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Wow! A stunning place! We arrived at our island by speed boat transfer from the airport jetty. They even let Mark drive the speedboat most of the way (slightly scary). A fabulous place and even better we was met by my cousin and her hubby waiting for us at the bar with lots of bubbly. It's lovely to spend time with family and we spent most of the first afternoon and evening ...
... being naked on this very devoutly Muslim island. Oops.
My plan for the evening is looking into options for our second hotel here. This one is fine, but we are tempted by one of the all-inclusive resorts- here, we have to pay so much for each meal, each trip to the beach, each snorkel mask rental, that it seems like it might be just as cheap to stay somewhere nicer that has all that included... we shall see. Good night all!!!
The Maldives, officially Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls stretching in a north-south direction. It stands in the Laccadive Sea, (250 mi) south-west of India
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1. Maldives is known by two names; Republic of Maldives and Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa. Republic of Maldives being the authorized name for the ...
... and it's 30 degrees. We have a little bag packed as our cases are reportedly travelling by boat so could be a while and I have therefore packed some spare clothes, bikini and swimming shorts and importantly sun screen. Already tanning In my usual stripy fashion so need to even it out! We are both shattered so whilst say in this little lounge going to indulge in some coffee. See you on the island! ...
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We stayed at Embudu for just one night in March 2007 and decided that we would never come back again!
I can only agree with all the wonderful things that others have said before me and disagree with anybody who has found fault.
we have just returned from embudu and had a fantastic time staff were friendly and helpfull nothing was to much trouble snorkling was out of this world and the christmas festilities was fantastic a very small island but you get to know evry one so it feels like a big family party the sea was a bit rough at times so that made the water bungalow a bit noisey at times but that would not stop me going again
Un vero paradiso!
Le parole non bastano per descrivere la meravigliosa vacanza trascorsa al villaggio Embudu, il personale era talmente cordiale e disponibile, la sistemazione era ideale, il cibo delizioso e il menù sempre vario...che budini gustosi!! L'isola in sé è semplicemente meravigliosa, è così tranquilla durante il giorno! Chissà dove se ne vanno tutti quanti! Lo snorkeling è stata un'esperienza fantastica: io non sono pratica di immersioni, ma in realtà non c'è stato alcun bisogno di immergersi. Le ragazze del centro benessere hanno le mani fatate. È veramente un posto splendido, impareggiabile per il relax e la tranquillità che offre!
Paradis absolu !
Aucun mot ne peut décrire les fantastiques vacances que nous avons passées à Embudu : le personnel était très serviable et gentil, le logement idéal, la nourriture délicieuse, avec beaucoup de choix tout les soirs... et de très bons gâteaux !! L'île est tout simplement magnifique, et si calme durant la journée qu'on se demande où sont passés les gens !!! La plongée avec tuba est fantastique, je ne pratique pas la plongée sous marine mais cela n'était pas vraiment nécessaire. Les filles du spa ont des mains d'anges. C'est un endroit magnifique, pour une totale relaxation et de la tranquillité il n'y a rien de mieux !
The resort is a little tired now (open for 30? years), but is very welcoming and the snorkelling/diving is great. This year the weather has been awful, in that it has rained most days in the last few months - really hosed down! - but it is still warm and the water is too.
Words cannot describe what a fantastic holiday we had in Embudu, staff were so helpful and friendly, accommodation ideal, food delicious, with lots of choice every evening...yummy puddings!! The islands itself is just beautiful, and soo quiet during the day, no idea where everybody goes!! The snorkelling is fantastic, I dont dive and there was no need to really. The girls in the spa have the hands of angels.
It trully is a magnificent place, for complete relaxation and tranquility, you can't beat it!
Embudu Village is a 3 star resort, in other words it doesn't have the frills expected at 4-5 star resorts, but it is excellent value. The rooms are large and comfortable, no TV but if you must watch TV then there is one in the lounge. The rooms have a fan, airconditioner, fridge, chairs, desk, wardrobe etc. There are waterbungaloes which do have TV, glass viewing panel in the floor etc.
Great low budget Maldives holiday
Just returned from a great 2 week break. The rooms could do with some refurbishment, but they are clean and comfortable. The food is very good buffet style, although breakfast is pretty much the same every day. The hotel staff are excellent, friendly and helpful. The beaches etc are well kept but the plants could do with some heavy pruning in places. Drinks prices are on a par with UK levels, and 2 jugs of fresh water are supplied every day in the rooms for free. The coral house-reef is only just starting to re-grow after the 1998 El-Ninio, but there are plenty of fish to see. The island is quite busy but always had a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Overall a very good value for money, low budget resort.