Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives opens
With more than 105 resorts to choose from in an area already world-renowned for its beauty – a new opening ought to be nothing short of spectacular to be worthy of interest. Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives is unparalleled, extraordinary and utterly original. Environmentally innovative, a breath-taking undersea restaurant, a tropical Champagne Pavilion, stylish villas and an over 15s-only policy – Hurawalhi Island Resort offers its own take on Paradise. This is the Maldives redefined; a truly unique five-star resort experience, nestled amongst the spectacular coral reefs of Lhaviyani Atoll.
Offering 90 Villas including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, Hurawalhi Island Resort is a sanctuary of serenity for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. The residences are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.
With a strong environmental focus, Hurawalhi Island Resort gives back to the Maldives as much as it gets. Using solar panels, its own water bottling plant, energy saving solutions, hot water recovery and an in-house marine biologist, Hurawalhi Island Resort’s eco credentials are the finest in the Maldives. In addition, Hurawalhi Island Resort is collaborating with Manta Trust, the marine conservation and education specialists. Manta Trust are teaming up with the island’s own in-house 5* PADI instructors in order to provide educational guided dives and snorkelling through the spectacular nearby reefs and shipwrecks. The island is a nesting site for green turtles and Manta Trust are tasked with preserving this natural habitat as well as educating visitors on these beautiful and endangered creatures.
The scene-stealer is ‘5.8’ undersea restaurant which will send senses soaring in this unparalleled setting, located 5.8 meters beneath the sea. Each dish blends the best ingredients with innovation and style, resulting in a showcase of imaginative modern cuisine, combined with an incredible location, wine and service. Surrounded by out of this world marine views, the minimalist-designed restaurant keeps the focus outside; and rates high on romance – every table is set for just two. The menu concept is a multi-course tasting extravaganza also available with wine pairing options narrated by the sommelier.