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Milaidhoo - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Milaidhoo Island in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives is the perfect choice for sophistication and a phenomenal natural location in the Maldives. Unique elements, such as the restaurant aboard three traditional ‘dhoni’ fishing boats, hand-fishing excursions, and the wooden steps that lead down from each water villa into the ocean, make this resort truly special amongst its counterparts; even before taking into account the five star PADI diving centre and the idyllic comforts of the wooden, thatched accommodation.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Daily yoga and meditation classes, snorkelling equipment, and champagne and fruits welcome.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights from Gatwick to Male with British Airways in high season, or with Emirates via Dubai in low season, return seaplane transfers, and half-board accommodation.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Water Pool Villa.
    From £3,990 per person in low season for 7 nights
    From £4,150 per person in high season for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Up to 15% Early Booking Offer for the Maldives 2019
      Book between 60 and 90 days prior to arrival and receive up to a 15% discount on stays from 11 January 2019 until 22 December 2019. Discount is dependent on how early booking is made and dates of travel. Selected rooms only. Restrictions apply.
    • Stay longer in the Maldives for spring and summer in the Maldives 2019(1)
      Book now and receive 5 nights for the price of 4 on stays from 1 April 2019 until 31 October 2019. Selected rooms only. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% Early Booking Offer Maldives for 2019
      Book 90 days prior to arrival and receive up to a 20% discount on stays from 11 January 2019 until 30 April 2019, and from 1 November 2019 until 22 December 2019. Selected rooms only Restrictions apply.
    • 5 nights for the price of 4 Maldives for spring and summer 2019
      Book now and receive 5 nights for the price 4, or 10 nights for the price of 8, on stays from 1 April 2019 until 18 April 2019, and from 1 May 2019 until 31 October 2019. Selected rooms only. Restrictions apply.
    • Winter 2019 Discount Offer
      Book before the 1st November 2019 for stays from 1st November and 22nd December 2019 and receive up to a 35% discount off our rates on selected accommodations and a range of other benefits including a 35% discount on return domestic transfers, a 15% discount on spa treatments and a 10% discount off a selected range of activities. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • High Season 2020 Special Offer
      Stay between 11th January and 30th April 2020 or 1st November to 22nd December 2020 and receive a discount off our contract rates. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfers. Restrictions apply.
      Book a stay in a Water Pool Villa or Beach Pool Villa and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates.
      Book a stay in a Beach or Ocean Residence and receive a 25% discount off our contract rates.
    • May 2020 Offer
      Stay in May 2020 and receive a discount off our contract rates. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfer costs. This offer is only combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Book a stay in a Water Pool Villa and receive a 15% discount off our contract rates.
      Book a stay in a Beach Pool Villa and receive a 20% discount off our contract rates.
      Or book a stay in a Beach or Ocean Residence and receive a 35% discount off our contract rates.
    • Summer 2020 Offer
      Stay from the 1st June to 31st August 2020 and receive a discount off our contract rates. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfer costs. This offer is only combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Book a stay in a Water Pool Villa and receive a 25% discount off our contract rates.
      Book a stay in a Beach Pool Villa and receive a 30% discount off our contract rates.
      Or book a stay in a Beach or Ocean Residence and receive a 45% discount off our contract rates.
    • Autumn 2020 Offer
      Stay between 1st September and 31st October 2020 and receive a discount off our contract rates. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfers. Restrictions apply.
      Book a stay in a Water Pool Villa or Beach Pool Villa and receive a 20% discount off our contract rates.
      Book a stay in a Beach or Ocean Residence and receive a 35% discount off our contract rates.
    • 10% discount offer for September 2019
      Book a stay for September 2019 and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays in Water pool and Beach pool villas. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Honeymoon offer 2020(25)
      Book a stay of 4 nights or more for a honeymoon in 2020 and receive one three course candle-lit dinner in your villa and a couple’s spa treatment once during the stay as well as other benefits. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% early booking offer for villas in early 2020
      Book 90 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays between 11 Jan and 30 April 2020. Valid for stays in Water pool and Beach pool villas. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% early booking offer for villas in late 2020
      Book 90 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays between 1 November and 22 December 2020. Valid for stays in Water pool and Beach pool villas. This offer is combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% early booking offer for villas summer 2020
      Book a stay 60 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays between 1 May and 31 October 2020. Valid for stays in Water pool and Beach pool villas. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 15% early booking offer for residences in early 2020
      Book 90 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 15% discount off our contract rates for stays between 11 January and 30 April 2020. Valid for stays in Beach and Ocean residences. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 15% early booking offer for residences in late 2020
      Book 90 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 15% discount off our contract rates for stays between 1 November and 22 December 2020. Valid for stays in Beach and Ocean residences. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 15% early booking offer for residences in summer 2020
      Book 60 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 15% discount off our contract rates for stays between 1 May and 31 October 2020. Valid for stays in Beach and Ocean residences. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Free nights offer 2020(4)
      Stay 5 nights for the price of 4, 7 for the price of 6 or 10 nights for the price of 8 for stays between 1 April and 31 October 2020 (excluding 19 to 30 April 2020). Valid for stays in Water pool and Beach pool villas. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Indian Ocean 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to the Indian Ocean by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Indian Ocean 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to the Indian Ocean by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH1937

    Our opinion

    A sublime collection of above-water and beachfront villas with a ‘barefoot informality’ ethos.

