I will be going to the Hilton Maldives shortly for a week and a half stay in a deluxe beach villa. I have read many reviews on trip advisor and the thread on FT so am pretty familiar with what to expect from the resort. I did have a few questions that I was hoping someone could answer: - Do the DVD players in the room support region 1 DVDs? - For a deluxe beach villa, what is the best side of the island / room numbers to ask for? I've heard they are constantly restoring the sand levels (moving slowly around the island) and want to avoid this if possible, so recent experience would be great. - In your opinion, what's the best free excursion to take (I'm HH Gold) - Anyone have any specific comments on anything to bring/not to bring (something along the lines of 'I wish I would have brought xxxxx' or 'I brought xxxxx but really didn't need it')? p.s. I'll post a trip report once I return if someone hasn't done one already by that time.