Milaidhoo Maldives Sees Stars (and so do its guests!)

Did you know that Milaidhoo is the first resort in the Maldives to have a star named after itself (in the constellation of Gemini at RA 6.462 and declination +18.50)? We liked the idea so much that we offer this service to our honeymooning guests too.

Gemini Constellation

In a country long-noted for luxury and romance, the boutique resort Milaidhoo Island Maldives sets a new standard for romantic gestures: it will name a star after its honeymooning guests as part of the ‘Perfect Honeymoon’ package.

The honeymooning couple will have a star in the night skies named after them and take home a naming certificate of registration and star chart so they can always find it. Guests can choose the name of their star and which constellation it’s in.

Gemini zodiac

The Perfect Honeymoon Package can be booked by couples who have a valid wedding certificate not more than six months old and are staying at least four nights in Milaidhoo. Room rates start at US$1,350 per night for two in a luxurious Pool Water Villa in November and the package includes:

  • Naming a star after the couple, with certificate and star chart
  • One utterly relaxing 60-minute spa treatment for two in a spa pavilion set on stilts over the ocean
  • A romantic three-course candlelit dinner on the deck of the guests’ villa
  • The resort’s signature honeymoon cake which awaits the guests in their villa on arrival along with a bottle of champagne and tropical fruit basket.

Not just another five star resort in the Maldives, Milaidhoo likes to do things differently: the resort calls it reinvented luxury. Naming stars after its honeymooning guests is just one of the many singular guest experiences offered by Milaidhoo, which prides itself on its ‘custom made and made for comfort’ service philosophy of only offering the very best in a way that’s individually tailored to each guest.

About Milaidhoo: We tell the story of a small island. Milaidhoo Island Maldives offers reinvented luxury and spacious outdoor living epitomizing the true contemporary Maldives.

This understated yet undeniably sophisticated 5 star boutique resort spans 13 acres with its design and concept proudly rooted in Maldivian culture. Set in Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this spectacular, secluded 50-villa island retreat is just a 35-minute seaplane flight from Maldives International Airport.

Stylish, intimate and natural; here our guests find a place where they truly belong. Milaidhoo Maldives is a member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

New Boutique Resort Milaidhoo Island Brings ‘50 Chapters of Laidback Island Living’ to the Maldives’ Luxury Hotel Scene

The opening of the boutique five star Milaidhoo Island Maldives this November is one of most anticipated luxury resort openings of the year. Milaidhoo, due to open its doors in November 2016, promises its guests a new chapter of barefoot island living on its tiny 300m by 180m island set in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Baa Atoll region of the Maldives.

Shunning the current trend for high-gloss name-dropping look-at-me hotel glitz; at Milaidhoo barefoot informality is at the very heart of the island’s ethos where selfie-sticks and drones are not encouraged.  Perfectly located to offer the absolute best of the Maldives to its discerning guests, Milaidhoo offers a return to a classic, relaxed Maldivian holiday style on a tiny island with deep soft white sand beaches and a vibrant coral reef where dolphins, whale sharks and manta rays are visitors – a benefit of being in a protected marine area.

Water Pool Villa, Milaidhoo Maldives
Water Pool Villa, Milaidhoo Maldives

This private, luxury island is reached by a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from the international airport. Standing on stilts over the lagoon are 30 spacious over-water villas (245 square metres) and hidden amongst the tropical greenery are 20 serene villas on the beach (290 square metres). All villas have large private freshwater swimming pools and an island host to attend to the guests’ every whim.  Designed by local architect Mohamed Shafeeq, the resort’s 50 villas have been made using materials and fittings custom-made for Milaidhoo in a way that epitomises the true contemporary Maldives style.  Spacious outdoor living is the key phrase: the villas open up 180-degrees to allow the natural beauty of the Maldives to become part of the room.

Beach Pool Villa, Milaidhoo Maldives
Beach Pool Villa, Milaidhoo Maldives

Milaidhoo is the only resort in the atoll that has been created specifically with couples in mind, although children aged nine and above are welcomed.  It further differentiates itself from the herd with its ‘Milaidhoo Moments’; a collection of exclusive activities for the luxury traveler seeking meaningful and memorable experiences.  Milaidhoo will offer its guests access to Hanifaru Bay, a marine protected area, which attracts the largest seasonal groupings of manta rays in the world.

Milaidhoo is serious about its food.  Gourmets will feel at home in the three restaurants and two bars; the resort’s signature restaurant is overwater and shaped like three traditional Maldivian sailing boats.  It – uniquely in the Maldives – will offer a modern interpretation of ‘island influenced’ cuisine.  Cocktails will be fresh, creative and on point while the wine list has been designed to pique the interest of wine lovers with a choice of much loved classics alongside a selection of wines from lesser-known boutique winemakers.  All villas have their own wine fridge where guests can keep their personal favourites.

Beach Pool Villa, Milaidhoo Maldives
Beach Pool Villa, Milaidhoo Maldives

The island’s spa consists of four treatment suites set on stilts over the lagoon where guests will also enjoy daily complimentary yoga and meditation classes on the custom-built pavilion.  And of course perfect beaches, snorkelling on coral reefs, diving, water sports, fishing and cultural excursions to nearby islands and sandbanks will create stories that guests will want to tell forever.

Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Milaidhoo Island Maldives, located in Baa Atoll, is a popular choice for travelers. Set 128 km from the excitement of the city, this 5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city’s biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Milaidhoo Island is part of Baa Atoll – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. So if you can bear to leave the villa, a wealth of natural beauty is waiting to be discovered. Go snorkeling in Hannifaru Bay to explore the vibrant marine life and if you are there between the months of June and October you could be lucky enough to witness one of the largest gatherings of Manta Rays. Or try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and glide across the surface. From catching tuna with local fishermen to crafting traditional Dhoni boats, the resort offers plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Maldivian life.

Step into one of 50 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, bathroom phone, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea which can be found in some rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the boats, canoe, snorkeling, yoga room, windsurfing. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Milaidhoo Island.

Milaidhoo Island Maldives also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in the Maldives. To name a few of the hotel’s facilities, there are 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, fax machine, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, gift/souvenir shop.