A taste of Maldivian luxury while keeping true to their philosophy of ‘barefoot informality’, Milaidhoo Island Maldives is a pearl of green, white and blue within in Baa Atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Sensual, intimate and secluded, the private island is designed for couples, welcomes guests aged nine and above and has a no drone policy for undisturbed privacy.
A 35 minute seaplane ride away from Male’ International Airport, Milaidhoo can also be reached by a 15 minute domestic flight followed by a 15 minute speedboat ride cruising the Maldivian waters. For a truly private birds eye view of the isles below, book a private seaplane ride to the resort.
Milaidhoo features residences and villas; some stand on stilts over water while the others are tucked away in lush island greenery with a stretch of powdery white beach ahead. All villas are private, offering endless vistas of the island’s magical beauty from all angles of the villa, even at the comfort of your bed. The décor is inspired by Maldivian heritage and the island’s natural tones and pristine beauty.
All villas come with a private swimming pool, a sundeck, a traditional Maldivian undhoali, a hanging swing, tea and coffee making facilities, a day bed, a private wine fridge, flatscreen TV, en suite bathroom with a soaking tub and rain shower, a range of toiletries, snorkeling equipment, gourmet turndown service, 24 hour island host service, laundry, daily breakfast and dinner and movies on demand for nights spent inside.
Villa types of Milaidhoo Island
Drawing from Maldivian roots, Milaidhoo showcases authentic flavours, light food and an unparalleled ambience in line with their barefoot informality policy.
The island’s culinary journey starts here at Ba’theli, named after the traditional Maldivian cargo boats used to supply spices traded from India, Indonesia and Arabia through out the Maldives. The restaurant sits at the edge of the jetty, shaped like a traditional Maldivian boat. Drawing inspiration from the old spice route that runs through the country, the restaurant’s cuisine reflects a fusion of local cuisine, spices, and freshly sourced seafood. Drop by to the restaurant for dinner under the stars out on the deck, and kick back and unwind at the lounge with some drinks afterwards.
Ba’theli Lounge and Restaurant
With toes sinking into the sand with the island’s balmy fresh breeze and the gentle lapping of the waves as your music, the Shoreline Grill presents fresh cuts of meat, locally sourced fish and seafood. A tantalising teppanyaki chef’s table awaits here, where the chef delivers exactly what you wish for, right before your eyes.
The Shoreline Grill
Spend some time with our sommelier in the Shoreline Grill Wine Room and have a taste of fine wines from all around the world. Have the sommelier curate a specialist wine tasting or simply have a glass or two and enjoy the canapés.
Shoreline Grill Wine Room
Presenting the good old international favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ocean is decked out overlooking the turquoise waters. The a la carte restaurant delivers fresh, decadent cuisine, making it an island favourite.
Adjoining an infinity pool is the Compass Pool Bar, with a host of thirst quenching drinks to beat the warm sunny days. Light bites, bento boxes and wood fired pizza tempt you here. Come night, get comfortable in a sun lounger and have a drink or two.
The Compass Pool Bar
At your service 24 hours, the in-villa dining options are carefully curated and set up in your villa’s deck, be it under a starlit sky or the tropical sun. Let the chefs know your personal favourites and cravings and sit back as they work their magic.
A dine-around meal plan, the Gourmet Plan makes for a wholesome, memorable culinary experience during your stay. Start off by having breakfast with a view at Ocean, followed by a delectable set menu lunch. Walk over to the Compass for some bites and drinks, and head on to the Ocean or the Shoreline Grill for an unforgettable gourmet dinner. For a truly fine dining experience, we invite you to dine at Ba’theli once every four days. Quench your thirst with fresh juices, teas, coffees, smoothies, spirits, and a curated selection of wines by the sommelier.
Featuring organic treatments inspired by healing practices from Africa, the therapists here use local herbs and botanicals to soothe the senses and revive the mind and body. With four overwater treatment suites with mesmerising views of the Indian Ocean horizon and an overwater yoga pavilion with daily complimentary yoga and meditation, Serenity Spa is a sanctuary of healing and revitalisation.
