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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had an amazing time at 'Dream Island" - Huvafen Fushi. Where we have taken care of from arrival through to departure. On arrival, they took a picture of you and presented a photo frame as a precious memorable gift on your departure. The room and location where we had was awesome.

Special thanks to our Thakuru ~ Razeen. His friendliness, smile and always do his best for us. The underwater spa was fantastic. Thanks to Thuy for the inspire explanation of the treatment. A gift from her homemade product was great. Thanks to Beth and her friendliness was a credit. Of course, her explanation about the stingrays was amazing. Great experience ever, get to know how to identify 'male' or 'female' stingray and got a chance to feed and touch them. Thanks to the restaurant manager ~ Jaleel, for his recommendation of 'Crushed Avocado' during breakfast, it was superb. A credit to the host in the restaurant ~ Kuthey (Hope the spelling is correct) was amazing. His friendliness, smile and recommendation of 'Chocolate spaghetti' dessert.

Overall, we had a wonderful stay. Appreciate everyone's attention and friendliness. We look forward to come back to stay in the 'Dream Island' again.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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11  Thank Explore808279
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jayhuvafen, Manager at Huvafen Fushi Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear Selvi,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your unforgettable Huvafen experience here in Tripadvisor. I am delighted that your stay at our Dream Island was amazing and our team was able to deliver an excellent service.

At Huvafen, we provide a very personalized service and it is a premium luxury product. I am glad that you liked our arrival experience gift and there is no doubt it is a sweet memory to remember.

The rooms are designed keeping in mind the privacy and convenience of our guest and I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed the location as well. We are blessed to have the first underwater spa in the world which is surrounded by the most beautiful house reefs in the Maldives.

It is our team who makes a difference, I am overjoyed that a number of our team members went the extra mile to ensure your stay was enjoyable and memorable. Razeen,Thui Jaleel, Beth, and Kuday send best wishes and wholehearted appreciation for your kind words and wonderful compliments.

Once again thank you very much for staying at our Dream Island and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

From us all, warmest regards
Jay


Ahmed Jihad
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PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Since we arrived to Male Airport, the great service has began.
Welcoming at the Airport, then a nice thirty minute boat ride and then you reach the Dream Island.
First thing i want to say, you definetely get what you need just on time whenever you need.
We travel a lot and we make lots of researches before we pick a hotel. We chose Huvafen Fushi because in all the hotels in Maldives, we liked its rooms most, it is modern, luxurious but doesnt ruin the texture of Maldives, it means quality.
And then our research worked great, when we got there, we were sure that we made the perfect choice for our honeymoon.
You can enjoy lots of things by the geographic advantages and also the qualified services, like: watersports(sunset fishing was my favorite) , underwater spa and all the LIME SPA services(yoga with Kamal& skin treatment with Yohni, thank you!) themed dinners, SALT restorant, great SUNSET! , (You should pick a sunset/ocean bungalow) and ofcourse stingray feeding every evening on 6.30.
You will also have bunch of beaches you can pick everyday just feels like it belongs to you..

The qualified, well educated and warm staff make you feel like home.
Now its time to thank all the team. Lime Spa team & the manager,
celcius restorant team(thank you for your warm smiles and services)
Breakfast ; freshhh and delicious fruits/fruit juices and the guy who makes us pineapple juice everymorning! Thankk you.
Nishauuu, thank you for checking if we enjoy our food everytimee and your smiley face.
Barmann, thank you for my everyday mojito rutine, it was delicious ( HUVAFEN MOJITO is the best)
And most of alll, i would like to thank our dear friend and right hand NINE TWO,
you are the best, i was going to cry when saying you goodbye. He even checks your eyes if you need anything, and if you do, he will figure it out.
Sebnem Hanim,congratulations for this great work,we will definetely recommend all our friends and hope to come back again, who knows, maybe with our baby?? (by the way its also great to go with your little babies)

Home away home.. Huvafen Fushi, you are just like family, we wish you the very best!!

