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Reviewed 25 November 2021

From the moment you arrive at SAii Lagoon Maldives until the time that you leave your vacation away from the rest of the world is absolutely wonderful. When you arrive by the boat shuttle your luggage is handled with care to your room while you are taken through reception and shown around the island. The resort is split into three specific sections but all are accessible and open for your use while visiting. SAii Lagoon is on one side, in the middle is Crossroads where all the restaurants are located and then there is a walking bridge to the Hard Rock resort. So no matter if you stay at SAii or Hard Rock you can enjoy both resorts during your vacation. You will download a SAii app once you check-in and that will be your friend for the trip where you message directly with the resort to get reservations for dinners, ask questions or look at menus for the restaurants.

For SAii, the rooms are well done and very comfortable/clean. We stayed in a king beach villa which gives you beautiful views of the lagoon beach. The restroom is very nice with a great walk-in shower. The bed is comfortable and gives you excellent views through the sliding glass doors out to your balcony and beyond to the ocean. Our room was serviced twice a day, in the morning for towels and basic cleaning and then in the evening for bed turndown service. You are given as much water (in nice glass re-useable bottles) as you need while staying there. The gentlemen cleaning our villa was friendly, helpful and always had a smile. Speaking of that, everyone you see working at SAii has that same welcoming smile and seem to truly enjoy their job.

The food for breakfast, just wow! It is a huge variety to choose from. Daily there is French toast, pancakes, chicken sausage, soups, bread of all types with jelly and honey you actually cut from the honeycomb yourself. Each day there is also some chicken or rice dishes which change daily. We also had room service for dinner and the food was hot and quite good. Onsite is also the Hard Rock Cafe where we dined quite a few times, the staff are fun and energetic while remembering you after one visit. Another excellent restaurant is the Kabab & Curry, do not pass up trying the classic buttered chicken with rice. It is top notch good!

When you arrive go to the dive center and get the included in your room price set of snorkels and flippers. In the lagoon there is a magical small reef with hundreds of fish to swim all around you. We saw sting rays as well as some smaller sharks. Being not used to swimming in water with sharks was concerning at first but as the staff says they are not interested in you and just leave them alone as they will do the same to you. They are smaller sharks and it was a great experience to see them in their natural habitat. Also at the dive center you can book a Dolphin sighting boat trip, rent paddleboats, rent jet skis, and other fun activities as well.

Also as others mentioned there are bikes everywhere for you to just hop on and ride from place to place. I enjoyed this but if you are not into riding bikes the walk is pleasant with a constant breeze. Nothing on the resort is too far for walking. If you are at SAii and wish to go to the Hard Rock side it would be an easy 15 minute walk for most.

The infinity pool is beautiful with majestic views and the beaches are like from a postcard with the blue-clear water. I do recommend water shoes, we had them and they were lifesavers as there is some broken shells, rock, and coral as you walk into the ocean from the shore. Saw many people hobbling into the water and also asking us where we bought our water shoes from. Oh and there are fun little swings out in the ocean on poles where you can get some really neat pictures and also just enjoy life's moments in paradise.

For me it took three planes and over 25 hours to get to the Maldives and SAii Lagoon, but asking myself would I do it again my answer is a resounding YES!! I thought I would want to try another place on my next visit until staying at SAii. Add up the location, the amazing staff, the food, room and memories to last forever I personally cannot wait to return and spend more time at SAii next year.

Date of stay: November 2021
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Phromporn Sumatepimolchai, Marketing at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Hello Justintown,

Such a heartening review!

It is obvious that you certainly had a thoroughly fantastic time with us. It is delightful to know that we have provided you an incredible and unforgettable experience. We appreciate you writing great details about your stay and about our resort. These will be definitely helpful as it will serve as reference for the future guests who wish to stay here at SAii Lagoon Maldives.

We can't wait to welcome you back here in "your home away from home."

From the entire SAiiLanders family, we wish you all the best.

Until then. Stay safe!

SAii for now...
Patrick De Staercke
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Reviewed 23 November 2021 via mobile

My friends and I came to this resort after a bad experience at another resort. This place more than made up for the previous one. The beach, rooms, staff, service, food and activities were all excellent. It was truly the Maldivian vacation we were looking for. I would return here in a heartbeat. My only critique of the resort is that wifi is only available inside buildings. When you’re sitting on the beach or just out and about in the resort, the signal is bad. But this wouldn’t be enough to keep me from coming back. Everything else was splendid.

