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Villa Park Sun Island
Villa Park Sun Island
Villa Park Sun Island
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With spectacular azure lagoons and dense jungle at its core, VILLA PARK is a magical isle open for exploring. Each day invites a sense of escape with exceptional diving, playtime pursuits and secret dining experiences.

You have the option to enjoy below services and activities at VILLA PARK Sun Island Resort & Spa.


  • Check-In: from: 2:00 pm (1400 hours) of the Arrival Date
  • Check-Out: from 12:00 pm (1200 hours) of the Departure Date.
      • Prior to 04:45 hrs – Book from previous day.
      • 04:45 – 08:00 hrs – 50% of overnight room rate.
      • 08:00 hrs onwards – FREE, subject to availability.
      • 12:00 – 18:00 hrs – 50% of overnight room rate.
      • Beyond 18:00 hrs – Overnight room rate.
    • NOTE: Late Check-Out untill 1400 hrs could be provided on complimentary basis subject to availability on departure day. However, for guaranteed late check-out, reservation should be confirmed with Late Check-Out as per the above details.
  • Cancellation / Payment: Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please contact us with the dates of your stay  and check what conditions apply to your preferred room category.
  • Children & Beds: Children of all ages are welcome.
  • No Age Restriction: There is no age requirements for Check-In.
  • Pets: Pets are NOT allowed.

To Consider:

    • Arrival: International flight must land at or before: 03:15 pm (1515 hours)
    • Departure: International flight must depart at or after 09:00 am (0900 hours).
  • CHILD Policy
    • The ages for considering Infants and Children are as follows:
      • INFANT – from 00 to 01.99 years
      • CHILD – from 02 to 11.99 years
    • The Child rates are applicable based on the Child’s age at the arrival date to the resort.
    • Child Rates are valid for children sharing rooms with parents.
    • Children below 1.99 years will eat FREE based on the rules and meal-plan accompanied by an adult, excluding alcoholic beverages. And a mandatory Green-TAX of USD 6/- per child per night will be charged.
    • Parents must sign a liability release to accommodate children in Pool Villas and Overwater Villas.
  • GENERAL Policies:
    • Credit-Card holder name and the booking-holder name should be same.
    • Please present the same Credit-Card used to guarantee your booking when Check-In, making the payment at the hotel. Please note that property may contact the Card-holder for verification purposes.
    • Due to safety and privacy concerns the operation of unmanned aerial systems or drones by any of guests including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists is prohibited.
    • If the guests pay the Green-TAX and transfer using different Credit Card, the property will do USD 1 transaction and void for verification purposes at the time of Check-In.
    • All transfers to the Resort will be by Domestic Flight (between Velaana International Airport and Maamigili Airport), followed by a 5 minute Boat ride to/from the Resort.
      • Checked in Bagagge allowance of 25kgs and hand luggage allowance of 5 kgs is entitled per person. Excess baggage to be borne by clients and to be settled at the Airline counter at the rate of USD 2/- per kg plus taxes.
      • NOTE: Air transfer rates and excess baggage charges are subject to change upon revision by the carrier.
    • Meet and Greet service on arrival at the Airport.
    • Welcome refreshment on arriva to the Resort.
    • The Resort will provide a drinking water bottle (1 ltr) per person per day in the room.
    • Free drinking water at mealtimes served by glass.
    • Tea/Coffee making facilities in the room (1 set per day)
    • Free WiFi in all rooms.
    • Gymnasium (excluding personal trainer)
    • Land Sports: (excluding coach and instructors); Badminton, Snooker/Billiards, Table Tennis, Dart, Beach Volleyball, Squash, Daylight Tennis, Basketball.
    • HONEYMOONERS: A bottle of Sparkling Wine and a Fruit Basket for Honeymooners (for marriages within the last 12 months of arrival date).
    • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES: A bottle of Sparkling Wine and a Cake for wedding anniversaries celebrated at the Resort.
    • BIRTHDAYS: A Birthday Cake and a Bottle of Wine for Birthdays celebrated at the Resort.
      • NOTE: All Honeymooners and Wedding Anniversary information shall be notified at the time of booking or specified in the service voucher. In addition Guests are required to present marriage Certificates at the time of Check-In to the Resort.

The “Villa Park Sun Island” accommodation is designed to make holidays in the Maldives magical and memorable. Choose from blissful beachfront bungalows with private pools, sunset-view villas backed by tropical jungle and overwater villas offering panoramic views of the horizon

The island has 13 VILLA TYPES to choose from, they are;

Two-bedroom Overwater Villa   |   Two-bedroom Beach Pool Villa   |   Deluxe Beach Pool Villa   |   Beach Pool Villa   |   Beach Villa with Whirlpool   |   Sunset Water Villa   |   Water Villa   |   Lagoon Beach Villa   |   Sunset Beach Villa   |   Two-bedroom Family Beach Villa   |   Deluxe Beach Villa   |   Beach Villa   |   Sun Villa

Two-Bedroom Over Water SUITE


With panoramic views and azure waters beneath your feet, VILLA PARK, Two-Bedroom Over Water SUITE are a favorite with families in the Maldives.

Located at the very end of the jetty, these Water Bungalows have some of the best views on the island. A private outdoor whirlpool, spacious sundeck and two bedrooms come together to create a secluded retreat that feels a whole world away.

Amenities:  Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   201 square metres   |   sleeps 4 Adults + 2 children   |   Villas: 351 – 358   |   Ocean Access   |   Private Sundeck   |   Private Whirlpool   |   Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 4 pax @ US$ 2769 +

Two-Bedroom Beach Pool VILLA


Wake up and take a few steps from your villa to the pearlescent-white shores fringed by coconut palms and lapped by crystal-clear topaz waters that give way to a protected coral reef thriving with marine life

Two spacious freestanding villas interconnect to offer luxurious indoor-outdoor living leading out to a private veranda, swimming pool, open-air shower and sundeck. A contemporary beach-home feel merges beautifully with authentic Maldivian charm. Relax in your private pool cooled by a tropical-island breeze or discover the pristine white beach and turquoise waters on your doorstep

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   242 square metres   |   sleeps 4 Adults + 2 children   |   Villas: 263 – 318   |   Beach Access   |   Private Sundeck   |   Private Pool   |   Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 4 pax @ US$ 2888 +

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa


With private pools and access to one of Villa Park Sun Island’s best beaches, these classic Maldivian villas bring together the best of all worlds.

These one-bedroom Deluxe Beach Pool Villas are positioned near the island’s natural jungle. Each one features bright, airy interiors, an open-air shower, a sparkling pool and a whirlpool. Plus, each has direct access to the south-facing beach and the turquoise waters beyond.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   170 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 249 – 262   |   Beach Access   |   Private Sundeck   |   Private Pool   |  Private WhirlPool    |   Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 1177 +

Beach Pool Villa


Wake up and take a few steps from your villa to the pearlescent-white shores fringed by coconut palms and lapped by crystal-clear topaz waters that give way to a protected coral reef thriving with marine life.

