Called th Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi, the exclusive resort is spread across three separate islands and features 122 lavish villas, each boasting a patio furnished with a swinging daybed, a dining gazebo, an outdoor shower and an infinity pool.
The overwater villas also feature two suspended hammocks and a reef option with a stilted deck for added comfort.
Guests looking for more intimacy can opt for the Stella Maris Ocean Villas that feature one-bedroom duplexes with a private chef’s service, an alfresco barbecue station, and a hot tub.
The resort is also a foodie’s paradise, with a choice of 11 dining venues including one specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine, another Chinese cuisine, and another fresh local ingredients from the property’s own herb garden.
There’s also a barbecue grill eatery by Dave Pynt, of Michelin-starred Burt Ends fame, while those craving a more intimate experience can dine at the ultra-romantic Terra – a treetop concept housed in a private den with incredible views of the ocean.
Other amenities at the resort include a world-class spa and wellness sanctuary, watersports and a PADI dive centre along with a waterpark for kids and young adults.
One of the world’s most luxurious hospitality brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts owns and operates properties around the globe.