Sandbank excursion

Idyllic sandbank excursions in the Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives offers idyllic sandbank excursions to experience escapism at its best. Whether you fancy a Robinson Crusoe adventure, yearn for a romantic getaway or want a unique spot from which to admire the beautiful sunset, there’s a sandbank excursion for you at Hideaway.

Robinson Crusoe Island Expedition
Families and groups will absolutely love frolicking on the sand and in the sparkling lagoon of the private sandbank. A great blank canvas from which to create your own magical adventure that children will remember for many years to come. Tell stories of castaways marooned on a desert island to fill the imagination whilst enjoying a BBQ lunch right on the beach. Budding fishermen can try their luck at hand line fishing, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of this blissful spot.

Romance & Robinson Crusoe
This is the perfect trip for couples looking for a unique romantic location. Experience the ultimate in escapism with your loved one on your very own private sandbank. Enjoy quality time together, swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear lagoon that encircles the sandbank or laze on the sun loungers and have a delightful picnic, all included in the price.

Sunset Sandbank
Whisk your loved one away on a speedboat to your very own deserted sandbank to watch the Maldivian sunset paint the sky exquisite shades of red, pink, purple and orange. A snack box and refreshments are provided on what is one of Hideaway’s most romantic and sought after excursions.

Whichever sandbank excursion you choose, it will be an experience never to be forgotten and a highlight of any Maldives holiday.

We are reopening on November 15, 2020

Lily Hotels Pvt Ltd, Maldives announced reopening of Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi Island from November 15. 2020.

Hideaway Beach Resort kicks-off the return of its resume operations from September 2020 onwards. The Hideaway Beach Resort has implemented health and safety protocols with enhanced training for all team members, to ensure the highest level of protection is provided to both guests and team members.

“Exciting and emotional to see the energy of our associates, as we welcomed back our employees and reopening our doors for our esteem guests starting from November 15 2020. We remain vigilant and steadfast in our commitment to provide every individual at our resorts with the highest standard of safety and hygiene” said Michael Weiser, CEO – Lily Hotels Maldives.

The reopening will come with several new safety protocols to reduce the risk for COVID-19 exposure. These includes screenings and temperature checks for employees, who will be required to wear masks. Social distancing also will be implemented throughout the property. Daily protective measures regarding food handling, sanitization, disinfection, and cleaning procedures. Additionally, staff have been given enhanced training sessions on personal hygiene. The Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is excited to welcome back the entire community. All resort team members are thrilled to once again provide excellent guest service, warmth of hospitality and appreciate our guests’ loyalty. The team has worked diligently to establish measures that will deliver a luxury service culture and safe experience to our esteem unique guest.

We look forward to welcoming you again! Stay safe and healthy!

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Luxury is space at Hideaway Beach Maldives

With a beach of 3,5 km long, Hideaway is one of the biggest resort islands in the Maldives. This means that you can enjoy your own piece of paradise to the fullest…

Ranging from 130sqm to 1,420sqm, the spacious and luxurious villas at Hideaway are among the largest in the Maldives and provide both privacy and intimacy. There is plenty of space inside and outside the villas, as they all come with either a private stretch of beach or a private deck with a pool. The icing on the cake? All the exteriors lead to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

When walking around the resort or along the beach, it will never feel overcrowded and you will be able to enjoy the lush vegetation and the white sandy beaches without being disturbed. The restaurants at the resort are well designed to offer space and privacy to every guests.

If you wish to meet other guests, you can join our activities – diving, snorkelling, watersports, fishing… – and share great memories together. If you prefer to spend your time exclusively with your family and loved ones, most of our activities are also available to be booked privately!

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Dining options at Hideaway Beach Maldives

Maldives is renowned for its turquoise lagoons and water activities, but foodies will also find paradise among the dining options available at Hideaway Beach Maldives.

Here are some of the dining options we recommend:

Lobster dinner at Matheefaru Pavilions
A lobster dinner is certainly one of Hideaway’s most popular dining experience: savour the fresh lobster and enjoy the amazing over-water setting of the Matheefaru Pavilions. This dinner is perfect for both families of up to 12 or for an intimate evening with your loved one.

