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Romantic place | Mirihi Island Resort Maldives


Mirihi Island Resort Maldives

A 5 star luxurious Resort in the Maldives. This property located in the Island of Mandhoo, South Ari Atoll, Maldives, 85 km from Male International Airport. Via seaplane, it is a 30-minute journey from the airport to the resort (see Maldives Map).

>>>> $637 – $2,301 Price range (rate for standard room) For more information.

On site Restaurants 4

Rahgandu Wine Lounge
Food: International
Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour
Menu: À la carte
Dietary Options: Halal, Vegetarian

Muraka Restaurant
Food: Australian, Asian, International
Open for: Dinner
Menu: À la carte
Dietary Options: Halal, Vegetarian
Anba Bar
Food: British, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Asian, International, Grill/BBQ
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Menu: À la carte
Dietary Options: Halal, Vegetarian, Vegan

Food: American, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Seafood, Szechuan, Austrian, Australian, Local, Asian, International, Grill/BBQ
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Menu: Buffet
Dietary Options: Halal, Vegetarian, Vegan


Live Music/Performance
Cooking Class (additional charge)
Themed Dinner Nights (additional charge)
Movie Nights
Water Sports Facilities (on site)
Diving (additional charge)

Also check: Cheapest water villa.

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Atoll Hospital Maldives and contact number


Names of Atoll Hospital Maldives, visitors or travelers must know the hospitals and healthcare facilities in the country when traveling. One of the important information. Maldives composed of 1,190 small islands and segregated in 20 natural atolls (see Map of Maldives).

Below are the list of hospital in Maldives, Atoll located (from north to south) and contact number.

List of Atoll Hospital Maldives

Haa Alifu Atoll

Haa Alif Atoll Hospital
Shareeul Ameen Magu H. A. Dhidhdhoo
Contact: +960 6500053

Haa Dhaalu Atoll

Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital
Bandaara Magu, Dhekunu Avah, H. Dh. Kulhudhuffushi
Contact: +960 6528864

Shaviyani Atoll

Shaviynai Atoll Hospital
Nooraanee Magu Sh. Funadhoo
Contact: +960 6540061

Noonu Atoll

Noonu Atoll Hospital
Roashanee Magu, N. Manadhoo
Contact: +960 6560036

Raa Atoll

Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital
Dhandehelu Hingun, R. Ungoofaaru
Contact: +960 6580029

Baa Atoll

Baa Atoll Hospital
Roashanee Magu, B. Eydhafushi
Contact: +960 6608309

Kaafu Atoll (also known as Male’ Atoll)

ADK Hospital
H. Sosun Magu, K. Male’
Contact: +960 3313553

Hulhumale’ Hospital
Huvandhumaahigun, Hulhumale’
Contact: +960 3350037, 3350038, 3350592, 960 3350593

Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital – IGMH
M, Kanbaa Aisa Rani Hingun, K. Male’
Contact: +960 3335335

Lhaviyani Atoll

Lhaviyani Atoll Hospital
Ifthithaahee Magu, LH, Naifaru
Contact: +960 6620048

Alifu Alifu Atoll (also known as North Ari Atoll)

Alif Alif Atoll Hospital
Saharaa Magu, A. A. Rasdhoo
Contact: +960 6660645

Alifu Dhaalu Atoll (also known as South Ari Atoll)

Alif Dhaalu Atoll Hospital
Ameenee Magu, A. Dh. Mahibadhoo
Contact: +960 6680529

Vaavu Atoll

Vaavu Atoll Hospital
Nooraanee Magu, V. Fulidhoo
Contact: +960 6700691

Meemu Atoll

Mulee Regional Hospital
Rankokaa Magu, M. Muli
Contact: +960 6720605

Faafu Atoll

Faafu Atoll Hospital
Kudagan’duvaru Magu, F. Nilandhoo
Contact: +960 6740086

Dhaalu Atoll

Dhaalu Atoll Hospital
Ameenee Magu, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo
Contact: +960 6760622

