Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

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Why you'll love it here

  • Amazing snorkelling destination with a drop-off in the house reef
  • Dine in one of seven treetop dining pods for a unique gastronomic experience
  • Excellent breakfasts at the Tasting Table catering to all dietary requirements
  • Celebrate a special occasion in this tropical playground brimming with natural beauty

Best For

  • Family, Toddlers (0-3), Kids (4-12),

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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

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The style-conscious will certainly be happy at this resort, whether dining in a treetop bamboo bubble at the magical Terra restaurant or unwinding in the modern Maldivian elegance of your pool villa; every space has been wonderfully well thought through at Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi. That said, the emerald seas and soft sands which surround the entire resort are almost always in sight, and still the main draw, of course.

There’s also a real sense of romance around the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, with a good amount of space between each five-star villa and twelve separate eating and drinking venues to cosy up in, as well as a luscious sea-facing spa, several pools (with complimentary cabana service), gardens and multiple private beaches too. And, if you are travelling to the Maldives as a family, you’re in equally good hands here, as the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi provides both babysitting services and their Stars Club, which will happily keep kids going throughout the day.

Finally, between Michelin-star meals, spa treatments, cocktails by the pool and sunbathing atop your private deck there are then a handful of activities available at the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi. Using the well-equipped gym, complimentary bicycles, kayaks and underwater scooters, parasailing or journeying between islands by your luxury yacht is about as strenuous as things get at this tranquil Indian Ocean escape, and it’s all the better for it.

All villas at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi come with a private pool and terrace, some being overwater options and others nestled right on the beach. Tall ceilings and walls of glass really help create a sense of space and light, though each is in fact already suitably large and every category enjoys a generous floorplan, no matter which you choose. The décor is a lovely blend of contemporary flurries meeting more traditional elements such as brass sink bowls and exposed beams, while in-room extras come in the form of 65-inch TVs and a sound system, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, deep-soak bathtubs, a hammock and sun loungers, one king-size or two queen beds and all other essential mod-cons.  

Beach Villa with Pool

Beach Villa with Pool

Available with a king or two-queen setup, the Beach Villa with Pool boasts a 2,518sq ft floorplan, instant beach access and a private outdoor dining pavilion.
Grand Beach Villa with Pool

Grand Beach Villa with Pool

Also coming either with a king-size bed or two queens, the Grand Beach Villa with Pool offers even more space with its sizeable 2,967sq ft floorplan, meaning a larger bathroom, lounge areas and terrace. 
Overwater Villa with Pool

Overwater Villa with Pool

A 3,045sq ft haven of hammocks, a private infinity pool over the ocean, complete privacy and wonderful sea views.
Grand Overwater Villa with Pool

Grand Overwater Villa with Pool

At 3,593sq ft, the Grand Overwater Villa with Pool is among the most spacious of its kind anywhere in the Maldives; a simply stunning space.
Reef Villa with Pool

Reef Villa with Pool

These villas offer a slightly different layout and, of course, magnificent reef views, as well as a floorplan of over 3,000sq ft and lots of outdoor space including your pool, daybed, dining area and sunbeds.
Grand Reef Villa with Pool

Grand Reef Villa with Pool

Similar to the other Reef Villas in terms of location, though with a much larger floorplan at 3,423sq ft and for some, enhanced sunset views too.
Two or Three-bedroom Overwater Villa with Pool

Two or Three-bedroom Overwater Villa with Pool

These huge villas are almost a resort destination in themselves, providing everything you’ll need for a five-star stay without leaving your front door. Floorplans range from 6,714sq ft to 11,976sq ft and include relaxation areas, multiple lounge rooms, terraces and more besides.
Two-bedroom Beach Villa with Pool

Two-bedroom Beach Villa with Pool

Similar to its Two-bedroom Overwater Villa equivalent in terms of size and amenities, with the main difference being a beachfront rather than overwater setting.
Two-bedroom Reef Villa with Pool

Two-bedroom Reef Villa with Pool

The Two-bedroom Reef Villa also enjoys nearly 6,500sq ft of space, found through the resort’s tropical gardens on the edge of the water, meaning great views from your ample outdoor space.
Stella Maris Duplex Villa with Private Pool

Stella Maris Duplex Villa with Private Pool

The 5,767sq ft, twin-level Stella Maris Duplex Villa with Private Pool is a unique standalone overwater option that comes complete with two pools, a hot tub and its own BBQ area; stunning.
Two or Three-bedroom Grand Beach Villa with Pool

Two or Three-bedroom Grand Beach Villa with Pool

With multiple bedrooms, pools, terraces, private gardens and a floorplan of over 11,000sq ft, the Two and Three-bedroom Grand Beach Villa will provide something special if travelling to the Maldives as a family.
Ithaafushi Private Island

Ithaafushi Private Island

If looking for ultimate exclusivity or perhaps travelling to the Maldives as a group, book the Ithaafushi Private Island and spread out across two huge villas, as well as enjoying its five swimming pools, private spa and gym, Jacuzzis, club house, children’s pool and playground, yacht moorings and personal concierge services.

