A boutique resort on the private island of Milaidhoo
When you arrive on the Milaidhoo Island, you feel like you're in a dream the reality is so magical. The island is part of the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve located in the Bay of Hanifaru, just a 30-minute panoramic flight from the International Airport of Male. It is a small enchanting island of a rich natural beauty, that should definitely be explored barefoot. A true paradise of luscious tropical vegetation, it also offers wide beaches of soft white sand, a rich coral reef and warm turquoise-blue water. Here we find the Milaidhoo Maldives resort, a member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Everything on this island has been tailored and made comfortable precisely for those who wish to enjoy a genuine holiday in symbiosis with nature. The villas that welcome guests are spacious and filled with light and offer the best in outdoor living: they open up 180 degrees to allow the natural beauty of the Maldives inside each room. The interior design is embellished by Maldivian elements, art pieces and contemporary custom-made furnishings designed especially for your comfort and total privacy. Each villa offers a large private freshwater pool, a sun deck, spectacular views over the ocean and all the latest services to make your stay a true pleasure. There are 50 villas of different types and sizes: the Water Villas are built on stilts above the ocean and are ideal for easy access to the nearby coral reef; the Beach Villas are instead set directly on the white sandy beach with ocean views, and are preferred by guests who wish to feel that they are surrounded by luxuriant
tropical palms and green vegetation; the 490 sqm Beach Residences are also set on the beach and facing the sea, and offer a 60 sqm private infinity pool and butler service and dedicated chef; Ocean Residence, a 475 sqm villa, offers endless views over the ocean, a ‘secret' loft deck in the rooftop overlooking the ocean and the services of a butler and chef to satisfy every wish. Even the food at Milaidhoo is special and gourmets will feel completely at home. Authentic and light, the clean-flavoured dishes can be enjoyed in three restaurants and two bars designed to appeal to the senses. They all offer exceptional lunches and dinners in wonderfully informal settings, with no shoes required. The grill on the shoreline offers superb meat and freshly caught fish and seafood. With your feet resting on the warm sand and your heart captivated by the horizon with its colours and perfumes, dinners here are truly wonderful. Equally special and very romantic is the gourmet restaurant located on three Dhoni sailing boats, typical of Maldivian traditions, which offer moments of pure magic. You can dine on the deck of this unique restaurant, the Ba'theli Lounge, where, beneath a starry night sky, the chef's team offers an island menu inspired by local dishes. There is also indoor seating in air-conditioned comfort where you can watch the sea life below through glass floors. In addition to resting and regenerating on the small island and in the private villas, you can participate in different activities such as water sports and scuba diving to discover the mysteries and beauty below the ocean surface, or snorkelling to explore the vibrant marine world of the coral reef that surrounds the island, alongside turtles, colourful tropical fish and even friendly sharks. You can enjoy exclusive experiences such as tuna fishing with local fishermen, learn the techniques for building the Maldivian Dhoni sailing boats, or discover the traditional art of handline fishing from local fishermen, to become totally immersed in the culture of the Maldives. But also watch the dolphins play on the surface of the blue ocean or visit the Bay of Hanifaru. If you prefer an incredible adventure in solitude, you can take a traditional Maldivian sailing boat and head off into the far horizon, exploring coral reefs and deserted islands, for a truly enchanting experience. To end the day in total relaxation, you can take a thermal treatment in the spa, performed with natural products such as perfumed oils and coconut oil. Stylish relaxation is guaranteed in the beautiful suites on stilts above the lagoon. This striking place is perfect for finding yourself and losing your heart in nature. Le Beach Pool Villas si sviluppano sulla spiaggia di morbida sabbia bianca, nascoste tra una rigogliosa vegetazione tropicale, e offrono una vista sull'Oceano grazie ad un'apertura di 180 gradi sul solarium. Da non perdere, i rilassanti trattamenti della spa e il ristorante gourmet situato in tre barche a vela Dhoni. Gli ospiti cenano sul 'ponte' del ristorante, sotto cieli notturni stellati, o al coperto dove è possibile osservare la vita marina attraverso pavimenti in vetro. The Beach Pool Villas are set on the white powder soft beach, hidden amid lush tropical greenery, and offer ocean views with open 180-degrees to the sundeck. Not to be missed, the relaxing spa treatments and the gourmet restaurant set in three Dhoni sailing boats. Guests dine on the ‘deck' of the restaurant, underneath starry night skies, or indoor where is possible to watch the sea-life below through glass floors.
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