Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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The hotel

It’s hard to return to everyday life after a stay at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI: the very definition of luxury. Whatever villa you choose, it's entirely secluded, but still gives direct access to the beach or lagoon, putting you just a swim from one of South Malé Atoll’s healthiest house reefs and five shipwrecks. At your villa, every luxury awaits: an oversized L-shaped pool (you can swim from your bathroom, around your villa, to your terrace), semi-open rain showers, interactive TVs, even adjustable mood lighting. In fact, it will be impossible to holiday anywhere else after you’ve lazed on the daybeds enjoying cocktails at Ozar, dined with your feet in the sand at Sangu, woken early for yoga in the spa garden and sunk into the massage table in an overwater treatment room. And, with one of the Maldives’ largest kids' clubs and Ice Ice Maybe, the Maldives' first ice rink built from artificial 'Glice', who can disagree?

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the South Malé Atoll, on the island of Bolifushi, surrounded by one of its healthiest house reefs, just 20-800 metres from five shipwrecks for diving. You’ll be welcomed on arrival in Malé and taken to the resort’s airport lounge where fresh coffee and homemade cookies await. Board a luxurious catamaran for a 20-minute scenic ride past tropical islands to your resort.

Hotel information

90 villas and suites. All with direct access to the beach and lagoon, with private pool, Sala sunbeds, smart TV with BYOD and mirroring functionality, adjustable mood lighting, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, maxi-bar, safe, iron and ironing board, newspaper and hairdryer. 

Earth Pool Villa Sunrise and Earth Pool Villa Sunset have 1 king-size bed and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive includes: - Access to the Ozen Collection Lounge on arrival at the airport with welcome drink, cold towel and WiFi access - Complimentary Return Airport transfers by luxury catamaran - All meals at Vista Del Mar all-day dining restaurant - Dine around breakfast, lunch & dinner Option at Sangu Beach Restaurant - Dine around dinner option at Tradition Saffron & ORIGINE - Premium selection of champagnes, wines, spirits, sparkling wines & aged whiskey - Signature cocktails, mocktails and beverages - In-villa maxi bar replenished daily with wines, beers and soft drinks - Exclusive ELE | Na Spa™ treatment & wellness services - Dedicated personal butler service - Complimentary snorkelling equipment and non-motorized water sports - Complimentary access to the fitness centre - Complimentary PCR testing for departure on request - Use of Kuda Koli kids club and teen zone - Bicycles provided for every villa.

Please note: all-inclusive ceases at 11am on the day of departure.

Ocean Pool Suites come with or without slide, and are freestanding in the lagoon. These 2-storey villas have a private infinity pool and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Sunrise Earth Pool Pavilion features two interconnected bedrooms – one master and one twin – each with its own bathroom and walk-in wardrobe and additional child-friendly facilities. Both bedrooms open onto a lovely outdoor terrace area overlooking a lush garden and pool, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Sunset Earth Pool Reserve are 2-storey beachfront villas with a private L-shaped pool, open balcony with seating area, open air bathtub and living room. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, one with 1 king-size bed and one with twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. 

Private Ocean Reserve with slide features a private infinity pool and deck, overwater hammocks, and a 23 metre water slide into the ocean from the second floor terrace. The master bedroom is located on the upper floor, with 1 king-size bed, with a second bedroom also featuring 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. 

Vista Del Mar (International cuisine with Spanish inspiration, offering special weekly theme nights and lagoon views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Sangu Beach (Middle-Eastern cuisine, served on the beach, open for dinner and all-day drinks). Tradition Saffron (traditional Indian Thali, 3-course pre-plated dinner). Origine* (Modern gastronomic experience, specialising in seafood, with a spectacular wine library, cigar selection, and other luxury beverages. Children under 12 can only dine on Monday's and Thursday's for lunch). Ozar (Main pool bar serving light bites and signature drinks).

Ocean Night on Friday's, featuring an expansive dinner spread complemented by a special selection of cocktails and wines, entertainment, games, live music, and a bartender’s show. Daily activity schedule. 

Swimming pool and kids pool. Overwater Spa* (one complimentary treatment included). Open-air yoga sessions. Gym with fitness classes. Snorkelling, windsurfing, catamaran trips, kayaking, paddle boarding, and pedal boats. Kuda Koli kids club. Teen zone with Xbox and PlayStation. Children's playground. Bicycles are included for all villas. Ice-skating rink. Scuba diving*. Motorized water sports* including jet skiing*, water skiing*, wakeboarding*, and banana boat rides*. Aqua aerobics. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Babysitting service*. Concierge. Laundry service*. 

