WALDORF ASTORIA MALDIVES | FLASH SALE | LUXURY HIDEAWAY

Fancy a short break in a luxurious & refined Hideaway? If you have a week to spare before the end of the year you could visit the luxurious island resort of Ithaafushi, which is offering a special Flash Sale of up to a 25% discount on their normal accommodation prices. In addition to the discounted prices if you book for a stay in between now & 16th December 2019 you will also receive a complimentary Yacht Transfers and a free upgrade to Half Board Dine Around, which Includes Breakfast & Buffet Dinner at Tasting Table or you could book a three course Dinner a-la-carte at any of the resort’s other restaurants apart from Peacock Alley & Tangled.

Offer is valid for
All One Bedroom Overwater & Reef Villa Categories please inquire for more details and to check availability.

Reef Villa with Pool
Relax your mind and awaken your senses in these wonderfully spacious villas featuring the splendour of the Madivian beauty. As a new dawn shines radiant light through floor-to-ceiling windows you can step out from your comfortable king-sized signature Waldorf Astoria bed & take in the panoramic views of the ocean just outside the sliding doors. The decadent bathroom contains double vanities, a soaking tub and  both indoor and outdoor showers. The wooden deck outside the villa offers relaxation and mystery with direct access to the Ocean & Snorkeling.

One Bedroom Villa |  Private Infinity Pool | Sundeck | Ocean View |  Overwater Hammock | Dining Gazebo | Sun Loungers | Shaded Daybed |  Signature Bed | Complimentary Pillow Menu | 400 Thread Count Sheets | Blackout Curtains l 24 Hour Housekeeping | Safe | Bathroom Amenities | Soaking Tub | Indoor & Outdoor shower | Coffee Maker | Convenient Electrical Outlets | Air Conditioning | Bathrobe | Bathroom Slippers 

Reethi Faru Resort

Reethi Faru Resort, a stunning lush tropical heaven with white sandy beaches, easily yielding to green shallow waters around the reef that merge with the infinite blue ocean. Located on the island of Filaidhoo in Raa Atoll, you can reach this island by a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight with a stunning aerial view of the Maldivian thousand isles or simply take a 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo followed by a 40-minute speed boat ride to the island.

Reethi Faru Resort has a total of 145 villas and suites. The Villas and suites are built using recycled-solar brick made from recycled soil, bio consciously treated sustainable teak from Indonesia and lacquer work and ceramics from region.

Experience the amazing wine & dining options at the Reethi Faru.  A myriad gastronomic experiences spread throughout the island among six restaurants and six bars, offering delicious delicacies, savory aroma and excellent wines.

Revitalize at the Reethi Faru’s Coconut Spa. Designed to provide you a tranquil ambience with comfortable interiors and rejuvenation at its finest. At the spa they emphasis on rebalancing through warm rituals that detoxify your whole body, and make sure you’ll remember the experience forever.

The many activities at Reethi Faru Resort will keep your cravings for joy and relaxation satisfied throughout the stay. Activities range from diving, snorkeling and water paddling etc. You can also maintain your fitness regime at the ‘Country Club in Paradise’ which offers equipped gym and yoga facility.

With a focus on sustainable luxury, the resort invites you to co-share its vision of being the guardian of the island. Enjoy the sun, sand and sea by experiencing the warm hospitality of Reethi Faru during your visit.

Sun Aqua Iru Veli

Sun Aqua iru veli is a unique, high-class resort in the Maldives. A tropical heaven and a place to have fun, in complete intimacy. Located just a 40 minutes’ seaplane ride away from Velana International Aiport. Sun Aqua Iru Veli is set within its own lagoon in South Nilandhe Atoll (also known as Dhaalu Atoll). The pure, uncluttered white sandy beach surrounded by softly sweeping palms and luxurious tropical floras, Sun Aqua Irus Veli is one of the most beautiful islands in the whole atoll.

Sun Aqua Iru Veli’s beach and overwater suites offer a wide range of in-room amenities and everything you need at hand.

