‘Hurawalhi Island Resort offers elegance and innovation; redefining the Maldivian resort concept.’
The sophisticated new resort of Hurawalhi captures the exotic essence of the Maldives, re-imagines the luxury concept, and manifests it into reality. A tropical champagne pavilion, a breath-taking aquarium restaurant, seriously stylish villas, and an over 18s-only policy are just a handful of reasons why this resort transcends everything that came before. This is the Maldives redefined; a truly unique five-star resort experience, nestled amongst the spectacular coral reefs of Lhaviyani Atoll. The 90 contemporary villas, designed by Tokyo-born architect, Yuji Yamazaki, are the epitome of tropical chic. His clean, crisp lines, nuanced shades and choice of natural materials harmonise flawlessly with the pure tones of the lush, unspoiled island. Privacy, spaciousness and style define these sleek spaces. The lagoon offers a symphony of glittering azure hues for you to splash about in, float upon, or zip across on any number of gizmos. Lhaviyani Atoll is one of the most pristine atolls in the entire Maldives.
In Lhaviyani Atoll: 40 minutes by seaplane
Resort Concept: Luxury, Innovation, Romance, Adults-Only
Total villa size: 132 sq m / 1,420 sq ft → Private infinity pool (27 sq m / 285 sq ft) → Elegantly furnished bedroom with sitting area → Bathroom with rain shower → Sundeck with staircase to the lagoon → Exclusive bespoke collection of environmentally friendly Healing Ocean amenities by Healing Earth
An awe-inspiring backdrop and contemporary design unite in the Ocean Pool Villa to make your long-lived fascination with over-water luxury a reality. Be swept away by your private retreat perched graciously above the shimmering Indian Ocean and feel the magic of the Maldives.
This emblematic villa conveys a picture-perfect scene: the spacious and sleek interior leads to a refined sundeck from which you can slip into the emerald lagoon, and let your mind wander during cherished moments spent in your very own infinity pool.
Total villa size: 105 sq m / 1,130 sq ft → Elegantly furnished bedroom with sitting area → Outdoor bathtub → Bathroom with rain shower – Sundeck with staircase to the lagoon → Catamaran net on the deck → Exclusive bespoke collection of environmentally friendly Healing Ocean amenities by Healing Earth
These villas ensure a space filled with privacy and tranquillity, where time slows down and couples truly connect.
The Romantic Ocean Villa boasts a soaking tub on the deck, offering the perfect end to the day against a symphony of colour as the sunsets. Wonder at exquisite, undisturbed views of the Indian Ocean from the spacious sundeck and take delight in having the utmost luxury on stilts over the glittering ocean all to yourselves. A heavenly hideaway, ideal for honeymooners, couples and all others who wish to live like royalty during their dream holiday in the Maldives.
Total villa size: 105 sq m / 1,130 sq ft → Elegantly furnished bedroom with sitting area → Bathroom with rain shower → Sundeck with staircase to the lagoon → Exclusive bespoke collection of environmentally friendly Healing Ocean amenities by Healing Earth.
Get a glimpse of living the high life by indulging and unwinding in an Ocean Villa. This over-water accommodation is bringing opulent design to the striking natural beauty that Hurawalhi is known for.
Celebrate luxury and embrace nature on your doorstep: take a dip in the ocean straight from your sundeck, and let the gentle lapping of the waves beneath your villa create a sense of serenity and tranquility in what is to be wrapped up as your most exquisite holiday.
Sunset location → Total villa size: 132 sq m / 1,420 sq ft → Private infinity pool (27 sq m / 285 sq ft) → Elegantly furnished bedroom with sitting area → Bathroom with rain shower → Sundeck → Exclusive bespoke collection of environmentally friendly Healing Ocean amenities by Healing Earth.
Find beachside bliss in Hurawalhi’s Beach Sunset Pool Villa, which draws together all marvels of the Maldives that you desire: captivating views of the sunset, pure pleasures of having your private, ocean-facing infinity pool, and a beach leading to a translucent lagoon just steps away to round the perfection off.
Your Beach Sunset Pool Villa will impress with its charm and the surreal setting; the joys of island life, which makes time seem to pass by more slowly, are yours to embrace – the sand, the sea and the sun come with compliments of Hurawalhi.
