Maafushivaru is located in the South Ari Atoll. It is also called Twin Island, because of its nearby twin island Lonubo. Called TClub Maafushivaru and managed by Italian tour operator Hotelplan. The resort consists of 24 standard beach bungalows, 4 deluxe beach bungalows with private pool (shared by 2 rooms) for families or for those who want more privacy, and 22 overwater bungalows.

In communal areas such as the reception, lounge and bar, there is a coral sand floor. The only exception is the restaurant where, for reasons of hygiene, a traditional floor was preferred. Therefore, we recommend to avoid shoes with heels for the duration of your stay. You could even forget you own shoes altogether.

At the bar, which also has a small theatre, you can enjoy delicious local fruit juices and enjoy the incredible view. The resort also offers customers an extensive library with more than 300 books divided into different literary genres, including fiction, children's books, this season's best sellers and evergreen classics, all published by Mondadori and updated every six months or so.

You will find many places to relax and read, curled up on comfortable sofas overlooking the sea. There is also an area with TV and DVD player; the resort has several DVDs with the latest releases as well as board games for adults and children.

There is also a ping pong table and paid internet service. A small, friendly boutique is open for souvenirs, local goods, tea, sarongs, suits, clothing and TClub gadgets, so you can take home a souvenir of your stay at the Maafushivaru TClub.

A swimming pool for adults and a smaller one for children are the finishing touches of an environment that will please all customers, young and old.

A short distance from Maafushivaru lies the little island of Lonubo, where you can go on day trips and enjoy romantic dinners by candlelight.

A paid medical service is available to guests at the nearby island of Dangheti.

Telephone +960 6680596

Fax +960 6680524

Distance from Male 88km

Resort Rating 4*

Island Size 450m x 350m

Total Rooms 50

Reef Surrounds 50% Of Island

"The Sea Dragon" Diving Club.

This is one of the most popular diving centres in the Maldives. Managed by qualified Italian instructors, the centre offers all types of diving for experts and beginners alike, for an unforgettable experience.

The centre, located near the boat pier, has an indoor facility with reception, office and classroom with video, a small workshop for repairs and maintenance, and an equipment storage area with rinse tank. The centre has all diving equipment available for hire: 12 litre aluminium tanks with Int/DIN adaptors, regulators, BCDs, wetsuits, weight belts, weights and torches, and has a Bauer electric compressor.

There are two organised dives each day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Half-day and full-day dive trips can be arranged, and the centre also offers night dives. The school offers PADI diving courses for beginners to attain their PADI Open Water Diver Licence.

Those who already have their Open Water licence can take the Advanced course. All services offered by the centre must be booked and paid locally.

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