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Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun loungers
Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun loungers
Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun loungers
Pool

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • All inclusive
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThun'di2 min walk
    Popular LocationBunbaru Public Beach1 min drive
    AirportMaamigili Island (VAM)18 min drive

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    Room amenities

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    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Superior Beach Villa

    Room amenities

    • 549 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
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  • Two Bedroom Family Beach Villa

    Room amenities

    • 1097 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Twin Beds and 1 Double Bed
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About this area

Dhiffushi

Holiday Island Resort & Spa is located on a private beach and in an area with good airport proximity. Local points of interest include Thun'di and Bunbaru Public Beach. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as parasailing and other activities like golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Thun'di - 2 min walk
  • Bunbaru Public Beach - 1 min drive

Restaurants

  • Main Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Coffee Shop — 1 min walk

About this property

Holiday Island Resort & Spa

Resort with private beach, full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on Holiday Island Resort & Spa's private white sand beach or pampering yourself at the resort's full-service spa. All 142 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include furnished patios, 24-hour room service, and minibars.
Holiday Island Resort & Spa offers 142 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the resort include a private beach, an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, and a sauna. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Araamu Spa has 21 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Holiday Island Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Mini golf
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Thai

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 21 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 24-inch TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Paper towels

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - 1 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 20 minutes away via a flight to Mamigili International Airport and then an additional 5 minutes by speedboat to the resort. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. Daily transfer service is offered by FlyMe. Guests arriving later than 10 PM are advised to book a hotel room in Male or Hulhumale until services resume the following day. Guests must pay the domestic flight fee and the speedboat fee at check-out.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 75.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 37.50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 75.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 37.50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 140

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Holiday Island Dhiffushi
Holiday Island Resort
Holiday Island Resort Dhiffushi
Holiday Island Resort Spa
Holiday Island & Spa Dhiffushi
Holiday Island Resort & Spa Resort
Holiday Island Resort & Spa Dhiffushi
Holiday Island Resort & Spa Resort Dhiffushi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Holiday Island Resort & Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Holiday Island Resort & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Holiday Island Resort & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Holiday Island Resort & Spa have a pool?
Yes, this property has outdoor pool access.
Is Holiday Island Resort & Spa pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Check-in is from 1 PM - 1 PM.
What time is check-out at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Holiday Island Resort & Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Holiday Island Resort & Spa?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Holiday Island Resort & Spa located?
Nestled on the beach, this Dhiffushi resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bunbaru Public Beach. Thun'di is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away.
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4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
What a beautiful paradise. All rooms facing the water. Excellent service all around. Would go back any time.
Stayed 13 nights in Jan 2019

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
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bad
I stayed on Holiday Island Resort since 12th of until 21st of March with bookings from Hotels.com with my family. The initial booking was until 15th but due to CoVid-19 outbreak we were forced to stay here. The manager wasn't willing to do any compromise about the room price and we had to pay from 15th to 19th at normal room price. Our international flight was initially on 19th but the flying company rescheduled the flight to 21st. As the Maldivian government required to all resorts to suspend all check-ins, Holiday Resort was unlisted from all hotel bookings sites on 18th and we were enforced to pay directly from the resort at 20% higher rates than at the entire stay here. Another problem was that we booked a room with breakfast included but at the breakfast time, the waiter told us that we have ONLY room paid! I showed the manager the booking number, finally he admitted I was right. The room design is far from a 4 star hotel, rather a 2 star one. Old furniture, A/C doesn't work properly, many small ants all over the room. The beach is not cleaned , many algaes are on the shore. The only positive part of the vacation here were the waiters and the service people, but they are very kind in every island! In the end, avoid this resort if you want stylish design rooms, and not even mention luxurious ones, or come here if you want to ruin your vacation
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
bad
I stayed on Holiday Island Resort since 12th of until 21st of March with bookings from Hotels.com with my family. The initial booking was until 15th but due to CoVid-19 outbreak we were forced to stay here. The manager wasn't willing to do any compromise about the room price and we had to pay from 15th to 19th at normal room price. Our international flight was initially on 19th but the flying company rescheduled the flight to 21st. As the Maldivian government required to all resorts to suspend all check-ins, Holiday Resort was unlisted from all hotel bookings sites on 18th and we were enforced to pay directly from the resort at 20% higher rates than at the entire stay here. Another problem was that we booked a room with breakfast included but at the breakfast time, the waiter told us that we have ONLY room paid! I showed the manager the booking number, finally he admitted I was right. The room design is far from a 4 star hotel, rather a 2 star one. Old furniture, A/C doesn't work properly, many small ants all over the room. The beach is not cleaned , many algaes are on the shore. The only positive part of the vacation here were the waiters, the chefs and the service people, but they are very kind in every island! In the end, avoid this resort if you want stylish design rooms, and not even mention luxurious ones, or come here if you want to ruin your vacation!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
AVOID THIS RESORT!
I stayed on Holiday Island Resort since 12th of until 21st of March with bookings from Hotels.com with my family. The initial booking was until 15th but due to CoVid-19 outbreak we were forced to stay here. The manager wasn't willing to do any compromise about the room price and we had to pay from 15th to 19th at normal room price. Our international flight was initially on 19th but the flying company rescheduled the flight to 21st. As the Maldivian government required to all resorts to suspend all check-ins, Holiday Resort was unlisted from all hotel bookings sites on 18th and we were enforced to pay directly from the resort at 20% higher rates than at the entire stay here. Another problem was that we booked a room with breakfast included but at the breakfast time, the waiter told us that we have ONLY room paid! I showed the manager the booking number, finally he admitted I was right. The room design is far from a 4 star hotel, rather a 2 star one. Old furniture, A/C doesn't work properly, many small ants all over the room. The beach is not cleaned , many algaes are on the shore. The only positive part of the vacation here were the waiters and the service people, but they are very kind in every island! In the end, avoid this resort if you want stylish design rooms, and not even mention luxurious ones, or come here if you want to ruin your vacation!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We were not informed that transfer from main airport was not included in price of our stay. When we arrived we had to pay $250 each for round trip flight from Male. This was the only negative experience we had. All inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner and alcohol) is $75 per day per person. Alcohol has limited hours 10am- 1am and only select items are part of all inclusive package. This island is beautiful with amazing beaches! Trip to Sun island is free but if you have all inclusive it only works on Holiday island but still highly recommend going. Thai restaurant on Sunday island has the best Thai food we every had! All inclusive food on Holiday island is buffet style and is excellent with different options daily. We went on swim with whale sharks snorkeling trip and actually got to see one which was amazing. Don’t be fooled from what we were told by locals it’s not that common to actually see one. Over all this was a great first trip to Maldives. It ended up being almost double of what we thought would be our cost due to transfer cost and all inclusive. We could have booked a much better hotel for what we ended up spending. Highly recommend comparing prices with hotels that included all that’s mentioned in upfront cost.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2019