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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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Samsara Asian Fusion wins World Luxury Restaurant Award 2017

We are proud to announce that the fine dining Samsara Asian Fusion restaurant at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives has won the prestigious World Luxury Restaurants Award 2017 for the category ‘Asian Cuisine’ in the Indian Ocean.

The World Luxury Restaurant Awards reward and recognise restaurants that have excelled at offering the greatest level of food quality and standards of service in the luxury restaurant industry.

On behalf of the Hideaway team, we would like to thank you for taking the time to vote and helping us to win the title of Best Asian Cuisine Restaurant in the Indian Ocean.

Samsara Asian Fusion offers a romantic setting coupled with an exquisite fusion of Thai, Indian and Japanese influences. Why not experience this award winning culinary experience the next time you are at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa!

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An extraordinary culinary journey at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Jaw dropping surroundings matched with mouthwatering food – Hideaway is a foodie heaven. Prepare to be blown away by the extraordinary culinary journey at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, prepared by an extraordinary team of talented chefs…

A little appetizer of the gastronomic choices tempting Hideaway’s guests:

Matheefaru‘s sumptuous buffet with live cooking by a team of talented chefs is a highlight not to be missed. The expansive and ever-changing menu makes every dining occasion a new experience. The real magic of Matheefru, however, happens after dark when diners can sit on the deck under a sea of stars.

Meeru Bar & Grill serves succulent cuts of meat and the freshest lobsters imaginable, cooked to perfection on the Lava Stone Grill. Hand-crafted pizzas cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven will satisfy even the most serious of pizza lovers.

Samsara Asian Fusion offers the serene surroundings in which to enjoy an exquisite fusion of Thai, Indian and Japanese influences. A teppanyaki table that will entertain the eyes as well as the taste buds puts this dining extravaganza firmly on the culinary map that is Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa.

The icing on the cake of Hideaway’s dining experiences surely has to be the private dining experiences where the only limit is your imagination…will it be a romantic candlelit dinner under a blanket of stars, a charming picnic on a deserted Maldivian island or a private barbecue on a secluded beach?  An intimate fine dining experience in the seclusion of your Villa, a lazy breakfast served by your pool or a family lunch where the children can design the menu?

Hideaway is waiting to bring your culinary dreams to life.

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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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Learn to swim like a dolphin with free-diving courses

Freediving Courses at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi, Maldives.

Experience the freedom of diving into the ocean and descending on one single breath, carrying no breathing equipment you will be at one with the ocean and experience the underwater realm just like the dolphins do.

See the excellent dive sites around Dhonakuli Island from a different perspective with the new Free-diving programme at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa.

Free-diving, also called Apnea Diving, is about challenging yourself, confronting preconceived ideas about your own limits, streamlining your body, improving air consumption and equalization. It promotes both health and fitness by relaxing and detoxing the mind and body and by combining the benefits of Yoga and swimming. The sport is very eco-friendly – there are no bubbles, tanks or dangling equipment to damage the environment.

The two free-diving instructors at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa on Dhonakulhi will introduce you to specific breathing techniques, and, through the courses and workshops, will enable you to dive confidently in open water.

The courses are tailored to the participants’ knowledge and experience in diving and free-diving. From total beginner to advanced courses and even special snorkeling training for kids: At the Hideaway Beach everyone can learn to free-dive.

Please contact us for more information about the courses on offer.

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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa wins ‘Best for Couples’ Award

Destinations for couples don’t get more perfect than Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa in the Maldives – and our latest accolade, the award ‘Best for Couples’ in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2017 confirms it.

Unrivalled privacy and seclusion matched by luxurious surroundings and impeccable service await couples choosing our private pool villas. Tucked away on their very own stretch of pristine beach or perched on stilts above the shimmering turquoise ocean, each villa has it’s own personal butler to attend your needs. Experience romantic beach dinners like you’ve never imagined, indulgent spa treatments and plenty of opportunities to sail away into the sunset together. And, with world-class scuba diving literally a stones throw from the jetty it’s the perfect time to try out a new hobby together.

For couples choosing to tie the knot in this picture postcard location, there are packages for honeymoons and weddings that will ensure wonderful memories of these most romantic occasions of all.

We would like to thank our amazing team for their continued hard work and dedication in making Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives the destination which is officially ‘Best for Couples’.

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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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Cocktails Inspired by Nature

What comes to mind when you think of the Maldives? Golden sands, emerald green palm trees and  a sparkling blue ocean perhaps? If only you could turn those thoughts into a relaxing drink that encapsulates the Maldives and provides a small taste of paradise with every sip…

Hideaway’s very own Mixologist, Jason Santos was inspired so much by the surroundings and ambiance at Hideaway that he created a special cocktail, which has been recognised recently at the Grape Expectations Bar Tender Challenge.

His award winning cocktail, the ‘DHON KULHI’,  translates as ‘Yellow Spice’.  Jason’s inspiration for cocktail was the island home of Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Dhonakulhi. Drawing from the colours nature has bestowed upon the island, he created his signature cocktail, which, as well as having the colours of the Maldives, is also infused with Maldivian spice.

Another delicious tipple that should be at the top of your cocktail sampling list is the ‘MOJITO CON AMOR’.  It means ‘Mojito with love’ and is the classic mojito with a Maldivian twist. Using fresh ingredients and only the best puréed fruit it’s another tropical treat.

 

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The Penguin Semi-submarine launched by Hideaway

Ever wanted to see the amazing sights of the coral reefs beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean?

Don’t want to get wet?

No problem!

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has introduced an amazing underwater experience aboard the ‘Penguin’, extending the resort’s selection of exciting excursions. The first of it’s kind in the Maldives,  the semi-submarine called ‘Penguin’ gives guests the opportunity to explore the resort’s unique reef system. From dolphins and stingrays to reef sharks and sea turtles, guests will be able to discover the tropical sea life during this underwater adventure of a lifetime. Ideal for guests who are keen to stay dry, the Penguin is designed to transport passengers into the underwater world in safety and comfort. The mechanism is made up of two floating hulls on either side of a central cabin with a compact transparent compartment that hangs from the middle and stays below the surface of the water, offering an immersive undersea experience. The state-of-the-art vehicle seats 6-8 people – ideal for both families and couples wanting to spend quality time together in a small, private group.