Palm Beach Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The home island’s very spacious size, which means there’s more room for every guest
- Rooms’ lovely outdoor spaces, including the idyllic verandas with swings, and the open-air bathrooms
- The surrounding Lhaviyani Atoll, which is home to an abundance of marine life
- The resort is one of the more family-friendly options in the Maldives, thanks to the spacious two-bedroom Villas and child-oriented services (babysitting is available, and there's a designated play area)
What To Know
- Rooms do not come with private pools, as is the case at many Maldivian resorts
- The island is reached via a 40-minute seaplane trip from the Maldives’ main airport, in the capital city of Malé; the flight is $500 per person
- Given the property’s size (large by Maldivian resort standards), couples in search of privacy and intimacy may prefer to stay elsewhere
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
Palm Beach deals in the fairly standard Maldivian rustic design vernacular — which is still pretty spectacular: 138 single and bilevel thatch-roofed villas tucked away amid a plethora of palm and pandus trees, on powder-white sand mere steps from the Indian Ocean. Inside, it’s white-on-wood, with very few colorful flourishes (an arrangement of tropical flowers here, a spray of palm fronds there). It might strike some as uninspired or barebones, but the goal is to be subtle and quiet, and to let some of the world’s most beautiful natural surroundings speak for themselves. Since pretty much all of the public spaces are indoor-outdoor, their decor comes mostly courtesy of Mother Earth — and she’s one of the best designers out there.
Bed and Bath
All the accommodations have the makings of a perfect Robinson Crusoe desert isle, with rustic styling and a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces. The spacious bedrooms are furnished simply with large wooden beds and flat-screen TVs (with satellite channels), while sitting areas have ocean views. All rooms also come with shaded verandas outfitted with lounge chairs and (in most categories) hanging hindoli, traditional Maldivian swings. The bilevel Villas have an additional bedroom on the second floor. The majority of the bathrooms are open-air, with deep soaking tubs placed idyllically outdoors.
One considerable difference between Palm Beach and other Maldivian resorts is its size: The island of Madhiriguraidhoo is one of the largest in the archipelago nation. So while 138 is a lot of rooms for a Maldivian property, considering the island’s space it doesn’t necessarily feel that way. The area around the lagoon is the center of activity at the resort. The water sports center supplies guests with jet skis, wakeboards, canoes, catamarans, banana boats and the like; the on-site PADI-certified dive center runs up to three dive trips a day, plus one night diving excursion every week. With the exception of the main, buffet-style restaurant, most of the eating outlets are at the shore, including the seafood restaurant, which has tables just steps from the surf, and the overwater restaurant, where you can enjoy breakfast every morning. Away from the shore (but still in view of the ocean) is a sand-encircled swimming pool, two tennis courts, and a spa where the standard range of treatments is on offer.
In the Area
Maldivian vacations usually mean mostly staying on your property’s island. But Palm Beach offers some nice options for going off-isle. There’s a lovely coral reef within swimming distance of the property, and snorkeling excursions take guests to better reefs with an abundance of marine life in the Lhaviyani Atoll. Anglers will love the big game fishing expeditions, which go in search of marlin, barracuda and wahoo — the chef is happy to prepare the catch of the day. And divers can explore shipwrecks in the surrounding waters. Not to be missed is a sunset outing aboard a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian sailboat.
How to Get There
Wonderful island with mesmerizing natural beauty and peace.. really we enjoyed our family vacation with peace, solitude and joy. Must visit this place. All area of this beautiful island is full with well maintained greenary and italian style villas , suites etc in front of Crystal clear clean beaches.
We booked 6 beautiful beach villas on October 23, 2019 with 16 members of the family, the location of each beach villa was wonderful, it was here to find out who called real peace of mind. All the best words of praise are in the tourism dictionary are dedicated to the humble staff of here. very co-operative staff, Excellent resturant with best food , nice room service, buggies service, bicycle service, amazing pool area with bar, and indoor - outdoor sports are mind blowing,
Highly recommended to book this resort.
To be honest we were not expecting much more from 4 star resort, and reviews that were posted are giving clear picture of resort. However there are several things that are not up to 4 star resort standart...Food that was served on buffet is well made and rather delicious, however it was very limited when it comes to variety of food,especially brekfast. We knew that wifi is not available in rooms and that's fine, however we were told that we can pay additionally for this but minimum is 4 days :), witch is 100 dollars, and I needed only one day ... By this you can clearly see that they don't want to accommodate guest request instead they want to rip you off as much as possible. All inclusive package does not have single cocktail included, you have to pay additionaly...You can not event get bottle of water in the beach... All in all, I wish I can say that this was good value for money, since this is what we were aiming this year, but unfortunately it is not, we have visited other 4 star resorts in Maldives and I can definitely say that this is not good value for money, to be fair it's not worst either but you can find better place.
There are places in the world that are unreal beautiful, an Maldives are! But have a great experience is made by the right team and premium customer service and Palm Beach is beyond to make you feel surrounded by friendly people that they priority is make the guests to feel relax and happy! It was our honeymoon and we enjoyed every single moment there with waitress like Knut at the buffet, looking after us with a smile always, being incredible kind with an incredible premium service ,same as the rest of the waitress! We love the Tindhi bar with stuuuning beach with spot of your dream to relax and treat yourself with some cocktails or enjoy some water sports at the same Time,again incredible service from Rambo which is a friend to us now,sooo nice guy who enjoys his job delivering service with passion about it, such nice guy! Personally I love to learn about the culture and explore new places being active, Palm Beach has the most professional Diving Center with incredible free snorkel trips and affordable experiences to dive on their beautiful reefs full of fishes that are soo cute! I was impressed with the turtles,sharks,ray and even we watched dophins ???? ,The team is lead by biologists like Bebe,who is the founder of the dicing center and knows everything about maldivian reefs ecosystem,doing free nursery snorkel experience teaching you the names of the corals,fishes ,etc everything about the sea and the world under the water, He is looking after the corals maintaince of the island reef with passion and does research taking broken corals and looking after to help them growth,incredible.. no words about his amazing knowledge and his kidness loving looking after the planet.definately we need more people like him in this world! Thanks so much to Husain ,anoher incredible knowledgeable diver and biologist with a good sence of humor,,we had so much fun at the snorkel trips with therest of the divers team,there are really nice people with passion about what they do,definitely much it wass so nice to learn so much about the sea with them,more that we was expected. if you like to be active they have and also really nice football,basketball,tennis ,squash,paddle,volleyball facilities to play with incredible views!! In the night the sky is full of stars and the sunset are just amazing.Regarding to the management team ,we had to give a huge thank you to EJ and the costumer experience team,because we had an issue with our booking and even it was our travel agency fault and nothing to do with the Resort,,they tried to fix to make our stay pleasant and make us happy,something that not many place will do, definitely they know how to offer a great experience,they look after us a d make our stay unforgettable with every detail. We remember nostalgically the moment that EJ and the management team was saying bye to us from the island while we was flying waching the from the window,so lovely! So ,yes it was the perfect trip in every sense, we learned all about this incredible place,feeling like in a family a relax place with really personal treat and a place that I will recommend to everyone that wants to experience in one of the most beautiful place in the world! Definitely we will back to meet the team again and the tasty all inclusive food,missing the grill fish and noodles ????????