Pelin&Volkan

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
10  Thank PelinComelek
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jayhuvafen, Manager at Huvafen Fushi Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Dear Pelin and Volkan,

Thank you very much for taking a moment of your valuable time to share your wonderful experience with us and we sincerely appreciate your compliments. I am indeed delighted that you had an unforgettable Huvafen journey at our Dream Island and it is our team who makes a difference.

Receiving such very positive feedback from a guest who has been into many places around the world brings great pride to us as a team as it shows that we have achieved our ultimate goal of delivering top-notch service to our guests.

We thank you for choosing us as your honeymoon destination and we are thrilled that our villa suited well your needs in terms of its privacy, features and facilities. We’ve got a diverse range of room types which are uniquely designed in an elegant and sophisticated way and offers a contemporary luxury experience for our guests.

Grateful to know that our wide range of activities and experiences such as the water sports activities, our special dining destinations, spa treatments both over and under water and the daily stingray feeding gave way for you to have a truly unforgettable and unique experience at our Dream Island.

I have personally shared your kind words and nice compliments with Nine-two, your Thakuru, Kamal, Yoni and the Spa team headed by Thuy, Nishau and the whole FB Team particularly Celsius and Umbar team. There is no doubt your recognition will serve as big inspiration and motivation for them to strive more for perfection and service excellence.

I sincerely thank you for your high recommendation of our resort and we, your Huvafen family, would be very much delighted to welcome you both again, Pelin & Volkan and hopefully with your little one, on your next stay with us!

Once again, many thanks for choosing PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi as your holiday destination. Shebo, myself and the whole team shall await for your return on this beautiful island paradise – your ‘home away from home’!


With warmest regards,
Jay


Ahmed Jihad
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had an amazing time at Huvafen Fushi, where you're taken care of from arrival right through to departure (literally, as they escort you right into the departure hall). The island has good facilities, surrounded by pristine waters, and has a good range of sea sports for the more adventurous. I'm terrified of heights but mustered enough courage to parasail, and I'm really glad I did (i.e. amazing birds eye view of the island). The staff were professional and at no time was there cause for anxiety.

My overwater lagoon bungalow was well furnished and modern, and we were greeted by the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean each morning. If I were to stay at Huvafen Fushi again, I'll pick the ocean bungalow which has an unparalleled view of the most beautiful sunset.

Our Thakuru (butler), Afzal, took care of us and was just a phone call away. He showed us around the property, made sure that our speed boat transfers matched our flight timings, picked us up for our activities etc. We had an insightful chat with Beth about stringrays and corals, and were delighted by Abdullah who escorted us into the Departure Hall and made sure that we were all set before we went through immigration. Essentially, any possible worries that a traveler could have was taken care of, and the entire management and staff at the resort were fantastic.

The only slight complaint that I might have would be the television. The cable channel selection was great, just that the remote was strangely difficult to navigate - but this is really just me nitpicking. Our stay was incredible and it sucks to have left paradise.

For those who only have a short time in Maldives or have an early morning flight to catch, pick Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi, as it's only 30mins away by boat/15 mins by sea plane.

Room Tip: Book the ocean bungalow for an amazing sunset view
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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11  Thank 895lydiak
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jayhuvafen, Manager at Huvafen Fushi Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Dear Lydia K,

A very warm greetings from all of us at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi! It is a great pleasure to read your wonderful feedback of your stay here at our beautiful paradise. It always melt our hearts when our guests get back to us with such positive comments regarding our villas, services, facilities, food offerings and unique activities and experience. I am glad you had a great time with us and pleased that our phenomenal team were able to provide an exceptional service and exceed the expectations. A big ‘thank you’ from your Huvafen family!

Our guests have different preferences in terms of room and its facilities hence we have different room categories for our guests to choose from depending on their requirements and I am very pleased that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our ocean bungalow as it does indeed provide the best scene for the Maldivian sunset and an interrupted view of the Indian Ocean in all its scenic beauty!

