Amaya Kuda Rah Island | South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Amaya Kuda Rah Presidential Suite Bathroom | South Ari Atoll, Maldives
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Amaya Kuda Rah Presidential Suite Living Room | South Ari Atoll, Maldives
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Amaya Kuda Rah Water Villa Lounge | South Ari Atoll, Maldives
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Amaya Kuda Rah Restaurant | South Ari Atoll, Maldives


(15 customer reviews)

From US $553 US $332 /night

South Ari Atoll, Maldives – 1,2 Bedrooms

Amaya Kuda Rah is a five-star resort island with private pool villas built over land and water, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Maldives.

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Amaya Kuda Rah Overview

Amaya Kuda Rah invites you to live out your wildest tropical island fantasies in style. Located on the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives, the resort offers private pool villas built on the gorgeous tropical island and over the stunning turquoise lagoon. All villas include their own private plunge pools and Jacuzzi tubs and luxuriously decorated bedroom suites. Amaya Kuda Rah resort is surrounded by breathtaking white sand beaches and turquoise waters which are perfect for diving and water sports. The 14 x Beach Villas, 12 x Beach Suites, 14 x Water Villas and 1 x Presidential Suite have one bedroom each, while the 10 x Family Duplexes have two bedrooms. The resort also houses two gorgeous restaurants and a beautiful island spa.

Sleeps: 2 – 4 guests
Size: 90 – 230m²


  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Private pool
  • Private jacuzzi
  • Restaurant (resort)
  • Gym (resort)
  • Spa (resort)
  • Kids club (resort)
  • Satellite TV
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • In-room safe
  • Games & toys
  • Baby cot
  • High chair


  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Resort manager
  • Housekeepers
  • Butlers
  • Security guards


  • Children under 2yrs free of charge (green tax USD $6 per night)
  • Extra bed child (price upon request)
  • Extra bed adult (price upon request)
  • Seaplane + speed boat transfers USD $195 per child
  • Seaplane + speed boat transfers USD $325 per adult
  • Domestic flight + speed boat transfers USD $155 per child
  • Domestic flight + speed boat transfers USD $310 per adult
  • Spa services
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Amaya Kuda Rah Resort

Amaya Kuda Rah is the ultimate island paradise, marrying together tropical island bliss (think turquoise waters, powder white sand and palm trees swaying in the breeze) and refined five-star luxury. The resort island is a universe onto itself and offers all the bells and whistles you might need during your stay – and perhaps more importantly, those you don’t. Each of the 51 villas is blissfully private, enjoying either a stunning beachfront locale or a jaw-dropping setting built over the ocean lagoon.


The island is home to three gourmet restaurants. Glow is the resort’s elegant bar, offering exotic cocktails and small bites to be enjoyed by the pool. Half Lime offers Asian flavours from Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. Finally, Sea Spray is a diverse restaurant offering fresh seafood and gorgeous views of the azure lagoon. Destination dining and in-villa dining are also available.


Designed as the ultimate refuge of tranquility, the resort’s spa is built into an open-plan courtyard, allowing the soothing sounds of nature to provide the soundtrack for massages and other pampering treatments carried out by highly trained therapists.


The fitness centre is fully fitted with cardio and weights equipment, allowing guests to keep up their exercise regime while on holiday.

Kids Club

Nemo Kids Club offers hours of fun for the little ones. Both indoor and outdoor activities are available, including coconut painting, beach treasure hunts, arts and crafts, games and more. The kids club is intended for children aged between 4 – 12 years old.


Amaya Kuda Rah Villas

Amaya Kuda Rah is home to 51 villas designed in relaxed island style and finished with a generous coating of the kind of five-star luxury you will only find in the Maldives. The villas benefit either from a beautiful beachfront position or are built on stilts right over the lagoon. Each villa comes with its own private plunge pool.

