“Huge stilted residences built over crystal clear waters, where natural materials combine with ultimate luxuries for true barefoot decadence”
All of the wood and thatch suites and residences are essentially the same - huge, stylish and built on stilts over the shallow turquoise water. When approaching from the jetty, at the door a signatory hedgehog foot-brush greets you. Entirely private (unless someone swims right up to your villa), the cosy ‘living room’ has a table for private dining, chess and backgammon tables, 2 daybeds, an espresso maker and a generous minibar.
From here, steps lead straight down to your sundeck, afloat on the lagoon. To one side is the large bedroom, with a four-poster bed and 2 predominantly glass walls – plus a satellite TV and HiFi (the resort has an extensive DVD and CD collection). To the other side is the huge bathroom, with a bath surrounded by windows – and an over-sea walkway to the shower. Finally, the roof deck has a dining table, a four-poster day bed (set on wheels) and spectacular views.
There is accommodation to suit differing needs - the Villa Suites with their open living areas are very romantic, the Residences with their more enclosed areas and convertible sofabed are ideal for families, and the Crusoe Residences (which are the most expensive) are accessible only by rowing boat, making them the incredibly private and perfect for utter escapism.
Fabulous cuisine and a magical setting make for a truly memorable dining experience. Quality ingredients from international sources are supplemented by the organic garden and a selection of fresh fish. The candlelit, Main Restaurant serves Western and Asian favourites, with an a la carte menu, a daily 5-course set menu and regular buffets (tandoori 1 night, an international deli selection another). For more exotic dishes guest can try the smaller By the Sea eatery where Peruvian-Japanese cuisine is served alongside the restaurant's in-house sushi bar.
The breezy Overwater Bar and Grill is perfect for lunch or more casual dinners, with an eclectic menu of favourites. Open until the last guest leaves, it also provides an unmatched setting for sunset champagne and canapés, a selection from the international wine list, or post-dinner aperitifs (including some excellent malts).
From breakfast in bed to a moonlit dinner on your deck (champagne and lobster will never taste the same!), room service incorporates the bar menu, plus other house specialities. More notably, if there is a particular dish you would like, the kitchen will do its utmost to provide it (includes special diets).
Alternatively there’s an underground wine cellar and deli room where guests can enjoy private dinners or sample sommelier recommended wines, handmade chocolates or even artisan cheese. Of course, this wouldn't be the Maldives if you couldn't also choose to have lunch in the garden; enjoy a sandbank barbecue, have a desert island picnics or head out for a sunrise breakfast cruises…
Babysitting and childminding can be arranged but there are no special facilities and this is more of an adult paradise. It is possible to put extra beds in the rooms, in which case you would ideally be looking at taking a Residence.
Children under 12 years of ages enjoy 50% discount on meal rates. Complimentary half board for children under 6. Also for these, extra beds can be provided in the rooms at an extra cost.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available, Family Rooms
Babysitting available by arrangement
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking