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Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort

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Among resorts in Maldives, Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is the typical island epitomizing all that one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives. Located in a private island in the pristine South Ari Atoll region, approximately 25-minute seaplane flight away from Malé International Airport. 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 350 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, Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort offers an experience that elegantly combines a Maldives from times-gone-by with the contemporary luxuries of the present, distinguishing it from other Maldives all inclusive resorts. At Maafushivaru, let us help you make memories that will be forever cherished.
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South Ari Atoll Maldives, 00130
Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort
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Ch152018 wrote a review 18 Feb
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An absolutely fantastic experience we wouldn‘t miss! Wonderfully looked after by the most friendly staff! Food, drinks, rooms and service are incredebile. Especially we would like to thank our Guest Relator Dmitrii who planned everything perfectly so that we could fully enjoy our vacation! He did everything he could to make our vacation as enjoyable as possible! From our point of view he is the best guest Relator we ever had and we are totally satisfied with his service and happy to meet him! Thank you so much! We can also recommend to get in touch with Danielle the ocean biologist, who has such a huge knowledge about animals and is happy to share her knowledge. Furthermore she is fully pleased to answer every question you have. We had a wonderful time with you! Thank you so much! The house reef is nowhere near as beautiful as in Egypt, for example, but we knew that beforehand. But we were very surprised how many fishes there are here though. Huge schools, more than in Egypt, and we could also see white tips, black tips and nurse sharks here. The smaller ones, of course :) Furthermore we saw turtles and dozens of rays, such as the eagle ray. We were very satisfied and would come back anytime! Thanks for having us! Hope to came back soon!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Ch152018, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation! We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic experience at OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort. Our team takes great pride in ensuring our guests have a memorable stay, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our incredible food, accommodation, and service. We are especially glad to know that Dmitrii and Danielle contributed to making your stay special. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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BenTChristieK wrote a review Apr 2023
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We have just returned from a week's stay at Maafushivaru. After a short 25mins scenic seaplane ride, and a 5 min speedboat ride, we were here! We were welcomed at the jetty by resort manager, Guillaume, and our assigned host for this stay, Nabeel. We had a nice welcome drink and check-in was quick. Our host, Nabeel, then took us on a short tour before heading to our villa. The sunset pool villa, is absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean, wardrobes were very spacious, bathrooms were tastefully done in marble. We requested for more bottles of drinking water and beers, all duly noted by Nabeel. It's wonderful that we can contact our host anytime using WhatsApp, so he's always just a message away. We were on the HalfBoard plan, and the breakfast/dinner buffet meals were at Cuisine Gallery. Before we arrived, we were planning on the likelihood that we would be eating some of the dinners at their other dining outlets, fearing we would probably be bored of the buffet food by the 2nd night. How wrong we were! For the whole duration on our stay, we happily ate the buffet dinner nightly, and we actually enjoyed the food so much, we always looked forward to what dishes they might come up with each night! Coming from Singapore, we are foodies to the core, we are used to variety, and let me tell you this, variety is what you will get here. Every night, the food was varied, so much so, by the 2nd night, we told ourselves, we had to have a little restraint, we were eating too much! But we failed miserably, because every night, there will be new dishes, and we will go, "I have to try that!", and it goes on. We have seen impressive buffet lines many times, but as they say, it's the quality, not the quantity that counts, and here at Cuisine Gallery, as foodies, it gets our stamp of approval. There's something for everyone and for the week that we ate here, i don't think we saw any repeats of dishes. We don't dive, which is a shame, since South Ari Atoll is home to whale sharks all year long. So most of our days are spent snorkeling off our pool villa, swimming over to snorkel at the house reef, enjoying our pool, and enjoying beers on our pool deck. We love the house reef at low tide, because there are shallow sandy areas that you can even stand, great for beginners and children to experience the reef first hand. Sadly, just like in many parts of the world, from the great barrier reef to the Maldives, most of the corals are bleached from the last El Nino event, but there's still plenty of marine life to be seen here at the reef and around the