Travel Thursday | Maldives | Reethi Rah Five-star Resort


Project: Reethi Rah Five-star Resort| Architects: One&Only | Location: Maldives |

I am constantly coming back to fascinating Maldives, now I am daydreaming at Reethi Rah five-star resort developed by One&Only. According to the official resort description, “One&Only Reethi Rah is home to 130 private villas discreetly placed along the shore – with 98 Beach Villas secluded by lush tropical greenery, and 32 Water Villas set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. Amongst the largest resort villas in the world, each is detached, expansive and equally luxurious. Designed with a contemporary elegance, their stylish feel is combined with a diverse Asian influence, blending clean lines with the skillful use of natural materials such as coconut shell, sea grass, silk, rattan, teak, mahogany, terrazzo and thatch. Generous exterior spaces range from beach verandas to private swimming pools and large over-water decks“.

Travel Thursday | Maldives | Niyama Hotel

Niyama Hotel in the Maldives provokes travelers to indulge in a Maldivian paradise. Surrounded by unspoiled waters of the Indian Ocean, this luxurious retreat welcomes guests with a tailored atmosphere suited for the modern traveler. Accommodations include 86 over-water or on-land studios and pavilions, all defined by an elegant feeling of luxury accentuated by the wild surroundings. Open-air bedrooms extended outside towards the water gardens alongside rain showers, offering unique moments and reconstructing the idea of modern Maldivian luxury. Spaces range from 160 to 350 square meters – spacious rooms extend into the wild, fusing with nature. Even more features await to be discovered in a splendid location so close to the idea of heaven!

Travel Thursday | Anantara Kihavah Villas

In a perfect world, I would like to spend the rest of my week (or life) at Anantara Kihavah Villas, sipping cocktails on soft white beaches and taking dips into the crystal clear waters of the Maldives. If only we had magical powers that allowed us to simply blink and be transported to any destination of our choosing, don’t you agree?

Travel Thursday | W Retreat and Spa | Fesdu Island Maldives

W Retreat Maldives


Project: W Retreat and SpaLocation: Fesdu Island, Maldives

Retreat & Spa Maldives is a small private Resort located in North Ari Atoll on the exclusive island of Fesdu at 25 minutes by seaplane from Male Airport. Elegant and ultra-chic, the island is one of the most glamorous Resort of Maldives like all W Hotels around the world, W Maldives has an ultra stylish atmosphere with a contemporary and cutting-edge style, focused on lifestyle and design. The resort defines itself has “A luxury playground” with a true Wow Effect at arrival. Surrounded by white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, breathtaking reefs and an exquisite service, W Retreat & Spa Maldives is a promise to an unforgettable stay.

W Retreat Maldives WATER BUNGALOWS
There are several stunning designs in the holiday haven, including a bi-level Beach Oasis where you can venture beyond the decks onto your own private sweep of pristine beach. After a tough day of lounging under a cloudless sky you can retire to a bathtub under the stars in the open roofed bathing area, or splash out in the rainforest shower.

There are several stunning designs in the holiday haven, including a bi-level Beach Oasis where you can venture beyond the decks onto your own private sweep of pristine beach.

In Ocean Oasis and Ocean Heaven villas, Maldivian marine life can be glimpsed through extra sections of glass floor around the living area, complete with underwater lighting for a midnight show.
W Retreat Maldives OCEAN HEAVEN
W Retreat Maldives OCEAN OASIS
The Seascape Escape spans 323 square meters of wow factor, where a entertaining areas take in breath-taking views over the horizon, an indoor/outdoor lounge holds comfy couches, a dining table for six, and a huge adjoining sundeck with oversized infinity pool.
W Retreat Maldives decking porch swing
The transport is not too shabby either.

The transport is not too shabby either.

W Retreat Maldives waterplane
W Retreat Maldives BEACH BUNGALOW
W Retreat Maldives deck porch swing
W Retreat Maldives dining
W Retreat Maldives restaurant
W Retreat Maldives Pier
W Retreat Maldives Retreat and Spa
W Retreat Maldives Bar
W Retreat Maldives Beach

I am sorry to spoil it for you but I think it is easy to see why the W Retreat is the most expensive of the Starwood hotels in the world!..

Via |freshHome

New Holiday Destination in the Maldives: Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort


Project: Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort | Location: Maldives | Building completion: 2011

Jumeirah Vittaveli is a brand new Resort developed by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts that opened earlier this month. Located in the Maldives, the resort has 91 villas and suites, each with its own private pool, private massage room, direct beach or lagoon access, and more. Villas and suites can be booked all year around, from $1,143 to $10,000 per night, depending on the season and the type of villa.

Could this be paradise?

Welcome to PARADISE  Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Six Senses Laamu sits on the Laamu Atoll to the south of the Maldives archipelago. From Malé International Airport, it is just a fifty minute flight,along the beautiful Maldivian coastline to Kadhdhoo. A short twenty five minute boat trip later and guests have arrived at the powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise water paradise which is Six Senses Laamu.

The island is of outstanding natural beauty, powder white sand, lush tropical vegetation and crystal clear waters. Its villas are eco-friendly yet luxurious in every way and sit on the beach or over the turquoise water of the lagoon.

Six Senses Laamu has 97 Beach Villas, Two Bedroom Beach Villas with pool and Water Villas. Carefully designed to complement the outstanding natural beauty of the island, they offer utter privacy, comfort and luxury. True to its philosophy of environmental protection, the villas are made from local and sustainable materials along with every possible thought.

I’ll leave you to daydream…shall I?

[via: images & text six senses]