Overview

Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa atoll, this retro retreat can be reached by either seaplane in just 30 minutes from the main Velana International Airport or by a 20-minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in the atoll followed by a short speedboat ride.

Finolhu is a stylish and eclectic retreat with a buzzy bon-vivant vibe and a refreshing, retro-inspired burst of fun for the region.

The resort brings toes-in-the-sand relaxation to the fun-loving beach-erati alongside the best DJs, live acts and most fabulously chic parties in the Maldives.

Finolhu’s 125 villas come on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without pool in either one or two bedroom options being the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gatherings of friends alike.

There are four restaurants and two bars, from relaxed, beachside snacking to more formal dining: among the options are Asian-style Kanusan, Baa Haa Grill, which serves North African flavours, and the 1 Oak Beach Club, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while trying to spot dolphins in the sea.

The most spectacular restaurant of all is the Fish & Crab Shack, not least because you have to walk down the sublime sandbank to reach it. Once you’re there, it’s relaxed, unpretentious and simple, a rustic shack with plenty of delicious dishes and cocktails: you’d be hard-pressed to match these surroundings anywhere else.

The spa, named The Cove Club, is a real highlight and a unique spin on traditional spas in the Maldives where you’ll enjoy a pampering treatment in one of ten charming pastel huts, each of which celebrates a famous musical diva. Rather than typical spa music, you’ll have the choice of playing these divas’ hits which make a for quirky experience.


  • Luxury
  • 5 star
  • 125 villas
  • Seaplane
  • 20 min
  • 112km km
  • Baa Atoll
  • Finolhu Island


Villas Type


Rock Star Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa

Living like a rockstar is simple when you're here at Finolhu in your Rockstar villa.This must be just like living in paradise! Situated at the end of the jetty & offering uninterrupted Ocean views, the private 460 sqm Rock Star 2 bedroom Ocean Pool Villa is ideal for families and friends travelling together to live it large in a tropical paradise. It comes with its own private freshwater 8m pool, large outdoor terrace, separate indoor & outdoor dinning areas, 2 master bedrooms, 40inch flat screen TVs, private wine bar, separate bathroom with bathtub, indoor, outdoor showers

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2-Bedroom Private Pool Villa

Paradise found! Your own private house on the sand, ideal for beach lovers, families or a group of friends travelling together. These stylish, sprawling 530 sqm Private Pool Villas overlook Finolhu’s gorgeous sunset side. It’s like the beach house you always dreamed of. These villas are decked out with chic, whitewashed interiors. They have two master bedrooms, a private dining lounge, separate bathrooms and loads of fab amenities. Enjoy direct access to the sea as well as a lush, private garden . Cheers to another glorious sunset while practising your best mermaid swim in your private 10m freshwater pool. The picture-perfect setting for evening soirees, family gatherings and dinner feasts under the stars.

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2-Bedroom Water Villa with Pool

This must be just like living in paradise! The lyrics of Van Halen’s 80s rock anthem will echo your feelings about our amazing 2-Bedroom Water Pool Villas. The perfect accommodation for families or groups of friends travelling together to live it large in a tropical paradise. These 460 sqm chic overwater villas come with a private 8m freshwater pool and a spacious deck with sun loungers. An ideal set-up for lazy days of chillaxing or entertaining your entourage. This super stylin’ pad is so fresh you won't want to leave.

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Private Pool Villa

Our Private Pool Villa offer an amazing 205 sqm of floor space, your own private pool and a swathe of souped-up amenities. They offer more room, more fun and more of Finolhu’s beach to yourself! You've got sun loungers perched in the sand of your own beachfront tropical garden, a covered patio for lounging around in and a gorgeous pool just steps away - everything you need to turn the chill-out factor up to 11. An indoor/outdoor bathroom lets you bathe with fabulous views, while the villa’s awesome Marshall sound system provides crisp clear sound so you never need to be without your tunes.

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Beach Villa

Kick back and chillax in a secluded villa on the beachfront surrounded by lush tropical gardens. With 205 sqm of floor space, private beach access and premium pampering amenities, these super-fine garden retreats give you quick access to the beach, with plenty of private space to do exactly as you please. The interior is decked out with bright and beachy design, and there’s a luxurious indoor bathroom as well as an outdoor rain shower so you can bathe under the stars (or work on your tan while washing your hair). Rock to the beats on your Marshall sound system.

