Looking for the perfect tropical getaway that combines stunning natural beauty, and unparalleled hospitality? Look no further than the Embudu Village Resort in the Maldives. Before you start planning your vacation in the Maldives, check out all you need to know before you go.
Nestled on a private island in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, this resort promises to transport you to a world of serenity and relaxation. From the moment you step onto the island, you’ll be greeted with warm smiles and a sense of tranquility that will stay with you throughout your stay.
In this blog post, I will provide you with an honest review of Embudu Village Resort in the Maldives where I spent my holiday.
Embudu Village Maldives-review
Where – Male, Maldives
When – all year round, however, it is better to go during the dry season between December and April.
My rating – is 10/10
How much -Prices depend on the season, whether you choose half board, full board, or all-inclusive
Embudu Village is located in South Male Atoll. From the airport, you get there in 20 minutes by a speedboat.
This is a very small and lovely island which you can walk around in about 20 minutes. As you are arriving on an island, take your shoes off. You will not need them until you leave.
Rooms and facilities
The Maldives are well known for its accommodation concept, one island, one resort. The resort however is not one huge building, but rather small bungalows or overwater villas.
The same goes for Embudu Village. Let me mention that Embudu Village is not one of those luxurious resorts with overwater villas. It is a rather budget-friendly and small resort, however, we didn’t lack anything there.
We stayed in one of the bungalows close to the reception and restaurant. The bungalow is like a little house with one bedroom and bathroom and an outside terrace with chairs and a table.
The bedroom includes a big double bed, table with mirror and wardrobe. The bathroom is spacious with a shower, toilet, and sink. The bathroom interior was modern and clean. Cleaning was done daily and we were always happy with it.
In front of some bungalows, like ours, nets are hanging from the palm trees, where you can swing and relax.
I don’t know what the overwater bungalows look like from the inside, but from the outside, they seem to be very close to each other, which could be a problem for those seeking more privacy.
The whole resort has one reception, a souvenir shop, a restaurant, a bar, and a spa. What else would you need in paradise?
Restaurants and bars
As mentioned above, there was only one restaurant however the food was delicious and there were always a lot of choices, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
We chose to go for the all-inclusive option and I can highly recommend that. You are on an island, there is nothing to buy so you will have to buy it in the resort anyway.
The breakfast was served in the way of a buffet with many choices. They were also preparing omelets, scrambled eggs, or pancakes for your request.
For lunch and dinner also buffet tables were available with meals changed regularly and with several options. They organized various themed dinners every evening, and on one occasion, there was an outdoor barbecue featuring different types of meat, situated outside the restaurant.
They didn’t forget about sweets either. Every day there were plenty of different cakes to choose from. The tables were nicely decorated with flowers every evening.
There is one bar where you can enjoy your drinks and cocktails sitting either on very comfortable bean bag chairs, or you can also sit on a swing outside as the concept of the bar is naturally open space.
During the day you can have your drink on a deck on the beach and enjoy the sunshine and view of the ocean.
Embudu Village resort doesn’t provide a pool, however, it is not even needed as the ocean is all around the island where you can swim and snorkel.
The island offers mostly shallow entrances to the ocean, however, there may be diverse degrees of depth in different areas. The waters are home to a plethora of beautiful corals and fish that are worth exploring.
The diving school arranges orientation meetings to guide the safe spots for snorkeling and those to avoid due to strong currents.
If you are interested in diving experience, the school organizes a diving trip to the ocean.
The water here is warm and crystal clear. Seriously, the visibility here is unbelievable, which I have never seen before. When you snorkel, you feel you are inside an aquarium with all the fish.
Also, when you walk along the beach you can see baby sharks, stingrays, and other small fish. This place is also very good for beginner snorkelers or non-swimmers as the water is shallow and calm.
The powdery sand on the island is as white as flour and incredibly soft to the touch. Footwear is unnecessary throughout the island, except when dining in the restaurant where some guests choose to forego it altogether.
The island is dotted with sunbeds, as well as nets that provide an ideal spot to relax and unwind, whether in the sun or the shade.
There is also a pier, where you can walk on and take some pictures. In the evening it is lighted with lamps.
Entertainment and customer service
The customer service here is great. Everybody in the reception, restaurant, and bar was very kind and smiley with great customer service. We didn’t have any bad experiences in Embudu Village.
Don’t expect entertainment on the island. This is a natural place for relaxation. Despite this, we were treated to live music on one occasion, while another evening featured a captivating projection showcasing the underwater world of the Maldives and providing information about the island.
You can unwind and enjoy their drinks at the outdoor bar, or recline on swings and hammocks scattered around the area.
Conclusion: Embudu Village Maldives-review
The Embudu Village resort in the Maldives offers an idyllic tropical escape for those seeking to relax and rejuvenate body and minds.
With its pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, and warm and welcoming staff to the delicious cuisine, every aspect of the resort is designed to ensure a memorable and enjoyable stay.
We were completely satisfied with our choice of Embudu Village for our holiday. Location, beach, underwater life, food, and staff all of those deserve 10 points out of 10 from us. If you are not seeking luxury, but rather relaxation on a white sandy beach with crystal clear water, Embudu Village is the right place.