Filitheyo Island Resort
Welcome to a breath-taking island paradise of leafy jungle foliage and sparkling white sand.
A lush island encircled by a vibrant house reef
Beautiful House reef for snorkeling
Paradise for divers
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 whist 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 skilful 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 centre 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 admire the sunset.
The cosy yet spacious Maldives villas are attractively decorated in tropical shades, complimented by crisp white linen, polished wooden floors and contemporary yet rustic wooden furniture. All of the four poster beds are surrounded by romantic white curtains. For your comfort, the modern amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, CD players and tea/coffee-making facilities.
The welcoming atmosphere and comfortable rooms reflects the essence of Filitheyo. Here, you can choose from three villa categories to suit your requirements; beachfront Superior Villas and Deluxe Villas or Water Villas suspended over the turquoise ocean. Families or groups of friends can request interconnecting Superior Villas.
Traditional swinging chairs known as ´udolis´ adorn the sundecks of the water villas, which all face towards the sunset. Some of the water villas also feature Jacuzzis. Within a couple of steps from your Superior or Deluxe Villa you can be in the ocean. All of the beach accommodation includes a private sundeck, day bed and beach furniture.
Villa facilities for all villas: Air-conditioning, satellite TV, CD player, IDD telephone, hair dryer, towels and bathroom amenities, tea/coffee-making facilities, minibar, wooden sundeck with seating, sun-loungers, in-room safe.
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: 56.43sqm
Tea/Coffee making facilities
Wooden sundeck with seating Sun-loungers
Bathroom with outdoor shower
The detached Deluxe Villas 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: 67.06sqm
Coffee & Tea making Facilities
Bathroom with separate Shower and Bath
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.
Room Size: 90.62sqm
Tea/Coffee making facilities
Wooden sundeck with seating and sun-loungers
Bathroom has a separate shower and jacuzzi
The Main Restaurant is a spacious pavilion under a coconut thatch roof. Here 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.
Filitheyo 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.
A choice of gourmet menus are also available for private dining on the beach or at the Sunset Restaurant.
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 speciality 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 metres. 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 colourful 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 metres. 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 you can experience one of the most beautiful spas in the Maldives. The jungle spa is nestled in the heart of the island, surrounded by lush foliage and stunning tropical gardens. Surrounded by verdant vegetation and exotic birdsong, the spacious air-conditioned spa treatment rooms have glass walls on three sides. From here you can take in the spectacular views and discover an array of treatments. Alternatively, you can have your treatment in the open air, under the shade of a pagoda.
Treatments include the signature 90-minute Filitheyo Fusion massage which combines the best of five international massage techniques to stimulate the body’s energy flow. The Hot Stone Massage is a popular choice involving the use of gently-heated basalt stones, inducing a deep sense of comfort and relaxation. Thai massage can be performed in the open-air pavilion, using traditional techniques and gentle stretches to help rejuvenate your body. Conclude your treatment with a refreshing drink of ginger tea in the al fresco relaxation area followed by an open-air shower in the private garden.
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 snorkellers 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 colourful reef fish, turtles and sharks. There are seven access points to the outside edge of the reef, while the closest edge lies just metres from the shore.
The Water-sports Centre also provides further opportunities to enjoy the magnificent lagoon, with windsurfing, canoeing, 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.