Mirihi Island Resort
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With a stay at Mirihi Island Resort in Mirihi (South Ari Atoll), you’ll be within the region of Maafushivaru Island Pier and Maafushivaru Island Beach. This 5-star resort is within the region of Vakarufalhi Beach and Manta Point.
Make yourself at home in one of the 37 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.
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, which include a fitness center. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
How to Get There
This was our first visit to Maldives and I did a thorough research of all islands, that would be of our interest. Mirihi always came to the top of all lists of my “investigation”. We wanted a beautiful small island, not overly crowded, with a beautiful house reef, good snorkelling and nice accomodation. Already before we came to Mirihi, I knew that it was the right choice. Our stay at Mirihi was in fact wonderful! It far exceeded all our expectations by far (and they were high to begin with!). The island is like heaven on earth. It is much more beautiful then on the photos. The villas are nicely furnished and also all little details are great. Food is delicious. The staff and the service is just the best! Everybody is genuinely friendly and nice. Our special thanks goes to the staff of Dive center and to the waiters and house keeping. We tried several activities and they also exceeded our expectations. We did a whale shark seeker tour, night snorkelling and introductory dives. We were thrilled! We swam for 20 minutes with a whale shark so close that we could have touched it. I cannot find even one small thing that we would not like, let alone complain about. Mirihi is all about superlatives. We adored everything, it fullfilled our dreams about a paradise island. We will definitely come back. For us the stay here was an absolute 10/10.
... was something I did not hear once from my 2 teenagers during our stay at Mirihi. This was an amazing place for a family getaway. The house reef was incredible and we were lucky enough to swim with turtles, rays, reef sharks and an amazing array of fish. We took the whale shark excursion and were lucky enough to swim with a gentle giant. We swam, we SUP'ed, we ate, we talked, we snorkeled and we enjoyed our time in paradise as a family.
I was particularly impressed with their desalination plant which meant they provided their own drinking water without any plastic bottle wastage. No single use plastic straws or bathroom amenities either. Shampoo etc were all supplied in locally made containers that were refilled as needed. Kudos to you Mirihi!
Can not recommend Mirihi enough. The kids are already planning our trip next year.
As a couple we have had the privilege of being able to stay in a number of the recognised top hotels in the world all of which have been fantastic. However, for us, Mirihi stands head and shoulders above them all. As a hotel it has a completely different approach where service and food are absolutely top end but are presented in a very simple and relaxed style.
From the moment we disembarked the seaplane and took off our shoes we knew we were experiencing something unique. The beauty of the island is breath-taking and my fears of it being too small were unfounded. We walked, swam and canoed around it most days enjoying the peace and tranquillity. On the island itself we discovered birds, fruit bats and the occasional small lizard (but there were no mosquitoes, wasps or bugs). We also didn’t feel the island was ever crowded despite a staff to guest ratio of around 4:1 whilst we were there. However if the island was beautiful, the house reef was spectacular. We saw all colours and sizes of fish including eagle rays, three species of reef sharks, moray eels, turtles and so many more. We undertook a number of trips - snorkelling further out on the reef with a guide, sunrise fishing (where the wahoo we caught was prepared for lunch) and the day trip searching for a whale shark which was exceptional. Swimming with the majestic manta rays is an experience we recommend to everyone.
We opted for the fully inclusive option for our week which included three ridiculously awesome meals a day in the Dhonveli restaurant prepared and presented by a great team led by the ever jovial Fernando who reassured us daily that all his food was negative calories. On two occasions we chose to eat at the Muraka restaurant situated over the water with the reef sharks swimming below. If the food in Dhonveli is five star I don’t know what Muraka is – the white tomato soup was so fantastic and the steak was exceptional we had the same again on our second visit! We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and on the evening of our anniversary we had a private dining experience on the beach which was something we will never forget. Situated in three areas on the beach we started with canapes and cocktails on a beach bed, moved to the dining table for an unbelievable meal before finishing the evening with coffee and cognac on bean bags. We later returned to our villa to discover that Afeef had transformed our bedroom with flowers, towel designs and a bottle of bubbles.
The island is managed with an Exec Team who are always visible and interact with you daily – Alex and his team provide the most exceptional food, Urs and his team provide the most awesome service and Alexa and her team absolutely ensure that whatever you need is provided. However an Exec Team is only as good as the main team – there are far too many people to mention but Raoof looked after us daily, Raj ensured our glasses in the bar were never empty and Furqan made us laugh constantly. All the staff, without a single exception, were professional, fun and constantly ensuring everything in paradise was perfect – which it was.
If you want motorised water sports, shops, entertainment each evening and “costa coffee” then we would suggest you look at some of the other resorts. If you love beauty and nature, are relaxed and content in the company of those you are on holiday with and want the ultimate switch off then we can’t recommend anywhere better to visit that Mirihi.
Simon & Sue Warwood