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Nestled on the beach, this South Male Atoll resort is 0 mi (0 km) from Biyadoo Beach and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Kandooma Beach.

Resort Features

At Biyadhoo Island Resort, catch some rays at the beach, pamper yourself at the full-service spa, or spend the day at a marina.

Room Amenities

All 96 rooms provide balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hair dryers, and showers.

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4.1 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
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Very good basic hotel with the luxury of nature.

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 28, 2017
This is the most idealick, natural getaway I have ever found. I am a diver which increases the feeling of paradise for me but, just laying on top of the with my snorkel I could see a marine fish tank with rays, and turtles included. The water is warm and blue, lined with white sand and palm trees. This is everyone's idea of a desert Island. Boat trips are expensive but worth the extra money
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Nice hotel with good snorkelling off beach.

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 15, 2017
Good food with large choice. Staff very good. Beach close to room & wonderful snorkelling 100 yards from beach.
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beautiful island paradise

5 out of 5
Posted Nov 27, 2016
Pros: Very friendly, clean and the food was really tasty.
Cons: Update the rooms. Wouldn't change anything else. Really liked it as it was.
Location: Location was brilliant. Beautiful island. Fabulous snorkelling just what I wanted.
Amazing island wit h white sands and tropical plants. The reef was brilliant so full of colourful fish and easy to swim out to and around. Kept me totally entertained for the 10 days I was there. Swam with a turtle, baby reef sharks and multiple different types of fish. Room was always kept clean and was spacious. It did need updating though it had an old interior but that was a minor point. Food was so good. Curry option every day or pasta or fish with different themes. Loads of lovely fruit and cakes. The star was the white sand beach and the snorkelling. It was amazing. Such a beautiful place. Recommend it. Not a place to go if you are after luxury accommodation but the place to go for the sand and sea.
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Authentic, relaxed Maldivian island

5 out of 5
by from Saddleworth
Posted Sep 29, 2016
Pros: Chilled out and relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and the most fantastic sea life on the door step. The rooms are around 15 feet from the sea!
Cons: I wouldn't change a thing.
Location: It's a small island, which has one restaurant and one bar. There is a water-sports and a diving centre. Reception has a few books too.
This was my second visit to Biyadhoo and it was just as good this time as last. It is a basic and relaxed island, not an upmarket, exclusive one so if you want luxury, Biyadhoo isn't for you. If you want an authentic, relaxed holiday in the Maldives with white sandy beaches, turquoise water and fantastic sea life, with attentive staff, then you won't go wrong here. I visited alone, leaving my husband at home this year in order to learn to dive. Ialways felt totally safe and my husband was confident of my safety also. The food is mostly fish and curries; but there is always at least one 'continental dish' to choose from, and is very good quality. The staff are all very friendly and professional. All the rooms are basic, and the fixtures are functional, not luxurious but they are clean, comfortable, air conditioned and the showers are hot. The room staff clean twice a day to ensure there isn't even a grain of sand on the floor. The snorkelling is fantastic and the diving is equally wonderful. Learning to dive on this visit, I found the dive staff excellent. The sunrise rooms are on the East of the island, the sunset rooms on the West (obviously) but the sunset ones are more comfortable as they have more of a breeze. I am certain to visit again in the future and would be happy to recommend Biyadhoo to friends, family and strangers.
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Biyadhoo we miss you

4 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Sep 29, 2016
Gorgeous island, wonderful snorkeling, beautiful beach. The hotel was being renovated during our stay so hopefully they will upgrade the bathrooms. Room was perfectly comfortable just very old. The staff were charming and helpful. Take mozzie spray! The food was good to average, plenty of choice. We were on all inclusive plan and loved the snorkeling and sunset fishing that are included. Highly recommend the dolphin trip, watching them spin just in front of the boat at sunset was magical.
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Nice island with good reef diving

