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Experience world-class service at Finolhu Baa Atoll Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, Finolhu provides the ultimate island experience for guests. Each one of Finolhu’s villas are located either on the island’s beachfront or directly over the ocean waters. More than half of the villas feature a private pool, while every villa category offers a spacious living area with all the modern comforts of home. Finolhu offers elegant dining options, with the Beach Kitchen at its heart where guests can savour international favourites anytime of the day. Other choices include the toes-in-the-sand dining experience at Crab Shack, situated halfway along Finolhu’s marvellous sandbank, or the Japanese and Asian fine dining venue Kanusan. The boutique-style Arabian Grill celebrates the legendary spice blends of Middle Eastern flavours, while Milk LAB offers quick and easy snacks and superb coffees. Guests can enjoy a snack or drink along with spectacular views from the upper deck at the Beach Club. The Oceaneers Club keeps the little ones entertained with fantastic child-friendly activities and facilities, along with caring staff. The kids club features an outdoor play area with play set, dressing room, children’s pool and art studio. Discover immersive experiences at the dive centre offering a series of activities and excursions including snorkelling, diving, fishing, cruising and more. For exhilarating water adventures, guests can try the Watersports centre. The fully-equipped Fehi Spa fuses the very best of East and West in a pampering menu of holistic programmes and bespoke treatments expertly delivered in soothingly tranquil surrounds. The property offers an indoor and outdoor gym, yoga and meditation at the outdoor Yoga Pavilion or directly on the beach. Finolhu can be reached by a 30-minute scenic seaplane ride from Malé International Airport.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Diving
Mini golf
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
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Pedicure
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Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
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Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Private beach
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Extra long beds
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Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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MB wrote a review Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia50 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't speak highly enough of this place, we had an overwater pool villa which was breathtaking! The food was amazing, the staff are incredible and the entertainment was fantastic! Nothing can prepare you for how soft the sand is, or how clear the water will be. I will definitely return.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear bravotwonine, Many thanks for your outstanding ratings and kind words about your stay at Finolhu Baa Atoll. Maldives is a precious destination and known for its soft sands and clear water. Surely a destination on most traveler's bucket list. I am glad you got to tick it off and had that first experience at our Island Playground. We are thrilled that our resort took your breath away and met your expectations in all ways. We hope that you will be cherishing the memories, until we meet again. It would be our greatest pleasure to welcome your return in the near future. Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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Iva R wrote a review Jan 2023
My family and myself have visited the Finolhu Maldives resort. We can’t express ourselves about how much we enjoyed the resort and all of the staff members assisting us anytime we needed assistance. We have been greeted the first moment we entered the Maldives right on the airport and until the last moment where we have met a gentleman called Teddy. Teddy was one of the most sweet hearted men that we have met his love and passion for assisting made us feel in good hands. Very professional of the whole staff of and on the resort.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear 926ivar, Thank you very much for writing a remarkable review on TripAdvisor about your stay with us. At our Island Playground it is our mission to exceed expectations and to enhance every guest experience. We are so happy to hear that your family really enjoyed the resort and the hospitality from the team. The services at the airport are the first and last impression of your holiday in Maldives and I am proud to hear that our Airport Representative Teddy has served you with passion and made a real difference in your experience. Trust that we will celebrate your compliments with Teddy! Thank you again and we truly wish to see you again. Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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pool19 wrote a review Jan 2023
United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
This was are 3rd Christmas and new year at finolhu and was by far the best in every way, I cannot speak highly enough of this place and how it finds ways to improve every year This year there was a lot of new faces including martine and beatriz who could not of done more for us, literally nothing at all was too much and also the same faces from the year before in Marc and shammas who greeted us off the plane and went above and beyond to make sure every last detail was perfect to make the holiday as special as it was. We have stayed in a lot of resorts as a family over the years and I don't believe you could ever find better service that you get in finolhu now it has really gone up another level this year, not to mention the resort itself is paradise Are favourite restaurant is
