Embudu Village

Hotel Overview

One of the first resorts in the Maldives, Embudu Village remains simple and natural. The pace of life slows down as soon as you arrive, kick your shoes off at the jetty and take in your surroundings. There are no airs and graces, just a warm welcome that will make you feel like you have been there many times before. The team at Embudu are like a family, with the General Manager Mr Ramsey having been there for over 30 years.

Along with giving exceptional service to every guest, the team are also focused on being guardians to their island’s habitat. Water is heated by rooftop solar panels, fruit and vegetables hydroponically grown on a nearby island, and the launder-when-needed programme assures there is no water wastage. Their ethos is to tread lightly on the earth, leaving only footprints in the sand, and they encourage their guests to do the same.

Offering great value for money, Embudu is a small island less than 2 miles long, in a great location close to Male (South Male Atoll), just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the airport. The atmosphere is laid back and the efficient service always comes with a smile. A beautiful lagoon surrounds Embudu where the spectacular house reef starts just steps from the beach in some places and over 100 metres offshore in others. The Village has a lovely mix of Waterfront and Beach Bungalows, and a buffet style restaurant with a variety of dishes to tempt all palates.

For some serious pampering visit The Serena Spa, part of the Heaven on Earth brand, an international wellness group operating across the Indian Ocean and beyond. Treatments include a wide range of Ayurveda and Asian massages, along with many other luxurious beauty treatments. The resort also arranges a daily schedule of excursions and activities such as paddle boarding, snorkelling, and windsurfing. Excursions include visits to island villages where you can immerse yourself in local culture or pop across to lively Male for some shopping and sightseeing.

Superior Beach Bungalow

Room Ext

Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mini Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bottled water
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Safe

The simple and tasteful Superior Beach Bungalows each have a lovely veranda onto the beach, along with a kingsize bed, individual air-conditioning, free WiFi, a built in mini safe and of course stunning views. Two complimentry bottles of water are supplied each day.

Water Bungalows

Water Villa Interior

Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mini Fridge
  • Jacuzzi Bath
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bottled water
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Safe

Set along the far end of the island are 16 Water Bungalows each with a private balcony overlooking the ocean. They are spacious with tasteful decor and have individual air-conditioning, jacuzzi bath tub, glass floor panel, satellite TV, free WiFi, tea and coffee facilities, and impressive views over the Indian ocean. Two complimentry bottles of water are supplied each day.

Food and Drink

All meals are served in Embudu’s open air restaurant. Their chefs prepare a delicious buffet every night, each with a different theme. From home cooked pastries to traditional curries, there is something for all tastes. They buy quality, local, and regional ingredients, and leave the wonderful chefs to do the rest!

For those special occasions’ dinner can be served in the flower garden or at the water’s edge. The wonderful a la carte menu has a mouth-watering selection including lobster and steak dinners, and for a perfect end to the day enjoy a cocktail in the cosy bar watching the beautiful sunset.

Full board or all-inclusive options are available at Embudu Village.

Flights and Transfers

Flights are available from several UK airports throughout the year. You can fly direct to Male with British Airways which takes around 11 hours, and other airlines offer options with one stopover.

Your transfer from Velana International Airport to Embudu island will take around 30 minutes by speedboat, and all transfers are included in your package.

You do not require a VISA to enter the Maldives

Diving Information

Embudu’s dive centre, Diverland, are an experienced and multi-lingual team focused on ensuring divers have the best possible experience whilst always remaining focused on protecting the environment.

As with most of the Maldivian islands the diving is organised as either a non- limit 6 consecutive day house reef package, or a 10 house reef dive package, boat dives are booked and paid for locally for a supplement of approx $17 for 1 trip or $150 for 10. For 24 hours a day you can choose from 6 different diving profiles on the house reef that gently extends to 30m. Be prepared for encounters with rays, sharks, morays, napoleons, lobster, turtles and on occasion mantas, all of this can be seen on the house reef alone.

More than 35 of the most beautiful dive sites of the North- and South-Male-Atoll can be reached within 30 minutes to one hour by boat from Embudu. These include sites such as Canyon, Cathedral and The Wall, the colourful Dragon’s Mouth, and famous Lions Head. Several cave sites and the famous Victory wreck are also close by. One of the highlights is the legendary Embudu Express, a real action drift dive in the Embudu Channel, just 10 minutes away by speed boat, and renowned for its big stuff.

The house reef is also a fantastic place to snorkel, Embudu has a strict snorkelling policy to ensure that the underwater residents of the house reef are undisturbed by human presence.

Pricing Information

Based on a 7 night stay prices start from £2295 per person and include:

Flights
Speedboat transfers
Breakfast & dinner
6 Days no limit diving on the house reef
Cylinders & weights

Your stay at Embudu can easily be combined with one of our Maldives liveaboards.