Eriyadu

Eriyadu is how the Maldives used to be – small, friendly and with few fancy frills but a traditional, laid-back charm. It was the first island we ever visited and where we fell in love with Maldives. You won't find plasma TVs, personal butlers or plunge pools but its beaches, lagoon and house reef are stunning, plus it's one of the most reasonably-priced resorts in the country, with simple but clean rooms.

 

There are no water villas here or sea walls so there are breathtaking views wherever you look. On the northernmost edge of the North Male Atoll, it has a house reef within a short swim and you can snorkel all the way round the island. At 290m by 130m, it takes less than 10 minutes to stroll around the white sand beach. It's very popular with divers and there are lots of good dive sites nearby.

 

Rooms

Beach Club Rooms 

Newly-built beachfront rooms in two-storey terraced block with private terrace or balcony. Enclosed bathrooms with shower, air conditioning,  IDD telephone, satellite television, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, beach umbrella. 

Superior Beach Bungalows 

Semi-detached beach-front villas, just a few metres from the sea. They have the same facilities as Standard Rooms plus semi-open air bathroom with bath and outdoor shower.

Deluxe Beach Bungalows 

Also beachfront and similar to Superior Beach Bungalows, these villas are more recently refurbished so a little more modern

Maximum occupancy (all rooms): Three adults or two adults & two children

 

Transfer

Speedboat: 50 minutes

 

Board basis

Half Board, Full Board or All Inclusive

 

Facilities

Swimming pool, fitness centre, volleyball, badminton, billiards, souvenir shop

Dive centre: Euro Dive centre offering range of courses and dive trips

Watersports centre: kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing,

water-skiing and knee boarding

Spa: newly built over the water

Entertainment: Weekly live band, disco and Maldivian cultural show

 

Food and drink

One buffet restaurant with sand floor and varying cuisine, eg Chinese, Mediterranean and Maldivian nights 

Blitz Bar and Cafe partly over the water, serves snacks and light meals

Anguru beach bar for drinks on the sand

 

House reef

Vibrant, easy to access and goes all round the island

 

Excursions

Snorkelling trips, island-hopping, fishing, night fishing, big game fishing, Male shopping and sightseeing, sunset cocktail cruise, picnics on deserted islands

 

Family friendly?

There aren't any particular facilities for children apart from the gorgeous beach and warm, clear water

 

Magic of Maldives Ltd

Company No: 8490639.  

ATOL number T7639

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