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Holiday Island Resort

South Ari Atoll

With a total of only 142 comfortable beach located super deluxe bungalows rooms with private terrace, the resort provides a unique and cozy atmosphere with the highest level of service and unparalleled friendliness by its very professional team. The islands central facilities are surrounded by unbeatable powdery white sands of landscape gardens, an inviting retreat to come back to after an exhilarating active day out on the sea.

The resort offers all the comfort, services and hospitality, which make Villa Resorts so special. From a wide array of water sports, tennis and scuba diving to the cultural shows and adventurous island hopping, there is always a choice for all ages, tastes and moods. The restaurants and entertaining main bar are famous for its high quality of service and variety of delightful food and refreshing drinks.

The design for Holiday Island reveals a grouping of low-rise rectangular shaped individual bungalows joined by covered walkways. The main complex is surrounded by landscaped gardens amidst tropical vegetation and crystal clear sea, thus offering the visitor an enchanting view of undulating greens interspersed with azure sea. The word "Dhiffushi" is a dhivehi word meaning "long uninhabited island".

Deluxe Beach Rooms

All 142 deluxe rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, private bath with hot water and cold water supply, bath tub, bidet, hair dryer, ceiling fan, telephones in the room and bathroom, mini bar, and colour television with cable network plus round the clock news via satellite. For your kind information, the hotel has 220V-240V A/C 50Hz in all sockets inside your room. We advise you not to drink water inside your bathrooms and taps, since its desalinated water.

Dining Information

Main Restaurant

Features Western and Oriental Cuisine, buffet style, during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served between 0730-0930hrs, lunch between 1230-1400hrs and dinner is served between 1930-2100hrs. You are advised to wear a casual dress when attending the restaurant.

Coffee Shop

Serves varieties of a la' Carte meals and drinks round the clock. It also provides you the room service 24 hours a day. A room service menu is placed in your room, should you wish to go for the room service at any time. In addition, there are Lobster parties, seafood dinners and BBQ of fresh sea fish to be arranged upon your request. Reservations can be made at the Coffee Shop. Moreover, various types of Ice Creams, Cappuccinos and Espressos are available.

Main bar

Is opened round the clock. During happy hour time (1830hrs-1930hrs) there will be 25% discount off from all cocktails with free snacks.

Karaoke bar

Opens at 2130hrs if there is no special event in the main bar.

Beach bar

Is located near by water sports centre in a beautiful spot so that you may enjoy the natural beauty of the island while you are enjoying your drinks. Otherwise you may enjoy a cocktail while the Sunsets! Beach bar is opened between 0930hrs to 1230hrs and 1400hrs to 1800hrs every day.


Full Day Excursion

Provides you a chance to see three different islands; A resort, an inhabited island and an uninhabited island. In this guided tour, you will have a chance to swim, snorkel and suntan near by a virgin island followed by a delicious BBQ. In the fishing village, you may also enjoy some shopping and see few historical places, which have been brought to your era, since our ancestors. Moreover, a local hotel of different style to be treasured.

Morning fishing

Takes you to the open waters ensuring further exploration of fish. Boat captain takes you to the different locations where you may enjoy good catch. The fishing industry did not realize the mechanized vessels until recently. The rowing and sailing boats have been used for centuries for fishing, ensuring that the daily catch was very much limited. However, nowadays the majority of fishermen around and a handful of others come in from distance for fishing in this area. This small amount of boat traffic is thankfully insufficient to spoil the good diversity of marine life. You will be provided BBQ out of your catch at the Coffee Shop Terrace.

Night fishing

Catch a fish before you loose the Sun! The boat captain will take you to a good location where he has experienced good catch. Night fishing is the easiest way of experiencing how to catch fish. Barracudas, Red and White Snappers, Small Tooth Grouper, Blue Fin Jack and Bulls Eyes are among the most catch. Your boat crew will provide you the fishing gear and therefore, you need not carry them with you. Call one of the crews, should you need any assistance on board. Enjoy the BBQ of your own catch! Even if you did not catch any fish, still the BBQ will be provided at 2200hrs on the Sundeck, if the weather permits. Otherwise inside the Coffee Shop.


This is the perfect place to keep fit with a magnificent array of equipment for exercises and work outs, including Sauna and Steam Bath which will help your tense muscles after a long day, and it is free of charge.


The hotel provides snorkeling trips on chargeable basis to different locations within this area. However, you may rent the equipment from the diving center and snorkel around the island at any time as you wish. To participate in the chargeable trips, please make reservations at the Reception.

  • Laundry service
  • Front desk 
  • Credit Facility
  • Souvenir Shop 
  • Doctors Clinic
  • Telephone and Facsimile (Fax)
  • Full Day Excursions
  • Night & Big Game Fishing
  • Gymnasium
  • Snorkeling
  • Water Sports
  • Diving Center

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