Hideaway Helps to Clean up the World

Last weekend the team from Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa joined thousands of others around the world for the biggest community event on the planet aimed at removing rubbish from the environment, Clean Up the World.

Whilst taking part in a round-the-world race in 1987, an Australian yachtsman noticed the devastation that rubbish was causing the environment and gave him the inspiration to organise the very first event in 1989 that saw 40,000 people to help clean up Sydney Harbour. A year later 300,000 people took part all over Australia; the event has grown each year and about 35 million people now take part in this annual event. That’s an amazing amount of community spirit as well as an amazing amount of rubbish removed from the environment.

The Hideaway team cleaned the shoreline, shallows of the lagoon, and around vegetation on the island to remove any debris washed up by the ocean currents. Keeping the resort island pristine is an ongoing task so not too much was found and apart from a few plastic bottles, most other debris was of natural origin. We take pride in our surroundings at Hideaway but more importantly, we value nature and in order to protect the beautiful natural habitat of the islands and coral reefs upon which they are perched, it’s vital that we recognise the dangers that debris in the ocean can pose to delicate and vulnerable marine life. Plastic bags look uncannily like jellyfish when drifting in the ocean and unless we want to see turtles fatally injured due to ingesting them, they must be prevented from getting into the ocean in the first place, and any that do should be immediately removed. The abundant marine life of the Maldives can be seen while scuba diving and snorkelling and when you are amidst the beauty of the reefs you can’t help but feel thankful to the millions of people who join the quest to Clean Up the World, not just at the annual event, but each and every day.

We would like to thank all those who joined in with clean-up events across the globe, come and join us at Hideaway next time!

Maldives Golf Simulator

Anyone for Golf? Head to Hideaway for Tee Time!

Golf isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about what activities you can enjoy in the Maldives but at Hideaway we pride ourselves in having something for everyone and if golf’s your thing, Hideaway’s your place; if golf’s not your thing yet, it soon will be!

At Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa we are very excited to have unveiled our brand-new Golf Centre with state-of-the-art Golf Simulators to enable you to refine your game or learn from the skills needed for a great hobby. Enjoy a game with friends and family or even indulge in some solo practice, or even better, get coached by our very own in-house Golf Pro, Mr. Daniel Joubert. He has been playing golf since he was 10 years old, has a PGA Diploma in Golf with years of experience as well as in-depth knowledge about the game. “I look forward to bringing your game to the next level. See you at Hideaway”, says the golf coach. The special cameras in the simulator capture your swing and replay it to aid Daniel in improving your golf technique and iron out those bad habits accrued over one’s golfing life.

PGA Golf Coach Maldives

Next to Hideaway’s Golf Centre is the putting green, currently in the final stages of development and being given lots of tender love and care in readiness for opening in time for the festive season. Guests will be able to perfect their putting on the varied 5-hole green as well as take instruction from our coach.

A fun yet professional experience awaits; use our clubs, bring your own, or treat yourself to a brand new set and accessories at the Pro Golf Shop. What are you waiting for? Book the next flight to the Maldives and come to Hideaway for a unique golf retreat, whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned golfer, there is something for everyone at the Hideaway Golf Centre at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa.

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To enquire about Hideaway or to book a stay at the resort, please send an email to our reservations team.

Signature Collection Maldives

The Signature Collection by Hideaway

Redefining Luxury at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the launch of an iconic brand for the world’s most discerning traveller, seeking bona fide opulent experiences. “The Signature Collection by Hideaway” will offer secluded luxury and villa-style living on the far Northern Point of the 33-hectare island. It is a novel concept – a ‘resort within a resort’ – in one of the most sought after, award-winning destinations in the world: The Maldives.

The Signature Collection by Hideaway features nine ultra-luxurious villas, offering the sophisticated luxury traveller a unique sense of exclusivity and indulgence. All the villas have been designed with Middle Eastern influences and finishing touches with an enhanced signature architectural style inspired by 5-star villa living combined with ‘barefoot luxury’.