resort. It will take time for the reef to recover, and i can only imagine how glorious the reef must look like in all it's glory, but some recovery can be seen, and hopefully without another bleaching event, coral regrowth will accelerate. We had an issue with the stairs leading to the ocean from our villa. The metal ladder leading into the ocean, doesn't extend all the way to the sea floor. On the 2nd morning we were there, i decided to go for a morning swim in the ocean, after which, i was unable to climb up the stairs. At low tide, the lowest step of the ladder, reached to roughly my chest level, which means, i would needed to lift my feet to my chest level to pull myself up the stairs. The combination of wet hands and metal railings, didn't bode well, and unless you're really strong and have the agility of a gymnast, most would never be able to pull themselves up the metal ladder. So there i was, in the ocean, wondering what i should do next. I was planning to swim to the beach, and as i started to swim, i noticed that the villa next to ours, their metal ladder extended all the way to the seafloor! Luckily the nice German couple next to us were out on their deck, so i managed to climb up their ladder, and after much apologies to them for intruding, i sheepishly explained the situation and exited their villa and walked back to my villa next door. Once back in my villa, we contacted my host, and explained the situation to him, and also left a message at the front deck, that we wanted to speak to Guillaume, the resort manager. We received a call back shortly, and Guillaume was very understanding about the situation, and he told me he will sort it out shortly and would see what he could do. He called us back in less than 15mins, and explained in detail, that this issue with the ladders, was an issue they were aware of, and prior to the takeover of Maafushivaru by Outrigger in April 2022, this was what came with the last resort run by LTI. They were in the midst of correcting this issue, and currently, only 50% of the villas have longer ladders. He said he'd get someone to come fix this, and it'll take an hour. In my mind, i was thinking, "Oh no, how are they going to fix this in an hour or even in a day?" Within half an hour, a couple of guys, including the chief engineer of the resort, Azim and a couple of guys showed up in my room. We all went out to the deck, and i could see a barge approaching our villa with a few more guys, with a ladder. So these ingenious guys, attached another ladder to bottom of the one in my room, thus extending the bottom of the ladder by 5 more steps. There wasn't even knocking or banging, they fastened the other ladder to the bottom with some metal fasteners ( I'm no engineer, so i don't know what they used), and they were absolutely secure! It was a miracle, and it took less than half an hour! How is this even possible? Now i had a very secure ladder, absolutely sturdy and extends to the bottom! Let me say this now, this is the fastest service recovery i have ever experienced ANYWHERE. If someone told me you could resolved this issue in half an hour, i would have laughed in your face. But they did, and not only did they do it, they made it better than what it was originally. And to top it off, after the guys left the room, the doorbell rang again, i was thinking maybe someone left some tools behind, but instead, it was someone delivering a bucket of 6 ice cold beers and chocolates to us, with a personal note from Guillaume, apologizing for the inconvenience we encountered. Wow...just wow....This is the sort of service recovery you hear in fairy tales and paid reviews, not in real life, right? YES, it's been done, here's the proof, Outrigger Maafushivaru, has attained the level of Service Nirvana. Ever since the ladder to the ocean was fixed, we have been able to enter and exit the ocean many times daily during our week long stay with ease. Guillaume has assured me that they are well aware, and will soon resolve the issue with all the ladders leading into the ocean. They know that this will be an issue sooner than later, so getting it fixed will be a priority. Getting this issue resolved, will allow everyone to enter the ocean at low tide without any problems.I have also brought it to the attention of Guillaume that the 2 ladders at the jetty leading to the house reef, also need to be fixed due to this issue, and this being the main entry point of many guests, especially those who don't have pool villas, and should be a priority. I can imagine someone would panic at some point when they realize they can't climb back up, especially older folks or kids, as much as there isn't any danger, but the thought of dangling in the ocean without a way of getting out is no fun. We also did the sunset cruise, which was absolutely beautiful, we liked the fact that the cruise didn't feel rushed, boat was cruising at a comfortable speed, and they obviously know where to slow down for the best views. We were hoping to see some dolphins, saw one or two fins in the distance, but guess they were not out to play that day. Realistically, no one can predict if you can see dolphins, it's just nature, they come and go as they please. Nights are very peaceful, and the time you would see the most people would be during dinner, and even then, it never gets crowded. You can choose to sit anywhere you choose, and we usually chose the same table every night. We mostly returned to our villa after dinner, to enjoy a swim in our pool with a couple of beers, and the water in the pool is still warm after a full day of sunshine, so it was perfect. Cold beers in a warm pool, just staring upwards at the stars, and the lovely "sea of stars" pool lighting at night is so cool! Now