From the marine wonders of the stunning UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve within the Baa Atoll, to the paradisaical private island resorts and dreamy array of all-inclusive idylls, the mesmerising Maldives has a myriad of exclusive hideaways to discover…
Comprising more than twenty natural atolls sitting within the sparkling Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a most enviable destination for luxurious beach holidays. Sensational sunsets, endless hues of blue and glamorous resorts sit above a vibrant underwater playground — with signature cocktails, exotic cuisine and indulgent spas coming very much as standard. When not lazing beside the glistening lagoons, guests can savour deliciously-fresh seafood, sip refreshing fruit coolers, or be pampered with heavenly treatments in blissful spas.
Boasting endless appeal for divers, honeymooners, couples and families alike, the Maldives promises an inspiring stay for everyone. There are conveniently located family-friendly resorts, easily accessible by boat, Robinson Crusoe- style rustic island retreats, complete with tree houses, over-water floating palaces and perfectly polished designer resorts, to choose from. Whether your prefer a resort located a short speedboat ride away from Male, or a remote residence only accessible via seaplane, there is a sanctuary perfect for you.
A Designer Paradise In The Maldives
Choosing between an extensive and lavish beach villa, rustic tree-house, sumptuous suite or water-villa wonder, can be a challenge as there is a superlative choice of world-class, five-star offerings across the island chain. Keen snorkellers have vibrant house reefs to enjoy, whilst divers can explore dramatic drop-off points and an abundance of marine-life. Whether admiring dolphins at play within the ‘milk pond’ of the Baa Atoll, witnessing seasonal Whale Shark sightings and glorious Rays, often found in the more remote northern and southern located atolls, or sailing aboard the Four Seasons Explorer and cruising from one luxurious Four Seasons’ resort to another (Four Seasons Landaa Giravaru to Four Seasons Kuda Huraa) there is a myriad of ocean gems to discover.
“Days drift by, like the local Dhoni boats, and its easy to lose yourself in the shimmering shades of blue.”
For Eco-tourism and sustainable luxury, Soneva Fushi takes the crown — think culinary herb garden, recycled glass, rustic chic decor and stargazing and ‘back-to-nature. The glamorous One&Only Reethi Rah, on the other atoll, is every inch a manicured paradise, whilst Amilla Fushi is a contemporary treat filled with lagoon appeal and techie-touches. Whereas you can feel as geographically remote as you wish, the luxurious properties, impeccable service and incredible cuisine will have you feeling very much at home.
If pure relaxation is your reason d’etre for venturing to the mesmerising Maldives, then there is a bounty of sublime spas, signature cocktails and heavenly water villas, to aid the discovery of your inner peace. Sumptuous treatments and specialist wellbeing gurus are guaranteed to open your chakras, with colour therapy brightening your aura. Sophisticated havens, billowing beach cabanas and swinging cradles ensure you can sway and slumber, or elegantly siesta — whether in the sun or in the shade. During the evening, captivating beach cinemas, stylish beach lounging, or emotive lantern-lit, destination dinners are bound to capture your heart.
“Be pampered with heavenly treatments, in blissful spas.”
A luxury holiday allows guests to rejuvenate by escaping the confines of an office, dining alfresco, inhaling fragrant scents and allowing busy minds to aimlessly wander. Once you’ve found your tranquil hideaway, secret spot, or spiritual guru, you’re on the right path to re-cooping your energy levels, and just steps away from restoring your overall wellbeing. Meditation and massages aside, relaxing beside the ocean and soaking up the sunshine is one of life’s simple pleasures.
“Find a spa antidote, or beach remedy, to soothe your soul and induce a restful stay in an atoll of your choice.”
If you’re seeking a heavenly Maldivian escape, one guaranteed to provide an exotic elixir — then we have a spa antidote, or beach remedy to soothe your soul and induce a restful stay in an atoll of your choice. Whether you wish to disconnect from work, re-connect with loved ones, or rediscover your inner-self, there is a heavenly haven or serene sanctuary designed to restore your energy levels and knead away your stress levels. Simply delve into the blue and discover your perfect resort.
To discover your preferred Indian Ocean idyll, or to book your place in paradise, please call our Travel Consultants on 01244 897 578 or visit our website elegantresorts.co.uk