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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Corporate and polished
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March, 2011
With Spouse/Partner
Jim
Corporate and polished

The Sheraton Full Moon offers pretty much what you would expect from an international hotel chain. The island is long and narrow, and close enough to Male' to offer a speedboat transfer.

Rooms are decent but nothing mind-boggling, and service is crisp and professional. Food at the buffet was a little disappointing considering the relatively high price of the rooms.

The outside bar area is very nice and the outdoor beds are a strange-looking but very comfortable addition. Unlike many resort bars, the Sheraton also has a range of decent beers beyond the usual imported Heinekens/Coronas - we were able to get Erdinger, a light and pleasant wheat beer perfect for the climate, without a nasty chemical hangover.

A highlight was the weekly beach party and DJ on the sand - perfect for a large group of people, and the odd expat from Male'.

Staying as a guest, the overall feel of the resort was very corporate and a little soulless. It is as if the Sheraton has dropped a cookie-cutter airport hotel on a tropical island, with a few beach villas. You could be anywhere in the world, and there is little identifying the  resort as Maldivian.

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