Mirihi Island Resort – Get your feet into the sand this summer


Imagine your feet walking over white soft sand, your skin gets touched by the warming sun, a slight breeze is moving your hair and the smooth sound of the turquoise ocean is whispering in your ears.

Welcome to Mirihi Island Resort – a Maldivian island paradise which is as unique as you are.

If you are coming as a couple or travelling solo – Mirihi has a lot for you to offer this summer.
Book your unique Maldivian getaway enjoy the relaxed boutique island life.

If you want to discover the underwater life at a dive boat, get into deep relaxation at our complimentary yoga and meditation lessons, treat yourself with a relaxing massage at our Duniye spa, enjoy our excellent cuisine or just fall in love with the unique Maldivian sunsets. This summer we are welcoming you with a very special offer for a get-away from your stressful everyday routine.

Enjoy reading through our latest news and look forward to your next holiday memories!

Your Mirihi Team


Secret Summer Specials

Secret Summer Specials

Also this summer we have some special deals for you prepared…

Travel solo and enjoy the silence of the Indian Ocean.

Get away from the crowds and your stressful routine and relax this summer in Mirihi Island Resort.

Enjoy your vacation alone in one of our 30 water villas, just a few steps away from our unique house reef for $335++ per night (until 30th September 2018).

Enjoy the included breakfast and dinner at the terrace of our Dhonveli Restaurant watching dolphins and rays passing by.

But not only for our solo travelers, also for families we have a special deal this summer…
one kid until 12 years travels for free in the room of the parents until 08th September 2018

And for everybody we have a last minute 30% discount on our room rates and a 50% discount on the seaplane transfer from now until 14th July 2018.

Anthony and Muhammad ([email protected]) from our reservations team are looking forward to assist you with your personalized holiday offer.


Maldivian Island Picnic

Maldivian Island Picnic

Enjoy the silence and beauty of Maldives during your exclusive private island picnic.

Discover the feeling of Robinson Crusoe being surrounded by white sand, blue sky and turquoise water.

If you want a little rest from the warming sun on your skin, put on your mask, fins and snorkel to explore the beautiful underwater life of the surrounding reef with its turtles and numerous colorful fish.

Coming back from your snorkeling adventure just spoil yourself with some refreshing drinks and delicious picnic lunch before returning from your little uninhabited island paradise with unforgettable memories of a very special day in Maldives.


Food and Travel Reader Awards 2018

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The shortlist for the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2018 has been released and we are delighted to share that Mirihi Island Resort has been shortlisted in the category of “The International Hotel of the Year”.

We kindly as you to cast your vote here!


Mirihi’s Champagne Rocket Risotto Recipe

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Try our Mirihi Risotto recipe …
Ingredients for 4:

80 g Shallot minced
2 pcs Garlic minced
4 Tbsp Virgin Olive oil
320 g Risotto rice Arborio
240 ml Champagne

350 ml Chicken stock
80 g Pines
100 g Rocket
100 g Parmesan Cheese fresh graded
Salt and fresh ground black Pepper

Preparation:

  1. Place the Risotto rice in a pan and cover it with plain water, till 1 cm from the level of rice. Bring to boil and stir until all the liquid absorbed in to the risotto. Remove the pan from the heat and spread the rice on to a tray to cool down. This can be prepared easily in advance.
  2. Roast the pine nuts golden in a nonsticky pan and set aside. Shred the rocket.
  3. Sauté the shallot and the garlic in the olive oil until it is soft, add the precooked rice and keep stirring until the rice looks slightly translucent. Add now 200 ml Champagne under continuous stirring, once the Champagne is cooked into the rice add ladle by ladle stock in to the risotto and keep stirring until the risotto is getting creamy and the rice corn should be al dente. If you run out of stock before the rice is fully cooked, simply add some hot water. Now fold the rocket, pines and Parmesan in to the rice, remove the pan from the heat, add the remaining Champagne and season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Mirihi Ocean Pro Diving

Mirihi Ocean Pro Diving

Even though many guests come here to dive with the Manta Rays and Whale sharks it’s not the only thing you can see around Mirihi. We have many dive spots around our island with an abundance of fish life. Turtles, rays, sharks and also beautiful coral life can be seen on our dives.

