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3 Star

Rooms

5

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Walking distance

House reef

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Resort Highlights

  • Discover an ideal balance of chic resort-style elegance and laid-back Maldivian island life on this wild yet inhabited local island with a near pristine beach and lush vegetation
  • Explore the crystalline house reef, meet an abundance of friendly turtles and have your chance to dive with majestic manta rays
  • Chill out in a hammock with your favourite book, or grab your snorkel and explore the shimmering, shallow coral reef - home to octopus, butterfly fish, clown fish and nurse sharks
  • Feel the sand in your toes as you dine on freshly-prepared Italian, Asian & Maldivian fusion cuisine in a lantern-lit, atmospheric garden setting
  • Understand more about the intricate eco systems that drew you to the Maldives at weekly evenings dedicated to marine biology, delivered by resident marine biologist Donatella (1st Dec - 15 April only)

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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

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20% (downpayment)
  • 51 days before trip start: 80% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 28 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 28 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Villa Rosa is a beautifully stylish island paradise, combining the best of resort-style accommodation with laid-back Maldivian island life. 

This guesthouse is located on Feridhoo Island, one of eight inhabited islands of the Alif Alif Atoll in the north of the Maldives. This chilled out little island offers relaxation and a window into the every-day lives of Maldivian folk. The island is still very wild, with an almost pristine beach and lush vegetation which covers a majority of the island. While alcohol is not permitted on the island, bikinis are welcome at the generously-sized tourist beach.

Stroll into the private garden courtyard, comprised of sugar-white sand and gently-winding palm trees. Wooden chairs and tables are dotted throughout naturally-shaded enclaves which, come evening, are lit by hurricane lanterns creating a cozy and atmospheric setting for dinner with your friends, family or other half. Expect to dine on freshly-prepared Italian, Asian and Maldivian fusion cuisine, with plenty of vegetarian options available. 

With just five rooms, you'll receive a warm welcome and personalized, flexible service. Head out to the ocean to swim with an abundance of friendly turtles, plus manta rays at the right time of year. Take your time to explore the shallow and colorful house reef by scuba or snorkel. The seas are sparklingly clear and every Wednesday the team hold 'An Evening Dedicated to Marine Biology'. Come along and learn more about the amazing yet delicate ecosystems with videos, texts and live coverage delivered by Donatella, the resident marine biologist (1st Dec - 15 April only). 

Explore diving around the Villa Rosa

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

  • Modern PADI 5* Dive Center in sought-after Ari Atoll - think turtles, whale sharks, clown fish,  manta rays and more...
  • Grab your snorkel or paddle board and explore the island's hidden beaches and fringing reefs (guided tours for groups, couples of individuals available on request)
  • Calm waters to suit new divers blowing their first bubbles, as well as high-adrenaline thilas for world-class drift diving and large pelagic action
  • Begin or continue your dive education with a full range of PADI recreational training, including Night Diving and Project AWARE specialties
  • Suit up into well-maintained Mares rental gear, then head out over crystal-clear seas to the dive sites on a spacious Dhoni (traditional Maldivian vessel) or shaded speed boat


Description

Noohiri Diving & Water Sport Center is a modern PADI 5* dive center located on Feridhoo Island in the north of the Maldives, close by numerous friendly turtles. 

Set in the north part of Ari Atoll, this is one of the most sought after diving destination in the Maldives. Turtles, nurse & reef sharks, whale sharks, manta rays... all these beautiful creatures are found here each and every year. Not to mention the hundreds of smaller reef creatures and colorful corals that make up the underwater paradise that is the Maldives. With Noohiri, get easy, laid-back yet safe access to 17 of the best dive sites around - all within 75 minutes ride of the dive center (though most are less than 1 hour away). 

Whether you're a new diver looking for calm, shallow coral reefs to blow your first bubbles, or an experienced drift diver hoping to fly through diverse thilas on strong currents, Noohiri has you covered. A full range of PADI recreational courses are available, including Project AWARE and Night specialties. All rental gear is well-maintained Mares equipment and the team boast two on-site compressors. 

For non-divers or those looking to mix it up, the water sports half of the operation offers sailing trips, stand up paddle boards (SUP) and windsurfing. Grab the gear and go for it, or sign up for a class to hone those skills. A SUP allows you to easily and flexibly explore the island's reefs and beaches. Guided tours are available on request. 

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
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sandbank
  • Book Swap/Library

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Football (Soccer)
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Malé International Airport.
  • Staff will meet you in Male airport and help you to board a speed boat that will take you the remainder of the journey (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • The speed boats run on Saturday through Thursday at 10:30 am, 2 pm and 4 pm. On Friday, the boats depart at 9:30 am and 4 pm.  
  • Check in time is 12pm.

Departure

  • Check out time depends on your boat departure time. 
  • Return transfers depart from Feridhoo Island at 7 am and 11:45 am on Saturday through Thursday. On Friday, the speed boats leave at 5:15 am and 12:30 pm (additional cost, advance notice required).

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