Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort
Best Experience for: Couples, Families, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving, Activity
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, set in the unspoiled Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, offers luxurious accommodation, superb dining options and friendly staff in picturesque surroundings.Accessible via a 55-minute domestic flight from Malé, Outrigger Konotta offers a sense of complete privacy and remote luxury and features spacious stunning beach and overwater villas, all with private pools. Even entry-level villas are enormous, while outside your room, there's fantastic diving and house reef snorkeling, an impressive spa and a great kids' club. This resort provides you with the luxuries no Indian Ocean holiday should be without.
Opened August 2015 and run by Thailand-based Singha Estate, the award winning Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort in the southern atoll of Maldives is a perfect holiday destination for a wide variety of international guests who are seeking an iconic Maldives beach experience, surrounded by pristine natural beauty and unmatched luxury. Outrigger Konotta offers guests the largest average villa sizes in the Maldives. Comprising 29 Beach Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas, two Lagoon Pool Villas and the three-bedroom Grand Konotta Villa the 5-star resort offers exceptional privacy making it perfect for a romantic getaway or a magnificently relaxing vacation for the family. Personalised butler services is available 24/7, to ensure you may get everything you wish for, day or night. Spend your stay indulging in a wealth of amenities and high-end facilities that await at Outrigger Konotta Maldives including an exemplary house reef, lush vegetation, a children club, luxury Navasana Spa, multiple food options, a wide range of complimentary water activities, remote island excursions, dolphin spotting, an in-house coral conservation programme, and its own in-house marine biologist who gives marine education talks and leads dive trips.
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Your sun-kissed Maldives holiday starts with a private yacht cruise from Kaadedhdhoo Airport to reach this island retreat, where a host of hospitable staff with a traditional Maldivian welcome ceremony with drums and dancing, await to give you a warm welcome. Whether you stay on the beach side and be surrounded with the swaying palm trees and soft sand, or take one of the water villas along the jetty threading across the turquoise lagoon, guests will be enchanted by the beauty of the island, attentiveness of the staff and the gentle wave lapping of the Indian Ocean.
The round shaped island is blessed with the most beautiful beaches in the world, crystal clear turquoise lagoons and spectacular underwater life. The best beaches can be found on the North, East and South sides, while the West side is fortified by a natural reef close to the shore. The interior of the island boasts a dense tropical vegetation and all rooms are linked by shady paths among coconut trees and exotic flowers. The blue waters off the Outrigger Konotta feature a well-formed house reef with abundant coral diversity and a great variety of marine life including sharks, turtles and rays, and regular sightings of dolphins. The main pleasures for adults are located near the main beach on the southern tip of the island, while the kids club and fitness center are on the opposite side, near the Spa. DOWNLOAD RESORT MAP
Modern and fresh while retaining Maldivian traditions, the spectacularly spacious Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort opened its doors and welcomed its first guests 2015 providing a true away-from-it-all holiday destination, and it is to no surprise it is the most luxurious property of the group. Privacy, intimacy, luxury: These three pillars are what make Outrigger Konotta one of the leading resorts in the country. The resort marries elegant, simple design lines with thatched roofs and open spaces. The villas are well spaced out to lend a sense of privacy, while the rich vegetation, pale sands and sparkling waters make exploring the island a real pleasure.
Facilities are also fantastic: at the spa, there are five treatment rooms in which to enjoy massages, as well as a hydrotherapy pool, steam bath, sizeable 24-hour gym and complimentary yoga lessons. Also notable is the dive centre: whether you’re a first-timer or have completed a PADI course, the instructors are patient with nervous divers and knowledgeable about the underwater world. It’s practically guaranteed you’ll see an exciting array of colourful marine creatures, from turtles to zebra sharks, whether you’re diving, snorkelling or glass-bottom kayaking around the house reef, or further out at manta ray- and whale shark-sighting areas.