One Bedroom Beach Villa

The one-bedroom Beach Villas are ideal for couples, offering a romantic stay on a picture-perfect white sand beach. The villas are blissfully private and feature a luxuriant open-air bathroom with a plunge pool and a Jacuzzi. The bedroom features a king bed and a flatscreen TV, with doors opening to a sun deck.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Beach Suite

The Beach Suites are beautiful two-storey pavilions offering tropical views of the ocean lagoon. Each villa has a 2.4 x 5.7 metre pool. The well-appointed living room can be enclosed with glass doors. The upper-floor bedroom is furnished with a king bed and adjoined by a luxurious bathroom.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

One Bedroom Water Villa

The Water Villas offer quintessentially Maldivian accommodation built over the lagoon. The sun deck offers direct access to the ocean and features a 2,4 x 3 metre pool. The bedroom offers views of the ocean before you even jump out of bed. The room is adjoined by a luxurious bathroom with a Jacuzzi.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite allows you to live like a superstar. Majestically built over the lagoon, the villa features a sundeck with a 3 x 5-metre pool and direct lagoon access. The terrace is followed by an enclosed TV lounge. The bedroom features a king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a Jacuzzi.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Family Duplex

The two-bedroom Family Duplex villas are tailor-made for some family-friendly fun in the sun. Each villa is crowned by a thatched roof and hugged by a wooden deck with a 2.4 x 5.7 swimming pool. One bedroom is located on the ground floor and one is upstairs. Both bedrooms have a king bed, TV and an ensuite bathroom.

4 Guests
2 Bedrooms

Bedroom 1: 1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)
Bedroom 2: 1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)


Amaya Kuda Rah Layout

Amaya Kuda Rah is a private resort island housing a total of 51 private pool villas. The 14 x Beach Villas, 12 x Beach Suites, 14 x Water Villas and 1 x Presidential Suite have one bedroom each, while the 10 x Family Duplexes have two bedrooms.


Amaya Kuda Rah Staff

Your stay in Amaya Kuda Rah is made enjoyable by the professional staff. Amaya Kuda Rah’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.

Villa Manager

Amaya Kuda Rah’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.


You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.


Butlers are on hand every day to assist with serving afternoon tea and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay. Please note that the butlers work on a room service basis, meaning they are only present at your villa when requested and not stationed at the villa at all times.


It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.



Amaya Kuda Rah is located on South Ari Atoll in the Maldives. The resort island boats the same stunning white sand beaches the Maldives are so well known for. The setting is also ideal for water sports like diving, kayaking, stand up paddling and jet skiing. The Amaya Kuda Rah resort houses three fabulous restaurants: beachfront venue Sea Spray, Asian restaurant Half Lime and poolside bar Glow. The blissful spa is also not to be missed. The closest airport is Velana International Airport (also known as Malé International Airport) located on the island of Hulhulé. Amaya Kuda Rah is accessible via 25-minute seaplane transfer followed by a 15-minute boat ride.



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15 reviews for AMAYA KUDA RAH

  1. Avatar for Rosie B

    Rosie B

    “Beautiful island!”

    We had a lovely and relaxing 3 days at this little slice of paradise! From the moment that we arrived, we were looked after wonderfully by all of the staff in the resort, from bar and restaurant staff to the gardeners.

    Despite it’s small size, the island did not feel too crowded, and there are pushbikes available to cycle around. Quite often we had the infinity pool all to ourselves! Such a great view of the ocean. Our beach villa was gorgeous, with a clean and spacious bathroom with outdoor shower and pool.

    A highlight for us was the food which we really enjoyed; al a carte lunch which was beautifully presented and a great selection at the buffet every evening with live cooking stations.
    Similar to most places in the Maldives, it’s a quiet island and most people seem to go to bed very early! But there was still some great evening entertainment and we enjoyed the live acoustic music. A beautiful island to relax and chill out!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed May 2018
    Stayed in April 2018

  2. Avatar for Harshisuraweera88


    “The best resort I have had the pleasure of staying!!”

    I am writing this review in part to let everyone know just how amazing the Amaya Resort is and in part to thank the staff there for making my stay such an amazing and memorable one in Maldives. From the moment I stepped off the boat every staff was warm and welcoming. The island was laid back and quiet, not overwhelming and touristy in any way.