While at the resort, you can pick from six well-appointed bars and restaurants around the property. Tease your taste buds with an array of fresh flavors and culinary flair- with delightful food inspired by traditional Maldivian and modern international dining. The property is also home to a world-class wine cellar.

Activities and water sports range from table tennis, table games, Jet Skiing and Sailing etc. Explore the island’s house reef at ease by snorkeling straight from the beach and discover the underwater metropolis of tropical fish and amazing coral gardens.

Relax, unwind and rejuvenate at Sun Aqua Iru Veli, where some of the world’s most exceptional natural beauty surrounds you. Experience the best Spa care from Iru Veli and see how it feels to be truly rested.

Soak into the spectacularly decadent five-star experience of Iru Veli without a single care in the world. With its pristine beaches, stunning lagoon and un-spoilt natural splendor, this is the heaven on earth you’ve been searching for.

Dhigali Maldives

Dhigali Maldives, a pure Maldivian bliss. Located in Raa Atoll North Province, a luxury hideaway, ringed by coral and kissed by the sun. featured with both on land and over water villas. Promising unforgettable sights of the crystal blue lagoon. Set your foot on dhigali to have the most memorable adventure. Let your worries fade and have an escape in a paradise of pure white sand beaches. Explore the underwater adventure and swim with the fishes.

By a 45-minute ride by seaplane from velaana international airport you can reach dhigali Maldives. Your chance to pamper your self awaits. Take advantage of day beds within the natural greenery offering indigenous therapies and healing traditions to fully rejuvenate yourlsef.

Mookai Hotel

Mookai Hotel is just a few minutes away from the airport ferry terminal Mookai Hotel is an ideal choice for business travelers and tourists visiting the bustling city of Malé. With luxury Penthouse suites overlooking the city and the seascapes, fully equipped apartments and superior rooms, the hotel comes with a variety of attractive facilities like a rooftop swimming pool, whirl pool and jacuzzi set alongside a tropical terrace garden.

Spacious apartments and superior rooms, all fully air-conditioned, with free WiFi and equipped with modern amenities to make your stay in the city a more rewarding experience. With private balconies overlooking the ocean and the city, all rooms are well furnished and warmly designed.

Dining for hotel’s guests arranged by Kam Hotel, just across the street. You can order room service from Kam or just drop by for a sumptuous meal or leisurely coffee.

Kam Restaurant is loved both by locals and visitors for its excellent food, and especially popular lunch buffer. HACCP standard certified and featuring a well-rounded multi-cuisine menu, you will find both the food and environment and welcoming experience.

Kandolhu Maldives tops even further their highest restaurant-to- room-ratio with new outlet ‘Ata-Roa’

Renowned as a stylish small resort with only 30 villas, Kandolhu Maldives strives to continually innovate with fresh ideas, ideal for their ever-growing repeat guest following and new visitors alike.

This month Kandolhu Maldives are very proud to announce the opening of its 5th outlet “Ata-Roa”, serving up Mexico and Peru’s best street food. The menu is straightforward, simple and light, with classic and unique takes on ceviche and tacos on offer. Due credit goes to Executive Chef, Mickaël Farina whose recent trek across South America last year helped develop the concept of mouth-watering dishes being served.

Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 12 pm to 4 pm, Ata-Roa has a strong emphasis on intimate service and authentic execution using the finest ingredients with focus on local. It is located on the Noovilu Sports jetty; guests are invited to sit down grill-side to watch their food being prepared by the skilled team whilst enjoying a gentle sea breeze and beautiful ocean views, or grab their selections take-out style and head back to their villa to enjoy. All is perfectly paired with Mexican beer and craft mescal and pisco cocktails.

Kandolhu TacoShack
Ata-Roa draws inspiration from the “Day of the Dead” Mexican traditions, and Peruvian Nazca lines

The design and branding of Ata-Roa draws inspiration from the “Day of the Dead” Mexican traditions, and Peruvian Nazca lines, which add an additional level of authenticity and is already receiving wide acclaim from guests. The space will also be used as a pop-up location for various food-related events, including Spanish wine and Basque pintxo nights, and exclusive degustations with Chef Mickaël.

