Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.9|
|Distance to city center||98.0 km|
|Nearest airport||Villa International Airport (VAM)|
|Distance to airport||13.7 km|
"The island is small but very beautiful, the staff is great which made the experience all the better."
October 18, 2018
"The food is more than good, it is the Best."
November 22, 2017
"We had a wonderful experience during our stay."
October 18, 2018
"Everything at Vakarafalhi is fantastic."
November 22, 2017
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 & Spa 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 & Spa includes the IIaa Restaurant serving fresh seafood and international favorites in a tranquil paradise setting.
"Reception staff were friendly."
December 16, 2017
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Vakarufalhi Island Resort & Spa
South Ari Atoll
South Ari Atoll
South Male Atoll
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A paradise that you would like to stay longer”
Huge room with almost everything you needed. House reef right in front of our water villa. Sting ray and baby sharks spotted there. Strong current under strong west wind. Food and beverage both excellent. Love their pasta. Sandeepa makes the best pasta sauces. Yummy. Maumoon and Dewa make sure every meals are enjoyable at its best. A bit expensive for the seaplane (operated by Trans Maldivian Airways) but no second option is available.
Pros - One of the best price package you can find for water villa - At least a Full board package is a must, food is ok - Dewa and Maaz from the restaurant provides great service - Not many visitors during our stay there Cons - when we got to the sea plane counter, our names were not registered, went through much hassle, finally got the confirmation right before departure - Bad attitude of other staffs especially front desk - Small island with nothing much to do - Excursion trips are limited and quite expensive, lack of flexibilities, minimum 6 to go or trip could be cancelled. - House reefs has got lots of fishes, but Corals are mostly dead perhaps it’s the same in the other resorts - The directions of the water villa facing for sunrise and sunset are all wrong except for the water villa towards the end has great views of sunset. - unless if you have a budget, and do not mind staying in a resort with nothing much to do except to eat, relax and snorkel then it should be ok
Nice Resort!Normal Roomkeeper”
1.Email reply by Saman Dasanayak is helpful, Lynn is nice 2.Roomkeeper knocked and asked to coming when I WAS WRAPED IN TOWEL NAKED. I asked for a minute and get dressed and open the door then he is gone. He take the tip and didn't do much cleaning didn't empty the trashcan and didn't put back the umbrella and the mat for the chair. 3.The excurtion for finding Whaleshark(US$80/per) is to take you to north side of LUX and its by chance, you will get a round trip to north of LUX (80min), two hour search and half hour snorkeling at the spot if you don't find the whaleshark. 4.During meal the waiter is sometimes hard to call, most time they are helpful. Some table are sticky. 5.The light is dim in the room204, some switch won't work. 6.It could take some time at the custom and it could be a long wait in public area for the seaplane. We arrived at 9:00AM took an hour for the custom and get on the seaplane at around 2~3PM. There are no luxury VIP lounge since this is a midpriced resort.
An unknown but little beautiful island”
My 6th trip to Maldives. Have been to Banyan Tree, Angsana ihuru, Adaaran prestige, W, Veligandu... This is one of the cheapest full board, water villa I can find. Very quiet and you can say boring, but the sea is the same! Nothing much to complain, food is good, room is excellent (top notch for room), but nothing much to do on the small island, which was ok for me. Don't go as a group or family, this is extremely suitable for couples. Most of the guests are Italian, so the food is mainly catered for their taste, which was ok for me too.
Vakarufalhi, my treasure! I definitely want to go again.”
Vakarufalhi is my treasure. I chose this island with reference to Trip adviser. I have been booking this resort for 10 months. I stayed 6 nights and enjoy snorkeling every day for 2 to 4 hours. I saw turtles and rays, plenty of tropical fish and small sharks. The daily buffet also had many kinds and it was delicious. I woke up in the morning and enjoyed the breakfast slowly, snorkeled if the weather was fine, ate lunch, slept a little and enjoy the snorkel again. We will have a luxurious dinner slowly in the adjoining restaurant. I applied for all inclusive so I could drink or eat without worrying about the price. The only bad thing about this resort is that Wi - Fi is weak. I bought SIM at Mare airport and was not troubled. I will write the good points I felt. 1. Small lovely island, quiet and beautiful 2. Beautiful sea and lots of colorful fish 3. We can access the place immediately from the coast 4. Delicious cuisine with a change supervised by an Italian chef 5. Friendly and helpfu
Lovely island and great water villa!”
Island is so beautiful, and you can stroll around it in about 15 mins. The food is good but very limited seafood. The staffs are all very nice and friendly, especially Ali, he is attentive and recognises us by our names. We really enjoyed our 8 days in the water villa very much, wish it could be longer!
Everything is OK except service”
Everything is OK except waiter at bar bad manner to guest
👍🏻beautiful island and nice snorkeling place”
Beautuful island Room- water Vila This is a Modern and spaces room over water Vila, Wanterful bathtub and very comfortable king size bed. I live to sit at the balcony, clear water, blue sky and white cloud..... Food and beverage Very delicious buffet style and 4 time a day!! I order full broad exclusive drink. But the resort provide 4 bottle of 500ml drinking water daily.Actually brought 4 bottle of 1.5litter, is more then enough for 2n 3D stay. The beverage and food is not that expensive as people usually claim. Price are reasonable. Latte USD $4.5, cocktail 11.50, drinking water 4.5 and beer 9. Snokeling Easy see shark swim by the beach and a lot fish. Resort provide free rent of snorkeling gear but u may need to rent a life jacket at $8 per day. Staff Friendly and helpful staff. We are there to celebrate my birthday and anniversary. They surprise me with a birthday cake and beautiful flower deco on my bed!!! They arrange everything including seaplane arriving and departure timing. We had not worries abt this. They allow us to checkout at 3.30pm. Big thank you to all of you!! Spa and massage Reseonable price for massage. The resort provide 15min complimentary massage. If u like it then u can go for full massage. I try the 60min Swedish massage @ $99. Therapist is experience and spa room very nice and comfortable
- Hotel staffs are enthusiastic, friendly and thoughful; - Nice and clean room, pure sea water and many fish; - Good taste food, just free drinks on breakfast, have BBQ grilled at weekend; - They have many activities: diving, row a boat, fishing… and they have music as well as dancing at night.
