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#1 of 1 resort in Dhonakulhi Island
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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives is an exclusive all-suite resort for those who demand genuine luxury and expect only the best. Space and privacy is a hallmark at Hideaway which has some of the largest beachfront villas in the Maldives. Opened in 2005, and widely updated in a US$50m renovation in 2014, Hideaway has 103 extremely spacious villas, all (except seven Sunset Beach Villas) with their own private pool or Jacuzzi. The 57 contemporary style over-water villas stand on stilts over the lagoon while the 46 beachfront villas have a timeless, classic Maldives feel, each with its own private beach and hidden away among lush tropical gardens for complete privacy. Hideaway’s island host (butler) service is near legendary, ensuring that a dream vacation with exemplary service is a reality. Famous for its outstanding double coral reef that brings a vibrant underwater world to just a few meters from its shores, Hideaway is a tropical paradise of long stretches of soft white sand beaches and a warm, crystal-clear turquoise lagoon. Only a 75-minute seaplane flight from the capital city, Male, Hideaway is also easily reached by more exclusive transport: its marina offers a berth for yacht owners while those arriving by private jet can land at Hanimaadhoo International Airport (HAQ), which is an easy 25-minute speedboat journey from Hideaway. Four restaurants and bars offer a world of fine dining including an excellent wine collection, and where the resort really stands out is in its tailor-made dining experiences. The spa is a true wellness haven with 12 private treatment suites, steam room and hair salon set in manicured gardens. For those who love to be active, two outdoor pools, the recreation centre with its gym, two tennis courts, beach volleyball court, as well as extensive watersports, fishing, diving and a range of excursions ensures there’s always something new to explore. Luxury travelers can expect more activities to come soon. A tennis academy by Nikolay Davydenko will open in November 2015. The Russian professional tennis player, who achieved a singles world ranking of 3, and his team will offer coaching clinics for all levels, from absolute beginner to professionals. Also opened in November 2015 is an over-water aqua park of floats, slides, water trampolines which is complimentary to all guests.
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
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Romantic
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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
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Hanimaadhoo Airport
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The Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is celebrated for its opulent over-water villas, diverse dining choices, and activities like snorkeling and sunset cruises, which guests have called out as highlights. Visitors frequently applaud the hotel's attentive service, enhancing their experience with personal touches. Nestled in a picturesque lagoon, the location earns rave reviews for its beauty. While the atmosphere is deemed family-friendly and inviting, rooms are hailed for their spaciousness and luxury. Though the resort's cleanliness is consistently praised, opinions on value are divided, with some concerns over additional costs.
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ning z wrote a review Apr 6
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hideaway is a very beautiful island and we were lucky enough to have a nice holiday there. It is worth mentioning that the water villa is very large, with its own swimming pool, and the scenery of the sea lake is very beautiful. The island has a top-notch snorkeling environment where you can see all kinds of fish, turtles, and the eagle ray... The management of the hotel is also very good, the butler uttam is very good and always ready to help us with our little problems and sent us Easter chocolates. Lucky for us, the hotel gave us a free upgrade water fly. In short, the experience is very memorable journey of a lifetime.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Greetings from hideaway beach resort & spa... Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at our resort. We are thrilled to hear that you had a nice holiday and found Hideaway to be a beautiful island that exceeded your expectations. We take pride in offering spacious water villas with private swimming pools, providing a luxurious and comfortable experience for our guests. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the stunning sea views and had the opportunity to witness the diverse marine life while snorkeling. We are delighted that you appreciated the top-notch snorkeling environment where you could see various fish, turtles, and eagle rays. Our team works hard to maintain the natural beauty and biodiversity of the surrounding waters for our guests to enjoy. We are pleased to hear that you received excellent service from your butler, Uttam, who was attentive and proactive in assisting you during your stay. It's heartwarming to know that you were pleasantly surprised with the Easter chocolates and a complimentary upgrade to a water villa. We strive to create memorable experiences for our guests, and we are delighted to know that your stay was a journey of a lifetime. Thank you for choosing Hideaway for your vacation, and we hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future. Our team looks forward to exceeding your expectations once again. Warm regards, Ali Shareef Assistant Front Office Manager
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bonbon23 wrote a review Feb 2024
