Some Maldivian Magic to share
July 02, 2019 at 11:35 AM
Some Maldivian magic to share…
Breathtaking beauty, jaw-dropping accommodations and unparalleled service awaits in the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean… If you haven’t yet been, the Maldives need to be on your travel list..
The journey began once arriving into Malé International Airport, with a short 40 minute seaplane to Hurawalhi Island Resort, located in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll. This 90 villa private island retreat is perfect for adults and families with children 15 years and older seeking adventure, romance and serenity offering guests endless activities and fun such as scuba diving with pro divers, snorkeling the shallow lagoons, a marine biology center, rejuvenating spa, exquisite dining and more. (Looking for a hassle-free holiday? This resort has you covered with their luxury all-inclusive plan option!)
Quay Insight: Foodies, dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant is a MUST! Take a seat 5.8 meters below Hurawalhi Maldives, at the world’s largest, all-glass undersea restaurant where you’ll embark on a gastronomical experience that will never be forgotten. From the cuisine and presentation, to the magnificent sea creatures passing you by – we have just one word…PHENOMENAL!
Adventurists, you won’t want to miss out on the Turtle Lover’s Snorkeling Tour. Explore some of the largest green sea turtles and colorful reefs, home to anemones, clown fish, small damsel fish and more– the perfect activity for swimmers of all levels.
For a more elevated stay experience, we recommend Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Hurawalhi’s private island resort and the nation’s only true all-inclusive concept. With just 15 stylish one and two bedroom overwater residences, this 100% sustainable resort uses natural resources from solar cells that power the property entirely, to ecological building materials, environmentally conscious activities, amenities, food and beyond. But what really sets them apart? Their AAA concept – Anything. Anytime. Anywhere. What does luxury all-inclusive mean to Kudadoo Maldives Private Island? Dining with premium beverages, indulgent spa treatments, scuba diving and more are all included, all day long!
After exploring these stunning sister properties, we took a 45 minute seaplane from Malé International Airport to The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, located in the Dhaalu Atoll on its own private island. From the moment you step on property, you will be blown away by the service and level of luxury at this Maldivian gem. Refined, contemporary design and local craftsmanship with a profound appreciation for the environment are at the heart of this extraordinary resort… Did we mention spectacular accommodations and Signature St. Regis Butler Service!? Receive a warm welcome with a personalized greeting video from your villa host & butler upon arrival.
Quay Insight: For a magical evening of culinary bliss, be sure to have a sunset cocktail at the iconic Whale Bar, an overwater lounge where guests can tease their palates with delectable tapas and hand-selected wines and spirits, while taking in the striking sunset hues of the Indian Ocean. We recommend the Island Mary, the property’s signature interpretation of The St. Regis Bloody Mary tradition. For dinner, Orientale is the place you’ll want to be. The restaurant’s open concept has a sushi bar, tandoori grill and a seasonal pan-Asian section, featuring a fusion of Asian flavors with fresh ingredients. (Perfect for a family-style dining experience to get a taste of everything!)
EXCLUSIVE ALERT! Book your stay with one of our luxury travel advisor today and receive an exclusive $100 spa credit, the Blue Hole Experience for two at the Iridium Spa (the most expansive hydrotherapy pool in the island nation, yet!), VIP welcome amenities and a late check-out!
After departing the St. Regis, we took another 45 minute seaplane from Malé International Airport to Joali Maldives, residing on the picturesque Muravandhoo Island on the Raa Atoll. This lavish artistic retreat was carefully built around every palm tree, ensuring the delicate ecosystem remains maintained, while the design and décor showcase a brilliant collaboration with local artists to support the surrounding community. From striking one to four bedroom villas and residences boasting ecological charm and butler service, to innovative cuisine at the four on-property restaurants and a staff fit for royalty – this locale will please all travelers alike.
Quay Insight: Designed by world-renowned architect Noriyoshi Muramatsu, Saoke is definitely a dining destination you don’t want to miss. This overwater Japanese restaurant offers incredible views of the night sky accompanied by a selection of premium sakes, fresh sushi and teppanyaki/Katatsu. (Some of the best sushi we have ever had…and the setting and ambiance is picture-perfect!)
Looking for some other options when traveling to this charming destination? Check out some more of our dreamy properties below…
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is a private island located on the Baa Atoll, in an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Lush with fauna and flora, this elite Maldivian sanctuary features stunning accommodations, undeniable service and award-winning dining that reaches new heights.
Quay Insight: An unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits at SKY, the Maldives’ first overwater observatory serving sunset cocktails and tapas in the lounge where guests can stargaze through the island’s most powerful telescope yet. Learn about the constellations and planets with the storytelling SKY Guru.
EXCLUSIVE ALERT: Enjoy your stargazing experience at SKY Bar with champagne & canapés, complimentary! Contact one of our travel advisor for more details…
Another magical Maldivian retreat? Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, located about 70 minutes by plane from Malé International Airport, perched on its own private island in the heart shaped Addu Atoll. This exclusive all-villa resort offers endless activities, incredible dining at six restaurants and bars and EVEN a 9-hole golf course surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and mystical jungle backdrops – a golfers dream!
Quay Insight: Dining is taken to a whole other level in the Maldives, so why not curate your own personal enchanting evening with the Shangri-La’s Dine by Design concept? Discover new dining experiences in some of the resort’s secret locations. Whether it’s a torch-lit dinner under the jungle canopy, a romantic beach dinner or even a serene spa dinner in the privacy of a meditation pavilion, the hotel’s culinary team will help you create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
EXCLUSIVE ALERT: Dine by Design complimentary on your next trip to this oasis…only with one of our luxury travel advisor!
We can’t mention our favorite locales in this destination without mentioning Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives. Set amidst one of the largest lagoons in the world, spread across the Emboodhu Finolhu Island, this tropical isle is just a short 15 minute speedboat transfer from Malé International Airport. Luxurious and lavish accommodations include sea view villas and suites, elegantly appointed with a fine balance of natural materials and all equipped with personalized butler service to cater to your every whim.
Quay Insight: The Maldives is a relaxing destination in itself, but why not pamper yourself a little more? Head to the Jive Spa to rediscover your inner harmony with signature treatments, experiences and Indian therapies. Want to take it a step further? Make it a romantic spa day for two with the 45 minute Indian Aromatherapy Couples Spa Treatment!
EXCLUSIVE ALERT: Book your next trip to this retreat with one of our luxury travel advisor,
So, are you ready to create your own Maldivian memories of a lifetime? Contact one of our luxury travel advisor today…