Abode Paradise - Maldives

Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi

Location: Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives / Transfer Type: Domestic Air / Room & Suites: 43

The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, Spa Resort & Marina is a luxury boutique resort situated on the privately-owned uninhabited virgin island of Dhonakulhi, North Maldives, Indian Ocean. The resort was opened on 1st August 2005 with 9 types of spectacular guest villas. Our marina is the first of its kind in the Maldives. The Island is a haven of peace, tranquillity and serenity. Island Hideaway is one of the very few resorts (currently 3) in the Haa Alifu Atoll.

Nature and luxury blend harmoniously together at The Island Hideaway. Our entire Island and lagoon is the exclusive and private domain of our guests. Our guest villa complexes are some of the largest of any resort in the Maldives. These majestic chalets are tucked into the lush greenery and scattered along the beach-line some 30 metres apart from one another, providing the ultimate in privacy. All of the Island’s villas boast breathtaking panoramic views over the beautiful turquoise lagoon and Indian Ocean. The designs of our furniture, fixtures and fittings are a rustic celebration of nature, and we have used custom-made hand-finished natural materials throughout. At the same time, however, guests can indulge all their senses in the magic of this Maldivian Island and enjoy every exclusive luxury which sophisticated globetrotters have come to expect.

Despite the extensive facilities and services at The Island Hideaway, we have utilised barely 5% of the Island and lagoon, thereby leaving 95% in its original state, untouched by the hand of man.

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Location: Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
Basic Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

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The Deluxe Jasmine Family Villas feature two bedrooms and a sitting room, ideal for families and groups. This spacious villa has an infinity swimming pool offering complete privacy. A fusion of Maldivian style architecture and contemporary designs, the villa offers true luxury and comfort. Other features include; an outdoor lounge overlooking the pool and the beach, a walk-in closet, en-suite indoor/outdoor bathroom with a 'two-person' handcrafted bathtub.


The 7 Funa Pavilions 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 super-king-size bed, walkin wardrobe and a writing table. The bathrooms have a bath and shower and have been tastefully decorated with granite, slate and onyx finishes.


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 Jacuzzi bath tub.


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.


Our guest accommodation Hideaway Water Suites 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 Hideaway Water Suites have their own exclusive ocean-view 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 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.


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 five 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.

Hideaway Spa by Mandara

The Ultimate Indulgence at the Hideaway Spa by Mandara..

If pampering your body and soul and achieving total peace and tranquillity is your idea of heaven, the Hideaway Spa by Mandara has it all. Created with sensitivity to the guest experience, the design emphasis of the Hideaway Spa is on space, privacy and luxury. The spa design is supported by a service style that considers the guest’s need for escape, unobtrusive delivery and extraordinary attention to detail. Like other Maldivian spas before it, the Hideaway Spa capitalises on the dramatic Indian Ocean location. The difference here is that the sun, sand and sea theme continues throughout with internal waterways and waterfall walls, open areas and feature sand floors. Our Hideaway Spa finishes have been carefully selected and the combination of coconut and teak timber furnishing, sukabumi stone, java rosso tumble stone, sandstone, pink slate, onyx and silk fabrics culminate to overwhelm all of one’s senses. Unique, intimate and romantic, the Hideaway Spa encompasses 4 Spa Land Villas, 2 Lagoon Spa Pavilions.

Mandara Spas Worldwide

Our journey began on the spiritual island of Bali, where we discovered a true reverence for the healing arts. In Bali, this knowledge is passed down from generation to generation, from mother to daughter, from father to son, and as such is deeply entwined in the Balinese way of life. Combining this rich knowledge and spirit of generosity with European techniques, Mandara offers each guest the ultimate luxuriously healing experience.

Today, Mandara Spas can be found in diverse locations around the world. Every Mandara Spa experience is completely unique, because we honor the diversity of the culture we are immersed in as well as the Balinese traditions from our past. It is our promise that while no two Mandara Spas are identical, you will recognize us from our commitment to your ultimate satisfaction, our belief in the healing arts and the spirit of generosity from which we perform your service. Namaste.

