Hideaway Spa winner of 2019 Luxury Spa Awards

Hideaway Spa winner of 2019 Luxury Spa Awards

It is with great pleasure we share the announcement that Hideaway Spa received the prestigious 2019 Luxury Spa Awardsfor the ‘Best for Romance’ category from Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence.

Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence, known as the main reference guide for independent travellers, rewards and recommends properties that have excelled at offering the greatest services and products.

With its internal waterways, sand covered floors and coconut and teak timber furnishings, Hideaway Spa is a true haven of well-being that will balance your mind and body. To find out more about our treatments and view the complete spa menu, please follow the link below:

Hideaway Spa Menu

On behalf of the Hideaway team, allow us to thank you for taking the time to vote and helping us to win the 2019 Luxury Spa Awards.

Most Instagrammable spots at Hideaway

Most Instagrammable spots at Hideaway

Often referred to as ‘last paradise on Earth’, the Maldives is one of the most photogenic places in the world with its pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons!

While walking along the beach at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, there are some amazing spots that are the perfect backdrop for some memorable Instagram pictures…

North Point
As the name suggests, North Point is located on the northern sand spit at the resort, with breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Ocean. It is a great spot to take pictures at sunrise and sunset. There are two swings located at North Point for your photos.

Meeru Pool
When walking down towards the heart of the island, make a stop at Meeru Pool for a shot on the wooden bridge over the pool itself, in the egg swing surrounded by sunbeds or on the two separate swings close to Meeru Bar!

Matheefaru Pavilions
Overlooking the Ocean and the sunset, these two over-water private dining pavilions are ideal for a photo, and a romantic dinner…!

Sunset Pool Café
At Sunset Pool Café, a picture from the infinity pool or from the double swing next to the water villas entrance is a must!

Beach villas’ hammock
From the comfort of your private garden in your beach villa, you can take unforgettable pictures on your very own hammock facing the beach.

Christmas’ celebrations at Hideaway

Christmas is an occasion to relax and at Hideaway, our team made sure that guests had the chance to experience the most wonderful time of the year with all the festive treats they could imagine, starting off with a delicious and impressive Christmas Eve Gala Dinner at Matheefaru Restaurant.

Despite the remoteness of the resort, a very special guest paid a visit on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Santa Claus. The youngest guests were thrilled to see Santa’s arrival on Christmas Day while they were enjoying their breakfast at Matheefaru. Santa joined the festive cheer, mingled with our guests and handed out presents to his biggest admirers, regardless of whether they had been naughty or nice.

There are now still more treats and surprises to come during the festive season for all of our guests celebrating with us. Merry Christmas and warmest greetings from everyone at Hideaway!

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Personal butler’s experience at Hideaway

At Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, our team of personal butlers will show you the way around the island while making your stay as memorable as possible. From the moment you set foot on the island, you will be looked after by your own personal butler.

No matter what the request is, your trusted host is there to help you with everything from unpacking luggage to organising dining experiences and excursions or even setting up a bed under the stars.

We would like to introduce you to two of our butlers, Gulim and Shahin.

Shahin

Shahin, originally from the Maldives, recently joined the Butlers team at Hideaway and has already shown he is a great member of the team. Friendly and helpful with guests and colleagues, Shahin loves to meet people from around the world. And it is not surprising he has been crowned employee and smile of the month!

Gulim

Coming from Kazakhstan, Gulim is a dedicated and active member of the Butlers team and she has been going the extra mile since July this year when she joined us. Aside from making sure all your expectations are met, Gulim especially enjoys interacting with people and dealing with different nationalities.

Just like Gulim and Shahin, all our butlers will ensure your stay at Hideaway is as convenient and hassle-free as possible!

Executive Chef Olivier Ramos

Introducing Executive Chef Olivier Ramos

We are pleased to introduce you to Olivier Ramos, our new Executive Chef at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives.

Originally from France, Olivier Ramos obtained his culinary diploma back in 1990 and moved to Paris to gain experience with the renowned Chef François Clerc. He then traveled to Bermuda, Spain, and USA, and held positions at prestigious hotels such as the Ritz Carlton in Boston.

Working abroad, he learnt to adapt his cooking to different palates, experimenting and sharing with his team. Olivier Ramos loves working with quality produce, where the fantastic flavours are able to shine through, and using only a few ingredients he able to create mouthwatering dishes.

Countless recipes later, Olivier Ramos is now sharing his passion and creations as Executive Chef with us here at Hideaway. Since joining us, he has wowed and impressed our guests with his culinary delights such as the ceviche of king fish, with a light vinaigrette and some freshly grated lime. Another mouth-watering treat is the tartare with wagyu beef – a classical recipe with an addition of soya to bring out the sweetness and tenderness of the product (see pictures below).

