Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Updated: Jul 9


Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overview

Escape to the unforgettable surrounded by the white sands and crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. At Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, 11 celebrated dining venues, a world-class lifestyle spa sanctuary, and activities for all generations invite you to tropical paradise. 119 reef, beach, and overwater villas span across three islands with a wealth of luxuries and experiences to discover.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Arrival

Synonymous with bringing together the social elite, world leaders, and captains of industry since it first opened its doors in New York City in 1893, Waldorf Astoria is a historical and iconic luxury brand under Hilton. It boasts an impressive global portfolio, creating a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary excellence in landmark locations around the world.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overview Sunset

As such, few places in the world offer ultimate privacy and uninterrupted beauty than the white sandy beaches of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Reputed to be one of the best luxury resort in Maldives - from the moment you set foot in Waldorf Maldives, unforgettable experiences and everlasting memories are created for all guests.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Main Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is also the recipient of many prestigious travel awards:

Resort Highlights

  • Escape to a private paradise with only a 40 minutes yacht transfer from the airport

  • All 122 villas are set in private enclaves with large pool and expansive ocean views, spanning across three islands

  • Indulgence of choices provided by culinary excellence and innovation to please every palate, with 11 exceptional speciality dining venues

  • Young guests can indulge in endless fun with an exciting water recreation area, and educational activities.

  • World-class facilities and unique amenities designed for all guests of all ages, with a team of dedicated concierge on hand to create a memorable holiday

  • The Stella Maris Ocean Villa is an exquisite duplex for the ultimate exclusivity and intimacy, accessible only by a traditional Dhoni

  • Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi Private Island, an independent private island with its own facilities, is the largest in Maldives and can accommodate up to 24 guests

  • Received the prestigious Travel + Leisure Top 15 Hotels in Resort Hotels in Asia and The Top 100 Hotels in the World based on reader's votes on the following criteria: facilities, location, service, food, and overall value.

 

How to get to Waldorf Astoria Maldives / Airport Transfers

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Yacht Transfer Male Airport

Waldorf Astoria Transfers: Nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters, Waldorf Astoria Maldives location is in close proximity to Malé International Airport, and only requires a mere 40 minutes transfer by luxury yacht.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overview Aerial Beach

Alternatively, if you're looking for similar resorts that is near to Male International Airport and can be reachable via boat transfers, you may also like to consider the following resorts:

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Beach

The white sandbanks and azure water around the resort is the picture-perfect backdrop to your perfect Maldives holiday. There are 129 all-pool Beach, Reef, and Overwater villas spanning three private islands.

In addition to the unique destination, experience the True Waldorf Service where guests are invited to Live Unforgettable – the brand ethos inspired by their legacy of delivering anticipatory service with unwavering attention to detail, no matter how magnificent or mundane the ask.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Pool

Surrounded by green foliage, steps from clear turquoise waters, their four Lagoon cabana, located around the Lagoon Pool and Mirror Pool, offers privacy for a day in the sun. Stretching along the white sand beach, the pool offers an effortlessly chic ambience with poolside favourites - handcrafted cocktails and a resident DJ with live music.

 

Families at Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Kids Club

A notable choice for family vacations, the resort is well-equipped to take care of families with little guests, ensuring that guests of all ages are well-taken care of. A dedicated facility - the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park offers an elaborate water recreation area, and an indoor space with activities catered to kids and teenagers alike.

 

Accommodation in Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Accommodation Types

There are 119 villas located across three private islands. Choose from one, two or three-bedroom villas, each with a private pool, swing daybeds, dining gazebos and in-water lounges – all with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.


Click here to jump to different accommodation types:


Waldolf Astoria Maldives Overwater Villa

Waldolf Astoria Maldives Reef Villa

Waldolf Astoria Maldives Beach Villa

Stella Maris Ocean Villa

 

Overwater Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overwater Villa with Pool Overview

Overwater Villas are an iconic Maldivian experience and these private Overwater Villas from Waldorf Astoria are no exception. Unlike Reef Villas which are nestled in tropical foliage, the Overwater Villas provides guests an even more breathtaking experience with an all encompassing overwater experience.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Overwater Villas are sized at 283 sqm, lounging above lapping waves on an expansive outdoor deck and showing the pristine water below through a clear glass floor.