Teppanyaki at Samsara Asian Fusion
At the Teppanyaki table, you will be entertained by our talented chefs taking show cooking to the next level. Mouth-watering food of the highest quality is prepared and cooked with theatrical style before your eyes – watch as they flip, juggle and cook the ingredients before bringing them together as culinary masterpieces to delight your senses. Teppanyaki is sure to be a highlight of your stay at Hideaway.

Dip & Dine at Sunset Pool Café
Imagine soaking your feet in the water of the infinity pool facing the ocean while enjoying a delicious seafood platter or a scrumptious entrecote. Sunset Pool Café is the ideal dining setting during the warm evenings at Hideaway…

Beach BBQ at Meeru Bar & Grill
Enjoy dining under the stars on the beach at Meeru Bar & Grill. You can choose among an extensive spread of prime cut meat, seafood and vegetable dishes. Our talented team of chefs are on hand to cook your chosen ingredients to your liking.

Romantic private dinners
If you would like to woo your partner, the ideal choice is our Romantic Spa Package combining a special massage followed by a candlelight dinner under the stars

Varied and gourmet dishes at Matheefaru Restaurant
Matheefaru, the main restaurant, offers a wide variety of international cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Once you have tried the Matheefaru’s, you will have a different opinion of buffet restaurants!

Bon appetite!

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Learn to dive in the Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort is the ideal destination if learning to scuba dive in the Maldives is part of your holiday plans. Surrounded by warm crystal clear waters with an abundance of marine life, the reefs around Hideaway are the perfect environment in which to take your first breaths underwater.

Meridis Dive & Relax, with a wealth of experience in the Maldives, operate the dive center at Hideaway. They offer a wide range of PADI courses for beginners and seasoned divers alike. If you choose the PADI eLearning option, you can complete your theory while comfortably sitting at home and go diving during your next trip to the Maldives! What’s more, PADI is currently offering 25% discount on its eLearning courses!

If you are a newbie, sign up for the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the most popular course around the world! Once certified, you will be able to dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18 meters. To achieve this certification, you have to complete 5 theory sessions, that can be done online with PADI eLearning, and then 5 confined water sessions and 4 open water dive sessions once you come to the Maldives!

If you already are an Open Water diver and want to improve your diving skills in specific areas such as diving with Enriched Air or improving your Underwater Photography, you can complete the theory for the Advanced Open Water Course at home and complete the practical dives once in the Maldives.

To know the full list of PADI Courses available online, contact us! We are looking forward to diving with you again!

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Hideaway – a family friendly Maldives resort

Parents looking for the perfect family friendly holiday will find Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives is everything they could wish for. The range of excursions and activities suitable for families with young children will keep even the most active groups entertained for their stay in paradise, relaxing is an option too of course!

It can be a challenge to find the dream location, that has a villa large enough for the whole family, but the search ends at Hideaway. There are a choice of spacious villas, with two bedrooms and even their own pools. Parents have the freedom of putting the children to bed and sitting outside watching the incredible starlit night sky while enjoying a drink together.

By day the soft sandy beach and crystal clear, shallow lagoons are the prefect playground for children, but if a little more adventure is desired, families will find the activities on the island will thrill and excite the children – fun tube rides at the water sports center and the Aqua Floating Park are always a hit. Splashing can be continued in the pools at Meeru Bar and the Sunset Pool Café too.

Parents who want to take their children a little further afield to experience more of the Maldives will find plenty of choice, with ocean adventures such as dolphin spotting and snorkelling with turtles, waterbabies will be in their element. Children will be mesmerised by a trip in the ‘Penguin’ semi-submarine where the reef can be viewed without even getting wet.

A family friendly holiday isn’t just about the children though, the parents deserve a break too and Hideaway’s Tender Hearts Kids Club allows just that. The children will be well-cared for and entertained with all sorts of fun activities and the parents can enjoy a quiet cocktail, a dive or simply relax with a good book.

Memories of a Maldives family holiday at Hideaway will last a lifetime.

