Amir Badr Appointed as Hideaway’s New Resident Manager

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Amir Badr as the Resident Manager of Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa and our elevated luxury collection, The Signature Collection by Hideaway in the Maldives.

Born to Russian-Palestinian parents and raised in Oman, Amir comes with a diverse background within the hospitality industry with a career in the industry in locations such as Malaysia, Australia, Oman, and Thailand. He joins the operations team at the resort with over 12 years of experience in hotel management.

Amir is a leader with a genuine passion for the hospitality industry and ready to challenge himself and his team by constantly delivering immaculate luxury service to guests and leading the team to success in this endeavour. His career so far is a testament of his drive to build a team that is consistently motivated to go above and beyond to exceed guest expectations in the luxury servicescape. With a solid educational base formed in renowned hospitality schools such as Les Roches and experience earned by the challenge of being a founder/managing director of a hospitality management firm based in Thailand, and by working with renowned brands such as Six Senses in the past, he brings a well-rounded leadership ability to the local owner-operator in a very challenging and epoch time of the organisation and the industry as whole.

Amir mentioned, “Our aim is to create a motivated, hard-working, loyal family who will be proud to represent Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa as well as The Signature Collection. Creating a positive working environment influences the experience guests to receive. Supporting our team, listening to their side of the story, motivating them when times are busy, working on their weaknesses, and appreciating their point of view on our decisions will create such an environment. As a result, we are creating a solid foundation upon which we can build and also ensure that we can offer our guests memorable experiences that will enhance our reputation in the future. Plus, we look forward to providing our guests with extraordinary offers and added value ranging from different experiences on this beautiful natural island”.

Together with General Manager Christophe Adam, this well-powered team aims to achieve some exciting milestones in the coming months, especially in running a tight ship in unfamiliar waters to get the bespoke luxury experience over at The Signature Collection with expansive multi-bedroom villas and fine-dining restaurant, bar, and lounge at the Oasis. They are looking to raise the bar in hospitality excellence especially in a heavily competitive industry in the Maldives.

General Manager Christophe Adam has this to say about his peer’s appointment, “We are delighted to welcome Amir to our team, and we are confident that Amir’s strong attention for detail, passion for luxury service, and appreciation for an authentic sense of place will be a great asset to lead our amazing team members in delivering memorable experiences to our valued guests”.

Amir noted that there are some new and exciting features coming soon to the resort that he is working on with the GM and the team to get them released this year to their guests. These include some new sports and recreation facilities and possibly a new marine experience as well. He also stated that they will be releasing a brand-new menu for the Oasis to showcase the culinary experiences that await the Signature Guests coming to enjoy the brand-new collection’s experience at the resort. In addition to that, he hopes to get a key unique feature of the resort – the Marina – up and running as soon as possible.

With exciting new features and the new collection at Hideaway, there is no doubt that Amir will set high-performance standards for himself and his team to ensure that they maintain a high level of service to delight our discerning guests and to truly offer luxury as expected and beyond in the Maldives.

Maldives Easter

Enjoy Easter Your Way at Hideaway

This Easter, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has created a fun-filled calendar of experiences to showcase the very best that the resort has to offer, both for couples and families alike. Every day, from dawn to dusk, there are a variety of activities to take part in and enjoy.

During this special period, all guests will be able to choose from a range of experiences from the following categories, so no matter what type of Easter you want, you’ll find it at Hideaway.

Serene Easter

In order to find balance and harmony, and to stay afloat amidst the chaotic life that most now lead, you should check out Serene Easter activities. Yoga, meditation, special spa treatments, and watching the evening fish feeding while having tea are a few great options to find some reprieve while at our 33-hectare resort.

Active Easter

For those seeking adventure and thrills on the island, Active Easter activities are the right fit. To get the blood pumping, calories burning, and adrenaline flowing, and in order to keep the spirit of friendly competition alive, guests should also check out the various Easter Games happening such as the Easter Egg Hunt and Balloon Egg Toss.

Gusto Easter

Gusto Easter experiences are a nice refresher. Culinary adventures await the Easter Islanders who want to have world class food and drinks and appreciate the finer things in life. Hideaway has many exciting and delectable treats ready for the palate of even the most discerning foodaholics.

Chill Easter

Chill Easter experiences provide a relaxing atmosphere for the Easter Islanders to kick back and relax. Easter Islanders can either chill at the resort’s usual watering holes during Happy Hour at Meeru Bar and Sunset Pool Café, or relax in good company while enjoying Easter Movie Night, or Dance the night away.