I hope you will find time on your next visit to experience the underwater world through diving or meet our resident turtles and baby sharks during one of our snorkeling trips. Glad that Beth, our Marine Biologist was able to introduce you to our friendly stingrays.

No guts, no glory – as they say - and only ourselves can conquer our fears! So bravo for taking that great leap to experience parasailing with our wonderful team from Float.

Afzal, your Thakuru and Abdulla from our airport team will spare no efforts in providing utmost service to our guests. Please know that I have shared your kind compliments with them.

Sorry to hear though that you had some difficulties in using the TV remote in your bungalow but let me see what we can do to improve on this.

Thank you for giving our TripAdvisor readers an insightful view of what our resort has to offer and our Dream Island will be awaiting for your next visit and hopefully soon. See you again next time!

From us all, warmest regards
Jay


Ahmed Jihad
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

It only takes us a few minutes being back on the dream island to remember why we were back for the 5th visit. We arrived via seaplane which gave us breathtaking and picturesque aerial views of the resort. The crew especially circled the lagoon to make sure we’ll get an amazing view prior to the landing.

We like to try new experiences on each trip back to our ‘island home’ and this time it was a couple of culinary experiences that really stood out. Firstly we had a private beach dinner prepared by the amazing resident Thai chef, Chef Tee. This was a six course meal with the food finished off in an authentic looking Thai street food cart set up on Stingray beach. Chef Tee also accommodated our requirement for one vegetarian menu. Everything was prepared with passion and tasted amazing. He gave the story of each dish and how the ingredients were prepared. He also prepared an extra serving of mango sticky rice one of the mornings, when he spotted us at breakfast.

The other food experience that stood out was an off menu smoked lamb chops prepared by the resident Executive Chef, Richard. It was smoked lamb, smoked using local woods after a 24-hour secret recipe marinade. Truly amazing! My partner thoroughly enjoyed the dish! We counted ourselves lucky to have met Richard during this visit, during the management drinks to discuss food options. The lamb chops – in addition to being off the menu also requires a day’s notice due to the required prep time. The lamb dish served at the fine dining Salt restaurant.
Overall, the food is very good, whether it’s lunch at Raw or enjoying a pizza and cocktails under the stars while having a private beach movie screening. [A very fitting location for watching James Bond in ‘Dr. No’]

As usual we kept the wonderful Float team very busy with our daily Jet Ski adventures. One of the biggest adventures on this trip was a 3-hour jet ski expedition, we went on a long-distance trip where we took the parasailing boat ‘Fly’ along as a support vessel. Our lead and guide was the ever-cautious Ageel, who was as wonderful as he has been over the past five years.

As it was the Monsoon season we did experience a couple of storms, but nothing that affected our activities. Makif was on hand when required to help with activity planning

We spent the last two days, one night in one of the two Ocean Pavilions. You almost feel like you are on a yacht anchored out in the lagoon as you are a long way out from the island. The outdoor living area is amazing with lots of space and shelter if needed. There is a Jacuzzi on the deck and the outdoor-indoor infinity pool is quite a feature. Amazing sound system and other amenities that elevate these rooms to near the top the resort has to offer.
Including this latest trip we have stayed in four different room categories at Huvafen Fushi and they each have their own particular charm.

We can’t wait to return for more adventures new and old. Very special thanks to Jay and management team as always!
Matt & Zarina

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Kiwi_SG
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jayhuvafen, Manager at Huvafen Fushi Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Dear Matt & Zarina,

WOW- what a lovely review and I am thrilled that you had another fantastic Huvafen experience and remember you are not only a guest but a part of our Huvafen family. I am pleased you have truly enjoyed a bird’s eye view of our paradise island during your seaplane ride to the resort.

The whole team and myself feel very proud that we never failed in giving you a ‘wow’ experience in each of your visits and receiving such a very positive review from a special family member like you is something that really motivates us to strive much harder in delivering top-notch service and experience to all our guests. From the very bottom of our hearts – a very sincere ‘thank you’ from us all.

