Paradise Found, Maldives
Just a four-hour flight away, then a 20-minute boat ride straight after brings you to Grand Park Kodhipparu, the latest resort to open in Maldives, and one that has Singapore roots to boot. Located in North Male Atoll, the resort, designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, boasts three F&B outlets, spa, an assortment of water sports facilities, a kids’ club and of course, its pièce de résistance, the 120 breezy, mostly overwater villas extending in two long arched arms outwards from the beach.
Fall asleep to the view of the endless ocean and in the morning, dive straight into the pristine waters directly from your private deck. The lagoon villas are set over shallower waters, while the ocean villas open onto deeper waters a short distance from the villa decks. The more premium pool villas feature private in-villa pools. The grand residence villas, which comprise two bedrooms and a living room are great for families with older children, while the beach pool villas are perfect for families with young tots who may prefer some playtime on the sand.
Grand Park Kodhipparu’s three restaurants include The Edge, featuring international cuisine with live cooking stations; and Breeze Poolside Dining & Bar, located by the pool and serving Asian and Mediterranean fare. Firedoor is its speciality restaurant featuring a custom-built Josper grill where food is cooked over coals to bring a delectable barbecue experience to guests.
To celebrate its opening, guests who book their stays on Grand Park Kodhipparu’s website will enjoy 50 per cent off room rates with a minimum three nights’ stay, inclusive of daily breakfast for two, access to the Beach Club facilities, as well as 50 per cent discount off all morning and evening spa treatments. Available until 30 October this year. parkhotelgroup.com