Leading out to a private veranda, swimming pool, open-air shower and sundeck, each spacious villa epitomises luxurious indoor-outdoor living. A contemporary beach-home feel merges beautifully with authentic Maldivian charm. Relax in your private pool cooled by a tropical-island breeze or discover the pristine white beach and turquoise waters on your doorstep. Families or friends holidaying together enjoy the option of booking two adjacent interconnecting villas

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   121 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 263 – 288   |   Beach Access   |   Private Sundeck   |   Private Pool   |   Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 1060 +

Beach Villa With Whirlpool


With a private whirlpool and direct access to the ocean, these beachfront villas are tailor-made for romantic breaks in the Maldives.

These Beach Villas are nestled under swaying coconut palms, just a stone’s throw from Villa Park’s tranquil lagoon. You’ll find a shady private terrace with uninterrupted ocean views and an open-air shower surrounded by fragrant tropical greenery

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   121 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 290 – 317   |   Sunset View   |   Beach Access   |   Private Terrace   |   Private Whirlpool   |   Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 727 +

Sunset Water Villa


With sunset views, room to relax and the turquoise lagoon beneath your feet, these overwater villas make holidays in the Maldives all the more magical.

These sunset-facing villas can be found in the crystal-clear, tranquil lagoon. Each one features a well-stocked minibar, as well as a private terrace with sun loungers that offers far-reaching views of Villa Park’s palm-fringed beaches and the horizon

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   73 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 359 – 390   |   Sunset View   |   Ocean Access   |   Private Sundeck

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 799 +

Water Villa


Enjoy direct access to the lagoon, a large sundeck, and all the luxuries you’d expect from an overwater villa in the Maldives.

Each one of our floating water villas is a secluded hideaway. Positioned over our turquoise lagoon and offering panoramic views of the vast horizon, these luxurious overwater bungalows are a truly exceptional way to experience the Maldives

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   73 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 319 – 350   |   Ocean Access   |   Private Sundeck

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 740 +

Lagoon Beach Villa


A blissful sanctuary where you can relax completely, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature

Nestled between the island’s lush vegetation and leading out to the lagoon, these stylish and spacious ocean-view Lagoon Beach Villas offer absolute privacy with vibrant interiors blending seamlessly with the tropical surroundings.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   52 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 101 – 148   |   Beach Access   |   Private Terrace   |    Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 626 +

Sunset Beach Villa


These villas were designed with romance in mind and promise unbeatable views of the Maldives’ glorious sunsets.

These one-bedroom Sunset Beach Villas are in a prime position for panoramic ocean views. The soft white sands and turquoise waters are mere metres away, and each villa’s private veranda is the perfect place to watch the magical Maldivian sunsets turn into starry night skies.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   41 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 421 – 450   |   Sunset View   |   Beach Access   |   Private Terrace   |    Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 539 +

Two Bedroom Family Beach Villa


With beach access, ocean views and room for six guests, these two-bedroom villas are made for vibrant family holidays in the Maldives.

The Two-bedroom Family Beach Villas are nestled among the coconut palms on the pearl-white, sandy shoreline. The private terraces are just steps away from the turquoise lagoon, while Villa Park’s vibrant bars, restaurants and diving centre are all within easy reach.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   104 square metres   |   sleeps 4 Adults + 2 children   |   Villas: 169 – 178 and 179 – 188   |   Beach Access   |   Private Terrace   |    Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 4 pax @ US$ 1293 +

Deluxe Beach Villa


The spacious Deluxe Beach Villas bring together the best of a holiday in the Maldives: beach access, ocean views and room to relax.

These one-bedroom beach villas can be found towards the east and west sides of Villa Park. Some border the island’s tropical gardens, others are moments away from the bustling bars and restaurants, but all offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   52 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 179 – 248   |   Beach Access   |   Private Sundeck   |    Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 515 +

Beach Villa


Villa Park’s, Beach Villas are just a few steps from the pristine white beach and the crystalline turquoise waters, so you’ll experience indoor-outdoor living at its finest as you relax into carefree island living.

With a private veranda, modern amenities and elegant design features, each Beach Villa is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a memorable Maldives getaway.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   35 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 391 – 420 and 451 – 530   |   Beach Access   |   Private Terrace   

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 499 +

SUN Villa


These Maldivian villas promise peace and privacy, yet their central position means the island’s energy is never far away.

With tropical gardens, an outdoor bathtub and an open-air shower, these one-bedroom Sun Villa bungalows are perfect for couples. Surrounded by fragrant foliage and just moments away from Villa Park’s vibrant collection of restaurants, they have everything you need to live island life to the full.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi   |   Air Conditioning   |   Satellite TV   |   Direct-Dial Telephone   |   Safe Deposit Box   |   Mini Bar   |   Hair Dryer   |   Tea & Coffee   |   Butler Service upon Request   |   Twice-Daily House Keeping Service   |   24-hour Room Service.

Features:   46 square metres   |   sleeps 2 Adults + 1 children   |   Villas: 391 – 420 and 451 – 530   |   Garden Access   |   Open-Air Shower

PACKAGE Starts on FULL BOARD for 2 pax @ US$ 488 +

VILLA PARK, The Maldives / Dinning

With restaurants serving international and authentic Maldivian cuisine, Villa Park dinning is all about delighting the senses. Enjoy fragrant, flavorful curries made with seafood caught fresh that morning, try traditional oriental dishes overlooking the ocean, or experience tree top dinning in the lush green jungle with a zero-food-miles menu in the lush jungle, ingredients are harvested from the organic island garden.

Maaniya - restaurant

Catering for those staying in VILLA PARK – Beach Villas, open-air “Maaniya restaurant” serves a selection of globally-inspired dishes, from dawn until dusk.

The beachfront restaurant has something to suit every taste, from continental breakfast with freshly baked pastries, fruit platters and juices to locally caught seafood and traditional Maldivian curries. Menus change daily, with vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten-free dishes always available.

OPENING HOURS:    Breakfast: 7:30 – 10:00 am   |   Lunch:  12:30 – 14:00 pm   |   Dinner: 19:00 – 21:00 pm

Sun Star Thai - restaurant

Positioned on the south-side of the island, surrounded by the tranquil lagoon, “Sun Star Thai Restaurant” is where you can enjoy authentic Thai cooking overlooking the ocean.

Take a seat under the lanterns or out on the candle-lit wrap-around deck, and try the professional chef’s sweet-and-sour broths, fragrant rice and noodle dishes, and vibrant curries made with tender cuts of beef, chicken or freshly caught seafood.

OPENING HOURS:    11:00 am – 22:00 pm

Al Pontile

With an Italian inspired menu featuring everything from freshly made pasta to hand stretched pizzas. Al Pontile is all about simple, delicious food and unbeatable sunset views.

Nibble on traditional Italian appetizers, dine on delicately flavored tortellini and pasta dishes, or choose from a selection of flame-grilled meat and seafood: fillet steak, calamari, lobster or local fishermen’s catch of the day. Simply craving melt-in-the-mouth, rustic pizza? The wood fired island pizza is also delivered island-wide!

