Hurawalhi Island Resort
Tripadvisor Traveler Rating
- Adults-only resort with romantic details, ideal for adventurous couples
- Self-guided exploration and cool macro finds on the island's house reef
- Luxurious underwater restaurant and award-winning spa facilities
- Exciting nearby dive sites including manta cleaning stations and shipwrecks
Hurawalhi Island Resort is an adults-only private island playground catering to adventurous couples and dive buddies. This property boasts some of the atoll's most exciting amenities including a luxurious underwater restaurant, award-winning spa, daily yacht charter, and excursions for two. Plus, spacious and modern villas surrounded by tropical gardens and a white sand beach. Their impressive services for divers include a wide variety of PADI courses, guided day trips, underwater scooter adventures, free nitrox, and exploration on the house reef.
About Hurawalhi Island Resort
Just 40 minutes by seaplane from Male's international airport, Hurawalhi Island Resort offers a romantic and adventurous adults-only atmosphere. This private slice of paradise makes a perfect escape from everyday life, with a stunning tropical backdrop and luxurious details. Each villa is spacious, modern, and equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your time on the island. The resort's other over the top facilities include a multiple award-winning spa, underwater fine dining restaurant, unique sailing and power yacht charters, and a variety of sports facilities. Plus, it's just minutes from some of Lhaviyani's best diving.
Though you might not have heard of it, Lhaviyani is actually one of the Maldives’ most popular atolls among divers, and is often visited by liveaboards. You'll enjoy a similar underwater landscape to other atolls, but with far fewer divers. Hurawalhi Island is ideally situated, with short boat rides to manta cleaning stations, shipwrecks, and current-free coral reefs. In addition to guided diving, the resort offers PADI courses, snorkelling, and a variety of watersports including kayaking, parasailing, paddleboarding, jet-skiing, and more. No matter what adventure you choose, you can trust their friendly and helpful staff to arrange every detail.
Hurawalhi Island Resort offers stunning guest facilities with romantic details designed especially for couples. You'll enjoy a spacious and modern villa with plenty of privacy and intimate spaces designed for two. Plus, easy access to the island paradise's white-sand beaches, shaded jungle paths, and stunning house reef - ideal for unguided buddy team exploration. The island's impressive amenities include outdoor sports grounds, a games room, and an incredible variety of watersports from kayaking and paddleboarding, to private yacht charter. Hurawalhi Island Resort's friendly staff is also happy to create excursions including island hopping, beach barbecues, and romantic getaways on a sandbar.
Are you a foodie? You'll love Hurawalhi Island Resort's fine dining and drinking establishments including the world's largest underwater restaurant, a high-end junk food fusion cafe, Asian street eats and craft cocktails over the water, and even a champagne lounge. The resort also specialises in romantic dining for two, with in-villa options, candlelight dinners on the sand, champagne brunch, and special requests. If you're in need of some extra rest and relaxation, don't miss out on the island's award-winning Duniye Spa. Their services include massage, bodywork, soothing couples packages, and mindful practices, including yoga and meditation.
Diving at Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort's partner dive centre, Prodivers Maldives, offers a variety of PADI courses on the stunning house reef including dive scooter speciality. Their daily guided adventures hit all the best sites in Lhaviyani Atoll, including the Shipyard and Muda Thila - the region's most exciting manta cleaning station. Whether you're getting certified on this trip or you've got years of experience, you're sure to appreciate the dive centre's top-quality rental equipment and cameras, patient and friendly international staff, and comfortable dive boats. If you're travelling as an experienced buddy team, you can make the most of your time in the atoll with free nitrox and self-guided diving on the house reef whenever you like.
Lhaviyani Atoll is one of the Maldives’ most popular among scuba divers thanks to its diversity of underwater environments and wildlife. This is the perfect place to experience channel and drift diving, or visit a current-swept thila or two. These exciting open water sites are perfect for spotting sharks and playful reef manta rays between November and March.. And, there's plenty of laid-back reef diving in the region, too. Lhaviyani's protected lagoon plays host to hundreds of coral and fish species, plus pint-sized macro creatures like nudibranchs and frogfish. You'll have access to over 60 sites from Hurawalhi island, so plan as many dive days as possible.
Conservation at Hurawalhi
The Hurawalhi Marine Biology Center is led by a resident marine biologist and run in close cooperation with Prodivers Maldives. This educational space is dedicated to studying the atoll's ecosystem and sharing the findings with guests. Their programs are passionate and fun, and often held in partnership with Manta Trust, the region's leading manta ray research project.
Hurawalhi Island Resort's environmentally friendly undertakings continually work to minimise the resort's impact on the Maldives fragile ecosystem. Their current initiatives include an extensive system of solar panels powering various parts of the property, on-site desalination and plastic-free water bottling centre, and offerings from the island's organic garden at every meal.
- Keep your camera handy during boat rides out to the dive sites - dolphins are often spotted on the surface.
- Don't forget to pack a nice outfit or two for your nights out in the island's luxurious bars and restaurants.
- Plan at least one day above water for enjoying the Duniye Spa's pampering massages, bodywork, and couples treatments.
- Visit between November and March for up close encounters with sharks and reef manta rays.
Diving in Lhaviyani Atoll
Manta RaysSeptember - March
Schooling reef fishYear round
Eagle rayYear round
Hawksbill turtleYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-star resort
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, DPV - dive scooter