Nature, Yoga, Nourishment and Friendship.
Bringing these elements together we offer an all-inclusive 8-night retreat on the beautiful Maldivian island of Maalhos.
Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, the site is representative of the Maldives’ high diversity of reef animals, with stony and soft corals, reef-associated fish species, marine turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.
Activities from snorkelling to sandbank visits are included and will complete your journey. In between the yoga sessions and activities, there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a swim in the beautiful Maalhos lagoon and have some ‘you time’.
Let us nourish you with delicious meals prepared using locally grown ingredients, enjoyed whilst listening to the sounds of the ocean.
DepartureMaalhos, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
Located in Baa Atoll, in the heart of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Maalhos is a small and beautiful local island barely a kilometre in length, with a population of about 500 people.
The dense vegetation allows not only privacy but the opportunity to experience untouched nature and the genuine and natural Maldives along with all the amenities expected from a modern-day accommodation option.
The island is surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. In the spectacular house reef with rich flora and fauna, you can find moray eels, manta rays, turtles and dolphins. The house reef is accessible from the beach and is perfect for snorkelling and diving. The lush vegetation accentuated with swaying palm trees make this island one of the most naturally beautiful islands in the Maldives.
You can also find stunning sand banks which we will visit during the retreat and are a 15min boat ride. The charming locals, the untouched beauty and simplicity will leave you wanting to come back and will definitely make your Maldives dreams come true!
As more and more people are discovering, when it comes to ensuring good health, nature’s way is often the best. Eating a well-balanced diet is one of the safest, simplest and most natural ways to keep fit and healthy. On our local Maldivian island, we serve more locally grown food and seasonal dishes. Freshly picked, more nutritious and not to mention a lower carbon impact. This is how we like to prepare food and guide you on how to do so too in our cooking class.
Experience world-class service at Madi Finolhu Guesthouse, located in Maldives’ Baa Atoll on the island of Maalhos. This tropical Island overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers free Wi-Fi, excellent restaurant and peaceful white sandy beaches.
The boutique rooms offer a patio with sitting area, beach towels, a TV and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower. Daily buffet meals are served at the beachfront.
We are able to cater to a number of dietary requirements. Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Free, Halal and Jain can be catered for.
Not all dishes are suitable for all guests and we request at least 48 hours notice. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know
Casual clothing is normal in the Maldives. Lightweight cotton and linen clothes are recommended. Items for ladies would be sundresses, kaftans, light shirts, sarongs & skirts. To respect the local Island, it is advisable to have your thighs and shoulders covered.
It is important to dress modestly when visiting the local islands. You can wear T-shirts and knee length shorts. If you would like to sunbathe at ease, you may wear your swimsuits at the private beach which is also called the “Bikini Beach”.
Nudity is prohibited in the Maldives law, and unlike tourist resorts, it is prohibited to walk around the local island in your swimwear.
Easy going. This tour is for people of any level of fitness.
The Maldivian currency is the Rufiyaa. The American dollar is the most commonly used foreign currency so there is no real reason to exchange or bring Maldivian Rufiyaa.
It is important that the USD you bring are new notes because local banks do not accept old or torn notes. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted in the Maldives.
July and November
The electrical current is 230 volts & 50Hz. This is a European three pin, type G or British Standard 1363.
The official Maldivian language is called “Dhivehi” however English is widely spoken and used especially in the hospitality field.
Laundry can be completed on the island.
We do recommend wearing mosquito repellent and sunscreens. In terms of vaccinations, we recommend that you research your countries government travel advice website.
The island has a Health Care centre, and there is a hospital in Eydhafushi Island which is a short boat ride away.
The closest decompression chamber to Maalhos is located in Kuredhu Island which takes about an hour to reach by speedboat.
Day 1: Arrival
Or you can travel by ferry which takes 2 hours depending on sea conditions and this service runs on Saturday, Monday and Thursday (departing from Maalhos at 07:00 to Male and coming from Male at 13:00 to Maalhos).
We will recommend and book the best option to match your international flight times.
Day 2: Arrive and Revive Island Tour
08:30 Hearty Maldivian breakfast Tour around the island.
13:00 Lunch Free time to rest and reflect House reef snorkelling 19:30 Dinner under the stars Sweet dreams
Day 3: Clean up our Ocean
Day 4: Dolphin Cruising
Day 5: Turtle Snorkelling
Day 6: Sandbank visit
Day 7: Manta and Whale Shark Snorkelling
08:30 Hearty Maldivian breakfast Manta and Whale Shark snorkelling
13:00 Lunch Free time to rest and reflect
19:30 Dinner under the stars Cultural music and dance Sweet dreams
Day 8: Rest and Reflect
08:30 Hearty Maldivian breakfast Coconut weaving
13:00 Lunch Free time to rest and reflect Sunset yoga
19:30 Dinner under the stars Sweet dreams
Day 9: Departure
Island Spa RetreatsIn 2017 Island Spa Retreats was created with a vision “to be a leader in offering traditional holistic living.”
During an Island Spa Retreat on the island paradise of Maalhos, Baa Atoll, Maldives – the tools are given to our guests to start the beginning of their holistic journey to an authentic self.
Island Spa Retreats has four founding principles to allow this to unfold – nature, yoga, nourishment & friendship