Finolhu

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

The designers had fun when they created Finolhu. A mix of luxury lifestyle and barefoot chic, it would defy its desert island setting if it weren’t for the rustic Maldivian gestures. Head to the funnel-shaped bar terrace or to Beach Club — enjoy one of the DJ sessions or cinema screenings or time your stay for a memorable pool party. Visit the Milk LAB and take a stroll, swim or dhoni boat to the the rustic yet refined Crab Shack, set out on the sandbar. Among the many water experiences here are cruises to spot dolphins and, between May and October, trips to see manta rays. For something a bit different, try glamping Finolhu-style in the Beach Bubble Tent — chill out, watch the sun set and enjoy a private beach barbecue, before spending a night under the stars and watching the sun rise next morning.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Where is it

In the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere and home to some of the Maldives’ richest waters. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 30 minutes by seaplane.Please note: seaplane transfers to/from your resort will only operate in daylight hours. Please ensure your international flights into and out of Malé allow for this schedule.

Hotel information

125 villas. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, garden or sundeck, 40" flat-screen TV with satellite channels, Marshall sound system, WiFi, telephone, wine and mini-bar*, safe, and hairdryer. Lagoon Villas are 145 sq m overwater villas with direct access to the ocean, a large sundeck with loungers and outdoor rain shower, a bathroom with oceanview bathtub and shower, and views over Finolhu lagoon and the 1.8-kilometre sandbank. Each has 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (or 2 children on request).

Standard All Inclusive: includes breakfast at Beach Kitchen, lunch and dinner at Beach Kitchen or pizza counter. Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the All-Inclusive Standard Beverage List, during opening hours of bars and restaurants, served by the glass. All Inclusive does not include Milk Lab, in room mini-bar, destination dining and in-villa dining. 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). For stays in 2019, also receive one lunch at the Crab shack, one dinner at Kanusan and one dinner at the Baa Haa Grill.

Premium All inclusive: includes breakfast at Beach Kitchen, lunch at Beach Kitchen, Crab Shack or pizza counter, and dinner at Beach Kitchen, Kanusan, Arabian Grill or pizza counter. Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the All-Inclusive Premium Beverage List, during opening hours of bars and restaurants, served by the glass. Plus, 40% discount on the Exclusive Beverage Selection List, served by the glass, and $50 credit for each bottle of Champagne or wine from the Exclusive Beverage Selection List.Includes mini-bar drinks and snacks and in-room wine cellar (replenished once per day) and Milk Lab (homemade pastries, sandwiches and drinks). Premium All Inclusive does not include in-villa dining and destination dining (charged in full).

Ocean Pool Villas are 180 sq m overwater villas with direct access to the ocean, a private 6-metre freshwater pool, a sundeck with a daybed, rocking chairs, and outdoor rain shower, and a bathroom with oceanview bathtub and shower. Each has 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (or 2 children on request).

Beach Villas are 205 sq m and have a tropical garden setting, private beach access to Finolhu lagoon, an outdoor dining terrace with sun loungers, a hammock, and a garden shower. Each has 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (or 2 children on request).

Private Pool Villas are 205 sq m and have a tropical garden setting, private beach access to Finolhu lagoon, a private freshwater pool, an outdoor dining terrace with sun loungers, a hammock, and a garden shower. Each has 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (or 2 children on request).

Two Bedroom Lagoon Villas are 460 sq m overwater villas and have a private 8-metre freshwater pool, a large terrace with sunloungers, a dining lounge, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a garden shower and a hammock. Each has 2 king-size beds and 2 day beds for children, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 4 children.

Two Bedroom Private Pool Villas are 530 sq m, overlook the sunset side of Finolhu, and have a private garden, private 10-metre freshwater pool, a dining lounge, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a garden shower, a hammock, and direct beach access. Each has 2 king-size beds and 2 day beds for children, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children (plus infant).

Rockstar 2 Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa is situated at the end of the jetty & offers uninterrupted Ocean views, an 8-metre pool, large terrace, indoor & outdoor dining areas, 40” flat screen TVs, wine bar, and bathroom with bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers. It sleeps maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children. 

The Beach Bubble Tent (bookable locally, for one-night stays, 7:00pm-9:00am) offers a UV-protected, climate-controlled cocoon with wooden floors, bespoke furnishings, and an adjoining bubble bathroom with shower. The tent sleeps maximum 2 adults and includes a barbecue dinner and breakfast on the water’s edge. 


