Opened in November 2016, Milaidhoo is a boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay, 126km north west of Male. The island is perfect for nature lovers as its own coral reef, which encircles the island, is a protected area and noted as an outstanding snorkelling and diving site in its own right. The tiny beautiful island, abundant with tropical greenery, measures just 300m by 180m and is fringed by soft deep white sand beaches.
Designed for couples seeking peace and privacy, Milaidhoo welcomes guests aged nine and above, and has a strict no drone policy on the island.
Villa’s at Milaidhoo are spacious and filled with light, opening up 180-degrees to allow the natural beauty of the Maldives inside. Indoors all around you are striking Maldivian elements, art pieces and contemporary custom-made furnishings thoughtfully designed for guests comfort.
All villas offer: a large private freshwater pool on the sun deck; a hanging Maldivian swing (‘undhoali’); an outsize day bed; air conditioning and ceiling fan; ocean views; tea and coffee machine; oversized minibar; private wine fridge; flatscreen satellite TV; en suite bathroom with soaking tub and separate rain-shower; a full range of toiletries by Acqua Di Parma.
Focusing on authentic, light food with clean flavours, three restaurants and two bars are designed to appeal to guests senses, offer outstanding dining in wonderfully informal settings.
Watch dolphins play on the surface of the turquoise ocean or visit Hanifaru Bay where – in season – manta rays, and whale sharks bask in the shallow warm waters of this UNESCO world biosphere reserve. Here you’ll snorkel the house reef alongside turtles, colourful tropical fish or maybe even a passing friendly shark. Or take a traditional Maldivian sailing boat and head off into the far horizon, exploring coral reefs and deserted islands, and only coming home when you want to. Laze by the infinity pool or do nothing but chill out on our beach and leave the busy-stuff to the hermit crabs and herons. Take the big game fishing boat for an exhilarating catch-and-release trip or learn from our local fishermen the traditional art of handline fishing. Dive deep into the ocean and discover the mysteries and beauty below the surface or help our marine biologist identify endangered wildlife.
Everything at Milaidhoo has been custom made and made for comfort; crafted around your needs. Service is tip top but always friendly, in line with a ‘barefoot informality’ ethos. Above all, Milaidhoo is proud to offer a taste of the true Maldives, opening doors to Maldivian culture and unique experiences.