Hideaway Beach

If you are looking for space, privacy and laid-back luxury, you will find it at the beautiful Hideaway Beach which has some of the largest villas in Maldives, most with their own pools.  A 1.5km long, crescent-shaped island in the northernmost and largely undiscovered Haa Alif Atoll, it has the ideal combination of stunning waist-deep lagoon for swimming and an unusual double coral reef with a natural deep channel, for outstanding snorkelling just off-shore. With only 103 villas on and around such a large, lush island, there is plenty of space for strolling or cycling, with complimentary bicycles. Facilities include four restaurants and bars, two pools, a spa, sports complex including large gym, tennis academy and kids' club, which also offers free babysitting. 

Rooms

Each villa  has its own host at your disposal

Sunset Beach Villa

Scattered around the beaches and designed for privacy, each has its own garden that can't be overlooked by neighbours. The spacious living room and bedroom, each with a TV, both open out to a terrace with table and chairs. You have your own Maldivian swing, dining table and sun-loungers with umbrella on the beach. The enormous open-air bathroom has a Jacuzzi, walk-in rainshower and double sinks. Other features include a DVD player, Nespresso coffee machine, a separate dressing room with two wardrobes, and free wi-fi

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults

Deluxe Water Villa with Pool

Set on stilts over the lagoon, each has a living area, bedroom and separate dressing area, with floor-to-ceiling windows leading to a terrace with 18 sq m infinity pool, indoor bathrooms have double sinks,  Jacuzzi, separate rainshower and TV

Maximum occupancy: 3 adults

Deluxe Sunset Beach Villa with Lap Pool

All the facilities of Sunset Beach Villas plus 11m lap pool in the garden

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults

Beach Residence with Plunge Pool

A true home-from-home, the Beach Residence has a living room, bedroom, dressing room and kitchenette with dining table, mini-bar and wine fridge. Sliding doors lead to your terrace with table and chairs and private plunge pool

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults

Beach Residence with Lap Pool is similar but with 10.6m lap pool 

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults

Ocean Villa with Pool

Set on stilts over the ocean and a perfect haven for honeymooners, these elegant villas have a glass-floored living room, huge open-plan bedroom, 22 sq m infinity pool, indoor bathroom with TV, walk-in closet, free-standing Jacuzzi bath, two sinks, separate shower and toilet cubicles. In-villa dining area on the sundeck

Maximum occupancy: 3 adults

Family Villa with Lap Pool

Enormous beachfront villas span 705 sq m, ideal for families. Private infinity pool, open-air terrace, outdoor sitting area and lush private garden. Stairs lead up to the rooftop terrace, and as well as the en-suite outdoor bathroom with Jacuzzi, there's an en-suite guest toilet and shower from the living room

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults

Ocean Suites, 2-bedroom with Lap Pool

On stilts over the ocean, the Ocean Suites have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, perfect for families with older children. The living room with dining table leads to large verandah with 25 sq m infinity pool

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 4 adults

Family 2-bedroom Villa with Lap Pool

Two-bedroom, two bathroom villas with open-air terrace overlooking a private 53 sq m infinity pool with own dining island 

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 4 children or 5 adults

Hideaway Palace with Lap Pool

The magical Hideway Palace stretches over 1,420 sq m on the very private tip of the island and comprises three separate villas connected by a timber deck, surrounded by two private infinity swimming pools, creating the impression that the villas float above water. Each palace consists of a master bedroom with walk-in closet, en-suite indoor and outdoor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate rain shower and open-air shower in the garden, and two guest villas with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets.  Living room, indoor dining pavilion with roof terrace for star-gazing and romantic candle-lit dinners, open-air dining pavilion on the deck, pantry pavilion dedicated to the preparation of light snacks and cocktails by the dedicated Hideaway Palace Butler, Maldivian Swing (Undholi) Pavilion, extensive gardens and beachfront

Maximum occupancy: 4 adults + 2 children or 6 adults

 

Transfer

Domestic flight + speedboat or seaplane (approx 75 minutes). The island also has its own marina for private yacht-owners

 

Board basis

Half Board or Full Board, dine-around so you can eat at any of the island's restaurants

 

Facilities

Sports: complimentary bicycles and snorkelling equipment, gym, volleyball, basketball, soccer pitch, table tennis, pool, table football, yoga classes, new tennis academy by Russian professional Nikolay Davydenko

Watersports centre offering wide range of activities and tuition courses including windsurfing, kayaks, catamaran sailing, water-skiiing, kite-boarding

Witbit Aqua Sports Park, a floating aquapark with slides, trampolines, climbing area and balance beams

Dive centre: Meridis PADI 5* Gold dive centre offering dive trips and courses, 28 dive sites are within 60 minutes of the island by traditional dhoni

Pools: two ocean-front infinity pools, one with a children's splash pool and the other with a more adult vibe, both with bar service

Medical: Doctor on site

Entertainment: Resident DJ at the Blue Heron Beach Club every evening

Spa: The Spa at Hideaway Maldives offers a range of relaxing treatments in a beautiful garden setting

Kamana boutique for souvenirs and essentials, Sivani London jewellery boutique, Meridis dive shop and sports shop selling sports clothing and swimwear

Free wifi in all rooms, 24-hour room service

 

Food and drink

Matheefaru Restaurant: main buffet restaurant with sand floor, live cooking stations, deck for outdoor dining and two private pavilions over the water

Blue Heron Beach Club: poolside beach club offering cocktails and casual dining - think fresh oysters and seafood, sushi, sashimi and tapas

Meeru Bar and Grill: Casual beachfront and poolside dining where you can sit outside on the deck overlooking the lagoon and watch the rays, baby sharks and fish. Menu includes local seafood and pizza fresh from the pizza oven

Samsara Restaurant: Open-air restaurant set on stilts over the lagoon offering Asian food with Indian, Thai, Chinese and  Japanese influences, and a Teppanyaki table

 

House reef

Hideaway's house reef is less than 3 metres from the beach in places, making it easy to access for wonderful snorkelling, and is uniquely split into two parts by a natural channel. Turtles are often spotted, as are many species of colourful tropical fish, corals and some of the bigger animals such as eagle rays, sting rays, manta rays and sharks

 

Excursions

There are many group and private excursions on offer including fishing and game fishing, sunrise and sunset cruises, visits to local Utheemu island, picnics on sandbanks and deserted islands, snorkelling trips and dolphin-spotting

 

Family friendly?

The kids' club is free for children from 3 to 12, offering a range of activities including races, games and art and craft activities. There's a of 50 sq m playground and a free babysitting service

Magic of Maldives Ltd

Company No: 8490639.  

ATOL number T7639

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