Sprawling across 3 islands in the heart of South Male atoll, 30 mins by a luxury yacht transfer from Velana International Airport (MLE) is Hilton’s iconic luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Welcoming its first guests on 1st of July 2019, Ithaafushi Island is an escape for families and couples seeking space and exclusivity.
The islands comprise of 122 Beach Villas, Over-Water Villas and Reef Villas, each featuring its own private infinity pool, outdoor deck, swinging daybed, dining gazebo and outdoor showers. Ithaafushi is a tranquil escape with an unparalleled commitment to personal service for guests of all generations.
Written by: Shanoon Khalid
Exceptional Best-in-Class Culinary Experiences – Restaurants of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives will let you indulge in 11 extraordinary dining venues on Ithaafushi Island. Each restaurant and bar is a landmark which is a first of its kind in the Maldives. Some of the distinctive dining experiences Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers are:
Tree Top Dining – Terra
Terra features spectacular views of the ocean and the horizon with the most futuristic dining concept in the Maldives. Elevate your table, and your spirit, by dining surrounded by the trees meters above the ground. Terra is open for dinner with a selection of 5, 7 or 10 course degustation menu with wine pairing experience.
Fine-Dining in a Cave
The Rock features exquisite food and wine pairing in a tranquil setting. Find your refuge inside The Rock cave, an impressive rock formation on Ithaafushi Island where the best culinary secrets are an interaction with the Chef and Sommelier.
Teleport to Ancient Arabia:
Yasmeen will take you back in time to a traditional Arabian village fitted with antique décor. It is as if it was built by winds and sands. The restaurant will let you indulge in authentic Middle Eastern flatbreads and mezzes. Three custom built bread ovens including a 100-year-old oven perfectly preparing crispy Peking duck. A transformational experience of unforgettable Arabian Nights.
Let your food be guided by a Michelin Starred Chef:
The Ledge, a poolside bar and grill serving snack and comfort food during the day transforms into an intimate grill in the evening. This restaurant, led by the famous Michelin Star Chef Dave Pynt is part of the global partnership of Waldorf with famous Chefs around the world, ready to bring exceptional culinary experiences to your palates.
Picture Perfect Champagne Sunsets:
Amber offers a unique selection of Champagne and sparkling wines. This is where you end your day with a glass of bubbles in your hand and relax to the tune of chill out music. And for the Shisha passionates, water pipes are complementing this modern and trendy lounge with a prime location.
Garden to Table:
Wellness & Healthy garden cuisines for the holistic and natural dishes. Glow serves the freshest ingredients harvested from the resort’s herbal garden. The favourite spot after a relaxing spa treatment, Glow resembles the verdant veranda we all have dreamt about.
Tangled by Asian Knots:
A lunch venue for noodles and dumpling lovers! Tangled offers authentic, freshly made noodles and dumplings from across Asia. Don’t forget to try the homemade signature Xiao Long Bao while enjoying Asian beers, tea, sake and soju.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – A Luxurious Landmark of Exclusivity and Privacy
The Waldorf Astoria Maldives is a destination itself. It has redefined the hospitality experience for the modern, luxury traveller in landmark locations, says Etienne Dalançon, General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. The ultimate in exclusive luxury in the Maldives, privacy and sense of space is not a legend but a reality at:
Ithaafushi Private Island
This is a 3,000 sqm private island in the same lagoon of Ithaafushi featuring a two-bedroom overwater villa as well as a three-bedroom beach villa. Ithaafushi Private Island is accessible by yacht transfers and comes with dedicated chefs, butlers and a special concierge team. The island is a sanctuary with its own Spa, Gym, 04 infinity pools, a kids pool, entertaining center and pristine beaches. Own your island Paradise on Ithaafushi Private Island.
The Stella Maris Ocean Villas
536 sqm independently built stand-alone over water villas inspired by celestial charm. There are only 2 units of these extraordinary villas accessible by a boat. Floor to ceiling windows gives 360 panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Each Stella Maris Ocean Villa features a 95 sqm private infinity pool and a loft providing lavish lounging, a gourmet grill and a jet-pool.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – A Destination for Multi-Generation Travellers
Wellness and Spa journeys are complemented in Ithaafushi by Waldorf Astoria Spa. An oasis comprised of 10 idyllic overwater or garden treatment villas, with extensive Asian-inspired healing traditions. For families travelling to the Maldives with children, the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park is a water park and a kids club altogether. The resort also features a special kids and family pool by the lagoon while the 40-meter beachfront Mirror Pool is an attraction itself. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is a destination for multi-generation travellers, families and couples seeking luxury resorts in the Maldives with privacy. Its graceful service from the moment you arrive until your departure is a promise of the Waldorf Astoria world-renowned service commitment.