Mirihi Ocean Pro Diving


Duniye SPA

Duniye SPA

Treat yourself and take advantage of Duniye Spa’s Special Offer in May!
Extend your welcome massage to a full body massage.
Choose your massage according to your needs of pressure and relax under the care of our professional therapists.

Duniye SPA


Check out our culinary events…

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Mirihi Island Resort · South Ari Atoll · Male 00190 · Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi is the no.1 Resort in the Maldives for 2018 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards

GILI LANKANFUSHI

NO.1 RESORT IN THE MALDIVES
FOR 2018 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS


Warmest Greetings from Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives !

We are delighted to announce that Gili Lankanfushi Maldives has been voted as the Number 1 resort in the Maldives and Top 5 best hotel in the world in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’s Choice Awards. On behalf of the hosts and management team, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for your continuous support.

We could not have done this without you taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. Your review has helped us improve our resort, and inspired the team to keep delivering memorable experiences. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcome you on Gili Lankanfushi to create your own Gili Story.

The Incredible Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort!

The Incredible Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort!

When Charlie Chandra and Peter Bloomfield announced me as the winner of the Paradises Maldives competition last year I could hardly believe that it was my name written on the screen in front of me! But I REALLY could not prepare myself for just how incredibly lucky I was to be to be able to visit the Maldives for the first time in my life and stay at the incredible Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort!

We flew from Australia to Malé (the capital city and most populous island in the Maldives) with Singapore Airlines. At Malé’s Velana International Airport, we were met by Outrigger Konotta staff who took care of everything while we waited in the guest lounge, and after an hour long domestic flight and 25 minute speedboat, we’d arrived in paradise.

First impressions: “Wow”! We were speechless. Words cannot describe just how magnificent the island is, but hopefully these photos will give you some idea of the true beauty of this incredible place!

Days on Konotta started with beach yoga, sunrise fishing (where one morning we caught two spectacular red grouper fish which were later cooked to our liking and served for dinner), or our favourite activity – walking the few footsteps from our villa across the cool white sand to welcome the huge tangerine sun rising over the Indian Ocean. Absolutely breathtaking! What a treat it was to be so close to the action, yet feel completely ‘away from it all’ at the same time. It certainly doesn’t take long to convert to ‘island time’ on Konotta and have the delightful pleasure of switching off, forgetting what time it is, what day it is, and abandoning your whole busy life back home.

A short walk to breakfast and we’re greeted by Chandana, our cheery, hardworking breakfast host with a wide smile and sparkling eyes who offered us fresh pastries, tropical fruits, freshly-squeezed juices (or perhaps a cheeky champagne or Bloody Mary), yoghurts, cheeses and cold meats from the buffet, followed by an a la carte breakfast served at Blue Salt overlooking the emerald lagoon. Every morning, he placed a plate of smoked salmon, dill and capers alongside my hot meal (he’d heard it’s my favourite accompaniment) along with a generous serving of smoked mango which we couldn’t get enough of!

Sunshine hours were filled with as much or as little as you feel like. Sit in your own cabana lounge by the pool and enjoy a signature Konotta ginger iced tea (which we quickly become addicted to!), or spend some time in the complimentary hydro spa, take a dip in your own private plunge pool, enjoy a peaceful paddle board or kayak around the island, or collect shells on the beach – all whilst marvelling at the great beauty of this magical island. We took a JetSki with a guide from Best Dives Konotta (the resort’s activities operator) to visit the biggest pod of dolphins I’ve ever seen in my life – hundreds of spinner dolphins swimming right up and alongside the JetSki, jumping meters into the air with acrobatic prowess. An unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience I know we’ll cherish forever. We also boarded a traditional dhoni boat to spend a morning on a remote uninhabited island for the ultimate castaway experience. Our very own slice of paradise. There’s so many activities to choose from – paragliding, sunset cruising, learning to dive – the list is endless.

