Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi unveils the largest Maldivian Private Island
Nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is one of the most luxurious and beautiful resorts in the Maldives. Although many resorts in Maldives already cater to private island getaways, Waldorf Astoria has taken it up a notch by unveiling the exclusive Ithaafushi – The Private Island, the largest Maldivian private island spanning 32,000 square meters in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
Part of Hilton’s Luxury Brands, Ithaafushi – The Private Island is the ultimate escape offering unparalleled luxury, levels of privacy and personalized service that make for unforgettable experiences and memories. It is an exclusive island sanctuary surrounded by tropical greenery and white-sand beaches, featuring a stunning three-bedroom beach villa, two-bedroom overwater villa, four-bedroom residence, five swimming pools and a private entertainment clubhouse.
Every aspect of the island has been expertly choreographed to display a modern look, alongside the Maldivian charm. Its name, Ithaafushi is translated to mean Pearl Island in Dhivehi, the local language of the Maldives, and represents the isle’s beauty and distinction.
“Ithaafushi – The Private Island is the crown jewel of our luxury portfolio in Asia Pacific, limitless in the level of privacy and unrivalled hospitality guests are promised,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, Vice President, Luxury & Lifestyle, Hilton, Asia Pacific. “Designed for the most discerning of travelers, the Ithaafushi – The Private Island is the epitome of exclusivity, perfectly placed within one of the most inspirational destinations in the world where a dedicated team anticipates every need and delivers the brand’s elegant and effortless service at every turn.”
Ithaafushi – The Private Island can be reached via a 40-minute ride on one of the resort’s luxury Ithaafushi Princess yachts or a 15-minute seaplane ride. From the moment guests land on this beautiful island, the Personal Concierge team will ensure that every need is met with utmost privacy, discretion and professionalism.
The estate accommodates 24 guests across two elegantly designed villas and one stunning four-bedroom residence. In addition, the two-bedroom overwater villa promises a unique experience with two spacious master bedrooms, complete with double dressing rooms, indoor and outdoor rain showers, a shared living room, infinity pool and jacuzzi. A separate three-bedroom beach villa, set within lush gardens and coconut palm canopies, has its own beach access and two swimming pools. Those staying in the four-bedroom residence will enjoy two king bedrooms, two queen bedrooms, jacuzzis and an expansive common living area, all with direct access to the beach.
Every inch of the paradise is waiting for you, waiting to be discovered whether on foot, by bicycle or on one of the island’s buggies.
For gastronomers and alike, the island offers a dedicated culinary team offering a diverse range of cuisines and bespoke menus, waiting to be enjoyed in an array of extraordinary settings. One of the most noteworthy dining experiences can be had in the estate’s common living room, Haali, which means the nest in Dhivehi.
The private island’s dedicated culinary team promises to take guests on a diverse culinary journey, offering bespoke menus to be enjoyed in an array of extraordinary settings. Guests can savor world-class dining for any occasion, from in-villa dining to special celebrations in the estate’s common living room, Haali (translated to mean ‘the nest’ in Dhivehi).
Guests who want to explore the resort’s various dining experiences can journey a short distance to the main island, where culinary innovation meets excellence with 10 specialty dining venues such as The Ledge and Terra. They can also enjoy the only private hand- crafted bamboo dining pods in the Maldives at Terra, located on the main island’s highest point for unique gastronomic escapades.
For those guests who have an appetite for thrilling adventures, Ithaafushi – The Private Island has it all. From snorkeling and diving in the depths of underwater, to a variety of watersports and excursions, boredom is something that will never cross your mind. For off-island excursions, private sandbank getaways are available as well.
For the ones seeking a calmer experience, a dedicated Wellness Concierge is on hand at the overwater spa to provide customized therapies catering to the needs of each guest, helping them reconnect with nature while indulging in a unique spa experience.
Young visitors will be in a paradise of their own on the private island estate with a dedicated children’s pool and gaming area, or they can enjoy the Young Discovery Park at the main resort, which features a water recreation area and a variety of bespoke activities designed to capture the younger guests’ imagination.
With the promise of ultimate exclusivity and every need being met with just a call, Ithaafushi – The Private Island is ideal for intimate group gatherings, from milestone celebrations with loved ones to an incentive trip planned for the most exclusive group of clients.
Ithaafushi – The Private Island also offers an idyllic stage for the ultimate dream wedding in paradise, with culinary offerings and experiences that are expertly tailored by the dedicated events team to create an iconic wedding with memories that last a lifetime.