Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort
Resting within the crystal waters of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers you complete privacy and intimate luxury. Here in this sanctuary of exquisite over-water bungalows, innovative Maldivian cuisine, rejuvenating Navasana Spa, reef adventure and stunning sea life, you"re showered with uncompromising Outrigger hospitality. 21 Beach Pool Villas, 8 two-bedroom Beach Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas, 2 Lagoon Pool Villas and the Grand Konotta Villa make our Maldives resort a one-of-a-kind destination for seclusion, romance, family holidays, and complete relaxation.
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is located less than 50 kilometers north of the equator. To reach us, you"ll take a quick 55-minute flight from Malé to Kaadedhdhoo Airport, followed by a scenic 30-minute journey by private yacht to the resort. Your yacht will take you to our private jetty where our executive staff will escort you to a spacious arrival pavilion for check in.
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers a sense of privacy, comfort, and bespoke luxury in a naturally beautiful setting. Our accommodations include Beach Pool Villas with private beach access, Ocean Pool Villas situated directly over a turquoise atoll, Lagoon Pool Villas with direct lagoon access, and a palatial over-water Presidential Villa.
All rooms boast decadently spacious living and sleeping quarters, bathrooms with dual sinks, and abundant relaxation areas with outdoor lounges, sun decks, and private swimming pools. Other amenities include outdoor rain showers, soaking bathtubs, carefully curated minibars, and in the case of the two bedroom beach pool villas, private kitchen areas with state-of-the-art equipment.
Cruises & Tours
Our Maldives adventure tours let you leisurely cruise on the deck of a sailboat to Dhoni (Maldivian sailboat), spot dolphins on a speeding catamaran, or swim across the equator just 50 km from the resort. Register at the Dive Center.
Dolphin Cruise: Every morning or afternoon our boat sets off to search for dolphins, some of the friendliest sea life in the Maldives. While there"s no guarantee of seeing them each time, you'll enjoy refreshments along with serene ocean views.
Full Moon Cruise: What's more romantic than a full moon? This cruise takes you and your loved one out to sea on a traditional dhoni boat to relax under a beautiful full moon and brilliant star-studded sky. The only sounds are your heartbeats and the gentle rhythms of the sea.
Sunset Fishing: Just before the sky turns golden, head out on a uniquely Maldivian fishing adventure. Cast lines into the sea with fishermen who have practiced this tradition for generations. Your catch can be prepared by our chefs for dining. Refreshments are provided on board during the trip.
Gaze on a stunning Maldivian sunset with a glass of champagne and specially prepared canapés on this romantic excursion. You may be rewarded with the unforgettable sight of dolphins swimming alongside.
Local Island Tour
Experience everyday Maldivian life first-hand. You"ll be welcomed to the island with a refreshing drink before setting off to visit an islander's residence, souvenir shops, and traditional boatyard. Stroll sandy streets, watch fishermen haul in the catch of the day, observe the game of bashi played exclusively by women, and meet children on their way to school.
Big Game Fishing: Choose a Maldivian dhoni boat or a compact Gulf Craft Sport Fishing 38 and set out in search of wahoo, marlin and tuna. The stylish boats are fully outfitted with modern fishing equipment and refreshments are provided on board.
The Maldives is more sea than land, making its islands a prime destination for fun in the warm and inviting Indian Ocean. Over a kilometer of coastline around Konotta Island offers an exceptional playground for snorkeling, swimming, and water activities. Inquire about tours and equipment at the Dive Center.
Fantastic snorkeling tours are offered twice a day. Choose the 2-hour exploration, 3-hour extravaganza, 3-hour turtle quest snorkeling or the 30-minute house reef snorkeling with our marine biologist. Set off on a dhoni boat to experience the splendor of thousands of colorful reef fish, vibrant coral, and sting rays in a calm, sheltered reef habitat. Try night snorkeling for a completely different view of reef life after dark! Snorkeling equipment is complimentary. To ensure your safety, we administer a brief snorkeling orientation at the pool prior to releasing equipment and departing.
