Fushifaru MaldivesIndian Ocean,Maldives
Fushifaru Maldives Resort delivers affordable 4 star luxury experience. Beautiful Sunrise and Sunset Beach Villas with Pool plus superb diving in Lhaviyani atollCall us or email to book
On the north eastern edge of Lhaviyani atoll sits the exquisite island resort of Fushifaru. We love this resort, with it's traditional, yet classy, Maldivian vibe. It's perfect for couples looking to get away from it all, and hide out in a beach or water villas. Fushifaru is more than just a resort to relax in. It is a gateway to a legendary atoll, hosting famous and fast moving dives between the two channels connecting the atoll's inner lagoon to the outer sea. Your home at Fushifaru will be one of the resort's 49 beach and water villas. The aesthetic here merges quintessential Maldivian design and architecture with modern decor. Sunrise side, there are 11 beach villas (96sqm) and 7 pool beach villas (122sqm). On the sunset side of the island are 15 beach villas and 10 pool beach villas. Or spoil yourself with one of the 5 water villas - these are the same side as the beach villas, but the views are divine. The sunrise Villas look out towards "Maakandu", the wild open Indian Ocean while the Sunset Villas look out towards "Etherevari", the calm crystal clear lagoon and the Water Villas face "Kandu-olhi", the vibrant channel. The resort offers a range of meal and drink plans to suit every taste and budget. Whilst we recommend booking at least half board, full board , all inclusive and premium all inclusive options are available. Savour mouth-watering dishes at one of the two resort restaurants or enjoy in villa dining 24hrs. Rejuvenate your body and mind at Heylhi Spa. If you are more musically inclined, try your hand at playing the boduberu drum or book yourself . For the more adventurous traveller, hop on a Dhoni or a luxury yacht and join the many activities that Best Dives Fushifaru can offer such as, scuba diving, snorkelling, turtle quest, local island visit, sandbank excursion and many more. Just a few minutes away by boat from the island is Fushifaru Kandu, a Marine Protected area teeming with diverse marine life, unique cave formations, a manta cleaning station and much more; a true haven for diving enthusiasts and snorkellers alike.
Beach Sunset or Sunrise Villas locations Step into a spacious bedroom with an outdoor bathroom and outdoor decking furnished for daytime and night time dining. King-sized bed Air conditioning Mini bar In-room safe, TV, phone Illy coffee/ espresso machine and tea Complimentary water Garden bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor shower Private veranda
Pool Villas sunset or sunrise locations. A spacious villa with an infinity plunge pool and direct access to the beach. King-sized bed, Indoor daybed, Air conditioning, In-room safe. Espresso machine and tea Garden bathroom with bath Indoor and outdoor shower Private veranda
The Water Villas are located facing the Kandu-Olhi, the Channel and is furnished with an outdoor Jacuzzi. King-sized bed Indoor daybed Air conditioning Mini bar In-room safe Espresso machine and tea Telephone Indoor Rain Shower Private veranda Outdoor dining furniture, sun bed, Sun loungers with umbrellas, Jacuzzi
49 beach and water villas will exude luxurious coziness with carefully selected amenities. Various categories of villas face the Maakandu (open ocean), Etherevari (lagoon) or Kandu-Olhi (channel) reflecting designs inspired by their locations on the island. Complimentary island-wide wifi
We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.
The Maldives is in the Indian Ocean, a 10-14hr flight from the UK, around 370 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. It is made up of 1200 islands, stretching over 500 miles from north to south. The main arrival airport for all flights to the Maldives is Male's airport island (MLE). The Maldives is famous for its great snorkelling, manta cleaning stations, whalesharks, shark dives and fast drift dives through channels. The water remains a constant 27-28 C year round.
Whilst there are 2 monsoon seasons (Nov-Apr & May-Oct), the diving remains excellent year round. Diving operators will changes their dive sites in each season to find the best hot spots for the big fish! Traditionally, our summer months tend to be windier with a higher chance of rain, whilst the winter months are flatter. However, the seasons are much less predictable in reality and its a fabulous place to dive whatever time of year!
Our holidays to the Maldives can be quoted with most major airlines. If you would like to depart from a regional UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. If you make your own flight arrangements to Male, please check the transfer arrangements before confirming your flights. Please do not finalise any flight arrangements yourself before your liveaboard space is confirmed as being held.
