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Island Hideaway Maldives
"Your Luxury Private Island"
- TOP 5 most Beautiful Island
- Absolute Privacy
- Service & Butler Services
- The Villas
- The Lagoon
The Island & the Concept
Island Hideaway Resort & Spa is one of the most remote and beautiful Island Resort of Maldives.
Nested on the stunning Island of Dhonakulhi in the unspoiled Northern Atoll of Haa Alifu, the island is a true private hideaway.
To reach this hidden gem, you will fly for 50 mns with Maldivian, the Maldivian Airline Company, before landing at the small Domestic Hanimadhoo Airport where your Butler will wait for you. From there, a 20 mns speedboat ride will bring you to your Island.
The delicate service from Island Hideaway starts right from there: Home-Made refreshments, sweets and nibbles will be served onboard, meanwhile you enjoy the landscape.
Naturally gifted with all assets, Dhonakulhi is one of the most stunning Island we've ever seen in Maldives with everything we can expect from a Dreamy Island and even more...
The perfectly crescent shaped Island is located at the truly unique location, surrounded on one side by a rich and close-by House-Reef (its reef formation is unique in Maldives, with a natural channel splitting in two distinct parts, home to countless marine species), and on the other side, by a large bright and blue lagoon stretching as far as the eye can see...A rare coexistence of both qualities.
Last but not least, Island Hideaway is also one of the largest Island among all Resorts with 1.4 Km of desert and perfect ivory beach.
Respecting a total privacy, the Resort is one of the best example of great island space management: just 5% of the entire land area has been built up for infrastructure, living almost the all island in its pristine natural state. With only 48 villas set on 234000 m² –equivalent to 28 football pitches- you can be ensured to get your own privacy.
All villas stand as Private Single House in their own gardens with a beautiful design inside and outside: big volumes, warm atmosphere, white limestone walls, wooden stairs, colourful and tasteful hand-made items plus a complete set of home accessories, all related to the Maldives. They are more than Villas, they are the Dreamy Maldivian Home.
The island rich natural environment is a promise to enjoy 100% of all Maldives favourite activities: great snorkeling and spectacular diving on the reef side plus fantastic sailing and waterskiing on the lagoon side.
The Hideaway Over Water Spa, set in a hidden area away for the shore, is at the image of the Resort : luxurious, tropical, secluded and spacious, and offers exclusive treatments.
Children are part of this dream with the Tender Hearts Kids Club -one of the best we've seen too-where a dedicated team wait for our little ones with a creative range of activities and discoveries.
For sea travelers, Island Hideaway put at disposal a first-class Marina to welcome private yachts (the first in Maldives).
Unique and spectacular in many ways, Island Hideaway Resort & Spa is faithful to its name and has it all to stand as a Very Private Luxury Island.
Island Hideaway Maldives was chosen to be featured in the new Edition of Dreaming of Maldives, the Photography Book.
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The Island in Detail
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The Island in Brief
- 48 Villas . Category 5***** Ultra
- Island Size : Width - 500m / Length- 1.4 Km
- Distance from airport : 320km (200 miles)
- Transfers : By Domestic Flight : 55 mns + Speedboat 20 mns.
OR Directly By Private Yacht or By chartered seaplane
- Diving : Excellent
- Snorkeling: Very Good
- Lagoon : Excellent
- : Very Good
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HAA ALIFU Atoll (Extreme North Maldives)
Latitude: 6.840925 Longitude: 73.051157
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Our Favourite Moments and Places...
Dine on Island Hideaway Sandbank
The Island Hideaway Sandbank can not be missed for its gorgeous location. Your Butler and one of the Top Chef will organize you any diner you wish.
Have a massage for 2
Just for 2, a relaxing massage at Sunset in one of the open over water Spa room....
Rent a boat to discover Island Hideaway surroundings and Utheemu ISland
Many boats are available for rental. Go and discover the completely unspoiled Atoll of Haa Alifu. On the way, don't miss the welcoming local Island of Utheemu to discover some Maldives history and a surprisingly well preserved Sultan Palace.
