Intimate and stylish, at Milaidhoo it’s about enjoying the natural environment in understated luxury.
This stunning small island sits in the remote Baa Atoll – the Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that’s inhabited by dolphins, manta rays and whale sharks, and known for its seriously swish but sensitively-designed resorts. Milaidhoo opened its ‘doors’ five years ago and offers a world-class Indian Ocean escape with a focus on authentic barefoot luxury.
The house reef lies close to the beach and, as a marine-protected reef, is known for its excellent snorkelling and diving. For dining, Ba’theli makes an impression – set overwater with a spectacular design inspired by traditional dhonis, open for dinner and offering island-inspired cuisine. There’s also the main all-day dining Ocean restaurant at the water’s edge and a beach grill with private outdoor beach huts for two, chef's table and a wine cellar. The spa is on the sunrise side of the island, with a yoga pavilion for sunrise yoga sessions.
Stylish, light and airy, the large villas all have private pools and an emphasis on outdoor living. With thatched roofs, bespoke furniture and a contemporary design that’s still in harmony with the surroundings, these are some of the most beautiful villas in the Maldives. Most are Water Pool Villas, with a curved infinity pool on the deck featuring an overwater gazebo/day bed and steps straight into the ocean. If you prefer to be on land, Beach Pool Villas have a spacious deck with day bed and oval-shaped pool fronting the white sands. For the ultimate in luxury, opt for one of the residences, where you’ll have your very own butler, private chef and outdoor cinema. Families or groups should opt for one of the new Two Bedroom Ocean Villas which have a second twin bedroom and a glorious sweeping sun deck and private infinity pool.
In the unspoilt Baa Atoll
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Milaidhoo is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 24th in the Top 25 Hotelsin Asia category and 18th in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia category for 2020.
Kuoni extras -
You’ll have access to a private seaplane lounge on arrival in Malé.
Good to know
Children over 9 are welcome. Minimum stay: 5 nights 23 Dec-10 Jan.
50 pool villas
• Go diving in this protected marine-rich reserve* • Take a trip to Hanifaru Bay to try and spot manta rays and whale sharks* • Sail out to a sandbank for a desert-island picnic*.
3 restaurants, overwater lounge, pool bar
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Ocean restaurant • Wi-Fi • Bottle of Champagne on arrival • Snorkelling equipment • Selected non-motorised watersports • Laundry • Set credit towards the à la carte restaurants.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Milaidhoo Gourmet Dining All Inclusive • Buffet breakfast at Ocean restaurant • À la carte lunch at Ocean restaurant or Compass pool bar • Dinner at Ocean restaurant or Shoreline Grill restaurant • 1 dinner at the chef’s table per 3-night stay • 1 dinner at the signature Ba’theli restaurant per 4-night stay • Set credit towards destination dining options • Selected drinks including premium spirits, cocktails, beer, hand-picked selection of wines, fresh juices, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee, milkshakes and smoothies • 1 bottle of Champagne per stay.
*Denotes local charge