Updated: Nov 9
I am excited to get back to ultra-luxe bucket list travel. The Maldives are open for tourism with reasonable and safe Covid-19 protocols currently in place.
The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian ocean that spans across the equator. They have coral reefs that account for 5% of the planet's reefs which offer vivid bands of color. The small islands have white, soft sand surrounded by the clearest shallow waters imaginable.
This is the perfect destination for a bucket list escape, destination wedding, or the most romantic honeymoon.
Here are five reasons why Waldorf Astoria Resort in the Maldives should be on your bucket list!
1. AMAZING OVERWATER VILLAS
The king grand overwater villa with pool pictured above is over 3500 square feet of luxury including an ocean terrace, a private infinity pool, overwater hammocks, and a dining gazebo. The indoor air-conditioned living and dining room come with audio-visual entertainment and comfortable sofas.
The bedroom has a king-sized Waldorf Astoria signature bed and sitting area, while the dressing room has a glass floor revealing the tropical reef below.
2. THE TERRA RESTAURANT - TREETOP DINING
A glance at the perspective:
There's a tree-filled path. You realize that the venue is dangling above your eyes. It's seated in the stars waiting for you...a treetop dining experience. This unique and exquisite dining venue is The Terra restaurant looming close to a bright blue moon. The Waldorf Astoria has 11 dining venues and bars including Terra, and The Ledge by Dave Pynt.
3. HAVE A CELEBRATORY BEACH DINNER WITH SUNKEN BEACH SEATING
Are you looking to lie low in the world's most reclined country? Perfect. The Maldives is the world's most sunken region. A must-see for any adventurer's bucket list. You have the choice of arranging a romantic dinner with sunken seating at this luxury resort's sandbanks.
4. WORLD-CLASS LIFESTYLE SPA AND WELLNESS SANCTUARY
Relaxation and peaceful bliss are, after all, the root of vitality and beauty. A special celebration? Honeymoon? Is it the big day? In each case, you've found the perfect place. The world-class lifestyle spa and wellness sanctuary. This is the place to decompress and get camera-ready for the occasion.
The spa sanctuary is nestled in the botanical gardens of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, offering an escape from the noise of everyday life.
5. A MYRIAD OF ADVENTURE AND WATERSPORTS ACTIVITIES
The water shines like aquamarine stones in the cool waters of the Maldives- take a dive. You can float along the sandy shores and entertain your sense of luxury.
Up for some adrenaline-pumping fun? Try flyboarding with Jetblade!
A2Z Travel offers exclusive Virtuoso amenities at this resort including:
• Upgrades on arrival
• Daily Buffet Breakfast
• $100 USD equivalent Resort credit
• 1 bottle of champagne once per stay at the Amber Sunset Bar
• Early Check-In and Late Check-Out
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
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