Embudu is one of the first resorts that opened in the Maldives and is located in South Male Atoll and accessible by a 15-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport. It is a very popular budget resort with a heavy focus on divers and couples.

Blessed with a beautiful white sandy beach, the island itself is an idyllic natural hideaway, with lush tropical vegetation and opal white beaches. The hotel features beautiful cozy rooms including Beach Bungalows and Water Villas.

The resort’s approach to providing good food is simple enough. They buy quality, local and regional ingredients and are especially cautious in getting fresh fish and other seafood from the best sources. From home-cooked pastries to authentic curries, dishes at the buffet-style restaurant will leave guests' mouth watering.

For those who want something extra special, the à la carte lobster and steak dinners can be served in the flower garden or at the water’s edge with the sand between their toes. Guests can relax siping a cocktail in the bar while they enjoy a beautiful sunset.

The Serena Spa – an international wellness group at Embudu offers wide range of massages and rejuvenating packages for those looking for a more relaxing holiday.

With some of the most experienced dive instructors in the industry; Diverland – Embudu offers extensive range of scuba diving courses from Discover Scuba dive to Dive master courses. Whether a professional diver or an amateur, guests are in good hands when diving with Diverland. A variety of exciting excursions can also be provided.

  • Standard
  • 3 star
  • 126 villas
  • Speedboat
  • 10 min
  • 12km km
  • South Male Atoll
  • Embudu Island Island

Villas Type

Superior Rooms

Simple and tasteful, your veranda opens right up to the beach.

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Water Villas

Spacious and warmly designed, the water bungalows are set along the far end of the island each with a private balcony offering an infinite view of the ocean.

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At our buffet-style restaurant, where the theme changes every night, there’s plenty to tempt all palates. From our home-cooked pastries to our authentic curries, our dishes guarantee to get your mouth watering.

Our approach is simple enough. We buy quality, local and regional ingredients, especially we are very cautious in getting fresh fish and other seafood from the best sources. We let our award winning chefs do the rest.

For those who want something extra special, our à la carte lobster and steak dinners can be enjoyed in the flower garden or at the water’s edge with the sand between your toes. Don’t forget to join us for a cocktail in the bar while you enjoy a beautiful sunset.


Island Excursions

Local life in the Maldives is slow and revolves around the good things in life: family, food and fishing. Take a trip to an island village, immerse yourself in a culture where little has changed since early settlement and let our guides escort you through a slice of history.

If you fancy experiencing city life for the afternoon, why not pop over to Male’ for a spot of souvenir shopping and sightseeing.

Marvel at the Arabesque architecture of the Islamic Centre, discover the ancient art of Maldivian stonemasonry at the Friday Mosque and browse the colourful souvenir shops as you wander the streets of our exhilarating capital.

Water Sports

Flex your muscles with a spot of kayaking and if the wind picks up, why not brush up on your windsurfing skills? There’s Stand Up Paddle boarding for those who love to be on the water – you might even spot a stingray or two, as you glide over the lagoon. Bliss!


Our house reef is brimming with life, but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring the ocean further afield. Diverland offers daily snorkelling excursions to the best spots in the region and their experienced guides will make sure you’re in safe hands.

Whether it’s deep sea trawling or the traditional Maldivian hook and line method, fishing is an essential element of local life and a must-try when in the country. Our crew members learnt to fish almost as soon as they could walk, so there’s no-one better to teach you how to secure a catch!


Situated a boat ride away from some of the country’s most exciting dive sites, Embudu has it all! From turtles to manta rays and dozens of sharks; be prepared to tick a few things of your scuba bucket list!

Apart from the captivating marine life, the experienced, multi-lingual team at Diverland, our dive center, you’ll be diving and learning with the best.

Closer to home, our house reef is just a short swim from the shore, meaning that by purchasing an Unlimited Diving Pass you can spend as much time below the surface as your dive computer will allow! Once purchased, simply pay a small supplement for a boat dive when you feel like going further afield.


Far-flung, quiet and remote, Embudu is the perfect place to unwind and at Serena Spa, we are experts in the art of relaxation. Now part of the Heaven on Earth brand, Serena Spa is an international wellness group operating spas across the Indian Ocean, and beyond.

Our fully trained therapists offer a wide range of Ayurveda and Asian massages, alongside a number of indulgent beauty treatments. Perfect for soothing tired muscles after a day’s swimming.


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