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What We Love

  • A new five-star resort in paradise, with an over-water villa, daily meals, drinks and moreStaying in a dreamy over-water villa in the Indian Ocean
  • Being one of the first to stay in this brand-new luxury resort
  • The fun, retro-inspired design throughout the property
  • Having breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks included

What To Know

  • There's plenty of dining options thanks to 8 different onsite restaurants
  • You can choose to have spa treatments in your own private villa
  • The hotel offers a variety of excursions from stand up paddle boarding and private jet ski tours to snorkeling and swimming with manta rays
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Overview

A brand-new luxury retreat boasting cool, retro-inspired style – includes a private-pool option, watersports, a spa treatment and much more

The Lowdown

The Maldives take beauty to a whole new level. Here, stunning is routine. This paradise-like place in the Indian Ocean is home to some of the world’s best beaches, with wondrous white sands and electric-blue waters unmatched the world over – all fringing some 1,200 islands that make up this transfixing country. And that’s just above the water. Below, you’ll find vibrant tropical fish, spectacular corals and submerged caves, providing an underwater mecca for snorkelers and divers of all levels.
It’s only fitting that the brand-new Finolhu, in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, is rather spectacular itself. This five-star resort brings cool, retro-inspired design to the timelessly beautiful Maldives. Classic movies provide a backdrop to the pinball machines in the glam beach club, Milk Bar operates as an old-school tuck shop serving up smoothies and snacks, while the 60s- and 70s-inspired spa puts a pastel-hued spin on the concept of wellness.
There’s plenty of substance to match this groovy style, too. The marine HUB (Home of the Under-water Biosphere) offers a range of activities, from diving, snorkeling and fishing to sunset and dolphin cruises, while Thunderball organizes a slew of watersports on the adjacent lagoon. Dining options include a seafood shack, Asian fine dining, a North African restaurant and a beach-club menu, while accommodations promise more postcard-perfect touches: dreamy over-water villas, your very own slice of paradise.

Villas

You’ll be living the tropical dream here at Finolhu, as you wake up in an over-water villa with direct ocean access. Lagoon villas are an airy 1,560 square feet and boast boho-cool style, with wicker chairs, dark woods and tons of natural light. There’s a free-standing bath to laze in, while drinking in the Finolhu Lagoon panorama, plus indoor and outdoor showers and a spacious sundeck with lounge chairs.The Outdoor Pool villas are even larger, at 1,938 square feet, with beautiful azure accents inspired by the French Riviera. These luxurious retreats offer a sunset view and your very own freshwater pool.
Amenities- King-sized bed- Cotton linens and towels- Indoor bathroom- Outdoor bathroom and rain shower- Marshall sound system- 42-inch TV with satellite channels- IDD telephone and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi- Hair dryer- Overhead fans and air conditioning- Safe- Minibar and wine bar

Dining

The resort offers a plethora of drinking and dining spotse. The two-story Baa Baa Beach Club is a hip spot for refueling, tropical-style, any time of day, with live cooking stations at breakfast. Healthy salads and sushi sit alongside pizzas, platters and sweet treats on the all-day menu. After dark, you can sip cocktails, watch retro movies, play pinball and groove to the DJ’s picks. Savor succulent seafood at Fish & Crab Shack; feast on Mandarin duck, snapper, lobster and other fine-dining Asian fare at the colorful Kanusan; and take an aromatic tour of North Africa through Baahaa Grill’s mezzes and tagines.Finolhu even has an old-school tuck shop, Milk Bar, that serves up refreshing smoothies and snacks, alongside delicious essentials like ice cream, chocolate and wine. There’s also a home-delivery service for decadent vacation-dining in bed.

Spa

You can preen and pamper yourself to pastel-hued heights at The Cove Club. There are 10 candy-colored treatment divans, each dedicated to a pivotal diva of the 60s or 70s, where you can take your pick from massages and beauty treatments. There are also yoga and meditation on offer, plus a fitness center, a movement pavilion and an outdoor gym.

Location

On this dreamy atoll, powdery white sands dotted with swaying palms stretch alongside the spectacularly blue sea. You can explore your watery surroundings with the help of HUB, (Home of the Under-water Biosphere), which offers fishing, diving, jet-skiing, sunset cruising, dolphin-watching and even star-gazing, while respecting the natural habitat of Baa Atoll’s UNESCO world biosphere.Thunderball is your one-stop shop on Palm Beach for motorized and non-motorized watersports in the lagoon, and Finolhu has even dedicated a patch of paradise to tennis, with floodlit courts and a professional coach waiting to be used. Underwater-photography enthusiasts can make a beeline for Hanifaru Bay, a marine-protected area that teems with plankton-feeding manta rays from May until November.

How to Get There

Finolhu
Kanufushi Island
Baa Atoll, 21002 Maldives

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 687 Reviews
Heaven on earth
Reviewed 16 hours ago

Paradise really does exist on earth ..!
And the food is to match..!
Can not wait to return to paradise to my most favourite place on earth.
If your looking for pure luxury look no further than Finolhu
All the staff are so helpful in making your dreams come true

Honeymooners paradise
Reviewed 19 hours ago

Carefree island heaven. Nothing is a hassle at finolhu. We spent 7 amazing nights in an overwater villa sleeping in an emperor size bed. It was the perfect honeymoon surrounded by fabulous staff and turquoise waters. If you are fortunate enough to stay at finolhu I recommend full board, the sea plane, snorkelling is a must, and the crab shack for lunch. We had such a relaxing lazy island honeymoon, thank you to all the wonderful staff at finolhu for looking after us during our stay.

Amazing honeymoon package
Reviewed 1 day ago

It was one of the best experiences of our lives and I am glad to have chosen Finolhu.
The ambience, food, islanders, everything was beyond praise. I definitely look forward to visit again and this time with family for a leisure time.

wonderful
Reviewed 1 day ago

from the time i arrived with friends it became clear what a amazing experience this was going to be Food beverage staff excellent villa over water just lovely having such a view of the beautiful clear water from bedroom balcony and bathroom all very relaxing I found my bed to hard but minor detail compared to how great everything was. Did seven night would have loved ten nights. a return is on my bucket list

Beautiful honeymoon location
Reviewed 2 days ago

Overall great experience at a well maintained resort. Staff are friendly and engaging. Welcoming and fun atmosphere with a pristine setting.

Only some minor delays with the baahaa grill restaurant and wait times for shuttles to the villas from the restaurants/bars. Transfers / checkout needs to be better communicated though. We would have had to pay an extra US$400 had we not properly checked the second itemised bill.