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Destinology is pleased to introduce:
Heritance Aarah Maldives
The Hotel wants guests to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the Maldives whilst enjoying complete privacy and relaxation.
The Medi Spa has six treatment rooms located over the lagoon and here you can balance body, mind and soul with a range of health and beauty treatments. There are six restaurants including Ambula, serving contemporary Sri Lankan trademark of Heritance cuisine and Ralu whose dishes originate from France and Italy.
Located on the Raa Atoll, Heritage Aarah is just a 40-minute magical journey by seaplane from Malé.
Destinology loves the range of activities available to guests and the dining options available too.
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
A brand new island destination, Emerald Resort & Spa welcomed its first guests in October 2019, including Destinology’s Indian Ocean Product Manager, Deborah Wadhams.
The focus here is on the environment, being energy efficient and preservation of the local marine life.
Guests are encouraged to be pampered and catered in a non-intrusive style.
There are lots of land sports on offer including tennis and padel and the water sports centre, located on the beach, has an array of motorised and non-motorised activities for you to experience. At the Dive centre you can obtain your PADI License or if you are experienced the local coral reefs are waiting to be explored.
Destinology loves the All-Inclusive ‘one of the most extensive in the Maldives’
Varu by Atmosphere
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts newest resort Varu is local culture and warm hospitality at its 5* best.
Let Varu pamper you with their VARU PlanTM – an all-inclusive package that lets you dine, snack, drink and enjoy water activities (not all at the same time) during your stay. They promise no surprises, no hidden extras – just one price – contact us for full details.
For water sports and marine life lovers, unlimited snorkelling is available and two excursions per day take place. If you prefer dry land there is a fully equipped gym, flood lit tennis court and badminton.
Destinology loves a ‘no bill at the end’ holiday and if you stay longer than 4 nights the complimentary offerings just get better.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafush
Waldorf Astoria service personalised to your every wish in a tropical paradise that stretches over three islands.
Foodies will love it here, there are 11 dining venues serving food from around the globe and bars with cocktail concoctions that will satisfy every taste. Yasmeen serves Levant cuisine in a heritage style setting, The Rock, home to the extensive wine cellar hosts food and wine pairing menus and The Ledge by Dave Pynt where Australian barbecue meets the Maldives poolside. And for that cocktail… head to Nava the resort’s playground where you will find art, music food and drink in a beach club setting which features live DJ’s.
There are plenty of activities at Waldorf Astoria Maldives to keep you occupied before and deserving off the delicious dining options too. Water sports, fitness centre, tennis and for kids the Young Discovery Park which embraces water recreation.
Destinology loves Terra - situated up amongst the treetops, diners are seated in one of seven bamboo nests overlooking the ocean and feast on Wagyu Beef and Alba White Truffle.
Lying within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Vakkaru is an idyllic island paradise. Home to 2,300 coconut trees and just 113 luxury villas and suites the island urges guests to ‘leave time behind, disconnect from reality and reconnect to each other.’
Engaging activities are available for everyone, every day but for families Vakkaru is especially sensational. The Parrotfish Club for children Is open from 08.00 – 18.00 daily and its outdoor exploration space features a kids’ pool. Activities are designed to capture their imagination and they are sure to make new friends. For teens the Coconut Club is their place to hang out and have fun. Pool, fossball, board games and table tennis is on offer as well as scheduled activities.
Vakkaru is also a romantic destination perfect for couples and honeymooners. Here you can explore the Ocean together, get pampered together and learn massage techniques and escape to a remote sandbank for a barefoot dining experience, together.
Destinology loves the Bespoke Guest Experiences – from culinary cookery classes, to wellness mentors, to scent experts, to fashion collaboratives.
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Looking for fun, excitement and entertainment then Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is the Indian Ocean destination for you. The promise here is non-stop luxury.
As you would expect from Hard Rock, Rock Star amenities are in abundance – the swimming pool has underwater speakers, Roxity Kids’ Club® and Teen Spirit ® gets the kids taking part in air-guitar shows and lip sinc battles as well as music classes and Rock Spa® offers the Signature Rhythm and Motion treatments.
Located across a 500m footbridge guests will find the [email protected] Maldives a lifestyle beach and leisure outlets. No Hard Rock experience would be complete without the Hard Rock Café and this one has exclusive beach access and there are 12 other dining options to choose from here too.
Destinology loves The Sound of Your Stay® a one of a kind music experience for you and your friends and family. Download you perfect playlist for your fun in the sun.
We hope that you will love our newest portfolio additions as much as we do. For more information on any of the above speak to our Maldives experts who will share even more of why these 5* islands are worthy of a visit in 2020.