The most popular amenities:
Beach (first line)
Family rooms
Free Wi-Fi
Airport Shuttle

If you’re down with nature, then Finolhu is the place for you. Explore one of the planet’s richest biosphere reserves, right off the sandy shores of our idyllic island. Catch some rays on a deserted sandbank, or snorkel with manta rays in the crystal-clear waters of Hanifaru Bay. Better yet, dive into the deep blue yonder to experience a wealth of marine life like nowhere else on earth. The awesome beauty of Baa Atoll is waiting to be explored.

Finolhu has a host of groovy things to do, for all ages. Create your own ‘Bondesque’ moments with high-octane sports or become the master of your own destiny at the helm of a private boat. You can also make the memories last with your own private photo shoot, only at Finolhu. For the young explorers, a world of infinite fun awaits at the Oceaneers Club. Finolhu is never short on hip and happening things to see and do.

Paradise found! Set over water or nestled among swaying palms, Finolhu offers a rad range of seven villa types, each with epic Indian Ocean views and super luxurious interiors. Perfect pads, designed to thrill and to chill.

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16 Lagoon Villas (145 sq.m)

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, the views from these villas will blow you away.

41 Beach Villas (205 sq.m)

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 designs, 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). Sway your time away on the garden hammock or rock to the beats on your Marshall sound system.

16 Private Pool Villa (210 sq.m)

Our Private Pool Villas offer an amazing 205 sqm of floor space, private beach access, your own 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 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.

41 Ocean Pool Villa (180 sq.m)

Perfect for hanging loose or getting your groove on, these 180sqm 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!

7 Two Bedroom Water Villa with Pool (460 sq.m)

This must be just like living in paradise! The lyrics of Van Halen’s 80s rock anthem will echo your feelings about our amazing Two-Bedroom Water Villas with Pool. The perfect accommodation for families or groups of friends travelling together to live it large in a tropical paradise.

These 460sqm 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.

2 Two Bedroom Private Pool Villa (530 sq.m)

Your own private house on the sand, ideal for beach lovers, families or a group of friends travelling together. These stylish, sprawling 530sqm 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 which has a hammock waiting to assist in the ultimate vacay chill session. Say 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.

2 Rock Star Two-Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa (460 sq.m)

Living like a rock star is no sweat here at Finolhu. Just gather your groupies, check the entire entourage into the glamtastic Rock Star Villa and get jiggy with it! This 460sqm pad is great for chilling with the crew before piling up some Zs at night.

These digs are as cool as it gets, with a private 8m freshwater pool, large outdoor terrace, separate indoor and outdoor dining areas, two master bedrooms and a 40-inch flat screen TV. Rock out any time of the day with a bottle from the private wine bar. Imbibe in the pool, on the bed or even in the bathtub. Or turn some heads with your own souped-up rock star buggy.

Various bars and restaurants
1 OAK Beach Club

Boogie down and feast on gourmet bites and exotic cocktails at 1 OAK, the funky heart of Finolhu. Cast an eyeball over our Cinema Retro screens for classic movies and live international sports, while arcade dudes and dolls will go ape with classic pinball or Pac-Man. Looking for some dreamy views direct from Cloud 9? Our groovy upstairs bar and lounge is the perfecta-mundo place to woo your sweetheart under the stars.

Every day, 1 OAK is buzzin’ with far-out performances by our resident artists: acrobats, stilt walkers, day-time pool-frolicking mermaids and more. When the sun sets, dress to kill in your finest threads and head to the bar to bust a move at weekly retro pool parties, monthly tribal sandbank events and – several times a year – exclusive multi-day extravaganzas, featuring appearances from the world’s top performers and hottest DJs.

Baa Baa Beach Diner

Bag a spot on the beach or swing by the pool to start the day with a swell breakfast at Baa Baa Beach Diner, grazing from the live cooking stations. Hang loose all afternoon with some primo eats and chill out before you get jazzed up for an outta sight night. Sunny days or starry nights, Baa Baa Beach Diner keeps things fresh and in the gastro groove with a new theme every day.

