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Newest Waldorf Astoria resort to span three islands in the Maldives

by | Apr 29, 2019 | Chains

The soon-to-be launched Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi


A slice of paradise in the Maldives will be home to an idyllic Waldorf Astoria all-villa resort opening from July 2019

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will bring the best of island life to its guests when it opens at the beginning of July this year.

This incredible villa-only resort spreads over three paradise islands, surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean on all sides.

We find out more about this enviable opening at the kick-off of the summer season.

A tropical retreat

Few things in life are more desirable than a tropical getaway on a secluded island, and nowhere is more emblematic of this kind of retreat than the Maldives.

Popular with honeymooners and anyone looking to indulge in the finer things in life, relaxing on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean being one of them, the Maldives have become synonymous with serenity, privacy and exclusivity.

The newest addition to lodgings in this island nation is the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, an all-villa resort set on three islands situated only a 30-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport.

To reach the resort, guests embark on a private yacht across the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Private villas in the lap of luxury

The first Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives, this resort consists of a collection of 122 private villas, ensuring that guests are treated to the utmost privacy and isolation throughout the duration of their stay.

Beach Villa

Terra – Private dining pod

Stella Maris Ocean Villa

The Ledge

Overwater Villa

The Rock

Daniel Welk, vice president, luxury and lifestyle group, Asia Pacific, says, “As the fifth Waldorf Astoria to open in the region, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi represents a significant milestone in the brand’s continued growth in Asia Pacific following the successful opening of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok last year. We are extremely proud to bring the brand to a destination as synonymous with luxury as the Maldives, and we look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences that reflect Waldorf Astoria’s unique sense of place and iconic service standards.”

The offerings of each villa are unparalleled, with each benefiting from its own private jetty, infinity pool and deck, which is adorned with a daybed, dining gazebo and outdoor shower.

When guests want to socialise, they can choose to do so in one of the eleven restaurants and eateries dotting the three islands and serving up speciality cuisine from the Maldives and the rest of the world.

A state-of-the-art spa is the perfect place to be pampered and indulge in the luxurious treatments on offer.  


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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts reflect the culture and history of their extraordinary locations. With a fresh, modern expression of it’s rich, authentic legacy, Waldorf Astoria provides guests the exceptional environment and the personalized attention of True Waldorf Service that creates unforgettable experiences for our discerning travelers.


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