Make sure you taste some of Olivier Ramos’ dishes during the festive season!

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing in the Maldives

The uninhabited islands, sandbanks and flats surrounding Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives provide the perfect background for a unique fly fishing experience. The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean are home to an incredibly large population of giant trevally, bluefin trevally, grouper, barracuda, bonefish, snapper, and many more.

To ensure anglers the ultimate fishing experience, a team of knowledgeable local guides are on hand to share their passion for this unique fishery and its environment. Once back at the resort, you can savour your freshly caught fish cooked by our Chef.

Click here for more information about fly fishing at Hideaway.

Hideaway Tennis Court

Hideaway welcomes Jürgen Melzer!

This December, Hideaway is pleased to welcome Jürgen Melzer, an Austrian professional tennis player. During his stay at Hideaway, Jürgen Melzer is going to play on Hideaway’s tennis court on Thursday the 6th of December. If you are lucky enough to be visiting us at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, make sure you do not miss this tennis game between Jürgen Melzer and Tomislav Serdarusic, which promises to be a good one!

Jürgen Melzer is one of the oldest players who still hold the place in the ATP rankings, standing as the sixth best-ranked player among those who are older than 36. In 2011, he reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 8. That same year, he also had success in the doubles, winning the US Open in 2011 with Philipp Petzschner. In 2010, he was a semi-finalist at Roland Garros where he overpowered Novak Djokovic in the quarters after dropping the opening two sets.

Tomislav Serdarusic, from Croatia, has been coaching professional tennis for the past 18 years all over the world. He has worked on professional tournaments with top 200 ATP singles and doubles player. He is currently the tennis coach at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, one of Hideaway’s sister properties.

Leading award winning Maldives resort in 2018

Leading award winning Maldives resort in 2018

We are pleased to announce that Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has won several prestigious awards this year.

We have been rewarded from distinguished bodies for the luxury of our resort and our villas, and for our outstanding services as follows:
– Luxury Island Resort, from World Luxury Hotel Awards
– Best Island Resort and Best Pool Villa Resort, from Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards
– Private Luxury Hotel, from Luxury Travel Guide Awards.

We have also received accolades for our restaurant, Samsara Asian Fusion, and our spa, Hideaway Spa:
– Best Asian Fusion Restaurant and Luxury Waterside Restaurant, from World Luxury Restaurant Awards
– Luxury Spa Awards, from Condé Nast Johansens Awards.

We are very grateful to our guests for having taken the time to vote for us and it encourages us to keep improving our services and ensuring that we remain one of the Maldives’ leading award winning luxury resorts.

Make sure that the leading, award winning Maldives resort is part of your travel plans for 2019!

Festive fun for the whole family at Hideaway

Festive fun for the whole family at Hideaway this Christmas

It’s that time of year again… Christmas is just around the corner and if your festive plans involve a trip to Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives you are in for a treat with this year’s program of events.

Christmas planning usually involves a lot of work: who to invite, what gifts to buy and for whom, the food shopping and cooking… all sprinkled with a certain amount of stress and regular meltdowns of little people who can’t quite contain their excited anticipation of Santa’s delivery. Transport yourself to Hideaway for the festive season and a whole new world of Christmas awaits, all the planning is taken care of, leaving you to enjoy every single moment.

A full program of kids’ activities promises to make for a memorable Christmas all round, from traditional carol singing and Christmas crafts to reindeer balloon waddle racing and scavenger hunts, the traditional meets creative and it’s all topped off with the grand arrival of Santa Claus himself.

Feast on scrumptious buffets and decadent treats, as the culinary team set to make this a celebration of festive gastronomy with lots of Champagne sipping opportunities thrown in too.

Special excursions, entertainment, spa indulgences and a whole lot more have been planned to make your Christmas in the Maldives truly wonderful. We look forward to celebrating this special time of year with you.

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Festive Program

Khumar Askerova Group Director of Sales & Marketing

Khumar Askerova appointed Group Director of Sales & Marketing

Khumar Askerova has been appointed Group Director of Sales & Marketing for Lily Hotels and Resorts. The company owns and operates two resorts in the Maldives: Lily Beach Resort & Spa and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa.

With twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry, Khumar brings extensive management experience to these two Maldives luxury resorts.

Khumar joined the group in July 2017 as Sales & Marketing Director at Lily Beach Resort & Spa. Prior to joining Lily Hotels and Resorts, Khumar served as the Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing for Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. Khumar has also worked with Hyatt Regency and Park Hyatt in her native Azerbaijan and in Brazil.

We would like to express our best wishes to Khumar on her new challenge as Group Director of Sales & Marketing.