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Mirihi Island Resort, South Ari Atoll

Tropic Breeze Rating:4.5

  • Especially Romantic
  • Diving / Watersports
  • Spa

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Mirihi Island Resort is an exceptional property in the Maldives, situated on an idyllic palm-fringed island with just 6 thatched beach villas and 31 attractive water villas. However, with so few rooms and such an excellent reputation for high quality, good food and relaxation, you will need to book very early (at least 12 months ahead for Christmas and Easter) to avoid disappointment. Mirihi Island Resort is just perfect for a quiet, intimate holiday or honeymoon.

The 37 tastefully appointed villas all have designer furnishings, polished wooden floors, king size or twin beds, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan and a fully stocked mini-bar. Beach Villas are extremely spacious and boast an open-air bathroom and direct beach access. Water Villas are built on stilts over the lagoon, all with large, luxurious bathrooms overlooking the ocean through large sliding glass doors. The Two Bedroom Overwater Suite offers the ultimate over-water experience, consisting of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living area, a furnished decking area and its own jetty. The newest addition to the resort is the Beach House, offering two bedrooms with open-air bathrooms, a spacious living room, office space, kitchenette and dining area, plus direct access to the beach and spectacular ocean views from the first floor terrace. The resort is known as being a 'no news, no shoes' island and as such there has been a conscious decision not to supply televisions in the rooms - however for those who cannot live without the cricket score, there is a satellite TV in the lobby! 

Mirihi Island Resort has a superb reputation for its cuisine and offers a range of dining venues. There is a sand-floored buffet restaurant serving international specialities and local seafood, as well as a romantic, over-water restaurant offering a la carte dining. There are also two bars, one of which is a wine lounge showcasing around 300 wines from around the world, and the other serving delicious cocktails and light snacks by the beach while boasting the largest collection of fine rum in the Indian Ocean. 

Guests staying on the island can take part in a good range of water sports including snorkelling, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and windsurfing, while a highly regarded dive school caters for scuba divers of all abilities. Back on dry land, facilities include a fully-equipped fitness centre, a yoga pavilion where daily yoga classes are held, a beach cinema, one of the biggest telescopes in the Maldives allowing for stargazing, and a relaxing spa. Varied excursions allow guests to visit nearby reefs, seek out whale sharks, explore local islands and enjoy sunrise fishing trips, while other experiences include beach barbeques, Maldivian cooking classes, cocktail classes, Champagne and wine tasting and more. 

Mirihi is one of our favourite islands - highly recommended for honeymooners and couples celebrating a special occasion, but early booking is essential.

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Children: Children are welcome but the resort is not ideal for them as there are no specific facilities for families. Cribs, highchairs and babysitting services are available.

Transfers: Mirihi Island Resort is accessible by a seaplane transfer of 35 minutes from Male airport. 

Check In/Out: Guests are kindly asked to check in from 2pm and check out by 12 noon.

Minimum Stay: There is a year-round minimum 3 night stay for the Beach Villas and Water Villas, and a 7 night minimum stay for the Two Bedroom Overwater Suite. During the festive period (27 - 31 December) there is a minimum stay requirement of 5 nights in the Beach and Water Villas.   

Watersports: A diving centre offers PADI courses catering for all levels of divers with over 40 nearby dive sites to explore. Other water-based activities include water skiing, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking and deep sea fishing

Excursions: Whale shark seeker cruise onboard Thari yacht, reef explorer trips, local island experiences, sunrise fishing, catamaran sailing, sunset cruises with live music, full moon cruises with a Maldivian barbeque and a 'sail and dine' experience. 

Other Facilities & Amenities: There is a fitness centre, boutique, library, satellite TV in the lobby, foreign currency exchange and free Wi-Fi in all rooms, lobby & bar. Guests also receive a complimentary fruit basket on arrival. 

Spa: For a wide variety of treatments ranging from relaxing Swedish massage to traditional Thai treatments. Or try the His & Her treatment - a couple's massage followed by a bottle of Champagne.

Meal Arrangements: Bed and breakfast, half board and full board option are available.

Credit Cards: American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Restaurant & Bars: Dhonveli has a traditional sand floor and serves a buffet daily with international specialties and local seafood. Muraka is open for cocktails and romantic dinners with delicious lobster, seafood and Angus beef accompanied by an excellent selection of international wines. The Anba Bar serves cocktails and light snack every day from morning 'til late with occasional live music, while Ruhgandu is a wine bar showcasing around 300 wines and champagnes from around the world. 

Accommodation
There are 36 tastefully appointed Beach and Water Villas as well as one Two-Bedrom Suite, all positioned to offer the greatest level of privacy. All villas feature designer furnishings, polished wooden floors, a king size or twin beds, ceiling fan, a sitting area with CD stereo system & iPod connector, fully stocked mini mar, Nespresso machine with range of coffee blends, free Wi-Fi Internet connection, an IDD telephone and personal safe. No children under the age of 8 years old are permitted in Water Villas.

Water Villas: These villas are built on stilts over the lagoon with steps from the private furnished deck offering direct access to the water. Inside there is a king size bed or twin beds, a sitting area and a luxurious en suite bathroom with stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child/infant. (53sqm)

Beach Villas: Just 6 villas are hidden amongs tropical vegetation on the island's western shore, with direct access to the beach from the private sundeck. These villas have a king size bed or twin beds, a sitting area and an oversized open-air bathroom with a luxurious fresh water shower.  Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child/infant. (53sqm)

Two Bedroom Overwater Suite: A spacious suite built on stilts over the lagoon, accessed by its own private jetty to offer great privacy. The suite consists of two bedrooms (each with a full en suite bathroom) connected by a spacious living area and leading out onto a private furnished deck with direct access to the water.  Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 4 adults + 2 children/infants. (160sqm)

Beach House: The newest addition to the resort offering two bedrooms with open-air bathrooms, a spacious living room, office space, kitchenette and dining area. Guests enter the house through a private garden and have direct access to the beach, while the spacious first floor terrace offers spectacular views of the ocean and sunset. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 4 adults + 2 children/infants. (160sqm)

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