Thaa Atoll

Thaa Atoll Hospital
Haveeree Hingun, Th. Veymandoo
Contact: +960 6780057

Laamu Atoll

Gan Regional Hospital
Causeway, L. Gan
Contact: +960 6800026

Gaafu Alifu Atoll

Gaafu Alifu Atoll Hospital
Ameenee Magu, GA, Vilingili
Contact: +960 6820034

Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll

Thinadhoo Regional Hospital
Orchid Magu, GDH, Thinadhoo
Contact: +960 6841990

Gnaviyani Atoll

Gnaviyani Atoll Hospital
Dhuvahfan’di Magu, Gn. Fuahmulah
Contact: +960 6861860

Addu Atoll (also known as Seenu Atoll)

Gan Regional Hospital
Bodu Magu, Mathimaradhoo, L. Gan
Contact: +960 6800096

Hithadhoo Regional Hospital
Rahdhebai Magu S. Hithadhoo
Contact: +960 6885045

IGM Hospital is the biggest government hospital located in Male city, capital city of Maldives.
ADK Hospital a private hospital located also in Male city, second largest hospital in the country.

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Map of Maldives / Atolls Names

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Full Map of Maldives with useful information (Island resorts, Atolls name, local Island, Airports, diving areas and many more). Maldives located, Regional Hospitals. Download the Map of Maldives PDF file.

full Map of Maldives atolls name

Full Map of Maldives

Map of the Maldives

When traveling, Map is one of the most import thing you need to bring. This Map of Maldives will help you to figure out in which atoll you are and what are the nearest facilities or property within in your area. Airports, local island, Island resorts, sandbank, atoll names, activities and more are the useful information you may used when traveling in the Maldives.By using this Map, you can see what are the nearest Resorts near in your area or if you have a plan to do diving.

Maldives is composed of 1,190 small string island’s divided into 20 natural Atolls, it is located in the southwest of Sri Lanka in Indian Ocean. Male City is the capital of Maldives, situated in Male Atoll (Kaafu Atoll), Male island at the central Part of Maldives. Hulhumale Island 3km away from Male Island where the Main Airport (Velana International Airport) located, a man made island, right now there’s a ongoing bridge to connect this two island possible to finish next year 2019.

Rufiyaa is the local currency in the Maldives, however USdollar is widely accepted in any shop, hotel, resorts and even for transportation fee. For more than 417,000 total Maldives population, Fishing, tourism and construction are the major source of their revenue. Mostly of the Island (land) in Maldives are owned by the government and rented by a businessman.


Maldives is the lowest country in the world, 3 meters high from sea level.
100% Muslim
Safe country
Dogs not Allowed
Alcohol are not allowed (however you can buy alcohol drinks in the resorts or some hotel only, check do’s and don’ts in Maldives)
Weather in Maldives, Wet season and dry season. (Check weather in the Maldives)

Airports in the Maldives

  • Gan International Airport
  • Hanimaadhoo International Airport
  • Velana International Airport
  • Villa International Airport
  • Dharavandhoo Airport
  • Fuvahmulah Airport
  • Ifuru Airport
  • Kooddoo Airport
  • Kadhdhoo Airport
  • Kaadedhdhoo Airport
  • Dhaalu Airport
  • Thimarafushi Airport

Check more details Maldives airpors

Hospitals in the Maldives

  • Haa Alif Atoll, Haa Alif Atoll Hospital
  • Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital
  • Shaviyani Atoll
    Shaviynai Atoll Hospital
  • Noonu Atoll
    Noonu Atoll Hospital
  • Raa Atoll
    Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital
  • Baa Atoll
    Baa Atoll Hospital
  • Lhaviyani Atoll
    Lhaviyani Atoll Hospital
  • Kaafu Atoll (also known as Male’ Atoll)
    ADK Hospital
  • Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital – IGMH
  • Hulhumale’ Hospital
    Huvandhumaahigun, Hulhumale’
  • Alifu Alifu Atoll (also known as North Ari Atoll)
    Alif Alif Atoll Hospital
  • Vaavu Atoll
    Vaavu Atoll Hospital
  • Alifu Dhaalu Atoll (also known as South Ari Atoll)
    Alif Dhaalu Atoll Hospital
  • Meemu Atoll
    Mulee Regional Hospital
  • Faafu Atoll
    Faafu Atoll Hospital
  • Dhaalu Atoll
    Dhaalu Atoll Hospital
  • Thaa Atoll
    Thaa Atoll Hospital
  • Laamu Atoll
    Gan Regional Hospital
  • Gaafu Alifu Atoll
    Gaafu Alifu Atoll Hospital
  • Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll
    Thinadhoo Regional Hospital
  • Gnaviyani Atoll
    Gnaviyani Atoll Hospital
  • Addu Atoll (also known as Seenu Atoll)
    Gan Regional Hospital
  • Hithadhoo Regional Hospital