Total villa size: 105 sq m / 1,130 sq ft → Private infinity pool (27 sq m / 285 sq ft) → Elegantly furnished bedroom with sitting area → Bathroom with rain shower → Sundeck → Exclusive bespoke collection of environmentally friendly Healing Ocean amenities by Healing Earth
The lavishly appointed Beach Pool Villa is popular for the unbeatable lifestyle it offers – the island’s sparkling-white beach and the lagoon to which it fades away are steps away from your refined villa.
Making your stay an incredible experience are the peacefulness only possible at a location like the Maldives, clear views of the mesmerizing blues of the Indian Ocean, and paradise pure and simple that your Beach Pool Villa surely defines.
DIVE INTO GASTRONOMIC PLEASURES 5.8 Undersea Restaurant Menus.
Experience the Maldives’ trendiest restaurant – and the world’s largest underwater dining venue – and sample the many flavours of the exquisite cuisine at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant at your favourite time of the day. Hurawalhi’s iconic fine dining restaurant serves a combination of gracious location and inventive dishes for lunch and dinner.
The contemporary Kashibo Restaurant (kashibo is Dhivehi for sea urchin) hits the spot with a picture-perfect setting and a divine dining menu in equal measure. Indulge in highlights of Asian street food and pamper your palate with everything you love about Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisine, among other, and enjoy a range of seafood staples and vegetarian dishes.
An Asian cocktail menu of world-class standard will be vying for your attention with the unmissable shochu cocktails that you can sip on while reclining in the shade during the day’s hottest hours or when the night falls and lights illuminate the ocean and reef sharks and rays make an appearance.
The tantalising aromas. The sizzling of the food. The atmosphere. Canneli will impress you with all of these, and spice things up with themed evening, allowing you to sample various international cuisine during your stay. The restaurant is a melting pot of flavours and people, creating a contemporary and relaxed dining experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all culinary occasions where one can take delight in mouth-watering creations prepared with only the finest of ingredients.
Canneli, which stands for ‘yellowfin tuna’ in Dhivehi, has both indoor and outdoor seating options, the latter being especially charming at breakfast when occasional dolphins may pass by in the distance.
This romantic, ocean-side hideaway is perfect for intimate pre-dinner rendezvous, made complete by sipping on a glass of champagne and savouring the luscious canapés and petit fours. Adding allure are captivating views of Dream Island – Hurawalhi’s private sandbank that pierces the ocean’s blue and creates a beautiful, if not a surreal sight.
From live entertainment to an extensive menu of wines, cocktails, shishas and snacks, this is the realization of perfection. Add to the mix an infinity pool, and beach just steps away, and it becomes clear why you are bound to return to Coco every day.
You can enjoy all your favourite holiday diet staples with Hurawalhi’s known and loved unique spin at J.F.K. restaurant inside Coco Bar. Don’t go past this spot-on dining experience of upscale fast food that vegans as well as meat lovers will enjoy.
Are you longing for deep relaxation and peace? Awaken body and soul at Hurawalhi’s oasis of relaxation, beauty and well-being. Visit Duniye Spa once and you will set the course of your day with heart-centered treatments; seek pampering and inspiration regularly and enter the path of joyful, healthy living to last a lifetime.
Coral reefs of the Maldives, deemed the best year-round diving destination in the Indian Ocean, are proof that the country’s striking beauty extends to the underwater. Scuba diving around Hurawalhi is a sheer delight; marine life is abundant and varied, with manta rays, reef sharks and sea turtles regularly paying visits to dives sites literally on Hurawalhi’s doorstep.
Hurawalhi’s location smack bang in the middle of Lhaviyani Atoll’s top dive sites means that divers get to experience vivid coral reefs with dazzling schools of fish on display, and have close personal encounters with sea turtles. Friendly reef sharks can be seen cruising the waters around Hurawalhi and, if lucky, the conditions can throw in a dozen or so manta rays.