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear pool19, On behalf of the entire Finolhu Family we wish to thank you for your loyalty and for writing such a heartfelt review about your third experience with us. We all really enjoyed hosting your family for another holiday season and making the festive celebrations so special. It encourages us to read that this year has been the best in every way and that you notice that our efforts to continuously enhance guest experiences are successful. It makes the Islanders very proud that it is because of them that your family keep returning to our Island Playground. You can be assured that your compliments to all who you have recognized personally have been well passed on, and all received their well deserved praise. Thank you so much for recommending Finolhu as the best resort in Maldives. We are thrilled! We look forward delivering another fabulous festive experience to you this year. See you soon! Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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Nicola C wrote a review Jan 2023
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2nd time in the Maldives but 1st time at Seaside Finolhu. We were initially a little apprehensive as we knew we’d likely compare everything to our previous stay which was amazing but we needn’t have worried as everything about Seaside Finolhu was/is absolute perfection! From the moment you land and are greeted warmly by the team to the very second you leave and are waved off, you’re treated like family. Nothing is any trouble. The location, accommodation, food, facilities etc. are all exquisite but it’s the Finolhu team that really make the resort a winner in my opinion. Every single member of staff we interacted with went above and beyond to give us the best experience. It’s obvious everyone is happy working at the resort and passionate about what they do. I don’t want to
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nicola C, Firstly, thank you for choosing Finolhu Baa Atoll for your second trip to Paradise! It was such a pleasure to welcome your family and ensure you had an absolute perfect holiday in any way. Thank you for writing a detailed review and sharing with future travelers how much you have enjoyed, the location, accommodation, food, facilities and of course the hospitality from the team. I couldn't agree more that our Islanders are the ones who make the difference, while they live and share their passion. This compliment will serve as a motivation to keep up the great work for all of us. We understand how important it is to keep the children happy, when travelling with a family. It is therefore exciting to hear that the kids very much enjoyed the activities offered by our Oceaneers Club. They surely know how to create good times and memories! Our famous White Party on Fridays is the must-attend-to event of the week and glad you have enjoyed this special experience at the Crab Shack as one of your highlights. The Finolhu App does not only serve as a wonderful information tool to keep you informed but also creates easy communication between our guest and our team - wherever you are. Glad you felt the same convenience. Thank you again for sharing your amazing review. It really means a lot to us that you mark Finolhu as the best resort in the World. We can't wait to welcome your return, where you hopefully can experience our future developed Teens Hut. Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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Jan K wrote a review Jan 2023
Warwick, United Kingdom1657 contributions239 helpful votes
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After 30 minutes seaplane journey we arrived in paradise with Martine and her crew welcoming us. We stayed in an Ocean sunset water villa. We upgraded from the all inclusive to premium all inclusive, well worth the money. Villa was superb, excellent cleaning services by Resco, who talks a mean football game, and well stocked. Outside and inside shower, double sink. Beach Kitchen provides buffets, Gabrielle at the egg station and Theara at the well being station served up delicious food. Arabian grill covers beach dinners, Kanusan does Japanese food. Crab Shack provides great al fresco seafood lunches and dinners, either walk on the sandbank or take the boat. Food is supervised by executive chef Greco, superb, wine provided with a smile by sommelier Upul, we were going to take
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 896JanK896, Thank you, for your fantastic and detailed review on your stay at Finolhu Baa Atoll. We are excited to read that you had a great time and feel proud to receive your compliments on the villas, the meal plan value, the delicious food offerings, the sunrise yoga, our famous Sandbank and of course the remarkable hospitality you received from our team. I totally agree - it is our team of Islanders who make the difference and we take proud in the fact that them and specifically Resco, Gabriel, Theara, Upul, Sam, Nasheed, Shinto, Azjan, Zai and Khaleel made your experience so special. Your review is one that deserves a celebration and I will be sure to pass on your kudos to the entire Finolhu Family. Again, many thanks and we hope to welcome you back when you return to the Maldives in the Future. Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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SHERREE M wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
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We have just returned from our second stay at Finolhu. Unbelievably it was even better the second time! From the moment we arrived at Male Airport we were treated with kindness, professionalism and courtesy by the Finolhu team. Everything was organised and completely stress free. From the minute you arrive until departure, the Finolhu team are on hand to take care of everything you desire. The staff are incredible! From Sagimon and his wonderful team of house keepers etc. who took great care of us (thank you Appu!) to Shuresh (bar manager) and his amazing team - special thanks to Edi, Khalid, GK and Ammadey, for being super attentive and entertaining throughout our stay. Not forgetting Ali from the beach kitchen too. Everyone we met was super friendly and polite.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear SHERREE M, We wish to thank you for your loyalty to Finolhu and for writing such a motivational review. It thrills us to learn that your recent stay was even better than the first. It shows that our efforts for continuous enhancement of guest experiences are successful. Your great compliments in regards to the professional and courteous hospitality as well the unique entertainment and delicious food serve as a real motivation for all of us to continue to live and share passion. Trust that your warm recognition of the Islanders who were so incredible and made a lasting impression will be rewarded within the team. They will surely be proud to hear that you remembered their names. Thank you again and we can't wait to make your third visit even better! Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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Jonas S wrote a review Jan 2023
