Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

An emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, lapped by warm turquoise waters and hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, lies Milaidhoo Island Maldives.

Resort Highlights

  • Hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, a vibrant coral reef surrounds the resort

  • A luxurious and intimate resort under Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) portfolio of luxury boutique resorts 50 exceptionally spacious villas and residences that opens up 180-degrees for breathtaking Maldivian views

  • The Water Villa’s sun deck is created around a private 42 sqm freshwater infinity pool, one of the largest pool that accompanies a Villa in the Maldives

  • Specially designed for adults and couples seeking peace and privacy

  • Dine aboard the world’s only restaurant set on a boat in a lagoon and experience island-inspired gourmet dishes

  • An experience unique to Milaidhoo, experience Sleeping Under The Stars in the tranquil seclusion of the sandbank

  • Explore the famed Hanifaru bay and swim with the largest known population of Manta Rays

  • For honeymooners, enjoy a complimentary experience to leave a mark in the skies by naming a star

Milaidhoo is reachable via a 35-minute scenic seaplane flight from Male International Airport. Alternatively, you can take a 15-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport followed by a 15-minute speedboat transfer.

Not just another five star resort in the Maldives, at Milaidhoo they pride themselves on doing things differently. Reinvented luxury, as they term it - they have crafted everything around you, and aim to deliver friendly, bespoke service for you to write your story of the perfect holiday.

Above all, they offer a taste of the true Maldives whereby you are invited to explore the natural beauty of the country. Surrounded by a wonderfully vibrant coral reef and soft sands for your bare feet to sink in to, their island offers you a place to simply be; time to simply breathe.



All 50 villas and residences have been designed in a natural style and have a gentle curve in their layout to fit naturally with the island.

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Water Pool Villa

At 245 sqm, these Milaidhoo Water Pool Villa sits on stilts over the ocean, these spacious thatched-roof villas are serene and full of light, opening up to a huge sundeck with steps into the ocean for easy access to the nearby coral reef. This villa accommodates 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 children.

Inside each Water Pool Villa, under high ceilings creating space and light, is a king-size bed facing the ocean and a separate dressing area. The French doors can be fully opened, allowing you to bask in the airy Maldivian sea breeze. The interior design is inspired by Maldivian heritage and culture, with furnishings custom-made for Milaidhoo.

The Villa’s huge bathroom features a generous-sized bathtub with ocean view. The bathroom extends to a tropical rain shower with a glass wall overlooking views of the sea. It has access from the private villa deck as well as from the bedroom. At hand, are luxury-size toiletries by Acqua Di Parma.

Step outside of your villa and relish in the bountiful outdoor space - the sun deck comes with a Maldivian-style swing couch, sun loungers, a large umbrella, a dining table with chairs and a large, shaded daybed. At 42 square metres, the private pool that accompanies your Water Pool Villa is one of the largest in the Maldives.

Steps lead down into the lagoon for easy access to the nearby coral reef.


Beach Pool Villa

Set directly on the white, powder-soft, sand beach amongst lush tropical palm trees and greenery, the bright and spacious 290 sqm Milaidhoo Beach Pool Villas open-up 180-degrees to a huge sundeck and spectacular views. This villa can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 children.

Inside each villa is a king-size bed with amazing views of the beach and ocean. Each villa has high ceilings inspiring space and light., alongside the contemporary interior design that includes many local touches giving a sense of being truly in the Maldives.

The luxurious air-conditioned bathroom offers an indoor rain shower; a separate deep bathtub as well as an outdoor open-air garden-shower.

The lush vegetation surrounding the villa is created to provide natural privacy, allowing the guests to truly feel like they are in a private island home.

Outside, the private sundeck has a 36 square metre private freshwater infinity pool; Maldivian-style swing chair; sun loungers; umbrella; table with chairs and an oversized daybed by the pool, with direct access to the beach.


Beach Residence

At 490 sqm, the Milaidhoo Beach Residence is a spacious beachfront thatched-roof villa created for luxurious informal outdoor island living with generous separate sleeping and living rooms and huge outdoor deck.

Set on the beach, each light-filled residence has custom-made furnishings enhancing a luxurious yet simple environment that brings together elements of nature and Maldivian design heritage. The comfortable, circular living room has an adjoining kitchenette and views of the beach and ocean beyond, while the bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the beach and ocean.

The spacious bathroom has indoor and outdoor rain showers and separate deep bathtub.

Right outside, you will find a private sun deck with a massive 60 sqm private freshwater infinity pool; Maldivian-style swing chair; sun loungers; umbrella; table with chairs and an oversized daybed by the pool. for the ultimate indulgent time under the sun.


Ocean Residence

Set at the very end of the over-water jetty, the 475 sqm Milaidhoo Ocean Residence represents the finest in overwater living. These thatched-roof villa on stilts over the ocean, and presents wonderful ocean views throughout the villa. A separate living room has an adjoining kitchenette and views of the ocean beyond.

The spacious bedroom offers endless ocean views from the bed giving plenty of room to stretch out and make yourself feel at home. This residence also features a ‘secret’ loft deck in the rooftop that overlooks the ocean, making it a wonderful place to chill out and take in the views.

