Luxury hotel holiday Milaidhoo Maldives

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.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on half board
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Male or Emirates via Dubai to Male
  • Seaplane transfer Male airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Milaidhoo, Maldives

Milaidhoo is a sublime collection of 5-star above-water and beachfront villas with a 'barefoot informality' ethos. Enjoy the crystal blue sea with a large array of water sports on offer, or relax in comfortable luxury throughout the resort.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Baa Atoll

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Malé

Distance from airport 30 minutes by seaplane

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, Excursions to nearby islands, Seaplane Transfers.

Complimentary

Daily Yoga and Meditation Classes, Snorkelling Equipment, Champagne and Fruits Welcome.

Complimentary watersports

Kayaking, Snorkelling.

Chargeable watersports

Scuba-diving, Windsurfing, Catamaran Sailing, Paddle-boarding, Catch-and-release Fishing, Traditional Maldivian Hand-fishing, and Zayak Sea Sledding.

Out and about nearby

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.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Water pool villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,990 low season

£4,150 high season

Holiday Code EXH1937

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Milaidhoo, Maldives

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.

Room descriptions

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

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Water pool villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,990 low season

£4,150 high season

Holiday Code EXH1937

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Milaidhoo, Maldives

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Milaidhoo, the Maldives, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Male with British Airways direct (winter season only) or Emirates via Dubai. The flying time is about 13 hours. Milaidhoo is reached from Male airport by seaplane in about 30 minutes and Expressions Holidays includes the seaplane transfer in your holiday price.

Additional information

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

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

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

Special offers

Water and Beach pool villa offer for early 2020 Stay between 11 January and 30 April 2020 and receive a 10% reduction for stays in a Water or Beach pool villa. Guests will also receive a 20% reduction for transfers. Restrictions apply.

Beach or Ocean residence offer for early 2020 Stay between 11 January and 30 April 2020 and receive a 25% reduction for stays in a Beach or Ocean residence. Guests will also receive a 20% reduction for transfers. Restrictions apply.

Water pool villa offer for summer 2020 Stay between May 2020 and 31 October 2020 and receive a 30% reduction for stays in a Water pool villa. Restrictions apply.

35% offer for summer 2020 Stay between May 2020 and 31 October 2020 and receive a 35% reduction for stays in a beach pool villa, beach residence or ocean residence. Restrictions apply.

25% offer for winter 2020 Stay between 1 November 2020 and 22 December 2020 and receive a 25% reduction on water pool villas, beach pool villas, beach residences and ocean residences. Restrictions apply.

10% early booking offer for villas Winter 2020 Book 90 days in advance and receive a 10% reduction for stays between 1 November 2020 and 22 December 2020. Applicable to Water pool villa and Beach pool villa. Can be combined with other offers. Restrictions apply.

10% early booking offer for villas Summer 2020 Book 60 days in advance and receive a 10% reduction for stays between 1 May 2020 and 31 October 2020. Applicable to Water pool villa and Beach pool villa. Can be combined with other offers. Restrictions apply.

15% early booking offer for residences Winter 2020 Book 90 days in advance and receive a 15% reduction for stays between 1 November 2020 and 22 December 2020. Applicable to Beach residence and Ocean residence. Can be combined with other offers. Restrictions apply.

15% early booking offer for residences Summer 2020 Book 60 days in advance and receive a 15% reduction for stays between 1 May 2020 and 31 October 2020. Applicable to Beach residence and Ocean residence. Can be combined with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Long stay offer Stay 5 nights for the price of 4, 7 nights for the price of 6 or 10 nights for the price of 8 for bookings between 1 April 2020 and 18 April 2020 and between 1May 2020 and 31 October 2020. Applicable to Water pool villa and Beach pool villa. Combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Water pool villa offer for May 2020 Stay in May 2020 and receive a 15% discount off our contract rates for stays in a Water pool villa. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfer costs. This offer is only combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Beach pool villa offer for May 2020 Stay in May 2020 and receive a 20% discount off our contract rates for stays in a Beach pool villa. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfer costs. This offer is only combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Beach and ocean residence offer for May 2020 Stay in May 2020 and receive a 35% discount off our contract rates for stays in a Beach or Ocean residence. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfer costs. This offer is only combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Beach pool villa offer for summer 2020 Stay from the 1 June to 31 August 2020 and receive a 30% discount off our contract rates for stays in a Beach pool villa. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfer costs. This offer is only combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Beach and ocean residence offer for Summer 2020 Stay from the 1 June to 31 August 2020 and receive a 45% discount off our contract rates for stays in a Beach or Ocean residence. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfer costs. This offer is only combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Water and beach pool villa offer for autumn 2020 Stay between 1 September and 31 October 2020 and receive a 20% discount off our contract rates for stays in Water or Beach pool villas. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfers. Restrictions apply.

Ocean and beach residence offer for autumn 2020 Stay between 1 September and 31 October 2020 and receive a 35% discount off our contract rates for stays in Beach or Ocean residences. Guests will also receive a 20% discount off transfers. Restrictions apply.

Honeymoon offer 2020 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.

Free nights offer 2020 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.

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.

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.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Water pool villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,990 low season

£4,150 high season

Holiday Code EXH1937

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Milaidhoo, Maldives

About Maldives

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Maldives is ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in serene surroundings. The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience. With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving).

Highlights of the Maldives

For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of ‘short eats’ including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas.

Cultural highlights of the Maldives

Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts including mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

Facts in brief

Capital Malé
Airport Malé International Airport
Size The Maldives consist of 1,192 islands, dispersed over an area of 35,000 sq. miles
Population 436,000
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