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Paradise on earth
Member Name: smudge377
Date: 25/09/08, updated on 26/09/08 (55 review reads)
Advantages: warm sea, blue sky, peace, nature and great food
Disadvantages: don't fly air lanka
My Perfect Holiday- we visited Thurlhagiri Island resort over Xmas and New Yera 06/7. Thurlhagiri is in the North Male Atoll, approx 30 mins from Male.
Staying all inclusive in a water bungalow for 2 cost around 3,600 GBP.
Flew with Air Lanka (which was the only bad part of the experience). Leg room limited by boxes under seats. Service generally average, and food poor.
However, arrived at Male airport, smoothly, picked up luggage quickly, stepped out of airport onto the port.
From the moment we arrived we were treated like kings. They carried out bags to the boat, and off the 2 of us went to the resort . A cool flannel and fruit cocktail awaited us on our arrival, then showed to our water bungalow.
The bungalow was just perfect, steps done into a turquoise blue sea, full of fish.
The room was very clean, with a lovely bathroom, with door out onto deck, so you could come in that way when you got out of the sea.
Room cleaned every morning, and bed turned back, with shapes make from sheets, and flower petals.
Tea and coffee facilities in room, plus fridge, and TV9we never turned it on)
Sitting area indoors with glaa coffee table tat showed the fish beneath.
The deck had wooden loungers with cushions, parasol, and table and deckchairs.
The sea was the real winner though. We snorkled throught huge shoals of fish, swam with turtles, and sharks (NO HARM CAME TO US), and saw eagle ray flap thru the lagoon.
The food was second to none, with choice for everyone, from lasagne that tastes authentic, to curries, seafood, sushi and salads, even the deserts were great. New Years eve buffet served on the beach.
Couple of little shops, selling all those little bits and bobs and gifts plus a pricey jewelry store.
The staff were helpful and friendly, but not overbearing.
Evening entertainement was limited. An acrobat/fireater, which was fun. Otherwise mainly dive films, or sitting in the bar, but we preferred to go and sit out on the walway and watch who was in the lagoon.
Truly paradise, can find no fault at all with this holiday