Filitheyo Island Resort – Maldives

Filitheyo Maldives

Featuring one of the most remote locations in the Maldives, the Filitheyo Island Resort is set on a private island, with 16 overwater villas along with 109 beach villas and suites. This is a very popular 4-star resort, with prices that are far more affordable than many posh hotels in the Maldives, so it makes an excellent choice for those without an unlimited budget.

The 16 overwater villas themselves are huge, and set out over a beautiful clear-water reef that is great for snorkeling or diving. There are three restaurants and lounges plus a full-service spa, in addition to a well equipped diving center and school. Whether for a honeymoon or other romantic holiday, or an active family vacation in paradise, the Filitheyo Island resort is a good choice.


The Filitheyo Island Resort Maldives is located on a small private island in the Faafu Atoll, 118 kilometers of the main island of Malé in the Maldives.


16 water villas

  • Beds: Four Poster King size Bed or twin beds
  • Area: 1,572 sq ft (146 m²)
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: Satellite TV and CD Player
  • Room service: Available

109 Island rooms and villas

Special room features

  • Bubble bath
  • Private veranda
  • Local style swing
  • Day bed and sun loungers
  • Air conditioning
  • IDD Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Wooden sundeck with seating
  • In-room Safe


  • Low season online specials from US$694 per night
  • High season online specials from US$933 per night

*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$396 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Main restaurant
  • Sunset restaurant & bar
  • Filitheyo bar

Resort features

  • Werner Lau Diving Center
  • Diving school
  • Swimming pool
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamarans
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Billiards
  • Jewellery shop
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Library


The Filitheyo Spa is a full-service spa, specializing in Asian beauty and rejuvenation treatments.

Nearby activities

  • Island hopping to the surrounding native islands (some of them uninhabited)
  • Snorkeling trips
  • Honeymoon excursions

What the reviews say

Considering that the Filitheyo Island Resort is firmly in the 4-star category, with reasonable prices to match, the reviews are quite good. Previous guests seem to come back year after year, and most of the complaints appear to be fairly minor, and the things you’d expect at a resort that is a notch below some of the 5-star places the Maldives are famous for.

Some say that the water villas are a bit plain rather than luxurious, and that the service can be a bit slow. Considering this is a busy and popular hotel in an isolated location, those things are to be expected. With that said, there are those who feel the exact opposite, so it truly is based on personal preference. If you are looking for 5-star pampering then head elsewhere, but those looking for a solid and affordable overwater villa on a private island should do nicely here.

Getting there

To reach the Filitheyo Island Resort you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll board a seaplane for the 40-minute flight to the small island where the resort lies.

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Short video tour of a water villa at the Filitheyo Island Resort

Photo Gallery of the Filitheyo Island Resort