Theres no pretence about Biyadhoo if youre looking for a simple escape at a good value, established resort with a wonderful natural environment, this is it. Its why many of the guests here return year after year. The resort has recently improved many of its facilities, with changes including free Wi-Fi, twice-weekly snorkelling trips, as well as a refreshment of the rooms, reception, restaurant and bar.
The island is a haven for divers, with a wealth of top dive sites nearby. The renowned PADI dive school is particularly popular, with the excellent instructors on-hand to advise which of the varied dive sites are best suited to your ability. For snorkellers, the fabulous house reef has seven different passages and offers the opportunity to get up-close with reef sharks, rays and turtles. And for relaxation, theres a main stretch of beach plus several smaller beaches around the island.
Palm is the resorts air-conditioned restaurant, offering buffets and set menus with international cuisine. In the evening, the al fresco Coconut Bar becomes the islands hub as the place for drinks in a relaxed atmosphere, often with entertainment. Rooms are housed in two-storey blocks, just a few steps back from the waters edge. They are fairly basic but perfectly adequate, as most guests here tend to focus on the outdoors. Each has a balcony or terrace leading to the beach.
Airport transfer time:Approx. 45 minutes by speedboat from Mal airport
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Minimum stay: 7 nights 27 Dec-07 Jan; 3 nights at other times.
97 rooms in two-storey blocks
Snorkel on the stunning house reef Book an excursion to a local island* Go dolphin watching* Dive whether its a taster diving lesson, PADI dive course, or exploring the most challenging sites* Paddle out to explore the waters on a canoe trip*.
Full Board Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
All Inclusive from £44 Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant Selected drinks Snacks at Coconut Bar 4-5pm Snorkelling and windsurfing equipment (no tuition) 1 sunset fishing trip.