Thulhagiri Island Resort – Maldives

Thulhagiri Island Resort

Featuring 34 water bungalows in addition to 52 island rooms, the Thulhagiri Island Resort is a small and simple island not far north of the International airport. Its services put it somewhere between a 3-star and 4-star resort, and it’s really best suited to those looking for a simple private-island hotel rather than a vast resort complex.

The Thulhagiri Island Resort operates on either a half-board or all-inclusive basis, with the latter packages including various activities as well. This resort appears to be popular with Russian package tourists, though the restaurant has an acclaimed Austrian chef.

Location

The Thulhagiri Island Resort is located on Kaafu Atoll, about 13 kilometers northwest of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.

Rooms/villas/suites

34 Water Villas

  • Wi-Fi: In lobby and restaurant
  • Entertainment system: Satellite TV
  • Room service: No

52 Island villas and suites

Special room features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Back door to private sun deck
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct access to lagoon
  • Glass bottom Table
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot & cold fresh water
  • Luxury natural bamboo furniture
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Modern luxury Bathroom with Bathtub
  • Sun lounge
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Telephone

Rates

  • Low season online specials from US$392 per night
  • High season online specials from US$737 per night


*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$98 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Main buffet restaurant

Resort features

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Catamaran
  • Canoeing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Darts
  • Badminton
  • Gym
  • Occasional: Disco, Live band and regular light entertainment

Spa

The resort features an original Balinese first-class spa with many different special treatments and package options

Nearby activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Night fishing
  • Snorkeling Excursion

What the reviews say

Reviews of the Thulhagiri Island Resort are decidedly mixed. Most past guests praise the island as a non-commercialized and remote getaway, and the crystal clear lagoon gets high marks from most as well. The food in the buffet restaurant has quite a few fans, which isn’t always the case at all-inclusive restaurants, so that right there is a great sign.

Quite a few guests do note that the service from the staff isn’t up to the level of a 4-star resort, or even a 3-star resort. Some appear to have had frustrating experiences while there so if you are the type that tends to have special requests then this might not be an ideal resort. With that said there are other guests who praise the staff, so it really is personal preference.

Getting there

To reach the Thulhagiri Island Resort you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff who will assist you to a 25-minute speedboat ride to the resort itself.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Thulhagiri Island Resort

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