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Finolhu Resort

5 star hotel
Kanufushi Island, Baa Atoll P.O Box 2123, Male’, Maldives
125 rooms
FREE Internet

HUB Finolhu (Dive Butler)

5 star dive center
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Kanufushi Island, Baa Atoll, Male, Maldives, Maldives

Resort Highlights

  • Finolhu Resort is set within UNESCO-protected Baa Atoll
  • Close by Hanifaru Bay and its population of Manta Rays (between June and October)
  • Overwater and beachfront villas with breath taking ocean views
  • Swim with dolphins, turtles, mantas and white tip reefs sharks
  • First-class retro style, offering a truly unique and luxurious Maldives escape
  • Gourmet, fresh and local cuisine
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 37 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

Up to 37 days before arrival, no cancellation charge. 37 to 23 days prior to arrival, 50% charge. 22 days or fewer before arrival, 100% charge. No-shows will be charged 100% of stay and one-way transfer. For festive season bookings, a 50% cancellation fee applies before July 31st 2018. Any cancellation after August 1st 2018 will be charged at 100%. No-shows will be charged 100% of stay and one-way transfer.

Explore diving around the Finolhu Resort

Resort Description

Finolhu Resort is a luxurious, retro resort offering overwater and beachfront villas.

When diving from Finolhu look out for overhangs, colorful corals, manta rays and whale sharks. Turtles are often spotted, as well as macro creatures, reef sharks and octopus. 

Pastel-hued decorations and bright green leaves stand out against the neutral tones and natural materials employed to create the foundations of each space.

Every villa offers comfortable, cushioned seating and top-notch views of the Indian Ocean.

Feeling peckish? Drop by one of the six ‘far out’ eateries. Or experience the Cove Club spa to unwind and allow yourself to be rejuvenated.

What to see

The Baa Atoll including the Goifulhafehendhoo Atoll, has been awarded UNESCO status for a reason. You won’t be disappointed by the diversity of fish and coral that you’ll see.

Baa Atoll

This atoll is full of overhangs, whip coral, dark red sponges and black coral bushes. This is an amazing destination for anyone who likes soft coral. The soft corals found in these overhangs are blue, yellow and green; pairs of porcelain crabs rest in anemone coral. You’ll also see large table corals on the reefs. In the channels, you’ll find eagle rays, napoleon wrasses, turtles and sharks.

Goifulhafehendhoo Atoll

This atoll surrounds the outer edge of Baa Atoll and offers a very different diving experience. If you’re visiting the atoll during manta season (usually between November and April), you can expect their orderly feeding behaviour to be disbanded while they feed. They bump into each other like bumper cars at a fairground.

At atoll inner reef, you’ll find musidaes and merulindaes building up the stunning coral reef which sometimes reach the height of over 5 meters, zoanthids growing like wild mushrooms and fungiidaes laying all over the reef. The healthy coral reef gives good protection for colorful angelfish, butterflyfish and crabs and shrimps.

At the outer reef drop-off of northeastern Goifulhafehendhoo atoll, you’ll enjoy dynamic drift dives while watching big schools of bigeye trevallies, batfish and rainbow runners, eagle rays, napoleon wrasses, giant travallies and dogtooth tunas pass by. Hawksbill turtles are often swimming along the drop off while green turtles, stingrays and reef cods sit in overhangs.


Dive Center

Highlights

  • First-class, luxury dive operation within a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Swim with mantas, sting rays, turtles, dolphins, sharks and 100's of fish species
  • Resident Marine Biologist offers unsurpassable insight into the area's incredible Biosphere Reserve
  • A diversity of marine environments including caves, caverns and overhangs 
  • Expert instructors, state-of-the-art equipment and spacious dive boats
  • Diving excursions and courses to sui beginners and experienced divers alike
  • Large population of Manta rays at Hanifaru Bay (June-October)
  • Have a one-on-one dive consultation and choose to develop a personalised diving itinerary

Description

HUB is the perfect base for partaking in a huge diversity of thrilling and inspiring water-based activities. Running regular excursions, a cutting edge Marine Biology program, world-class diving trips, exciting free diving and private boat charters, Dive Butler truly knows how to help you make the most out of the endless blue waters surrounding Finolhu. In addition to these activities, the center itself is home to a water-related retail store and facilities combined with expertise to bring to life all your underwater video and photography dreams. Capture the beauty and take your memories home with you! The rich, natural environment of the surrounding, protected waters mean that every single dive is an extraordinary adventure. Have a chat with one of the friendly and knowledgeable staff members, so they can be sure to guide you through the perfect dive site for you. The area was allocated UNESCO World Heritage status in 2011, largely due to the population of majestic Manta Rays that visit Hanifaru during the southwest monsoon (usually between June and October). Surely not one to miss, it’s only a short boat ride away!

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Karaoke
  • Jet Skiing
  • Nightclub

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • The resort is approximately 30 minutes away from Velana Airport by seaplane (Baggage allowance is 20kg and 5kg hand luggage. Any excess baggage is chargeable at a cost of US$4 per kg and payable at the airport). 
  • The resort can be reached by a 20 minute Domestic flight and 25 minutes speedboat ride from Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport (Each guest is allowed a 25 kg checked luggage and 5 kgs of hand luggage. Any excess baggage is charged a cost of US$2.00 and is payable at the airport).
  • If you take domestic flight, you will be met by a hotel representative who will assist you with your bags and escort you to a speedboat that will transfer you to your island home.
  • Check‐in time is 1400hrs on the arrival date.

Departure

  • Check‐out time is 1200hrs on the departure date.
  • Having checked out of the resort, you will be transferred by speedboat back to Dharavandhoo Airport or you can join your Seaplane transfer back to Velan Airport

FINOLHU Baa Atoll is 2hrs ahead of Maldives Standard Time

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