The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is a new island retreat is set to open in July 2019 with luxurious accommodations, an array of world-class dining options and high-end facilities. Joining the plethora of ultra-luxurious resorts in the idyllic tropical island nation, the expansive all-villa retreat takes luxury to a new level with an exclusive-use island and 32,000-square-foot sanctuary with two opulent villas boasting a luxury spa, an entertainment center, five swimming pools, a dedicated chef, and a personal concierge team.
Waldorf Astoria’s exclusive-use island and 32,000-square-foot sanctuary. Photo: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Accessed by a short 30-minute yacht ride from Malé’s Velana International Airport, the luxurious retreat is spread out across three islands, offering ample opportunities for escaping into secluded nooks for serene moments. Capitalizing on all of its space around the island, the resort features an array of beautifully appointed accommodations in the form of beach, reef, and overwater villas with spacious living areas, designer décor, state-of-the-art amenities, swimming pools, and spectacular views. For those who want exceptional levels of privacy, the Stella Maris Ocean Villas are one-bedroom duplexes accessible only by boat that feature swimming pools, hot tubs, alfresco barbecue stations, and a dedicated chef’s service.
Beautifully appointed accommodations in the form of beach, reef, and overwater villas. Photo: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Fine Dining at its Best
The resort has no less than 11 distinctive dining venues that present a variety of cuisine that is unmatched in the Maldives, ranging from healthy and holistic fare using the freshest ingredients from the property’s herb garden at Glow and Middle Eastern mezzes at Yasmeen to Peking duck fresh out of a wood-fired oven and a barbecue grill restaurant helmed by Michelin-star chef Dave Pynt. For the ultimate romantic experience, Terra is a unique treetop dining concept where guests dine in their own nest against a backdrop of breathtaking ocean views.
Fine dining options. Photo: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
A Wealth of Activities
When it comes to activities and adventure, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi won’t disappoint. The watersports and PADI dive center offers an array of exciting things to do from guided scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, fishing, sailing, and windsurfing, as well as learn-to-dive courses. A 130-foot beachfront oasis with several swimming pools offers an idyllic island-style retreat; a world-class luxury spa and wellness center presents a wealth of pampering massages, body treatments, facials and specialist treatments in serene garden or overwater treatment suites; a water park and dedicated children’s club keeps the kids busy; and several beach bars offer the perfect place to watch the sun sink over the horizon with your toes in the sand and a colorful cocktail in hand.
Photo: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
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