The Maldives already has some of the world’s most opulent resorts. But a new Waldorf Astoria resort is taking it to the next level. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, which opened recently, spans three islands and also features 122 villas with private infinity pools starting at USD 1,400 per night. Also, the best part is yet to come as guests arrive at the resort in style on the resort’s own yacht, removing the need to wait for an airport transfer.

Beach, reef, and overwater villas all have a spacious deck. It also offers uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean or direct access to the beach, which enables guests to wake up with the sand between their toes. Holidaymakers looking for a private haven can stay on the resort’s private island. This Island is only accessible by boat. A four-bedroom apartment, a three-bedroom beach villa, and also a two-bedroom overwater villa are all part of the 32,000-square-metre sanctuary.

The Ithaafushi Private Island features a personal chef and concierge staff, as well as an overwater spa and gym, five swimming pools, and an entertainment center.

The resort’s culinary offering, which involves no less than 11 specialty dining locations, leaves guests spoilt for options. The Ledge, the island’s barbeque grill restaurant, welcomes world-renowned chef Dave Pynt, the genius behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Burnt Ends.

If you are looking forward to spending your vacation in this exotic resort and having a luxury stay, Then Waldorf Astoria Maldives ithaafushi is the right choice. We are always here to plan your perfect vacation.

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1. King Reef villa with pool

These spacious villas feature an overwater terrace and also has a private infinity pool.

  • Room size – 279 sq.m / 3002 sq.ft
  • Ocean view
  • Overwater terrace
  • Indoor/outdoor shower and bath tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor daybed / over water hammock
  • Guests: two adults and two childrens below 12 years.

2. King Grand Reef villa with pool

you’ll find space, luxury, and endless ocean views at these villas.

  • room size – 319 sq.m / 3432 sq.ft
  • king bed
  • living room and sofa
  • ocean views
  • overwater terrace
  • indoor/outdoor shower and bathtub
  • outdoor pool
  • outdoor daybed/overwater hammock
  • guests: two adults and two childerns below 12 years

3. Two Queen Bedded Reef Villa with Pool

You’ll find two queen-size beds, a decadent bathroom, and an overwater deck in these stunning villas.

  • Room size – 286 sq.m/3077 sq.ft
  • Two queen beds
  • Ocean views
  • Overwater terrace
  • Indoor/outdoor showers and bathtub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor daybed/overwater hammock
  • Guests: two adults and twwo children below 12 years

4. Two Queen Bedded Grand Reef Villa with Pool

These villas feature an overwater terrace with a dining gazebo. It also has an overwater hammock and infinity pool.

  • Room size – 286 sq.m/3077 sq.ft
  • Two queen beds
  • Living room and sofa
  • Ocean views
  • Overwater terrace
  • Indoor/outdoor showers and bathtub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor daybed/overwater hammock
  • Guests: two adults and two children below 12 years

5. King Beach Villa with Pool

It’s a generous indoor living, dining space, and a beautiful bedroom in this modern villa.

  • king bed
    Ocean views
    Beach access
    Indroor/outdoor shower and bathtub
    Outdoor pool
    Outdoor daybed/hammock
  • Gusets: two adults and two children below 12 years.

6. King Grand Beach Villa with Pool

Explore lavish facilities and a relaxing ambience in this stylish villa.

  • Room size – 276 sq.m/2967 sq.ft
  • King bed
  • Living room and sofa
  • Ocean views
  • Beach access
  • Indoor/outdoor showers and bathtub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor daybed/hammock
  • Guests: two adults and two children below 12 years.

7. Two Queen Bedded Beach Villa with Pool

This spacious villa with two queen-size beds. It features an outdoor terrace with a pool, hammock, and also dining pavilion.

  • Room size – 242 sq.m/2604 sq.ft
  • Two queen beds
  • Ocean views
  • Beach access
  • Indoor/outdoor showers and bethtub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor daybed/hammock
  • Guests: two adults and two children below 12 years

8. Two Queen Bedded Grand Beach Villa with Pool

Explore a space to unwind and also relax in this stylish villa. You can also relax on the outdoor terrace, featuring an infinity pool, hammock, and dining gazebo.

Room size – 286 sq.m/3077 sq.ft

  • Two queen beds
  • Living room and sofa
  • Ocean views
  • Beach access
  • Indoor/outdoor showers and bathtub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor daybed/hammock
  • Guests: two adults and two children below 12 years

Amenities / Services

  • King-sized signature Waldorf Astoria bed
  • Seating area
  • 65-inch TV and sound system
  • Wooden deck and garden
  • Closets
  • Bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, vanities
  • An oversized Bathtub
  • Terrace with pool
  • Hammock
  • Dining pavilion and sun loungers
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors
  • 400 Thread Count Sheets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Slippers & Bathrobe
  • Outdoor terrace with infinity pool
  • Black-Out Curtains
  • Complimentary Pillow Menu
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • First aid kit
  • 24 Hour Housekeeping
  • Coffee Maker
  • Convenient Electrical Outlets
  • Iron/Ironing Board

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Food & Dining in Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Enjoy the celebrated dining experiences, and commence on an exquisite culinary trip throughout the world. Although there’s no specific dress code for the guests during the daytime, it’s mandatory to wear proper attire in the restaurants both during breakfast & lunchtime.

For special occasions, choose from spectacular venues either celebratory beach dinner, romantic sunset dinner cruise, or Cinema Paradiso night.


In addition to its amazing features, the resort also has a gaze across the ocean as you dine among the treetops in one among seven bamboo nests. The unparalleled dining experience at Terra features the world’s finest ingredients, like Miyazake Wagyu Beef and Alba White Truffle, complemented by an in-depth collection of premium wines and therefore the resort’s signature Krug Champagne handpicked by the primary Maldives’ Krug Ambassador.


