Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Nestled in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is luxury fun at its finest. With more than half the villas with their own private pool, you’ll have your own slice of serenity for some well-deserved R&R. Try some tasty cuisine with stunning surroundings at the Beach Club, where local and international dishes are complimented by views of the water, and spend your days relaxing sea-side or pool-side. With a range of complimentary water sports to try, a luxurious spa ready to pamper you, and an exciting Kids Club for the little ones, you can make your Maldives dream a reality that’s perfect just for you. However you choose to spend your time here, you’ll be sure to never want to leave.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

Located in the UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, home to some of the Maldives’ richest waters. Stretching across 4 islands with beaches around 2km long. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 30 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

All villas feature complimentary high-speed WiFi, flat screen TV with satellite channels, Marshall sound system, overhead fans and air-conditioning, indoor and outdoor daybed, outdoor seating and sun loungers, indoor bathroom with bathtub and rain shower, outdoor rain shower, private veranda, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar and wine chiller, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, telephone, and hairdryer. Lagoon Villas are 145sqm overwater villas with direct lagoon access. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

 

All-Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at Beach Kitchen. Pizza at Pizza Counter or Beach Club available 13:00–22:00 (one pizza per person, no takeaway). Includes a selection of fresh juices, standard alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the selected All Inclusive Standard Beverage list (served during the opening hours of the bars and restaurants only) plus 30% discount on drinks from the All-Inclusive Premium and Exclusive Beverage Selection list, with all drinks served by the glass only. Includes non-alcoholic beverages from the in-villa mini bar, replenished once daily (all other mini-bar items are chargeable as per consumption). Stay for 5 nights or more and enjoy an a la carte specialty restaurant experience, with one meal Crab Shack, one dinner at Kanusan and one dinner at Arabian Grill. For any subsequent visits to the a la carte restaurants, receive a credit of $50 per adult per day and $25 per child per day for dinner (non-cumulative, prior reservation required). For stays below 5 nights there is no credit entitlement. Some dishes at the a la carte restaurants may be subject to a surcharge as per the restaurant menu. Meal plan excludes Milk Lab and a la carte food menu at Beach Club, destination dining, and in-villa dining.

All-Inclusive Premium option: includes breakfast at Beach Kitchen. Dine around experience for lunch and dinner at any restaurant of your choice (prior reservation is advised to secure a table; certain dishes in a la carte restaurants may be subject to a surcharge as per the restaurant menu) with lunch available at Beach Kitchen or Crab Shack, and dinner at Beach Kitchen, Kanusan or Arabian Grill. Pizza available at Pizza Counter or Beach Club 13:00–22:00 (one pizza per person, no takeaway). Milk Lab with a choice of pastries, sandwiches, selection of juices and coffees. Includes a selection of fresh juices, daily unlimited Premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the selected All Inclusive Premium Beverage list (served by the glass during the opening hours of the bars and restaurants only), plus 40% discount from the Exclusive Beverage Selection, and $50 credit on each bottle of champagne or wine from the Exclusive Beverage Selection list. Includes all drinks and snacks from the in-villa mini-bar and wine fridge, replenished once per day. Meal plan excludes a la carte food menu at Beach Club, destination dining, and in-villa dining.

Bed & Breakfast option: includes breakfast at Beach Kitchen (includes Finolhu water, coffee and tea). Meal plan excludes Milk Lab, in-villa mini-bar, destination dining and in-villa dining. All other meals and beverages are charged in full.

Half Board option: includes breakfast at Beach Kitchen (includes Finolhu water, coffee and tea). Dinner at either Beach Kitchen or Pizza Counter (excludes beverages). Plus, stay 5 nights or more and receive $50 per adult per day for dinner or $25 per child per day for dinner, when you dine at the specialty restaurants (noncumulative, reservations required). Meal plan excludes Milk Lab, in-villa mini-bar, destination dining and in-villa dining. All other meals and beverages are charged in full.

Beach Villas are 205sqm with a garden shower and direct beach access. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults.