As most flights are not direct, it is simple to add a stop over en route - simply ask your travel consultant for a quote. Sri Lanka is our most popular, up coming destination - with beautiful beaches, it's a great alternative to staying in the Maldives resorts. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, why not head into the jungle for look for elephants and leopards. Or if you are a culture vulture, we highly recommend a Kandy city tour. The choice is yours! As we are able to book most major airlines to the Maldives, you can also add a stop to break up your flight. Popular locations include Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.
UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here . If transiting via Sri Lanka you must have a visa prior to travel click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here
On arrival in the Maldives, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please turn left from arrivals and go to the information desk at Male airport. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
If your holiday begins in Male you will be met and taken to your boat. The transfer takes around 20mins. Many of our Maldives holidays will include either a domestic flight or seaplane transfer. It takes approx 45mins -1 hour to clear immigration and collect your baggage at Male airport. We endeavour to keep the transit between flights as short as possible and your transfer will normally take place within 3 hours of your international arrival, but please be aware, you may have to wait at the airport between flights. The domestic terminal is right next door to arrivals. This has AC, bathrooms and a small cafe. You will usually be met by a rep, who will assist you in moving between the terminals. The baggage allowance on domestic flights is typically 20kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg. The seaplane check in desk is to your right on exiting the arrivals hall. You will check your bag in here and then be transferred to the seaplane terminal by bus. This has AC, bathrooms, a small cafe and shop. The seaplanes run regularly throughout the day and due to the way the scheduling is organised, the exact time of your seaplane cannot be confirmed prior to arrival in Male. Seaplanes do not run in the dark - the fist seaplane is around 06:00 Male time and ends around 16:00 Male time. The baggage allowance on seaplane flights is typically 20kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg.
You will be taken back to Male airport in time for your international flight. Domestic flights and seaplanes will arrive in time for you to make your connections. Typically you will arrive at the airport 1 1/2- 2 hours before your flight time. There is currently no departure tax when leaving the Maldives.
Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
USD cash is the preferred currency. Credit & debit cards accepted although a surcharge may apply. A 12% local GST applies to all purchases made in the Maldives and will be added to bills locally.
Typically the Maldives has good mobile phone coverage throughout, although it is not 100 percent - please check with your phone contract provider for data roaming, charges and 3G availability.
Either UK 3 pin or European 2 pin plugs. Please do not leave batteries charging unattended in your rooms.
Kit hire can be arranged in resort
Best Dives Maldives teach a wide range of beginners courses, as well as continuing education for certified divers
You can purchase souvenirs from the shops at both Fushifaru and Best Dives Maldives
Nitrox is available for certified divers
A typical deposit for a holiday to Fushifaru is around £600 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
A return seaplane transfer from Male is included. You may be charged for excess baggage on the domestic flight if you are above the weight limit for your hold baggage. A standard resort package includes 2 people sharing 7 nights in a sunrise beach villa on an half board basis. Room upgrades and meal/drink plan upgrades available on request. The mandatory green tax has been included and prepaid in your holiday
Local taxes on purchases apply in the Maldives (12% GST). All additional meals and drinks are arranged and paid for at the end of your stay. Spa treatments, and any local excursions, private tours or special occasion services are arranged and will be added to your in resort bill. Day diving can be booked and paid for on site with the dive centre. Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed. Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to your holiday
Explore what lies beyond the beach and discover the true beauty and magic of the Maldives through scuba diving. See up close the breathtaking marine life and colourful coral reefs in the crystal clear water, with an average temperature of 29C all year round, Maldives is a true tropical paradise. With Best Dives Fushifaru, the team of PADI professionals will help you become a certified Scuba Diver. You can start with Discover Scuba Dive and learn how to breath underwater without any need to sign up to a course. Already a certified diver? Why not develop your skills with a new course or a Speciality dive such as Enriched Air diving or wreck diving amongst others. Whatever your diving requirements are, we have something to offer to you. For dive excursions, please contact the Dive Centre one day in advance and have your certification card to hand if you have one. If you've logged 30 dives or fewer, or haven't dived for 3 months or more, you'll be required to do an orientation dive. A large sand bank lies on one side. Vibrant and mysterious sea creatures swim around in a small triangle connecting three of the most distinctive dive sites named after the island in the bigger, southern channel. Sums of cleaner fish cleanse and welcome various marine lives to the nationally protected reef.
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