Welcome to Reethi Faru, a luxury escape on the secluded, pristine & private island of Filaidhoo. Experience this one-of-a-kind tropical island paradise, where the glistening crystal clear ocean meets the endless white coral sand and where its lush foliage turns it into a truly magical lagoon escape. From the moment you step into its crystal clear light blue waters stretching across the soft sands, we are sure you’ll feel immersed into tranquility. A truly magical yet unique place where you can choose from a plethora of experiences to enjoy during your stay.
Filaidhoo Raa Atoll Maldives 05140 Maldives
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Here is an indepth review of my recent trip Arrived Sunday 30th October departed Sunday 14th November Was on all inclusive dine around in a Deluxe beach pool villa Room 402. ***Please note this review and comments are my own and I am sure not everyone will agree. If you do not agree then i kindly ask that you refrain from commenting as such on this post*** 1 Check In From landing at the jetty to check in it was very fast and I was greeted with a cool towel and a very pleasant soft drink. We were then walked to our rooms and shown round the different room amenities. We were also told about the different restaurants and bars around the island and the opening times and also what was included in our package. 2 Room I was in room number 402 which was a Deluxe beach pool villa. My sister was in room 403 which was also a Deluxe pool villa. These rooms are of a very good size and would quite comfortably take a family of 4. The room was cleaned twice A-day with fresh bed linen everyday. There was never any issue with the cleanliness of the room or the bathroom. To save on luggage weight I did not take any shampoo, conditioner or shower gel as i was advised that this was provided. The items provided were excellent quality. The conditioner was not very thick however it did the job and I am so glad that I never took these items with me. It did say on the jars that these were molton Brown however whether they were in fact molten Brown or otherwise didn't matter as they were great. Prior to arrival I was aware of the issue of beach erosion, However outside both of these villas the beach was OK and there was no issues. At the end of the 2 week stay there was a significant change in the beach outside these villas. There was still beach however it was being eroded and this was quite visible. I was on all inclusive diner round the minibar was fully stocked with both alcoholic and non alcohol drinks. As I am not a great drinker on holiday so I requested the alcohol be removed from the minibar which it was. The minibar can be restocked as many times as you wish and all you need to do is call reception or request it through the app 3 The App Before you go I would advise to download the app for the island. I used the app on many an occasion on the island to request the room amenities be restocked, the minibar restocked and also to make bookings at the restaurants on the island. After each request reception will respond to you via the App. 4 Restaurants, Food & Bars Vakaru (main restaurant & buffet) Having been to a few islands prior to Reethi, I was surprised with the lack of variety in this restaurant. Yes, I understand there are other restaurants to dine at but for a buffet this was extremely limited. Reethi Grill Like all restaurants the location is lovely however for me this is where my positives stop. Food was not the best. Pizza and burger that was it.....1 visit only for me. Veggie & Vegan Table booked for 7pm, didn't get served till 810pm. Food again was not the best. 1 visit only for me. Dhiyavaru This restaurant turned out to be my go to place. Ok, the menu wasn't the best however it offered me the best place to dine. Huvandhu Garden Did not dine here Haruge (main bar), Nala, Thari, Veyo, Sunset bars All great bars and lovely places to sit. Favourites were Haruge & Sunset bars 5 Main Pool Area Didn't use the pool but the area was kept clean and tidy. Was a nice spot to sit and have something to eat. I found it strange that out of all the restaurants and bars, this area was the only 1 which had a cool cabinet with cakes. Would be an idea to have this in other areas too. 6 Check Out Requested late check out which was given. It did feel a bit like "well your stay is over, thank you and good bye". It didn't spoil the stay but just felt a little rushed at the end. 7 Seaplane Transfers to & from the Island On arriving at Male airport we were met by someone who took us to transportation for the sea plane. We were then taken by mini bus to the sea plane terminal. We were very lucky that on arrival we only waited at the sea plane terminal for the most 20 minutes. Our flight returning home was at 11 PM in the evening. The sea plane left the island at 4:20 PM and we arrived in Male at just after 5 PM. We did have quite a considerable wait at the airport for our return flight. I have previously taken a day room at the nearby island hotel which I did not do on this occasion however I will do the next time. 8 Staff Staff were all excellent and couldn't do enough for you.
It was my second visit to Reethi Faru and I was not disappointed. I was in a beach villa which was amazing, very spacious and private. The food was amazing, always an excellent choice of fresh delicious food. Went to the spa twice and the ambience there is just beautifully calm, the treatments are excellent! It was nice to see so much wildlife / marine life as well, way more than last year which is a great sign. As a returning guest, I got a complimentary 6 course tasting meal at Hvandhu Garden which was delicious. As a woman travelling solo, it is extremely safe and all the staff are very friendly and polite. I will definitely be back next year!!!
Just came back from 2 weeks in a Garden Bungalow. Resort looked exactly like the photos. Overwhelmingly positive experience. Loved: + How natural everything is. Lots of greenery and wildlife (bats, lizards, birds everywhere) + Snorkeling off the beach: Coral (like everywhere else in the Maldives) was just so-so but saw lots of fish, a few sharks, one turtle, one ray + Housekeeping 2x day was great; room kept immaculate + Buffet was 7/10. Lots of options but food understandably recycled from day to day. Found food to be a bit on the salty side, but naan made on the spot was a hands-down winner. Lots of fresh fruit / salads. Mexican themed night was really good. + Reservation team usually answered quickly and helped us rebook twice (once because of COVID restrictions, once because of our own flight booking error) + Outdoor bathroom (insects / lizards everywhere but all part of the eco charm...); great water pressure; decent amenities + Lots of entertainment options + Sunset cruise was very relaxing + Transfer (20m flight + 45m speedboat) was well-organized Didn't love: - Walk to main buffet restaurant was LONG - Complimentary photo shoot only included 1 digital image; additional image was $20 (!). Other packages available. Photographer could've been better at giving directions. - Each room got 2 x 1L bottles of water / day. To buy more was USD $3.50 + 23% tax / bottle - Prettiest stretch of beach (near the buffet restaurant) didn't have any lounge chairs. Lounge chairs were only available by the pool (only around 20-25 so half the time were all occupied) and by the Nala Bar (where the beach was very wide and you really couldn't see the water) - Evening activities did not follow schedule on their in-house app so you showed up and something else was going on... - Service in buffet restaurant was inconsistent. Some waiters very proactive and friendly, others not so much. Tip: Move to another section if not happy with service. We also had one additional issue. The resort's payment link overcharged us by $175. Emailed to query and they said it was correct, so we went ahead and paid. Asked for a breakdown of charges when we arrived and eventually resort admitted their mistake but issued the refund as a room credit and would not refund to credit card. I feel this was an unfair resolution. However, overall experience was positive. Would recommend.