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Ocean Pool Villa

Perfect for hanging loose or getting your groove on, these 180 sqm overwater villas are splashed in the colours of the French Riviera. Your own pastel palace surrounded by crystal seas, where you can dive straight into the ocean from your private deck. You've also got a 6m freshwater infinity pool, for endless days of dipping and soaking up the views. Enjoy premium satellite TV channels with crisp, clear audio through your Marshall sound system. Entertain friends, relax by your pool or bask on your spacious outdoor sundeck, complete with rocking chairs and a plush outdoor daybed. No need to part with the view when you head inside - your luxe indoor bathroom gives you stunning ocean vistas from the bathtub and shower. Perfecta-mundo!

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Lagoon Villa

Dreamy ocean views, eclectic furnishings and pops of retro cool – Finolhu’s luscious Lagoon Villas give you a Bohemian-style pad with panoramic views. With 145 sqm of overwater space, there’s plenty of room for spreading out, whether chilling on your king size bed or catching some rays on your private deck. Kick back and watch a movie on one of the satellite TV channels, pump up the jams on your Marshall sound system or do your best lounge lizard impersonation out on the deck. Facing the open seas, with nothing but water between you and the horizon, views from these villas will blow you away.

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Dining

Finolhu’s retro tuck-shop, Milk Bar, gives you plenty to nibble on, from the saintly to the decidedly devilish.

Slurp up one of our delicious smoothies, or revitalise with a Bodyism Shake. Recharge with a fresh wrap, a smashed avocado or a super-food acai bowl, and then dive into a sweet treat, with an array of pastel ice creams and yummy chocolates. We've got fresh coffee that'll put some pep in your step, plus cool brews and wine by the glass.

Baahaa Grill

Want flavours that will rock your kasbah? Groove on over to Baahaa Grill for a feast that'll take you all the way to North Africa. Serving up the flavours of Maghreb – we're talking grilled meats, tajine, mouth-watering mezze plates and more – it’s a journey through the cuisines of Morocco, Tunisia and beyond, all without leaving the fine sands of Finolhu.

Select from succulent seafood and tender cuts of meat with the spice rub of your choosing, all with a luxuriously laidback beachside vibe. Come early and be shaken and stirred by our masterful Martini mixologist.

Kanusan

On the tip of the island with Polaroid-worthy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean,
Kanusan is Finolhu’s premium dining venue.

Kanusan’s deck dips you into a dazzling dining experience. Whet your whistle on classic favourites such as Mandarin roasted duck and larb gai – with a refreshing Kanusan twist. Seating up to 60 guests, Kanusan features a totally fresh overwater bar area and two dining areas. There's a chilled indoor dining space, and an open lower deck which provides the archetypal Maldivian experience of being surrounded by the sights and sounds of the sea.

Fish & Crab Shack

The Fish & Crab Shack gives you the ultimate laid-back dining experience. Awesome food, a chilled-out vibe and an unreal location on Finolhu’s 1km sandbank.

Sip wine as you savour a bucket of fresh prawns, or share a sumptuous seafood and vegetable plate with the whole crew - a must while you're in the Maldives! You can also sample our range of delicious signature cocktails, perfectly paired with one of the Shack’s signature dishes for a truly singular experience.

Delicious fresh flavours in a spectacular setting. Feet in the sand and smooth beats in the air for the ultimate Finolhu experience.

Baa Baa Beach Diner

Day or night, Baa Baa Beach Diner is the place to be and the heart of the Finolhu gastronomic experience.

Baa Baa Beach Diner serve leisurely breakfasts, lavish lunches, decadant dinners and devilish desserts!

Pick your spot on the beach or by the pool and start the day with a long, leisurely breakfast at Baa Baa Beach Diner, grazing from the live cooking stations.

Come back in the afternoon to refuel and refresh. Then when evening comes, settle in for a night of MOJO MAGIC with gourmet bites and exotic cocktails at 1 OAK, the lively heart of Finolhu.

