Milaidhoo Island Baa atoll

Our Opinion
Milaidhoo Island is the new luxury resort concept from Universal Resorts, one of the best established hoteliers in the Maldives. Given the extensive pedigree derived from ever-popular islands such as Baros & Kurumba, pre-opening expectations were high. We’re delighted to say that Milaidhoo has hit the ground running, living up to, and in some aspects exceeding the hype. In our view it hits the perfect balance between the traditional Maldivian desert island experience and state-of-the-art luxury.

We absolutely love the spacious, airy villas, especially those on the island, which flow and curve from inside to out. Huge, double-aspect folding doors peel back to merge the bedroom, deck, loungers and generous pool into a single space. If you travel to the Maldives to ‘fly-and-flop’ there are few better spots to idle the hours away.

A few paces beyond the pool lies the gorgeous white sandy beach, and a short paddle from the shoreline takes you to the island’s house reef. Snorkelling the drop off is easy, thanks to a clear and navigable channel, and while there is some evidence of coral bleaching (nowhere seems unblemished), we found a plethora of colourful marine life on display.

For a resort with only 50 villas the dining choices are impressive. Ba’theli, the signature over water restaurant, beautifully crafted in the mien of the vintage trading boats from which it derives its name, offers gourmet tasting menus from the Maldives and Asia, with plenty of fine-dining twists. The Shoreline Grill (choose the intimate cabanas on the beach) is a must for exquisite seafood dishes, as well as a very entertaining Teppanyaki chef’s table. The main restaurant, Ocean, is more bistro-style in the evening, while breakfasts were an absolute delight. With in-villa dining also on offer, even at full resort occupancy, none of the outlets really feels busy. Wherever we ate, we always seemed to end up somehow in the Compass Bar, sampling one of charismatic head barman Sajeed’s cocktail creations with sand between our toes, watching sunsets over the main pool. Bliss.

Depending on your appetite or tastes, the Gourmet Plan is definitely worth considering. Prices on the island are very much ‘5 Star’, so we found the all inclusive, dine around option good value. You can eat anywhere (the only restriction is Ba’theli once every 4 days, which is perfectly fine), and the included drinks and wine list are substantial. We rarely felt the urge to go ‘off-piste’ into the premium wine list.

Service is at a very high standard, our butler often seemed to telepathically appear near us around the resort, just when we thought of something to ask or arrange.

Unanimously positive feedback from guests supports our own view that this is a truly outstanding luxury Maldives resort. Milaidhoo is an authentic gem: brilliance without the bling. The only drawback is that its success since opening means that prices are likely to rise steeply after the first season of operation, so keep your eye on our newsletter for any special offers!
Special Offers
    2018 Summer Bonus Nights Offer
    2018 Summer Early Bird Offer - 10% Discount
    2017 Bonus Nights Offer
    2018 Summer Early Bird Offer - 15% Discount (Residences)
    2018 High Season Early Bird Offer - 15% Discount (Residences)
    2018 Winter Early Bird Offer - 15% Discount (Residences)
    2018 Winter Early Bird Offer - 10% Discount
    2018 High Season Early Bird Offer - 10% Discount
    2018 Honeymoon Benefits
    2016-18 Honeymoon Benefits
    Nestled in the breathtaking Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, 35 minutes by seaplane from Male Milaidhoo Island will offer reinvented luxury, spacious outdoor living and five-star service. A collection of 50 private and secluded pool villas and residences form this stunning Maldives resort. Twenty villas complete with private infinity pools overlooking the pristine beach and 30 spacious overwater pool villas open out to the Indian Ocean.

    The island has three restaurants offering the finest international cuisine catering to all tastes and preferences. Guests can choose from the Half Board dining option or the more inclusive Milaidhoo Gourmet Plan.

    The signature gourmet restaurant and lounge bar, with its design inspired by three traditional Maldivian Dhonis, is one to try for a dining experience influenced by locally inspired and sourced dishes.

    The Grill is a beachfront outlet serving fine cuts of meat, fresh local fish and seafood, cooked simply and beautifully presented. Guests will also be tempted by at least one evening at the Teppanyaki table or in the wine cellar!

    The All Day Dining restaurant serves a variety of international dishes in casual and comfortable surroundings.

    The Compass Pool Bar is located by the main infinity pool, overlooking the ocean. It offers a pooside menu of fresh juices, infused waters, cocktails and light snacks. The bar transforms into a laid back chill-out lounge when the sun goes down.

    The Signature Bar is the over-water bar and lounge, serving cocktails and fine classic wines alongside a selection from lesser-known boutique wine makers.

    The Spa will provide the ultimate in relaxation while the over-water open-air Pavilion hosts a series of daily yoga and meditation sessions.

    The Library and Games Room is where guests can while away a few hours with a good book, board games, billiards or table tennis.

    Watersports include kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, windsurfing and catamarans. Out of respect to the natural environment and the ambience of the resort, there are no motorised watersports available.

    The Dive Team are on site to welcome all divers, from novices to experts. The resident marine biologist is on hand to teach guests about the incredible wildlife and talk about conservation practices.

    Milaidhoo is a perfect haven for couples and honeymooners. Children over the age of 9 years old are also welcome.
    Sample Packages
    Milaidhoo Island Baa Atoll
    Winter Tactical Offer

    20% Discount on Room

    50% discount on Transfers

    Room Type:
    Water Pool Villa
    Meal Plan:
    Half Board
    Sri Lankan Airlines
    Travel Period:
    11/01/2018 - 30/03/2018
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    Quoted prices include stated offers and discounts, are indicative and can fluctuate. Please contact us for latest prices.
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    Dining Options
    Domestic Flight
    House Reef
    Overwater Villas
    Seaplane Transfer

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