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Hotel Overview

Insider's View

  • The aptly named Honeymoon Villas ooze privacy and romance, with a voile-draped four poster bed and a jacuzzi tub on the spacious overwater sundeck 
  • The shallow lagoon is ideal for families with younger kids to enjoy a day playing at the beach and making use of the water sports

Set in the South Male Atoll on a private beach, Olhuveli is a delightful hotel welcoming both couples and families to this stunning part of the Maldives. Arriving by a 45 minute speedboat transfer from Male International Airport, you’ll reach this tranquil paradise where you can spend your days on the water or simply relaxing on the private sand beach. 

Olhuveli’s 164 villas include Deluxe Rooms, Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Water Villas, Honeymoon Water Villas and the Presidential Villa. These are furnished in a contemporary style with wooden features and four poster beds and some offer private decks overlooking the lagoon.

The hotel is home to a 5* PADI dive centre, the Sun Diving School, where house reef dives and discover scuba diving courses are available, with the opportunity to see moray eels, stone fish and lion fish. Further water sport facilities at the Water Sports World, include; windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing and kite surfing. Other ways to spend your days include swimming in the two fresh water pools, playing tennis on the flood-lit court, exploring the Maldives on an island excursion and playing badminton.

Treat yourself to Ayurvedic massages and treatments at the Sun Spa where there are 8 spa pavilions each with their own courtyard garden, twin massage beds, rain shower and outdoor flower bath. Facilities at the spa also include a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, spa boutique and hydro therapy pools. For the children, the hotel organises an activity program consisting of craft activities, sand castle building and more, and there is even a kid’s pool and play area. 

At the Olhuveli, there is a good selection of restaurants and bars. Enjoy poolside pizzas, fine dining a la carte cuisine on the romantic outdoor deck and international buffets indoors or outdoors. In the evenings, sip drinks at the bars and there might even be a Maldivian cultural show or weekly crab racing at the hotel.

All Inclusive

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be hosted at the main restaurant, Sunset Restaurant. During the meal, you may order beverages by the glass including still water, soft drinks, canned fruit juices, house wine or beer
  • Drinks at the bars, Lagoon, Sunrise and Dhoni Bars. Unlimited drinks are served by the glass including still water, soft drinks, canned fruit juices, house wine or beer, espresso and cappuccino. Regular brands of whiskey, gin, vodka and rum are also included
  • Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks from snack buffet at Lagoon Bar from 16-17:00 hours
  • All guests may participate in snooker, billiard, fitness centre (gym), darts, table tennis, badminton and tennis
  • Excluded from the plan: a la carte restaurant dining, room service, mini bar purchases, spa treatments, water sports and diving

Available at an additional supplement on request, Emerald Package, Deluxe All Inclusive: 

  • Breakfast: Served at Sunset Restaurant for Deluxe Room Guests, Served at Four Spices or Sunset for other categories
  • Lunch: at Sunset restaurant or 3 course set lunch at Sunrise Bar
  • Dinner: sumptuous buffet at Sunset or 5 course set menu at Lagoon
  • Fine dining experience per couple per stay, 6 courses at Four Spices
  • One romantic dinner for two at a selected location
  • Daily morning service, tropical fruit platter in villa
  • Daily afternoon tea at Lagoon Bar
  • Unlimited Premium Brands of beer, draught and bottle
  • Unlimited from a selection of fine spirits, rum, gin, vodka, whiskey, brandy and other liquors
  • Unlimited drinks: soft drinks, canned juices, house wine, tea and coffee
  • 5-6 cocktails per day including cocktail of the day
  • 2 bottles of wine per couple per day, from a selection of 6, available from any bar or restaurant
  • Daily mini bar replenished with soft drinks, beer and chocolate except wine or liquors
  • Dolphin with sunset cruise enjoyed with a glass of chamagne and selection canapes per guest per stay
  • Daily snorkelling safari
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Internet access
  • One spa experience at Sun Spa, 1 hour per guest per stay
  • Unlimited hydrotherapy area access

Hotel & Room Facilities


  • Excursions
  • Internet Access In The Lobby
  • Kids' Playground/Area
  • Optional All Inclusive Hotel
  • A La Carte Restaurant/s
  • Al Fresco Dining On The Deck
  • Bar
  • Beach BBQ's (on request)
  • Beachfront Restaurant
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Destination Dining
  • Poolside Cafe and Bar
  • Badminton
  • Floodlit Tennis Court
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Dive centre
  • House Reef
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa & Massage Treatments

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes and Slippers (slippers not in Deluxe Rooms)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD Player
  • Hairdryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Stocked Mini-Bar
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television with Satellite Channels

