Underwater thrills

Adventure into the blue

Luxury beachside and overwater villas and the world's largest underwater restaurant

Destination: Maldives, Indian Ocean
Vacation: Island paradise
Seeking: Luxury adventure
Highlight: Underwater restaurant

Where would you like to stay? Somewhere with pristine white beaches, preferably on a private island. Tick. 5 stars at least. Tick. Just us, adults only. Tick. Infinity pool. Some of the best overwater villas in the Maldives. World’s largest underwater restaurant. Tick. Tick. Tick. Hurawalhi Island Resort it is then.

Set on an enchanting private island in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, Hurawalhi Island Resort is a perfect match of serenity and excitement, comfort and adventure; it stirs up your every atom with an intricate blend of intimacy and thrill. This is 5 star Maldives resorts at its finest.

The 90-villa, adults-only luxury resort is as brilliant as the ocean that laps against its beaches and one of the most magnificent islands you can visit on the planet. You can swoon over photos of the Maldives, but nothing will prepare you for the beautiful blend of barefoot bliss and contemporary design found at Hurawalhi.

Villas at Hurawalhi spoil with lavish comfort, exclusivity and mesmerizing views. With the choice of beachside and over-water luxury, you can revel in your preferred perspective and setting, and find pleasure in having paradise at your fingertips – and the ocean on your doorstep.

Above, below and by the water, honeymooners and guests looking for a beach break are in for a 5-star Maldives treat that holds a perfect balance between tranquility and pizzazz: sublime accommodation, generous all-inclusive service, spa indulgences, marvelous coral reefs and lagoons set seal on the notion that the island is worth a visit. Add to the mix the jewel in the resort’s crown, the world’s largest undersea restaurant ‘5.8’, and it becomes clear why you are bound to fall in love with Hurawalhi.

For the most carefree, predictable and hassle-free holiday, a generous all-inclusive plan is available at Hurawalhi Island Resort. With everything you need to enjoy a fabulous, unforgettable and convenient retreat, the resort’s all-inclusive package is the most popular and best value for money plan.

And to find out what’s on during your holiday, get inspiration from the Hurawalhi Island Resort bucket list recommendations and secure your spot at restaurants, snorkelling and diving, spa indulgences, excursions, beach dining, photoshoots and more you can download the Hurawalhi app.

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“The BEST trip we’ve EVER taken! I don’t normally do reviews but I really felt the need in my heart to do one for this particular resort. My partner and I originally booked this place for the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant to celebrate our birthdays, but quickly learned that they had so much more to offer. The pool villa was definitely our home away from home. It was very clean and cozy; housekeeping was twice daily. The staff was our family. Naji was our host and made our stay so comfortable and carefree! He even arranged birthday surprises in our villa on our birthdays. He went above and beyond to make us feel at home, and so did all the other staff members, including but are not limited to waiters and dining team, buggy drivers, etc. The spa treatments were breathtaking and life changing. The ocean watersports were fun. The Bella yacht experience was wonderful, and Nabeel even helped us learn to snorkel. We saw dolphins, a turtle, baby sharks, and lots of beautiful fish. It was our first time in the Maldives, and we had the best experience at Hurawalhi! We will be back. Huge thanks to our Hurawalhi family for the hospitality!” Tripadvisor Review

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Take a virtual tour of the glamorous and exotic Hurawalhi Island Resort and discover a private beach paradise like no other with some of the best overwater villas in the Maldives. If you’re looking for 5 star Maldives resorts Hurawalhi Island Resort, including the world’s largest underwater restaurant, has to be high on the list.

Best food & drink

1. Canneli Restaurant

The tantalising aromas. The sizzling of the food. The atmosphere. Canneli will impress you with all of these, and spice things up with themed evenings, 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 you 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.

2. 5.8 Undersea Restaurant

The spectacular 5.8 Undersea Restaurant dazzles and delights diners with a multi-course tasting extravaganza, garnished with a state-of-the-art location. 5.8 is as much a fine dining culinary delight as it is an extraordinary design masterpiece – paired, you can sate your appetite and dive into the pleasure of having a view that but a few restaurants in the world afford.

3. Champagne Pavilion

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.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort Maldives


Offering 90 incredible villas to choose from Hurawalhi Island Resort offers some of the best accommodation options in the Maldives, including iconic overwater villas. We’ve selected a few of the options below to highlight to give you more of an idea of what’s available.

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.

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.

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Being on a paradise island in the middle of the Indian Ocean you may be mistaken for thinking the list of activities available might be limited, but there’s an abundance of experiences on offer at Hurawalhi Island Resort.

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!

Explore the atoll in search of a deserted island on a private luxury yacht, enjoy a picnic in the utmost of privacy, sip champagne, admire the Maldivian sunsets in all their splendour and be mesmerised by the night sky as the stars twinkle overhead – you can even spend the entire night on Bella if you wish. Bella provides an exquisite setting for romantic celebrations and special occasions whether it’s a proposal, honeymoon surprise for your beloved or an anniversary like no other.

Experience the very best of the Maldives and its underwater treasures while scuba diving at incredible sites in Noonu Atoll, searching for whale sharks – the biggest fish in the sea, or snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay Marine Reserve, one of the world’s largest feeding grounds for manta rays and where over 50 of these majestic creatures can be observed at once. Immerse yourselves in luxury and travel by Bella, the perfect yacht from which to experience some of the best adventures on offer in the Maldives, a world renowned destination for marine life encounters.

There’s also an incredible variety of watersports, games and sports facilities on offer to keep you active if you fancy a burst of something energetic in between trips to the beach, pool and restaurants.

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The best thing about being on a private tropical island is that you’re surrounded by incredible natural beauty and able to truly switch off.

To help you unwind and relax – not that you’ll need much help once your toes hit the soft white sand – visit the Duniye Spa.

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.

Treatments include signature massage Ocean Dreaming: wave like movements and massage techniques from the oldest traditions around the world evoke a deeply relaxing and uplifting massage experience. Herbal poultices are used to evoke a warm, nutrient rich relaxation to tense muscles. This massage works with the body’s natural energy system to harmonise the energy flow. Utilizing Hurawalhi’s miracle African Potato body balm to revive your senses whilst enriching your skin with anti-oxidants & deep hydration.

Heaven on Earth is the ultimate face & body ritual: unwind & destress with this heavenly combination. Drift away with a Balinese Massage to stimulate the natural balance of body, mind and soul. Enjoy Hurawalhi’s Healing Earth™ Glow & Radiance Facial, while celestial sounds of Tibetan singing bowls deepen your relaxation. Rejuvenated, uplifted and deeply relaxed you will walk on clouds after this blissful experience.

Or try a Maldivan Serenity Ritual using the essences of 100% pure organic coconut native to the Maldives. Experience profound and deep relaxation; enjoy smooth and hydrated skin and shiny, lustrous hair with the tropical scent of coconut.

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