The resort didn’t close in March 2007 as expected but carried on with a little bit of repainting and upgrading.
At some point it is still expected to be completely broken down and built up again as a very smart, contemporary but ‘classic’ sort of resort. An up-market brand of hotels is slated to oversee the transformation and take on the management of the new property.
It will have approximately 80 rooms and won’t be in the top bracket in terms of pricing – but perhaps not far below.
The proximity to the airport is in its favour but it has a headache in dealing with the sight of the growing ‘rubbish island’ between Male and itself. This should be successfully dealt with by building most of the rooms as water bungalows behind the island and looking out to sea.
The island itself is nicely positioned at the edge of its own circular reef, with a fine lagoon, good snorkelling and easy access to many, well-established, dive spots.
Until the resort is sold, closed down and reconstructed, it will probably slowly go down hill. So do be careful what is on offer here.
Reviewed by Adrian Neville