Junior Easter Islanders

Children’s resort activities are always an unforgettable part of any stay at Hideaway, especially during the holidays. Our Kids Club have created a full program of fun for our younger guests including movies, crafts, cooking, sports and games!

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is open to all so get ready to search for the eggs left by the Easter Bunny!

Full Easter Program

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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Introduces The Signature Collection by Hideaway

On the 33-hectare five star island, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has opened nine new extravagant villas that redefine secluded and barefoot luxury in the Maldives. The Signature Collection by Hideaway was officially launched on 4 February 2022, inviting guests to experience the unique concept- ‘resort in a resort’. The ultra-luxurious villas are situated on the northern point of the resort, near the best beach of the island but secluded from the rest to offer elevated privacy. Divinely designed with modern Middle-Eastern influences and touches, the villas have been curated to the taste of the most sophisticated travellers.

The collection comprises of three one-bedroom Signature Beach Residence with Sunrise Pool (350 sqm), one three-bedroom Grand Beach Residence with Sunrise Pool (700 sqm) and five four-bedroom Sultan Beach Residence with Sunset Pool (1100 sqm). Each of these villas come with around-the-clock, highly personalized butler service and a dedicated friend called Mr.Moodhu to help you make most of your beach and water experiences. Furthermore, each multi-bedroom villa feature a spacious living area, a dining area and all categories are fitted with the latest in home automation technology.

Just a few steps from the villas is the Oasis, the restaurant, bar and lounge aimed to cater to the Signature Guests. Inspired by the Mediterranean’s convivial coastline, the Oasis offers a comfortable international premium dining experience, surrounded by elegant designs with fine Middle Eastern touches and lush foliage. The restaurant serves ala-carte breakfast, lunch and dinner and is the perfect place to relax, having a pool, a carefully curated Wine list and a shisha corner.

“Guests will be taken care of from pre-arrival to the end of their stay. Ahead of the arrival, all their requests will be arranged, villa setup will be done, diet preferences taken care of and etc.,” explains Anna Teplova, Private Villa Manager at the Signature Collection by Hideaway. “Guests will be welcomed at the jetty and taken to their villa, where the check-in will take place and guests will be provided villa orientation as well as a special unpacking service. The butlers will create a signature itinerary for their stay. Guests can have yoga in the villa or on the beach, have golf or tennis lessons and so much more. The amenities inside the villas were also carefully chosen. For instance, in the Sultan Beach Residence and Grand Beach Residence, there will be BVLGARI perfumes available, there are bath tea bags and different touch-ups. Our aim is to make it a seamless registration, hence checkout will also be done in the villa and guests will be provided packing service.”

General Manager Christophe Adam said, “I am very excited about The Signature Collection by Hideaway, especially after receiving positive feedback from travel agencies. The design, the service, the size of the villa, location and the privacy – it’s absolutely fantastic! We are very optimistic about the future.”

Discover more of this exciting new escape in the Maldives here.

Valentine’s Day All Year Round at Hideaway

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is the dream location for a dream getaway, especially if you’re looking for a romantic bolt hole. Whether it’s for a wedding or honeymoon, a special anniversary, Valentine’s Day or simply because you can, a stay at Hideaway will provide as many romantic opportunities as you wish to fill your days with.

Romance comes in many guises, for some it’s a couples trip to the spa to be pampered, for others it’s a hand-in-hand stroll along the beach. Some couples love embarking upon new adventures together such as scuba diving or escaping, Robinson Crusoe style, to a deserted sandbank where snorkelling and a serene picnic can be enjoyed. If the simpler things in life are more to your liking, have the Hideaway team decorate your bed with beautiful flowers, organise a surprise breakfast in bed or even a floating breakfast in your private pool. A cruise at sunset to view the glorious Maldivian sunset and the chance of spotting dolphins playing by the boat never fails to get a spot on the romantic holiday highlights list. Romance just isn’t complete without a candlelight dinner and at Hideaway they are on the beach under a blanket of stars, with your toes in the sand and the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore. At Hideaway you can even enjoy a private movie night on the beach snuggled up in front of your favourite film with Taittinger Champagne, popcorn and chocolate dipped fruit skewers are included.

Hideaway is open for romance all year round so whisk your loved one away for an adventure neither of you will forget, full of moments to set your heart fluttering.