Beautiful Island resort”
Located on an atoll about 25 minutes from Male by seaplane. Beautiful beaches and diving areas. Very attentive and friendly staff, large variety of food. Consider the additional transfer cost by seaplane (310$/person). Absolutely recommendable. Diving Center could be more flexible
Great nature beauty”
We stay in the over water villa for 4 nights. The room is very big and comfy. The island is very beautiful, snoklling is great! The food was average, but with the price you pay, can't really complain. Everything was perfect on the first two days, but from day three, there are big group of tours arrived the island, which made this peaceful small island really noisy. We would only go back again if they no longer accept large group of tours.
- Rooms - Over water villas up to 5* standard - Food – great cook, good, but simple buffet (no a-la-carte, no "fancy" food such as Parma ham, lobster, beef fillet etc.) - Activities – great snorkeling in house reef - Service – friendly and good
Paradise on earth with peaceful!”
I chosen Vakaru because firstly the reef is fantastic. You can snorkel around the island with very closely. The staff is helpful and willing to help. The staff can remember every guest and they always know what the special thing that you might need without asking. The food is really good and change in lunch and dinner. They have pasta bar and various pizza in lunch. I love sashimi ! They also provide afternoon tea with desert free every day. Nothing better than snorkeling and break with tea for charge energy. The spa is perfect with reasonable price. The cocktail is cheap I thought, and you can buy 1get1 in happy hour before dinner. The room is nice and huge bathroom. We love this resort!
We stayed 4 nights in the water villa, huge room, nice people, lots choice of the food and activities, beautiful view. We went the "seeking whale shark" activity, and luckly saw it, it was priceless. overall we love here very much.
Overwater villa was fantastic”
The water villas were fantastic, well worth the upgrade from beach villa. It is huge, large balcony (2 deck chairs + a lounge bed), big bathroom wiht a bathtub that overlook the sea. Very very nice. Food and service could be better but nothing that bothers us too much. The location and view is just too good.
Great hotel, great location”
I enjoyed my trip very much and really hated it that I had to leave. All the staff were friendly, the food was good, and the water villas were simply amazing! Huge toilets and I especially love the open concept where you can jump straight into the ocean from your villa and snorkel! Saw many creatures. The hotel also prepared a cake as well as some room decorations for my birthday. Everything was great except for an incident whereby one of the staff actually told me that I could join the Manta ray seeking excursion which took place just a few hours before my flight. I was really skeptical of it initially as I was concerned with the seaplane timings etc and was afraid I would miss my flight. However, she assured me time and again that everything would go smoothly and that she would be able to change my seaplane transfer to a later timing if it was really necessary. Then on the day before the excursion she came up to me and told me that my seaplane schedule was out and that I wasn't able to join the excursion. I was really disappointed and displeased so I spoke to the manager, Sayeed, and finally he offered to let us go on the excursion at an earlier timing. I am really thankful for that because we saw 5 giant manta rays and the experience was amazing. If we had not gone for that excursion, it would have felt like the trip was wasted because for both the dolphin and whale shark seeking excursion, we saw nothing. The only thing I was still not very comfortable about was that the female staff, who attended to me previously, did not greet me as usual and pretended that she didn't see me, which I felt was very unprofessional. She made the mistakes, she should bear the responsibilities. I hope this kind of negligence would not happen again to anyone else because it really spoilt my mood quite a bit. On a happier note, our waiter Ali was fantastic. We could not have been more satisfied with him.
One of the best resorts in the Maldives”
vakarufalhi is one of the best four star resorts in the maldives which we visited, in the remote corner of south ari atoll, 90km away from the airport, takes 25 mins via sea plane ride to get there. had a water villa which was fantastic. views were amazing, the house reef had alot of life and food was fantastic.
Same comments as nearly everyone else - beautiful, small, quiet island, hardly saw anyone else except at mealtimes. Stunning snorkelling, great food, friendly staff. Spent all but one night in water villa which was fantastic. On our one night in a beach villa we were woken at 4am and kept awake for hours by a squawking bird which seemed to be right outside our room. Hardly the resort's fault and not sure if this affected all beach villas but I wouldn't have been happy if that had been every night!
This hotel has a great price/value ratio. Very relaxing atmosphere, no loud music. Reef is fine. And the food is fantastic! The deserts! The tuna carpachio! Would highly recomment and would love t come again. Staed at water villa - very private and huge. Balcony does not have a barrier, only rope - makes you feel really united with sea.
Paradise on earth; great house reef around the resort”
Try and stay in an Overwater Villa that has an EVEN number, as that has sunset views. We tried to request one out of the two Overwater Villas we booked, however was not lucky. Their restuarant and bar didn't even face sunset, which was a poor design, however the food made up for it. Delicious Italian chef designed food from great pastas to pizzas to mains and desserts! The only letdown was the house red, white and rose wines (and beer) that came with the Full Board Plan. Disppointing given the food was excellent! Staff were friendly, rooms felt luxurious but the little things like good toiletries (there wasn't even body lotion!), and toilet paper put the finishing touches to make it 5 star, which Vakarufalhi tried but failed. The house reef around the resort had plenty to keep you entertained as there was a lot of fishes, with baby sharks and little rays visiting the lagoon regularly.