You know you are in a tropical paradise the moment your plane begins the descent to the Maldives’ capital island of Malé: the islands lie below you like emerald gems set in white gold. The runway is surrounded on all sides by the ocean and it is by seaplane that you fly on to Milaidhoo, a 35-minute flight to a perfect tiny island in Baa Atoll, with glistening white-sand beaches surrounded by coral reefs and lagoons in a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.
At Milaidhoo island, a superb, pristine five-star boutique resort, nothing will get in the way of your unrestrained relaxation and recuperation in the heart of Nature, in the heart of a Unesco biosphere reserve. This is all about sophisticated understatement, the natural elements, and stylish switching-off. Young children are not allowed, and neither are selfie-sticks and drones. Low-key barefoot bliss with fine dining, spa treatments and lagoon living are, however, high on the agenda.
Your large private villa awaits, standing on stilts above the crystal clear waters, or on the beach. These villas are sublime. Blending contemporary and Maldivian style in a natural harmony of wooden interiors with a breezy indoor-outdoor feel, each boasts private luxury living surrounded by the warm lagoon. In a Water Pool Villa you will have your own sundeck and large freshwater infinity pool, allowing you to live by the water’s edge so you can sunbathe, swim and dive at will—and the pristine coral reef is just yards away. You will have amazing ocean views from every angle—including down into the ocean, so you can watch colourful tropical fish swimming below as you sip your Maldive Lady cocktails.
With just 50 of these luxurious villas, including Beach Pool Villas, the larger Beach Residences and the magnificent Ocean Residence, you will have a piece of paradise all to yourself. Not surprisingly in this water-locked Maldivian world, fresh fish features highly on menus, and already Milaidhoo is renowned for its fine cuisine. You can choose from four restaurants and bars, including the spectacular Ba’theli, which serves delicious and innovative fine dining in one of the world’s most desirable locations: two Maldivian boats moored in the blue lagoon. Among the other first-class dining options: the Shoreline Grill by the water’s edge and another, Ocean, for breakfast and light meals. And for private perfection you can arrange dining in your villa, served by your own butler and sommelier—or eat a midnight feast beneath the brilliant star-studded sky.
As to the Serenity Spa, it is seventh heaven. The sound of lapping waves and the beauty of the sweeping views create their own relaxation. Natural therapies from across the world are on offer to rejuvenate the senses, calm the spirit and uplift the mind—from simple relaxation to detox and de-stress treatments, dietary advice, physical activities and hands-on therapy.
A stay at Milaidhoo Island offers a thousand ways of doing nothing, but for those seeking something energetic the focus is the wide blue ocean. Nearby Hanifaru Bay is world famous for manta ray, among other marine live. A snorkelling, diving or sailing expedition, especially in the company of the resident marine biologist, is likely to be as instructive as it is beautiful.
Or join a Maldivian fisherman and see how the locals do things. Of course you can also experience this wonderful underwater world by stepping out of your villa and jumping into the sea. And to all these pleasures, add the Maldivian people. This independent nation is a melting pot of Arabs and Africans, Indians and Malays, whose natural grace and easy charm make them perfect hosts. Paradise holidays do not get much more perfect than this.
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Milaidhoo Island Maldives