OZEN LIFE MAADHOO

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

This is no ordinary Maldivian island. Sure it has the turquoise lagoon, powdery sands, and overwater and beachfront villas (all with sunrise or sunset views and some with butler service or lap pools) but, OZEN LIFE Maadhoo, Maldives brings something new to the beach: their Indulgence All Inclusive plan. Everything you need is covered. There are champagne breakfasts, scrumptious lunches, and dinners at its international, IndoCeylon, Peking, R.A.W, M6m and Joie de Vivre restaurants. There are bottomless drinks with Champagne, whiskies, international beers, premium spirits, and more than 80 wines. There’s your complimentary mini-bar, topped up twice a day. There are unlimited snorkelling excursions and non-motorised water sports. And, the longer you stay, the more complimentary diving or spa treats you get.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

Where is it

In South Malé Atoll, Maadhoo is a north-south island, with its villas facing due east or west for the best sunrises and sunsets. It has a large lagoon and is close to excellent dive sites packed with marine life. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 45 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

90 beachfront and overwater villas. All with mini-bar (replenished twice a day with beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks). Earth Villas are 185 sq m, are in a beachfront location, and have a large sundeck and tropical garden and a spacious outdoor bathroom with handcrafted bathtub and monsoon shower. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant, or 3 adults and 1 infant.

The Atmosphere INDULGENCE All Inclusive includes: breakfast buffet at The Palms with Champagne and smoked salmon. A selection of light lunch options with live cooking stations at The Palms. Dine-around fine dining experiences for dinner at The Traditions IndoCeylon, The Traditions Peking and at The Palms (pre-booking required). One fine dining experience in M6m the underwater restaurantor (stays of 4 nights or more). A selection of snacks/pizzas throughout the day. Premium drinks including Champagne, variety of spirits, beer, liqueurs and a selection of wines, signature cocktails and mocktails, fresh juices, milkshakes, soft drinks, mineral water, exotic teas and coffee, at selected outlets, 9:00am–1:00am. Over 25 top gin brands available in the GIN is IN bar. Sunset fishing once per stay (weather permitting), plus one complimentary excursion per guest per stay, from a selection of excursions (weather permitting). Access to ELENA Wellness Complex, Sports & Recreation Centre; fully equipped gym, outdoor and indoor recreational activities. Complimentary selection of non-motorised water sports: windsurf board & sail, catamaran rental, canoe rental, stand-up paddle board rental, snorkelling excursions (two excursions per day, weather permitting, arranged every day of the week to a selection of six nearby snorkelling sites), complimentary snorkelling equipment. Guests staying 4–5 nights receive one 60-minute spa treatment or one dive, 6–8 nights receive two 60-minute spa treatments or two dives, 9–12 nights receive three 60-minute spa treatments or three dives and 13–16 nights receive four 60-minute spa treatments or four dives (all per person per stay, guests must have a valid PADI dive certificate). An array of daily organised activities at the Kids Club. Daily music and DJ night. 

Please note: All Inclusive plan ends at 11:00am on the day of checkout. 

Earth Villas with Pools are similar to Earth Villas but also feature an 8-metre-long infinity lap pool (20 sq m) with mood lighting, overlooking the lagoon, a guaranteed sunset/sunrise view, welcome bottle of Champagne and canapés, daily exotic fruit basket, 2 bottles of your preferred spirits from the mini-bar menu, 2 bottles of your preferred wine from All Inclusive menu a day (1 red, 1 white), and optional early morning muffin service with tea or coffee (until 8:00am). Each villa has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant or 3 adults and 1 infant.

Earth Pool Pavilion - 2 Bedroom Suites are 285 sq m and have a 35 sq m private pool with mood lighting, shared Butler service, a living room and outdoor lounge, 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms, welcome bottle of Champagne and canapés, daily exotic fruit basket, 2 bottles of your preferred spirits from the mini-bar menu, 2 bottles of your preferred wine from All Inclusive menu a day (1 red, 1 white), and optional early morning muffin service with tea or coffee (until 8:00am). Each has 1 king-size bed, and 1 room with twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 3 children or 2 adults and 4 children.

Wind Villas are 85 sq m, are overwater villas at the north of the island, and have an ellipse-shaped bathtub with uninterrupted views of the horizon. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults.

Wind Villas with Pools are as per the Wind Villas but are 112 sq m and also feature an 8-metre-long infinity lap pool (20 sq m) with mood lighting, overlooking the lagoon, a guaranteed sunset view, welcome bottle of Champagne and canapés, daily exotic fruit basket, 2 bottles of your preferred spirits from the mini-bar menu, 2 bottles of your preferred wine from All Inclusive menu a day (1 red, 1 white), and optional early morning muffin service with tea or coffee (until 8:00am). Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults.

