Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort – A Private Island Paradise


Maafushivaru Island looks like something out of a screensaver with its powder-white soft sands and shimmering lagoon. At only 350 meters in length, this island can be explored within minutes and boasts a spectacular house reef filled with an array of tropical fish species.

Beach or water villas boast sophisticated decor, espresso machines, VOYA bath products and private decks with outdoor showers.

Beach Villas

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort, just an idyllic seaplane ride away from Male’s hectic streets, is an idyllic island retreat featuring powder soft sand beaches and clear water with an amazing house reef – ideal for romantic holidays as well as snorkelling trips with manta rays and dolphins! Join one of their dive center trips today.

Beach Villas offer an intimate Maldives resort experience, featuring 81 villas. Each is fully appointed with contemporary fashion comforts while remaining true to nature; each villa offers direct beach access or breathtaking ocean views from its private deck and semi-outdoor bathroom.

These spacious sanctuaries boast king-sized beds and contemporary signature silver glass crystal tiled bathrooms with twin vanities, walk-in indoor showers, and separate outdoor garden showers. Furthermore, there is also a flat-screen TV, espresso machine, and VOYA bath products provided.

At this resort, guests can also take advantage of their own private section of beach equipped with chic loungers for relaxing under an umbrella or sunbathing on the sand – all within an easy stroll from restaurants and bars.

Maafushivaru Island in the South Ari Atoll is a peaceful, beautiful and protected marine conservation area where you have an excellent chance of seeing dolphins, manta rays and year-round whale sharks.

The resort provides the ideal atmosphere to unwind and rejuvenate, offering luxurious beachfront infinity pools and an opulent spa offering massages and facials, in addition to its on-site restaurant with breathtaking ocean and lagoon views.

Outrigger Resort’s dedication to environmental stewardship can be seen through their approach to resort life: they practice composting and recycling at zero waste levels; single-use plastics have been completely banned from guest rooms; marine biologist Lynn Kessler serves as a fantastic source of local wildlife knowledge, making biweekly eco presentations at Outrigger an unforgettable experience!

Water Villas

After being revamped and taken over by Outrigger, this resort now provides five-star creature comforts in a tropical castaway environment. Its lagoon often resembles that of a swimming pool; powder-white soft sand and vibrant plants line its island.

This intimate and all-inclusive resort boasts 48 contemporary beach or overwater villas featuring sophisticated decor, espresso machines, private decks with outdoor showers and iPod docks as well as luxurious king-size beds – some rooms even boast their own pools!

Maafushivaru Island Resort & Hotel, situated within South Ari Atoll and boasting beautiful turquoise waters with an exquisite house reef, provides guests with access to an abundance of aquatic activities like snorkeling, diving and windsurfing. There is even a fully equipped dive centre offering professional instruction suitable for both beginner and experienced divers alike.

At this property there are multiple dining options, such as the main restaurant and Water Bar. In addition, there is an overwater spa and sports pavilion equipped with treatment rooms, sauna, steam room locker rooms gyms and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the sea.

Relax in your luxurious villa or take part in one of the resort’s many activities; our staff will ensure your visit will be an experience to remember. Signature experiences available include manta ray spotting with our resident marine biologist and boat excursions around South Ari Atoll. Outrigger’s environmental stewardship platform OZONE further enriches guest experiences through coral reef restoration initiatives and beach clean-up efforts.

Maafushivaru is worth the 25-minute seaplane journey from Male, boasting beautiful white beaches and crystal clear waters. The resort’s house reef teems with tropical fish, while loungers line its shoreline with rolled towels and cushions; staff will be more than happy to place an umbrella in the sand for you if shade is desired. Afterward, enjoy sunset cruises or learn to dance boduberu with locals before relaxing by sipping cocktails at Water Bar while watching laser light shows and live music performances!

Pool Villas

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort provides guests with an idyllic beachy luxury experience set against an exquisite lagoon, just 25 minutes by seaplane ride from Male. Set amidst lush vegetation in South Ari Atoll and boasting powder-white soft beaches surrounded by an amazing house reef – providing guests with a private island experience!

