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Vakarufalhi Island Resort

Hotel category
5 Star
Rooms
75
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Private island luxury resort with all-inclusive option
  • Easy access to beautiful house reef
  • Manta Point, whale shark seeking, turtle excursions
  • 5* guestrooms with open-air bathrooms, king sized beds
  • Over-water Duniye Spa, couples treatments
  • Private dinners on the beach or in your villa
  • Water sports, fishing, snorkelling, dolphin cruise

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 44 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 28 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 28 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 90% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Vakarufalhi Island Resort is a luxury private island destination in South Ari Atoll. 

The island has a beautiful house reef beginning 15 meters from the shore, full of tropical fish like snappers, soldier fish and bat fish. From January till March, trips to Manta Point are made several times a week. Between September and December, it's not uncommon to spot a whale shark. 

The resort is comprised of over-water and beach villas. Each space offers ultimate privacy, open-air bathrooms, king sized beds, air conditioning and easy access to the lagoon. 

Ilaa Restaurant serves up fresh, varied cuisine throughout the day, and Ihaa Bar often features live music and DJs. Private dinners can be arranged on request. 

Activities include a trip to the over-water Duniye Spa, water sports, fishing, snorkelling, sunset dolphin seeking and discovering a virgin island. 

Explore diving around the Vakarufalhi Island Resort

What to see

The Ari Atoll is famous among divers for its volume of pelagic species. It is not uncommon to see manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads, guitar sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays all within a week’s diving.

While the Ari Atoll may be heaven for big species, it features a good deal of macro life as well. Frogfish, zebra morays, nudibranchs, blueline snappers and hundreds of other colorful fish species reside here.

Wherever you dive in the Ari Atoll, you are sure to be slack-jawed at least once a day by the sheer number of pelagic species you will encounter.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • 5* Dive Center in South Ari Atoll
  • Locally experienced, multilingual dive team
  • Year-round whale shark and manta sightings
  • 30+ varied dive sites within 40 minutes' drive
  • Scooter diving, plus specialty training
  • Spacious traditional Dhoni dive boats
  • Fruits, sandwiches, cake, soft drinks on full day trips

Description

Prodivers Vakarufalhi is located within one of the Maldives' diving hot spots, South Ari Atoll.

The team boast a wealth of local experience and offer a wide variety of daily dive trips. Choose from wrecks, coral gardens, drop offs, overhangs, channels and more.

30+ local dive sites are within 40 minutes' drive and offer the chance to see whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, eagle rays, nurse sharks, soft corals and large schools of colourful reef fish. 

Scooter diving is available on request, and training is available. The team offer a full range of PADI recreational courses in 6 languages. 

The dive boats are traditional, spacious and shaded Dhonis. Refreshments are provided on board. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Lunch Provided
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Toilet

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Sandbank
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Nightclub

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Board Games

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival

  • You can arrive at the island via seaplane or domestic flight (depending on availability). Both options will incur an additional cost, and should be organised in advance. 
  • Seaplane flights are only available between 6am and 4pm both ways. 
  • Early check in and late check out is available at no extra charge depending on availability. 

Departure

  • You can reach the international airport via seaplane or domenstic flight between 6am and 4pm (subject to availability, extra charge). 

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