Authentic, relaxed Maldivian island
Posted Sep 29, 2016
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.