A glimpse of the latest and most luxurious private resort in the Maldives


Featuring an overwater spa and a personal team of concierges, The Private Island at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi opened this week and offers all the Kim Kardashian West vibes you don’t want to miss.

It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago, Kim Kardashian West, along with her “closest intimate circle” of family and friends, went on vacation to the Polynesian island of Tahiti. So much has happened since, and much like the current Hilaria Baldwin saga, the fuss around this fateful journey has proven to be a relative bright spot in these otherwise bleak times.

On an ordinary day, in a pre-pandemic world, a trip to a distant destination like Tahiti might otherwise have gone unnoticed by anyone outside of the KUWTK cosmos. However, there really is nothing regular about everything that is going on these days, and as the world has sat down and the holidays have shamed the second most polarizing reality TV star in the world. America in October was the endless stream of memes and gifs of this now infamous celebrity. be the real winner at the end of the day.

Love her or hate her for it, while the possibility of going to your own private island remains a fantasy for the majority of us mere mortals, we can at least dream of the possibility of traveling to an island when the time has come.

While there have been a few new hotel openings in the area, the brand new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – The private island is worthy of a retaliatory trip Kim Kardashian West.

Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, just 40 minutes drive from Male on one of the resort’s six luxury yachts or 15 minutes by seaplane, on arrival you will find a vast estate of four bedrooms, villas on stilts, a spa and yoga pavilion as well as your very personal concierge team who will be on hand to ‘ensure that all of your needs are met with the utmost discretion.

“We are committed to doing Ithaafushi – The private island a much sought-after and world-class destination for the privileged few, ”said Etienne Dalancon, general manager of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi in a statement at the opening this week. “Our dedicated team is completely dedicated to ensuring that every moment is absolutely personalized, with exceptional service and unparalleled attention to detail. We will do everything to ensure our guests have the most memorable stay possible, every time. ”

Capable of accommodating up to 24 people and spanning nearly 350,000 square feet in total, according to the Waldorf Astoria’s announcement this week, “ Ithaafushi, ” which translates to “ Pearl Island. ” , is the largest private Maldivian island to open. nowadays.

Nestled among the white sands and crystal blue waters that have made the Maldives one of the world’s top destinations, the opening of The Private Island follows in the footsteps of the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi which was to critical acclaim in 2019. Although it is a quick speedboat ride away from its sister island and the main hub of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, The Private Island promises guests unparalleled privacy and exclusivity in equal measure.

Here’s a look at some of the lavish details of this exclusive resort.

Above, the estate’s shared lounge, Haali, welcomes guests of all generations. The open-air space offers stunning panoramic views of the ocean and spans extensive indoor and outdoor spaces, all located within a botanical sanctuary.

You can host memorable celebrations under the stars, watch a movie on the cinematic LED screen or lounge in the 35-meter infinity pool.

Above, one of the island’s three accommodation options, this two-bedroom overwater villa offers a unique ocean experience with two spacious master bedrooms with double walk-in closets, indoor and outdoor rainfall showers, communal living room, infinity pool and jacuzzi.

Above, a separate three-bedroom beach villa is set in lush gardens and coconut palm canopies and has its own beach access as well as two swimming pools. According to the press release, every aspect of the island has been expertly choreographed to present a touch of refined yet modern design with a nod to Maldivian charm.

Below in the four-bedroom residence, guests will enjoy two king-size bedrooms, two queen-size bedrooms, Jacuzzis, and an expansive communal lounge, all with direct beach access.

Surrounded by tropical greenery and white sandy beaches, guests will be treated with a feeling of calm and relaxation. Every square inch of this vast paradise awaits to be discovered, whether by strolling along the winding paths among lush palm trees, by bicycle or on one of the island’s strollers.

On site 24/7, a dedicated “well-being concierge” will be available to offer customers personalized activities. In an effort to help guests reconnect with nature, the meditation and yoga pavilion as well as the fully equipped gym and overwater spa are included in the stay. Personal training and fitness classes are also available on request.

After training, guests can always post on one of the swings by the sea or take a moment to relax under the palm tree hammocks, lounge chairs or lounging in one of the five luxurious swimming pools.

Of course, the Maldives are known as a world-class diving destination, and from exploring local reefs to a plethora of water sports and yacht trips, there is no shortage of activities. For guests who want to embark on an off-island experience, perhaps a sunset dinner on your own private sandbank in the middle of the ocean.



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