A beautiful island escape – and exclusive to Kuoni in the UK!
Harmoniously combining a Maldivian paradise with contemporary indulgences, Maafushivaru is the very epitome of an island hideaway. With barefoot luxury surrounded by idyllic turquoise water and the archipelago’s finest coral reefs, its secret delight is a beautiful romantic and uninhabited sister island.
This authentic Maldivian island is one of the most beautiful I’ve visited. Its soft, gleaming beaches filter into the resort with sandy paths winding throughout, and individual thatched-roof rooms add to the island’s charm. As well as fantastic diving, there’s an uninhabited island nearby that you can visit for a secluded adventure. I went to the overwater spa for a treatment – it was so relaxing! I just loved this island and can't wait to go back.
Linda Pedler, Kuoni's Contracting Manager
Relax and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing all your dinner plans are taken care of for the duration of your stay, and that your credit card can stay tucked away in your wallet.
Exclusive to Kuoni UK
Only bookable through Kuoni in the UK, these are our favourite hotels, the ones we’ve built strong and trusting relationships with over the years and who strive to give our customers the experience of a lifetime.
We can make your wildest dreams come true, be they yearnings for excitement and adventure or for idyllic islands nestled in azure lagoons, we can make this once in a lifetime holiday ooze romance.
Away from it all
Escape everyday life and the daily grind by switching off during a quiet, restful holiday. Perfect for recharging the batteries, take the chance to unwind and simply get away from it all.
This will be a special holiday, staying somewhere tranquil to connect with the one you love. Relax in a secluded hideaway, enjoying uninterrupted time together in an intimate atmosphere.
An island just 500m in length and situated in the South Ari Atoll, 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé (with access to a private seaplane lounge). Lonubo is a tiny uninhabited island just a short boat ride across from Maafushivaru.
The Cuisine Gallery restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine infused with local flavours, sumptuous buffets and outdoor dining, and 135° east is the island's new Japanese sushi and teppanyaki restaurant. Private dining options are also available. The beachfront infinity pool is conveniently next to the bar which also has seating on the beach. There is complimentary Wi-Fi in most public areas. Facilities include a lounge, wine cellar, library, recently refurbished overwater spa and gym, children's swimming pool, dive school and watersports. View our Maafushivaru island map to see where the resort's facilities and accommodation options are located.
A range of excursions are also available. For an authentic Crusoe-esque experience, couples can take a boat across to the uninhabited island of Lonubo for romantic picnics, candlelit dining or even a wonderfully private overnight stay (one couple per night, prebooking is advisable).
Private Seaplane Lounge Guests travelling by seaplane to Maafushivaru will also have use of a dedicated private lounge at Malé airport, ensuring a relaxing start to your holiday.
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2012
Maafushivaru is one of Kuoni's favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort:
Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in Asia 2012 – 5th
50 stylish villas with Maldivian touches, each featuring air-conditioning, kingsize bed, flat-screen television, DVD player, iPod dock, telephone, espresso machine and minibar.
Spacious Beach Villas (112m²) are directly on the beach with private terrace, semi open-air bathroom and rainfall shower.
Pool Villas (112m²) are in groups of two with a shared pool and are ideal for families and couples travelling together.
Water Villas (100m²) are scattered on stilts over the blue lagoon, have direct access to the water from a private wooden deck, and an indoor bathroom with bath, rainfall shower and ocean views.
• All meals in the main restaurant
• Selected drinks, beers, soft drinks, house wine, spirits and mineral water
• Afternoon tea including snacks
• Snorkelling equipment
• 20% discount at 135° east and on à la carte menu
• 1 sunset cruise per stay.
RENEWAL OF VOWS PACKAGES
Includes home-made chocolates and sparkling wines in room on arrival, palm arches and tropical decorations, bouquet for the bride and buttonhole for the groom, evening entertainment to include a master of ceremony, bridesmaid, local drummers, celebration cake, sparkling wine, finger food and house wine for guests, a five-course candlelit dinner on the beach served with sparkling wine for the bride and groom, 24 photographs in a locally made album, framed photo of the occasion, certificate and gift, a local sarong and t-shirt for the bride and groom and breakfast in your villa. The ceremony itself will take place in a simple, yet elegant service, with the aquamarine Indian Ocean as your backdrop.
From £1508 per couple
As per the Island package, but set on the stunning expanse of powder-soft white beach on the resort’s secluded private island.
From £2264 per couple