Escape to Paradise at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort

Located in the unspoiled South Ari Atoll, the five-star Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is just a 25-minute seaplane journey from Male. The resort’s breathtakingly beautiful setting with uninterrupted views of white sandy beaches and a sparkling turquoise lagoon makes for the ultimate holiday escape. Having recently undergone an extensive modernization, it now offers one of Maldives’ most sought-after vacation experiences. 

The property has a collection of 81 luxury villas in five different categories, including beach, pool, and duplex options and the much-coveted overwater bungalows. There’s a diverse array of quality food and beverage options, including four restaurants, a bar, and a cafe. An indulgent spa provides an oasis for the ultimate state of well-being with a gym and seven treatment rooms. Services include facials, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures.

There’s also a lounge library and chic retail boutique. Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort organizes private seaplane transfers, island excursions, movie and DJ nights, and vow renewals. In addition, there’s also an abundance of water sports on offer, including diving from the PADI and SSI dive centers.

Marine conversation and awareness building are vital to the resort’s operations, aligned with Outrigger’s ZONE (OZONE), the company’s long-established global marine conservation and environmental care initiative. The resort’s marine biologist, Lynn Kessler, leads guests on daily snorkel and scuba trips. She also gives marine wildlife presentations to Outrigger guests twice a week and is involved in a coral planting program. As part of her work, she collects data on manta rays, whale sharks, and turtles, which she passes on to Maldives-based NGOs to help with their marine conservation work.

General Manager John Allanson says: “By being environmentally responsible and leading by example, it is key to The Outrigger Way; we need to care for our hosts, guests, and especially our place.”

Luxury Lifestyle Awards was impressed by the resort’s small-island charm, contemporary luxury accommodation, exceptional facilities, and experiences, as well as the stunning, lush natural environment. That is why they have selected the Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort as a winner in the Best Luxury Hideaway Resort in the Maldives for 2022.

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is part of the Outrigger Hospitality Group. For nearly 75 years, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has charted a journey of discovery, expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations including Fiji, Mauritius, Thailand, and the Maldives.

For the perfect luxury getaway, find out more about Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort here