27 febbraio 2018
Wonderful resort and island with great staff and facilities.
There was confusion on one night with babysitting service I had requested in order to have a private dining experience. I had requested and received a confirmation by email for a babysitter, but somehow the request was lost/forgotten. The staff sent a babysitter over as quickly as possible (about 45 minutes late) and we were still able to have our private/destination dining experience.
Furaveri is a great resort and island. The island itself is beautiful; not too big and not too small, with lots of lush, tropic, vegetation and beautiful white sand beaches and coral reefs surrounding it. We stayed in a beach villa with pool bungalow, which was really beautiful. We were a family of four with 8 and 6 year-old sons, and even though it is only one large room with a separate bathroom area, we did not feel cramped. The private pool, outside lounging beds, double outdoor showers and private beach access were all wonderful and relaxing.
The staff are all friendly and helpful, and some really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and special. At the main restaurant the servers are friendly, but at the restaurant bar, Darnell and Iqbal really made an impression with their genuine friendliness and effort to provide you with excellent service; we miss them already! Our housekeeper was also friendly and worked hard to keep our room spotless, and much of the other staff also worked hard and were very friendly; the pool cleaners, beach sweepers, and the golf cart/buggy drivers.
Also the entire staff at the Mexican restaurant were super friendly, and the food there is the best Mexican food we ever had outside of Mexico and the United States.
There is a kids club with daily activities, but on most days there were not many kids there, and so it was hard to leave our two sons there alone for very long (they have a lot of energy). We were not able to dive because of this, but we did a lot of snorkeling, and the reef around the island and house reef were very beautiful with lots of coral and large numbers and great varieties of fish. We also saw eels, schools of squid, and many small black-tipped sharks.
We visited the spa twice for a couple's massage, and the spa staff and environment is very nice and relaxing, and the spa therapists were all excellent!