Maafushivaru, Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, North Central Province, Maldives

  • 48
  • Approximately 25 minutes from Malé International Airport by seaplane.

About Maafushivaru

Maafushivaru lies on the southern tip of the Ari Atoll and is surrounded by breathtaking clear waters and a house reef. This boutique island has delightful villas, a spa, a good selection of watersports and beautiful soft white sand beach.

Small island charm and verdant green vegetation awaits on this 350m long paradise resort – an idyllic, relaxing and romantic place perfect for lazy days and relaxing.

Facilities include a comfortable library/lounge with a coffee and tea service, sundeck, beautiful infinity-edge pool, boutique, restaurants and bars. The 48 beach, pool and water villas provide simple and stylish contemporary accommodation with everything you’ll need for a great holiday.

The Spa sits in a quiet corner of the island on its own jetty and is quipped with 5 treatment rooms, a beauty care room, 2 massage rooms and a gym. Treat yourself to a beauty treatment or massage while you soak up the quiet atmosphere.

The resort also has a deserted island in the neighbouring lagoon – Lonubo Island is available exclusively for Maafushivaru guests. There are morning and afternoon complimentary boat trips to Lonubo where you can while away your day sunbathing, swimming or snorkelling. Private dinners and overnight getaways can also be arranged for couples who want to experience a bit more of the desert island life.

Wedding and renewal of vows packages are available at Maafushivaru. Please ask us for full details and rates.

Diving & Snorkelling

One of the highlights of holidaying in the Maldives is the superb diving and snorkelling opportunities. Maafushivaru offers some of the best sites in the South Ari Atoll and a great selection of diving and snorkelling trips. Windsurfing and kayaking are also available if you prefer to stay on top of the water!

There’s a PADI and SSI dive centre with multilingual instructors and courses available for beginners and more experienced divers and snorkellers. Full morning snorkel safaris are a fantastic opportunity to see everything the reef and crystal clear waters have to offer.

 

Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Suites

Overview

The 48 villas are simple and private with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. All villas have clear views of the ocean or reef, direct access to the beach or sea, a king-size bed, air conditioning/fan, flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, minibar, Espresso machine, hairdryer, safe, bath and beach towels, bathrobe, bathroom amenities.

Beach Villas

Located right by the beach and surrounded by lush vegetation, Beach Villas have a private deck with sunloungers facing the sea, semi-open air bathroom with shower and outdoor garden area with rainfall shower made of stone.
Max Occupancy: 3
112 sq m

Water Villas

Built out over the blue waters, these villas offer all the comforts of Beach Villas as well as stunning lagoon views. Each villa is accessed by its own walkway from a main jetty. The bathroom has a rainfall shower and bath with views of the ocean. The wooden deck outside has a seating area and sunloungers so you can watch the fish swim by.
Max Occupancy: 3
100 sq m

Pool Villas

Great for larger families or groups of friends, Pool Villas have two separate villas, each with an open air bathroom with rainfall shower and a private pool shared between the villas. Each villa has a shared entrance with a corridor and a separate dining pavilion. On the beach side, there is a deck with sunloungers.
Max Occupancy: 6
250 sq m

Restaurants

Cuisine Gallery: The main restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Serves delicious buffet fare with regular theme nights.

135°: Refined oriental flavours are available in this sunset pavilion restaurant.

Á la carte options can be ordered at the Cuisine Gallery in the evenings or you can book a table to eat on the sundeck or beach for a romantic private dining experience.

There’s also the Library Lounge, Water Bar and Wine Chiller plus all inclusive packages can be arranged at Maafushivaru.

 

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