Maldivian Crafts at Hideaway Beach Maldives

Maldivian crafts made of coconut palms

As Maldivian people continue to live off the land and stick to their traditional ways, the Maldives are home to some of the most skilled craftsmen in the world! Craftsmanship is a cultural heritage, passed from one generation to the next over centuries.

Take coconut palms for example: they are not only part of the beautiful landscape of the Maldivian islands, they are also a very useful material.

On Hideaway Beach, coconut trees, widely used in cuisine across the resort, are also used in traditional Maldivian crafts providing excellent souvenirs to bring home for family and friends. You can purchase some of these finely crafted items in our Kamana Boutique.

Aside from souvenirs, coconut palms are part of the building material of the dhonis, the traditional Maldivian boats. Throughout history these handcrafted boats have been used by the local fishermen and by Maldivians as their primary means of transportation. Today dhonis are also extensively used on resort islands for excursions purposes.

White Platinum Plan at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

All-Inclusive supplements now available

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, is proud to announce the launch of its all-inclusive supplement: the White Platinum Plan.

With the White Platinum Plan, guests at the resort will be able to spend a hassle-free holiday, enjoying fine dining and amazing activities.

In addition to the personalized meet and greet assistance provided at both Velana International and Hanimaadhoo Domestic Airports, the Hideaway White Platinum Plan All-Inclusive includes fantastic dining options:

* Choose from a selection of 70 wines from around the world including house Champagne, branded alcoholic beverages, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fresh juices, water and soft drinks, tea and coffee;
* Daily breakfast and dinner at Matheefaru main restaurant;
* Daily 2-course a la carte lunch served at either Meeru Bar & Grill or Sunset Pool Café;
* Onetime 3-course a la carte dinner at Sunset Pool Café or Samsara Restaurant;
* Mini bar, refilled daily with wine, beer, soft drinks, water and snacks.

Guests will be spoilt with choice of excursions to choose from. Among them, the ‘not to be missed’ experiences in the Maldives: fishing, dolphin watching, guided house reef snorkeling.

Snorkeling equipment is complimentary as are non-motorized water sports, and a 60-minute tennis lesson with our in-house instructor is also available.

And last but not least, after your long journey, you are offered a 60-minute relaxing Balinese massage, to start your holiday in the right mood.

To view the full White Platinum Plan, click here.

Sustainable gardens’ tour at Hideaway Beach Maldives

Sustainable gardens’ tour

One of the first thing that will strike you when walking around at Hideaway Maldives Resort is the vast vegetation growing on the island. We have taken great care to maintain and enhance this great resource and have developed cultivated areas where both fruit and vegetables are being planted and grown. Thanks to this sustainable garden, we can offer our guests healthy, nutritious and fresh produce, while helping to minimise our impact on the environment.

We have often been asked how we manage to grow fruit and vegetables on a remote island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. As a result, we have put together a nature and vegetation exploration tour. You will be amazed at the abundance of the vegetation and the products that can be grown – for example, we are growing 3 varieties of chilli alone!

The tour is perfect for the whole family to understand more about the efforts being taken to help preserve and respect the natural beauty of the Maldives.

Contact us if you are interested in a tour of our sustainable gardens.

Hideaway’s secret garden

Hideaway’s secret garden

At Hideaway Maldives Resort we believe and feel passionately about helping to minimise our impact on the environment, and to help preserve the delicate eco-system of the Maldives.

As part of our extensive conservation and sustainability programs we are pleased to report that we have an extensive range of fresh produce that are grown right here on the island.

This garden provides the kitchens with an abundant supply of fresh fruits and vegetables to be used every day. 19 different varieties are grown on site, from sweet potatoes to watermelons and chillies to zucchini, we are always able to offer our guests and team members a great choice, without having to import such produce.

To help support our gardens Hideaway uses the latest technology to recycle water and organic matter to produce fertiliser and provide irrigation during the dry season. This enables us to continually produce fresh vegetables and fruits year-round, without the need for artificial chemicals or fertilisers.

If you would like to find out more about the sustainability practices or the gardens at Hideaway, join us for a nature and vegetation exploration session.

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Size Matters – Hideaway Beach Resort is home to some of the largest luxury villas in the Maldives

The islands of the Maldives may be small, and small is most definitely beautiful but when it comes to a holiday hideaway, size matters. Hideaway Beach Resort is home to some of the largest luxury villas in the Maldives and offer private beach front sanctuaries, each with their own butler.

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Hideaway Palace – Villa Size – 1,420 m2

The crown in Hideaway’s collection, Hideaway Palace is the epitome of luxury and space in a private beach front location. Three rooms surround the private pool, making it the perfect choice for larger families and groups.

