Built to resemble a traditional fishing village, Maalu Maalu means ‘fish fish’, which is also the cry of local fishermen. The resort is a wonderfully rustic looking collection of timber buildings, with rooms separated out into chalets all facing the ocean, and a swathe of pristine white sand and shallow water before it.
Whether you want to just chill out on the beach, indulge in a few Ayurvedic massages or embark on a wreck dive, Maalu Maalu can accommodate. You can also rent a bike to explore the local fishing villages, best done in the morning when the fishermen are bringing in their day's catch. If you’re a fan of fresh seafood and dining with your toes in the sand, Maalu Maalu has just the restaurant for you. Open for lunch and dinner, The White Sand is romantic and intimate and it serves wonderful themed meals with ocean views. There's also the main restaurant, Habala and Ruwala, two fishing boats that have been converted into a dining area, and a new dining spot, Madela. This à la carte venue, and the adjacent bar, Madiya, are in the central building, on the floor above the main restaurant.
In keeping with the fishing village theme, all the rooms are in little chalets, with two rooms to each chalet. Deluxe Rooms have direct access to the beach while Ocean Rooms and Panoramic Suites share a plunge pool with three other suites. The Ocean Rooms also allow direct access to the beach.