Catamaran: Enjoy the sounds of the waves while the wind blows into the sail. Lessons and courses for beginners and experienced sailors.
Water ski, wakeboard, kneeboard: Keep your balance on a pair of skis or on a board while towed by a speed boat.
Seabob: Just a little practice will have you nimbly maneuvering in the open ocean, zooming across the surface and diving below waves.
Jet Ski: Take a tour of neighboring islands or zip around the bay to spot dolphins.
Wave surfing: Huvadhoo Atoll's terrific surf spots are close by and can be enjoyed by beginners and seasoned pros.
Windsurfing: Enjoy the island offshore, skimming across the ocean. Lessons for novice and experienced windsurfers.
Kite Surfing: Fly over waves and perform aerial acrobatics over the open sea.
Parasailing: Rise above the island with a chute, an exciting way to enjoy the freedom of flying and stunning views.
Banana boats, flying arm chairs, and other recreational equipment are also available. Escape ordinary at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort.
The Maldives is widely regarded as one of the best scuba diving locations in the world with a remarkable diversity of sea life. Dive with our dive masters and see graceful eagle rays from your over-water villa and colorful corals in the resort's pristine lagoon. Take the plunge with PADI professional dive training, available for beginners and master divers. Courses in night diving and underwater photography can enhance your dive adventure.
Certified Diver Excursion
There"s a wealth of exciting dive sites nearby: coral gardens, overhangs, thilas and eagle ray sightings. Watch reef sharks feeding, marvel at mantas gliding effortlessly, and spot elusive moray eels. Dhoni boats are fully equipped with complete scuba gear and oxygen tanks, first aid, towels, beverages and snacks. Register a day in advance at the Dive Center.
Non-Certified Participant: Kids 8-9 Years
Kids can join the underwater fun with our PADI Bubble Maker course supervised by experienced dive professionals. Maximum depth is 2 m/6 ft and sessions last about an hour. This program provides kids with scuba equipment specially designed for children. Youngsters should be comfortable in the water but are not required to be expert swimmers. Register at the Dive Center.
Non-Certified Participant: Kids 10+ years & Adults
Our Discover Scuba Diving experience is aimed at the dive-curious who want a taste of scuba before committing to a certification course. Participants learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water, basic diving skills, and safety rules under the supervision of a PADI professional. This lesson includes a scuba dive in open water and credits can be applied to PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water qualification. Register at the Dive Center.
Our most elegant dining option is the resort"s signature teppan-raw bar, Nala Rah (Maldivian for beautiful island). This contemporary restaurant focuses on high end cuisine and an extensive cocktail and spirits selection of Japanese whisky, sake, and sochu. Watch teppan and sushi masters at work from intimate bar seating without losing sight of the stunning ocean and island views. If you prefer wine over Japanese single malts, choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar featuring selections from the world"s best wine regions.
Find freshness at its finest at Blue Salt, our international all-day dining restaurant that offers a back to basics approach to gourmet dining. Start the day with fresh juice or toast to your epic vacation with a Champagne breakfast. For lunch, sample local fare like black pepper crab with wok fried greens or island caught fish steamed with buttered chats, garden leaves, and lime chili. When the sun goes down, decadence abounds with fresh oysters on the half shell, lobster, or Spanish paella. Save room for desserts like fresh coconut tuilé with sliced tropical fruits, and vanilla bean yogurt.
Blue Salt"s atmosphere changes throughout the day, but the service is always the same "“ warm, friendly and intuitive.
We know it"s hard to leave our stunning pools, so we created a modern poolside bistro overlooking the Indian Ocean. Featuring a blend of international and Asian fare, the menu is full of bright and sumptuous dishes. For something light, try the Tandoor Chicken Salad with pickled cucumbers, tomatoes, raita, and poppadums. On the bolder side, the Hokkien curry laksa with yellow noodles, tiger prawns, chicken, and clams in curry broth is an excellent way to sample local seafood.
Lounge in a relaxed, casual setting, with seating available on the deck or in cabanas for the perfect open-air dining experience.