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Island Hideaway Haa Alifu Atoll Maldives
Haa Alifu Atoll, Republic of Maldives
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The Island Hideaway is a new luxury boutique spa resort and marina development situated on the beautiful virgin island of Dhonakulhi, North Maldives, Indian Ocean. Our resort, with 6 types of spectacular guest villas, is due to open for the June 2005 season. Our marina is the first of its kind in the Maldives.

Our guest villas are scattered along the beach and tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate in privacy. Our design is a celebration of nature. Designed as an intimate, luxurious resort with exceptional levels of attention to detail and service standards, we have planned to develop in phases 41 guest villas, 2 spa water villas, 2 exotic restaurants, spa, theatre, diving base and water sport centre, state-of-the-art gym, tennis and badminton courts, and swimming pools.

Dhonakulhi Island, with a beach length of some 3,200 meters around the Island, is a haven of peace, tranquillity and serenity. The crystal clear turquoise waters of the shallow waist-deep lagoon surrounding. Our Island's uniquely rich and dense vegetation instill a feeling of harmony and being at one with nature. Guests can choose to arrive at The Island Hideaway either by a 35-minute scenic photo-flight from the international airport at Malé, the capital of the Maldives, or by an exhilarating four hour speedboat trip. Guests may also fly-in on seaplanes or private jets, or cruise their yachts direct to the Island’s fully-equipped world class marina.
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Hideaway Palace
Breathtaking in their design, the Hideaway Palaces are the epitome of privacy and exclusivity. Ideal for the more discerning guests, the Hideaway Palace is a compound of 1,420 square meters housing individual pavilions for living area, master bedroom, 2 guest rooms and a dining pod. The pavilions are raised on a wooden deck and surrounded by a number of swimming pools. The private beach area is adjacent to the beautiful natural sandbank.

Spa Water Villa
The Spa Water Villas are a first of their kind in the Maldives. A stay in these havens of peace and serenity will leave our guests fresh, revitalised and rejuvenated. Spread over 235 square meters, the Spa Water Villas have their own exclusive sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and in-villa spa treatment facilities.

Jasmine Garden Villa
The exotic Jasmine Garden Villas are a spectacular expanse of 705 square meters of land that you can call entirely your own. Each Villa has its own exclusive swimming pool, garden and private beach area. Guests may intimately dine in their dining pavilion situated on a ‘mini-island’ in the compound.

Dhonakulhi Residence
Lapped by the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, our Dhonakulhi Residences are scattered along the white sandy beach front of the Island Hideaway. Each Residence, in a compound of over 550 square meters, has a living and dining pavilion annexure, together with a roof-top terrace and splash pool with jacuzzi.

Rambaa Retreat Villa
Spread over 385 square meters, our elegantly rustic Rambaa Retreats with their open terraces and landscaped gardens, offer the perfect seclusion for a peaceful retreat.

Funa Pavilion
Our Funa Pavilions are 176 square meters of luxury and solitude. The Funa Pavilions feature separate bedroom and lounge areas, outdoor bathrooms and wooden terraces on the beachfront.

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Whatever takes your fancy and whatever the time of day or night, our chefs remain entirely at your disposal. They can conjure up a myriad of succulent dishes to tempt your sensations and satisfy any taste.

Guests may choose to dine in the privacy of their villas or savour the pleasures of our two restaurants. Our sandy-floored Matheefaru Restaurant offers international and Maldivian cuisine, and our Gaafushi Restaurant is an Asian and seafood speciality with Teppanyaki grills. We also offer sandbank barbecues and beach grills, and guests may enjoy snacks and sip cocktails at our poolside Meeraa bar and theatre.

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The focal point of our Island is the exclusive and unique Spa, offering complete serenity, relaxation and well-being. The treatments and therapies by the highly experienced staff aim to achieve total peace and tranquillity, set in luxurious surroundings offering dramatic views of the bay and ocean. We have 8 treatment rooms, exotic fruit bar, saunas, steam rooms and a state-of-the-art gym.

The Island Hideaway Spa will be operated by the internationally-acclaimed spa company, Mandara Spa. The name "Mandara" comes from an ancient Sanskrit legend about the gods' quest to find the elixir of immortality and eternal youth. Mandara Spa, originating in Bali, has embraced this legend.

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Dive in Uncharted Waters with Meridis. The Maldives is famed for its rare underwater beauty. The profusion of psychedelic colours and the abundance and variety of life underwater have fascinated divers and snorkellers since Maldives was first discovered as a diving destination.

Our Island is situated in an Atoll which is at the moment untapped and unexplored by the diving world. This gives an excellent opportunity for new divers and old alike to genuinely be able to dive where no man has dived before.
Operated by Meridis, our Dive Base has full Nitrox diving facilities and audio-visual classrooms. PADI-certified 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. From to manta rays, moray eels to white tip sharks, a whole new world of magnificent marine creatures awaits you.

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For the happiest day of your life and an exotic honeymoon that you will cherish forever come to island hideaway. We will make your special day a truly unforgettable celebration of your love for each other. Make life-long promises against the backdrop of Maldivian’s most beautiful island with spectacular beaches. While you exchange your vows in the privacy of your specially decorated villa, a marriage celebrant offers his symbolic blessings. Following the celebratory champagne and cutting of the wedding cake, a private and romantic in-villa barbecue dinner is served by your personal butler. Luxuriate in the intimacy of a spa treatment together with your partner. You will surely bring home many wonderful memories to reminisce this glorious occasion as the years go by. We will make your special day a truly unforgettable celebration of your love for each other.

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