Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Contemporary-cool décor and design at every turn themed spaces and entirely individual restaurants are all there to be enjoyed at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, a private Indian Ocean island resort that more than lives up to its impeccable good looks.

The style-conscious will certainly be happy at this resort, whether dining in a treetop bamboo bubble at the magical Terra restaurant or unwinding in the modern Maldivian elegance of your pool villa; every space has been wonderfully well thought through at Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi. That said, the emerald seas and soft sands which surround the entire resort are almost always in sight, and still the main draw, of course.

There’s also a real sense of romance around the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, with a good amount of space between each five-star villa and twelve separate eating and drinking venues to cosy up in, as well as a luscious sea-facing spa, several pools (with complimentary cabana service), gardens and multiple private beaches too. And, if you are travelling to the Maldives as a family, you’re in equally good hands here, as the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi provides both babysitting services and their Young Discovery Park, which will happily keep kids going throughout the day.

Finally, between Michelin-star meals, spa treatments, cocktails by the pool and sunbathing atop your private deck there are then a handful of activities available at the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi. Using the well-equipped gym, complimentary bicycles, kayaks and underwater scooters, parasailing or journeying between islands by boat is about as strenuous as things get at this tranquil Indian Ocean escape, and it’s all the better for it.

Facilities

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Babysitting
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2 Bars
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Concierge Service
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Gym
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10 Restaurants
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2 Swimming Pools
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Wi-Fi
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Accommodation Options

All villas at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi come with a private pool and terrace, some being overwater options and others nestled right on the beach. Tall ceilings and walls of glass really help create a sense of space and light, though each is in fact already suitably large and every category enjoys a generous floorplan, no matter which you choose. The décor is a lovely blend of contemporary flurries meeting more traditional elements such as brass sink bowls and exposed beams, while in-room extras come in the form of 65-inch TVs and a sound system, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, deep-soak bathtubs, a hammock and sun loungers, one king-size or two queen beds and all other essential mod-cons.  

Beach Villa with Pool
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Beach Villa
Available with a king or two-queen setup, the Beach Villa with Pool boasts a 2,518sq ft floorplan, instant beach access and a private outdoor dining pavilion.
Grand Beach Villa with Pool
Grand Beach Villa
Also coming either with a king-size bed or two queens, the Grand Beach Villa with Pool offers even more space with its sizeable 2,967sq ft floorplan, meaning a larger bathroom, lounge areas and terrace. 
Overwater Villa with Pool
Overwater Villa with Pool at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
A 3,045sq ft haven of hammocks, a private infinity pool over the ocean, complete privacy and wonderful sea views.
Grand Overwater Villa with Pool
Grand overwater villa at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives
At 3,593sq ft, the Grand Overwater Villa with Pool is among the most spacious of its kind anywhere in the Maldives; a simply stunning space.
Reef Villa with Pool
reef villa at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives
These villas offer a slightly different layout and, of course, magnificent reef views, as well as a floorplan of over 3,000sq ft and lots of outdoor space including your pool, daybed, dining area and sunbeds.
Grand Reef Villa with Pool
Similar to the other Reef Villas in terms of location, though with a much larger floorplan at 3,423sq ft and for some, enhanced sunset views too.
Two or Three-bedroom Overwater Villa with Pool
Two and three bedroom overwater villa at Waldorf Astoria Maldives
These huge villas are almost a resort destination in themselves, providing everything you’ll need for a five-star stay without leaving your front door. Floorplans range from 6,714sq ft to 11,976sq ft and include relaxation areas, multiple lounge rooms, terraces and more besides.
Two-bedroom Beach Villa with Pool
beach villa at Waldord Astoria Maldives
Similar to its Two-bedroom Overwater Villa equivalent in terms of size and amenities, with the main difference being a beachfront rather than overwater setting.
Two-bedroom Reef Villa with Pool
Two bedroom reef villa with pool at Waldorf Astoria Maldives
The Two-bedroom Reef Villa also enjoys nearly 6,500sq ft of space, found through the resort’s tropical gardens on the edge of the water, meaning great views from your ample outdoor space.
Stella Maris Duplex Villa with Private Pool
Stella Maris Ocean Villa at Waldorf Astoria Maldives
The 5,767sq ft, twin-level Stella Maris Duplex Villa with Private Pool is a unique standalone overwater option that comes complete with two pools, a hot tub and its own BBQ area; stunning.
Two or Three-bedroom Grand Beach Villa with Pool
Two or Three-bedroom Grand Beach Villa with Pool at Waldorf Astoria Maldives
With multiple bedrooms, pools, terraces, private gardens and a floorplan of over 11,000sq ft, the Two and Three-bedroom Grand Beach Villa will provide something special if travelling to the Maldives as a family.
Ithaafushi Private Island
Ithaafushi Private Island at Waldorf Astoria Maldives
If looking for ultimate exclusivity or perhaps travelling to the Maldives as a group, book the Ithaafushi Private Island and spread out across two huge villas, as well as enjoying its five swimming pools, private spa and gym, Jacuzzis, club house, children’s pool and playground, yacht moorings and personal concierge services.