OPENING HOURS:    11:00 am – 23:00 pm

Southern Star - restaurant

Backed by Swaying palms on the south side of VILLA PARK, Southern Star brings together oriental, South Asian and Mediterranean cuisines in a beautiful beachfront setting with a waterside verandah.

Catering to guests staying in the Water Villas, this internationally-inspired restaurant serves a wealth of freshly prepared dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Famed for its seafood and Maldivian-inspired curries, its where you’ll find ever-changing menus and a wide variety of vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten free dishes.

OPENING HOURS:  Breakfast: 7:30 – 10:00 am   |   Lunch:  12:30 – 14:00 pm   |   Dinner: 19:00 – 21:00 pm

ZERO - restaurant

Hidden deep in the dense jungle at the heart of VILLA PARK, is “ZERO” – the split-level garden restaurant that promises a one-of-a-kind, treetop dining experience with a proudly zero-food-miles menu.

Take a seat in the canopy and dine on nutrious, guilt-free food made with ingridients grown right here in the abundnt tropical fruit and vegetable gardens or freshly caught at sea. The seafood is cooked on the grill in the garden, while vibrant vegetable dishes and healthy salads are made with crisp greens and the freshest herbs harvested by hand in the coolth of the day from the organic garden by the Chefs. ZERO is focused on bringing delicious dishes to the table with zero food miles. 

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 21:00 pm

Teppanyaki - restaurant

An authentic and interactive Japanese dining experience of ‘food theatre’ in an idyllic setting. Watch as fish and meats are cooked in front of diners on the Teppanyaki grill while intricate preparations of sushi and tempura are always on the go.

Platters of freshly made sushi and sashimi flow here, with everything from prawns, octopus and tuna. Equally good are udon-noodle broths with some of the best Japanese beers. The skilled Chefs make Teppanyaki dining a fun, engaging experience. You will find the restaurant in-front of the “Araamu Spa” and close to the Southern Star.

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 23:00 pm

Main BAR

This is where it all happens: by day, this pool bar is the fun place to be seen and make friends. By sundown, you will find vibrant live music or the island’s evening entertainment right here.

RElaxed and easy going, the friendly team will happily do freshly pressed juices and icy cold island-style coolers or show off their mixology skills from the Classic or Creation menu.


Coffe Shop

Always start your day with a world-class coffee? The passionate baristas will have no hesitation in introducing you to our ethically sourced and perfectly roasted Deluxe Coffee works beans.

The Maldives has always been strong on the tradition of tea, but Deluxe Coffee works, our coffee partner, sources the best beans for us. Pop in at any hour of the day or night. We’re here for those ice cream cravings or even a light meal after a late spa treatment.


Beach BAR

Water sports enthusiasts and deep-sea divers drift in and out of the welcoming and deeply-shaded BEACH BAR all day. Create lifelong memories with friends, enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and connect with fellow underwater adventurers.

VILLA PARK’s casual Beach Bar, near the water sports centre, is the ideal spot to meet friends old and new, especially after an adrenaline-inducing dive or exhiarating water activities. Cool off with an ice-cold drink in hand before heading out in crystal clear waters for a dolphin safari.

OPENING HOURS: 09:00 am – 01:00 am

Garden BAR

Centrally placed near the golf course and the Green Fingers garden, this peaceful spot is a favorite with everyone who stops by for our refreshing signature cocktails and light meals.

Go and relax there after planting a tree, having a massage at the spa or playing golf. They’re always open and the menu is light, healthy and fresh. You will find them in the middle of the island near the spa.

OPENING HOURS: 10:00 am – Open untill last guest

Pool BAR

Quite the coolest pool bar on the island, this watery oasis is always ready to serve drinks. Simply swim by, find yourself a spot to sit and order, island-style.

There’s no need to leave the caress of the warm waters at the pool bar – it’s an island bar in the pool. Go and join: simply find yourself a water stool they’ll do the rest so that you can catch up with friends or watch the kids swim?

OPENING HOURS: 09:00 am – 18:00 pm

Renowned for unique activities in the Maldives, VILLA PARK is where crystal clear waters and techni-colored reefs become a pleasure ground. It’s where you can discover treasured species of wildlife, create memories with friends, family, and loved ones, and each day awake to a new adventure. They are:-

Signature Experience   |   Water Sports   |   Excursions & Tours   |   Private Dining   |   Park Player Kid’s Club   |   Land Sports

Signature Experience

It’s playtime! Our immersive experiences have been curated especially for fun-seeking guests, with everything from swimming with whale sharks to a farm-to-fork dining experience at a table in the lush treetops.

There’s an insatiable buzz here, with health fanatics enjoying a state-of-the-art fitness hub and an aqua park that exceeds every expectation. Enjoy truly wild waterplay or plant a tree, learn the ancient art of coconut carving explore the canopy walkways in the jungle.

Awake to a new adventure each day. The list for you includes;

Whale Shark Trip   |   La Tropicana   |   Raving Workouts   |   Pot Tub Pampering   |   Coconut Craft Hut   |   Green Fingers   |   ZERO   |   Park Art   |   TreeTop Adventures   |   Splash ‘n Slide

Whale Shark Trip – The South Ari-Atoll is one of the few places in the world where whale sharks are found. Take the plunge as we swim togather with these gentle creatures of the deep, a proudly humbling and moving experience. Fortunately for PARK VILLA, whale sharks are found right here in the Maldives, on the southernmost outer reef of the atoll. 

They will take you out by boat to the best spots to swim with the world’s largest fish, through beautiful reefs surrounded by fascinating corals alive with tropical marine life or simply drift alongside in deeper channels. There’s no doubt that this is a life changing experience, often a highlight of a trip to the Maldives.

Whale Shark Trip

They will take you out by boat to the best spots to swim with the world's largest fish, through beautiful reefs surrounded by fascinating corals alive with tropical marine life or simply drift alongside in deeper channels. There's no doubt that this is a life changing experience, often a highlight of a trip to the Maldives.

La Tropicana

Its' relaxed, happy and fun - that's VILLA PARK's "La Tropicana", open all day whenever you're in the mood for easy refreshments on the shoreline. Chalk board menus change daily but you will always find a thirst quenching Caipirinha or Caprioska ready for you or a host of creative mocktails to choose from.

Raving Workouts

Trained instructors are on hand to help tone beach bodies, and the quick-fire combination of weight training, cardio and intense anaerobic exercise elevates heart rates, burns extra calories and create a sense of tribalism and community. Laugh, sweat and enjoy the heady rush of endorphins!

Pot Tub Pampering

Enjoy an indulgent and private soak sourrounded by a sea of fragrant petals and aromatic herbs n this romantic glow with twinkling candles suspended in glass jars from the trees. This quiet sanctuary allows you to retreat, reflect and breathe deeply while listening to the meditative soundtrack of the jungle and the sea.

Coconut Craft Hut

In a ceremonial fashion, each class starts with a lesson about the much-celebrated coconut as a traditional resource in the Maldives. You will learn about the history of coconut jewelry, its relevance to Maldivian culture and why it is such an important part of the island's green journey.

