Milaidhoo Island Maldives is taking glamping to new heights. Guests at the luxury hotel can opt to spend the night as castaways under the stars on their very own private sandbank. Transformed with the luxury facilities of a Milaidhoo Villa, the sandbank comes with a canopied four-poster bed draped in muslin and a private yacht anchored nearby, complete with a dressing room and bathroom with all the amenities guests would expect to find back at the hotel.

How it works
The dreamy castaway experience kicks off with a sunset dolphin cruise aboard either a luxury yacht or a traditional Maldivian sailing boat. Sip Champagne and nibble canapés served by a private butler as dolphins swim around you and the sun begins to set.

Ater arriving at the secluded sandbank, further cocktails will be served followed by a four-course dinner specially created for the guests. After dinner, as the crew sail away, guests will be left to enjoy post dinner drinks by the fire before heading off to sleep under the stars surrounded by candles and lanterns that have been scattered across the sandbank.

A phone is provided with direct access to the personal butler should guests need anything throughout the night.  As the sun rises, guests can kick-start the day with the Milaidhoo Yogi who will take them through a sunrise yoga session before the butler arrives to serve a freshly prepared breakfast. Maldivian-owned Milaidhoo opened in November 2016 and is proudly rooted in local island traditions.

A small, elegant island in Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the property has 50 spacious thatched-roof villas each with a private pool as well as three top-class restaurants, a fitness centre, spa, incredible house reef and spectacular diving.

Milaidhoo can be easily reached via a 30-minute seaplane from the international airport in Male or a 15-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo domestic airport in Baa Atoll, followed by a 15-minute speedboat to Milaidhoo Island. The new ‘Sleep Under the Stars Experience’ at Milaidhoo starts from $1,800++ per night for two people. For more information and booking please email [email protected]com