Embudu Village Maldives


Indulge in a comfortable stay at Embudu Village, a renowned beach resort in Maldives. Experience its subtle island elegance as well as the modern facilities. Embudu Village Situated in South Male’ Atoll, it takes 20 minutes’ speedboat ride from Velana International Airport to reach the island. This simple yet naturally beautiful private island is 3 km long and takes about 20 minutes to walk from one end to the other. Blessed with a beautiful white sandy beach, the island itself is an idyllic natural hideaway.

Adorned with a beautiful white sandy beach, the island itself is an idyllic natural hideaway, with lush tropical vegetation and opal white beaches. The hotel features beautiful cozy rooms including Beach Bungalows and Water Villas.

Embudu is famous for its stunning house reef and spectacular world class dive sites which 35 of them are in close proximity. Rays, sharks, turtles, morays and many other amazing creatures can be found in the house reef alone.


At our buffet-style restaurant, where the theme changes every night, there’s plenty to tempt all palates. From our home-cooked pastries to our authentic curries, our dishes guarantee to get your mouth watering.

Our approach is simple enough. We buy quality, local and regional ingredients, especially we are very cautious in getting fresh fish and other seafood from the best sources. We let our award winning chefs do the rest.

For those who want something extra special, our à la carte lobster and steak dinners can be enjoyed in the flower garden or at the water’s edge with the sand between your toes. Don’t forget to join us for a cocktail in the bar while you enjoy a beautiful sunset.


Our daily schedule of excursions and activities offer a glimpse of an island nation, where the ocean is at the core of everyday life.

Whether it’s deep sea trawling or the traditional Maldivian hook and line method, fishing is an essential element of local life and a must-try when in the country. Our crew members learnt to fish almost as soon as they could walk, so there’s no-one better to teach you how to secure a catch!

Our house reef is brimming with life, but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring the ocean further afield. Diverland offers daily snorkelling excursions to the best spots in the region and their experienced guides will make sure you’re in safe hands.

Water Sports
Flex your muscles with a spot of kayaking and if the wind picks up, why not brush up on your windsurfing skills? There’s Stand Up Paddle boarding for those who love to be on the water – you might even spot a stingray or two, as you glide over the lagoon. Bliss!

Island Excursions

Local life in the Maldives is slow and revolves around the good things in life: family, food and fishing. Take a trip to an island village, immerse yourself in a culture where little has changed since early settlement and let our guides escort you through a slice of history.
If you fancy experiencing city life for the afternoon, why not pop over to Male’ for a spot of souvenir shopping and sightseeing.

Marvel at the Arabesque architecture of the Islamic Centre, discover the ancient art of Maldivian stonemasonry at the Friday Mosque and browse the colourful souvenir shops as you wander the streets of our exhilarating capital.


Far-flung, quiet and remote, Embudu is the perfect place to unwind and at Serena Spa, we are experts in the art of relaxation. Now part of the Heaven on Earth brand, Serena Spa is an international wellness group operating spas across the Indian Ocean, and beyond.

Our fully trained therapists offer a wide range of Ayurveda and Asian massages, alongside a number of indulgent beauty treatments. Perfect for soothing tired muscles after a day’s swimming.

Be prepared for some serious pampering – mind, body and soul!


When is the best time to visit Maldives?

If you’re looking for a few extra hours of sunshine then you should visit the Maldives between December and April, which is the dry season. This is the high season, however, and resorts can be fully booked and prices are higher than the rest of the year. The Christmas-New Year period is the busiest and most expensive part of the high season. Between May and November it’s still warm, but the skies can be cloudy, humidity is higher and rain is more likely. This is the low season, and there are fewer tourists and prices are lower. The transition months of November and April are said to be associated with increased water clarity and better visibility for divers.

Do I need a visa to visit Maldives?

Visa is free on arrival for all countries. Please go to our Maldives page to get more information.

What types of water activities are available?

Most visitors enjoy the lagoons as the natives do, swimming and snorkeling in the warn, turquoise waters, or canoeing, sailing, wind surfing, parasailing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing and water skiing. The Maldives islands are world renowned for their scuba diving and snorkeling. Or you can go on a shark feeding expedition, where you’re in the water with hungry reef sharks that are being hand-fed by a guide. You can charter a yacht, perhaps with a captain and chef, to sail among the islands.

Is Maldives safe for the visitor?

Yes, Maldives is probably one of the safest places in the world.

Is there any Drinking laws?

Alcohol is prohibited in Maldives and you can only purchase and consume it within the premises of the resorts that have acquired permits for sale/consumption of alcohol.

Do I need to present the Covid-19 test result?

It is a mandatory requirement for all tourists to present a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for Covid-19 on arrival, effective from 10th September 2020.
The sample for the said test must be taken not more than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to Maldives. However, be informed that infants aged less than one-year-old are exempted from the aforementioned testing requirement.

How can I submit the negative Covid-19 test result?

The negative Covid-19 PCR test result must be attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online by all arriving passengers prior to arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time), via IMUGA.

What is the process for completing the Traveler Health Declaration Form?
Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel.
You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.
Is it required to test for COVID-19 on arrival?
No. Only those who have COVID-19 like symptoms, such as a temperature above 38 degrees celsius, coughing or sneezing, will be tested for COVID-19.
Persons who have a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days and/or persons who have fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath within the past 14 days should not travel to the Maldives.
Do I have to pay if I get chosen for random testing?
No, if chosen for random testing on arrival, the Maldives government will bear the cost for testing.

How will I get to my hotel?

A representative from your hotel will be at the airport to assist you with the domestic flight or transfer to your hotel.

Can I visit different tourist establishments while on holiday?

Yes, tourists are allowed to travel from one resort to another, from one guesthouse to another and from a resort to a tourist guesthouse and vice versa.

Do I have to do a COVID-19 test before I can leave the Maldives?

If a tourist has stayed a tourist guesthouse at any point during their stay in Maldives, they are required to conduct a PCR test 72hrs prior to their scheduled departure from Maldives.
In addition, during exit screening if any tourist is found to have fever or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 within the past 14 days, they must undergo PCR testing for COVID-19.
For the purposes of contact tracing, it is important that the tourist informs the tourist establishment, if they test positive for COVID-19 after returning to their destination from the Maldives.

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Embudu Village Maldives