Atolls Maps

Haa Alifu atoll map

Haa Alifu atoll


Haa Dhaalu Atol



Noonu Atoll map

Noonu Atoll

Raa atoll map

Raa atoll

lhaviyani atoll map

lhaviyani atoll

Baa atoll map

Baa atoll map

Meemu atoll map

Meemu atoll

Male atoll map

Male atoll

Thaa Atoll map

Thaa Atoll

Seenu atoll map

Seenu atoll

laamu atoll map

laamu atoll

gnaviyani atoll map

gnaviyani atoll map

gaafu dhaalu atoll map

gaafu dhaalu atoll map

gaafu alifu atoll map

gaafu alifu atoll

faafu atoll map

faafu atoll

dhaalu atoll map

dhaalu atoll

alifu dhaalu ato map

alifu dhaalu ato

alifu alifu atoll map

alifu alifu atoll

Felidhe Atholhu map (Vaavu Atoll)

Felidhe Atholhu map (Vaavu Atoll)

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Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital Haa Dhaalu Atoll


Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital

Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital
Located in the island of Kulhudhuffushi, Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Northern most one the Maldives (Map of Maldives). Kulhudhuffushi is the capital of Haa Dhaalu and laso known as the “Heart of the North”. 274.15 km (170.35 mi) distance from the Capital of Maldives, Male City.
Under the management of NIMS was to develop Kulhudhuffushi regional hospital into a multi-specialty tertiary hospital of morethan 150 beds within a year and four months. While they were given the hospital for 50 years, it was also contracted that services such as MRI, CT scanning, major surgeries, specialist consultancies, diagnostics, laboratory services and treatments for genetic disorders should be available from there.

Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital Map

Nearest Budget Hotels/Resorts

Hany tropical Maldives

21.6 km from Kulhudhuffushi Island, Hany tropical Maldives offers a budget accommodation situated in the island of hanimaadhoo. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. There is a coffee machine and a electric tea pot in the room.

==>US$45 per person, (online rate)more info
Cerulean View Residence

Hanimaadhoo island is one of the nearest island in Kulhudhuffushi, numbers of hotel or guest houses are offering a budget accommodation there, Cerulean View residence is one of the property.
Each room at this guesthouse is air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Enjoy a cup of tea while looking out at the sea or garden. All rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find slippers and a hair dryer.
==>US$112.20 per night 2 person, (online rate)more info

It is 12.2 km from Kulhudhuffushi, NOLHI ESCAPE (MALDIVES) offers a reasonable rate for accommodation, the facilities are good, staff are excellent, location is fantastic. 1 minute walk from the beach. Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a sun terrace. Budget and couple travelers recommended this property.

==> US$93.50 per night for 2 person, (online rate) more info

Hondaafushi Island Resort

19.4 km from the Kulhudhuffushi, where the Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital is located. Hondaafushi Island Resort offers accommodations in Vaikaradhoo. The resort has an outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.
==> US$192 per night for 2 pax (online rate) more info

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Holiday Island Resort | Offer


At Holiday Island Resort and Spa , the surge of time moderates. The crystalline oceans and delicate, sandy shores stay as natural made them, alluring visitors to one of the world’s last untainted heavens. Shape your fantasy occasion at this disconnected Maldives shoreline Hotel, where flawless magnificence, customized service and present day privilege have framed a withdraw of unparalleled appeal. Explore the marine fortunes of one of the world’s best diving site. Taste a mixed drink on your private porch as you watch the sun plunge beneath the skyline. Or on the other hand essentially relax on the white coral sand and drench up the brilliant sun. Run away to this serene, brilliantly casual decision of Maldives shoreline resorts, and find an unmistakable encapsulation of your optimal tropical heaven. Check the monthly weather forecast in the Maldives.

