Dusit Thani Maldives blends graceful Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the beautiful Maldives. Encircled by white sandy beaches, a rich house reef and turquoise lagoon, the resort on Mudhdhoo Island hosts 100 villas and residences. The resort features Beach Villas, Beach Villas with Pool, Lagoon Villas with Pool, Ocean Villas with Pool, and the exclusive Ocean Pavilions and Beach Residences, all offering a haven of modern sophistication with luxurious amenities and technology.
Dusit Thani Maldives fuses a fine selection of restaurants with uncompromising service and spectacular views. Retreat from the midday heat to enjoy poolside snacks. The Sala Bar is perfect for watching the sunset or star gazing. Elevated in a grove of coconut palm trees, Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa is one of a kind in the Maldives. Devarana Spa features six tree-top treatment pods nestled in to enhance the spa journey.
Located near Hanifaru Huraa, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve renowned as a feeding ground for manta rays and whale sharks, Dusit Thani Maldives offers guests diving and snorkeling; a 750 square meter swimming pool – the largest in the Maldives; fully-equipped fitness studio with personal trainer and yoga instructor; resident marine biologist; children’s play area and club facility; library with internet stations; and island boutiques.
This stunning luxury holiday retreat is set on the Maldives South Western Atoll of Dhaalu. NIYAMA is an edgy, modern resort that provides the perfect setting for a romantic getaway infused with a sense of fun and discovery, all topped off by a touch of tranquility. As Per AQUUM’s first resort concept, NIYAMA features 86 Studios and Pavilions introducing an array of slumber options. Beach Studios with their stunning outdoor bathrooms, large deck areas and secluded beach views; Deluxe Beach Studios with their own fibre optic lit pool; Beach Pavilions with 24 hours butler service, private pools and exclusive beach access and The Beach Residence with private dining alcoves and large living areas.
Those who prefer water villas can choose from the expansive Water Studios or Deluxe Water Studios, both offering private pools, stunning views of the vast Indian Ocean, spacious living areas and the latest in entertainment technology. For the ultimate treat, the Water Pavilions with Private Pool are available with one or two bedrooms complete with private Thakuru. Built 500 metres offshore, NIYAMA’s signature restaurant and lounge will appear to float on the surface of the Indian Ocean and will only be accessible by boat. Eight meters below will be the world’s first underwater club, the ultimate experience in music and dance where NIYAMA LIVE will feature emerging and established artistes from around the world.
Another first for Per AQUUM is Deli In. Each Studio and Pavilion will be stocked with a fridge brimming with gourmet deli items; cheeses, olives, cold cuts, wines to name a few. Another first in the Maldives is the LIME Spa at NIYAMA, which is open 24 hours. LIME includes his and her beauty salons, a contemplation garden and Quench, the juice bar. Each of these areas will be designed to heighten guests’ relaxation, allowing them to enjoy the tranquility and space around them. PUMP the 24 hour gym will be equipped with state of the art gym equipment for those looking to maintain their routine or try something new.
This exquisite holiday retreat in paradise features rates starting at $464 per night, from here.
Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa in the Maldives is a tropical paradise featuring soothing views of the endless deep blue Indian Ocean. This luxurious resort is comprised of 110 spacious beach villas and over water suites with private plunge pools. The beach villas are reminiscent of the idyllic Maldives resort bungalow, with 110 square meters; the villas are positioned to catch either the perfect sunrise or sunset. The villas come complete with a private terrace with sun loungers and a dining area for two. The interiors feature a classic island style luxury with a large outdoor bathroom featuring a terrazzo bathtub, semi indoor shower and outdoor rain shower, tropical vegetation, as well as a dressing room and minibar area behind the king bed and a host of other modern comforts.
The 132 square meters over water suites are suspended above the crystal clear waters, designed to offer the ultimate experience among Maldives luxury hotels. With your own personal over water sun deck to view glorious sunrises and sunsets. Lie back in the tub or take a swim in the crystal turquoise sea thanks to direct lagoon access. Each of the suites features a spacious indoor bathroom with lagoon views, a dressing room area, indoor and outdoor seating areas, and private sun loungers facing out to sea.
“The tropical lagoon setting creates a Maldivian paradise of breathtaking natural wonders, where the warmest heartfelt welcome leads to journeys that can be deeply relaxing or truly invigorating. Anantara Dhigu’s evocative location is matched by a tranquil island design approach that feels like home away from home while providing you with excellent facilities. Play tennis, hit the gym and swim in the infinity edge pool, or simply unwind at Anantara Spa with a range of renowned signature treatments. Discover your own paradise at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa.”
To book your luxury vacation holiday retreat in the Maldives, rates start at $302-$919 per night from here.