Fit for 2 adults and 2 children, these villas allow you to embrace the ocean's beauty with floor-to-ceiling windows, welcoming armchairs and sliding doors for glorious views over the sparkling ocean to the far horizon. Relax with a king-sized Waldorf Astoria bed and state-of-the-art audio-visual entertainment.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overwater Villa with Pool Bathroom

Marvel at the horizon views in your free-standing tub from your bathroom. It also features a separate indoor and outdoor showers, while a glass floor in the dressing room reveals the tropical reef and fish below.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overwater Villa with Pool Sunset

Outside your private deck, take a dip in your infinity pool or the vast ocean with direct access from the deck.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overwater Villa with Pool Deck

Else, dine in the pavilion or laze on the daybed, overwater hammock promising you the ultimate relaxation amidst the panoramic ocean views from the comfort of your own villa.


Grand Overwater Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Grand Overwater Villa with Pool Overview

For guests wanting more living spaces, you can opt for the Grand Overwater Villas at 334 sqm, which are similar in configuration with the Overwater Villa, but features an indoor/outdoor living and dining area.


Two Bedroom Overwater Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Two Bedroom Overwater Villa with Pool

Perfect for a family vacation, this spacious 624 sqm Two Bedroom Overwater Villa with Pool offers generous living and relaxing space for a travelling party of 4 adults and 2 children. It is similar in configuration with the Overwater Villa but comes with an additional bedroom and living area.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overwater Villa with Pool Living Room
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overwater Villa with Pool Bedroom

The villa features an additional bedroom with 2 Queen beds, providing privacy and ample space for all guests.


Three Bedroom Overwater Villa with Pool

This 1113 sqm Three Bedroom Overwater Pool is a private sanctuary that accommodates 6 adults and 3 children. With 3 bedrooms, spacious living space, two private infinity pools and a hot tub - in addition to all facilities of an Overwater Villa, this villa is ideal for families and friends for unrivalled overwater luxury living.

 

Reef Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Reef Villas
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Reef Villa with Pool

Nestled in tropical foliage, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Reef Villa offers you the best of both worlds - the natural beauty of the island in addition to the majestic ocean view. This home-away-from-home private villa starts from 279 sqm and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Reef Villa with Pool Bedroom

The spacious bedroom features a king-sized Waldorf Astoria signature bed and sitting area, dressing room and enticing bathroom.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Reef Villa with Pool Bathroom

The decadent bathroom allows you to luxuriate while you take a bath in the free-standing bath tub that overlooks the expansive sea. It also features a double vanity and separate indoor and outdoor shower.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Reef Villa with Pool Deck

Outside, the wooden deck offers relaxation and fun with direct ocean access, an overwater hammock, large infinity pool, dining gazebo, loungers and shaded daybed for a cosy treat.


Grand Reef Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Grand Reef Villa with Pool Living Room
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Grand Reef Villa with Pool Living Room

For guests who would prefer an additional living space, you can opt for the Grand Reef Villa at 319 sqm which features an indoor/outdoor living and dining area.

 

Two Bedroom Reef Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Two Bedroom Reef Villa with Pool

For a bigger travelling party, you can opt for a more expansive layout with the Two Bedroom Reef Villa with Pool - this spacious villa offers generous living and relaxing space for a travelling party of 4 adults and 2 children.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Two Bedroom Reef Villa with Pool Bedroom

 

Beach Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Beach Villa with Pool
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Beach Villa with Pool

Enjoy easy access to the white sand beaches, with views of the lush greenery with Waldorf Astoria Maldives Beach Villas accommodation. These extremely spacious villas start from 234 sqm and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Beach Villa with Pool

Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors from both the spacious bedroom and magnificent bathroom present views across the expansive wooden deck, garden and the ocean.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Beach Villa with Pool

The bedroom boasts a king-sized signature Waldorf Astoria bed, seating area, 65-inch TV and sound system.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Beach Villa with Pool

His and hers closets will lead you through to the bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, vanities and an oversized bathtub.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Beach Villa with Pool Deck
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Beach Villa with Pool

Your beach villa also comes with a private and spacious terrace which features a pool, hammock and sun loungers with ample choice and space to fully relax and enjoy the magnificent views from every corner.

 

Grand Beach Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Grand Beach Villa with Pool
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Grand Beach Villa with Pool
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Grand Beach Villa with Pool

For guests who would prefer an additional living space, you can opt for the Grand Beach Villa at 276 sqm which incorporates an indoor/outdoor living and dining area.

 

Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool

For a bigger travelling party, you can opt for a more expansive layout - this 599 sqm Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool offers generous living and relaxing space for a travelling party of 4 adults and 2 children.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool Living Room

It is similar in configuration with the Beach Villa but comes with an additional bedroom and living area.

 

Stella Maris Ocean Villa with Pool

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Stella Maris Ocean Villa

Accessible only by boat, the 536 sqm Waldorf Astoria Maldives Stella Maris Ocean Villa is a standalone duplex villa in the Maldivian sea, offering the ultimate exclusive getaway and a true indulgence.