How to get There

Holiday Island Resort and Spa situated in the Dhiffushi Island, Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, from Male International Airport to Maamigili Airport (Villa International Airport) it takes 30-minute Domestic flight. From their, Holiday Island Resort personnel will company the guest in speedboat going to the property. This can be done by if the guest will inform the details of their flights to the resort (Arrange by the Resort). Check List of Airports in Maldives

Rooms & Villas

This property has 142 individual bungalow rooms, each room equip 1 Double or 2 Single beds, air conditioning, IDD telephones, own bathrooms, Ceiling fan, Private terraces, with views of the Indian Ocean, Private bath with tub and bidet, Mini bar, Sun beds (for use on the terrace), Flat screen tv with satellite cable.

Also Check: Budget Water Villas
                         Closest Resorts in Male Airport

Dining Options

Main Restaurant: offering breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets daily
Coffee Shop: serving a variety of à la carte meals, ice-cream, juices, coffees, espressos and cappuccinos
Main Bar: open round the clock, and offering 25% happy hour discounts every day from 1830h to 1930h. A live band, DJ, Maldivian cultural shows or karaoke is available every evening.
Beach Bar: located near the water sports centre, and open daily from 930h to 1230h and from 1400h to1800h

Things to Do / Activities
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling
  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Parasailing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Jet skiing
  • Knee boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Fun tubing
  • Dingy sailing
  • Snorkelling scooter
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach Chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna

==>US$115.20 per night (superior beach bungalow) 2 pax low season (online rate) more info.

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                Amilla Fushi   


21 May 2018: Glamorous gourmets are looking forward to a new addition to the global gastronomic calendar this summer, as luxury Maldivian maverick Amilla Fushi and retro-chic resort Finolhu team up with fellow Baa Atoll resorts Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons, Dusit Thani and Vakkarau Maldives – to host the first ever ‘Baa Atoll Summer Festival 2018’.  The one-of-its-kind extravaganza will take place from 20 July – 3 August 2018, bringing the best each resort has to offer in the dining scene and establishing Baa Atoll as a must-visit summer destination for food lovers everywhere. Over a series of dedicated nights, guests will have a unique opportunity to experience the creativity, service and varied cuisines that Baa Atoll as a destination has to offer, and a rare chance to explore other islands during their stay.

Officially launching on Friday 20 July with a series of exclusive cocktail events for guests, the Baa Atoll Summer Festival will see each participating resort welcoming their neighbouring resorts’ guests for a special set menu dinner in their featured dining restaurant – including Feeling Koi, Amilla’s signature overwater restaurant and Finolhu’s award-winning restaurant Kanusan – on designated nights over two consecutive weeks. Each resort will showcase its own ‘dining scene’ via a set menu priced at $120++ per person (excluding drinks), with special kids menus also available. Transportation will be organised by the participating resorts (minimum charge $25++ per person). For those wishing to repeat their experience in a specific resort, then special arrangements can also be made on request.

         Feeling Koi at Amilla Fushi  

                                                                           Kanusan at Finolhu                                                                     

Each resort will also offer a calendar of activities to keep the entire family entertained, from watersports to kids’ activities and more. Finally, on Sunday 3 August, the festival closing ceremony will see the resorts come together in celebration once again for a show-stopping Catamaran Regatta competition on a Sandbank at the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Schedule for the Baa Atoll Festival 2018:

  • Saturday 21 July and Saturday 28 July: Amilla Fushi
  • Sunday 22 July and 29 July: Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  • Monday 23 July and 30 July: Finolhu
  • Tuesday 24 July and 31 July: Dusit Thani
  • Wednesday 25 July and 1 August: Soneva Fushi
  • Thursday 26 July and 2 August: Vakkaru Maldives


A dedicated website ( and Instagram account (@Baa_Atoll_Festival) will be updated daily with the latest beach activities, events and experiences.


#SummerFestival #DIneAroundInBaa #TourDeBaa #ItsBetterInBaa #DineAround

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Gan International Airport (IATA: GAN, ICAO: VRMG)


Gan international airport with the airport code (IATA: GAN, ICAO: VRMG), located at Gan island in the Addu Atoll(southernmost part of the Maldives archipelago). Owned and operated by Addu International Airport.
The airport has one runway designated 10/28 with a concrete surface measuring 3,400 by 45 metres (11,155 ft × 148 ft). Elevated 2meters from the sea level.

