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5 Star
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90
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YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Stylish adults-only luxury resort designed by the renowned architect Yuji Yamazaki
  • Offering sublime accommodation, generous all-inclusive service and amazing spa indulgences
  • Surounded by a pristine lagoon with great visibility, incredible marine life and colourful corals - a snorkeller's paradise
  • Home to the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, 5.8 meters below the surface
  • 60+ dive sites with dozens of species of sharks, rays, manta rays, green turtles
  • Ideal dive environments to suit both experienced and beginner divers
  • Resident marine biologist located at Hurawalhi’s Manta Trust Marine Biology Center
  • 40 minute seaplane flight from Male offering unforgetable views of the maldivian atolls

Resort Description

Hurawalhi Island Resort is located within the stunning Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives. Providing an idyllic mix of excitement, romance and luxury, a vacation to Hurawalhi Island will take your breath away. You can spend days poring over beautiful images of Maldivian islands online, but nothing will truly prepare you for the wondrous blend of barefoot bliss and contemporary design found at Hurawalhi. With 90 villas offering 7 crisp and stylish accommodation types, you are sure to find the perfect setting to bring your dreams to life!

The island is home to 3 marvellous restaurants and bars, including the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant offering fine dining amongst schools of reef fish. If a pre-dinner drink is what you desire, then the Champagne Pavilion offers a flawless setting to watch dolphins and mantas leap from the ocean as the sun sets. While you are forever welcome to spend your days and nights doing nothing but enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and tropical scenery, there is a plethora of land and water activities available to suit all preferences and experience levels. The diving around the house reef and nearby dive sites is next to none when it comes to large marine life. When you’re not diving, eating or relaxing, the games room, sports ground, spa, marine biology center, fitness center, photography sessions and diversity of excursions will no doubt leave you informed, inspired and entertained.

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Explore diving around the Hurawalhi Island Resort

What to see

Amongst the caves and overhangs you’ll see different species of moray eel, nudibranchs, scorpionfish, and orange, nocturnal soldier fish with big, black eyes. They can be seen swimming upside down in the dark overhangs.

The soft corals are colorful, and some of the hard corals look like a French horn's bell. Expect reef sharks, turtles and rays, but the wet season is more favorable for manta sightings.

As with most of the Maldives – the variety of marine life in Lhaviyani will keep you busy. Add a shipwreck to your experience, and you might need a spare pencil to complete your dive logs.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Prodivers voted BEST DIVE CENTER IN THE MALDIVES in 2018
  • 5 experienced, professional and enthusiastic instructors speaking 7 different languages
  • Boat-trips twice a day, seven days a week
  • All courses available from Open Water right through to specialties and Dive Master
  • House reef, accessible from the island's pier, just a few steps from the dive center
  • Over 60 easily accessible and biodiverse dive sites reached on half day trips, and catering to divers of all experience levels
  • Incredible diversity with caves, drop offs, shipwrecks, mantas, scooter rides and drift dives

Description

As the fifth dive center opened by award winning Prodivers, and the third within the Lhaviyani Atoll, this operation is guaranteed to offer a first class, safe and intimate diving experience amongst the unspoilt local reef systems. With more than 60 nearby dive sites, most of which conveniently visited on a half day trip, you are guaranteed to experience abundant and diverse marine life. What's more, the exclusive and remote character of the local atoll mean that you are highly likely to be the only group at any given dive site. The underwater environment offers a stunning variety of options, making this an ideal location for those with varying diving experience levels. This fully equipped and well maintained dive center is home to 5 experienced, multilingual and fun instructors, happy to guide you around their favourite diving spots, get you started with your first bubbles under the water or help you gain further qualifications. Whatever it is you are after, Providers Hurawalhi will be able to accommodate!

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Other Specialties

Equipment

  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

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

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Games Room
  • External Guests Allowed

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Movies
  • Nightclub

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)

How to get there

Arrival

  • Upon arrival, after clearing immigration and exiting the customs area, you will be greeted by a resort representative in the arrivals hall who will assist you with your bags and take you to the Seaplane terminal.
  • After relaxing at Hurawalhi’s comfortable lounge you will board a Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane that will take you to the resort (40 minute flight time)
  • Expect unforgetable views of the hundreds of islands on this trip of a lifetime
  • Seaplanes operate during daylight hours only (approximately 6:00am till 6:00pm), allowing you to soak up the scenery on route to the island. Flights do not usually depart later than 4:00pm.
  • Hurawalhi and TMA work closely to ensure that your transfer departs as early as possible following your arrival in Male.
  • Maximum checked in luggage is 20 kilos per person and the flight time is less than 1 hour.

Departure

  • Having checked out, Hurawalhi staff will be on hand to help deliver your baggage to the island’s pier where the shared seaplane will be waiting to transfer you to Male International Airport.
  • You may connect to international flights departing after 9:00am Maldivian time.

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