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    Maldives - South Male Atoll

    When can I go?

    27 April 2022 - 31 May 2022


    7 Night full board holiday on Olhuveli

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to the Maldives on Qatar Return resort transfers by speedboat 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    Package price includes 15% discount if you book and pay 60 days prior departure Upgrade to a Deluxe Water Villa from R8 660 per person Upgrade to Diamond All Inclusive from R6 580 per person

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    This airfare is indicative only and subject to seasonal surcharges and best available Qatar fare at time of booking

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Base Price: ZAR 28 190
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 570
    Total Price: ZAR 31 760

    Why we like it

    Want true Maldivian style?
    With soft sand walkways lined with Frangipani trees, a turquoise lagoon and spectacular marine life, Olhuveli is the epitome of the region.

    Family or romantic getaway; it matters not for the island is perfect for both. Magnificent beach villas or a variety of over-water accommodation will make you feel like royalty. The house reef is accessible from the end of the jetty and the resort plays host to the very first kite surfing school in the Maldives. With a huge lagoon, there is plenty of snorkelling and all the water and land sports you could wish for and, although there is no kids club, there is a children’s play area. Evenings are taken care of with 4 restaurants and 3 bars with evening entertainment laid on.


    South Male Atoll

    Each of the 327 villas have been crafted purely with comfort, relaxation and elegance in mind, taking the classic materials of nature, blending them with contemporary chic and open-air living, intended to make the most of the Maldivian sunlight and tranquil views. Outdoor sun loungers are provided in all villa categories to ensure that guests can soak up the best of Maldives.

    Olhuveli’s Dream Island is the most recently completed section of the resort. This little island connects to the main island of Olhuveli by a walkway bridge. Access to the Grand Water Villas and Grand Water Villas with Pool is via Dream Island. The island is also home to an over water spa, a buffet restaurant, an a la carte grill restaurant, a bar, a swimming pool and a conference centre.

    Deluxe Room (Size: 50 m2)
    Located in blocks of 4 rooms with 2 on upper and 2 on lower level, all on the beach front with terrace or balcony. All rooms are comfortably furnished with a four poster double bed, an en-suite bathroom and shower.

    Grand Beach Villa(Size: 80 m2)
    They have a large private patio and a luxurious outdoor bathroom including bathtub and outdoor shower.

    Grand Beach Villa with Pool (Size: 76 m2)
    A private en suite outdoor pool, a living area with daybeds and an outdoor bathroom.

    Grand Beach Suite with Pool (Size: 101 m2)
    This villa has a separate living area as a well as a guaranteed view of the setting sun.

    Deluxe Water Villas (Size: 64 m2)
    Perched over the lagoon with sundecks giving direct access to the water.

    Jacuzzi Water Villas (Size: 82 m2)
    Situated on stilts over the water these villas afford a greater degree of luxury and privacy and have a Jacuzzi bath on the private sundeck. The luxurious bathroom comes with double vanity, rain shower and roll-top bathtub and offers uninterrupted views of the ocean.

    Grand Water Villa(Size: 100 m2)
    These water villas are located on a jetty off the Dream Island. They offer direct access to the lagoon via stairs and have added privacy.

    Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villas (Size: 82 m2)
    These are the same as the Jacuzzi Water Villas but have the added benefit of stunning views of the sunset.

    Grand Water Villa with Pool(Size: 112 m2)
    Perched over the lagoon with private access to the ocean and a private pool on the deck these water villas are accessed via a jetty off Dream Island.

    Prestige Jacuzzi Water Villas (Size: 123 m2)
    Offering complete privacy with private Jacuzzi on the spacious sundeck. There is a separate living room with a comfortable daybed for quiet moments indoors.

    Presidential Water Suites (Size: 270 m2)
    The luxurious Presidential Water Suites are situated at the far end of the water villa jetty where the two footbridges meet and offers complete privacy with an un-paralleled view. The suites offer two tastefully decorated bedrooms, a living-dining room complete with flat screen TV, surround sound and DVD player , a stocked kitchenette, a double levelled deck with pool, Jacuzzi, swim-up platforms and loungers for private sunbathing. A dedicated 24-hour butler service is available.


    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Daily house-keeping
    • Complete privacy
    • Spacious and private terrace
    • En-suite private bar
    • Tea/coffee making facilities
    • Bottled drinking water - replenished daily
    • Personal safe
    • Flat screen smart TV, satellite channels and DVD deck
    • Sound dock
    • Alarm clock
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
    • Hair dryer
    • Telephone
    • Life Jackets
    • Sun lounges
    • Writing desk and vanity
    • Over sized bathrooms with rain shower, twin vanity and makeup mirror
    • Luxury bathroom amenities


    Meal Plans

    Diamond All Inclusive includes:

    • Buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the Sunset Restaurant or, for guest staying in Grand Water Villa, Grand Water Villa with Pool and Grand Beach Villa with Pool categories, at the Malaafaiy Restaurant.
    • Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner at the a la carte restaurants with a 40% discount on the food bill at the Lagoon Restaurant, Four Spices, The Plankton Grill and the Maghrib Grill (advance booking is required). The Plankton Grill is open for dinner only from 19h00 to 22h00

    • Daily afternoon tea with snacks

    • Unlimited alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks served throughout the day from 10h00 – midnight including soft drinks, canned and packaged fruit juices, beer, white, red and rose table wine, selected spirits, a selection of cocktails and mocktails, coffee, tea, iced coffee, iced tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte and macchiato (freshly brewed).

