The Maldives is a group of 1,200 coral islands located in the Indian Ocean to the south and south-west of India and
Sri Lanka, respectively. It is about four hours flying time from Singapore to the east, and five hours flying time from
the Gulf Region to the west.
The best way to travel to the Maldives is by air. A number of flights, both scheduled and charter, operate to the Maldives.
No, you do not need a visa to enter the Maldives. All travellers are given a 30-day visa upon arrival. To receive this, each traveler must present a
passport (valid for at least six months), and a valid return air ticket to a destination where the passenger has permission to enter, together with any
visa required for that destination.
Located on the equator, the Maldives has a hot, tropical climate with plenty of sunshine and a high level of humidity. The temperature fluctuates between
24C and 30C. The Maldives has two monsoons: the north-east monsoon occurs from November to April during the dry and sunny season, while the south-
west monsoon occurs from May to October, during the rainy season. There are lengthy sunny periods even during the rainy season — Maldivian rainy spells usually last for three to four days, followed by a sunny period.
The best time to visit the Maldives is from November to April, the clearest, driest and sunniest time of the year. Visibility for diving is also excellent
during this period. For surfers, the best time to visit is during July and August.
It takes just 30 minutes by seaplane or 20 minutes by domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport and then a 30-minute speedboat ride to arrive at your
The local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa. We accept US dollars and all major credit cards.
Finolhu time is 1 hour ahead of Male, GMT+6
The official languages spoken at Finolhu are Dhivehi and English. However we have many multi-lingual staff who can speak a variety of languages.
Yes, the Oceaneers’ Club offers a range of outdoor and indoor activities for kids of all ages.
Yes, babysitting is available on request and subject to charge.
Due to privacy laws, the use of unmanned aerial systems or drones is not permitted on the island. Drones can be left at Finolhu airport lounge and
collected on departure. Photography is allowed for personal use.
Yes, Finolhu has a multi court where guests can play a number of different sports.
Yes, there is complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the resort and in all guest rooms.
You may smoke outside in designated areas but please note that all of our villas are non-smoking.
Yes we do. Please place your laundry in the bag provided in your room together with the completed form and your villa attendant will collect it.
Express service is also available. Please note that we do not provide dry cleaning services.
Yes, there is a resident doctor on the island. If required, transport assistance can be arranged through the Guest Experience Hosts.
Yes, we do. On arrival, please discuss any dietary requirements or allergies you may have with our Guest Experience Host. Our chefs can then prepare a menu
specially tailored to your requirements.
We would advise you not to swim in front of your water villa when the sea is very rough as there may be strong currents. Please note that the maximum depth of the swimming pool is 1.2 metres. Diving is prohibited and children must be supervised at all times.
We don’t have a specific dress code at our resort. At the same time, however, our guests are requested to wear a beach dress instead of a bikini for breakfast, for example – and not to come to the fine-dining restaurant in swimwear.