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 amazing place for vacation

May 6, 2021 ThomasM30 Bucharest, Romania

the resort is a great place for vacation. We loved the rooms, the beach, the location, the services, the food, diving, the gardens. Everybody was great and we enjoy every second. The location of Crab shack is amazing and the food as well. Premium F&B pack, good value for money. Overall is a place highly recommended and we would love to visit again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great place for a relaxing holiday!

May 6, 2021 Marius3335 Bucharest, Romania

If it will be cheaper we would stay the whole year! So, in summary: Positive: - The resort is excellent organized! - The food quality is perfect! - The staff is friendly and customer oriented! We went most of the times in the main restaurant and is absolutely amazing! - The beach is clean, the water is great, the guys from the water sport… Read more
If it will be cheaper we would stay the whole year! So, in summary: Positive: - The resort is excellent organized! - The food quality is perfect! - The staff is friendly and customer oriented! We went most of the times in the main restaurant and is absolutely amazing! - The beach is clean, the water is great, the guys from the water sport center are very helpful. Negative: - Not much except the price. Very expensive. Any extra activity like fishing for instance will cost you a lot of money (2 adults and 2 kids for 2 hours - 320 USD). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort, fun for families

Apr 30, 2021 avidxtraveller Hyderabad, India

Nice entertainment, good service. There are many restaurants to choose from in the island. However, if you're interested in diving or snorkeling, house reef and dive sites may be better elsewhere. Check out wasn't very accommodating, they booked me on my seaplane several hours before my flight and I had to wait for a long time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A beautiful place to unwind and relax !

Apr 27, 2021 HNH33020 San Jose, California

Finolhu is a beautiful 5 stars resort with attentive , friendly & welcoming staff members. The food and amenity are good. We enjoyed our stay there. However, entertainment shows and limited lagoon playing area is a bit below par.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Authentic 5* Experiential Journey

Apr 27, 2021 Saturnalis7 London, United Kingdom

At Finolhu you will understand what does it mean to be treated with five star with genuineness and friendliness. You will return to your home country relaxed as never before thinking to return to Finolhu again but that time for good. Great variety of premium guests from different countries and the staff is just superb. Prepare your suitcases now!