on to the special people at Outrigger Maafushivaru : Being a small island, you will probably meet nearly everyone who works here at some point. As with life, there will be some you spend more time with and make connections with. Being a graduate from Singapore Hotel Association, having worked in F&B (bar/restaurant) and operating an F&B establishment previously, i think I've always had a connection with those in this industry, having walked in their shoes at some point, which also means i pay extra attention to details with regards to service/food/drinks/hospitality. Special mention would go to the resort manager, Guillaume, who's always around, never imposing, giving guests their space,but at the same time, never far when you need his attention. Always with a sense of humor, so easy to talk to, he's got such a Zen vibe, always very calm, and so re-assuring every time we speak with him. The other superstar would be our host, Nabeel, since he was our "go-to" guy for everything. Very knowledgeable, quick to anticipate our needs, and gets things done when we need something. You know how you hate it when you ask for something, and they forget about it, or takes half a day to get done? Doesn't happen here, everything is done promptly. He speaks very well, has a great sense of humor, and top points for not hard selling us. Most of the time, i think guests know what they want to do, the last thing we need is to reach a peaceful island and having someone trying to up-sell you take up every single activity, whether it suits you or not. He was well aware we were pretty "chill", he was always there when we needed something, but also appreciative of not being imposing. He's what i would call a"front-line" personnel , being a host, he's the first impression that guests will make when they arrive and the last to see them off when they leave. He's perfectly suited for this role, and at some point, i believe he would be the profile that would be used to train every other "front-line" host/hostess. Judging from other reviews, other guests feel the same. The future is bright for this young man! Another complete stand-out performer, would be Chandana. The very first night we were at Cuisine Gallery, he quietly came from behind me, and addressed me by name. I was so pleasantly surprised, considering he had never seen me before! So i jokingly asked him, "so how did you know my name?", he smiled and said, "Of course, i just know." That was the best impression made on me by anyone in a long time. He's slightly older than most of the other serving staff, but during the moments when i see them interacting, it's apparent they look up to him. He's is very observant, even when we are carrying our food from the buffet, if he's there, he would offer to take our plates, and if he sees us walking towards our table, he's there, with the chair already pulled out, waiting to seat you comfortably. You can't train a good eye and anticipation. This guy, has got service in his blood. If i were hiring for my restaurant, i would hire this guy in a heartbeat. This guy oozes experience, he knows exactly what he's doing and he's fast. He's the guy we look forward to seeing every mealtime, be it breakfast or dinner, whenever he sees us, his whole face lights up, even from a distance, you can see him waving with a big smile on his face. You can't fake genuine love for the job, the love for interacting with guests, this guy loves his job, he loves the guests, and it shows. Outrigger is lucky to have this guy. Many times during my meal and I'm just looking around at everything going on around me, it actually seems he's single-handedly running the show, he is everywhere! I hope he is being used to train the younger staff, his experience would greatly benefit them. This wonderful man is destined for much greater things. The 2 standout staff at Edgewater,one in the day, and one in the night, would be Chamilla, every night, he would always pop by to see us and have a chat, knowing we are always sitting at the same spot every night after dinner. He's such a charming guy and he brightens our night after dinner, We shared so many interesting conversations about life, food and everything else. The other would be Chara, who we usually see during lunch. She's so friendly and attentive, and always making sure we have everything we need, being also from south east Asia, we shared many similar interests in food and cultures, so it was always a pleasure to engage with her. The 2 Indonesian cooks at Cuisine Gallery, Paules and Novy, you'll most likely find them at the live cooking stations, these guys are awesome. Novy is usually at the egg station for breakfast, and Paules would be at the live cooking station for dinners. Sometimes if you're lucky, you get them both for dinner. Being also from South East Asia, we shared many chats about food. We casually mentioned how we visit Bali very often and how much we love Indonesian food, we jokingly said we wanted Mee Soto for dinner the next day. Guess what? The next day for dinner, Paules made 2 portions of Mee Soto just for us, how crazy is that? Novy knows we loves our omelettes in the morning, he always says "special for you" with a laugh. When Paules found out that we were leaving the next morning, and knowing how much we love Indonesian food, he arranged it so that we had Mie Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Noodles) for our last dinner. We also had the pleasure of meeting Ali, the F&B manager. Once during breakfast, they were serving Singapore Laksa, so naturally, us being Singaporeans, we had to try it. Unfortunately, it wasn't done right ,what we got was some noodles in clear soup, which neither looked or tasted like Laksa, which is a spicy coconut