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8.3
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8.8
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Excellent location
  • Villingilivaru Island20 m
  • Dhangethi Island1.27 km
  • Vilamendhoo Island1.69 km
  • Huvahendhoo Island3.88 km
  • Maafushivaru Island6.21 km
  • Kuda Rah Island7.02 km
  • Vakarufalhi Island7.41 km
  • Theluveligaa Island8.12 km
  • Machchafushi Island8.44 km
  • Kuda Rah Thila8.93 km
  • Ranveli Island Resort

    South Alif Atoll, South Ari Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives, - See map
    "We had a large room with a balcony and stunning views, very clean and comfortable bed with everything in good working order."
    Paul - 17 January 2017
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.6 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.4 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Hot tub

    • Currency exchange

    • Sauna

    • Steamroom

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    Room comfort score
    8.4/10
    Location score
    8.8/10
    Value for money score
    8.4/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    91
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    of Maldives Islands properties
    Better than
    89
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    Better than
    86
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    Value for money8.4
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportVilla International Airport (VAM)
    Distance to airport20.8 km

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    • Beach view
    • 1 double bed
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            What people love about Ranveli Island Resort

            • 7.6
              Very good
              Location

              "The location is awesome."

              Maria D.

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              16 April 2016

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Dive school was awesome: Ibu was knowledgeable and truly informative."

              Claire

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              08 April 2017

            • 7.6
              Very good

              "The coral reef is awesome and also the fish."

              Maria D.

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              16 April 2016

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            7.6
            Very good

            "The staff is friendly."

            Maria D.

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            16 April 2016

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            What they offer

            9.6
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Staff friendly and always ready to assist with our inquiries..."

            Claire

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            08 April 2017

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            Reviews of Ranveli Island Resort from real guests

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            8.1
            Excellent
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            Cleanliness8.6
            Facilities7.3
            Location8.8
            Room comfort and quality8.4
            Service8.1
            Value for money8.4
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            8.4
            Excellent
            Loy from Singapore
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

            The Best Experiences of Life!”

            I cannot believe that Ranveli Island Resort was so good and yet so cheap in Maldives islands. I took the full board deal and this resort serves great breakfast, lunch and dinner. The island is surrounded with blue water, comfortable size lagoon and exciting outdoor activities that we can totally relax. You can also enjoy the beautiful Maldives islands view from the seaplane. You will be missing out on one of the best experiences of life!

            Reviewed March 01, 2017
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Martin from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 6 nights in September 2014

            A week of paradise”

            Location, Beach and staff

            Had a relaxing wonderful stay at Ranveli. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was ok but quite bland sometimes for choice. Great thing was the full board though, food and accommodation included. Only area we found difficult was having to pay for drinks, water etc. Was added expense and had to pay a bill when leaving the resort. Overall great stay and beautiful location.

            Reviewed October 01, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            jennifer from New Zealand
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

            Paradise”

            Loved everything about our stay

            The location of the resort right on a reef was amazing. The snorkelling was fantastic, right at our doorstep. The beach and the actual island was beautiful The food was lovely, the service was great. The whole atsomphere was very relaxing and tranquil.

            Reviewed April 15, 2012
            8.4
            Excellent
            Kristy
            Solo traveler
            Superior Room
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

            Great, unless you're a girl and by yourself!!! Beware...”

            I just got back from my trip to the Maldives. It was overall amazing! The only scary thing is all the employees know your room number and having the bartender more than one night show up late (after midnight) knocking on your door to "hang out" after he knows you were drinking because he was serving you. The last night I was there I went to have a couple drinks and he kept trying to convince me to go to the closed bar and drink with him alone since he was finally off his shift and I kept turning him down. The 3rd time he walked away around midnight I went to my room and locked the door. At 1:30am the knocking started for almost a minute on and off. Yeah, no thanks! That's not cool in my book. One other time I was walking back to my room at night and before losing the WIFI I stopped to send a message on my phone and up walked the security guard. I was wearing a dress so he saw my tattoo on my ankle and got down on the ground and started touching it and rubbing my ankle and a little up my leg and then asked if I had anymore anywhere else...I said NO! and went to my room and locked the door. I was afraid to say anything to the management because I'm on an island by myself and didn't know who knows who and it was just getting creepy. The place is beautiful and the water is amazing and here I am a 33 year old adult having to hide in my room because of the men who worked there. So if you aren't going alone, you'll love it!

            Reviewed November 07, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Claire from United States
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

            Exceptional”

            Great variety of food every day. Fresh and well presented. Staff friendly and always ready to assist with our inquiries. Exercise room a little dated. Resort also a little dated....but well maintained. Dive school was awesome: Ibu was knowledgeable and truly informative.

