- Located just a stone’s throw from South Ari’s iconic marine protected area
- Join expeditions in search of mantas, whale sharks, and more
- Snorkel and dive some of South Ari’s best sites
- Wide choice of restaurants, meal plans, accommodation, and activities
At just over 350-metres in length, Outrigger Maafushivaru offers the idyllic Maldivian island experience. Partially shaded by lush vegetation, encircled by white sand beaches, and fringed by a spectacular house reef where myriad fish can be found, this resort instantly reconnects guests with nature. But, its modern facilities and first-class customer service ensure no luxury is lost, allowing you to indulge, explore, and unwind all at the same time. Spoil yourself in the spa and tempt your palate with six different dining options. Work-up a sweat in the gym, unwind in the yoga pavilion, or take to the waves for watersports of all kinds, including world-class snorkelling and scuba diving.
About Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru
Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is located in South Ari Atoll, just a 25-minute seaplane journey from Male. Despite its easy accessibility, Outrigger Maafushivaru boasts a desirable small island charm complemented by contemporary architecture with bespoke finishing touches - including chic luxury villas intimately furnished with must-have mod-cons. Choose between bespoke beach views or uninterrupted vistas overlooking the endless turquoise lagoon, and create your ideal sanctuary from which to explore Maafushivaru’s stunning surroundings.
During there stay, guests can enjoy plenty of sun-soaked activities, as well as a range of decadent dining. Meal plans at Outrigger Maafushivaru have been designed to give guests a menu of options to suit their culinary preferences, including half board, half board plus, or Dine Around All-Inclusive. The resort’s dedicated staff can tailor activities specifically towards your individual needs and requirements, ensuring the perfect holiday experience whether you're feel adventurous of looking for relaxation. From chartered cruises, without another soul in sight, to diving amongst South Ari’s thriving coral reefs, Outrigger Maafushivaru has got you covered.
Explore the resort
Delight your taste buds with a host of culinary experiences at Outrigger Maafushivaru. Each of the six dining options has its own focus, from mouth-watering buffets to the ultimate a la carte experience of your choice. Cielo is the resort’s premier fine dining venue, while Cuisine Galley delivers live cooking stations and a variety of dishes from around the world. Japanese fusion can also be found at Umi as well as delicious grilled meals at Moodhu. Furnished with casual hammocks and comfortable sofas, the Library Lounge serves a selection of indulgent sweet treats and speciality coffees, while the Water Bar is the perfect place for a sundowner.
Outrigger Maafushivaru’s spa is an intricately-designed oasis intended to guide guests towards an ultimate state of wellbeing. Facilities include a beauty salon, steam and sauna rooms, a yoga pavilion, and a fully-equipped gym. Treatments are provided using the resort’s signature organic product line. To help guests beat the heat, a well-run watersports centre offers a wide range of activities, and the enthusiastic team is always on hand if you need a little guidance. Activities include jet-boarding, parasailing, kayaking, and a range of snorkelling expeditions in search of mantas, whale sharks, and nurse sharks. Or, the infinity-edged fibre-optic lit swimming pool is a great option for a quick dip.
Diving from Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort
This resort’s onsite PADI dive centre is fully-equipped to offer a wide range of underwater adventures catering for all levels, from beginners to experienced divers. Beginners will become ‘hooked’ once they discover South Ari’s impressive underwater world, while experienced divers are sure to see something new amongst the many types of sharks, rays, turtles, tuna, and other diverse reef-dwellers. A variety of excursions are offered from the dive centre, including single-tank dives, two-tank dives, and early morning manta diving trips.
Full equipment rental is available for guests without their own gear, including accessories such as torches, computers, and GoPro cameras. Nitrox 32% is also provided free-of-charge from certified divers. And, if you feel like taking on a new challenge, the enthusiastic multi-lingual instructors offer a wide range of scuba courses for all experience levels.
- Outrigger Maafushivaru’s onsite spa is open from 9am to 8pm, while the gym is open from 6am to 10pm.
- This resort’s staff will greet you upon arrival and escort you to a dedicated relaxation lounge while you wait for your transfer flight.
- The closest medical centre is located on the neighbouring local island of Dhangethi, just a 20 minute dhoni ride away.
Diving in South Ari Atoll
Whale sharkYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Manta RaysYear round
Giant frogfishYear round