4 out of 5
by from Australia
Posted Jul 10, 2016
Pros: Coral reef surrounding the island. Very nice staff Good library of holiday type books Relatively affordable for the Maldives
Cons: The resort is not new and shows it's age, at some stage will need a complete renovation. One surprise is the cost of wine, very expensive.
Location: 30 mins from Male airport by fast speedboat, but at a cost (about $AU500 for a return trip for 2 ) Good snorkel diving, a place to unwind and relax.
3 night stay in early july, had good weather. Very attentive staff, good food with enough variety in the restaurant. Wine was very expensive, if you are a wine lover you may have a problem paying $AU 50+ for a bottle of wine that normally you would not normally consider drinking! Beer and spirits are more "reasonably" priced. Very good house coral reef, with abundant tropical fish, almost like being in an aquarium. No need to go on an expensive boat trip to another reef to see some fish and coral, just walk in to the water.
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Mediocre hotel

2 out of 5
by from Silver Spring MD USA
Posted Jun 30, 2016
Pros: The nice attitude of the service personnel. Good experience with the diving team.
Cons: Everything has to be improved, updated of all the installations. Take care of every area on the island. Improve quality and variety of the food.
Location: Location at 18 miles from Male airport not too bad. Not many things to do except beach, sun and sea baths, snorkeling and diving for the able to do so
The hotel is in urgent need of improvement. Needs to be updated. The quality of the food included in the full board rate is poor: limited choice and very repetitive. Many places on the island were neglected. We think the hotel is at most 2.5 stars.
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Good hotel with superb lagoon and house reef

5 out of 5
Posted Mar 5, 2016
Pros: Everything really. We had a large room with an 8' bed and also had a balcony. The shower room was a good size with plenty of hot water.
Cons: Less rice and noodles (at every meal?) and maybe a better western selection. The grilled tuna was delicious though! We liked the delicious salads.
Location: Great location. Beautiful lagoon and good house reef. Swimming, snorkelling and diving as well as watersports such as canoe, sailing and sea fishing.
The hotel surpassed our expectations. It is not a flash 5* resort but a relaxed hotel in lovely surroundings. The guests we met were really friendly and some were frequent visitors due to the lagoon and natural surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. 8 nights of quiet and swimming and snorkelling in the gorgeous lagoon. The staff were keen to help and very helpful from the room boy and waiter to the Guest Relations person. Many guests come for the reef as it is a very good reef. We didn't dive but did snorkel in the lagoon (and with the turtle) and over the reef. There were many fish of as well as rays and turtles. Our room was kept spotless by our room boy who did a different flower and bed linen arrangement every day!
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Great place for water sports and snorkeling.

4 out of 5
by from Pittsburgh, PA USA
Posted Sep 13, 2015
Pros: The main best thing about this hotel is that the staff is very helpful.
Cons: The food variety is good, but adding some other dishes that are not Europeanized, but capture the flavors of Asia would be nice.
Location: The location is very convenient to Male airport. Only 40 minutes by boat. There is a good variety of water sports to meet everyone's needs.
We snorkeled, canoed, fished and took many photos of the beautiful ocean and island resort. The weather was perfect. The buffet food is good, but because it is made in quantity, not great. However, I recommend ordering a lobster at least one day because their lobster with vegetables is the best that I have ever eaten. Their chef is great! The staff is extremely helpful for anything that you need. That includes special requests for diet, help with travel issues, or arranging tours or other water sports. There is a lot of sand but the room is kept clean and neat each day by a good staff. The water is very clear and so blue you would think that someone put dye in it. We saw a variety of fish and aquatic life. Even sharks, eels and rays. I would definitely recommend a stay at this hotel resort.
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A real bargain!

4 out of 5
by from Karachi, Pakistan
Posted Aug 24, 2015
Pros: Beach and Reef.
Cons: Food.
Great resort. Signature Maldivian beach. Amazing reef. Rooms are small but do the job. Food is good although a lot of items are repetitive. Staff is friendly. You will not get the secluded experience but its great value for money.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Biyadhoo Island Resort features a full-service spa and a marina. The resort offers a restaurant. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This beach resort also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests.

  • Airport transportation 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 96 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 6 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Marina on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Garden 
  • Picnic area 
  • Year Built 2002 
  • Spa services on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Balcony or patio 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

Palm Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Coconut Bar - Onsite bar.

Banyan Bar - Onsite bar.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving on site 

Spa Services

Aavun Spa has 4 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, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic and reflexology.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 68.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 51.00 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 68.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 51.00 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 190 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 140 (roundtrip), (from 3 to 12 years old)
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Laundry facilities
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Housekeeping
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.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 190 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 140.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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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 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. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.