Mirihi Island Resort – Maldives

Mihiri Island Aerial

Featuring 30 water villas and only 6 beach villas, the Mirihi Island Resort is one of the smallest private-island resorts in the Maldives. The rooms are smaller than most, and there are no TVs, but everything is of high 4-star standards, and its intimate setting makes it perfect for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway. Considering the quality and service here, this affordable resort is one of the best values in the Maldives.

The diving and snorkeling opportunities here are magnificent, and the setting is gorgeous. The fact that there are almost no family facilities here means that it’s more or less an adults-only hotel, which should appeal to many romantic couples on a tropical island retreat.


The Mirihi Island Resort is located on a private tropical island in the South Ari Atoll, approximately 85 kilometres south of the capital Male


30 Water Villas

  • Beds: 1 kingsize or 2 twin beds
  • Area: 570 sq ft (53 m²)
  • Wi-Fi: In hotel boutique only
  • Entertainment system: CD stereo system
  • Room service: Available

6 Beach Villas

Special room features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Sitting area
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Coffee and espresso maker
  • IDD telephone
  • Personal safe
  • Bathroom overlooking the ocean
  • Direct access to the beach and lagoon
  • Open-air fresh water shower


  • Low season online specials from US$586 per night
  • High season online specials from US$996 per night

*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$526.40 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Dhonveli – Buffet restaurant
  • Muraka – International cuisine
  • Anba Bar

Resort features

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Ocean kayaks
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Darts and board games
  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center


The Duniye Spa features a wide variety of treatments, ranging from relaxing Swedish massage to traditional Thai treatments. Alternatively, choose the Adam and Eve treatment; a Couple massage followed by a bottle of Champagne on your private balcony.

Nearby activities

  • Deep sea fishing
  • Island Hopping
  • A visit to a local cultural island
  • Sunset cruises
  • Snorkeling safaris

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Mirihi Island Resort are amazingly positive, which is all the more impressive since this is one of the more affordable overwater villa resorts in the Maldives. The small private-island setting and the diving and snorkeling at the house reef receive great praise, as does the quality of the rooms and the service and the food.

This resort is certainly not for everybody, as it’s quite small, there is basically no nightlife, and almost no facilities for children. But those things also make it perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary trip, especially those without unlimited financial resources.

Getting there

To reach the Mirihi Island Resort you’ll first fly to Malé International Airport. From there you’ll be greeted by resort staff and helped aboard a sea plane for the 30-minute flight to Mirihi Island and the hotel itself.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Mirihi Island Resort

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