Airlines and Destination


Maldivian Airline
Fuvahmulah, Kaadedhdhoo, Kadhdhoo, Kooddoo, Malé

SriLanka Airlines

Flyme Airline

Gan International Airport Flight Schedule

Gan Airport Map

Colombo to Gan international airport

On the first of December 2016, Sri lankan Airlines launched a scheduled flights from Colombo to Gan International Airports, it set a four times a week Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo to Gan International Airport in Addu City that time. Now, the operation scheduled three flights per week, with the duration time of 1h 50m. Addu Atoll also know as (Seenu Atoll) is second of the most develop in the archipelago.

Male to Gan international airport

Male International Airport is the main airport in the Maldives. The very own Maldivian airline scheduled daily flights to Gan international airport.

Gan Island hotels / Resorts

Equator Village Resort

The property offers a very comfortable and relaxation accommodation the island of Gan. It is 1.3km from the center of the island, Equator Village resort, named after being located 64 Km south of the equator. This property has 78 lovely bungalow, each bungalow has it’s own verandah overlooking the tropical blooms.
==>US$107 per night in low season for 2 pax, online rate, check booking.

Shangri-la’s Villingili Resort & Spa

10 minutes 5.5km from the airport, Shangri-la’s Villingili Resort & Spa offers a luxurious accommodation in Addu atoll. it is a 5 star resorts surrounded by tropical greenery and white softy sand, crystal clear lagoon, each rooms equip air conditioning, flat screen tv, BOSE DVD player and an iPod with a docking station. Guest also enjoy the taste of their 3 Restaurants On Site that serve’s different kind of foods (À la carte and Buffet menu).
==>US$446 per night for 2 pax, online rate, more info and booking.

List of Maldives Airport
Maldives located in the world
Traditional dress in the Maldives

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You Don’t Have to Be a Rockstar to Visit This Maldives Resort but It Helps

 Leonardo DiCaprioParis Hilton and Robin Thicke … just a few of the famous names who have visited Finolhu. Unlike many other places in the Maldives, the resort is known for their party island vibes and I got to experience this first-hand when I visited.

After recovering from an international flight in their private lounge, shared with sister property Amilla Fushi, I flew in on a seaplane from Male International Airport and it was only a 30-minute trip. I thought looking down at the atolls (ring-shaped coral reefs) was breathtaking – until we actually arrived at the beautiful island.

Greeted by no fewer than six staff members, we cooled down with cold washcloths before being taken to mission control to check-in and get a mini-tour of Finolhu by buggy. One of the first things I noticed was how colorful the place is in comparison to others in the Maldives – blue and pink 60s camper vans, plus blinged-out sheep instantly indicate that the resort is more about having a fun and laid-back time than being waited on hand-and-foot.

Don’t get me wrong, I was treated like how I imagine their star guests are on a daily basis, even when they’re not at Finolhu. But if you want to take a buggy around the island, you can simply go to the buggy stop, rather than waiting for a butler to collect you, for example. It’s the ideal option for people who want to visit the Maldives but don’t want to be fussed over too much. So it makes sense that celebrities are in love with it, and the Rockstar Villa is the ideal place to stay if you want all the fun and frolics with a tad more privacy than the other accommodations and a lot more fabulousness. Check out the video above to see how awesome the patio alone looks.

I, on the other hand, settled for an overwater lagoon villa – the more modest version the two-bedroom Rockstar pad, located at the end of the pier. Without a pool (you can also book one with a pool for a slightly higher price but there there’s also the beach club pool to mingle at), however who needs one when you have the stunning lagoon to take a dip in?

It was surreal waking up in the morning to see flying fish at the bottom of the ladder which leads down to the lagoon, it’s also a a pretty cool spot to see the sunrise. The ocean-side overwater villas showcase the sunset but there are plenty of other places around the island you’ll want to be at to see that.

Speaking of, Finolhu has it’s own time zone, so I was kind of forced to make the most of the day. Being two hours ahead of Male time means I was actually awake to see the sun come up and prime sunset time was during dinner on the beach, not when I was busy showering off sand from a busy day. Genius! Even if guests are a bit tardy, views from the bathtub are out of this world; depending on which side you’re positioned, you can see seaplanes taking off, boats sailing in the distance, and even a fire show at the Fish and Crab Shack (their seafood restaurant located a 20-minute boat ride away or long walk down the sandbank) if you squint.

