Discover the island’s soul
Have your every dream fulfilled as you escape to a speck of powdery white sand in the South Malé Atoll, fringed by the pale blue Maldivian waters as far as the eye can see. With the nearest inhabited island located eight kilometres away, Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes is the ultimate “No News, No Shoes” hideaway for families and honeymooners in pursuit of a peaceful tranquil setting. Plunge into the crystalline lagoon and discover Bird Island and Sunset Island, two untouched sanctuaries only a few minutes’ swim away. Whether you intend on spending your sun-drenched days practicing water-sports and visiting neighbouring islands, or simply want to bask in the sun… No other destination will fulfil your Robinson Crusoe escapade fantasy quite like Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes.
The outstanding Rihiveli hotel can be reached by a scenic hour-long speedboat ride or a thrilling 15-minute seaplane jaunt from the airport. Set in the splendid South Malé Atoll, it is an ideal destination for travellers in quest of intimacy and seclusion.
The collection of 48 sea-facing bungalows, each one featuring a private terrace, overlooks lush vegetation and the breathtaking blue hues of the Indian Ocean. The rooms capture the unique Maldivian architectural style with thatched roofs, rustic decor and wood flooring, complete with a tropical private garden. As you lay in your hammock, gazing out at the glimmering ocean, the thought of leaving is too much to bear.
The cosiness of the resort allows for the attentive staff to anticipate your most extravagant desires and cater to your every whim. One gets quickly used to the warm, hospitable spirit of the local culture.
Equally enticing is the resort’s restaurant that offers an incredible over-the water dining experience, with a menu including European, Maldivian, Italian and Asian cuisines. Dinner is set up on the beach on starry nights, further amplifying your magical culinary journey. More than just a mere eatery, the restaurant is the soul of the resort, where you can sit at communal tables, an attribute the guests adore. Late evening, guests make their way to the Lounge for a card game or some bingo and an after-dinner drink.
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Water-Sports: Guests can participate in the widest and most exciting ranges of complimentary water-sports. Swap the idle life for an adventure on a kayak, canoë or even a paddle-board; snorkel in the limpid waters and discover unique species– you may even snorkel at night, where a whole new underwater world comes to life. Discover the thrill of windsurfing with our instructors or challenge your balance with a water-skiing tour. Catamaran outings are a pleasant way to navigate the seas. Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes fulfils your adrenaline-packed fun in the warm, salty sea.
Barbecue Lunch on Sunrise Island: The inviting island can be accessed on foot, by canoe or via the beach, meaning it is the ideal tropical setting for a barbecue of fresh exotic catch. The sound of lapping waves is the perfect soundtrack to the beach barbecue.
Board Games: For some downtime between adventures, borrow one of the hotel’s board games for a fun family game night. Meet other hotel guests by inviting them to a friendly competition of your favorite card game or even a billiards match. These indoor games will keep you entertained for hours on end.
Beach Volley: If the best thing about the Maldives is the fine, sugary white sand, then the next best thing is beach volleyball. There is nothing quite like the feeling of the soft, cool sand between your toes.
Romantic dinner on the beach: Envision an intimate romantic dinner facing the sea, feet in the warm sand, rocked by the sound of the lapping waves under the starry sky. The scent of lobsters seared in garlic butter or dried fish curry in the air ... Discover the local tropical spices: chilli, ginger and cloves that complement typical Maldivian dishes. Proceed with a tropical fruit salad; papaya, breadfruit, pineapple, mango and coconut sorbet for the sweet taste. These local flavors will delight the most refined palates. Spoil your partner with a delicious authentic Maldivian dinner!
Deep-sea fishing: The Maldives is a real haven for sportfishing. With its vast waterfront and exceptionally rich wildlife, the Maldives offer the ideal conditions for travellers seeking for deep sea fishing. Embark on a private boat, and a professional crew will be at your entire disposal both to guide and optimize this exceptional moment. For the luckiest ones, you might have the chance to catch marlin, sea bream or swordfish!
Scuba diving: Scuba diving in the Maldives guarantees thrills and genuine emotional encounters. In a magical turquoise-blue-lagoon, countless exceptional diving sites await to be explored. You may encounter the famous Manta ray, whale sharks, grey sharks, tuna, groupers or turtles. Operated by BLUE DREAM - a 5-star PADI center, the Rihiveli Diving Club features courses of several levels including underwater immersions. No need to be an expert to discover this fantastic seabed! Night dives are also available.