We stayed 4 nights in Charming Village Lodge and the experience was above expectation. It is not a typical beach front resort of Maldives but as you experience the hospitality of the host and discover the beauty of this island you feel like not going back.
Room is of great quality given the price. Being a local island food is quite cheap and you can hire local dhoni/speedboat for much lesser than resorts so you can stay much longer in Maldives for the same budget and enjoy more. Hamid arranged everything for us including private boats, ferry tickets and taxi. Free bikes were provided to explore various beautiful beaches of the island which were not crowded and always clean. Locals have built a channel for swimming which resembles a swimming pool 5 times the size of an Olympic pool.
In case you want to have drinks and laze around in bikini/trunks you can drive your bike across the bridge to Canareef resort for $20pp a day.
Overall we had a great time and they plan to start a diving centre soon so we will be back again.More
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