Located at a 25-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport at South Ari Atoll, Maafushivaru Maldives is re-opening in August 2020 after a major renovation. At 350m long, Maafushivaru Maldives is built between two wide beaches and a beautiful lagoon with a private reef for diving.
All the Villas are built with thatched roofs and are designed with Maldivian touches. Beach Villas are 99 sqm in size and are surrounded by abundant vegetation and located right beside the beach with sun loungers on a private deck facing the ocean. Water Villas are 95 sqm in size with bespoke views of the lagoon. Beach Pool Villas are 120 sqm in size and situated along the beach with a few steps away from the ocean. Duplex Pool Villas are spacious sanctuaries built-on levels, ideal for couples seeking privacy or smaller families. Water Pool Villas are expansive villas offering the best experience with beautiful views of the lagoon and spacious bedrooms. All the villas are also equipped with air-conditioning and fan, flat-screen TV, Minibar, Espresso machine, electronic safe and other amenities.
The main buffet restaurant is the “Cuisine Gallery” located next to the beach, which offers a wide choice of dishes for breakfast and Mediterranean cuisine mixed with Asian flavors for dinner. Nearby the infinity pool “Las Tapas” is the place to visit for snacks and healthy salads infused with inspired condiments. “Cielo” offers a wide range of dining facilities from mouth-watering buffets to ultimate a la carte experience. “Library Lounge” offers cappuccino, espresso, hot chocolate, and takeaway service for sandwiches, salads, pastries, tartlets, and salads. “Moodhu Grill” is the signature restaurant of the resort situated on the edge of its majestic part of the island and offers flavors inspired by the ethnicity of South Asia. “Umi” is the Japanese restaurant set over the vibrant Indian Ocean accompanied by good food and good views. “The Water Bar” is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink while watching the turquoise waters of the lagoon.
Maafushivaru Resort is also blessed to be in Ari Atoll, where the finest dive spots in the Maldives can be found. Its fully-equipped PADI dive center with enthusiastic multi-lingual instructors offers a wide range of underwater adventures catering for all levels from beginners to experienced divers. The amazing underwater world is surrounded by Sharks, Mantas, Turtles, Napoleons, Tuna, and other colorful dwellers on the reef. Night dives, half a day, and full-day excursions to local islands are organized regularly.
The wellness centre of the resort located within a spectacular view, includes a fully equipped gym, a yoga pavilion and an oasis of a Spa with steam and sauna individually designed to gain the ultimate state of wellbeing with hand-harvested seaweed products from “Voya” provides organic treatments that blend well with the environment.
Maafushivaru Maldives also has a stunning deserted islet in the neighboring lagoon, “Lonubu” especially for the guests of the resort. A relaxing boat trip to this beautiful islet for a romantic picnic, a candlelight dinner, or a one night stay at the beach villa, should be on top of the list of holiday experiences.
The spectacular location, elegant design, inspiring cuisine, and the promises of the exciting experience makes Maafushivaru Resort Maldives a very unique place to experience the Maldives.
Maafushivaru has also introduced PCR testing on the island eliminating the need for guests to travel out of the island to a testing facility. Should a guest be required to present a negative test result upon their departure, the resort will be offering these on a complimentary basis for all in-house guests. This offer is currently available for all guests arriving before the 15 December 2020.
The resort has also implemented enhanced health and safety guidelines to combat the challenges bought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. These enhanced guidelines have been implemented strictly throughout the resort in addition to the resorts current existing extensive cleaning protocols. The resort is following an extensive guide of protocols set by the lti brand as well as government recommended protocols to ensure compliance with the Maldives Safe Tourism regulations.
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