Maldives All-Inclusive Family-friendly resort with Free Transfers

Best Experience for: Couples, Groups, Families, All Inclusive, Diving, Activities

Book Your All Inclusive Vacation and save 25% in Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, Maldives
Book Your All Inclusive Vacation and save 25% in Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, Maldives

Updated January, 2024

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi is a brand new all-inclusive resort in Maldives near Male airport. You won't lack for variety here: OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, opened in May 2022, is all about immersing in a free-spirited Maldivian vibe.

Located a convenient 15-minutes ride from Velana International Airport, this laidback 4-Star All-Inclusive Resort showcases 268 accommodation options in 4 categories on an All Inclusive basis. XPERIENCE Ailafushi's ultimate Fushi PlanTM creates a free-spirited Maldivian holiday experience for the modern traveller – be it families, couples or friends. Enjoy all-day dining at the Element X Restaurant, poolside indulgence at X360 Bar, and chilled-out dinners at The Copper Pot Truck. Add a touch of the spectacular to your stay with an additional reservation at the Only Blu Underwater Restaurant.

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi main swimming pool

The Island

The clean beach, crystal clear waters, and excellent kids club make Oblu Ailafushi a top recommendation for families seeking a blend of relaxation and engagement. In the local language of Dhivehi, ‘Aila’ means family and ‘Fushi’ means island. True to its name, this 268-villa resort brings a fresh, experiential environment where families, friends, couples, and global nomads can all enjoy a wonderful island escape. It is a larger island with a shuttle service, this is particularly useful when it rains.

The Ailafushi island is 566 meters long and 180 meters wide, with a water villa jetty. It is connected to the neighbouring, adults-only island – OBLU SELECT Lobigili by a 270m long jetty.

Experiential highlights include The Dome, a futuristic 15-meter theatre and entertainment centre as well as the fabulous La Promenade. Located at the heart of the island, La Promenade adds a touch of chic with its vibrant retail and café scene where you can socialise with like-minded souls.

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi main swimming pool


North Malé also known as northern Kaafu is the main atoll in the Maldives, where in the first time in the country the tourism has launched. The capital of Maldives, Male City and Velana International Airport (MLE) are also located there. The close proximity of great collection of luxury 5* star resorts and budget guest houses to the country's main air gateway makes it possible for travelers to quickly and inexpensively to reach their hotels by speedboat. Diving, relaxation and surfing are the main types of outdoor activities in North Male atoll.  READ MORE

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi is only 15 minutes by speed boat from Velana international airport, Male. The 4-star island resort offers a seamless stay with value-driven services, smart technologies and ample opportunity to reflect and connect.


The four-star resort features 268 villas in 4 categories: Ocean View Room – 48 Villas, Ocean View Family Room – 48, Beach Villa – 66 and Water Villa – 106 rooms.

You can choose between sunset and sunrise beach villas. Water Villas also have sunrise and sunset views. Rooms facing the Indian Ocean also have access to snorkelling, but to get to the drop-off you will need to cross the barrier reef first. Snorkelling is best at high tide. View OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi resort Map

Snug, homey havens Ocean View Rooms are the resort's standard accommodation. Set on the southern tip of the island next to the Kids Club and Spa Complex these onebedroom villas are smartly designed to maximise space and comfort. White walls, wooden textures, and colourful cushions create a cheerful vibe. A window seat and veranda offer a comfy seating space, where you can enjoy the outdoors as well.

Ocean View Room

A truly romantic stay Beach Villas are just a few steps from the golden sands. Dip into the lagoon anytime. Or, soak up the sun in your private outdoor veranda and garden. The interiors are just as inviting with warm, wooden floors, a plush bed, a roomy sofa, elegant motifs, and vibrant textiles. A walk-in wardrobe leads to a spa-like bathroom with a marble vanity and an outdoor shower surrounded by a garden. There’s really everything you need to relax in style!

Beach Villa

Lively, comfortable, and full of appeal – Ocean View Family two-bedroom and two-bathroom villas are in the heart of the island. Modern amenities, smart storage, comfy furniture, and contemporary décor add to the appeal of these duplex style villas. Free spirited family accommodation features a chic master bedroom that's linked to a children’s bedroom to suit family life. The storybook children’s room has a bunk bed and playfully decorated ambiance to delight the kids and make them feel at home.

