Three Fabulous Maldivian Resorts to Escape to this Winter Break
Escape the cold winds and warm up in Maldives, one of the most sought-after tropical destinations for winter holidays. Just a short flight from the GCC, one can soak in doses of vitamin D while feasting their eyes to the azure waters and clear blue skies. With a multitude of resorts to choose from, we’ve narrowed down your list to three must-visit retreats for a luxurious getaway in paradise.
Heritance Aarah Maldives
Sun on your face, sand between your toes and cocktail in hand, Heritance Aarah Maldives invites guests to keep themselves warm with a range of activities whether you’re looking to relax, explore or enjoy a bit of both.
Situated on the Maldivian island of Raa Atoll, adventure awaits with activities on land and sea, allowing visitors to discover the best of this slice of paradise. From sunset cruises, night fishing that ends with cooking up your catch for dinner, to paddle boarding, snorkeling and dolphin cruises, no two days will be the same.
In between adventures and delicious dining, the Medi Spa awaits for a soothing treatment. Set above the tranquil lagoon waters, Medi Spa transports guests into a world of tranquility – the perfect setting to relax and rejuvenate with a massage, scrub, facial or wrap.
Set against the scenic backdrop of the Indian Ocean, Adults-Only Ocean Suites are totally private and designed for a memorable experience. The premium suites take the conventional all-inclusive offering to new heights with superior amenities and facilities.
For families or groups looking for alternate suites, the Discover Aarah offer unlocks an instant 12% off direct bookings and can be combined with existing offers.
Embark on a glamorous getaway to W Maldives, a luxury adult’s playground that is a must-visit winter sun destination for guests seeking exclusivity and adrenaline.
The resort is the ideal choice for groups of friends and couples this holiday season. The 2-bedroom WOW Suites offer ultimate relaxation and entertainment for its guests, with spacious indoor and outdoor lounges, floor-to-ceiling windows, and oversized infinity plunge pools with endless views of the crystal blue waters.
Those looking for a more intimate experience can jump aboard W Maldives’ 24-meter private yacht: ESCAPE, which offers a memorable and adventurous menu of excursions at sea. The yacht can be chartered for snorkelling or diving expeditions, group adventures, sunset proposals, overnight odysseys, or even an exclusive airport transfer.
Just a stone’s throw away is the resort’s private castaway island – Gaathafushi – that can be rented for the day to throw a special event with friends, or a romantic overnight stay with that special someone. The private island provides limitless possibilities, such as the perfect proposal under the stars or group celebrations, while ensuring the utmost comfort for all.
Guests looking for the ultimate package to make the most of the winter break can book W Maldives’ ‘Suite Escape’ offer, exclusively available to those booking the WOW Suites. Groups of 4 will be treated to a glamorous suite island life with in-villa perks such as a one-time floating breakfast and a private sunset DIY BBQ dinner, as well as a one-time private ESCAPE sunset cruise, a one-hour Gaathafushi day excursion, and more.
JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Gather loved ones and embark on an idyllic escape to JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, a multigenerational property in the Shaviyani Atoll, where guests can experience the best the Maldives has to offer.
A stay in the resort’s Duplex Beach Pool Villa ensures the utmost comfort for all, being one of the most spacious in the Maldives with two bedrooms, an upstairs lounge, and a vast outdoor area with a private pool that is steps away from the crystal blue ocean.
Guests can have a thrilling adventure of their own with various overwater and underwater activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, stand up paddle boarding and kitesurfing. For a more relaxing ambience, the resort’s adults-only infinity pool, Pool 18, offers the ideal setting to lounge and unwind with spectacular views of the ocean.
End a day of fun on the island with a gastronomical experience like no other at the resort’s impressive selection of eight dining outlets. The full board ‘Culinary Haven’ package allows guests to enjoy the variety of dining options and includes daily buffet breakfast at Aailaa, the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, daily 3-course lunch at either Aailaa, Fiamma, or Kaashi, and 60% off food bill for dinner at the resort’s signature restaurants Hashi & Shio. Those who book the package will also have access to complimentary usage of non-motorized water sports during their stay.