milk-based noodle soup. So during our breakfast chat, we casually pointed it out to him and the chef, and being Singaporeans who are very proud of our food heritage, we showed him some pictures of what Laksa should look like. So off we went for our morning walk, and when we returned to our villa, we found a bucket with a bottle of bubbly, and a note attached, from Ali and the F&B team. We were so shocked, and didn't expect this at all. When we met Ali and the head chef that night, we thanked them profusely for the bottle, and told them, we were never being critical about the food, we were just pointing out the obvious, because it was a local dish to us. Amazingly, the chef, and with the help of Paules, made 2 portions of Laksa, and presented it to us to try. We didn't quite expect they would go all the way to do this, after all, we are just 2 guest from Singapore, but we were so touched. As much as it wasn't authentic Laksa we know it to be, but with the changes, it was a 70% representation of it, which by all accounts, was a complete transformation of what we had in the morning. Considering that Laksa is by no means an easy dish to make, and with us being in the middle of nowhere, to whip this up with whatever ingredients and spices they have, is absolutely astounding. Here's a little perspective, in 2022, the total number of visitors to Maldives from Singapore was slightly under 16,000, representing a measly 1% of all visitors from all over the world. Which means that unless you've been to Singapore or south east Asia, you probably would never know what Laksa is, meaning that most of the other guests wouldn't even know the difference, but yet, they went all out to make an impression on us, just a couple from Singapore. They cared enough to even get it right for us...US, who represent such a small percentage of visitors in the Maldives. There isn't even a scale i can compare this on, because we've never experienced anything like this before! Let me state again, we aren't celebrities, we aren't royalty, but they made us feel like we were. Their willingness to make things right, goes beyond what we were expecting. Kudos, Cuisine Gallery crew, Impressive! Other stars of Maafushivaru : Azim (the chief engineer who fixed our ladder), Victoria (who we miserably failed to convince to say she saw us board the seaplane and letting us camp out on the beach for another month), Mahesh (Bar Manager, who looks so imposing and tall, but is just a gentle giant, who told us that all seaplane flight the next day was cancelled(joke), so we could stay longer), Jameel (who always remembers our fave table and our drinks every meal), Shubham (who served us really quickly at the bar everytime). Sorry if we left out anyone! The other amazing factor is that most, if not all the staff, address us by our names! We seriously don't know how they could remember all the guests' names, but they just do! So let's be completely honest, we've all read the fancy reviews online, and wondered how many of them are true, how many are paid reviews, and how many aren't actually done by people who have actually visited the resort. I have seen the praises here, the raves about the service, the quality of food, but yet we still wondered, how much of all that is true? Guess we'll never really know, until we get here, and we can state it as a fact, because we stayed here, it's as real as can be, pinch yourself, does a place like this even exist? Yes it does...HERE. We aren't easy to please, but at the same time, we aren't difficult guests either and just like everyone, we have our own set of expectations. Expectation and reality can be jarring sometimes. But we are glad to say that during our stay, expectation and reality were absolutely as they were meant to be, and some levels, reality exceeded our expectations by a long shot. We don't impress easily, the last Maldives resort we visited only got a 3 stars review. We only give objective reviews, we call it like it is, and in this case, a 5 star review is in order here. Maafushivaru checks all the boxes as a place we consider to be worthy of a return visit in future. We were worried because from the earlier reviews, we found out there would be no in-room dining or room service, since this would be the first resort we've ever stayed at without this. But it turned out to be a complete non-issue, since a casual walk out to the dining on the main island would take you less than 10mins. Still, if this option was available, it would certainly take it to the next level, since there are certain days we are just lazy after snorkeling the whole morning, and would have been nice to just order-in instead of heading to the main dining area. We also visited the gift soft and bought all of the outrigger fridge magnets they had. We would have very much wanted to buy Outrigger Maafushivaru brand t-shirts/caps or merchandise, but unfortunately there were non. Our host, Nabeel did try to check if they could get us the dark blue Outrigger t-shirts, but they didn't have any in stock. At other resorts we stayed at, we were gifted resort brand merchandise which we still use till this day. Just before we left, we told Nabeel that we would very much want the t-shirts, or other Outrigger merchandise and would be willing to pay for the shipping, let's hope we get those t-shirts ya? ;) Thank you, Outrigger Maafushivaru for having us! We arrived with nervous anticipation, not quite knowing what to expect, but we left completely impressed. We believe that you are currently the under-rated gem of South Ari Atoll, The standard of service here, should be what other resorts aspire to reach. Whatever you're doing, you're doing it right, please keep it up! We completely enjoyed our stay at your excellent resort. We will certainly be looking to return to beautiful Maafushivaru again in the future!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Response from Outrigger Maafushivaru, Owner at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort
