Set on luscious jewel-box islands across the Maldivian archipelago, Hilton Hotels & Resorts' enticing selection of properties offers endless adventure and indulgence for couples and families alike.
With its endless horizons, impossibly blue waters, champagne beaches and smouldering pink sunsets, the Maldives is made for romance. Yet even here, the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi stands out, with its sophisticated design, oversized villas (every one with a pool or direct access to the Indian Ocean) and outstanding restaurants, including an outpost of Zuma, The Ledge (from the team behind the award-winning Burnt Ends in Singapore) and a clutch of private dining pods suspended in the jungle canopy. At the serene Waldorf Astoria Spa, wellness concierges can curate deep-reaching journeys from an extensive menu of treatments and rituals, including muscle-melting hydrotherapies at the outdoor Aqua Wellness Centre. Love birds could wish for nothing more.
Giant manta rays dance between colourful corals in the sapphire-blue lagoon separating the two beautiful natural islands that make up the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The unique two-island concept allows for one island – Rangali Island – to be dedicated to tranquillity, with a peaceful adults-only infinity pool, hip cocktail bar and intimate spa. While Rangali-Finolhu the family centric island, offers a more lively atmosphere, with its brand new kids’ and teens club, action-packed watersports centre, main spa and plethora of restaurants. Among them is Ithaa, the world's first underwater restaurant, set in a vivid coral garden five metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean. Another notable first from the Conrad Maldives is The Muraka, an ultra-luxurious split-level three-bedroom private residence with the master suite submerged nearly five metres below sea level.
A 20-minute wind-in-your-hair speedboat ride from Velana International Airport makes for an exciting start to every family holiday at the Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa. A private island escape with a difference, every expansive villa comes with a private pool; overwater villas also have glass floor panels where you can peer down at the little fishies below. Little ones will love the gigantic Krakengiri Kids’ Club, complete with its own splash zones and swimming pool; teens can join a cotton candy party, sip colourful bubble tea and eat stone-baked pizza at their very own trendy rooftop hangout, Re:Fuel. Meanwhile, everyone will love spending time at the comprehensive watersports centre (one of the only SSI Diamond-rated facilities in the country), which offers everything from glass kayaks to jet skis and snorkelling safaris.
Part of the pioneering Crossroads Maldives complex, which incorporates three hotels and a beautiful shared marina just 15 minutes by speedboat from the capital, this cool contemporary resort fulfils all of your beach, dining, shopping and entertainment desires. At SAii Lagoon Maldives, take your pick from more than a dozen restaurants – Maldivian, Chinese, Thai, seafood, steaks – before retiring to your stylish overwater villa, where you can stare at the Indian Ocean from your bed, bathtub or private deck. Koimala & Maalimi's Junior Beach Club and Camp will tucker out even the most energetic children, leaving the grown-ups to unwind over perfectly mixed cocktails or at the happiness-focused Lèn Be Well Spa.