Island escape

Ithaafushi – The Private Island launches in the Maldives for discerning travellers.

25 January 2021


Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi today unveiled the exclusive Ithaafushi – The Private Island, the largest Maldivian private island spanning 32,000 square metres in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Located close to Malé, guests can be escorted directly to Ithaafushi – The Private Island via a 40-minute ride on one of the resort’s six luxury Ithaafushi Princess yachts or via a 15-minute seaplane flight.

To explore beyond the private island estate, direct access to the main island is available via speed boat.

The sprawling estate accommodates 24 guests across two elegantly designed villas and one sweeping four-bedroom residence.

A two-bedroom overwater villa promises a unique ocean 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, jacuzzies and an expansive common living area, all with direct access to the beach.

Surrounded by tropical greenery and white sand, guests can enjoy their surroundings via a leisurely stroll along the meandering pathways set amidst lush palms by bicycle or on one of the island’s buggies.


World-class dining

The private island’s dedicated team promises to take guests on a diverse culinary journey, offering bespoke menus to be enjoyed in an array of extraordinary settings. Guests can savour 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 ten specialty dining venues such as The Ledge and Terra.


Unforgettable experiences await

Ithaafushi – The Private Island holds no boundaries for guests with an appetite for adventure. Beginning with the underwater world’s sparkling depths, which is ripe for exploration, a plethora of watersports, diving activities and yacht excursions are available when the desire arises.

For those who wish to embark on an off-island experience, guests can castaway to a private sandbank in the middle of the ocean where they can indulge in a sunset dinner, a personal yoga session or simply take in the astonishing surroundings.

An abundance of options to soothe the body and mind awaits those wishing for some quiet time to rediscover and recharge.

A dedicated Wellness Concierge is on hand at the overwater spa to provide customised therapies catering to each guest’s needs, helping them reconnect with nature while indulging in a unique spa experience.

The meditation and yoga pavilion and fully equipped gym offer magnificent ocean views, personal training, and classes upon request. Guests will instantly be transported from everyday life as they unwind on one of the sea swings, take a moment to relax under the palm hammocks, sunken loungers, or bask in one of the five luxurious pools.

A myriad of entertainment choices is available in Haali, catering to guests of every generation. The remarkable space features unblocked panoramic ocean views and extends across expansive indoor and outdoor areas, all set within a botanical sanctuary. Guests can host memorable celebrations under the stars, watch a movie on the cinematic LED screen or bask in the 35-metre infinity pool.

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 compliments of First Class. Visit them online or at Instagram.



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