Maafushivaru Island Resort

5 South Ari Atoll, The Maldives

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  • Great range of wining and dining experiences.
  • Fantastic excursions and diving facilities.
  • A true Maldivian experience.
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Measuring just over 500 metres in length, this palm-fringed island is surrounded by powder-white sand, with one of the best coral reefs in the archipelago protecting it. Designed to cater to families looking to spend quality time together or couples seeking to rekindle their romance, Maafushivaru offers an experience that elegantly combines a Maldives from times gone by with the modern luxuries of the present. Thatch-roofed villas inspired by local architecture are either set amidst verdant gardens or poised over the turquoise lagoon. Deceivingly modest exteriors hide worldly comforts and indulgences and all villas offer direct access to the beach or to the sea. Make memories that will be forever cherished.


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Maafushivaru Island Resort location
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Beachfront Couples Scenic Relaxing Eco-friendly
Couples

Accommodation

There are 48 villas in a choice of three different styles, all well-appointed yet simple in design and build, which have everything you need for a relaxing holiday close to nature. All villas include:

  • King-sized bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • iPod docking station
  • IDD Telephone
  • Mini-bar
  • Espresso machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit safe
  • Bath and beach towels
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Bathroom amenities

Beach Villas

These are surrounded by abundant vegetation and located right beside the beach with sunloungers on a private deck facing the sea.

Pool Villas

The Pool Villas come with two separate villas, each with their own open air bathroom with rainfall shower. These villas are perfect for families with children or friends holidaying together.

  • Private pool, shared between the two villas
  • Separate dining pavilion
  • Deck with sunloungers

Water Villas

Each villa is completely private, being accessed by its own walkway from the main jetty. The bathroom features a rainfall shower and a bath with hot and cold water and offers views of the ocean. Watch the myriad of different coloured tropical fish swimming by whilst you enjoy a relaxing drink from the mini-bar on your own wooden deck with a seating area and sunloungers. Alternatively, you may wish to join them via the steps which lead down directly into the sea.

Dining

A range of dining and wining experiences are offered to all guests.

Cuisine Gallery

Set close to the beach, Cuisine Gallery has open air seating with an additional terrace overlooking the lagoon. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, set menu optional, with a weekly Maldivian-themed dinner.

Library Lounge

This coffee shop serves a range of teas, specialty coffees such as cappuccino and espresso, or hot chocolate during the day. High Tea is available here between 15:00 and 17:00 for guests on the All-Inclusive package.

Private Dining

For the ultimate romantic dinner for that very special occasion or even just to spoil your loved one, why not book an intimate dining experience in a private setting for just the two of you? Choose from a Lobster Dinner, Serenade Dinner or a Romance Dinner. Alternatively, why not hire your own private island for the evening? Your personal chef and waiter will prepare a sumptuous meal before leaving you to relax alone, together under the stars.

Bars

Wine Chiller

Choose from an impressive selection of quality wines from around the world or sample some of these at one of the wine tasting sessions.

Water Bar

An ideal place to chill out and enjoy a refreshing drink, Water Bar offers a wide range of delicious homemade cocktails, fresh juices, soft drinks and cold beers.

135° East

Another à la carte option, 135° East is a Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant located on its own sunset pavilion over the turquoise lagoon. The perfect location to enjoy the tastes of the Far East from the Teppanyaki grill and sushi counter.

Full Board

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Cuisine Gallery
  • 20% discount at 135° East, dinner only, booking required

All-Inclusive*

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Cuisine Gallery
  • Selected drinks including branded spirits, cocktails, house wine by the glass
  • High tea 15:00-17:00
  • 20% discount at 135° East, dinner only, booking required
  • Mini bar soft drinks and house water
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • 1 sunset cruise per stay

Additional Facilities

  • English speaking staff
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Shops*
  • Laundry service*
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Foreign currency exchange

*Additional charges apply, payable locally.

Diving

PADI dive centre, with enthusiastic multi-lingual instructors offers a wide range of underwater adventures catering for all levels from beginners to experienced divers. Beginners will become -~hooked' when they discover the amazing underwater world, while experienced divers are sure to see something new among the many types of sharks, mantas, turtles, napoleons, tuna and other smaller, but maybe more colourful, dwellers on the reef. There are two dives each day, morning and afternoon, from on board a Maldivian dhoni. Night dives, half day and full day trips to sites further afield are organised regularly.*

Snorkelling

Snorkelling is a must in the Maldives. Staff are available to help beginners gain their first taste of the wonderful underwater world in the lagoon before progressing to the house reef and even a boat trip to snorkel at the Coral Garden. For more experienced snorkellers there is a range of full morning snorkel safaris by boat to other reefs, all guided by the resident marine biologist who can help you identify what you see. Choose from spotting manta rays at Manta Point, swimming with whale sharks at Ocean Reef, turtles in Boli Thila and a whole range of colourful fish and corals at Bodu, Kuda, Clementhila or the Sandbank.

Excursions

Diverse excursions are available for guests to choose from, ranging from a visit to local island Dhangethi, to fishing trips, sunset cruises and island hopping trips.

Water Sports

A range of windsurfing equipment, catamarans, canoes and pedaloes. If you are new to windsurfing or sailing, the team will be happy to show you the ropes.

Evening Entertainment

Experience the Maldivian style of music and dance, Bodu Beru, when local team members of Maafushivaru perform for you. On other evenings the range of entertainment on offer at the Water Bar includes live music, movie night and mellow chill-out sounds.

Maafushivaru Spa

Situated on a quiet corner of the island on its own jetty, the spa is the place where inner beauty is blended with the beauty of the landscape. Each treatment offered is individually designed to help you realise your ultimate state of wellbeing.


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