10 Reasons You Should Add Waldorf Astoria Maldives to Your 2024 Bucket List

10 Reasons to Visit Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

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Updated December, 2023

With truly outstanding beaches and the utmost in luxury resorts, the Maldives is the ultimate experience, and the perfect getaway to escape to dream island paradise right. You won’t have to walk far to find one of the most luxurious world class hotels in the Maldives. If you want to experience the real Maldives with crystal blue waters and stunning white sand beaches this is the perfect resort.

With a legacy that defines luxury hospitality the Waldorf Astoria brand is without a doubt one of world's grandest and most storied hotels and Ithaafushi in the Maldives is not exception. From luxurious beach and over-water residences to michelin star dining options and an impeccable service, check in to this ultra-luxurious resort that truly immerse you in your destination. Popular with the rich and famous it is also one of the top-rated luxury resort throughout the whole Maldives!

1 Excellent location

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Located in South Male Atoll, your luxurious getaway spans three islands that are accessible by a short 30-minute luxury yacht ride from the Maldives main Velana International Airport, Male. The transfer is also an top-notch experience in style you feel like you’re A-list celebrity en route to your own private island.

2 World-class accommodation

With an extra health & safety measures the Waldorf Astoria Maldives has 138 beach and overwater villas in three categories, ranging from one to three bedroom villas and a four-bedroom presidential suite, carefully positioned to guarantee exclusivity and privacy for the globetrotters while providing them with unsurpassed views of the ocean. Each private enclave is equipped with a private outdoor pool, jacuzzi and lounge deck area with usual five-star amenities.

Jetsetters seeking the ultimate in indulgence can either go for one of the Stella Maris Ocean Villas that are accessible only by boat and come with chef’s service and a hot tub or, if they really want to treat themselves, secure use of the Ithaafushi Private Island with its own two-bedroom overwater villa and three-bedroom beach villa along with a personal concierge team, dedicated chef, spa, an entertainment centre and five swimming pools.

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3 Gourmet food

Underwater Dining

There are numerous food and beverage offerings that cater to a diverse culinary palette able to satisfy everyone foodies. From al fresco starred venues overlooking shimmering pools to incredible sunset views, the resort boasts a total of 11 exceptional, world-class dining options with culinary excellence and innovation that pleases every palate — the variety of which is a first in the Maldives. Read more

4 Luxury Spa

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

The Waldorf Astoria Spa is an oasis of serenity and blissful indulgence to equilibrium in body, mind and soul. Delivering customized wellness solutions with a personalized approach, treatments are focused on three goals: relaxing, rebalancing and results where Maldivian nature itself is the source of inspiration this paradise in the Indian Ocean.

The Spa sanctuary is nestled in the botanical gardens of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, offering an exclusive escape from the noise of everyday life with luxurious holistic treatments and exercise programmes in the company of friends, family, or romantic SPA-dates in the Maldives.

5 Great for Family Holiday

Piano Deck at Baros Maldives

In addition to comfortable and spacious family accommodation with direct access to the sandy white beaches or turquoise waters and house reef snorkeling, favorite children's food in F&B outlets and fun experiences for whole family, young vip-guests can discover endless fun and educational activities at Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park.

The Waldorf Young Discovery Park features a thrilling water recreation area catered to kids and teens, while enriching activities will capture their imagination and thrill their minds for their very own Maldivian experience.

6 Favorite with Celebs

Piano Deck at Baros Maldives

Famous for their picture-perfect beaches, crystal-clear waters and of course the most luxurious resorts in the world the Maldives has been celebrity favorite for a very long time now. Today a newly Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is on a must-visit list of almost all kinds of super-stars and A-listers. From Hollywood celebrities to world famous athletes to the Bollywood stars, everyone dreams to experience to an exclusive 5-star resort, for a romantic or family vacation.

Emily Ratajkowski, Serena Williams and husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, DJ Snake , Dustin Martin, Gerard Piqué and Shakira, Alessandra Ambrosio besides other celebs have already been there.

7 Water Sport Activities to Enjoy

Dream Island Experience at Hurawalhi Island Resort

Whether you are a family with kids or a group of friends, water sports activities will allow you to explore the Maldives, covering both sea and air. With a vast blue lagoon, one of the most beautiful in the Maldives, Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi offers the idyllic setting for a range of exciting recreation and watersport activities. Enjoy a blast of fun with the watersports featuring myriads of activities to suit all age groups and interests. Experience spectacular views of the resort and nearby reefs by parasailing high above the sea or ride the Seabob underwater scooter. As for non-motorized water sports you can get your hands on windsurfing, catamaran sailing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Read more

8 Personalized Service

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As for Hilton's service - Experience True Waldorf Astoria Service personalized to your every wish. From the minute you stepped out into the Male airport arrival hall until you left, expect encountered nothing but exceptional service. Your Personal Concierge (a butler) will take care of all your needs during your stay, from the making of dining reservations to facilitating arrangements for water sport activities and excursions. Every staff member are genuinely helpful and friendly.

9 Ultimate Underwater Adventures

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The Maldives boasts of world-class diving with thrilling fish life. There’s an array of exciting dive sites waiting to be explored just a only stone’s throw from where you are now. They include submerged shipwrecks, colourful coral reefs, caves, thilas and manta ray cleaning stations.

To discover an untouched scenery in balmy waters with outstanding visibility in the South Male atoll head to Waldorf Astoria dive center water sports center. The diving and snorkelling experiences including PADI courses offer exhilarating activities for complete novices as well as certified divers. Explore the house reef of the islands with mask and snorkel and swim with schools of vivid reef fish.

10 State of the Art facilities

The Most Romantic pool

Do not miss the chance to take advantage of world-class facilities for all ages. With Waldorf's Astoria extensive array of unique amenities, your personalized stay can be everything you've imagined.

All of the luxurious villas feature uber exclusive designer interiors, haute couture styling with fabulous artsy features and a high-end technology, including 65-inch HDTVs and sound systems provide in-villa entertainment, 24-hour in-villa dining, hammocks, as well as minibars and tea/coffee.

Spoil yourself and delight friends back home with gifts from the resort's curated boutique. Other thoughtful amenities include: pools with cabanas and a resident DJ with live music, 24-hour fitness center, hard-surface tennis court, babysitting, personal trainer referrals, bicycle rentals to explore the island, and of course a concierge who knows more than Google.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Huvafen Fushi water villa

Best Experience:   Over-water Villas, for couples and families, Service, Spa, Beaches, Gourmet Dining, Activities

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an exclusive 5-star resort that's bringing a “next level” to the luxury holiday experience in the Maldives. Opened July 1st 2019, the resort raises the bar in modern luxury travel catering to the individual needs of its discerning guests. Read Full Review

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