Featuring natural tones, expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, this spacious retreat has a large bedroom with sitting area, generous indoor living and dining area fitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual entertainment and magnificent bathroom, all with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The upper deck offers a chef's service and BBQ station where you can travel on a gastronomical culinary journey under the star-filled skies and the endless views of the Maldivian sea.

The lower wooden deck boasts its own infinity pool, hot tub, overwater hammocks and direct ocean access - which all adds up to a truly unforgettable stay in this intimate and exclusive villa that's worthy to call your own.

 

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Restaurants and Dining

From al fresco settings overlooking shimmering pools to unique bars with breathtaking sunset views, there’s a culinary experience for every palate with 11 unique dining options and restaurants menu at Waldorf Astoria Maldives. Waldorf Astoria Maldives is not an all-inclusive resort; guests can however opt for full-board dining packages that covers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Click here to jump to the different dining and restaurants at Waldorf Astoria Maldives:

  • Terra

  • Zuma

  • The Ledge by Dave Pynt

  • Li Long

  • Yasmeen

  • Tasting Table

  • Glow

  • Nava

  • Amber


Terra

Terra presents a picturesque gastronomic and dinner experience in private dining nests crafted from natural bamboo. Gaze across the ocean as you dine among the treetops in one of seven bamboo nests.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Terra

This unparalleled dining experience at Terra features the world's finest ingredients, such as Miyazake Wagyu Beef and Alba White Truffle, complemented by an extensive collection of premium wines and the resort's signature Krug Champagne handpicked by the first Maldives' Krug Ambassador. Enjoy a delectable bespoke 7-course menu, curated by Director of Culinary Chef Ivan Alvarez & his team.

 

Zuma

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Zuma

The globally-acclaimed contemporary Japanese concept, inspired by traditional izakayas, is bring its legacy of global culinary excellence to Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi in early 2022.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Zuma

With breath-taking views of the crystal-clear Indian Ocean. the World's first overwater Zuma restaurant is influenced by the beauty of its stunning location, complementing its surroundings with the use of natural materials and local design techniques.

Zuma Maldives will serve its specialty dishes made famous in its international outposts, including thinly sliced seabass with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe, roasted lobster, shiso ponzu butter and spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili and sweet soy, among others. The restaurant will also feature a dedicated lounge area where Zuma’s signature beverages can be enjoyed as the sun sets over the island and the stunning turquoise waters that surround it.

 

Shimizu

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Shimizu

Shimizu, is the much-anticipated, extraordinary dining venue, offering guests authentic modern Japanese dining with the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean for a truly unforgettable experience.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Shimizu

The striking structure, built of bamboo, was designed to mimic an ocean wave, connecting guests with the sea life that surrounds it. The impossibly high ceiling set against a marvelous backdrop of the deep blue delivers guests back to the Maldives, and to the heart of the restaurant, where the sushi bar and Teppanyaki grill sit.

Chef Andrei Palm, formerly of Nobu in South Africa, brings his signature touches such as Jalapeno Miso Sauce with Rock Shrimp. The interactive high-end teppanyaki station includes a live show with an artistry of plating that is rare to see in teppanyaki.

Journey on a multi-course adventure where the ingredients shine, such as the Japanese Miyazaki A4 Wagyu beef, one of the rarest selections of Wagyu found in the world, and in the Maldives, only available at Shimizu. The restaurant also has an extensive premium sake and whiskey collection, which will be overseen and guided by sake sommelier Abdhulla Saeed, notably the first sake sommelier in the Maldives.

 

The Ledge by Dave Pynt

Waldorf Astoria Maldives The Ledge Dave Pynt

Created by Dave Pynt from Burnt Ends, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore, The Ledge by Dave Pynt brings Burnt Ends' much-loved modern Australian barbecue style to Waldorf Astoria Maldives.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Restaurant The Ledge Menu

The perfect pool-side spot for a leisurely lunch, by night The Ledge turns into an intimate restaurant where the bar and grill menu come to life.

 

Li Long

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Li Long
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Li Long

Beautifully located over the turquoise lagoon. Li Long at Waldorf Astoria Maldives offers a menu of contemporary Chinese cuisine. It is the only authentic Chinese restaurant in the Maldives that serves their signature Peking duck roasted in the Maldives’ first classic wood-fired oven.

Diners are transported to the era of Shanghainese royalty by specialist Chef Addy and team with an ambience to match.

