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Winemaker’s Dinner with Wieninger – Muraka Restaurant – 8. February 2014

On 8 February 2014 we welcome Guest winemaker Fritz Wieninger from the premium winery Weingut Wieninger in Vienna, Austria for a special dinner in our Muraka Restaurant in the logoon of Mirihi! He will introduce his own wines, which our Executive Chef Felix Bamert and Restaurant Manager Roy Suer carefully paired with a fine 5-course gourmet menu. For further information and booking requests kindly contact us at

Winemaker’s Dinner with Bertani – Muraka Restaurant – 15. January 2014

Join us at our overwater restaurant Muraka for the first Winemaker’s Dinner of 2014: On 15 January, we welcome Stefano Mangiarotti from the winery Bertani in Veneto, Italy! Indulge in a fine 5-course gourmet menu, served with carefully selected wines from the award-winning winery, introduced by our Restaurant Manager Roy Suer and our Executive chef Felix Bamert.
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Christmas & New Year is almost here.

 Here in Mirihi, the Team has been busy making preparations for this year’s festive season. Trying our best to make this Christmas and New Year as memorable as last years, or even better. Culinary delights from Chef Felix and live music by Glenn will be the highlights of the nights, yet again. Listen to Glenn’s latest album ‘Platform’ here

 The theme chosen for Christmas is ‘Traditional Christmas’ – dark red and gold with a bit of green. New Year’s theme is ‘Silver Night’ – silver and black.”


Exclusive Winemaker’s Dinner with SCHUBERT from Marlborough, New Zealand
on 15 November 2013 / Muraka Restaurant

The multi award-winning winemaker Kai Schubert from the Schubert winery, Martinborough, New Zealand is visiting Mirihi on November 15th and will be hosting an exclusive wine dinner at our fabulous overwater restaurant Muraka. Indulge in a specially prepared five-course menu and enjoy wine pairings from the Schubert winery, carefully prepared by our Executive Chef Felix Bamert and Restaurant & Bar Manager Roy Suer. For further information and bookings kindly contact us at



Armand De Brignac “Ace Of Spades” Champagne Dinner – 31 October 2013 

Armand de Brignac Champagne, popularly known as “Ace of Spades”, is recognized by many experts as one of the best in the world. We are proud to offer champagne lovers an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this French bubbly with an Armand de Brignac Champagne Dinner in our Overwater-Restaurant Muraka on October 31. The dinner will feature the three variants of the brand, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, Rosé and Blanc de Blanc, that will be paired with a special four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Felix Bamertand Restaurant & Bar Manager Roy Suer to create an exclusive and mouth-watering experience. For further information and bookings kindly contact us at



Winemaker’s Dinner with Tasca d’Almerita – Muraka Restaurant – 11. October 2013

Join us at our overwater restaurant Muraka for another gourmet highlight: We are proud to host the winery Tasca d’Almerita from Sicily, Italy! Indulge yourself with a fine 5-course menu, served with carefully selected wines from the award-winning winery, introduced by our Restaurant Manager Roy Suer and our Executive chef Felix Bamert. For further information and booking requests kindly contact us at


Champagne Night with ‘Billecart-Salmon’ – 27. August 2013

Join us at our overwater restaurant Muraka for a very special evening: We are proud to host the prestigious Champagne house Billecart-Salmon! On Tuesday, 27th August 2013, we are offering two very special events: Start your evening with a Champagne Tasting during the sunset hours or indulge yourself with a fine 5-course Champagne-Dinner, served with the finest Champagnes from Billecart-Salmon, introduced by our Restaurant Manager and Executive Chef. For further information and booking requests kindly contact us at

Winemaker’s Dinner with Cantina Terlan - 13. February 2013
We are looking forward to another Gourmet highlight in our overwater restaurant ‘Muraka’: On Wednesday, 13.2.2013 we will be hosting the Italian winery Cantina Terlan from Alto Adige (South Tyrol). Indulge yourself with a fine 5-course menu, served with carefully selected wines from the award-winning winery Cantina Terlan. Reservations required. Kindly contact us at for further information and bookings.

Valentine’s Day - 14. February 2013

Valentine’s Day is awaiting you! Would you like to surprise your loved one? Please find here some romantic ideas for your unique Valentine’s Day on Mirihi. Please contact us at


The entire Mirihi team wishes you a New Year 2013 filled with joy, happiness & the very best for all. We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year’s Eve. Christmas Eve at Mirihi was beautiful as the touch of white & silver gave such a nice elegance to the evening. New Year was amazing & everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. A beautiful sunset made our theme ‘Golden Sunset’ even more real & magical. Please click here to have a look at some great pictures from our Christmas & New Year’s Eve.