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I have researched the Maldives islands and resorts extensively. Hideaway Beach Resorts & Spa always stood out for several reasons: large villas with a lot of privacy, a remote island far from air and sea traffic, and a natural island with lush vegetation. Hideaway met all my expectations and exceeded some. A Hideaway representative met us at the airport and escorted us to the new lounge, which was comfortable and well-stocked in terms of food and drinks. We arrived a bit earlier than expected, so we were moved to an earlier flight to the resort. We didn't have time to explore the lounge because of that. The direct flight takes 70-75 minutes. It's longer than most flights because Hideaway is located on the very north side of Maldives. We don't mind that at all; actually, we always thought being far from the center gives you more peace and privacy - and found that to be true. We were quickly checked into our deluxe water pool villa, and it was beautiful! It's large, with a spacious bedroom and a big bathroom. The decor is wood-based, so it fits with the natural surroundings, as the island has a lot of trees and greenery. The deck is very wide and spacious, with gorgeous open ocean views (one of the main reasons we chose Hideaway). The pool is large too, with water jets. We opted for the ocean-facing side, which has more waves than the lagoon-facing side and probably a bit less marine life. The deck has absolute privacy; the villas are well-spaced, and no islands or sea traffic faces the villa. The lagoon villas have much less privacy but probably can see more marine life. Having said that, we've seen plenty of fish and several rays from our deck. There's some healthy coral if you choose to snorkel off the villa. Water and Nespresso coffee are included and replenished daily or on request. We had our infant son with us, so they provided a free baby crib, which was very comfortable for him. Thank you! Each villa has bicycles provided. I used mine all the time to ride around the island. It was a beautiful experience. The star of the resort is the island itself. It's beautiful, with long beaches, lush vegetation, a stunning lagoon, and an excellent coral reef for snorkeling. There's marine life everywhere: fish, sharks, eagle rays, sting rays, turtles. You can see many of these from your villa or just walking on the beach, especially while snorkeling. There are plenty of flowers all around the island, giving away a nice scent (frangipani!) while you're riding the bike or a buggy. The island is large by Maldives resort standards, so there's so much to explore on a bike or foot. The North Point beach is possibly the most stunningly beautiful place I've ever seen. The beach is wide, with flour-like sand (there are some areas with coarser sand, too), and a beautiful lagoon at the top. The side beach is gorgeous, too. There are some broken corals, so be careful when entering. The facilities are excellent. The sports complex is outstanding, with a newly renovated gym, two tennis courts, a paddle tennis court, a putting (golf) green area, and a basketball half-court. There's a free Yoga session daily and a bunch of other activities. There's a PADI diving center, which we used only for snorkeling gear but I've heard from divers that it's truly excellent. The diving spots near the island are apparently outstanding, so that's something I have on my to-do list for the next time (hopefully!). The spa was excellent, too. My wife and I had a Balinese massage; she also had a facial and was happy with it. Watersports has pretty much everything you can ask for. It's situated on a gorgeous beach, which does have a lot of broken coral, so some caution is required there. There is a mosque on the island for the Muslim staff, but it is also open to guests. You can arrange with your butler if you'd like to attend Friday prayers (which I did). It was a wonderful experience to offer prayers with the staff, some of whom you see around during the day. (Apparently, many resorts have mosques for the staff, something I learned only recently). The coral reef off the main Meeru Bar is outstanding for snorkeling. It's just a few meters from the beach. The coral is relatively well preserved, considering the bleaching that's happened all over the Maldives. There are so many varieties of marine life, depending on the time of the day. It was one of our favorite activities. We took a guided snorkeling tour, which I recommend if you're a novice (like we were). At the end of the water villas' deck, there's a circle (roundabout) that opens to a magnificent view of the lagoon and the island. The view is so stunning that I would cycle to that spot every day and stay for a few minutes just to soak in the view. It's spectacular - the ocean on one side and the island lagoon on the other, with various shades of blue. It has to be seen to be fully appreciated. We were on full board package, thanks to Mr. Prem. That included a buffet breakfast at Matheefaru, the main restaurant, lunch at either Meeru Bar or Sunset Pool Cafe (a 3-course a la carte meal), and dinner at Matheefaru (a different theme buffet every night of the week), Meeru or Sunset. There are two more restaurants, Oasis (open for lunch and dinner), and Samsara (open for dinner only). The food at Oasis and Samsara is 50% off, even on an all-inclusive plan. We liked the food, though we felt there could be more variety at buffet breakfasts and dinners. A highlight for me was a live cooking station with Asian soups at breakfast (wanton, chicken noodles, laksa...). There's an egg station, where they'll prepare eggs whichever way you like. At dinner, there's also a pasta station. I feel that there could be more variety in the deserts section. Likewise, it was curious there was no ice cream in the buffet; you had to ask for it, and it wasn't clear if it was included in the package. Some staff believed it wasn't, some said it was. This could be ironed out. Meeru and Sunset had their highlights, but again, maybe there could be more variety all over. Lunch and dinner menus are the same, so maybe that's something