In the exotic Raa Atoll
Photos by: Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
A perfect getaway offering an unmatched experience for individuals, couples or families in the exotic Raa Atoll in the north central region ad set on 23 hectare island. Whether you are an adventurer seeking the underwater experience, or an explorer looking for remote exotic islands or a fishing enthusiast looking for the big catch or if your passion is water sports or if you want to indulge in our rejuvenating spa treatments or if you are simply seeking sun bathing in the soft white sandy beach or taking a swim in the crystal clear lagoon, Furaveri Island Resort and Spa is the ideal place to be on your holiday.
The 107 private villas have been specifically designed to meet guests’ individual preferences and are set among lush vegetation, in the first row on a sandy white beach or settled above a sparkling turquoise lagoon.
How to Get Here
The island of Furaveri, 151 kilometers (95 miles) from Malé International Airport, is accessible by seaplane directly or domestic flight followed by speedboat. Guests will be greeted and received by one of our airport representatives at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and escorted further to the check-in counter.
Far flung and unspoiled, many of the islands of the Maldives are accessible only by seaplane or boat. After landing at Male International Airport (MLE), your journey to Furaveri Island Resort and Spa with a 30- to 45-minute seaplane flight, giving you a spectacular view of the crystalline waters and remote islands.
The breathtaking seaplane transfer to Furaveri Island takes about 45 minutes. The flights are operated by Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) and available during daytime hours only.
The flight times are subject to weather conditions and schedules and may involve one short stop en route.
A private seaplane transfer can also be arranged upon request.
For more information, please visit www.transmaldivian.com.
The domestic flight, operated by Maldivian Airlines, is available during day and night time hours. The comfortable flight is followed by a 45 minutes speedboat trip, organized by Furaveri Island.
For more information, please visit http://www.maldivian.aero
The Republic of Maldives is made up of a double string of 1,190 coral islands to the southwest of Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean. Stretching north to a point just south of the equator, the archipelago is 130 kilometers (81 miles) wide at its widest point and 820 kilometers (510 miles) long. It is the flattest land in the world, with the highest natural point less than 2.4 meters (8 feet) above sea level.
Grouped into 26 atolls –ring-shaped coral formations, which provide a natural defense against wind and wave, enclosing a lagoon– the Maldives covers a total area of 859,000 square kilometers (331,661 square miles), only 1 of which is land. Not surprisingly, this aquatic nation is considered one of the top 10 diving spots in the world. With only 200 inhabited islands and an additional 98 islands developed exclusively as tourist resorts, tourism is the dominant support for the economy.
Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives, is an island 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) long and 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) wide. Malé is clean and quaint, with markets, mosques and a maze of small streets that approximately 103,000 people call home.
Sea Conditions: Seas are generally calm with a glass-like surface, providing excellent opportunities for a variety of water sports, including wakeboarding and waterskiing.
Marine Wildlife: Guests can see coral spawning during night dives, with the greatest display in late March.
Migrations: The Maldives is on the migration path of dolphins and some of the world’s largest whales. Limited sightings of these gentle giants are possible during dives.
Sea Conditions: A combination of large swells from ocean currents and the western monsoon creates ideal conditions for surfing charters.
Marine Wildlife: Guests can see manta rays while diving and snorkeling at pelagic hotspots close to the Resort.
Maldivian Culture: Ramadan takes place for an entire month, with the Maldivians fasting throughout the day. The Independence Day is celebrated with colourful parades and fireworks.
Marine Wildlife: This is the season to see sharks, eagle rays and dolphins during dives.
Maldivian Culture: Eid al-Adha celebrates the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. Animals are sacrificed across the nation in honor of the prophet’s actions.
Marine Wildlife: Guests can see Napoleon wrasse, reef fish and turtles while diving and snorkeling.
Maldivian Culture: Islamic New Year is celebrated in a quiet manner, with house cleaning, new clothes buying and praying the primary activities. National Day marks the day Muhammad Thakurufaanu gained victory over the Portuguese colonial powers. The day is celebrated with fireworks, parades and marches.
Natural Landscape and Wildlife Notice
Furaveri Island is left as close to its natural state as Resort operations permit. As such, the island’s wildlife may on occasion extend to a few mosquitoes (usually after the rains) as well as seasonal drifts of oceanic plankton.
A waterful experience
The Dive Club Team knows exactly how to offer Furaveri guests the most exciting and safe underwater experience of Raa Atoll. Grown up with waves and fins, Moosa, Adam and Ahmed experienced the Maldivian waters throughout their entire lifetime and have knowledge about the Indian Ocean only local people could have.
Our experienced PADI 5 Star Dive Resort team provides a friendly and professional service to our guests with a full range of PADI programs from Discover Suba Diving up to PADI Divemaster along with daily dive or guided snorkeling trips, PADI/SSI diving courses for complete beginners to more experienced divers as well as exciting excursions.
As everyone should enjoy a jump into the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the Dive Club Furaveri offers professional swimming courses by a certified SSI swim teacher for children and adults starting at the age of 6 months.
Furaveri Island is blessed by having an incredible house reef with turtles, sharks, rays, barracuda, napoleons, tuna and trevally as well as colorful corals. Experience the unforgettable, colorful and abundant marine life of some of the best dive sites in the world.
Relax on the boat as you watch the sun setting over the horizon, as you sip a cool glass of sparkling wine. You can also take photos of beautiful Furaveri viewed from the ocean, glowing in the warm colors of the sunset. The best possible souvenir!