7 nights 23 Dec–9 Jan (excluding Water Villas, Ocean Suites and Private Ocean Retreats).

No check-in or check-out permitted 31 Dec–1 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: families with children are permitted to stay in over-water villas, subject to the signing of a legal waiver document at the time of booking.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply Brilliant

Jul 1, 2022 RahulSINGh112

Six days in this brilliant property were simply not enough. The Resort is nestled close to Male - a Fourty minute catamaran ride away from the International Airport. After clearing immigration, you will be met by the Resort Staff who will whisk you away to the Ozen Lounge which is quite conveniently located at the terminal. Following this, you… Read more
Six days in this brilliant property were simply not enough. The Resort is nestled close to Male - a Fourty minute catamaran ride away from the International Airport. After clearing immigration, you will be met by the Resort Staff who will whisk you away to the Ozen Lounge which is quite conveniently located at the terminal. Following this, you need to simply sit back and relax. An hour later, we were greeted with a Bodu Beru welcome at the arrival pier of the Resort where we were greeted by the resort staff led by the fabulous Devina. After a much needed drink, we were taken to our Overwater Ocean Pool Villa. The Resort offers you a personal Butler or a Hiyani , who are responsible for overseeing and coordinating your stay in the resort which would involve making reservations to various resteraunts and getting a buggy over the resort island. We were fortunate to have two amazing Hiyanis. Shajao at first and then Samir. Samir was an absolute Rockstar and had made elaborate plans charting out various restaurants and activities. He just made it so easy. There are four restaurants on the Island -Sanguu for Arabic cuisine, Saffron for Indian food, Origin for fine dining and Ozar which is the heart of the resort island, serving food and drinks throughout the day. The choice of food is good and the alcohol being served is top notch. Fantastic choice of beers and cocktails at all of these which are centred on a main cocktail menu, which the Resort will be happy to mail if inquired. However more than the add ons, what makes the resort endearing to the patron, is the Resort Staff. Firstly a big shout out to Anton, Brian, Pearl and Grace at Ozar for those endless supplies of beer and cocktails. You guys have been wonderful. Hari at the Sanguu bar was amazing as well. If you're dining at Sanguu you will surely be seeing Prince. He will make it a point to serve you even though he's tending to other tables. Without taking anything away from the other staff at Sanguu who were really good but Prince's devotion to his work and commitment to the resorts guests took hospitality to a different level. Would want to thank Mr. Rohit Salunke the sommelier. Absolute gentleman and a thorough professional. Mr. Rohit Chhetri - the Resort Manager and an expert at damage control was always around asking the guests if they needed anything and always there to help. Mr. Ajoy Biswas - the wellness head who is at the top of his game, thank you for the great conversations and for looking after us all. Mr.Abubakar , thank you for looking after us and offering great inputs on our forthcoming trip to Egypt. Lastly I would like to thank Devina - the guest experience manager for taking such great care of us and making our holiday memorable . You've been brilliant. Will surely be back. Read less
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Jun 30, 2022 N4507XQkellyl

Great service in Ozen Reserve from pickup till send off. Butler was fast in response, monsoon season in June/July (not recommended to go) but the few days when we were staying it was still great. Ozar Bar changes it’s menu everyday, great small bites and snacks. Origin has a delicate set menu. The most mindblown was definitely the saffron Indian… Read more
Great service in Ozen Reserve from pickup till send off. Butler was fast in response, monsoon season in June/July (not recommended to go) but the few days when we were staying it was still great. Ozar Bar changes it’s menu everyday, great small bites and snacks. Origin has a delicate set menu. The most mindblown was definitely the saffron Indian cuisine, we came from singapore so we could appreciate the Indian food well but it was still very interesting to have a full Indian set of food, previously only tried few dishes. Had the most dinings at Sangu Beach - great food. Spa was not very great, the wait was very long and a lot of mosquitoes around. They force recommend customers into purchasing products and service (customers should learn to reject). Went for the coconut oil making, said that it was complimentary for us to take a few bottles but gave a payment charge to sign off in the end (disappointing). The making process was still fun - rmb to wear lots of insect repellent. Waves are big in June, we had the slide room, would recommend to wear life jackets or keep within reach. Could play beach volleyball opposite of the fitness room - but remember to wear lots of sunblock (my family and I were badly sunburnt). Overall, great experience thanks for the stay to the entire Ozen crew and hope this review helps :) Read less
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Jun 29, 2022 Ahmad A

i have a wonderful vacation here nice place beutiful beach , dont forget to test the indian resturant , watching the dolphins and the snowrkling here are awesome , the room service was very nice and all the workers here are really friendly and helpful
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most perfect honeymoon!