I visited the Maldives Discovery Center while at the resort and it is definitely worth the visit. It has wonderful information on the culture of the Maldives, as well as the ecology of the country. It is well designed to engage you with interactive displays and activities. I love that it’s educational without overwhelming you with too many facts and too much information. Kids will enjoy it, but honestly as a single adult, I enjoyed it as well. It’s a small center, so it’s perfect for a quick visit. You can visit int on your own, but I did the guided tour which lasted about an hour. Sultan was the tour guide and he did a great job. He easily adapted the tour to my interest. He speaks English very well and was easy to understand and converse with.

Room tip: The beach villa was great. If you don’t want to spend money on the water villa, you’ll still get a great stay with the beach villa.
Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Phromporn Sumatepimolchai, Marketing at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

Hello KEColorado1,

First of all, thank you very much for rating us and sharing an awesome feedback about your experience at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.

It is gratifying to learn that you had a perfect getaway with us. Appreciate you highlighting that we have been able to twist your unpleasant experience from the previous resort you stayed at.

It has been our pleasure in creating a SAiiSational experiences for you.

We'd love to Se(a) you again on SAii shores in the near future.

Until then, Stay safe!

SAii for now…
Patrick De Staercke
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Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Great with family , good mix of quite and busy.
Hard rock hotel is busier and has music and more lively , SAii is more peaceful and has quite spots across the resort.
Carry beach slippers as the sand is rough at places.
Thanks to the staff they are exceptional

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank seoulash
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Phromporn Sumatepimolchai, Marketing at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2021

Hello Seoulash

Thank you very much for rating and feedback you have given us.

It am glad to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Appreciate your highlights about our SAiiLanders(team members). It is true that the concept of the two resorts on our island are very different. Hard Rock offers more pumping activities whilst SAii is more on relaxation and meditation. This is in aim to offer our valued guests the best of both worlds. When guests wants to party and do pumping activities they can go to Hard Rock and if they want a chill, quiet and calm atmosphere, SAii the place to be.

Once again, thank you very much for your feedback, this will allow us to determine the necessary adjustment that we have to do in order to deliver a much better experience for our valued guests , moving forward.


It is indeed our pleasure welcoming you here on our paradise island and we are sincerely looking forward to see you again on our shores in the near future.

In the meantime, stay safe!

SAii for now...
Patrick De Staercke
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Reviewed 18 November 2021 via mobile

Paradise on earth! Beautiful views, private beaches, awesome island. Suitable for lovers and also for families. Everything prepared and organized taking the best experience for customers. Highly recomended!

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Sara_C_F_1973
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Phromporn Sumatepimolchai, Marketing at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2021

Hello Sara_C_F_1973,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback following your recent stay with us.

I could not agree with you more! You have certainly just visited a piece of paradise on earth. It is certainly our ceaseless desire to provide nothing but the best services, products and of course experiences for our valued InSAiiders(guest).

Your recommendation for us is very much appreciated and we truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back here on our paradise island soon.

In the meantime, Stay safe.

Wishing you and your family all the best.

SAii for now...
Patrick De Staercke
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Reviewed 16 November 2021

The SAii Lagoon is a beautiful property with a courteous and professional staff and a plethora of amenities and restaurants. No matter where you are in the property you are treated to unique and picturesque views and the rooms are comfortable and beautifully decorated. The last thing I will mention is that they take COVID precautions very seriously. All members of the staff where masks (even those vaccinated) and the hotel makes apparent all the ways in which they endeavor to keep their guests safe. This place is incredible and I highly recommend.

Date of stay: November 2021
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Thank jtkesterson
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Phromporn Sumatepimolchai, Marketing at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2021

Hello jtkesterson,

We are truly delighetd to read your kind words about your stay.

It is absolutely rewarding for all our SAiiLanders(team members) to know about your satisfaction during your stay with us.

Your recommendation for us is very much appreciated and we do hope to welcome you back very soon.

Stay safe.

Wishing you all the best.

SAii for now...
Patrick De Staercke
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