On a secluded tropical island in the South Ari Atoll sits Mirhi Island Resort. The capital, male, is situated 85 Kilometres to the south.
Mirihi Island Resort is but a 30 minute seaplane ride from the Capital that will take you to the emerald in the sea that is just 350meters long by 50 meters wide. Mirihi Island Resort has a sparkling beach, lined with palms. Choose to walk bare footed if you wish to get closer to nature. With white talc beaches, stunning house reef and turquoise water, it truly is a paradise on earth.
At Mirihi Island resort there are 30 tasteful Water Villas, at 53sqm each. They sit over the blue lagoon on stilts.
All villas are designed equally, they all feature king size or twin beds, designer furnishing, polished wooden floors, sitting area, CD stereo, air conditioning, fully stocked minibar, IDD telephones, a personal safe and a coffee and espresso maker.
At Mirihi Island resorts the villas are spacious, they offer a luxurious en-suite bathroom, the ocean is visible through two large sliding glass doors. Outside on the private decking there is space to relax and the have all been designed to offer complete privacy.
The Water Villas offer steps from the balcony which all give direct access to the ocean. There staircase also offers a fresh water shower for refreshment.
Mirihi Island Resort offers a world-class a la carte restaurant and a buffet. As well as intimate private dining anywhere on the island that you decide. Mirihi Island resort will offer any range of cuisine to satisfy every occasion and appetite
The Mirihi Island Resort has a restaurant with the traditional sandy floors, every day offers a different sumptuous buffet designed to amaze all. Dhonveli offers three meals a day with a wide variety of local seafood and international specialities. As it caters for guests from all over the world the dishes are specially and carefully selected to guarantee sufficient choice for those staying on Mirihi for several weeks.
At Mirihi Island resort you can enjoy a cocktail and watch the dazzling sunset from the decking and stay around for a romantic dinner. Let our chef spoil your palette with their seafood, lobster or even angus beef all are equally delicious so take your pick. Whether it be a special occasion or you just want to treat a loved one, Muraka is the perfect choice.
Whether it be meeting with friends for a cocktail or relaxing in the daytime heat and enjoying a light snack. The well stocked bar is open everyday from morning till late. Special events as well as live music is also offered occasionally.
Whilst at Mirihi Island resort we understand you may want to just kick off your shoes and relax in the unspoilt nature, there are a host of activities available for you to try should the need arise for you to lift your head from one of the many hammocks.
If you feel like being a bit more active, Mirihi Island Resort offers activities such as kayaks to paddle around the island, and windier days there is a complete range of windsurfing gear available, to suit everyone from a beginner to an expert. All water sports equipment is complimentary to all guests.
Ever dreamed of escaping to your own tropical island? At Mirihi Island resort your dream can become reality as you can visit the nearby desert island. Alternatively you can choose from our many excursions such as: island hopping, visits to the local cultural island, snorkelling safari, a sunset cruise or let our entertainment team design a trip according to your desires.
Mirihi island resort has just the think to let yourself relax and be pampered.
The Duniye spa.
Trained therapists know how to relieve the stress from your body as well as relaxing your muscles. You can choose from a large variety of treatments which range from a Swedish massage to a more traditional local thai massage. You can also choose the more intimate adam and eve treatment which consists of a couple massge followed by a bottle of champagne on your own private balcony.
Mirihi Island resort also offers a fully equipped state of the art fitness center, this service is complimentary and can help to lose them extra pounds put on by self decadence over your stay with us.
Mirihi Island resort Diving
At Mirihi Island resort we find that many guests priority is diving. At our Divecenter we can cater for all types of diver, from first timers who need to learn the basics to expert divers that want to fine tune their techniques. Ocean pro operates a dive base on Mirihi and with over 40 dive sites and a multilingual team, every guest can be individually catered for with the utmost personal service.
The Ocean Pro Dive team Mirihi welcomes all guests who want to enjoy the dive sites of the south Ari Atoll whilst doing it in an informal, luxurious way.