Winemaker’s Dinner with 'Castellare di Castellina'

Exclusive at Mirihi on 25th November 2012
Join us for an exclusive evening of fine food and wines from the Tuscan winery ‘Castellare di Castellina’ on the 25th of November 2012. Indulge in a sumptuous five-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Felix Bamert and his team, with wines exclusively selected from three wineries of Castellare di Castellina, Rocca di Frassinello and Feudi del Pisciotto. Introduced by our Restaurant & Bar Manager Roy Suer and Anders Navean, Wine Consultant representing this fabulous winery, this evening will be a true delight for your palate.

Enjoy a unique time in our Overwater-Restaurant Muraka – for bookings and further information kindly contact us at


Arrival Information Change

Dear guests,

Kindly note that due to the ‘upgrade’ of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport the Counternumber for Mirihi has changed and will from now on be found in Zone C, Counter 18.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have further questions.

We are very much looking forward to welcome you in our small paradise.


Summer special 2013 in Mirihi

An island “as unique as you” where the well being and comfort of the guests is the main concern offers also an extraordinary and unique service in the dive centre. The very experienced dive team plans the dives according to the wishes of our guests and the dive sites in the South Ari Atoll are rightly considered among the best in the Maldives.

From 19.05.-29.06.2013 there is another reason to explore the beautiful dive sites around Mirihi: Your visit will be rewarded with a 20 % discount on all dive services (dives and courses) only equipment and boat trips are not included. The offer not only applies for pre booked services but also for dives and courses paid locally.

For questions or further information please inquiry directly to :maldives@oceanprodiveteam. com .


Join us for an exclusive evening of fine food and wines by the South African winery ‘Kleine Zalze’ on the 11th of October 2012. Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the family-owned Kleine Zalze winery has a winemaking tradition dating back to 1695. Indulge in a sumptuous five-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Felix Bamert and his team, with wines exclusively selected from the ‘Kleine Zalze’ range. Introduced by Roy Suer, Restaurant & Bar Manager and Shaun Nel, Wine Consultant for South African wines, who will represent this fabulous winery. This evening will be a true delight for your palate. Enjoy a unique time in our Over-water Restaurant ‘Muraka’ – Bookings are essential. For further information kindly contact us at

We dedicate this July to one of the noblest white grape varieties: the Riesling. Experience its various expressions with a special tasting menu in our Overwater Restaurant ‘Muraka’, degust several types of Riesling from the old and new world in a wine tasting or enjoy an additional offer in our ‘Anba’ Bar with your lunch. Various Rieslings from Germany, Austria, France, New Zealand and Australia wait to be enjoyed. Explore the world of Riesling!
“Not every Riesling is for everyone, but there is a Riesling for every one…” 31 days of Riesling – 1st to 31st July 2012.


We are proud to announce another Gourmet highlight:

On 1st of May Mirihi hosts the Spanish world class winemaker ‘Pares Balta’.

Our kitchen team under the direction of Executive Chef Felix Bamert will prepared a tantalizing menu, accompanied by matching wines exclusively selected from the ‘Pares Balta’ range. Introduced by our Restaurant & Bar Manager Roy Suer and Maxime Bazart from ‘Pares Balta’, this will be a delight not only for your palate, but also the chance to learn about the philosophy of organically farming in the mountains of Penedes, Spain.

Enjoy a unique evening in our over water restaurant Muraka – pre-bookings are available from now on.

Click here for more information


Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Anniversary

The New Year is already one month old, but nevertheless we still keep all the nice memories in mind. Christmas was celebrated in the colors white and silver, whereas the change of the years shimmered completely under “… a touch of gold”. Please find a few impressions here.

On 27th January Mirihi became 9 years old. Certainly we celebrated this event extensively. In the afternoon we hosted again a football team from our neighbor island Vilamendhoo for a breathtaking match in our Mirihi-stadium. Like already last year our team had again the honor of going through a tough training with the Maldivian football legend “Kuda Moosa” for several days before the match. The weather was perfect and the tribune was fully occupied with a supporting audience while the two teams had a thrilling neck-and-neck match going on. Of course our team again didn’t disappoint their famous coach and won this match well deserved with the great result of 4:2. Please find some pictures here.

