Located in the southern Indian Ocean’s South Ari Atoll, the tropical Mirihi Island Resort offers beachfront or water villas with free Wi-Fi. They named the island after a local flower. A wide range of water sports and luxury facilities are available on this heavenly-like island. Guests of this magical place can leave their shoes behind and enjoy the untouched nature, sandy beaches, companionship, and calmness.
A remote part of the South Ari Atoll, Mirihi lies 85 km southwest of Velana International Airport, and it is accessible only by seaplane or private airline. After a fantastic 30-minute seaplane ride over unbelievable coral formations, untouched islets, and various turquoise lagoons, you’ll arrive at this tiny ParadiseAA cozy lounge that will be open at the seaplane terminal while you are waiting to board the seaplane. There, you may relax and check-in before the arrival on Mirihi Island.
The only time that seaplanes operate at Velana International airport (located in Male) is during daylight hours. Domestic flight service will take travelers on a short boat ride to a nearby island for those entering the late evening.
Water Sports of Mirihi
Snorkeling is exceptionally popular in Mirihi. The captivating house reef encircles the island and is home to a vast array of marine species so that you can get close to the wonders of the ocean. Besides a variety of colorful tropical fish, you can swim with the black-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, octopus, and rays in minutes after leaving the beach.
An excursion to Mirihi’s house reef will be an unforgettable experience. It’s full of life throughout its entire 6,000-meter length, so even the most adventurous snorkeler will find many incredible spots to explore and discover.
Kayaking and Stand-up Paddling
Are you feeling more energetic? You can paddle the island in one of the kayaks or use a stand-up paddle. With their complete range of windsurfing gear, everyone from beginners to experts can enjoy surfing when the wind blows slightly. The place has a water sports area, which is available to everybody who stays there.
Several ocean kayaks are available for use on the island. Would you prefer a paddle on a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard? Windy days are ideal for trying windsurfing with a great selection of equipment suitable for beginners and experienced windsurfers. The water sports facilities are open to both groups of visitors.
Diving in Ocean-Pro Mirihi
In Mirihi, diving is always a big attraction. The area is home to 40 different dive spots, all within a one-hour boat ride of each other. The variety of marine life ranges from Mantas and Whale Sharks to gorgeous coral reefs; there’s something for everyone. Every diver’s dream.
There is no need to worry if you’re an amateur diver who wants to learn how to dive. The Ocean-Pro Dive Team provides numerous programs. Whether you have never dived before, want to give it a try, or want to become certified, no matter what your inclination is. A range of courses — from Discover Scuba Diving to Rescue Diver — can be customized to fit your schedules.
Feel like a local as you fish! The crew will give you some basic instructions on fishing with raw fish using hand-held lines and raw fish as bait, so you can catch a grouper or a snapper while admiring the spectacular colors of the sunset. Don’t hesitate to take your catch so that the chef can prepare it for you for the next day’s lunch.
Private Experiences in Mirihi
Making your vows in the Maldives is a romantic setting unlike any other. A Maldives wedding at Mirihi will give you a memorable experience and let you celebrate your love in a heaven-sent way.
It’s impossible to find a more romantic setting for renewing your love for one another than a yacht in the middle of the Indian Ocean. An elegant private boat ride into the sunset, accompanied by live music, will be the perfect setting to celebrate your wedding vow renewal.
Private Beach Dinner
An evening on the beach is an incomparable Maldivian experience: the ocean, sparkling candles, your choice of barbecue, fresh from the grill, and served by your professional chef or with a personalized menu cooked according to your preferences and from the Muraka Overwater Restaurant. It is in these moments and this setting that life’s most precious memories are made. It can be a wedding anniversary, a birthday party, or just some private time together on a smooth night.
Private Beach Cinema
Mirihi island’s beach chairs provide the ideal setting for a beach movie event. Enjoy a bowl of fresh popcorn as they create an outstanding beach movie experience. Watch your favorite movie from their extensive library under the stars. Enjoy your time with your toes in the sand as the ocean lulls you to sleep.
Mirihi island has a well-equipped gym with free equipment like weights, a few machines, a treadmill, elliptical and stationary bikes. A good idea is to work out in the gym if you have been overeating for a long time. Additional equipment includes a ping pong table.
At Duniye Spa, Maldivian quality combines with world-class standards to provide an enhanced experience for your body and mind. Duniye Spa is known for its luxurious accommodations and world-class service. It is now the most significant spa management and consulting firm in the Maldives and Indian Ocean region. At Duniye Spa, All ingredients are 100% natural and chemical-free at the highest quality. They are made using the latest scientific research.