Milk Bar

Finolhu’s retro tuck-shop 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. You’ll also find a bevvy of holiday essentials at our Milk Bar, such as must-have bathroom amenities, souvenirs, newspapers, books and magazines. See you at the Milk Bar!

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 accompanied by a luxuriously laidback beachside vibe. Come early and be shaken and stirred by our masterful Martini mixologist.

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 at a Full Moon Dinner – 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.


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.

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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 procedures. Prepare to shine with skin and beauty treatments, massages, hair care and a range of indulgences that will leave you feeling and looking outta sight.

When it’s time to spoil yourself, ila’s holistic skin and body treatments are as good as it gets. Bounce over to The Cove Club for some far out treatments and healing vibes that will leave you feeling super chilled. Body wraps, scrubs and a super selection of groovy ritualistic treatments using ila products await the coolest cats around. ila’s all natural, organic skin care products and treatments will leave you feeling fab, on the outside and on the inside.


Do you like it indoors or out? Finolhu has both indoor and outdoor gym areas with all the latest equipment. Before you sweat it out, swing by The Cove Club and meet with our resident instructor who will provide expert fitness and wellness advice, and give you the lowdown on how best to achieve your goals. Test the limits of your strength and endurance with the ultimate beach gym workout using our TRX and high interval training equipment.


Beat the routine. Train at the level of world champions and get in the best shape of your life. Take part in UFC GYM group and personal training classes at The Cove Club with certified UFC GYM Coach and Master Trainer Geneviève Soszynski. UFC GYM is a community of people focused on bettering themselves through disciplined training and a variety of classes that get results. It aspires to instill confidence in members so that they can accomplish their goals in and outside of the octagon. Whether you are looking to train like a champion or learn a new skill, UFC GYM is a safe community where everyone can come together to sweat, achieve goals and train different.


Namaste, baby! The outdoor Movement Pavilion is the perfect spot for yoga, meditation or strength training. This space will leave you feeling energised and inspired during your holiday, refreshing your spirit as well as your body. Join a group class or book a private class with Shinto, our resident yoga trainer, who will guide you through the movements to promote flexibility, good posture, strength and vitality.

Wellness Steam & Sauna

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. We’ve got separate steam rooms for men and women, plus a sauna with a sea view almost too good to be true. Mosey on down whenever you want to get steamy – no bookings required.

Beach Bubble

Chill out and sink into our fab new Beach Bubble Tent. The first of its kind in the Maldives, you’ll fall head over heels for this luxurious one-night-only bedtime bubble experience, better known as the Dream Eclipse. After a short afternoon stroll down the secluded sand strip, hang loose with a beach BBQ and sip a few cocktails before retreating inside for the all-night show. Get your kicks as the tent transforms into a disco ball, while the starry night skies keep on groovin’. When morning comes, catch some rays and tuck into an early morning breakfast at the water’s edge.

The Beach Bubble is a fully waterproof, UV-protected, climate-controlled cocoon souped up with custom-designed wooden floors, bespoke furnishing and a separate adjoining bubble bathroom with toilet and shower. Far out!

Marine Biology

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.

Our experienced Marine Biology team has crafted a series of excellent experiences allowing you to participate in a number of unique and rewarding conservation projects. Combining knowledge and understanding with a handson approach, these activities make way for a rich and fulfilling experience.


If you’re interested in underwater escapades, the Dive Butler team will be jazzed to welcome you to Finolhu’s state-of-the-art Dive Centre. They will hook you up with the latest tech; top-end gear that delivers unforgettable aquatic experiences.

No need to freak out if you’re still a diving rookie. You’ll always be under the watchful eye of our highly certified underwater experts. Dive Butler Finolhu is a certified SSI and PADI Dive Centre and offers a full range of scuba diving courses, from entry level right through to professional certification.

The handpicked, multilingual instructors are committed to sharing their passion and delight in spreading the wonder and excitement of the underwater world. For certified divers, the small-group philosophy turns every dive into an extra special experience.


