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Maafushivaru Island Resort

Location: Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives / Transfer Type: Seaplane / Room & Suites: 50

 Maafushivaru is the typical island epitomizing all that one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives. With its small island charm, lush vegetation surrounded by powder-white soft sand, and a house reef that a myriad of tropical fish call home, the island is just over 500 metres in length and can be walked in just 10 minutes and a bit!

Thatch-roofed villas inspired by local architecture are set amidst verdant gardens or are 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.

Designed for couples seeking to rekindle their romance or for families looking to spend quality time together, Maafushivaru offers an experience that elegantly combines a Maldives from times-gone-by with the contemporary luxuries of the present.

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Location: Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
Basic Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

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These are surrounded by abundant vegetation and located right beside the beach with sunloungers on a private deck facing the sea. Inside each spacious room you will find:

King-sized bed
Air conditioning / fan
Flat-screen TV/DVD player
i-Pod docking station
IDD Telephone
Mini-bar
Espresso machine
Hairdryer
Electronic safe
Bath and beach towels
Bathrobe
Bathroom amenities

The bathroom is semi-open air with shower, and features an outdoor garden area with a rainfall shower made of stone.


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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. They have the same features as the Beach Villas with the addition of a private pool, shared between the two villas. Each Pool Villa has a shared entrance with a corridor and a separate dining pavilion. On the beach side there is a deck with sunloungers.


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These magnificent villas are built out over water and offer modern comforts along with stunning views of the lagoon. Each villa is completely private, being accessed by its own walkway from the main jetty. Once inside you can enjoy luxuries which include:

  • King-sized bed
  • Air conditioning / fan
  • Flat-screen TV/DVD player
  • i-Pod docking station
  • IDD Telephone
  • Mini-bar
  • Espresso machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic safe
  • Bath and beach towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities

The bathroom features a rainfall shower and a bath with hot and cold water and offers views of the ocean.

Outside is your own wooden deck with a seating area and sunloungers from where you can watch the myriad of different coloured tropical fish swimming by whilst you enjoy a relaxing drink from the mini-bar. Alternatively, you may wish to join them via the steps which lead down directly into the sea.


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The Spa

Spa Philosophy
Maafushivaru Spa… the truly natural well-being experience.

Situated on a quiet corner of the island on its own jetty, the spa is the place where we blend inner beauty with the beauty of the landscape. Each treatment we offer is individually designed to help you realise your ultimate state of well-being.

Spa Facilities
The Maafushivaru Spa is set on the water with a unique and privileged view to the lagoon. Our facilities include 5 treatment rooms, consisting of 1 couple's rooms, 1 couple's suite, 1 aesthetic beauty care room and 2 massage rooms.

Maafushivaru Spa offers specific skin care treatments for him and for her, body care programs and foot care. A range of Asian and European blend massages are also on offer.

Our main restaurant with its wonderful buffet selection, sure to leave you tempted to ‘just try that little bit more’, features airy, open seating. There is an additional terrace overlooking the lagoon. Seating is on a first come - first served basis.

Our chefs have creatively designed sumptuous buffets which successfully combine international fare with local flavours. Breakfast offers a wide choice of cereal, fresh pastries and breads, fresh fruits, juices and a ‘cooking station’ where eggs, waffles and pancakes are freshly prepared to your liking. Lunch consists of lighter foods with a variety of salads, soup, hot dishes, pasta and fresh fruit. At Dinner there is a wide selection of courses from the wonderful Mediterranean-inspired buffets which are regularly infused with local flavours. Tuesday night is ‘Maldivian Night’ when you have the chance to experience some of the local dishes.

In the evening there is also an option to order from the `a la carte menu which features a selection of our favourite dishes.

Opening times:
Breakfast 7.30 – 10.00
Lunch 12.30 – 14.00
Dinner 19.30 – 21.30

This coffee shop serves a range of teas, speciality coffees such as cappuccino and espresso, or hot chocolate during the day. High Tea is available here between 15.00 and 17.00 for our guests on the All Inclusive package. In this lounge there is a supply of books and magazines which you can borrow and read at your leisure or board games to while away a few hours.

Open 08.00 to 22.00

You can choose from our impressive selection of quality wines from around the world or sample some of these at one of our wine tasting sessions.

