Seaside Finolhu is a luxury island playground for families, for friends and for fun. This barefoot-chic Maldives resort ditches the traditional idea of a ‘fly-and-flop’ holiday in favour of a vibe that's much more playful. Think sleeping in a unique Beach Bubble Tent or dining at the Crab Shack... because seafood and wine taste better with sand between your toes.
Chic couples and fun-loving families and friends will soon discover there’s more to do in the Maldives than laze on the sands: watch movies on the beach, stroll the sandbank or snorkel alongside manta rays. Learn more about this always lively resort and why we love it, with our guide.
Renée, our Head of Marketing, who visited this fabulously fun resort for 4-nights in October 2018 with a friend. The ultimate girl’s holiday!
In the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, a UNESCO world biosphere, Seaside Finolhu is reached by a scenic 30 minute seaplane transfer from Malé. You’ll be greeted upon arrival in Malé by the resort's representatives and whisked away to a private lounge exclusively for guests of The Small Maldives Island Co. to which Seaside Finolhu belongs.
Best For... couples and friends
Couples and friends alike. This island is all about fun and there’s plenty to do. Four days was definitely not long enough to experience all that this resort has to offer. Make sure you allow enough time to chill and relax.
Attractions near Seaside Finolhu Maldives Resort
Resorts in the Maldives have the luxury of being set away from the hustle and bustle of typical tourist attractions and so instead offer a wealth of activities for guests to enjoy during their stay. Seaside Finolhu is no different and is perfectly placed for those seeking adventure and wonder during their holiday.
- Hanifaru Bay – A hotspot for spotting whale sharks and manta rays, Hanifaru Bay is home to these marine giants and you can take excursions out from Seaside Finolhu to see them in the wild. Diving was banned here in 2017, to protect the animals, but you can still snorkel to see them up close. You can book an excursion to this magical destination through the resort.
- Marine biology trips – Seaside Finolhu has its very own marine biologist whose work is dedicated to preserving the stunning Baa Atoll. You can book onto an excursion to learn more about their work and the incredible marine life that resides in the ocean around the resort.
Rooms and accommodation at Seaside Finolhu
The two-bedroom overwater villas with either sunset or sunrise views. These spacious villas offers two bedrooms each with a king bed and their own outdoor bathroom and rain shower. The Marshall sound system and retro record player provide the soundtrack to this blissful retreat. And the dedicated butler ensures that you’ll be spoilt from the moment you arrive to when you sadly have to depart. Oh, and did we mention the private fresh water pool with outdoor terrace and sun loungers? This truly is heaven on earth.
What To Do & Where To Eat
Looking for inspiration on how to spend your days in this luxurious resort, we have some top tips on things to do and where you have to dine.
Dine with your feet in the sand
The highlight of a stay here has to be the Crab Shack, located on the island’s sandbank. Catch the boat across from the main jetty and stroll back to walk off the guaranteed indulgence! This is a superb feet-in-the-sand dining experience. Think buckets of sumptuous fresh seafood, smooth island beats and delicious signature cocktails. Although our recommendation is the sparkling rosé…
Book in for a massage
Days can be spent relaxing by the resorts stunning pool or perhaps indulging in a massage in the Fehi Spa where chandelier-lit divans create a perfectly chilled ambience in each 10 pastel-coloured treatment huts. Men don’t have to miss out as Finolhu has its own barber.
Smash your fitness goals with a sporting superstar
Guests will a little more energy may want to sign-up for a TRX training class with the in-resort UFC GYM Coach and Master Trainer, Geneviève Soszynski. Her classes are tough but incredibly fun – and provide the perfect excuse for treating yourself to that extra signature cocktail! Of course Finolhu offers all the usual Maldivian watersports and excursions but the fantastic gym facilities, activities such as X Jet Blades and surfing really set this island apart for fitness enthusiasts.
Book a night in the beach bubble tent
Enjoy sleeping under the stars in this fun, pop up bubble tent on the resort's beach. Expect uninterrupted views of the night sky and the gentle sound of the waves lapping against the shoreline in the ultimate romantic setting. You'll also enjoy a private BBQ and breakfast on the beach, as part of the experience, perfect for making memories as a couple.
Good To Know
When you stay on All Inclusive, all meals including dining at the a la carte restaurants and a fantastic selection of alcoholic beverages are part of the package.
How do I get to Seaside Finolhu in the Maldives?
You'll reach this stunning resort via a 30-minute seaplane transfer. Alternatively, you can book onto a 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport before hopping on a speedboat for another 30 minutes.
What is the food like?
There are four restaurants in total on the island including Kanusan, an award-winning overwater dining destination serving incredible Asian cuisine from its open kitchen. All-day dining, authentic Middle Eastern dishes and a dedicated pizza counter are also on the menu. If you're looking for a snack, the Milk Lab serves up homemade pastry and sandwiches and the Beach Club is where you can swim up during the day for signature cocktails in the pool.
Is there a gym?
For those who don't want to let their fitness goals slide, you'll find the Fehi Spa not only offers indulgent treatments and a sauna but also a gym and yoga pavilion.
Is Seaside Finolhu family-friendly?
Even though this resort certainly caters to adults and honeymooners, it is also a great place to stay as a family. Kids will love heading off for the day with the Oceaneers Kids' Club, while parents can enjoy the rest of the resort's facilities. There's no need to worry about fussy eaters either, the extensive buffet at the Beach Club caters for everyone, so kids will always find something they like.
Are there watersports?
Yes, guests can take advantage of the array of watersports available to try from water skiing to windsurfing and a dedicated dive centre for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Is there Wi-Fi at the Seaside Finolhu?
Yes, Wi-Fi is complimentary in your room and across the resort during your stay.
Find Out More
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