Green Fingers

You can contribute by planting a tree as a legacy of your stay with the island in there Green Fingers garden, now a profusion of flowering plants and lush greenery that is evolving into a richly cultivated and productive space close to the hearts of the generations of Villa Park visitors to come.


The seafood is cooked on the grill in the garden, while vibrant vegetable dishes and healthy salads are made with crisp greens and the freshest herbs harvested by hand in the coolth of the day from the island's organic garden by the Chefs. ZERO is focused on bringing delicious dishes to the table with ZERO food miles.

Park Art

Recently recognized as the Maldives leading Green Resort at the World Travel Awards, thus the island is more committed than ever to forward-thinking environmental initiatives and the art collection is a fun opportunity to lead and inspire with creative, interactive works that are meaningful to all ages.

Tree Top Adventure

Keep going to discover lookout towers made of driftwood that offer a sublime human bird's nest, complete with binoculars. From here you can take in the island scenery, enjoy the abundant bird life and admire the crystal clear lagoon waters beyond.

Splash 'n Slide

Let yourself loose in this playground that runs across the entire beachfront and soak up its joyful, light-hearted atmosphere. As guests approach the island via speedboat they will be awestruck by the sight of this colorful and inviting "temple of fun" floating on a crystal clear sea.

Water Sports

Explore the sparkling waters that surround the sun-drenched isle at your own pace, whether you fancy heading off on a stand-up paddle board over the aquamarine lagoons or are in the mood for the thrill of being propelled up high or spinning on an exhilarating jet blade. This is an adventure seeker’s paradise with water sports to suit the whole family.

OPENING HOURS:  09:00 am – 18:00 pm

WindSurf   |   JetBlade   |   Canoeing   |   Jet Surf   |   Sea Bob   |   Fun Tube   |   Water Skiing, Kneeboarding & Wakeboarding   |  Parasailing   |   Jet Skii Rides   |   Jet Skii Tours   |   Sea Master Boat Trips   |   Standup PaddleBoarding   |   Sailing   |   Kite Surfing   |   Semi Submarine


Hire one of VILLA PARK's one of windsurfers and let the consistent ocean breezes carry you across crystal-clear waters in the islands' tranquil bay. Villa Park team can teach you all the basics in a private lesson, or you can make use of the equipment and enjoy a few hours out on the water.

Jet Blade

Experience the exhilarating thrill of being propelled high into the air to perform spectacular spins and turns while gliding through the water. There's no experience necessary for jet blades - all you need is good balance! A full safety briefing will be given before your flight.


Canoeing is a great way to explore VILLA PARK's magnificent lagoons, white sandy beaches and hidden coves. Its also perfect for those looking for a low-impact activity. The team has both double and single canoes for you to chose from.

Jet Surf

Climb aboard your very own motorized surfboard and explore VILLA PARK's beautiful bay in style. The Jet Surf boards are easy to control and maneuver, and no experience is necessary for this fun activity.

Sea Bob

Dive a little deeper below the beautiful azure waters and discover countless tropical marine life with the help of the hand-held scooters, perfect for exploring the nearby coral reefs and swimming with fish, turtles and mantas.

Fun Tube

Fun Tube is perfect for families. Expect big splashes, high speeds, and lots of fun. Simply hold on tight as the boat pulls your inflatable tube across the shallow waters in VILLA PARK's beautiful turquoise bay.

Waterskiing, kneeboarding & Wakeboarding

Whether you are a beginner or experienced at water sports, the instructors will ensure you are challenged, whatever your ability, and they guarantee, you will get a full body workout in the process.


Take to the skies over VILLA PARK and soak up stunning views of the island from above. With no experience necessary and breath-taking views to be had of the atolls from up high, this truly unique experience is a must for thrill-seekers.

Jet Skii Rides

Jump on one of the Jet Skis' for a white-knuckle ride around VILLA PARK's beautiful turquoise bay. The Jet Skis' can carry one or two person, and the team will share all the top spots to explore. Simply hold on tight and head out to explore!

Jet Skii Tours

Venture beyond the surrounding the island with one of the Jet Ski Tours. The team will take you to idyllic sandbanks, out into the ocean and to some of the best coral reefs for snorkeling. You will have a choice of tours spanning one to three hours.

Sea Master Boat Trips

The team will take you to deserted private islands, hidden sandy coves, and aquamarine lagoons filled with colorful sea creatures. Discover local villages on neighboring island, or set out at sunrise or sunset for an unforgettable dawn safari with dolphins.

Stand up Paddle Boarding

What better way to work on your core strength and fitness with a SUP session in the tranquil shallows? The turquoise lagoon stretches far and wide in every direction and is the perfect place to spot a myriad tropical fish in the waters below or soak up views f the island from the water.


Azure waters that stretch as far as the eye can see, a moderate, cooling breeze all year round, and an ocean peppered with secluded white sandbanks, just waiting to be discovered. The majestic isle in South Ari Atoll is one of the best places for sailing in the Maldives.

Kite Surfing

Kitesurfing uses the power of the wind to propel you across the crystal-clear waters at high speed. It's the perfect activity for thrill-seekers, and is also a great way to soak up the magnificent scenery that surrounds you.

Semi Submarine

Enjoy the best of both worlds! This is a wonderful experience for all the families-even the very young can experience the wonders of the marine underworld from the semi-submarine. Above deck, soak up beautiful views of the surrounding beaches and palm trees, or head below and discover tropical fish, corals, etc.,

Excurions & Tours to bearby Attractions @ VILLA PARK

Hit the wave for a fishing trip or an exceptional deep-sea diving expedition and swim with whale sharks. Be mesmerised as dolphins swish through the aquamarine waters on spin playfully up ahead, or snorkel over the vibrant coral reefs. Experience traditional Maldivian culture on a visit to nearby islands, all in the world renowned waters of the south ARI Atoll.

Village Trip to Dhigurah   |   Village Trip to Maamigili   |   Village Trip to Fenfushi   |   Sunrise Fishing   |   Dolphin Safaris   |   Whale Shark Trips   |   Reef Explorer   |   Blue Lagoon   |   Robinson Crusoe Adventure   |   Big-game Fishing   |   Big-Game Adventure   |   Sunset Fishing   |   Island Discovery   |   Three of The Best.

Village Trip to Dhigurah (3 hours 30 minutes)

Set sail for the traditional Maldivian settlement and discover an island steeped in history, now developing into a colorful modern society. After a walking tour of the island, you will be able to explore local shops for the perfect to take home.

Village Trip to Maamigili (2 hours 20 minutes)

One of the biggest islands with 2 fishing harbors', Maamigili is a bustling, modern community. The island is just 5 - 10 minutes from VILLA PARK, making it perfect for an afternoon excursion. If you're lucky, you will see traditional coconut-leaf weaving and rope making.

Village Trip to Fenfushi (2 hours)

This tiny dot of an island is one of the last places in the Maldives where you can experience authentic island life and traditional culture. Be sure to visit the village's 17th century mosque a UNESCO Heritage Site, made from coral bricks.