Responded 16 Apr 2023
Dear BenTChristieK, Warmest greetings from Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort. Thank you so much for leaving us your lovely review along with the 5 stars. We are simply overjoyed to know that you had an absolutely fantastic time with us. From your stay in the gorgeous Over Water Villa with Private Pool, with its remarkable view of the mesmerizing Maldivian sunsets, the delectable and vast variety of dishes in our main restaurant; Cuisine Gallery, snorkeling in our lovely house reef (Unfortunately, we do agree that the house reef has been affected by coral bleaching, but we assure you that we are working towards restoring the corals with a lot of propagation efforts already underway), to the romantic and idyllic sunset cruise, it sounds like you had a magical and unforgettable experience, filled with memories to be cherished for a long time. Of course, it is only possible that your stay was made perfect by our team of hosts, and the standard in warmth and care shown by all of them is certainly signature to Outrigger, and we sincerely cannot thank you enough for taking the time to leave us such wonderful comments, whilst even taking the time to even appreciate some of our hosts individually. Nabeel, Guillaume, Azim, Chandana, Chamilla, Chara, Paules, Novy, Ali, Mahesh, Victoria and our entire team here sends you their love and warm regards, along with lots of gratitude for your kind comments and feedback. We all sincerely look forward to welcoming you back here to create even more unforgettable memories, in your home-away-from-home! Until next time, we hope you remain safe and well!
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Paul B wrote a review 17 Feb
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An absolutely fantastic experience. Wonderfully looked after by the most friendly staff, including the GM! Food, drinks, rooms and service impeccable. Travel programs over the years had our expectations high and from the moment of arrival our expectations were exceeded.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Dear paulbZ4432WE, We are delighted to hear that you had an absolutely fantastic experience with us. Our team is thrilled to have made a positive impact on your stay and we are glad to know that you enjoyed the delectable food and beverages we offer, along with our luxurious rooms and exceptional service. We can't wait to welcome you back for another fantastic stay.
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rob wrote a review 16 Feb
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Fantastic experience- wonderful staff, superb accommodation and fantastic food. Spa and gym are also excellent Special mention for Ajay , Sayed, Chandana, Kim and so many others. A very well run atoll I’m happy to recommend as I’ve been here twice now. Outrigger is a quality label for hospitality and you will enjoy every minute here.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear robt391, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your experience with us at OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort. We appreciate your kind words about our team, accommodation, food, and facilities. It is always a pleasure to welcome repeater guests like yourself. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Curious66069563595 wrote a review 13 Feb
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Thank you for giving me a perfect holiday Muflih(moodhu)azleef, kim Scenery, service, everything is so perfect Everything is perfect from food to service. We really like hotel and we will come back . I recommend this resort to everyone. Everyone is very friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Curious66069563595, Thank you for your kind words about your stay at OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort! We are glad to know that you had a perfect holiday with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Sara N wrote a review 12 Feb
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I don’t even know where to begin but my god… what an incredible place and an even better customer service ! The rooms are brand new and spacious with incredible views. Our private pool was just sensational. The staff are so lovely and they treat you like royalty. The food is so delicious and the cocktails are outta this world. Highly highly recommend this resort to anyone wanting to visit the Maldives .
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear saranK9815CX, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing and luxurious experience with us. Your kind words about our accommodations, guest service, and culinary offerings mean a lot to us. We truly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay in the future.
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Peter A wrote a review 11 Feb
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It was an amazing stay in a very luxury resort. All staff was extremely helpfull and friendly. Room service was excellent and fast. Breakfast and dinner buffet was each day amazing. Huge choice! I can strongly recommend this amazing resort!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear PeterA4996, Thank you for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had the best holiday ever at OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our accommodations, room service, and buffet options. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon!
