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The Villa

The Villa

The home Alafehi Retreat is built on Maadhandige (translated as the home of vast fields), on Narugis magu, a quiet and airy lane in the middle of the island, leading on to the eastern beach of the island.

The House

Alafehi is Dhivehi for “taro-green”. Taro (ala) is the traditional staple food of the island, eaten with different varieties of coconut produce and fish. Ala is grown everywhere, in every inch of muddy fertile soil found in the island - around the freshwater kilhi and in the backyards of houses. The lives of the taro fields (ala olhu) of Fuvahmulah are symbiotically intertwined with the wellbeing of its people and their subsistent ways of life.

The home Alafehi Retreat is built on Maadhandige(translated as the home of vast fields), on Narugis magu, a quiet and airy lane in the middle of the island, leading on to the eastern beach of the island.

The modern three-bedroom holiday home is designed with attention to detail to provide a comfortable, restful experience within an idyllic island life setting - as an intimate private space for small families and friends. The living room and bedrooms housed within the grand, solid structure are decorated using elegant hand carved timber furniture and fittings, and comfortable upholstery. The outdoor area houses a plunge pool, a barbeque seating area, and a modernised undholige’ (swing house) - a pavilion and lounge area with a suspended undhoali bed - an essential item of comfort and convenience in any Fuahmulan home. The undholige’ is the ideal spot to wind down in the open garden space, to be lulled into serenity by the atmosphere created through the play of greenery beyond the walls of the house, clear night skies, or by the chorus of birds visiting at sunset and dawn.

Facilities and Services

- 02 deluxe double rooms furnished with comfortable king sized beds, and 01 deluxe twin room, all with ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold water and bathroom amenities. - In-room open air shower areas with private verandas and gardens. - A family plunge pool and with a swim jet system for endless swimming. - Living area and dining area designed with hand carved timber furniture and fittings, TV and WiFi. - A fully equipped kitchen, laundry, and pantry

The Alafehi butler will look after our guests with care throughout the stay. In addition to taking care of all in house living arrangements we will also be happy to guide through any experience our guests wish to seek - from local food tastings, forest walks, bicycle trails, exploration of the island’s wetlands or beaches, farm visits, shopping, to adventure and sports activities such as diving and night fishing.

Alafehi Surroundings

The house is a short distance away from several community facilities including the hospital, bank, and post office. It is about two 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 most main street, you may come across some small shops, cafes, even taro fields and the main entrance to Bandaara kilhi, the freshwater mangrove area to the south of the street.

The home’s green and 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 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 flower pots 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, and ambarella trees. A minute’s walk eastward will take you to dynamic eastern edge of the island, where the oceanic waves break vigorously against the shore, blowing a continuous island-ward salty breeze through the coconut tree groves evoking a mesmerizing, meditative effect on anyone who stops to observe the play of the rising sun’s rays on the panorama of the horizon.

What We Offer to Our Guests

Transportation and Logistics

We provide you with assistance in arranging all aspects of your travel experience, including transportation to and from the airport

Butler Service

The Alafehi butler will look after our guests with care throughout the stay.

Experiences

In addition to taking care of all in house living arrangements we will also be happy to guide through any experience our guests wish to seek - from local food tastings, forest walks, bicycle trails, exploration of the island’s wetlands or beaches, farm visits, shopping, to adventure and sports activities such as diving and night fishing.

Stay with Us!

Cross the equator to visit Fuvahmulah, a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, and stay with us to experience our culture and distinctive customs, and to explore the depths of this precious pearl of Maldive seas, from the comfort of your private retreat in the island.

Stunning Beaches

Wanderlust Travel magazine 2014 listed Fuvahmulah Island among the nineteen secret beaches in Asia. This beach, 'thoondu' in the local dialect, amazes both locals and visitors alike. A barefoot walk on this unique sand is said to be a heavenly experience for all.

Underwater Marvels

Around this single island in the atoll, divers encounter a variety of pelagic species which are rare in other parts of the Maldives. Thresher, tiger, oceanic whitetip and hammerhead are some of the shark species that are often seen, while the oceanic manta ray is a delight to watch.