Two Michelin-starred chef Johannes King to host exclusive dinners at Niyama

German chef Johannes King jets into Niyama to host two exclusive five-course dinners. Owner of the Michelin-starred Söl’ring Hof, Chef Johannes will serve modern European cuisine paired with a selection of wines in a stunning setting 500m out in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Chef Johannes began his career at the prestigious Franz Keller restaurant in Cologne specializing in French nouvelle cuisine. He then trained under master pastry chef Karl Schumacher at Vienna’s Konditorei Oberlaa, perfecting the traditional desserts for which the café is renowned. Chef Johannes relocated to Berlin to work at Henri Levy’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Maître, then joined the culinary team at the InterContinental in the upscale Tiergarten area.

Chef Johannes found his passion for fresh, seasonal, locally sourced dishes at Hôtel de la Poste on the Côte D’Or, known for its regional Burgundian cuisine. His experience here inspired him to open his own destination restaurant in 2000. Söl’ring Hof on the island of Sylt commands two Michelin stars and 17 Gault Millau points. Gourmands from far and wide have made the pilgrimage to the island to taste Chef Johannes’ modern textures and light flavors in a surreal landscape.

For two evenings only, on 29 January and 2 February 2018, Chef Johannes will bring the cuisine of Söl’ring Hof to Niyama’s Edge. Edge is a modern, fine dining paradise accessible only by speedboat. Set out over the lagoon tinged with the hues of sunset, Edge offers wrap-around seating under a billowing white canopy and sits above the Maldives’ only underwater playground, SubSix. Across Niyama’s two islands, Play and Chill, guests are treated to one-of-a-kind epicurean adventures, from Asian avant-garde cuisine in the treetops to South American barbeque deep in the jungle.

Celebrate love at Kurumba Maldives

Love romance? Get some extra in Kurumba Maldives on Valentine’s 2018, a day about romance and remembering the moments. Set on a tropical Maldivian island in the middle of Indian Ocean, the resort offers a range of experiences to explore hand in hand with your loved one.

Special decorations in the main area to set the mood for your celebration and creative “love” cocktails in bars. A day at the spa, with unique Maldivian healing treatments, romantic outdoor couple massages next to the sparkling ocean or Valentine’s chocolate flavored specials, designed for the occasion.

Treat yourself to an exclusive 5-course dinner served in Kurumba’s signature dining outlet – Thila restaurant. All courses are paired with fine wines selected by our sommelier. A true love and gastronomic journey in Kurumba Maldives to share between the two of you while wondering at the stars.

Our Italian restaurant Isola will also have on offer an exceptional 3-course dinner menu carefully designed by our Executive Chef, especially for the occasion.

Other holiday’s specials include romantic champagne and chocolate coated fruit delivery service from In Villa Dining, or dreamy Arabic night in Fez, Kurumba’s famous shisha lounge, with colourful after dinner cocktails and the fruity smoke from your shisha.

Special accommodation deals for the period include the Romantic Gateway package offering a seamless escape to the resort with a few extras to enjoy, such as a Balinese massage at Veli Spa for a couple and relaxing Sunset Cruise in search of wild dolphins while viewing the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.

Join us this Valentine’s Day to celebrate life and love through the true Maldivian island experience.

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed.

About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the Maldives.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

Our Maldives resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Jumeirah Vittaveli introduces first Ice Rink in the Maldives

Jumeirah Vittaveli brings a new first to the Maldives this festive season with the opening of the destination’s first ice rink. The rink allows guests to be carried away into a small winter wonderland of their own while being enveloped by the warmth of the tropics.

An experience unlike any other, guests can take a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, then step off the white sandy beaches and into a pair of skates to glide over the resort’s glistening ice skating rink. Launching shortly before Christmas, the ice rink adds a little more magic to this already enchanting season.

General Manager Amit Majumder comments: “The ice rink is a perfect expression of our goal to always wow guests. We have many guests who keep coming back to us and I often hear that one of the reasons for their returns is that they love to be surprised by our updates and developments each time they come. Apart from the ice rink, we have some exciting changes in our rooms and dining outlets upcoming, which we will announce in the near future.”

