Rihiveli Maldives Resort

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Rihiveli Maldives Resort

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Olhuveli Beach

9.4/10 Exceptional

19 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is AU$1,339
Price available on 5/7/2022
Mahaanaelhihuraa, Rihiveli, North Central Province
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 beach bars
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Olhuveli Beach - 1 min walk
  • Fihalholi Beach - 1 min drive
  • Vadoo Beach - 1 min drive
  • Maafushi Reef - 1 min drive
  • Laguna Beach - 1 min drive
  • Alimathaa - 1 min drive
  • Embudu Beach - 3 min drive
  • Chaandhanee Magu - 6 min drive
  • Theemuge Palace - 10 min drive
  • Maldives Islamic Centre - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 12 min drive

About this property

Rihiveli Maldives Resort

Just 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from the airport, Rihiveli Maldives Resort puts you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Olhuveli Beach and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Maldives Islamic Centre. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or body scrubs. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 2 beach bars, a terrace, and a garden.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 beach bars
  • Restaurant
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Winery release events
  • Fishing
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Water sports equipment


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Premium digital channels
  • Netflix
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Thai massages, facials, and body scrubs.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 120
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 60 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 200
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 100 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 246 (roundtrip)
  • Boat transfer per child: USD 99 (roundtrip), (from 4 to 11 years old)
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 246 per person, per stay
The listed additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 172.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Rihiveli Dream Hotel
Rihiveli Dream
Rihiveli The Dream
Rihiveli Maldives Resort Hotel
Rihiveli Maldives Resort Rihiveli
Rihiveli Maldives Resort Hotel Rihiveli

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

The property was lovely. Enjoyed the fact that it was detached. The only minor thing was the noise of the mini-bar fridge and an air conditioning unit for next door attached to our bungalow.
EILEEN, 13-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Authentic experience...
I recently stayed at Rihiveli the dream and there were some really great things about it that I’m sure would be appealing for some. One of the things that I really appreciated were the inclusive activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, kite surfing and wind surfing. This is a good place to go if your desire is to be out enjoying nature without spending a lot of extra money. This isn’t a good place to go it you are looking for the five star, (4 star, 3 star or 2 star) luxury resort experience and the amenities that come with it, like air conditioning or bugs in your room. Some of the issues with this place could quite easily be fixed. One that really stood out was the experience of the bar. When drinks are ordered they are not made in front of you. They could also become a little more creative with the between meal snack options instead of just offering two kinds of Pringle’s or a small bag of M&M’s. It would also serve them well and their customers to install AC in some or all of their rooms and with it the ability to keep the bugs and critters out instead of being fully open to the outside with only some wide lattice separating you from the outside elements. This would at least give the choice to the more rustic customers to turn the AC off and open doors and windows if they prefer that experience. This resort has been around for 36 years and it really shows, it doesn’t appear that anything has been updated along the way.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We felt that we were at home Staff super kind and professional The place is unique, super safe We enjoy all the amenities and mostly the water sport activities ( included in the price) One word “One of a kind !!!!!”
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rihiveli is the most enchanting place on earth. Everything is just perfect, from the location to service. The resort is set on a tiny island in the middle of a turquoise lagoon, stretching to two deserted islands reachable on foot or with kayaks. Lots of activities are included in the full board package. Food is top notch. I can’tecommend jt enough
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jorge enrique, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

18-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Damien, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Terza volta a Rihiveli e ancora una volta una esperienza fantastica! La gestione attuale, "Rihiveli The Dream", è altamente professionale, è riuscita valorizzare questo paradiso rispettando le bellezze naturali e creando un'atmosfera accogliente e rilassante . La laguna in cui si trova l'isola è tra le più belle delle Maldive, per la ricchezza dei fondali, per gli innumerevoli e bellissimi pesci da ammirare nelle acque attorno al ristorante o al diving center (tartarughe marine, razze, squalotti, murene, aragoste, pesci balestra, trombetta, e tanti altri), per la colonia di delfini che stazionano a meno di cento metri dalla riva, per le due isolette disabitate raggiungibili a piedi. Il numero di ospiti permette di godersi l'isola senza sensazione di affollamento, i bungalow sono semplici ma molto comodi e spaziosi, non hanno aria condizionata ma pale al soffitto che rinfrescano a sufficienza. Il ristorante, che si affaccia sul lato Est per godersi il sorgere del sole mentre si fa colazione, non ha pareti per sentirsi ancora più parte della natura circostante, ha una zona aperta al centro, che si affaccia su un quadrato di mare da dove passano tartarughe, murene, aragoste, pesci etc. Il bar si affaccia sul lato Ovest dell'isola, anche questo molto naturale e senza pareti, per godersi i fantastici tramonti. Il tutto è fruibile senza sorprese, è un "tutto incluso" reale, con attività, attrezzature, e acqua da bere (non banale) a disposizione. Personale e servizio eccellenti!
Nina, 9-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Ile paradisiaque avec une multitude d'activités. Les sorties snorkeling gratuites en bateau sont très chouettes. Resto buffet impec et varié. L'équipe de direction française est top. Quelques rénovations nécessaires au niveau bungalows mais on oublie vite les défauts lorsqu'on profite de cette île.
3-night family trip
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