Sunrise Fishing (3 hours)

This early morning fishing experience is an opportunity to get out on the water tasty for lunch. Head out on a dhoni or traditional fishing boat and discover some of the best fishing spots in the Maldives before sailing back to the resort to grill your catch. Dawn departures are from 5:30 am for a minimum of 4 guests.

Dolphin Safaris (2 hours)

Whether you choose to join for a sunrise at dawn or a breathtakingly beautiful sunset as they head out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, a sighting of these elusive creatures is simply unforgettable. Maldives is home to bottlenose, spinner & striped Dolphins. Departures are usually @ 07:15 am or 04:30 pm for a minimum of 8 guests.

Whale Shark Trip (2 hours 30 minutes)

Today there are few places where whale sharks are to be found. Fortunately one of them is near the outhernmost outer reef of the atoll. Take the plunge and enjoy a life-changing exprience as you swim with the world's largest fish through a beautiful reef surrounded by coral and tropical marine life. Departures are at 09:00 am.

Reef Explorer (2 hours)

The true beauty of the Maldives lies hidden beneath its azure lagoons, just waiting to be discovered by adventurous explorers. Journey to the vibrant coral reefs and learn how to identify different species of fish with the help of the experienced Dive Masters, snorkeling departures are at 2:00 pm.

Blue Lagoon (5 hours 30 minutes)

Secluded beach barbecues, snorkeling around islands and sandbanks - all of this an more awaits on this action-packed excursion. Experience some of the most spectacular scenery and swimming in the Maldives before tucking into a beachfront barbecue on a secluded island.

Robinson Crusoe Adventure (6 hours)

Perfect for couples, honeymooners and groups of friends. The "Robinson Crusoe" excursion takes you to the uninhabited island of THOLHUFUSHI. Spend the day exploring this secluded tropical paradise or unwind on your very own personal beach before returning to the hustle and bustle of VILLA PARK.

Big Game Fishing (3+ hours)

From gigantic sailfish to delicious tuna, hit the waves on the private boat and in search of some of the biggest fish in the Maldives. All the equipment is designed especially for sustainable big-game fishing and anything you catch can be barbecued in the evening. Depending on your choice, departure times are at 6:00 am, minimum 4 guests.

Big Game Adventure (3+ hours)

Combining the best of the snorkeling and fishing experiences, this trip offers the chance to get up close to some of the Maldives most impressive marine life. If you're new to fishing or snorkeling, the team will teach you the basics, and help you spot some of the more elusive underwater species. Speed boat departures are at 8:30 am and 2:00 pm, and dhoni's leave at 7:00 am, minimum 6 guests.

Sunset Fishing (2 hours 45 minutes)

End you day with a sunset trip to one of the best reef fishing spots in the Maldives and bring something home, just in time for dinner. The crew will help you prepare your line, and anyone who brings back a catch can grill it on the barbecue.

Island Discovery (6 hours)

Take some time to discover Maldivian island life and explore this region's historic heritage with a tour of Fenfushi. Stop off at local cultural landmarks before heading out to a reef snorkeling spot before enjoying an idyllic beach barbecue on a pristine private island.

Three of the BEST

With dozens of combinations to choose from, planning your Maldivian adventure just got simpler with the "Three of the BEST" package. Choose any three of the above excursions listed and build your-action packed escape for a little less.


The gentle rythm of the island paradise is set by the rising sun, moon and stars. So, VILLA PRK invite you to dine outdoors on the balmy shores. Eat breakfast on the beach at dawn, be mesmerized by the paste-colored sunset from a private sandbank in the middle of the ocean or drink a toast under the starry skies. A myriad magical private dining experiences await …..

Sunrise Breakfast on the Beach   |   Dinner under the Pergola   |   Tholufushi Beach Picnic   |   Private Island or Sandbank Dinners   |   Dig-in Dinner   |   Romantic Dinner on the Beach

Sunrise Breakfast on The Beach

The rhythm of our island is set by the rising sun, moon and stars. So one of the loveliest and most gentle ways to start a day is at dawn, with breakfast on the beach. The birds are awake, the shoreline calm and the water refreshingly cool. If you're lucky, you might even hear the swish of dolphins as they gently porpoise by. Start your day island style!

Dinner Under the Pergola

An undeniably romantic setting, your private pergola comes complete with billowing white curtains and softly glowing lamps set on the beach. This is barefoot dining at its best and when the mesmerizing pastel-colored sunset reflections give way to gentle waves shimmering in the moonlight, its time to enjoy a mouth-watering seafood feast and authentic Maldivian flavors.

Tholufushi Beach Picnic

Enjoy absolute privacy? Channel your inner Robinson Crusoe and head out for the day for an idyllic picnic on uninhabited Tholufushi, a pristine sandbank surrounded by impossible blue waters. Sit back, relax and we'll do it all for you while you enjoy this slice of paradise that is all yours for the day. Definitely one for honeymooners but also a magical experience for families.

Private Island or Sandbank Dinner

Imagine heading out on a boat for dinner to anchor on a private island or sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean. With warm breezes blowing through your hair it's a magical time of day. The setting is extraordinary and certainly one for a lifetime's worth of memories. VILLA PARK's sunset dinners are some of the most beautiful in the world, ending as the sky melts into a kaleidoscope of colors.


Utterly romantic, a dig-in-dinner is just that: your very seat and table is dug into the sand in a private location for a candle lit dinner on the shoreline with the waves lapping softly nearby. What better way to enjoy the legendary sunsets together? Watch as the sky turns from deep coral to the palest pink, before lighting up with twinkling stars, the perfect ending to another blissful day in the Maldives.

Romantic Dinner on The Beach

It doesn't get better than this. Imagine a dreamy table set in the sand and lit by flickering lanterns where you'll laugh, taste and feast together. Book a dinner experience with new found friends or celebrate a special occasion as a family.

Park Player Kid's Club

The newest and of the largest Lid’s Club in the Maldives. VILLA PARK’s light and airy kid’s club is all about having fun. At any time of the day, this happy and dynamic space is a hive of creative activity absorbing play with interesting daily programes on offer. It’s a safe and nurturing space for children of all ages knowing that kids are cared for by the enthusiastic and dedicated team, parents are able to take time out to relax together.

OPENNING HOURS:   10:00 am – 18:00 pm


PARK VILLA’s, Park Players Kid’s Club has a number of art and creative projects to keep everyone happily occupied. A hots of activities are organised, from coconut-leaf weaving sessions to shell craft and paper origami. Budding artists love colorful hand printing and creating paper collage artworks to take home with them, whereas younger children find face painting immensely therapeutic and calming.

Afterwards, the talented team are on hand to inspire imaginative play while encouraging interaction with new friends. Older kids love going exploring on the island tours or building sand castles – a favorite with happy-go-lucky adventurers who would prefer being outdoors. A enormous play area with wonderful facilities. One of the largest in the Maldives, is an absolute joy for energetic kids.

