Review of Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives

March 2004

In this trip review, you will find information and photos of Thudufushi island resort, how it was in year 2004, before the refurbishment that took place around 2010, with the renovation of beach bungalows and the constructions of over water villas (therefore, the photos of Thudufushi resort in this travelogue do not illustrate the current situation)

Map of Thudufushi island, Ari atoll, Maldives
In the above picture, a map of the island, with the resort's structures.


 

A double room at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives A double room at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives
A double room at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives Pictures of beach bungalow at Thudufushi island resort, before the refurbishment that took place later. My bungalow, room number 19, with the beautiful outside view.

 

Maldivian style bathroom, Thudufushi Maldivian style bathroom, Thudufushi
Thudufushi resort pictures. The bathroom in Maldivian style, with an open-air shower.


 

The beach bungalows at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives The beach bungalows at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives
Photos of Thudufushi resort showing beach bungalows. On the left, my bungalow (with rooms 18 and 19). To the right, another bungalow. After the refurbishment, a few years later, the beach bungalows were renovated and over water villas were built over the lagoon.Is it best an overwater villa or a beach bungalow? In our opinion, choosing a beach bungalow (for any holiday you do around the world) helps to preserve the envirnoment, since, with less demand, there is some hope that no more over water bungalows will be built. These structures, not only ruin the pristine landscape, but will also increase the capacity in places where you will want to stay away from the crowd. Also, the overwater bungalows are usually connected to the island by wooden bridges that will overheat during the day, making impossible to spend your entire vacation with bare feet (having instead some soft sand as you go out from your beach bungalow, is a totally different story).

 

The beach bungalows at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives The beach bungalows at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives
The island is totally covered by fine white sand, thence it is possible to spend the entire vacation with naked feet (as long as you don't book over water villas --- the the note above).

 

The beach bungalows at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives The beach bungalows at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives
The vegetation in Thudufushi is very nice and very well maintaned.


 

Other pictures from the inner parts of Thudufushi island.


 

A nice tree of Ficus benjamin.

 

The resturant at Thudufushi Island Resort Food at Thudufushi Island Resort, Maldives
The Thudufushi restaurant ready for the dinner. On the right, one of the many courses available.

 

Now, a collections of wildlife that you can find on Thudufushi island, is included. In this picture, a flying fox (a very big bat).

 

On the island there are many nice reptiles like this.

 

Geko
Picture of a geko.

 

A crab
Crabs are numerous on the beach at night.

 

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