An experience uniquely Maldives ...

Maafushivaru is an idyllic island epitomizing all that one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives.

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 about 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, Maafushivaru offers an experience that elegantly combines a Maldives from times-gone-by with the contemporary luxuries of the present.

At Maafushivaru, let us help you make memories that will be forever cherished.

  • Star Rating: 4 Stars
  • Location: Ari Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: 25 minutes by Seaplane
  • Total Rooms: 48 Villas
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There are 48 villas in a choice of three diff erent styles, all well-appointed yet simple in design and build, which have everything you need for a relaxing holiday close to nature. All have clear views of the ocean and some look onto the colourful reef. The Beach Villas can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The Water Villas also have space for 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child, although these are not recommended for those with very young children. The Pool Villas can accommodate 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children and are perfect for families or friends travelling together.


A range of dining and wining experiences are off ered to all guests.

Cuisine Gallery.  Our main restaurant has open air seating with an additional terrace overlooking the lagoon, where seating is available on a first come – first served basis. Our chefs have creatively designed sumptuous buffets which successfully combine international fare with local flavours. Breakfast offers a wide choice of cereal, fresh pastries and breads, fresh fruits, juices and a ‘cooking station’ where eggs, waffles and pancakes are freshly prepared to your liking.  Lunch consists of lighter foods with a variety of salads, soup, hot dishes, pasta and fresh fruit. Dinner features Mediterranean-inspired buffets and Tuesday night is ‘Maldivian Night’ when you have the chance to experience authentic local dishes.

Library Lounge. This coffee shop serves a range of teas, speciality coffees such as cappuccino and espresso, or hot chocolate during the day. High Tea is available here between 15.00 and 17.00 for our guests on the All Inclusive package.

Wine Chiller.  You can choose from our impressive selection of quality wines from around the world or sample some of these at one of our wine tasting sessions.

Water Bar.  An ideal place to chill out and enjoy a refreshing drink, our bar offers a wide range of delicious homemade cocktails, fresh juices, soft drinks and cold beers.

A la Carte Dining.  In the evening there is an option to select from the à la carte menu instead of the buffet. If you prefer, you can book your table for this option on the sundeck looking over the sea or on the beach.

135° East.  Another à la carte option, 135° East is a Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant located on its own sunset pavilion over the turquoise lagoon. The perfect location to enjoy the tastes of the Far East from the teppan grill and sushi counter.

Private Dining.  For the ultimate romantic dinner for that very special occasion or even just to spoil your loved one, why not book an intimate dining experience in a private setting for just the two of you? Choose from a Lobster Dinner, Serenade Dinner or a Romance Dinner.  Aternatively, why not hire your own private island for the evening? Your personal chef and waiter will prepare a sumptuous meal before leaving you to relax alone, together under the stars.

All Inclusive.  For some peace of mind, why not book all inclusive? Our All Inclusive package includes your meals in the Cuisine Gallery, High Tea, Selected Beverages including soft drinks, such as Coke, Sprite, Fanta, canned juices, selected spirits and liquors, a wide range of cocktails, house wines by the glass, draft beer and house mineral water. Soft drinks and house mineral water from the minibar are also included. Additionally, use of snorkelling equipment, and a Sunset Cruise per person per stay is also included. À la carte dining and private dining experiences are not included in the all inclusive package.


Maafushivaru Spa… the truly natural well-being experience.

Situated on a quiet corner of the island on its own jetty, the spa is the place where we blend inner beauty with the beauty of the landscape. Each treatment we offer is individually designed to help you realise your ultimate state of wellbeing.

The Maafushivaru Spa is set on the water with a unique and privileged view to the lagoon. Our facilities include 5 treatment rooms, consisting of 1 couple‘s rooms, 1 couple‘s suite, 1 aesthetic beauty care room and 2 massage rooms.

Maafushivaru Spa offers specific skin care treatments for him and for her, body care programs and foot care. A range of Asian and European blend massages are also on offer.

Our wellness centre also has a fully equipped gymnasium to help you keep fit whilst on holiday.


What better way to fully experience the abundant marine life and colourful corals than to be right there amongst them? Our PADI dive centre, with enthusiastic multi-lingual instructors offers a wide range of underwater adventures catering for all levels from beginners to experienced divers.  Beginners will become ‘hooked’ when they discover the amazing underwater world, while experienced divers are sure to see something new among the many types of sharks, mantas, turtles, napoleons, tuna and other smaller, but maybe more colourful, dwellers on the reef. There are two dives each day, morning and afternoon, from on board a Maldivian dhoni. Night dives, half day and full day trips to sites further afield are organised regularly. In addition, a range of courses leading to PADI certification is on offer.


Water Sports. Our water sports centre has a range of windsurfing equipment, catamarans, canoes and pedaloes. If you are new to windsurfi ng or sailing, our team will be happy to ‘show you the ropes’.


Maafushivaru is lucky to be located just a few minutes away from some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in South Ari Atoll. We offer a wide range of diving and snorkelling trips to enable you to most experience the wonders of the underwater world as well as activities on the water, including windsurfing and canoeing. Daytime excursions include trips to local islands, fishing and our ever-popular Sunset Cruise. In the evening a variety of entertainment aims to cater for all tastes and includes live music, movie night and a display of Maldivian dances.

Diverse excursions are available for guests to choose from, ranging from a visit to local island Dhangethi, to fishing trips, sunset cruises and island hopping trips. Day trips and romantic dinners are organised at Lonubo, the small deserted island just 300 metres away.

Evening Entertainment

Maldivian night is an opportunity to experience the Maldivian style of music and dance, Bodu Beru, when local team members of Maafushivaru perform for you. On other evenings the range of entertainment on offer at the Water Bar includes live music, movie night and mellow chill-out sounds. A schedule for the week’s entertainment is posted in the reception area.


  • Beach Villas 24 beach villas – 112 sqm. These are surrounded by abundant vegetation and located right beside the beach with sunloungers on a private deck facing the sea. Inside each spacious room you will find: King-sized bed | Air conditioning/fan | Flat-screen TV/DVD player | i-Pod docking station | IDD Telephone | Mini-bar | Espresso machine | Hairdryer | Electronic safe | Bath and beach towels | Bathrobe & Bathroom amenities. The bathroom is semi-open air with shower, and features an outdoor garden area with a rainfall shower made of stone.
  • Pool Villas 2 pool villas – 250 sqm. The Pool Villas come with two separate villas, each with their own open air bathroom with rainfall shower. These villas are perfect for families with children or friends holidaying together. They have the same features as the Beach Villas with the addition of a private pool, shared between the two villas. Each Pool Villa has a shared entrance with a corridor and a separate dining pavilion. On the beach side there is a deck with sunloungers.
  • Water Villas 22 water villas – 100 sqm. These magnificent villas are built out over water and offer modern comforts same as the Beach Villas, along with stunning views of the lagoon. Each villa is completely private, being accessed by its own walkway from the main jetty. The bathroom features a rainfall shower and a bath with hot and cold water and offers views of the ocean. Outside is your own wooden deck with a seating area and sunloungers from where you can watch the myriad of different coloured tropical fish swimming by whilst you enjoy a relaxing drink from the mini-bar. Alternatively, you may wish to join them via the steps which lead down directly into the sea.


Sports and Recreation
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • water sports (motorized)
  • private beach
  • fitness center
  • shops
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • tours
  • safety deposit boxes
  • poolside bar
  • Airport Transfer
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