    The resort itself is stunning. Gorgeous views, beaches and pool. The colours simply have to be seen to be believed. The restaurants and the food were also all excellent. The resort is quite large but they provide extra activities at the resort or out on to the sea. The onsite Pool was wonderful to swim in with all of the different views of Maldivian ocean. What really set this resort apart for me, however, was the service level. Despite being a large resort, everyone (I mean everyone, from the reception staff, cleaning staff, drivers and restaurant staff etc.) all addressed me by name from day one and never passed with a pleasant greeting.

    I had the absolute best time lounging on my deck and in my private pool which was part of my villa. I had special treats and champagne delivered and were thoroughly spoiled by the resort. Coming home to reality has been quite difficult, I must say. My stay at the Amaya Resort was like a dream and i cannot recommend this resort more highly. A bucket list destination that does not disappoint. I definitely will be back again!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed May 2018
    Stayed in March 2018

  3. Avatar for Howard904


    “Beautifully Serene”

    It was an amazing experience. The scenery was flawless and all the activities were well worth the expense. The location is highly recommended as it lived up to all our expectations.

    The service was just as humble and excellent. The staff members were nothing but polite and always expressed their interest to get to know our needs and wants to cater accordingly.

    The rooms very cozy and comfortable. The fresh air at the water villa was one of our favourite memories. All in all, It was a pleasure to enjoy our vacation with the people at Amaya.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed May 2018
    Stayed in April 2018

  4. Avatar for Alferd Hana T

    Alferd Hana T

    “Wonderful place for Relax!”

    “what didn’t I like about the resort? NOTHING! Everything was more than what I expected, the food, the service, the place-Everything! Great Staff! Very Polite and courteous, The Water villa was amazing, there are excursions upon request as well, The Bar Area has soothing music to chill around. this is our 3rd visit to Maldives and 1st time with Amaya, defiantly will come back again to Amaya, highly recommended who wants to be relax. Love it all!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed May 2018
    Stayed in April 2018

  5. Avatar for Edwin V

    Edwin V

    “Stay at Amaya Kuda Rah”

    Our stay here was wonderful and we got spoiled every day. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. Thank you for making this a memorable experience.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2018
    Stayed in April 2018

  6. Avatar for Adnan C

    Adnan C

    “Fantastic placed”

    From the beginning to the end was a very pleasant stay. The entire island is very beautiful the amenities are well maintained, the room is very modern and well clean (twice a day if you Like). The staff are all happy, polite and always looking for a way to help sharing good tips on what to do.

    We had such a great time in this piece of paradise.

    Thank you all.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2018
    Stayed in April 2018

  7. Avatar for MinnaMak72


    “Absolut paradise, Excellent diving location”

    We just returned from two week’s lovely vacation to this absolut paradise. This was our third trip to Maldives, first to Amaya. We wanted to go to South Ari becouse of its great diving. First I need to say, that if you are looking for a place with lots of people to hang with in the bar and big diving groups, this is not for you. For us this was all we wanted. We wanted to have easy vacation, dive in quite a small group and just relax.

    From the moment we landed to the island, everyone knew who we are and they were always very interested to hear how we are. I have never felt so important before. We said that we are diving a lot, and we did, everyday. Diving at South Ari is very good, a lot more big fish than some of the atolls we have visited before. We saw plenty of mantas, whaleshark, sharks, turtles, nemos, them all.

    We had all inclusive and we really loved it as well. The Chef made all our wishes to come true – all my favorites after coming hungry to the restaurant after diving. One day they even postponed the lunch so that we could have time to eat, when came back a bit late. Everyday they asked, if we have any special wishes. I had a birthday the following week we left, so last night they even gave me a surprise cake and we got special seafood dinner as well. So all details were truly taken into consideration. Thanks Chef for your lovely hospitality!

    The service: Like mentioned, they all knew us by our names, Our own waiter, Shifu (sorry if I spell this wrong), was so lovely, from the first day he remembered how I like my drinks and coffee. Thank you for the shark souvenier, it is now reminding us of you! The Chef, naturally, and his crew. We loved the chilis they gave us to take home and prepare some Maldivian specialities. Nazeeh and Akvaar and all other people at the pool bar – thank you! Like said, I had a birthday coming up and my husband wanted to surprise me to have an uppgrade to Water Villa ( We stayed in lovely beach villa the first week), So they did all this behind my back with Catherine and her collegue. That was such a lovely surprise to move that beuatiful water villa where all baby sharks and baby eagle rays swam by. Thank you Catherine for taking such a good care of us! I cannot remember all the names, but it seems that you have quite a good team there! The last day the team was cleaning the reef and for divers like us, that is very important.