            Reviewed April 08, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Paul from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 7 nights in January 2017

            perfect holiday”

            What a fantastic holiday thanks to all at Ranveli. It is a lovely well maintained island with friendly and helpful staff, especially Dergish our Indian bar waiter. Very attentive and always smiling. Some reviews had said that the resort was not 4 star but to me it depends what you want. We had a large room with a balcony and stunning views, very clean and comfortable bed with everything in good working order. No special toiletries or other little luxuries you might find in a U.K. 4 star hotel but it was perfect for us and the food was great with plenty of choice and the service was excellent. My only negative comments was the cost of alcoholic drinks but we expected that and there were not many hangers in the wardrobe but I'm sure if I'd asked they would have supplied more as they really couldn't do enough for you. The Trips and snorkelling again are fantastic. Nice to have a hot beach one side of the island and nice shady sun beds with breeze over the otherside. Perfect. Thanks to all the staff for looking after us xx

            Reviewed January 17, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Talha from Pakistan
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 5 nights in September 2016

            Very Muslim-friendly ^_^”

            We booked Ranveli, not knowing exactly what to expect. People had given it wildly varied reviews, with the primary complaint to do with the food. Subsequent to our stay, and a few times during, we found this to be rather surprising. Ranveli Village, to put simply, knowing full well how cliched it sounds, was a small piece of heaven. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a relaxed hospitality, and offered drinks while we checked in. We were then shown to our room, which had a clear view of the beach while still being private due to an abundance of flora. Our room was welcoming and cozy without ever being luxuriant – but then, the room is not what we were there for. The beach itself was everything you would expect from the Maldives: gorgeous white sand, clear emerald waters and beautiful coral reefs, home to vibrant (and enterprising fish). For us, it was an otherworldly experience to be amongst such pristine beauty and I can safely say, that had it not been for other activities, we could have spent an entire day snorkeling in the turquoise sea. On a night lit by a brilliant full-moon, we managed to make out the shapes of some manta rays which had come up to the edge of the water; it was singular and inexplicably humbling experience. With so many gorgeous and unique islands, what set Ranveli apart was that it seemed to be a less frequented destination, thereby offering more privacy. Being Muslims, this was a big factor in our decision-making. The food was simply outstanding. We opted for the full-board, without which our experience would have been much diminished, and the variety catered to people from different countries and with different tastes. Dishes ranged from chicken to beef, with a smattering of vegetable dishes thrown in to the mix, and all of them were exceedingly delicious. The desserts too were varied and simply delectable. The staff were very polite and courteous. My wife, who observes purdah, was greatly facilitated when the staff very generously change

            Reviewed November 20, 2016
            9.2
            Exceptional
            GERARDO from Chile
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

            Beautiful place”

            Not totally isolated (it has a habited island just in front of it), the reef is beautiful, facilities comfortable and staff very kind. Food was OK and need to improve the cocktails (1 mohito we took was not so good). Cleanliness of the rooms was very good but there was a few plastic bottles floating on the water and we could see also some papers in the place. It totally worth the price though.

            Reviewed April 21, 2016
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Natasha from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 5 nights in October 2014

            Everything you dream the Maldives will be...”

            You can walk around this tiny island within five minutes. Each side is surrounded by beaches, crystal blue sea and vibrant reefs. Love the sound of the waves, from a perfectly clean bedroom.

            The long beach is so long and quiet that it easy to find a spot whereby you have a full panoramic of white sands and blue skies. This easily gives the illusion that you and your loved one are entirely alone. Very romantic. Equally, this resort was ideal for parents eager to get their children away from their Ipads and back to a more traditional holiday. On the front of the resort their is a pool- ideal for learning to swim in and a reef/rock pool to explore, with cheaply loaned snorkel and flippers. Beautiful resort, great staff, immaculately cleaned bathroom and bedroom, simple meals of fresh fish, rice and vegetables.

            Reviewed October 16, 2014
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Kaylen from United States
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 6 nights in May 2014

            It felt like living a dream”

            Beaches, Snorkeling, Staff

            Magical. A very small island, not many rooms so the beaches aren't crowded. Fantastic snorkeling on the house reef, beautiful coral and innumerable fish. Such a great value for the money. All rooms seem to be the same, arranged in 2 level dulplexes. Ask for a 2nd floor for a better view. The food at the hotel restaurant is OK, not amazing but not bad. But, the restaurant sits over the water, and you can look down to see fish and sharks swimming by while you enjoy the meal, so cool. I would return! Great for peace and quiet.

            Reviewed September 05, 2014
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Chee from Malaysia
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 6 nights in July 2014

            Excellent Honeymoon destination”

            Friendly Staff, Wonderful House Reef, Comfortable

            Had our honeymoon at this beautiful island. Every one of the staff are very friendly and attentive. The room is very spacious, clean and comfortable. The house reef is excellent for snorkelling. Love the sunset on the beach. Our week spent on this wonderful resort is the best moment in our life. Will definitely visit there again.

            Reviewed August 31, 2014
            8.3
            Excellent
            Yong from Singapore
            Group
            Superior Room
            Stayed 5 nights in July 2014

            Perfect holiday!”

            Awesome staff, nice beach, clean room

            My experience with the hotel is perfectly nice and unforgetable! Clean resort with really nice beach and excellent staff performance! I had my stayed with them during my birthday, the reception staff actually took note of it when I check in with my passport and gave me a surprise birthday cake with my name on it right after the dinner on the actual day, so sweet isn't it? Highly recommend the hotel to everyone and will be back again for sure!

