Located in the northern part of the Ari Atoll, Maayafushi embodies all the features that make this small space of Maldives unique: from the wild nature of the vegetation to the seabed inhabited by the most diverse species of fish. Crystal clear waters and pristine beaches are the backdrop to Maayafushi, which with its accommodations is able to offer every kind of comfort to travelers. The island, with its famous dive sites, is a favorite destination for divers from all over the world, from the most experienced to those who want to dive for the first time in these dreamy depths. Whether for a relaxing holiday or for discovering nature, Maayafushi is the ideal island to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Maldives.
The atoll of Ari, with its 80 islands that extend in an area of 96 km in length and 33 km in width, is the second atoll of the Maldives for tourist expansion. Administratively divided into two parts: the northern zone (alifu alifu) and the southern zone (alifu dhaalu), the atoll is 65 km from the capital Male and can be reached either by seaplane or by fast boat. Famous in the world for its white and pristine beaches, the Ari atoll has become, over time, a real paradise for lovers of scuba diving: sightings of whale and hammerhead sharks as well as all the fauna that populates the coral reefs surrounding the lagoon all around are in fact frequent.
L’Atollo di Vaavu e
la sua magia.
L’atollo di Vaavu, non distante in linea d’aria dall’equatore, è un piccolo diamante nell’arcipelago delle Maldive. Distante 65 km da Male, è raggiungibile con un volo d’idrovolante della durata di 20 minuti o con un’ora e mezza di navigazione con la barca veloce. La capitale è Felidhoo e con i suoi 1500 abitanti è l’atollo meno popolato di tutte le Maldive. Con la sua forma che richiama quella di uno stivale che si estende per 11 km in lunghezza, l’atollo di Vaavu può essere considerato come una delle zone di tutte le Maldive in cui la natura può essere ammirata in tutto il suo splendore. Spettacolari siti di immersione, spiagge da sogno e acque cristalline sono la cornice quotidiana di questo piccolo angolo di paradiso.
Do not stop.
Discover all that Maayafushi has to offer
and live an unforgettable stay
Maayafushi offers its guests four types of accommodation: the Over Water, surrounded by the sound of the ocean, the Beach Bungalows, just a few steps away from the beach and the Garden Villa and Room immersed in the heart of the Resort and its nature. Our restaurants, all-inclusive and à la carte, will offer you specialties of Italian and Maldivian cuisine, the Maadhiga spa will be the right place where you can recover your energy. Relax, rest and tranquility, but also activities, sports and movement. The proximity of the reef to the beach, the many nearby snorkeling spots and a colorful reef that has shown signs of recovery in recent years, make Maayafushi a place to live a unique experience.
Over Water, Beach Bungalow, Garden Villa and Garden Room. Choose the type of accommodation best suited to you and let yourself be carried away by the magic of Maayafushi.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
Italian and Maldivian cuisine meet in our restaurants. The shakers of our bars shake and tell stories from all over the world.
NAKAI RESORTS world
The NAKAI Group has been operating in the Maldives for over twenty years. The resorts of Alimathà, Dhiggiri, Velifushi by Cinnamon (atoll of Vaavu), and that of Maayafushi (atoll of North Ari), rise on the four splendid islands of the same name, still cared today with the same love and passion.
NAKAI DHIGGIRI RESORT
Dhiggiri is an island of about three hectares located in the silent and fascinating atoll of Vaavu. Completely renovated in 2016, the resort has been reborn with a new look, but still rests its foundations on the structure and values that have characterized its management over the years.
NAKAI ALIMATHÁ RESORT
The word Alimathà originally meant “woman’s face”. The island, seen from above, today has a shape reminiscent of a heart, and has a beach of fine white sand that goes to soak in the waters of the Maldives. It is surrounded by a beautiful and colorful coral reef inhabited by hundreds of species of fishes.
NAKAI VELIFUSHI RESORT
Velifushi is a very young island recently opened that measures just over four hectares and is positioned in the southern part of the Vaavu atoll. Being part of a group of five islands that fan out into the heart of the atoll, Velifushi by Cinnamon is the latest jewel of the NAKAI Group and will leave you speechless.