    • Complimentary mini bar replenished daily on a regular schedule with soft drinks and beer
    • A bottle of sparkling wine once during the stay to be delivered to the room on the 2nd day of arrival
    • A half hour group snorkelling and group windsurfing lesson per person per stay
    • Complimentary snorkelling equipment available throughout the stay for guests in Grand Beach Villas, Grand Beach Villas with Pool, Grand Beach Suites with Pool, Grand Water Villas and Grand Waters Villas with pool only
    • Daily non-motorized water sports on selected activities: kayak, paddle board, wind surfing (limited to one hour per day)
    • Choice of ONE complimentary regular/scheduled excursion per guest per stay subject to a minimum stay of 3 nights
    • Enjoy a spa credit of US$ 100 per room per stay with minimum stay of 5 nights (Not applicable on tailor made spa packages, salon and retail items in spa). Advance booking is required.

    Sunset Restaurant
    Built entirely over water, this restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an emphasis on local or international flavours.

    Lagoon Restaurant
    For guests who find getting away from the beach impossible, the Lagoon restaurant sits right on the beach with ample open decking and overlooking the beautiful beach and lagoon.

    The Four Spices
    Open for dinner every evening, the over-water setting of The Four Spices is perfect for fine à la carte dining and ideal to celebrate a special occasion with highlights on Japanese, Indian, Thai and Maldivian flavours.

    Island Pizza
    Situated next to the main pool, the Island Pizza offers a selection of delectable pizzas as well as an array of deli-style sandwiches and burgers that are perfect for a light lunch or snack in between meals.

    The Plankton Grill
    The Plankton Grill is an outdoor seafood restaurant with an open-style kitchen.

    This main buffet restaurant is located on Dream Island and is for the use of the Grand Water Villa, Grand Water Villa with Pool and Grand Beach Villa with Pool guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Maghrib Grill
    This intimate outdoor seafood grill restaurant is located on Dream Island and is open for lunch and dinner

    Lagoon Bar
    The bar sits right at the water’s edge with a wonderful deck area, a great atmosphere, and the best view of the setting sun.

    Sunrise Bar
    This lively venue has an enviable buzz about it and is ideal for daytime or early evening drinks. The bar is positioned around the main pool of the island.

    Dhoni Bar
    A chic lounge that has transformed the patio next to the Infinity Pool with views of the Indian Ocean and colourful sunsets.

    Dream Bar
    Located next to the pool on Dream Island.

    Maakaana Kidz includes a kiddies pool, play area and a specially created activities programme is on offer such as sand castle building, craft activities and story- telling with dedicated child minders. Cribs, high chairs, bottle warmers and baby monitors are available as well as a babysitting service. Children’s amenities can be provided upon request. Children’s menus are available at the all day dining restaurant.

    The Sun Spa, named after the life-giving sun, and Ocean Spa over water have one ideal – to take a holistic approach to health and well-being using ancient Indian Ayurvedic techniques while encompassing the five elements. There are 18 treatment pavilions and facilities include steam and sauna plus hydrotherapy pools


    • 3 Infinity pools
    • Children’s pool
    • PADI & SSI Dive Centre
    • Water sports centre
    • Gymnasium
    • Board games
    • Table tennis, volleyball and billiards
    • Tennis and badminton courts
    • Private karaoke
    • Disco Evening
    • Live band music
    • Maldivian cultural evening
    • Complimentary snorkelling equipment (Grand Beach Villa, Grand Beach Villa with Pool, Grand Beach Suite with Pool, Grand Water Villa and Grand Water Villa with Pool guests only).

    All information in this fact sheet is applicable from 18 November 2019 and is subject to change without prior notice.

  • MALDIVES (Updated 28 November 2021)
    Maldives Travel Ban

    Following the emergence of the Omicron Covid Variant, the Government of Maldiveshave tightened restrictions for travel from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe as of Nov. 28 due to concerns over a new COVID-19 variant. Foreigners who have been to these countries in the past 14 days cannot enter Maldives, until further notice


    A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation! A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.

    Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.

    The warm seas of the Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty metres away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy your days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.


    The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)


    The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.


    International flights arrive at Male's Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls - make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.


    Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.


    The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.


    If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.


    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • If you’re taking a seaplane transfer, the luggage allowance is a little more restrictive than your commercial flight - you are allowed 20kg per person of baggage and one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 5kg.
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • A light rain jacket might come in handy in the event of the occasional rain shower
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Take along your own goggles & snorkels – even though your resort will have this equipment available to hire, you’ll probably be happier having your own
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Flip flops, sun hat and a beach bag
    • An underwater camera is a great idea


    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!

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