Romantic experiences can be booked using the Hideaway App or on my.hideawaybeachmaldives.com

Maldives In-Villa Spa Treatments

Top Spa Experience for Couples

It’s not everyday that you have a world-class spa on your doorstep or have the opportunity to escape with your loved one to visit a spa together – day-to-day life has a habit of getting in the way of such things! While staying at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives with your loved one, take the opportunity to visit the spellbinding surroundings of Hideaway Spa where our team of therapists are dedicated to ensuring the relaxation and rejuvenation of your mind, body and soul.

Maldives Spa

Hideaway Spa has an extensive menu of treatments available but for couples we recommend the ‘Honeymoon Ritual’ it is not necessary be be on your honeymoon to enjoy this, every day spent with your loved one at Hideaway is a just like a honeymoon! This blissful treatment starts with a dry body scrub using silk body powder to remove the dry skin, followed by a relaxing massage to spoil the body and mind, and finished with a golden body wrap and a mini facial leaving you totally relaxed.

Maldives Spa Treatments

Love birds who can’t bear to tear themselves away from the bolt hole of their villa can request the spa come to them with treatments available in the comfort of their villa – simply enquire at the spa, a surcharge is payable for this added luxury.

We take a holistic approach to our spa therapies, as not all guests come to the sanctuary of the spa just because they have some muscle aches here and there, but as a mental refuge as well. They come because they want to re-connect to their inner self, take a step back, and centre one’s self while in the moment’s reprieve which is a brief respite from the various worries they have in their life. This is why we are here to help them to achieve not only physically but emotional and mental state of well-being with our various therapies available at the Hideaway Spa during their stay at Hideaway.” Jane, Spa Manager.

Bookings can be made in person at the Spa or by the convenience of using the Hideaway App or my.hideawaybeachmaldives.com – start building your dream itinerary as soon as you have a confirmed reservation.

Christophe Adam Promoted to General Manager at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Our very own Resident Manager Christophe has recently been promoted to the helm as our new General Manager – Congratulations! He will be responsible for the overall operations at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, guest satisfaction, maintaining standards, and ensuring brand initiatives are successfully executed.

With 27 years of hospitality experience and two degrees in International Hotel Management and Business Management, he brings a wealth of experience to Hideaway. Very close to his roots as a French Native, he has worked in Luxury Mauritian brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels in roles such as Resident Manager and Regional Director of Sales and Marketing before joining Lily Hotels. With this background, he has proven that he has the right experience and drive needed to bring Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa to the next level. The operator’s Group Director of Sales & Marketing has this to say regarding the promotion, “With Lily Hotels’ confidence in his ability as a leader at the property and his mastery in taking care of our guests and foreseeing their needs, this promotion comes especially in a critical time with the launch of the new collection of villas and outlet – The Signature Collection by Hideaway, where his contribution to the team will be paramount.

This industry still holds a special place in my heart”, Christophe said. “I never get tired of seeing people’s smiles when they have had an enjoyable stay. Be it a family’s annual vacation, a honeymoon, or a special anniversary, being able to create unforgettable experiences in people’s lives is what keeps me motivated. With my aim to drive amazing teams and with a focus on being adaptable in these challenging times, Hideaway has made my love for my job grow through the years and am looking forward to do more with my new position.

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Festive fun for the whole family at Hideaway this Christmas

It’s that time of the year again…Christmas is just around the corner and if your festive plans involve a trip to Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa in the Maldives, you are in for a treat with this year’s extensive programme of events which covers both Christmas and Orthodox Christmas and runs an extended period from 21st of December 2021 to 7th of January 2022.

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 a regular meltdown of little people who can’t quite contain their excited anticipation of Santa’s delivery. Transport yourself to Hideaway for the festive season a whole new world of Christmas awaits, all the planning is taken care of, leaving you to enjoy every single magical moment.

A full programme of kids’ activities promises to make for a memorable Christmas all-round, from Christmas crafts and movies nights to Santa limbo, learning how to make pizzas and mocktails, and all fun festive activities like magical wing making and making your own festive card to loved ones. The traditional meets creative and it’s all topped off with the grand arrival of Santa Claus himself on the 24th of December.

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. There is a total of three major festive dinners during the period that is not to be missed.

Special excursions, entertainment, spa indulgences and a whole lot more have been planned to make your Festive holiday in the Maldives truly wonderful. We look forward to celebrating this special time of year with you. Come enjoy a fun-filled and unforgettable night during our New Years Eve Countdown Party with a fun White Party Theme which includes special performances such as Boduberu Show, International DJ, and a Fireworks show.

Preparations for the festivities are already underway with many areas of the resort getting the magical festive treatment. Keep a watchful eye on our social media accounts including Facebook and Instagram for updates about the festivities, and get a sneak preview of the fabulous decorations!

