The Maldives Islands are replete with stunningly beautiful atolls, pristine beaches, virgin jungles, and luxurious accommodations, offering the ultimate tropical island experience. Gently washed by the quiet waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives can only be reached by boat or by plane, making them private and intimate travel destinations. There are many wonderful retreats in the Maldives, and we’ve hand-picked the crème de la crème for you.
Velaa Private Island (Maldives)www.velaaprivateisland.com
The Vella Private Island floats majestically on the turquoise waters of the Noonu atoll in the northwest of the Maldives, offering travelers a fine selection of traditionally-styled yet lavishly equipped villas as well as romantic houses lying quietly upon pristine white beaches gleaming with the brightness of the sun. For many years, the island has been a natural paradise for sea turtles, many generations of which have nested on its wondrous beaches.
The Ultimate Beach Experience
Luxurious by natural design, the Veela Private Island captures the exotic essence of the Maldives, celebrating beauty, comfort, and privacy, and enchanting the senses with its natural beauties and lavish accommodations. Scuba-dive with the turtles, relax at the state-of-the-art golf course, and indulge your senses with the rich flavours of choice Chinese, Korean, and Japanese dishes at the ivory-white Tavaru Tower, whose other-worldly design will fascinate you as much as the food. After dinner, discover the boutique wineries and grand marques in the largest wine cellar in the Maldives, including wonders such as 1870 Blandy’s Verdelho Solera, and then celebrate the miracle of life with a moonlight stroll on the romantic walkways just outside your villa.
Discover the Wonders of the Maldives
Whether you plan an escape from a hectic city life, an unforgettable holiday, or the honeymoon of your dreams, the Vella Private Island invites you to discover the best of the Maldives, welcoming you to an island experience that will delight all your senses and leave you deeply relaxed and wonderfully happy.
Maalifushi by COMO (Maldives)www.comohotels.com/maalifushi
Highlighting the unique beauty of the Maldives, Maalifushi by COMO offers travelers from all corners of the world a high-class resort retreat that preserves the spirit of the ideal beach destination while seamlessly incorporating luxurious amenities and services. With an ideal location in the Maldives Archipelago, Maalifushi by COMO sweeps you away with the subtle beauty of its powdery white beaches, sapphire water, and lush tropical vegetation.
Live In Tropical or Overwater Dream Houses
Choose between traditionally-styled houses perched in the heart of the island’s tropical jungle, with direct access to the crystal clear lagoon or precious beach, and spectacular overwater villas and suites built off wooden walkways above the quiet splendour of the shallow lagoon, whose calm waters you can admire at your leisure from your own terrace. For a truly unforgettable experience, try the Maalifushi Water Villa, a 2293 square feet bungalow complete with private sundeck, international direct dial phone, and a 55” LED/Plasma satellite TV.
Explore the Flavours of the Maldives
The food at Maalifushi by COMO is unlike anything you’ve tasted before. Discover the exhilarating flavours of the fresh seafood, the amazing quality of the ingredients, and the unique gourmet creations at the Madi outdoor restaurant, whose oceanside tables offer a dream setting for romantic dinners. Traveling with your family or friends? Head over then to the chic Tai bar and restaurant, which serves mouth-watering sashimi and a range of other seafood and exotic drinks in a casual yet tasteful setting that encourages conversation and relaxation.
The Maldives at their Best
There are many other other things you can do on Maalifushi: beach side picnics, high-class pampering at the Como Shambhala spa and retreat, oceanside yoga, nature trekking in a pristine environment, and yachting, and a variety of super-fun water sports. Whatever you do on Maalifushing by Como, however, the sense that you are in another world, in a tropical paradise rich in colours and flavours, will never leave you.
One&Only Reethi Rah (Maldives)www.reethirah.oneandonlyresorts.com
Lavish and refined, the One&Only Reethi Rah resort invites you to its coastline villas and water villas, all of which blend in seamlessly into the tropical environment around them with their thatched roofs, wooden walls, and charming walkways, while providing quiet retreats and private seclusion. Tastefully decorated and replete with modern amenities, these spacious and airy villas offer couples, families, and groups of friends comfortable lodging amidst the lushness of the island’s undisturbed tropical jungle and the blue radiance of the lagoon, in which the glorious sun of the Maldives bathes in every day.
