Waldorf Astoria Maldives Resort

Waldorf Astoria’s New Maldives Resort Is Total Summer Goals

Still haven’t booked your summer vaycay? Well, this might just be the excuse you need – the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives resort has just opened on July 1st, and it is outrageously slick.

Make your way to the South Malé Atoll, where Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi now calls home. The luxury all-villa resort spans across three islands and your glamorous trip starts as soon as you step onto the resort’s private yacht to reach the islands.

They’re really stepping it up a notch with the accommodation here. Each reef, beach and overwater villa opens onto an indoor and outdoor deck featuring a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, in-water lounge and an outdoor shower.

Overwater Villa in Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Living Room

There’s also a private island with a two-bedroom overwater villa as well as a three-bedroom beach villa

Ideal if you really want to live it up. The 32,000-square-foot island sanctuary – accessible by yacht – comes complete with a dedicated chef and personal concierge team, as well as its own spa, gym, five swimming pools, cinema and beaches.

We repeat: you’ll have your very own spa and FIVE swimming pools on the private island.

Overwater Villa in Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Overwater Room

Don’t worry – the “regular” resort is just as amazing…

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has 11 different places to eat, including a an elevated treetop-dining restaurant with ocean views. There’s also the choice of Peking duck from a wood-fired oven or authentic Middle Eastern grub.

On a fitness buzz? Glow will serve healthy and holistic cuisine made from the freshest ingredients harvested from the resort’s herb garden.

Elevated treetop-dining restaurant Waldorf Astoria Maldives

As well as beautiful rooms and views, the resort has plenty of activities for both couples and families. There’s 10 overwater or garden treatment rooms at the spa, a fully-equipped fitness center; and a combined water sport and PADI dive center.

We’ll book in for both the Starlight Ocean Massage, which is only available at 9 p.m., and a 24-carat gold facial, thank you very much.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will be begin taking bookings from July 1, 2019, and is located at Ithaafushi Island, South Male Atoll, Republic of Maldives. 

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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