The ultimate glamping experience at Milaidhoo Island Maldives
A lush tropical island in the Indian Ocean is home to one of the Maldives’ most outstanding and luxurious 5 star boutique resorts – Milaidhoo Island Maldives.
With deep white sandy beaches and surrounded by a vibrant coral reef beneath clear turquoise waters, Maldivian-owned Milaidhoo opened in November 2016 and is proudly rooted in local island traditions.
Set in Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the secluded 13 acre resort has 50 spacious thatched-roof villas each with a private pool as well as three top class restaurants, a fitness centre, spa, and spectacular diving and watersports.
Always attuned to the wishes of guests, the resort has recently introduced a “Sleep Under the Stars Experience” designed to offer the ultimate in glamping, as visitors can choose to spend the night as castaways on a secluded private sandbank transformed to resemble a luxury Milaidhoo villa.
With a canopied four-poster bed draped in muslim, and a dressing room and bathroom, guests have all the amenities they would expect to find back at the hotel.
The castaway experience kicks off with a sunset dolphin cruise aboard either a luxury yacht or a traditional Maldivian sailing boat.
Guests will be served champagne and canapés by a private butler as dolphins swim around them and the sun begins to set ,and after arriving at the secluded sandbank, cocktails are served followed by a four-course dinner specially created for the guests.
After dinner, as the crew sail away, guests are left to enjoy post dinner drinks by the fire before heading off to sleep under the stars surrounded by candles and lanterns that have been scattered across the sandbank. A phone is provided with direct access to the personal butler should guests need anything throughout the night.
As the sun rises, guests can kick-start the day with the Milaidhoo Yogi who will take them through a sunrise yoga session before the butler arrives to serve a freshly prepared breakfast.
Milaidhoo can be easily reached via a 30-minute seaplane from the international airport in Male or a 15-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo domestic airport in Baa Atoll, followed by a 15-minute speedboat to Milaidhoo Island.