Brennia Kottefaru Maldives

Best Experience for: couples, families, house reef snorkeling, scuba diving, activities

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Updated May, 2023

Located on Kottefaru island on the Raa Atoll in the northern Maldives, Brennia features private beach and water villas and residences.

Brennia Kottefaru opened its shores to guests on January 2020. A brand-new luxury island resort in Maldives Brennia Kottefaru, sprawled in the waters of the northern Raa atoll, awaits your arrival to whisk you off to this surreal world of your own. A world of exquisite tastes and flavours. A world of endless gratification.

With 190 villas in 10 categories, Brennia Kottefaru offers timeless luxury with authentic and indulgent interiors. Relish the taste of delicious and diverse cuisines at its restaurants and sip exclusive cocktails by the pool as you watch the sky fade from vivid blue to the many shades of a sunset.

Brennia Kottefaru aerial

The Island

Brennia Kottefaru Maldives is a dreamy paradise island! White powder sand island beach resort with a modern current look and feel. Huge elegant modern reception, bar and dining areas. Soak up Maldivian culture and enjoy an exclusive collection of over 1,000 art pieces by renowned local artists exhibited at the Art Gallery. Get your blood pumping with the resort’s health and fitness offerings, and pamper yourself at the spa with the indulgent massages and beauty treatments it has to offer.

5*-star luxury and attention to detail and comfort, private steps from deck of villa, snorkel any time of day and experience the oceans wonderful creatures or sipping champagne in the infinity pool as we watched the sun setting, You'll have it all. Brennia Kottefaru, a secluded realm lying pristine within the foam of Raa Atoll, is an expansive island with spacious beach and over-water villas and suites protruding from its sandy shores and the aqua tinted ocean surrounding it. You will find the best beaches on the southwest side of the island. View resort map

Starting with snorkeling, to see sea turtles swimming in the deep sea, colorful fish swimming to a rhythm peacefully, beautiful corals, it is a spectacular attractions. Seeing hundreds of dolphins swimming around you is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. Lastly, explore the underwater beauty of Raa atoll and absorb some salt, an essential part of the Maldivian experience. Come celebrate the passion for living well at Brennia Kottefaru, with its authentic experiences designed for every discerning guest.

Brennia's blue lagoon

The hospitality you experience from the start to end of vacation wil exceed any expectation you have. The staff is full of smiles and always made sure that they provide the best service possible. A honourable mention to Chef Sohel and his team. The food is creative, tasty, packed with flavour and hearty.


Raa atoll or North Maalhosmadulu is one of the northern, most visited atolls in the Maldives, separated from Baa atoll by Hani Kandu is a canal 5 km wide. Almost 70 km long and 30 km wide there are 88 islands in Raa atoll, 15 of which are inhabited. Raa atoll is home to a some luxury hotels include: Emerald, Kudafushi and an ultra luxurious Joali Maldives. Read More

The 15 hectare island is accessible by a picturesque 40 minutes seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. Guests who wish to travel by domestic plane, can alternatively take a 40 minute flight to Ifuru Airport, followed by a short speedboat ride.

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Brennia Kottefaru has villas and suites, a total of 106 land villas and 84 over-water villas in ten categories. Accommodate yourself on the beautiful island in one of a garden or beach villas. For those who love the serene sensation and sound of the waves, experience Brennia's spacious and welcoming water pool villas and suites with their stunning ocean views.

If you're travelling with your family or friends, enjoy the comforts of staying together with your loved ones in a 2- bedroom Family Beach Villa or Water Pool Suite. The luxurious 5-bedroom Brennia Family Residence is the ultimate beach retreat spanning across over 7,000 sq. ft with its majestic lagoon views, private beach and pool for the perfect getaway in true style with family or friends.

beach villa with sea view

The water villas are scattered across two jetties: at the northwest and southeast end of the island. The South wing is totaly Water Pool Villas and Water Villas while the North wing is home to Delux Water Villas and Water Suites including Water Residence. All overwater accommodation boasts an incredible ocean views and good options for swimming and snorkeling in the deep lagoon.

