Nova Maldives

ADh. Vakarufalhi, South Ari Atoll
90 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
25 minutes by seaplane


Swimming Pool
Scuba Diving
Children's Facilities
All Inclusive Package
Jacuzzi Villas
Baby Sitting

There is a bright new star resort in the Maldives, one that is like no other. A modern All-Inclusive Community Concept, a laidback place with soul that sparks joy and is designed for real connection. 

Somewhere to feel your very best—and most taken care of. Whether you’re traveling alone, with loved ones, friends or family – everyone is welcome to our home-from-home. Here, you can do as much or as little as you like - whatever is good for the soul. Go diving, hit the gym or sit under the palm tree and luxuriate in something simple and real. Feel happy to be here. Happy in the moment.

Smart, playful, rooted and responsible, Nova Maldives embodies the very essence of the Pulse Hotels & Resorts brand, infusing genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology - not to mention a playful spirit.

Room Categories

Land Room
62 sq feet

The beach villas indulge guests with a feeling of complete isolation in the middle of a private paradise while being surrounded by the very best amenities. All 45 Beach Villas on the island are individual bungalows that are spread out across the Vakarufalhi island and are surrounded by lush tropical flora & fauna. All these Maldivian style beach villas are topped off with its very own secluded private beach. Vakaru beach villas are perfect for a private getaway. The surrounding lagoon and direct beach access makes it the perfect way to experience everything the Maldives Islands have to offer.

Land Room
0 sq feet

The Vakarufalhi Garden Villas offer a unique Maldivian experience from the Beach Villas, as they provide views of lush vegetation and the lagoon. These Garden Villa’s are styled according to traditional Maldivian Architecture.

Over Water Villa
114 sq feet

The epitome of luxury and independance. Valkarufalhi, Over Water Villas provide guests with the ultimate experience of the Maldives. Located on top of the tranquil azure ocean, these villas are spacious and oversized for the ultimate indulgence. Each is fitted with an extra-large bedroom and bathroom with a separate walk-in closet. The villas are also equipped with retractable windows which open the room up to spectacular views of the stunning Maldivan ocean and deck. The bed of the villa also faces the stunning views of the ocean. At Vakarufalhi, we believe that it is the small details that provide guests with an overall wonderful stay and memories to last a life time.

Land Room
0 sq feet

The Pool Villa suite is situated with a view of the lagoon & the sea. The suite consists of two separate double bedrooms, a living room and a shared private plunge pool. The bedroom offers all the facilities of a beach villa with a spacious bathroom open to the villa’s private garden and a separate large open shower. The complete pool villa suite is surrounded by a wall for absolute privacy. This is an ideal room for a family.



Feel pampered and nourish your spirit with our special holistic spa rituals using luxurious organic products. You are in good hands with our Eskape Spa team, who enhance the body and soul’s wellbeing and restoring moments of mindfulness.


Head to the incredible Nova house reef and see why South Ari Atoll is a renowned location for diving with countless whale sharks, mantas, shark points and shipwrecks all near our island home. There is no doubt that this is one of the most beautiful settings in the world. What are you waiting for? Make the most of every moment.

South Ari Atoll is the only spot where Whalesharks can be found throughout the year and is home to renowned dive sites such as Kuda Rah Thila, Broken Rock, Manta Point and Maamigili Beru. Explore 30+ dive sites that are within 40 minutes' drive and enjoy the chance to see whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, eagle rays, nurse sharks, soft corals and large schools of colourful reef fish with Vitamin Sea's experienced diving and marine team.

water sports

Set your spirit free on an adrenaline-fuelled outing with a variety of higher-octane motorised water activities to punctuate your days with a bit of extra excitement. 


The full day excursion takes you around to two very different islands and a snorkeling point. The excursion begins in the morning after breakfast. First you are taken to a local inhibited island for sightseeing and shopping, then your taken to an uninhabited island for BBQ lunch. After lunch, you will have the chance to snorkel in total seclusion at a beautiful reef before heading back to Vakarufalhi.

sports and recreation

At Nova it is all about taking the time to do what makes your soul happy. Live in the moment, truly, as you plan each day as it comes. Maybe you’ll want to explore the dazzling rainbow world of coral and sea life, play beach volleyball or immerse yourself in the local art and culture. There’s so much more to choose from, all designed to nurture your interests, spark your creativity and feed your soul.

Team up, get kitted out and make the most of our on-site activities such as football, beach volleyball and indoor games that will see you score plenty of new friendships as well as points.

sports and recreation

A “Sunset Wedding” at the beach, a traditional wedding ceremony on a white sandy beach, decorated with coconut palm leaves and flowers. The “Maldivian Wedding” features taste of a traditional island ceremony, truly a Maldivian experience. This package includes bridal spa treatment, double layer wedding cake, bottle of champagne, wedding dinner with wine, wedding certificate and a digital image CD. Room will be decorated to your surprise for the night.


Wining and Dining

  • SOLIS - Pool Bar

    Treat yourself to some freshly squeezed juices and exhilarating cocktails, detox drinks or simply relax and unwind at this laid-back tropical spot.

  • WINK - Main Bar

    Stop by Wink for a selection of fine beer, wine, handcrafted cocktails and the most delicious crispy pizza and fresh snacks. Enjoy the live music and tropical tunes as you laze the afternoon away or step it up on the dance floor in the evenings to the funky beats of the DJ.

  • SOUL KITCHEN - Main Restaurant

    Savor the freshest flavors from around the world in a light, bright, relaxed all-day dining setting. Select the dishes you want from the mouthwatering buffet, take a seat and feast on the cuisine and breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean.

  • MIZU - Overwater Teppanyaki Restaurant

    Perched on stilts over the water, Mizu offers you a unique Teppanyaki experience. With a signature menu and live cooking stations, you’ll be treated to fresh tropical flavours and seared ocean delights whilst taking in incredible views of the endless shades of blue of the horizon and beyond.

  • FLAMES - Specialty Grill

    The stylish fine dining restaurant is the go-to for the most delicious grilled local fish, seafood and meat dishes.

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