Huvadhoo Atoll is the second largest Atoll in Maldives located on the chief sea path nearby southern India. Thousands of tourists choose this tropical destination with another aim – to relax in top-class resorts, sun-bath on palm-fringed beaches and dive in pristine ocean waters. This enchanting archipelago is your paradise, embracing the beauty of nature and serenity of a borderless horizon; and the perfect destination for underwater adventures. Idyllically located in the southern Gaafu Dhaalu atoll, the resort is surrounded with rich colourful marine life. Divers choose this place to admire the vast coral reefs, which strike with colors and the diversity of marine species. Read More...
Accessible via a 55-minute domestic flight from Malé to Kaadedhdhoo Airport followed by a scenic 30-minute journey on a luxurious private yacht, the private island of Konotta is conveniently located 211 miles (340 kilometers) to the south of Malé. The resort's staff help you arrange your round-trip transfers.
The Maldives is the epitome of hideaway luxury and tropical bliss - a nation of low-lying coral islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, just north of the Equator and southwest of the Indian peninsula. Stretching for more than 800 kilometers from north to south and covering a total area of about 90,000 square kilometers, the Maldivian archipelago consists of 26 natural atolls with 1,190 islands boating pristine white sand beaches lapped by idyllic turquoise lagoons.
The 53 key all-villa property comprises 24 Beach Pool Villas (211 sqm), seven Two-Bedroom Pool Villas (282 sqm), 21 Ocean Pool Villas (225 sqm), and the Presidential Villa (600 sqm). Butlers are responsible for a maximum of five villas each, and are the main point of contact, booking activities and dinners, preparing thoughtful surprises in villas and personalising your stay.
Unlike in many Maldives resorts, where you'll pay a premium for a room with its own pool, the entry-level beach villas at Outrigger Konotta are incredibly spacious and not only come with their own large pools, but have two-storey exterior terraces with sun loungers, hot tubs, outdoor rain showers and direct access to the sea. Interiors are understated, contemporary and elegant, with dark wood detailing, large windows, walk-through wardrobes, cosy beds overlooking the sea and separate living areas. The design is a mix of modern and traditional, incorporating elegant décor and showcasing pictures and beautiful photographs of the local islands, creating a distinct brand identity. The bathrooms are also sizeable, with standalone tubs, separate showers and dressing tables. Beach villas with private pool come with breakfast included and free Wi-Fi. It's definitely not one for a budget break, but considering the size and quality of the rooms and the fact every villa has its own private pool, you get more for your money than with many similarly-priced Maldives resorts. All the villas are very secluded.
The one bedroom beach villas are cozy, of a generous size, ideal for couples, with a roof top terrace for a romantic evening, Jacuzzi bath and stargazing.
Experience the luxury of a tranquil mind and body after sleeping above gentle waters in an exquisite villa with a hammock-equipped sundeck with direct awith access to house reef snorkeling. Providing plenty of space for honeymooners at a majestic 225sqm in size, these exquisite Overwater Villas with Private Pool stand perched on stilts above the surface of the water, ensuring romantic views of the Indian Ocean. In addition to a sparkling outdoor pool, a gleaming oversized bathroom and a seating area, there is an array of must-have modern amenities in each villa, including WiFi and high-end tea and coffee making facilities.
Facilities: Air conditioning, Alarm clock/radio, Daily housekeeping service, Floor to ceiling windows, Hair dryer, High-end toiletries, High quality fresh coffee and tea making facilities In-room safe, IPTV with LCD monitor, Iron and board on request, Kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances in 2 Bedroom Villas and Grand Konotta Villa, Mini bar, Multimedia entertainment console, Oversized bathroom with dual sinks, bathtub, and outdoor rain shower, Private outdoor swimming pool, Sofa seating, Walk-through wardrobe, Telephone/voice mail, Wi-Fi
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has its 600 square meter (6,400 sq ft) Grand Konotta Villa, a stunning and inspirational three-bedroom over-water retreat suitable for those travelers seeking the ultimate in memorable holiday locations for special occasions or sheer relaxation.