Cinema Retro screens classic movies and live international sports, while gamers can hit the bar’s old school arcade classics Pinball or PacMan. Of course, for spectacular 'rooftop' views, there's our upstairs bar and lounge where you can woo your special someone under the stars.

Every night, 1 OAK comes alive to vivid colour with jaw-dropping performances by our resident artists: acrobats, mermaid, stilt walkers and more. There are weekly retro pool parties, monthly Full Moon tribal sandbank events and – several times a year – exclusive multi-day extravaganzas, featuring appearances from the world’s top performers and hottest DJs.

Enjoy Seafood Extravaganza dinner every once a week @ Fish & Crab Shack with a wide selection of Seafood. For more information please contact our Mojo Agent.

Begin with Arabic Cold Mezze such as Hummus and Babaganoush then traditional soups like Harira (lamb and chickpea) and Shorbat Adas (lentil). Heartier dishes include Fakhid Maa Riz (slow roasted leg lamb with rice), Shish Tawouk (chicken kebab), Lamb Makanek (tiny sausages), Robean Mashouwi (Tiger prawn with Harrah sauce), Chicken Shawarma, Fried Kibbeh, Arabic Salads, Savoury Pies and leavened and unleavened breads with a range of toppings. And to end perhaps Date pudding, Assorted Baklava or Persian saffron rice pudding.

Start with come 'Cold Cuts' like a Ceviche of Reef Fish, Tiger Prawns, Crab or Mussels. Follow these with Shellfish Bisque, Sautée d Calamari, Sri Lankan Crab curry, Coconut fish curry, Thai Fish Cake, Seafood Dumpling or Steamed Fish with tamarind sauce. And as well as the vast array of salad and vegetable dishes there's plenty for meat lovers including Beef Medallions, Chicken Escalopes and Lamb cutlets. Besides the range of ice creams and sorbets, guests may select from German chocolate cake, Carrot cake with cream cheese, Salted peanut butter mousse with genoa bread and peanut brittle, Pistachio pudding with vanilla anglaise and Coconut and peach tart.

Chill out with elegantly relaxed dishes channeling food trucks that includes Dips, Chips, Raw vegetables to nibble on, then maybe Shrimp cocktail, Crab and Mango salad, Duck rillettes, Tomato bocconcini, followed by Spicy Noodles, Seafood skewers, Epic American hot dogs and more Americana with Chicken, shrimp and okra gumbo, Spicy southern chicken spaghetti, Texas fried chicken and Southern style pork ribs. Or maybe something Indian like Chicken chettinad, Lamb neck rogan josh, Tandoori Spiced Fish in Banana Leaves or Butter paneer masala.

For something sweet to finish, there's a selection of flavours for Ice Cream Cones or desserts including Brownie based cheese cake, Chocolate creamux, Vanilla Panacotta with maple tapioca, Yuzu and matcha cake, Strawberry pavalova and Mini custard doughnuts.

There's a reason that the whole world loves Italian food. Join us for this special LA DOLCE VITA dinner.

You can choose from a menu on its own of classic Italian Pizzas, plus Bruschettas, literally dozens of Pasta combinations, Caprese Salad, Antipasto salad, Vitello Tonnato, Panzanella Salad, Baby Octopus and Beef Carpaccio. Select from more than half a dozen imported Italian cheeses, a range of gelato flavours or Italian desserts like Orange and almond cake, Tiramisu profiteroles, Zeppole with cinnamon custard and Flourless chocolate cake .

Travel through Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan, India and of course The Maldives with delicious dishes like Maldivian Tuna roll, Vegetable rice paper roll, Beef tatake Tuna tartare over betel leaves, Shrimp toast, Chicken Money bags, Larb Gai, a wide selection of Sushi and Sashimi, Satays, Indian Fish or Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Lamb Chops, Thai red duck curry, Maldivian Fish curry and Sesame Asian Noodles.

This culinary journey includes Spanish Tapas, Churrasco BBQ, Paella, Spanish Tortilla, Mexican charro beans, Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca), Ecuadorian lamb stew, Bolivian quinoa and black bean salad and Mojito Chicken salad.

Among the favorite Spanish desserts are Crèma catalana, Tres leches, Churros, Dulce de leche tart.