As you’d expect, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi doesn’t leave anything to chance when it comes to onsite facilities and comforts, particularly around its heavenly spa, stylish boutique and beauty salon, relaxation areas and multiple swimming pools. Babysitters can be arranged for little ones, while older children have the Waldorf Astoria The Stars Club to keep them entertained, leaving adults to unwind in the spa, hit the gym, or enjoy a glass of champagne on their poolside cabana.

Terra

Terra

A truly novel space of private bamboo cocoons held up on stilts, perched among the treetops and with views to match, Terra is a special restaurant and the fine-dining food is as impressive as the architecture!

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Yasmeen

Yasmeen

Cosy Yasmeen has been decorated and adorned to feel like a traditional Arabian village abode, and it works wonderfully well. Think terracotta tiles, exposed wooden beams and mezze-style Middle Eastern dishes cooked over coals.

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Li Long

Li Long

Contemporary Chinese cuisine, traditional teas and sake can be savoured at the lovely Li Long restaurant.

Tasting Table

Tasting Table

You’ll find a real mix of dishes at the beachfront Tasting Table, from delicate pastas to Asian-inspired curries and seafood, best enjoyed out on the terrace with accompanying sea views, of course.

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The Rock

The Rock

An intimate, uniquely styled restaurant housed in the resort’s cave-like wine cellar – great for private dining.

  • Dinner
The Ledge

The Ledge

Michelin-star Australian BBQ cuisine comes to The Ledge, a Dave Pynt poolside restaurant that’s not to be missed while here.

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  • Dinner
Glow

Glow

All things wellness and homegrown produce are on offer at Glow, courtesy of the island’s own organic gardens. The menus here are sustainably sourced, nutritionally balanced and simply delicious.

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Peacock Alley

Peacock Alley

For something a little more laidback, head to Peacock Alley where tapas, live music, cocktails and sea views are the order of the day.

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Amber

Amber

The resort’s champagne bar, Amber, is perfectly placed for showstopping sunsets from its outdoor terrace; heavenly.

Nava

Nava

A hip and happening spot to indulge in a few cocktails, live music and lighter bites, Nava is the Waldorf Astoria’s pool and beach club.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Zuma Restaurant

Zuma Restaurant

Zuma Restaurant serves a superior menu of classic Japanese cuisine with a modern twist. Enjoy a range of innovative dishes crafted in three different kitchens by highly esteemed chefs. Breath taking views of the Indian Ocean are also on the menu, the perfect companion to your laidback evening of fine dining.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi benefits from a beautiful, calm lagoon on its shores which is protected by both the island and resort villas, making it great for sea kayaking and snorkelling, though you can also parasail or explore beneath the waves with an exciting underwater scooter. Bicycles are also available for rent here at the Waldorf Ithaafushi, as well as boat trips around the islands or, why not simply kick back on a lounger to the beat of live DJ music for an easy afternoon in paradise? 

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi have accomplished many things with their approach to sustainability. The resort has reduced carbon emissions by 780 tonnes, planted 74,000 trees and reduced fossil fuels by 330 tonnes. Committed to constantly improving their eco-friendly efforts, and with an aim to increase these figures, Waldorf Astoria aims to preserve the beautiful island it resides on. Additionally, there are conservation initiatives in place to protect the natural reef. There’s an in-house marine biologist who plays a pivotal role in overseeing the coral nurseries. By ensuring they’re in an optimal condition for natural coral reproduction and rehabilitation, these corals find their place back in the surrounding reef.

Mark your special occasion in style in the Maldives. Stella Maris Ocean Villa duplexes offer ceilings so high and a space so open, you’ll melt into your deep blue surroundings. Accessible by private boat, the two properties are the crème de la crème of the villa offerings, ideal for celebrations and milestone events.

The resort also has its own private island, Ithaafushi, which features a three-bedroom beach villa, a two-bedroom overwater villa, four-bedroom residence, five pools and a private entertainment clubhouse, plus a dedicated team of chefs and Personal Concierge. For the ultimate celebration, take over the island exclusively to be surrounded by your loved ones.

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  • Time zone: +5 GMT
  • Flight time: 8 hours, 30 minutes
  • Currency: Rufiyaa, US dollar
  • Tipping guideline: A 10% service tax is added to most restaurant bills
  • Health considerations: No major health risks
  • Capital: Malé
  • Population: 521,021 (2023)
  • National languages: Dhivehi, English
  • Electricity and plugs: D/G - 230v, 50Hz
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: 30-day visa required on arrival

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