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wondrful 2 weeks in hudhuranfushi
We returned from Hudhuranfushi on 22 jan 2007 after spending two wonderful weeks. We found it very peaceful and tranquil with no cars, beach sellers, or anything to make your blood pressure rise.There is building work going on, in the way of the consturction of water bungalows, but that did not interfere with the peacefulness of the place. The rooms were simple but very clean and fresh, and the outshide bathroom was a joy. The Banyan restaurant was very good, and the food was very varied, and a credit to the organisers of the kitchen, when you think that everything has to be brought to the island, and all the different nationalities that have to be catered for.The staff are excellent, and very caring, especially Ahmed, who looked after us so very well. The all inclusive thing was a bit of a mess, and really needs sorting out, I dont understand why they cant make the island fully all inclusive.The Spa was newly completed while we were there, and was a wonderful experience. All in all I would say that the people who took the photos of the bad bits of the island, should then show their photos of the lovely bits of the island. I would ccertainly go back, and when the improvements have been done (they are improving it all the time, and the manager is always around asking what more should be done)it will be excellent.
Lohifushi Island Resort
Depending on what travel agent you use, you can stay at Lohifushi Island from about $100.00AUD per night including all meals, which is quite reasonable for the Maldives. This is one of the only resorts with a surfing wave that is accessable from the island. You do not need a dhoni.
My new home!!!
Lohifushi is a medium sized island and all accommodation consists of beach bungalows dotted around the edge of the island. There are few bungalows slightly inland but nowhere is too far from the sea.
Our beach bungalow was a couple of metres from the beach and the sea.
The island has various catering options. You can either do B&B, Half Board, Full Board or All-Inclusive. We choose to go Full Board but in hindsight Half Board would have been sufficient.
As Maldives islands go, Lohifushi is a medium class resort. Don't bother going here if you are looking for a duluxe retreat. I personally prefer to enjoy my surroundings than have non-stop entertainment laid on. The rooms are large and very clean (the room boy cleans twice a day) and you have a bathroom plus an outside shower and an area to hang out your towels/swimwear etc.
The island is very laid back and casual and is a wonderful place to completely chill out. Not only does this island have fantastic snorkeling and diving areas, it also has a surfing area. This apparently attracts surf bums from around the world. There is a great bar located by the viewing platform so if like me you can't surf, you can look at the experts with a cocktail in your hands!!
Gorgeous little bungalows, sem-detached or detached.
Outdoor showers are great when you get used to being watched naked by bats and birds and lizards!
Literally steps from your door to the water; your own sunbeds outside to put where you like, beach all the way round, string hammocks and Maldives swing chair things hung all over the place.
Not too expensive but enough luxury to make you feel very special.
Plants and trees excellent, walk round it in 25 mins, beach bar overlooking surf break, pool (mostly unused with that sea 5m away) food excellent and plentiful, drinks etc pricey as it all has to be imported.
Band & disco some nights, Maldives band very good.
Varies with season and board taken.
Get a package for excellent value.
Lohifushi Island Resort
Everything was perfect. The island itself is a living dream. White sand and palm trees...
The only "con" 1 1/2 out of 5 days that we've spend there was raining... Bad luck...
Do arrange some trips with the speed boat (island hoping, diving etc)...
Very hospitable personel... a dream came true (Oct 2004)
Visited Sept 2004
Fantastic experience all round
Hospitality and service second to none, the staff just can't do enough for you.
Accomodation to suit all budgets, No water villas as yet.
The island has everything you need and more.
Secluded sandy beaches, great snorkelling from the beach.
House reef at the end of the jetty.
Great for surfers. Quiet not over comercialised island.
Breath taking views
Clear Blue lagoon to one side of the island.
Surf at the other end of the island during the season May-Set.
Sitting on the deck of the Sunset bar watching the sun go down sipping a cocktail or two!
Affordable by Maldivian standard
Sigh! You really pay for what you get. In Maldives, you have to pay 5-star (based on Malaysian standard) and yet get just a 2-star (Malaysian standard again).
What's a girl to do but make the best out of it.
Room - very basic but clean and staff likes to place flowers on your bed
Bathroom - decent with an outdoor shower but not as nice as the ones in Bali. Hot water pressure not so strong so take ages to shower
No TV, radio nothing. Bring good books and mp3 players
Pool - rather pathetic. Stick to the sea, much nicer
Staff - very friendly and helpful
Food - so so
If you have more $$$ to spend, go Club Med which is on the next island The only saving grace of this place is the beach and the sea where baby sharks would swim right up to the shore. This is really cool when you go snorkelling and you don't have to dive to see sharks.