Ocean View Family two-bedroom and two-bathroom villa

Experience overwater living in Water Villa. Stretching into the dazzling lagoon are the water villas accessed by a wooden jetty. Each over-water retreat is shaped like a traditional Maldivian Boat – a ‘dhoni’ … creating a feeling of an intimate, romantic hideaway. Relax on the private deck or step down the staircase to enjoy a swimming or snorkeling in the clear warm waters which laps gently against your villa.

Water Villa bedroom

Restaurants and Bars

At the heart of XPERIENCE Ailafushi resort, the sprawling Element X restaurant and X360 Bar take inspiration from the natural world to create an inviting, boho-chic ambiance. The food is a highlight, offering a delectable spread of various cuisines, including exceptional local Maldivian dishes that deserve every bit of their 5-star rating. The buffet is a hit with both adults and children, ensuring palates of all ages were satisfied.

Element X (All-Day Dining)  caters delightfully flavoursome feasts! The resort's vibrant main restaurant pulls in from modern Western, Central Asian, and Far Eastern cuisines to tantalise your palate. Relish breakfast, lunch, and dinner with eye-poppingly delicious salad and dessert bars, buffet spread, and live cooking stations with an inviting, boho-chic ambiance.

Only BLU, the newest underwater restaurant in the Maldives, invites diners on an unforgettable culinary journey beneath the ocean. Surrounded by exotic blue hues and a colourful flow of marine life, this deep-sea dining experience is a unique way of connecting with nature and with loved ones.

Only BLU Speciality Underwater Restaurant

Installed near main pool X360 Bar is tropical spirit in a glass! Share good times at happening Main Pool Bar framed by scenic turquoise lagoon views. Chill out with a relaxed, bohemian decor and a friendly, sporty vibe. It is never too early to start the party with a summer cocktail or a romantic sundowner with crisp bar nibbles.

Lookig for a gourmet beach-side dinner with a joyful, carefree twist? The Copper Pot Truck is meals on wheels delight meets Maldivian fine dining! This magical Food Truck ushers in a fresh new vibe where you can grab and bite into juicy seafood grills and specials of the day on a starlit beach. Watch a talented chefs transform the bounty of the ocean into a gratifying, scrumptious meal for the senses. (not included in Fushi PlanTM)

food with a view

THE FUSHI PLAN™: What's Included

Expect effortless stays infused with fun, relaxation, and Maldivian charm! A refreshing, hassle-free holiday experience awaits you with dining, beverages, activities, and adventures all blended in for a truly blissful getaway.


  • Delightfully flavoursome feasts! Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Element X – the main restaurant on all days. Combination of sumptuous buffet and live cooking stations
  • À la carte, speciality dining at The Copper Pot Truck. (Chargeable, not included in Fushi Plan)


Available at all outlets

  • UNLIMITED regular spirits and beers
  • House pour wines
  • ONE signature cocktail
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, and pre-packed juices, tea, coffee


  • Access to non-motorised watersports equipment: Canoe and Stand-Up Paddle Board
  • Access to snorkelling gear
  • Access to an overwater gymnasium
  • Daily organized activities
  • Kids club with activities
  • Evening entertainment


Dedicated water-lovers will be delighted with the complimentary use of non-motorised water sports (stand-up paddleboard and canoe) throughout the stay.

A fun and chilled-out balance is at the heart of this tropical getaway. Guests can join a group Zumba class or book a 3D movie show at The Dome, a futuristic 15-meter entertainment centre available from July 2022. Or they can choose to socialise with like-minded souls at La Promenade that offers exhilarating retail and café hopping options. To conclude a wonderful day spent in paradise they can feast over an alfresco spread celebrating the finest seafood at The Copper Pot Truck.

The resort features a sprawling multi-level spa, one of the largest in the Maldives. A haven of relaxation and wellness, ELE | NA The Spa is hidden amidst lush foliage and beautiful palm trees. You will be welcomed with a cleansing Aaram Tisane brewed with detoxifying herbs and spices. Delicate frangipani flowers and fragrant oils envelop you in blissful calmness.