HOUSE REEF DIVING – The reef on which Hurawalhi sits is home to a staggering plethora of fish, big and small. Schooling bluestripe snappers and bannerfish mingle with fusiliers, and oriental sweetlips and butterflyfish munch on the coral, completely indifferent to the divers. A variety of miniature creepy crawlers can be found by the eagle-eyed divers. The house reef is easily accessible, with tank service provided to the entry points for your utmost convenience and for you and your buddy to dive at your favourite time of the day.
DIVING EXCURSIONS – Lhaviyani Atoll boasts over 50 dive sites, with new ones being discovered on a regular basis. For beginners and for those who have hundreds of dives under their belts, dive sites around Hurawalhi are a treat. Diving boats leave throughout the day, helping to ensure that you can make the most of your time at the resort. The dive center runs single dive trips (morning and afternoon), and regularly organises two tank and full day trips so as to showcase the very best the diving in the Maldives has in store.
SCOOTER DIVING – Underwater scooters are available at Hurawalhi for you to be able to reach the places where the big fish action is without the hassle of swimming against the current. You will buzz effortlessly past reef sharks, see squadrons of eagle rays – and feel like a superhero seeing the best the Lhaviyani has to offer with little effort and lots of fun.
REBREATHER DIVING – Get introducted to the world of rebreather diving at Hurawalhi and experience the sensation of bubble-free diving. In addition to almost infinite bottom times, rebreathers allow us to get much closer to creatures that are usually spooked by the bubbles, such as mantas and sharks. Tanks and Sofnolime can be arranged for divers bringing their own units.
Coral reefs around Hurawalhi are a part of one of the most spectacular underwater environments on the planet. Fish species come in thousands and coral in hundreds, and a lot of it can be admired by snorkelling. Several reefs around Hurawalhi, including the resort’s house reef, offer ample opportunity for seeing sea turtles and bustling schools of fish. To make your snorkelling adventure five star, join the seasonal manta mania – the joy of swimming alongside these gracious, gigantic fish is hard to beat!
HURAWALHI SNORKELLING SPOTS – Not more than a few kicks of fins away from the resort a whopping amount and variety of reef fish, turtles and coral await. For your safety, be sure to familiarise yourself with Hurawalhi’s house reef before you set out to explore it – our team will gladly inform you about entry/exit point and other important considerations and specifics.
HALF DAY TRIPS – Spend a morning or an afternoon seeing first hand what everyone is talking about: coral reefs around Hurawalhi make all other resorts jealous! Snorkel sites nearby the resort include sunken coral islands that are home to anemones with clown fish, hawksbill turtles, and to everything from small damsel fish on the reef to large tuna passing by in the blue water. Insider’s tip: visit Kuredu Caves for unique encounters with sea turtles, napoleons and possible eagle rays gliding past.
FULL DAY TRIPS – Dedicate a full day to exploring the beauty of the Lhaviyani Atoll’s reefs. Venture out farther from Hurawalhi to see even more of the pristine landscape and seascape that make the area visit worthy, and take a look at what lies below the calm ocean. You will be wowed by all the marine life you come across; keep your fingers crossed for a rich plankton soup that manta rays might be drawn to!
Offering understanding of the Maldives’ coral reefs, and insights into Hurawalhi’s research and conservation efforts. Led by a resident marine biologist and run in close cooperation with Prodivers Maldives, Hurawalhi Marine Biology Center is there to share our passion for the ocean with you, and to further study the unique marine environment of which Hurawalhi is a part.
Beneath the soothing swaying of palm trees and steps away from some of the world’s most biodiverse natural terrain, there could hardly be a better place to stimulate your curiosity and wonder of the ocean.
The bustling underwater metropolis that awaits below the water surface around Hurawalhi is certainly well worth a visit. Lhaviyani Atoll is made up of a number of narrow and shallow channels that funnel the nutrient-rich water directly into Hurawalhi’s proximity, resulting in an incredible amount and variety of marine life. The island sits between two such channels and as a result is home to an abundance of sea life.
Currents, abundant sun and clear water provide aquarium-like conditions for over 2,000 species of fish and more than 200 species of coral. Crustacea and invertebrates are aplenty in the Maldives too.
