Welcome to a breath-taking island paradise of leafy jungle foliage and sparkling white sand. Filitheyo resort is situated in Faafu Atoll one of the most pristine atolls in the Maldives, abundant in colorful marine life and vibrant coral 120.7 km away from Male Velana International Airport it takes 35 minutes by sea plane, followed by a 15-minute traditional dhoni ride. Seaplane transfers are the only means of transportation for guests to this beautiful island.
Splash in the warm turquoise lagoon, enjoy a private dinner for two under the starlight, hop on a boat excursion to explore island communities; the opportunities for rest and relaxation are limitless whilst we also offer plenty of activities and excursions.
Guests at this charming Maldives resort can discover a spa like no other. Nestled in the heart of the island, the jungle spa is an oasis of calm surrounded by verdant tropical vegetation. The spa therapists offer a range of Balinese and international treatments.
Filitheyo is also a paradise for scuba divers. The house reef is bursting with aquatic life including fish, reef sharks and rays, whilst our Werner Lau dive center also offers a choice of daily excursions.
The freeform infinity-edge swimming pool adjacent to the sea, complete with a swim-up bar, is the perfect vantage point to relax.
Our Main Restaurant is a spacious pavilion that you can dine upon an imaginative buffet menu from around the world, from classic dishes to exotic delights. Chefs are also on hand at live cooking stations to tailor their fresh dishes to your liking.
Sunset Restaurant and Bar
The Sunset Restaurant and Bar is one of the best spots at Filitheyo to watch the spectacular sunsets. It´s located on the tip of the island adjacent to the turquoise ocean. This restaurant offers an international a la carte menu. The delicious dishes are complimented by a wide selection of European and New World wines as well as cocktails and juices. Guests can sit under the shady pavilion or sit in the pool at the swim-up bar. Choices of gourmet menus are also available for private dining on the beach or at the Sunset Restaurant.
Filitheyo Main Bar is framed by the beach on one side and a Japanese-style pond on the other. With a tropical beach vibe and sandy floor, Filitheyo Bar offers a variety of spirits, wine and beer and you can choose to sit either inside or outside on the beach.
Filitheyo is one of the finest resorts in the Maldives for diving and the team of multilingual Werner Lau staff are waiting to welcome you.
The house reef is in excellent health and there are seven marked access points. Here on the house reef you can discover all kinds of exciting marine life including reef fish, rays, turtles, sharks, eels and lobsters. In the surrounding area, Faafu Atoll, you can explore by dive boat excursion more than 40 pristine reefs, thilas, channels, wrecks and caves bursting with vibrant marine life and healthy corals. As it’s the only resort in the atoll you won’t run into other groups of divers at the dive sites either.
There is a range of SSI courses for uncertified divers or anyone wanting to further their training, such as the drift specialty course. Another popular highlight is the UV night dive (fluro dive) on the house reef – an incredible way of seeing the remarkable underwater world.
If you’re both certified divers, once you’ve completed an orientation dive you’re free to discover the house reef with your buddy. Highlights include ghost pipefish, napoleon wrasse, frogfish, reef sharks, nurse sharks, small caves and two wrecks.
This dive site is a cleaning station located between about 15 and 30 meters. Between December and April is the best time to see the magnificent manta rays. During this period the dive boat goes there two to three times per week. The full day trip includes two dives.
Channel dives in Faafu Atoll are not to be missed. Here in the channels between the thilas you’re likely to see large grey reef sharks, eagle rays and napoleon wrasses amongst a wealth of other large fish – an experience not to be missed.
This is a very colorful site where you can spot big groupers, moray eels, jacks, black tip reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and napoleon wrasses. It consists of seven adjacent thilas in a channel.
Cliffhanger is a ‘faru’ in the local language. A faru is a kind of underwater wall, so you follow the wall during the dive and complete it usually amongst the very nice coral garden which lies between 0 and five meters. Sometimes you can spot manta rays, nurse sharks, eagle rays and white tip reef sharks as well as a host of schooling fish.
The site was given its name because once divers have seen it they keep going back for more! The site consists of a beautiful overhang and wall where you can spot tuna, stingrays and reef sharks amongst the attractive hard and soft coral and schooling fish.
At Filitheyo, there’s plenty to entertain anyone who likes to keep active. The house reef which encircles the island is one of the highlights of the resort and a delight for snorkelers and divers alike (please refer to our Diving section for further details on diving). Plunge into the water and discover a stunning coral garden bursting with life including colorful reef fish, turtles and sharks. There are seven access points to the outside edge of the reef, while the closest edge lies just meters from the shore.
The Water-sports Centre also provides further opportunities to enjoy the magnificent lagoon, with windsurfing, canoeing, jet ski, sailing and catamaran sailing available. On land, you can enjoy volleyball, table-tennis, darts, billiards and board games.
Those who like to keep in shape can use the small but well-equipped air-conditioned gym, where a personal trainer is also available. There is also a small library adjacent to the ornamental pond; a peaceful spot for quiet reading.
Room Size: 56.43sqm Room View: Sea View
Located on the beachfront, these semi-detached villas feature a king size four poster bed or twin beds, private sundeck with day bed and semi-open-air bathroom with outdoor shower. Interconnecting rooms can be requested for families and groups.
Room Size: 67.06sqm Room View: Sea View
The detached Deluxe Villas are stand alone on the beachfront. Features include a king size four poster bed or twin beds, private sundeck with day bed and semi-open air bathroom with outdoor shower and bathtub.
Room Size: 90.62sqm Room View: Sea View
Standing on stilts over the lagoon, the spacious water villas are furnished with a king size four poster bed or twin beds, a large bathroom with a jacuzzi, day bed and a private sundeck with a traditional ‘udoli’ (swing chair) and private steps leading directly into the water.
Relaxing healing and delicious pampering. Transform your holiday with a blissful treatment at Filitheyo Spa and including in the best of the body massage, beauty treatments, hand and foot care and special treatments.