Rihiveli Beach Resort
 
 
 
Rihiveli Beach Resort
 
 
Atoll : Kaafu  
Distance : 49 KM from Airport  
No of Rooms :48  
No of Restaurants : 1  
No of Bars : 1  
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Welcome to Rihiveli Beach Resort, Maldives, where you can truly relax and let your hair down. In a convivial, back-to-basics family-style environment, rediscover the joy of heart-to-heart communication in a pre-gadget, less-complicated world, where people are your best companions, nature satisfies your needs, and home is where you derive comfort and pleasure.

There’s no need to stand on ceremony in this topical island paradise, because everything else is at its most natural – like the breathtaking splendour of the expansive sky, shimmering allure of the warm cerulean water, and glorious hues that only nature could have created.

Stay in one of our 48 sea-facing bungalows, which offers all the facilities and amenities you’ll need…and just a little more, such as the spacious living space with gently whirring fans, and separate bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. You also have a terrace, and private garden that leads you directly to the warm lagoon water.

Just 400 metres from your holiday home are Sunrise Island and Birds Island, which you can easily reach on foot. Unmarred by development, they are cloaked in verdant foliage and complemented by lovely beaches.

Your full-board package includes accommodation, meals and a whole host of sporting activities from sailing to water-skiing, island hopping and night snorkelling, and from volleyball to tennis, basketball, billiards and board games. Barefoot comfort; a languid pace and friendly faces; unlimited sea and land sports, and stunning views every single day…this is Rihiveli Maldives, where you can revel in a Robinson Crusoe environment, and bask in a tranquillity borne of simplicity, human interaction and community living.

ourists and stresses of urban living. Surrounded by a magnificent crystal-clear lagoon with the nearest inhabited island eight kilometres away, the resort is private and peaceful, and its surrounds are swarmed with natural life both above and below the waterline.

Rihiveli is 47 kilometres from Male International Airport, a distance easily covered by a one-hour speedboat ride. For security reasons, we do not provide transfers at night. So do try to book a flight that touches down before 5.00pm if you want to check into the resort on the same day.

DINING

All meals are included in your full-board resort package.

Meal times are the best occasions to make new friends, or catch up with people you met on your last visit. The communal seating arrangement at the resort over-water restaurant – where tables are set for four, six or eight diners – and cosy restaurant size favour interaction, and contribute to a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.

CUISINES: There’s a different cuisine every day, inspired by menus that span French, Italian and Maldivian, or are better described as being international or Asian. There’s also a daily barbecue lunch at Sunrise Island; it’s hugely popular and places are limited to only 20 people, so signing up at breakfast time is a must! Dinner is either buffet or set menu, and is served at the resort restaurant or occasionally, at the beach.

For special occasions, we can prepare an exclusive a la carte seafood dinner at the beach, with choice of prawns, lobsters or meat, accompanied by side dishes, salads and dessert.

All meals are prepared using fresh ingredients including meat, fish, vegetables, seasonal tropical fruits and desserts. Wine (charged separately) is served by glass or bottle; do ask for our extensive wine list.

Daily at 5.30pm (except during Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month), guests are invited to join our staff at the staff canteen for afternoon tea and biscuits.

FUN BAR: If there is a focal point for everyone at the resort, then the resort bar must be it. Much larger than a conventional bar with a long counter and bar stools, it is part of a communal hall with comfortable sofa/lounge seats and card tables.

This is where residents converge for an afternoon cuppa, ice-cream treat, beer, snack or leisurely chat. Pre-dinner cocktails are served al fresco outside the bar so that residents can enjoy the spectacular sunset.

After dinner, our staff will engage guests in rousing competitions like bingo, animation, card games and such, with prizes including free drinks and barbecue seafood dinner at the beach, complemented by loads of good-natured teasing and heartfelt camaraderie.

