We are no strangers to Maldives and luxury resorts. In each property, there are similarities and differences. Trick is, to find the one that suits you most, whether you are on a budget or looking for a luxury escape or a vacation with the family. Actually, Maldives has almost everything you need for that soi-disant luxury break by the sea. Last week we spent 3 nights at the newly re-opened Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa on Dhonakulhi Island in the Maldives. A review staying in Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa.
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Where in Maldives is it?
Located on the crescent-shaped Dhonakulhi Island in the north of the Maldives belonging to the Haa Alifu Atoll; 290 km from the capital Malé. Following a $50million investment in the redevelopment of the whole-island and an extensive renovation of the property, previously known as Island Hideaway, the five star resort offers guests the luxury of space and privacy across 297,000 square metres. The 103 luxury villas fall into eight categories ranging from beachfront to over-water. Each villa has been carefully positioned to offer peace, comfort and privacy to guests. Home to the first fully-functional marina in the Maldives, due to its unique reef system, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa boasts an enviable dive spot close by. The resort offers a programme of wellness and sporting experiences (which hopefully in the future you would not need to pay for the non-motorized water sports activity), vast culinary offering, and one of the largest spas in the Maldives. Characterized by its intimate ambiance and remote location, the island resort stays true to its name and offers guests ‘a true hideaway’.
Where to eat?
Guests have a choice of taste-infusing cuisine at the resort which boasts a selection of culinary options, ranging from contemporary à la carte dining, to the entertaining art of Teppanyaki-style cooking and intimate destination dining – We were always the first at breakfast and it had the different stations, eggs, waffles, cold cuts, cereal and the Chinese food breakfast. (Huge market in the Maldives for the Chinese). If you are a fan of Indian food, the fusion Indian restaurant was one of our favorites.
Which room to stay in?
The villas are designed to create the impression of a floating paradise. Inspired by the exotic, unspoiled landscape of Dhonakulhi Island, the villas combine tropical tones with contemporary touches with local Maldivian influences. The overwater bungalows are a new addition to the resort. Stay at the Deluxe Ocean Villa with Molton Brown Brand amenities and a well stock of the mini bar and snacks. These villas also include 24hrs free private butler service. For the rest of the villas, private butler service is provided complimentary service across all of the villas at the resort.
Can kids come along?
Tender heart kids club is doing it’s very best to offer the best there is for kids at strating age of 3 years.
A variety of indoor and outdoor activities are arranged to keep the young guests
- Junior Certification Programme
- Painting and Drawing
- Crab Race
- Sandcastle making
- Dance Party
- Running Race
- Balloon Race
- Make your own Sandwich
- Musical Chairs
- Treasure Hunt
Tips for you
Wifi is available throughout the resort free of charge, also on the plus side, Saturday night’s final champions league game was aired and it made the supporters extremely happy!
Make sure you are well prepared for a 70 minute plane ride to the resort if you are traveling with kids.
For Further information and bookings, please contact