that could be improved. We had a wonderful dinner at Oasis (we were the only guests that night). That said, the place has a Moroccan/Middle Eastern decor vibe, yet there is almost no Moroccan/Middle Eastern food on the menu (except for a soup). Perhaps a lamb tagine or a couscous would be a good addition to the menu; maybe even some kababs. We ate at Samsara only once, and it was a special menu (a fabulous Tandoori dinner which included lobster; highly recommended!), so we didn't have a chance to taste their regular menu (hopefully next time!). Oasis and Samsara offer a premium feel in a wonderful and romantic setting. One thing that stood out was that drinks, including water, were chargeable at lunch and dinner, even with a full board package. I strongly feel that water should always be included with meals. I can understand charging for other drinks. Based on my discussions with TA forum members who are Maldives regulars, many would exclude resorts that charge for water from consideration. I would appeal to management to reconsider their position seriously. Water should be free at meals. Overall, there was never a lack of tasty food (on the contrary!), but at this level (and Hideaway is a premium resort), things could be even better. That said, we never lacked anything, and the staff always asked if they could do more for us (they often did!). Which brings me to staff. Apart from the island's beauty, the best thing about the resort is its staff. Nothing is too much or too little to ask about, and they would go out of their way to accommodate guests. I can't remember everyone, but here are several: Zaryr, our butler, who took care of all our needs Zubaid, our housekeeper Shahid and Shaiban at Matheefaru (we felt like a family with them; Shahid decorated our table for our farewell dinner, it was such a nice touch; thank you!); Roshni and Bina were always welcoming and playful with our 7-months-old son Kranti (our yoga instructor at the gym), Amin (a mean table tennis player), and a Brazilian tennis coach (sorry, buddy, I forgot your name) were full of smiles at the gym Najima with her megawatt smile and Kamlesh at Meeru bar & grill Dino at Oasis was super friendly and welcoming (and so was his manager, whose name I can't remember, but he was super professional) Upul and his team at Sunset Pool Cafe were super welcoming; Upul's hibiscus mocktail is outstanding and a must-try Prem who made us an offer we couldn't refuse :) There are others, including cooks and chefs, whose names I can't recall but who were all so kind and welcoming all the time. All in all, Hideaway is definitely a top choice. It met my expectations in almost every way and exceeded many others. Some suggested improvements are minuscule compared to everything else, which is superb. We look forward to returning, hopefully in a not-so-distant future.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Feb 5, 2024
Dear Bonbon, We pride ourselves for being one of the biggest natural Islands. Surely the distance from the hustle of the city and minimal movement around allows us to be the home of a beautiful natural island. Which is your star. Thank you for acknowledging our teams’ efforts in making your travels faster. Your review does make us feel so glad as you explained everything in such detail like the Villa, Marine life, North point, Recreation facilities and the food with all the restaurants. We are grateful that you recognize and value all the members’ sincere efforts. Hoping to welcome you back once again! With another remarkable experience. Best Regards, Heena N
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Jessica R wrote a review Apr 5
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Overall we had a nice stay, however I wouldn't return. To name a few specifics, there was no air-conditioning in any of the restaurants (except for a tiny room at Oasis which wasn't great). It would have been nice to cool down and eat at one restaurant with air-without having to eat in my room (our recommendation is that Sunset bar has the setup to be airconditioned indoors, especially considering there is zero breeze there). Dinners don't start at any of their restaurants until 7pm, which is fine for adults travelling alone, however for a hotel that labels itself as family friendly, our son was starving by 6pm each night. They should at least allow a kids menu from 6pm to appease some families. The restaurants don't allow you to book directly, even if we were there in person asking to book for that night, they would tell you to contact your butler to book, which was frustrating to have to add a middle man to the process when at times felt unnecessary. Our butler who although came across as friendly, also seemed moody and sassy at times. However she also told us we needed to book our reservations 24 hours in advance, yet sent the daily itinerary the morning of, which seems counterproductive, because how are you supposed to know where the entertainment will be or where to book without it. However the biggest one, is that it is SO far away and there was no vibe or hardly any people on the island, which some might prefer but for us I do prefer a nice upbeat atmosphere at times. I must say though - the employees are beyond wonderful! The buggy drivers, the restaurant workers and especially our housekeeper Sani, made our trip!