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Located on the tranquil Meemu Atoll in the southern reaches of the Maldives, the luxurious Medhufushi Island Resort is set in complete harmony with its tropical and traditional surroundings.

Accommodation consists of 112 beach and water villas including private free-standing lagoon suites accessed exclusively by dhoni. The comfortable and private rooms are surrounded by lush tropical gardens, have a coconut thatch roof and Maldivian furnishings, feature four poster bed, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, minibar, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, a safe, semi-open bathrooms and a private sundeck with a large swinging chair, known locally as an ‘udoli’. Rooms are located on both the sunrise and sunset sides of the island. WiFi internet access is available in the public areas for a charge.

Facilities include an infinity edged pool overlooking the lagoon, choice of restaurants and bars, spa, water sports centre with motorised and non-motorised activities including surfing, island hopping and sunset cruises. A Werner Lau dive centre is on-site for all your diving needs.

Transfer to the resort is a 40 minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport.

Werner Lau Dive Centre

The Werner Lau dive centre is PADI, SSI and CMAS affiliated, and offers a perfect setting to learn to dive in the six metre deep lagoon. Daily boat dives operate to the 30 local sites on the atoll and day trips to the channels are offered throughout the week for more experienced divers.

Your underwater experience will include a variety of dive sites from coral bommies, to overhangs, wall diving and shallow reefs. Expect to see anything from nudibranch to manta rays in season. Turtles, rays, sharks, napoleon wrasse, tuna and barracuda are commonly seen on the sites in this secluded area of the Maldives.

Two of the most famous dive sites in the Maldives can be reached from here - 'Mantas and More' and 'Shark's Tongue'. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.

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Key info

  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Speedboat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Southern Atolls Rays & Sharks

Explore the remote dive sites of the southern atolls by liveaboard and treat yourself to a few days in resort after your adventure. Recommended for experienced divers, with some fantastic drift diving in the channels.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,255 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Southern Atolls

This region has few resorts, and consequently is best explored by liveaboard. Diving itineraries focus on the pristine and unexplored atolls of Meemu, Thaa, Laamu and in season, Huvadhoo Atoll, which is one of the Maldives' premier shark diving locations.

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, reef manta ray, grey reef shark, whale shark, napoleon wrasse
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Shark diving, Snorkelling