travel journalindian oceanmaldivesithaafushi Introducing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi—the largest Maldivian private island for 2021 A 30-minute journey from Malé, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers guests a sense of elevated luxury. Share

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi accommodates 24 guests across two elegantly designed villas and one sweeping four-bedroom residence, perfect for bonding with loved ones or celebrating life’s significant milestones with close friends.

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.

Introducing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi—the largest Maldivian private island for 2021
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Surrounded by never-ending tropical greenery and white sand, guests will be greeted by a sense of complete calm and relaxation. Every inch of the expansive paradise is waiting to be discovered, whether by a leisurely stroll along the meandering pathways set amidst lush palms, by bicycle or on one of the island’s buggies.

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).

Introducing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi—the largest Maldivian private island for 2021
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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.

Created by Dave Pynt, the culinary mastermind behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Burnt Ends restaurant, The Ledge features an elevated Australian barbecue experience that can be savored against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Guests 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 a unique gastronomic escapade.

Introducing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi—the largest Maldivian private island for 2021
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Ithaafushi – The Private Island holds no boundaries for guests with an appetite for adventure. Beginning with the sparkling depths of the underwater world 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 await those wishing for some quiet time to rediscover and recharge. 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.

Introducing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi—the largest Maldivian private island for 2021
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The meditation and yoga pavilion along with fully equipped gym offer magnificent ocean views, with personal training and classes upon request. Guests will instantaneously 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 are 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-meter infinity pool.

Introducing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi—the largest Maldivian private island for 2021
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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.

On this island, any desire can turn into reality. A team of Personal Concierges anticipates every need and takes the brand’s iconic True Waldorf Service to a new level, offering guests fully personalized service from day to night to guarantee curated experiences which will push the boundaries of imagination.

Introducing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi—the largest Maldivian private island for 2021
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“We are committed to making Ithaafushi – The Private Island a highly sought-after, world-class destination for the privileged few,” said Etienne Dalancon, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. “Our dedicated team is devoted entirely to ensuring every moment is absolutely personalized, with exceptional service and unsurpassed attention to detail. We will pull out all the stops to ensure the most memorable stay for our guests, every single time.” 

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.

Introducing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi—the largest Maldivian private island for 2021
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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.

For more information, visit waldorfastoriamaldives.com

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