    Diving with Dive blue was also very good. Zameer and Tracy really took us to great places, and made sure that we saw penty of all fishes! It was so easy, in the morning we walked into the boat, dived two tanks, and walked to lunch. My gear has never been washed so well before! Fishlife is very good at South Ari, reefs are a bit more deep, so you can see bigger fish more. Only one we missed was that Frog Fish, so something to come back for.

    Yes, maybe in-villa beer and sodas could be part of AI, but that is the only one minor suggestion. As a summary: villas great, restaurant great, Diving great, but that service – that was just suberb! You people rock! We miss you already – you and nemos! We’ll keep on following you at Instagram.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2018
    Stayed in March2018

  8. Avatar for Spensterr


    Truly a luxurious get away!

    Spent the holiday with family at Amaya resort. Immediately was blown away by the beautiful sea plane flight to the island. Staff greated us at the plane and boated us back to the resort. Everything was flawless. Food was great with plenty of options for the whole family. Villas were perfect and very modern. Beaches were very clean! The staff was very helpful and made the stay more then enjoyable. On-site scuba shop was quaint but divemaster was very knowledgeable and safe. We made a few dives at surrounding areas and were the only ones on the charter, it felt like a private dive with just 2 of us and the divemaster. I would reccomend Amaya to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. Only complaint is that the wifi was spotty in our villa, but i was reading a book on the beach for most of the time anyway!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2018
    Stayed in December 2017

  9. Avatar for Minu R

    Minu R

    Beautiful island!

    Me and my husband had been to Amaya Kuda Rah for our honeymoon and we just loved the place. This place is a great holidaying spot for the couples as well as the families. The staffs were very friendly throughout our stay starting from the time we landed at the airport. We stayed at the ocean pool villa and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. If you are lucky, then you might get a chance to see the dolphins. Also, the food and the ambience in the restaurant were exceptional. We had stayed on full board basis. We had opted for an island hopping and got a chance to interact with the locals. I highly recommend this beautiful resort.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2018
    Stayed in November 2017

  10. Avatar for Jackie b

    Jackie b

    Lovely place for a holiday

    Staff were excellent thoughout out whole stay. We stayed for 9 days, we have delays on arrival flights which the hotel accomodated fantasically. The transfer meet and greet staff at male were exceptional and stayed with us after our delays to ensure that the process went smoothly from thereon. Excellent also on departure. On the whole for what the resort offered the holiday was enjoyable. However, there are some areas where improvements could be made. They limit your wifi usage to 2 devices and the speed is only adequate for limited internet surfing and receiving emails, we stayed in a water bungalow so we couldn’t comment on other rooms speeds. The management were very accomodating as we have 7 devices for business as we did eventually connect all of them.

    The room was modern and well appointed with a coffee machine, tea making facilities, tv, safe etc. Improvement could be made to the refined finishing as this was somewhat messy in some areas – paint on glass, grout missing to tiles in pool etc. The water bungalow as a location and having its own plunge pool was delightful. The island has a buffet restaurant used for all meals with no separate ala carte restaurant – this was only offered via the bar or in villa dining, which is a shame and let the place down as the standard of the resort really does require a proper ala carte restuarant. At meal times you have your own waiter who looks after you during your stay – Afzal was very attentive and added to our experience. The island is very beautiful, immaculately clean and tidy and as you would expect from the maldives the idylic island holiday. We stayed on Half board basis.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed February 2018
    Stayed in January 2018

  11. Avatar for Alegio


    Great Island Resort to relax!

