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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of the finest small Maldivian resorts we have visited. The staff were delightful and hard working, nothing was too much trouble. The food superb and even though it was a buffet, the selection varied every day, the food fresh with plenty of salads to choose from. Our beach villa was spacious and well appointed and the house reef fascinating.

4Thank Helen H
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I should have paid more attention to other reviewers mentioning that the food was bad. It really is. The quantity/variety is not the issue, but the quality is. It feels like a university/office cafeteria, not like a five star resort, and even though it shouldn't seem like a big deal, after a few days it gets annoying. Some sliced fruit,...

4Thank savant385
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Thats how I felt throughout our stay. While the island was exactly as how you imagine the Maldives to be the hotel left me feeling like I should have gotten more for what we paid. The food is understandable that its difficult to offer a wide variety if the country doesn't produce it but there was no fish! A lot...

3Thank LETT82
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A really nice small island, good sized rooms with air conditioning and a nice touch to have an inside and outside shower, seating area outside of room is nice. The diving offered on this island is very good, the set up and staff are friendly and work well, the dive sites are top class and offer diving for all levels,...

1Thank tims-world-safari
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Came back from Maafushivaru on Sunday 16th Oct after two weeks there, this is our fourth trip to the Maldives and we thought Maafushivaru was a very pretty little island, little is the word, very small!!! We were in Beach Villa 105, very quiet on this side of the island, my only criticism is it was very hot and there...

6Thank vinsterEssex
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is our 4th visit to Maldives. It is a more expensive of all and having weighted all elements of experience we would consider this one of the best. Room : We stayed in a Water Villa for 5 nights. As we checked in very early in the morning and checked out late, we were allowed to stay in a...

3Thank Victor K
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very disappointed with the quality & standard of food, it lacked creativity & imagination for the rating that the island is given. Not good value for the money. Our 13th trip to 13 different islands, we know what to expect, we were expecting a lot more for what we paid in comparison to our other holidays. The salad bar was...

1Thank Roy S
Valencian Country, Spain
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We spent 8 dayzs in Maafushivaru and it was amazing. The resort is extremely quiet and relaxing, the staff super ffriendly and competent. The dive center was fantastic (thanks again Sebas and Amanda). Definitely worthy it

1Thank jacoboarroyo
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Fantastic little island delivering all the levels of service that you would expect from the Maldives. We stayed during a quieter period (late Sept) which meant the staff appeared less rushed and were happy to spend time chatting about themselves and life on the island and the Maldives. The best thing by far was the incredible wildlife. The daily sightings...

1Thank LloydDouglas
Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Wowwww! What a place! Truly the definition of paradise. Went there for diving and it was just perfect. The island, the staff, the hotel, the food, the dives (absolutely amazing!), everything was beyond our expectations! I woul like to congratulate everyone at the hotel and at the dive centre, although I feel I have to mention a few staff members...

Thank Luosorio

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Reached by a picturesque flight over the mysterious atolls of the Maldives, Maafushivaru is a quiet island knitted with lush flora surrounded by pure white sandy beaches and incredible turquoise lagoon. Next to the resort is the tiny desert island of Lonubo, exclusive to Maafushivaru guests. A visit to this beautiful island is a must. You can choose from daily visits for basking in the sun and snorkeling the beautiful reef, or ultimately book to stay overnight, an island just for you and your beloved, even if only for a night. Slumber at your choice of three distinct villas. Beach Villas are sited on postcard perfect beaches whilst the Water Villas are built on stilts over the Indian Ocean providing sunset and sunrise vistas that will be forever etched in your memory. For a fun filled holiday, the Pool Villa is the right pick for families or friends travelling together, featuring two separate villas with a shared pool. Summon the bon vivant inside of you with the delectable fare. Cuisine Gallery showcases a potpourri of dishes from all over the world. While 135° East is your key for an authentic Japanese cuisine displaying the art of teppanyaki and the hibachi steakhouse. Sip favourite sunset cocktails at Water Bar with eclectic evening entertainment ranging from Maldivian evenings, to laser shows and disco nights under the starlit sky. Located on the water’s edge, instill a sense of calm and quietude at the Spa with signature product line Voya focusing on healing therapies and rituals. Explore rich underwater life on the house reefs of Maafushivaru and Lonubo, where fish teem and corals bloom colourfully. Dive with whale sharks and mantas in famed spots down south. Discover the epitome of Maldives – Maafushivaru. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maafushivaru

Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll
Price Range: £491 - £1,203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Maafushivaru 5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Maafushivaru Hotel South Ari Atoll
Maafushivaru Tclub Hotel
Maafushivaru Maldives/Southern Ari Atoll
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Southern Ari Atoll
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Southern Ari Atoll
#10 Spa Hotel in Southern Ari Atoll
#10 Luxury Hotel in Southern Ari Atoll
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“water villa 222 is the furthest out and is the one i would ask for.”
  • Water Villa 206
  • Ariel view of resort from the sea plane
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  • Sunset from Villa 206
Steve2431, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request the end water villa - 222 - early; it's worth it!”
SarahCC16, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the beach villa's open out onto the beach, and a short distance to the bar and restaurant.”
tims-world-safari, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beach Villas 106 and higher get the sea breeze”
vinsterEssex, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Water villa farther out, choose odd no. for sunrise or even no. for sunset. Or beach villa between nearer the pool.”
vrkung, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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