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru offers 81 villas that strike an ideal balance between upscale and casual living, featuring thatch roofed villas nestled into verdant gardens and overlooking a turquoise lagoon. Their deceptively modest exteriors conceal luxurious comforts and indulgences; all villas provide direct beach or sea access and feature modern amenities such as oversized king-sized beds, espresso machines, flat-screen TVs with digital programming, iPod docking stations, large private decks/baths with indoor/outdoor showers as well as spacious sanctuaries that let them fully immerse themselves into nature.

Each Beach Pool Villa features a luxurious private deck complete with lounge chair and daybed for relaxation, as well as its own infinity-edged free-form swimming pool to admire the beach view. In the spacious bedrooms there is a king-sized bed, as well as an open air shower bathroom.

Over Water Pool Villas are designed for ultimate privacy. Your own private walkway leads directly to your villa’s deck with relaxing lounge furniture and daybed, and its expansive infinity-edged pool – providing uninterrupted bespoke views of the beautiful Indian Ocean blues. Your bedroom features a king-sized bed as well as its own separate bathroom featuring an open air shower system.

Over Water Pool Villas and Beach Pool Villas both come equipped with furnished balconies that offer outdoor seating, so guests can take advantage of cocktails and snacks from the pool bar while taking in breathtaking tropical sunsets.

Visitors staying in Beach Pool Villas and Over Water Pool Villas are invited to experience Lonubo, its private sister island. Three complimentary roundtrip dhoni trips a day offer access to this lush sanctuary filled with tangled mangroves, green sea cabbage, and an abundance of crabs – perfect for relaxation!

An outstanding Fitness Center can be found by the main pool with breathtaking views of both ocean and lagoon, equipped with cutting-edge equipment and free weights. A Yoga Pavilion also sits nearby for added relaxation after workout sessions or to take in breathtaking sunsets.

Duplex Villas

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is the ultimate island – an idyllic retreat teeming with lush vegetation atop powder-soft beaches and boasting its own house reef inhabited by myriad tropical fish species. Situated in South Ari Atoll region of Maldives and only 25-minute seaplane flight away from Male International Airport. Here lies an opportunity for relaxation without social media; experience true Maldives before its overwater bungalow boom was popularised and find your zen!

With 81 villa styles to choose from, guests have plenty of choices when it comes to beach and pool villas as well as spacious duplex villas offering more space than standard rooms. These inviting sanctuaries overlooking the lagoon feature a master bedroom equipped with luxurious bathtub and rainfall shower as well as an oversized private pool and verandah to take in breathtaking sunset views.

Duplex villas are two-story residences designed for families seeking extra room. Offering plenty of airy space, the upper floor features a king-sized bed while its lower level boasts twin vanities and modern signature silver glass crystal tiled bathrooms with stunning signature silver glass crystal tiled bathrooms – plus outdoor showers that boast breathtaking views of the turquoise waters of the lagoon below!

After spending your day exploring Maafushivaru Island and snorkelling its lagoon, retire to your villa for an evening of restful relaxation. Sunsets on Maafushivaru are stunning; service at Maafushivaru is unmatched, while there’s even a bar, cafe and dinner restaurants on site, making grabbing quick meals or enjoying cocktails whenever desired simple pleasure.

As well as offering an impressive menu of culinary offerings, the resort also features a fully equipped fitness center and spa with holistic therapies from both Asia and Europe that emphasize balance and harmony in wellness practices.

Maafushivaru Resort provides guests with an opportunity to join its resident marine biologist on an underwater exploration, or hop aboard their own boat and spot dolphins or other ocean wildlife on their own. As part of OZONE, an environmental stewardship program which connects guest experiences to coral reef restoration. Maafushivaru also offers several wedding packages and vow renewal ceremonies on the beach for couples looking for the ultimate romantic retreat experience.

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