    If you are looking for a place to relax and forget about everything else for a while this is the place. Great Staff that greets you always with a smile. Special thanks to Julie at Guest Relations and Afsal at the Restaurant and everyone else that looked after us. The accommodations are spacious, well furnished (we had a beach villa with pool) and well kept. The restaurant serves great tasting food in a buffet setting that varies every day. Huge selection of various dishes from all over the world. The beach is beautiful although the reef was covered with man made barriers to protect from the waves. Still there are plenty of fish to see snorkeling or you can take a boat ride to a large reef not too far from the Resort. Excellent SPA and professional masseuse. An army of people each day rake leaves, comb the beach, sweep patios, etc .

    Great job Amaya team!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2018
    Stayed in January 2018

  12. Avatar for David A

    David A

    Great Visit. Amazing country!

    Staff were very friendly and the manager was on top of everything. The person serving us at meals was very attentive and looked after us well. We had a few issues with hot water and the pool the first 2 nights. The phone also stopped working. It was fixed but unfortunately a few cold showers and walking to reception each time to report it. Thus the four star rather than five star rating. The Island is amazing and fantastic snorkelling all the way around. I’m sure resorts of a similar standard would be more expensive.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2018
    Stayed in January 2018

  13. Avatar for Theresa A

    Theresa A

    Paradise like it should be for newlyweds!

    This review has been long due! My husband and I took this trip for part of our honeymoon and from the moment we landed in Male, it was a smooth transition to get our seaplane tickets thanks to the help of our Amaya Resort employee (sorry forgot his name, but super helpful!).

    We waited at the seaplane terminal for a little over an hr, used our meal voucher provided by Amaya, and boarded our seaplane, where it dropped us off on a barge in the middle of the ocean! That was already quite an adventure, but there’s more! The Amaya Resort had this traditional Maldivian boat that picked us up from where we landed from our seaplane and it took us to our final destination at the Resort.

    We were greeted by friendly employees, such as Sabah and Catherine. This resort had everything we only could have imagined: gorgeous sunrise/sunset, beautiful views of the sea, excursions (highly recommend the whale shark snorkel), and great food! Buffet style of food for breakfast and dinner, but you could also add on an extra for a romantic dinner by the beach (superb, including lobster and dessert!).

    We wished the beach access from our water villa and other parts of the beach wasn’t very rocky, but once we got in the water, we had forgotten about it! Definitely recommend having water shoes! The pool was so nice and relaxing with the lounge music playing in the background. There’s lots of fish as you swim toward the sea wall and beyond, and don’t be afraid of the baby black tip reef ! We even got to see some spotted eagle rays! We had an amazing time from the very beginning and we were saddened to leave our little piece of paradise…. thank you Catherine, Sabah, Dilshah, and the rest of the Amaya Kuda Rah for making our stay so welcoming and memorable! We definitely highly recommend this place.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2018
    Stayed in October 2017

  14. Avatar for Mrs gkulkarni

    Mrs gkulkarni

    Quite place for relaxing

    Very nice property to spend quiet 3-4 days for relaxation. There is nothing else you can do. Property is amazing with private beach , some villas with private pool . Quality of accessories in room top class. While the food is good variety is limited.

    Make sure you take all inclusive package otherwise tends to be expensive and be prepared to live in isolation as one way sea plane trip per person costs $ 330.

    In summary , wonderful place to be at least once in life time.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2018
    Stayed in October 2017

  15. Avatar for Famtravel1724


    Relaxing paradise with wonderful spa and staff

    Our family spent Christmas at the resort and it was the best Christmas present ever! From our arrival via seaplane (amazing views along the 20-minute flight to the resort), our stay at the resort was nothing short of spectacular. The staff was attentive and responsive and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. From the General Manager to the spa staff to the restaurant staff to the gardeners and everyone in between — they addressed us by name and checked to be sure we had what we needed and were enjoying our stay.

    The buffet food is amazing and we were shocked by the variety and quality of the food, especially since they are an island in the middle of the ocean! We enjoyed facials and massages at the spa and they were some of the best treatments we’ve ever received. My daughter lives in Manhattan and couldn’t believe the quality and level of service at the spa. My husband and son went scuba diving two days and saw white tip sharks, moray eel, sting rays, sea turtles, leopard shark and other assorted tropical fish. Our 5-day visit was restful and a wonderful way to spend our family holiday.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2018
    Stayed in December 2017

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