Badminton, volleyball, board games, PADI dive school*, watersports including windsurfing and catamaran sailing*, themed evenings and live music, Wi-Fi throughout

Restaurants & bars

Palm is Biyadhoo’s air-conditioned restaurant. It offers buffets and set menus with international cuisine. Each Friday, there’s a traditional Maldivian-themed buffet. The open-air Coconut Bar has a thatched roof and sand floor and is the hub of the island. In the evenings, it’s the place to be for catching up over drinks and snacks.

Spa & wellness

Overlooking the waters of the Indian Ocean, the Aavun Spa at Biyadhoo offers the concept of home spa facilities, using natural ingredients such as rice, coffee, orange, honey, coconut and herbs and spices combined with traditional Asian body massages.

Diving

The diving at Biyadhoo is a real highlight. The Dive Ocean PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort is a focal point of the island, situated next to the main jetty, and its instructors are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable. Local dive sites include Manta Point (a manta cleaning station between June and November), Hogura Hura (a beautiful calm site, perfect for all abilities) and the thrilling Kandooma Thila (for experienced divers only, due to its strong currents).

*Denotes local charge