The resort Lux was for us rather disappointing.
We were 2004 to honeymoon on soneva fushi and gili lankanfushi, and 2012 with children (3 and 6 years) on anantara kihava.
At of nature the island itself is nothing to complain about. It is very nice, and the staff are all super nice and extremely friendly to the children. The food in all restaurants was excellent, and when you go all-inclusive you are spoilt all around, to the ice cream bar and even toasted coffee in the cafe Lux.
Particularly to mention we would like the staff the senses bar and ... the senses restaurant, they were still a little bit kinder there, and managed, an extremely relaxed, pleasant ambience to create. And the children were the princesses there!
Also positively mentioned should be the villas when it rains, one hears of which very little inside, the we have stayed in the other hotel clearly experienced louder. And this vacation it rained a lot unfortunately. For the summer months there is certainly very convenient, as you otherwise from the noisy sound again and again will probably be woken up. Otherwise the villas right close together, but that is not so extreme, it very disturbing. Is on the direct neighbours, and the vegetation, the one between the villas has, that is once more or less.
The island is huge, and you have the feeling, that those responsible may therefore lose the plot. And there is no attention to detail!
The furnishing is partly apart and is carelessly. Again and again you have a handle or something else in the hand, which dropped was. On the toilet of the Iceland kitchen restaurant there was a really unsightly wall, at the the water runterlief, us already mold had formed. The water in the sink that did not at all from!
At the feet of the sand to clean there is no romantic vats with ladles in front of the villa, but unsightly old taps, of which we also immediately the first volume half had in their hand. In addition one had but just again sandy feet before you in the villa was, because the taps simply inconvenient were appropriate, and, of course, also not too move. Perhaps it would be useful, here still additionally vats on the stairs up to the villa
In the sea at the beach drenched days before the bar trash, the nobody away. Not only before the Island Bar, where large stones, and then all the crabs in the evening on the garbage sit, but also before the senses bar, where you could actually also into the water go can. It is really much staff on the way, the daily the beach and the island cleans of garbage, seaweed and coral! The naturally also not everywhere. But why can't someone from the staff at the bar quickly the few bottles collect? The weather while we were there so impetuous, that was already very much trash washed ashore, but then one must on those days also just more to 8., and plate!
It is however also disappointing to see, how much trash our sea now dirty! Since you can get a really bad conscience.
To the beach where the staff lives is anyway nearly nothing, and the beach looks accordingly from. However the size of the island loads of course a tour a, and then it was quite unsightly occasionally, and it remains a bitter aftertaste, if you stay to the well-kept is.
It should simply each morning someone act responsibly to check, whether all 'hot spots', where lots of guests are, perfect appearance.
We have already surprised, why you never one of the managers at the from the reception further away points seen. Not on the day, and not in the evening in the restaurants. Of the other islands we already knew, that daily one of the responsible a round has made, and direct with the guests spoken. So one has but also a much better feedback, and can anger or discontent right intercept. Here we have the gm only with the try a new waterfun -sport seen.
The daybeds at the beach were partly not at all prepared, so no mattress on it and the canopy not appropriate, and were thus the whole day just as unloving 'shell' around. Also on days, where the weather it definitely allowed.
Of course, there is in the middle the island also a great area, in the the waiters lives. There is also everyday something burned, i don't know, the garbage the island is, but if so, somewhere, it must also! A reason as much as possible its garbage again to house to take, and shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, etc. First not at all also to take. It gives all in excellent quality in the room. But in the well as all guest rooms you can tell from the burn nothing at all!
Unfortunately, there are such a contraption, that daily before the infinity pool in the lagoon for a few hours in the morning, travels. I don't know, whether a dredger is, or 'lawnmower', the sehgras there abmäht, or whatever, but it is very nice loud and ugly! But clearly, if you didn't want to see is just on the other pool, or to a other part the island, it is large enough! But he cannot be wegreden, prefer gm! Especially, if you are in a villa directly at this section of the beach are.
The buggies, the a on the island from one end to the other bring, are much too few. If you with small children here is, you're dependent on them, and is sometimes unpleasant long, which somehow annoying, and the bus home is. If you like sometimes runs on vacation, to ensure not a problem, and makes a pleasant stroll at the beach. But a sleeping child you just can not eternally far over the beach or the island wear. Really chaotic the situation with the buggies as it rained for dinner, and really every buggy wanted.
Otherwise, you had the buggies in our villa didn't hear or smell, but that was because, that the buggies not directly at our villa past are, but from the villa238 a bow to Iceland restaurant make. Otherwise i can the already disturbing imagine.
On easter a really nice evening with a meal at the beach gave, has someone during the meal with amplifier so loud guitar playing and singing, the we not times at the table converse could. We felt as if in a Riu on Mallorca. We personally find a gentle chill out music in the hintgrund to eat stylish.
This live music there was on other nights in different bars, and we found it terrible. But that is naturally matter of taste!
As extremely unpleasant we found also the atmosphere by the pool, where the english and german already early in the morning with magazines and ramekins' their ' reserved beach chairs, as well as in a cheap mallorcahotel. When we then simply times two chairs have, and hats to to set aside, came shortly after a german peasant from the breakfast restaurant who fired at him, and gave us on the sworn abused, and also threatened, that here a bad sequel could, and we today not finished yet are together, etc. This is not the luxury unique atmosphere, and not the audience, we from the Maldives, and the other hotels are used to.
Unfortunately there are also not enough beach chairs, and they are as well as the umbrellas were partly broken and unappealing.
Us it was also to many british people on the island. Individually they were all very pleasant, but somehow apply the always in crowds on, and were rather loud and uncomfortable. Somehow the 'italian of the north'.
Whoever likes snorkeling is not in good hands. There is daily a trip to the distant reef, but the must be a long hand planned, and one must watch, that you on time (at least 20 minutes before the deadline set off) a buggy get, otherwise one gets also still annoyance at the water sports center, that you too late!
The atmosphere destroyed has unfortunately also, that the Lux management obviously on larger groups. During our stay there was in the 1. week a huge group with french chriurgen, apparently an organised congress or a training. For this one has then whole restaurants and bars in the evening occupied, so we were told there is no more table when we for dinner came, and we were again sent out has, because it supposedly in the next hour also no other tables would give, though the restaurant east one which has acted, you have actually didn't have to reserve them. And then with the hungry kids back to the front desk walk, on a buggy waiting, and in the other restaurant run, for which one no reservation needed, it can nevertheless now really not be! After we us first at the front desk have complained about, and you from there conversation, and then said, we can back again, there is of course a table for us, knew then as we again arrived no one, and we had to us another time with someone quibble. There were also other families, the were very displeased, and also not accepted, why she now't eat there may. After much upset and angry, and remarks as' if i chair have, could i sit somewhere ', we then got a table created. But the trouble is just terribly long to. Want/need you on vacation?
Another times we wanted to stay in the senses bar at 18 o'clock a nice drink at sunset take, before we in the senses next door a reservation at 19 o'clock to eat had. Unfortunately was the complete senses bar set for the farewell meal the group there, and the bartender were only with much much persuasion a drink mixed, the then also liked, as just quickly!
If you with the children a buggy got, to one place, where you the whole evening nice to spend want, then you at 18 o'clock not again just returned to another bar on the island around something to drink, then again at 19 o'clock back to this restaurant again.
Dear gm from Lux, if i as a large group assume, then i must also ensure, not with my other guests' clash ' and you own spaces create! That simply must not happen, that you have to spaces for other guests locks!
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