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Hotel overview

Maafushivaru Maldives is a cozy Maldivian resort with true island charm, friendly staff and excellent facilities for a quality vacation. It is located on a small tropical island a little over 350 meters long, and a walk along its soft white beach from one edge to another takes just over 10 minutes. Despite its size, located in the heart of South Ari Atoll, there is an abundant natural diversity and lively coral reef. What makes it even better is the accommodation in beautiful villas, delicious food and plenty of entertainment. You will definitely experience the perfect exotic and unforgettable vacation here!

Primary resort features:

  • 81 villas of five different types
  • 7 restaurants and bars, including a library lounge with coffee and tea, books and magazines in different languages, as well as board games
  • An infinity edged fibre-optic lit swimming pool, as well as a children's pool
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available in certain public areas, such as Library Lounge, Reception, and Water Bar
  • The Boutique with a wide selection of souvenirs, toiletries and beach apparel
  • Diving and snorkeling, fishing, visiting local islands and romantic sunset cruises
  • Spa center and gym

Restaurants and bars with diverse menu

To provide guests with an unforgettable vacation experience in the Maldives, the resort offers excellent facilities, even their own ‘Cuisine Gallery’ for special occasions and refined meals:

  • Cielo is a casual restaurant with the most favorite dishes. During the day, Cielo serves pizzas, pastas, burgers and salads, with a modern western menu for dinner.
  • Cuisine Gallery. The main resort restaurant offers a wonderful buffet selection, elegant setting and an additional terrace that overlooks the lagoon. The chefs serve creatively designed tables, which successfully combine international cuisine with local flavours. Each Tuesday night is ‘Maldivian when the guests have the chance to experience some of the best and authentic local dishes.
  • Library Lounge operates all day. This coffee shop serves a selection of teas, specialty coffees and hot chocolate. Also enjoy sandwiches, pastries, tartlets and salads.
  • Las Tapas - excellent Spanish style tapas.
  • Moodhu Grill is a signature restaurant on the edge of the beach. It serves meat, fresh fish and seafood, as well as a range of dishes from its tandoor oven.
  • Umi. Comfortable set over the water, enjoy this teppanyaki dining experience at the Japanese restaurant. This is an exhilarating culinary performance!
  • Water Bar is a perfect place by the pool to savour various drinks while gazing at the turquoise lagoon.

Diving, big game fishing, excursions and other activities

Maafushivaru is a popular diving resort. It is conveniently located just minutes away from great diving sites in South Ari. The resort offers a wide range of diving and snorkeling trips that will allow you to plunge into the wonders of the underwater world, as well as engage in water sports:

  • Diving and snorkeling. What could be better than to find yourself among tropical beauty to fully experience the richness of marine life and admire the colorful corals? The fully equipped PADI dive center with multilingual instructors offers a wide range of underwater adventures for all levels, from beginners to experienced divers. Every day, two dives from the board of the Maldivian dhoni are made in the morning and afternoon. Night dives and trips to more distant places are regularly organized. Do not miss the opportunity to see sharks, mantles, turtles, Napoleon fish and colorful corals!
  • Various excursions. Spend a quiet day on the deserted island of Lonubo.

Visit one of the local islands, Dhangethi, with its typical Maldivian village, to experience the local lifestyle and culture. Take a romantic sunset cruise. If you are lucky, you can even see the dolphins! Embark on a great ocean fishing trip and learn the secular secrets of this traditional craft from Maldivian fishermen.

  • Water sports. The water sports center has a range of windsurfing equipment, catamarans, canoes, and pedaloes. If you are new to windsurfing or sailing, staff will be happy to give you several interesting lessons.
  • Evening entertainment. ‘Maldivian Night’ gives an opportunity to embrace the local style of music and body dancing boduberu. The water bar and disco offer a wide range of entertainment, including live music and movie nights.

The resort also organizes beautiful wedding ceremonies and other special occasions, helping with planning and implementation, taking into account all the wishes of the guests.

Maafushivaru Spa for full body and mind rehabilitation

Maafushivaru Spa is located in a quiet corner of the island on its own jetty. This is a place where inner beauty is in harmony with the beauty of the landscape. Each procedure is selected individually and delivers maximum effect.

Maafushivaru Spa is located on the water with a picturesque view of the lagoon. There are 5 treatment rooms - single rooms, a suite for a couple, an aesthetic beauty care room and two massage pavilions.

It also offers special skin care treatments for him and for her, body care programs and foot care. A range of Asian and European blend massages are also available.

Transfer: the resort is located on the island of Maafushivaru on South Ari Atoll, 92 kilometers from Velana Airport in the capital of Male. You can get to the hotel in 25 minutes by a seaplane.

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TripAdvisor© Traveler Reviews

Paradise on Earth

Absolutely perfect every thing is beyond perfect. Beach, greenery, villas all spectacular, great facilities, good food. internet was available in common areas and rooms. Staff were excellent...
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C Mohamed T

Wonderful holidays at Maafushivaru

Excellent hotel, very clean, nice rooms and with very nice staff. Special mention to the sport and diving centre. They made our stay unforgettable. Our kids and us have enjoyed the diving as never...
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C MontseCB76

What an amazing dives in the island

I have been 3 times in Maldives and this time I did the most impressive dives I have ever done. The food in the hotel is amazing. All the restaurants in the island are very very good with a...
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