Offering a tropical paradise location on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, the Fihalhohi Island Resort will provide an all-inclusive holiday you’ll never forget. The resort consists of a small island in the Maldives, in the far south of South Male Atoll, around 1200m in length and 450m across at its widest point. Lush exotic vegetation and palm trees sway in the warm sea breeze, leading down to soft white sands lapped by crystal clear azure waters. Even getting to the resort is something of an event – the island is only accessible by an hour-long speed boat ride. Rooms are elegant and full of desert island charm. Exhilarating watersports make up a large part of the activities on offer, including sublime diving, water-skiing, snorkelling and wind surfing. All in all, a great choice for an exotic luxury holiday.
Secluded and peaceful, the resort is the last island of the South Male Atoll. The island has its own carefully protected blue lagoon, ideal for diving or snorkelling. An exciting range of exotic sea creatures are to be discovered beneath the waves, from sea cucumbers and turtles to colourful shoals of fish and Manta Ray. The Male International Airport is around 38km, with transfer to the resort taking 60 minutes by speedboat.
Accommodation at the Fihalhohi Island Resort consists of 150 palm-thatched apartments nestled amongst tropical foliage. Rooms are bright, spacious and clean. Classic rooms sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child and come with twin beds. These are situated beside the beach. Comfort Deluxe rooms sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child and also come with twin beds, however these provide a slightly more luxurious stay. Water bungalows are dotted around the island in 1 or 2 storey blocks and come with steps leading directly into the ocean. All rooms come with a sea view, air conditioning or ceiling fan, mini fridge, hairdryer, telephone, room safe, full bathroom with WC and balcony or terrace.
As one would expect from a self-contained island resort, the Fihalhohi Island has everything you could possibly need for a holiday in the sun. There’s no need for a swimming pool here – the island has its own stunning lagoon, where guests can experience a huge range of exciting watersports including scuba diving (provided by a PADI-certified dive school), snorkelling, water skiing, canoeing and more. As if the tropical island location isn’t relaxing enough, the resort provides a range of luxury spa treatments at its Ayurvedic Spa. Boat excursions can be arranged from the island, including trips to the world’s smallest capital city, Male, and dolphin watching tours. There is a ‘Fisherman’s beach bar’ and snack bar serving drinks and snacks throughout the day, as well as internet access, a gift shop, laundry service and low-key entertainment programme put on. The resort’s ‘Palm Grove’ buffet restaurant provides a varied menu, with themed nights including Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Fish and Chips, BBQ, Middle Eastern, Maldivian, Farmhouse amongst others.
Restaurants and Bars
- Main ‘Palm Grove’ buffet restaurant with a variety of theme nights
- The ‘Fisherman’s ‘Beach bar
- Snack bar
Sports and Leisure
- Private lagoon with watersports
- Ayurvedic spa
- PADI Dive school
- Internet access
- Entertainment programme
- Board games
- Table tennis
Board: Given the secluded nature of the resort, accommodation here is offered on an all-inclusive basis only, with meals to be taken at the ‘Palm Grove’ restaurant.
Children: The resort tends to attract a significant amount of families with children – perhaps a little surprisingly given the remote, desert-island nature of the holiday. There are plenty of things for kids to do here, from snorkelling to swimming to enjoying the evening entertainment, but there is not provision such as children’s pools or Kids Clubs that you might find on other more traditional types of family holiday.