Stockholm, Sweden3 contributions
Finolhu is an amazing resort in the Maldives. My wife and I went here for our honeymoon and of course it was tricky to choose hotel, which "package" selection at the hotel, etc. In the end we went for Finolhu and their all inclusive premium package and were super happy with the choice. There are multiple things that make Finolhu special in my view: - Staff is super friendly, personal and helpful, and the customer service we received was just top notch. From restaurant to front office staff to finance department who had to help us locate a lost payment - everyone was helpful - The water villa is spaceous and the water quality and marine life surrounding it is just pristine - The variety with four restaurants (all included in our package) means you never get tired of the food. Our
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear L6996Pjonass, Thank you very much for your detailed and outstanding review. It was such a pleasure to host your precious occasion and we are thrilled that it became a memorable Honeymoon. In Finolhu it is always our outmost priority to exceed expectations and to create memories for a life time. We are more than grateful for your kind words describing how we have succeeded. Sharing your experience on TripAdvisor will certainly help and motivate future travelers to experience the same. I can assure you that we have celebrated the recognition of those you have mentioned personally. They are very grateful that you are still remember their names! We truly hope to welcome your return and celebrate future anniversaries with you. Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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Staffan Holm wrote a review Jan 2023
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We have been to ten different resorts in the Maldives over the years and Finolhu is undoubtedly one of the best. It’s genuine, has a lot of charm and excellent service. The Premium All-inclusive package is very generous and you’ll for sure get delicious food, wine and drinks. Crab Shack became our favourite spot. Miss Snow was always taking good care of us and she is another reason for us to say; we’ll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 519staffanh, Thank you for your remarkable review. It makes us very proud to learn from a well-travelled guest that Finolhu belongs to one of the best resorts in the Maldives. Your genuine compliment on our offerings and excellent services, warms our hearts. The Crab Shack is a marvelous restaurant, where you can enjoy a unique dining experience with your toes in the sand. No doubt it became your favourite spot! Snow sends her kind regards and can't wait to look after you again upon you future return. See you soon! Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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Adi B. wrote a review Jan 2023
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The most beutyful and luxurious resort, that still feels respectful to nature. Wonderful and welcoming stuff, that always great you with a smile, and gives an outstanding service, in every aspect. The resort itself has a beutyful decor in every corner, and it is maintained like new. The food was absolutely great in both the restaurants and in the main dining room, and it was noticeable that everything was made from fresh and best ingredients. Scuba diving was also a great expérience, and highly recomended. Only Just left, and can't wait to be back there again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear AdiBerler, Firstly, thank you for choosing Finolhu Baa Atoll and for taking your time to write how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Learning that the beautiful island, the nature, the facilities, activities and food were up to your expectations, is a real encouragement for us. However, we are mostly proud to read about the wonderful and welcoming hospitality your received from our smiley Islanders. Rest assured that we will keep up these outstanding standards in exceeding guest experiences. Many thanks for sharing this superb compliment! We can't wait to welcome you back again. Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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Domino666 wrote a review Jan 2023
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We had the most wonderful week at Finolhu! The overwater villa looking out to the ocean was heavenly. The decor is classy and beautifully designed. Every day we would walk along the sandbank to watch the sunrise. Staff were incredible notably Mauch,Upul, Ayya, Ali, Milo, Yashin, Azlween, Farwaaz and Naufal. The food was wonderfully diverse and perfectly presented. Pure paradise. Looking forward to coming back x
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Martine Vera Strous, Guest Services / Front Office at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Domino666, Many thanks for sharing such a wonderful review. I am thrilled to note that you mark our Island Playground as Paradise and that the classy decorated villa, the diverse food offerings and of course our highlighted Sandbank stood out in your experience. Getting up early and catch the stunning sunrise on the sandbank is absolutely a must-do. I am glad that you took that chance to capture beautiful moments. The Islanders at Finolhu are there to make a memorable impact on the guest experience and I am proud to hear that Mauch, Upul Ayya, Ali, Milo, Yazin, Azleen, Farwaaz and Naufal did a incredible job which made you remember their names. They are grateful for your recognition. Thank you again and we look forward seeing you again at Finolhu Baa Atoll. Best regards, Martine Vera Strous Director of Guest Experience
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US$685 - US$1,667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesBaa AtollKanufushi
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