Discover the French influence in Vietnamese cuisine at our fabulous BANH MI dinner.

Among the dozens of dishes to choose from there are Banh Mi spring rolls, Grilled Lemongrass pork, Vietnamese chicken curry, Poached clay pot chicken, Coquilles Saint-Jacques, French classics like Salad Nicoise, a traditional Cassoulet and a range of French desserts including Croquembouche, Tart au citron and French vanilla pot du crème.

Area 51

Continuing its shake-up of the Maldives travel scene, new luxury resort disruptor Finolhu has teamed up with pioneering performance creatives Area 51 for unique residency of acrobats, mermaids and stilt walkers – rebooting the increasingly stale artists-in-residence concept for a new generation of Maldives luxplorers and gypset travellers.

One of the world’s most creative entertainment companies, Area 51 is renowned for its spectacular shows, dazzling revelers with its jaw-dropping performances at many of the biggest festivals and clubs on the planet, from Glastonbury and Bestival to Hed Kandi in Ibiza. After sprinkling its inimitable stardust over Finolhu’s sensational three-day launch extravaganza in June, Area 51 dispatched a trio of its premier performance artists to establish a permanent base at Finolhu. Replete with a unique wardrobe of custom costumes, the Area 51 performers have been wowing guests in a carousel of guises ever since, from stilt walkers and acrobats to fire dancers and even a mermaid!


Facilities

To really get your motor running, shimmy over to Palm Beach, where Thunderball occupies a stretch of Finolhu’s 1.5km-long lagoon – a calm and crystal-clear body of water that's a totally awesome location for high-octane water sports.

Take to the seas 007-style with a jet-ski or Seabob. Or let us take the controls while you try out some kneeboarding, wakeboarding or water skiing. Always dreamed of learning to windsurf or sail a catamaran? Our savvy instructors can show you the ropes.

All of the awesome aquatic adventures on offer at Finolhu have been verified and approved by our resident Marine Biologist. Everyone at Finolhu is committed to ensuring that we protect and preserve the fragile environment of Baa Atoll for years to come.

Charter a boat and ‘Go Your Own Way’, Fleetwood Mac style. Just make sure to bring the boat back when you’re done! Maldives boat charters sets you on a course for fun and excitement. You will have many boats to choose from for your charter. We have charters for large groups, families or couples. Whatever group you have, there is a charter for you.

The Maldives is a geological spectacle, stretching across the Indian Ocean at the equator like a stunning strand of pearls. One of the most beautiful sailing holiday destinations in the world, the Maldives is like no other islands. You will feel like you are in paradise on the seas, looking out onto lagoons and coves. The Maldives is home to over 1,000 coral islands in 26 atolls. Discover the waters of the islands while looking out at pristine soft white sands. Maldives boat charters are available in every season as there is only one season here: one of sun-drenched days and blue skies.

Chartering a private vessel is the freshest and most fabulous way to experience the boundless beauty of the Maldives in total luxury. Throw away the limitations of a scheduled excursion, you are the master of your destiny – and the ocean – with the freedom to do what you want, when you want. That’s the beauty of Barefoot Charters in the Maldives, where you go and what you do is up to you. Because we have many vessels, you won’t have to just take what is available that day. We do ask that you plan ahead, as boat charters in the Maldives for surfing are very popular.

Get out there and explore! The H.U.B. (Home of the Underwater Biosphere) team has a wide range of scheduled excursions so everyone can see Baa Atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in their own preferred style. We know that every guest wants a unique holiday experience; that’s why we offer customisable excursions. What’s perfect for you is what matters. Where do you want to go?

Choose your adventure; whether it’s simply relaxing on a deserted sand bank, swimming with dolphins around stunning coral reefs, exploring Maldives snorkelling sites or diving headfirst into Maldivian culture at a local village. You get to plan your own custom voyage. See where the day will take you. You can see some of the most striking and vibrant marine life while snorkelling. With the nutrient-rich waters of the Maldives, fish flock to the lagoons. Snorkelling at Maldives resorts is one of the most popular activities, exposing visitors to a wonderland of visuals. Because Finolhu has access to an excellent house reef, you will find that there are primarily hard corals, a mix of table, finger, staghorn, boulder, lobe, and brain corals. These corals are quite different than those of the Caribbean.