The OZEN Residence is 430 sq m and is an overwater villa at the tip of the pier with incredible views, and has a 35 sq m overwater pool with mood lighting, private Butler service, personal gym, maid’s room with separate access, kitchenette, outdoor dining pavilion, 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms, welcome bottle of Champagne and canapés, daily exotic fruit basket, 2 bottles of your preferred spirits from the mini-bar menu, 2 bottles of your preferred wine from All Inclusive menu a day (1 red, 1 white), and optional early morning muffin service with tea or coffee (until 8:00am). The suite has 2 king-size beds and 1 room with twin beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 4 children.

6 restaurants and bars including The Palms (international with theme nights, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Traditions – IndoCeylon (south Asian including Indian, Sri Lankan, and Maldivian, open for dinner), Traditions – Peking (Chinese, open for dinner), M6m (modern underwater seafood restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, over 15s only except Mon and Thu lunchtime), Joie de VIVRE (poolside bar and lounge, open until 1:00am), RAW Food Bar (sushi platters and healthy food options and beverages, open for lunch) and GIN is IN bar (over 25 top gin brands included). Outdoor swimming pool. ELENA by Atmosphere – A Luxury Spa* (gym, beauty salon*, steam, sauna, saltwater pool, Jacuzzi, and yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki sessions*, and treatments*). Aqua Club, a PADI-certified dive school* and water sports base, with scuba diving trips*, PADI courses*, and equipment*; windsurfing, kitesurfing, catamaran use, canoeing, pedalo boats, stand-up paddle boarding, motorised water sports*, and non-motorised water sport lessons*; snorkelling excursions, with equipment, and 2 snorkelling excursion shuttles a day to a selection of six sights. Adventure Excursion Menu including dolphin adventure*, local island visits*, sunset cruises*, and sandbank picnics*. Sunset fishing excursions*. Semi-submarine trips*. Floodlit tennis court. OZEN Kids’ Club (organised activities, games and exploration). Babysitting* available. OZEN special activities and events (seasonal, weekly).

3 nights at all times.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location with professional staff

Jan 13, 2021 MihaelaML

We had the opportunity to spend 11 nights in this mirific place, over the New Year. Every single place, every corner of the resort looks perfect, even better than in photos we saw on site, when decided several months ago to celebrate New Year at OZEN. Staff welcomed us with roses and large smiles and made us feel relaxed from the beginning. We… Read more
We had the opportunity to spend 11 nights in this mirific place, over the New Year. Every single place, every corner of the resort looks perfect, even better than in photos we saw on site, when decided several months ago to celebrate New Year at OZEN. Staff welcomed us with roses and large smiles and made us feel relaxed from the beginning. We found spacious and clean room with all we needed, large swimming pool, white sand, turquois water, tasty food and fine wines. All you need for a perfect holiday! Activities for kids and adults had been organized in a such a way to fit our mood and to have diversity: from snorkeling, to submarine excursion and fishing trip or dolphin viewing, but the most exciting for us had been swimming with sharks and turtles. Fantastic memories! Special thanks to our butler Kunal who arranged our activities and was very kind to ensure our needs are content, like no request was too much. Thank you to all staff from OZEN! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The staff at Ozen Maadhoo make this resort very special

