We absolutely love Mirihi. The accommodation is fresh and stylish, the beaches are excellent, food is first class and snorkelling on the house reef is some of the best we have experienced in the Maldives. What makes this resort exceptional is the high quality personal service provided by the management team which is delivered in a relaxed but efficient manner.

It is a small sized island, 350 m long and 50 m wide and takes around 15 minutes to walk around the perimeter. The island is well tended and has a stylish, minimalist feel to it. Decked walkways link together the main public areas which comprise of the reception area, boutique shop, bar and main restaurant. The main jetty leading out over the turquoise ocean from reception takes you to the intimate a la carte restaurant ‘Muraka’. This is also the setting for sunset cocktails on the outdoor terrace. Gaze back over this tiny idyllic island as the setting sun slowly turns the vista through various shades of pink and you will find yourself truly in paradise. The beaches are wide and of fine talcum powder sand with the occasional sun lounger and parasol dotted about. With only 36 rooms in total, the beaches are never crowded – it is more likely that you won’t see anyone else at all!

Accommodation here is primarily over the sea with 30 water villas and just 6 beach villas. Both are built in the same style which is high quality, fairly modern and even a little funky. The beach villas have a part open giffilli style bathroom while the water villas have a glorious wet room with glass doors opening directly onto the private decking. This is stylish, understated luxury. We particularly like the fact that a number of the water villas are located just a few metres off the beach which for us means that it is still possible to feel very much part of the island itself.

All accommodation is of a very high standard whilst retaining a natural look due partly to the thatched roofs. High quality timber has been extensively used to furnish the villas and the decor consists of pristine whites complimented with earthy tones. The bathroom fittings are modern and stylish, the wet room in the water villas is particularly impressive whilst the Beach Villas enjoy the traditional ‘giffilli’, part open style bathroom. Complimentary tea & coffee is provided for use in the drinks machine whilst there is also a stocked mini bar. All rooms are very private and have air conditioning, hot and cold water, CD system, safe and IDD telephone. Two wooden sun loungers and armchairs, a small table and parasol are provided on every verandah. The water villas have the facility to light up the surrounding water at night so that it is possible to observe the fish whilst enjoying a nightcap on the decking. The maximum occupancy in any villa is 3 people with the addition of 1 extra bed.

House reef: The house reef is superb and close to the shore and/or water villas for the majority of the time. It is only the last third of the reef which drifts too far away from the island to be accessible. You will be snorkelling around 15 metres from the shore and at times, virtually outside the water villas. The reef itself is in good condition and the marine life is abundant – some of the very best we have seen in the Maldives. Infact many belief this to be in the top 3 Housereefs in the Maldives.

Dive Centre: Ocean Pro operates a full programme of courses and boat dives to local sites including one of the best Manta points in the country.

Spa: The excellent Duniye Spa will aid your relaxation at Mirihi in a delightful manner. A full range of treatments and therapies are available which can be booked either individually or as a pamper package.

Gym: For those desperate for some exercise whilst on this paradise island, a well equipped albeit small, air conditioned gym is available and of course there is always table tennis….

Child Minding: This can normally be arranged in advance with a member of staff for an additional charge.

Shop: There is a well stocked boutique selling souvenirs.

Diving: the excellent Ocean Pro operate a full programme of courses from beginner to advanced and boat dives to over 40 local sites. The location of Mirihi is particularly well placed for one of the best Manta points in the country as well as extensive thila dives and whale shark tracking sites.

Snorkelling: is a delight – it doesn’t come much better than this. The reef is fantastic and surrounds around 75% of the island. The steps down from the water villas lead almost directly onto the reef itself so access is very easy. There is an abundance of marine life and no strong currents to be concerned about.

Water Sports: the water sports centre offers complimentary wind surfing and canoeing in the large sandy lagoon.  There are no motorised watersports on Mirihi to disrupt the tranquillity.

Fishing: deep-sea-fishing trips can be organised should you wish to try your luck catching a Sailfish, Marlin or Tuna.

Excursions: there are a range of excursions to choose from including Island Hopping, a visit to a local cultural Island, a Sunset Cruise, Snorkeling Safaris, or spending time on a nearby, deserted tropical island.

Entertainment: There is no organised entertainment, save for the Divers night, Beach Cinema night and weekly management cocktail party to which all arriving guests are invited. This is essentially a romantic island where people come for the peace and tranquillity to relax and unwind.

Spa: The excellent Duniye Spa will aid your relaxation at Mirihi in a delightful manner. A full range of treatments and therapies are available which can be booked either individually or as a pamper package.

   Price Range: ££££
   Seaplane Transfer (30 mins)
   Excellent House Reef
   Best for Food, Service, Snorkeling, Beauty, etc
   Wow Factor: One of the best small resorts in the Maldives
   Atoll: South Ari Atoll