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Iru Fushi – the Budget Conscious Option

Beach, Hotel Reviews, Travel Tips

Nov
10
2009

Maldives

November 3-5

Here at Iru Fushi, the Hilton’s largest property in the Maldives, the Hilton Honors Award program is in full effect. Wise and adventurous members save up their points and pool them for an unforgettable adventure in the Indian Ocean, and it appears they often bring their kids as well.  The family-friendly resort has an even bigger kid’s club than the Beach House plus more restaurants, pools, spa treatment rooms and as presumed, square footage. It also has a beautiful beach.

that's sincere white powder sand

that's sincere white powder sand

I checked out the property’s beach villas and must say, I spent the entire night wishing I was back over water. Not to say the beach villas aren’t great – your own private path to the beach, a separate beach gazebo, and an outdoor bathroom with center-stage freestanding tub.

the decor of the beach villa

the decor of the beach villa (photo courtesy of Hilton)

The tub

The tub (photo courtesy of Hilton)

Yet, there’s something about those over the water villas that kept me captivated and wanting more…Perhaps I’m just a water-freak, but how often is it that you can spend the night over water like that?

Alas, we only spent one day at the property and my favorite moment was walking the beach in the morning and touring the over the water villas, which, if you time it right, can get down to around $205 a night!

The beach chairs outside my room and the path out to the water villas (taunting as it did!)

The beach chairs outside my room and the path out to the water villas (taunting as it did!)

Striking a pose on the restaurant deck near the over the water villas (can you tell I'm obsessed?)

Striking a pose on the restaurant deck near the over the water villas (okay, I'm obsessed.)

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