Unique culinary experiences for dessert lovers

Unique culinary experiences for dessert lovers

From the 27th October to 10th November 2019, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is honoured to welcome the award-winning Swedish pastry Chef – Sebastian Pettersson.

Guests visiting us during this period will be able to sample Sebastian’s delights in two special events hosted by the Chef himself:

A dessert creations buffet at Matheefaru Restaurant on Tuesday, 29th October, and a Gala Dinner at Sunset Pool Cafe on Thursday, 7th November will see Chef Sebastian Pettersson, team up with Hideaway’s Executive Chef Sebastien Pinson, to combine their talents and create a unique culinary experience.

During his stay at Hideaway, Chef Sebastian Pettersson will also be training our kitchen staff in his art and share his tips for exquisite delicacies. If you are visiting the resort at a later date, the pastry Chef’s signature desserts will still be available in the resort’s restaurants.

Despite his young age, Chef Sebastian Pettersson already has an impressive cv: he has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants Oaxen Krog, Operakällaren and Ekstedt in Stockholm. His talent has been rewarded twice: he won Olympic gold with the Junior Culinary National Team in 2016 and Olympic gold with the Swedish Culinary National Team in 2018. Growing up in a creative family has influenced its work: his creations are incredible works of art.

If you are staying with us between the 27th October to 10th November 2019, make sure you don’t miss out on this unique experience. You can pre-book your experience with the free Hideaway App:

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MICE Hideaway Maldives

Top 5 reasons to choose Hideaway for your meetings and events

The Maldives is one of the world’s most wished-for destinations and will certainly woo your clients/guests, not just with the incredible setting, but first class facilities to match. Exactly what is it that makes Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives the right place to organize your meetings and events?


1. Location, location, location
Surrounded by turquoise waters and lush vegetation, Hideaway is a luxurious private island located in the northern Haa Alifu Atoll, offering high levels of privacy, and a large choice of spectacular outdoor and indoor venues.

2. Spacious and comfortable villas
The resort offers a wide range of 5 star accommodation options which are among the largest in the Maldives and guarantee uncompromised privacy.

3. Tailor-made events
Whether it is corporate incentives, weddings or social gatherings, we tailor the finest packages to meet your every requirement. We provide innovative and creative solutions and can create appropriate themes, menus and decorative elements for your events.

4. Our team
Thanks to the expertise, dedication and experience of our team, your events at Hideaway will be a success. We will take care of every level of detail to ensure that you receive the best service while preparing for and also during the event itself.

5. VIP hospitality
We will meet and greet all event participants at Velana International Airport and assist with their transfers to and from the resort. All guests have access to VIP lounges both at the International and the Domestic airports.


For more information about Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) at Hideaway, please read our brochure below:
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Sebastien Pinson, Hideaway’s new Executive Chef

Meet Sebastien Pinson, Hideaway’s new Executive Chef

It’s with great pleasure that we would like to introduce you to Sebastien Pinson, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa’s new Executive Chef.

French-born Sebastien Pinson is bringing 20 years of culinary experience to the Hideaway team. He has worked in famous hotels and resorts around the world including in Europe, Asia, United States, South America and the Caribbean. During this time, thanks to hard work and passion, Chef Sebastien has received several awards, including a coveted Michelin star.

Since joining Hideaway, Chef Sebastien has wowed and impressed our guests with his culinary delights. Bringing in fresh ingredients from our very own garden, Sunset Pool Cafe now has a mouthwatering watermelon and tomato gazpacho to enjoy. Samsara Restaurant features a new Teppanyaki set menu, while Meeru Bar & Grill has seen some extensive re-working of the pizza dough recipe.

Discover more of Sebastien’s passion and incredible dishes during your next visit to the Maldives at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa.

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Experience Teppanyaki at the award-winning Samsara Restaurant

Samsara Asian Fusion, the award-winning* restaurant at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives is known for its Asian fine dining and its Teppanyaki table.

