Butler service, it’s a must

This is definitely one to raid the pension pot for, boasting the luxury of space and privacy across one of the largest islands in the Maldives, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has officially reopened its doors and is welcoming guests to the crescent-shaped Dhonakulhi Island in the north of the Maldives.


Following a $50million investment, the whole island has undergone a redevelopment including an extensive renovation of the property; previously known as Island Hideaway. The five star resort offers guests their own private cocoon of space across the island’s expansive 297,000 square meters. Home to the first fully-functional marina in the Maldives, due to its unique reef system, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa enjoys one of the most desirable locations in the Indian Ocean for exploring the surrounding aquamarine waters.


Featuring 103 superbly generous villas which are amongst the largest in the Maldives, guests can choose from eight different categories of accommodation, the one bedroom beach villa is from $746 per night, you can choose from beachfront to garden and family residences, as well as the new addition of 50 over-water villas that sit over the sparkling blue lagoon. Ensuring complete relaxation for guests, a personalized butler service is provided to anticipate and attend to all wishes and requests, this is provided as part of the package for many villas, but there is a fee payable if this service is required in some of the villas.


Guests can indulge in an array of taste-infusing cuisine at the resort which boasts a selection of culinary options, ranging from contemporary à la carte dining, to the entertaining art of Teppanyaki-style cooking and intimate destination dining – the ultimate personalized dining experience.




Adventurous guests and nature-lovers who wish to explore the hidden wonders of the ocean can sail out on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni or on a high-speed jet ski to one of the nearby uninhabited islands. Additional water-sports activities, including kite boarding, kayaking and wind surfing, are also available for all to enjoy. Located within the grounds of the resort are two full-sized tennis courts for guests who wish to enjoy their favourite sport on sunny days.


You may as well go the whole hog, recently introduced by the operators is the option of luxury seaplane transfers from Malé International Airport direct to the crescent-shaped Dhonakulhi Island in the north of the Maldives. Prices start from $650 per adult and $325 per child for return transfers. All guests travelling to the newly opened five star resort will be welcomed at Malé International Airport, whisked through to a private lounge, it’s always fabulous to be met, before transferring to board the seaplane for a one hour flight to the tropical Dhonakulhi Island.


Now where’s my butler?