Embudu Village – Maldives

Featuring 16 water villas along with 90 beach rooms, the Embudu Village Resort is known for offering value for those who prefer not to spend far more on a 4- or 5-star hotel. The water villas here are unlike the stand-alone bungalows at most Maldives resorts, as these are in groups of 4 (so each one has one or two neighbors sharing walls), and are perched just off the island’s edge.

There is a limited number of activities here, and only one restaurant and bar, which offer all-inclusive packages at very low prices. Those looking for a cheap water villa in the Maldives should find good value here, as long as they aren’t expecting the luxury that comes with spending double or triple this price. It’s probably not ideal for a honeymoon either, but should work well for families and groups.

Location

The Embudu Village Resort is located 8 kilometers south of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.

Rooms/villas/suites

16 Water Villas

  • Beds: One kingsize
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Entertainment system: Satellite TV
  • Room service: No

90 Beach Rooms

Special room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Mini fridge
  • Bath tub with Jacuzzi
  • Glass floor panel & glass roof panel in bathroom
  • Tea/coffee maker

Rates

US$306 per night and up, all-inclusive

Restaurants and bars

  • Main buffet restaurant
  • Main bar

Resort features

  • Diving School
  • Snorkeling
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Darts

Spa

The Serena Spa offers massages and a variety of other treatments.

Nearby activities

  • Male excursion
  • Island hopping
  • Night fishing

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Embudu Village Resort are mostly quite positive, although everyone seems to have arrived with lowered expectations, as this is a 3-star hotel and one of the cheapest in the Maldives. Most guests were quite happy with the snorkeling and the food in the buffet restaurant.

Some reviews mention that the rooms seem outdated, though recent ones have said that some of the resort has just been renovated as of 2011. Generally, the resort seems to offer great value and has satisfied customers, and it could work well for those looking for a small resort on a limited budget.

Getting there

To reach the Embudu Village Resort you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by resort staff and put on a private boat for the 45-minute speedboat ride to the hotel’s island, at an additional charge.

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Video tour of a water villa at Embudu Village

Photo Gallery of the Embudu Village Resort