You will have a great time there under their expert hands — with the soothing sound of the ocean and the glorious colors of the sunset; it will bless your soul.
Yoga and Meditation Lessons
There are daily Yoga lessons at 8 AM, which are free. A yoga master, Danushka, gives the instructions. Travelers claim that the lessons were the best way to start a day on Mirihi island. Daily meditation lessons are available in the evenings either. You can also enroll in individualized, one-to-one classes with customized instruction if you are interested.
Traveling to Mirihi island isn’t just about water sports. They will share some of their experiences and local knowledge if you want something more. There will be opportunities to learn about different Maldivian cuisines and cocktails.
Maldivian Cooking Class
Are you interested in learning to prepare a traditional curry? Join Muraka Restaurant’s chefs in an open kitchen experience as they take you through a Maldivian Cooking Course. Local Maldivian and Indian cuisine includes not only unique flavors but also truly distinctive cooking methods. Chefs at Mirihi will teach you how to prepare these delicious dishes while sharing the secrets of the Maldivian and Sri Lankan cuisines. This program is available daily if you ask for it. Remember that travelers must make reservations at least a day in advance.
Maldivian Vegan Cooking Class
The Mirihi Resort is thrilled to introduce a new fully vegan cooking class that will allow participants to learn about local Maldivian vegan cuisine during the day or under the dazzling stars at night. Both individual and group lessons are available. You will have the opportunity to try mouth-watering delicacies, including Banbukeo Riha, Baraboo Satani, and Dhonkeyo Kajoo.
The resort will schedule an engaging cooking class presented by the island’s world-class chefs on the waterfront. A cooking class on-site and guidance from the hotel chefs will ensure that you return home with simple and delicious recipes. Guests can choose between a lunch or dinner appointment to enjoy this cultural, culinary offering.
You will learn how to make popular drinks and signature cocktails on this program. Learn the techniques of bartending in Anba Bar with the Cocktail Class. You will learn how to prepare three different drinks through a private beach setting, and then you can enjoy them at your leisure afterward.
Mirihi island offers 30 water villas, six beach villas, a two-bedroom water suite, and a two-bedroom beach suite. All of their rooms provide Free WI-FI, King or Twin Bed, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Bluetooth Speaker, Minibar, Nespresso Machine, and fully stocked minibars.
Restaurants and Bars
Mirihi Island has two restaurants-Muraka Restaurant and Dhonveli. Both of them offer a variety of high-quality and extraordinary dishes.
Muraka, meaning “coral” in the Maldivian language, hangs majestically above Mirihi’s lagoon. They offer various dishes at Muraka Restaurant, from tender wagyu beef to tantalizing Maldivian lobster, all for you to enjoy with excellent wine and Champagne. An À la carte menu is available too. Don’t miss their Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Triple Gin seared Veal Tomahawk Steak.
Sunset cocktails are available from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, and Dinner à-la-carte is served from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. If you are interested in a dinner event, you need reservations first. Dinner Events are from 7:30 PM.
Dhonveli, a traditional sandy floored restaurant, offers picturesque views of the turquoise waters from its spacious deck and lavish buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve some of the world’s most delicious foods alongside tasty international dishes and fresh seafood directly from the Indian Ocean.
Dhonveli also has a themed dinner buffet which changes with every evening of the week. Don’t miss the Maldivian-themed night on Tuesdays!
The breakfast is available from 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM. From 12:30 AM to 2:30 PM, you can enjoy the lunch buffet. They serve the Dinner Buffet from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
Mirihi’s Anba Bar is a great place to hang out with friends or spend some quality time sharing some tasty cocktails and tasty snacks. There are drinks available from 11:00 AM until closing. For your convenience, there is a snack bar open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. You can enjoy live music or attend special events at the Anba Bar, from sundown cocktails with saxophone to Maldivian musical magic.
They have the most extensive rum collection in the Indian Ocean! Muraka, Mirihi’s very own excellent blend of Caribbean rum, is also included in these offerings. A variety of beers, wines, and spirits, as well as a selection of tropical creations and classic cocktails, are available. Try the Espresso Martini and the Chili Passion Fruit Daiquiri, everyone’s favorite.
The Ruhgandu Wine Lounge offers an extensive selection of old as well as new world wines and Champagnes. The Ruhgandu can accommodate private dining parties for up to six people.
Don’t forget to try the Maldivian Tapas and their Sushi & Sake.
The Ideal Time to Visit
There are also no significant temperature variations in Mirihi. With humidity, it feels hot regardless of the season, and the chance of rain is meager. July is the hottest month, followed by April and May. The busiest tourist month in Mirihi is February, followed by May and January.