    Hotel description

    On a private island in the Maldives, Milaidhoo is a five-star luxury retreat comprised of seafront and above-water villas. Situated within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and just a short boat-ride away from Hanifaru Bay, Milaidhoo reflects the true Maldives, from its natural beauty to the personalised, attentive service. Their brand of ‘Reinvented luxury’ is built around a bespoke experience intended to help guests write their own story of the island, its stunning white sands, crystal clear turquoise waters, and the coral reef that encircles the wooden villas. Enter your own private luxury, either by crossing the wooden deck that leads to your above-water residence or walking down the tropical path to your beachfront escape. Custom-designed both inside and out, these villas are furnished in light colours, with blues to reflect the water and pinks for contrast. Thatched roofs add a touch of authentic living, and the ocean-facing walls open up completely to allow the panoramic views, the sea breeze, and the warmth of the sun inside. Each villa has its own swimming pool; in the beach villas, these are oval shaped, tucked between the outdoor deck and the sand and sea beyond; in the water villas, these are infinity style and raised up to the same level as the deck, with steps down one side that lead directly into the sea. The pool edge’s curve mimics that of the horizon. In the beach villas, hours and days can be whiled away enjoying your private section of the beach, on a sun lounger, or paddling at the water’s edge. In-keeping with Milaidhoo’s ‘barefoot informality’ ethos, guests can arrive at dinner without shoes. The Shoreline Grill serves exquisitely cooked seafood in a characterful, open-sided hut on the beach. The Ocean a la carte restaurant serves gourmet dishes on a waterfront terrace, with all chairs facing the sea. Drinks, including fresh juices and cocktails, and light snacks of wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, and salads, can be enjoyed beside the main infinity pool at the Compass Pool Bar. The dining highlight, however, may well be the Ba’theli Lounge & Restaurant, the resort’s signature restaurant, shaped like three adjoining ‘dhoni’ (Maldivian sailing boats) and supported by stilts above the water. Glass floors in certain areas allow you to watch the sea-life swim beneath you while you enjoy a menu of locally-sourced Maldivian food. Alternatively, dine on your own private terrace in the company of the rippling waves and the ultimate sense of seclusion. To complete this exceptionally indulgent and relaxing holiday, make use of the complimentary snorkelling facilities to explore the ocean, take part in the daily yoga classes, recuperate with a spa treatment in the open-air pavilion, or try your hand at some non-motorised water sports, including kayaking, windsurfing, traditional hand-fishing, or scuba-diving with the five-star PADI dive centre.

    Location

    Baa Atoll

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    30 minutes by seaplane

    Closest airport

    Room types

    50 villas, all with sun deck and private freshwater pool, a hanging Maldivian swing, outside daybed, air-conditioning, ocean views, tea and coffee machine, minibar, private wine fridge, flatscreen television, en-suite bathroom with tub and rain shower, and Acqua di Parma toiletries. All rooms have a maximum occupancy of 3.
    Beach Pool Villa
    Water Pool Villa
    Beach Residence
    Ocean Residence

    Hotel facilities and services

    Ba’theli Lounge & Restaurant, The Shoreline Grill, Ocean a la carte restaurant, Compass Pool Bar, Gourmet Dine Around Programme, Resident Marine Biologist, Five star PADI dive centre, Dolphin cruises, and excursions to nearby islands as well as seaplane transfers.

    Water sports

    Scuba-diving, kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, paddle-boarding, catch-and-release fishing, traditional Maldivian hand-fishing, and Zayak Sea Sledding.

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    On top of the extensive facilities available at your resort, the area around Milaidhoo Island is rich with biodiversity. Boat trips over to Hanifaru Bay, an uninhabited marine-protected area that is continually popular with underwater photographers, can be organised, as can excursions to many other parts of the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve. We would recommend talking to hotel staff during your stay, or inquire at time of booking for a full list of activities.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Children above the age of 9 are welcome at Milaidhoo Island. For safety reasons, Water Villas are not recommended for children.

    Minimum stays

    A minimum stay of 7 nights applies from 23 December to 10 January. No departures are permitted on 31 December.

    Other information

    There is a compulsory supplement for stays over Christmas and New Year.

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    The Maldives

    Capital:Malé
    Airport:15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
    Size: 298 square kilometres of land on 1192 islands in an area of sea measuring 754 kilometres long and 118 kilometres wide.
    Currency:Rufiya (£1 = 17 rufiyas)Population 300,000
    Temperature:Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).

     

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    Capital: Port Louis
    Airport: About 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.
    Size: 865 square kilometres
    Currency: Mauritian rupee (£1 = 35 Rs)Population 1.1 million
    Temperature: The hottest months are from January to April, although this is also the cyclone season and the weather can be humid with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Centigrade. There is no distinct rainy season. The Mauritian winter months are June, July, August when temperatures average about 24 degrees Centigrade with the evenings being about 16 degrees Centigrade. However, the weather does vary from the east to the west coast. The east is breezier, and feels cooler during their winter months. The north-west near Port Louis is often the driest and the warmest part of the island. During their winter months you should have a jacket or jumper for the evenings. Dining is outside throughout the year.

     

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    Airport: One to two hours on the boat from Mahe, or about 20 minutes by helicopter.
    Size: 455 square kilometres

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    Population: 73,000
    Temperature: The Seychelles fall outside the cyclone zone. The seasons divide into May to October, when the south-east trade winds blow and November to April when the winds are from the north-west which can bring rain, particularly in January. January is the wettest month, July and August are the driest months. The temperature is pretty constant throughout the year, ranging between 24 and 31 degrees Centigrade and humidity is around 80 percent.

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