            Reviewed July 29, 2014
            6.7
            Good
            Shuk from Hong Kong
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

            Worth for the price but staff lack smile”

            Nice food, all inclusive meal package, low price

            Food taste and choices at the restaurant exceeded our expectation as an all-inclusive package. However, we cannot understand their table arrangement system. you will be assigned to a fix table at the restaurant all through your stay unless you voice out your preference. We were originally assigned an indoor table with no ocean view at all, staff at the restaurant failed to give me an explanation why we have to take the same table even there is vacant tables outside. We went to the reception and raised our concern, we were then arranged at an outside table the next meal. We truly find it ridiculous that the tables are not taken at a first-come-first-serve basis but a pre-assigned system, we don't know the rationale behind. Staff at the restaurant lacked smile, not sure if it's because of our special request.

            Reviewed April 02, 2014
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Olga from Ukraine
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 9 nights in February 2014

            Great value for money. Good 4 star hotel”

            reef, beach, no TV in the room

            very nice and cosy hotel, with very friendly personnel. Great location. Very tidy room, even better than in 5 star hotels i've been, they change towels twice a day, clean rooms twice a day and make your bed with flowers etc. Food was good, with avarage variety, but always can find something tasty to eat. Reef was perfect! Been to Maldives before and but this was one of the best reefs so far. very quite area, not too may guests. Would recomend to first time travellers to Maldives and for those who seek quality=price. The drawback is the internet speed this needs to be improved.

            Reviewed February 16, 2014
            8.3
            Excellent
            Alejandro from Italy
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 5 nights in February 2014

            Staff very friendly! ”

            Beach price

            The stay was really nice! Staff is friendly. Laura and the haul staff were nice and friendly. Housekeeping twice a day. very good variety of food ( they really make the effort) I think is good value for money considering the prices in Maldives Hotel room is big enough and the cleaning is very good. The beach is nice and clean. 200 meters for snorkeling in the own reef. I would recommend the half day snorkeling exc. The only thing to complain is the big groups specially from china, that they don't take care of the reef and other things. The internet is very slow and difficult to connect but is reasonable is a small island.

            Reviewed February 14, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Christian from Switzerland
            Couple
            Superior Room
            Stayed 7 nights in October 2013

            relaxing, nice dives, quiet, ”

            close to beach, small island, uncomplicated atmosphere, typical maldive island - small and cousy

            it was beautiful in general. unfortunately we couldn't go diving as much as we wanted to because they were understuffed. when the only one diving instructor got sick they organised after insisting a transfer to the neighbour island were we could held our dives. at the end the management was generours as we didn't had to pay the equipment. so we were satisfied and we would go back again.

            Reviewed November 02, 2013
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Annette from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Superior Room
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

            Super! A magical place where time doesn't exist.”

            Sea, Spa and Food

            One resort: one island. Perfect. With around 60 rooms, Ranveli offers a close and intimate feeling. Beach Volleyball, scuba diving and snorkelling are among many of the activities you can do. There are also some activities (boat trips and group dives) you can do. Whether you want peace and quiet, a romantic holiday or a family holiday, Ranveli magically creates the ambience you wish. The Spa is AMAZING! It is hard to find someone who understands your body, but this lady understood every nook and cranny of my body, especially my back, which needed attention. As a result, I had the 3-day spa package and worth every dollar. The food is excellent, it caters for all and you can even ask the chef for special diet requests. The service is great and the billing system, for drinks etc, is something easy and not a hinderance. Overall, just go. Walk through the clear water sea and not be bound by time.

            Reviewed October 22, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            YING from China
            Family with young children
            Superior Room
            Stayed 19 nights in July 2013

            very good island to snorkling”

            service, dinner, location

            excellent experience.very good place to snorlking. during 20 days staying, we saw turtle, monster fish, cuttefish. and every day the little sharks, fish around, many livily coral just around the island.

            Reviewed August 21, 2013
            8.7
            Excellent
            Chen from Indonesia
            Group
            Superior Room
            Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

            Great stay, value for money.”

            Sea, Beach, Rooms

            Value for money resort with rooms just renovated or in progress of renovation, rooms were big, functional & comfortable with good aircon, fan and water heater. A small island that don't need land transport to travel around, a lot of swings, beach chairs, sofa & benches to relax & laze outdoor if you want a bigger room. Resort should offer guests to upgrade from Full Board package to All Inclusive. Beach lagoon was great, coral was OK with a lot of fishes, and usual Maldives excursions available. Seaplane transfer has room for improvement. Overall, enjoyed the resort a lot.

            Reviewed July 25, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sari from Eswatini
            Family with young children
            Superior Room
            Stayed 7 nights in February 2013

            Perfect place to stop hectic life”

            Good beach

            Place where you can relax and enjoy silence without television. Very good place for modern people. Good place for snorkling, scuba-dive and relaxation. Good place for families with children and couples.

            Reviewed February 26, 2013
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