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Island Hideaway is one of the first resort in Maldives to have introduce the concept of Butler Service.
Years of experience have made the Resort one of the best on this part too. The caring Butler team is available 24 hours a day to provide, in a discreet way, an exclusive and attentive service, dedicated to help, anticipate and cater for the very best.
Their excellent service is ideally balanced between discretion and attention and contribute to give Island Hideaway this famous personal touch.
Island Hideaway Maldives The Villas
Island Hideaway villas are among the most spacious in Maldives.
Hidden in the middle of its own protected sandy garden and separated from the next one by several meters, all Villas beautifully stand as a single tropical houses with their very own charm.
Each villa is located in an exceptional situation with views on the lagoon, in the heart of a protected garden with dining area, terraces and a private path leading to the beach. Bikes will be your favourite way of discovering the island!
48 Villas. 8 Categories
- 7 Funa Pavilion
- 7 Raamba Retreat
- 18 Dhonakulhi Residence
- 2 Dhonakulhi Residence with lap pool
- 2 Hideaway Water Suites
- 7 Jasmine Garden Villa
- 3 Deluxe Jasmine Garden Family Villa
- 2 Hideaway Palace
ALL HOUSES HAVE
Fully air-conditioned | Ceiling fans | En-suite Bathroom | Internet access by LAN line |
IDD telephone | GSM mobile services | Complimentary in-Villa bottled drinking water |
Butler Service | TV with DVD | Surround sound system music player | Private in-room DVD |
Music CD collection | Satellite | Chess and Backgammon table | Coffee/espresso makers |
Mini bar | Personal safes | Hairdryers | Golfing umbrellas | Torches | Mosquito repellents | Bath-robes | Slippers | Complimentary toiletries.
Children are very welcome!
Dedicated Kids-Club from 2 to 12 years old
|Island Hideaway Maldives - Villas Room Type / Description / Bedding & Maximum Capacity|
Funa Pavilion Land Area : 176 m2
Raamba Retreat Land Area : 385m2
Dhonakulhi Residence Land Area : 550 m2
Dhonakulhi Residence with lap pool Land Area : 550 m2
Hideaway Water Suite Land Area: 235 m2
Jasmine Garden Villa Land Area : 705 m2
Bedding & Capacity: 1 KING Size Bed + Lounge Beds. 2 Adults + 2 Children
Deluxe Jasmine Garden Family Villa Land Area : 1200 m2
No Floor plan available yet.
Hideaway Palace Land Area : 1420 m2
Island Hideaway Maldives Restaurants & Bars
Island Hideaway Maldives Resort & Spa offers a succulent cuisine. The small amount of villas and the very few guests allow a customized service either in the 2 restaurants or at the bars. Always creative, the Cuisine is delicate and served with a particular attention to the details. The In-Villa Dining option is also a fantastic option to dine at "home" in the special dining areas of the villas set up in or out. Top Chefs at Island Hideaway really do it "Especially-For-You".
Island Hideaway's main restaurant is built over the lagoon in a Maldivian style with sandy floor, the restaurant has full open views on the Ocean. A sophisticated International and Maldivian cuisine and grills are prepared with the freshest ingredients by a dedicated Top Chef team who will make, according to our taste, specially designed and personalized menus.
Open from Breakfast until Dinner.
The small over water restaurant serves fine dining authentic Asian cuisine and seafood in a very intimate and unique location. Situated close to the reef edge, it is designed to offer a maximum sights and sounds of the Ocean. This cosy place is a must for Asiatic Food lovers with a fine and selected choice of Indian, Thai and Japanese cuisine.
Turned to the Sunset side, the main Bar is open to the sea and has both a friendly and intimate atmosphere and serves drinks and snacks made only with top ingredients. This is a great place to be for a relaxing or a fun time at any moment of the day. Meeru Bar is renown to have the largest Malt Whisky collection in the Indian Ocean.
The beautiful pool bar is located right in the middle of the pool.
The place is beautifully designed and generally very quiet. There, sitting in the blue, you can chill and have a cool drink meanwhile looking at the sea.