Signature Beach Residence with Sunrise Pool. The most luxurious single bedroom beach residences on the island. It offers opulent Middle Eastern interiors and finishes and is the exemplar of privacy and seclusion. At 350 sqm (just under 4000 square feet), luxury guests can indulge in the stylish, spacious interiors that are filled with wonderous inclusions like a king-sized marble bathtub, a handcrafted wooden private deck leading onto a private swimming pool, and direct access to the luminous white sandy beaches.

Grand Beach Residence with Sunrise Pool (Three-Bedroom Villa). The open-plan, unique villa offers an air of exploration, with a blend of Middle Eastern styles and textures, complemented by artisan-made furniture and enticing glass fittings. These villas are set at 700 sqm (just over 7500 square feet), offering sophisticated, signature designer-style living. The crowning glory of this villa is the recessed gazebo in the large curved private swimming pool, with an expansive wooden deck and direct private access to the classic Maldivian beaches and turquoise waters of the island’s North Point. Well-being is key, with a private outdoor treadmill and exercise bike located on the expansive wooden deck, offering spectacular ocean views, which is complemented with floor to ceiling mirror style television experience, which reflects the splendour of the natural surroundings. After which guests can indulge themselves in a relaxing sauna bath, conveniently located nearby in the villa, to feel well rested after the workout.

Sultan Beach Residence with Sunset Pool (Four-Bedroom Villa). At 1100 sqm (almost 12000 square feet), this villa offers an elite private luxury residence experience. Guests will enjoy contemporary designs, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provide a luminous interior and exemplary ocean views across the spatial and secluded Northern Atoll. Access is gained through a private entrance, which leads into a spacious living area and outdoor wooden deck – the ideal location for lounging at sunset. A unique feature of this villa is the distinctive water slide feature that extends into the scintillating and ostentatious swimming pool with a Gazebo, truly a unique concept in the Maldives. The captivating outdoor wooden deck boasts a luxurious living area, with plush sunbeds and designer couches and Signature umbrellas on each side. The four-bedroom villa is comprised of private bedrooms, all offering a standalone suite with walk-in rain showers. Two of the bedrooms offer king-size beds, while the other two bedrooms feature luxurious double beds. Well-being is also a key element of the experience in this villa as guests can enjoy a private indoor gym with modern, state-of-the-art treadmill and designer equipment available, which is all complemented by an indulgent and relaxing steam bath right inside the villa. This is the ultimate restorative needed to rejuvenate after a strenuous workout while enjoying the experience together with loved ones.

The Signature Collection of villas are all complimented by the finest dining, bar, and lounge area, found at “The Oasis”. Here, guests will be invited to delight in al fresco dining experiences, with local and international culinary dishes, all prepared and hosted by world-renowned Chefs. The experience will be paired with personalised Signature Collection choice wines and rare champagnes. The private library in The Oasis offers a comfortable spacious interior and contemporary furnishings, which is complemented with the ‘Signature Collection’ hand-picked selection of local Maldivian books, filled with inspiration, culture and history of the Maldives. Soak up the unhindered views across the Indian Ocean from the lounge area, whilst relaxing in comfort and style and enjoying the finest of drinks. Find a moment’s reprieve to take it easy, relax, and recharge around a little pool shaped like ‘an oasis in the desert’. In the evenings the space is turned into one where guests can socialise and trade stories and is purposed to become the ‘best watering hole’ at the resort.

A host of privileges accompany a stay with The Signature Collection, such as private in-villa check-in service, all Signature Guests will be hosted by experienced private butlers during their stay, private chef provided on request to create in-villa dining experiences, exclusive excursions concierge service offered by Mr. Moodhu, exclusive access to The Oasis, and many more.