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Adil A wrote a review 10 Feb
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We, a Family of Four with two grown up Kids, spent a week in february 2024 on this wonderful island. It is a small Island, what we really did like with Not so much guests. At least 50 percent are from Asia. The Villas are very comfortable.We had two watervillas from where you can reach the housereef in a few meters. The housereef is quite good. Though it suffered a lot of damage, there are many new colourful corals blossoming everywhere. We saw a lot of beautiful fish, also turtles,eagleray, white and black tip shark, nurseshark and an octopus. My daughter and i did the PADI overwaterdivecourse at the lokal diveschool. Our instructor Chiara was very kind, sehr tought us a lot about Diving and the maldivian underwaterworld. We also did two trips, one was the whalesharkquest. We enjoyed it very much, seeing two of this huge(about 6 meters) and majestic creatures swimming along with us. The other Trip was swimming with nursesharks, which i have Mixed emotions about. On the one Hand it was Great to swim with a Lot of about 3 Meters Long Sharks( They are harmless to humans).On the other Hand the Sharks are feaded by the boatcrew to come near, what is not their Natural behaviour.We saw two of them fighting themselves wounding them seriously… The Food on the Island is Great, starting from a delicious breakfast. There are Four restaurants on the Island, one is a buffetrestaurant, the others are a la carte. One is european, one is japanese and one is oriental grill. This we liked the Most because of the waiters. Rassam and his friends where very kind and showed us a Lot of magic toothpick Tricks. There is also a coffestation with delicious coffes, cookies and a Great variety of boardgames. In General every employee is Great and very kind, knowing the guests by their Name from the First day on. We had our own Butler Jinah who made a WhatsApp group with us so we could call him everytime when we needed something. Everything is perfectly organized. Overall it was a Great Trip and one of our best of all time allthough we know a Lot of Great Hotels all over the world.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Take All inclusive-otherwise it will be expensive
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Dear 444adila, Thank you for sharing your experience at OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort! We are delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time with us. Your positive feedback about our accommodations, dining options, and activities is truly appreciated. It's especially gratifying to hear your kind words about our team members, particularly Jinah, who ensured your stay was perfectly organized. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable experiences in the future!
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Lim B wrote a review 10 Feb
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It was very good! Every staff was very kind to us and food was very delicious and various. Also we saw a lot of sea animals like whale shark, manta and nurse shark through water sports center I‘ve never experience like this before. You can see many
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear limb452, Thank you for choosing OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort for your honeymoon! We are delighted to hear that you had a perfect experience with us and enjoyed the delicious cuisine. It is fantastic to know that you got to see and experience the beautiful marine life. We hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future!
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Jamie M wrote a review 9 Feb
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Where do I start.. From the minute we arrived at this beautiful island we were greeted and taken care of in the most professional and personal way you could ever imagine. All of the staff we had the pleasure of meeting were absolutely amazing and so friendly to us and take the time to have a personal chat which makes such a difference. it's an absolute credit to you all especially Afsal from Art I San and the pool side bar this young man is one of the best and looked after us like we were family he just tended to our every need as if he knew before we even asked. I would love to name all of the staff but too many to mention you should all be very proud of yourselves. Everything is immaculately clean and tidy and our beach side room was just perfect. The food is just absolutely amazing as are all of the restaurants we visited and not only once. We even had the pleasure of being treated to a personal meal cooked especially for us. I honestly cant recommend a visit to this beautiful Island enough please don't change a thing everything is just perfect and we have already booked to come back in early 2025. A very very big Thank you to each and every single member of staff It has been an absolute pleasure.. See you all soon.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Y6410ZQjamiem, Thank you for your glowing review of your holiday at our resort! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience from the moment you arrived. It is wonderful to know that our team, especially Afsal, made such a positive impression on you and provided exceptional service. We are delighted that you enjoyed our accommodations, dining options, and the personalized touches that made your stay memorable. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in early 2025!
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PRICE RANGE
£687 - £1,738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
maafushivaru hotel south ari atoll, maafushivaru tclub hotel
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollMaafushivaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
81
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Frequently Asked Questions about Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Compass Beach & Bistro, Coral Bar & Lounge, and The Asian Wok Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the centre of Maafushivaru.
Are any cleaning services offered at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.
Does Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.