4 Stars

Jan - Dec

13 Hours

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From £2050

Filitheyo Island Resort

The perfect combination of modern elegance and spectacular diving.

Filitheyo Island Resort is a modern and stylish four star hotel located in the unspoiled Faafu Atoll just 40 minutes from Male international airport. This resort offers spacious contemporary accommodation located on the edge of the dense and luscious vegetation of palm trees, rubber trees, mangroves and scaebola trees at the heart of an exotic island. The outstanding reef runs through the entire length of two sides of the island and eventually meets at the western end with seven entry points. On the northern edge, entry points can drop over 90 metres into the blue and give divers the amazing opportunity to have close encounters with eagle rays, white-tip reef sharks and snapper right on the reef edge.

The resort offers a choice of excellent accommodation which has been designed to ensure guests go home with the best Maldivian experience. All bungalows blend in harmoniously with their natural surroundings. There are 15 deluxe villas, 94 superior villas and 16 water villas all available on a full board or all inclusive basis. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the main restaurant, a buffet style service encompassing international cuisines from all over the world and with a 14 day rotation on menus it guarantees a variety of food for you to enjoy during your stay. For special occasions a gourmet menu can be obtained including a romantic dinner on the beach. The main bar, Filitheyo Bar offers a variety of beverages with happy hour between 4 and 6pm, an experience not to be missed. Alternatively in the evening you can just unwind at the Sunset Restaurant & Bar located at the tip of the island offering freshly blended juice, cocktails, coffees and snacks.

All around Filitheyo Resort you will see an array of beautiful blue tones and white sand, palm trees swaying in the sea breeze and tropical flowers make this exotic picture complete. When you are not diving, you can spend your days enjoying the stunning sandy beaches and swimming the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. During February and March it is possible to see the turtles coming up onto the beach to lay their eggs. For the watersports enthusiastic there is an array of activities available for an extra cost including windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and catamarans. Daily goings-on such as volleyball, table tennis, billiards, library, internet access, gym and a selection of board games will also keep even the busiest of people entertained. For those seeking pure relaxation head on down to the spa, transform your holiday with one of the blissful treatments that will relax, heal and leave you feeling completely pampered.

Diving experiences around the resort are rich with abundant fish life, majestic caves, overhangs, wonderfully colourful coral and pelagic marine life. Well known dive sites in the area include Filitheyo Kandu incorporating 3 smaller dives Filitheyo Thila, Filitheyo Outside and Dolphin Corner all exceptional for novice and experienced divers offering a range of dives from 10 to 30 metres. On these dives alone blue lined snappers, eagle rays, moorish idols, napoloeon wrasse, oriental sweetlips, stingray and triggerfish to name but a few can be spotted.

Transfer Times:

  • 40 minutes from international airport by seaplane


  • Please note:The Maldivian Government has implemented 3.5% GST (Goods and Service Tax) from the 01st January 2011. This Tax will be charged to all clients for all services provided at the resort, which will also include additional diving services. Pre-booked hotel prices include this charge.

    Board Basis

    Superior

    Superior Villa

    All 94 villas have been exquisitely designed and fitted with all the modern amenities making you feel at home. The semi-detached villas with a partially open-air bathroom and a four poster king size bed or twin beds feature a private veranda with sun loungers where you can just enjoy the surroundings and relax after a day full of diving experiences.

    • Mini Bar
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Satellite Channels
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • T.V.
    • Telephone
    • Veranda
    • En-suite Open Air Bathroom
    • CD Player
    Deluxe Villa

    Deluxe Villa

    The 15 deluxe villas are detached, elegantly decorated spacious free standing villas with part open-air bathrooms. Each villa has either a four poster king size bed or twin beds and a private veranda with sun loungers to kick back and enjoy the magnificent beach and sea views.

    • Mini Bar
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Satellite Channels
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • T.V.
    • Telephone
    • Veranda
    • En-suite Open Air Bathroom
    • CD Player

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    Werner Lau Filitheyo

    Filitheyo Island Resort

    The PADI accredited 5* Werner Lau dive centre in Filitheyo is run by the multi-lingual, knowledgably and experienced crew consisting of 11 international instructors who will give you the opportunity to discover the untouched underwater delights abundant with fish around the 30 different diving sites in complete safety. Offering a wide range of diving from PADI open water courses to 5 days diving new and experienced divers will have an array of options to choose from.

    This new and spaciously built diving centre has been designed by professionals to meet the specific needs of divers and is located directly on the beach on the east side of the atoll. The centre is generously equipped to the highest and most modern standards allowing you to rent all your equipment once you arrive in the centre. If you have your own personal diving equipment it can be stored in the purpose built wet room that is securely locked overnight. The centre has a fully equipped workshop so if there are any problems with equipment staff are fully trained and on hand to assist.

    Guests can dive the house reef at any time during the day, there are 3 diving boats (dhonies) which depart daily at 09:00 and 14:30 they have oxygen and medical supplies on board in case of emergencies and the crew are fully trained in first aid. Werner Lau centres offer Nitrox diving free of charge.

    Please Note:

    There is an additional certification fee of USD 183.00 to be paid locally on all diving courses

    Logbooks and manuals are not included in the price and can be obtained onsite for USD 50.00

    Diving courses include all the necessary equipment except mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit

    PADI courses except for Junior Open Water cannot be book in advance, they must be booked locally

    USD 15 to be paid locally per boat trip

    Inexperienced divers with less than 40 dives will be guided by an instructor. There is a charge of USD 7.00 or USD 7.50 for night dive which are to be paid locally

    Extra local charge of USD 0.60 per tank for tank service

    The 6 days shore diving package is based on unlimited diving on 6 consecutive days and include early morning and night dives on the local house reef

    All diving packages are based on house reef dives - boat dives are available with a supplement USD15.00 at the dive centre counter

    The Maldivian Government has implemented a 12% GST (Goods and Service Tax) and will be charged to all clients for all services provided at the resort, which will also include additional diving services. Pre-booked diving rates include this charge.



    Equipment Rental: per day

    PADI Junior Open Water Diver

    This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.