Ideal for a sophisticated escape, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will offer a serene retreat just 30 minutes from Malé International Airport via the resort’s private yacht.

Offering total serenity, the resort boasts 122 luxuriously appointed villas, each equipped with a pool and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean in its own private enclave.

Each reef, beach and overwater villa will open onto an indoor and outdoor deck. Guests can enjoy a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, in-water lounge and an outdoor shower.

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a lavish spa, gym and five swimming pools to enjoy.

“We are thrilled to bring this unforgettable property and best-in-class experience to the Maldives,” said Dino Michael, Global Head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “The resort’s inspirational environment, refined culinary offerings and thoughtfully designed family options, combined with the brand’s unparalleled commitment to personal service, will give every guest the freedom to create memories that last a lifetime.”

There’s no chance of going hungry either. In line with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of culinary expertise, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will offer 11 exceptional, specialty dining venues.

Each venue will deliver distinctive, immersive dining experiences – the variety of which is a first in the Maldives.

From treetop-dining concept to authentic Middle Eastern flatbreads, healthy and holistic cuisine to traditional Maldivian curries, there’s plenty to whet a foodie’s appetite.

For those seeking the ultimate in exclusivity, the Ithaafushi Private Island features a two-bedroom overwater villa as well as a three-bedroom beach villa.

The 32,000 square foot island sanctuary – accessible by yacht – comes complete with a dedicated chef and personal concierge team, as well as its own spa, gym, five swimming pools, entertainment centre and pristine beaches.

Two Stella Maris Ocean Villas, inspired by a celestial charm – accessible only by boat – will also allow discerning guests to enjoy unrivalled privacy. Floor-to-ceiling windows, chef service, a jacuzzi and direct ocean access will make for an unforgettable and memorable escape.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will begin taking bookings from July 1 2019. To find out more, please click here.