In the evening along with a memorable party, our employees of the year were crowned. The lucky winners are: Shiham from F&B service & Fernando from Housekeeping. Congratulations!


Special wine dinner on 24th November: Mirihi hosts Jean-Marc Brocard from Chablis! Click here for details

Christmas / New Year

And again another year is almost over… This time we will celebrate Christmas on Mirihi in the colors White & Silver, whereas the New Years Eve will shimmer under the Motto … a touch of Gold.

As always our F&B Team will present their highest culinary skills and Glenn Aitken will complete the festive atmosphere with terrific live music. Let us already seduce you to a small taste of what is to come. We are looking forward seeing you here on Mirihi … as unique as you!


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Refurbishment postponed

Dear Guests

As always, we have with our guests a very open and honest communication.
As many of you know, we had planned a major refurbishment-project in summer 2012. These plans have now changed and we will only realize this refurbishment 1 to maximum 2 years later.

As obvious from the beginning, based on the condition and the building structure of the resort, a refurbishment in summer 2012 is not yet necessary. Due to the very good condition of the infrastructure, a refurbishment according to the norm would only have to find place in the year 2015, but certainly we will not wait that long. In a word: A refurbishment only in 2015 would be too late, but in 2012 it would be too early based on the below mentioned factors:

Never the less and as always, we will certainly continue to invest a lot in the resort. With investments in maintenance, soft-renovations but as well focused on further improvements regarding quality and service standards.
So as well in summer 2012, Mirihi will be available for you. Therefore please find here our rate sheets for winter 2011/2012 and for summer 2012, please pay special attention to the sections “Discount for Early Bookings”, which certainly also will be bookable via all our contracted Tour-Operators.

Well then, so far we have a great, sunny and very successful summer 2011 and we are very much looking forward to the future and towards the summer 2012 – together with you!

With warmest regards from Mirihi – which will stay as unique as you!

Martin & Team


Back home on Mirihi

Dear Guests, Partners & Friends

“Sometimes in life you need to travel to realize where you really belong to…”

So I’m very pleased to be back home on “my” Island – full of new energy and zest for action. We have a lot ahead of us and for summer 2012 we are planning a refurbishment project – certainly keeping the Mirihi philosophy in mind – to stay as we are and “as unique as you”. But each and every day, not only in 2012, we will focus on continuing to improve everything and to live true hospitality – for you - our guests, for our team-members, our partners and friends.

We will continue to provide you a peaceful haven – here, on this small patch of paradise.

With warmest regards from Mirihi – “as unique as you”!

Martin & the entire Mirihi-team

Special Event

We are happy to announce another Gourmet event: On 15th of March Mirihi hosts “Billecart Salmon”. Our kitchen team will prepare some tantalizing dishes, accompanied by matching champagne exclusively selected from the Billecart-Salmon Range.

Introduced by our Restaurant & Bar Manager and Sebastien Papin from Billecart-Salmon, this will be a delight not only for your palate, also the chance to learn about the philosophy of the last family – run and – owned premium Champagne house. Click here for the Menu.


Anniversary: On 27th of January Mirihi was celebrating its 8th anniversary since the opening in 2003. We celebrated this day with a thrilling football match in Mirihi-Stadium against the team of Vilamendhoo Island Resort in the afternoon. Even though it was raining, the audience was in their highest spirit and giving full support to our team. Mirihi had the great honor of hosting “Kuda Moosa”, the Maldivian football legend to take our team through some tough days of professional training. No doubt they didn’t disappoint the legendary coach and won this match with the outstanding result of 8:3! Congratulations!!  Please click here for some pictures of the great day.

 In the evening our employees of the year were announced. The proud winners are: Shafraz from “F&B Service” and Ibrahim from “Maintenance”.

On 02nd February we are having the honor of welcoming Erika Ribaldi from the winery Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi on our island. For this special event our kitchen team created a special Italian menu. Erika Ribaldi herself together with our sommelier will introduce the corresponding wines. Click here to find out more

Christmas & New Year is almost here!

The Countdown has started. 
Are you ready for Christmas & New Year?
We are looking forward celebrating these special events on our small patch of
paradise together with you. Dive into our New Years theme “Into the blue”.
Turquoise, the color of the Indian Ocean, is going to enchant you. 

click here for a picture from last year!