Private Pool Villas are 205sqm secluded, ocean-facing luxury villas, with a garden shower and private pool. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults.

Ocean Pool Villas are 180sqm with sunset views and direct ocean access, with a private infinity pool. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Beach Pool Villas are 205sqm with direct beach access facing the lagoon, garden shower, and a private pool. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults.

Two-Bedroom Interconnecting Beach Villas, a combination of the Beach Pool Villa and Beach Villa, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 4 children, or 6 adults.

Two-Bedroom Water Villas with Pool are 460sqm overwater villas, perfect for friends or family. These villas boast an enormous sun deck, private infinity pool, direct ocean or lagoon access, and 2 separate bedrooms each with a king-size bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Two-Bedroom Beach Pool Villas are 530sqm with direct private beach access, a 10m private pool, sunset views, and 2 separate bedrooms each with a king-size bed. Sleeping maximum 4 adults and 4 children, or 6 adults.

Rockstar Two-Bedroom Ocean Pool Villas are 460sqm overwater villas with a large living space, two master bedrooms, an 8-metre infinity pool and direct access to the ocean. Complete with fully stocked cocktail bar, seventies-style disco ball, and your own personal Rockstar Buggy. With 2 king-size beds sleeping maximum 6 adults.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 1 Jul '24 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost and up to 10% discount on Seaplane Transfers between 13 Jun '24 - 31 Mar '25.  Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

4 restaurants, plus bars and light-bites. Beach Kitchen (international themed buffet, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily). Kanusan (modern Japanese and Asian cuisine with a contemporary twist, open for dinner 5 days a week). Arabian Grill (North African grill, open for dinner 5 days a week). Crab Shack (seafood, open 5 days a week for lunch and once a week for dinner, weather permitting). Milk Lab (open 6 days a week for homemade pastries and healthy refreshments). Beach Club (open 7 days a week for light bites). Beach Bar (open 7 days a week for drinks and entertainment).

Year-round performances, including DJ sessions, live music, ‘meet the mermaid’, and outdoor movie night.

Spa with 10 treatment rooms, and sauna and steam rooms. Hair and beauty salon. Tennis court. Yoga pavilion. Outdoor and indoor gym. Personal trainers*. Oceaneers Kids Club (ages 4-12, with daily activities schedule, kid’s pool, TV & play room, and baby-sitting services* for ages 0-4. Art studio with art, pottery, jewellery-making and coconut painting classes*. The Luxury Edition Boutique. Golf Studio indoor simulator. Dive centre*. Water sports*. Complimentary non-motorised water sports (including kayaks and stand-up paddle). Excursions* including snorkelling, marine biology and fishing trips. Beach Bubble Experience* (romantic night sleeping under the stars in the Finolhu Bubble).

Complimentary WiFi across the resort. In-room safe.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

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Jun 19, 2024 Compass37171167890

Great service and the clean room. Staffs are super friendly and accommodating. Love the daily program offered and very responsive butler service. Variety of food options and are delicious too. Do not need to worry about planning as everything is well organized and plan out for you.
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Jun 18, 2024 Ghada A

Some of the best days of my life were spent at this resort. They paid attention to every detail, making me feel like I was with my family and at home. The resort stands out with its daily diverse activities, and even in the restaurant, there is daily variety. We were welcomed by the manager, Steven, who was very cheerful and respectful.… Read more
Some of the best days of my life were spent at this resort. They paid attention to every detail, making me feel like I was with my family and at home. The resort stands out with its daily diverse activities, and even in the restaurant, there is daily variety. We were welcomed by the manager, Steven, who was very cheerful and respectful. Additionally, sister Ikram was always with us on WhatsApp, providing anything we needed with great cooperation and kindness. She loves her job, is knowledgeable, and gives good advice. I requested to change the villa because it was far from the activities, and it was changed immediately. It was also my birthday, and they collaborated with my daughter to surprise me with the best celebration of my life. All the staff were friendly and cooperative, whether they were at the beach, pool, or restaurant. I am very thankful to sister Mounia for her kindness. If I ever visit again, I would not go to any other resort because of its beauty, cleanliness, and the comfort I felt. I thank everyone at this resort and give them all my love and gratitude. Read less
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Jun 18, 2024 brycep008