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 personalize 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.

The Built Over Water Restaurant Gaafushioffer fine dining serves authentic Asian cuisine and seafood specialty. Lovers of Japanese cuisine will also be delighted to hear that the Island Hideaway Resort offers the same.

Our restaurantis designed to ensure that guests have maximum sights and sounds of the Indian Ocean. There is over- water dining areas situated close to the reef edge, ensuring that fish are always your neighbours!

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.

The main restaurant serving a wide range of succulent international cuisine and grills accompanied by a magnificent view of the sunset.

In-Villa Dining option too is available for guests willing to dine in their villa.

24 hour service available!

We are delighted to introduce the FIRST Marina in the Maldives. A fully-equipped, state-of-the-art Marina, built by Walcon Marine - a well-known Marina Builder.

  • Facilities: 15-20 berths 20 yachts
  • 30m+ berths 2 yachts
  • Max length 80m
  • Max beam 20m 25-30 berths 3 yachts
  • Berthing alongside available
  • Max draught no limit
  • Services: Electricity, Freshwater, Fuel (Petrol/Diesel), Fishing Supplies, Doctor, Cable Television, Restaurants, Bar, Hotel, Telephone, Internet

If the settings above sea level has all the ingredients of a "holiday heaven", the experience awaiting you below the water's surface is even more spectacular...

  • Dhonakulhi has its own house reef 10-30 metres away
  • No commercial diving activity in this Virgin Atoll - Haa Alifu
  • Over 20 fabulous untouched dive sites within a 5-60 minute range
  • Fully-equipped diving school managed by Meridis Dive, with the latest diving technology and branded equipment
  • For Nitrox certified divers, you will dive "NITROX for free"

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
  • Hideaway Water Sports
  • Tennis, Fitness Suite, Beach Volleyball, Bicycle Riding and Silat
  • Sunset, Sunrise, Night and Big-game fishing
  • Cultural Excursions
  • The Hideaway Bazaar
  • Sifani London Jewellery Boutique
  • Mandara Spa Shop
  • Meridis Dive Boutique
  • Desert Island Retreats
  • Aerial Photo Flights

The Island Hideaway Sports Complex comes with a variety of sports and modern sports equipment which includes:

  • 2 Tennis Courts; Our two floodlit tennis courts are open around the clock at your discretion.
  • Gymnasium - with all the latest fitness equipments, such as sky walker, treadmills, cycles, dumbbells, exercise equipment, etc
  • Table tennis
  • Fussball
  • Pool table/Billiard table
  • Bar with a wide variety of healthy drinks, soft drinks, energy drinks, fresh juices, etc
  • Small kiosk
  • Toilets and shower facilities

Our fully equipped water sports centre is tucked away from the rest of the resort so as to provide complete privacy to our clientele. The centre offers a range of activities including water skiing, to even the more unique such as banana boat rides and surfboard bikes.

Our “Tender Hearts” at Dhonakulhi is open to all kids. The 75.7 m² Kid’s Club has a playground area of 50.5 m² and offers a variety of games and activities for kids. Apart from the activities we also have a small library, board games and bicycles to ride. Some of the activities provide are:

  • Junior Certification Program
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Crab Race
  • Movies
  • Sandcastle making
  • Dance Party
  • Running Race
  • Balloon Race
  • Make your own Sandwich
  • Musical Chairs
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Tour of the Resort

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.

When perfection itself simply isn't enough- Island Hideaway offers a whole new definition of sublime. Our unprecedented Butler Service, is available to all our prestigious clientele, providing our guests with an unimaginably supreme standard of service and luxury, where your every need is anticipated and catered to by your very own personal butler,

Beach attitude at 0° latitude

Imagine sparkling white sands, pristine turquoise waters paired with a discreet world-class service delivered to you while relaxing on the beach. The freshest food and drinks are made upon request and brought directly to you. Sunbathing has never been better.



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