Hideaway Maldives Resort Scuba Diving - Manta Rays

Majestic Manta Rays

Diving with manta rays is on the bucket list of most scuba divers and those planning a visit to Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa should get their pen ready to check it off the list! Regular visitors to the dive sites in close proximity to the island, the majestic manta rays are a highlight of many dives.

The species of manta ray regularly seen in the Maldives is the Reef Manta; they are pelagics that roam the ocean, not residing on one particular reef. Visits to the reef are purposeful; the manta rays are looking to take care of a little personal hygiene by visiting a cleaning station. It’s important for divers to make sure they don’t unintentionally occupy the cleaning station themselves – if the manta sees that it’s already occupied by a strange creature blowing bubbles it will go in search of an alternative and an amazing experience will have been lost.

The advice is to stay low, stay still and away from large blocks of coral – divers may then be rewarded with one of the most memorable experiences of their lives. Gracefully gliding in towards the blocks and hovering effortlessly in the current the mantas allow the cleaners to feast on the parasites living on their body, and this is a fascinating event to observe.

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing in the Maldives

The uninhabited islands, sandbanks and flats surrounding Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives provide the perfect background for a unique fly fishing experience. The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean are home to an incredibly large population of giant trevally, bluefin trevally, grouper, barracuda, bonefish, snapper, and many more.

To ensure anglers the ultimate fishing experience, a team of knowledgeable local guides are on hand to share their passion for this unique fishery and its environment. Once back at the resort, you can savour your freshly caught fish cooked by our Chef.

Click here for more information about fly fishing at Hideaway.


Perfect for children this Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner and if you are looking for a family friendly resort to spend a festive season filled with joy and laughter, a trip to Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, offers the perfect choice.

Awarded ‘2019 Best Family Resort’ by Haute Grandeur, Hideaway offers enough activities and adventure to keep children entertained while providing a hassle free break for the parents.

The Tender Hearts Kids Club at Hideaway has planned a full programme of activities promising to make a memorable Christmas all round: from traditional carol singing and Christmas crafts to balloon waddle racing and scavenger hunts. Traditional meets creative and it’s all topped off with the grand arrival of Santa Claus himself.

Special excursions can be enjoyed by children and parents alike, including a Fishing Trip on December 22 and a Dolphin Island Cruise on December 27. To know more about all the kids’ activities planned for the festive season, view our Christmas programme below:

View our Christmas Programme

Please note: the festive programme at Hideaway is subject to change.

Sustainable practices at Hideaway

The beautiful and unique environment of the Maldives is world renowned, and at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa we take pride in being able to deliver an incredible experience to visitors whilst simultaneously working to support and protect the fragile environment that surrounds our stunning island.

Sustainable practices including ways of reducing waste, energy efficient appliances being fitted throughout the resort and offering drinkable water from our water bottling plant and in-house grown products from our vegetable garden all combine to help minimize our environmental impact.

The team are also working to reduce the use of plastics at Hideaway, helping to reduce the risk of these entering the ecosystem and potentially causing damage to the amazing marine life that live around the island.

If you would like to find out more about the sustainability practices or the gardens at Hideaway, contact us to join our Nature Exploring session on your next visit.

Chef Sebastian Pettersson Dessert Creations

Award-winning pastry Chef

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa was pleased to recently have welcomed the award-winning pastry chef Sebastian Pettersson who impressed our guests with his imaginative and tasty dessert creations.

Chef Sebastian hosted two events during his stay. The first in Matheefaru Restaurant, where the Chef’s creations were displayed on the buffet for everyone to taste. The second one, held in Sunset Pool Café for a special afternoon tea, allowed our guests to enjoy some impressive creations – see the menu below.

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is honoured to have collaborated with Chef Sebastian Pettersson and plans to host more chefs of his calibre in the future, ensuring our guests have exclusive culinary experiences during their stay.

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Celebrate Christmas in the tropics this year

Although it’s way too early to be wrapping presents, it’s not too early to book a Christmas holiday at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, where a spectacular festive programme awaits.

The 2019 Christmas festivities at Hideaway will get off to a sparkling start on December 21st with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree, carol singing and drinking that festive favourite – mulled wine. With culinary delights, spa promotions, special excursions and daily kids activities, each and every day of the festive season is sure to be merry and bright!

