Pullman Maldives Maamutaa
The Maldives has simply opened its doorways to a brand new resort, taking the all-inclusive idea to a wholly new degree. A part of the Accor Group of lodges, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa – located within the south of the Maldives – is the epitome of hedonist luxurious with out the exorbitant price ticket. We had been fortunate sufficient to get pleasure from a keep on the resort and take full benefit of what the resort has to supply.
The resort may not be the smallest, however its definitely not the biggest both, giving loads of area to its visitors. Set amidst 18 hectares of lush tropical wildlife on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort options 122 completely appointed villas (the photographs don’t lie right here!).
This contains two Instagram-ready Aqua Villas that includes bedrooms submerged beneath the turquoise waters (under), for a very memorable expertise of the area’s marine life up shut.
Whereas nonetheless having the ultimate touches utilized, The Royal Suite is a resort inside a resort and supplies full privateness and indulgence, together with a excessive diploma of personalised providers together with private butler.
Very like the Park Hyatt Hadahaa, which is located on the identical atoll, the resort advantages from being located on one of many largest and deepest. lagoons within the Maldives, which offer it barely cooler water temperatures than many different islands which improve the richness of the marine life. For instance, that is the one place the place divers can spot as much as 13 species of sharks within the water.
But it surely’s not simply concerning the sea. That includes a variety of over-water and beachside villas, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa is surrounded by lush vegetation, a pure lake and sun-kissed seashores. Whereas it takes a one hour home flight, adopted by a 15 minute pace boat experience, the connections are definitely definitely worth the wait.
On arrival you’re greeted by an enthusiastic crew who will exit their means to make sure a memorable keep. As soon as checked-in within the Junction, the hub of the island, you’re guided across the giant, lush island on the best way to your villa.
You’re escorted by a variety of amenities, from gyms to child’s golf equipment, however the stars of the present are the eating and drink shops. Contemplating that is certainly one of THE most beneficiant, all-inclusive provides within the Maldives, there’s little you possibly can truly ask for that might truly price you something. With regards to eating, the go to major restaurant Mélange, caters to most wants with an all-day eating restaurant that features reside cooking stations a lots.
Beside the primary restaurant, which flanks the resorts two giant major swimming pools, The HUB is another eating location, in addition to serving the pool with a variety of cocktails each on and off the primary menu. Actually value a go to is Saffron Affair for a classy night of tapas and crafted cocktails with its over-water nets for enjoyable on and watching the sea-life up shut.
There are two signature shops too, together with Souq Oven for Center Jap dishes (within the night) and probably the most unimaginable Italian meals through the day. The Souq Oven encompasses a wine cellar too, with a wine checklist that includes over 80 wines from all over the world (sure, all included).
For one thing extra informal, visitors can get pleasure from wholesome café treats and alchemy experiences at Sol Rising; or the opposite of the spectacular shops can discovered within the island’s gardens. One of many area’s first natural, vegetarian and vegan eating places, Phat Chameleon delivers flavourful, refreshing dishes to cleanse and excite the palette. For these on the go, there’s additionally the playful Bites on Wheels meals cart provides refreshing sorbets and light-weight snacks all through the day.
It’s not simply hedonist food and drinks on provide although. Youngsters and teenagers are effectively catered for at Playground and Skillz Sports activities Centre, with a variety of entertaining and academic actions together with desk tennis, varied board video games and an indoor golf simulator. In the meantime, adults can get pleasure from full restoration of the physique, thoughts and soul on the resort’s spa.
Select from a choice of signature facials, physique therapies and therapeutic massage therapies obtainable on the resort’s Spa by Phytomer, which options six remedy rooms perched over a shallow, white sand lagoon. We had glorious massages by Rahul, Jessica and the crew.
With regards to lodging, whether or not you’re choosing an overwater villa or one of many seaside villas, each provide swathes of area, privateness and luxuries. Whether or not that’s the complimentary mini-bar, huge beds, absolutely stocked indoor/outside loos or swimming swimming pools, the villas will make you are feeling like you’re in a house away from dwelling.
The very best views and peace will be discovered on the sundown aspect, which profit from calm waters over the lagoon, and for these desirous to splash out, the 2-bedroom villas are a hedonistic paradise, with giant swimming pool, grand lounge and elevated privateness discovered from being on the very tip of the island.
One of many beautiful additions to the villas is the outside Sala which turns into the right to benefit from the sunsets previous to heading to dinner or a nightcap earlier than mattress.
But it surely’s not simply the standard perks that make this resort particular, its the small additions that make a distinction. Whether or not it’s the outside cinema, personal BBQ on the seaside (chargeable) or overwater pavilions, or all-inclusive additions for visitors staying over 5 nights, together with both a complimentary 60-minute therapeutic massage, 30-minute jet ski or perhaps a free scuba dive, this resort has cleverly positioned itself as a maximum-pleasure, minimal fuss affair that has had us lacking our time there solely per week after departing.
It’s definitely definitely worth the value, and with it being a comparatively new resort, at the least for now, there are some nice offers available. Would we go once more? In a heartbeat.