There are smiles all round at Innahura Maldives Resort as we celebrate gaining Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award for 2021 – placing our resort amongst the top 10% of hospitality businesses worldwide.
Awards are based on reviews and opinions collected in a single year from Tripadvisor’s global community of travelers and without our guests taking the time to write about their stays with us, gaining this prestigious accolade would not have been possible. We extend our gratitude to each and every one of you – we are so glad you enjoyed your holidays at Innahura and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Recent reviews on Tripadvisor about holidays spent at Innahura:
Life is easy in paradise
Stuart D, South Africa (5/13/21) – Tripadvisor
The accommodation was spacious, practical and each bungalow was well positioned on the beach with either sunrise or sunset views. The sunset side is recommended as the beach has less coral on that side. The all inclusive package was comprehensive and included a great list of cocktails, beer, all meals, a fitness centre and water sports such as kayaks and a daily transfer to the house reef for snorkeling. I was so surprised by the snorkeling and the variety of beautiful colourful fish, better than I had previously experienced in Seychelles, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Indonesia or Thailand. We swam with eagle rays, parrotfish, 3 types of angel fish and many many more.
Food was very good and my family said they had never seen such variety over an 8 night stay at other all inclusive destinations. My wife and I are both vegan and the restaurant manager Adam and executive chef endeavoured to prepare personalised vegan meals for lunch and dinner, which included some of the best vegan friendly desserts we had ever had (much to my wife’s delight). At the sand bar or Ohlu bar, the pina coladas are highly recommended!
My wife and I had a romantic retreat package at the spa (we are regular spa goers) and this was one of the most beautiful treatment areas. We had a foot massage watching the waves right in front of us, before a fantastic 90 minute Balinese massage on the comfortable tables.
The swimming pool, sand bar and restaurant never felt too full and one could easily sit next to the pool for a few hours with no disturbance. There were children at the resort but everyone was very well behaved.
Evening entertainment was good with DJ nights, movie night and my favourite was the live acoustic evening under the stars. We stayed up until after midnight sipping cocktails and listening to great acoustic tunes from the 90s and 2000s.
Well done to Eddy and all involved at Innahura at delivering a great product. At Innahura, life is easy
innahura – a detailed review from 229
Excursion31119043640, Warsaw, Poland (4/17/21) – Tripadvisor
After several weeks of online research on trip advisor and instagram, we decided to try our luck with Innahura. The prices in Maldives are hefty and since we wanted to spend two weeks over Easter holidays, it took us a while to find a resort that would match our expectations, but also provide a good value for money. We knew that we didn’t want a cookie-cutter American style resort that looks like a golf club in paradise nor an-overpriced 5 star hotel with lots of insta-influencers flexing on the beach. Instead, our priorities were: bungalows situated directly on the beach, pretty location with unobstructed views of the ocean, good food and a family friendly environment for a five-year old. Innahura offered a really good deal and allowed us to book without any downpayment or cancellation fee, which was a nice gesture in these unpredictable times.
Ultimately, we spent blissful two weeks at this beautifully situated natural island with lush green gardens. The resort is new and well kept, the hard-working staff rakes the beach everyday and fumigates the island daily against mosquitos (after bringing 5 kg of insect repellent in my luggage from Poland, I found I didn’t have to use it at all, and had myself no real complaints about the bites).
The views are simply breathtaking, with every bungalow you are guaranteed to be within 40 steps from the sea while The Sand Bar and the pool overlooking the pretty lagoon is where we spent most of our time. I loved the unpretentious vibe and the barefoot chill. The staff wears masks at all times. Even during the full-occupancy I didn’t feel like the resort was overcrowded. There is a very nice doctor onsite who helped us with medicine for our kid. We noticed that the small clinic point on the island is also equipped with a respirator.
The sunset side is the best options with its kids-friendly lagoon, gentle waters and no hard coral underneath your toes. For more experienced swimmers, snorkelers and divers, I recommend you try the water sports centre or Prodivers – Innahura’s diving centre, which provides you with an excellent choice of snorkeling/diving activities. Lhivayani Atol is apparently very blessed with many awesome diving sites. The house reef to where the boat takes you on a free daily shuttle to snorkel is really nice, we saw there plenty of clown fish, parrotfish, napoleon and even a turtle. Make sure you go also on a half day and full day snorkeling trips – the boat takes you to excellent snorkeling sites around the Atoll, for instance to Fadhoo (my fave) and Olhuveli reef. The marine life there is very diverse, you see stunning coral formation and very pretty reef fish frolicking around coral caves, we even spotted a manta, a murene, an octopus and a lazy stingray resting in the sand at the bottom of the seafloor. Prices for these trips are reasonable in comparison to other resorts, which is a big plus. The full day snorkeling trip takes you to approximately 5 different reefs, an inhabited island and includes a lunch on the boat. I also recommend the sunset fishing trip organized by the reception. We spotted dolphins and caught a couple red snappers which were served to us on the following day for lunch. Even a big nurse shark got tangled up in our fishing cord.
The hotel organizes daily evening activities free of charge, including night-time cinema by the pool, cocktail gathering at the sunset, two disco nights per week and some basic stuff for kids three times per week. But a true must-see is the Maldivian cultural show where the male staff plays drums and performs an improvised dance. The performance was really incredible, offered a glimpse into local traditions and celebrated each dancer’s individual dancing personality while displaying dancers’ camaraderie at the same time. At the end of the show the visitors are welcome to join the stage which is a beautiful and rare occasion to integrate with people who work hard every day to make your stay special. Throughout our stay we got to know better many of the staff members, who were always lovely and attentive. Our special greetings go to: Ishaam (thank you for the nice chat, dance moves and for looking after our room), to Teshan and other chefs for their warms smiles, waffles and live cooking, to Gayan, Nadeesh and other bar staff for nice conversations and good vibes, and finally to Melissa and Thoha from Prodivers for top notch snorkeling escapades.
I felt safe and privileged to be away from Covid-stricken Europe in this little paradise gem. How can you not, when you are surrounded by incredible nature and kind people. Well, there will always be tourists who come to consume and to be served, who find some twisted pleasure in petty complaints without realizing that they are in the middle of the ocean, during the covid-19 crisis in an eco-resort without Uber-Eats. On our way back to the airport the seaplane transfer stopped by Intercontinental resort to pick up some guests. They all wore flashy watches and AirPods, yet none of them bothered to put on a mask, despite the clear request from the seaplane crew. Well, I guess the money might buy you status but won’t buy you human decency. Last but not least: while some tourists feel that eco-friendliness means nice wooden teak furniture that doesn’t scream Ikea, many resorts here, including Innahura, actually put a lot of effort to stay low-waste and plastic-free. There are some small things you can do as a tourist to help the precarious marine environment: bring your own plastic trash back home, use sunscreen with natural ingredients to protect the coral, don’t overload your plate with unnecessary food at the buffet. And smile:)
Thank you Innahura for this lovely stay
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