A relative newcomer in the Maldives, Hurawalhi is an adults-only resort tucked away in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll. Revel in the resort’s contemporary style while staying in your pick of villas set on the beach or over the azure waters. Be sure to make a reservation for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at undersea restaurant, 5.8, and of course get into the water yourself, enjoying the resort’s excellent house reef.
Why stay here? For those travelling child-free, Hurawalhi is a cool, contemporary option and the all-inclusive package makes for a carefree escape. Make a toast of your choice of resort at the over-water Champagne Pavilion, a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.
Dive and snorkel Sign up for a guided snorkel trip on the excellent house reef or an excursion to try and find rays with the Manta Trust a base at the resort’s marine biology centre. Nearby are the Kuredu Caves, known for the potential of seeing sea turtles, napoleons and eagle rays.
Beach and pools The island is just 400 metres long, surrounded by soft sands and there is a freshwater infinity pool.
Restaurants and Bars 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the largest of its kind, offers a multi-course tasting menu, Aquarium, serves up seafood and meat a la carte, and Canneli, the main buffet restaurant, serves international cuisine and hosts themed evenings. Champagne Pavilion specialises in champagnes and canapés, and Coco Bar, with both ocean and pool views, offers an extensive drinks menu, shishas and snacks throughout the day. Please see opening times of restaurants, bars and AI in resort. Please note, other dining options may be available in resort.
Board Basis options Breakfast, half board, full board and all-inclusive.
Breakfast To be taken at Canneli Restaurant.
Half board Includes breakfast and dinner at Canneli Restaurant.
Full board Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at Canneli Restaurant.
All-inclusive Plus Includes meals as above plus afternoon tea in Coco Bar. 10% discount in all a la carte restaurants (excluding 5.8 Undersea Restaurant). Unlimited beverages (selected items only), plus Mini Bar. One demi bottle of champagne. – One sunset cruise. – Use of the fitness centre, tennis, beach volleyball and badminton courts, table tennis, billiards, snooker, darts and football. – Use of kayaks and windsurfers. – One half hour group snorkeling lesson. – One half hour windsurfing lesson.
Please note, restaurant and other inclusions may change without prior notice. Restaurant and bar validity will vary depending on your room location and further information regarding the board basis will be provided to you in resort.
Other facilities The island offers fun-filled watersports centre with everything from parasailing to fun-tubes, fitness centre and an organic over-water spa.
For families The resort has an ‘adults-only’ policy, with only children aged 15 and over welcomed; teens will find plenty to keep them entertained – either in the water or on land plus a games room.
Room upgrades 90 villas. Upgrade for a villa with a private pool or sunset view.
Resort transfer 40 minutes by seaplane.
What is included in the tour
- 5 nights in Hurawalhi Island Resort 5*
- Romantic Ocean Villa
- All Inclusive
- Return flight with Emirates from London Heathrow
With each luxury resort set on its own private island, a holiday in the Maldives is an otherworldly retreat from the buzz of daily life.
• Marvel at the atolls of the Maldives as you fly over them in a little seaplane.
• Sip champagne on an idyllic sunset cruise on a dhow, traditional wooden boats where the captain deftly steers the rudder with his foot.
• Swim with whale sharks – the gentle giants of the ocean – in South Ari Atoll.
• Plant coral on the reef, a special experience that helps to highlight the plight of this essential but fragile part of the marine world.
When to visit
The best weather is December to February, with low humidity, blue skies and only occasional rain, and pricing reflects that. Temperatures peak in March and April and prices tend to come down, with the lowest season being May-November (except August for school holidays) when there is a higher chance of rain and storms.
What to pack
Temperatures rarely drop below 25C, so take plenty of lightweight clothing. The Maldives is a Muslim country, so dress respectfully when in public places such as Malé, or if visiting local inhabited islands.