Eriyadu Island ResortNorth Male Atoll, Maldives
Eriyadu is one of the very few traditional resorts left in the Maldives. The small, no-frills island has a relaxed atmosphere, with a powder white beach and excellent house reef that wraps around the entire island.
Located on the north-west side of North Male atoll, the island has access to over 45 dive sites making it hugely popular with divers who return year after year to explore the surrounding reefs and enjoy the islands laid-back and rustic charm.
The resort is a firm favourite for those looking to extend their stay in the Maldives after or before a liveaboard, due to being a speedboat ride away from Male.
To find out more about this area, visit our Maldives page.
Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.
Upon arrival in Male we arrange for you to be met by our ground representatives and shown to your speed boat transfer. The journey time is approx 55 minutes. We also liaise with the resort to arrange your speed boat transfer back to Male to tie in with your international flight or onward connection.
Guide price: 7nts from £1250pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow to Male, meet and greet, speed boat transfers and 7nts half board accommodation in a twin/double Standard Room.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Extend your stay
A perfect way to experience the best of the Maldives would be to combine your island stay with a liveaboard or another resort. As all our holidays are completely tailor-made this allows us to put together the perfect itinerary for you to suit your exact requirements.
Get some rest
The resort has a total of 76 rooms divided into two categories: Standard and Deluxe. All villas include air-conditioning, king or twin beds, satellite television, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities.
The 16 Standard Rooms are located on the beachfront in a two-storey terraced block and have an enclosed bathroom and private terrace or balcony. Maximum occupancy – 2 adults and 1 child.
The 60 Deluxe Bungalows are located on the beachfront amongst the islands dense vegetation and have an open air bathroom with outdoor shower and private decks with sun loungers. Maximum occupancy – 2 adults and 1 child.
Enjoy your stay
The island’s main sand-floored restaurant serves varied international and Asian inspired buffet style breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The Blitz Café and Bar is located next to the pool, overlooking the beach and serves snacks throughout the day. In the evenings, you can enjoy evening entertainment on selected nights, including live bands or cultural evenings. The Beach Bar located on the eastern side of the island, offers a huge range of drinks, cocktails and snacks, as well as freshly prepared barbecue meals.
The island has a swimming pool with large deck and sun loungers which overlooks the beach and lagoon, a small well-equipped gym, table tennis, beach volleyball, pool table and spa which offers various health and beauty treatments including thai massage, facials, scrubs and manicures.
The island also offers a range of watersports, including stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, kayaking and catamaran sailing.
The diving on Eriyadu is run by Euro-Divers who offer unlimited diving for experienced divers on the resorts stunning house reef from sunrise to sunset. The house reef surrounds the entire island and is accessible via 5 entry points with the majority of the reef gently falling to a drop-off of approximately 30 metres. It has a huge variety of fish life, turtles, rays and sharks, as well as beautiful soft and hard corals.
Boat dives are offered as two-tank dives in the mornings and afternoons, with full day excursions also available. Diving is done from comfortable dive dhonis and the over 45 accessible dive sites are between 5 to 65 minutes away.
The majority of the dive sites are located on the western side of the atoll, and with few resorts in the area, you are likely to have sites to yourself. Grey, whitetip, blacktip, nurse and leopard sharks can be encountered throughout the year, as can mantas and whalesharks, however the best time would be during the north-east monsoon. The south-west monsoon benefits from perfect diving conditions and excellent visibility.
Ready for your next adventure?
Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 09.00am - 1.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888