Article

Jumeirah Vittaveli - Private Ocean Retreats - Aerial view

Mesmerising experiences in the Maldives

Home to 1200 fantasy inspired islands – the Maldives is everyone’s favourite archipelago. From pearl like sands to a patchwork quilt of blue lagoons,

Amongst the coconut palms are luxurious resorts, each out-pacing the other when it comes to top tier indulgent experiences.

Home to 1200 fantasy inspired islands – the Maldives is everyone’s favourite archipelago. From pearl like sands to a patchwork quilt of blue lagoons, and a string of stunning resorts that know intuitively how to cater to the barefoot but luxe traveller, it’s no wonder this tropical wonderland tempts dreamers and doers to its epic atolls. Beyond the confines of five-star style, these resorts also know how to serve up beautiful bucket list experiences. Star-gazing, night dives, private yachts, and underwater festivals are just the tip of top-tiered living for those who find solace in the Maldives.

Go flyboarding at the Lux* South Ari Atoll

Lux South Ari Atoll
Lux South Ari Atoll

Channel your inner superhero as you cut through the buttery soft air of Dhidhoofinolhu on a flyboard experience. Few experiences in the world tap into that deep-set joy as you achieve lift off, feeling the adrenaline … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Heal with the ocean at Hurawalhi

HURAWALHI
HURAWALHI

The therapeutic power of the ocean is utterly embraced on the luscious Lhaviyani Atoll as part of the Hurawalhi Island Resort’s water-inspired wellness retreat. Guests are invited to let the lull of the ocean wash … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Private yacht paradise at Cheval Blanc Randheli

CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI
CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI

A Maldivian private island so tantalising it’s where British royalty and A-list celebrities flock to lose themselves in the art of bliss. Alchemist experiences, exceptional dining at The White, and private butlers bringing … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Fluorescent night diving at Baros Maldives

BAROS MALDIVES
BAROS MALDIVES

With one of the most spectacular house reefs on offer, the Baros is a tiny private island close to the hub of Male. There is nothing more mesmerising than tiptoeing across cool sand beneath the light of the moon and plunging … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Desert island lunch with a chef at Soneva Jani

SONEVA JANI Sunrise Picnic Service by Stevie Mann
SONEVA JANI Sunrise Picnic Service by Stevie Mann

The super sophisticated Soneva Jani proves that desert island dreams can come true with their sublime private picnic experience. Leave civilisation behind as you sail away to your very own private island with only your closest … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Stargaze at Anantara Kihavah

ANANTARA KIHAVAH SKY Bar
ANANTARA KIHAVAH SKY Bar

After the sun sinks into the rose gold sea that laps at the shore of the blissful Baa Atoll, the night sky prickles with a thousand pin drops of light. Stargazing at the gorgeous Anantara Kihavah makes for an epic evening experience… Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Sip and swirl in an underground wine cellar at the St Regis Vommuli Resort

THE ST REGIS VOMMULI RESORT
THE ST REGIS VOMMULI RESORT

Soaring floor to ceiling white racks house some of the world’s greatest wines in the exquisite cellar of the St Regis Vommuli Resort. Who would have thought paradise would have such a stash; from a crescendo of Chablis notes … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Surf remote waves at Gili Lankanfushi

GILI LANKANFUSHI
GILI LANKANFUSHI

Remote atolls and pristine green waves makes the Maldives one of the finest spots for tropical surfers, especially up the north where low crowds and a rolling consistent swell puts her on the map for being a first-class surf safari destination. … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Attend the underwater festival AT Lux* North Male Atoll

Swim alongside turtles, whale sharks, and manta rays as you immerse yourself in endless shades of blue at the Annual Maldives Underwater Festival. In 2019, the beloved aqua inspired festival will be held across both the Lux South Male Atoll … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Swim with turtles on your own private island Coco Privé

Coco Privé Pool
Coco Privé Pool

When a resort doesn’t feel refined enough to satiate your needs; shut the door on the outside world revel on your very own private island. Coco Privé lives by the genie-inspired motto that every wish is their command – only you … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Mid ocean table at the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

FOUR SEASONS LANDAA GIRAAVARU
FOUR SEASONS LANDAA GIRAAVARU

When it comes to the final flourish of paradise, the Four Seasons doesn’t disappoint. Nestled amid the curved moon sands, the jungle, and the manta rays, Landaa Giraavaru is the setting for laid-back luxury to bloom. Romance lovers … Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Be marooned with a Michelin starred chef at Jumeirah Vittaveli

JUMEIRAH VITTAVELI
JUMEIRAH VITTAVELI

For a limited time, everyone’s favourite upmarket resort is offering guests the chance to swoon over an exclusive dining menu served in style on a marooned desert island. Chef Ollie Dabbous has crafted dishes at the world’s finest… Subscribe to the magazine to read the full article

Subscribe to the latest edition now by clicking here.

© This article was first published in Dec-Jan 2019 edition of World Travel Magazine.
If you would like to comment on this story or anything else you have seen on World Travel Magazine, head over to our Facebook page or message us on Twitter.
And if you liked this story, subscribe to our bi-monthly World Travel Magazine, a handpicked selection of editorial features and stories from Global Destinations, Inspire Me, Insider, Style File, Wellness & Travel, City Travel, Suite Life, At Leisure, Short Breaks and much more.

Social Media
804 views