Vincent Poon :: Maldives 2018
26th Jan - 31st Jan

Visited The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi island of Huvadhoo Atoll

First time everything was right - weather, resort, reef, transportation and food! Just did not stay long enough.....

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Last changed: Apr 11, 2018
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The signature sculpture where every visitor will notice as they arrive at the island
Sunset@Maldives Residence
Last day we had enough of appetizers. So the main was skewers
Poor flamingo was grounded after being told she was not able to swim in the Infinity Pool
Album: The Residence Maldives - the Island
 
Residence Maldives is situated on the Falhumaafushi island of Huvadhoo atoll which is well known for the beauty of its underwater world. The island itself is just right, large enough to feel not crowded yet small enough to have only one resort.
 
Sure maybe it doesn't have as many activities than Club Med or as luxurious as the other 6* hotels, but the atmosphere, the villas, the reefs and the staff service definitely made The Residence Maldives as one of my top recommendated hotels.


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Album: The Residence Maldives - the Villas
 
During this trip we stayed in both the beach villa and the water villa. I must admit the decoration or the setup definitely was not one of the most grandest or luxurious we have seen, but it provided a spacious, comfy and relaxing place for our stay.
 
And we also managed to get one of the best spots available.... each day you will be rewarded with a sunset view in your villa and the close proximity to the house reef meant I could swim to there within minutes. What more can I say?


Changed: Apr 08, 2018.
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Album: The Residence Maldives - F & B
 
In the old days, food in Maldives was not really something to look forward to and definitely was not the gem of the trip. It turned out that food could also be exceptional if you were willing to pay a bit more and we were certainly impressed by the quality and selection of choices. 
 
I would especially recommend to try out the fine dining in the Falhumaa, not just for the quality of the food but also for the special view and atmosphere!


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Album: The Residence Maldives - The Infinity Pool
 
A huge swimming pool in Maldives is definitely considered to be nice-to-have as you have the whole sea right in front of you or your own private pool should you want some fresh water. However there will always be some poor souls like us who don't have their own private pools yet fancy for a quick dip into the fresh water.....
 
... and not to mention you also get the pool bar, the atmosphere and the music too....


Changed: Apr 07, 2018.
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As usual, the Maldivian Airline always delays... the whole journey took us around 1 hr. Last time when we arrived with this we had to sit facing backwards. (like the jump seats but for proper passengers!)
View of the main entrance of the island, taken from the main jetty
Album: The Residence Maldives - Marine Life
 
One of the reasons why I tolerated such a hellish travelling time to this island was because of the excellent coral reef and its close proximity to the island
 
If you were lucky to get a sunset facing villa, all you needed is the ability to fin for 5 minutes and you will be rewarded with the splendid view of the Falhumaafushi reef! (OK the turtle was from another place...)


Changed: Jun 17, 2018.
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Album: The Residence Maldives - the Journey
 
Getting to The Residence Maldives was definitely not an easy feat. Basically it took us 10 hours to get from HK-SG-Male-Koodoo-Hotel and there was basically no room for any delays throughout, especially for the domestic flight to Koodoo which was the last flight of the day.
 
But our flight from Singapore to Male was indeed delayed because we had to wait for a couple from HK and we almost missed the last domestic flight. Luckily we made it at the end! Phew~


Changed: Apr 06, 2018.
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Album: The Residence Maldives - Panorama views
 
There is no lens wide enough that can capture the entire beauty of the island and its surroundings. These panorama shots were just a few of my feeble attempts...


Changed: Jul 22, 2018.
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