Newly opened in November 2020, this ultra-chic resort is cool, intimate, cutting edge and has a real focus on wellbeing.
Kagi Maldives Spa Island is one of the most exciting and unique Maldivian islands to open its ‘doors’ in recent years. And it’s not just because of its striking-yet-warm toned architecture or its boutique vibe: the wellbeing offerings here are really something to write home about. This isn’t your normal resort with a spa; the Baani Spa is an immersive and soothing retreat where days are full of self-care, good-for-you but-mouthwatering meals and restorative yoga sessions. We love the setting of the spherical spa which is perched out above the lagoon, its yoga room where poses are complemented with sound therapy, and the clean-eating restaurant Spa Corner; Baani is set to become one of the Maldives’ most coveted wellness havens.
There are just 50 villas at Kagi Maldives, 40 that are set out over the lagoon. The style is stylish and calming with natural and cool white tones, rustic wall décor and soft furnishings that you’ll just want to sink into; think along the lines of contemporary beach chic and you’ll have Kagi’s design in mind. Each villa, whether by the beach or above the water, has a private infinity-edge pool. If you opt for an Ocean Villa, this refreshing spot is the place to be for a front-row view for those epic Indian Ocean sunsets. The Beach Villas lead straight out onto talcum sands while the Lagoon and Ocean Villas have direct access to the water.
The taste of countries of the Pacific Rim are brought to the Maldives by way of the ocean-view signature restaurant Ke-Un. This is a rare concept in these Indian Ocean atolls, but you’ll soon get on board as you try flavourful Hawaiian, Japanese, Thai and Peruvian dishes. A little more casual and serving cuisine from around the world, Noo Faru is the island’s main restaurant; it’s a great place to begin your day as you sit down to freshly-made buffet dishes with a backdrop of the pool and turquoise lagoon beyond.
In the North Malé Atoll
Good to know
Guests over 12 years are welcome at this resort. Minimum stay: 3 nights.
This small and friendly resort will be a favourite with couples, but it’s also set to be a great pick if you’re seeking some alone time. You can meet other guests in the relaxed Beach Hut bar, Ufaa poolside bar or the cool and classy Piano Bar but also retreat to your own slice-of-paradise villa or the spa for an indulgent treatment.
• Try a yoga session with sound therapy for some deep meditation • Head under the waves on a diving excursion*; certified divers could also go out on a night dive* • Explore the lagoon on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard or experience the thrill of windsurfing.
3 restaurants, 2 bars, wine cellar, in-villa dining
Breakfast at Noo Faru.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Noo Faru
Premium All Inclusive • Breakfast and dinner at Noo Faru Dine-around la carte lunch at Ufaa, Ke-Un or Spa Corner • Dine-around 3-course dinner at Ke-Un (pre-booking required) • 20% spa discount on selected spa treatments on the first 2 days of your stay • 24-hour snack menu in Ufaa • Selection of unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks • Minibar stocked with selected beverages and snacks replenished once a day • 1 bottle of Champagne and 2 bottles of spirits in your villa on arrival • 1 sunset dolphin cruise per stay • Group introduction sessions for snorkelling and windsurfing • Yoga and stretching sessions • Non-motorised watersports and the use of snorkelling equipment • Wi-Fi.
*Denotes local charge