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Spa Life... If you follow me you know that I’m all about spa treatments. Nothing completes a resort stay without a relaxing and rejuvenating spa. Maafushivaru Spa offers a plethora of exhilarating, tranquil treatments by professional, friendly masseurs. I spent a couple of hours indulging in the Coral Voyage, one of the Voya signature packages where I was pampered from head to toe. Spending a couple of hours at the resort spa is a must for all guests. Water Excursions The resort is located near one of the Maldives best snorkeling and diving sites. From excursions to local islands to swimming with manta rays and whale sharks there is something for anyone looking for a bit of adventure while staying at Maafushivaru. The dive masters were professional and knew just where to go to see awesome marine life. They were also a blast to spend the day with and I made quick friends with all of them. After a day of snorkeling I indulged in a cocktail making session with the staff. It was fun concocting my own mixture of tropical fruits and liquor and of course I got to drink my creations! Fun Times One of my favorite activities was the Movie Under The Stars. On certain nights the personnel sets up bean bags in the sand and a current movie is shown on a big screen. Cocktails and popcorn are served to make it the perfect experience. Lonubo, an exquisite deserted island just across from the main resort, is Maafushivaru’s unique little secret. The gorgeous private island is solely for Maafushivaru guests to enjoy.

Complimentary boat trips in the morning and afternoon can be organised by the staff for those who want to sunbath, snorkle, or enjoy even more privacy. Private dinners can be booked and overnight stays for honeymooners and special occasions are encouraged. A luxurious couples spa experience is included in the price making it a must for couples. As is the case with everything in life, all good things come to an end and so did my stay at this one of a kind floating paradise. As the staff wished me a fond farewell and the boat carried me to my sea plane, I already felt a pang of regret that my stay wasn’t longer. I will however be back. My short experience was one of the highlights of my travel life so far and I won’t forget it any time soon. Love the Property I can’t recommend Maafushivaru enough. The gregarious and expert staff make the resort feel personal and guests will feel as if they are the center of attention. I travel often and have visited many wonderful islands and resorts but this particular one has fondly imprinted itself in my memory. For more information or to book a stay: Maafushivaru, South Ari Atoll, PO Box 2015, Malé, Republic of Maldives Phone: +960 668 0596 | Fax: +960 668 0524 Email:


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