Signature Collection Guests will be invited to choose from the list of activities that are available at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, whether it is world-class scuba diving, private sundowner cruises, or stand-up paddleboarding. Hideaway Spa is surely the most sought after; located just moments away from the collection, offering ultra-indulgent experiences with exquisite Asian treatments, combined with tailor-made packages. In addition, there are multiple dining experiences and bars, a litany of wellness and fitness experiences in the sports complex (like yoga, golf simulator, basketball, and tennis), and a Water Sports Centre with a floating aquatic water park.

“The Signature Collection will offer the luxury 5-star discerning traveller an experience that exudes exclusivity and privacy, combined with the captivating and unspoiled beauty of Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa. The collection is the ideal escape for those who wish to retreat from the modern world in style”, says Group Director of Sales and Marketing – Desislav Gospodinov.

The Signature Collection is set to be unveiled in November 2021. More detailed information will be provided over the coming weeks for the luxurious brand located at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa.

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, which has been awarded The Best Luxury Hideaway Resort in the Maldives by Luxury Lifestyle Awards in 2021, offers a secluded and private villa-style experience and is a mere 1 hour and 25-minute private seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, just a stone’s throw away from the country’s capital – Male’.

For all booking enquiries, and sales related enquiries, please email Desislav Gospodinov, and copy our dedicated Signature Reservations Team, who will be on hand to facilitate your requests.

Check out the fact sheet of The Signature Collection here.

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Pole & Line – Sustainable Fishing in the Maldives

Pole and line fishing is a selective and sustainable method of catching tuna that has been practised in the Maldives for centuries. This traditional method allows the fishermen to catch tuna one-by-one, making bycatch of other species such as dolphins, sharks and turtles extremely rare, as such it is environmentally friendly and certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Around 30% of the Maldives population works in the fishing industry and it is an art passed down through the generations. Fishermen use live bait to attract the tuna and barbless hooks on the end of their poles. Working at the stern of the boat, they pull the fish from the ocean one by one, flipping their catch towards the boat’s bow.

While staying at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa in this nation of more water than land, you have the opportunity to join the fishermen and try your hand at this traditional art, one hook, one line, one fish at a time! The boat crew will be on hand to help land your catch, which is likely to be tuna and bonito. The story continues with Hideaway’s Ocean to Table concept, where you can enjoy your catch for dinner.

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Ocean to Table Dining at Hideaway’s Fish Market

Eat fish fresh & have it your way!

At a destination comprised of 99% ocean, it’s hardly surprising that, in the Maldives, fish features highly on menus. At Hideaway Beach Resort we don’t simply have fish on the menu though, we ensure it is fresh, locally sourced and, with our Fish Market concept, prepared exactly as you like it.

Located in the northern Haa Alifu Atoll, far away from the more populated atolls further south, local fishermen have an abundance of ocean in which to fish and a plentiful supply is always available to our talented culinary team. At Hideaway’s Fish Market you really do know where the fish on your plate has come from – straight from local fishermen to our restaurant. Large-scale commercial fishing is forbidden in the Maldives and the local practices are sustainable, using traditional methods that have been a way of life for hundreds of years. We are proud to support the livelihoods of local fishermen by sourcing directly from them.

Dining at Hideaway’s Fish Market starts with selecting your fish, the selection on offer will vary depending on that day’s catch. Let the flavour develop to your taste by choosing your marinade: Thai, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean and finally decide upon the cooking method – will it be cooked over charcoal, baked, deep-fried or prepared sashimi style? The choice is all yours! The only thing left to do is enjoy the tantalisingly delicious fish…and plan your next visit to our Fish Market!

Fish Market dining is available Sunday to Friday at Meeru Bar & Grill.

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Kids Will Have a Roaring Time at Hideaway’s Kids Club

Meet Lahr the lion – the star of the new logo for Hideaway Beach Resort’s Tender Hearts Kids Club. Lions are symbols of courage and bravery and inspiration for our new logo came from the much-loved story, The Wizard of Oz, where the cowardly lion became courageous.