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Greetings from hideaway beach resort & spa... Thank you for taking the time to provide detailed feedback on your stay at our resort. We appreciate your honest review and apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your time with us. We are glad to hear that overall, you had a nice stay, and we truly value your feedback as it helps us improve our services. We apologize for the lack of air-conditioning in the restaurants and understand how this could impact your dining experience, especially in the Maldives warm climate. Your suggestions regarding providing a kids menu earlier in the evening and improving the booking process for restaurants are noted, and we will address these internally to enhance our offerings for families. We regret any difficulties you encountered with your butler, and we apologize if their demeanour did not meet your expectations. We will ensure to address this with our team to provide a more consistent and pleasant guest experience. Your feedback regarding the need for better communication about reservations and daily activities is noted, and we will work on enhancing our procedures in this regard. Regarding the ambience and number of guests on the island, we understand that preferences vary, and we aim to cater to a diverse range of guest expectations. We are pleased to hear that the employees, including the buggy drivers, restaurant staff, and housekeeper, had a positive impact on your trip. We will pass on your compliments to Sani and the rest of the team. Thank you once again for your feedback as it allows us to improve our services and ensure a better experience for future guests. We sincerely hope that you may reconsider and give us another chance to provide you with a more enjoyable and seamless stay in the future. Warm regards, Ali Shareef Assistant Front Office Manager
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Ahmani G wrote a review Apr 4
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I had an amazing experience. Everyone was friendly polite and gave us the best time . The food was phenomenally and fresh every time we ate . Thank you for everything , we had a great stay! I would recommend this island resort to anyone that is celebrating anything g special !
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Greetings from hideaway beach resort & spa... Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience during your stay at our resort. Providing exceptional service and creating lasting memories for our guests are our top priorities, and we are thrilled that you found our team to be friendly, polite, and dedicated to ensuring you had the best time. It's great to know that you enjoyed our delicious and fresh food offerings throughout your stay. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back for more special celebrations in the future. Warm regards, Ali Shareef Assistant Front Office Manager
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Domenico G wrote a review Apr 3
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We selected this place because we only traveled in two friends: me and my daddy. It was the right choice, because the island it's not so small, like the other in Maldive, and there were many activities to do, but above all because people who work there is nice and friendly . You won't believe it, there we met a tennis teacher who is also a musician and some girls (IkeNdi band) who music his song, and with whom we sang and played throughout the holiday. Absolutely recommended for music lovers!!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Greetings from hideaway beach resort & spa... Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our resort. We are thrilled to hear that you and your father enjoyed your stay, and that the island's size, activities, and friendly staff made your visit memorable. It's wonderful to hear that you were able to connect with our talented tennis teacher/musician and the Ike Ndi band, adding a musical touch to your holiday. We are pleased to know that you found our resort to be a great choice for music lovers. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back for more amazing experiences in the future. Warm regards, Ali Shareef Assistant Front Office Manager
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Ana Coletti wrote a review Mar 2024
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Beautiful place. The staff were absolutely amazing! Food was to die for. We were sad when our time there ended but surely it’s a place worth going back to. Hats off to our butler SHAHIN and our lovely waiter MUJEI ( their service is impeccable) Ana
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Matt wrote a review Mar 2024
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Incredible experience! The island is beautiful beyond words, the bungalows are a dream, and the service is unmatched. Been to many, many resorts in our lives and this was head and shoulders above the rest. Any reviews that aren’t 5 stars should be taken with a grain of salt… some people are just complainers to their core. If you can’t be happy here… you need to look internally as to why. We want to give a special shout-out to our 2 favorite islanders, Neha & Dino. Incredible people who genuinely cared. 10/10 stay. Thank you to all involved in making this such a memorable honeymoon!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NICJ21 wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had a fantastic stay at Hideaway. We stayed in an overwater villa which are nicely appointed and large. We took advantage of the courtesy buggy rides to get around noting the water villas are the furtherest point on the island. Our butler Uttam was lovely and helpful- ready to make any bookings we required. We did not opt for any sports activities instead choosing to relax on our villa’s balcony. With the white platinum plan you have a choice of one restaurant for buffet breakfast. During our stay it was the same offerings each day. Lunch and dinner you may select Sunset or Meeru for a La carte. Each restaurant has its stand out dishes. We wished there was however a different lunch and dinner menu for a bit of variety. We didn’t dine at the other two speciality restaurants which are not in the plan. Our early (2am) arrival and departures were seamless. Overall we enjoyed the experience and would recommend Hideaway. This resort is perfect for R&R.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: This place is low key. No one was really dressed up for evenings and it doesn’t have a daytime...
