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Finolhu Resort

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

Dive Butler Finolhu

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 5 divers per guide

Package 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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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Mar 21, 2021

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MPORTANT NOTICE: All travellers must submit an online health declaration form via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv 24 hours prior to flying to Maldives, and 24 hours before departure from the country. Please check if the immigration regulations of your home country or final destination country requires COVID-19 test results. If yes, please inform the resort in advance or upon check-in so that the PCR test can be arranged on the island within the required time frame.
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Booking process


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


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


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

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 37 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: 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

Dive Center


  • 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


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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Rental Equipment

  • Dive Computer
  • Regulator
  • Open-Heel Fins
  • Compass
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Aluminum Cylinders
  • Bcd
  • Children Sizes

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Onsite Classroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Retail Shop
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Swedish
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Sports & Watersports

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


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


  • Karaoke
  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

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


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Adaptive Service Facility

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.

How to get there


  • 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.


  • 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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