The Baglioni Resort Maldives is a five star luxury resort situated in the astonishing Dhaalu Atoll and only a 45-minute seaplane ride south of Malé. Known for its crystalline ocean and fine, white sand, it is also acclaimed to be the first premium Italian brand to emerge in the Maldives.
A short boat ride away from the island, there is an area home to exquisite corals and a plethora of vibrant reef species, as well as manta rays, from February to March.
This five star resort is famous for its serene, demure furnishing and family oriented amenities as well as adult-only drinking and dining options, along with the provision of free Wi-F.
This island getaway's golden sandy walkways, waving palm trees, sun-bleached forests, and thatched bungalows are ideal for a tropical island paradise. The soothing color palette of cream-on-cream adds to the tranquil vibe. The environment is relaxed and elegant.
The welcoming, international staff welcomes guests in Italian - joyful "buongiornos" and "buona seras" whenever they cross paths or answer the phone. The Baglioni Resort Maldives also proved daily free health classes focusing on yoga, core and aqua aerobics - along with a water sports center with free kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, pedalos, and catamarans. Visitors can also expect for dolphin-spotting trips, sunset cruises, fishing expeditions, uninhabited island drop-offs, and star-gazing to be arranged.
On an island that can be navigated on foot in 15 minutes, privacy is at a premium, with 46 over-water homes and 50 beach villas. Half-board beach villas start at US$980 (£760). Full-board and all-inclusive packages are also available. The traditional, thatch-roofed exteriors accent the tropical island
environment, with the interiors are sporting a classic palette of light wood and white walls, with a touch of navy blue here and there. Large Maldivian-style bathrooms with double sinks, monsoon showers, and stand-alone bathtubs are placed at the back of the villas.
Breakfast is served à la carte in the beachfront restaurant, Taste, and includes European and Asian selections such as tropical fruits, smoothies, and juices; cold cuts of mortadella, parma ham, and salami Milano; a patisserie with pistachio
muffins and creamy cornettos, as well as a cooking station for freshly prepared eggs. Gusto provides Naples-style pizzas all day and sophisticated Italian dinners in the evening, with live music poolside. Umami (another take on the word "taste")
is a Japanese restaurant that serves visually appealing sushi, sashimi, seafood, and Kushiyaki beef.