Island Hideaway Maldives The Spa
Managed by the well-respected Spa Brand Mandara, Island Hideaway Spa is an intimate set of 2 Water Villas hidden from the rest of the Island, facing the most beautiful part of the island lagoon. Massage and treatments are made in open rooms by a delicate and dedicated team of Therapists trained in the spirit of Mandara.
The Spa design emphasizes on space, privacy and luxury with a fabulous range of treatments.
Alike in all Mandara Spas, massages are made according to philosophies from around the world: Balinese, European, Thai and Indian treatments are all offered to ensure a complete Spa experience according to our needs and wishes.
Ayurvedic treatments are of course available.
The products used by the therapists belong to the famous Mandara Spa Collection and are made with exotic and natural ingredients: essential oils, honey, almond, frangipani, sandalwood, ginseng, lime...
Island Hideaway Maldives Tender Hearts Kids Club
Island Hideaway Kids Club is one of the best among all Maldives Kids Club. Tender Hearts is open until 09.00, which is ideal for late excursions or private moments. The range of activities indoor and outdoor give to our children a fun and creative time. .The team is really hospitable and dedicated to play and learn.
Children from ages 2-12 are welcome to the ‘Tender Hearts ’ Kids Club.
Open from 09.00 am to 09.00 pm, spacious and located in a very wide sandy playground, the kids Club is a great place to enjoy for our small ones.
Creative activities are on the menu with Cake baking with the Chef ( a Diploma is given at the end !), Exploration with a dhoni around the island, Being an Environmentalist, Maldivian Culture and Music, face painting and all classical activities such as treasure Hunt, Painting/Drawing, Movie Time, TV and films for rainy days, art creation...
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Leisure & Sports
The island has everything for water sports. The lagoon is a gigantic playground to spend countless hours. In-Land activities and beautiful excursions allow each and everyone to find the ideal activity.
- Activities with Extras:
- Private boat rental
- Guided snorkeling tours
- Motorized Water sports
- All excursions
- Big game fishing
- Private diners
- And more….
- Free Activities
- Snorkeling equipment free of charge!
- Fully equipped gym & Bikes
- Library & Internet Café
- tennis court & Tennis table
- All non-motorized water sports exc.catamaran
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Island Hideaway Marina is the first of its kind in the Maldives.
Built by Walcon Marine, an internationally renowned Marina Builder, it can welcome up to 80 m yachts.
A fully equipped First-Class Marina
Configuration and Accessibility :
15-20 berths 20 yachts | 30m+ berths 2 yachts | Max length 80m |
Max beam 20m 25-30 berths 3 yachts | Berthing alongside available |
Max draught no limit.
Electricity, Freshwater, Fuel (Petrol/Diesel), Fishing Supplies, Doctor,
Cable Television, Restaurants, Bar, Hotel, Telephone, Internet
Island Hideaway Maldives Diving and snorkeling
Diving in Haa Alifu Atoll is another experience from the ones that can be done in Central Maldives. There, no commercial diving activity or big groups of divers. This gives an excellent opportunity for new divers and old alike to genuinely be able to dive where no person has ever dived before. The Island has over 20 great untouched dive sites within a 5-60 minute range. Operated by Meridis Dive & Relax the Center is one of the physically largest dive centres in the Maldives, providing the latest technology and highest quality branded diving equipment. Meridis Dive & Relax has in fact surveyed and mapped all the key diving points in the Atolls surrounding the Island and they estimate that there are at least 20 glorious dive sites that are absolutely untouched and unspoiled.
You will be able to discover particular dive site where turtles can be expected at each dive, several dive sites with manta cleaning and feeding stations, 1 ship wrecks at a depth of 14 metres with fantastic fish live around, and other sites full of fantastic table corals.
WE LOVE that an underwater camera has been set in the nearby lagoon to give live views of life by the coral reef.
Dhonakulhi has its own house reef 10-30 metres away with amazing coral walls all along the East-side - ( see the snorkeling and diving aerial view in the map sections for a better look at the location ).