Sleeping arrangements comprise a 65 sqm (700 sq ft) master bedroom with en suite five-fixture bathroom and a 24 sqm (258 sq ft) balcony with 180-degree ocean views. There are also two 56 sqm (602 sq ft) guest bedrooms and panoramic sunset views. All rooms feature natural stone finishes and walk-in cupboards. The Villa is almost a resort within a resort.
The Villa has been designed for private dining and entertainment parties. It has a large kitchen and pantry, 24-hr butler service, and Outrigger chefs available to cook on demand. A huge 125 sqm (1,345 sq ft) sun deck features a 30 sqm (322 sq ft) pool.
Indoors, the two-story Villa reflects ocean colors with nautically themed art and decorative pieces, natural stone finishes, polished timber floors, clean white walls and a two-story void entry space with vertical circulation.
Restaurants and Bars
There are a number of restaurants and bars serving several different cuisines while on your vacation at Outrigger Konotta. The food is absolutely delicious here. For breakfast, there is a variety of different fresh juices, fruits, bakery, warm dishes a la carte. For dinner, there is a la carte with a large variety of Chef's menu, healthy menu and other meals as well. The staff is a superb friendly, cooking up special meals to suit any dietary requirement, allergy or whim, appearing with powerful fresh coconut juices to revive you after an early morning yoga class, and going out of their way to make sure you’re having the best possible stay.
Located near the infinity swimming pool overlooking the beach and the ocean, the Blue Salt is the main buffet restaurant, that's also has a well balanced a la carte menu, which allows East to meet West in the culinary adventures. It is open all day, and has an air conditioned indoor dining area as well as a large outdoor area with tables placed on the terrace and also near a lovely water feature. Expect full service all-day gourmet dining with a fresh, natural, cooked-to-order approach. Island-caught fish will cook with international flavours, Asian fusion creations, and fine European cuisine's recipes. For breakfast, you can choose juice, fruit, cheese, cereal and pastries from the buffet, or order from the menu, with options including European classics such as Belgian waffles or English breakfast, as well as Japanese options, Chinese-style dumplings and Maldivian dishes. Lunch and dinner can also be eaten here, and while there's plenty of different cuisines to pick from on several different menus, the waiters are truly accommodating and can mix and match ingredients to suit your requirements.
Located above the beach side pool, amongst the tree tops, the signature Japanese restaurant, Nalah Rah, will delight you with a wide selection of sushi and sashimi, or a Teppanyaki grill, which is not just a delicious meal and an exclusive dining experience, but an elegant and theatrical show with an ocean view as well. High-end cuisine complemented by an extensive beverage selection including top Japanese whiskeys, fine wine from the international wine cellar, sake and shochu. The wine list includes 12 labels of organic and biodynamic wines out of total 130 labels featured. The bar is open from 5pm - midnight and there is a good selection of fine cuban cigars.
The modern poolside bistro offers a fusion of international, Asian and locally inspired
dishes in an open-air setting. Soups, salads, pizzas and pastas, sandwiches, burgers as well desserts and lovely kids menu.
Luxury comes in a form of a special dinner on the beach, or a private BBQ under the starry Maldives sky with tropical settings and decorations, which all can be arranged upon request. The resort's chefs can create personalized menus for your special occasion. Alternatively, you could order in villa service or go to the Deck Bar next to the pool, and relax at one of the cabanas there, where a range of Shishas is available too.
Meal plan options are bed and breakfast, half board, full board and all inclusive.
Enhance your stay at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort and add one of our meal plan upgrades.
The all-inclusive package gives you the freedom to enjoy a complete holiday that offers meals, drinks and activities at 1 attractive price. On top of 3 meals per day, enjoy a great selection of drinks from cocktails to wine and more. Discover all the resort's restaurants, in villa dining for dinner and or their special culinary events. Relax at the Navasana Spa with a 30-minute treatment.
