Hurawalhi Island Resort

Hurawalhi Island Resort

Best Experience: New Hotel, Underwater Restaurant, for Adults Only, All Inclusive, Diving, Snorkeling

Updated April, 2019

Hurawalhi in the Maldives - this is incomparable, extraordinary and absolutely original. Ecologically innovative, a new 5*-star resort, the world's largest underwater restaurant, tropical champagne pavilion, stylish villas and politics just over 15 years old, and with no other resorts in the neighborhood as far as the eye can see - Hurawalhi Island Resort offers its own look at Paradise. The so-called reinterpreted Maldives, a truly unique five-star tropical experience, located amidst beautiful coral reefs at Lhaviyani Atoll, opened at the end of 2016.

Hurawalhi Island Resort - Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Just 40 minutes of scenic flight by seaplane from Velana international airport (Male), and here's for you a distinctive collection of beautifully designed, exclusive and extremely spacious villas across the sparkling sapphire of clean lagoon - ideally located, so that all guests can enjoy the views of sunrise or sunset against the background of the ocean. And with restaurants that are on the beach, on the water and even under water, the philosophy here is that nothing is impossible.

Hurawalhi has the world's largest all glass under water restaurant

Offering 90 villas that are divided into 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, Hurawalhi is a dormitory for adults who are looking for luxury and innovation. Luxury residences are stylishly and beautifully conceived, in calm colors, with luxurious bed linen on double beds, whitewashed wooden floors, and own terraces with a panoramic view of the ocean. DOWNLOAD MAP OF THE ISLAND


With a strong emphasis on the environment, Hurawalhi gives the Maldives exactly as much as it gets. Using solar panels, energy-saving solutions, recuperation of heat and production of desalinated water, + marine biologist, eco-certificates Hurawalhi are some of the best in the Maldives. In addition, Hurawalhi cooperates with WiseOceans, specialists in the protection and education of the marine environment. WiseOceans work in the same team as the professional instructors of the hotel's own 5 * dive center PADI to provide educational dives and diving on the beautiful nearby reefs, including impressive wreck-diving. The island is a nesting place for green sea turtles, and WiseOceans has the task of educating and educating visitors, as well as preserving the natural habitat for these beautiful and endangered creatures.

hurawalhi beach villa

The hotel's star attraction is the world's largest panoramic underwater restaurant, called '5.8 Undersea', which allows you to dive into gastronomic pleasures to a depth of 5.8 meters. Each dish combines the best ingredients with innovation and style, leading to a showcase of creative modern cuisine combined with an incredible location, wine list and exceptional service. Featuring only 8 tables, and surrounded by hypnotic views of the underwater world, a restaurant with a minimalist design is focused outward; and the prices for romance are high - each table is served only for two guests. The menu concept is a tasting extravaganza from several dishes, also available with wine, and comments by the sommelier. Check the menu: lunch | dinner

Named after a house reef, located outdoors and above the water, the Aquarium Restaurant - these are stunning sea views during the day and the romantic flicker of candles at night. Dishes of modern cuisine are stuffed with carefully selected ingredients of organic and domestic origin. Teppanyaki grill, with an emphasis on fresh local seafood and meat of the highest quality with delicious sushi, sashimi and tempura, prepared by a personal, highly skilled michelin-starred chef.

The main restaurant of the resort, Canneli third option in Hurawalhi, with a generous variety of international dishes prepared to the highest standards. Kindle appetite best at the tables outside, with stunning views of the lagoon and sometimes, during breakfast, with the playfulness of dolphins on the horizon. A private dinner on the beach under the stars should impress your loved one, which will allow you to create an unforgettable, once in a lifetime romantic atmosphere, enjoying a banquet of brand lobster and beef wagyu cooked talented chef.

In 2018, Hurawalhi Maldives has opened a new overwater Kashibo Restaurant and Bar. The contemporary Kashibo Restaurant (kashibo is Dhivehi for sea urchin) hits the spot with a picture-perfect setting and a divine dining menu in equal measure. Executive Chef Warren Moore has created a sweeping menu of traditional delicacies with a light contemporary twist that all lovers of Asian street food will undoubtedly enjoy. At Kashibo, guests can pamper their palate with everything they love about Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisine, amongst others, and revel in a range of seafood staples and vegetarian dishes. From zesty Vietnamese Vegetable Tacos and Balinese Buffalo Wings to Thai Lobster Tail and Chai Masala Gateau, not to forget the ever-popular Teppanyaki, lunch and dinner at Kashibo deliver a taste of Asia at its best.