Imroz Uddin, Group Director of Sales and Marketing

Lily Hotels Pvt Ltd – Maldives announces new Group Director of Sales and Marketing

Lily Hotels Pvt Ltd. – Maldives is pleased to announce the appointment of Imroz Uddin as Group Director Sales & Marketing to oversee the Maldives – Based Leading Hospitality company’s their commercial division. In his new role, Imroz will lead and formulate the group’s sales and marketing strategies to maximize profitable revenue globally across Group Sales, Branding & Communications, Partnership & Loyalty, Digital Marketing, Revenue Management & Distribution.

Educated in Las Vegas, U.S.A and Hotel Management graduate from the Community College of Southern Nevada, Imroz continues to build an impressive career with luxury brands including corporate and property-level roles with Marriott International, Kempinski, Starwood Hotels and Resorts & CapitaLand in across 3 different continents Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific & Europe, where his stints involved leading international delegations, Leisure luxury selling, cultivating corporate account relationships and enhancing guest experience.

Prior to joining Lily Hotels, Imroz held the position of Group Director of Sales & Marketing at MerPerle Hotels & Resorts, based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. During the company’s high growth period, he established a high performing sales culture and oversaw the group’s sales and marketing function for the existing portfolio of 5 properties and 1,500 keys inventory and new hotels across Vietnam.

“We are delighted to welcome Imroz as the newest addition to our Executive Committee of the Lily Hotels family. In today’s highly competitive environment, we believe that Imroz will be an inspiring and results-oriented leader for our group’s sales and marketing function backed by our culture’s leadership philosophy, the Red Ring, to live bold and stay sharp. We look forward to more growth and development for our brands with Imroz at the helm of sales and marketing,” said Mr. Michael Wieser, Chief Executive Officer, Lily Hotels Pvt Ltd.

“I look forward to collaborating with my new team and leading them to a game-changing mind set whilst navigating Lily Beach Maldives Resort and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa to achieve strong, profitable benchmarks for the industry and disrupting the industry norm. I am confident I will be able to propel the brand to even more successes and build on Lily Hotels’ vision to create value for our guests and stakeholders,” said Imroz in accepting his new role.

At leisure, Imroz enjoys an early morning run, and spending value time with family on the weekends. He is also a passionate on Gym – workout and a devoted father.

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Our White Platinum Plan offers the ultimate all-inclusive experience in the Maldives

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.

VIP treatment from your personal butler in the Maldives!

Expect a warm welcome from your personal butler upon arrival at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives and rest easy… your butler will be on hand to cater to your needs throughout your stay. The VIP experience comes as standard for all our guests, regardless of which villa type you are residing in.

Our butlers are like your very own personal advisor – they know the resort like the back of their hand, revealing the best snorkelling spots, the most popular excursions, and even the best place to admire the spectacular Maldivian sunsets. On top of this, they also ensure that your villa, laundry and room service are always fulfilled on time.

Available 24/7, Hideaway’s personal butlers are also very experienced in organising surprises and special requests for loved ones and family members, from tailor-made excursions to exquisite private dining experiences.

The service provided by our personal butlers is also included in Hideaway’s all-inclusive White Platinum Plan and will help create memories and epic experiences during your holiday in paradise…

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Amazing snorkelling only steps from your villa…

The underwater world is certainly one of the main attraction in the Maldives. At Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, we are blessed with a fabulous and easily accessible house reef that allows you to experience the magic that lies beneath the surface…

The house reef boasts nice coral blocks that are home to uncountable colourful reef fish, stingrays, moray eels, and a wealth of other marine species. If you are lucky you may even spot eagle rays and reef sharks cruising the reef along, or even turtles!

Get your snorkelling equipment and basic orientation on where to snorkel from the dive centre Meridis Dive & Relax. If you have never snorkelled before and would like to give it a try, join our Snorkelling Lesson. Learn how to use the equipment and snorkel efficiently. If you are already comfortable with snorkelling, join Ahmey, our experienced guide, for a fun and informative house reef tour.

For more information about our snorkelling activities, download the free Hideaway App.

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