As your toes sink into the pure white sands, and the sea foam fizzes around your ankles, it’s more pertinent what you won’t be hearing, because this is an adults-only resort. The only squawking you’ll hear will be from the gulls above you and the youngest creatures in sight may be the shoals of new fish, or perhaps even newborn clambering across the sands – the island is a nesting site for green turtles and also a breeding ground for manta rays.
The eco-friendly resort opened up in December, offering 90 pristine villas and one of the most romantic and luxurious idylls in the Maldives archipelago. The five-star escape is nestled among the reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll, serving a mature clientele, since guests must be aged 15 or over. A 40-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, guests will arrive to either an Ocean or Beach Villa, which range up to 132sqm in size, flawlessly blending with the lush, unspoiled surrounds. The interior aesthetics are the epitome of tropical chic, presenting lines, earth tone colours and natural materials in keeping with the resort’s eco-friendly approach.
What kind of a romantic getaway would it be without incredible food? Among the exquisite dining options is the magnificent ‘5.8’ the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, so named for its unique location, 5.8 metres under the surface of the sea. The menu concept is a multi-course tasting extravaganza and is available with wine-pairing options recommended by the sommelier. The cuisine blends fine ingredients into a showcase of modern dining, but the unique location will truly steal the show. If you prefer your libations above the water, then head to the end of the Ocean Villa jetty, where the Champagne Pavilion is the perfect romantic spot to celebrate your romance with bubbles and canapés. The beachside Coco Bar also has an al fresco deck overlooking the lagoon and is perfect for enjoying sunset or after dinner cocktails.
There’s no better to book than right now, with the resort’s fabulous Eid and Ramadan offer ensuring a complimentary upgrade to Half Board and complimentary use of its luxury seaplane lounge on arrival. The special deal also provides complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, non-motorised watersports gear, free Wi-Fi, a daily afternoon tea or cocktail and shisha. All the while, Arabic TV channels and prayer mats will be available. The special Eid & Ramadan deal is available for guests who book before August 15 2017 and valid for stays from May 20 to August 20 2017.