The recently renovated Mirihi Island Resort, nestled on an island in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, invites you to enjoy the feeling of the sand between your toes as you explore the palm fringed beaches.
Considered one of the smallest islands in the Maldives, Mirihi Island is located in the South Ari Atoll and is reached by a 25-minute scenic seaplane flight from Malé.
The resort boasts 37 recently renovated villas that are dotted over the island to ensure complete privacy. All villas have direct access to either the beach or the lagoon. Polished wooden floors create a cool, tropical ambience and tasteful furnishings have been used throughout. The sitting area has a sound system while other features include air- conditioning, free Wi-Fi and safe with a wine fridge and humidor available on request. Each of the six Beach Villas covers 53 square metres and offers an open-air bathroom as well as an outdoor freshwater shower on the way to the beach. The 30 Water Villas enjoy a spacious and luxurious en suite bathroom that gazes over the ocean through large sliding glass doors. A recent addition, the luxurious two-bedroom Overwater Suite covers a huge 160 square metres and has two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a spacious living room.
Dazzling sunset views from Muraka Restaurant create the perfect environment for a romantic dinner. Prepare to be spoiled as you dine from a menu of contemporary cuisine from Maldivian lobster to Wagyu beef with an award-winning wine list for the perfect beverage to accompany your dish. The Dhonveli Restaurant has a traditional sand floor and offers beautiful ocean views from its spacious deck. Daily buffets, serving three meals a day, with a sumptuous array of dishes, from local seafood to international dishes, will surprise and delight. Private dining at one of the many secluded venues on the island is another option for a tailor-made experience.
Anba Bar is the perfect place to meet friends and relax with a delicious cocktail or light snack. Rum lovers will be amazed by the bar’s offering of the largest and most comprehensive collection of fine rum in the Maldives. Occasionally the bar also offers live music and other special events. Ruhgandu Wine Lounge is the resort’s small, unique wine lounge that showcases over 300 wines and Champagnes that have been carefully selected from around the world. Six guests can dine at the communal wooden table and occasionally wine tastings and culinary wine dinners are offered.
Relax and be pampered
When it’s time for pampering, the Duniye Spa has two treatment rooms for couples and the trained therapists know exactly how to relieve your stress and relax your muscles. The special surroundings of the spa are sure to enhance any treatment you choose.
Visitors to the Maldives are often keen divers and the resort’s team at Ocean Pro Mirihi can cater to all levels of divers, from beginners to the more experienced wanting to fine tune their technique. There are over 40 dive sites for divers to enjoy and guests are assured of personal service from the multilingual team. Or grab your snorkel and explore the myriad of fish that make the reefs of Mirihi their home. Why not try night snorkelling to experience the reef and its inhabitants in a unique way?
The state-of-the-art fitness centre is perfect for keeping in shape and complimentary yoga and meditation sessions are offered in the new yoga pavilion. The resort offers almost unlimited fun for guests. Beside football, table tennis and a variety of board games, you can enjoy a movie at the beach cinema night with your feet in the sand and a bag of popcorn in your hand or, with one of the largest telescopes in the country, stargaze the heavens.
There is also an ocean discovery night where you can dive into the underwater world, without even getting wet, with a video and slideshow presentation. Watersport enthusiasts can use the complimentary windsurfing gear, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkelling equipment. The island’s chef will show you how to prepare original Maldivian dishes at a cooking class while wine and Champagne tastings are also offered. There are rum and chocolate tastings where you can both taste and learn about fine rums and chocolate.
When you can bear to leave the sanctuary of the island, try a Whale Shark excursion on the resort’s yacht or opt for some island hopping. Glide on a catamaran over the Indian Ocean or enjoy an amazing sunset cruise.
Mirihi Island Resort has it all – perfect location, amazing food and excellent service. Do as much or as little as you like. The choice is yours to make your holiday as unique as you!