The Maldives is known for its warm turquoise waters teeming with bright schools of fish and the luxurious resorts that dot the waters. While the islands have a reputation for attracting honeymooners, families, friends and even solo travelers, they are flocking to his three tiny islands, Ithaafushi, in South Male’ Atoll, a 30-40 minute boat ride from Male’ airport. . These islands are Waldorf Astoria Itahafushi, a resort that offers everything you could dream of in the Maldives. Amazing villas with private infinity pools, perfect beaches with shaded Palapas lounge chairs, delicious food and jet lag spas (yes, really!).
Stay in an iconic overwater bungalow
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi just opened in 2019 but is already one of the most popular resorts in the Maldives.The villa captures the beauty of the island with options such as glass bottom water villaprivate infinity pool, large patio with swinging daybeds and hammocks over the ocean, stunning views from every vantage point.
Dig in at Nava Beach Club
Usually in beach club restaurants, sand-toe dining relies more on the scenery and ambiance than on the food. stand out. For a lighter lunch, try the watermelon and feta salad with mint and candied pistachios. Or take advantage of the wood-fired pizza oven and try the quattro formaggi pie.
dip in the indian ocean
The water is so warm and clear that you will find an excuse to spend a day at sea. Luckily, you don’t have to try too hard to find a way to splash. The snorkeling is great – even right next to the villa – the water is so calm you can easily cruise on a stand-up paddleboard. Let’s explore and go a little further offshore.
Watch the sunset at Amber
Watching the orange sun set over the ocean is a vacation essential, so Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has created a dedicated sunset spot, Amber. As the Indian Ocean sky begins to turn colors, sip champagne from the extensive wine list and start the evening with oysters fresh from the sea.
Fight jet lag at the Aqua Wellness Center
The resort has several pools, one of which is designed for wellness and can help alleviate jet lag.of Aqua Wellness Center The pool has a circuit of water jets of varying intensities and temperatures that massage different parts of the body to relieve tension and improve blood circulation. On his first day in the Maldives he headed to the 7735 square foot center to naturally skip the jet lag and refresh from the flight.
Enjoy sushi at Zuma Maldives
The new addition to Waldorf Astoria Maldives’ 11 restaurant concept is Zumais one of 20 restaurants in the world with a contemporary Japanese concept, known for its izakaya-style dining and upbeat atmosphere. The Maldives location is a floating restaurant with panoramic views, a robatayaki grill and an open sushi bar.
pamper yourself at the spa
Your Waldorf Astoria Spa experience begins with a consultation with our Wellness Concierge to customize your treatment. As the largest spa in the Maldives, there are many options tucked away in winding gardens, but you can’t go wrong with a massage in an overwater bungalow with seabed views as you lie prone for a massage. table.
Have a floating breakfast in your private pool
One of the highlights of dining at Itaafushi is not the restaurant. Enjoy a floating breakfast in your villa’s private infinity pool. Is it really a continental breakfast if you’re on an island in the Maldives?
Come home in a private plain suite
The flights between Maldives and USA are very long. Upgrade to a flat seat for added privacy so you can not only get through the long flight, but also enjoy it. Qatar Airways has Q suite (opens in new tab) Business class options include an enclosed space, turndown service with pillows, quilted mattresses, duvets, pajamas and slippers for a good night’s sleep on the way back from your trip.