Planning your honeymoon? You’ll be hard pressed to find more exciting accommodations than the truly epic Grand Sunset Residence. Nested in greenery, this tropical palace features no less than 2000 square meters of private beach front. Included in the package are a SMEG Wine Cellar, a pergola that doubles as a spa, a private chef on call 24 hours a day, and a dedicated concierge and villa valet.
Savour A Fusion of Flavours
After you leave your villa, One&Only Reethi Rah welcomes you to a fine dining experience at the Reethi Restaurant, where tropical treats and perfect dishes take you through a cosmopolitan culinary journey that fuses the best of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Far East cuisines. The Epicure wine cellar, famed in the Maldives, the organic food and fresh seafood in the tranquil Chef’s Garden right on the beach, the boho-chic seaside ambiance of the Middle East Fanditha restaurant, and the Japanese specialties at the Tapasake completes the culinary experience on One&Only Reethi Rah.
Few private resorts cherish the voluptuous beauty of the Maldives as elegantly and as gracefully as the One&Only Reethi Rah resort in the North Male Atoll, whose idyllic setting amidst swaying palm trees and inviting tropical waters cast a spell on all those fortunate enough to walk upon its soft sands or tread its wooden walkways. Whether you want complete relaxation or the thrills of exotic island adventures such as rock climbing, whale spotting, or jaw-dropping sea plane views, One&Only Reethi Rah resort is the perfect Maldvies destination for you.
Coco Privé Kuda Hithi (Maldives)www.cocoprive.com
Coco Privé Kuda Hithi epitomizes the exclusive private island concept, hosting no more than 12 guests at a time and providing each of them with a personalized experience. Smaller and more secluded than other islands that make up the string of pearls of the Maldives, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi offers an idyllic tropical island experience replete with pure white beaches, crystal clear pools and lagoons, romantic walkways, delectable fine dining and, of course, luxurious oceanside houses.
Discover the Luxury of Comfort
Coco Privé Kuda Hithi invites you to the most spacious of its six villas, the gorgeous split-floor Palm Residence, whose open, free-flowing design, spacious rooms, and earthy hues, together with its sweeping ocean views, creates a sense of wonder and contentment that will remain with you during all of your stay. Lounge in the exalting sun on your own stunning private beach, splash into the infinity pool, explore the eclectic collection of vintages in the wine room, relax in the ground floor library, and witness your own contentment in the mirrored ceiling of the spacious dining room.
Rejuvenation for the Mind and the Body
No high-class Maldives experience can be complete without a full cycle of rejuvenation at a private spa, and Coco Privé Kuda Hithi offers you your own private spa and wellness centre, with your own dedicated therapist. From soothing full body massages to reflexology, yoga, Pilates, and personal fitness training, the wealth of treatments provided enable you to dive into inner peace and tranquillity. Coco Privé Kuda Hithi is just perfect for romantic retreats, dream holidays with your friends, or private occasions, offering the highest luxury of the Maldives without the bustle of large islands.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa (Maldives)www.tajhotels.com/Maldives
Located in the South Male Atoll, one of the largest and most beautiful in the Maldives, the exclusive Taj Exotica Resort & Spa makes for a romantic island sanctuary for couples, as well as a hard to beat tropical destination for small groups of friends and families. Fragrant with the fertility of its tropical plants and surrounded by pristine blue waters, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offers the authentic high-end Maldives experience, replete with immaculate beaches, extravagant cuisine, and lavish accommodations in traditionally themed but modern equipped villas.
Treat Yourself to a Tropical Island Lifestyle
Take your pick between Deluxe Lagoon Villas with Plunge Pools and serene ocean views, and the dazzlingly beautiful Rehendi Presidential Suite, whose 18m freshwater pool, glassed bathroom with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean, personal bar with organic food, and 500 square meters of luxurious accommodations leaves behind most five star hotels. Enjoy breath-taking views on the suspended deck filled with powdery soft sand and satisfy all your culinary whims with the personalized in-room butler service.
Amazing Indian Spa Experience
After savouring the gourmet cuisine on the islands’ own restaurant and taking a tour round the atoll in a luxurious yacht, you are more than welcome to end your day at the Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa that treats you to signature wellness experiences that envelop you in a cocoon of serenity and peacefulness that will protect you from stress long after you leave the island.