Just back from our 7 nights. Absolutely loved it. My 5th trip to the Maldives, am a travel agent and have been blessed to be able to call this country my second home. This trip was probably my favourite. Laid back chic is correct, it's still classy - but relaxed. Not at all snobby or too structured, it's perfect. Some thoughts /… Read more
Just back from our 7 nights. Absolutely loved it. My 5th trip to the Maldives, am a travel agent and have been blessed to be able to call this country my second home. This trip was probably my favourite. Laid back chic is correct, it's still classy - but relaxed. Not at all snobby or too structured, it's perfect. Some thoughts / comments: Highly recommended to do all inclusive. We did Premium all incl. The Maldives is pricey, so not having to worry about this is priceless in my opinion. You're on holiday, so why stress about the price of things? Best not to overthink it, just do all incl as you’ll end up saving $ in the long run. The rooms are beautiful, we were in a beach villa, perfect location, huge oversized king bed, massive is an understatement. Big pillows and super comfy, the mattress I'd call medium firmness, not plush but not firm. Just right :) did walks out to the end of the water villas each day, approx. 2.5km round trip from the main resort. Food - where to start. I'll just say we ate everywhere and everywhere was incredible. Special shout out to the lads at the crab shack, and all the staff at Kanusan, these 2 are really the standouts, although we also loved the Arabian grill and the buffet. Theme nights are really fun and there is literally every food to suit any taste buds, from western to asian and everything in between. All the staff were amazing. They work like they genuinely love their jobs, which is what you want. The seaplane lounge in the new terminal is great too, exactly what you want when you've just landed. Snorkelling at the house reef is brilliant. Great selection of fish and sharks and also really close to the beach (approx 100m to swim out). Spa - massage was awesome, we got head neck and shoulders. Lovely ambience. Prices vary from around $80 USD to $300 ish, but worth it. There is a sauna and steam room at the spa, which you can use after 10am at any time. The gym was well equipped, decent selection. Nice protein shakes and protein ball from the milk lab, again open after 10am. Cocktails - all incredible, I think we tried most of them :) good wine and beer selection too. Coffee - fantastic. The rooms have ILLY pods in them, which is nicer than Nespresso in my opinion. Very family friendly too if you take the kids, had a look through the kids club and spoke with a lot of couples we met who raved about it. Plenty of beach lounges and day beds, and the lads from the beach club will come around often to see how you are going for drinks :) Ocean - close to 28 degrees i'd say, super warm. The weather. May is the start of the wet season, but after having spent over a month in the Maldives over different months of the year, you have to just take the good with the bad. If you want to give yourself the best chance of calm fine weather then ideally you’d go between Nov to April, however we had lovely weather for most of this trip – with that nice constant tropical breeze each day. Who knows these days world weather wise, so just book for when it suits you to travel and just go. Read less
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Jun 16, 2024 Emma B Portsmouth, United Kingdom

I had a dream holiday in Finolhu! The sandbank is amazing at sunset! I was invited to the white party and had lovely drinks, amazing service and the most perfect sandbank sunset. After this I had an out of this world dinner at the crab shack… I enjoyed every minute of my time in Finolhu. You can also snorkel on the house reef right from the island… Read more
I had a dream holiday in Finolhu! The sandbank is amazing at sunset! I was invited to the white party and had lovely drinks, amazing service and the most perfect sandbank sunset. After this I had an out of this world dinner at the crab shack… I enjoyed every minute of my time in Finolhu. You can also snorkel on the house reef right from the island and there are lots of entertainment options and complimentary activities.. if you could ever get the energy to leave the beautiful villa… amazing resort and staff! Thank you to everyone! Read less
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Jun 15, 2024 pavlinav2017 Prague, Czech Republic

my 20th visit of Maldives and one of the best experience - unique sand bank, unique Crab Shack, possibility of overnight in Bubble...