Luxury travel for adventurous souls, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives offers exciting activities catering to different types of travellers, eager to create long-lasting memories, reconnect with loved ones and meet like-minded people in a laid-back environment. With world-class dining in the style of a Singaporean Hawker, sporting competitions including tennis tournaments on US-championship standard courts, surfing, well-being sessions and an astonishing 150m pool – this resort delivers when it comes to combining relaxation with activities and adventure in 5* Maldivian luxury.
Located in the North Male Atoll on a 1km stretch of desert island paradise, the stellar new property offers a vast array of luxury facilities. Boasting prime access to one of the world’s ten best surfing spots – Chickens – Kuda Villingili is an experience-led concept, offering an impressive line-up of gourmet dining options, an idyllic beachfront spa, and an azure, 150m pool encircled by stylish sunbeds, cabanas and bars.
Conceived by architect Mr Sappey of the Maldivian firm GX Associates in collaboration with interior designer Mr Gaurang Khemka of the Singapore-based URBNarc, the island was designed with nature in mind. The 95 spacious villas offer panoramic views of the pristine surrounding ocean, allowing for the natural sounds of the sea to awaken the senses.
The calming colour palette was inspired by both the ocean and the local flora’s iridescent colours, whilst the resort’s décor features custom, eco-friendly furniture and fittings (including carpets manufactured from recycled plastic bottles). The traditional Maldivian art pieces and the expert use of natural materials enhance the harmony between the water, light and wind. The island’s purpose is to give a new meaning to the concept of time and space; a place where bonds strengthen, connections sparkle and self-discovery awaits; a minimalist, understated, respectful compliment to the stunning nature that surrounds.
André Kretschmann, General Manager of Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives comments: “I look forward to welcoming guests in this magic and unspoiled island. Kuda Villingili represents years of ingenious planning and successful collaborations with famous hoteliers and designers, not to offer yet another luxury resort but a place where time and space are redefined. The young resort team and I are here to help guests create ever-lasting memories”
The gourmet offering comprises the main beachfront restaurant open from breakfast to dinner, the poolside informal Beach Club and The Hawkers, an upscale three-stall food market that serves Indian-Arabic, Thai-Japanese and Italian-Mediterranean street food via an open kitchen. A special mention also goes to the resort’s cosy Cigar Lounge, where guests can unwind with a good book, the finest whiskies and cognacs, and a premium cigar.
The resort’s extensive wellness facilities include a state-of-the-art spa, featuring eight self-contained oceanfront spa villas. In these suspended slices of paradise, experienced therapists will treat guests in the utmost privacy and seclusion, using only organic and plant-based products by VOYA. Facilities also include a spectacular gym with Technogym equipment and ocean views, an elevated yoga pavilion where guests can take individual or group classes, and a recreational space with tennis tables, billiard, karaoke and table games for young and adult.
Nightly rates at Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives start from $1,000 (£720), including breakfast. For more information or to book, please visit www.kudavillingili.com.