A true one-of-a-kind resort where the glamorous charm and style of a former era can be enjoyed today.
A vibrant new era of classic travel. We have looked to the past to uncover the future of travel.
Bringing a timeless sense of style to the pristine lagoons and rich waters of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, Finolhu will be a refined, retro-inspired island paradise for the fun-loving beach-erati, and an unexpected revival of the halcyon days of the classic chic getaway.
Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll (just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort Amilla Fushi) Finolhu is the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gatherings of friends alike.
Reach your unforgettable island destination by seaplane in just 30 minutes from Malé International Airport or take a 15 minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll followed by a short 20 minute speedboat ride to Finolhu.
At Finolhu we are two hours ahead of Male time – this means even if you have a lie- in, you won’t miss any sunshine!
The 145sqm Bohemian inspired overwater lagoon view villas come with direct access to the ocean and feature unique furniture designs
like crystal chandeliers retro cain seating and marshall speakers.
Enjoy the 40 inch flat screen TV’s private wine & mini bar, a large outdoor sundeck with loungers and outdoor showers,
a separate bathroom with ocean view bathtub & indoor showers while overlooking the breathtaking Finolhu lagoon and 1,8 km long sandbank.
The 180sqm overwater villas inspired by the vibrant colours of the French Riviera, offer direct access to the ocean and feature a freshwater pool (6m) as well as uniquely designed furniture pieces with large luxury rocking chairs and an outdoor daybed on a private sundeck.
Enjoy the 40 inch flat screen TV’s private wine & mini bar, a large outdoor sundeck with loungers and outdoor showers, a separate bathroom with ocean view bathtub & indoor showers.
Tucked away in lavish tropical gardens featuring private beach access to the turquoise Finolhu lagoon and a spacious outdoor dining terrace with sun loungers and garden, the 205sqm moorish Beach Villas also come with 40 inch flat screen TV’s, a private wine & mini bar, detailed and unique furniture designs, a separate bathroom with bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers.
Tucked away in lavish tropical gardens featuring private ocean and reef access, the villas also feature a spacious outdoor dining terrace, a large freshwater pool with sun loungers and garden, the 205sqm moorish inspired Beach Villas also come with 40 inch flat screen TV’s, a private wine & mini bar, detailed and unique furniture designs, separate bathroom with bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers.
Perfect for families and friends travelling together the clean white wash chic inspired 460 sqm overwater Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa’s come with their very own private freshwater (8 m) pool, a large outdoor terrace with sun loungers and separate indoor dining lounge, 2 master bedrooms ̦ 40 inch flat screen TV’s, a private wine & mini bar, a separate bathroom with bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers.
Ideal for beach lovers, families or friends travelling together, the 530 sqm Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa‘s are overlooking the gorgeous sunset side of Finolhu and come with their very own private garden and 10 m sized pool. With white washed chice inspired interior design and 2 master bedrooms, the spacious villas also come with a private dining lounge, 40 inch flat screen TV’s, a private wine & mini bar, separate bathroom with bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers.
Day or night, the 1 OAK BEACH CLUB is the place to be and the heart of the Finolhu gastronomic experience. Pick a spot poolside or on the beach and start the day with a leisurely long breakfast, grazing from the live cooking stations at the Baa Baa Beach Diner; hang out for chilled tunes and exotic cocktails from the world-class mixologists behind the decks and the bar; or come out to play as nightfall draws the crowds to the magnetic two-storey Bar.
The 1OAK Beach Club at Finolhu will bring nightly entertainment and events to the island’s magnetic two-story Beach Club Bar crowned by a 360 degree panoramic lounge. Guests will experience jaw-dropping performances from resident Area 51 acrobats, mermaids and stilt walkers. Culinary showcases will be matched with world-class wines from the island’s Wine Vault or exotic cocktails from award-winning mixologists.
Cinema Retro screens classic movies and live international sports action; gamers can hit the bar’s old school arcade classic Pinball or PacMan action; or soak up the 180 degree views from the panoramic upstairs bar and viewing lounge.
