In collaboration with The Asia Collective, The Luxury Lifestyle Magazine is excited to present the newest resort to join the Baa Atoll Maldives. Finolhu is bringing back the glamorous charm and style of a classic era, revamped with modern sophistication.
A quick sea plane ride from Male airport, is the beautiful Finolhu oasis set on an island with a lively hub, long-stretching sand bar to the east, and various villas options to stay in. The main land is compromised of The Cove Club, The Baa Baa Beach Club, a selection of dining facilities, leisure activities, and charming beach villas.
The beachfront villas, convenient to the center of activities are set along the north and south sides of the main island. Off the North West side of the property is also stretch of over-water one and two bedroom villas, more than half of which include their own private pools. Carefully designed interiors are welcoming, and make the space feel comfortable with just the right touch of vacation vibes. Whether you stay in a bohemian style or St. Tropez inspired villa, you will enjoy room standards which include a luxurious bathroom with outdoor and rain showers, direct ocean access, an in-room safe, mini bar, and TV. Often it’s the little touches and accents that make distinction and a memorable space – and we have to give applause to the classic Marshall sound systems equipped to play music from your own devices, as well as the “Press for Champagne” rotary phone – exclusively to order bubbly. Enjoy private relaxation on the comfortable rocking chairs or day bed set on your terrace before heading out to have fun on the island!
Despite being an island amidst the Indian Ocean, Finolhu is packed with activities to make the experience more memorable. The island’s marine hub is fully equipped with an array of water activities from jet skiing and snorkeling to windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Thanks to the natural formation of the island, there is a long lagoon perfect for enjoying each of these. There’s nothing quite like spending a beautiful sunny day in the fresh turquoise waters of the Maldives.
With a wide selection of food options, you’ll be pleasantly fulfilled. The center of culinary delights is The Baa Baa Beach Club, with dining open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, set beside the beach and main pool. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or opt for afternoon drinks with chill beats. If you’re looking for a quick and tasty lunch stop, you can try out the BaaHaa Grill, a boutique style African grill sure to surprise. We can’t forget the Milk Bar – serving up fresh smoothies, juices, shakes, fresh wraps, and acai bowls.
Yet another amazing lunch venue at Finolhu is the Fish & Crab Shack. Located down the famous island sandbar is a rustic restaurant with a well-curated menu and beachfront dining. You can opt for a walk down the sandbar or take a short boat ride to arrive. Despite being physically part of the island, the venue feels like a whole new world. Enjoy the serenity of a beautiful beachside meal just moments from the center of activity. The food offered is truly delicious with great seafood and health-conscious options. Apart from the setting and cuisine, the service at Finolhu is truly top-notch. During our visit, Pradeep was especially helpful and informative in curating our lunch menu and ensuring an exceptional experience.
Make sure you save room for delicious dining at Kanusan for dinner. The island’s premium venue for an evening out to eat, brings a unique Cantonese flair to this asian eatery. Set over the Indian Ocean and with an extensive menu, you’ll definitely want to come back for seconds!
What would a relaxing vacation be without a phenomenal spa? The Cove Club is the center for all your personal pampering and wellness needs. In addition to the fitness center, yoga pavilion, and outdoor gym, The Cove Club houses individual “Divan” centers offering a variety of treatments. With six product house treatment brands, you can choose from massages, facials, and skin care solutions leaving you reeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
With all these wonderful accommodations, it’s time to experience the newest destination to enjoy your Maldives getaway! Visit Finohlu.com to learn more and book your stay.
Copy and photography by Linda Z.