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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I stayed in a water bungalow which was gorgeous with a lovely sundeck from which you can swim and snorkel or just watch the underwater life from your sunlounger! The island is tiny!! Only about 50 rooms or so and only takes a few minutes to walk around the whole island. There is an infinity pool on the beach and... More 

5 Thank Keen_Bean_Traveller
London, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

After considerable research we chose Maaf for our first honeymoon. To be clear - we had a wonderful time and the resort is generally excellent. But for almost £7000 for the week - we felt it should have been perfect and frankly - there were a few things that made it not so. The transfer from our BA fight to... More 

5 Thank BronwynS
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We (two adults and three kids, aged 11, 9, and 9) have just returned from our first week in the Maldives - it won't be our last... The trip was fairly last-minute (booked three weeks before leaving) so our travel agent only gave us the option of about five islands. We whittled it down to Maafushivaru and another island called... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Just come back from 2 weeks in the Maldives - a week on the Atoll Explorer and a week on Maafushivaru. We loved the Atoll Explorer and found Maafushivaru a bit quiet by comparison, however it is a beautiful island - and ideal for anyone on their honeymoon. We were in a beach villa, which was gorgeous - loads of... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

We stayed for 14 days here from Boxing Day onwards and the hotel did a great job celebrating New Years Eve-recommend it fi you're thinking ahead to 2012/13 The island is small enough to walk around in 7 minutes and it has everyting the larger islands offer. Rooms are well maintained and pool/bar areas are ideal as a break from... More 

4 Thank Lynne84
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Maafushivaru deserves the rave reviews it gets. It is a compact island but with enough space to never feel inhibited. We were there for 10 days and really enjoyed the place, the lovely staff and the excellent house reef for snorkelling. Excursions were good and not too expensive. Meals are buffet style and while it could not be called gourmet... More 

5 Thank profp42
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Just returned from our vacation on Maafushivaru. What can I say, everything was perfect. The hospitality is outstanding. Special thanks to Manu, Nissan and Hassan. The island is petit and nicely planted. We enjoeyed beeing barefoot the whole time while there. We're on an all inclusive package and had more than enough possibilities for eating and snacking. Drinks and cocktails... More 

4 Thank maki2
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We visited Maafushivaru on the second week of our honeymoon. As you are, I spent many days reviewing trip advisor and peoples pictures- and we were not disappointed at all! When we got to Male, we were met by a Kuoni rep who welcomed us to an air-conditioned room, which was very handy as our flight was delayed by a... More 

5 Thank NAOzzies2011
Chelmsford, Essex
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this beatiful tiny island. It was our third time in the Maldives and our favourite island so far. We had a BV (no 110) and it was in a perfect position of us, away from the bar and the pool which was on the busier side of the island. The... More 

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Reviewed 16 December 2011

An incredible time spent on this Island in Nov/Dec this year.A real kick off our shoes and relax experiance.Water bungalows were incredible and are worth spending a little bit extra on. To have crystal clear water and fish/rays swimming by your feet is a true wonder.A small intimate island,where you can have breakfast/dinner etc all with no shoes on in... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

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Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll
Price Range: $948 - $2,243 (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
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#7 Top resorts Hotel in Southern Ari Atoll
#10 Spa Hotel in Southern Ari Atoll
#11 Luxury Hotel in Southern Ari Atoll
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Southern Ari Atoll
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“the beach villa's open out onto the beach, and a short distance to the bar and restaurant.”
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