Jun 28, 2022 Kristin G

My Husband and I stayed at the Ozen Reserve Bolifushi for our Honeymoon in early June. Despite it being the "rainy" season in the Maldives, it was sunny and beautiful every day and only rained for about 10 minutes during our whole stay. Our Butler Moosa was beyond our expectations and was super helpful in booking our reservations for dinner, at… Read more
My Husband and I stayed at the Ozen Reserve Bolifushi for our Honeymoon in early June. Despite it being the "rainy" season in the Maldives, it was sunny and beautiful every day and only rained for about 10 minutes during our whole stay. Our Butler Moosa was beyond our expectations and was super helpful in booking our reservations for dinner, at the spa, and for water sports, and always made sure our mini fridge/snack bar was stocked with our favorites. He also was quick to respond to all of the questions we had about the island/culture, the fish, the birds, etc. and to pick us up when we needed a ride. Our housekeeper Faseen also made our honeymoon extra special with surprise bubble baths, messages on our bed, etc. when we would come back to our room. He kept that room spotless our entire stay, coming twice a day to tidy up! The all inclusive at the resort was fantastic and all of the waiters, waitresses, bartenders (Berry Monique and Pearl to name a few), etc. were so polite, attentive and kind - they really took the chance to know us and understand what we liked which helped make our stay extra special. I'm always nervous about food when I travel but the selection at the Ozen has something for everyone and all of the food we ate was delicious. We stayed for 10 nights, and the large menus and various options gave us plenty of time to try everything without getting tired of what we were eating. The butlers try to space our where you eat as well which was helpful for us, but if you really didn't like something, they were more than happy to update the reservations for you. The sunsets every night were also something like we've never seen - if staying at the Ozen, I recommend getting a Sunset facing villa so you are able to see them from your room, although the view from Ozar, the main pool bar, was stunning. There was also a nurse, general store, and a cool art store where everything is handmade on the island. The transportation to and from the airport was well coordinated via boat (a very nice boat) and the Ozen staff was very attentive and helpful at the airport (we came from the United States so this was especially helpful when we landed after a long day of travel). This resort and the Maldives in general is a dream destination with the highest quality of service and I hope that we can go back again someday soon. If the Ozen is on your list to stay, look no further! Read less
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Jun 27, 2022 103ankitg Delhi, India

Maldives have always been my dream destination. But Ozen Reserve Bolifushi made it more awesome and memorable with its luxurious hospitality. Right from day 1 - We loved pur transfer boat. They picked us from airport then took us to their lounge at airport where we had our basic snacks. Then we boarded the boat to the island. Boat was luxurious… Read more
Maldives have always been my dream destination. But Ozen Reserve Bolifushi made it more awesome and memorable with its luxurious hospitality. Right from day 1 - We loved pur transfer boat. They picked us from airport then took us to their lounge at airport where we had our basic snacks. Then we boarded the boat to the island. Boat was luxurious and more than what I expected. After reaching the resort we got the welcome with drums, dhols and a local necklace. We had sparkling wine as pur welcome drink. Special shoutout to our butler Faari who made our stay more special. Right from start he knew our itinerary and since I mentioned that I am travelling for my first anniversary so he made all the special arrangements which helped me to make the trip memorable for my wife. He made special arrangement on roof of boat for our sunset cruise, gave us recommendations about the cuisine, was always there just a whatsapp message away. On our anniversary day there was storm due to which we had to cancel the beach dinner. So he decorated our room and arranged for cake and champagne from his side. All the staff members are very friendly and always there to help you. In Sangu the staff members made special recommendations for food and cocktails and they were delicious. I got the chance to do some belly dance to with the performers and they were happy with my dance. We had photoshoot and there in house photographer has some talent. I would love to visit again. Cheers Read less