The Waldorf Astoria Maldives on Manafaru Island is comprised of villas hovering over waves, suites perch above the beach, and pavilions that jut out over the ocean. Like an oasis, this resort has an amazing range of amenities and facilities in splendid isolation. Acommodation options are out of this world here: from Water Villa to Beach Villa, Ocean Villa, Beach Suite, Grand Water Pavillion, and Grand Beach Pavilion. Turquoise waters surround guests and make the decision to hop into your private infinity pool or straight into the sea a more complicated one than you might have anticipated. This fabulous resort has a full list of incredible activities such as deep-sea fishing, diving and snorkeling, bungee trampoline, kidsâ€™ club, tennis courts, recreational center, and more. There is nothing like an island vacation to make you feel as if you have executed a blissful escapeâ€¦ so if â€œescapingâ€ is in the cards, head to Waldorf Astoria Maldives.
Nightly rates start at $525 from here.
The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives sits on its own piece of paradise, 1.4 kilometer long, crescent-shaped island, complete with lush green vegetation, long white beaches and an adjacent coral reef. The resort offers 43 spacious, private luxury villas and a whole range of first-class facilities with the majority of the island left in its pristine natural state. Dhonakulhi Island, with a beach length of some 3,200 meters around the Island, is a haven of peace, tranquility and serenity. The crystal clear turquoise waters of the shallow waist-deep lagoon surrounding the island stretch as far as the eye can see. The Island’s uniquely rich and dense vegetation instill a feeling of harmony and being at one with nature.
The guest villa complexes are some of the largest of any resort in the Maldives. These majestic chalets are tucked into the lush greenery and scattered along the beach-line some 30 meters apart from one another, providing the ultimate in privacy. All of the Islandâ€™s villas boast breathtaking panoramic views over the beautiful turquoise lagoon and the Indian Ocean. There are six types of accommodation, some â€œfloatingâ€ over infinity pools, some with private pools, some right on the beach, and others that sit on stilts over the ocean. The most deluxe are the Hideaway Water Suites, each featuring their own sea-view spa room, including sauna, steam room, and an outdoor bathtub. The designs of the furniture, fixtures and fittings are a rustic celebration of nature, and custom-made hand-finished natural materials have been used throughout.
Nightly rates for this incredible Maldivian retreat start at $695, and can be booked from here.
An island retreat unlike no other, with sugar-sand beaches, turquoise-blue waters stretching as far as the eye can see, and no sounds save for the gentle lapping of water at your feet… everyday realities at Velassaru Maldives. The 128 room hotel is inspired by local architecture, with minimal chic revealed in teak, stone and thatch, mixed with simple hues of bright green, vivid turquoise, and refreshing yellow. The rooms feature high vaulted ceiling and panoramic wall invoking a sense of space.
The Maldives is, without a doubt, a magical place, and here, water bungalows, villas, and suites perch above the lagoon or rest on countless grains of sand that combine to form a soft surface upon which to seek solace. Open-plan, minimalist design gives way to seascapes of the Indian Ocean. And who could say no to uninterrupted romance for the entire night on your private villa’s terrace?
Dining here is a stylish pursuit, with five dining venues and two awe-inspiring bars, exuding imaginative texture and style. Dine beachfront, at the edge of the lagoon, under candlelight or starlight, all a truly mesmerizing experience.
Prices start at $475USD per villa per night, minimum 4 nights stay booked from here.
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Overwater villas and underwater dining are just a few of the luxuries that make up Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives, a secluded island retreat where a world of splendor awaits your every demand. Regardless of your preference for overwater accommodations, or those directly on the seemingly infinite white powder beach, you will always be just steps from the coolness of H2O. If you hop into the plunge pool in your overwater villa, you will be in the water, that’s again surrounded by water. In fact, every room offers a plunge pool.
A haven of pool villas, Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary. Expansive space opens onto brilliant tropical nature, with private pools, high ceilings, timber interiors and marble floors. Flavors of culinary art and wine served amidst a panorama of aquatic life in the world’s only underwater restaurant and wine cellar. The luxury resort features 74 one-bedroom villas and four two-bedroom suites.
Enjoy idyllic sunsets from your hammock or dining pavilion by the pool. There is also a swim-up bar, six overwater spa suites, exotic cooking classes, tennis courts, yoga facilities, a dive center and marine lab, plus world-class big game fishing trips. If you do indeed need a break from all this amazement, then you’d better close your eyes and head off to bed. Dreams may be closer to reality!
For an incredible trip of a lifetime to the Maldives, visit Anantara Kihavah Villas website here.
