Romance, Raw Beauty and Sense of Place – Milaidhoo Island
In the heart OF the UNESCO World Biosphere Baa Atoll, Milaidhoo Island Maldives is not just another five-star resort, Their philosophy of reinvented luxury starts from the very beginning: the boutique resort thinks of its guests as storywriters, crafting their dream holiday.
The aim is to create a place where guests feel like they belong. Service from everyone including your island host, who is on hand to ensure every detail of the stay is perfect, is tip top but always friendly, in line with the resort’s “barefoot informality” ethos. Above all, Milaidhoo offers a taste of the true Maldives, opening doors to Maldivian culture and unique experiences.
Opened in November 2016, Milaidhoo has its own corat reef, which completely circles the island and is noted as an outstanding snorkelling and diving site.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Milaidhoo has just 50 thatched-roof villas, designed by a local architect and made by master craftsmen. Spacious and bright, each has a private freshwater pool on the sundeck and opens up 180 degrees to allow the natural beauty of the island into the villa. The room rate includes wi-fi, laundry, movies-on-demand, snorkelling equipment and in-villa treats such as a bottle of champagne and fruit basket on arrival, and evening turn-down with gourmet snacks. Toiletries are full-sized from the ultra-luxurious Acqua Di Parma.
The over-water Serenity Spa is all natural and organic, using the power of plants from famous British brand Elemis and innovative African brand Thera Naka. Sports include yoga, sailing, catamarans, kayaks, a 24-hour gym, yacht trips, dolphin cruises, whale shark spotting, manta ray watching, conservation activities with the resident marine biologist, diving, snorkelling, and an open-air infinity pool. Guests don’t just go fishing, but go out on a local boat with Maldivian fishermen and help bring in the days catch.
Food lovers will enjoy the Milaidhoo Gourmet dine-around meat plan offering daily breakfast, lunch and dinner plus all drinks including premium alcohol and wine. In the three wonderful restaurants, no shoes are required. Ever. The signature restaurant, Ba’theli, is on three replica wooden boats, and its menu is inspired by the spice trade routes when, 5,000 years ago, local-made cargo boats sailed the archipelago spreading knowledge about different lands, their customs and cuisine. Dine on the ‘deck’ underneath starry skies or in the ‘cabin’ of the boat and watch sea- life below through glass floors.
Milaidhoo is tailor-made for couples, with no children under the age of nine allowed on the island. The Perfect Honeymoon package includes romantic dinners, spa treatments and even a star in the night sky named after them-certainly not your average holiday souvenir.