Festive Program

Floating Aqua Park

Hideaway Floating Aqua Park gets an upgrade – Just in Time for Festive Season!

Hideaway presents an exciting upgrade to one of our most loved features at the resort – the Floating Aqua Park. The original Floating Aqua Park was one of the first of its kind in the Maldives and continues to be a great experience at the resort for guests of all ages.

The system is a modular system from the experts at Floating Aqua Park technology – Wibit. Due to the expert design of the system, it was quite easy to make the upgrade in a very short period of time. The new modules of the system, makes the aqua park experience even more thrilling and exciting and refreshes some of the older modules in the system. Notable modules, include the cylindical module and bowling pin module. The new modules also increased the size of the whole system by a bit as well.

Floating Aqua Park

One of the managers, Mr. Usman, of Deep Blue Water Sports Centre, our partner that operates the water sports at Hideaway says, “We are thrilled to be releasing this new upgrade just before the Festive Season, we hope all guests at the resort enjoy this new attraction and have oodles of fun.”

Hopefully, guests will enjoy this upgraded feature at the resort. And we look forward to seeing our guests have ball while getting a good workout whilst running around the Hideaway Floating Aqua Park. Have fun!

Floating Aqua Park

Yulia Peresild at Hideaway

Russian Actress and Cosmonaut Yulia Peresild Landed at Hideaway

After her space flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Yulia Peresild touched down at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives for a much-needed break from her busy schedule.

The Russian actress and philanthropist, who is a popular name in TV, movies, and theatre, is the very first actor in the world to become a cosmonaut with her flight to the ISS in early October this year. Her extremely successful career has made her one of the most in-demand actresses in Russia. She is best known for her roles in drama films such as ‘The Edge’, ‘The Bride’, and ‘Captive’.

She has just wrapped up filming for the movie ‘The Challenge’, to be released in 2022. The Challenge is the first feature-film shot in space and the crew returned to Earth on 17th of October, having spent nearly 12 days in space. Following the successful shooting, Yulia spent a well-deserved break with her family at our luxuriously spacious and private Hideaway. This is notably the actress’s very first time in the Maldives, and she could not have been more excited. Her first Instagram post from Hideaway credits her dear friend, Andrey Burkovskiy, with planning the trip. She is captured gleefully walking along the shoreline just as the sun is beginning to set. In addition to that, she also shared on her social media a very interesting aerial photo of the resort island taken by her astronaut friend, Pyotr Dubrov, all the way from space!

The island’s private setting and its curated experiences, made possible by impeccable Butler service, makes it the ideal escape for celebrities. Those who have vacationed at the resort include Sharman Joshi, Agata Muciniece, and Dieter Bohlen. Furthermore, the abundance of marine life around Hideaway is second to none – this makes the resort a prime location for snorkelling and diving.

The island getaway boasts some of the largest luxury beachfront villas in the Maldives enveloped in expertly nurtured thick foliage inside the 33-hecatres large island. The crescent-shaped private island rich in nature offers a choice of beach villas and overwater villas; with almost all villa categories with a private pool, to enjoy a the very best the luxury tropical paradise has to offer for friends, families, and couples alike. All-in-all, Hideaway turned out to be the perfectly splendid getaway for actress turned cosmonaut to unwind after shooting an entire feature-length film quite literally out of this world.

Check out the jolly time she had at Hideaway with her lovely family on Yulia’s Instagram.

Spooktacular Halloween Fun at Hideaway

Guests staying at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives this Halloween were entertained with lots of Spooktacular fun on our stunningly decorated island. There was spooky fun for the kids right through the day with pumpkins, crafts and frights galore, not to mention oodles of sweet treats!

The spooktacular goings on were not just for kids: there were Fangtastic Cocktails to be enjoyed and a Haunting Happy Hour too. Spellbinding treatments and magical facials were bestowed upon those wishing for a more serene take on this frightfully fun day.

The Halloween Parade was thrilling with an amazing array of costumes and was great fun to watch – Hideaway must be the perfect place for all the ghosts, ghouls, witches and zombies to hide, the island doesn’t usually have such frightful sights! The spooky scene was set for dinner and it wasn’t only the Spooktacular decorations but the Halloween themed food too – an amazing display of artistic talent from our culinary team was well-received by all who joined us and the buffet created the perfect opportunity for ghoulish gourmet photos. Those of you who missed it, can glimpse the event on the video below.

We hope all who were able to join us had a spooktacular time and we hope to see you again next time – bring your costumes and join the parade!