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

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

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).

All Inclusive: includes breakfast at Beach Kitchen, lunch and dinner at Beach Kitchen or Pizza counter or Beach Club. Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the All-Inclusive Standard Beverage List, during opening hours of bars and restaurants, served by the glass. 30% discount on drinks from the All-inclusive Premium List and Exclusive Beverage Selection List. 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).

Premium All inclusive: 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). 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).

Bed & Breakfast: 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: 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 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful!

Oct 22, 2021 841meshaela

Everything about staying in Finolhu was great, starting from the welcoming front desk to the kids club and all the hotel facilities. - Restaurants are great, the buffet ( Beach Kitchen) was wonderful with good food varieties. - Water activities are great. - I think the hotel is suitable for families with kids, they will have a lot of fun in the… Read more
Everything about staying in Finolhu was great, starting from the welcoming front desk to the kids club and all the hotel facilities. - Restaurants are great, the buffet ( Beach Kitchen) was wonderful with good food varieties. - Water activities are great. - I think the hotel is suitable for families with kids, they will have a lot of fun in the kids club where they have a busy daily schedule. I stayed for 7 days and I didn’t want to go back home. The Villa was super clean every day. Special thanks to the hotel staff ( Shayma and fatema from the front desk, the resort doctor, the kids club staff, guys at the diving center) and all staff in general, they made our stay in maldives so special. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A GREAT place for honeymoon

Oct 21, 2021 vahagnh32021

Overall experience was very good. A very nice island with luxury rooms and amazing food. We stayed in both ocean pool villa and beach pool villa but we rather have stayed only in ocean pool since at beach pool villa we had a a lot of lizards all around the place and even inside the room so you guys either have to solve this problem with… Read more
Overall experience was very good. A very nice island with luxury rooms and amazing food. We stayed in both ocean pool villa and beach pool villa but we rather have stayed only in ocean pool since at beach pool villa we had a a lot of lizards all around the place and even inside the room so you guys either have to solve this problem with pesticides or alarm your customers about this before they reserve the room. Also the departure flight was very scary as we flew at the storm and I think that flight was very risky and it should have been canceled due to safety concerns , other then that we enjoyed our stay a lot, very good staff, excellent service Read less
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Oct 19, 2021 amaniaa2019

Thanks a lot for the hospitality … welcoming and all arrangements… Spical thanks to fatin and shima they was helpful all time .. food was great with a lot of options.. Our water pool villa was very nice and exceptional ..
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Fantastic

Oct 18, 2021 andrewrigby19 Bolton, United Kingdom

We came here and stayed in a Rockstar Villa from the 4th to the 10th October 2021 what can I say we had the best holiday ever Iby looked after us so well infact all of the island the staff are a credit to you Mark the crab Shak was fantastic also the guy behind the bar was so good sorry can’t remember his name the food all over the island is the… Read more
We came here and stayed in a Rockstar Villa from the 4th to the 10th October 2021 what can I say we had the best holiday ever Iby looked after us so well infact all of the island the staff are a credit to you Mark the crab Shak was fantastic also the guy behind the bar was so good sorry can’t remember his name the food all over the island is the best as is the drinks. Anna was so helpful also so thank you Anna the pool bar staff were absolutely amazing also every member of staff was the best they really were we are that Impressed that we will book again Rockstar Villa 808 you were the best the island in our opinion is the beat also thank you from Andrew Louise Bryan and Elanor Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant stay

Oct 17, 2021 DuncanM1617

What an amazing trip. Could not have had a better experience. Staff service and the island itself were 100%. A beautiful and tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Shahid our room attendant was superb and very thoughtful. Best advice is to get a lagoon facing room as the ocean facing ones tend to get the wind whilst we were very sheltered.