Rated 5 out of 5 by JTBeijing1 Amazing long weekend in the Maldives
All I can say is the Sheraton Maldives was simply an amazing hotel. From the minute we were met off the plane and taken to the boat, through to the drop off back at the airport, everything was perfect. Our room was an over the water bungalow (villa) that was very nice (we were upgraded from a standard bungalow which was very nice, but I don’t think that there was a significant difference from the standard bungalow). Although the hotel is an older hotel, everything was very clean, very well kept and had all of the necessary amenities and then some. The grounds were very well kept up…amazing greenery, flowers, etc. There were only four restaurants on the grounds, but the food was fantastic at every one of them. The Thai restaurant was one of the better I have had globally (and I have had a lot!!) and the choices at the one next door (sand something or other) was quite extensive. You can easily stay for a week and never eat the same thing twice. Everything that we had, from the salsa for the chips and salsa to the green curry chicken was superb. And the dive shop….run by Chris, was perfect. Nicest people you can imagine, great dive boat, very helpful and safe. Listened to you needs and helped with the dive locations to meet everyone’s requests when possible. They even offered a “refresher course” for free and we had not been diving for a couple of years to make us feel more comfortable. The diving was amazing….could not have asked for a better dive experience. The gym was nice and available 24 hours. The ONLY knock on the place overall (not the dive shop) was that there were a few of the staff that weren’t the nicest folks in the world, but only a select few, and the rest of the staff were so nice and helpful, that it didn’t impact our stay in the least. But as I am not one to gush on only the good stuff, thought it was important to add. I would recommend to anyone that wanted to stay in the area.
11 de Março de 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rugby1 Superb
A fabulous hotel with superb staff
1 de Março de 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeLaura2014 A Perfect Paradise!
We chose the Sheraton Full Moon resort as a place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and it really couldn't have been more perfect! The service was exceptional and began immediately with a friendly staff member waiting at the airport to take us to the resort via a thrilling speedboat ride. We were then offered welcome drinks at the Pavilion and were taken by golf buggy to our room. We had chosen a Beachfront cottage which we knew was stunning from the website, however, nothing prepared us for seeing it for real. Perfectly situated on the beach, it was as if we had hired the whole island: we opened the door and there was a beautiful turquoise lagoon only metres away. The outside shower was amazing: a great feature and the room itself was large, comfortable and very well air-conditioned. The housekeeping staff were outstanding, cleaning twice a day, replenishing tea, coffee and complimentary mineral water and sweeping the sand off the decking.
This beautiful resort was fairly full, we think, however, it never once felt remotely busy at any of the bars, restaurants, beaches or pools ad we really did feel at times as if we had the whole place to ourselves. The food was fantastic and varied and the entertainment was brilliant. Special mention must go to the Maldivian band that played on Wendesday 5th February, who were outstanding! I think what really made the holiday for us though was the superlative staff, who made us laugh, smile and feel welcomed every day with their cheery chatter and efficient, excellent service. Special mention must go to Ajay and Ibrahim at the Anchorage Bar, Fathema in the Lobby, all the staff at the Feast breakfast buffet and the super bar staff at the Beachfront Bar, who kept us entertained with card tricks! These special people are what really makes the Sheraton Full Moon resort so perfect. The only negative was having to leave to come back to a wet, windy UK.........Many, many thanks for a fantastic holiday! :-)
10 de Fevereiro de 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wicked Awesome getaway!
Everything was perfect, from my online chat with the SPG rep for my reservations to the time I arrived at the airport until the time I left. As a SPG platinum, i got a chance to be upgraded to the water bungalow and it was just great! The room was big, very clean and relaxing. I was welcomed by Andre and gave me a quick tour to the property before he showed me to the water bungalow. Everything i needed was in the room, from the simple adapter to the welcome treat! The weekend went so fast, I would have loved to stay longer if only I could. Everyone was very helpful and attentive. The staff were all very helpful. I requested for a late check out because my flight was not until 8:40pm and although they had full occupancy, i was able to enjoy a little bit more until 5pm and watch the shark feeding time at the Anchorage Bar and likewise enjoyed the beautiful sunset. Looking forward to coming back.
26 de Janeiro de 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ishan Paradise on Earth
After researching for months i decided to spend my Honeymoon at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa. I think this was the best decision ever. I was extremely happy with every minor detail that was planned out right from Bed decorations and Fancy complementary champagne and cookies to the Special Cake arrangements for my Wife's Birthday that was one day before we arrived. The hotel treated us like Kings ! Upon Arrival to airport at Male we were immediately taken to a Speed Boat that transferred us to the Island. We were served welcome drinks and upgraded to a Water Bungalow. They took us to our rooms and delivered the bags eventually. The view from the room was breathtaking. Every morning i would wake up to turquoise ocean water ahead of me. The restaurants on the islands were splendid. We tried everyone of them in our 6 day stay and each of them was gorgeous in terms of ambiance and had delicious food and large amount of variety catering to international crowd. The staff knows you well and every one will greet you and ensure you are comfortable. In terms of Activities, there was so much to do. We tried Snorkeling, Canoe, Dolphin Cruise, Speed Boat Ride, Shark Feeding, etc Our days cruised by and we did not want to leave this place ever. The themed dinner nights on the beaches are AWESOME ! I want to thank the entire Staff of Sheraton Maldives for blowing our minds away. This has been the most memorable vacation of my life and watch out i will be returning for sure !
13 de Janeiro de 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LozMc Magical Holiday
The hotel had spacious, clean and well positioned rooms. The restaurant options at the resort were great and the price of food was reasonable. The gym and tennis court facilities were very modern and clean. The staff were extremely friendly and approachable.
4 de Janeiro de 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RyanRocio Excellent experience
Everything about the hotel was perfect.
- Honey moon reception of flowers on the bed plus welcome gift
- amazing beaches with ample chairs and umbrellas, swimable lagoons and palm tree shades. Multiple beaches with access
- very friendly and attentive staff
- delicious and diverse breakfast buffet, fresh tropical juices on demand
- good flavor and taste for lunch and dinner, but expensive
- all the boats are luxury boats, ferry, snorkeling and dive boats and waterspouts
- the spa was fantastic, truly magical relaxing and refreshing. Don't miss the couples massage and relaxation room
- the dive center very professional and well organized with lots of dive options within 30 min boat ride
- we didn't bring kids but the place seemed quite kid friendly and there were several families
- we went in high season with almost 100% occupancy but the resort didn't feel full at all
- every night there seem to be something organized, the Maldivian band was really good
We would definitely want to come back and will recommend this to any friend/family member that comes to the Maldives
2 de Janeiro de 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IntlGal007 Paradise Found
From arrival to departure my experience at the Sheraton Maldives was magical. I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the resort, the quality and variety of food and restaurants, the courteousness of the staff; in particular the kindness of Majid who greeted me everyday at the pool when I went to swim laps before the sun bathers got there, Shrine at the Spa who has magic hands and Momo at the sports center who was always smiling and patient with me explaining how to paddle board.
The UK band that played at New Year's was outstanding!! The event was well organized with a dinner buffet that had almost every food available from Thai to Indian to Italian and desserts that included freshly spun cotton candy.
It was truly an amazing experience. Thank you Sheraton Maldives for making my dream vacation paradise and more!
2 de Janeiro de 2014