Excellent 8.9
Based on 197 reviews

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About this property


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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Badminton court(s)
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Karaoke
  • Massage(s)
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Table tennis
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Shrine
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Sinhala
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Please note that children are welcome in the Beach Villas. Guests from 12 years old and older are welcome in the Water Villas.
The resort does not allow children below 12 years old to stay in the Water Villa for safety reasons.

Child and extra bed policy
Children 3-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 380 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-In Until: 06:00PM
Check-Out From: 07:00AM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 98.0 km
Distance to Airport: 98.0 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 75
Reception Open Until: 12:00AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2009
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Important notice

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 and up) : $380
Child (2-11 years old) : $240
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Type of Transfer: Domestic Flight & Speedboat
Adult (12 and up) : $275
Child (2-11 years old) : $137.5
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

***Please note that to be able to get to the resort on the same day, guests must arrive on international flight before 15:00hrs (Seaplane), 20:00hrs (Domestic Flight & Speedboat)
Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
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Recent customer comments

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based on 197 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.2
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 8.9
  • Room comfort and quality 8.8
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 8.7
  • Food and dining 8.7
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sherry from Malaysia
Water Villa
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
👍🏻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
Reviewed June 02, 2016

Nam from Vietnam
Honeymoon Water Villa
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
- 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.
Reviewed May 15, 2016

LAWRENT from Malaysia
Honeymoon Water Villa
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
Awesome resort overall
It will be perfect if there are more activities but overall eveythtign is great!
Reviewed April 24, 2016

CHRISTIAN from Singapore
Sunset Beach Villa
Stayed 5 nights in January 2016
Great island
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Tymoteusz from Poland
Water Villa
Stayed 8 nights in March 2016
Exceeded our expectations!
Service, cleanliness and food
The resort and the staff exceeded all of our expectations. The service was better than we could have imagined and the staff really took special care of us. Every detail was paid attention to and they constantly went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. All of the extra activities we did (scuba, campfire dinner in the beach, bath, etc) were planned and executed perfectly. There was so much time spent by the staff to make sure everything was as expected and that we were taken care of. They even gave me a cake and arranged a special table on the beach for my birthday,something we didn't ask for! Overall the stay was perfect....I can't imagine having a better experience anywhere else!
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Adrian from Malaysia
Water Villa
Stayed 4 nights in February 2016
nice water villa room, spacious, and really nice view from the balcony
it was one of the best vacation i have ever had. everything was simply perfect and beautiful. A must to stay at their water chalets if you plan to visit maldives.
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Lai from Hong Kong
Water Villa
Stayed 1 night in October 2015
Nice hotel
Huge water villa room, good place for snorkling, nice staff
Excellent hotel except the need of flying from Male and the cost is quite high!
Reviewed October 04, 2015

Jessica from Singapore
Water Villa
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015
Vakarufalhi did not disappoint!
honeymoon water villa, food and scenery
Vakarufalhi was a good break from the city. we stayed in the honeymoon water villa and it was perfect! the villa was spacious, clean and modern. room service was efficient and our room was cleaned twice a day. however, there were occasions where we called for some assistance in our room and no one turned up. the staff there were pleasant, and the food buffet spread for all meals was good! the place is lovely and well maintained. clear blue waters and soft sand, it was a perfect getaway!
Reviewed August 14, 2015

kanungnij from Thailand
Water Villa
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015
Water villa is a must try!
staffs are friendly and happy to assist
wonderful experience, very relaxing atmosphere
Reviewed June 25, 2015

Tracey from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Water Villa
Stayed 3 nights in April 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.
Reviewed April 19, 2015


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