The intimately lit Coco bar is right on the beach, with an open deck overlooking the shimmering pool and lagoon. From the entertainment program to a full menu of drinks, wines, creative cocktails, savory snacks and hookahs - it's all about Coco. As the night approaches, the bar becomes a hot spot on the island with the best sound tracks from a professional DJ and romantic evening lighting.

J.F.K. (short for Junk Food Kitchen) is the new eatery, located inside Coco Bar, is a continuation of Hurawalhi’s unrelenting ambition to spoil guests with an ever-evolving, endlessly innovative and wildly create culinary scene, worth returning to the island on and of itself. Not all junk food is created equal, and what two great minds, General Manager Brad Calder and Executive Chef Warren Moore, have devised this time is already proving to be a real hit – J.F.K. serves all your favourite holiday diet staples with Hurawalhi’s known and loved unique spin.


For sports lovers: For fans of outdoor activities there are tennis, badminton and beach volleyball, as well as a fully equipped fishing boat for deep-sea fishing. On offer is a fantastic snorkeling on the house reef, including a night fluorescent diving, and a snorkelling excursion with a marine biologist, marine science workshop and of course a full PADI certification course in the educational 5 * dive center. MORE ABOUT DIVING

Manta rays are one of the world’s most charismatic creatures, and swimming with them certainly tops Hurawalhi guests’ bucket lists. Throughout the manta season the team at Hurawalhi run regular trips out to see these incredible gentle giants. Most of these sightings happen at the nearby sandbank, where the sheltered lagoon is the perfect area for mantas to feed, with large quantities of plankton getting concentrated in the bay.

Water skiing and paragliding, jet skiing, sup, wakeboarding, canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking and catamarans are an indicative list of other reasons to leave a cozy villa or a comfortable beachfront chaise lounge. Lovers will find in Hurawalhi a lot of romantic excursions, each of the tours guarantees an unforgettable experience.

A sanctuary of bliss in Hurawalhi, Duniye Spa brings guests closer to nature. With views of the turquoise lagoon, Duniye means "Universe" and the name integrally reflects the philosophy of the spa: a universal approach to health, through healing procedures based on ancient and modern knowledge from around the world. The strong influence of the healthy lifestyle of the peoples of Asia and Africa can be seen in the spa's repertoire, including the use of local healing ingredients and procedures based on traditional culture. With a holistic and individual approach, simplicity, purity and quality, the spa uses only high-quality organic spa products from Healing Earth - all medical cosmetics contain no chemicals, synthetic dyes, cocamide DEA, preservatives and parabens.

In 2018, Hurawalhi Maldives has introduced a powerful new wellness experience, combining wave meditation, sound baths and undersea yoga.


Indeed, there are countless reasons to visit the Maldives: dazzling white sand, a sea with all the shades of blue, a stunning underwater world and incredible sunsets. The opening of the new Hurawalhi ensures that this place will remain the most popular in the coming years.

Why stay here? What Guests Like

  • Clean and beautiful island.
  • Excellent location
  • There are no kids on the island - this is a big plus
  • Magnificent large overwater villa with stunning views of the lagoon
  • Friendly and helpful service from check-in to check-out
  • Superb house reef. A lot of fish, including sharks, rays and turtles
  • Excellent, high-quality and delicious food, good choice of restaurants
  • Fantastic '5.8 Undersea' restaurant
  • Especially liked the main pool, which is very beautiful both in the afternoon and evening time.
  • Live music on Saturday night - it's great!
  • Amazing Spa-center and a fitness center with modern cardio equipment
  • Wonderful diving
  • Free wifi
overwater bungalow sun deck

What You Need to Know

  • Hurawalhi Island Resort is located in Lhaviyani Atoll, and is 40 minutes by seaplane transfer from Valana Int. Airport.
  • 60% of the island's territory operates on sustainable solar energy with most of the villas powered by solar panels.
  • there is no public beach on the island
  • The best diving in the Maldives in the neighboring Manta Rays, as well as many sharks, nurse shark, hammerhead shark, and others world-class dive sites
  • The resort is only "for Adults only " with teenagers from 15 years old
  • The Duniye Spa uses only organic, non-preservative and chemical additives
  • snorkeling equipment for an extra charge
  • wifi is low speed

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