We still have a lot more to offer in terms of adventures and activities and glad that you have really enjoyed with some of our new dining experiences. Chef Richard and his culinary team are always ready to present an array of exquisite dishes for our guests. Chef Richard’s smoked lamb chops is indeed one of the sought-after dishes and lots of our guests are mentioning that this special dish is truly amazing!

Our ever charming Thai Chef, Tee, is also very passionate with his authentic Thai cuisines and I am glad that you have thoroughly enjoyed this special dining experience at the beach.

Ageel and his team in Float are always available and happy to serve you so you can count on them always on your sea adventures. And lastly, Makif, our ever helpful and energetic Thakuru, is available all the time for our guests’ needs and requests.

It was a privilege to have had the chance to look after you again during your holiday with us and the whole team here are delighted to hear how much you have enjoyed your 5th visit at our Dream Island.

Please remember that your island home is always open whenever you wish to return and we, your Huvafen family, will be waiting for you at our arrival jetty on your next visit. See you in February


From us all, warmest regards
Jay


Ahmed Jihad
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PER AQUUM Huvafenfushi

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was our second time to Huvafen Fushi in three years, so expectations were fairly high as we had such a wonderful holiday the first time around.

We were not disappointed…from the moment you step foot off the plane, you will be pampered and waited on for whatever you desire.
We stayed in Beach Bungalow #3 again, Lagoon side. The bungalow itself is set back from the beach by about 15 paces surrounded by mangroves & palm trees giving it a very secluded feel. It is so nice to able to walk from the bungalow straight onto sand down to the waters edge.

We were offered an upgrade to an Ocean Bungalow for the last few nights of our stay, we did one day & night in it but felt too cut-off, and missed the freedom of walking straight on to the sand. So back to #3. The Ocean Bungalows are very nice, more space and luxury, just not for us.

The food on offer is plentiful and fresh with most fish caught on the day. Fogliani’s for Lunch, Celsius for breakfast and a choice of Celsius or Salt for evening meal. There is also Raw Restaurant which we didn’t try. Salt is the signature restaurant where you will have a memorable fine dining experience. The nine course Sakura night was divine and loved cooking the Wagyu steaks on the hot stones.

The Special nights (BBQ’s) are delightful with so much to choose from. I even digressed one day from fish and had a rack of lamb which was prepared specially on request (don’t ask, don’t get!!) Best Lamb Rack ever.
The Lobster and Champagne night was also amazing

Live music performed by Fairooz on vocals and guitar, & his father on saxophone. Also The Passive Harmony; Afu, Aya & Mu-K playing guitars and a Cajon.
We were treated one night with the performance by Shiuz. A celebrity in Maldives, and very good he was. All the bands that played were great to listen to.

I found it odd that most people, once finished with Dinner would retire to their rooms, missing out on the music! A couple of times during our stay we were the only ones watching & listening, so it was like a private gig…..Fantastic.

What makes this a special place is the Huvafen Team. They are all very attentive, happy people who always try to go that extra mile to make your holiday a special one.
We were celebrating a 40th Birthday whilst there and once again the Huvafen Team delivered a truly memorable Birthday Experience, from the private breakfast in the underwater spa, a sublime dinner located on & in Stingray Beach, a big shout out to Jaleel & Nashid for spending hours creating the ultimate dinner table & Nazim for all those ‘secret’ conversations, one being to arrange Live music which was performed by Filza & Fairooz, just simply ‘out of this world’. and then to top it all, an overwhelming overnight stay in the Beach Pavillion with amazing bed/bedroom decorations.

Rollcall
Firstly I would like to Thank our Thakuru Hussain, nothing was too much trouble, and always on hand. Thank You for recommending snorkelling with you around the ‘Salt’ restaurant and experiencing the Sharks – wonderful.

