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Boutique Maldives Resort offering superb value.
Charming villas and plenty of activities including superb Maldives diving.
Filitheyo Island Resort
Filitheyo Island Resort
Filitheyo Resort is a boutique Maldives resort set on a lush island encircled by a vibrant house reef and fringed with sparkling white sand.
Filitheyo Resort is situated in Faafu Atoll, one of the most pristine atolls in the Maldives, abundant in colourful marine life and vibrant coral.
Filitheyo is a great choice for diving in the Maldives as the house reef is bursting with aquatic life including fish, reef sharks and rays, whilst the Werner Lau Dive Centre also offers a choice of daily excursions.
The welcoming atmosphere and comfortable rooms reflect the essence of Filitheyo. There are three kinds of villas at Filitheyo; beachfront Superior Villas and Deluxe Villas or Water Villas built over the turquoise ocean.
Superior and Deluxe Villas are just a few steps from the ocean and all villas have private sundecks, day beds and beach furniture.
Families or groups of friends can request interconnecting Superior Villas.
Filitheyo offers plenty of activities including an infinity pool, spa and Dive Centre.
What’s so Special?
We love the sunset facing over-water villas, all of which have traditional swing chairs known as ´udolis´ on the sundecks.
Some of the water villas also feature Jacuzzis.
Filitheyo is the only resort in the Faafu Atoll which is one of the most pristine locations in the Maldives.
There are three kinds of villas t Filitheyo; beachfront Superior Villas and Deluxe Villas or Water Villas built over the turquoise ocean.
Families or groups of friends can request interconnecting Superior Villas. Within a couple of steps from your Superior or Deluxe Villa you can be in the ocean.
All of the beach accommodation includes a private sundeck, day bed and beach furniture.
Located on the beachfront, these semi-detached villas (56 sq. m.) feature a King-size four-poster bed or twin beds, private sundeck with day bed and semi-open air bathroom with outdoor shower.
Interconnecting rooms can be requested for families and groups.
The detached Superior Villas stand alone on the beachfront.
Features include a king size four-poster bed or twin beds, private sundeck with day bed and semi-open air bathroom with outdoor shower and bathtub.
Standing on stilts over the lagoon, the spacious Water Villas (90 sq. m) are furnished with a King-size four-poster bed or twin beds, a large bathroom with Jacuzzi, day-bed and a private sundeck with a traditional ‘udoli’ (swing chair) and private steps leading directly into the water.
Water Villas are all sunset facing.
Features in all villas:
- TV with Satellite channels
- CD player
- IDD phone
- Coffee & tea making facilities
The Main Restaurant is a spacious pavilion under a coconut thatch roof.
Here guests can dine on an imaginative buffet menu from around the world, from classic dishes to exotic delights. Chefs are also on hand at live cooking stations to tailor their fresh dishes to guests liking.
Sunset Restaurant and Bar
The Sunset Restaurant and Bar is one of the best spots at Filitheyo to watch the spectacular sunsets.
It's located on the tip of the island adjacent to the turquoise ocean and offers an international a la carte menu.
Guests can sit under the shady pavilion or sit in the pool at the swim-up bar.
Filitheyo Bar is framed by the beach on one side and by a Japanese-style pond on the other.
With a tropical beach vibe and sandy floor, Filitheyo Bar offers a variety of spirits, wine and beer and guests can choose to sit either inside or outside on the beach. A choice of gourmet menus is also available for private dining on the beach or at the Sunset Restaurant.
At Filitheyo guests can experience one of the most beautiful spas in the Maldives.
The jungle spa is nestled in the heart of the island, surrounded by lush foliage and stunning tropical gardens.
Surrounded by verdant vegetation and exotic birdsong, the spacious air-conditioned spa treatment rooms have glass walls on three sides.
From guests can take in the spectacular views and discover an array of treatments.
Treatments include the signature 90-minute Filitheyo Fusion massage, which combines the best of five international massage techniques to stimulate the body’s energy flow.
The Hot Stone Massage is a popular choice involving the use of gently heated basalt stones, inducing a deep sense of comfort and relaxation.
Thai massage can be performed in the open-air pavilion, using traditional techniques and gentle stretches to help rejuvenate the body.
Conclude a treatment with a refreshing drink of ginger tea in the al fresco relaxation area followed by an open-air shower in the private garden.
Filitheyo is one of the best resorts in the Maldives for diving.
The house reef is in excellent health and there are seven marked access points. Here on the house reef guests can discover all kinds of exciting marine life including reef fish, rays, turtles, sharks, eels and lobsters.
In the surrounding area of Faafu Atoll, guests can explore more than 40 pristine reefs, thilas, channels, wrecks and caves bursting with vibrant marine life and healthy corals.
As it’s the only resort in the atoll it’s highly unlikely there will be any other divers.
There is a range of SSI courses for uncertified divers or anyone wanting to further their training, such as the drift speciality course.
Another popular highlight is the UV night dive (fluro dive) on the house reef – an incredible way of seeing the remarkable underwater world.
