Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort 

Crisp and chic villas in a dreamy setting

Contemporary architecture with clean lines and designed with a palette that mirrors the sparkling blue surroundings.

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is a small and romantic resort with wide white-sand beaches and a glorious lagoon. There’s a house reef for snorkelling, and if you board one of the dive centre’s boat trips, there’s a great chance of spotting turtles, manta rays, and whale sharks nearby. A real highlight of the resort is the private island Lonubo, which is reached by a 200-metre boat transfer across the almost-impossibly-blue lagoon. The island has sun loungers, inviting bean bags and light refreshments and you and your loved one can spend a few hours here lapping up the off-the-beaten-path vibes. For the ultimate experience, you can order an gourmet picnic or a star-lit beach barbecue and while away the evening in style and complete privacy.

Why we love Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort

  • The villas are crisply chic and reflect the blues and whites of the quixotic locale

  • Five private overwater platforms at Moodhu Grill make for a memorably romantic evening

  • Head over to the resort's Robinson Crusoe-style private island, Lonubo, for the ultimate desert island escape

  • The reefs are incredible – perfect if you’re planning to spend plenty of time snorkelling and diving

5 stars
Nov - May
Maldives
Malé 10¼ hours
In the South Ari Atoll
Approx. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
All Inclusive Option, Beach, Exclusive, Honeymoon, Boutique

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

The main buffet restaurant is Cuisine Gallery, which an international buffet infused with local flavours. Elsewhere on the island you’ve got Moodhu Grill, where meat and seafood are served on private overwater dining platforms, Art-I-San for dinner with a view, and Edgewater which opens for lighter lunchtime bites by the pool.

Art-I-San
Open daily for dinner in a prime spot overlooking the ocean.

Cuisine Gallery
Live cooking stations complement the wide-ranging buffet breakfast and dinner.

Koffee ‘n Chill
Delicate patisserie, affogatos, island-made ice cream, and speciality coffees available between 11am and 7pm.

Moodhu Grill
Set over the water, Moodhu Grill is an atmospheric place for dinner. Make reservations for one of the five private overwater platforms for an extra-special evening.

Koto
Sample Japanese delicacies, small-plate style, at this overwater restaurant.

Edgewater
Open from late morning to late night, Edgewater is your pool bar, lunchtime joint, and evening cocktail bar combined.

The setting of Moodhu Grill is unbeatable, but the truth is, all the dining options at Maafushivaru are exceptional.

What's included

Half Board • Buffet breakfast and dinner (7pm to 9.30pm) at the Cuisine Gallery • 25% discount on lunch at Edgewater Bar (noon to 4pm) • 50% discount on dinner at any of the specialty restaurants • 25% discount on Destination Dining experiences (subject to availability; reservations required) • 25% discount on all ice creams, snacks and drinks at Koffee ‘N Chill (11am to 7pm; excluding retail items) • 10% discount on any spa reatments (reservations required) • 20% discount on all bottled wines/sparkling wine and Champagne from the Resort Standard wine list & the Sommeliers Choice wine list • 10% discount on all non-alcoholic soft drinks, canned juices, water, coffee and tea as well as a selection of beers, wines ,liquors and cocktails served throughout the day from midday daily • Use of non-motorized watersport equipment (subject to availabilty).

Upgrade options

Half Board Plus • Buffet breakfast and dinner (7pm to 9.30pm) at the Cuisine Gallery • Selected soft drinks, canned juices, water, tea and coffee • Selection of beers, wines, liquors and cocktails by the glass served from midday Bottled wines or sparkling wine from the Resort Standard wine list (wine, sparkling wine and Champagne from the Sommeliers Wine list are not included) • Minibar replenished once a day • 25% discount on lunch at Edgewater Bar (noon to 4pm) • 50% discount on dinner at any of the specialty restaurants • 25% discount on Destination Dining experiences (subject to availability; reservations required) • 25% discount on all ice creams, snacks and drinks at Koffee ‘N Chill (11am to 7pm; excluding retail items) • 10% discount on any spa reatments (reservations required) • 20% discount on all bottled wines/sparkling wine and Champagne from the Sommeliers Choice wine list

Dine-Around All Inclusive • Buffet breakfast and dinner at Cuisine Gallery • Lunch at Edgewater Bar (midday to 4pm) • Dinner at specialist restaurants (reservations required for dinner; starred items on the menu are subject to a supplement; operating times vary) • Selected soft drinks, canned juices, water, tea and coffee • Selection of beers, wines, liquors and cocktails by the glass served from midday Bottled wines or sparkling wine from the Resort Standard wine list (wine, sparkling wine and Champagne from the Sommeliers Wine list are not included) • In-room Minibar replenished once daily • All ice creams, snacks and drinks at Koffee ‘N Chill (11am to 7pm; excluding retail items) • 1 x sunset cruise per person per stay (as per resort schedule, combined with other guests and weather permitting • 25% discount on Destination Dining experiences (subject to availability; reservations required) • 10% discount on treatments at Navasana Spa (excluding any promotional offers; reservations required) • 20% discount on all bottled wines/sparkling wine and Champagne from the Sommeliers Choice wine list • 20% discount for selected excursions: Snorkel Safari, Dolphin Trip and Sunset Fishing • 15% discount for selected watersport activities such as iAquas, Jet Board, water ski ride and lesson, wakeboarding ride and lesson and fun rides • 10% discount for Bubble Maker, PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme and all offered PADI Courses

A gorgeously relaxing spa that includes plenty of options for couples on honeymoon and anniversary trips, and pregnancy treatments for babymoons. Maafushivaru has a yoga pavilion for group and private practice. There’s a fully equipped gym with ocean views.

Maafushivaru Diving School is a fully equipped PADI dive centre with multi-lingual instructors offering a wide range of underwater adventures, and catering for all levels from beginners to experienced divers. There are morning and afternoon dives from a Maldivian dhoni. Night dives, half day and full day trips to sites further afield are organised regularly. PADI certification courses are also available.

The fun new miniature golf course, which is 49 metres long, has nine holes with obstacles. It's shaded by palm trees and is surrounded by the island's tropical vegatation.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan.

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