Our bungalows are designed for comfort, and positioned to catch the fabulous sunrise, sunset, and all the amazing views in between. Every morning, watch the glowing sun rays set Sunrise Island and Birds Island ablaze, their brightness reflecting off the water’s surface and tiptoeing across the undulating waves. In the evening, witness the fiery streaks of colour that spray the sky with crimson, flaming red, firebrick and russet.

All 48 bungalows open to astounding sea views, while a few metres away is the invitingly warm and clear lagoon water. At about 32sq m each, the bungalow offers all the comforts of home, without the distractions of modern living.

 
 
 
Services and Amenities
  Retreat INDOORS

Don’t let the heat slow you down. There are indoor games that challenge your mind, test your coordination and stretch your imagination.

Communal Hall: The communal hall is a source of entertainment with indoor games such as board games (backgammon, card games), American and French billiards and table tennis. Petanque/lawn bowling is available just outside the hall.

Library: The library, located at the communal hall, is stocked with titles spanning fiction and non-fiction. Select your favourites to curl up in your hammock with.

Boutique: Every resort must have its little shop of wonders! Our boutique is stocked with local titbits, handmade keepsakes, books, hats, t-shirts, shorts, skirts, saucy and sedate swimwear, scarves, stationery and an array of sundry items. Why not personalise your t-shirt or gift? – our on-site printing services can get it done… pronto!

Balinese-style massage centre: Surrender to the healing touch of our masseuses as they ease the tight knots out of your muscles. Adept in different massage techniques, they’ll help you embark on a journey of perfect bliss and absolute relaxation.

  Other Facilities & Services

For your convenience, these facilities and services are available at the reception:Internet station at US$5 for 15 minutes, Unlimited WiFi at US$40 for the duration of your stay, Free Safe deposit box available at the Front Desk, Phone and fax facilities, Wake-up call (essential if you don’t wish to miss your early morning dive trips!), Free laundry (for people travelling to Male as an extension from another destination eg. Sri Lanka), Free Hair dryer available at the Front Desk.

 
Recreation
  You are welcome to participate in all our resort activities, most of which are included in your full-board package. But places for the more popular activities do get filled up quickly on a first-come, first-served basis!

Rediscover the OUTDOORS

Ride the waves – no restriction, no charge!
Instructors are ready and willing to help beginners find your sea legs.Kayaking, Catamaran, sailing, Windsurfing, Dhoni sailing, Water skiing/mono skiing, Wakeboarding, Knee-boarding, Snorkelling, two organised trips a day, equipment at your disposal.

Island hopping & excursions – new discoveries, local cultures, free!

Our Maldivian team will be your guide as you explore the surrounding islands and resorts.
We’ll come round during dinner time to get your reservations. Half-day visit to Fisherman Island, Half-day tour of other resorts, Full-day Maldivian island tour, with swimming, snorkelling and a picnic under a harugue (typical Maldivian shack with palm-leaf roof), Night fishing, Two-day bivouac safari onboard a local dhoni (maximum four people).

Limber & lunge – flexibility and friendly competition!
Join our morning and evening exercise classes to stretch and tone. Or challenge our staff in badminton, volleyball, basketball and softball tennis. Lots of laughs promised!
Sporting activities – charges apply.

Big game fishing: Maximum three people per boat, Equipment: rod and reel (x6), fisherman’s chair, two crew members for four hours.

Scuba diving, using PADI Nitrox equipment:Qualified divers: proof of certification and logbook, Courses and facilities available for beginners, Package available for divers eight years and above.

Night snorkelling, twice weekly, Torches provided.

 
 
 

Room types & Suites

Beach Bungalows
Refurbished only in 2006, each bungalow’s thatched roof, wood floor and rustic furnishings reinforce the back-to-basics setting. Ceiling fans whirl overhead, and an outdoor shower in the Deluxe Bungalow complements the indoor bathroom. Right outside your door are a generously sized terrace, and your own private garden complete with a hammock and two day beds.