See you soon in Mirihi – as unique as you!
Christoph  & the entire Mirihi-Team

Christoph Albrecht

Dear Mirihi-Family; guests, friends and partners,

On the 3rd of September I realized that a long term dream of mine had been fulfilled. With great anticipation I stepped onto this beautiful island on a sunny day and suddenly became aware of how wide awake I was!
From that very first day, the Mirihi Family gave me the feeling of being part of it; through their genuine warmth and charisma they confirmed that my decision to become part of it was the correct one.

The former General Manager Martin Vossen, who after 4 successful years decided to rise to a new challenge, was on-site to assure a smooth handover. I would like to thank him sincerely for his assistance and knowledge; he not only worked on this island, he lived this island until the last day and he could inform me of its every detail.

7 weeks have already flown by …wow… In addition my partner Lea has arrived on the island and joins the guest relations team.

We are looking forward to everything that is to come and know it will be fabulous. 

With warm regards,

Christoph Albrecht


It is with deep regret that we share the news that on June 17th, 2010 , Tiger our beloved cat passed away in his sleep.  Sweet and wonderful as he was in his 20 years of wonderful life, the death also came peacefully in sleep. Thus was fulfilled an endearing life of the sweetest cat who ever lived in paradise. He will be deeply and lovingly missed by everyone who has come across him.  And while we thank our innumerous wonderful guests who have always been kind and caring about him, we bid farewell to one of the most precious member of our Mirihi family.  Rest in peace Tiger. You will be missed…forever. 


Christmas and New Year

The Mirihi team wishes you a wonderfully happy and successful new year 2010! We hope that you had a great time and discovered wonders over the holidays. To see how we celebrated here on our patch of paradise… Please click: Christmas & New Year's Eve 2010

Christmas and New Year is coming soon!

Time is running, and soon the Christmas- and New Year-period will be upon us again!

As in every year, we will do our utmost to create a memorable festive season in paradise, with culinary delights, some wonderful live-music by Glenn Aitken and hopefully just blue skies.

To get a first impression, please click here for this year’s Christmas and New Year’s program 2009/2010.

See you soon in Mirihi – as unique as you!

Martin & all of the Mirihi-Team

News January 09

On January 01st we finally opened our new football pitch with the opening match „Gardeners against Managers“. The tribune was sold out with fans, guests and staff.  After 75 minutes the garders celebrated their well-deserved win with 12:2. The final match was battled between Housekeeping and Marine section. After a hard game, the Housekeeping guys were crowned as the Mirihi Football Champions. Once again – Congratulations! The proud Mirihi Champions – click here!

We are pleased to inform you, that our Ocean Pro dive team has created a new underwater movie! This movie will be presented every Tuesday evening at 21:00 hrs during our Divers Night at the beach cinema. Enjoy a drink and the fascination of the underwater world around Mirihi!

News December 08

Since the beginning of December a new private excursion is available at Mirihi Island! What better way to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Maldives than sailing through it? Lay on the trampoline of our Topcat K2 Catamaran and enjoy the sun while Captain Shuja takes you for a ride around the island or to a snorkeling point. You can also charter the Cat for half a day and visit a neighbor island or a sand bank close by. This twin-hull fiberglass boat is 5.17 meters long and the mast height is 8.2 meters. Click here and look what awaits you.

The Mirihi–Team wishes you a Merry Christmas, happy holiday and a wonderful New Year!

News November 08

Maldives elects a new President

Bringing an end to President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom’s 30 year old rule, a political activist Mohamed Nasheed (41yrs), has won the first ever multi party election held in the Maldives. The new President took oath of office on November 11th, 2008 becoming the first president elected under the new constitution that came into force on October 07th, 2008.

This election represents the finale of a complete overhauling of the Maldives’ entire political system to introduce modern democracy to the islands.

Shot of the moment

News October 08

If you have been at the Maldives lately, you may have witnessed the seldom coral blooming; especially from the seaplane you were able to see the brown-reddish discoloration of the sea. Also at Mirihi we had some of the “pollen” washed ashore. Even though a coral blooming is rather awkward on the beach – please remember that this is the best sign that the corals are growing.

Are you looking for pure relaxation and some calm and warmth before Christmas? Come and visit our little paradise! We still have rooms available at the beginning of November and mid December! Use our reservation options on the web page or send us an e-mail to We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards as well from our island cat Tiger He is probably the most famous and one of the oldest islanders on Mirihi. At the moment, he enjoys getting spoiled mainly from our many repeater guests...