In its quest to constantly surprise guests, the resort management has found a way to transport winter cheer into a tropical climate while still adhering to their core sustainability beliefs as a Green Globe certified property. The ice rink has been built in partnership with Glice®, a company that manufactures artificial ice plates. Glice® offers ice skating indoor and outdoor anytime and in any climate conditions. Contrary to a conventional ice skating rink, a complex molecular technology makes Glice® synthetic ice rinks function entirely without water and at a zero-energy level.

Jumeirah Vittaveli’s festive season will be celebrated with a carnival around the globe theme this year. Guests will enjoy lavish gala dinners at Samsara Beach, live bands and dance troupes, Santa Claus will visit on Christmas Day, and December 31 will see a vibrant New Year’s party including DJ, fire dance, and fireworks.

The full programme of Jumeirah Vittaveli’s festive activities is available here.

Six Senses Laamu opens new dive center: Deep Blue Divers

Six Senses Laamu is pleased to announce the opening of new dive center – Deep Blue Divers – owned and operated by the resort. By creating Deep Blue Divers, the resort will offer guests premier diving experiences in the lively and colorful reefs surrounding the resort and at the same time focus on enhancing guest awareness, appreciation and understanding of the marine environment.

The international team at Deep Blue Divers is staffed by 10 dive instructors and divemasters who can speak a total of 10 languages and who offer PADI courses and guide daily dive trips. The dive center is certified by PADI and has received the PADI Green Star Award from its first month of operation. Deep Blue Divers has also partnered with Project Aware who has listed them as 100% AWARE. Both these recognitions have followed the dive center’s commitment to marine conservation and sustainable dive practices, which include the protection of marine life, no anchoring of boats, sustainable cleaning products and continuous support to the Resident Marine team and to the research of the onsite team of the Manta Trust and the Blue Foundation.

Snorkeling equipment, including masks, fins and snorkels, is offered to all guests on a complimentary basis. The house reef is the most popular spot for snorkelers, as they can explore its busy marine life. Guests can also enter the water off the stairs of the Chill Bar and follow the reef slope.

The resort is surrounded by a large variety of coral reefs to which guests can dive, based on their level of dive experience. For beginners the House Reef is beautifully sloping with three pinnacles standing just a few meters away, and is home to the resident Green turtles and many colorful reef fish. Inner reefs are a 10 to 20-minute boat ride away and each has its own unique features such as black coral walls, caves and anemone gardens. In the outer reefs, divers can cruise or drift along loping reef walls where friendly reef sharks and turtles usually pass by. The larger marine life, such as grey reef sharks, eagle rays, huge schools of snappers, and barracudas reside in the channels. At Manta Point (also known as Hithadhoo Corner), there is a manta ray cleaning station just five minutes away from the resort. Here guests can observe the resident manta ray population all year round, along with reef sharks, turtles and a huge diversity of marine life. Both the channel and the Manta Point dives are recommended for experienced divers only.

For those who wish to learn how to dive with Deep Blue Divers, the dive center offers PADI courses and Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster certification. For younger adventurers who would like to explore the secrets and beauty of the underwater world the Bubblemaker course is available for children between eight and 10 years, while the Discover Scuba Diving course is for children from 10 years and above. A Nitrox speciality course along with a set of specific courses is also available such as the Manta Trust Specialty course, the Turtle and the Maldivian Shark and Ray course. For these courses, aside from diving, guests can learn more about these marine critters and how to protect them.

Marteyne van Well, general manager of Six Senses Laamu says, “Deep Blue Divers will add value to our guests’ underwater experiences. With a very experienced and highly trained team of dive instructors and divemasters that can assist our guests in a variety of languages, in addition to the variety of courses and dive excursions, diving is now open for enjoyment by more guests. The Deep Blue Divers team is committed to sustainable diving practices and to raising awareness of marine conservation, while supporting the resort’s marine conservation and sustainability initiatives.”

About Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a beautiful coral house reef. Most of the villas and facilities are built overwater, however beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, an ice cream parlor, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar.

Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both overwater and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.