Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa – Maldives
Part of the Sun Hotels and Resorts group, the Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa features 164 total rooms, 60 of which are water villas on stilts over the lagoon. This is a 4-star private-island resort that offers all the activities and amenities of most of the 5-star properties, but at a price that makes it one of the most affordable in the Maldives.
The villas are a bit smaller than at most other nearby resorts, but service is very good and the quality of food in the restaurants is excellent, including at the all-inclusive restaurant that comes as part of the popular packages. The water villas offer plenty of privacy, making them a great choice for honeymoon or anniversary couples who don’t have an unlimited budget.
The Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa is located on Fesdu Island in South Malé Atoll, 34 kilometers south of the Malé International Airport.
21 Deluxe Water Villas
Area: 484 sq ft (45 m²)
32 Jacuzzi Water Villas
Area: 538 sq ft (50 m²)
-Jacuzzi on private sundeck
5 Honeymoon Water Villas
Area: 753 sq ft (70 m²)
-Private Jacuzzi and steam bath on sundeck
2 Presidential Water suites
Area: 2,357 sq ft (219 m²)
-24-hour butler service
-2 bedrooms with private sundeck
-Living cum dining room
-Double leveled deck
-Chaise lounges for private sunbathing.
104 Island suites and villas
- Beds: One 4-poster kingsize bed
- Wi-Fi: In library only
- Entertainment system: Satellite television and CD player
- Room service: Available
Special features in all villas
- IDD telephone
- Writing desk
- En-suite bathroom with toiletries
- Separate bathtub
- Hair dryer
- Low season online specials from US$388 per night
- High season online specials from US$589 per night
Prices include breakfast. All-inclusive option is also available.
Restaurants and bars
- Sunset Restaurant – Overwater international cuisine
- Lagoon Restaurant – Fine dining
- The Four Spices – Overwater Asian cuisine
- Island Pizza
- Lagoon Bar
- Dhoni Bar
- Sunrise Bar
- Five Star Gold Palm PADI dive center
- Kite surfing
- Wake boarding
- Water skiing
- 2 large fresh water swimming pools with infinity edge
- Children’s’ pool
- Flood-lit tennis
- Gymnasium with instructors
- Table tennis
- Billiards, board games
- Private karaoke room
The Sun Spa at Olhuveli features six deluxe treatment pavilions complete with open shower, garden, luxurious spa bath and individually selected spa music.
- Big game fishing
- Dolphin safari
- Sunset cruise
- Day excursions
What the reviews say
Reviews for the Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa are mostly very positive, and the few negative reviews seem to involve specific incidents that don’t affect many guests. Generally the setting, the rooms, and staff, and the food all get very high marks.
A few guests mention that the resort seems to cater to a great number of families, which should be good news for some while bad news for others. Considering that this is one of the most affordable water villa resorts in the Maldives, the overwhelmingly positive reviews are an excellent sign that this should be a great choice for many people.
To reach the Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by resort staff and put on a private boat for the 45-minute speedboat ride to the hotel’s island, at an additional charge.