The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has raised tropical luxury to an entirely new level since opening on July 1. Just 40 minutes by yacht from Male, this resort provides seclusion while remaining convenient.

This property offers luxurious lodging on three private islands, featuring an exciting new dining location atop a bamboo nest treetop dining destination. Eleven celebrated restaurants and bars serve a range of exotic cuisines and offer exclusive experiences.

The resort

This resort stands as an embodiment of luxury and elegance amidst the turquoise waters of South Male Atoll, just 30 minutes by yacht from Male. Relax in one of their spa treatment villas while discovering South Male’s fascinating marine life or traversing its sparkling white-sand beaches on foot or bicycle – families are also welcome as there are enriching activities offered for children as well as an extra level of personal concierge service with their True Waldorf Service experience.

The 119 Beach, Reef and Overwater villas located across three private islands provide an unobstructed view of the crystal blue water. Choose from an assortment of stunning designs to find your ideal location – be it overlooking the beach or horizon or watching sunsets from an overwater villa. There’s also 11 celebrated dining venues offering delectable international cuisine – from dining among treetops at Terra to sampling rare wines in The Rock’s wine cellar with walls constructed from white limestone from Jordan and slabs from a 2,000 year-old Jarrah tree bar built from Jarrah tree slabs there’s something special to please every palate!

Are You Looking to Stay Active at Nama Beach Restaurant? For those wanting to be physically active, Nama beach restaurant provides various sports and games including tennis, Padel tennis and basketball as well as an indoor games area with pool table, foosball table and ping pong tables – not forgetting its full service gym with personal trainers available to assist in reaching goals as well as its spa that offers massages and other beauty treatments!

The rooms

Waldorf Astoria hotels are highly esteemed in the world. Offering luxurious accommodations, spa services, and restaurants that cater to celebrities, politicians, royalty and elite travelers. Their hotels boast one-in-a-lifetime hotel experiences like Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi which stands as testimony.

The resort spans three islands that are connected by a tranquil blue lagoon that boasts spectacular underwater life. Guests may select one, two, or three-bedroom Beach, Reef, or Overwater Villas from among 119 Beach, Reef, or Overwater Villa options; these luxurious dwellings all boast private pools, luxurious interiors and jaw-dropping views!

Rooms are luxurious with high ceilings and soft taupe tones on the walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase stunning vistas of crystal blue waters and tropical jungle. Marble and solid wood elements woven into the design complement floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking vistas, while luxurious amenities like marble and solid wood elements blend in beautifully into the design scheme. Bedrooms boast luxurious Waldorf Astoria signature beds as well as seating areas while bathrooms come equipped with large walk-in showers, deep soaking tubs as well as offering luxury toiletries a large vanity set-up.

Each room offers premium Tempur-brand pillows and blackout drapes from their selection; in addition, there is a full-sized safe. WiFi connectivity is complimentary in every room.

This resort provides luxurious in-room amenities and services such as butler service, dedicated concierge and complimentary in-room minibars for its guests, in-room dining services are also provided as is first-class spa, three gigantic infinity pools, glass-walled fitness center and yoga pavilion; watersport activities on the beach as well as dedicated areas for tennis and paddle ball are other highlights of its facilities.

The restaurants

Waldorf Astoria Hotels are known for offering unforgettable stays, and this resort on a private island represents their luxury brand to perfection. Though more costly than other Maldivian resorts, their experience will certainly surpass all others when seeking unparalleled natural surroundings for their vacation stay.

Beachfront Villas and Overwater Suites provide guests with outdoor decks to relax, dine and entertain on. Each room includes free breakfast, an eight premium Tempur-brand pillow menu, as well as amenities such as deep-soaking bathtubs, toiletries and daily housekeeping service.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi rooms are thoughtfully designed for relaxation, with dark wood furnishings, natural thatched roofs and large windows to let in ample natural sunlight. Standard features include flat-screen TVs with Bose sound systems as well as coffee/tea makers, minibars, and an expansive bathroom featuring glass walls that open onto the oceanfront.

Shimizu, the resort’s latest addition, is a modern Japanese restaurant that puts a focus on local ingredients and features the first sake sommelier in Maldives – overseen by chef Andrei Palm (formerly from Nobu in South Africa). Dishes such as beef tenderloin with burnt onion puree and bone marrow sauce as well as black cod with miso risotto can be found on its menu.

Yasmeen, an alfresco venue that evokes an Arabian village complete with fountains and antiques, offers delightful set menus of hot and cold mezze to be soaked up by hot pita bread, as well as meaty mixed grill entrees and cheesecake with pistachio crust cheesecake – an experience not to be missed!

The spa

The Spa on one of the islands located to the western side near a jetty leading out to overwater villas offers an impressive space, featuring facials, massages, body treatments, manicures/pedicures as well as professional makeup application services.

Our resort’s spa is a peaceful haven, designed to help you achieve balance of mind, body, and soul. Following an in-depth consultation process, the spa’s Wellness Concierge delivers tailored solutions tailored to meet your individual needs while giving you tools and techniques for making positive lifestyle changes.

If the spa experience doesn’t quite match up to expectations, take a short boat ride over to Haali – the resort’s entertainment hub and unique dining experience, offering meals at an isolated sandbank or on sunset cruises. In total there are 11 dining locations within Haali as well as one tree top restaurant!

As expected, the rooms are stunning; each offering breathtaking views of greenery or blue waters. Each features an outdoor terrace complete with infinity pool and lounges for lounging around on. Inside each suite there’s everything from fully stocked coffee bars to double vanities featuring both in-door and out-door showers – truly an exquisite experience!

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi may not come cheap, but the experience it provides will surely be priceless. Furthermore, families will appreciate that sea plane transfers can be avoided and that each child will have their own island to explore during their stay here.

The beach

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an iconic luxury resort, and it certainly lives up to expectations. Offering everything from beautiful secluded beaches, spacious and well-appointed rooms with two queen-sized beds facing floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto breathtaking lagoon views to marble bathrooms featuring modern wooden floating shelves and stylish benches adorning sitting areas, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has something for all travellers at any level of traveller interest.

At our resort, there is a range of dining options, ensuring you don’t run out of places to grab something to eat. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and coffee every morning or grab a drink at the bar during evening relaxation sessions. Additionally, staying connected during your journey is made easier thanks to complimentary Wi-Fi access available throughout.

Apart from its restaurants, the hotel also provides other amenities to make your stay truly unforgettable. There’s a spa offering soothing massages or facials and fitness centres allowing guests to stay active during their vacations.

There’s plenty to do at the resort, as well as numerous shuttle services that make exploring outside easy. Visit the main boutique for resort wear, smart men’s clothing and stunning women’s attire; toys for the kids as gifts can even be found there! Plus there’s even an exclusive wine cellar featuring 200-year-old Jarrah tables for up to 12 guests dining experiences!

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