But it was in the impossibly clear sea which glowed iridescent turquoise straight in front of our villa, and the pristine reefs that surrounded the island, and the relaxed island lifestyle that I found the very reason everyone dreams of visiting the Maldives one day. The surrounding Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll is home to what is considered some of the best hard coral fields in the world and it was unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere in all my travels. For me, the greatest pleasures came in being able to slip off the edge of the jetty and swim with reef sharks, clown fish and rays on a whim. To take a leisurely snorkel around the island and find yourself swimming alongside a graceful sea turtle. To witness the most colourful corals and diverse marine life I could possibly ever imagine. To see for myself all the beautiful shades of blue and green and to feel the warm Maldivian sunshine on my back. To have the feeling that I’ve stepped into a postcard – and realising that in fact that postcard had not been photo edited – that the scenery really is almost too perfect to believe. To have time to just be happy. On a remote island. In the middle of the spellbinding Indian Ocean.

Arriving back at the villa – which, by the way, was exquisite (and expansive) – there’s the choice to sit back in the spacious lounge area and enjoy the complimentary cheese and wine platter, or take a bubble bath in the luxurious bathroom, or (my personal favourite) climb the stairs to the top deck, hidden amongst the thick foliage of several coconut palms, and lay comatose on a sun lounger before spending some time in our own rooftop spa pool. Total barefoot luxury.

And every afternoon we wandered around the island just before sunset, gin and tonic and camera in hand, capturing moments that we’ll cherish forever and feeling like we had the entire island to ourselves. Despite it being Christmas time and all the rooms being full, the island felt far from crowded and we could always find a quiet spot with no one else in sight.

Dinners are served under a sky full of stars, and the food is utterly sublime. Being so close to India and Sri Lanka, the cuisine certainly has been influenced by regional flavours – the fresh seafood combined with spicy coconut curries are a delight for the senses. The perfect end to another perfect day.

After dinner, there’s a chance to mingle with the other guests and staff on the sand and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting. It was so lovely to spend time listening to fellow Aussie Amanda (the resort’s Spa Manager) talk about her extensive travels around the world, and chat to Executive Chef Chris about the flailing English cricket side, and get to know Guillaume – the attentive Resort Manger who generously went out of his way to ensure that we had the most wonderful time and that our every need was catered for. And of course, Kim, our host for the duration of the stay. Throughout our entire Konotta experience, we were very well taken care of in the gentle hands and beaming smile of Kim. It doesn’t take long to realise this island is a very special place made extra special by the people living and working there. They all had an uncanny ability to make us feel right at home, and in the same breath feel like royalty.

It’s the small details and personal touches that sets Konotta apart – the complimentary sweet treats delivered to our door every afternoon, the offer to borrow a pair of sunglasses when mine went missing, the spontaneous invitation for a quick night cap with the staff in the evening – it just goes to show how much they value their guests. Considerate is the best word to describe it. It was so refreshing to encounter people who actually listened to us and took a genuine interest in us as people, and we would now consider them friends. There’s no doubt we have experienced the Outrigger Resorts spirit of warmth, generosity and kindness.

It goes without saying that we had a truly unforgettable stay. There are few places in the world we have visited that are as impressive as Outrigger Konotta and we feel extremely grateful and lucky to have had the pleasure of experiencing all the facets of this wonderful place. A visit to the Maldives really is one of the most amazing and unique life experiences that everyone should add to their bucket list, and I can’t thank Charlie Chandra, Peter Bloomfield and the entire Paradises community enough for making my Maldives dream a reality!