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Guide Price £2,989 per person
Based on 05 July 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Beach Villa (2 adults sharing) including return seaplane transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Secluded, barefoot island paradise

Mirihi Island is a beautiful and secluded barefoot island just 350 metres long and 50 metres wide set on a palm fringed beach of white sand in the South Ari Atoll. Protected by a beautiful and flourishing house reef Mirihi is the picture you have in mind when thinking about an exotic paradise. Spacious water villas are built on stilts over the blue lagoon, with steps down to the ocean, offering the ultimate in privacy.

  • Spacious water villas on stilts over the blue lagoon
  • Exceptional house reef
  • Dive school and watersports centre
  • All villas with direct beach or water access
  • Getaway from it all and leave technology behind

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"Loacted in the South Ari Atoll the snorkelling and diving options here are fantastic. The spectacular house reef are an ideal place to explore for beginners and the dive centre offers more experienced divers nearby sites to explore."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

  • Check-in Time:
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  • 37 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 30 minutes by seaplane & short boat ride from Malé.
  • Barefoot small island

Main Facilities

  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights


  • Beach
  • Approx. 30 minutes by seaplane & short boat ride from Malé International Airport.
  • Located in the South Ari Atoll
1065 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 989
  • Very Good 53
  • Average 16
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


May 17, 2018

Mirihi Heaven!

Owings Mills, Maryland

I have traveled throughout our beautiful planet to many exotic places however this was our first trip to the Maldives. After carefully researching almost all of the resorts I picked Mirihi for our first Maldivian encounter. Every wonderful review is more than spot on. Our expectations were realized and our 8 day journey was phenomenal. The water villas are absolutely beautiful and welcoming. The food was so special and you must see and taste to understand just how delicious and well prepared each meal is. The staff, well they go so far out of their way to ensure your awesome experience is maximized. You definitely feel as if you have a private island to yourself. All the activities were amazing. The snorkeling although people have mentioned the house reef has suffered a bit, I had a great time snorkeling at least 3 hours daily. There are many places the reef shows signs of recovery and the other sea life is abundant and well alive. I saw so many sea turtles sharks an eel and the brilliantly collored fish are everywhere. I saw two octopus during the daytime and the night snorkeling was really fun. The whale shark excursion was a blast aboard the beautiful yacht. Even though we barely saw the tail of the only whale shark, the crew made the trip very memorable. We made some great new friends and the prepared lunch was superb. Gunther and the staff at Mirihi are some of the best in the world and I hope that those who are considering Mirihi will not hesitate to visit this quiet Island paradise. It is beyond a five star resort and a gem in the Maldives!!! We really hope to return some day. Blessing to the staff at Mirihi!
May 14, 2018

Our third visit !! I We didn't think it could be any better..but guess what ?

Peebles, Scotland

This is our third visit to Mirihi, this time for 14 days. I have taken the unusual step of cutting and pasting my previous review in 2016, as it is as relevant today as it was then. However, on this occasion, in April, my wife and I were both celebrating our birthdays while we were at Mirihi, and without giving too much away, we were made to feel very special, and all the staff were simply brilliant. From the moment we were personally greeted upon our arrival, to the day of our departure, the experience was simply amazing. Gunther and his team have taken resident service to an extremely high level. I will leave you to read our previous review, but needless to say, we are planning on a fourth visit next year. You simply can't get enough of Paradise ! Previous review : alamo1723 Peebles, Scotland 417 Reviewed 7 October 2016 "This has to be the ultimate chill-out paradise on the planet" Having visited Mirihi in 2013, my wife and I wondered how the refurbishments in 2014 would affect the overall experience of this wonderful island. So when our seaplane touched down last month at "Mirihi International Airport" (the most exclusive pontoon in the Indian Ocean !), we were full of anticipation. However, any reservations we had quickly evaporated in the warm breeze, when we were greeted by Gunther and his staff before strolling along the jetty to the lobby where we received a welcome island cocktail. After taking off our shoes and wriggling our toes in the sand at reception, we felt totally at home. The refurbished reception, bar and restaurant seamlessly run into each other, giving the impression of space and airiness, with subtle additions to the decking area outside, which allows guests more opportunity to sit and take in this beautiful location. We stayed at the same water villa as our last visit, and whilst initially we did not notice much of a difference from 2013, once we settled in, we appreciated the subtle improvements in the decor and the bathroom. The makeover of the decking and associated furniture added that little bit extra quality, to what was already a luxurious, but tastefully understated, home for the next 12 days. Having raved about the restaurant experience from our last visit, we looked forward to our first dinner at Dhonvelli, and it certainly did not disappoint. Felix was there to greet us and it immediately felt that we had never been away. He remembered that my wife was vegetarian, and he went out of his way to point out all the amazing dishes which would suit her, with the caveat that if there was anything else she fancied, he had chefs on hand who would be more than happy to accommodate her. Being carnivorous myself, the selection of dishes local to the Maldives, as well as from all around the world, was breathtaking. Friends have often asked what there is to do on Mirihi, as it doesn't appear to have a lot of the facilities that other resorts in the Maldives provide. My simple answer is that Mirihi totally captures the essence of the Maldives, by providing an exclusive opportunity to chill out, whilst enjoying truly exceptional warm and honest hospitality from the staff (without being overbearing), exquisite food, amazing warm blue ocean waters in which to snorkel or go diving in amongst the most incredible variety of vibrantly coloured fish, turtles, reef sharks; being able to sit out on the deck of the villa, gazing out to to sea whilst all the cares and concerns of modern life drift away on the waves. A typical 24 hours for us at Mirihi: Occasionally stirring in the middle of the night, briefly sitting up in bed looking out of the open doors to the moonlight reflecting off the ocean, whilst the water is gently lapping underneath the villa ; waking naturally around 7.00am, getting out of bed, on with the snorkel mask and fins before descending the steps from our deck into what must be the biggest aquarium in the world; snorkelling for just under an hour marvelling at all the creatures of the ocean awakening in the most colourful display; back for a quick shower before heading off to breakfast; enjoying Fernando and his team's extensive menu with dishes to suit every taste; a walk around the island (15 minutes !) to help breakfast go down; back to the villa and relaxing on our loungers reading or browsing our iPads; Nespresso coffee and biscuits at lunchtime (perhaps a wee gin and tonic !); possibly another wander along the silky soft white sand; watching a school of dolphins passing just in front of our villa before descending the steps again around 4.00pm for our final exploration of the reef for the day; shower and get ready for dinner; some chilled Prosecco from our fridge before sauntering across our jetty from the villa to the restaurant, eagerly anticipating Felix's culinary extravaganza; a nightcap (or 2 ) after dinner relaxing on a sofa in the bar, before slowly making our way back to our villa somewhere between 10.30 and 11.00pm. On one occasion, after dinner, we made our way to the beach to watch a very good film on a cinema screen under the stars, relaxing in deckchairs, sipping cocktails, whilst on another evening, we joined Shariff and his telescope on the beach to explore the stars on a perfectly clear night. To actually see the rings of Saturn through his telescope was unbelievable. Another highlight of our stay was having dinner at the Muraka overwater restaurant, where, after sipping cocktails watching the sun set over a neighbouring island, we experienced an excellent a la carte menu, whilst manta rays slowly glided under our feet. You must enjoy this dining experience at least once on your visit. We must mention the spa where we both experienced exceptional massages from the most friendly and experienced staff. It has to be said that Mirihi is not for everyone. If you are looking for a resort with lots of activities, bars and nightlife, this resort is not for you. There are other resorts in the Maldives that offer this kind of holiday. But if you are seeking a totally different, relaxing, chill-out experience, with exceptionally good staff, food and ambience, you should look no further than Mirihi. If you've ever wondered what Paradise looks like, this island resort will give you a very good idea ! A truly unique experience which we plan to repeat as often as we can
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Dive centre

