Park Hyatt Hadahaa, Maldives
Our latest author to hitch TheDesignAir, Mel Kirk, über-successful blogger and proprietor of Tribal Media, has taken a visit that everybody in our workplace is envious of. With deep jealousy, we introduce you to her expertise of considered one of our Scorching Inns, becoming a member of our very restricted version of accommodations to take discover of and journey to in your subsequent journey overseas.
We just lately had the pleasure of visiting the Park Hyatt Hadahaa in the Maldives, an space we imagine to be one of the vital beautiful in the world. We actually wish to be damaging, we wish to let you know that it’s horrible and that it’s best to by no means go, protecting this stunning gem all for ourselves, however fairly frankly, that might simply be egocentric. The Park Hyatt (initially an Alila Villas property) have completed a gorgeous job of making a tranquil boutique resort with solely 50 rooms that’s been completely thought out in each facet and which takes luxurious journey to the following degree.
After an extended journey from London, we arrived on the island by boat to be greeted by the resort’s representatives whose enthusiasm and vitality was so contagious that we instantly forgot the lengthy journey that we’d simply travelled. We had been swept in to the attractive Dhoni to be seated the place we got iced tea while they sorted each facet of check-in for us.
After being launched to Sharaf who would act as our Private Host all through our keep, we had been taken to our Park Pool Villa and what a villa it was! Not being ones for old style frills and grandeur, the simplicity, modernism and high quality of the furnishings all through advised us we knew that we’d chosen the best property for our keep. As quickly as Sharaf left us, we went to discover – the attractive outdoors rest room full with bathe and tub, the outside pool, which in no way is a plunge pool, the sound system, the intensive mini-bar – we combed by way of each high quality element, stopping to do the odd spot of leaping on the spot with pleasure for having arrived in paradise. We’re assured that is fully regular conduct after all.
On the primary morning, we ventured to the resort restaurant, open air and overlooking the pool and the ocean, to discover the resort’s delicacies. We had been greeted with espresso, freshly squeezed juices, fruit, pastries and crepes earlier than being given the menu to decide on our breakfast! We swiftly made a promise that we’d be benefiting from the complimentary yoga periods to work off the excesses that we had been clearly going to be consuming.
We should always add, considered one of our favorite issues in regards to the menus in all the eating places (there are 3 in whole together with the bar pool which is gorgeous and relaxed for lunch eating) was that they supplied wholesome choices. From low fats yoghurts and granola for breakfast by way of to freshly grilled tuna, salads and juices for lunch, the choices had been intensive. This left us with loads of energy to eat within the night once we usually over indulged of their stunning curries – for which we will probably be getting the recipes… they had been divine!
We selected to go all-inclusive and would extremely advocate this for anybody staying on the resort. You simply save the cash that you’d have spent on the meals (they’re fairly dear! – a draw back, however frequent within the Maldives) and all wines, sprits and champagnes are included (as much as $200 per bottle). We definitely did nicely with that…
The Saturday night noticed us invited to a Supervisor’s Drinks Reception on the seaside the place we had been greeted with a standard Maldivian band and dancing, the proper background to observe the attractive pink solar setting. What might have simply been leisure for every of the friends to observe was fully reworked by their Advertising and marketing Supervisor, James, who used it as a possibility to convey individuals collectively, to get individuals speaking and to make new pals. It was genuinely one of many highlights of our keep.
After 7 nights, we spent an extra 2 within the gorgeous Water Villas. At this level all socializing went out of the window as we couldn’t bear to drag ourselves away from the room. Day beds go proper as much as the sting of the veranda which means you could dangle your legs over the coral reef beneath and spend hours simply watching most of the tropical fish swimming away beneath you. What’s extra, the resort gives in-room eating, full with tablecloths and silver cutlery, so you actually can grow to be swept away in your individual little world.
While you’ll be able to fairly fortunately spend all day day-after-day residing on island time (issues are a lot slower and we didn’t put on our sneakers as soon as) there is the choice of many excursions, from swimming over the equator, deep sea fishing (which I used to be pressured into however secretly loved), and dolphin excursions by way of to diving. There’s additionally free rent of non-motorized water tools similar to snorkeling gear and kayaks, which we took benefit of every day.
We took the day trip of our hectic Maldivian schedule (all sarcasm supposed) to take pleasure in a pair’s therapeutic massage of their spa, Vidhun. We opted for this signature therapeutic massage, Sehathu therapeutic massage. This isn’t a therapeutic massage for the faint hearted – an hour of deep therapeutic massage definitely leaves you feeling a little tender however you’ll reap the rewards the day after – fully free of stress and knots. Due to this fact, it’s nicely value contemplating having this therapy in the beginning of your keep!
The Park Hyatt Hadahaa was such a pleasure to expertise, transported to a special tempo of life the place all the workers genuinely wished to be certain that we had probably the most superb keep. We’d positively advocate attempting each the Park Pool Villas and the Water Villas because it makes you’re feeling as if you’ve skilled 2 holidays in a single. A phrase of warning, you could wish to have your tissues helpful for once you go away the island… there are rumours that some individuals cry large fats tears after they go away.
After all, that wasn’t us, nope, positively not us…. *sniff*
We booked instantly with Park Hyatt. maldives.hadahaa.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html. Rooms begin at US$830
Public Areas 8/10
Lasting Impressions 9/10