The ‘one island, one resort’ concept plus ‘natural’ social distancing in the spacious outdoor environments at Kudadoo Private Island and Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives have always offered unrivalled level of privacy for international guests, but now, new hygiene protocols have taken privacy and safety to new levels.
Both Hurawalhi Island Resort, an adults-only paradise resort famous for its 5.8 Underwater Restaurant and Kudadoo Private Island, an exclusive, intimate private island offering an anything, anytime, anywhere concept new high standards are in keeping with or surpassing those required by the Maldivian Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the Maldivian government.
All staff are quarantined, and PCR tested when they arrive on the island, guest facing staff have been fully vaccinated and all staff continue to be regularly PCR tested while they remain on the island. Hospital grade ultraviolet-c light is used to sanitize all public areas every night alongside sanitising fogging throughout the resort and most public areas are open-air.
As a result, guests are invited to both Kudadoo and Hurawalhi to holiday in an oasis with minimal restrictions, from the ars, restaurants, and experiences. Guests can transport themselves to another world by taking advantage of the scuba diving and snorkelling amongst the Maldives’ largest population of turtles and manta rays. Or go parasailing and appreciate the vast remoteness of the Maldives from an ariel viewpoint. Those looking for more adrenaline fuelled experiences can kite surf or water-ski and those seeking romance can book the private sunset dolphin cruise or a dinner on ‘Dream Island’. Guests who desire the ultimate in privacy with closest family and friends can feel like they “own an island’ during their stay by opting for the Kudadoo Island exclusive buyout option.
All guests are offered a PCR test before departure, which can be arranged without having to leave the luxury of the resorts.
Hurawalhi Maldives is located in the Lhaviyani Atoll where there are more than 50 plentiful dive sites within easy reach to explore one of the Indian Ocean’s richest reefs, a stunning underwater restaurant, and numerous underwater experiences to try. Hurawalhi offers Overwater and Beach Villas as well as Ocean Pool Villas, each with a 25 sq. m. infinity pool and a sundeck with staircase to the lagoon, and Beach Pool Villas, where guests have their own private beach. Pool Villas start from US$700/£500/€575 and Beach Pool Villas US$785/£555/€645, bed and breakfast.
Kudadoo Private Island comprises just 15 expansive, over water Ocean Residences and is just a scenic 40-minute direct seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport and designed by Yuji Yamazaki. A sanctuary of serenity for those seeking a fully inclusive luxury experience, defined by the philosophy of freedom offering an anything, anytime, anywhere concept. Personal butlers are available 24 hours a day to assist in making this possible. Ocean Residences start from US$3,800/£2,775/€3,125 per night, excluding taxes on a fully inclusive basis.
Private Island Buyout:
Kudadoo can also be reserved for a destination wedding, a well-needed family or friends’ get-together, Christmas and New Year breaks or any other special occasion. A naturally socially distanced resort with an open and expansive central hub, The Retreat that defines the isolation of the private island experience at Kudadoo. The light and airy Japanese design of the Overwater Residences - also some of the largest in the Maldives - guarantees total privacy even if the entire island is not taken, and each features a 44 square metre private infinity plunge pool with unobstructed ocean views. Buy out rates for Kudadoo start at $50,000/£38,000/€42,500 per night with Christmas and New Year rates starting at $85,000/£65,000/€71,000 per night.
Although the Maldivs does not quarantine international visitors on arrival, guests are urged to view their government website regarding travel restrictions on their return.