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ISLAND HIDEAWAY AT DHONAKULHI
asdu Summary Details  
Name: Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi
Star Rating: 5 star deluxe
Distance From Airport: 250 km  
Transfer by Domestic Air Plane: 75 Mins  
Number of Rooms: 43  
Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, Master, Amex  
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The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi sits on its own 1.4 kilometre long, crescent-shaped island, complete with lush green vegetation, long white beaches and an adjacent house reef.

Whilst the resort offers 43 spacious, private luxury villas and whole range of first-class facilities, majority of the island has still been left in its pristine natural state! A rustic celebration of nature...

Dhonakulhi Island, with a beach length of some 3,200 meters around the Island, is a haven of peace, tranquility and serenity. The crystal clear turquoise waters of the shallow waist-deep lagoon surrounding the island stretch as far as the eye can see. The Island's uniquely rich and dense vegetation instill a feeling of harmony and being at one with nature. Guests can choose to arrive at The Island Hideaway either by a 45-minute scenic photo-flight from the international airport at Male', the capital of the Maldives, or guests may also fly-in on seaplanes or private jets, or cruise their yachts to the Island's fully-equipped world class marina

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Rooms

Funa Pavilion 176m² land area per villa, 7 available
The 7 Funa Pavilion Villas on the beach front with their chalk-white walls promise peace and privacy in a living area covering 176 square metres. Characterised by their own garden, a separate sleeping and living area with teak flooring, open-air bathroom and a wooden patio area facing the beach with two thickly cushioned teak sun-beds, these Villas offer luxury over and above the call of duty. Their design is a declaration of love for nature with an eye for detail. If their architecture leans heavily on nature, so, too, does the colour scheme of the villas with its earthy shades of brown, beige and green. A round table with a two-seater sofa and two cocktail chairs forms the communicative centre of the living area with its integrated day bed and wine-red upholstery. The satellite TV with DVD and surround-sound system and multi-format CD player has been accommodated in a separate cupboard. The bedroom has a superking- size bed, walk-in wardrobe and a writing table. The bathrooms have a bath and shower and have been tastefully decorated with granite, slate and onyx finishes

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Ramba Retreat 385m² land area per villa, 7 available
Spread over 385 square metres, our elegantly rustic Raamba Retreats with their open floor-level outdoor terraces and landscaped gardens offer the perfect seclusion for a peaceful retreat. The 7 Raamba Retreats are dotted across the coastline on the beachfront. The Lounge and the Bedroom in the Raamba Retreats are generously spaced. The Bedroom has a walk-in closet area and en-suite Bathroom with indoor and outdoor bathing facilities and a ‘two-person’ hand-crafted bath. Guests can take pleasure in alfresco gourmet meals and barbecues on the open floor-level outdoor terrace. The Raamba Retreat Bedroom has a super-king-size 4-poster bed (2m x 2m) with custom-made mattresses 25 cm in thickness and which have been pocket-sprung springs for maximum comfort. The Lounge houses a TV with DVD and surround sound system music player. Private in-room DVD and music CD collection, and Satellite TV channels. The Raamba Retreat contains coffee/cappuccino/espresso makers, generously stocked mini bar, personal safes, hairdryers, golfing umbrellas, torches, mosquito repellents, bath-robes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and all other amenities typical of a 5-star resort.

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Dhonakulhi Residence 550m² land area per villa, 20 available
Lapped by the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, our Dhonakulhi Residences are scattered along the white sandy beach-front of the Island Hideaway. Each Residence, in a compound of over 550 square metres, has an open-plan living area with a timber deck outdoor seating. The French-windowed spacious bedroom overlooks the generously proportioned outdoor Jacuzzi Splash Pool. In addition to the indoor and outdoor Bathroom with its ‘two-person’ hand-crafted bath, there is also an Open-air Alfresco Garden Dining Pavilion and Roof Terrace. The mandatory Maldivian Swing (Undholi) Pavilion completes the majestic Dhonakulhi Residence. The Dhonakulhi Residence contains coffee/cappuccino/espresso makers, generously stocked mini bar, personal safes, hairdryers, golfing umbrellas, torches, mosquito repellents, bath-robes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and all other amenities typical of a 5-star resort. The Lounge houses a TV with DVD and surround sound system music player. Private in-room DVD and music CD collection, and Satellite TV channels. IDD telephone and GSM mobile services. Complimentary in-Villa bottled drinking water is provided.

