- Free WiFi
Located in Maafushivaru (South Ari Atoll), Maafushivaru is minutes from Maafushivaru Island Beach and Maafushivaru Island Pier. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Vakarufalhi Beach and Manta Point.
Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms have private balconies or patios. LCD televisions and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a health club and an outdoor pool. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of Maafushivaru. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.
How to Get There
OK we all know the Maldives are a paradise on earth. This resort will not disappoint. The water warm. The sea life amazing. Fantastic staff. Great choice of food. Overall the resort is a little shabby, and needs an input of cash to bring it up to date but don't let that put you off.
Most trips are extra(30 to 80 USD).
Make sure you go all inclusive, or be prepared for a large bill if you like a drink. It can be noisy if there are a number of Chinese guests who don't seem to be able to talk without shouting.
The management will move you if needed.
Such an amazing island. We had the best vacation ever. From A to Z everything was perfect. We needed a stress free vacation, and this was absolutely the best choice we could have made. We loved our water villa, first thing every morning was jumping in the crystal clear blue water, and then up for a sumptuous breakfast. Food overall was very good, a special thanks goes to Chef Bandara, who was always overlooking the buffet, nothing was missing. And thanks also to Ranjit, who made us an unforgettable curry, our last day, and he really took care of us during our whole stay. As well as the Bartender who prepared for us the best Pina Coladas ;-)...every day... without even ask
Thank you again to all the Maafushivaru Team, you made our stay outstanding, we enjoyed every minute, now we are counting the days to come back.... Ciaoooooo
We visited Maafushivaru from the 16th Jan till the 28th Jan 2019, 11 nights of absolute heaven, celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary they made our holiday one to remember from arrival to departure. We stayed in a beach Villa room 111, which is situated on the very warm side of the island not much breeze, not far from the boat jetty where each night around 6 pm we would see sting rays and also lucky enough to see an eagle ray, excellent snorkelling around all the island also at Lonbuno island which the island offers free boat trips 3 times daily it’s well worth a visit more than once as the snorkelling is excellent and the sands on the beach are like powder beautiful and clean, can highly recommend the extra trips too the turtle trip was very good and the information supplied was excellent seeing 2 turtles on our trip also baby sting rays, also the line fishing trip where we caught lots of fish, and the sunset cruise was lovely and romantic, all the staff were very helpful going out of their way to help you, the food was excellent with a fantastic choice for all tastes, with drinks flowing frequently you are never thirsty, quiet island which we like with music by the in house band, behind the scenes your, cocktail making evening, flower message on our bed on our anniversary also romantic candlelight dinner with a sparkling bottle of wine, cannot fault anything with this island all the team deserve a big pat on the back, we definitely recommend this holiday and will be returning one day. So thank you Maafushivaru for making our dream holiday!
Debbie Turner x
we loved our stay at Maafushivaru ! we experienced both Beach villa & water villa > it was amazing !!!! all the rooms are cleaned every day and offer a great calm and privacy > sometimes we felt we were alone on the island ;) the resort is super clean with several choices in terms of food ! all the staff is very professional and super nice ! special mention to Marc for its welcoming , Ranjith, Aminul, Babul and Shanika were particularly nice and friendly with us - also Léo and Rita at the Dive Center : we experienced amazing snorkling session with turtles, whale shark and other sea beauties! the island has a very nice lagoon where you can directly do snorkling with beautiful animals. there is also Lonubo island just in front the central island accessible by boat for free in just a couple of minutes.
and what we did enjoy a lot was the perfect timing for all the seaplane transport (male / maafushivaru ) - we definitely want to go again at Maafushivaru !!
After months of researching resorts we had our hearts set on Maafushivaru for 9 nights as part of our honeymoon in May. We’re so glad we booked this island, the staff, service, rooms, everything is incredible. We still have the holiday blues 7 months on.
We stayed in a water villa, number 222, at the tip of the water villas so you’re not overlooked at all (email the island ahead and request this villa is available) The views are incredible. We then moved to a beacb villa with pool which was amazing too. The beach villas are much more spacious and have the novelty outdoor shower but we the water villa was our favourite because it was always my dream to stay in one. You won’t be disappointed with either room.
We booked an overnight stay at Lonubo which was out of this world and something we’ll never forget - definitely book it!
The attention to detail by the staff on the island is second to none... for example, we sat at the same table for breakfast most mornings so had the same waiter, Mohammed, who obviously noticed that I liked Nutella at breakfast haha. We had to fill out a pre-order form for breakfast when staying overnight on Lonubo, Mohammed was the one to bring our breakfast over from the main island and he brought a little dish of Nutella with him and said he knows I like that at breakfast (even though Nutella wasn’t even an option on the pre order form!).
I genuinely can’t understand any negative reviews about this island, it is the best place we have ever stayed (and we’ve travelled a lot!). We cannot wait to return again soon.