As a unique service on our unique island the staff will pack your box and carry it onboard the boats as well as wash it and hang it back on your hook for no extra charge. At Mirihi Island Resort you can meet the locals in their own back yard. The world famous dive site, “Madivaru” manta point is only 15 minutes away and the outside reefs of the South Ari Atoll are famous for frequen whale shark sightings.
Our Four experience PADI certified dive instructors around Ole and Hassan, The legendary Maldavian divemaster who works in Mirihi since the 1990’s will make sure that all of your dreams come true, whether it be through our small group dives or particular diving courses.
If you have ever wanted to dive however found yourself not liking the idea of a big group dive, Mirihi Island resort is certainly the place to go.
Ole and his team are looking back at 15 years of experience on these dive sites situated in the South Ari Atoll and they all know it like the back of their hand. This astute knowledge combined with an extensive network of friends will enable them to offer you the best dive steps possible in regard to the prevailing weather during your stay with us. The 40 dive sites are all visited by boats, are all suitable for beginners as well as experienced divers alike.
Our variety of dives include easy to dive giris as well as amazing drop-offs with outstanding coral growth. We also offer breathtaking channel dives and thilas which is unique to the Maldives with their unbelievable number of fish including turtles, rays, napoleon and even sharks.
Many expert divers believe that the dive sites of the South Ari Atoll is the best in the Maldives. Some of our spots such as Kudarah Thila, Five rocks, Fish head and Broken Rock are world famous for their coral and fish life and are listed inside the TOP TEN diving sites in the world.
These famous thilas and many more, less known but easily as good or even better are located in the Dhangetti channel just 60 minutes to the easy. On a full day excursion with the comfortable yet fast dive boats even the amazing North Ari Atoll can be reached, e.g. “Maaya Thila”, and “malhoos Thila” (blue caves)
However you will not have to travel far for excellent and unique diving holiday:
Probably the Manta dive side in the Maldives for example, “Madivaru” (Translated Manta Reef) lies within 15 minutes from the island and from the island and from December to April. During this time close and personal encounters are with these gentle giants are almost a guarantee. Less than an hour away there is a unique spot that no one except our Ocean pro Mirihi dives have the privilege of pioneering.
The Machafushi Wreck is yet another highlight which again is less than an hour away. Sunk deliberately many years ago it is since been covered in both hard and soft corals and again features an amazing array of different fish, ranging from lionfish to nurse sharks and turtles. Even if you do not like wrecks, we are sure you will love this one.
Last but by no means least is the southern outside reeds which are famous for frequent whale shark sightings all year around. They are within easy reach and the dive centre will frequently organizes 2-tank excursions to these sites.
And to all of that the house reef has its own small wreck, beautiful coral as well as a fantastic array of fish, this is a great alternative to the dive boats and excursions. We have had divers who have spent their entire holiday at just the house reef.
Here are a few more in which to wet your appetite:
- Aiyabe Thila, this dive site features amazing displays of coral in a variety of colours in an ever changing landscape. Sharks and barracudas can be seen in season.
- Anagaga Thila offers everything from the bigger fish hunting the smaller fish, overhangs, turtles and coral. It also offers a wide variety of fish such as nudibrances, shrimps, flatworms and many more. Great for sunset dives
- Bodu Gah Thila is the one and only Mirihi knows and dives. The reef is packed with sharks, eagle rays and thousands of blue-striped snappers as well as beautiful hard corals.
- Dhifushi outside is one of THE reefs for whale sharks. Other to this you can also see big stingrays, tunas, turtles and barracudas.
- Halaku Thila (Broken Rock) is a world famous site due to the big canyon which splits this thila into two parts. Diving through the canyon is just a small part of this fantastic dive spot.
- Hudhu kuda Thila is considered by many experienced dive guides to be the most beautiful in the whole Ari Atoll. It offers stunning coral life, colourful canyons as well as overhangs filled with all kinds of corals and a great variety of fish.
- Velagali Thila is very popular with beginners, this site is easy to dive and everything can be seen on just one dive.
- Vilamendhoo Thila is located in a channel and is well known for its large schools of batfish, great overhangs and between August and December sharks and manta rays can be seen.