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Jasmince Garden Villa 705m² land area per villa, 5 available
The exotic Jasmine Garden Villas are a spectacular expanse of 705 square metres of land that you can call entirely your own. Each of the 5 Jasmine Garden Villas sits on the beach front and has its own exclusive 9.5 metre by 4 metre private Infinity Swimming Pool and garden area. Entrance to the Jasmine Garden Villas is through a Maldivian-style courtyard garden, leading to a spacious lounge overlooking the swimming pool. The Bedroom has a walk-in closet area and en-suite Bathroom with indoor and outdoor bathing facilities and a ‘two-person’ hand-crafted bath. There is also a separate guest toilet and shower room across the Lounge. Guests may intimately dine in their Open-air Alfresco ‘Floating’ Dining Pavilion situated on a ‘mini-island’ that floats on top of the pool or, alternatively, on the romantic Roof Terrace. The Maldivian Swing (Undholi) Pavilion completes the perfect setting for your hideaway from the world. Villa contains coffee/cappuccino/espresso makers, generously stocked mini bar, personal safes, hairdryers, golfing umbrellas, torches, mosquito repellents, bath-robes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and all other amenities typical of a 5-star resort

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Hideaway Water Suite 235m² floor area per villa, 2 available
Our guest accommodation Hideaway Water Suite are a first of their kind in the Maldives, if not the world, and are truly in a class of their own. Erected on wooden stilts in Dhonakulhi Island’s shallow turquoise-blue lagoon and spread over 235 square metres of timber deck, our two stand-alone Villas have their own exclusive oceanview treatment room, sauna, steam room, outdoor round bathtub overlooking the tranquil lagoon, sundeck, lagoon access, and complete in-villa spa treatment facilities in which guests can look forward to being pampered by a team of dedicated spa specialists from Mandara Spa. A stay in these havens of peace and serenity will leave our guests fresh, revitalised and rejuvenated. The Villa Bedroom has a super-king-size 4-poster bed (2m x 2m) with custom-made mattresses 25 cm in thickness and which have been pocket-sprung springs for maximum comfort. The Lounge houses a TV with DVD and surround sound system music player. Private in-room DVD and music CD collection, and Satellite TV channels. The Villa contains coffee/cappuccino/espresso makers, generously stocked mini bar, personal safes, hairdryers, golfing umbrellas, torches, mosquito repellents, bath-robes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and all other amenities typical of a 5-star resort

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Hideaway Palace - 3 Bed Room Complex 1,420m² land area per villa, 2 available
In the world of high class resorts, our Resort’s two Hideaway Palaces remain unparalleled and represent the epitome of exclusivity, privacy and refinement. Each Hideaway Palace is sprawled over an expansive 1,420 square metres of land, located on a golden natural sandbank and erected one facing sunrise, and the other facing sunset. The Hideaway Palace comprises of eight exclusive individual Villas which sit on top of a beautiful timber deck and are surrounded by a number of private Infinity Swimming Pools, giving an impression that they are floating on water. The villas are : a Master Bedroom Villa with a custom-made circular-shaped bed positioned at its centre; a second additional Guest Bedroom Villa with en-suite indoor and outdoor garden bathroom; a third additional Guest Bedroom Villa with en-suite indoor and outdoor garden bathroom; a spacious Indoor Dining Pavilion with a roof-terrace for star-gazing and romantic candle-lit dinners; a Lounge and Cinema Pavilion with fitted projector and complete home-cinema system; an Open-air Alfresco Dining Pavilion on the deck; a Pantry Pavilion for preparation and service of light snacks and exotic cocktails by the dedicated Hideaway Palace Butler; and a Maldivian Swing (Undholi) Pavilion for those sultry Indian evenings listening to the sound of the ocean waves.

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Succulent Cuisine

Whatever takes your fancy and whatever the time of day or night, our resident Chefs remain entirely at your disposal. They can conjure up a myriad of succulent gourmet dishes to tempt your sensations and satisfy any taste at any time. Our Chefs can suggest a menu specially designed for you using the freshest of fresh ingredients or can personalise a menu to excite your palate.

Maldivian cuisine draws heavily on fish and is similar in some ways to Indian. Yet the dishes that are served on The Island Hideaway are much more varied and sophisticated than just fish alone. Our cool coral sandy-floored Matheefaru restaurant offers
international and Maldivian cuisine, and our Gaafushi fine dining serves authentic Asian cuisine and seafood speciality. Lovers of Japanese cuisine will also be delighted to hear that the Island Hideaway Resort offers the same.

All our restaurants are located on the beach front and have been designed to ensure that guests have maximum sights and sounds of the Indian Ocean. There are overwater dining areas situated close to the reef edge, ensuring that fish are always your
neighbours!

For the romantics, just imagine strolling out to a nearby sandbank to enjoy an incredibly romantic candle-lit Robinson Crusoe experience or dining out under the stars – it’s all possible here.

Alternatively, guests may of course choose to dine in the privacy of their Villas, 24 hours a day, or on a secluded part of the beach. This is your island get-away and you choose how to enjoy your time here.

Those wanting to while away the evening to exotic drinks and snacks will find the Meeru Bar the perfect place. Our Meeru Bar, situated on the beach, has a unique design in that the roof structure is like the inside of a boat’s hull and the deck area extends over water giving fantastic sunset views.

