Seaside Finolhu

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Nestled in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Seaside Finolhu is luxury, retro and fun at its finest. With more than half of the villas with their private pool, you'll have your own slice of serenity to get some well-deserved R&R. Try some tasty cuisine with stunning surroundings, head to the Beach Club for day and night entertainment, and spend your days relaxing sea-side or pool-side. Try your hand at some watersports, or treat yourself to a spa treatment; however you choose to spend your time here, you'll be sure to never want to leave.

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" flatscreen 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 Arabian 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).

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).

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).

Two Bedroom Water 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, 7pm-9am) 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. 

 

5 restaurants and bars, including Beach Kitchen (International cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Kanusan (modern Japanese Asian restaurant, with overwater bar, open for dinner). Arabian Grill (North African grill menu, for dinner). Crab Shack (seafood, open for lunch and dinner). Beach Club (bar and club with live music and DJs). Milk LAB (tuck shop, drinks and lunchtime snacks, including healthy options).

Evening entertainment programme (including weekly White Party, monthly Full Moon Tribal sandbar party, and quarterly Finolhu events with top DJs and performers).

Outdoor swimming pool. Fehi Spa* (spa, beauty and hair treatments, fitness centre, and sauna). Yoga pavilion. Tennis court (floodlit, private lessons* by a pro from Jim Courier Tennis, 24-hour notice required for tennis). HUB à la carte water experiences by marine biology team*, including water sports*, snorkelling trips*, aqua excursions*, sunset cruises*, fishing trips*, and dolphin cruises*; and scuba diving courses* and trips* with Dive Butler International. Thunderball (1.5km-long lagoon with water sports, including Seabobs*, knee boarding*, wake boarding*, water-skiing*, windsurfing (lessons*), kayaking (tours*), private speedboats*, stand-up paddle-boarding (tours*), and catamaran sailing (private tours* and lessons*); non-motorised water sports are complimentary). 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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Jun 14, 2021 Linak1995

We loved our honeymoon at seaside finolhu! The ocean pool villas are gorgeous, the beaches and sandbanks are beautiful. The beach kitchen served the best food every night! We are very grateful for the kind staff who made our trip very special and comfortable. A special thank you to the amazing Rain from the beach house who made our honeymoon… Read more
We loved our honeymoon at seaside finolhu! The ocean pool villas are gorgeous, the beaches and sandbanks are beautiful. The beach kitchen served the best food every night! We are very grateful for the kind staff who made our trip very special and comfortable. A special thank you to the amazing Rain from the beach house who made our honeymoon extra special and memorable. Read less
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Jun 10, 2021 Alenyshka_fr

In April 2021 we had most amazing holiday at Seaside Finolhu! This hotel is a great place for family vacation. Perfect beach with home reef, delicious food, beautiful villas, nice restaurants, and super kind and professional staff. Special thanks to Yaseen,Faarish,Shaif and Rakal and all the hotel team. Seaside Finolhu is a special place where you… Read more
In April 2021 we had most amazing holiday at Seaside Finolhu! This hotel is a great place for family vacation. Perfect beach with home reef, delicious food, beautiful villas, nice restaurants, and super kind and professional staff. Special thanks to Yaseen,Faarish,Shaif and Rakal and all the hotel team. Seaside Finolhu is a special place where you can relax and forget about all the problems. We can not wait to come back. Andrey , Alena and Yaroslavl! Read less
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Jun 7, 2021 rehctrip1 Geneva, Switzerland

Our week trip to Seaside Finolhu Maldives was without a doubt one of the most spectacular vacations we have ever had. From the breathtaking surrounding nature, aesthetically pleasing and convenient hotel layout and design, the delectable food and drink, the exceptional staff led by warm-hearted GM Marc Reader and the authentic relationships made… Read more
Our week trip to Seaside Finolhu Maldives was without a doubt one of the most spectacular vacations we have ever had. From the breathtaking surrounding nature, aesthetically pleasing and convenient hotel layout and design, the delectable food and drink, the exceptional staff led by warm-hearted GM Marc Reader and the authentic relationships made with the friendly team throughout our time there made this experience one in a lifetime. For instance, every mealtime the staff went above and beyond to create an entirely unique occasion, from flower displays to special lighting, attention to detail was immaculate; special thanks to Yeazeen and his creativity. In addition, staff member Younnos made such an effort to continuously navigate us promptly around the grounds in a personal and exclusive manner. Asanka and his team so thoughtful and caring, wanting all to be happy, Suresh and his team making every bar moment an occasion, Chef Chamas who designed an incredible graduation cake. Not to be forgotten of course, the amazing Crab Shack team, your great DJ .... indeed every single member of the Finolhu Team ! We would not hesitate recommending wholeheartedly this truly wonderful resort where for us memories were made. We will definitely be going back ...hopefully soon ! Peter, Claire, Pierre & Juliette Read less
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Jun 3, 2021 vstephan2021 Vienna, Austria

Best Sand Bank with Crab Shack- super Service, Beverages und exzellente Food, also Rooms- Ocean Pool Villa 👍, super Food- Kanusan, Beach Kitchen und also Arabian Grill. Also beatifful Beach Pool Villa. Spa Treatments are excellent! Everywere, all very kindly!
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Jun 2, 2021 EpicurienTraveller Zug, Switzerland

Staff service is fantastic at all level! Food at the three restaurants is great, maybe a bit too expensive. Diving possibilities are good. the reef is nice for snorkelling and swimming. Gym and water sport facilities are good.