In the archipelago of naturally scattered coral islands and atolls, the Maldives are purely surrounded by the pristine Indian ocean. The bright turquoise blue crystal clear magical waters of the Indian ocean are a perfect destination to unwind and rejuvenate.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has launched its collection of the largest private pool residences in the world with the renovation completion of the resort’s two-bedroom over water pool residences.
Inspired by the natural beauty of the island encircled by a pure white shoreline, the renovation of the residences saw a careful preservation of the element of space while marrying a light and airy interior refit with smart technology home comforts.
TWO-BEDROOM OVER WATER POOL RESIDENCES
The quintessential Maldivian experience, these over water retreats generously spaced at 1,500 sq. m, feature floor-to-ceiling windows across its entirety, guaranteeing vast views of shades of blue. Outfitted with a professional working kitchen in the living and dining room, each ensuite bedroom at either end features ample individual outdoor living space, whilst the infinity pool and shaded outdoor dining sala is the ideal hangout for shared leisure activities with family or friends.
FOUR-, THREE- AND TWO- BEDROOM BEACH POOL RESIDENCES
At a commanding 2,000 sq. m, the crown jewel in this collection is the Four-Bedroom Beach Pool Residence. A connecting door set at the end of a lush garden pathway, adjoins a standalone villa fitted with its own ensuite, infinity pool and dining pavilion, with the main wing of the residence. A capacious layout smartly optimised for creating shared memories or moments of solitude, this four-bedroom sanctuary comfortably accommodates up to eight adults and four children, or 12 adults. In testament to the premise of luxury at its most spacious, the collection’s remaining beachfront hideaways start from 1,330 sq. m for the two-bedroom option to 1,770 sq. m for the three-bedroom residence.
Located on the Fari Islands, an archipelago on the north-eastern tip of North Malé Atoll, the area is famous for its untouched white-sand beaches and brilliant azure waters teeming with marine life. Featuring stunning minimalist architecture, the resort invites guests to embrace the beru, or circle of island life, and welcomes them into a world of exceptional luxury and memorable experiences.
Easily accessible via a scenic ten-minute seaplane ride, or a 45-minute luxury boat ride from Velana International Airport, the resort is part of the picturesque Fari Marina with its vibrant Beach Club, charming boutiques and tempting eateries forming the archipelago’s communal heart. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is ideal for guests seeking a holiday of discovery or exploration for the whole family.
Nestled on Huruelhi Island and one other pristine islet, only 105 kilometers from Malé’s Velana International Airport, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives makes this dream destination more accessible than ever before. Guests can take a scenic 30-minute seaplane direct to the resort or a 20-minute domestic flight from Malé to Maamigili Airport followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride, creating opportunities for short stays and weekend breaks as well as extended vacations, weddings and honeymoons.
All 128 beachfront or overwater villas ranging from 215 to 790 square meters feature private pools, ocean views, state-of-the-art amenities and one, two or three bedrooms. For the ultimate getaway, the Presidential Suite promises two levels of indoor and alfresco living space overlooking the shimmering sea. Guests can explore the amazing marine world from the diving and water sports center, soothe their senses at the overwater spa and yoga pavilion, or work out at the fitness center and sports court, while the kids’ club and games room will keep young guests entertained. The glass-walled Event Hall creates an outstanding setting for life’s most special moments, including oceanfront weddings that can host up to 50 guests.
Located in North Malé Atoll, a mere 20 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport, Grand Park Kodhipparu has been designed by the world-renowned Hirsch Bedner Associates to deliver an experience that is as luxurious as it is at one with its incredible natural surroundings. 120 idyllic beachfront and overwater villas, including 65 with their own private pools, a large infinity pool overlooking the vistas of the Indian Ocean, stellar culinary experiences in three dining outlets, a world-class, award-winning spa, a fully equipped dive and water sports center, a recreation beach club and a kids club providing guests with everything they could possibly need for their dream getaway.
The stunning new resort features 60 spacious villas, starting at approximately 2,520 sq. feet, which include private pools and wooden sunbathing decks. Duplex Overwater Pool Villas and single-story Overwater Pool Villas are set on stilts overlooking the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, with a choice of sunrise or sunset views. While Beach Pool Villas come with direct access to the pristine white sandy beaches of the private island, the unique, split-level Duplex Beach Pool Villa is designed to cater to multigenerational families, featuring separate lounges, bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate larger groups. Each room throughout the resort draws inspiration from the natural surroundings and local Maldivian culture, incorporating colors and materials that highlight the island destination. Thatched roofs on villas are reminiscent of inverted dhoni boats, the traditional Maldivian wooden fishing vessels, and slanted roof tips recall white herons dipping their heads into the water.
The brand-new resort located just 55 minutes via seaplane from the capital of Male, Maldives.
Nestled within the idyllic Emboodhoo Lagoon, SAii Lagoon Maldives forms part of CROSSROADS Maldives, the country’s first and only integrated resort and game-changing retreat. With a total of 198 rooms and villas, the resort is Hilton’s third property in the Maldives.
Every room at SAii Lagoon Maldives is adorned with a bright, contemporarily eclectic design that reflects the archipelago’s maritime heritage, complete with natural textures, driftwood décor and marine-inspired hues and views. Guests can choose from a series of rooms and villas, including overwater pool villas.
