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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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 23 January 2017

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 18 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...

Siena, Italy
Reviewed 11 January 2017

we have just back form our great trip to Rihiveli with my husband and my 3 boys of 15, 13 and 10 years old. It has been a fantastic experience for all of us. Snorkeling in the morning and in the afternoon viewing incredible different kind of fishes and corals. Kayak and canoe, board and surf, mask all at your...

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

Dear stomennano, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! It was heart warming to learn that you have had an excellent stay with us this time. We are also happy that the family had a chance to experience all the activities we offer for all our guests. Our lagoon, which is larger in size and free from corals, have...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Wow what a place! I have been blown away with beauty and serenity of this place. This is 3* resort and as their approach is purely in harmony with nature dont expect anything fancy. However beautiful huge lagoon is breathtaking. I went to Rihiveli just for a day trip which included lunch. Food is absolutely stunning! Choice was good in...

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

Dear Beets_01, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! Thank you for sharing such a lovely review with the readers. As you have highlighted, we have a beautiful lagoon with varieties of marine life, starting from Sting Rays, Sharks, Eagle rays as well as Dolphins which can be seen from sunset beach. One of our highlight is the Culinary...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous little island, not for snorkeling enthusiasts, we met some dolphins right near the resort, so close we could almost touch them through the boat. Sharks(harmless) and Rays close by at the north end of the island. Great diving centre . Two uninhabited islands you could Kayak to, picture perfect and peaceful setting. Loved the food at the restuarant (bannana...

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

Dear heba a, Thank you for sharing such a complete and a comprehensive review with the readers and us. We are extremely happy that you have enjoyed everything which Rihiveli is blessed with. The sharks, Dolhins, Sting Rays and yes, the special Moray Eels are some of the special visiotors appearing around the restaurant. It would be our pleasure to...

Taichung, Taiwan
Reviewed 22 December 2016

An absolute getaway from it all (including the luxuries). Rihiveli Island is located south of Male' International Airport and takes around an hour and a half to reach via speed boat. The island is small yet it never felt crowded. Very simple but classy and perfect for a relaxing getaway alone or with your significant other. The bungalows are nothing...

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

Dear Moxes-The-Third, Thank you for sharing your Rihiveli experience with the readers. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated what Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes has to offer. We look forward to welcome you back in a near future. Sunny Regards

Lissabon, Portugal
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The island looks exactly like in the pictures! If you like diving, don't hesitate to go with Extra Divers. Staff and equipement are great! The dive sites so gorgeous. Thanks Alike and Bernardo for the great experience!! Snorkeling tours provided are very nice. We had the chance to snorkel with hundreds of dolphins, once in a lifetime amazing!!! Food is...

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

Dear floorlely, Thank you for such a lovely review..! We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed what Rihiveli has to offer. Indeed, our we are surrounded by lovely Dive sites and our lagoon has been a breeding ground for Dolphins thus often you will see them around. Your compliments to the team members have been passed to which...

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Accommodation is basic and clean - perfect for being on a divine island. The island is beautiful. Service is great. No wifi in the rooms but able to use in the bar area. In the bar (which has sand floors) you can be joined by the wildlife (in my case a bird and a crab). Food is really nice and...

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Dear Renee R, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! Thank you for such a short and sweet review. Our team will be delighted to hear your compliments and will certainly be an encouragement to keep the service standard throughout. We would look forward to welcome you back once again Sunny Regards

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $230 - $1,167 (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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