Ayada Maldives is a brand new awe-inspiring destination comprising an opulent 112 villa resort located on the 150,000 square meter paradise island of Maguhdhuvaa in the stunning Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll due to open in November 2011.
From the moment you arrive on the luxury resortâ€™s delicate, powder white sands you will be immersed in a fantasy of luxury, quality and style unique only to Ayada Maldives. Delight in the impeccable service and superb amenities of the seven indulgent restaurants, bars and cafes offering world-class cuisine to tantalize taste buds, the extensive 3,500 square meter AySpa Spa & Health Club by ESPA will take you to a blissful level of relaxation. Ayada further includes a kidsâ€™ club, scuba diving center and an array of water sports.
The luxury Maldives resort with natural beauty at its heart where you can truly discover the exceptional. From unique experiences of snorkeling and diving in one of the most unspoiled locations in the world to simply relaxing and relishing the views of the azure Indian Ocean from your private pool and terrace.
Be prepared to forget all your cares and pamper yourself with all that Ayada Maldives has to offer, since Ayada Maldives is here to turn your vacation into an unforgettable experience by attending to your personal wishes and needs. Indulge on a journey that will show you a truly inspiring world that you will not so easily forget.
Rates range from approximately 1,150.00-1,600 per night with a four night minimum for two people including half board meal. Visit the website of Ayada Maldives here.
Set within its very own lagoon, Huvafen Fushi Hotel is a naturalist’s wonderland where the stunning environment, above and below the waterline, is an attraction in itself. The luxury hotel is a sophisticated island retreat set in the North MalÃƒÂ© Atoll, Maldives with a stunning beach and thatched villas over the water, pools, bars and a host of daily diversions.
The Beach, lagoon and ocean bungalows at Huvafen Fushi Hotel have private courtyards or decks, plunge pools, waterfall showers and outdoor dining areas. Some have glass floors to view the exquisite marine life. The Ocean Pavilions deliver the ultimate privacy with designer furniture, an infinity pool and a butler.
A visit to Lime Spa is a must, with its two glass-walled, underwater treatment rooms with the most beautiful views of the multi-colored marine life passing by. In contrast, Vinum is an underground wine cellar, the perfect spot for an aperitif before dining in FoglianiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pizzeria or in Raw, Huvafen Fushi HotelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s specialist spa restaurant for exquisite flavors with a healthy emphasis.
Huvafen Fushi brings its visitors to the island either by speedboat or seaplane. You must then choose one of 43 land-based or over-water bungalows. Each one is decorated combining a minimalist contemporary design with Maldivian style; and each comes with its own pool or fresh water plunge pool, plasma screen TV and Bose Surround Sound system. Taking in views of the dazzling Indian Ocean, both above and below the waterline, it is the first hotel in the world to boast an underwater spa. There is also a yoga pavilion, butler service, three restaurants and just about any water sport imaginable. Huvafen Fushi means Dream Island Ã¢â‚¬â€œ sounds like paradise to us, what do you think?
Visit this spectacular resort by Per Aquum here.
Constance Halaveli is an exquisite island retreat located in the North Ari Atoll. The hotel exudes an idyllic and tranquil atmosphere, and it’s very private beach and over-water villas blend Maldivian design with a contemporary flourish. The resort is located in the North Ari Atoll, about a 20-minute seaplane journey from Male. The Ari Atoll is particularly noted for the quality of its diving experiences. Surrounded by a gorgeous lagoon and stunning views, this island makes for a breathtaking escape.
Constance Halaveli has one of the longest jetties in the Maldives, elegantly standing over a remarkably tempting turquoise lagoon. There are 57 Water Villas, all offering outstanding privacy and comfort. The villas are creatively designed with high ceilings that represent the shape of Dhonis, the local Maldivian boat. There is ample space with a large bedroom, a bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and separate rainforest shower. Outside, there is a private sundeck that leads onto an infinity plunge pool dropping off into the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
The Beach Villas are all shielded by well-grown tropical plants and trees which offers immense privacy. There are 28 single or double storey beach villas dotted around the island. To the front, the gardens offer a quiet retreat for morning breakfast or evening in villa dining next to an inviting plunge pool. To the rear, the villas have large open-air bathrooms with sunken bathtubs and rainforest showers. The double storey villas are ideal for families.
The island has three restaurants; Ã¢â‚¬ËœJahazÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, the main restaurant serving international cuisine, Ã¢â‚¬ËœJingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, offering speciality fusion cuisine and Ã¢â‚¬ËœMeeruÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, the beach grill which serves a wide selection of seafood in an al fresco setting. Halaveli offers two bars, one near Jahaz and the other next to Jing, which provides a stunning setting for sundowners.