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If there is one tourist destination that we never tire of writing about, it’s the Maldives. This cluster of a thousand Robinson Crusoe-style coral islands has been called “the most beautiful place in the world”. Surely, this is one of those destinations that are on your bucket list. While we are talking about bucket lists, add another item to it – must visit the Maafushivaru Island Resort in the Maldives! Why? Because this is the ultimate paradise getaway – soft white sand, the reef that is home to hundreds of different species of tropical fish, the azure waters, and the accommodation that will blow your mind.

Maafushivaru is a tiny island – only 500 metres long, and it will take you just over ten minutes to walk across it. Despite its minute size, the resort has 48 beautiful thatch-roofed villas designed in three different styles.

Don’t be fooled by their modest outward appearance! All villas are luxurious, have wonderful views of the Indian Ocean, and the following amenities: a comfortable kingsize bed, flat screen TV, air conditioning, mini bar, semi-open air bathroom with rain shower (bath and beach towels included), DVD player, telephone line, I-Pod dock, and some of them have even a private swimming pool. The biggest villas span almost 116 square metres (1,250 square feet).

Maafushivaru Island Resort in the Maldives

If you are honeymooners, the Maafushivaru resort has a special package for you which includes a sunset cruise, complimentary transfers to and from the airport and one or two nights free of charge depending how long you are staying.

Another wow factor in the Maafushivaru resort is food and drink. The food here is international, but with added local flavours. On Tuesdays, the resort’s chefs have ‘The Maldivian Night’ when you can taste the best of local dishes.

There are also organized trips to the Lonobu Island where you can snorkel with manta rays, turtles, and tropical fish. You can also sail on a catamaran or learn how to windsurf. After a fun packed day on and around the Lonobu Island, you should pay a visit to the resort’s spa which is set on the water and boasts a stunning view of the lagoon.

Maafushivaru is intimacy, privacy and relaxation personified. watch video below

Aerial view of Maafushivaru Island Resort in the Maldives

Beach in the Maldives

Swimming pool at Maafushivaru Island Resort

Terrace with ocean view at Maafushivaru Island Resort in the Maldives

Room at the Maafushivaru Island Resort in the Maldives

Bathroom design at Maafushivaru Island Resort

Swimming pool and cabin at Maafushivaru Island Resort

Windsurfing at Maafushivaru Island Resort in the Maldives

Aerial view of Maafushivaru Island Resort in the Maldives


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