Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has been listed among the 10 sexiest private island resorts of 2020 by brides.com.
Located at Ithaafushi island, Waldorf Astoria is part of the Hilton portfolio. The villa resort spans over three islands and is 30 minutes away from Velana International Airport via the resort’s private yacht. The resort features 122 villas, each compromising of a pool and a view of the Indian Ocean. The highlights of the resort include the two-bedroom overwater villa and three-bedroom beach villa for those seeking exclusivity and the 11 dining venues and bars including Terra, an elevated treetop restaurant, and The Ledge by Dave Pynt.
“Opened in 2019, this newcomer to the Maldives private island scene has already made a name for its over-the-top luxury: The only problem you’ll have at this Maldives resort is figuring out where to eat. For a private island that delivers extraordinary amounts of privacy and barefoot luxury with only 119 beach, reef, and overwater villas, this Waldorf Astoria property boasts an impressive ten dining venues,” travel expert and writer Todd Plummer who curated the ’10 Sexiest Private Island Resorts of 2020′ described the resort in bride.com.
“You’ll find treetop fine dining at Terra, Arabian grilled meats and seafood and Yasmeen, classic Peking duck at Li Long, and Australian barbecue from Michelin-starred chef Dave Pynt. After all that eating, you’ll need to unwind — head over to the candlelit Spa Pavilion for a Starlight Ocean Massage, where you can surrender to a rhythmic massage under the Maldivian stars.”
Other destinations among the list includes islands from the Seychelles, Bahamas, Indonesia, Montenegro, Fiji, Antigua, Madagascar, Cambodia, and Turks and Caicos.