News August 08

With our new very powerful state-of-the-art Celestron CPC 11” telescope; we are now able to explore the limitless universe and its splendor. With the help of telescope’s database of 40’000 celestial objects we can take a closer look at the planets, galaxies and nebulae. Become overwhelmed about the unbelievable greatness of the outer space and its diversity. Furthermore you get to know every detail of these objects, such as the distance from earth, age, size, etc. We are busy practicing and can hopefully start to present it to our guests very soon.

Mirihi Impression – click here – you might be able to look up to this in a clear Mirihi night!

New Excursion Rates – After keeping the same rates for three years we were forced to raise the rates for excursions and boat-rentals. The only reason therefore is the constantly increasing fuel costs. Please find the amended excursion list under media, downloads, special events, excursions. Thank you very much for your kind understanding.

News July 08

We are pleased to inform you about our new Dhoni Mirihi-Handu . It is a Dhivehi name and means “moon” in English. This white fiberglass-boat is equipped with a V6 motor and 250 hp. Besides the speedboats, Handu is now the fastest boot Mirihi has. We will use it for excursions and mainly for diving.

At the end of June there was the “Hotel Asia Exhibition & Culinary Challenge 2008” in Male. Six of our chefs and our bar captain Rajan attended the competition. We are very happy and we proudly announce that out of the 200 competitors all of our seven team-members have won a medal – Three silver and four bronze medals – Congratulations!

Mirihi impressions – click here – at the moment we have a family of birds visiting Mirihi and raising their baby birds on the beach…

News June 08

Football European Championship – On Mirihi you also have the chance to follow the Championship! Sit with a beer in front of our flat screen TV and enjoy the games in a quiet atmosphere. Or did you take flight to Mirihi to escape the football fever back home? That’s fine with us; Mirihi is and will be a place of peace and relaxation also in June!

Now you also find our Anba Bar Drinks Menu online. Have a caffe latte, cappuccino, fruit smoothie, different kind of beers and cocktails... what ever you feel like. Our menu offers drinks for every taste and occasion. Check it out under media, downloads, Beverage, Anba Bar Drinks Menu.

Dream of a beautiful sunset on Mirihi – click here.

News May 08

Regards from tropical Mirihi… Last month the weather was very typical for April – a mix of sun, clouds, rain and wind. This is the time of the year when the monsoon winds change and the “rainy” season starts. However Mirihi is still a little paradise. Looking back to last year we can tell in June and July the weather was beautiful. And we still have rooms available for these months. The warmth, the fish and the beautiful house reef are waiting for you as well in summer!

Our wine list is updated regularly by our Restaurant Manager. You don’t need to be a pro - a nice layout and a caring wine description support every wine lover to find the right one. Mirihis delicious food is rounded off with a delicate and selected range of quality wines from the old and new world. Check it out under media, downloads, Food & Beverage, Wine list.

Surprise your loved one with a Private Beach BBQ and Romantic Bed… Choose one of our BBQ menus (media, downloads, Special Events) and book against a surcharge the Romantic Bed Lounge next to your dinner table on the beach. There you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink watching the sunset and chill out after dinner under a sky full of stars. These are moments you’ll always remember.

News April 08

We are delighted to present our new All Day Dining Menu. All dishes are mainly meant for lunch or as afternoon-snacks but are also lovely for a casual dinner. The character of the new All Day Dining Menu is Fusion Style, which is an European basis with a touch of East-Asian spices. Interested in a closer look? Please find the menu under media, downloads, Food & Beverage. Like before, it is available in our main restaurant Dhonveli, in our Anba Bar or in your villa against a surcharge.

Night Snorkeling at Mirihi House Reef - Explore the beautiful Mirihi house reef by snorkeling at night! You will be able to observe sleeping fish, to see different kind of night-active creatures and the corals seem to be even more colorful. Don’t miss this adventurous experience, it’s just another world! Once a week, 19:30 – 20:15 hrs, guided by one of our Ocean Pro dive instructors.

We are pleased to inform you, that we have now a new form of wireless connectivity to access the internet in most areas of the island. Should you bring your own laptop with you, you are welcome to use our Free Hotspot Zone in our Anba Bar or library area. To use the Wireless LAN in your room with your laptop, you can choose your own plan/length of connection, one hour is USD 5 and one day is USD 20 plus 10 % service charge.