This was our first trip to the Maldives and it will not be our last. Apart from some issues with the seaplane departure (which was cancelled due to poor weather), the stay and the staff at the resort were simply amazing! We stayed in a water villa (one with a hot tub and then one with a private pool). Both were amazing rooms and the staff was very helpful for anything we required. We did not partake in the all-inclusive option for the hotel but depending on your lifestyle you may want to consider this as the prices in the Maldives are extremely expensive but also a part of the experience. Budget accordingly.
As mentioned in the first part of the review, our issues in Male with the Iru Fushi staff there came from the fact that once our flight to the resort was cancelled, us and 2 other families were left to our own resources to find a place to stay for the night. This meant extra hotel charges for us and last minute decisions which were both stressful and not part of what should be a 5 star experience. We completely understand the decision not to fly but we would have expected hotel arrangements to be taken care of by the resort so that we would be taken care of as well as we were at the resort. We provided this feedback to the Iru Fushi MGMT and they were very understanding of our position and made every effort to make up for this situation. It was our opinion that they should have something lined up for travelers in this case. But the staff was amazing for the whole time!
You'll find there's only 1 accommodation option within a 6-mile from the center of Iru Fushi, is the Kanuhura Resort & Spa. The Zitahli Resorts & Spa Kuda-Funafaru is situated 10 miles away. Alternatively, book a room at the Komandoo Maldives Island Resort or the Kuredu Island Resort.
Located 30 miles to the northeast of Iru Fushi is Meedhupparu, which offers number of hotels. Hotel options here include the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas All Inclusive and Adaaran Select Meedhupparu All Inclusive.
For those travelers planning on arriving or departing through Male International Airport, you may plan to book some accommodation at Kurumba Maldives, or Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives, both of which are a short distance away.