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.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
30/07/2017 31/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

    South Male Atoll
    Best prices for your stay
    30/07/2017 31/07/2017
    Savings alert: 45% below average rate

    The price you found is 45% lower than this hotel's average rate of USD 255/night.

    We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    USD 140*USD 712*
    View Deal
    Traveller (1490)
    Room & Suite (317)
    Pool & Beach (223)
    • Excellent81%
    • Very good14%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “no shoes” (25 reviews)
    “small islands” (19 reviews)
    “water skiing” (17 reviews)
    Public Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Dry Cleaning
    3.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
    30 Jul.31 Jul.
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 3 partner sites to see rooms from USD 140.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Mahaanaelhihuraa Island hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "3260d995318947c78d16b7e36a94ced1", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":316972,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[52751006],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":30,"month":7,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":31,"month":7,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":140,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"3260d995318947c78d16b7e36a94ced1","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":712,"lowestMetaPrice":140,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":712,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":712,"lowestMetaPrice":140,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":712,"hotelName":"Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjMyNjBkOTk1MzE4OTQ3Yzc4ZDE2YjdlMzZhOTRjZWQxIiwiQUlLIjoiMDMwZThhNzVlMTBmNDc5YzgwN2JhOWNjMjYzODM3MTcifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "30/07/2017", "checkOut": "31/07/2017", "lowestPrice": "USD 140", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"52751006":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (857)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    • More languages
    There are newer reviews for Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes
    See the most recent reviews

    251 - 255 of 277 reviews

    Reviewed 11 February 2013

    The lagoon is perfect here. In just a few minutes, you can wade, swim, or paddle over to a tiny, perfect 'desert island' that you can actually call your own much of the time. Towards the evening, you can go behind the staff canteen and...More

    Thank mm__j__ww
    Reviewed 30 December 2012

    Having read countless reviews and researching of so many resorts in the Maldives, my girlfriend and I settled on Rihiveli. We were both pleased we did, especially given we were going to be in the same place for 2 weeks (for some this could be...More

    5  Thank xmyass
    Response from Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & EscapesResponded 31 December 2012

    Thank you very much for your kind message. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Rihiveli. The whole team is always at your disposal from the first day while welcoming you on the jetty until the last day for departure. As you said,...More

    Reviewed 6 December 2012

    Their package includes FB with non motorized water sports included. We joined the snorkeling trip and we saw a turtle!.. We did kayaking which was fun. They have a very scenic open sunset side bar offering lovely mojitos and canned beers. My highlight is their...More

    Thank Cuyappi
    Response from Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & EscapesResponded 7 December 2012

    Dear Magguay, Thank you for your kind comment. You are right, in Rihiveli, no air conditioning, no tv, no news, no shoes! Only nature, simplicity and conviviality. Every person that wants to enjoy a ‘back to basics’ experience is welcome, not only French. Glad you...More

    Reviewed 10 November 2012

    No shoes, No news. No TV, No Air condition. What can you think of about this hotel? Let me discover the gem for you. This resort is located on the South Atoll of Maldives. Rihiveli is 47 kilometres from Male International Airport and reachable in...More

    1  Thank Irene_Thia
    Response from Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & EscapesResponded 11 November 2012

    Dear Irene, Thank you so much for your kind comment! Welcome in our paradise! Feeling like at home, that is what we want to share with all our guests. Welcoming you at the jetty, be also there when you leave. And the rest of the...More

    Reviewed 14 October 2012

    As the island is famous among Frenchman, we're almost the 1st Chinese couple on the island. My wife and I stayed 3 nights at Rihiveli. When we spent the 1st afternoon on Sep. 24, 2012, we regreted that we should stay more days here instead...More

    4  Thank Ashiner R
    Response from Bruce B, General Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & EscapesResponded 25 October 2012

    Dear Ashiner, Thank you very much for your kind comment and we are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are right, most of our guests are French. However, we are always pleased to welcome other nationalities; Rihiveli is a big...More

    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Price range
    • USD 172 - USD 899 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 48
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with 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.
    • Location
    • Maldives >
    • Kaafu Atoll >
    • South Male Atoll >
    • Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
    • Also Known As
    • Rihiveli Beach Hotel South Male Atoll
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (1490)
    Room & Suite (317)
    Pool & Beach (223)
    Dining (191)
    Hotel & Grounds (1037)
    Family and Play Areas (9)
    Bathroom (8)
    Nearby Restaurants
    16 reviews
    8.57 km away
    Arena Beach Restaurant
    253 reviews
    17.27 km away
    Origami Japanese Restaurant
    92 reviews
    20.08 km away
    Baan Huraa
    70 reviews
    20.44 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Alimatha Island
    128 reviews
    26.01 km away
    Talise Spa
    33 reviews
    31.63 km away
    Atoll Transfer
    143 reviews
    41.87 km away
    Blue Horizon
    44 reviews
    42.00 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    10 June 2017|
    Response from Beets_01 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, yes i went with icom tours. You have to have minimum amount of 6 people in order to go and let the guys from icom that u wanna get on this trip. Pay full amount (which gets refunded if trip is not happening) and then set... More
    10 June 2017|
    Response from Natacha S |
    Hi, You must contact your travel agency who is in charge you to communicate the differents details of thie transfer Best Regards Natacha
    Google Translation
    maria c
    24 May 2017|
    Response from andrijana87ilic | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I visited this resort from Maafushi island. This Maafushi island can be reached from Male or airoport :) Hope this can help you a little bit!
    Room Tips
    "Take iCom's speed boat for transfer ;)"
    Read review
    "Ocean View Villa"
    Read review
    "You can make your choice , sunrise or sunset side of the island.my suggestion is sunrise."
    Read review
    "Bungalows in the Sector A are better located."
    Read review
    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