Adorned with antique décor and artifacts, Yasmeen presents a gastronomic journey of Levant cuisine during a heritage Arabian village setting with an Indian Ocean view. Savor piping hot Saj bread baked during a traditional oven, mezzes, and succulent charcoal-grilled meat and seafood.

Li long

Inspired by Shanghainese noble residences, Li Long offers signature Peking duck roasted within the Maldives’ first classic wood-fired oven. You can also relish contemporary Chinese cuisine beautifully paired with specialty Chinese tea from the best tea collection. A personal dining room with a lagoon view is also available for family gatherings.

Tasting Table

Find open-theater kitchen counters in their main restaurant for breakfast and dinner with the world menu of world-class cuisines. You can also discover culinary highlights spanning from Asia to Europe in our relaxing dining room or beachside terrace. This restaurant is open from 7:00 am – 10:30 pm daily.

The Rock

Home to our extensive cellar of the best New World favorites and Old World classics, dine at The Rock around a 200-year-old Jarrah wood table during a cave-like dining room built from Jordanian limestone. Exclusive wine dinners for 12 guests feature food and wine pairing menus paying homage to renowned wine regions.

The Ledge by Dave Pynt

Created by Dave Pynt from Burnt Ends, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore, The Ledge by Dave Pynt brings Burnt Ends’ much-loved modern Australian barbecue style to the Maldives. Additionally, The right pool-side spot is perfect for a leisurely lunch, by night The Ledge turns into an intimate restaurant where the bar and grill come to life.

The Ledge by Dave Pynt

Unwind with ocean views and live music from our resident saxophonist during this serene lounge. In addition to that, their hand-crafted, signature barrel-aged cocktails, wines, and tapas make Peacock Alley a perfect venue to relax throughout the day and night.

Indulge your senses at the resort’s playground with art, music, food, and drinks. Also, Relax within the vibrant yet cozy ambiance of Nava, our pool and beach club featuring live DJs, a refreshing selection of cocktails, wood-fired pizzas, and little bites.


Be mesmerized by the stunning Maldivian sunset over the Indian Ocean from Amber, our relaxed Champagne bar. Also, Savor a singular range of the best Champagnes alongside a variety of hand-crafted Champagne cocktails and curated spuntini.

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Experience / Activities in Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives is known for its world-class facilities for all ages. They provide a large collection of unique amenities. one can experience everything that they have thought of during their personalized stay. Get ready to make your holiday a cherishable one. Treat your friends and family with surprise gifts from the curated boutique in Waldorf. Apart from this, the resort includes in-villa dining 24 hours. you will be amazed by the personal concierge service, babysitting services, and bicycle rentals to traverse the island.

Waldorf Astoria Spa

The resort supports complimentary concierge service to their lifestyle spa and wellness refuge. In addition to that, One could get a personalized approach and custom-made care as the motto of their luxurious treatments is to satisfy relaxation, rebalancing, and the outcome.

Fitness Centre

For obtaining the max positive effect of health and mind, various goodness programmes are created so as to strengthen your body and lifestyle. You can do yoga, flexing, regular fitness exercises. However, if you are not a pro, no worries, the personal trainers and instructors will help you out with all your workouts. In that way, you can keep your body fit and also improve your metabolism, and regulate your mobility. An outdoor yoga pavilion is also featured by the Waldorf Astoria Spa, Fitness Centre.

Water Sports

A wide range of exciting recreation and watersport activities is offered by Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and it also has a wonderful experience by doing the watersports, the resort gives prominence to myriads of activities according to all age groups and likes. Also, you can parasail 200m above sea level to have spectacular views of the resort or ride the underwater scooter Seabob.

  1. Non-Motorised Activities
    catamaran sailing
    paddle boarding
    paddle boats
  2. Motorised Activities
    Jet Ski
    Adventure Snorkelling
    Surfing Lessons

Pools & Cabana Experience

Surrounded by green herbage, a few steps from clear waters. In this, they have four Lagoon Cabanas, located near the Lagoon Pool and Mirror Pool. These give privacy for your own time in the day and also sip up two glasses of champagne and delicious oysters for the day package. Especially crafted ultimate cabana menu is available for your treatment.

There is also a dive into Lagoon Pool and Mirror pool which stretches along the white sand beach giving an effortlessly elegant ambiance with poolside preferences, cocktails, and having fun with live music by DJ.

Young Discovery Park

Waldorf Astoria is not an option only for adults but it is also a good choice for kids. Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park, created for young guests, consists of a water recreation area and enriching activities for the kids and teens, especially for their own Maldivian experience. This is gonna be endless fun, also Young guests can do educational activities as well.

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How to reach the resort from Male Airport?

One of the items that are convenient about the Waldorf Astoria Maldives is that it is often reached by speedboat from Male Airport, so you don’t need to take a flight, which sure is convenient.

Initially, the roundtrip transfer cost USD 370 plus a 23.2% tax and repair charge. Because it seems, that was an error, and therefore the hotel is really charging USD 350 one-way plus a 23.2% tax and repair charges for transfers between the airport and hotel.

So a roundtrip boat transfer for the 30-minute ride will cost USD 862 approximately.

Compared to other resorts, this resort offers roundtrip speedboat transfers at a slightly higher price but this is completely matched by its beautiful view during the ride.

Other properties near by Waldorf Astoria Maldives

  • Ozen Reserve Bolifushi
  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
  • Hard Rock hotel, Maldives
  • Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
  • Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives
  • Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives
  • Sun Siyam Olhuveli

Now, given that you have known everything about this beautiful resort, plan your vacation to the amazing resort right away!