Despite Father Christmas’ very hectic schedule delivering gifts around the world, he still has time to pay a visit to Hideaway with grand arrival on Christmas Eve at Matheefaru Restaurant.

The celebrations will continue right through to the New Year where 2020 will be greeted in style – cocktails, fireworks and a gala beach dinner will ensure that 2019 fades away and the start of 2020 will be memorable for all who spend it at Hideaway.

If you are looking for the ultimate Christmas gift for that special someone in your life, look no further than one of our water villas – a stay in one of these spacious and luxurious water villas is bound to be the top of anyone’s Christmas wish list… especially your own!

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View our Christmas Programme

Please note: the festive programme at Hideaway is subject to change.

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Water villas at Hideaway

The first things that come into mind when you think of the Maldives are certainly crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and water villas! At Hideaway, you can choose from 3 categories of villas, all providing a private infinity pool and direct access to the ocean.

Deluxe Water Villa with Pool

With its contemporary and luxury design, the Deluxe Water Villa with Pool is perfect for a couple getaway. This villa features a direct access to the lagoon, a spacious bedroom and a bathroom with jacuzzi. The infinity pool on the deck is ideal to unwind.

Ocean Villa with Pool

Perched above the tropical ocean, the Ocean Villa with Pool offers a direct access to the ocean and a glass floor in the living room from where you can admire tropical fish swimming by. This villa is perfect for celebrating special occasions, such as honeymoons.

Two Bedroom Ocean Villa with Pool

Great for families and groups of friends, the Two Bedroom Ocean Villa with Pool is ideal to create memories. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this villa offers enough space to give everyone their privacy. With its private pool, the deck is a great place to get together.

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Watersports activities for all to enjoy at Hideaway

The Maldives is the perfect playground in which to enjoy watersports – crystal clear lagoons, warm water and more space than you can imagine! Whether you are looking for fun, thrills or relaxation, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has a watersport activity you are bound to enjoy.

Looking for fun? Fun tubes are for you! Hold on tight to the inflatable and let the speedboat tow you around at a giggle-inducing speed while you do your best stay on – but who wants to stay dry anyway?

A thrill seeker? Look no further than the latest craze to make a spalsh in the watersports world – the jet blade. Adrenalin junkies can now fly like birds and dive like dolphins while staying at Hideaway. Lessons are available for beginners while experienced riders can seek those thrills right from the start.

Just want to relax? What better way to take in the picture-perfect views of the Maldives than by Catamaran? Enjoy gliding through the water as the wind powers you along. Complete a course, sail on your own if qualified or simply take a trip with our experienced skippers.

Make the most of your time with us and pre-book your water sports activity with the free Hideaway App.

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Hideaway is the leading ‘Luxury All-inclusive Retreat’ in the Indian Ocean

With its premium all-inclusive White Platinum Plan, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives won the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019 in the category ‘Luxury All-Inclusive Retreat’ in the Indian Ocean! A great achievement that supports the popularity of the White Platinum Plan amongst our guests.

For its extensive range of benefits, our all-inclusive plan is convenient and has been extremely well received by the resort’s guests. The all-inclusive plan offers a fantastic array of quality services, such as fine dining experiences, excursions, sports activities, high-quality products like premium wines and spirits, as well as snorkelling equipment and non-motorised watersports, mini bar, kids club, complimentary Wi-Fi and much more.

For the complete list of inclusions, please click below:

White Platinum Plan Details

A big thank you to all our guests for helping us receiving this prestigious award.

Halloween at Hideaway Beach Maldives

No tricks, just treats this Halloween!

With Halloween just around the corner, we have prepared a special programme of activities for all to celebrate at Hideaway. On Thursday 31 October, there will be no shortage of Halloween activities and promotions to scare yourself happy!

Adults can enjoy Spa promotions and sip wickedly crafted cocktails at Meeru Bar, while younger travellers can enjoy frighteningly fun activities such as ‘creepy mask’ and ‘pumpkin mummy’ making, and the quintessential Halloween trick or treat!

The highlight of the day will be the Freaky Fashion Show at Meeru Bar… Families and guests are invited to come with their spookiest costume to participate in and win prizes in this fun-filled contest!

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