We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes
Panoramas (10)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

835 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 265: English reviews
Start your review of Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes
 Click to rate
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This would be the best value for money in the Maldives. The place is very Low key, and has 3 islands that you can literally walk through due to the sand banks created. Think of white sand beach, crystal clear water with shades of blue, green, turquoise. Perfect for those who want to do away with gadgets as they do...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank juddtecson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rihiveli is a piece of the paradise and we had a really wonderful stay there, except this one thing, which has ruined our vacation. After three perfect days in the resort I have found out, that someone has stolen $200 from our bungalow. I told that fact to the guys on the reception and I was adviced to keep this...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Petar P
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best resort out of 3 we visited on this trip (Biyodhoo and Embudu). The island does not have a house reef, but this shortcoming is compensated by daily snorkeling trips to various reefs organized by the resort for free. The design of resort outline and accommodation setting is at its best according to my expectation of Maldivian feel. Use...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank terrabohemika
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our most memorable resort stays and the overall experience was quite amazing. The resort takes up a quiet, peaceful island with a spectacular beach. We stayed at a beach villa and really enjoyed the "back to nature" feel of it. Most of the time we felt like we were the only people on the island while...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Hiruni P
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Hiruni P, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review. Extremely happy to learn that your stay with us was up to your expectation. We are happy also happy to learn that you have enjoyed Rihiveli style and its philosophy of No News No Shoes. We would love to welcome you back once again to experience this paradise soon....

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

" We were in paradise " An official from the hotel welcomes you at the airport.And they take you to the Rihiveli Island with speedboat .It takes around 50-60 min. The island is a paradise.It is at the very good location.There are two more islands at the walking distance.You walk to islands by walking in the water.Better you to bring...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Cem B
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Cem B, Thank you for sharing your "Rihiveli experience" with the readers and us. We are thrilled to hear that you have had a lovely time with us this time. It is heart warming to learn that you will return to this piece of paradise on earth one day. Once again, thank you for taking time to review us....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, nice little islands just near by. Quiet, dreamy paysage. Snorkeling is nice. But not enough time to swim in the open water. Expensive. Additional cost for additional hours on the departure day, could have offered them easily.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Yerlan D
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Yerlan D, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your overall stay with us despite the fact the shortcoming of snorkeling trip, duration wise and will ensure that the team maintains the assigned time slot fully in order to offer everyone to enjoy our free snorkeling trip. These timings...

Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are a family of 4 adults and stayed in Rihi in November. I have no words good enough to explain how fantastic our holiday was. This is the most beautiful little island in the Maldives. Our jaws dropped as we got off the boat - the view was just so stunning. Imagine all shades of turquoise blue in front...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank SMC62
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear SMC62, Thank you for a lovely review. Really happy to hear that your first Rihiveli experience has been an amazing one and the charm of real Rihiveli have touched you. The entire team looks forward to give you a warm welcome you to Rihiveli once again. Sunny Regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We booked Rihiveli just a couple of days ahead of arriving. We had been rained out in Sri Lanka and were in search of sun. We couldn't have asked for a more glorious setting. The island is so lovely and the staff are incredibly sweet. Each day there are free snorkelling trips and access to sports equipment. The setting is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank goughfugui
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear goughfugui, Thank you for taking time to share your Rihiveli experience. Appreciate your kind words and happy to learn that we were able to help you create some lovely memories. We acknowledge your concern about the transfer charges, and would like to mention that our transfer rates set based on market rates and will be inline with other resorts...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Think every shade of blue. Intense. Gradual. Graded. Just every shade. This is what hits you when you sit& stare at the azure waters around this resort!As close to Nature as possible, the rooms are simply whitewashed with thatched roofs. No 5 Star aspirations. Simply location, location , location!!!idyllic, breathtaking! Each room is a little villa with its own verandah,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Roli1958
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Roli1958, Greetings from Rihiveli team..! It has been a delight reading your review. It has been a real pleasure to read through your review and learn that you have enjoyed and appreciated every corner of this special resort in south Male` atoll. I will pass your personalized compliments of the named team member which will make the team even...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A very nice place, with only 48 bungalows on a small island with plenty of trees and flowers. Plenty of returning customers coming here for the last 30 years. Bungalows are really nice, wooden roof with ceiling fan, with a lot of space inside. Covered terrace in front of your room and comfortable sundecks chairs and hammock.... and the sea!...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank isafromkl
Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear isafromkl, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in Rihiveli and have exceeded your expectation. The main concept and direction of the resort is to offer our guests a very simple yet a comfortable holiday destination where you will get close to the nature. We are glad that you have enjoyed the...

1,789 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1437)
Viewed
Dining (88)
Viewed
Room/Suite (80)
Viewed
View from Room (73)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (196)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (136)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Other (847)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (345)
Viewed
Amenities (57)
Viewed
Beach (14)
Viewed
Deluxe Bungalow (60)
Viewed
Dining (96)
Viewed
Standard Double Bungalow (46)
Viewed
The Hotel (20)
Viewed
Triple Bungalow (52)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
12.3 km away
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Mald...
#1 of 1 in Kandoomaafushi Island
1,407 reviews
11.7 km away
Adaaran Club Rannalhi
Adaaran Club Rannalhi
#1 of 1 in Rannalhi
1,368 reviews
6.3 km away
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
#1 of 1 in Olhuveli Island
1,796 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.8 km away
Fihalhohi Island Resort
Fihalhohi Island Resort
#1 of 1 in Fihalhohi Island
1,155 reviews
34.4 km away
Velassaru Maldives
Velassaru Maldives
#1 of 1 in Velassaru Island
1,567 reviews
13.3 km away
Biyadhoo Island Resort
Biyadhoo Island Resort
#1 of 1 in Biyaadhoo Island
1,414 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes boasts sea-facing bungalows, each with their own private terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Located in South Male Atoll, the resort has its own spa and restaurant which offers buffet meals and open-air dining. 400 metres from Sunrise Island and Bird Island, the resort is accessible from Male International Airport via a 1-hour speedboat ride. The fan-cooled bungalows open out to a private terrace and feature wooden flooring. A private garden with hammock or deck chairs leads to the lagoon water. Outdoor showers are available in the Deluxe Bungalows, complimenting the separate indoor bathroom. Guests can enjoy a variety of water sports including sailing, water-skiing and night snorkelling during their stay at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. Other recreation facilities include volleyball, tennis and billiards. Each day the resort's talented chefs prepare a different cuisine which can include French, Italian, Maldivian and Asian. Dinner is either a buffet or set menu depending on the daily theme, 3 times during the week dinner is set up on the beach to enjoy the beautiful starry nights. An extensive wine list is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

Address: South Male Atoll
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
Price Range: $214 - $1,135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Fastbooking, Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rihiveli Beach Hotel South Male Atoll
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes staff and other travellers.
65 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (65)

Questions? Get answers from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“You can make your choice , sunrise or sunset side of the island.my suggestion is sunrise.”
77cemb, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows in the Sector A are better located.”
yerland2017, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Dauphin which has air conditioning.”
goughfugui, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are really nice, some under the wind which are cooler of course.”
isafromkl, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“cabin at the small beach”
janinachristian1, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5