Written on: 26/10/2010
I would like to start by saying "WOW" some people really do love to moan about everything dont they haha! You can only just see the building works on the next island let alone here them, i dont know maybe it was noisy when other went but we didnt hear a single bit of it. and as for the airport your ten minutes from it so there is not alot you can do about it, my partner and i quite like to watch the taking of as they fly quite close but i guess its not for evryone :)
We booked with First Choice and flew with Thompson who were both good. arriving on 11/10/10 Club Faru was our first experience of The Maldives and was fantastic value for money. Everything about it was fantastic...yes the rooms are basic and a little dated but they are very clean and i certainly didnt fly 11 hours to sit in my room for to weeks so who cares! Our room was number 74 a ground floor room with a door opening right onto the beautiful beach next to the main bar.
The complex is very nice, all the buildings (main bar, thundi bar and restaurant)are like a beach hut style lots of exposed wood and bamboo chairs great when your on a paradise island :) The pool area is also nice although we spent most of our time sunbathing on the plastic loungers on the beach we did have a few days by the pool where they have wider longer wooden sunbeds and little side tables for your drink...as soon as you pick a bed a pool boy will bring you a sunbed mattress (nice and comfy) to put your towel over. pool is clean and a nice size and not freezing more importantly!
The beaches are all stunning and yes some rubbish does get washed up onto the beach but that is what tides do...however there were a team of guys that raked and cleaned all the beaches at very least 3 times everyday without fail. there is lots of wildlife which is lovely to see we made friend with a tiny lizard outside our appartment that liked to sit on my hand for warmth in the morning :)
The food is great something different every night you could never go hungry even if you were the most fussy person on earth...my partner and i love good food so we were a little apprehensive about the buffet style meals but there was no need as everything was spot on. you have a table and a waiter allocated to you on your first night this stays the same for your whole holiday. our waiter was nazeef he was sweet and kind always the perfect gentlman and very attentive, on our last night he cover our table in beautiful tropical flowers in such a lovely design it really topped of the holiday.
excursions can get expensive but i fully advise you try the Male capital trip, i was dreading going after what other had said but truely have no idea what they were on after we went on the trip!?! you get the boat to Male and once there you get a tour guide who takes you round to show you the sites...its great they show you lots of places such as there temple, the fruit and veg market, fish market all of wich are amazing sites. then a little history about the maldive which is really interesting, we even got to see the president of the maldives walking to his house which was very nice to see. all the people are very welcoming and there is a great vibe from all the locals....just watch out for motorbikes! Also a must are the free snorkelling trips twice a day, go on as many as you like its great we swam with reef sharks, rays and the most amazing fish you have ever seen. we had out own diving gear but you can rent it all at the watersports centre for next to nothing! we rented a digital underwater camera for $27 they just pop your SD from your own camera in it and your free to dive in and take as many snaps as you can cram on to your memory card, we got some great ones very pleased indeed.
To anyone that has booked to come to Faru thats worried about other peoples reveiws rubbish reveiws all i can say is i felt exactly the same but when i got here it exceeded everyone of my expectations and i am very hard to please most of the time.
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