Holiday Island Resort & Spa

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Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun-loungers
Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun-loungers
Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun-loungers
Indoor pool

Overview of Holiday Island Resort & Spa

Holiday Island Resort & Spa

3.5 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks
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Dhiffushi, South Ari Atol, Dhiffushi, South Ari Atoll, 20188

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBunbaru Public Beach1 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarbor Green Zone1 min drive
  • Popular LocationIbrahim Kalaafaan Mosque and Shrine1 min drive
  • AirportMaamigili Island (VAM)25 min drive

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About this area

Dhiffushi

Holiday Island Resort & Spa is located on a private beach and in an area with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Thun'di and Great Banyan Tree. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as parasailing and other activities like golfing.

What's nearby

  • Bunbaru Public Beach - 1 min drive
  • Harbor Green Zone - 1 min drive
  • Ibrahim Kalaafaan Mosque and Shrine - 1 min drive
  • Great Banyan Tree - 1 min drive
  • Ari Atoll - 1 min drive

About this property

Holiday Island Resort & Spa

Hotel with private beach and full-service spa
Catch some rays on Holiday Island Resort & Spa's private white sand beach, pamper yourself at the full-service spa or enjoy snorkelling.
Holiday Island Resort & Spa offers 142 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and a safe. Rooms open to furnished patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Dhiffushi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

A private beach and an outdoor tennis court are featured at the hotel. An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Araamu Spa has 21 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Holiday Island Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Languages

English, German, Russian, Thai

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Main Restaurant
  • Coffee Shop
  • Main Bar

Things to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Kayaking
  • Mini golf
  • Motor-boating
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Babysitting services
  • Free area shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 21 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 24-inch TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Paper towels

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - 1 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 20 minutes away via a flight to Mamigili International Airport and then an additional 5 minutes by speedboat to the resort. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. Daily transfer service is offered by FlyMe. Guests arriving later than 10 PM are advised to book a hotel room in Male or Hulhumale until services resume the following day. Guests must pay the domestic flight fee and the speedboat fee at check-out.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 75.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 37.50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 75.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 37.50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 140

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can contact the property using the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Holiday Island Dhiffushi
Holiday Island Resort
Holiday Island Resort Dhiffushi
Holiday Island Resort Spa
Holiday Island Resort Spa
Holiday Island & Spa Dhiffushi
Holiday Island Resort & Spa Hotel
Holiday Island Resort & Spa Dhiffushi
Holiday Island Resort & Spa Hotel Dhiffushi

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Overall score and ratings

3.8

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 30 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 30 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 30 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 30 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 30 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
What a beautiful paradise. All rooms facing the water. Excellent service all around. Would go back any time.
Stayed 13 nights in Jan 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
bad
I stayed on Holiday Island Resort since 12th of until 21st of March with bookings from Hotels.com with my family. The initial booking was until 15th but due to CoVid-19 outbreak we were forced to stay here. The manager wasn't willing to do any compromise about the room price and we had to pay from 15th to 19th at normal room price. Our international flight was initially on 19th but the flying company rescheduled the flight to 21st. As the Maldivian government required to all resorts to suspend all check-ins, Holiday Resort was unlisted from all hotel bookings sites on 18th and we were enforced to pay directly from the resort at 20% higher rates than at the entire stay here. Another problem was that we booked a room with breakfast included but at the breakfast time, the waiter told us that we have ONLY room paid! I showed the manager the booking number, finally he admitted I was right. The room design is far from a 4 star hotel, rather a 2 star one. Old furniture, A/C doesn't work properly, many small ants all over the room. The beach is not cleaned , many algaes are on the shore. The only positive part of the vacation here were the waiters and the service people, but they are very kind in every island! In the end, avoid this resort if you want stylish design rooms, and not even mention luxurious ones, or come here if you want to ruin your vacation
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
bad
I stayed on Holiday Island Resort since 12th of until 21st of March with bookings from Hotels.com with my family. The initial booking was until 15th but due to CoVid-19 outbreak we were forced to stay here. The manager wasn't willing to do any compromise about the room price and we had to pay from 15th to 19th at normal room price. Our international flight was initially on 19th but the flying company rescheduled the flight to 21st. As the Maldivian government required to all resorts to suspend all check-ins, Holiday Resort was unlisted from all hotel bookings sites on 18th and we were enforced to pay directly from the resort at 20% higher rates than at the entire stay here. Another problem was that we booked a room with breakfast included but at the breakfast time, the waiter told us that we have ONLY room paid! I showed the manager the booking number, finally he admitted I was right. The room design is far from a 4 star hotel, rather a 2 star one. Old furniture, A/C doesn't work properly, many small ants all over the room. The beach is not cleaned , many algaes are on the shore. The only positive part of the vacation here were the waiters, the chefs and the service people, but they are very kind in every island! In the end, avoid this resort if you want stylish design rooms, and not even mention luxurious ones, or come here if you want to ruin your vacation!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
AVOID THIS RESORT!
I stayed on Holiday Island Resort since 12th of until 21st of March with bookings from Hotels.com with my family. The initial booking was until 15th but due to CoVid-19 outbreak we were forced to stay here. The manager wasn't willing to do any compromise about the room price and we had to pay from 15th to 19th at normal room price. Our international flight was initially on 19th but the flying company rescheduled the flight to 21st. As the Maldivian government required to all resorts to suspend all check-ins, Holiday Resort was unlisted from all hotel bookings sites on 18th and we were enforced to pay directly from the resort at 20% higher rates than at the entire stay here. Another problem was that we booked a room with breakfast included but at the breakfast time, the waiter told us that we have ONLY room paid! I showed the manager the booking number, finally he admitted I was right. The room design is far from a 4 star hotel, rather a 2 star one. Old furniture, A/C doesn't work properly, many small ants all over the room. The beach is not cleaned , many algaes are on the shore. The only positive part of the vacation here were the waiters and the service people, but they are very kind in every island! In the end, avoid this resort if you want stylish design rooms, and not even mention luxurious ones, or come here if you want to ruin your vacation!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We were not informed that transfer from main airport was not included in price of our stay. When we arrived we had to pay $250 each for round trip flight from Male. This was the only negative experience we had. All inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner and alcohol) is $75 per day per person. Alcohol has limited hours 10am- 1am and only select items are part of all inclusive package. This island is beautiful with amazing beaches! Trip to Sun island is free but if you have all inclusive it only works on Holiday island but still highly recommend going. Thai restaurant on Sunday island has the best Thai food we every had! All inclusive food on Holiday island is buffet style and is excellent with different options daily. We went on swim with whale sharks snorkeling trip and actually got to see one which was amazing. Don’t be fooled from what we were told by locals it’s not that common to actually see one. Over all this was a great first trip to Maldives. It ended up being almost double of what we thought would be our cost due to transfer cost and all inclusive. We could have booked a much better hotel for what we ended up spending. Highly recommend comparing prices with hotels that included all that’s mentioned in upfront cost.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2019