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Mahalo for the overwhelming display of aloha from around the globe. OUTRIGGER is following the direction of state and local authorities and supports responsible travel to Maui. The majority of Maui is currently open, and the non-impacted areas of West Maui will be open beginning October 8, 2023. 

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As you prepare for your upcoming trip, please note Oahu, Hawaii Island (Big Island) and Kauai islands are not impacted by wildfire disasters and are safe for travel. 


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    Visit an untouched gem in the Maldivian archipelago

    Located in the pristine South Ari Atoll, OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is just a 25-minute seaplane journey from Male. Here, you’ll be surrounded by miles of turquoise waters that epitomize the Maldives. Located on an island over 350 metres in length, this resort is partially shaded by lush vegetation encircled by white beaches next to a spectacular house reef.

    Property highlights

    Favorites our guests love

    • Swimming pool
    • Overwater and beach villas
    • Fitness center
    • Vow renewal services
    • Boutique
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • International currency exchange
    • Laundry service
    • Multilingual staff
    • Resort map (PDF)

    • Edgewater
    • Art-I-San
    • Koto
    • Cuisine Gallery
    • Koffee 'N Chill
    • Moodhu Grill

    • Navasana Spa
    • Diving trips & courses
    • Whale Shark Quest, Manta Ray Excursion, Nurse Shark Excursions, Snorkeling Safari
    • Water sports: parasailing, wakeboarding, jetski, jet board
    • Big game fishing, sunset fishing

    Intimate villas. Modern conveniences.

    Choose your sanctuary with uninterrupted bespoke views of the white sandy beach or the endless turquoise lagoon. All villas come fully furnished to help you fully immerse yourself in nature – all while enjoying modern conveniences.

    Small island charm
    Pristine paradise

    Luxurious villas, bespoke views, chic touches. The idyllic island experience when thinking of the Maldives.

    Over Water Villa with Private Pool
    Expansive villas with all modern comforts, offering the best Maafushivaru experience with its spacious bedrooms, and the alluring views of the blue lagoon.
    $944 night
    Lowest daily rate (does not include taxes and fees)
    Over Water Villa
    Luxury villas with modern comforts along with bespoke views of the lagoon. The spacious bedroom features a king-sized bed and daybed.
    $660 night
    Lowest daily rate (does not include taxes and fees)
    Beach Villa with Private Pool
    The beach pool villas are fitted with king-sized beds, a modern signature silver glass crystal tiled bathroom, a twin vanity and separate indoor and outdoor showers in your private garden.
    $829 night
    Lowest daily rate (does not include taxes and fees)
    Beach Villa
    Surrounded by abundant vegetation and located right beside the beach, our beach villas are self-contained with sun loungers on a private deck facing the sea.
    $730 night
    Lowest daily rate (does not include taxes and fees)
    Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Private Pool
    Spacious sanctuaries built on two-levels, ideal for couples wanting some extra space or for small families.
    $1669 night
    Lowest daily rate (does not include taxes and fees)
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    OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort earns Luxury Lifestyle Awards Top 100 Hotels & Resorts recognition. 

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    A taste of the Maldives

    Embark on a gastronomic journey around the world with our signature restaurants and poolside bar.


    Enjoy a refreshing drink beside the pool, while gazing at the beautiful turquoise lagoon just minutes from the sea shore.


    Japanese fusion is the theme in this charming, intimate restaurant set over our sunset lagoon.


    Sitting high above the Edgewater, with sparkling views across the Indian Ocean vista.

    Cuisine Gallery

    Be amused by our delectable breakfast and dinner buffets, located next to the beach with incredible water views.

    Moodhu Grill

    Our signature restaurant featuring South Asia’s culture, innovation and authenticity, made from fresh regional produce.

    Koffee 'N Chill | Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort
    Kofee 'n Chill

    Our coffee shop serves a selection of teas, specialty coffee such as cappuccino and espresso, or hot chocolate during the day.


    Experience the Maldives

    Looking to do more than just relax at the beach? Indulge your adventurous side and unwind to island time. With diving and water excursions, you’ll be able to explore the Maldives underwater world of rich marine life and coral reefs.  