Land SPORTS Facilities & Activities @ VILLA PARK

Well-equipped for everything from raving workouts at our world-class Studio Park to sociable beach games or floodlit tennis after sunset, VILLA PARK is drawing fitness fanatics for a holiday with a difference. Join our trained instructors for a high-intensity rush of endorphins at our brand new state-of-the-art studio with its superb sound system. Or fancy Zumba, Aqua Works or island jogs to tone up and burn off holiday calories? We’ve got you sorted ………

Studio Park Fitness Centre   |   Basket Ball   |   Beach Volleyball   |   Badminton   |   Table Tennis, Billiards & Dart   |   Floodlit Tennis Court & Squash   |   Footabl   |   Golf

Studio Park Fitness Centre

Villa Park has embraced the worldwide trend with its brand new fitness center and the envy of neighboring islands. With its electric energy and superior sound-and-light systems, our fitness trainers will take you through a totally immersive experience. Open early until late, seven day a week.

Basket Ball

Hit the courts for a high-octane basketball session - the perfect way to work up an appetite ahead f the evening's entertainment or simply put your skills to the test.

Table Tennis, Billiards & Dart

Take a break from relaxing on the beach and enjoy a sociable game of ping-pong or table tennis, or billiards and darts in the shade of the laid-back main bar.

Beach Volley & Badminton

The volleyball nets are positioned on the beach and just a few meters from the water, so your fitness while making the most of the cooling ocean breezes. Or join them for a warm-up after snorkeling with an equally sociable game of badminton at one of our two indoor courts.

FllodLit Tennis Courts & Squash

Challenge yourself to a game of tennis or squash. The floodlit tennis courts allow you to play in cooler temperatures after sunset. It's advisable to book ahead for both. * Coaching lessons and floodlit courts are chargeable.


As the heat of the day cools towards sunset, join a team session on the football court followed by a beach swim for the ultimate cool off - or an ice-cold drink with new-found friends at the main bar.


Don't get the chance to improve your strokes or techniques much in the city? Now's your chance to catch up. Cycle over to the island-style green for practice. Surrounded by gently nodding palms under clear blue skies and not far from a refreshing coconut water at the bar, it doesn't get better than this.

A voyage that senses starts at “Araamu Spa”, a tropical garden sanctuary where time doesn’t move from hour to hour but mood to moment. Surrounded by the lush greenery of a private spa pavilion, find your zen while the restorative power of the island and sounds of exotic birds allow you to fully experience physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation.

Spa HOURS: 09:00 am – 20:00 pm (Last treatment begins at 19:00 pm)

Spa Treatment   |   Bird of Paradise   |   Exotic Cocoon   |   Voyager   |   Shirodhara

Spa Treatments

The Dhivehi word "Araamu" is derived from Sanskrit, meaning a 'blissful state of total relaxation', so they have created classic and Ayurvedic wellness menus to rejuvenate and revitalize. Here is a glimpse of what's on offer.

Bird of Paradise

Inspired by the playful energies of the Maldivian spirit and ancient island therapies, wellness awaits. Start with a sip of freshly picked hibiscus flower lemonade, nourishing coconut milk foot ritual and deep abdominal breathing to rebalance body and mind.

Exotic Cocoon

Wrap yourself in an exotic aroma of the Maldives. Start with a gentle coffee and coconut body scrub, followed by a smoothing coconut yogurt body cocoon. Finish your island inspired ritual with a nourishing hair treatment and a relaxing pressure point scalp massage.

Voyager - let go

Let go muscular tension, shoulder knots and stiff joints. Start with stimulating bamboo brooming followed by deep tissue massage. During this treatment, therapist will combine powerful stretching techniques and joint rotations to help facilitate muscle recovery and release deeply accumulated tension all throughout the body.

Shriodhara - energy flow of mental exhaustion

Unblock the natural flow of energy, increase clarity and bring peace of mind. This holistic treatment starts with stimulating scalp massage, followed by meridian body massage with friction-based-strokes. The therapy ends with a warm, verbalized oil steadily poured onto your forehead to improve blood supply to the brain, reduce restlessness and improve sleep quality.

Whale sharks, mantas, sting rays, turtles, dolphins and amyriad colorful fish await in sensational dive spots and coral reefs in the South ARI Atoll “Marine Protected Area”. A scuba diving or snorkelling adventure in this world-renowned site is magical for both seasoned and first-time divers, and you can easily complete one of the PADI courses with the multilingual teams at “DiveOceanus”.

OPENING HOURS:  09:00 am – 20:00 pm

Whale Shark Point   |   Manta Point   |   Kuda Rah Thila   |   Five Rocks & Angaga Thila

Whale Shark Point

Swimming with whale sharks is a life-changing adventure that many guests travel for far corners of the globe to experience. VILLA PARK is closest to "Whale Shark Point", simply the best spot in the Maldives to spot this gentle giant and the World's Largest Fish. The 500m outside reef of Maamigili island is home to other large fish including tuna, barracuda, snapper, grouper and napoleon wrasse. Overhangs are adorned with soft coral and sharks, sting rays, eagle rays and whale sharks swim along this reef or are seen cruising 30m below on the sandy bottom.

Manta Point

Manta Point is an 800m reef, a gathering point in plankton-rich waters for large manta rays between December and April. Outside manta season, it's a rewarding reef top with scorpion fish, moray eels, octopus and triggerfish. It's also well known for white-tip sharks and sting rays.

Kuda Rah Thila

Kuda Rah Thila is one of the most famous dive sites known for its colorful and pretty soft corals. One the east, fan coral is spectacular and on the other side, you can swim through a coral ring. Spot yellow-striped snappers and baitfish here too.

Five Rocks & Angaga Thila

Five Rocks and the small Angaga Thila, famous for its white tip and grey reef sharks, ha a large variety of marine life instead of coral. Patrols of barracuda, octopus and the hard-to-spot stonefish and scorpion fish can often be found.

Listed below are the PADI Certified DIVE Courses:

Discover Scuba Diving Course   |   Scuba Diver Course   |   Open Water Course   |   Adventure Diver course   |   Advanced Open Water Course   |   Rescue Diver Course   |   Dive Master Certification   |   Bubble Maker

Discover Scuba Diving Course

Take your first step into the world of scuba diving. Discover Scuba Diving covers basic techniques and skills and allows you to put them into practice in the shallow lagoon. this introductory course can be credited towards a Scuba Diver Certificate or an Open Water course.

Scuba Dive Course

Covering three of the five parts of the Open Water course, Scuba Diver certifies you to dive to a maximum depth of 12m (40ft) under the supervision of PADI Dive Master, assistant instructor or instructor. Once you have completed the course you will also be one step further to an Open Water Diver certification.

Open Water Course

The Open Water Course covers more complex dives. Upon completion, you will be permitted to dive to a depth of 18m (60ft) under supervision. As well as performing Confined Water Dives and Open Water Dives you will also be required to complete several online courses

Adventure Diver Course

To become certified as an Adventure Diver, you will need to prove that you are more competent in the water. Once you have completed three dives, all of which meet the criteria of Deep Diver, Night Diver and Underwater Navigator, you will gain the Adventure Diver qualification.

