Alafehi Retreat is an opulent three-bedroom holiday home, designed with immaculate attention to detail to provide a comfortable, restful and tranquil experience within an idyllic island setting. An intimate private space for families and friends. The living room and bedrooms are decorated using elegant hand carved timber furniture, and comfortable upholstery. The outdoor area encompasses a plunge pool, a barbecue seating area, a modern undholige (swing house), a pavilion and decked seating area.
Inside you will be delighted with the hand carved furniture and fittings, well-equipped modern kitchen with separate dining area.
Our Alafehi butler will look after you with care & attention throughout your stay. In addition to taking care of all in house living arrangements, we will be happy to guide you through any experiences you wish to seek from local food tastings, forest walks, bicycle trails, exploration of the island’s wetlands or beaches, farm visits, and shopping, to adventure and sports activities such as diving and night fishing.
Special Meal and Dietary plans can all be provided with enough advance notice so we may get the required produce in for you.
You can cook yourself in the well-equipped modern kitchen, or we can provide a chef to prepare a menu and food based on your individual requirements.
The bedrooms are pleasantly spacious, with the luxury grandeur beds, private bathrooms and outdoor private shower and seating areas.
The beautifully presented bathrooms offer each person their own personal mirrored hand-basin area, walk in shower with double showers in each room and hot and cold water.
Outside one of the main features you see is the private pool which has a swim jet system for endless swimming.
A surrounding comfortable seating & BBQ area leads on to the undholige, the ideal spot to unwind in the open garden space, to be lulled into serenity by the atmosphere created by the swaying greenery beyond the walls of the house and the deep night skies, or by the chorus of birds visiting at dawn and dusk.
The house is a short distance away from several community facilities including the hospital, bank, and post office. It is about five minutes’ walking distance from the main road, Ghaazee Magu, running in the middle of the island from its eastern seashore to the highway on the western edge. On this main street you may come across some small shops, cafes, even taro fields, and the main entrance to Bandaara kilhi, the freshwater mangrove area located to the south of the street.
The home’s green, breezy surroundings and neighbourhood are pleasurable to explore. Narugis - the name given to the road - is the Dhivehi name for white rain lily, a common garden flower seen on the sides of roads. The alleys leading away from the few main roads are made of meandering pathways, adorned with specks of colour from varieties of flowerpots arranged in a pleasing disarray at the entrances to houses.
The houses found here are mostly simple vernacular structures, tucked away comfortably beneath shady mango, breadfruit, jambul, or ambarella trees, to name a few. A short walk among the back alleys of Alafehi Retreat will lead you to the lovely wetlands of the Dhandimagi kilhi, teeming with aquatic insects and lush vegetation characteristic of the unspoilt ecosystem.
A minute’s walk eastward will take you to dynamic eastern shore of the island, where the oceanic waves break vigorously against the island edge, blowing a refreshing island-ward salty breeze through the coconut tree groves, evoking a mesmerising, meditative effect on anyone who stops to observe the panorama of the horizon.
Diving is the number one reason why so many people visit Fuvahmulah, while Alafehi Retreat has to be the bonus reason.
The surrounding outer atoll currents bring in magnificent pelagic creatures – bizarre-looking Thresher sharks which Fuvahmulah is the only place in the Maldives where Thresher Sharks are regularly seen, Hammer-head sharks and Fuvahmulah is one of the only places in the world where you can dive with Tiger sharks the star attraction all year around, 365 days a year, silver tips, grey reefs, as well as gigantic whale sharks - to feed on the island’s healthy reef ecosystem. Oceanic manta rays use the reef for cleaning and mating, most commonly around March to May every year. The oceanic temperatures remain warm throughout the year - usually at twenty seven degrees Celsius. This is one of the only places in the world where you can swim with Tiger sharks every day of the year.
You can also see Manta Rays, Turtles and an amazing amount of beautiful tropical fish, yellow-fin Tuna, Massive corals, sea fans and in some areas, black corals dominate the sea floor.
Fuvahmulah is an only island in the middle of the deep blue ocean. This provides a unique dive experience compared to other islands. Divers do not have to travel far to see these exotic sea creatures. Most dive sites are within one kilometre from the island.