Courage is a quality that underpins a life full of positivity and happiness and at Hideaway we believe in providing children with plenty of opportunities to develop it. Courage enables us to step outside our comfort zone, learn a new skill, stay positive when we experience setbacks, forgive others and stand up for what we believe in; it also underpins many other virtues. As one of the larger island resorts in the Maldives, Hideaway Beach has a wide collection of activities and adventures that will allow your child to build confidence and grow their courageous spirit, going home with a roar that is just a little bit louder than before!

Hideaway’s Tender Hearts Kids Club offers a special program of activities for children, both the younger travellers and those who are a little older and enjoy a bit more independence. These activities range from arts and crafts through to kayaking and nature walks, tree planting and fishing and even underwater adventures in ‘Penguin’, Hideaway’s semi-submersible to view the incredible marine life. The Kids Club welcomes children between ages of 3 and 12, with a special program for children aged 10 to 12 in recognition of their needs.

Our private island resort offers a safe place for kids to play and explore, as well as to discover an incredible natural world around them – they’ll enjoy the Maldives as much as the grown-ups do.

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Global Wellness Day Program

Now more than ever, the importance of looking after ourselves is clear, a healthy body and a healthy mind are two of the greatest riches we can have but sadly it’s all too easy to be caught up in the ‘busy-ness’ of life and our own wellbeing often takes second place to all the ‘things-to-be-done’. 12th June marks Global Wellness Day and it’s the perfect opportunity to make positive changes. If you’re staying at Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives, we invite you to join us for a day filled with activities that will soothe your mind and relax your body. Treat yourself to the ultimate wellness journey you deserve.

The main focus of the day will be on healthy eating, exercise and relaxation – things that should feature in every single day of our lives and if you’re not going to be with us, you can use the program for some ideas to bring a little Hideaway wellness to your days at home.

Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is an absolute must and our detox smoothies are simply delicious! With healthy food and drinks available throughout the day (as always!) and a healthy eating cooking class, you will be glowing from the inside out and have new skills to take home with you too.

Zumba and beach yoga sessions allow you can take your physical activity as fast-paced or as slow as you wish. Those seeking exercise with a little dose of healthy competition thrown in will enjoy the beach volleyball competition against the staff team as well as a watersports competition on our sparkling blue lagoon.

If you feel tired just thinking about all that activity, ensure you book for the coconut beauty treatment at the spa, where you will be welcomed with aloe vera and cucumber shots and Hibiscus tea upon arrival.

Fun is an important factor in wellness and at Hideaway there’s plenty of it to be had, including eco-golf where the balls you hit feed the fish! Fun and wellness go hand in hand when it comes to our littlest guests so we have a very special well-being program for kids too, with yoga, Zumba, tennis, cycling and barefoot walking – a good night’s sleep guaranteed for all!

It’s going to be a great day for wellness and the start of positive things to come, we look forward to sharing it with you.

Wellness Day Program

Kids Activities

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World Oceans Day – Sustaining Life and Livelihoods

Each year on 8th June the global community joins forces to celebrate World Oceans Day, with the aim of sparking awareness of the plight of our oceans. At Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives we are surrounded by the clear, warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean and you only have to don a mask and take a peek below the surface to see the astounding abundance of life on the coral reefs on which the Maldives is formed. Sadly, pristine marine environments where species are safe from destructive fishing methods are few and far between across the globe.

The oceans are the life force of the planet, they cover over 70% of the surface, provide 50% of our oxygen and absorb greenhouse gases, they regulate the climate and are home to most biodiversity on Earth, they also provide food and livelihoods for many. Despite all the amazing things our oceans do, they are not given sufficient protection, they are suffering from pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction – current use of the oceans worldwide is unsustainable and they need help.

