Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
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... to go out in a boat snorkelling although I am sure the coral is in a better state as the coral around our rooms was bleached white and has sadly been destroyed in places by tourists who stand on it to take photos. I only had to venture a few meters of my balcony to see the most wonderful marine life. The coral shelf drops a way about 50m out but you can see to sandy bottom far below where the bigger fish live. Some of the coral formations were like massive flowers opening ...
... with drugs, especially heroin, in the Maldives. He explained that because the islands are so small with very little to do people don't have anything to spend their wages on. It is amost comical how every islander has top of the range phones and that explains why. Youths especially turn to drugs because they have the spare cash and are looking for kicks.
In fairness we kind of understood, there is absolutely nothing to do on the ...
... on the island for 4 days as I was sure to balloon if I stayed any longer. Being way too eager to enjoy the snorkelling on our first day. We learnt the hard way that the sun is fierce in the midday heat and by the evening we were both nursing very sore backs. Luckily the Maldives is a place of pure comfort and the air-conditioning and super soft cotton sheets were a relief to bed down in and soothe our burnt skin. The remaining days were spent doing much the same with long ...
... t do a brief refresh PADI course onsite and did a couple of dives. So that's another thing added onto my TODO list for Dubai.
High time for ...
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Not highly recommended. This is the third Island we have been to in the Maldives and definately the worst. The accomodation was fine (we had a beachfront bungalow) but the food and service in the main reseaurant was most definately not good. The service was poor the food was less than 2* and was always served cold. The resaurant was cramped as they tried to cram too many people in. We complained to the hotel and the manager. On our way home we found that many of the guests had complained. The independant restaurants are great. I very strongly recommnend that you only book bed and breakfast. Also this is not a good island for snorkling as the house reef is half hour boat ride which will cost you $28 for two hours each time. I would not return to this island although I would still recommend the Maldives as a holiday destintion.
We stayed here for two weeks in January. It was two weeks of absolute bliss. We had a water bungalow which was gorgeous with a huge bath situated below windows which could open allowing you to bathe overlooking the ocean. There was a four poster bed and a lovely day bed. Although it was in a row of water bungalows it was absolutely private. There was a choice of 5 restaurants and the food was superb. The staff are the most polite I have ever met and nothing was too much for them. Whilst the resort is only 20 mins out of male and you can see it from the beach side it is still a tropical island with lots of greenery and even though there were 300 people on it when we were there you would never have thought so. The spa was excellant best massage I have ever had. I cannot recommend this resort enough and definately intend returning.
we have just spent 2 weeks at the Full Moon Resort in the Maldives for our honeymoon.
My husband and I stayed in Full Moon on October 29, 2005. We had booked a week in Full Moon following assurance from our tour operator that construction on the island would be finished by then. Sadly it was not, which meant some noise- intensity depends on the location of your room- and light at night, a small crane in plain view of the main beach, a lot of boats, etc. But for us the worst was the unability of walking around the island since most of the beach was basically curtained off for construction work on water bungalows. The other main problem is the lack of a house-reef. (When we asked where we can snorkel, a member of staff replied that they did not really have a reef. He also added that snorkelling off the water bungalows is good- however we could not swim there because of construction) The only area available for swimming at the time was a 300m stretch of sandy beach- limited again thanks to construction work. So we stayed for a night and with the help of our tour operator moved to a sister resort-Laguna for the rest of our stay.
We travelled to the Full Moon with three young children and while the island is beautiful we found the prices charged for everything from excursions to snacks to be very high. Lunch was US$120, dinner with wine US$150, a trip into Male for a few hours US$125; a couple of hours snorkling US$125 etc. We managed to negotiate some discounts for the kids but the resort has no clear policy allowing children to pay less than the full adult rate for everything.
I stayed there for 4 days in Sept, 2005. I must say it wasn't a comfortable stay considering more than half the island is filled up with noise, dust stirred up by trucks, construction workers and construction equipments to rebuild water villages and the destroyed beach. I don't call it exactly a gataway for anyone, I guess. The island beach is quite ok, but you have to face airplanes flying out, the airport and big ships not so far away.
Get to it before it goes
There is a little bit of paradise left. It is one of the better resorts in the Maldives, saying that even the worst of them is still paradise!
It is so peaceful, tranquil and you will not hear a mobile phone ring as people just relax and enjoy themselves. I was there for Xmas 2003 and will be for this year. It is fabulous. Only downside for me was the airplane ride through Kuoni (use Monarch Airlines). I am only 5'8" and by God was I squashed in. They even ran out of water and drinks after 4 of the 13 hours flight from London. This time I will fly Emirates and transfer over to Male, works out roughly the same if you do it all yourself.
Over all, you will not be disapointed with anythingn here, it is heaven.
We stayed at the Full Moon Beach Resort for a week in early April (2005), and only wish it had been (much!) longer. We were met at the airport by a pair of friendly young men who led us out of the terminal to a pier. In a few minutes, the resort's speed boat pulled up, our luggage was hoisted aboard, and we were off. Full Moon Resort is only about 10 minutes away by speedboat.
We stayed at Full Moon last weekend, and highly recommend the resort. Newly renovated, it is a vast improvement over the one it replaced.