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Greetings from hideaway beach resort & spa... Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review of your recent stay at Hideaway. It was a pleasure to read about your fantastic experience in our overwater villas and how you appreciated the spaciousness and appointments. I'm delighted that you found the courtesy buggy rides convenient for exploring the island, and that your butler Uttam provided attentive service to ensure your stay was enjoyable. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Your feedback regarding the dining options is noted, and we appreciate your comments on the variety of the menu offerings. We continuously strive to enhance our guests experience, and your feedback helps us in this regard. We are glad to hear that your early arrivals and departures went smoothly, demonstrating our commitment to providing a seamless experience for our guests from start to finish. Thank you for recommending Hideaway as a perfect destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future and exceed your expectations once again. Warm regards, Ali Shareef Assistant Front Office Manager
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Kwack H wrote a review Mar 2024
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Best choice, happy honeymoon. Most of the meals were fresh and tasty. There were some foods that were a bit salty sometimes, but it wasn't uncomfortable. All the staff at the resort were very friendly and took great care of the guests. My butler, Thoriq (TAM), was also very kind and attentive, and organized the schedule by time, making the trip comfortable. I am so grateful to all the staff and butlers at Hideaway Resort for giving me unforgettable memories of my life.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Meeru beach (infront of Meeru bar) was good for snorkeling.
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Yamilé L wrote a review Mar 2024
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Since we arrived to Male, the treat by the staff has been extraordinary. We landed very early in the morning, so they took us to a Lounge by Hideaway Beach Resort to wait for our seaplane transfer to the island. In the lounge there was hot & cold beverages, snacks, an area for resting, a lovely terrace with views, etc. Once we arrived to the resort, they assigned us a private butler, called Mr. Shahin. We took a buggy and he showed us the whole resort (restaurant, bars, SPA, water sports / diving centre) etc. After, he took us to our "Two bedroom Ocean villa with pool". The villa was stunning, it was very big, clean, beautifully decorated and with beautiful views of the ocean. It was very peaceful. The restaurants were tasty, especially Meeru Bar and Samsara, where there was very kind waitresses named Ms. Niruta at Meeru Bar and Ms. Neha at Samsara. They were very attentive, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our food, I have to mention that in Meeru Bar we had amazing lobster and meat. In Samsara we had Japanese dishes. I recommend to dinner at Meeru Bar as a daily option, as their menu is international. As it was a family trip, we decided to plan some activities and Mr. Shahin helped us in booking them. We went Reef snorkelling and Jetskiing. Both activities were very fun, we saw very colourful reef fishes and we had the chance to see dolphins in the ocean while Jetskiing with our guide. Overall, the whole experience has been outstanding. I want to give special mention to our butler Mr. Shahin who has been 24/7 available for us and who took care of us during our stay in the resort. But generally speaking, all staff was very attentive and kind, the resort was very beautiful, clean and comfortable. Also, the food was tasty. So I highly recommend this resort and we definitely will go back again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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$598 - $1,377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
island hideaway spa, resort & marina hotel haa aliff atoll, island hideaway spa, resort and marina, island hideaway hotel marina, island hideaway resort marina
LOCATION
MaldivesHaa Alif AtollDhonakulhi Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
101
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HIDEAWAY BEACH RESORT & SPA - Updated 2024 Prices & Reviews (Dhonakulhi Island, Maldives)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Utheemu Ganduvaru (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Dhonakulhi Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.
Does Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.