At Hideaway Beach Resort you can see for yourself the oceans at their best, go snorkelling or scuba diving, take a fishing trip where only sustainable methods are used, have a go at free-diving or enjoy a wide range of watersports. The water is warm, clear and full of life, it allows for adventure, provides a fantastic playground and the perfect place in which to take a cooling dip. Celebrate the oceans during your next stay at Hideaway and then tell everyone you know about the importance of protecting them. Awareness is the first step in putting a stop to the destruction of life on our blue planet.

Hideaway Maldives Resort Scuba Diving

Swim With Sea Turtles in the Maldives

A holiday at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives will be full of incredible experiences but one that is always cited as a highlight amongst our guests is swimming with sea turtles. Six of the seven species of sea turtles in the world are found in the Maldives and despite regular sightings on the reefs here, they are classified as endangered globally so an opportunity to encounter them in their natural habitat is not to be missed.

During your stay with us, you can embark upon a Turtle Snorkelling Adventure at a nearby reef and tick off a much-coveted bucket list item. After just a 20-minute dhoni boat ride, you will jump into the crystal clear sparkling ocean above a reef fringing an uninhabited island and go in search of the resident hawksbill turtles. Upon spotting these fascinating creatures it’s very important to keep in mind that they are endangered and to ensure encounters and respectful and responsible. Key points to remember are:

  • Move slowly in the water with minimal splashing and refrain from talking where possible – although you may feel like shouting for joy at seeing a turtle, you don’t want to scare it away!
  • Leave a clear path for the turtle to get to the surface for their next breath – never swim directly above the turtle.
  • keep your distance and approach calmly from the side – your encounter will be much longer if the turtle is not frightened.
  • Never ever chase or attempt to touch turtles.

At the reefs close to Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives there is a vast array of life to be seen and although the turtles are the stars of the show on this excursion, you will also be swimming amongst an abundance of tropical reef fish with the possibility of moray eels, rays and larger species of fish too.

To ensure you don’t miss out on the chance to join this and other popular activities, download the Hideaway App and as soon as you have a confirmed reservation you can book your place before you even get here! You can also browse all the other exciting things there are to do to build the most amazing holiday itinerary!

Turtle Snorkelling Adventure

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Private Luxury Sunset Cruise

Pre-book Your Hideaway Holiday Highlights

It’s a happy moment when you click ‘Book Now‘ for your holiday at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, it opens the door to a whole array of exciting experiences and adventures and with the Hideaway App you can start the planning for these while still at home. With so many highlights awaiting it makes perfect sense to pre-book those that are top of your ‘must-do’ list to make sure you don’t miss out – it’s all too easy to fall into the laid back lifestyle full of leisurely swims, barefoot wanderings and delectable dining and then get to the last day and realise you’ve not done some of the things you’d set your heart on.

The Hideaway App makes planning and booking your holiday highlights easy, you can browse even before booking but once you have a confirmed reservation you can log in and reserve your spot on the iconic experiences that will really showcase what a holiday in the Maldives is all about. Be prepared – once you see all the options you may wish you’d booked an extra few days!

It’s your holiday so plan it your way – if a laid back approach is what you’re looking for you can have our team prepare you a delicious picnic hamper to enjoy on the beach, indulge in an afternoon treatment at Hideaway Spa and then join our dhoni sunset cruise with the chance of encountering dolphins as they come and play at the bow and wake of the boat. Action-packed, adventure-seeking days can be planned with ease – everything from fishing and scuba diving to snorkelling and catamaran sailing plus many more adrenalin-pumping activities with our exciting range of power sports. Romantics will love a private movie night under the stars with Champagne, popcorn and chocolate-dipped fruit skewers as snacks. You can even book baby-sitting services in advance – especially useful for anniversary celebrations if you’d like a romantic dinner together without the smaller members of your family! You can book your children into the Tender Hearts kids club via the App too and they can join in a huge variety of exciting activities from yoga and nature exploring to painting and crab racing – an extra bonus for parents who want a guilt-free quiet cocktail.

Download the App to pre-book your experiences:

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