If you’re both certified divers, once you’ve completed an orientation dive you’re free to discover the house reef with your buddy.
Highlights include ghost pipefish, napoleon wrasse, frogfish, reef sharks, nurse sharks, small caves and two wrecks.
This dive site is a cleaning station located between about 15 and 30 metres.
Between December and April is the best time to see the magnificent manta rays.
During this period the dive boat goes there two to three times per week. The full day trip includes two dives.
Channel dives in Faafu Atoll are not to be missed. Here in the channels between the thilas you’re likely to see large grey reef sharks, eagle rays and napoleon wrasses amongst a wealth of other large fish – an experience not to be missed.
This is a very colourful site where you can spot big groupers, moray eels, jacks, black tip reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and napoleon wrasses. It consists of seven adjacent thilas in a channel.
Cliffhanger is a ‘faru’ in the local language. A faru is a kind of underwater wall, so you follow the wall during the dive and complete it usually amongst the very nice coral garden which lies between 0 and five metres.
Sometimes you can spot manta rays, nurse sharks, eagle rays and white tip reef sharks as well as a host of schooling fish.
The site was given its name because once divers have seen it they keep going back for more!
The site consists of a beautiful overhang and wall where you can spot tuna, stingrays and reef sharks amongst the attractive hard and soft coral and schooling fish.
Which Airlines do you use?
We work with all the major airlines flying to the Maldives.
Typically for the Maldives we will use British Airways for direct flights to the Maldives between November and March.
Sri Lankan Airlines is also a great option for flights to the Maldives, especially of course if combining the Maldives with a Sri Lanka tour.
The flying time for direct flights is around 10 hours, making the Maldives a little shorter flying time than going to South East Asia.
We also commonly use Emirates via Dubai, Qatar Airways via Doha and Etihad via Abu Dhabi. These all allow stopover options in the Arabian Gulf to create a multi-centre holiday.
Regional connections from across the UK are available.
Which Hotels do you use?
We're careful with our choice of resorts in the Maldives, but we're guided by our customers also. If you have some preferred hotels, just let us know.
We specialise in boutique & luxury hotels and so we will often suggest some of our favourite smaller luxury hotels where we think these will be suitable.
We understand that choosing a resort in the Maldives can be a bit bewildering, especially as they all look so similar!
That's where our expertise can help - it's always useful to speak to someone who's been to lots of different islands in the Maldives.
Do I need a visa for the Maldives?
If you're travelling on British Passports, no visa is required for stays of up to a month.
Please double check before travel however as visa requirements are subject to change at any time.
How long have you been organising holidays to the Maldives?
We've been organising tailor made holidays to the Maldives since 2009.
We use a very reliable local partner in the Maldives for transfers and to assist our clients in the Maldives. They are a family owned company who are one of the most established and respected local travel companies.
We keep up to date with developments in the Maldives with regular visits and through our local contacts.
When is the best time to visit the Maldives?
The driest time of year to visit the Maldives is normally between November and March. This is high season in the Maldives and you can expect dry and settled conditions most of the time.
What board basis should I choose in the Maldives?
You'll find there is a wide range of options in the Maldives, from b&b, Half and Full Board, All Inclusive and variations on All Inclusive options.
Because of the isolated location, dining in the Maldives is expensive by almost any standard. Bear this in mind when comparing meal options.
How do I get to my resort in the Maldives?
Some resorts in the Maldives can be reached by speedboat from Male. This makes for a convenient and easy transfer. You'll be met at the airport on arrival and taken on foot the short distance to your boat transfer.
Seaplane transfers in the Maldives are used for islands further afield. These are usually in 18-seater De Havilland Twin Otters which fly in daylight hours only, departing from the seaplane port next to the International Airport.
2019- 20 Price Guide:
- 7 nights from £1,465 pp (Half Board included)
- 7 nights from £1,595 pp (Full Board)
- 7 nights from £1,695 pp (All Inclusive)
- International flights from the UK
- 7 nights with meals as above
- Return Seaplane transfers
- All taxes
This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.
Prices will vary according to availability of airfares on the dates of travel and seasonal hotel and airfare surcharges. Prices can increase by as much as 50% for travel in high seasons.
Please ask us for any current special offers.
- Free Daily American Breakfast
Jasmine Free Night Offer:
- Pay 6 nights get 1 more night FREE
- Pay 12 nights get 2 more nights FREE
- Valid 07 Apr - 31 Oct 19
Jasmine Early Bird Offer:
- 15% Early Bird Discount
- Book 45 days or more in advance
- Minimum 7 night stay applies
- Valid 01 May - 31 Oct 19
All of our Maldives Holidays are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of Maldives holiday to suit your interests and budget.
Call us now to speak to a Maldives holiday expert about your Maldives holiday or honeymoon to the Maldives.
Call us now on 0333 7000 747
We're open from 9 until 9 daily and our 0333 number is a local rate number included in most call packages.