The snorkeling at Island Hideaway is really very impressive due to the wildness and particular location of the island on a channel : right on the house reef, just under the water’s surface you are confronted with swarms of small fish, giant turtles, metre-long mantas and slim sharks patrolling the reef. Beginners will stay inside the House reef for best safety and advanced will try the long walls outside from it.
PAY ATTENTION : Have a chat with the Dive Center before going to explore the outside walls! Currents can be dangerous.
Don't miss the guided snorkeling tours organized by the Dive Center. Day and night snorkeling are organized daily.
Meridis Dive & Relax has full Nitrox diving facilities, underwater scooters, audio-visual classrooms and a dive specialist boutique.
PADI-certified scuba instruction is given by multi-lingual dive experts to beginners, amateurs and experienced divers alike on the importance of safe and enjoyable diving intertwined with the protection of the marine environment.
Dives are organized for groups of 4 Divers maximum and NITROX is free for Nitrox certified divers!
The Center offers beginner’s discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives and has a range of programs to suit everyone. A decompression chamber is only 15 minutes away.
Some of the courses and services offered by Meridis are PADI Open Water (Beginner) up to Dive Master and all other common specialties, Nitrox, Scooter, Photography, Deep, Drift, Night, Navigation, Naturalist and Peak Performance.
Meridis also offers a safe and enjoyable diving experience for children over 10 years of age, and has special “kids diving equipment” for this.
Children can carry out the PADI Open Water Junior course.
Some of Meridis Dive’s safety philosophies are : Nitrox diving; depth limits; small groups of a maximum of 4 people; all dives are guided dives; buoys for all divers ; current check ; easy and shallow dives.
PAY ATTENTION : Please note that all divers are required to present an international dive certificate, log book and a medical certificate of fitness for diving.
Meridis dive in a "eco-friendly” way. All divers are properly checked and informed during the briefings and courses.
The Center is part of Padi´s Project Aware Program
- Guest educational programs, presentations, guided trips, etc.
- Resident marine biologist.
- Reef Preservation
- Environmental initiatives, like reef clean, training staff environment awareness, informing guests for environment awareness.
- Coral planting workshop and more...
Multilingual instructors conduct all level of PADI courses, from Discover Scuba Diver up to Dive‐master and a large variety of specialty courses.
- Private Courses
- PADI Discover Scuba Diving course
- Full Range of PADI Courses. Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and Dive master courses
- Swimming pool diving courses
- Enriched Air – Nitrox
- Free water diving
- Kids Diving ( Bubble Maker, Junior Divers...)
- Diving for Handicapped
DIVE BOATS & SAFETY
1 Diving Dhoni or a speedboat for individual dives are at disposal with medical trained staff on board. A decompression Chamber is available at a close-by Resort.
On board there are:
- DAN O2 Kit with 3-4 litre O2
SPOKEN LANGUAGES at Diving center:
German, English, Chinese, French, and Dhivehi.
THE DIVING SPOTS
Half day and Full day trips are available. Departure for diving in private with one of the speedboat is flexible.
Apart from great dive spots around the island itself, over 30 dive sites are available in absolutely unspoiled and untouched areas.
Average duration of transfer to dive sites between 5 min. – 60 min.
Among many great spots, you will discover :
Aquarium, Heaven & Hell,Cathedral, Ihavandhoo Channel Thila, Mathi Faru, the amazing close-by Dhonakulhi Channel, and more...
The Diving Centre is well equipped with the latest in diving equipment and supported by a 2 Bauer Compressor and 1 Nitrox Facility.
Available for rental :
- Steel / Aluminium & Nitrox tanks
- Scubapro Nitrox Regulators
- Scubapro BCD'S
- Snorkeling equipment
- Seadoo scooters
- Under water torches
- Under water digital / film cameras
- Video Cameras
INFORMATIONS UPDATED on JULY 03rd 2012.
We do our best to provide you with the latest information and all the above information, texts, photos and videos were written, created and appreciated according to our own experience. All Resort information presented here are subject to variations. We shall not be responsible for any modification nor alterations in any features, programs, prices or any services of any kind related to the resort.
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