Per­fect soli­tude at Hu­rawalhi Mal­dives

,OCATED MIN­UTES FROM 6ELANA )NTER­NA­TIONAL !IRPORT -ALÏ (URAWALHI IS A PRI­VATE ISLAND SUR­ROUNDED by a la­goon. It is ideal for the Mid­dle East’s elite clien­tele who prefers to in­dulge in an in­ti­mate set­ting on the pris­tine white sandy shore.

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Hu­rawalhi is a pri­vate island sur­rounded by a beau­ti­ful la­goon with house reefs and long stretches of white sandy beaches. The only re­sort on the island, Hu­rawalhi is about 400 me­ters long by 165 me­ters wide, sprawl­ing across 6.5 hectares (16 acres). There are 90 vil­las, in­clud­ing 60 over­the-wa­ter Ocean Vil­las and 30 Beach Vil­las, some are avail­able with an in­fin­ity pool and/or sun­set view. The vil­las of­fer pri­vacy, spa­cious­ness and com­fort. All fea­ture the same contemporary de­sign, trop­i­cal chic with clean lines, earthy colours and nat­u­ral build­ing ma­te­ri­als which har­monise per­fectly with the sur­round­ing lush, land­scaped veg­e­ta­tion on this pris­tine island. It is a unique prop­erty with the world’s largest all glass un­der­sea restau­rant.

With a fo­cus on pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, Hu­rawalhi Island Re­sort gives back to the Mal­dives as much as it takes. Us­ing so­lar pan­els, its own wa­ter bot­tling plant, en­ergy sav­ing so­lu­tions, hot wa­ter re­cov­ery and an in-house ma­rine bi­ol­o­gist, Hu­rawalhi Island Re­sort’s eco cre­den­tials are the finest in the Mal­dives. In ad­di­tion, Hu­rawalhi Island Re­sort is col­lab­o­rat­ing with WiseOceans, the ma­rine con­ser­va­tion and ed­u­ca­tion spe­cial­ists.

The scene-stealer is the un­der­sea restau­rant, named ‘5.8 Un­der­sea’ and will send senses soar­ing in this un­par­al­leled set­ting, lo­cated 5.8 me­ters be­neath the sea. The food menu blends the best in­gre­di­ents with in­no­va­tion and style, re­sult­ing in a show­case of imag­i­na­tive mod­ern cui­sine, combined with an in­cred­i­ble lo­ca­tion, wine and ser­vice. Com­ing up for air, above the wa­ter, the aquar­ium restau­rant of­fers stag­ger­ing sea views by the day and a ro­man­tic flicker of can­dle­light by night.

Pri­vate beach din­ing al fresco un­der the stars is also en­cour­aged, al­low­ing guests to cre­ate once-in-a-life­time mem­o­ries in a ro­man­tic set­ting sec­ond to none, en­joy­ing sig­na­ture lob­ster and wagyu beef cre­ated by a per­sonal chef. The se­duc­tively lit bar is di­rectly on the beach with al fresco deck­ing over­look­ing a glim­mer­ing pool and la­goon, and in­cludes a com­pre­hen­sive shisha selec­tion.

Hu­rawalhi Island Re­sort’s bliss­ful Du­niye Spa brings vis­i­tors closer to na­ture over­look­ing the vi­brant turquoise wa­ter. Du­niye means ‘uni­verse’ and the name rep­re­sents its phi­los­o­phy: a uni­ver­sal ap­proach to well­ness, with treat­ments in­spired by an­cient and mod­ern ex­per­tise from around the globe. Chan­nel­ing whole­ness, sim­plic­ity, pu­rity and qual­ity, the spa uses only the high­est qual­ity chem­i­cal free, or­ganic com­pound prod­ucts from ‘Heal­ing Earth,’ free from petro­chem­i­cals, syn­thet­ics, colourants, DEA, preser­va­tives and parabens.

Hu­rawalhi is part of the Crown and Champa Re­sorts with David Fein­berg as CEO and Man­ag­ing Part­ner Lars Pe­tre.

Un­der David’s lead­er­ship, all as­pects of hos­pi­tal­ity are pol­ished to per­fec­tion, in­clud­ing the sought-af­ter per­son­alised ser­vice and at­tain­ing guests’ affin­ity to the re­sort. High de­grees of cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion and en­vi­able lev­els of loy­alty, as demon­strated by the big vol­umes of re­peat guests, are what re­flects his ded­i­ca­tion and hard work the most. What’s more, Hu­rawahli’s Gen­eral Man­ager is widely recog­nised as a per­son who nour­ishes pos­i­tiv­ity, team work and sen­si­bil­ity among team mem­bers that, in turn, makes prop­er­ties that are un­der his man­age­ment much more than hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions to their guests.

Cater­ing to the Rus­sian, Mid­dle East, USA, Asia and Euro­pean mar­kets, Hu­rawalhi is ex­tend­ing their out­look to emerg­ing niche feeder mar­kets in the up­com­ing sea­son. Sales and mar­ket­ing team un­der the lead­er­ship of Nina Fleis­chmann-Torosyan has suc­cess­fully launched sev­eral lux­ury is­lands in the Mal­dives and is on the con­stant look out for new an­gles to at­tract guests to Hu­rawahli. With open­ing of Ku­dadoo Pri­vate Island which is only five min­utes away by boat from Hu­rawahli they of­fer their guests a choice of fa­cil­i­ties for ev­ery taste from cor­po­rate re­treats, wed­ding cer­e­monies to a hon­ey­moon tai­lor made by their team; their con­cept is that any­thing is pos­si­ble. They pro­vide sea­sonal of­fers to ex­pe­ri­ence their island reg­u­larly to trade part­ners and this year they will be part of iLTM Ara­bia at ATM to ap­peal to dis­cern­ing trav­ellers from

the ME re­gion.

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