The Ocean Pro PADI dive centre located on the island caters to all levels of diver. 40 sites nearby are easily explored with the qualified multilingual team and due to the islands location whale shark spotting occurs year round with regular dive and snorkeling trips available.

Fitness centre

A fully equipped fitness centre is available for complimentary use to all guests. Yoga classes are also available on request.


A range of excursions are available from the resort from sailing, dolphin sunset cruises, island picnics and visiting a nearby local island. These can be purchased directly at the resort.

Duniye Spa

Trained therapists know how to relieve the stress from your body and relax your muscles. Choose from a large variety of treatments, ranging from a relaxing Swedish massage to traditional Thai treatments to various facials. Alternatively, choose a Him and Her treatment, a couple massage followed by a bottle of Champagne on your private balcony. There are two treatment rooms available so booking in advance is advised.

Non-motorised watersports centre

Ocean kayaks, stand up paddles and windsurfs are all available for complimentary use.


Room Types

Beach Villas

Beach Villas are 53 square metres and are spread over the island. All Villas are equally designed with modern furnishings yet still inkeeping with Maldivian traditions. Polished wooden floors, king size or twin beds, ceiling fan, sitting area with CD stereo system and Nespresso machine. The Beach Villas offer an oversized open-air bathroom with a luxurious fresh water shower as well as direct access to the beach.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Water Villas

Water Villas  are also 53 square metres and  are built on stilts over the blue lagoon. These villas are also traditionally Maldivian in style with mordern furnishings,  polished wooden floors, king size or twin beds, ceiling fan, sitting area with CD stereo system, Coffee and Espresso maker. The Water Villas will spoil you with a spacious, luxurious en-suite bathroom, overlooking the ocean through two large sliding glass doors. Step outside on the private deck and relax, as each balcony has been designed to guarantee complete privacy. Each Water Villa also offers steps from the balcony for direct access to the Ocean, as well as a fresh water shower at the staircase.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Food & Drink

Anba Bar

Meet with friends for a cocktail or just relax during the day enjoying light snacks. This well stocked bar is open everyday from morning till late.Live music and other special events are offered occasionally.


This restaurant with traditional sand floor and sumptuous buffet will amaze you each day. Serving three meals a day, you will find a combination of international specialties and local seafood. Catering to guests from all over the world, dishes are carefully selected to offer a wide variety


Enjoy a Cocktail while watching the dazzling Sunset from the deck and stay for a romantic dinner. Taste delicious seafood, lobster or Angus beef, combined with wines from an extensive international list.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is served daily in the Dhonveli restaurant, with international hot and cold choices. 

Full Board

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the Dhonveli restaurant. 


Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save 20% on Accommodation

Book 60 days in advance of travel and receive 20% discount on your accommodation. For Stays 1st January 2018 - 5th January 2019.

Blackout days may apply and offer is only combinable with the board upgrade offer. This special can be withdrawn at any time.

Board basis upgrade

Free Board Upgrade

Book your stay on a Bed & Breakfast basis and receive a complimentary upgrade to Half Board. For stays, 15th April 2018 - 30th September 2018.

Combinable with the 20% Early Booking Offer.  Breakfast and dinner will be available in the Dhonveli restaurant. This offer can be withdrawn at any time. Black out dates may apply.