Luxury hotel holiday Finolhu Maldives

The five star Finolhu resort in the Maldives is best-suited to young couple and families who enjoy active holidays just as much as tranquil beach escapes. A range of water sports, including diving and sailing, are available alongside professional tennis coaching. Guests can dine in a range of venues, from the rustic Fish & Crab Shack situated in the middle of the sandbar, to the delicious gourmet Asian food in Kanusan.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Male or Emirates via Dubai to Male
  • Seaplane transfer Male airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Finolhu, Maldives

Finolhu is a lively and infectious resort on an island flanked by a stunning sandbar. Guests will love the luxurious spa facilities, excellent diving opportunities and pristine island location.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Baa Atoll

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Malé

Distance from airport 30 minutes by seaplane

Hotel facilities and services

Baa Baa Beach Club, Kanusan, Fish & Crab Shack, Baahaa Grill, Milk Bar, 60s Themed Spa Divans, Swimming Pool, Thunderball Water Sports, Tennis Courts, and Oceaneers Kids Club.

Complimentary

Non-motorised sports.

Complimentary watersports

Snorkelling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking.

Chargeable watersports

Jet-skiing, Seabobbing, Knee-boarding, Wakeboarding, Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Catamaran Sailing, Diving.

Land sports

Tennis.

Out and about nearby

On top of the extensive facilities available at your resort, the area around Finolhu is rich with biodiversity. Boat trips over to Hanifaru Bay, an uninhabited marine-protected area that is continually popular with underwater photographers, can be organised, as can excursions to many other parts of the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve. We would recommend talking to hotel staff during your stay, or inquire at time of booking for a full list of activities.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Lagoon villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,840 low season

£4,350 high season

Holiday Code EXH1978

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Finolhu, Maldives

In the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Finolhu is a luxury resort that combines Maldivian character with youthful exuberance. Spread across a unique curve of sand, the resort is comprised of thatched beach villas and overwater accommodation supported by stilts. Decorated with colours inspired by the French Riviera, each villa is light and airy. A range of blue and green hues decorate the soft furnishings, complemented by the dark and light wood additions, and characterful hand-woven rugs. Wooden sun decks and terraces lead from oversized French doors down to private infinity pools that are as vibrant as the Indian Ocean beyond. Maldivian character is injected in the form of colourful rustic cabinets, intricate patterns painted in gold on feature walls, thatched roofs, woven wooden screens and chairs, and tactile cushions and fabrics. Centred around the hotel's main swimming pool are a collection of dining and leisure options. At the Baa Baa Beach Club, choose a table close to the pool or on the beach and sample the food from the many live cooking stations throughout the day. In the evening, this turns into a lively and attractive bar. The Beach Club also plays host to food showcases, featuring wines from the island's well-stocked Wine Vault, and has its own Retro Cinema. Kanusan Restaurant, on the very edge of the island serves innovative takes on traditional Asian food, theatrically cooked in the open kitchen. A rustic lunch can be had in the middle of the sandbar at the Fish & Crab Shack after a morning of swimming, sailing, or sun-bathing. The very stylish and unique Baahaa Grill serves up Maghreb flavours from pre-Moorish North Africa that adds a particularly unique spice to your stay. Inspired by the colours, designs, and sounds of the 60s, the Cove Club offers a refreshingly stripped-back take on the spa experience. The ten Divans act as treatment rooms, where wellness, sound, and movement come together to form something truly relaxing. The Cove Club is also equipped with a fitness centre, yoga pavilion, and Palm Beach outdoor gym. Motorised and non-motorised water sports are available at Thunderball, including sailing, jet-skiing, and wakeboarding. One of our livelier Indian Ocean properties, we would recommend Finolhu to couples and families who enjoy days and nights packed with activity.

Room descriptions

All rooms have large outdoor sundeck, outdoor and indoor showers, ocean view bathtub, 40 inch flatscreen television, wine and mini bar, air-conditioning, safe, wifi, telephone, Marshall sound system, and outdoor daybed.

Lagoon Villa
Beach Villa
Private Pool Villa
Ocean Pool Villa
Two Bedroom Water Villa with pool
Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa
Rockstar Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa Room

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Lagoon villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,840 low season

£4,350 high season

Holiday Code EXH1978

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Finolhu, Maldives

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Finolhu, the Maldives, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Male with British Airways direct (winter season only) or Emirates via Dubai. The flying time is about 13 hours. Finolhu is reached from Male airport by seaplane in about 30 minutes and Expressions Holidays includes the seaplane transfer in your holiday price.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum 7 night stay between 24 December and 6 January.

Children: Children are welcome at Finolhu, and the resort has a well-equipped Kids and Teens Club.

Special offers

10% booking offer for 2020 Book before the 30 September 2020 and receive a 10% reduction off our contract rates for stays between 11 January and 26 December 2020. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Lagoon villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,840 low season

£4,350 high season

Holiday Code EXH1978

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Finolhu, Maldives

About Maldives

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Maldives is ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in serene surroundings. The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience. With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving).

Highlights of the Maldives

For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of ‘short eats’ including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas.

Cultural highlights of the Maldives

Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts including mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

Facts in brief

Capital Malé
Airport Malé International Airport
Size The Maldives consist of 1,192 islands, dispersed over an area of 35,000 sq. miles
Population 436,000
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