1OAK Finolhu Blhu will feature weekly retro pool Parties; monthly Full Moon Tribal sandbank events; and – six times per year – vibe-defining, exclusive extravaganzas featuring appearances from the world’s top performers and hottest DJs.
Located on tip of the island with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, Finolhu’s premium dining venue spans two dining areas: a relaxed indoor dining space, and an open lower deck which encapsulates the archetypal Maldivian experience of being surrounded by the sights and sounds of the sea. Centred around a stunning duck oven, Kanusan’s open kitchen puts its cuisine centre stage, embracing the theatricality of its Asian spirit. Classic favourites such as Mandarin roasted duck and Larb Gai are given a refreshing Kanusan twist, while newly created unique signature dishes include steamed snapper and lobster, Black truffle roast duck and sliced blue abalone in Kanusan sauce. Seating up to 60 guests, Kanusan also features a vibrant overwater bar area.
Like a mirage made real, the Fish & Crab Shack is an oasis of rustic chic deliciousness halfway along Finolhu’s stunning one-kilometre sandbar. Swim, stroll out across the sands, or take a Dhoni ride across the lagoon to while away a perfect afternoon: a long lunch under the coconut trees, swimming in the crystal blue lagoon and playing on the pristine white sand.
Cool off with crisp glasses of rosé or crafted cocktails from the beach bar, savour lip-smacking buckets of prawns, and share stunning platters of fresh crab, vegetables and local seafood – a quintessentially Maldivian “must do” experience for couples, friends or families that is simplicity perfected.
Bringing magical Maghreb flavours to the Maldives, the boutique-style Baahaa Grill restaurant will celebrate the legendary spice blends of pre-Moorish North Africa, where a town’s finest spice sellers were as famous as its rulers. Starting with mezze, this is a spice odyssey of mixes, rubs and marinades from Ras el Hanout to Baharat and Adwiya, where select cuts are spiced and grilled to perfection.
Finolhu’s old-school tuck shop, tantalisingly located on the corner where The Cove, THUNDERBALL on Palm Beach and the tennis courts meet. Milk Bar’s treats range from guilt-free to carefree, drawing a mix of peckish racketeers, gym bunnies, spa junkies and roaming guests to its shaded and indoor seating. Healthy drinks include amazing smoothies, juices, and Bodyism Shakes, while recharging snacks include fresh wraps and smashed avocado and acai bowls. ‘Naughty’ treats include ice creams and chocolates, amazing coffees, cool beers and wine by the glass.
Milk Bar is also a godsend for holiday ‘essentials’, stocking a seemingly telepathic variety of bathroom amenities, nick nacks and reading material.
Centred around a happening hub of pastel-coloured beach Divans featuring Divas of the day, Finolhu’s The Cove Club is a chilled out retro revival area of 60’s and 70’s where massage, movement and chill is medicinal and the fun glamorous side of this period is at play Stripping the spa concept back to the simple truths of wellness, movement and sound therapy, The Cove offers a calm, unintimidating haven in which to drop and anchor and just relax. Ten chandelier-lit treatment ‘Divans’ – each celebrating an iconic beauty of the 60s – are complimented by a fitness centre, yoga pavilion and outdoor ‘Palm Beach gym’. The island’s natural environment is the inspiration for fitness activities at The Cove, from capoeira and paddle boarding to ballet and kickboxing, while the facilities will also include a relaxation area overlooking the sunset, steam/sauna, wellness areas, salon and retail pavilion.
Throughout your stay, the HUB team is on hand to offer scheduled excursions that allow
you to sample the delights of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Baa Atoll. Choose the
pace of your adventure; whether it’s simply relaxing on a deserted sand bank, snorkeling
around stunning coral reefs, or immersing yourself in Maldivian culture at a local
village. Each excursion can be personalized in accordance with the comments below
the experience summary. GoPro rentals and video services are available to capture your
unforgettable Maldivian experiences, whether on land or at sea.
