Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers a Restorative Retreat Designed At One With Nature
Maldives Luxury Guide
11 June, 2022
As is the hallmark of every Alila resort, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is seamlessly designed in harmony with the environment, preserving the extraordinary natural beauty of the destination while creating understated, sophisticated spaces for guests to unwind.
Located on the island of Kothaifaru in the scenic Raa Atoll, the all-pool-villa resort’s modern minimalist architecture was designed by Singapore-based Studiogoto, which took its cue from the island’s flat topography to create an environment that feels completely at one with nature.
The resort’s landscape-oriented design unfolds in terraced layers integrated into the natural surroundings to preserve a sense of intimacy and provide total privacy for each of the 80 beach and water villas while being open to awe-inspiring views.
Against the quiet backdrop of the island’s lush vegetation, the low-rise pavilions and villas cascade gradually, creating the experience of living in a garden and looking out towards the ocean. Among the resort’s most distinctive features is the tranquil treetop spa, whose elevation amidst the leafy canopy provides natural privacy screening for guests in the spa suites.
Bold architecture with clean lines contrasted with soft natural materials, cultural motifs and organic forms, as well as the balance between intimate and open-air spaces, result in spa-inspired environments that promote relaxation and draw on the restorative powers of nature. Light tones of timber and sand combine with black elements to create a calming yet contemporary palette.
Perched above the turquoise lagoon in a spiral arrangement, the water villas offer a panoramic experience of the ocean with wide floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the open-concept bedroom and living area. Guests can also soak in the ocean view from the infinity pool and sun deck and the indulgent sanctuary of the bathroom, and opt for villas that afford a sunrise or sunset view for another level of incredible.
Guests staying in the beach villas can enjoy the sensation of walking along a forest path as the entrance to the villas is totally concealed by lush greenery, heightening the sense of peaceful seclusion. The villas feature a separate bedroom and living room, and an open-air bathroom in a garden court setting.
At Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, simplicity, sustainability and the physical connections to the natural environment create space for guests to breathe, reflect and be restored.
Third Night On Us!
From now until 31 July 2022, guests can enjoy a complimentary third night with every two paid consecutive nights, inclusive of breakfast, daily afternoon tea, snorkelling equipment and more. For reservations, please email: [email protected]
The resort is now open with Beach Villas and offering an array of recreational services and amenities including water sports and marine excursions, kids’ club activities, spa treatments and a 24-hour fitness center.
Guests can enjoy all-day dining at our main restaurant, Seasalt; refreshing cocktails & wine at Mirus Bar; comfort food beachside at Pibati; and 24-hour private in-villa dining. Umami and Yakitori Bar will be opening in late May 2022.
Construction is in progress in limited areas and is slated to be completed by June 30, 2022; meantime, intermittent noise will be expected between 8AM and 5PM.
Immersive Culinary Journeys
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers a delightful variety of culinary experiences including:
- Seasalt, the resort’s beachside all-day dining restaurant with an ocean view, serves coastal Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern influences. Not to be missed are the restaurant’s signature salt-baked fish dishes.
- A spectacular Maldivian sunset alongside a refreshing selection of cocktails at Mirus Bar inspired by the region’s former spice trade routes and concocted with ingredients from the resort’s own herb garden.
- Umami offers Japanese-inspired menus prepared in a teppan theatre with a premium selection of organically grown vegetables, Wagyu beef and sustainably sourced fish and seafood. The adjourning Yakitori Bar is the place to be to indulge in sundowners, from Asian-inspired craft cocktails and mocktails to fine Japanese sakes and spirits, amidst delicious smoky aromas from a robata grill.
- Pibati Café provides light bites and comfort food that are convenient for grab-and-go en route to an excursion.
- Guests dreaming of an ultimate castaway experience can set sail in a traditional Maldivian dhoni on a two to three-hour journey around the Raa Atoll before returning to the resort’s private sandbank, The Shack, a secluded spot for a gourmet picnic, a sunset barbecue or a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars.
Haven for Relaxation
Nestled just above the treetops, Spa Alila features four double treatment suites, all with a private bathroom, shower and a floor-to-ceiling window with verdant views. Guests can indulge in rejuvenating treatments and beauty rituals that put a contemporary spin on ancient healing techniques and draw on the benefits of natural ingredients. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary daily yoga session in a tranquil outdoor space within the spa. The resort also offers a 24-hour fitness centre and a beachfront infinity pool.
A wide range of water activities and excursions organised through the expert marine guides at the resort’s Water Sports and Dive Center are also available while Play Alila, a dedicated play and learning space for young guests will keep them entertained with toys, games and fun, supervised indoor and outdoor activities.
From barefoot chic to elegant sophistication, couples can tie the knot or renew their vows with an enchanting celebration set in tropical splendour, whether on a pristine palm-fringed beach with the glistening ocean as a backdrop or on the private sandbank at sunset followed by a bespoke dinner under the stars.
An Evening to Remember
On May 12, 2022, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives commemorated its official opening with an intimate celebration attended by the resort’s key business partners. The event was hosted by Laith Pharaon, Chief Executive Officer of Orca Holding and graced by Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, Minister of Tourism – Republic of Maldives. On behalf of Ballentine Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Orca Holding, Laith Pharaon thanked all key business partners, the Maldivian government and all hotel team members for their unending support in bringing Alila Kothaifaru Maldives to life.
“We are honoured to welcome guests to one of the world’s most blissful destinations and we look forward to sharing with them the awe-inspiring nature that surrounds us,” said Alexandre Glauser, general manager, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives. “Here at our all-pool-villa sanctuary, guests can unwind in peaceful seclusion with charming views while our gracious hosts deliver personalised experiences leading to unique moments and treasured memories.”
Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.
For more information about Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, please visit: alilahotels.com/kothaifaru-maldives.
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