Seemingly standard the Maldives is both indoor and outdoor showers, so in all the excitement I consciously had to make sure to actually leave the villa for more Instagram opportunities. With hammocks on the beach and gorgeous views from every restaurant (Baa Baa Beach Cafe for an international buffet Baa Haa Grill for North African food, and Kanusan for Cantonese delights), there’s a lot to capture on camera.

At the latter venue, I’ll never forget grinning at needle fish below only to be shown an octopus for the first time, then noticing … a shark! And that’s not the only creatures you’ll find in the water: 1OAK Beach Club boasts mermaids in the pool, acrobats and some of the best parties in the Maldives.

So it’s only fair to have a great spot to wind down. The Cove Club is their spa which is anything but typical. As much as I love classical tunes to send me off to sleep during a massage, I was impressed to find a great selection of music to choose from. With each cabana room named after a diva – think Aretha, Kate, etc – I opted for the divas soundtrack for a change as I enjoyed the Jet Lag treatment.

And with that remedy to adjusting to time zones, I was off again. But I’ll definitely be back.

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Hold the Romance: This Island Proves the Maldives Is the Next Popular Wellness Destination 

Move over Bali, step aside Thailand, the Maldives may have always had a reputation for being one of the most romantic places on earth, but the stunning islands in the Indian Ocean could really rival some of the top wellness destinations too.

I stayed at Amilla Fushi, the minimalist (and higher end) sister property of Finolhu which has attracted the likes of Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as being host the Beckham-Ramsay joint family holiday.

Located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives, the resort offers a number of indulgent moments with their restaurants and bars. When guests arrive a boat drops them off at the end of the pier where their homegrown concept, Feeling Koi, serves Japanese/Latin food. It’s a attached to 1OAK Lounge, a more serene version of the famous nightclub which also pops up at Finolhu. Northern Italian spot, Barolo Grill, puts on great live music alongside dinner a few times a week, and Bazaar Bar provides an excellent lunch on the beach, shaded by trees and surrounded by hammocks and cozy couches.

But if, like me, you like a good reboot on your getaways, I’d recommend a stay in Amilla’s Treehouse Residences. I checked into a one-bedroom (they also do two bedrooms) but with a two bathrooms and a room behind the living area for couple’s spa treatments, it could easily sleep three.

Several flights of stairs up, the Treehouses are the spot to escape temptation and really focus at being one with nature. The staff at Amilla empty the mini bar for me, only leaving me with a welcome snack of crudities and protein balls, as well as nightly refills of water to guzzle down and help me realize I just finally had spare time, but was not hungry.

Thankfully, there was plenty to do to keep myself busy. As well as boating a huge bathtub that I could spend hours in, up there among the coconut palm trees and bats (yes, they came out to play during a thunder storm), is a glorious pool and spacious wooden deck to work out on. And there’s really no excuse not to with a equipment including a stability ball, medicine ball and even TRX straps to help you work up a sweat.

One morning a personal trainer came to instruct a private workout on the terrace, the perfect option for people who don’t enjoy group classes or are keen to learn more on a one-on-one basis. Amilla works with Bodyism, a global performance specialist brand that focuses on alignment, posture and intelligent weight training. My workout consisted of movements that lended to pilates, yoga and functional movement, using resistance bands to take it to the next level. Of course, there’s also the main gym for additional workouts in your own time but it was great to wake up (technically two hours earlier than usual as Amilla makes the most of the day by operating 120 minutes ahead) and listen to the birds with my morning cup of herbal tea before exercising.

Guests can ride round on bicycles and take advantages of classes by visiting practitioners (Made in Chelsea star, fashion designer and all-round fitty, Millie Mackintosh took classes there recently) but the other side of wellness is, of course, spa treatments.

Javvu Spa operates 10 treatment pods and administer massages using the Pure Massage Spa Training Method. It means guests can feel the benefits of a good massage without risk of injury, thanks to its creator, Beata Aleksandrowicz. The word “pod makes it sound tiny but mine was so big it even had it’s own sauna. Bodyism Cafe is within the spa but with such a great spread served at Fresh, their breakfast restaurant, those on the hunt for something healthy won’t be short of gluten-free and sugar-free choices, even when it comes to bread. I was glad to see plenty of different types of honey, jams, dairy-free yogurts and even fresh juices on the menu.