We attach a great deal of importance to the quality of our produce. All our produce comes from the very best sources and fresh fish is caught locally and delivered to the island on a daily basis.
Other Services

The Island Hideaway offers a whole host of entertainment and leisure activities for those that want to do a little more than nothing! The following is a snapshot summary of some of the recreational activities we offer:

The Hideaway Library – if you are looking for a distraction, you might want to check out the Hideaway Library with its myriad of books, magazines, games, music CDs, DVDs and Cyber Café. All Villas have Internet access by Wireless or LAN line. Breakfast each morning is accompanied by the Hideaway Newsletter summarising world events.

Hideaway Water Sports – in addition to the 750 cubic metre Infinity Swimming Pool facing the Indian Ocean, 32 metres in length and 22 metres in width, with attached Jacuzzi and children’s pool as well as poolside service, The Island Hideaway has also made sure that all other forms of water sports are catered for – from speedboat trips to catamaran sailing to water skiing, snorkelling, windsurfing, canoeing and wakeboarding. And those wanting to experience a bit of local colour can sail out on a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat or their own yacht to one of the nearby inhabited islands.

Tennis, Fitness Suite, Beach Volleyball, Bicycle Riding and Silat – the more sportingminded can enjoy a game of tennis, volleyball on the sand, jog along the beach, bicycle along the hidden trails, or work-out at our Fitness Suite. For the early birds, a refreshing session of silat is “just what the doctor ordered”.

Sunset, Sunrise, Night and Big-game fishing – fishing is one of the mainstays of subsistence for the Maldivian people, who have mastered it to an art. Our guests are able to participate in sunset or night fishing on a traditional Maldivian dhoni fishing boat, big game fishing and also go on fishing expeditions with fishermen from the local islands and experience for themselves first-hand as to what proper eco-friendly fishing entails. Our expert chefs will thereafter prepare the catches made by the guests in whatever manner they desire, including beach barbecues.

Cultural Excursions – we arrange excursions for our guests to significant sites of Maldivian heritage and culture on nearby islands. One of the most important sites is the Utheemu Palace situated on Utheemu Island, home of the Maldivian national hero Muhammad Thakurufaanu or Bodu Thakurufaanu and his two brothers who saved the Maldives from the Portuguese in 1573 AD.

The Hideaway Bazaar – at our Hideaway Bazaar you are guaranteed to find that ideal present for friends and family. Exhibited and retailed in our lifestyle boutique are finely crafted items such as Maldivian arts and crafts, jewellery and hand-made fabrics using traditional weaving methods. In keeping with the commitment to caring for the environment, recycled items are also available for you to take home as souvenirs to relive pleasant memories of your stay. You will also find at the Bazaar those last minute essential things you forgot to bring on your holiday, including sun protection lotions and other toiletries.

Sifani London Jewellery Boutique – Sifani London (www.sifani.com) is a manufacturer and retailer of high quality jewellery and precious gems products. Our partnership with Sifani allows our guests to design custom-made jewellery for any occasion, whether it be for weddings or honeymoons or just that romantic special occasion.

Mandara Spa Shop – the Spa Shop stocks a range of products for skin health (such as exfoliating creams, masks, cleanses and washes), anti-ageing boosters, body wellbeing enhancements, aromatherapy, and gifts from the much-admired Elemis and La Thérapie range.

Meridis Dive Boutique – this is a dive specialist boutique where guests can purchase snorkelling and diving equipment.

Kids’ Club – Hideaway Kid’s Club will be manned at all times, so as to enable guest to leave their children with us without any thoughts or worries.

Desert Island Retreats – guests can take a trip to a nearby uninhabited island or sandbank lagoon and spend the day swimming, lazing and feasting on the delights of the picnic barbecue.

Aerial Photo Flights – with our partners, Island Aviation Services, we can offer private chartered photo flights to other Atolls or resorts in the Maldives.

Amenities, Services & Facilities

Room Amenities
Villa contains coffee/cappuccino/espresso makers, generously stocked mini bar, personal safes, hairdryers, golfing umbrellas, torches, mosquito repellents, bath-robes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and all other amenities typical of a 5-star resort. Oversize cushions and pillows scatter on the beds, the day-beds and on the various sofas, again with a combination of materials carefully selected for their comfort and aesthetic values, including cotton and silk and many more..

Guest Services
24-hour in-Villa room service, Freshwater, Fishing Suppliers, Doctor, Restaurants, Bar, Wireless Internet, IDD telephone, Laundry and valet, All major credit cards accepted and foreign currency exchange available on resort, Airport meet and greet on arrival and departure, kids club

Facilities
The Hideaway library The Hideaway Water Sports Centre Tennis & Beach Volleyball Fitness centre Bicycle Riding & jogging Organic Vegetable & Hydroponics garden Sunset and Big game fishing Cultural Excursions The Hideaway bazzar Sifani Jewellery Boutique Creche & Kids club Butler Service Wedding Ceremonies Live Theatre, Shows and music, kids club, tai chi, mandara spa shop

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