Rihiveli Beach Resort Maldives

Region : South Male Atoll

Recommended : Beach ,Wave Surfing,Dive Resort

Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Rustic,Casual,Family

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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.


Rihiveli Maldives is located on the South Atoll of Maldives, far from the throngs of tourists 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.

Quick fact

Property type: Resort
Distance from airport: 49.00 Km
Total no. of rooms: 48
Accepted credit cards: Visa and Master Card
Address: Rihiveli Beach Resort, South Male Atoll
Adults 12 years and above.
Children: 11 years or less
Infants: 1 years or less

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.

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.

Food & Beverage

All meals are included in the resorts full-board 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.


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.