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- Five-star luxury resort located in the pristine South Ari Atoll region with lush vegetation and white sandy beaches, surrounded by a vibrant reef teeming with diverse fish
- A short but scenic 25-minute seaplane journey from the capital of Malé, offering convenient access and breathtaking view for arriving guests
- Every detail is personalized and customized for guests, as our personal experience curators craft the custom dream Maldivian vacation
- On-site marine biologist leads informative activities on ocean conservation, including presentations about local marine life
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.
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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.
Be amused by our delectable breakfast and dinner buffets, located next to the beach with incredible water views.
Our signature restaurant featuring South Asia’s culture, innovation and authenticity, made from fresh regional produce.
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.
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.
Enjoy ocean views while staying active on vacation with our fully equipped gymnasium.
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.
- Swimming pool
- Overwater and beach villas
- Fitness center
- Vow renewal services
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- International currency exchange
- Laundry service
- Multilingual staff
- Resort map (PDF)
- 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
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
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: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv
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: https://immigration.gov.mv/faq-for-visiting-the-maldives