Mandarin Oriental has signed a management agreement
for an exclusive resort currently under development on a pristine,
private island in The Maldives. The retreat is scheduled to open in the
next 12 months.
Mandarin Oriental, Maldives is located 185
kilometres north of the capital city Male, a journey of 45 minutes
by seaplane. The luxurious hideaway is being developed on its own
exclusive island, Maavelavaru in the Noonu Atoll, encircled by
five kilometres of uninterrupted white sand beaches and the
turquoise blue lagoons and colourful reefs for which the region is
The resort comprises 114 spacious, stand-alone villas,
including 20 water villas and four Presidential villas, ranging in
size from 300 to 1,750 square metres.
Each secluded villa is
surrounded by generous landscaping, providing total privacy, while
opening onto a private pool and the lush vegetation of a serene
garden with sweeping ocean vistas.
All are designed with indoor and outdoor bathing options,
using a combination of Maldivian architecture and
The largest of the villas have private
spa facilities, and the water villas extend over a
lively coral reef affording stunning sunrise and sunset
Alfresco and underwater dining with an eclectic selection of local
and international cuisines will be available at seven restaurants
and bars, including an all day poolside café and bar, a beachfront
signature restaurant, an alfresco Maldivian grill, a comfortable
lounge and a dramatic underwater wine cellar with private dining
room. An authentic Lebanese restaurant and bar, as well as a
Japanese restaurant will be built over the ocean.
facilities include a spacious multi purpose function room, a
business centre and a well-stocked library.
The Spa at
Mandarin Oriental, Maldives, situated within 13,000 sq metres of tropical
gardens, will feature 14 expansive treatment villas and six
treatment suites, situated around a lavish outdoor Jacuzzi. Each
villa consists of four separate pavilions dedicated to Mandarin
Oriental’s welcome rituals, signature treatments, water and heat
therapies and relaxation areas, allowing guests to be guided
through an intimate and personalised spa journey.
are endless leisure pursuits for those who tire of the transparent
waters and remote beauty of the island, including a fully equipped
fitness centre, a badminton court, tennis courts, squash courts, a
soccer field and a beautifully appointed outdoor lap pool. In
addition, there is a comprehensive water sports centre with a full
service diving school, catering for guests who wish to explore the
abundant coral reefs that fringe the island. For added peace of
mind, the resort also has a fully equipped decompression chamber
and emergency medical clinic available on site.
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