Holiday Island Resort & Spa

Location Distance from Airport Transfer Type No. of Rooms
South Ari Atoll 97km. from Malé International Airport 30 mins. from Airport by Seaplane 142 Rooms

The design for Holiday Island reveals a grouping of low-rise rectangular shaped individual bungalows joined by covered walkways. The main complex is surrounded by landscaped gardens amidst tropical vegetation and crystal clear sea, thus offering the visitor an enchanting view of undulating greens interspersed with azure sea. The word "Dhiffushi" is a dhivehi word meaning "long uninhabited island".


Super Deluxe Beach Bugalows

All 142 deluxe rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, private bath with hot water and cold water supply, bath tub, bidet, hair dryer, ceiling fan, telephones in the room and bathroom, mini bar, and colour television with cable network plus round the clock news via satellite. For your kind information, the hotel has 220V-240V A/C 50Hz in all sockets inside your room. We advise you not to drink water inside your bathrooms and taps, since its desalinated water. Remember that any breakage or damages to items provided in your room will be charged to your bill.


Full Day Excursion:
Provides you a chance to see three different islands; A resort, an inhabited island and an uninhabited island. In this guided tour, you will have a chance to swim, snorkel and suntan near by a virgin island followed by a delicious BBQ. In the fishing village, you may also enjoy some shopping and see few historical places, which have been brought to your era, since our ancestors. Moreover, a local hotel of different style to be treasured.

Morning fishing:
Takes you to the open waters ensuring further exploration of fish. Boat captain takes you to the different locations where you may enjoy good catch. The fishing industry did not realize the mechanized vessels until recently. The rowing and sailing boats have been used for centuries for fishing, ensuring that the daily catch was very much limited. However, nowadays the majority of fishermen around and a handful of others come in from distance for fishing in this area. This small amount of boat traffic is thankfully insufficient to spoil the good diversity of marine life. You will be provided BBQ out of your catch at the Coffee Shop Terrace.

Night fishing:
Catch a fish before you loose the Sun! The boat captain will take you to a good location where he has experienced good catch. Night fishing is the easiest way of experiencing how to catch fish. Barracudas, Red and White Snappers, Small Tooth Grouper, Blue Fin Jack and Bulls Eyes are among the most catch. Your boat crew will provide you the fishing gear and therefore, you need not carry them with you. Call one of the crews, should you need any assistance on board. Enjoy the BBQ of your own catch! Even if you did not catch any fish, still the BBQ will be provided at 2200hrs on the Sundeck, if the weather permits. Otherwise inside the Coffee Shop.

This is the perfect place to keep fit with a magnificent array of equipment for exercises and work outs, including Sauna and Steam Bath which will help your tense muscles after a long day, and it is free of charge.

The hotel provides snorkeling trips on chargeable basis to different locations within this area. However, you may rent the equipment from the diving center and snorkel around the island at any time as you wish. To participate in the chargeable trips, please make reservations at the Reception.


Laundry service:
The hotel provides Laundry service to its customers on chargeable basis. Marked laundry bags are placed inside the room, so that the customer could use them should there is any clothes to be washed or ironed. Please remember to fill the laundry form and send it to the laundry along with clothes every time you require the service.

Front desk:
Opens for 24 hours. Wakes up calls are registered on request. If you have any questions or concerns for more information regarding the hotel and its facilities, please feel free to contact the front desk. Letters plus post cards may be posted in the lobby mailbox. Photocopying, typing and other secretarial services can be arranged through the reception

Credit Facility:
From the time of Check-in, you may use the credit facilities by signing bills for extras in all outlets of the hotel until your credit is closed. Credit facilities will be closed and advised to you in written one day in advance to your departure. Credit limit for all accepted credit cards is US$ 1000.00 per card. If you wish to settle your bills by Credit Card exceeding US$ 1000.00, please contact cashier 24 hours prior to settlement time.

Souvenir Shop:
All shops are located near the lobby to meet your needs. In the Souvenir shop, a large variety of Souvenir items, post cards and stamps are available. A vast collection of Jewellery items can be found from our Jewellery shop to give your dears a beautiful gift. Through our photo shop, your films can be developed and printed so that your memorable moments can be seen in photographs.

Doctors Clinic:
You may visit the Doctor in the opening hours for consultation, should you need to see the Doctor urgently please contact the reception.

Telephone and Facsimile (Fax):
From rooms to room calls, please dial "8" followed by the room number. For international calls please dial "9" followed by the access code (00), country code, area code, (without 0) and telephone number. For operator assistance, please dial zero (0). Should you wish to send a fax or e-mail, kindly contact front desk!


Main Restaurant:
Features Western and Oriental Cuisine, buffet style, during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served between 0730-0930hrs, lunch between 1230-1400hrs and dinner is served between 1930-2100hrs. You are advised to wear a casual dress when attending the restaurant.

Coffee Shop:
Serves varieties of a la' Carte meals and drinks round the clock. It also provides you the room service 24 hours a day. A room service menu is placed in your room, should you wish to go for the room service at any time. In addition, there are Lobster parties, seafood dinners and BBQ of fresh sea fish to be arranged upon your request. Reservations can be made at the Coffee Shop. Moreover, various types of Ice Creams, Cappuccinos and Espressos are available.

Main bar:
Is opened round the clock. During happy hour time (1830hrs-1930hrs) there will be 25% discount off from all cocktails with free snacks.

Karaoke bar:
Opens at 2130hrs if there is no special event in the main bar.

Beach bar:
Is located near by water sports centre in a beautiful spot so that you may enjoy the natural beauty of the island while you are enjoying your drinks. Otherwise you may enjoy a cocktail while the Sunsets! Beach bar is opened between 0930hrs to 1230hrs and 1400hrs to 1800hrs every day.



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Holiday Island Resort & Spa Maldives

40% Discount on room rates from 21/04/2013 - 25/07/2013

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Holiday Island Resort & Spa Maldives

28% discount on room rates from 26/07/2013 - 31/10/2013

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  • 4.5 Rooms
  • 4.5 Service
  • 4.5 Value
  • 4.5 Cleanliness
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Last 5 reviews
September 8, 2012
Drew D, Sydney, Australia

Holiday is holiday

Holiday is holiday"you can relax and enjoy more your privacy, very peaceful, not as much crowded as the sister Island called Sun Island, can visit them through the free ferry provided...
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August 26, 2012
petalcatkins, St Peter Port, United Kingdom

breath taking

I booked this holiday 6 days in advance. I paid £1000 for 14 nights all inclusive with return flights from MAnchester. Seemed too good to be true and was weary as to why...
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July 22, 2012
Bratislava_Rocks, Bratislava

Peaceful vacation

Can't compare with other Maldives resorts (only with one that we have visited during our stay for a few hours) but we get exactly what we expected and enjoyed...
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June 7, 2012
ripplingtaw, South Wales


This has got to be one of the best holidays I have ever been on in my entire life and probably ever will be. This is just a tropical paradise - heaven on earth! What more can I say...
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May 30, 2012
gillmc, durham

Paradise At Its Best...........

I felt the need to write this review as i felt the review pior to this one is totaly uncalled for. We have been to this island four times and had an amazing time each and every time....
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