Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from milano


Posted Jul 15, 2014
Rientrato da due giorni dalle Maldive e da questo splendido resort.. NATURA e' la parola che descrive al meglio questo paradiso. Hotel semplice, confortevole e molto funzionale. Io e la mia ragazza ci siamo trovati molto bene anche con il cibo, la riservatezza dell'ambiente e con il personale del diving center cordiale. Consiglio vivamente!
5 out of 5
by Sam from South Africa

Honeymoon Paradise

Posted Jan 7, 2014
Pros: Airconditioned rooms, king size bed, friendly staff, and most of all... Amazing food!
Location: Awesome location, not too far from the airport and you don't even hear the planes. Beachside villa is amazing! So many activities on the island!
We had the amazing opportunity to spend our December 2013 Honeymoon at the Holiday Resort and Spa... Coolly welcomed with a fresh fruit juice! It was the best holiday we've been on by water... From clear waters and white beach sand to a king size bed and ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL CUISINE!!! Well worth the money we spent to be there and absolutely cannot wait to go back!
1 out of 5
by Dr. Salil from Houston, TX

A Nightmare Stay in Holiday Island Villas

Posted Jan 4, 2014
Pros: Location, clean beach, clean sand, good ambiance, good water sports, good lagoon, good lounge chairs, cleanliness behind our villas, no insects.
Cons: People should be friendlier and know how to treat guests, hospitality should be the first priority, NAZEER SHOULD BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY.
Location: Location is great and nearby Sun Island resort seems to be a very nice resort. $230 per adult mandatory transportation charges were exorbitant.
Horrible experience! We were detained upon arrival at Male airport for 3 hours at the specific instructions of Nazeer (or Naseer), the reservation manager because we supposedly underpaid for our youngest daughter, Ananya's reservation who was booked as a child/infant by Expedia although we clearly told Expedia that she is 14 yrs old at the time of booking and she was booked as an adult during the Air India flights between Bangalore and Male. Nazeer forced me to write a promissory note for $600 at Male airport before he let us fly to Holiday Island. Upon arrival at the resort, he made us pay the extra $600 plus the total domestic transportation charges of $1150 (or 5 adults) although it was supposed to be collected at check out. Nazeer was awful, rude and obnoxious and he did not listen to any reasoning. The room 203 was flooded twice on 29th of Dec upon showering and the hotel staff's response time was very, very late during these occurrences. The bathroom toiletries were never provided for our two rooms, 203 and 204 -- no soaps, shampoo and conditioners were replenished. They were reluctant to give extra bath towels at the resorts -- and it was supposed to be a beach resort. The food was generally tolerable, but the Maldavian Night food (29th of Dec) was terrible, food was mostly uncooked and tasteless and uneatable. The restaurant staff was generally unfriendly, rude and inflexible except a few gems of guys including our personal waiter, Aili Ali at the rest., Kamal.
5 out of 5
by CD from Denmark


Posted Nov 9, 2013 on Hotels
Vi har lige været på den mest fantastiske bryllupsrejse, hvor omgivelserne og opholdet har været over alt forventning. Øen, resortet, medarbejderne og vejret har været kun været med til at gøre det til en uforglemmelig oplevelse.
4 out of 5
by Honeymooners from Beirut, Lebanon

Great Island with awsome beach

Posted Jul 12, 2013
Pros: Friendly and cozy
Cons: Bathroom ammenities and TV (change it to LCD)
Location: Sun Island Resort, Sports activities.
Excellent experience, it was better than we expected, traveled to Holiday Island on July 4, 2013 and stayed there until July 9. We had 1 day of rain and storm, 1 day of party cloudly/rain and the rest blue sky, perfect temparuture. We selected HB for food and it was plenty and very tasty (international type for all), you will not get hungry before dinner and would not have time to eat anyway with some sports activities. Spa was great and price was excelent, they offered us 30% off if we come between 9am to noon, ended up paying $175 for 2 (50 min message and 30 min bath). Price for drinks was not bad afterall, paid around $12 for cocktail, soda $4. They gave us 2 water bottles daily. We stayed in villa 173, the best we think, great view to the beach. They have free boat ride between Holiday Island and Sun Island (5-10 min), dont miss it, it is a great to walk there (pretty big, rent a bike $4/day), we went and saw the shark feeding and Sting rays for free. They have disco next to swiming pool so you can dance if you want. Overall it was great experience and we were very happy to have chosen Holiday Island for our Honeymoon.
4 out of 5
by Arnulv from Vest-Agder, Norge

Veldig greit hotell, men avtal pris skriftlig..