Advanced Open Water Course

Once you have gained your Adventure Diver Certification, you can complete a further two adventure dives that include lower depths and navigation, and you will become a certified Advanced Open Water Diver.

Rescue Diver Course

In the Rescue Diver Course, you will learn how to prevent potential problems in the water and mange them effectively, from recognizing fellow divers in distress to rescuing someone unresponsive.

Dive Master Certification

A Dive Master is certified to supervise diving excursions and assist student divers. To become a Dive Master, you will work closely with a PADI Instructor to expand your knowledge and skills and develop your leadership qualities.

Bubble Maker

Specially designed to teach the basics of diving and build confidence in the water, VILLA PARK Kid's diving courses are great for little ones looking to explore the underwater world surrounding Villa Park.


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Seaplane Accidents Maldives

Seaplane Accidents - Maldives

Before we begin it’s worth pointing out that travelling by seaplane in the Maldives is safe. They have a great track record and accidents are rare.

Reports going back to 1994 indicate zero fatalities, and only one case involving serious injury.

Over this same period of time millions of people have travelled safely on seaplanes in the Maldives.

All aviation accidents and incidents are investigated by the AICC of the Maldives and we summarise all published reporting below. Whilst this may seem like a significant amount of material at a glance, keep in mind this covers 30 years of aviation!


  • Accident vs Incident
  • Statistics
  • List of Seaplane Accidents & Incidents
  • Summary of Investigation Reports
  • 2023
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2001
  • 1994-2000
Accident vs Incident

In aviation accidents are not the same as incidents, but both are reported and investigated to maintain high standards of safety.

Accidents involves at least one of the following: aircraft damage or structural failure, complete loss of the aircraft, or in exceptional cases serious injury or fatality.

Nearly all seaplane accidents in the Maldives receive this classification on the basis of aircraft damage rather than injury. None have involved a fatality.

Incidents are any events which affect or could affect the safety of operation. Serious incidents are those that had a high chance of leading to an accident.


Over the period January 1994 to November 2023:

  • Total Accidents: 16
  • Total Serious Incidents: 3
  • Total Fatalities: 0
  • Total Serious Injuries: 3
  • Total Minor Injuries: 8


In 30 years of seaplane flights there have only been 11 injuries in the Maldives, of which 7 were crew.

In terms of tourists and passengers there have been just 4 injuries in 30 years, of which 3 were minor and 1 was serious.

Of the 16 accidents recorded 11 received this classified on the basis of aircraft damage rather than injury.

List of Seaplane Accidents & Incidents
25 Oct 20238Q-RALIncident (P)
16 May 20238Q-TAQAccident (P)
13 Nov 20218Q-MBCIncident
14 Feb 20218Q-RAEAccident1 Minor
22 Oct 20208Q-TMRIncident
05 Oct 20208Q-TMFAccident2 Minor
24 Feb 20208Q-MVCAccident3 Minor
16 Nov 20178Q-IAGAccident
04 Oct 20178Q-ISBAccident
27th May 20178Q-TMVAccident
2nd Jul 20158Q-MANAccident
2nd Aug 20138Q-TMKAccident
9th Jul 20128Q-TMTAccident
9th Feb 20128Q-MATAccident
10th Mar 20108Q-TMKAccident
2nd Jun 20098Q-MAGAccident2 Minor
14th Jul 20088Q-MASAccident
17th May 20048Q-TMCAccident3 Serious, 1 Minor
19th Feb 20018Q-TMAAccident

(P) – Preliminary Report


Summary of Investigation Reports

A complete overview of all investigation reports from the Maldives Accident Investigation Coordinating Committee involving commercial seaplane flights is presented below.

The first seaplane flights in the Maldives were in 1993 and proved to be significantly safter than the preceding helicopter flights which suffered much more serious consequences in accidents. By 1999 helicopter flights were practically eliminated as seaplane travel took over.

During this period there were very few seaplanes operating compared to today and only a limited number of flights. It’s not that accidents have become more common, there’s simply tens of thousands of flights more per year today.

The Maldives has made significant advances in safety and procedures over it’s 30 year history of seaplane flight. They now boast the largest seaplane fleet and arguably the most experienced seaplane pilots in the world.


25th October 2023: 8Q-RAL

Serious Incident, no injuries.

Based on preliminary report.

Aircraft lost power in its right engine on approach to Malé at 350 feet, causing a sudden right turn and difficulty controlling the aircraft. Pilots were able to land safely on the water with a small bounce, and shortly after shut down the engines. Assisted by a rescue boat the aircraft taxied to a platform for passenger and crew to disembark.


16th May 2023: 8Q-TAQ

Accident, no injuries.

Based on preliminary report.

Aircraft encountered issues upon initial touchdown on water. The aircraft hit a swell during landing, causing a bounce, a drop of the left wing, and subsequent contact with the water. Once stationary, the crew assessed and confirmed damage to the left wing. The aircraft then taxied to a platform, shut down the engines, and passengers disembarked via the main door.


13th November 2021: 8Q-MBC

Serious Incident, no injuries.

Based on preliminary report.

Take-off was aborted due to unexpected aircraft behaviour. Unable to stop, the aircraft shut down its engines and drifted into two water bungalows, sustaining damage but causing no injuries. The aircraft was then towed to a platform where passengers and crew disembarked safely.

14th February 2021: 8Q-RAE

Accident, 1 minor injury to cabin crew.

Flight from Maalifushi to Velana International Airport had an accident upon touchdown. The aircraft touched down on the right-hand float, dug into the water, and turned steeply right before coming to a stop inverted. Although the aircraft was substantially damaged, all six passengers and two pilots evacuated without injury; one cabin crew member sustained minor injuries.


A rise in accidents coincided with global emergence from COVID restrictions. Planes and pilots had been grounded around the world without regular flying. This was not unique to the Maldives.

22nd October 2020: 8Q-TMR

Serious Incident, no injuries.

After a normal touchdown at Sun Siyam IruFushi, an aircraft experienced an uncontrolled left turn during reverse thrust, leading the left wing and propeller to contact an anchored vessel. The incident caused damage to the aircraft’s left wing and propeller blades, as well as to the vessel, but no one was on board the vessel at the time. The Pilot in Command regained control and taxied to a platform, with all passengers and crew disembarking safely without injuries.

5th October 2020: 8Q-TMF

Accident, 2 minor injuries.

During an approach with a left crosswind of about 20 knots at Velana International Airport, an aircraft landing on the ‘North Right’ area rapidly rolled to the right after touchdown, with the right wing dipping into the water. It swerved but settled upright on both floats. The aircraft was taxied to the dock with assistance from a rescue vessel and personnel onshore. All passengers and crew disembarked safely. Minor injuries were reported among the flight and cabin crew, but no passengers were injured.

24th February 2020: 8Q-MBC

Accident, 3 minor injuries including 1 passenger.