Sit comfortably around the Teppanyaki counter and be mesmerized by our Chef’s exceptional culinary prowess in cooking meat, seafood and vegetables. The Chef will prepare and cook Japanese delicacies with flair to perfection on an open grill right in front of you.

Teppanyaki is available during Samsara’s opening hours and there is a weekly special Teppanyaki Night on Sundays. Teppanyaki is a feast for the eyes and the palate, and will certainly be one of the highlights of your stay at Hideaway!

If you would like to book your table, download the free Hideaway App, go to ‘Explore Resort’, ‘Dining’, ‘Samsara Asian Fusion’ and take your pick!

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* For the third year in a row, the Samsara Asian Fusion restaurant at Hideaway has won the prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2019 in the categories “Luxury Waterside Restaurant” in the World and “Asian Fusion Cuisine” in the Indian Ocean.
Thank you all for taking the time to submit your vote and helping us to win these prestigious recognitions.

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Vote now to help Hideaway win the World Luxury Hotel Awards!

We are proud to announce that Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, has been nominated for the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019.

The online ballot box is open and we would be very grateful if you could take a moment of your precious time to show your appreciation of the amazing teams at Hideaway by casting your vote. Please help us win this important recognition and assist us in showing the world just how special Hideaway is.

Your favourite Maldives’ resort has been nominated in the following categories:
– Luxury All-Inclusive Retreat
– Luxury Family Beach Resort
– Luxury Romantic Beach Resort

Please follow the below steps to place your vote:
1. Visit the Luxury Hotel Awards website or click on the button below
2. Select the ‘Vote Now’ button
3. In the Hotel field, select “Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa at Dhonakulhi Maldives”
4. In the Award field, select ONE of the categories
5. Vote!

World Luxury Hotel Awards

The voting poll closes on July 31, 2019.

Thank you for your vote and for your support!

Yoga classes at Hideaway

Yoga classes at Hideaway

With its powdery white beaches, the calming sound of the Indian ocean and the gentle blowing of the breeze, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives offers great potential for relaxation and meditation.

Whether you are a yoga beginner or an advanced yogi, everyone is welcome to join our yoga classes to further help you reach a physical and mental well-being.

At Hideaway, we offer both group and private classes. Our group classes feature Traditional Indian Yoga at sunrise and Hatha Yoga at sunset, and other yoga classes throughout the day: Power Yoga, Aqua Aerobic Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation. With our private classes, our yoga instructor will prepare a yoga class to your liking and skills, and you can practice from the comfort of your villa deck or from your favourite spot on the beach.

Everyone can find their ideal yoga class at Hideaway!

For more information about the yoga classes schedule, check out our calendar:

Yoga Calendar

You can also pre-book your spot for a yoga class directly through our mobile App. Download the free Hideaway App:

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Hideaway Princess Yacht Charter

Enjoy a private boat excursion

During your stay at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives there is a wide range of excursions to choose from… If you had to pick just one, we would recommend the one-hour private boat excursion onboard our Princess Yacht, the finest in our fleet – offering an intimate, luxurious and personalized experience.

Choose a time of the day that suits you and embark on your own yacht experience. Explore more of the stunning turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and search for pods of dolphins that visit the atoll.

If you’d like your cruise to be later in the afternoon, sundowners can be served on the sun deck while enjoying the spectacular sky of the Maldives and its crimson sunsets.

Our cruises can be fully customized to your liking. Our experience coordinators are available to plan your personalized trip.

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To learn more about the excursions at the resort and to pre-book your experiences, download the free Hideaway App:

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Nature Exploring

A Maldives’ family resort that children will love!

With school holidays just around the corner you are probably already looking for the ideal destination for a family holiday! The Maldives offers sparkling lagoons, exciting things to do and genuine hospitality; you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time. Selecting the right resort for a fun filled family holiday could be tricky, so we have selected some important criteria for choosing the correct resort – providing younger travellers with enough activities to keep them entertained while leaving the parents hassle-free.

