Holiday Island is a four star resort on the South Ari Atoll, about half an hour from Male International Airport by Seaplane.
Review of Holiday Island, Maldives
Firstly take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes. There will be little need to put them back on for the entire length of your holiday, except for when you are on a boatride, when the decks can be slippy.
You will be directed to your luxury beach-front guest room and if you are like we were, will crash out for a few hours (the ten hour flight from London is a bit of a killer) before heading out to explore holiday island.
The island is set in a very big lagoon and the coral reefs are a bit too far for most people to swim to. This could have been a problem since the sea life on the corals is a highlight, but thankfully there are four boat trips a day to the reef edge laid on for guests. In the lagoon you can safely try sailing, windsurfing, jet skis and even parasailing.
The food we ate was always of a very high standard. It is buffet style but with a lot of care and concern shown for freshness and quality.The fish was all caught locally and tasted fantastic. They did a lot of delicious curries but for those who don't go for spicy food there are ALWAYS five or six other options too.
Don't miss the night fishing expedition. Everyone on board landed enourmous snappers as soon as the sun went down. it was a thrilling evening. The sea around the maldives is teeming with big fish and so anyone new to fishing should try it here.
The rest of the time is for relaxing with a capital R. The beach which rings the island is pretty perfect apart from one small corner of erosion, but that is a minor point. Dig your toes in the fine sand, watch the dolphins leaping in the distance and be happy. All in all the holiday island was a fantastic vacation venue. We will be coming back to the maldives again, and if the price is right, then holiday island is definitely worth returning to. Visit the maldives between november and april for the best weather.