In 2023 Ailafushi resort launches an underwater adventure for young explorers: ONLY Blu Kids Educational Tour


Whether you're worried about previous reviews or looking for a family-friendly haven in the Maldives, Oblu Ailafushi will exceed expectations and earns our enthusiastic recommendation.

Why Stay Here: What Guests Love

  • New resort with great facilities and is pretty well managed
  • The beautiful island and thу grounds are kept super clean and lit to perfection. Absolutely stunning scenery
  • Accommodation is clean, and room service is great
  • The food is amazing, and there's a wonderful variety.
  • Underwater dining experience while various tropical fish and even a shark swimming by.
  • The staff is very helpful, kind and similing
  • ELE | NA The Spa is wonderful
  • Over-the-top fun and parties galore for little ones at multi-level kids club with snack bar and swimming pool
  • The large pool
  • La Promenade to sip, shop, and socialise
  • Daily live music

What You Need to Know

  • BOOK DIRECTLY your favorite Maldivian villa with an additional benefits through OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi official website
  • The resort is reachable by 15 minutes speedboat ride from Male Airport. The speedboat transfer is available 24 hours a day and scheduled according to the guests’ flight arrivals.
  • Check-in аrom 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Check-out available 24 hours
  • Children of all ages are welcome. Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.
  • A maximum of 3 people can stay at the room except for the two-bedroom Ocean View Family Room which can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children. Special prices are applicable for extra adults and children.
  • All food is labelled and all halal category of food is 100% halal cut in the proper methodology.
  • If you want to enjoy a snorkeling, head to the southeast beach, where there is an amazing coral garden with lots of marine life.
  • Non-motorised watersports are part of the Fushi Plan™; enjoy complimentary use of a Stand-up Paddle Board and Canoe throughout the stay.
  • Ailafushi Island has a Medical Centre which remains open from 9 am to 5 pm. The resident doctor is available 24/7 for any emergency medical assistance.

Check Availability and Prices in OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi

Hotels in the Maldives Enter your dates and choose from 759 hotels and other places to stay!
Hotels in the Maldives Enter your dates and choose from 759 hotels and other places to stay!
hotel best price guarantee
Responsive image
what is better: beach or overwater

Beach or Water Villa?

Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly revamped to cater to the needs of families visiting

Read More
Maldives Resort Offers & Packages

Best Maldives Resort Offers & Packages

Find out more about the most unparalleled Maldives hotel deals and special rates, when Book Direct your next beach holiday

Read More
Best Resorts for Vegetarians

Maldives Hotel Reviews

Some of the best hotels and resorts in the Maldives are already included in this list, and the good part of them offers the best prices. We will constantly add new hotels

Read More
10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives

10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives

The Maldives is paradise destination that should be on the bucket list of every discerning travelers. There's a special breed of hotels there that cater to the most tasteful of luxury travelers Read More

water pool villas, male

Newest Maldives resorts to Explore in 2024

Here are just 10 of the amazing new resorts in the Maldives that are set to welcome guests Read More

10 Cheapest Water Villa Resorts in Maldives

10 Most Affordable Water Villas

While it may never be cheap to visit thу Maldives, fortunately there are still some chic and relatively affordable overwater villas you can stay. Read more

luxury privaye villa

Maldives Luxury Guide

Here's the best of Maldives for luxury travellers. We've compiled the finest recommendations of places to stay, ranging from the most celebrated five-star resorts to luxurious private islands Read More


Maldives Romantic Guide

The ultimate ‘flop and drop' and honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the playground for the most amazing and finest utilization of each second of this extremely valuable and hopeful time with each other in tota Read More

maldives on the cheap

Maldives Budget Guide

Budget travellers choose Maldives as their destination of choice thanks to the variety of affordable stays  Read More

family holiday

Maldives Family Guide

Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly Read More

scuba diving in the maldives ultimate guide

Maldives Diving Guide

The life of these paradise islands below the Indian Ocean's level is the main draw attracting thousands of divers Read More