Featured image: Out of office. Photo Baglioni Maldives
It’s just the tonic we needed this week: a dose of dreamy escapism courtesy of the Baglioni Resort Maldives.
The luxe Italy-meets-Maldives escape reopens 10th July following an update to its all-villa accommodation. Of special interest to honeymooners? News that a selection of the resort’s gorgeous beach villas now come with private pools! So, you can enjoy direct access to the velvety white sands of Maagau Island and your own splash zone in the sun. Perfect for any romantic holiday shortlist.
Although, for the quintessential Maldives experience, it’s hard to go past Baglioni’s Sunset Water Villas that float above the region’s balmy turquoise waters. Choice, choices.
Thoughtfully designed to minimise its environmental impact, the Baglioni Resort Maldives is located within the pristine Dhaalu Atoll, a 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé. In addition to three signature restaurants, a freshwater swimming pool, and the award-winning Baglioni SPA, the resort has upped the ante by partnering with prestigious Italian brands.
We’re talking Ferrari Trento for the world’s favourite Italian bubbles, Frette for sumptuous handmade bed linen and bath towels, and cult vegan beauty brand Insìum for the spa. Together with tailored service from Baglioni Hotels, and the jaw-dropping beauty of the Maldives, it’s a heady mix.
Naturally, the snorkelling and diving is also superb — with private dining and personalised excursions (think sunset and moonlit cruises) to cap off your stay. It’s easy to see why the Baglioni Resort Maldives was named best Luxury Ocean View Resort in the Indian Ocean Islands at the 2020 World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Where: Baglioni Resort Maldives, Maagau Island: a 40-minute seaplane ride from Malé
What’s new for couples: The beautiful beach villas now come with private pools