The air-conditioned bathroom re-defines bathroom luxury with one side that can be opened up completely bringing in daylight and mesmerising views of the ocean. There is an indoor rain shower and a separate, deep bathtub facing the ocean. This creates a memorable setting for a relaxing hot bath after a day of diving or snorkelling.

Outside on the large sundeck are a swing chair, sun loungers, private freshwater infinity pool and steps into the ocean.

For those seeking the suite life, their residences offer you a heartfelt welcome to island living. In addition to all the features and benefits of the villas, residences offer the following:

  • A dedicated butler offering full butler service

  • A personal chef to meet you and customise all menus to your taste

  • Opportunity to have a private outdoor cinema set up on the deck of your villa

  • One private half-day excursion of your choice during your stay

  • VIP airport welcome service where you’ll be greeted at the airplane door and enjoy seamless immigration and entry in a private lounge at Male International Airport on arrival and departure.



Ba’theli Lounge & Restaurant

Shaped like three dhonis (wooden sailing boats), this is Milaidhoo's signature restaurant - the only restaurant in the world set on a boat in a lagoon featuring gourmet dishes of inspired island cuisine from the Maldivian Spice Route.

Guests dine on the ‘deck’ of the restaurant where, underneath starry night skies, the team of chefs deliver an island influenced menu of locally inspired and sourced dishes.

There’s also indoor seating in air-conditioned comfort where you can watch the sea-life below through glass floors. Expect to find seafood and traditional local flavours intelligently reinterpreted for the 21st century. Moored alongside is the lounge where you’ll find cocktails that are fresh, creative and on point. Perfect for sundowners.


Ocean Restaurant

At this open-air beachfront restaurant, the style remains casually comfortable with a breakfast spread that dreams are made of.

Lunch and dinner are à la carte with daily changing specialties from a sophisticated international repertoire.


The Compass Pool Bar

This poolside bar offers fabulous relaxation poolside in the form of a tempting cocktail and wine list, matched by a daytime menu that features gourmet treats from around the globe including the freshest of fresh salads, pizzas, sandwiches, sushi, bento boxes and more.


The Shoreline Grill

This beachfront grill is where you’ll find fine cuts of meat, fresh local fish and seafood, simply cooked and beautifully presented.

If you’ve ever wanted your own private chef to cook for you, here’s your chance. At their chef’s table, the team of chefs are ready to cook up a perfect dinner, just the way you want it, right before your eyes at this teppanyaki-style table. For inspiration, they offer a choice of set menus, as well as an a la carte menu to pick and choose from.


Spa and Wellness

Blissful relaxation for body and soul takes place in this over-water spa where the four treatment suites offer inspiring views of ocean and sky.

The holistic treatment menu incorporates the healing powers of plants combined with entrancing healing traditions from Africa, using local herbs and plants.

Emphasis is placed on organic and natural spa therapies using products by Elemis, TheraNaka and Coola.

Daily complimentary yoga sessions are also available over at the over-water pavilion at the spa.



Sleeping Under The Stars

An experience truly unique to Milaidhoo, Sleeping Under The Stars is a rare opportunity for a couple on honeymoon or celebrating precious time together to enjoy romantic tropical bliss in the tranquil seclusion of the Milaidhoo sandbank.

The sandbank is transformed with the same comfortable facilities of your Milaidhoo villa, complete with four-poster bed draped in muslin. A yacht for your exclusive use with dressing room, shower, toilet and equipped with all amenities, is anchored by the sandbank during your stay. Candles and battery-powered lanterns enhance the moonlight and the only music is the wash of the waves on the sandbank’s shore.

Your memorable night as a castaway couple at Milaidhoo’s sandbank begins with a short dolphin cruise at sunset on a luxury yacht or a traditional Maldivian sailing boat with a butler offering champagne and canapés as the sun sets and dolphins leap. When you land on the sandbank, sun-downer cocktails are served as a welcome drink. Then follows a four-course dinner especially created to your request by the Chef and served at your table by your personal butler.

You are invited to sit by a cosy fire as you enjoy after-dinner drinks while the crew withdraw, leaving you and your partner in romantic, star-lit privacy. A luxurious, canopied king-size bed awaits as you are embraced by the magic of the moon and stars on this isolated desert sandbank far from everywhere.


Ocean Stories Acquatic Centre

At the Ocean Stories Aquatic Centre, experienced team are here to enhance your underwater experiences. HANIFARU BAY The jewel of the UNESCO biosphere reserve is undoubtedly Hanifaru Bay, the place where – in season – the world’s largest groupings of manta rays can be seen.

The season runs from June to November each year and sightings depend on many factors such as tide times, moon phases and currents. The experienced diving team have the keys to the best dive sites in the atoll and welcomes everyone, from novices on their first dive to experts logging their 1000th dive. All dive spot are top class pristine reefs with fascinating scenery.


Water Sports

From kayaks and zayaks to stand-up-paddle boards, windsurfing and catamarans, here is where your fun begins. For something completely different, make time for a trip over the reef in transparent canoe and see what’s really swimming beneath your feet.


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