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa (Maldives)www.hideawaybeachmaldives.com
The award-winning Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa welcomes refined travelers in search of ultimate privacy and luxury to sumptuous accommodations on the crescent-shaped virgin island of Dhonakulhi, whose light-coloured beaches are gently washed by the turquoise waters of a waist-deep lagoon. Everything about the Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa exudes natural beauty and elegance and, whether you are traveling with your better half or family, you won’t be disappointed by the elite services and courteous cordiality of the hosts.
Indulge In Privacy, Luxury and Contentment
Wonderfully quiet and private in spite of its vastness, the Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa estate offers a complete range of luxurious accommodations ranging from charming and intimate sunset beach villas built in the pure Maldivian style but full of modern comforts to the opulent Hideaway Palace, a two-unit, 1420 square meter haven with a dedicated butler, an open-air alfresco dining pavilion, and a roof-terrace for star-gazing and romantic candle-lit dinners.
Wake up to the soothing echoes of the Indian Ocean, drink in the glorious Maldivian sunlight, plunge into a state of serenity and quiet ecstasy in your own private pool, or run to your own private beach and roll into the sand and splash into the water with the joyful playfulness of a child. You can do all of these, and so much more at the Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa.
Discover Culinary Masterpieces
Because all that beach time and water play is bound to make you hungry, the Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa treats you to no less than five select restaurants and bars. Relish the exotic flavors of the Indian and Japanese cuisine at the Samsara Asian Restaurant, which floats above a tranquil lagoon, discover an eclectic International menu at the Matheefaru Restaurant, where afternoon and evening guest are treated to stunning sunset views, or quench your thirst with bespoke cocktails at the Sunrise Pool Cafe, in a chic décor where you will be caressed by the light sea breeze.
Ready For Some Island Adventures?
In between fine meals and villa trips, the Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa invites you to the intimate and comfortable Hideaway Spa and Beauty Place, which takes your senses on a rich and exhilarating journey, as well as to romantic trips in a dhoni sailboat around the island, fun explorations of the Haa Alifu Atoll underwater world, and cultural discoveries of the neighboring islands. Whether you travel with your partner or with a larger group, the combined living, dining, and adventure experience promised by Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa is like no other.
Cheval Blanc Randheli (Maldives)www.randheli.chevalblanc.com
Bathed by the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, the Cheval Blanc Randheli stands out as one of the world’s most naturally beautiful and stunningly equipped island resorts. In this island of glorious sunshine, immaculate beaches, and azure pools, you can choose from charming island villas that combine the rustic feel of beach huts with the comforts of luxurious interiors, water villas with multi-level terraces perched gracefully on stilts above the quiet beauty of the lagoon, and garden villas surrounded by the mesmerizing fragrances of tropical plants.
Live and Dine In Great Style
Planning a dream holiday with your extended family or friends? The Owner’s Villa offers ample accommodation matching a five-star hotel, enchanting the senses with its spectacular vistas, bespoke furniture, and tasteful artworks. Here you can relax, meditate, and forget the busyness of everyday life. Feel the delicate and fragrant tropical breeze through the wide open windows. Let the blue stillness of the sea calm your mind and permeate your being.
On the Cheval Blanc Randheli island you can enjoy a gourmet breakfast replete with morning delights under the pergola on your terrace, or savour a 9-course exceptional French culinary experience at the ‘Le 1947’ signature restaurant, named after Château Cheval Blanc’s prestigious vintage. Daily, in between dives, you can taste the refreshing cocktails at The White Bar, which stretches stylishly alongside a magnificent pool.
Celebrate Your Senses
On top of its first-class accommodations and gourmet dining, Cheval Blanc Randheli invites you to take part in exotic island adventures and tailored-made activities designed by a team of ‘Alchemists’ who have an intimate knowledge of the island. These activities may include any combination of sunset yoga on the oceanside, reef snorkelling to discover an aquatic paradise, dreamy, candle-lit dinners on a desert island, joyous visits to the Spa Cheval Blanc that begin with a soothing dhoni ride around the island and end with an unforgettable spa experience, or an adventurous yachting experience on board the Azimut. More than the Maldives, more than an unforgettable exotic island trip, Cheval Blanc Randheli is a celebration of the senses.