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On the beach, scuba diving, kayaking
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4.9 out of 5 Exceptional
21 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationMaafushi Reef2 min drive

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About this area


Liyela Retreat Maldives is located on the beach and in an area with good shopping. Local points of interest include Maafushi Reef, Maafushi Mosque, and Maafushi Harbor.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Maafushi Reef - 2 min drive


  • Raha Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Liyela Retreat Maldives

3-star hotel on the beach, near Maafushi Reef
This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. All 14 rooms offer balconies or patios, premium bedding, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find rainfall showerheads, free bottled water, and showers.
Liyela Retreat Maldives offers 14 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba diving

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Croatian
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Serbian


  • Beachfront location
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 3.0 per person, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50.00 per person (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available

Property is also known as

Liyela Retreat Maldives Hotel Maafushi
Liyela Retreat Maldives Hotel
Liyela Retreat Maldives Maafushi
Liyela Retreat Maldives Maafushi Island
Liyela Retreat Maldives Hotel
Liyela Retreat Maldives Maafushi
Liyela Retreat Maldives Hotel Maafushi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Liyela Retreat Maldives and receive a full refund?
Yes, Liyela Retreat Maldives offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Liyela Retreat Maldives cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Liyela Retreat Maldives pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Liyela Retreat Maldives?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Liyela Retreat Maldives?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Liyela Retreat Maldives?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Liyela Retreat Maldives provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 50.00 per person applies.
Where is Liyela Retreat Maldives located?
Nestled on the beach, this Maafushi hotel is just steps from Maafushi Mosque and Maafushi Reef. Bodu Hurraa Beach and Maafushi Harbor are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Stylist & decent hotel, very clean & cozy stay. Hotel owner Lola was super nice, she's so helpful & always around when we need her, we totally feel like home. We stayed 6 nights this time with Liyela & Lola upgraded us to seaview room with beautiful balcony facing the sea. They served the most amazing breakfast on Maafushi, beautiful, healthy & so delicious, their coffee is excellent as well, I especially like coffee-co-nut & the one with homemade coconut milk, so delicious. Dinner come in big portion, all fresh & well made, desserts are good too, recommended their homemade coconut ice cream, creamy & nice. Their rooftop bar has beautiful sunset view, excellent place to be during happy hour. I enjoyed very much my stay with Liyela & haven't had enough, I'll definitely return if I visit Maafushi in the future.
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Great stay, good and clean place, recommend! Only one little note - the food is quiet exact, meaning the portions are about medium size, and when breakfast is a lacart - it could be borderline. Comparing to the rest of the island - high quality and tasty food.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
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Where do I start? Ok, I'll start with the food, as this was exceptional! I've eaten in many top restaurants around the world, and this is on par with most of them. Melbourne is where I now call home, and is arguably the culinary capital of Australia, and this restaurant would fit right in with the best there is. Everything is so fresh, so healthy, so delicious. You certainly won't find anything even remotely close to this on Maafushi, FACT. Now the staff, they are so friendly, and Lola and Shaffa and will go out of their way to help you in whatever you need, they made our stay so comfortable. The rooms are excellent, big balconies overlooking the sea, and amazing bathrooms, super clean too. The beds are very comfortable. The location is also perfect. If you stay anywhere on Maafushi, be sure to make it Liyela Retreat. Thank you Thank you Thank you
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Amazing rooftop restaurant
Lovely boutique hotel in Maafushi. Friendly staff and fabulous food on the rooftop restaurant. Also, best place to watch the sunset! Note that there is no elevator nor a fridge in the room.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Amaizing new hotel. It is not on the first line but offer you an outstanding ocean view rooms. They also have nice "moon" rooms, but windows are small and there is no sights. So my advise is to take ocean view accommodation. And don't forget to visit their rooftop bar. It's amazing
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

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