A boutique resort where you can completely relax, unwind and unplug, Mirihi Island Resort is barefoot luxury at its best.
In the warm embrace of the azure Indian Ocean, a hidden gem awaits the weary traveller seeking respite from the demands of modern life. Mirihi Island Resort, a tropical haven nestled amidst the turquoise waters, stands as a testament to the art of relaxation. This boutique Robinson Crusoe-style resort has mastered the delicate balance of luxury and simplicity, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to rest and rejuvenate amidst breathtaking natural beauty.
This emerald gem is just 350 meters long and 50 meters wide. Its pristine nature, fringed palm beaches and powdery sand, authentic hospitality and celestial quietness invites you to leave your shoes behind and enjoy the art of doing nothing.
What is Mirihi Island Resort?
Mirihi Island Resort is more than just a destination. It’s an experience that transports visitors into a world of pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and lush vegetation. Situated in the Maldives, a nation renowned for its stunning atolls and mesmerising marine life, Mirihi Island takes the concept of paradise to a whole new level.
At the heart of Mirihi Island Resort’s allure is “barefoot luxury”. This term encapsulates the idea that luxury shouldn’t be ostentatious or extravagant. Instead, it can be found in the small details, the genuine warmth of the staff, and the unspoiled natural surroundings. The resort’s design reflects this philosophy, with minimalist yet elegant villas that blend seamlessly into the landscape.
How do you get to Mirihi Island Resort?
A 30-minute seaplane flight will take you to Mirihi Island. Seaplanes transport guests to the island during daylight hours to one of Mirihi Island Resort’s 38 villas, that instantly give the feeling of being on your own private island with direct access to the beach or lagoon.
Upon arrival, guests are invited to kick off their shoes and embrace the island’s carefree spirit. The absence of shoes isn’t just a superficial detail; it’s a symbolic step toward shedding the worries of the outside world and embracing a slower, more mindful way of living. The soft, powdery sand becomes a pathway to a different kind of luxury – one that’s grounded in simplicity and authenticity.
Each villa is a private sanctuary, a beachfront or overwater haven that provides direct access to the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. The design is deliberately unpretentious, allowing the surroundings to take centre stage. Open your villa door, and you’re greeted by the gentle lapping of waves and the hypnotic sight of marine life weaving through vibrant corals.
Things to do at Mirihi Island Resort
Mirihi Island Resort offers a refreshing digital detox in a world of constant connectivity. While Wi-Fi is available for those seeking it, the natural allure lies in disconnecting from the virtual realm and immersing oneself in the natural wonders that abound. From snorkelling and diving in the pristine reefs to stargazing on the beach. All activities encourage a reconnection with the present moment.
The allure of Mirihi Island Resort lies not only in what it offers but also in what it lacks – there are no televisions in the villas, no blaring music by the poolside, and no sense of urgency. Instead, guests are encouraged to explore the underwater world, indulge in spa treatments that harness the healing powers of indigenous ingredients, and savour gourmet dining experiences that celebrate the flavours of the Maldives.
Fine dining at Mirihi Island Resort
Blessed with the most romantic setting under the dazzling star-studded Maldivian sky, Mirihi Island Resort offers unparalleled private dining on a remote corner of the beach. Or if you wish to sail away, board the luxury wooden yacht, Mirihi Thari. If you’re keen on simply enjoying your private villa, the team can arrange for any delicacy to be brought to your door.
Indulge in a culinary journey. From exquisite international flavours to dishes from the South Ari Atoll Sea, as Mirihi’s Chef specialises in locally caught ingredients. Dine at the over-water Muraka Restaurant or enjoy daily international theme nights at the sand-floored Dhonveli Restaurant. Or a local delicacy at Anba Bar that boasts an extensive rum collection. While the Ruhgandu Wine Lounge offers an intimate space to explore a few of the fine labels on the drinks menu.
Discover the magic of Mirihi Island Resort Maldives
Discover the sheer beauty of nature with local island excursions, snorkelling safaris, and fishing trips on the Dhoni (traditional vessel). To sunset cruises, water sports, and diving.
Whale Sharks makes this part of the Maldives so special. It’s just 25 minutes away from the best waters where you can cruise alongside these majestic creatures. With 50 different dive sites conveniently located by boat, discover everything from Manta Rays to Whale Sharks to beautiful coral gardens.
On dry land, enjoy a cooking or cocktail class. Share some chill-out time with a movie on the beach or stargazing with the Mirihi telescope.
Duniye Spa is an enchanting expression of warm Maldivian service and world-class treatments with a holistic focus to wellness. Using treatments and techniques inspired by the best of ancient and modern expertise from around the globe.
Complimentary meditation classes, and a fully equipped fitness centre, are available for those seeking a more spirited stay.
Mirihi Island Resort stands as a sanctuary of barefoot luxury. Where the complexities of modern life fade as the simple pleasures take centre stage. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and fast-paced, the resort offers a respite. Not just a dreamy tropical island but a haven where the soul can find solace and the spirit can renew.
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Who is the owner of Mirihi Island Resort?
Mirihi Island Resort Maldives is owned by VIE Maldives, a subsidiary of VIE Hotels of Thailand owned by a Thai national Mr. Vicha Poolvaraluck.