Waldorf Astoria Maldives
The Villas at the Waldorf Astoria are probably the biggest rooms in the Maldives. Above is the Reef Villa.
Spanning across three private islands, Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi offers white sands and turquoise waters. Explore this magnificent resort by being transferred from the airport by yacht to the resort.
20 steps from the airport you will find your yacht to paradise island, just 30 minutes away
Amazing Deal exclusive to More of Africa!
Book now for up until Christmas 2021 and receive
-> up to 40% discount!
-> complimentary upgrade from B&B to breakfast and dinner
-> return yacht transfers
For example: Break away for a week in November 2021 and pay US$ 12 500 for a Reef Villa (based on 2 people sharing), including return airport speedboat transfers and daily breakfast and dinner. Prices are subject to availability. | Price is normally US$ 21 500.
PS. You only pay 1 month before checking in, so no need for prepayment
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A yacht with 4 bedrooms, a sundeck, canapés and refreshments – where on earth awaits you an airport transfer like that?
Arriving at the resort, you immediately feel the sleeker vibe setting the Waldorf apart from most Maldivian resorts. There is plenty of thatched roofing and wooden decking, but different from other more natural looking resorts, the Waldorf Astoria has a lot of splashes of millennial pink: from the sofas in the arrival pavilion to the low-hanging lamps, the style is up-to-the-minute without being too trend-focused.
Bathroom in the Beach Villa
Villas are set either on the reef, over the water, or on the beach. All offer private pools and expansive ocean views, with island-inspired décor. Private pavilions offer space for alfresco dining, and a hammock or overwater net for lounging.
Beach villa: Your personal tropical getaway on white-sand beaches. Featuring direct access to the beach.
Each villa comes with an infinity pool and submerged loungers, swinging daybeds, dining gazebos and endless ocean vistas
Reef villas: The best of both worlds surrounded by lush greens while you bask over-water.
Reef villas offer a slice of white sandy beach at the front, while the pool and deck is built on stilts in the water.
Overwater Villas are above the calm azure waters of the Indian Ocean featuring floor-to-ceiling windows delivering uninterrupted views, vibrant reefs are just a dive away.
Blissful days could be spent drifting between your hammock, swinging day bed, and the personal patch of beach out front with loungers and parasol, perhaps punctuated every so often by the delivery of a soft shell crab burger and freshly squeezed juice or a dip in the pool.
Intimate seclusion and unparalleled elegance: the Stella Maris Ocean Villa.
Aside from accommodations that come with the rent-an-island option, this Stella Maris Ocean Villa is the most sumptuous alternative. The more than 6,000-square-foot duplex villas guarantee seclusion, as they are only accessible by boat.
Each villa has its own private pool that’s good for laps not just floating and a large dining area.
Every bathroom features a standalone oval tub that overlooks the water, along with Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries in eco-friendly refillable marble containers.
The resort offers 11 dining options, from casual beachfront to formal venues with breathtaking views.
Climb up to tree-top restaurant Terra, where paths lead to a smattering of private bamboo pods which look out over the twinkling resort below.
Terra offers an intimate treetop dining experience, with dinner served in bamboo crafted pods at the highest point of the island. This restaurant is a must for its Instagram-worthy backdrop: you’ll sit in handcrafted bamboo nests above the treetops while sipping Krug and noshing on Miyazake wagyu beef.
LiLong’s restaurant is over the turquoise lagoon serving its signature Peking duck roasted in the Maldives’ first classic woodfired oven. Diners are transport to the era of Shanghainese royalty by specialist Chef Addy and team with an ambience to match.
The Rock is only open exclusively upon request and featuring a crafted menu based around the wine regions of the world. Home to their extensive wine cellar of New World favourites and Old-World classics.
Nava: The heart of the resort under the sun, their pool and beach club. A cozy ambiance, stunning lagoon views and live DJs set the tone to the ideal afternoon at the beach.
Yasmeen is like an Arabian village setting adorned with antique décor. Enjoy a range of levant cuisine created to suite every palate by specialist Chef Liva and the team.
The Ledge by Dave Pynt (the buzzed about chef behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Burnt Ends), is a casual spot that specialises in slow roasted meats. With its bearded chefs, open kitchen and Arctic Monkeys soundtrack it feels more at home in Hackney than the middle of the Indian Ocean.
A celebration of modern Japanese cuisine with contemporary Japanese design, Shimizu focuses on serving locally sourced lobster and fish. Chef Andrei Palm, formerly of Nobu in Cape Town, brings his signature touches such as Jalapeno Miso Sauce with Rock Shrimp. Shimizu’s sake sommelier can help navigate its extensive premium sake selection or choose to dive into the many Japanese whiskeys on hand.
Glow is a garden-to-table concept, fresh ingredients from the island’s garden with a range of organic, biodynamic, natural wines and detoxifying drinks.
Tasting Table is the main restaurant at the luxury hotel. It serves breakfast (the international spread includes spicy Maldivian omelet with fried tuna, congee and waffles) and dinner (offerings include local rock lobster, burgers and Malaysian favorite nasi goreng kampung).
Amber is the “one-stop, sunset spot” on the resort. Take in the stunning Maldivian sunsets over the Indian Ocean while sipping a selection of Champagne at this serene lounge.
There are numerous amazing locations where you can organise a special destination dinner, such as a beach
The Waldorf boasts the country’s largest spa. Here you start your own journey by selecting a path toward relaxation, rebalancing or results. And if you need assistance, a wellness concierge will personalize a course of treatment at the more than 107,000-square-foot facility.
Waldorf Astoria Spa offers ten treatment villas, with treatments and programs designed to rebalance.
For the utmost privacy, book the Waldorf Astoria’s Ithaafushi – The Private Island. The 344,445-square-foot piece of land comes with two villas, five swimming pools, an overwater spa and an entertainment center with a cinema.