Lti Maafushivaru, Maldives to Reopen on March 2020 becomes first long-haul lti hotel launch in 16 years
Best Luxury Resorts to Swim with Whale Sharks in The Maldives
17 February, 2020
With contemporary architecture and bespoke finishing touches, the five-star luxury resort, Maafushivaru Maldives is set to re-open in March 2020 after an extensive luxury refurbishmen.
Having joined Europe’s DER Touristik Hotels & Resorts’ “lti” brand, Maafushivaru is the first long-haul lti hotel to launch in 16 years and will do so across Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK, Maafushivaru will be exclusive to DER Touristik’s tour operator brands (DERTOUR, Meiers Weltreisen, ITS Reisen, JAHN Reisen, Kuoni UK and Switzerland as well as Manta Reisen in Switzerland).
Accessible by a 25-minute scenic seaplane journey from the Maldives’ main Velana International Airport, Maafushivaru Maldives features 81 brand-new villas spanning five room categories. In addition to that, the resort features seven bars and restaurants.
A true island paradise, Maafushivaru is located in South Ari Atoll, home to whale sharks, which can be spot here throughout the year, as well as Mantas (in season) and dolphins.
The resort also features a Spa that blends architectural magnificence with the natural beauty of the land and seascape, situated on a corner of the island.
Best Experience: Honeymoon, Swimming with Whale Sharks, Diving
A very special place, Maafushivaru is a unique island getaway that epitomizes all that one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives. Located in South Ari Atoll, the boutique resort is one of the best all inclusive destinations in the Maldives. This is not a fully all-inclusive resort, and a truly all-inclusive package is fairly standard, but a vote gives you an idea of how good this hotel has become in recent years. All thatch-roofed 81 villas inspired by local architecture are either set amidst verdant gardens or poised over the turquoise lagoon and have an exquisite design. Combining a Maldivian paradise with contemporary indulgences, a rays, reef sharks, fish, and curious herons are the common attractions in the lagoon area, and the island’s location in the southern tip of the picturesque atoll of Ari is ideal for spotting whale sharks and mantas year round. Located in the same lagoon as Maafushivaru, just minutes away, is Lonubo, a stunning deserted islet, exclusively for the use of Maafushivaru guests. Read Full Review...
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