Editor's PickFebruary 27, 2024

Editor’s Pick: Crafting Your Bespoke Luxury Escape

Escape to the Maldives, where luxury knows no bounds and bespoke experiences redefine indulgence. Located in the Indian Ocean, this tropical paradise offers a sanctuary for those seeking unparalleled opulence and relaxation. Create your ideal retreat in this idyllic destination, where every moment is tailored to exceed your expectations.

Cheval Blanc Azimut at Cheval Blanc Randheli: Oceanic Gourmet Retreat

Cruise the Maldivian waters on the luxurious Cheval Blanc Azimut yacht, where you’ll be treated to a truly indulgent experience. Begin your day by savouring a delectable brunch composed of gourmet dishes such as caviar or local reef lobster, perfectly paired with chilled champagne. As you lounge on the deck and enjoy the feast, the stunning turquoise waters around you provide the perfect backdrop.


After brunch, dive into the crystal-clear waters to snorkel and explore the vibrant marine life. For a more exhilarating experience, hop on a seabob and glide through the water, feeling the rush of excitement as you zip around effortlessly. End this special day on a high note, soaking in the beauty of the Maldivian seascape from the comfort of the yacht.

The Muraka at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: Subaquatic Grandeur

Immerse yourself in luxury at The Muraka, a two-level residence with a master bedroom submerged below sea level in the Indian Ocean. Above water, enjoy living and dining areas fitting of one of the world’s most exclusive residences, complete with two bedrooms and a bathroom featuring an ocean-facing tub, an outdoor deck with an infinity pool, and the attentive service of a private 24-hour butler.

Descend the spiral staircase or elevator to your private underwater aquarium and architectural masterpiece. The master bedroom features a 180-degree curved acrylic dome, offering unparalleled views of the marine life around you. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom and walk-in closet further enhance the underwater experience, while a dedicated tunnel viewing theatre provides an immersive way to observe the ocean’s wonders in comfort and style.

Jungle Cinema at Vakkaru Maldives: Jungle Reverie

Experience the ultimate in cinematic luxury at Vakkaru Maldives at the Jungle Cinema. Nestled amidst lush greenery, this outdoor cinema offers a truly immersive movie-watching experience under the starlit Maldivian sky. Relax on comfortable loungers surrounded by the natural beauty of the island, with the sounds of the jungle and gentle sea breeze adding to the ambience, with a selection of classic and contemporary films, providing the perfect setting for a romantic evening or a fun family movie night in paradise.

Watch as skilled chefs prepare a tantalising array of dishes right before your eyes, combining the freshest seafood, meats, and vegetables with the artistry of teppanyaki cooking techniques and indulge in the unique dining experience of Anguru Teppanyaki.

The Shack at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives: Sandbank Seclusion

Explore The Shack, an elevated sandbank just five minutes from the resort, accessible by a traditional Maldivian dhoni. This secluded spot offers the perfect escape for solitude, fun, or romance. Indulge in a range of experiences, including a picnic-style lunch amidst stunning natural surroundings.

Those seeking an unforgettable evening can opt for the 4-hour trip with a private chef who will cook up a sumptuous sunset BBQ, adding a touch of culinary magic to your island adventure.

Overwater Observatory at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas: Guided Galaxy Gazing

Venture on a celestial journey at Anantara Kihavah’s overwater observatory, a first of its kind in the Maldives. Here, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of the universe with the help of telescopes and knowledgeable guides. Discover the beauty of distant galaxies, stars, and planets, gaining a new perspective on the cosmos.

After your celestial journey, unwind in style at the observatory’s Sky Bar, where you can enjoy expertly crafted cocktails in a sophisticated setting overlooking the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean. Anantara Kihavah’s overwater observatory offers a truly unforgettable experience, perfect for couples seeking a romantic evening or astronomy enthusiasts looking to explore the universe.

Private Sandbank Overnight Experience at Soneva Fushi: Celestial Camping

Discover the ultimate in luxury camping with a private sandbank overnight experience in the Maldives, offered by Soneva. Settle into your luxurious tent, complete with a bathroom, ensuring comfort and convenience amidst the stunning natural surroundings. As the sun sets, savour a candlelit dinner under the Maldivian skies, a truly romantic experience that immerses you in the beauty of the island.

Wake up to a delicious breakfast served in this idyllic setting, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Soneva’s private sandbank overnight experience offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature in a luxurious and intimate setting.

Feature Photo: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island