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Maldives, South Ari Atoll
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The Maafushivaru is a beautiful small island located in the south of South Ari Atoll. The island is small with a length of about 350 meters. A beautiful lagoon and a rich coral reef surrounds the island. The Maafushivaru is located 25 minutes from Male by seaplane.
Note the desert island "Lonubo" located next to the Maafushivaru, where you can spend the day, have a romantic dinner or even spend the night. Its coral reef is also exceptional.


The hotel features 48 villas with three different styles. They are all perfectly furnished. A simple design and architecture were preferred. Some are built directly into the lagoon on stilts. All have a king-size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, mini bar, hair dryer, television LCD / plasma screen, DVD player, iPod dock, telephone, espresso machine.

24 Beach Villa (112 m²)
In the middle of vegetation beside the beach. Sun-loungers and deck facing the sea. Semi-open bathroom with and additional rainfall shower in the garden. Most villas have unobstructed view on the sea.

Room Occupancy:
  • 2 Adults , 2 Child(ren) till 11 year
  • 3 Adults
22 Water Villa (100 m²)
Built on stilts in the lagoon. Private walkway from the jetty. Sundeck with sun-loungers and seating corner. Direct access to the sea from the terrace.

Room Occupancy:
  • 2 Adults , 1 Child(ren) till 11 year
  • 3 Adults
2 Pool Villa (250 m²)
Two separate villas with their own semi-open bathroom, rain shower. Shared private pool and entrance. Separate dining pavilion. Deck with sun-loungers.

Room Occupancy:
  • 4 Adults , 4 Child(ren) till 11 year
  • 6 Adults


The basic meal plan on the island is full board. An all inclusive package is also available.

• "Kitchen Gallery" main restaurant with buffet. International and Mediterranean influences
• "Library Lounge" coffee and tea
• "Wine Chiller": wine cellar
• "Water Bar" Cocktails
• "135 East": Japanese Teppanyaki and sushi - buil on stilt

Note also the possibility to book private dinners on the island or on Lonubo.

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Sports and Wellness

The Maafushivaru has a nice pool and a small gym. The beach and lagoon invite to relax.
A spa with 5 treatment rooms offer a variety of treatments. Water sports are not forgotten with available windsurfers, catamarans, kayaks and pedal boats.
A diving center PADI / SSI welcomes novice divers as confirmed.
The coral reef is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this beautiful island. Snorkeling equipment is included in the all inclusive package.


The free WIFI is available in some public areas of the island. A small library, laundry service, a gift shop and multilingual staff are available.
Many excursions are organized with special daily snorkeling trips to watch whale sharks and manta rays. Big game fishing is also possible.

Important information

Until October 31, 2015, the island is adult only. As of November 1, 2015, families will be welcome.

Our Opinion:

Maafushivaru is an excellent choice for all those looking for a beautiful environment with a most convincing coral reef. The value for money is high and the opportunity to book in all-inclusive a plus. Beautiful island that we recommend without hesitation!