Posted May 29, 2013
Pros: Personalet ved restauranten og hotellbetjening, samt utrolig utsikt med bare hav og noen øyer, veldig flott. Og god badetemperatur hele døgnet.
Cons: Resepsjonen og den for meg dumme måten de prøvde å lure oss med dyrere oppjustering.
Location: Plasseringen ved stranden midt på øyen i lengderetning, med utsikt rett mot hav, veldig flott.
Hotell og hele øyen var veldig bra, og en utrolig opplevelse. Litt byggeaktivitet i endene av øya men merket ikke noe til det. Pass på om du bestiller rom og senere skal oppjustere til "All Inclusive". Jeg bestilte rommet og forhørte meg om pris på å oppjustere vårt opphold der til "All Inclusive" så vi kunne få det greit der. Prisen var grei nok, men da vi kom til hotellet og sjekket inn, så hadde de plutselig en annen pris som var en god del dyrere. Da jeg viste til e-post korrespondansen med avtale om pris, så gikk de plutselig med på å bruke avtalt pris. Men dersom jeg ikke hadde hatt noe skriftlig å vise til tror jeg ikke de ville gått med på det, og ute på ei øde øy hadde det ikke vært lett å gjøre noe med. Og den utflukten som fulgte med "All Inclusive" var ikke å anbefale. Varmt og svettende spasertur uten noe interessant å se, og så vente 1 time på båten igjen mens butikkene var åpne. Men ellers var det en topp tur med herlige omgivelser og en opplevelse å bade der og se de forskjellige fiskene og småhaiene rundt oss.. Og temperaturen skal vi ikke klage på. Så alt i alt en god opplevelse, så sant du har alt skriftlig som vi hadde.
3 out of 5
by Mel

Hotel und Insel enttäuschen

Posted Jan 3, 2013 on Hotels
der Aufenthalt war mittelmäßig. Im Verhältnis zu anderen Inseln stimmt das Preis Leistungs Verhältnis nicht - die Zimmer waren sauber, alles Raucherzimmer, als Nichtraucher nicht angenehm, wenn die ersten 5 Tage das Zimmer stinkt - Servicequalität hängt von der Höhe des zusätzlichen Trinkgeldes zu den 10% "Servicecharge" ab - die Hotelausstattung ist ok, es ist eine ältere Anlage, aber sauber und die Betten gut. Ein zweites Strandhandtuch gibt es gegen "Trinkgeld" - Lage: kleine Insel, mit Generator, je nach Wind stinkt es stundenlang nach Diesel. aber direkt am Strand, keine 10m zum Wasser -Strand: einiges an Steinen auf der einen Seite der Insel, auf der anderen Seite, schöner weißer Sandstrand - die Insel hat kein Hausriff. Zum Schnorcheln und Tauchen muß man daher Ausflüge buchen - Wifi kostenfrei in der Strandbar ist sehr langsam und nicht im kompletten Strandbar Bereich verfügbar - die abendliche "Unterhaltung" geht bis Mitternacht. Die "Disko" ist hierbei so laut, daß die komplette Insel beschallt wird und trotz geschlossenem Bungalow an Schlaf nicht wirklich zu denken ist - Verpflegung ist ok: Backwaren schmecken immer als wären sie vom Vortag, Fleisch und Fisch meistens zu trocken. Curries hervorragend. Zum Frühstück wird kein Wasser bereitgestellt, hier sind die Flaschen teuer zu erwerben. Essenszeiten knapp und nicht auf die Zeiten der Ausflugsangebote ausgerichtet. Service während der Essenszeiten hängt davon ab, wieviel Trinkgeld man am Vortag dort gelassen hat
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Kuwait

The hotel far from comfort , no facilites at all

Posted Apr 10, 2012 on Hotels
Not easy to get what you need , difficult to go any where , transportation very limited , you have to stay in the hotel and excpt what over to you to eat , practice activites, and to move. Sorry , it's like military camp ,no body smile .
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Return Travel to resort

Posted Oct 8, 2011 on Hotels