Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Dhonakulhi Island, Haa Alifu Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean OF ALL the exotic islands under the sun, the Maldives are the par- adise isles of our dreams. More than a thousand perfect ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atolls are scattered across 35,000 square miles of warm, crystal-clear blue waters in the Indian Ocean, and guests are invit- ed to live as close to the water and the natural world as they desire. With so many islands to choose from, the question is, Where to stay? Our travel editors have selected an award-winning five-star resort for those who like their unadulterated tropical-island bliss to come with space and style—and also plenty of action. Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is the only island in the Maldives to have a marina, for example, and it combines the peace and tran- quility of overwater pool villas jutting out into the ocean with all manner of water sports, including fishing, kitesurfing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, motor-boating, tennis, basketball, and of course snorkelling and diving to explore the reef and lagoon. Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa lies in Haa Alif, one of the north- ern atolls, an island which really is hidden away. A white-sand, palm-fringed crescent 1.5km long, protected by a double reef run- ning the length of the island, yards from the beach, this is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. It is a haven of 103 large thatched overwater villas and beach villas which, because of its size and lay- out has the knack of remaining tranquil even when fully occupied. There are 10 villa categories, four excellent restaurants with wide- ranging cooking styles, and a full-service Spa and Beauty Palace. ¶ Read the full feature on countryclubuk.com and call 020 7399 2960 for full details and to check availability and best Club rates for your dates. Our Members can save up to 60% off rack rates. Hideaway,Maldives 192