Kanufushi Island, Maldives


Ocean Pool villa

Lagoon villa

Lagoon villa

Lagoon villa

Lagoon villa

Lagoon villa

A brand new, five-star resort oozing beach cool in the Maldives, with full board, a spa treatment, non-motorised watersports and drinks

An injection of cool in the balmy Maldives, the brand new Finolhu has tropicalia nailed down to a T. Perched rather coolly on Kanufushi Island, one of Baa Atoll’s slivers of lagoon-kissing paradise, this five-star resort is the ultimate escape.

Thatched overwater villas dressed in gently boho interiors open straight onto the ocean, and classic movies play to a backdrop of pinball machines and DJ tunes in the cocktail-haven beach club. Eating is no less of a treat, with a seafood shack, Asian fine dining, aromatic north African cuisine and a chilled all-day beach club menu to mix things up nicely.

If lazing around on exquisite, deserted shores becomes a little tired, head to HUB to discover your watery surrounds with some fishing, dolphin-watching, sunset cruising or star-gazing. Thunderball organises a rainbow of watersports on the adjacent lagoon, and you can retreat even further into your own inner paradise with massages, yoga, capoeira and more at the quirky Cove Club.

Just about everything you could think of desiring has been thought of here, and comes with a priceless design ethos, from the retro tuck shop and photography studio to the floodlit tennis courts complete with a pro coach to whip you into shape.

Excellent for
Activities Beach Scenery Spa Long-haul Self-catering

We like

  • Waking up in a super-cool, boho-style overwater villa in the Indian Ocean
  • Shaking off remnants of your past life with your included Jet Lag treatment
  • Getting stuck into windsurfing, catamaran saling and other included non-motorised watersports
  • Trying out all the many flavours on offer during your full-board escape

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