You’ll see a variety of sea life. Giant clams and whitetip reef sharks are normal visitors. Eagle rays, Hawksbill turtles, clown triggerfish and bannerfish are all possible creatures you will meet. Most all the reefs have great snorkelling depths. Currents vary depending on the tide. When the skies are clear, the waters are too, with abundant visibility.

Enjoy a striking sunset at sea and, if you’re lucky, catch sight of some of the smartest creatures on earth. Dolphins are a regular companion on this trip and you may spot them playing in the wake and performing acrobatic tricks as they head out on the evening hunt. But not only that, to see the full list of A La Carte Excursions please visit HUB or contact our Mojo.

Sloop John B. is luxuriously appointed fully air-conditioned Dhoni. On the outside it’s a 65 ft traditionally handcrafted maldivian Sailing Boat and is the epitome of simplistic elegance. The Dhoni has both, the traditional ivory sail and a motor; sail or cruise - the choice is yours.

Experience an amazing trip on Vindhu, a vessel with style, speed and comfort. This boat is perfect for Big Game Fishing, cruising and also for Full-Day-Diving trips where you can explore unique and exclusive dive sites even in other, nearby Atolls.

VISMARA EXPERIENCE

A whole different level of cruising through the UNESCO Biospehere of Baa Atoll can be experienced on “The Vismara” with style. This state of the Art luxury cruiser and global design icon is the perfect choice if you want to give your trip or excursion a special touch and make it an unforgetable journey.

Grab your surf board and gear up for an epic ride

This offer is good for beginners and experts. If you have always wanted to surf, then this is an experience you do not want to miss.

With our skilled teachers, you can learn all the basics and soon be riding the waves.

The best time to surf the Northern Atolls is during the South-West Monsoon season, from April to October, with May-August period being the peak wave season

Experience the Maldivian blue waters by setting off on a traditional Maldivian watercraft – a Dhoni. The fiberglass vessel is ideal for sunset fishing, snorkel trips or even an island visit. This traditional boat includes an upper deck for wildlife viewing and enjoying the sun.

Join a PADI Scuba Diving course available in different languages, ask for a private Dive Butler for a memorable experience or simply paddle your way to the underwater life.

The Dive Butler team is delighted to welcome you to our state-of-the-art Dive and Watersports Center at Finolhu. Here, a combination of the latest technology trends and top end equipment meet to deliver an unforgettable aquatic adventure, all under the watchful eye of our highly qualified underwater experts.

Dive Butler Finolhu is a SSI and PADI Dive Centre that offers a full range of scuba diving courses, from entry level right through to professional certification. We have a passionate team of handpicked multilingual instructors that have lived and worked all over the world.

Dive Butler specializes in private - semi-private tuition, allowing any pre-dive anxiety to melt away in the hands of our patient, trustworthy instructors. Our instructors are committed to sharing their passion with others and delight in spreading the wonder and excitement of the underwater realm.

For certified divers, our small group philosophy elevates every dive to an extra special experience. We take pride in delivering seamless service and attention to detail in every single dive, and this is what makes the Dive Butler experience so unique.

Gym, Indoor & Outdoor

Do you like it indoors or out? Finolhu has both indoor and outdoor gym areas with all the latest equipment. Begin your fitness journey at the Cove Club by meeting with our resident fitness instructor who will provide expert fitness and wellness advice and give you the lowdown on how best to achieve your fitness goals.

Enhance your inner beauty with a rosy blush after you steam out all the toxins. A therapeutic session in our sauna or steam room is the perfect way to revive after a little island indulgence.

The Cove Club

Relax and be pampered on chandelier-lit divans in one of 10 pastel-coloured treatment huts, each celebrating an iconic diva of the 60s and 70s. Find your groove with rejuvenating and reviving treatments. Prepare to be fabulous with skin and beauty treatments, massages, hair care and a range of other treatments.

The Cove Club is made even more awesome by a nearby fitness centre, movement pavilion and outdoor gym. The island’s natural environment is the inspiration for super fitness activities from beach workouts, volleyball, paddle boarding to yoga and kickboxing.


Offers

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