An Over-water private pool villas are really spectacular. The room is spacious and equipped with everything you need. You can watch the sunset from your pool and the views are magical and makes you feel like you’re in a dream. If you are lucky you even will see dolphins swimming and jumping around in front of your room that's amazing!

water pool villas over blue lagoon

The Family Beach Residence at Brennia Kottefaru is a luxury elegant beach house that is perfect for a whole family vacation. This luxury villa is right on the beach next to the sparkling turquoise lagoon which is a perfect play ground even for the little ones.

Family Beach Residence comes with a private pool and is just a few steps away from the white sands. The master bedroom is cozy, spacious and it has an attached bathroom with a Jacuzzi. Both bedrooms have direct access to the pool and deck area.

family beach residence with pool

Restaurants and Bars

Guests can dine from various cuisines at 3 restaurants, Lime, Manta and Sunset Grill at the resort as well as enjoy exotic cocktails and a wide selection of drinks at three bars, La Pela, Sing Sing, and Sports Bar.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Lime is the resort's main restaurant serves the assortment of all day dining multi-cuisine buffet meals available on scheduled hours.

Sunset Grill is place to go if you want to enjoy Maldivian fiery sunsets along with your choice of delectable grilled cuisine. Grill bar is for a sunset hour followed by Dinner with specialty for favourite Grill items (à la carte food)

Open for dinner only, Manta is à la carte restaurant to enthrall your taste buds with the distinct flavours of Asia, from the spiciest dishes to the sweetest desserts. Prior reservations required.

Nestled near public swimming pool La Pela is a great spot to greet the evening after an action-packed afternoon with a refreshing drink and some light bites at the main bar. Also named as Coffee Shop & Pool, La Pela open until the last guest.

In 2023 Brennia Kottefaru opened its brand-new wine cellar, captivating guests with an unparalleled wine-tasting experience.

For sports enthusiasts, Sports Bar let a chilled beer rouse you from the island daze as you gather around the bar with fellow supporters and cheer on your favourite teams. A great hang out spot the bar offers an limited beverages only are available during opening hours - this area for sports activities only.

Those who prefer to end the day on a high note can get their groove on at the Sing Sing karaoke lounge with other melophiles.

Lime restaurant

Premium All Inclusive - What's included

1. Meals

Extensive buffet selection at Lime with live cooking stations for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lunch & Dinner. Dinner-Dine around options:
• 3 Course à la carte set menu at Sunset Grill once during the stay
• 3 Course à la carte set menu at Manta once during the stay Daily afternoon tea with snacks served at La Pela from 19:30 – 17:00 Hrs 1
Daily afternoon tea with snacks served at La Pela from 19:30 – 17:00 Hrs

2. Beverages

• Unlimited Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic selected beverages
• 1.5L bottled water (non-carbonated house brand)
• Sparkling water 500ml
• Soft drinks (coke, diet coke, fanta orange, sprite, ginger ale, tonic water, bitter lemon, soda water & Iced tea)
• Fresh Juices (based on seasonality and availability of fruits)
• Fruit Juices (canned & packed)
• Extensive selection of wines from renowned vineyards around the world
• Selection of International beer (draught, canned and bottled)
• A selection of spirits & whiskeys
• A selection of signature and international cocktails and mocktails, coffee, tea, iced coffee, iced tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte and macchiato (freshly brewed)
Complimentary Mini Bar maintained daily with beer, wine, soft drinks, water and snacks

3. Activities (min 4-nights stay)

Choice of 2 Selected Excursions per person per stay:
• Guided snorkeling safari tour
• Sunset fishing and local island discovery • Live cookery classes once during the stay

4. Non-Motorized Water Sports

• Paddle board, kayak, canoe provided for free
• Complimentary snorkelling equipment

5. Honeymoon (min 4-nights stay)

To be informed at the time of the booking and wedding certificate copy to be submitted. The travel should be within six months of marriage.
• On arrival fruit set up and turn down service with homemade cookies and chocolate
• Bottle of champagne, per room, once during the stay and will be delivered to your room on the 2nd day of your stay
• 30-minute photoshoot with maximum 5 pictures, once during the stay *Advance booking is required
• Candlelit dinner (Set Menu) *Advance booking is required
• In-Villa bed decoration