Olhuveli Room Details

Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Rooms occupy a beachfront location and are furnished with a terrace or balcony. There is a four poster double bed and an en suite bathroom with shower.
Beach Villa
Beach Villa
Beach Villas face their own private stretch of beach and lagoon and have double doors opening out onto a private veranda with a day lounger. There is an en suite bathroom opening out onto a private courtyard, roll-top bath, open-air rain shower and sala for relaxing and drinking.
Deluxe Water Villa
Deluxe Water Villa
Deluxe Water Villas are positioned over the lagoon and have views of the Indian Ocean. There is a private sundeck with sun loungers leading into the lagoon.
Jacuzzi Water Villa
Jacuzzi Water Villa
Set on stilts, the Jacuzzi Water Villas offer greater privacy and have a Jacuzzi bath on the private sun deck. The bathroom features a rain shower and roll-top bathtub as well as views of the lagoon.
Honeymoon Water Villas
Honeymoon Water Villas
Honeymoon Water Villas offer added privacy and there is a private Jacuzzi on the spacious sun deck and a separate living room with a daybed.
Presidential Water Suite
Presidential Water Suite
Located at the end of the water villa jetty, this suite offers greater privacy and amazing views. There are two bedrooms with a sun deck, living-dining room with flat screen television and DVD player and a kitchenette. There is also a pool, Jacuzzi, swim-up platforms and loungers. A dedicated 24 hour butler service is also available.
No. of Rooms: 164

Customer Hotel Reviews

J Gerken says:

Well we asked for diversity in our holiday and that's what we got!! We started off by visiting the Sigirya Rock Fortress and then the temples at Polonnaruwa to get into the history and culture of Sri Lanka along with the Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple whilst on route to Kandy. Kandy is home to the temple that holds the ToothRelic and is not to be missed along with a visit to the cultural show and The Royal Botanical Gardens. Then off to the mountains to visit the tea plantations for freshly picked tea, fabulous views and a delicious lunch overlooking a stunning waterfall. We stayed at the Heritance Tea Factory Hotel here which is very quirky. A meal on the train behind the hotel was so much fun, the Guard being the star of the show! Next we travelled to Udawalawe National Park which was fantastic, we saw so many elephants, water buffalo, jackal and birds but sadly no leopards.

Yala was our next destination for another safari, this one was much busier with jeeps everywhere and very little wildlife to be seen for obvious reasons, although a deer did stop by the hotel swimming pool for a drink and crocodiles slept on the banks of the lake!Our last stop on Sri Lanka was at Galle which was wonderful, lots of intriguing little lanes to explore down and history to soak up. All our hotels were fabulous, the food and the service excellent, our favourite being Fort Printers in Galle followed closely by Cinnamom Lodge in Habrana. We had a guide for all our time here who was good company, informative, and took us to all the best restaurants for lunch!! The Maldives were heavenly, a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes as we left for home means I hope one day I will be lucky enough to return to this wonderful place! Thank you Anna Rushbrooke for arranging the most wonderful of holidays you certainly exceeded our expectations, hope to travel with Western & Oriental again soon!! 

January 25, 2015

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How To Book

How do I talk to a specialist in Maldives holidays?

We are happy to give you a call back to discuss your holiday at a convenient time for you or we welcome you to come to our office in central London to discuss your holiday in detail.

Why use our specialist service?

Our destination experts provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.

Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?

No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.

I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?

It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.

What can I do when I get there?

There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.

What financial protection do you offer?

When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.

Restaurants / Bars

Sunset Restaurant- Built over water, this is Olhuveli’s main restaurant and is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy local and international cuisine in a stunning location with an outdoor dining setting, and also buffet-style dining
Opening hours: 7:30-10am, 7-10:30pm

Lagoon Restaurant- Located on the beach on a deck with views of the lagoon and beach, at Lagoon sit back and enjoy a casual lunch
Opening hours: 8am-12pm, lunch 12:30-2pm

The Four Spices- Open for both lunch and dinner, Four Spices is set over water and offers a fine dining option at Olhuveli with an a la carte menu of Asian cuisine. Dine indoors or outdoors here. A breakfast buffet is served for Beach Villa, Jacuzzi Water Villa, Honeymoon and Presidential Villa guests

Island Pizza- Located by the pool, here enjoy delicious pizzas, sandwiches and burgers are served
Opening hours: 11:30am-6pm

Lagoon- Located by the edge of the water on a deck, here enjoy cocktails and evening entertainment
Opening hours: 10-12pm

Sunrise- A great spot for daytime or early evening drinks by the main pool
Opening hours: 8am-8pm

Dhoni- This casual bar is located by the infinity pool and is a great spot for couples looking for a quiet drink
Opening hours: 8am-12pm

Private Dining

Enjoy romantic meals and barbeques on your terrace, on the beach and by the pool 

Restaurant opening times are to be used as a guide only and can vary throughout the year depending on resort occupancy levels.


The Maldives Islands are generally warm and humid, the sun shines all year round, with average temperatures around 29 - 30 degrees Celsius. The hottest month on average is April and the coolest December. The weather is determined largely by the monsoons, however, January to April are the driest months and May till October on average records the highest rainfall.

Maldives Average Temperature °C

Maldives Average Rainfall (mm)