could get

Let's face it you don't go to the Maldives and not wear swimwear!!!!

I am just warning anyone that thinks those lovely pictures you have posted are this hotel/Island they are sadly going to be disappointed!


Think some of the comments are a little bit over blown.

Wikipedia article. en.wikipedia.org/wik…ll)

A look on google earth obviously doesn't make it look like there is a rubbish tip perpetually burning, neither is their prison riots and razor wire like the film set of the great escape. Still buyer discretion is advised.

Given a comment about going to Maldives and not wearing swimwear, I believe we might be expecting the rest of the world to live by our cultural expectations. Why do people wear swim wear in Hyde park in summer when there is not even a beach within an hour's drive? [Does our logic necessarily hold for the rest of the world]
netjock

Think some of the comments are a little bit over blown.Wikipedia article. … Think some of the comments are a little bit over blown.Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maafushi_(Kaafu_Atoll)A look on google earth obviously doesn't make it look like there is a rubbish tip perpetually burning, neither is their prison riots and razor wire like the film set of the great escape. Still buyer discretion is advised.Given a comment about going to Maldives and not wearing swimwear, I believe we might be expecting the rest of the world to live by our cultural expectations. Why do people wear swim wear in Hyde park in summer when there is not even a beach within an hour's drive? [Does our logic necessarily hold for the rest of the world]



I think when women go on holiday to a destination such as the one mentioned, they should be able to dress in whatever clothing they want, and to not be treated as a 2nd class citizen. Get your head out of your backside.
Edited by: "thomasbyrne" 28th Mar 2014
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thomasbyrne

I think when women go on holiday to a destination such as the one … I think when women go on holiday to a destination such as the one mentioned, they should be able to dress in whatever clothing they want, and to not be treated as a 2nd class citizen. Get your head out of your backside.



Or be respectful and adhere to the local laws, customs and requirements of the country you are visiting or in this case, risk being thrown in jail.

This is a strict Muslim country. In some areas, women have to cover up, deal with it or fly to Spain instead.

Perhaps you are the one that should remove your head from your backside.
Wonderful place, went for our honeymoon although another island. My only thing for us was the boat trip to the island we stayed at took 6 hours for the Maldives airport. WORST boat trip ever, never been on such rough seas, people crying around us, being sick everywhere and was freezing cold. Arrived at the island at midnight and felt like we had just filmed The perfect storm 2. I know we just were unlucky but that tainted the whole holiday knowing we had to make the trip back . Turned out beautiful though on return, lcuk of the draw I guess . I would recommend the sea plane if your island is a long way from the airport if your not a fan of boats.
thomasbyrne

I think when women go on holiday to a destination such as the one … I think when women go on holiday to a destination such as the one mentioned, they should be able to dress in whatever clothing they want, and to not be treated as a 2nd class citizen. Get your head out of your backside.



Women are 2nd class citizens.
thomasbyrne

I think when women go on holiday to a destination such as the one … I think when women go on holiday to a destination such as the one mentioned, they should be able to dress in whatever clothing they want, and to not be treated as a 2nd class citizen. Get your head out of your backside.



Exactly my comment regarding expecting the rest of the world to live by our standards when we (as in the Anglo Saxon heritage and English speaking world) are a minority. Stop being insensitive to the cultural norms of the rest of the world.
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