Much like other places in the Maldives, Amilla offers villas overlooking the ocean reef or lagoon if you love the water, or beach houses in one or two-bedroom layouts. Then there are the four-bedroom residences for families who like to vacation in style, and I could see why David and Victoria Beckham take their family to stay at the eight-bedroom property (pictured below) with Gordon Ramsay’s family. The mansion feels just like someone’s house (a very rich person’s house but apt considering Amilla means “island home”) and with two mirrored sides of the property, there’s plenty of space for both families to sprawl out.

But my favorite had to be Bloom’s place for New Year’s festivities (and where no one knew Katy Perry joined him after her NYE gig in Abu Dhabi). The six-bedroom pad is modern, filled with light and more of an open space than the bigger house. Knowing it’s also where DiCaprio stayed last year, I had to hang in the outdoor cinema hammock, and had no idea a lizard was in there with me.

So don’t let the Maldives’ romantic reputation put you off visiting, if more places boost their wellness offering to suit people into health and fitness, retreats around the world had better watch out.

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Underwater Massage Experience Launches


Have you ever wanted to spa like a mermaid? If the answer’s yes, then head to Huvafen Fushi in The Maldives where you can experience the Underwater Dream spa treatment developed by massage expert Beata Alekandrowicz, co-founder of Pure Massage Spa Training Method®.

Delivered in Huvafen Fushi’s Pearl spa area, Underwater Dream offers sensory stimulation with stillness and tranquillity using unique massage techniques based on the rhythms of the body. The treatment aims to enhance guests’ quality of sleep.

Beata Alekandrowicz explains:

“Sleep is a vital element to our health as it helps the body to balance the different systems. A good night rest has the power of recharging the body completely, bringing back physical strength, hormonal balance and a much more positive outlook.”

 The treatment is conducted with the client resting on their back, enabling them to enjoy the mesmerising underwater landscape which boasts an array of the ocean’s tropical fish and coral. The fluid massage uses smooth, flowing strokes where the therapist creates a synergy with the environment. A combination of reflexology and shiatsu techniques are used, designed to complete the energy circuit in the body and promote sleep. Massage oil used helps to rebalance the hormones and induce an advanced meditative state for guests.         Beata adds: “I am really excited about this new signature treatment at Huvafen Fushi as it combines sensorial experience, creativity and a unique result – helping guests to achieve a great night’s sleep. This obviously speaks to me because the experience of touch relates directly to these concepts.”The Huvafen Fushi spa was opened in 2004 and features the world’s first underwater spa rooms.
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[Watch]Six Senses Laamu Maldives | Luxurious Resort


Six Senses Laamu Maldives

5 star resort located in Laamu Atoll, 50 minutes domestic flights from Male International Airport to Kadhdhoo Airport.
* 4 Restaurants On Site
* Designated Smoking Area
* Air Conditioning
* Souvenir/Gift Shop
* Safe
* Non-smoking Rooms
* Room Service
* Free Wifi
* Health & Wellness Facilities

==>US$1,053 per night for two adults, low season price (online) more info.

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Dhaalu Airport (IATA: DDD)


Dhaalu Airport, it is a domestic airport setting in the island of Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu Atoll. Own by Reollo Investments Pvt. Ltd operated by Dhaalu Airport Holdings. The airport has 1,800 meter lenght Asphalt run way, can accommodate accommodate Dash-8 and ATR-72 aircraft as well as large private jets. It takes 30 minutes flight from Male airport Velana International airport to Dhaalu airport. One way ticket costing MVR 888 (USD 58).

A USD20 million airport, which has been built on 64 hectares. This domestic airport will be more benefit the local who often travel to the capital city, Male City.

“Since there are many resorts in the atoll, we will be able to increase the number of flights to at least four per day before the end of the year,” Nashaath said (Head of Administration at Island Aviation Services (IAS)). And of-course the budget traveler will benefit in this domestic airport. They can easy access this atoll without expending lots of money from the seaplane that cost double or triple ticket cost.

Airlines and Destination


Gan, Kadhdhoo, Kaadedhdhoo, Male

Dhaalu Airport Flight Schedule

Check:List of Maldives Airports

Budget Accommodation Near in Kooddoo Airport

Hulhudheli Inn

It is located in a local island of Hulhudheli, 21.7 km from the airport. Three star Inn with 4 rooms, this property offers a cheap accommodation near by the airport. Free wifi, short distance from the beach and a onsite restaurant. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hair dryer. 24hrs front desk.