Restaurants

Terra
Terra

A truly novel space of private bamboo cocoons held up on stilts, perched among the treetops and with views to match, Terra is a special restaurant and the fine-dining food is as impressive as the architecture!

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Yasmeen
Yasmeen

Cosy Yasmeen has been decorated and adorned to feel like a traditional Arabian village abode, and it works wonderfully well. Think terracotta tiles, exposed wooden beams and mezze-style Middle Eastern dishes cooked over coals.

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Li Long
Li Long

Contemporary Chinese cuisine, traditional teas and sake can be savoured at the lovely Li Long restaurant.

Tasting Table
Tasting Table

You’ll find a real mix of dishes at the beachfront Tasting Table, from delicate pastas to Asian-inspired curries and seafood, best enjoyed out on the terrace with accompanying sea views, of course.

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Tangled
Tangled

An artisan Asian affair, everything is made to order at Tangled and there is a hand-picked beer or sake to match whatever you order!

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The Rock
The Rock

An intimate, uniquely styled restaurant housed in the resort’s cave-like wine cellar – great for private dining.

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The Ledge
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Michelin-star Australian BBQ cuisine comes to The Ledge, a Dave Pynt poolside restaurant that’s not to be missed while here.

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Glow
Glow

All things wellness and homegrown produce are on offer at Glow, courtesy of the island’s own organic gardens. The menus here are sustainably sourced, nutritionally balanced and simply delicious.

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Peacock Alley
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For something a little more laidback, head to Peacock Alley where tapas, live music, cocktails and sea views are the order of the day.

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Amber
Amber

The resort’s champagne bar, Amber, is perfectly placed for showstopping sunsets from its outdoor terrace; heavenly.

Nava
Nava

A hip and happening spot to indulge in a few cocktails, live music and lighter bites, Nava is the Waldorf Astoria’s pool and beach club.

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Activities and Entertainment

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi benefits from a beautiful, calm lagoon on its shores which is protected by both the island and resort villas, making it great for sea kayaking and snorkelling, though you can also parasail or explore beneath the waves with an exciting underwater scooter. Bicycles are also available for rent here at the Waldorf Ithaafushi, as well as boat trips around the islands or, why not simply kick back on a lounger to the beat of live DJ music for an easy afternoon in paradise? 

Facilities

As you’d expect, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi doesn’t leave anything to chance when it comes to onsite facilities and comforts, particularly around its heavenly spa, stylish boutique and beauty salon, relaxation areas and multiple swimming pools. Babysitters can be arranged for little ones, while older children have the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park to keep them entertained, leaving adults to unwind in the spa, hit the gym, or enjoy a glass of champagne on their poolside cabana.

Location

South Male Atoll, The Maldives. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi lies a 30-minute boat ride from Malé, the capital and easiest entry point.

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