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Two Bedroom Family Villa with Pool – Villa Size – 1,200 m2

Tucked away on the beach, next to the shimmering turquoise lagoon, this villa has space in abundance – perfect for playful children. Guests can enjoy splashing in the private infinity pool or, just a few steps across the white sandy beach they can swim in the impossibly blue lagoon.

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Deluxe Beach Residence with Pool – Villa Size – 550 m2

Privacy and space are plentiful in this homely beachfront bolthole –doors lead from the bedroom straight onto the terrace of the villa’s private pool, just a few short steps from the beach. It’s the perfect luxury villa setting for a romantic escape to the Maldives.

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Beach Residence with Plunge Pool – Villa Size – 550 m2

A secluded beach house in the decadent surroundings of paradise. The villa’s private stretch of white sand beach is accessed directly from the airy and spacious bedroom.

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Deluxe Sunset Beach Villa with Pool – Villa Size – 385 m2

A luxurious beach front holiday home. Nestled on private stretch of white sandy beach the villa is elegantly furnished, has a luxurious bathroom and a lush and tropical garden with a pool for a refreshing swim.

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Small and beautiful yet spacious and luxurious, Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives has all the ingredients to make a dream holiday a reality.

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Unforgettable dive experience in Haa Alifu

Diving guests at Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives were in for a real treat on a recent dive at Aquarium, Haa Alifu…

Instructor Yuko and guest Cherie were diving at a depth of around 20 meters when they spotted a BIG shark swimming against the current. Curious to get a better look they tried to follow it – the shark glided effortlessly against the current but for the divers it was not so effortless! They managed to see the dark shape of the shark and estimated its size to be about 5 meters long.

Very excited about what they had seen underwater, after surfacing they asked Instructor Kirsten what kind of shark it was… Could it have been a whale shark? Unlikely, as in the 12 years of diving in this area one had not been seen before. Kirsten had been diving at a shallower depth with another guest and had seen the shark before Yuko and Cherie, he was absolutely certain that it was a Whaleshark!

This was a momentous occasion – it was the first time that Instructors from Meridis dive center had seen a Whaleshark underwater in Haa Alifu Atoll and they’ve been diving the area since 2005.

An unforgettable dive for all involved and one that the dive team hope will be repeated.

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‘The World’s Most Beautiful Resort’ Award

We are pleased to announce that Hideaway Resort and Spa has recently been awarded the ‘World’s most beautiful resort’ award, as voted for by readers of VIP International Traveller’s magazine. The 2017 Reader’s Travel Awards also saw Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa shortlisted for the ‘Sustainable Luxury Tourism’ title. Needless to say, the whole team are very proud to have picked up such an accolade, beating off some very high profile rivals in the Maldives.

With the stunning surroundings of the Maldives and the Indian Ocean, Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa blends into the natural beauty of the island of Donakulhi. Privacy through spacious villas are one of the core concepts of the resort, and the all villa suite with butler service concept allows guest’s expectations to be surpassed.

On behalf of the whole team at Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa, we would like to thank our guests and readers of the VIP International Traveller’s magazine for bestowing this incredible award upon us.

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New App brings your Hideaway dream a little closer to reality

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, are very excited to share with you, news of the brand new Hideaway App.

Available in both iOS and Android versions, the app is free and contains all the information you could need for your stay at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, and, if you’ve already booked your stay, you can even make reservations for all your desired activities.

Find out about services and facilities, offers and news as well as the weekly program and view the island map. Days out, diving or simply dinner – plan how you will spend your days in paradise. View the breathtaking excursions available, plan which ones you’d like to do and, once you’ve got your holiday reservation number, you can book them all in advance of your arrival.

Don’t let the fact that you haven’t booked your Hideaway stay yet hold you up – you can even do that with the app too.

Download the app now for instant Hideaway in your hand!

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Please note: Our team will endeavour to honour your preferred date but, due to availability and demand this may not always be possible, in such situations you will be offered an alternative date for your chosen activity.

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Award Winning Private Pool Villas

Privacy and luxury are synonymous with Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, and with luxury private pool villas being one of our specialties in the Maldives, we are delighted with the recognition received at the recent World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards have awarded Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa the honour of winning the ‘Luxury Private Pool Villa’ accolade in this year’s Awards. Our deepest thanks are extended to all our guests that voted for us, and also to our team for their dedication and commitment to exceptional levels of service.

Guests staying at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa can opt for the watery havens of the Ocean Villas or Deluxe Water Villas, or, set on their own private stretch of beach the Beach Residence, Deluxe Beach Residence, Deluxe Sunset Beach Villa, Family Villa or Hideaway Palace.

No matter which choice is made, guests can be sure of absolute seclusion and privacy in luxurious surroundings all topped off with their own private butler, and of course – their own private pool!

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