Our resident Marine Biologist offers unsurpassable insight into the incredible Biosphere
Reserve in which Finolhu is located. All marine biologist-led activities are designed to
help further the understanding of some of the key features of this complex eco-system,
allowing you to appreciate the reasons why your choice of destination is so unique, and
also why it’s crucial that we protect it. Our marine biology program offers a holistic
approach to marine knowledge with a strong focus on citizen science and an open
sharing platform, so that various organizations such as Marine Megafauna™, Parley™,
One Drop Foundation™, Seakeepers Society™, and Ports of Cause™ can contribute and
partake in our conservation efforts. This is the perfect complement to our “Visiting
Heroes”, whom we host regularly at Finolhu. This all ties in to the overall sustainability
and conservation efforts of the resort management under EarthCheck™.
Our guests can learn about the ocean, pursue an adventure, experience the coral reef
and participate in ongoing research to personally make a difference to our fragile
environment. We currently contribute to MantaMatcher, an online global database
revolutionizing global research on these threatened rays by means of successful and
meaningful public involvement. Our Manta Ray excursion involves an in-depth briefing
about these majestic animals and an introduction on how to contribute to our ongoing
manta ID database.
Another main focus of the marine biology program is turtles. We currently collaborate
with TurtleWatch™ and the Olive Ridley Project™, ongoing open platforms focused on turtle
research across the Maldives. We offer the opportunity for you to join our Marine Biologist
on an exciting adventure to swim with these ancient, fascinating reptiles in their natural
environment at a nearby reef. By sharing your photos with us, you will contribute to our
ever-growing database of turtles, which is in turn shared with TurtleWatch™
All of the following scheduled experiences are conducted by one of our experienced Snorkel Guides.
Each one of our guides has been handpicked for their in-depth knowledge on the underwater
world, and comes fully trained in first aid. Snorkeling equipment is provided on a complimentary
basis, and you may keep hold of it for the duration of your stay. You can book your activities at
HUB, which is located at the main dive jetty just next to the arrival jetty. You can also make
reservations at the Mojo Magic pink Kombi van, right next to Mission Control. Unguided snorkeling is permitted around the island,
however for your comfort and safety we recommend that you discuss your wishes with a member of our knowledgeable team for the best advice on where to enter the water, as well as potential risks such as boat traffic, currents and other important considerations. Be sure to bring your waterproof camera or rent a GoPro.
We regularly host visiting aquatic and marine “Heroes” that offer specialized workshops,
courses, discussions and activities in a variety of fields including diving, marine biology,
water sports, free diving, photography, sustainability, and conservation. Our heroes are
here to enhance your holiday, by creating special oncein- a-lifetime experiences and
memories that will last for years to come.
Chartering a private vessel is without a doubt the best way to experience the beauty of the Maldives in total luxury and style; it gives you the freedom to do what you want when you want without the limitations of a scheduled excursion. Choose from our collection of on-site vessels, or ask for access to an exclusive selection of motor cruisers, yachts and even superyachts available through our preferred partners. Please note that cancellation policies may differ.
Situated on Palm Beach, Thunderball boasts an incredible 1.5km long lagoon that is perfect for our many adrenaline filled motorised and non-motorised water sport activities.
Be James Bond for a day and try our jet skis and Seabobs. Enjoy the thrill of our towable floating toys, knee boarding, wake boarding or water skiing.
Love the wind? Try windsurfing or catamaran sailing. What are you waiting for? Our professional team of passionate instructors is waiting for you.
OPEN: 10:00 – 19:00
Non motorised watersports are free.
he Palm Beach Tennis Court is set with floodlitsynthetic grass surface. A tennis professional isavailable for private coaching sessions or group sessions.
Work on the different aspects of the game and focus the session on different techniques, strategies or just have a fun hit.
At Finolhu we have both indoor and outdoor gym areas with the latest state of the art gym equipment; both facing ‘Palm Beach’ and the beautiful lagoon. Begin your fitness journey at the Cove Club by meeting with our resident fitness instructor who will provide expert fitness and wellness advise and guide you to achieving your fitness goals. Test your limits on strength and resistance with the ultimate beach gym workout using our TRX and high interval training equipment.
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