Just 45 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, The St Regis Maldives, the brand’s first resort on its own private island, is an artsy, innovative gem. Here are six reasons why it should be on every couple’s romantic holiday destination list.
1. Private Island Seclusion
The hospitality brand’s first resort on its own private island cloaks you in seclusion ensconced by verdant tropical landscapes, powder-soft beaches and turquoise waters teeming with marine life. Set on lush 22 acres in the Dhaalu Atoll, the plush resort on Vommuli Island in the Indian Ocean ups the ante on innovative design and beguiling luxury.
2. Live It Up!
Splendid rooms, numbering 77, range from manicured 150-square metre garden villas with pools to 182-square metre sunset overwater villas with pools. The John Jacob Astor Estate, at an expansive 1,540 square metres, is spectacular, outfitted with amenities such as a private gym, Jacuzzi whirlpools, spa rooms, walk-in closets, infinity pool, home theatre and sweeping ocean views.
3. One With Nature
The stellar homage to Nature and the elements is wonderfully pervasive throughout the island. After a 45-minute flight from Male International Airport by seaplane, you’ll be greeted by the magnificent sight of the lobster-like configuration of the overwater Iridium Spa—Iridium, one of the rarest elements on Earth’s crust was named for Greek goddess Iris, the personification of the rainbow—spread out in welcome. Eye-catching too is the streamlined woody genius of the overwater lounge, the Whale Bar.
4. The Great Blue
To really be one with nature, take a dip in the great blue, after all this is a premier destination for world-class snorkelling and diving. At the Vommuli Dive and Water Sports Centre, guests can snorkel and swim with dolphins. Alternatively, head for the outdoor tennis court fringed by tall palm trees. If you prefer indoor activities, there’s a state-of-the-art fitness centre, where the Anti-Gravity Yoga class is a must-try.
5. Diverse Dining
From Italian to East Asian, you’ll find stellar options such as the signature restaurant Alba with its sumptuous Italian fare, and Decanter, the underground wine cellar which promises memorable wine-pairing evenings.
Read more about why The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is perfect for a destination wedding in the June issue of Singapore Tatler Weddings.