All-Inclusive Plus plan offers a full resort experience. Enjoy total peace of mind with complete indulgence and full experience of the luxury resort with the All-Inclusive Plus package. On top of the All-Inclusive package inclusions, the All-Inclusive Plus package includes most of the culinary experiences proposed at the resort's restaurants, including the chef’s premium selection and special culinary events. You' will have even a great discounts for spa treatments, laundry and more
Is the resort family-friendly? Very: Whereas the two and three bedroom villas are perfect for groups or families, parents will be happy to know there is an amazing children's club, which offers various activities, games, face painting, indoor and outdoor playgrounds and childrens' pool. There are children's menus in every restaurant and two hours of complimentary babysitting every day for children aged up to two in the resort. The experienced and joyful staff of the Kids club will make sure your children are well looked after and are having an unforgettable holiday.
Families can choose between accommodating two children aged up to 12 for free on the entry level villa's sofa beds, or upgrading to a two- or three-bedroom villa for extra space.
In 2018 the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has announced three new exciting developments for holidaymakers: a new mega value-added Family Getaway experience, an improved All-Inclusive (AI) offering, and a new All-Inclusive Plus (AI+) package.
The Family Getaway Experience gives a family of four to six their own private 282 sq. m two-bedroom luxury pool villa with complimentary transfers by flight and speedboat from Velana International Airport (Malé) to the Outrigger in the beautiful south of the Maldives.
There are great activities available; kids can enjoy beach games, yoga, meditation, “Little” chef and “Teen” chef lessons, paper arts and craft classes, and designing their own T-shirt. Children eat free in the Blue Salt restaurant on the same meal plan as their parents, while adults have multiple options such as spa treatments, group yoga, cooking classes, the art of barbecuing, scuba diving, paddle boarding or jet skiing.
Activities for the whole family include myriad wonderful options such as swimming across the equator, family picnic on a remote island, snorkelling trips, dolphin quest, semi-submarine excursions, learning about the stars, and a private family movie night.
Guests can also join the resort’s in-house marine biologist and participate in the island’s coral conservation and education activities, part of Outrigger’s worldwide OZONE programme, in addition to many of the options are included in the Family Getaway Experience.
House Reef Snorkeling
The house reef is stunning, and you need not go anywhere for snorkelling, one could spend day after day snorkelling around the island observing the fish, reef sharks, eels, sting rays and turtles.
If this is not enough for you, fantastic snorkeling trips are offered twice a day. Choose the 2-hour exploration, 3-hour extravaganza, 3-hour turtle quest snorkeling or the 30-minute house reef snorkeling with the marine biologist including night snorkelling.
Moreover, the resident Marine Biologist, Ms Caterina, can guide you through your snorkelling or diving experience, answer questions concerning the coral reef and its inhabitants. She can also introduce you to the Outrigger's OZONE protection program and even get you participating planting live corals in the coral plantation in the island lagoon, which is an amazing and highly educational experience for both adults and children.
The resort is perfectly situated in Huvadhoo Atoll in the Maldives, a world-renowned diving destination. The crystal clear waters coupled with stunning underwater topography, and an abundance and diversity of marine life that you will find hard to believe until you've seen it with your own eyes. Colourful reef fish, large pelagics, photogenic macro subjects and beautiful corals all await your company. Whether you enjoy an exhilarating drift dive, a calm easy going exploration of a shallow reef or looking for sharks in the channels – there is something for everyone. There's a wealth of exciting dive sites waiting to be explored in this area, including colourful coral reefs, caves, thilas (underwater islands) and fascinating channels. Read More...