Sunsets here are wonderful too and there are many quiet spots that you can call your own to appreciate Mother Nature
One side of the island is really calm and perfect for beach activities and getting that tan. The other side of the island is a surfer's paradise, so if you're into diving, and your partner is into surfing, you have the best of both worlds.
thanks for e-mailing photo's of your stay at Huduranfushi. We were due to go at the end of February, and like everyone else Thomson denied all claims about the building work. However we contacted Thomson yesterday and demanded to be moved. They said they didn't think it was possible as it was less than 10 weeks till we go. I again explained about the building work and that I had photo's showing this and they still denied it. Eventually they agreed to phone someone at head office to see if they would allow us to change. They agreed that we could change but we have had to pay £100 to do this. I wasn't very happy about this but we went ahead and have now changed to another island. However I am gathering information and the photo's to try to claim this £100 back
Whats all the fuss about?
Just arrived back from Hudhuran Fushi and it was great.
Complaints that I have read on here:
1) Building work - there is actually no building work going on on the island. There are water bungalows being built out at sea which cause no disruption whatsoever on the island.
2) Food - this was lovely with lots of choices and wonderful service.
3) All inclusive - why moan about this when thomson were quite specific about these features in the brochure? if you want more all inclusive features then pay many more hundreds of pounds on anouther island!
4) Staff - i cant believe anyone could complain about the staff. They are the frendliest i have met anywhere. Service was excellent. I never had to wait for anything
5) bits of coral in the sand - for goodness sake it is a coral island. of course there are bits of coral in the sand. you didnt mention the sand was white, the sea was blue, the trees were lovely. picture post card stuff!
it is cynical to put all the bad pictures on here. where are all the nice ones you took? the pictures on the thomson website are an accurate illustration of this resort.
By the end of my holiday i was part of a group of about 12 people who had met eachother. Nobody complained and everyone had a great time.
Lohifushi island resort
"Snorkelling around the island"
Snorkelling is a must if you're in such an underwater paradise like the Maldives. Just right after my first "dive" I went to the shop and bought a one-time waterproof camera. Though the non-adjustable, wide angle lens is far from a perfect photography tool, and the waves (due to the wind that day) made the sight even worse, I've managed to shoot some photos (like this one). Believe it or not, the pictures has been shot in a half-meter shallow water 10 meters away from the beach.
"Aaah, a shaarkk!"
Baby reefsharks are often visitors in the shallow water. They are harmless, for it is not the hungriness, but the protection against the threats of open water they come so close to the island.
My favourite story is about a girl who had been snorkelling above the in-house reef, when suddenly jumped out of the water, and got to the peer as fast as she could. Coming out of the water, still frightened she held both her hands on hear chest saying 'Mein herz, mein herz...' (I presume she's german). I figured out what has happened when the guard - with a smile on his face - said 'Don't worry, they won't bite you.'
I loved to see the small creatures that crawled around the beach all the time. The one you can see on the picture is a so called ghostcrab. Well, you can guess where the name comes from. This one was really fast. The quarter an hour chase we had, ended up in this picture shot in the safe valley of a footprint.
Lohifushi with its 2 sqaure kilometers is quite a large island (okay, relatively to the others...) and has banana plants, coconut trees, and nice parks inside. This panorama-picture is assembled from video screenshots. It shows the bungalows (made of dead coral stones, covered with palm leaves) from the backyard.
"Seashells on the seashore..."
It's quite easy to find nice, polished seashells here, since they come to place by their own feet :)
The only problem is that someone lives inside. Usually, a crab. I had some fun hours by collecting some of them together, and then seeing how they emerge to different directions. Okay, I might be childish, but, hey they didn't complain!
The pier at Lohifushi!
innerreef just outside Lohifushi
Anyone out there been to Lohfushi? I am going there 29/08/04 for two weeks. I understand that there is some construction work taking place, anyone know if this will be complete for end August?
My first visit to the maldives was to Meeru, which was paradise. I hope this place is also!
Just read my page. Wonderfull spot!
Cheers and enjoy!
Lohifushi Island Feedback
Hi, my wife an i are going to Lohifushi island next week, can't find many reviews on the place was wondering if anyone had any feedback ???
would like to know what the beach and the water is like mainy... any help would be most appreciated
Re: Lohifushi Island Feedback
Have you tried www.tripadvisor.com ?
If you type in lohifushi it comes up with a couple of reviews and features.
Re: Lohifushi Island Feedback
One of the few Maldives based agencies not frightened to put negatives in its blurb.
Laguna Beach or Lohifushi or... ?
Hello to everybody !
This is my fourth time going to Maldives with husband and five years old daughter.
We were on Bandos, Paradise and Holiday island. It was excellent !!
In november we are planning to go again. To Laguna Beach, or Lohifushi, Medhufushi..We are looking for good beach, white sand, nice lagoon for swimming, good resort (4* or 5*),beach bungalow.
I need the advice .
Thank you in advance
Re: Laguna Beach or Lohifushi or... ?
I recommend Lohifushi very much, spent some time there. Look at my page to get an idea what to expect, by further question slet me know.
Re: Laguna Beach or Lohifushi or... ?
What was your experience of Bandos like ?? We are going on the 16th November.