    Resort map

    Discover the magic of Maafushivaru


    Our fully equipped PADI and SSI dive center with enthusiastic multi-lingual instructors offers a wide range of underwater adventures that caters to all levels from beginners to experienced divers 


    Discover the utterly sublime and flourishing underwater world around South Ari Atoll. From silent cruises to experience breathtaking sunsets, exploration trips to nearby islands, or a fun fishing adventure, we’ve got you covered.    


    Whether you’re looking for beachfront fun like complimentary paddleboarding and snorkeling gear to movie nights, there’s a mix of activities to keep you active and entertained during your stay.  

    Fitness center

    Enjoy ocean views while staying active on vacation with our fully equipped gymnasium.   

    Vow Renewal

    With soft white beaches, azure skies, and a glittering Indian Ocean, it isn’t hard to see why the Maldives are one of the most romantic destinations on the planet. Guests are invited to renew their vows right on the resort’s beaches.

    Festive celebrations

    Spend the holidays in paradise with our festive celebrations. The fun kicks off on December 19, 2023 with special events and activities through January 1, 2024.

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    How do I get to OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort?

    Maafushivaru is located 96 km southwest from Velana International Airport, the main international airport in the Maldives’ capital city, Male.

    Yes! You will be greeted with a personalized welcome by OUTRIGGER hosts upon exiting the Immigration Customs and entering the Arrivals Hall. Your hosts will then escort you to the seaplane check-in counter and taken to a comfortable lounge to wait for your seaplane connection to Maafushivaru.

    Our resort is beach front

    Seaplane Transfer

    The OUTRIGGER Maldives experience begins with your arrival at Male International Airport where our airport representative will meet you at the exit of the arrival gate, holding a board displaying "OUTRIGGER". If our hosts are attending to other guests during, you can also walk into our dedicated counter (counter number C1) located in front of the arrival hall. They will escort you directly to the Trans Maldivian Airways Terminal (TMA - Seaplane Service Provider) for your check-in procedure. The transfer will be shared with other passengers and a short waiting time may be required if other passengers are expected. Every effort will be made to arrange your resort transfer within 2 to 3 hours of arriving at the lounge. Your seaplane journey will be approximately 25 minutes and will allow you to sight the beauty of Maldivian arche resort to the airport.

    All seaplane journeys are operated by TMA only during daylight hours as per aviation standard. To arrange Seaplane transfers, your outbound flight must arrive in the Maldives between 06:00 am and 3:30 pm, and an Inbound flight from the Maldives must depart between 09:15 am and 11:00 pm. To catch the last seaplane transfer for the day, the guests must be reported to the TMA check-in counter at the airport by 4:00 pm at the latest. After Landing at Velanaa International Airport and finishing all the immigration processes, guests who are not able to check in at the seaplane counter latest 4 pm will be required to stay overnight in Malé. We recommend booking a hotel within proximity to the airport.

    Seaplane reservations are only available for bookings made outside 72 hours, subject to tides, weather conditions & TMA's terms & conditions. OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is not responsible for poor tides, weather, and sea conditions causing the journey impossible to operate at the scheduled times (canceled/delayed transfer services), and the charges will be non-refundable.

    The operator provides the resort with transfer schedules in the evening of each day for the arrival and departure on the following day. As such, all schedule timings are solely at the discretion of the seaplane management. Each guest is allowed 20 kg of checked luggage and 5 kg of hand luggage. Any excess is subject to the additional fees to be paid directly to the seaplane operator.

    Occasionally your flight may have a stop on route to drop off and pick up passengers at other resorts. We will endeavor to provide you with the most direct route, subject to availability and the required connecting time of your international flight, or onward transfer arrangements.

    All Transfers by Seaplane are arranged according to the international flight schedule

    Following the recent official announcement by the Government of the Maldives, effective from March 13, 2022, all guests arriving to the Maldives are no longer required to present pre-arrival PCR test result. This applies to unvaccinated guests as well.

    All arriving and departing passengers via airports and seaports are still required to complete the Traveler Health Declaration form within 48 hours to the flight time:

    Should you have any other questions regarding your visit to the Maldives, please do not hesitate to contact us, or alternatively, you can visit the FAQ page for Maldives Immigration by checking the link:

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