Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Best Luxury Resorts in the Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Best Luxury Resorts in the Maldives

July, 2019

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 5-star resort raises the bar in modern luxury travel catering to the individual needs of its discerning guests.

Spanning across three islands in the South Male Atoll, the breathtaking new resort is surrounded by a crystal clear water lagoon, which will play home to spectacular underwater life. Meaning “Pearl” in Dhivehi the resort will offer global travellers 138 luxuriously appointed villas in an inspirational setting, complemented by the iconic True Waldorf Service experience. Additionally, the resort will feature 10 truly unique dining experiences, including an unforgettable treetop restaurant boasting stunning views. An exclusive yet serene Spa and Wellness Centre, a wide array of water sports as well as extensive facilities for junior guests will also feature within the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

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The resort, to be run under one of two luxury brands in Hilton’s portfolio, will span three islands in South Male Atoll that are accessible by a short 20-minute yacht ride from the Maldives main Velana International Airport. Exit Airport terminal, walk distance of 100 meters to the jetty.


The resort will have 138 beach and overwater villas, ranging from one to three bedroom villas and a four-bedroom presidential suite, carefully positioned to guarantee exclusivity and privacy for the guests while providing them with unsurpassed views of the ocean. Each villa will be equipped with a private outdoor pool, jacuzzi and lounge deck area with usual five-star amenities.

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The simple thatched roofed villas may appear simple on the outside, but on the inside they will be decked with luxurious interior furnishing and will come with branded amenities. Some overwater villas will also have spectacular glass flooring for breathtaking views of the lagoon below. DOWNLOAD RESORT MAP

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Dining and Wining

There will be numerous food and beverage offerings that cater to a diverse culinary palette.

The elevated Terra will offer a tree house dining experience, while private dining options will be available at the cave-like Rock with wine cellar below. Mahal will feature modern Arabic cuisine and Chinoise will have a contemporary Chinese menu. The Glow Organic restaurant will be the ultimate choice of those looking for healthier dining options. The laid-back atmosphere of Amber, the resort's beach bar, will be perfect for guests to relax and enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set over the horizon.

The Ledge by Dave Pynt at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is the culinary mastermind behind Singapore’s Burnt Ends restaurant, which has been awarded one Michelin star and most recently ranked #10 on the San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2019. The Ledge has Dave Pynt’s signature custom-built four-ton dual cavity oven and elevation grills fired by sustainable Jarrah wood – enabling the use of various techniques including smoking, slow roasting, hot roasting, baking and grilling.

For healthier dining option the “Glow Organic” restaurant is the choice. The laid back atmosphere of “Amber”, the resort’s beach champagne bar where guests can relax on the beach and enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set over the horizon.

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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.

Activities & Pampering

Take advantage of world-class facilities for all ages. With an extensive array of unique amenities, your personalized stay can be everything you've imagined.

Explore the wonders of the Maldives with its backdrop of azure skies and the endless blue of the Indian Ocean. Step from the resort's white sand beaches into the water and to the private reef, where fascinating marine life is waiting to be explored. Choose from an array of water sports and activities such as fishing, sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing and snorkelling

With an area of approximately 2,000 square metres, the resort's spa will offer both indoor and outdoor facilities, including an extensive outdoor bathing circuit. Other facilities at the spa will include two single treatment rooms, four double treatment rooms, a VIP spa suite, a Hammam suite, four resting pavilions, a vitality pool, a beauty salon, and an indoor and outdoor mind and body studio. A gym, an outdoor fitness centre, aqua spinning classes and an overwater yoga platform will complement the spa's offerings.

Spoil yourself and delight friends back home with gifts from the resort's curated boutique. Other thoughtful amenities include 24-hour in-room dining, Personal Concierge service, babysitting services, and bicycle rentals to explore the island.

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