6 dining outlets including Beach Kitchen (International menu with daily changing theme nights and live cooking stations, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with poolside and beachside dining, Kanusan (modern Japanese Asian restaurant, with overwater bar, open for dinner), Arabian Grill (Middle Eastern menu, open for dinner), Crab Shack (seafood lunch menu), 2-storey Beach Club serving lunch, Wine Vault, cinema screens, classic arcade games, and parties and events) and Milk LAB (tuck shop, drinks and lunchtime snacks, including healthy options). Outdoor swimming pool. Fehi Spa* and gym. Yoga pavilion. Water sports (motorised* and non-motorised). Dive centre. Oceaneers Club (kids' and teens’ club, activities personalised for guests, including land and water activities). Tennis court. Golf studio. Library. Cinema. Evening entertainment programme (including weekly White Party, monthly Full Moon Tribal sandbar party, and quarterly Finolhu events with top DJs and performers). Oceaneers Club (kids' and teens’ club, activities personalised for guests, including land and water activities). Concierge service. Complimentary WiFi across the resort.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great experience. Recommended!

Feb 27, 2021 astha1194

A truly beautiful hotel. I felt so pampered here. So far the best hospitality i experienced. Immediate responses to queries, helpful and mannerful staff. Special thanks to chef Shyam and murugan. Because of u both we could have delicious indian meal. And thanks a tonn ammie.. u clicked us the most beautiful pictures. Just the spa wasn't great.… Read more
A truly beautiful hotel. I felt so pampered here. So far the best hospitality i experienced. Immediate responses to queries, helpful and mannerful staff. Special thanks to chef Shyam and murugan. Because of u both we could have delicious indian meal. And thanks a tonn ammie.. u clicked us the most beautiful pictures. Just the spa wasn't great. I got allergy on my hand and legs after getting it done. Read less
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Feb 24, 2021 pallavi2021

Make sure you do the guided snorkeling tour with hammu - if you love snorkeling. the water is a bit choppy - it's definitely not a sheltered reef. kids club is geared towards younger kids 7 and below. great food and service. I felt the beach villa was a bit too small for a family of four - the overwater villa is a better experience- and for a… Read more
Make sure you do the guided snorkeling tour with hammu - if you love snorkeling. the water is a bit choppy - it's definitely not a sheltered reef. kids club is geared towards younger kids 7 and below. great food and service. I felt the beach villa was a bit too small for a family of four - the overwater villa is a better experience- and for a special occasion - go for the rockstar villa - well worth it with the private buggy. Overall I would recommend this for a design focused family! Read less
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Feb 23, 2021 The-Best-MUC Munich, Germany

This very beautiful island was our first trip to the Maledives and definitely not the last. A perfect team of people brings the heaven to you everyday as a gift. Everybody is serving the guests with a special passion and heartiness which makes everyday a perfect day. There is nothing to complain and our decision for coming back has been made… Read more
This very beautiful island was our first trip to the Maledives and definitely not the last. A perfect team of people brings the heaven to you everyday as a gift. Everybody is serving the guests with a special passion and heartiness which makes everyday a perfect day. There is nothing to complain and our decision for coming back has been made already. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exquisite resort , beautiful service, a once in a lifetime experience that I hope to experience many more times

Feb 23, 2021 GirishK483

We had a truly wonderful 4 days with 80 close friends in what turned out to be an extremely hard to organize but exquisitely organized trip Our groups requirements were hefty and constant, but the hotels glowing text-based concierge service made it a breeze.
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Feb 21, 2021 AlHasan2 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

As a family, we can’t express our gratitude and thankful to the Finolhu team, the staff is super nice and kind, the food was amazing, the kids club is the best place for the kids and they just want to spend all day, the villa is such a nice atmosphere, the beach house has supportive staff .. everything you need its there :) would absolutely… Read more
As a family, we can’t express our gratitude and thankful to the Finolhu team, the staff is super nice and kind, the food was amazing, the kids club is the best place for the kids and they just want to spend all day, the villa is such a nice atmosphere, the beach house has supportive staff .. everything you need its there :) would absolutely recommend it and sure we will go back again :) thank you Read less