The Club is situated on its own small island (as are most of the Maldives resorts). The rooms are very well spread out, and the island is full of palms, trees, and flowers. Landscaping is superb. The paths could use a bit more lighting at night, but overall they were good. Some people (we won't name names) complained about the long walk from their room to the restaurant (10-15 minutes), but the walk is absolutely beautiful and almost always in shade. Despite having only been recently purchased by Club Med, the property really already feels like a Club Med resort.
If you want to escape from a big city, this is the place. There isn't an ounce of concrete or pavement to be seen anywhere.
There are rows of trees with paths all over the island, so even in the middle of the day it's possible to go for a walk around the island without burning up.
The restaurants, pool, bar, etc. are all in the middle of the island just off the dock. There is a huge banyan tree in the middle of all these buildings, which casts shade on a huge amount of area.
Contrary to what we were expecting, the beach is not bare-feet-friendly. It is mostly composed of ground up coral and as such it is quite difficult to walk on. Bring your Tevas (sports sandals)! Not all of the Maldives beaches are like this, however. (see the Excursions section). On the plus side however, all that coral provides a home for lots of sea life. There is a constant show of baby sharks right off the restaurant deck. We also saw eels, rays, and many different kinds of fish - all without getting our feet wet!
There is also bats all over the island - no, don't worry, they're not man-eating beasts of the night. These are fruit bats, that you often see during the day flying from tree to tree. Scared the heck out of us the first time we saw one, though!
There hasn't (yet?) been much of an effort made to add nice decorations to the club. Most of the signs, walkways etc had a fairly generic look, and certainly not the exotic look we felt at Columubus Isle in the Bahamas.
The pool is excellent. It is located behind the beach as you arrive. It is constructed so that there is no visible edge on the side next to the ocean ("negative edge"). This makes for a beautiful blending of the pool/ocean. The deck and deckchairs are all wood and well-made (although there was an odd discrepancy between the number of deckchair cushions and deckchairs). There is a bar right beside the pool. The staff also occasionally made rounds of the pool taking orders. This is by far the best Club Med pool we've seen - or heck, it's the most beautiful pool we've ever seen - and perhaps that explains why we spent almost all our days around it. There was often sand at the bottom of the pool, but this is no surprise, given its location. There is a sound system beside the pool, and the Chef allowed some GM's to DJ the pool music during the day.
here for a panomaric view of the pool area.
The only negative point the pool gets is that one day we were sitting there and a huge prawn leaf came crashing down from a palm tree next to us. Luckily there was no one there, but it could have really hurt someone. Better maintenance of the trees would have taken care of that.