An ideal place to chill out and enjoy a refreshing drink while gazing at the sparkling turquoise waters of the lagoon. Our bar offers a wide range of delicious home-made cocktails, fresh juices, soft drinks and cold beers.

Open 9am till late.

In the evening there is an option to select from the à la carte menu instead of the buffet. If you prefer, you can book your table for this option on the sundeck looking over the sea or on the beach.
 
135° East

Another à la carte option, 135° East is a contemporary 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 teppan grill and sushi counter.

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?

Lobster Dinner
A five-course set dinner on the powdery white sand with the waves gently breaking beside you.

Romantic Dinner
Celebrate romance with a candle-lit four-course dinner in a secluded spot right on the beach. Revel in each other’s company whilst we provide that extra special romantic meal.

Lonubo Dinner
For the crème de la crème in romantic experience 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.

For ultimate relaxation you can leave your wallet behind and not worry about those ‘little extras’ mounting up.

All Inclusive Package includes the following:
Main meals of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner buffets in the Cuisine Gallery. À la carte dining and private dining experiences are not included in the all inclusive packages.
High Tea with tea/coffee and snacks is available in the Library Lounge between 15.00 – 17.00.
Beverages included in the package are soft drinks, such as Coke, Sprite, Fanta, canned juices including orange, pineapple and apple, spirits and liquors, cocktails, house wines by the glass, Carlsberg draft beer and house mineral water. In the minibar in the villa non-alcoholic beverages are included.
Use of snorkelling equipment. Basic knowledge is required, lessons are at extra cost. Please handle equipment with care as you are liable for any damage.
Excursions: One Sunset Cruise per person per stay.

What better way to more fully experience the abundant marine life and colourful corals than to be right there amongst them?

Our fully equipped 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. In addition, a range of courses leading to PADI certification is on offer.

Snorkelling is a must in the Maldives. If you don’t want to dive, or in addition to diving, you can see so many different vibrant corals, colourful fish and even turtles just from the surface of the water.

Our team is 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 snorkelers there is a range of full morning snorkel safaris by boat to other reefs, all guided by a marine biologist who can help you identify what you see. Choose from spotting manta rays at Manta Point (seasonal), 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.

Something for everyone from an hour on the water or a full day away.

While away a quiet afternoon on the deserted island of Lonubo.

Visit one of the local islands, Dhangethi, with its typical Maldivian village, for a taste of local lifestyle and culture and maybe do a little souvenir shopping.

Take a full day island-hopping trip with a beach barbecue for lunch.

The sunset cruise is a must! Enjoy a special cocktail while watching the fiery sun disappear and the sky turn that wonderful shade of pink ....so romantic! If you’re lucky you might even see a few dolphins...

For fishermen (and women!) go Big Game Fishing for Wahoo, Barracuda or Sailfish on one of the half day or full day trips. Alternatively, go trolling, another popular recreational sport in the Maldives, where a fishing line is drawn by a local Dhoni through the bountiful waters. Common catch includes Rainbow Runner, Wahoo and Yellow Fin Tuna.

Another great sunset experience is to go fishing from a dhoni which will take you out to the reef as the sun sets. Hopefully you will catch your own fish for lunch the next day.

For a more private experience you can hire a dhoni for the day and explore the islands to your own schedule. Hop on and off as the mood takes you. Stop and snorkel whenever you want.

Water sports centre has a range of windsurfing equipment, catamarans, canoes and pedaloes. If you are new to windsurfing or sailing, our staff will be happy to ‘show you the ropes’.

Maldivian night is an opportunity to 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 is on offer at the Water Bar or discotheque and includes live music, movie night and mellow chill-out sounds. A schedule for the week’s entertainment is posted in the reception area.

Resort's wellness centre also has a fully equipped gymnasium to help you keep fit whilst on holiday.

Opening times: Spa 09.00 – 20.30 Gym 07.00 – 22.00

One cannot ask for more romantic setting than the soft white beaches, azure skies and the endless turquoise blue ocean glinting in the bright sun - all beckoning you to come and celebrate your new-found romance or renew your love for each other. Maafushivaru offers different renewal of love packages to suit your desires. Choose from the stunning expanse of powder-white sand at Lonubo, out in the lagoon on our Serenade Pavilion or simply on the beach with the turquoise Indian Ocean as your backdrop.

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