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).

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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Jul 30, 2021 ignaciomalgar Community of Madrid, Spain

The treatment of the entired team was awesome. But special mention to Zeekko, Raquel and the amazing Hussain Nafiz! Restaurants, events, instalation…. Literally is the heaven. Perfect to couples or families.
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Jul 28, 2021 nalmoh850320 Doha, Qatar

Highly recommend from A to Z. Super clean. There is variety on food selection. Daily scheduled activities. Friendly staff. Motorized and non motorized water sports activities. Perfect breakfast spot. Definitely I will be back again
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Jul 27, 2021 MarquesFeitosa

We had a amazing experience at finolhu! All of them in the resort was so kind, in special Asif ( our personal guide ), Ammie ( this guy taked fantastic pictures of us ) and DJ Haisham ( the "famous" DJ monk that played some brazilian musics in hotel party ) The sea color is fantastic and we aprecciated the sunrise and sunset at our bangaloo. I… Read more
We had a amazing experience at finolhu! All of them in the resort was so kind, in special Asif ( our personal guide ), Ammie ( this guy taked fantastic pictures of us ) and DJ Haisham ( the "famous" DJ monk that played some brazilian musics in hotel party ) The sea color is fantastic and we aprecciated the sunrise and sunset at our bangaloo. I recomend The Bubble Experience too! I think is the everything to say and the rest i leave for you to discover yourselves! Thank you so much Seaside Finolhu! Marques Feitosa @dr.marquesfeitosa Read less
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Jul 26, 2021 Kamillia M

Make sure to ask if the construction is still ongoing before you book a stay at this resort as the bubble room experience is unavailable nor can you walk along the long sand bank which are its distinguishing features.
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Jul 24, 2021 ashwinisuresh

Last minute cancellation of beach bubble, losing our luggage, forgetting our honeymoon dinner and bath ceremony that was included in our package, very less variety of vegetarian food and not much value for all inclusive premium package (unless you prefer to drink your days away)