An aircraft landing on an unmarked water runway bounced upon touchdown, banked left, and then the right wing dropped, causing the nose to dig into the water. The Pilot in Command’s attempt to go around was unsuccessful. The fuselage, wings, engines, and propellers were substantially damaged, but the floats remained intact, and the aircraft was upright post-accident. It taxied to the mooring with left engine power and dinghy assistance. All occupants evacuated safely, with minor injuries to two crew members and one passenger.


16th November 2017: 8Q-IAG

Accident, no injuries.

Aircraft encountered an accident during take-off from DOR water aerodrome. The aircraft hit a series of sea swells during acceleration, which resulted in both floats detaching and the nose plunging into the water. The engines were shut down by the PIC after the second impact. The detached floats, trapped under the wings, kept the aircraft afloat despite water entering the fuselage. All 12 passengers and 3 crew evacuated without injury.

4th October 2017: 8Q-ISB

Accident, no injuries.

The first officer was flying when the aircraft bounced during landing in a crosswind at Velana International Airport. The captain’s go-around attempt failed, causing the aircraft to flip and crash, landing upside down in shallow water. Despite substantial damage to the aircraft, all passengers and crew escaped without serious injuries.

27th May 2017: 8Q-TMV

Accident, no injuries.

During a landing on the North Right Water Runway, the aircraft bounced off the left float and then, after a second bounce, banked right causing the right wing tip to dip into the water. This led to an abrupt right veer and crash. All passengers and crew evacuated uninjured before the aircraft submerged.


2nd July 2015: 8Q-MAN

Accident, no injuries.

During final approach to land at KUR, at about 400 feet with flaps fully down, the aircraft pitched up and vibrated uncontrollably as the stall warning activated. The PIC’s recovery manoeuvres initially failed, but some control was regained after retracting the flaps. Despite this, the aircraft continued a right turn, lost height, and hit the sea. All 11 passengers and three crew members evacuate uninjured before the aircraft sank.


2nd August 2013: 8Q-TMK

Accident, no injuries.

During a westbound landing approach approved due to westerly winds, the aircraft banked left, losing control and touching down on the left float first. Control was transferred from the co-pilot to the Captain, who noted the aircraft’s significant left turn and wing damage. All passengers disembarked without injuries. The cause of the incident was identified as an unexplained left bank on approach despite facing a headwind.


9th July 2012: 8Q-TMT

Accident, no injuries.

Upon landing, the crew struggled to dock at a fixed platform due to the tailwind and swells. After aborting the first docking attempt, the second attempt led to a collision with the platform when the aircraft moved forward despite full reverse and rudder inputs. The left float and propeller were damaged, and the aircraft eventually became fully submerged. All aboard evacuated safely.

9th February 2012: 8Q-MAT

Accident, no injuries.

On final approach to MLE the co-pilot made a hard landing on the north right water runway due to easterly winds, causing the aircraft to bounce and the right float to dig into the water. The PIC then took over and steadied the aircraft, but the right float detached and became stuck under the fuselage, preventing sinking, while the left float also detached. All aboard evacuated without injury.


10th March 2010: 8Q-TMK

Accident, no injuries.

We were unable to retrieve report 2010-01, (“De Havilland, DHC-6-300, 8Q-TMK, Right wing struck on water at Cocoa Palm/Dhunikolhu Island Resort (Baa Atoll)”), at the time of writing.


2nd June 2009: 8Q-MAG

Accident, 2 minor injuries including 1 passenger.

The aircraft took off from Halaveli for a 40-minute photo flight with good weather conditions. After take-off, the co-pilot gave his seat to a passenger and moved to the cabin.

Whilst CAR Part 15.11 does allow a special exemption for a passenger to take the right hand seat during professional photography flights, both pilots must be at the controls during take-offs and landing.

Once the shots were complete, the PIC began descending in a right bank, keeping the passenger in the first officer’s seat in order to provide further photography opportunities.

Before the PIC could complete the turn, the aircraft struck the water with its right wing/float. The crash broke both wings and detached the left float, while the right float jammed, blocking the co-pilot’s exit and twisting the empennage. All passengers and crew escaped without fatalities from the shallow wreckage.

The investigation attributed the accident to the PIC’s low flying, a passenger in the co-pilot’s seat, and the operator’s inadequate communication of procedural updates.


14th July 2008: 8Q-MAS

Accident, no injuries.

The 8Q-MAS aircraft, with 17 people onboard, departed from Male to Adaaran Club Bathala. Encountering rough seas and strong westerly winds, it struck a swell on landing, veered left, and collided with a moored speed boat, losing its right float and engine. The aircraft sank in shallow water, but all on board safely escaped without fatalities.


17th May 2004: 8Q-TMC

Accident, 3 serious injuries including a passenger, and 1 minor injury.

The most serious seaplane accident in the Maldives and one of the first, there were still no fatalities.

Departing from Male’ International Airport to Velaavaru Resort with 14 passengers, the aircraft experienced a longer-than-normal take-off, struggling to gain height. Nearing a seawall, the captain’s abrupt control pull to avoid the obstacle induced a stall, causing the left float to shear off upon impact with the seawall. This led to the left wing folding upwards and detaching, with the left propeller slicing through the cockpit ceiling. The aircraft then skidded across the ground, losing the right float and propeller, before halting on the mainland runway. The accident resulted in serious injuries to both pilots and one passenger, minor injuries to another passenger, while the rest were unharmed.



19th February 2001: 8Q-TMA

Accident, no injuries.

The aircraft was manoeuvring on the water near the Floating Platform, after landing in the lagoon near Sun Island resort, when it struck another Twin
Otter that was parked against the floating platform. There were no passengers on either aircraft, and no injuries to any of the crew were reported.


There are no accidents involving seaplanes recorded in the Maldives CAA historical archives.



[1] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. Preliminary Incident Report 8Q-RAL, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[8] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. Final report on accident to Viking air DHC-6-200, 8Q-IAG aircraft at Dhoores Floating Platform, Maldives, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[10] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. Final report on the accident to Viking Air DHC-6-300, 8Q-TMV at Velana International Airport, Maldives, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[11] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. Final Report on the accident to Viking Air DHC-6-300, 8Q-MAN near Kuredu Resort, Maldives, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[12] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. Twin Otter, 8Q-TMK, at Ibrahim Nasir international Airport, Water Runway, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[13] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. De Havilland, DHC-6-300, 8Q-TMT, Collision with the fixed platform at Condrad(Rangali) South Ari Atoll, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[14] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. Twin Otter, 8Q-MAT, at Ibrahim Nasir international Airport, Water Runway, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[15] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. De Haviland DHC-6-200, 8Q-MAG, Crash at the reef of Halaveli Resort Lagoon, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[16] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. De Haviland DHC-6-300, 8Q-MAS, Collision with a Speedboat at Adaaran Club Bathala, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[17] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. De Havilland DHC-6-300, 8Q-TMC, Collision with Seawall at Male’ International Airport, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[18] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. De Havilland DHC-6-100, 8Q-TMA, Collision with 8Q-TMH at Sun Island, retrieved Nov 06, 2023
[19] AICC, Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. Aircraft Accident History, retrieved Nov 06, 2023

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