Few places on earth can boast such a rich yet sophisticated touch of natural luxury as the Maldives.

It seems that this corner of our planet was created precisely to become one of the most desirable holiday destinations. Here, at the northern part of this tropical paradise, is a resort that brings its charms to perfection, offering the delights of world-class hospitality and ultra-comfortable amenities. Welcome to Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, this year’s winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of Best Luxury Hideaway Resort in Maldives, the place where dreams of the perfect vacation come true.


Dhonakulhi Island, on which Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is located, epitomizes the best you can expect from the Maldives and even more. An immaculately maintained piece of paradise land 1.4 kilometers long and 500 meters wide, covered in tropical vegetation, it is surrounded by crystal clear waters and boasts a picturesque lagoon with wonderful private white sandy beaches. In 2005, a resort called Island Hideaway At Dhonakulhi Spa Resort & Marina was launched on the island, and in 2014 it reopened as Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa after a complete renovation. The renovation transformed the place, greatly increasing the number of rooms and improving the infrastructure for greater guest comfort.

The resort guests’ vacation experience begins with arrival at the airport in Male’, where a Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa representative assists you with check-in for your Maldivian Airlines domestic flight to Hanimaadhoo. After a 40-minute flight, you will arrive at Hanimaadhoo International Airport, from where the resort staff will take you to the Hideaway’s dock, in the caring hands of your butler, who will tell you about the island, explain how things work here, and guide you to your villa.


Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa offers guests 9 room categories, including a total of 101 spacious and bright villas. All rooms at the resort meet the highest expectations of travellers seeking true luxury and privacy. At the same time, the style of the villas mimics the architecture of traditional Maldivian homes with their thatched roofs, coralstone-esque walls, wooden floors, and handmade coconut and teak furniture. Villas and rooms ranging in size from 130 square meters to 575 square meters offer one of the highest levels of comfort and luxury in the Maldives. All guests irregardless of room category have a personal butler who takes care of all their needs. They help guests with everything they need at the resort and help plan their itinerary, taking all the stress out of their holiday. There is no need to call reception, outlets, or housekeeping, etc., the butler is the guests’ centralized focal point during their stay at the resort.

The sweet feeling of home away from home will be experienced by guests residing in the Beach Villas at Hideaway. There is a bevy of options to choose from Beach Residences with Plunge Pool (215sqm), Deluxe Beach Residences with Lap Pool (315sqm), Family Villas with Pool (440sqm), Two-Bedroom Family Villas with Pool (575sqm) – luxurious spacious villas that provide a perfect balance of comfort, privacy, and all the amenities needed for a perfect holiday for a family or group of friends. If you dream of spending your vacation literally over water, you’ll opt for one of the many Deluxe Water Villas with Pool (190sqm) located on Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa’s string of water villas located on the end of the island, helping create and complete the crescent shape of the resort. If guests need even more space on the water, they can opt for the luxurious Ocean Villas with Pool (290 sqm) or even larger and more luxurious Two-Bedroom Ocean Villas with Pool (330sqm), which are also the perfect solution for relaxing with family or friends over the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean.


There are multitudes of excursions and experiences to be enjoyed while at the resort, from Sunset Cruises to several fishing activities such as pole and line fishing and fly fishing. For fitness junkies, the resort offers exciting experiences such as running in the outdoors of the 33-hectares island with winding roads filled with exciting flora and fauna to make your runs interesting or jumping around at the aqua floating park near the Deep Blue Water Sports Center. Don’t forget to visit the massive sports complex with table tennis, beach volleyball, tennis, gym, and basketball court. There are some amazing experiences for guests who require more relaxing activities such as exploring the unique double house reef while snorkeling and trying out the Golf Simulator at the Hideaway Golf Centre. All these places at the resort are easily reachable with a handy bike which is available for each villa upon arrival.

The Signature Collection by Hideaway

In 2021, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa unveiled a new concept of a resort within a resort, launching a new brand for the most demanding travellers looking for a truly luxurious Maldivian vacation experience. The Signature Collection by Hideaway embodies a collection of even more spacious beach villas with more bedroom options, offering secluded accommodations such as three-bedrooms and four-bedrooms in nine ultra-luxurious villas on the northernmost point of Dhonakulhi Island. This area of the island is also home to one of the best beaches of the resort – the North Point Beach.

Sophisticated guests will enjoy the unique allure of exclusivity and refined luxury praised by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards experts. The villas artfully combine Middle Eastern influences with an upscale, barefoot luxury living ambience, and the Signature guests will be able to enjoy exclusive privileges and services at the resort.


Guests at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa have the opportunity to enjoy world-class dining experiences in 4 restaurants and bars (1 additional restaurant, bar & lounge called ‘The Oasis’ is also available exclusively for Signature guests). Foodies and lovers of gourmet experiences can indulge their taste buds with a culinary journey from Asian to Western, Mediterranean to Continental cuisine on offer at the resort.


After an eventful day of enjoying the island suite life cornucopia of activities, the resort guests can take advantage of the exclusive Hideaway Spa, where a team of experienced professionals provides rejuvenation for body and soul so that you end up well-rested, relaxed, and rejuvenated after your hideaway at Hideaway.

For more details visit https://www.hideawaybeachmaldives.com/

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