It becomes apparent that magic lies in wait around every corner; Hurawalhi offers unforgettable experiences with the ocean’s toughest survivors – sea turtles, dolphins are known to throw dazzling performances, and guests can come up close and personal with Hurawalhi’s majestic manta rays and reef sharks.
Cherish your time at Hurawalhi and its dream-like landscape with a professional photo session.
At Hurawalhi, we understand that you wish to cling to memories of your special moments for long after the tan has faded. The gorgeousness of Hurawalhi and the sparks in your eyes during your honeymoon, wedding or renewal of vows ceremony are meant to live on. That’s why Pix Maldives is on site, ready to capture your precious, once-in-a-lifetime occasions.
Putting your feet up at your favourite relaxation spot at Hurawalhi is a fine way to spend your holiday, but for when your wanderlust pops in and you wish to venture out of the resort, the Maldives’ discovery is at your fingertips.
ROMANTIC ESCAPES – Lovebirds will find oodles of romantic excursions at Hurawalhi, each guaranteeing a memorable day with your significant other. For the ultimate Maldives-style romantic retreat, visit Hurawalhi’s very own Dream Island to live out your tropical fantasy.
LUXURY SAILING – Sail across the Lhaviyani Atoll and enjoy the serenity, peacefulness and romance that draws lovebirds to this heavenly piece of paradise.
FISHING TRIPS – Catch a sight of the atoll’s picturesque landscape and try your luck at reeling in your triumphant fish too. Spice up your stay with a delicious self-caught dinner or simply enjoy the socialising and the magnificent ocean around Hurawalhi that is home to an incredible amount and variety of fish life.
Listen to the pulse of the ocean and immerse yourself in all the pleasures Hurawalhi’s surroundings make available. The resort is ringed by boundless stretches of water that provide an excellent playground for guest looking to do more than sunbathe. For those after a tranquil enjoyment and for adrenaline junkies alike, Ocean Watersport has just the right leisure activity for you.
DOLPHIN SAFARI – Hop aboard our speedboat as we go in quest of the acrobatic spinner dolphins that reside in the atoll. It is common to see them returning to the same locations day after day, so it is highly likely that you will see performances from a number of different pods throughout the trip.
PARASAILING – A breathtaking adventure awaits as you get to admire the most scenic, tranquil views of Hurawalhi and the mesmerizing landscape surrounding it. Soar high above the sparkling waters and soak in the panoramic views of the magic that the Maldives is a synonym for.
MANTA RAY SEARCH – Allow us to showcase you Hurawalhi’s number one snorkelling highlight – manta rays! The inviting Indian Ocean sets an amazing scene for you to be stunned by Maldives’ magnificent mantas, which impress with their ballet-like feeding behaviour, slurping on the plankton bowl that the ocean currents bring to the atoll.
PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT CHARTER – To see the very best of Lhaviyani Atoll without sharing your space and time with other guests, private speedboat charters can be arranged. From the popular manta search to dolphin spotting or snorkelling on coral reefs, the choice is yours. Steer clear of the resort and have the ocean all to yourself!
JET SKI – Enjoy a jet skiing tour of the waters surrounding Hurawalhi in a cool and refreshing way! A jet ski excursion is a great way to live summer life to the fullest and to soak in the beautiful seascapes of the island.
OTHER MUST-DOS – Snorkelling trips by boat or jet ski – private speedboat excursions – water skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding – canoeing – pedalos – windurfing – catamaran sailing – SUP
Stay fit and energized during your holiday at Hurawalhi by visiting the resort’s state-of-the-art gym, which houses everything you need to get in shape and stay in shape in paradise. While enjoying an invigorating workout, the 2-storey fitness center affords spectacular views of the atoll channel and the nearby Dhanifaru lagoon – save some stamina for the excitement if you happen to spot some dolphins or manta rays in the distance!
Guests with a passion for sports and those who like to maintain a healthy lifestyle will appreciate Hurawalhi’s Sports Ground. Join a game of futsal, improve your strokes on the tennis court
During the day’s hottest hours or for evening leisure, plenty of excitement is to be had at The Games Room inside Coco Bar. Air hockey, table tennis, pinball and a retro arcade game – Pacman are inviting you for thrilling fun for any age.
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