Jan 12, 2021 k9todd Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

We appreciate that we were fortunate to be in Ozen Maadhoo for 10 days over the New Year. We travelled as 2 couples and had Sunset Wind Villas with pools next to each other which was great. We had a fantastic time and would thoroughly recommend Ozen Maadhoo. On arrival we were met at the airport and after a short wait in the private Ozen lounge… Read more
We appreciate that we were fortunate to be in Ozen Maadhoo for 10 days over the New Year. We travelled as 2 couples and had Sunset Wind Villas with pools next to each other which was great. We had a fantastic time and would thoroughly recommend Ozen Maadhoo. On arrival we were met at the airport and after a short wait in the private Ozen lounge we had a short walk to the boat and a 45 minute transfer to the resort. All very stress free. We were greeted at the dock and introduced to Natey who was to be our butler for the duration of our stay. We arrived midday on the 31st December, just in time for the NYE gala dinner. What a wonderful start to our holiday, the evening was a great success. Excellent entertainment and outstanding food. The level of customer service gave us a taste of what was to follow for the rest of our holiday. We filled our days with morning and afternoon snorkel trips, private boat trips, jet skis and spa treatments. When we were not out and about we spent most of our time relaxing around the main pool. We enjoyed the vibe and the attentive service from the team. We were very unlucky with the weather and most days experienced thick cloud and torrential rain and storms, however it was still warm and a vast improvement on the UK! The resort does not have a house reef hence the need to provide the boat snorkel trips. It was good to be able to visit different reefs and the boat team were brilliant. A special thanks to Amaty, Messi, JoJo and Beaver for looking after us so well (apologies to the rest of the team not mentioned). They all went out of their way to give us many memories to take home. A highlight has to be swimming with sharks. A word of warning, when we were there the currents were very strong which made swimming from our water villas quite a challenge and therefore not suitable for young children or nervous swimmers. Natey did a good job of pre booking restaurants for the duration of our stay and we had a good balance of the Palm Restaurant, Chinese, Indian and one evening at the underwater restaurant. Natey also made sure that we were booked in for the snorkel trips. Really liked the fact that we just had to send a WhatsApp message to Natey and everything was sorted out for us. A special thanks to Milli and 'chopsticks' who looked after us on a number of occasions. Sorry not to remember the names of everyone else in the restaurants / bars but you couldn't fault anyone. We didn't have a bad meal and the all inclusive selection was one of the best we have ever experienced. Our villa was serviced by Soodan, he was brilliant. We often came back to a wonderful bubble bath and beautiful floral displays on the bed. The villa was kept spotless and the mini bar was always topped up. I do agree with some of the other comments that the choice of blush pink bedlinen was a bit strange. It looked like it had been washed with a pair of red socks although the mattress was extremely comfortable. Also some of the outside decking and sunbeds could do with a bit of TLC but I understand that it has been difficult to carry out usual maintenance during the earlier covid closures. The entire team at Ozen were fantastic and made our stay very special. We appreciated that there was always someone (manager or chef) checking that everything was okay. We had no complaints whatsoever and definitely recommend the excellent all inclusive package. A few suggestions for the team: 1. On the snorkel trips, have instructions in a selection of languages. We were quite upset on a number of trips to see other guests standing on the coral and not following the advice / instructions from the guides. We would like to think that it was because they didn't understand English instructions rather then being ignorant, destructive individuals. 2. Everything shuts at 11pm including the main bar which is situated away from any of the villas. Literally the shutters are brought down. For a luxury resort this seems far too early. Especially if you have a 9pm table sitting. There is no time to visit the bar for an after dinner drink and chat with other guests. This was our only disappointment. Overall a great escape to a magical resort made all the more special by the calibre of customer service. Would definitely recommend. Read less
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Jan 12, 2021 KLJ2015 Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

We had a fabulous 12 night stay at Ozen during December and over the festive period. From the moment we arrived, the staff made us feel relaxed and well looked after. The vibe at the hotel is chilled and happy- nothing was too much trouble to arrange or request- an excursion, a dining experience, a yoga mat in my room, a birthday dinner- but… Read more
We had a fabulous 12 night stay at Ozen during December and over the festive period. From the moment we arrived, the staff made us feel relaxed and well looked after. The vibe at the hotel is chilled and happy- nothing was too much trouble to arrange or request- an excursion, a dining experience, a yoga mat in my room, a birthday dinner- but the hotel went above and beyond wherever they could, without being asked! A magical fairy lit birthday meal for my daughter was arranged on a private stretch of the beach, a special chocolate bath spa treat for my daughters, a turtle snorkelling trip....these personal touches were so appreciated. The food was fantastic - the quality of food at the Palms was amazing - fabulous buffets for breakfast and lunch and a la carte dining each evening with rotating menus and lovely choices and we loved that they’d also cook you anything you asked for if you wanted something not on the menu- a special mention should go to chef Rishab! Also our butler Kunal who we loved getting to know and are so grateful to for his impeccable service and making our holiday so lovely. He made us feel like VIPs. The resort manager Luisa is also fantastic - her personal touches and efforts really made us feel at home. A really wonderful holiday. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating World Class Service by a World Class Team at a World Class Property

Jan 10, 2021 anirudhpk93

Me and my wife stayed at the resort for our first anniversary. We were greeted at the onset by our butler Kunal who took great care of us during the entire stay. The team at Ozen had arranged for our meals, spa and even certain water activities (fishing trip and dolphin viewing) before hand so that we did not have the hassle of planning our… Read more
Me and my wife stayed at the resort for our first anniversary. We were greeted at the onset by our butler Kunal who took great care of us during the entire stay. The team at Ozen had arranged for our meals, spa and even certain water activities (fishing trip and dolphin viewing) before hand so that we did not have the hassle of planning our schedules! Kunal was especially critical and at the center of our wholesome experience by catering to our every need whether it meant rescheduling some activities or ensuring our meal preferences were conveyed too restaurants before hand. The entire staff is very pleasant and never decline a request. Further, while we were on our anniversary dinner, Kunal and team organized the finest decor in our room along with some great wine! On the whole one of the best holidays we've had, all thanks to Kunal and team. My only note is that the menu at some of the restaurants could be enhanced further, but otherwise a top class experience Read less
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Jan 8, 2021 rajneeshj2021

Best holiday ever. Amazing property, great scenic beauty, super hospitality. We are vegetarians, and were amazed at the great vegetarian food we got here. Special mention for our butler Natey who took great care. Highlight was the Photoshoot, a must do.