==>$80 per night for two person, (online rate) more info.

Kudahuvadhoo Retreat

0.6km from the airport, this property offers a budget accommodation near by the airport. Each room at this guest house is air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. There is a coffee machine and a electric tea pot in the room.
==>US$90 per night for two pax, low season price (online rate) more info.

Kandima Maldives – Escape the ordinary

A 5 star resort 16.1km away from the airport. Kandima Maldives offers a luxury accommodation yet it is recommended from budget travelers. Guest not be bored in their, Kandima Maldives has the longest outdoor swimming pool, lot of water-sports activities, the largest beach club and tennis and basketball courts. It offers a marine biology centre, an art studio and cooking classes. Kandima has 5 Restaurants On Site (Flavour, Sea Dragon, Azure, Smoke, deli) all area of the restaurant can access wifi. Aside from the stunning soft white sand beach, torques lagoon the staff are so friendly and helpful, they will assist any guest as much as they can.

==>US$240 per night / 2 pax, low season rate(online price) more info.

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[Watch] One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives


One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives

List of Resort Close in Male Airport.
Cheap Water Villas

DISTANCE FROM MALE: 40km; 50 minutes from Malé International Airport via speedboat
STANDOUT FEATURE: The area around One & Only Reethi Rah boasts six kilometres of private coastline including 12 pristine beaches and over 2,000 species of fish living in the local coral reefs. Come and explore the otherworldly reefs, wrecks and drop-offs below the islands turquoise waves.

Video Credit: One & Only Resort

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Kooddoo Airport | IATA: GKK | ICAO: VRMO


Kooddoo Airport | IATA: GKK ICAO: VRMO situated at the island of Kooddo part of Gaafu Alif Atoll. A domestic airport that own by Bonavista (Maldives) Pvt. Ltd. and operated by Island Aviation Services. It was opened on 10 September 2012 by the President Mohamed Waheed Hassan.

Kooddoo Airport

Airlines and Destination


Gan, Kadhdhoo, Male

Kooddoo Airport Flight Schedule

Check:List of Maldives Airports

Budget Accommodation near in Kooddoo Airport

Pearl Beach View

Free wifi, private beach and onsite restaurant and more that Pearl beach view can offer to their guest. One of the best and affordable accommodation near by the airport. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning, a minibar and a seating area. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle and a dining table. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. A garden view from the room that make you more relax.
==>US$55 per night per two pax/ low season rate(online price) more info.

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

30m from the airport. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort a four star resort offers a best deal of comfort. Guest can enjoy the taste of their delicious foods serves in there 2 on-site restaurant, Alita Restaurant international foods: open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, A la carte and buffet Menu | Vistas international foods, open for Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour, À la carte Menu. The exciting Watersports such as snorkeling, sailing, kayaking are available to all guests free of charge. Motorized water sports such as jet skis and fun tubes are also available.

This property is recommended by couple travelers.
==>US$224 per night in low season for two pax,(online rate) for booking.

Things to do in the Gaafu Alif Atoll

  • Scuba Diving:
  • Island Picnic
  • Fishing,;
  • snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Water sports (motorized and nonmotorized)

Things to do in the Maldives.

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Velana international airport flight schedule


Real time flight schedule of Velana International airport (Male International Airport).

Velana international airport is the main airport in the Maldives. This Airport situated at the island of Hulhumale, 15mins ferry ride from the main city (capital city, Male) of the Maldives.

Ibrahim Nasir International Airport the previous name of Velana airport and also known as Male airport. The airport terminal is very much associated with significant air terminals around the globe, for the most part filling in as the primary portal into the Maldives for voyagers.

velana international airport illustrator
Velana international Airport small illustration at near departure entrance.

Velana international airport intrance
Domestic and international Entrance.

velana airport
Entrance lobby.

velana international airport departure entrance
International departure Entrance.

Departure and Arrival flight schedule in Velana Airport.

There are twenty plus airline working in this airport. Now, this airport a little bit busy, so, the Maldives airport company and aviation requesting all the passenger must be their 3 or 4hours prior to departure time for all international flights.

The List of Airport in the Maldives international and domestic.
Maldives located in the world with full map, island resorts located, name of atolls.
Traditional dress in the Maldives

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