Thanks to our House keeper Saeed for making up the room everyday and to Shah, Kareem, Adil & Amir for the amazing bed decorations.

To The ‘One & Only’ Richard Cross, Thank You for executing the Culinary Birthday surprise, a truly memorable experience. And for staying up late one night for more than a few champagne cocktails…..(btw the next one is on you!) also extending to your team;

Farish – Thank you for looking after us with your ‘Lamb Surprises’ & dairy free desserts, Chef Tee – Your chicken soup was simply stunning, Shafee – Fantastic Omelettes and all things eggy, Abu – for spending hours in front of the wood-fired oven, fantastic Pizza’s & Pritam, Suranga, Juel Rana.

To the Hosting Team, Thank You for waiting on us hand & foot, Amity, Ani, Pei Ying, Ali, Rashyd (High-Tower), Firaas, Ibriham, Maadhu, Ammo, Kudhey, Nasih, Mallata, Nadeem, Hamdhoon, Bilhy - you are all wonderful people & it was nice to see some familiar faces.

To the Um-Bar Team, Thanks for tinkering and creating the ‘Cocoa Noir Martini’; Zaid (curly), Darshan, Muza – thanks for the conversation into the early hours, and not forgetting Mr Cocktail himself – Shamil.

Talking of ‘Cocoa Noir Martini’, Thanks to Jodi for participating in a taste comparison with ‘Choccoberry Martini’ & agreeing with me that it should be on the menu.

To the Float Team, great to see Ageel & Ok again & thank you for the amazing views during the parasailing trip.

Thank You to the lovely ladies at Lime Spa; Ruma & Thuy, Sabi, Sarita for looking after the Birthday girl.

Lastly to Jay, you are a wonderful man, the heart & soul and everything that Huvafen Fushi is about. Would have loved to of seen you a bit more though, next time then…….

A wonderful little island, with lovely people and memorable experiences.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank kickrink
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jayhuvafen, Manager at Huvafen Fushi Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Dear Clare and Nick,

Warm greetings from your Huvafen Fushi family!

I feel ecstatic in receiving such a very detailed review from you expressing so much delight and satisfaction on your stay with us. You are part of our Dream Island family and delighted that you had another phenomenal Huvafen journey. I am very happy to know that we were able to exceed your expectations and that we surpassed your experience the first time you came to our resort. We are committed to always provide the utmost service to our guests at all times and we would like you to know that it has been a pleasure to serve you again.

We are very lucky to have such a beautiful paradise which we call Dream Island and from here we make our guest’s dream come true. Walking barefoot on our sandy shores is indeed a wonderful experience and it also gives a chance for our guests to reconnect with themselves and with nature. Each of our room category are uniquely designed and have different features and facilities to cater to every needs of our guests, glad that Beach Bungalow no. 3 well-fitted your requirements and gave you the privacy that you need.

It was great to know as well that you have thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment on the island and had the chance to listen to the live music of Shiuz, The Passive Harmony and Father & Son.

We are honored that your 40th birthday was celebrated with us and we were part of this very special occasion. And we are even more happy to know that Jaleel, Nashid & Nazim and the Spa team, Thuy, Sabi, Sarita and Ruma helped made your birthday even more memorable.

Our FB service and kitchen team as well as the housekeeping team are also very happy to hear from you after your holiday and they too express their delight that they were able to create an unforgettable experience for you.

Ageel together with his team in Float would like to send you their warm regards and big thanks for thinking of them and finally, your Thakuru Hussain, cannot wait to have you back on the island and help to create more wonderful memories for you to cherish in your lifetime.

It means a lot to us that your very high expectation on your second visit was exceeded through the great effort of our team members. Your inspiring words will highly motivates us to keep striving for more in delivering only the best service and experience for our guests.

The team and I are always here whenever you wish to return and hope that we would have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the not so distant future. Until then,


From us all, warmest regards
Jay

Ahmed Jihad
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PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi

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