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.
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.