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New five star resort opens in Maldives

The highly-anticipated five star Milaidhoo Island Maldives opened its doors to guests on 30th November, making waves as one of the most luxurious resort openings of the year.

The highly-anticipated five star Milaidhoo Island Maldives opened its doors to guests on 30th November, making waves as one of the most luxurious resort openings of the year.

The boutique resort promises its guests a new chapter of barefoot luxury on its intimate island set in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Baa Atoll region of the Maldives. It differentiates itself from the herd with its ‘Milaidhoo Moments’, a collection of exclusive activities for the luxury traveler seeking meaningful and memorable experiences.


Shunning the current trend for high-gloss hotel glitz, barefoot informality is at the very heart of the Milaidhoo’s ethos. Perfectly located to offer the absolute best of the Maldives to its discerning guests, Milaidhoo offers a return to a classic, relaxed Maldivian holiday style on a tiny island with deep soft white sand beaches and a vibrant coral reef where dolphins, whale sharks and manta rays are visitors – a benefit of being in a protected marine area.

This private, luxury island is reached by a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from the international airport. Standing on stilts over the lagoon are 30 spacious over-water villas (800 square feet) and hidden amongst the tropical greenery are 20 serene villas on the beach (950 square feet). All villas have large private freshwater swimming pools and an island host to attend to the guests’ every whim.

Designed by local architect Mohamed Shafeeq, the resort’s 50 villas have been made using materials and fittings custom-made for Milaidhoo in a way that epitomizes the true contemporary Maldives style. Spacious outdoor living is the key phrase: the villas open up 180-degrees to allow the natural beauty of the Maldives to become part of the room.

Milaidhoo is the only luxury resort in the atoll specifically with couples in mind, although children aged nine and above are welcomed.