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa ticks all of the following boxes:

Along with long stretches of white beaches, shallow lagoons and swimming pools, families with children love Hideaway for its Kids club, its diving and snorkeling activities, and its very spacious and comfortable villas:

1. Spacious and comfortable villas
Hideaway is known for its spacious and comfortable villas, that can accommodate families of up to 6 people! Choose from our Family Villa with Pool, our Two Bedroom Villas, with or without pool, and Hideaway Palace, a proper home away from home, with three bedrooms and two pools…!

2. Tender Hearts Kids Club
Tender Hearts Kids Club welcomes children between ages of 3 and 12 at no charge and offer many activities to choose from, both indoor and outdoor. Some of them could also be a lot of fun for parents, such as our fishing trip or the penguin ride. And for children aged 10 to 12, there is a special programme to keep them entertained, and avoid them to build sandcanstles with toddlers!

3. Diving and snorkeling activities
Courses and guided trips showcase the very best of the Maldives’ coral reefs. Yes, you could find Nemo, Dory, as well as turtles, manta rays and baby sharks.

Choosing a family-friendly resort such as Hideaway will guarantee both you and your children an amazing holiday in paradise…

Download the App to pre-book your experiences at the resort:

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Maldives Honeymoon Resort - Maldives honeymoon Packages - Hideaway Beach Resort

Why choose Hideaway for your honeymoon?

A honeymoon is the most romantic holiday of people’s lives, it is the start of a new chapter, where the love story continues as a journey for a couple embarking upon the rest of their lives together. The choice of where to spend such an important milestone event requires a lot of pondering – after all, the world is a big place! The Maldives is the romance capital of the world… so what makes Hideaway such a popular choice with honeymooners? The list is very long but here are the top ones:

Luxurious, secluded villas
Whether it is a private beach villa or a stunning and secluded overwater villa, honeymooners will find everything they are looking for and more. Private pools coupled with amazing views are just the beginning!

Ultimate romantic dinner occasions
What is the most romantic dinner venue imaginable? Close your eyes… walk to the beach strewn with candles and flowers, sit at a table carved from the sand, feast on a menu designed together, sip champagne under a blanket of stars… just one of the private romantic dinner dreams waiting to become a honeymooners reality.

New adventures to be experienced together
The Maldives is world-renowned as a top scuba diving destination and there is no better place to try it as a novice: the waters are crystal clear, warm and abundantly full of colour and life. A new shared experience will be a honeymoon highlight as memories are created together and the possibility of a new hobby to share emerges. Honeymooners are a ready-made buddy team!

World-class Spa
After all the hard work of planning a wedding, a little (or a lot!) of pampering is an absolute necessity. Spellbinding treatments for couples in stunning surroundings at Hideaway Spa will delight the senses and bring together mind, body and soul.

Click here to read more about Honeymoons at Hideaway.

Download the App to pre-book your experiences:

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Our White Platinum Plan offers the ultimate all-inclusive experience

The team on Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa work tirelessly to provide an unforgettable Maldivian experience for guests staying at the resort. Combining a beautiful tropical location, fantastic facilities and excellent service this experience of 5* luxury is enhanced thanks to Hideaway Beach Resort’s White Platinum Plan. The White Platinum Plan is the ultimate all-inclusive package, catering for those who want to experience everything this incredible destination has to offer.

Providing the great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and dining options, including our a-la-carte dining venues, the White Platinum Plan also offers daily refills of the villa mini bars and use of the great facilities at the resort. With guests able to enjoy a choice of excursions, complimentary rental of snorkel equipment and use of the Tender Hearts Kids Club there is something for everyone to indulge in.

The 24/7 butler service and personalized welcome at Velana International Airport means any stay at Hideaway is an effortless pleasure, and one that will set a new standard in luxury travel.

A Maldives escape should be the pinnacle of relaxation, and Hideaway Beach Resort’s White Platinum Plan offers a carefree holiday surrounded by luxury.