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Finolhu is a funky and fun resort – a real party island which is perfect for those looking for somewhere with lots going on, with music playing throughout the day at the lively beach club! The beaches are stunning and the Fish & Crab Shack is a lovely setting for lunch, located along the sandbank and reached by boat.
Children: Children are welcome. The first child under the age of 12 years old stays and eats free of charge on the same board basis as their parents. The Oceaneers’ Club offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities for children of all ages - this is complementary to children aged 4 to 11 years old. Babysitting is also available at a charge.
Transfers: Finolhu is reached by a 30 minute seaplane transfer from Male International Airport or a 20 minute domestic flight followed by a 25 minute speedboat transfer.
Facilities: Multi-purpose court, floodlit tennis court, gym, PT studio, water sports centre, PADI dive centre, photography studio, art studio, boutique, cinema room, games room. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.
Chargeable activities: Jet ski rides, sea bob rides, parasailing, jet blading, surfing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, waterskiing, monoskiing, banana boat rides, fun tube rides, scuba diving.
Complimentary activities: Tennis, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding and scuba diving trial sessions. Lessons and tours are also available at a charge.
Excursions: A vast range of excursions are available including fishing trips, visits to local islands, trips to a sandbank, dolphin and turtle cruises, reef hopping trips, Hanifaru Bay snorkelling trips, boat charters and kayaking trips.
Spa: The Cove Club is the resort’s spa area with 10 pastel-coloured treatment rooms, each named after an iconic diva, as well as a nail salon, hair salon, steam room, sauna and barber. A range of rejuvenating and reviving treatments are available including massages, skin treatments and hair care.
Dining: Baa Baa Beach Diner is the resort’s main buffet restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with live cooking stations and regular theme evenings. Baahaa Grill is a beachfront restaurant serving North African cuisine while Kanusan is an award-winning overwater restaurant and bar serving Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, both open for dinner. The Fish & Crab Shack serves fresh seafood at lunchtime in a unique location on the sandbank (reached on foot or by boat), while the Milk Bar is a retro tuck shop serving coffee and sweet treats throughout the day. 1 Oak Beach Club is the heart of the resort and serves drinks and snacks throughout the day and night including a pool/beach service.
Villas feature amenities including an entertainment bar with Marshall sound system, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and overhead fan, hair dryer, in-room safe, mini bar, wine bar. Two bedroom villas feature Neal’s Yard bathroom amenities.
Beach Villa: These villas are set on the sunrise side of the island surrounded by lush tropical gardens and feature a king size bedroom, an open air bathroom with an outdoor rain shower in an enclosed garden, and a furnished terrace with beach access. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. (205sqm)
Lagoon Villa: These villas are set on stilts over the lagoon on the sunrise side and feature a king size bedroom, an open air bathroom with an outdoor rain shower, and a furnished deck with direct water access. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. (145sqm)
Beach Pool Villa: These villas are similar to the Beach Villas but are on the sunset side of the island with the addition of a private freshwater pool on the beachfront. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. (205sqm)
Ocean Pool Villa: These villas are similar to the Lagoon Villas but offer sunset views and have a 6m freshwater pool on the deck. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. (180sqm)
Two Bedroom Water Villa with Pool: These spacious villas are set on stilts over the lagoon and feature two king size bedrooms, each with an open air bathroom and outdoor rain shower, connected by a large living area and furnished deck with an 8m freshwater pool and direct water access. Some villas are on the sunrise side and some are on the sunset side. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 4 adults + 4 children. (460sqm)
Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa: These large villas are just a few steps back from the lagoon on the sunset side of the island and feature two king size bedrooms, each with an open air bathroom with an outdoor rain shower in an enclosed garden, connected by a large living area and furnished deck with a 10m freshwater pool and beach access. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 4 adults + 4 children. (530sqm)
Rock Star Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa: These luxurious villas are situated at the tip of the water villa jetty, offering uninterrupted ocean views. The villa is similar to the Two Bedroom Water Villas with Pool, but with additional amenities such as private butler service, a buggy, a small pantry, a microwave, an extra-large fridge with ice cube dispenser and a double espresso machine. (460sqm) Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 4 adults + 4 children. (460sqm)
* Price given as a guide only. Departure date, exchange rate, flight class, board basis and room type can affect prices considerably.