Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Resort
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Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Resort Raa Atoll Reviews
total relaxation Apr 19, 2014
We stayed in a beach bungalow (number 142) tucked away in a few trees just off the beach. Our air-conditioned room was spotless, as it was cleaned twice a day! The bed was huge and comfortable! There was an outdoor shower in the bathroom, as well as an indoor one, that I thought was a great feature. I never once used the indoor shower!
Also in our room was a kettle for the free tea and coffee provided, two large bottles of water at no cost, and a mini bar for an added cost.
Another extra cost of $550/night, was the over the water bungalows. Maybe next time we'll splurge!
The resort is on a rather small island, so the resort offers up a few activities to keep you busy, if you want to be, like beach volleyball, tennis, a gym, snorkelling, jet skis, kayaking, wind surfing, and wake boarding. Some with an added rental cost, some not. The resort also provides a couple day-trips like snorkelling trips, fishing tours and a tour of another island for a fee.
There is also a dive centre there, and you do not have to have your PADI course to go out on a dive...wish I would have found that out before our second last day there. You can go for a 20 meter dive for about 130 us dollars without your PADI cert, but you have to go at least 24 hours before your flight home.
The food on the resort was good. The bread was delicious!!! Then there was two types of soup, a couple salads, a variety of main dishes, and dessert was mainly mousse-based cakes and some fruit.
The bars made 5 different free cocktails, all of which used syrups or cordials. Not very nice, but tolerable. There was always pop if you wanted to have a g'n't or rum'n'coke instead.
Night life was either a guy and girl singing pop songs in different languages, mainly English, or karaoke at the beach bar. Two nights we were there, there was a beach party with music and drinks on the beach.
There was a beautiful infinity pool with a pool bar, but I only ever swam in the ocean.
As a matter of fact, all I really wanted from this holiday was to lay around in the sun on the beach and read, and to do as much snorkelling as I could. That's exactly what this resort offered me! There were sun loungers on the beach, and I could swim with the fish right from the shore (at high tide). I even got to see an octopus and what I'm sure was a shark!
I wouldn't recommend this resort to someone who was looking for lots of things to do and a party; but, if you just want to relax, you couldn't find a better spot!
One last thing I should mention, is the staff. ALL of the staff on the resort were so friendly...genuinely friendly, and always wearing a smile.
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Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Resort Overview
Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Resort sits in remote Raa Atoll and is surrounded by lush green vegetation and the beautiful Indian Ocean. The resort offers a great selection of facilities along with some superb dining options and a great selection of excursions from night fishing to a desert Island BBQ. Raa Atoll offers great dive sites, beautiful white sandy beaches and a lagoon, ideal for water sports.
Male International Airport is 136 km away, 45 minutes by seaplane.
Compulsory sea plane transfer is included.
Once booking is confirmed guests must contact Hotels4u with full flight details.
Important Information: sea plane transfers only depart in daylight hours between 0700 - 1600 hours. There are some late international arrival flights and consequently guests can miss their onward connection by seaplane to the island. This especially affects flight EK654 that is due to arrive Male at 15:25. It takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to clear customs and immigration at Male airport. The last seaplane usually departs from Male between 16:00 - 16:30 hours. When booking international flights, please take this into consideration. Failure to do so may result in having to overnight in Male at additional cost. Transfer to the islands will be arranged for the following day on the earliest possible flight. Unused transfer will be treated as a no-show and one-way seaplane costs will be charged. Guests will not be refunded for the unused night on the island.
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