New resort hotel with pool and villas opens in Maldives

New resort hotel with pool and villas opens in Maldives

New resort hotel offers guests a refreshing combination of tranquility in a relatively unspoiled corner of the archipelago, known for its rich marine life.

Set on a 11.2 hectare island, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is a 45-minute seaplane ride from Male. Raa Atoll — one of the deepest atolls of the Maldives, there are ample opportunities for snorkeling and diving, rich marine life — from colorful corals to giant rays and sharks.

The resort is within easy reach of the famous Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, very close to Vaadhoo Island, one of the best places to observe glowing plankton —the spectacular « ;Sea of ​​Stars".

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives' white-sand beaches offer views of the endless expanses of the ocean, stunning house reef and lush greenery around.

The hotel consists of 80 villas with a pool, 44 of them are located along the beach, and 36 — over water with direct access to the sea. Each villa has a private pool and sundeck where guests can take in stunning views and enjoy personalized service, whether they are just steps away from the beach or over the turquoise lagoon.

Sunrise Villas Beachhave quick access to the resort's main amenities: infinity pool, Play Alila Kids Club, Seasalt Restaurant and Mirus Bar. Designed by Singapore-based Studiogoto, the resort's elegant minimalist architecture includes terraced pavilions, villas and a treetop spa that are meticulously blended into the existing landscape to immerse guests in the scenic natural surroundings. The low-rise buildings and modern interiors feature open spaces and a soothing palette of island-inspired colors and textures, creating an idyllic setting for total relaxation and connection with nature. Alila Kothaifaru Maldives' gourmet cuisine is also on point:

Seasalt Beachfront Restaurant serves all-day ocean views and serves Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern influences. Salt-baked fish specialties are especially good.

Enjoy a breathtaking Maldivian sunset and a refreshing selection of cocktails at Mirus Bar made with local ingredients.

Umami offers a Japanese-style menu prepared at the Teppan Theater , with a first-class selection of organically grown vegetables, Wagyu beef, fish and seafood from sustainable sources. At the Yakitori BarFrom Asian-inspired craft cocktails to fine Japanese spirits, enjoy a variety of dishes amid the delicious smoky flavors from the robata grill.

Pibati Cafe serves light snacks that are convenient to take with The Shack resort's private sandbar, private picnic area, barbecue at sunset or a romantic candlelight dinner under the stars.

Perched right above the treetops, Alila Spa features four double treatment suites with private bathrooms, walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the greenery. Guests can indulge in rejuvenating treatments and beauty rituals that combine modern therapies with natural ingredients. Guests can also enjoy free daily yoga classes in the quiet outdoor space of the spa. The hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center and a seafront infinity pool. A wide range of water activities and excursions are organized by experienced marine guides at the Aquatics and Diving Center.

Play Alila — special play and learning space for little guests — will entertain them with games and entertainment both indoors and outdoors. Naturally, under the supervision of specially trained young animators-educators. 

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