CHARMING HOLIDAY LODGE
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Guest house | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Charming Holiday Lodge offers a luxurious escape from the busy life in an ideal location in the Hulhumeedhoo, Addu Atoll, Maldives. Charming Holiday Lodge brings visitors into the world of exclusivity and fascination.
Hulhumeedhoo Island is located just an hours flight from Malè International Airport and 14.5 Km (15 minute speedboat ride) from Gan International Airport.
This affordable property is situated just a short stroll from the turquoise crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches which are a trademark of the Maldives. It is suitable for family getaways and leisure or business travellers. The popular Park Land Restaurant and Sunset View Restaurant are just 400 meters away and Herathera Island Resort is just a 5 minute drive by car, 15 minutes by bicycle. We have an arrangement with the resort so as to allow our guests the use of their facilities for a small daily fee. Our guests get to enjoy all the perks of staying at a luxury Maldivian resort without breaking the bank.
Guests at Charming Holiday Lodge can choose from a vast array of activities including water sports, scuba diving, beach picnic with BBQ, private dining on the beach and even play football with local islanders as well as a choice of day trips to discover some of the impressive attractions that Addu Atoll has to provide.
All the rooms are air-conditioned with hot and cold water , flat-screen TV with satellite channels, ironing facilities and writing desk. Bathroom facilities are ensuite and include complimentary toiletries.
Guests will be provided complimentary bicycles to get around the island as well as the shared kitchen for self catering. Other facilities include trips to a nearby luxury resort which is just a 5 minute drive by car and 15 minutes by bicycle. The resort has large 2 swimming pools, childrens pools, bars, restaurants, coffee shop, tennis court, spa, gym, diving centre, water sports centre and night entertainment. A small entrance fee is applied by the resort.
Upon request, Charming Holiday Lodge will arrange a round-trip flight from Malé International Airport to Gan Airport and a 15-minute speed boat ride from Gan Airport to Charming Holiday Lodge.
Domestic flight services operate on a daily schedule. Guests arriving in Malé after 22:30 will need to find overnight accommodation at the Airport Hotel or in Malé since further flights aren't available from that time until early morning. Under such circumstance the transfer from Malé International Airport to Charming Holiday Lodge will be arranged for the following day.
Transfer charges are not included in the rental rate and are mentioned below (including tax).
Rates for return domestic flights including combined speedboat transfer are:
Adult (11 and up) : USD 359
Child (2-11 years old) : USD 289
Infant (Below 2): USD 99
Revised transfer rates will be made available to guests requesting other transfer options such as private speedboat transfers.
Please note that guests must advise arrival and departure flight details at the time of booking, at least 3 days prior to arrival. All additional costs are to be paid directly to the property. The aforementioned rates are only available for transfers booked through Charming Holiday Lodge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meedhoo Beach 400 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Male' International Airport to Gan Int.Airpor 480 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
About this location
The Addu Atoll region
ADDU ATOLL- ADDU CITY is unlike other atolls of Maldives, Addu Atoll or Addu City possesses a natural anchorage within the atoll basin, as the atoll is land-locked with large islands surrounding the atoll. This results in a natural harbor that is very calm and safe for sea vessels at all times, and is not affected by seasonal changes. The atoll possesses four channels, which lead into the inside.In the north are the Kuda Kandu and Maa Kandu in the south,the Gan Kandu and the broad Villingili Kandu is to the southeast.
There are unique features in the islands of Addu Atoll.The islands are protected from the storms and high waves of the Indian Ocean by barrier reefs. Coconut palms, the national tree, are able to grow almost everywhere on the Islands. There are small lakes, wetlands, and marshy taro fields in the islands that are unique. Also, White tern known as the "dhondheeni" by Adduans gives the Atoll a uniqueness as it is found only in Addu Atoll in Maldives.
Addu Atoll also possesses particularly rich whale and dolphin fauna. A great diversity of species has been found there. Addu Atoll is the only area in the Maldives that was not affected by the 1998 global coral bleaching. The south of the Maldives was spared from the “too warm” major ocean currents (El Niño); the bright and healthy corals start at the top of giris and thilas (about 1 meter [3 ft] under the surface) and slope down with the reef to a depth of 30 meters (98 ft) or more.
Climate is warm, humid and yet made pleasant enough by the cool breeze wafting in from the sea. The climate, similar to the rest of the islands in the Maldives, is determined by two monsoons. The rainy South-West monsoon begins during April and continues until October, while the generally fine North-East monsoon prevails from December to March. The mean daily maximum temperature is 30°C while the daily minimum is 25°C.
Hulhumeedhoo can be described as an island village where the surrounding sea is a rhapsody in blue, hugging one of the largest beaches in the Maldives. From the sky, it looks neat with thick vegetations and long straight roads, and the silvery stream of Kilhi.
It is located 73.23°E of longitude, and 0.58°S of latitude, stretching approximately 10 km long along the eastern rim of the atoll.
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31 Oct 2014
"Friendly, relaxed, and utterly charming!"
I had a wonderful 5 day holiday staying at Charming Holiday Lodge, which is an older residence converted to a guest house. I arrived on the ferry and was met by Hamid who was the perfect host, arrangi… More
1 Jul 2014
"Perfect base to experience the real Maldives and a nearby luxury resort."
I had the pleasure of staying here with a friend for 2 nights in June 2014. Charming holiday lodge has 4/5 beautiful rooms, immaculately clean, beautiful ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TV, aircon, fre… More
8 Jun 2014
"Fantastic Experience in Maldives"
We are 7 good friends diving together and stayed 3 nights at Humid's Lodge, we had such good experience and we would like to come back again.Mr. Humid is very kind, humble person, 1) he gave us v… More
16 Dec 2013
"Awesome Place and Location"
We have recently returned from 4 nights at CHARMING HOLIDAY LODGE. An absolute fantastic hotel. Fantastic location. Great for families. Staff were fantastic and always willing to help. Our room was bi… More
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