The Maldives has simply opened its doorways to a brand new resort, taking the all-inclusive idea to a completely new stage. A part of the Accor Group of motels, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa – located within the south of the Maldives – is the epitome of hedonist luxurious with out the exorbitant price ticket. We have been fortunate sufficient to take pleasure in a keep on the resort and take full benefit of what the resort has to supply.
The lodge won’t be the smallest, however its actually not the most important both, giving loads of house 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 consists of two Instagram-ready Aqua Villas that includes bedrooms submerged beneath the turquoise waters (under), for a really 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 offers full privateness and indulgence, together with a excessive diploma of personalised providers together with private butler.
Very similar to 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 give it barely cooler water temperatures than many different islands which enhance 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.
Nevertheless it’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 actually definitely worth the wait.
On arrival you might be greeted by an enthusiastic staff who will exit their method to make sure a memorable keep. As soon as checked-in within the Junction, the hub of the island, you might be guided across the giant, lush island on the way in which to your villa.
You’re escorted by a variety of services, 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 affords within the Maldives, there’s little you could possibly really ask for that will really price you something. In the case of eating, the go to fundamental restaurant Mélange, caters to most wants with an all-day eating restaurant that features stay cooking stations a lots.
Beside the primary restaurant, which flanks the resorts two giant fundamental 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 stress-free 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 essentially the most unimaginable Italian meals through the day. The Souq Oven includes 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 take pleasure in 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 may be additionally the playful Bites on Wheels meals cart affords refreshing sorbets and light-weight snacks all through the day.
It’s not simply hedonist foods and drinks on supply although. Youngsters and teenagers are nicely 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 take pleasure in full restoration of the physique, thoughts and soul on the resort’s spa.
Select from a choice of signature facials, physique remedies and therapeutic massage therapies out there on the resort’s Spa by Phytomer, which options six therapy rooms perched over a shallow, white sand lagoon. We had wonderful massages by Rahul, Jessica and the staff.
In the case of lodging, whether or not you might be choosing an overwater villa or one of many seashore villas, each supply swathes of house, privateness and luxuries. Whether or not that’s the complimentary mini-bar, large beds, absolutely stocked indoor/outside bogs or swimming swimming pools, the villas will make you are feeling like you might be in a house away from dwelling.
One of the best views and peace may 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 proper to benefit from the sunsets previous to heading to dinner or a nightcap earlier than mattress.
Nevertheless it’s not simply the same old 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 seashore (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 every week after departing.
It’s actually definitely worth the worth, and with it being a comparatively new resort, no less than for now, there are some nice offers available. Would we go once more? In a heartbeat.
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THEDESIGNAIR STAYED AS GUESTS OF PULLMAN MAAMUTAA BUT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED HERE ARE OUR OWN.