If your image of the Maldives is powder white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, luxurious villas suspended over water and on the shores of the beach then you’d be absolutely right…
Having recently returned from another Maldives trip, I have fallen more and more in love with the Maldives yet again!
We were fortunate enough to have been invited to the Grand Opening of a brand new Maldives resort FINOLHU!
Sister resort to the already successful Amilla Fushi, Finolhu is also operated by Aussie team “The Small Maldives Island Co” and is set to enjoy the same success as it’s big sister Amilla but offers a very different experience!
Now, FINOLHU is everything I mentioned above that you would imagine the Maldives to be…and SO much more!
FINOLHU really is mixing it up in the Maldives, and we’re not just talking about the cocktails! Although spend an afternoon at the Baa Baa Beach club with their Greek God Mixolgist Yanni and you’ll soon realise that you have landed in paradise. But if you can manage to tear yourself away from the comfy lounges around the bar, I promise you that after exploring this stunning island and all it has to offer, you’ll quickly see that the bar and the cocktails are not FINOLHU’s only draw card!
One of the first things you’ll see upon arrival, and the natural star of FINOLHU is undoubtedly ,the picture perfect sandbank that stretches out from the beachfront and runs a whopping 1.8km long!
Memories were made out at the Fish & Crab shack where we feasted on buckets of fresh prawns, soft shell crab tacos, a delicious pumpkin ravioli and lets not forget the glass of bubbling rose….ok so maybe there was more than one glass, but hey, we were on holidays!
DJ Jaffa was doing his thing spinning some cool, old school tunes that we could all sing along to and we all started busting out a few moves standing on our chairs! ( there may have been one or two on the tables as well) Then we all shimmied our way across to the jetty and then finished off the day with a boogie with our feet in the sand, all while a storm began to roll in over the Indian Ocean.
It truly was just one of the most memorable days we have ever had while in the Maldives!
It’s not unusual for us to come back home feeling as though we need to “detox” after our holidays, and this trip was no different!
A huge variety of dining options are on offer at FINOLHU but our fav would have to be Kanusan, the overwater Asian Influenced restaurant…try not to fill up on the delicious entrees and mains though as the “Wow Platter” for desert, is not to be missed!!
The thing about the Maldives is, most people see it as your typical flop and drop holiday or a destination that only couples and honeymooners should visit, but these days, it offers so much more and FINOLHU has certainly broken the mould when it comes to holidaying in the Maldives!
So yes, of course it is the perfect option for a dreamy honeymoon, or couples escape, but if you’re also seeking some fun in paradise, FINOLHU is absolutely the place to be!
Expect live entertainment, International DJ’s, beach games with the resorts gorgeous staff, tennis matches, aerial yoga, there’s even an Artist Studio where you can get in touch with your creative side! The daily retro pool party will allow you to get your groove on with a bit of pool dancing, however if you’re seeking some quiet time, you can retreat to your villa, they’re all super stylish and homely, or head down to Palm Beach and flop on a bean bag with a shake in hand from the old school Milk Bar! They really have thought of everything here!
And of course also being based in Baa atoll, with the unique UNESCO World Biosphere on your doorstep, you have access to some of the most amazing marine experiences the Maldives has to offer! Why not combine your stay at Finolhu with a stay at Amilla Fushi for the perfect Maldives combination and take advantage of the complimentary boat shuttles offered in between Finolhu and Amilla to resort guests!
So gather your travel posse, be it husband, wife, fiancé, boyfriend, work colleagues, group of friends or family and put the Maldives and FINOLHU on your radar!
To celebrate the opening of FINOLHU, we have a fabulous offer for all of you including a 30% discount off room rates for stays of 7 nights or more as well as a complimentary upgrade to half board meals for stays until 19th December 2016!
Contact us today to start planning!
PS…don’t forget the magic words “AUSTIN POWERS” it will come in handy at the bar!!!