 

Yasmeen

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Yasmeen
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Yasmeen

Adorned with antique décor and artifacts, Yasmeen presents a gastronomic journey and menu of Levant cuisine in a heritage Arabian village setting with an Indian Ocean view.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Restaurant Yasmeen Menu

Savour piping hot Saj bread baked in a traditional oven, mezzes and succulent charcoal-grilled meat and seafood alongside a majestic view.

 

Tasting Table

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Tasting Table

Start your day with gourmet breakfast accompanied by a glorious sunrise. Embrace sunset views as the restaurant transform into a beachside dining venue offering international favourites.

Find open-theatre kitchen counters in their main restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Tasting Table offers an international menu of delicious cuisine allowing you to discover culinary highlights spanning from Asia to Europe in their relaxing dining room or beachside terrace.

 

Glow

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Restaurant Glow

Glow is Waldorf Astoria Maldives' garden-to-table concept, fresh ingredients from the island’s garden with a range of organic, biodynamic, natural wines and detoxifying drinks

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Restaurant Glow
 

Nava

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Nava
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Nava Tables

Nava is the beating heart of Waldorf Astoria Maldives under the sun, where the main pool and beach club sits. Stretching along the white sand beach lies a cozy ambiance, stunning lagoon views and live DJs set the tone to the ideal afternoon at the beach.

With an effortlessly chic ambience, indulge in poolside favourites and handcrafted cocktails with a resident DJ and evening live music.

 

Amber

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Restaurant Amber

Find stunning Maldivian sunsets over the Indian Ocean at their signature champagne bar. You'll get to savour a unique range of the finest Champagnes, hand-crafted Champagne cocktails, and curated spuntini amidst a stunning location.

 

With 11 celebrated dining venues across Waldorf Astoria Maldives, some not mentioned here, you'll be spoiled for choice in deciding which epicurean journey to embark on. Private dining options are also available for guests to freely choose spectacular venues for your next special occasion, and create a memorable evening with beachside celebrations, romantic sunset dinner cruises, and Cinema Paradiso nights.

 

Spa and Wellness

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Spa Garden

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Spa is a lifestyle spa garden sanctuary nestled in the botanical gardens, with 10 treatment villas, including overwater spa villas.

Escape from the noise of everyday life and soothe the soul with crafted treatments and wellness programs that focus on relaxation, rebalance and results.

Complemented by the Maldives first-ever Wellness Concierge service, guests will enter a holistic journey with their personalised approach using a unique consultation process, delivering crafted solutions for guests to discover equilibrium in mind, body and soul. A wide variety of treatment ranging from beauty, hairstyle and glamour is available as well.

In June 2021, the resort debuted the Maldives’ first Aqua Wellness Centre. Further elevating the luxury wellness experience available to guest.

The new 7,735-square-foot Aqua Wellness Centre features a custom-built hydrotherapy pool, an ice fountain, a steam room, and a sauna. Set atop the crystal Maldivian waters, the 2,906-square-foot outdoor pool is designed in zones, where each station of the pool targets a different part of the body.

The zones, which include jet baths, air jets, shower jets, and a massage lounger, use varying levels of intensity and water temperatures that aims to ease muscle tension, boost the immune system, increase blood circulation, speed up metabolism and improve deep sleep quality.


Fitness and Wellness

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Gym

For the health-conscious, guests can take a trip to the fitness centre, with personalised routines that aims to help guest boost metabolism, gain body strength, reduce body fat, increase cardiovascular fitness and improve mobility and flexibility.

Wellness programs such as Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Stretching are also available for those looking for a slow-down in their routine.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Tennis

For guests looking for something more intense, a hard-surface tennis court is open for guests of all ages and levels - for those picking up the sport for the first time, to seasoned pros.

 

Experience

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Kayak Activities Experiences

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers the idyllic setting for a range of exciting recreation and watersport activities. Enjoy a blast of fun with their watersports featuring myriads of activities to suit all age groups and interests such as fishing, dolphin cruises and sailing.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Water Activities Experiences Snorkelling

The site boasts an abundance of diving sites with one thrilling dive opportunity after another. You'll get to see the most magnificent underwater wildlife, as well as untouched scenery in balmy waters with outstanding visibility. Their Diving and Snorkelling programmes offer exhilarating activities such as:

  • House reef snorkeling

  • Adventure snorkeling

  • Diving

  • Scuba diving

that are suitable for complete novices as well as certified divers.

For the adventurous, try out their adrenaline-filled activities such as parasailing, jetskis, or have a go at the complimentary activities offered such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, catamaran sailing, or paddleboats.

 

With Waldorf Astoria's extensive array of unique amenities, your personalised stay can be everything you've imagined. Their experienced team is on hand to make your holiday a memorable one.

 

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Map


 

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