Maafushivaru Maldives

Hotel Information
Category: 5* Hotels
Location: South Ari Atoll
Rooms: 81
Transfer Type: Sea Plane

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Important: Transfers from MLE airport to the hotel and back are always included in our online rates! Even if it is written "without transfer" - this is a mistake by the system - transfers ARE included.

Located in the pristine South Ari Atoll, 93km from the airport. The seaplane transfer lasts about 25 minutes.
Transfer from and to MLE international airport, GST tax, Island Service Charge, Green Tax are already included in our rates.


The hotel:

Reopening in February 2020 after extensive renovation work.


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, Maafushivaru is just over 350 metres in length and can be walked in just 10 minutes and a bit!

Library Lounge which features a coffee/tea service with books and magazines in different languages, and board games. You will find many places overlooking the azure seas to relax and curl up with a favorite book, including a sundeck that doubles up as a great spot for a private dinner.

An infinity edged fibre-optic lit swimming pool is available for guests who prefer a dip in the cool fresh water.

The Boutique offers a wide selection of souvenirs, local items, toiletries and beach apparel.

The closest medical center is located on the neighbouring local island of Dhangethi, 20 minutes by Dhoni.

A range of diving and snorkeling trips is on offer as well as fishing, visits to local islands and romantic cruises at sunset.


Lonubo Maldives, Island of your own

A stunning deserted island in the neighboring lagoon, Lonubo Island is exclusively for the use of Maafushivaru guests. Your holiday on Maafushivaru will not be complete without at least one visit to this beautiful islet.

Daily morning and afternoon boat trips are organised on complimentary basis for those who wish to have a swim, a snorkel or simply take in some sun.

Come evening, you can book a private dinner or an overnight getaway, just for the two of you.


GUNA Travel Team is here to find the best rates for lti Maafushivaru Island 2020 Maldives.
Make your reservation online or send your request at and we will reply to you in no time.
We accept bookings from - and for - countries all over the globe.
Bookings for flights and travel insurance are possible as well. Just contact us


Total 81

Maafushivaru offers 81 villas in different distinct styles, all offering direct access to the beach or with clear views to the ocean. The villas are well-appointed yet simple in design and architecture blending in beautifully with the laid-back environment of the Maldives. All come fully furnished with everything you need for a relaxing holiday close to nature.


Beach Villa
10 Beach Villas – 99sqm
Villa Occupancy – Max 3 adults or 2 adults 1 child.


These are surrounded by abundant vegetation and located right beside the beach, with sun loungers on a private deck facing the sea. The bathroom is semi-open air with shower whilst the outdoor garden area has a rainfall shower made of stone.


Water Villa
22 Water Villas – 95sqm
Villa Occupancy – Max 3 adults or 2 adults 1 child.


These villas are built out over water and offer modern comforts along with stunning views of the lagoon. The spacious bedroom features a king-sized bed and daybed. The bathroom comes with 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 sun loungers from where you can watch the multicoloured tropical fish swim by.


Beach Pool Villa
7 Beach Pool Villas – 120sqm
Villa Occupancy – Max 3 adults or 2 adults 1 child.


Similar to the Beach Villas, these too are situated along the beach, just mere steps away from the blue ocean. The villas are fitted with king-sized bed, an oversized bathroom featuring a bathtub, twin vanity, and separate indoor and outdoor showers, in your own private garden. The large outdoor deck offers an inviting day bed, dining area and your own private pool with sun loungers.


Duplex Pool Villa
8 Duplex Pool Villas – 184sqm
Villa Occupancy – Max 4 adults or 2 adults 2 children.


Built on two-levels, the Duplex Pool Villas are ideal for couples wanting some extra space or even for small families. The upper floor features a spacious bedroom with king bed, bathroom with rainfall shower and toilet, and a balcony with amazing views. The ground floor comes with a spacious living area, which can be converted to an extra bedroom if needed, a second garden bathroom with freestanding bath and rainfall shower. Similar to the Beach Pool Villas, the outdoor decks feature a daybed, dining area and private pool with sun loungers.


Water Pool Villa
34 Water Pool Villas – 151sqm
Villa Occupancy – Max 3 adults or 2 adults 1 child.


Set over the water with all modern comforts, these magnificent villas offer the best Maafushivaru experience with its spacious bedrooms, and the stunning views of the blue lagoon. The bathroom features a freestanding bath, twin vanity and rainfall shower. Outside is your own private deck with a pool and steps down to the ocean, a comfortable seating area with day bed and sun loungers.


Among the options for fine dining in Maldives, is our buffet restaurant – the ‘Cuisine Gallery’. There is also a coffee shop ‘Library Lounge’ which is open all day. The ‘Wine Chiller’ features a walk-in room with a wide selection of wines which you can browse and make your special choice to have with dinner, whilst the ‘Water Bar’ is open for all types of drinks from 9am till late.


For evening dining, in addition to the buffet, we offer an à la carte selection or a choice of private dining experiences for that ‘special occasion’. Another à la carte option is ‘135° East’ our Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant.


À la carte dining and private dining experiences are not included in the all-inclusive package.


Half Board
Breakfast (buffet), dinner (buffet), discounts at the à-la-carte restaurants


Half Board Plus
Breakfast (buffet), dinner (buffet), discounts at the à-la-carte restaurants and drinks are free for dinner (soft drinks, mineral water, coffee / tea, beer, house wine, cocktails)


All Inclusive
Breakfast (buffet), lunch and dinner either as buffet or in one of the A la carte restaurants. Large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages: selected soft drinks, juices, international alcoholic beverages, many cocktails, beer, a selection of wine, specialty coffees and teas, mineral water


A popular diving resort in Maldives, Maafushivaru is lucky to be located just a few minutes away from some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in South Ari Atoll.
PADI and SSI diving center with multilingual diving instructors and courses and excursions for beginners to experienced divers (external provider).


