Medhufushi Island Resort – Maldives

Medhufushi Maldives Aerial

With a very remote setting, even for the Maldives, the Medhufushi Island Resort is very popular and boasts a gorgeous location on its own private island. There are 46 overwater villas along with 66 beach villas, making this one of the larger 4-star private-island resorts in the Maldives. Perfect for any romantic holiday, they also offer two enormous Honeymoon Lagoon Suites, accessed by a private local boat and filled with extra amenities.

Beautiful as it may be, the house reef surrounding the resort is in fairly shallow water, so diving and snorkeling are done by special daily trips further out. There are plenty of other water sports and beach activities available as well, along with three restaurants and bars plus a full-service spa. In its price range, the Medhufushi Island Resort offers great value for the Maldives.

Location

The Medhufushi Island Resort Maldives is located on a small private island in the Meemu Atoll, 130 kilometers south of the main island of Malé in the Maldives.

Rooms/villas/suites

44 Water Villas
Area: 646 sq ft (60 m²)
-Beds: One kingsize or two twin beds
-Wi-Fi: Available
-Entertainment system: Flat-screen TV and DVD player
-Room service:
2 Honeymoon Lagoon Suites
Area: 1,636 sq ft (152 m²)
-Large sitting area & sunbathing deck
-Open-air rain shower
-Double bath tub with sea views
-Access by private ‘Dhoni’

66 Island suites and villas

Special room features

  • Separate bathtub and walk-in shower
  • Private outdoor veranda
  • Large patio with steps leading down to the sea
  • Maldivian style swing
  • Sun loungers
  • IDD telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea/coffee making facility
  • Mini Bar
  • Wooden sun deck with swing
  • In-room safe
  • Air conditioning

Rates

  • Low season online specials from US$713 per night
  • High season online specials from US$872 per night


*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$433 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Malafaiy restaurant
  • Alfresco restaurant
  • The Vilu Bar

Resort features

  • Diving Center Werner Lau
  • Snorkeling trips
  • Wind-surfing
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Beach volleyball
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Kneeboarding/wakeboarding/surfing
  • Banana Boat
  • Kayak
  • Canoes
  • Table Tennis
  • Billiards
  • Water ski
  • Wind surfing
  • Fun Tube
  • Kite surfing
  • Mono Ski

Spa

The Medhufushi Spa is a full-service spa featuring a wide variety of massages and treatments.

Nearby activities

  • Sunset fishing
  • Island hopping
  • Dolphin safaris
  • Excursions to nearby deserted islands
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Local island markets
  • Snorkeling excursions

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Medhufushi Island Resort are generally quite positive, especially considering it’s firmly in the 4-star price range (although it does bill itself as a 5-star resort). The island setting gets very high marks, as does the service and the rooms themselves, especially the overwater villas.

Some guests point out that the food and drinks are expensive, and that the service can be slow at times, but this is true of nearly every resort in the Maldives, especially the affordable ones like the Medhufushi, so it would be unwise to take those too seriously. Overall this resort seems to get many repeat guests year after year, and in this price range it looks like a very solid choice for anyone considering it.

Getting there

To reach the Medhufushi 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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Video tour of a water villa at the Medhufushi Island Resort

Photo Gallery of the Medhufushi Island Resort