Savour every moment here as you embark on a journey with us. Experience barefoot living at its finest, be it a cooking class with the chef, tasting herbs and spices and creating wonders together, taking a tasting class with the sommelier and bartender and fixing up a drink of your own, or sailing out into the sea and exploring the ocean, the marine animals within it and the uninhabited islands nearby.
The Oceans Stories dive team and resident marine biologist is here to take you on a journey of a lifetime. Being situated within UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve, both our house reef and some of the best snorkeling and diving sites in the Maldives are at close proximity here. Our five star PADI dive centre offers house reef diving, night diving and private diving, in addition to educational programmes and awareness sessions on marine conservation. Both novices and seasoned divers will find themselves mesmerised by the underwater wonders here.
From transparent kayaks to catamarans, stand up paddleboards and complimentary snorkeling gear and kayaks, the dedicated watersports team has an array of non-motorised watersport equipment for the adrenaline junkies.
Explore the ancient ways, the cuisine and the culture of the Maldive islands, have a private dinner set up on a deserted sandbank, or cruise alongside dolphins with champagne and canapés in hand aboard our luxury vessel; the possibilities are endless here.
Head out into the open sea in a big game fishing boat or hop aboard a traditional fishing vessel and allow our seasoned fisherman to show you the ropes and teach you the Maldivian tricks to get a good catch. The fishing grounds are known for its abundance in swordfish, giant trevally, marlin, sailfish and wahoo. Catch and release to ensure conservation of these fish species.
A haven of fish species, whale sharks, turtles, mantas, and coral gardens, a site within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Hanifaru Bay is a wonder to behold. Both private excursions and joint trips can be conducted here for snorkeling and diving. Allow the resident marine biologist to guide you through and teach you the ways of these endangered species. Our ‘be a marine biologist’ programme offers a chance to learn from the master about the enigmatic sea creatures and discover more about the work of a marine biologist and ocean conservation.
Whether you fancy a competitive game of pool or table tennis, or a family night of board games, it’s all here. If you don’t have a good book in hand, the library has an interesting collection of books. Simply curl up in one of our plush armchairs and get started.
Library and games room
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With a huge sundeck and a private infinity pool beckoning you outside, these thatch-roofed villas are airy, sensual and stand tall close to the house reef. Overlooking the turquoise waters, the villa comes with an Undhoali, a traditional Maldivian swing chair, sun loungers and a large daybed by the pool, and an outdoor dining area. Step inside and your king size bed faces the ocean, with glass panels all around for uninterrupted vistas.
Offering undisturbed privacy, the Beach Pool Villa is enveloped in the island’s thick greenery. The king size bed boasts vistas of the waves lapping at the powdery white shore, while the curated décor and furnishings bring a personal touch to the room. The sundeck outside, together with the private infinity pool and a traditional Maldivian swing chair calls for a lazy day in the sun, curled up on the oversized daybed. Step into the outdoor garden shower and the deep soaking bathtub for a tropical experience.
Thatch-roofed and luxurious, the Beach Residence comes with a stretch of private beach, an infinity pool, and a sundeck complete with a traditional Maldivian swing, sun loungers, and an oversized daybed. Inside, the airy living area and the kitchenette makes the suite your home away from home, with plenty of nooks and crannies to curl up in. Ask your personal chef to surprise you, or have your butler set up a private cinema out on the deck just for you. The bedroom comes with a king size bed, modern fixtures and amenities.
Perched at the edge of the jetty, the Ocean Residence is an overwater haven where luxury meets nature at its most pristine. A personal butler sees to the your every need while the chef indulges you in the tastes of the island. The bedroom, with its king size bed, island inspired décor and endless views of the horizon ahead, provides for an unforgettable experience. The bathroom comes with an indoor rain shower and a deep soaking tub. Step out onto the sundeck for a dip in your private infinity pool.