Beach Pool Villa
The final two nights, we stayed in a Beach Pool Villa which we really preferred over the Beach Suite for a few reasons. While not as spacious as the suite at 830 square feet, the room felt a bit more refreshed with key cards, versus the physical key in the Beach Suite, as well as a logical room layout with a king bed, desk area, mini bar and partially indoor bathroom. The bathroom has an interior his and hers vanity, making it much more comfortable to brush teeth, get ready and stay organized. The closets are in the bathroom as well. The exterior features a waterfall shower and tub. There is a toilet room that is outdoors, but has no fan so unfortunately gets very hot and stuffy.
The exterior is comfortable with a dinette, seating area and infinity edge pool. The villa has excellent access to the beach and lagoon directly from the patio.
The pros of this room are the interior his and hers vanities as well as the pristine beach access. The cons of this room type are that they are not very private as people came through our entrance onto our back patio constantly to access the beach as well as the exterior bathroom not having a fan.
Some things that apply to all the rooms are the toiletries and minibar. Regardless of your room type and level of room versus suite, the amenities and minibar remain the same. The toiletries are nice, Cora Cora branded sustainable containers with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion as well as some amenities like vanity kits and similar items. They are missing bug repellent in the room so definitely pack bug spray if you book a beach villa in particular.
The minibar is very small and is refilled once a day. There are small sized sodas, a mini set of chocolate bars and water, coffee and tea. There is also a small bottle of white wine and a bottle of red wine as well as 2 beers. If you want to have your minibar restocked, you do have to pay for the items. This is one of the weaker minibars we have experienced at an all-inclusive in the Maldives and we do feel they could increase the snack offerings at a minimum given the all-inclusive nature of the hotel.
If you are looking at different room types to book, we would recommend booking an overwater room, even without a pool, to get the best locations, most logical room layouts and the quiet, serene Maldives experience most people are looking for.