Courses and excursions for beginners to experienced snorkelers. The lagoon and house reef are available for beginners. Experienced snorkelers choose from a range of different tours to other reefs and accompanied by a marine biologist who explains the underwater world. When booking half board plus or all inclusive, snorkeling equipment is included.


Snorkeling is a must in the Maldives. If you don’t want to dive, or in addition to diving, you can see so many different vibrant corals, colourful fish and even turtles just from the surface of the water.


Our team is available to help beginners gain their first taste of the wonderful underwater world in the lagoon before progressing to the house reef and even a boat trip to snorkel at the Coral Garden.


For more experienced snorkelers there is a range of full morning snorkel safaris by boat to other reefs, all guided by a marine biologist who can help you identify what you see. Choose from spotting manta rays at Manta Point (seasonal), swimming with whale sharks at Ocean Reef, turtles in Boli Thila and a whole range of colourful fish and corals at Bodu, Kuda, Clementhila or the Sandbank.


Water sports
Surfing, catamaran driving, kayaking, stand up paddling, pedal boating. When booking half board plus or all inclusive, non-motorized water sports are included.


Evening entertainment with live music, beach disco, movie nights on the beach, lectures on the underwater world by a marine biologist


Spa with beauty and wellness treatments using products from hand-harvested seagrass


Honeymooners receive a fruit basket in the room and a candlelight dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine (minimum stay 4 nights, valid up to 6 months after the wedding). Please specify when booking.


Blue-ray / DVD (fee-based)
Children's pool: fresh water
Babysitting service (on request)


We accept reservations from countries all over the globe. We will be happy to get your request at:

, through our request form or the "chat" which you can find at our webpage.


Extra supplements: Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve supplement are obligatory and already included in our rates.


Transfer Information:
* Transfer is obligatory and already included in our rates. Please provide your flight information (arrival and departure flight number and time).
* Seaplane transfer:
* No night transfer by sea plane is possible.
* Arrival transfer : Only if your international flight arrives in Male till latest 15:30 (local time) a sea plane transfer is possible the same day. If you arrive in Male later than 15:30 you need an overnight in a hotel in Male or Hulhumale.
* Departure transfer: Only if your international flight departs from Male earliest from 09:00 am in the morning a sea plane transfer is possible. If your international departure flight is before 09:00 am , you need an overnight in Male or Hulhumale island the night before.
* The maximum luggage allowance is 20kg per person


Check in – Check out Information:
* Check in time: Your room is available for you from 14:00 on your arrival date. If you want to take your room earlier please arrange it upon arrival. For a guarantee early check in, you have to book one additional night.
* Check out time: You have to leave your room at 12:00 on your departure date. If you want a late check out, please arrange it with your resort’s reception desk. For a guarantee late check out, you have to book one additional night.


Meal Plan Information:.
** Same meal plan must be booked for all travelers in the same room.
** Same meal plan must be booked for entire stay.
** If you have booked your accommodation with BB, HB or FB please note that drinks are not included.
BB = Bed and Breakfast Drinks not included unless mentioned.
HB = Halfboard. Breakfast and Dinner(drinks not included unless mentioned). A lot of the resorts give you the possibility to change dinner to lunch. Please contact the reception.
FB = Full board. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner(drinks not included unless mentioned).
ALL= All inclusive. Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner and a big list of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. A lot of resorts by All Inclusive Meal plan offer tea breaks and small snacks during the day. You can check details information at each hotel’s page.


** Infants under 2 years pay a fixed rate of USD 8 per night directly to the hotel.


** With effect from 01 January 2012, a new airport tax is payable by all passengers departing from Male. The charge is $25.00 per departing international passenger (age 2 years and above). The tax can be paid by cash or credit card direct at the airport of Male.


** Do not forget to check that your passports have all necessary information for the entrance in Maldives. More information you can find at:
Maldives Immigration Office
or contact Maldives consulate / embassy in your country.


** The rates you see in our Online Hotel Booking Engine and our website are only valid for reservations made through GUNA Travel Germany GmbH.


* Free nights Offer:Free nights do not include Bed Tax of USD8 per day and per person. This charge is payable direct to the hotel.


*** General Booking Conditions ***
For the booking following details are necessary:
1) Correct guests' names they way they are written in the passports
2) Arrival and departure flight details (flight number and arrival / departure time).


Deadline for changes and cancellations
* for reservations made at least 1 month before check in date there will be a deadline of 2 working days for changes or cancellations.
* for reservations made less than 1 month before check in date we can not give any deadline and full payment is required.


Change and Cancellation policy:
After the "free cancellation" deadline the following cancellation fees will apply:
Cancellation until 30 days before arrival: 30% cancellation fees of the total amount.
Cancellation between 29 days and 16 days before arrival: 50% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 15 days and 08 days before arrival: 65% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 07 days and 04 days before arrival: 80% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 03 days before arrival and arrival day/noon: 90% cancellation fees
Changes or cancellations after arrival date/noon or check in are NOT possible!


Payment policy for bookings made AT LEAST 1 month before check in date:
* Till the end of the cancellation deadline, we will need 30% prepayment of the total booking amount.
* The rest payment of 70% is necessary latest one month before check in date.


Payment policy for bookings made LESS than 1 month before check in date:
* Full payment is required at the time of confirmation


Payment methods:
Payments are possible either by bank transfer to one of our company bank accounts in Germany
or through Credit Card (Master, Visa) with no extra charge.



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