Best Dives Konotta is 5-star diving center offers fun dive trips and PADI cources. Whether you are an experience diver or a novice, the multi-lingual team will take the best care of you, shall you wish to go diving or snorkeling. The dive school offers cources PADI from OWD to dive master qualification. Kids can join the underwater fun with the PADI Bubble Maker course supervised by experienced dive professionals.
Activities and Pampering
You'll discover a new world when you stay at Outrigger Konotta, whether it's overwater or underwater. Trying your hand at diving brings you to a land of eagle rays and zebra sharks, and snorkelling lets you observe reef fish and colourful coral. You can spot dolphins from your dhoni boat sunset cruise or travel by yacht for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner under the stars. With PADI professional dive training for both masters and beginners, night diving and underwater photography courses available, you'll never run out of things to do on your Indian Ocean holiday. The staff can also arranged ‘out of the ordinary' activities such as the renewal of vows, an Equator cruise, local island excursions, sunken beach table dining, and cooking classes in almost any cuisine of the guest's choice.
You should definitely check out the water sports centre managed by Best Dives Maldives. There is something for everybody, activities range from jet skis to kayaks, water skis, windsurfing, paddle boarding, parasailing which will offer an incredible bird's eye view of the Outrigger Konotta island and its surroundings. There are some excellent breaks within a short distance from the island, so the surfers can try out and enjoy several different spots during their vacation.
The library has an extensive selection of books and magazines. At the gift shop you will be able to choose souvenirs to take home for yourself and your loved ones. The fitness centre has all the essential equipment for a workout during your vacation and a personal trainer is also there shall you wish to train with a professional.
To make your experience even more special, sample an indulging treatment at Navasana Spa, which boasts five treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy facility, relaxation lounges and signature therapies. Relaxation and rejuvenation is yours for the taking. This year The Navasana Spa at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort celebrates two year of producing its own coconut oil on the island. The coconut oil is all-natural 100% pure, made by the spa’s therapists who hand press it from the naturally fallen mature coconuts around the island. That liquid gold has numerous benefits when ingested or applied to the body. The oil is used in an increasing number of treatments at the resort’s Navasana Spa. It is also popular with guests as a healthy product to take home.
As one of the Maldives' finest resorts, it's not surprising that reviews for Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort are extremely positive. With great reviews all around, the resort certainly seems to impress its guests, especially those who have stayed in the overwater villas as huge and extremely well appointed. The staff also receives high marks with statements including ‘professional and attentive' and ‘always nice and available'. If you love snorkeling, you'll find fantastic snorkeling right outside of your overwater villa room, at least that's what most of the reviews express. Dining options also get high marks, as the food is exellent, though of course there are a few people who were disappointed in at least some aspects of their stay. Still, the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort deserves its reputation for excellence and it seems it almost always delivers.
... Honeymoon of our dreams, One of the best resorts in Maldives, Exceptional, Peaceful, Konotta is a magical Island. We had a wonderful time, Luxurious property and a beautiful dream holiday, Heaven on Earth :) A+++ location, accommodation and staff we incredible!, Amazing place! Everything was just perfect! We will come back, It was over all the best choices for ( family/ price / size of villa )...
Pros: What Guests Love
- The island itself is gorgeous. Small and quiet place.
- A superb service. The staff is friendly and helpful.
- Good privacy
- The beach
- Spacious and very luxurious accomodation with private pool. Water Villas come with a stunning sea views.
- Delicious and variesd food. All Inclusive meal plan
- BBQ dinner on the beach
- Excellent value for money
- House reef snorkeling
- Kids club and family facilities
- Activity options
What You Need to Know
- Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is located in Huvadhoo atoll. Please note that the property is only accessible by Domestic flight takes 55-minutes from Male International Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Airport (KDM) then a 30-minute speedboat sea transfer to Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort.
- Check-in from 15:00, Check-out before 12:00
- All Children are welcome.
- All Villas have a private pools
- Nice diving spots. However I f you are interested in spotting whale sharks or mantas you must head to northern atolls.
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