5. Inclusion for Delux Water Villas

Dine Around in the restaurants
• 60 min. Massage once during the stay per couple
• Floating breakfast once during the stay
• Excursions: Sunset fishing, Dolphin cruise, guided snorkeling tour with snorkeling gear
• A candlelit lobster dinner once during the stay
• 1 bottle 750ml Moet Chandon per stay


• Beverages provided are for your own consumption, served one glass at a time.
• All guests registered in the same room must be on the all-inclusive packages • Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 18.
• There are no refunds or substitutions, nor are any benefits transferable to another guest.
• All-Inclusive package entitlements will end on the date of checkout, at 12 noon.


The resort features a PADI licensed Dive Centre, water sports, a Kids’ Club, a tennis court and a fully equipped gymnasium.

Brennia Kottefaru is a PADI 5 star dive resort with more than 30 hypnotic dive sites in its proximity. The resort's licensed Dive Centre is run by Ocean Dimensions, which is a multilingual team of diving professionals with over 20 years of experience dwelling in the waters of Maldives. The Dive Centre offers customized dives for beginners and advanced level divers in the rich waters of Raa Atoll, teeming with Manta Points and vibrant underwater scenery.

Water Sports Centre is run by the resort, with a team of seasoned professionals. On offer a wide variety of motorized and non-motorized activities for guests to choose from.

With a garden setting Brennia's spa consists of 18 exclusive treatment rooms dedicated to providing rejuvenating experiences derived from the healing methods embodied by diverse cultures. Nestled within the island and surrounded by flora, the spa caters to the physical and mental wellbeing of its guests, with extensive and indulgent treatments designed to revive your fatigued bodies and minds.

Also the guests can enjoy a regular lineup of local and international talents with resident performers, entertainers and DJs, from quiet relaxing evenings under the starlit skies, to the sounds of a symphony, to the pulsating beats of the dance club.

For celebration & events there are picture perfect settings to commemorate and renew your love in paradise. With p on the beach and ocean views, let the resort's team create magical moments for you that will last forever in your minds. Plan an inspiring event, whether an incentive trip to celebrate a great business year or a productive meeting session in one of the most stimulating and relaxing destinations... with your toes in the sand.


Perfect for couples relaxation or a getaway for the whole family, Brennia Kottefaru promises a premium all-inclusive holiday experience in some of the largest beach and overwater villas in the Maldives. If you are planning to visit Maldives, with no hesitation you can stay at Brennia Kottefaru to get your dream vacation. Instead of the domestic flight which takes long time choose a seaplane transfer to make a jorney more easy and attractive.

Pros: What's Guests Love

  • the staff is amazing
  • The villas are new, spacious and well equipped
  • the sea views are an amazing
  • the room service is quite fast
  • a great food
  • family facilities
  • a snorkelling excursion
  • activities choice
  • scuba diving

Things to Know before You Go

  • The island is accessible by either a 20-minute domestic flight to Ifuru (Raa Atoll) followed by a 20-minute speedboat transfer, or by a 40-minute Seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.
  • The transfers for guests arriving and departing with International flights via Velana International Airport are arranged through third parties.
  • Please note that to be able to get to the resort on the same day, guests must arrive by International flight before 2100hrs in which case transfers can still be arranged by Domestic Flight & Speedboat. For Seaplane transfers, the international flight has to land latest by 1500hrs.
  • For a smooth arrival please share your arrival and departure flight details with resort at least 3 days before your arrival.
  • Check-in 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM; check-out 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
  • hotel has a pool
  • Children of all ages are welcome. Children 15 and above are considered adults at this property.
  • Children below 6 years eat free from the Kids Menu (chargeable if ordered from In-Villa Dining). Children from 6 to below 15 years receive 50% off adults from all Restaurants.
  • Due to the design of Water Villas, we advise guests with children below the age of 10 years to consider booking Beach Villas. If guests with children below the age of 10 years would like to book the Water Villas, the Resort requires the signing of a disclaimer.

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