Come, kick off your shoes and let us tell you a story . . . once upon a time there was a tiny tropical island, an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, lapped by warm turquoise waters and hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Milaidhoo is that island.
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. Milaidhoo is perfect for nature lovers as the coral reef, which encircles the island, is a protected area and noted as an outstanding snorkelling and diving site in its own right.
Map & Location
Milaidhoo Island Maldives is a boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay, 126km north west of Male. It's perfect for nature lovers as its own coral reef, which completely circles 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 300 mby 180m and is fringed by white soft deep sand beaches.
Villas / Accommodation
Your villa: a place you may never have been before but where you instantly feel like you belong. Spacious and filled with light, outdoor living is what we do best: your villa opens 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 your comfort. All villas offer: a large private freshwater pool on the sun deck; a hanging Maldivian swing; 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.
On stilts over the ocean, these spacious 245sqm thatched-roof villas are serene and full of light, opening up to a huge sundeck which has a private freshwater infinity pool; Maldivian-style swing chai...
Set directly on the white, powdersoft, sand beach amongst lush tropical palm trees and greenery, these huge [290sqm] thatched-roof villas all have ocean views and open-up 180-degrees to the huge sunde...
At 380sqm, these spacious beachfront thatched-roof villas are created for luxurious informal outdoor island living with their generous separate sleeping and living rooms and huge outdoor deck. The b...
Discover over-water paradise with endless ocean views from throughout the suite while your personal butler prepares everything to your wishes. This 310sqm thatched-roof villa on stilts over the ocea...
This beachfront grill is where you'll find superb meats and freshly caught local fish and seafood, simply cooked and beautifully presented. You can dine barefoot on the sand in a private beachfront pavilion, or inside the grill for a fantastic view of the show kitchens. We think several visits will be required including at least one evening at our chef's 'teppanyaki' table where our chef will ask what you feel like eating and cook accordingly. Or why not arrange a pre-dinner wine tasting session in our wine room with our sommelier one evening? This is where you'll find barefoot informality at its best. Easy, simple, no fuss. Open for dinner daily from 19.00 until 22.30.
Shoreline Grill Chef's Table
If you've ever wanted your own private chef to cook for you, here's your chance. At our chef's table, our team of chefs are ready to cook up a perfect dinner, just the way you want it, right before your eyes at our teppanyaki-style table. For inspiration, we offer a choice of set menus, as well as an a la carte menu to pick and choose from. Open for dinner daily from 19.00 until 22.30. Can be opened for lunch on request.
Shoreline Grill Wine Room
It's time to pop a cork or two. Whether you choose to stop off here before dinner, or leave this as a post-postprandial treat or perhaps an afternoon eye-opener is up to you. Chill out in the superb cool temperatures of our Wine Room with a flight of wines and canapes, or ask our sommelier to organise a specialist wine tasting for you. Open for private bookings.
Compass Pool Bar
Here's the place to chill out and fall in love with our infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. When hunger calls, we're right here with a tempting drinks list of the freshest of fresh juices, infused waters, cocktails and light meals, such as gourmet pizzas from our wood-fired oven; bento boxes; fresh salads; sandwiches etc. The fun doesn"t stop when the sun goes down; find yourself a sun lounger and watch the area transform into a laid-back chillout lounge. Open from 09.00 until late night with light meals available between 12.00 and 18.00 every day.
Here's the tropical breakfast you've always dreamed of: sitting on the deck by the ocean as our team delivers wave after wave of treats to your table. For lunch and dinner the style remains casually comfortable with international dishes perfectly presented from our a la carte menu. Here, the key words are fresh, flavourful and friendly. Open for breakfast 07.00 - 10.30), lunch (12.00 - 18.00) and dinner (19.00 - 22.30).
Ba' theli Restaurant & Lounge
Welcome aboard the only restaurant in the world set on a boat in a lagoon featuring gourmet dishes of inspired island cuisine from the Maldivian Spice Route. Our story begins over 5,000 years ago when The Maldives became a key port of call for traders sailing from Indonesia and India to Arabia with cargoes of cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cloves, ginger and pepper. The Maldivians bartered coconuts, sun-dried fish, cordage, cowrie shells and sails woven from coconut fibre for spice, rice, ceramics and silks. Locally-made cargo boats, called ba'theli in the local language, sailed throughout the archipelago with these goods, spreading knowledge about different lands, their customs and cuisine. At Ba'theli, the story continues as our chefs create dishes of finesse based on the epicurean delights of the old Spice Routes using only the finest ingredients, blending herbs and spices to enhance natural flavours. Guests dine on the 'deck' of the restaurant where, underneath starry night skies, the team of chefs deliver an island influenced menu of locally inspired and sourced dishes. There's also indoor seating in air-conditioned comfort where you can watch the sea-life below through glass floors. Expect to find seafood and traditional local flavours intelligently reinterpreted for the 21st century. Open for dinner daily from 19.00 to 22.30. Ba'theli Lounge is open from sunset until late.
The jewel of the UNESCO biosphere reserve is undoubtedly Hanifaru Bay, the place where -- in season -- the world's largest groupings of manta rays can be seen. This is also the place for whale shark spotting. Snorkelling with these peaceful ocean giants is an unmissable experience. The season runs from June to November each year and sightings depend on many factors such as tide times, moon phases and currents.
ocean country stocked with plentiful fish calls to anyone with the soul of a fisherman. Our big game fishing boat can take you out to the high seas looking for wahoo, sailfish, swordfish, giant trevally or marlin for our catch and release programme. Alternatively, let our guides show you the local way to fish by hand from a traditional Maldivian fishing boat.
"‹Take a trip to a local island and see what life is really like in a Maldivian village or sail away to your own private deserted sandbank where a feast awaits. Cruise with dolphins at sunset with champagne and canapes on board one of our luxury craft or just set sail under the starry night skies and be at one with the universe.
With the UNESCO biosphere reserve and the world-famous Hanifaru Bay on our doorstep, this is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the incredible wildlife in the area from our two resident marine biologists. Here you may discover what makes whale sharks tick, why manta rays dance, what makes dolphins smile and help with identification and conservation practices. We offer a 'be a marine biologist' programme where the curious can shadow our biologists and learn more about what they do.
Water babies will love our collection of non-motorised watersports, which include kayaks, windsurfers, catamarans, stand up paddle boards (SUPs), Zayaks, and of course snorkelling equipment which can be used free of charge during the stay.
"‹ While the beauty of the Maldives is breath-taking, what you"ll find below the surface is even more moving. Our experienced diving team have the keys to the best dive sites in the atoll and welcome everyone, from novices making their first dive to experts logging their 1000th dive. At Milaidhoo we have a five star PADI dive centre that offers house reef diving, boat diving, private diving, night diving, fluo night dives, Manta Ray diving and nitrox. PADI Five Star Dive Resorts are committed to providing quality diver training and continuing education programs that include dive experiences and environmental awareness.
And breathe . . . blissful relaxation for your body and soul takes place in four over-water treatment suites which offer inspiring views of sky and ocean. Explore the holistic treatment menu which incorporates the powers of botanicals combined with entrancing healing traditions from Africa, using local herbs and plants. Here you'll feel the benefits of the organic and natural spa therapies offered by Elemis, TheraNaka and Coola.
Our over-water open-air pavilion hosts complimentary daily yoga or meditation sessions where all you have to focus on is your mind, body and soul.
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