Get out there and explore! The H.U.B. team has a wide range of scheduled excursions, so everyone can see Baa Atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in their own preferred style. Choose your adventure, whether it’s simply relaxing on a deserted sand bank, swimming with dolphins around stunning coral reefs, or diving headfirst into Maldivian culture at a local village.

Mask up with a choice of Snorkel Safaris. When it’s the season, an excursion to Hanifaru Bay to snorkel is a must so you can make friends with the mantas. Alternatively, design your own totally tubular adventure and the H.U.B. team might make it happen.

GoPro rentals and video services are available to capture your unforgettable excursions, on land or at sea.

Water Sports

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.

Boat Charter

Charter a boat and ‘Go Your Own Way’, Fleetwood Mac style. Just make sure to bring the boat back when you’re done! 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. There is a collection of on-site vessels to select from, as well as access to an exclusive fleet of motor cruisers, yachts and even superyachts that are available through our preferred partners. Whatever floats your boat!


Surf’s up dudes and dudettes! Grab your board and get set for an epic ride. Hang loose with our instructors for tips and tricks on catching your first wave. Or hone your skills on some of the best breaks around. We guarantee you’ll be totally amped for your next surfing session.
You can surf in the Northern Atolls during the southwest monsoon from April to October, but you’ll catch the most awesome waves during the peak season from May to August.



Water sports aren’t the only way to get your heart pumping at Finolhu. Palm Beach Tennis Court is our floodlit synthetic grass court, complete with a tennis professional offering coaching sessions for individuals or groups. Finesse your game, suss out new strategies or just have a fun hit around with friends. Book the court through our Mojo Agents at Mission Control or with the tennis pro directly. Complimentary tennis equipment is happily supplied. Just say the word.

Finolhu’s Acrobats

We’re shaking things up here at Finolhu and turning things upside-down – literally! The talented Area 51 acrobats, mermaids and stilt-walkers keep things interesting with their superhuman talents and feats of derring-do. You can catch them doing all sorts of crazy stuff around Finolhu. One of the world’s most creative entertainment companies, Area 51 is renowned for its spectacular shows, dazzling revellers 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 some magical stardust over Finolhu’s sensational three-day launch extravaganza, three Area 51 entertainers have now made our shimmering shores their permanent home (can you blame them?). Keep an eye out for our resident daredevils – dancing with fire, towering overhead on stilts or swimming in the main pool. 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, from stilt walkers and acrobats to fire dancers and even a mermaid!

Kids Club

The Oceaneers Club is a hip and happening hangout for our younger guests. From tots to teens, kids can enjoy activities specially created for them by our trained staff. With sports, board games, cooking classes, crafts and supervised activities in and on the water, Finolhu Oceaneers definitely won’t be bored. This means that parents can confidently take a break for a few hours, knowing that their young ones are not only being looked after, but are having a blast

Shutterfish Photography Studio

Make your memories pop with a complimentary photo session by professional paparazzo from Shutterfish Photography Studio. The 45 to 60-minute portrait shoot includes a complimentary 5”x7” print of your favourite image in a souvenir frame. Sweetness and light! The hardest part of your photo shoot may be choosing which spectacular location at Finolhu to use as the backdrop. If making decisions on vacay isn’t your bag, the Shutterfish team will be happy to get everything sorted so you can remain on cruise control.
They’ll give you the lowdown on what to wear and what to bring to make your photos fabulous, funky and fresh. But this is your photo shoot, so if you have any ideas, no matter how crazy, talk to the Shutterfish team and they’ll do their best to make your dream a reality. If you’d like to add more professionally shot memories, Shutterfish have digital and print packages available for purchase.


Got a groovy kind of love? At Finolhu, we definitely dig it and invite you to tie the knot in a ceremony you’ll flip for.

The Finolhu #BornToPlay experts have concocted some tropical marriage mojo for far-out #GroovySparkle nuptials. You and your loves one will be happy as clams with your rockin’ retro wedding.