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    Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • family fun
  • romance
    Distance to airport:
  • Villa International Airport (13.7 Km)
  • Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (96.9 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Cooperative staff", "Great beach", "Nice food"
    Top attractions in the area:
  • Last Stops (72.4 Km)
  • Cocoa Thila Dive Site (73.5 Km)
  • Local Fish Market (94.7 Km)
  • Kuda Bandos Island (100.7 Km)

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Vakarufalhi Island Resort

Ari Atoll, South Ari Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives 20187 (Show on map)

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Fantastic 8.9 based on 185 reviews

"staffs are friendly and happy to..."

kanungnij, Thailand June 21, 2015
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Features of Vakarufalhi Island Resort

Hotel Facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • express check-in/check-out
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • tours

Sports and Recreation
  • diving
  • fishing
  • fitness center
  • garden
  • massage
  • private beach
  • spa
  • steamroom
  • table tennis
  • water sports (non-motorized)

  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

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Resort Description
Set in a remote corner of South Ari Atoll, this amazing slice of heaven is very popular with...see more Set in a remote corner of South Ari Atoll, this amazing slice of heaven is very popular with couples and dive enthusiasts alike. Vakarufalhi Island Resort is just 25 minutes by seaplane from Male Airport and houses 50 wonderfully crafted bungalows located directly on the beach. Rooms feature king-sized beds, a terraced area with sun loungers, and a garden bathroom area where guests can relax in the tub and gaze at the truly stunning surroundings. The resorts comprehensive dive center is internationally registered and offers guests the chance to earn their PADI license in one of the most beautiful dive areas in the world. There is also a stunning array of massages and holistic treatments available at the Duniye Spa. The Vakarufalhi Island Resort includes the IIaa Restaurant serving fresh seafood and international favorites in a tranquil paradise setting.
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kanungnij P. Couples
Thailand, June 21, 2015
Water villa is a must try!

staffs are friendly and happy to assist
wonderful experience, very relaxing atmosphere
Tracey N. Families with older children
United Kingdom, April 16, 2015
Beautiful place

Sea, relaxing. Helpful staff
Loved this place. We did have a problem with the air con in our water bungalow but the staff were very helpful and resolved this. Highly recommend this place.
Sho M. Couples
Japan, April 12, 2015
great reef, room but over priced romantic dinner

Reef with lots of life including sharks, good room, island is very clean and well taken cared
Great reef, lots of fish, sharks service is good good food over priced romantic dinner
Agnieszka B. Couples
Poland, January 29, 2015
Paradise on Earth

Location, staff, quality of lodging and food
Just wonderful!
PENG P. Families with young children
Singapore, January 25, 2015
A great resort for family

Food was good, Friendly staffs and good mix of sandy beach for kids and reasonable house reef for adults.
It's a top notch 4 stars resort with great food and friendly staffs & guests. Both my wife & my 6 year old daughter are very happy with our stay there. The staffs are so engaging with my daughter especially that makes all the difference. All in all Vakarufalhi is a resort with excellent 'software' and good 'hardware'.
Jurgen K. Couples
Austria, January 18, 2015
a high price raises high expectations

food, sharks in the bay, privacy of water villa
The hotel offers excellent food and service. It shows quite a bit of wear, and the bed sheets have seen many customers before. The air condition in the water villa was not able to cool it down during the afternoon. The arrangements of the water villas is great and offers a lot of privacy. The dive center and its staff are excellent.
Boon G. Couples
Malaysia, January 18, 2015
overall is very good

water villa is very clean and access to sea from room deck is good
the cleanliness of the water villa is very good. just the bed is a bit old and not so comfortable. the snorkeling equipment are clean. Life jackets can only be rented at $8, but I think they should consider renting for free as there were no life guards around the island. The waiters at the dining are for water villa room guest are not alert as the beach villa side. We need to order the same drinks few times from different waiters and waited for so long even until we finished our food. the location is good, baby sharks and stingray can be seen especially in the morning hours.
Dean C. Couples
Australia, January 07, 2015

Location, rooms and staff
Absolutely wonderful place. It was our first visit to the Maldives and we booked a water villa for our honeymoon and it was amazing. You are able to snorkel directly from the room in crystal clear waters and see turtles, rays and baby sharks which was the highlight for me. Staff were attentive and friendly, accommodation excellent, food great, snorkelling and diving brilliant. Thankyou!
Katherine S. Families with older children
Hong Kong, December 30, 2014
Like a paradise

good location, attentive service and great activities
Our stay was fantastic! Not to mention the location and design of the hotel water villas, the restaurant, the bar are perfect for ocean lovers. No matter where you are, the ocean is right in front of your eyes! The water villa is very spacious and clean. Just jump off the balcony, you are already swimming with black tip shark, eagle ray, puffy fish, and other schools of fish. You don't really need to go far for snorkelling and diving. Perfect place for divers.
Tarun S. Couples
India, December 30, 2014
Short honeymoon

beach, cleanliness, service
Our stay was quite good in general. All the staff were friendly except for the ones at the Spa. We availed of the romantic dinner package and expected a set-up exactly like what was on their ads but was underwhelmed. Food and service was good though. We were just a little disappointed that the ambiance was way off than what was promoted. For us, it's better to under promise and over deliver. They did the opposite.

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