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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

One word to describe our stay on this treasure of an island ‘blissful’! Our first visit to the Maldives and couldn’t have stayed in a better place. Small, perfect, quiet. The staff are extremely friendly and happy to accommodate your every need. The island guests were very friendly too. The food is fabulous and all credit to chef and his extensive team both in the kitchens and working in the restaurant. We spent 4 nights in a beach villa which was amazing then moved to a water villa for our final 3 nights which was simply stunning. Excellent housekeepers worked tirelessly behind the scenes. The Spa was a must visit too and we managed to fit 4 visits in our 7 night stay!! The lagoon is warm and crystal clear with amazing snorkelling. A beautiful house reef. Tempting excursions are on offer and we chose to swim with turtles and the sunset cruise. I forgot my flippers on the turtle trip but the very kind Ali took my hand and guided me, safely over the reefs. Spotting turtles, octopus, fish of every colour and we even found Nimo! In the 2 restaurant areas we were looked after expertly by Mudrhadee (Ali) with his beautiful table sand art and Farouk.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

First time to the Maldives & we were not disappointed. The Vakarufalhi was an amazing place to spend our 20th anniversary. We stayed in one of the water villas, they were awesome. Huge room with big bed & bath. Lovely waking up to the sound of the ocean.
The staff were great, nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing, so much choice & the quality was outstanding.
The snorkelling was good as there were lots of reefs around the resort.
The sea is crystal clear & the sand is white.
It is like paradise.
The room was kept immaculate, everyday
they cleaned it twice.
Good entertainment/ music in the evening.
I cannot fault this resort & would have no hesitation in staying here again.
Thank you to the Vakaru “ family “ you made our holiday one memorable, special occasion. See you in a couple of years !

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

An amazing island in the Maldives.
The resort is absolutely amazing, very clean rooms - great food and it has the most amazing reef. Perfect snorkeling and boat trips.
The staff are so friendly and heart warming, you feel welcome from the first moment. They take so good care of you and are so helpful.
Specially thanks to Shifu who helped us to overcome the fear of deep water snorkeling. Now we can’t get enough of the snorkeling. We will never forget you and you will stay in our hearts!
Also thanks to faruk, Zhang, kingston, Rifa - we can’t wait to see you all very soon again- you made our holiday unforgettable and we have the best memories ❤️
Thanks to the whole team in vakarufahli and Luca the manager! We really had the best holiday thanks to you all !!!!

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
5  Thank louisecK7601WG
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Imasha Dahanayake, Sales at Vakarufalhi Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your outstanding review. It give us immense pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your holiday with us and it is our goal to go further and beyond to ensure you feel welcome and at home from the moment you step into the resort. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Thank you

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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

This is a lovely little island the marine life is good and thriving the staff are all so lovely and helpful the food is very good indeed we stayed in a water villa it was massive so much space and direct access to the ocean and snorkelling I would highly recommend this place and one day we hope to return

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3  Thank reeceyb
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Imasha Dahanayake, Sales at Vakarufalhi Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your outstanding review. We pride ourselves on delivering the most memorable of experiences to all of our guests, and it give us immense pleasure to know that we have achieved this during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Thank you

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Reviewed 18 February 2020

Two weeks of wonderful weather, blue sea, snorkelling and great food.
We stayed in a huge water villa facing the lagoon The outdoor deck had steps down into the water where we could snorkel. Our room was looked after by Jalal and what a lovely guy and great job he did.
The quality of the food was outstanding with the head chef and his team doing a fine job.The head chef and Kingston (food and beverage manager) are both very visible and keen to ask how the service and food was. Upon talking to Kingston one night he found out that we liked spicy curries.The following evening to our surprise the chef had made a beef curry just for my wife and myself and i must say it was both spicy and delicious. Kingston and his team really look after their guests and as stated the quality of the food would take some beating (fresh fish,curries,pastas,tenderloin steaks,salads,deserts). There are 2 sides to the restaurant, one for the water villas and the other for the beach villas. The waiters swap restaurants at the start of every month so we had Abdulla for the part of the first week and Sujon for the second week. Thanks boys you really looked after us. Shareef, the head waiter, joined our area for the second week and was a delight. In the reception area we spoke to Ali a couple of times re internet and trips and he was very helpful. The snorkelling is great even though most of the coral is dead.
A fantastic and relaxing holiday in a magical place with lovely people. We cant wait to go back !!!

Date of stay: February 2020
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Imasha Dahanayake, Sales at Vakarufalhi Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your outstanding review. We pride ourselves on delivering the most memorable of experiences to all of our guests, and it give us immense pleasure to know that we have achieved this during your visit Thank you for your wonderful comments on our staff, it is our pleasure to take note of your preferences and serve you better. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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