Just 15 minutes by boat from Malé International Airport, SAii Lagoon Maldives is an outstanding option for island vacation-seekers on all occasions – from exotic weekend breaks to immersive extended vacations.
On the remote southern tip of the Maldives archipelago, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is as removed from the rhythm of everyday life as can be. Surrounded by crystalline Indian Ocean waters and unspoiled reefs, the resort is a rare haven of 21 island beach villas and 16 ocean overwater villas. Guests take a domestic flight and are transported by speed boat to the pristine and private oasis of Meradhoo, where they receive the gentle and intuitive attentions of the legendary Raffles Butlers, along with an exclusive Marine Butler service, Children’s Butlers and private chefs.
The two hotels in Maldives, on two separate islands, are linked by an impressive 800-metre walkway over the water. The 72 suites over the water of the Riu Palace Maldivas are located both sides of this walkway.
Riu Atoll is on the private island of Maafushi. This 4-star Riu Classic hotel has 264 rooms, 36 of which are over the water. The hotel has a main restaurant, the “Dhoni”; an Italian restaurant, “Sophia” and a steak house, “Beef Steak House”. It also has a 24-hour Sports Bar, the salon bar “Bodeberu” and the swim-up bar “Tequila”. In addition, Riu Atoll offers a pool, a children’s play area and the RiuLand kids’ club.
Riu Palace Maldivas is on the neighbouring island Kedhigandu, which is also private. This 5-star resort has 176 rooms. In terms of cuisine, guests at Riu Palace Maldivas can enjoy the bars and restaurants at Riu Atoll and, in addition, they have exclusive access to the main restaurant “Palm”, which has a terrace, the fusion restaurant “Krystal” and the Japanese restaurant “Yu Hi”. It also offers guests the “Paradise” bar located in an infinity pool and a chill-out zone. This resort offers premium drinks throughout the hotel and room service.
The hotels’ internal décor respects the surroundings in which they are located, opting for warm materials like wood and adding some glass elements to give a sense of space and to make the most of this destination’s light and weather. They also include a multitude of open spaces that really showcase the spectacular views you get from anywhere on the island. The suites and rooms are characterised by light hues of sand and aquamarine that evoke the sea, but also the unique sunrises and sunsets that can be seen in this remote and incredible holiday destination.
The complex has a jetty, a wellness centre offering various beauty treatments, as well as a free gym and steam room. The excellent location on two deserted paradise islands offers guests long, dreamlike beaches where they can enjoy their holidays, as well as water activities in which they can discover the stunning sea bed around the Maldives.
Simple yet refined, LUX* North Malé is perfectly planned to so that guests are given an incredible amount of space, amid with sleek pared-back decors in soothing whites, with tasteful touches. Every villa is outrageously spacious, with bathrooms as big as the bedrooms and stunningly spacious outdoor showers. Expansive terraces await, heaven -sent for landmark celebrations – host your exclusive barbecues or a special-occasion party on your own penthouse rooftop. Having so much space to yourselves is the definition of true luxury.
Healthy yet indulgent — that’s the theme of the eating and drinking at LUX* North Male Atoll. Breakfast is a tempting spread of colours, flavours and cuisines; lunch and dinner and everything in between, is gloriously à la carte. Much more than a place to pause for mealtimes, Glow gazes out at an awe-ensuring infinity pool, which melts into the lagoon. Here in the restaurant, culinary experts host masterclasses, sharing skills and secrets about the most special of ingredients from truffles to WHAT ELSE.
Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives in the Maldives is just 45 minutes by seaplane from the capital, Malé, features 105 villas and suites comprising 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences, each with their own private plunge pool – perfect for adventure-seeking families and honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway. The resort is also accessible by a 15-minute speedboat ride from the new airport on Maafaru island in Noonu atoll.
Ideal for guests with young children, the resort features a Movenpick Little Birds Club, offering a range of signature activities for all the family, as well as babysitting services. The property also plays host to a range of exciting onsite facilities including a diving centre that organises snorkelling, house reef explorations and cruises; a tennis court; state-of-the-art gym; water sports centre; and the Sun Spa by Esthederm, which offers a wide range of signature facials and massage treatments to rejuvenate the soul and body.
Nestled on a beautiful coral island in the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site, guests of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort will experience a tranquil escape with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views. From the atoll’s most desirable locale, guests are in close proximity to landmarks such as the Hanifaru Bay, which is known for the largest gathering of manta rays globally.
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort features 70 villas and suites, 41 on island and 29 overwater. Each villa is shaped with an eco-friendly double roofing to create the perfect natural ventilation. Outdoor rainforest showers are a distinctive feature. Poised over the sea on stilts and with an area of almost 200 square meters each, the overwater suites are among the largest a resort has to offer in the Baa Atoll region.
This new resort is made up exclusively of 120 luxurious villas on their own private lagoon resort, one of the biggest in the area. The architecture and design is typical of this exotic paradise, with the tastefully designed private water villas taking full advantage of the stunning location. Thatched roofs sit atop whitewashed walls, and the villas are erected on posts that let them hover over the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, with private jetties offering panoramic views out over the sea. The villas are designed with personal deck areas that are furnished with sun loungers that surround individual plunge pools so guests have the utmost privacy on their vacation. The outdoor areas of the villas are orientated towards the sea, so residents are completely isolated from the other villas.