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Liyela Retreat Maldives

Beachfront hotel in Maafushi with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby

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Maafushi, Maafushi, North Central Province, Maldives
  • Stylist & decent hotel, very clean & cozy stay. Hotel owner Lola was super nice, she's so…

    Oct 20, 2019

  • Great stay, good and clean place, recommend! Only one little note - the food is quiet…

    Oct 8, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Flat-panel TV

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Maafushi Mosque - 1 min walk
  • Maafushi Reef - 1 min walk
  • Maafushi Harbor - 1 min walk
  • Biyadoo Beach - 22 min walk
  • Bodu Hurraa Beach - 33 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Ocean Palm Deluxe
  • Moon Deluxe Room
  • Ocean Palm Suite
  • Moon Suite

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Maafushi Mosque - 1 min walk
  • Maafushi Reef - 1 min walk
  • Maafushi Harbor - 1 min walk
  • Biyadoo Beach - 22 min walk
  • Bodu Hurraa Beach - 33 min walk
  • Kandooma Beach - 45 min walk
  • Dhigufinolhu Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 17 miles/27.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Maafushi, Maafushi, North Central Province, Maldives

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Kayaking on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Croatian
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Serbian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Raha Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 3.0 per person, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Beach access
    • Fitness center access
    • Internet access (may be limited)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per person (roundtrip)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash.

Also known as

  • Liyela Retreat Maldives Hotel Maafushi
  • Liyela Retreat Maldives Hotel
  • Liyela Retreat Maldives Maafushi
  • Liyela Retreat Maldives Maafushi Island
  • Liyela Retreat Maldives Hotel
  • Liyela Retreat Maldives Maafushi
  • Liyela Retreat Maldives Hotel Maafushi

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Liyela Retreat Maldives does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Liyela Retreat Maldives.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, Raha Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine and ocean views.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50.00 per person roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, parasailing, and scuba diving.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Where do I start? Ok, I'll start with the food, as this was exceptional! I've eaten in many top restaurants around the world, and this is on par with most of them. Melbourne is where I now call home, and is arguably the culinary capital of Australia, and this restaurant would fit right in with the best there is. Everything is so fresh, so healthy, so delicious. You certainly won't find anything even remotely close to this on Maafushi, FACT. Now the staff, they are so friendly, and Lola and Shaffa and will go out of their way to help you in whatever you need, they made our stay so comfortable. The rooms are excellent, big balconies overlooking the sea, and amazing bathrooms, super clean too. The beds are very comfortable. The location is also perfect. If you stay anywhere on Maafushi, be sure to make it Liyela Retreat. Thank you Thank you Thank you

    2 night trip with friends, Sep 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing rooftop restaurant

    Lovely boutique hotel in Maafushi. Friendly staff and fabulous food on the rooftop restaurant. Also, best place to watch the sunset! Note that there is no elevator nor a fridge in the room.

    4 night trip with friends, Mar 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Amaizing new hotel. It is not on the first line but offer you an outstanding ocean view rooms. They also have nice "moon" rooms, but windows are small and there is no sights. So my advise is to take ocean view accommodation. And don't forget to visit their rooftop bar. It's amazing

    Oleksii, 1 night trip, Mar 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pros - Good location, pricing and overall bang for the buck. The food is amazing and in my opinion, the most innovative and high quality dishes you can get on Maafushi. The staff is super-friendly and the rooms are simple, but clean and cute. Cons - No elevator.

    3 night trip, Feb 20, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Property was clean good and simple near by beach.only that rooms have no amenities other than kettle, no intercom ,.free breakfast is also limited and no much option in vegetarian food

    5 night trip with friends, Feb 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had an excellent stay at Liyela Retreat, whilst celebrating our anniversary. The team of staff were all incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and went out of their way to make our visit special. Our room - with crisp, new amenities and modern interior - was stunning, with the property being so close to the beach, as well as shops, restaurants/cafes and water sport facilities. The Australian chef, Alex, created extraordinary dishes everyday - some of the best and freshest meals we’ve tasted whilst dining at the rooftop restaurant - being a fantastic position in which to see the beautiful Maldives sunset each evening, complete with half price sheesha and drinks during their “Happy Hour” from 5pm. We also loved the fact that we weren’t surrounded by hundreds of other guests each day - and, as such, enjoyed the personalised and warm treatment from staff working there. They made it so easy for excursions away from Maafushi, as well as helpful advice for the local island itself. Thank you Liyela - we will be sure to return again.

    Kristie, 5 night romance trip, Feb 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A must recommended place!!

    Awesome place !

    3 night romance trip, Jan 31, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Liyela Retreat is located right opposite to the beach. We had an amazing sea view room with a cozy balcony and artistic furniture. It was an overall good experience for us. The food they offered was a tad expensive but totally worth it! What was disappointing was that basic amenities like wardrobe facilities, intercom, provision to make tea/coffee in the room, hair dryer, etc were missing.

    A, 1 night trip, Jan 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It's very small hotel. There are 16 rooms in 2~3 floors. Staffs are very kind and warm hearted. The room is not filled with luxury stuffs but spacy, simple, clean, bright and has good view. bathroom facilities are good and clean. there is no refrigerator and telephone in the room. 4th floor is roof top restaurant. I think a la carte breakfast is the best in maafushi island. I strongly recommend this hotel if you stay in maafushi.

    cassiope, 4 night family trip, Jan 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Liyela was an amazing experience. I picked Liyela because it was close to Male and was 4 star on a island called Maafushi. When we reached the island - we were pleasantly surprised to see Lola the owner welcoming us to the hotel and picking us up personally. The hotel itself has a about 12 or so very well appointed rooms, a restaurant the easily serves the best food on the island and an attention to detail whether it is a special mocktail or an activity is just amazing. More than anything else we were captivated by Lola and teams affection and wanting to do their utmost to please. Like Maldives this place is a really the right place for a relaxing holiday. I recommend it. Cheers.

    Manoj, 3 night trip, Nov 2, 2018

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