Huvafen Fushi Resort in the Maldives Travel Review – A True Disappointment – Travel reviews

Huvafen Fushi – The word that comes to mind when I think
of the Huvafen Fushi is disappointment.Disappointment in the service, the accommodations, the
food, the island itself. Complete disappointment.We arrived at Huvafen after four days at The One and Only
- Maldives so we were comparing everything to Fantastic
Bombastic and I can honestly say Huvafen fell short.The resort has only been open a few years but it sure looks
weathered and worn. The floors in the rooms are scuffed
and faded, the speakers on the deck rusted and corroded,
the room just felt dingy and dirty.The lounge bar was described as “chic” and “trendy”,
however to me, plastic lighted stools and bean bag chairs
screams cheap and tacky not chic and trendy.a private dinner prepared especially for us by the resorts a
private dinner prepared especially for us by the resorts
chef? She even met with us earlier in the day to discuss our
culinary likes and dislikes as well as wine pairings. We were
excited at what she had in store!As with everything else at Huvafen (except the spa) we were
extremely disappointed. Our private dinner in the wine
cellar was the biggest rip off of the trip. We felt we had
been totally ripped off. The food was barely mediocre, the
service, lacking, lacking, lacking. The chef didn’t even
bother to come down and see how we were doing or how we
were enjoying our dinner. It sure felt like dinner had been
prepared in advance and just warmed and served to us.
We suspect she was off at someone else’s “private dinner”
off-site.I could go on with how Huvafen let us down but I’ll save you
the time and sum it up with this is a resort trying to compete
in the luxury market but they don’t come close to measuring
up. If you want service and top of the line accommodations,
keep looking, this place will just let you down. My
recommendation, try The One and Only – Maldives or the
Hilton Rangali, those two places are Bombastic!

A Travel Review on Doha – Travel reviews

Qatar is a small peninsula in the Middle East; its capital city is Doha, which is quickly becoming a very popular tourist destination. The best time to visit Doha is in the autumn, winter and early spring months. The weather is lovely at these times because it’s not too hot, I would personally advise you to avoid the summer months because the heat makes going outside unbearable.While in Doha, a visit to the souks is a must, and in particular Souk Wakif which has recently been refurbished to host the many shops selling materials, spices, honey, perfumes and Middle Eastern artifacts. The souk comes alive at night with the coffee shops and numerous restaurants offering cuisine from Arabia, Africa and Europe. Doha also has its fair share of shopping malls with plenty of well known designer shops; however most of them have a twist. For example, the City Centre Mall is home to Doha’s Ice Rink, which is visible from all five floors of the shopping center. Then there’s the Villagio shopping mall which has a canal running through it, where you can even have a ride on a gondola!If shopping isn’t your thing then head just outside of Doha to try a 4×4 sand dune safari, this is a great way to see the desert and have fun with friends. You will be driven by your tour guide who will stop at the edge of various sand dunes before swooping down them at great speed! After this thrilling experience you will stop for lunch in the middle of the desert and feast on an Arabian bbq. The 4×4 safaris give you the option of camping out overnight at the inland sea. This enables you to stay in Bedouin tents, which is a fantastic experience and the views that greet you in the morning are breath-taking.Another great desert tourist spot is Shahhaniya where they hold the camel racing. In the last couple of years they have introduced robot jockeys, which are controlled by the owners who drive alongside the track during the race. It’s a great thing to experience because there’s nothing like it in the UK!