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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Maldives

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Overview


Spanning across three interconnected islands in the South Malé Atoll and a short 45-minute yacht journey away from Malé International Airport, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an iconic resort paradise surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maldivian landscape and the crystal-clear Indian Ocean.

The resort boasts 119 spacious villas as well as world-class restaurants and bars, the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park, a luxurious spa, and Ithaafushi - The Private Island, the largest private island in the Maldives.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has unveiled Shimizu, the much-anticipated modern Japanese restaurant and the latest of the resort’s 11 speciality dining venues. Head Chef Andrei Palm, formerly of Nobu in South Africa, has brought his artistry and creativity to this one-of-a-kind Japanese restaurant. On an island where culinary innovation meets excellence, Shimizu is the latest in the widest variety of culinary experiences offered in the Maldives. 

The striking structure, built of bamboo, was designed to mimic an ocean wave, connecting guests with the sea life surrounding it. Shimizu, which means clear water in Japanese, is a nod to the gentle crystal waves below. Upon entering Shimizu’s long wooden pathway, reminiscent of a traditional Japanese sanctuary entryway, guests are momentarily transported to Japan. The impossibly high ceiling, set against a marvellous backdrop of the deep blue, delivers guests back to the Maldives and to the heart of the restaurant, where the sushi bar and Teppanyaki grill sit.

Guests are served a refreshing welcome drink of matcha tea with mint and rosemary honey, traditional Japanese notes balanced with global flavours, setting the stage for the journey they will begin to embark on at Shimizu.
The menu was created with global influences, designed by Chef Andrei and his team of chefs with a combined 55 years of experience in high-end Japanese restaurants. Hailing from South Africa, Nepal, Indonesia and the Philippines, each chef has incorporated flavours from their native countries into the artistry of dishes served, creating a true fusion.

In addition to Shimizu, guests can expect an unforgettable culinary journey at the resort’s 11 restaurants. Created by Dave Pynt, the culinary mastermind behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Burnt Ends restaurant, The Ledge features an elevated Australian barbecue experience that can be savoured against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Guests can also enjoy the only private hand-crafted bamboo dining pods in the Maldives at Terra, located on the island’s highest point for a unique gastronomic escapade.



Connected to the island by over-water walkways, these villas on stilts perch right over the turquoise lagoon and offer a mesmerising ocean outlook. Each water villas ensure an exclusive view and maximum privacy for our guests. Interior is equivalent to the Beach Villas, each has covered veranda and a split-level deck. Netting suspended like hammocks from its edges are perfect for breezy sunbathing.
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Boasting a beautifully furnished and generously sized private pool, the One Bedroom Beach Villa is framed by the island’s lush tropical landscape. This villa offers you the choice of a king-size bed, or two queen beds, complemented by beach-inspired interiors and sun-lit hues. Let the sleek marble bathroom seduce you with its standalone tub and cascading shower. The connecting dressing room, mirrored and bright, is your personal space for pampering.
Total Space: 234 sqm
Number of Bedrooms: 1
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 Children
*Children below 12 years old
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Discover life above the waves. These spacious villas feature an overwater terrace, including a private infinity pool.
Total Space: 279 sqm
Number of Bedrooms: 1
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 Children (Children below 12 years old)
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Find space, luxury, and sunrise views at these villas. Enjoy the surrounding nature from an overwater hammock alongside the infinity pool.
Total Space: 319 sqm
Number of Bedrooms: 1
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 Children + 1 Infant *Children below 12 years old
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The Grand Overwater offers an unforgettable seaside experience. A bright living room boasts views over the crystal waters. A spacious master bedroom with a king-sized bed hosts a double dressing room, grand bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, bathtub and separate toilet.
Total Space: 334 sqm
Number of Bedrooms: 2
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 Children + 1 Infant *Children below 12 years old
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Enjoy a luxurious Maldivian experience in these spacious villas. Surrounded by a tropical garden, you’ll find an extensive wooden deck, private pool, and two master bedrooms.
Total Space: 601 sqm
Number of Bedrooms: 2
Maximum Occupancy: 5 Adults or 4 Adults + 2 Children
*Children below 12 years old
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Nestled on elegant Maldivian stilts, the Two Bedroom Overwater Villa offers an unforgettable seaside experience. A bright living room boasts views over the crystal waters. A spacious master bedroom with a king-sized bed hosts a double dressing room, grand bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, bathtub and separate toilet. The villa's soothing palette continues through the second bedroom. Overwater decks offer a dining table with sunken benches and an outdoor lounge, plush armchairs and a private infinity pool.
Total Space: 624 sqm
Number of Bedrooms: 2
Maximum Occupancy: 5 Adults or 4 Adults + 2 Children
*Children below 12 years old
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Designed with a contemporary beachfront aesthetic, the two-bedroom beach villa is surrounded by tropical gardens, with the ocean just beyond. The spacious living room opens up onto its effortlessly stylish private terrace, offering large spaces to lounge, laze and delight in each other’s company. Two light and inviting bedrooms await; the master bedroom with a king-sized bed, the second bedroom featuring two queen-sized beds. Each ocean views from large sliding glass doors and access to the terrace.
Total Space: 599 sqm
Number of Bedrooms: 2
Maximum Occupancy: 5 Adults or 4 Adults + 2 Children
*Includes a service quarter for maids/nannies
*Children below 12 years old
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Discover celebrated dining experiences and embark on an exquisite culinary journey around the world.

From outdoor dining overlooking pristine beaches and stunning shorelines to more formal spots boasting breathtaking views, the lounges and bars invite cocktail conversations from day to night.

Special occasions can be even more memorable with a unique setting. Choose from one of the spectacular venues below, from a celebratory beach dinner, to a romantic sunset dinner cruise or Cinema Paradiso night.

Although the resort does not impose a particular dress code during the day, it is requested to refrain from wearing uncovered swimming attire in the restaurants during breakfast and lunch time. For sundown and dinner, we kindly request a resort casual dress code in all restaurants.

Terra
Gaze across the ocean as you dine among the treetops in one of seven bamboo nests. The unparalleled dining experience at Terra features the world''s finest ingredients, such as Miyazake Wagyu Beef and Alba White Truffle, complemented by an extensive collection of premium wines and the resort's signature Krug Champagne handpicked by the first Maldives' Krug Ambassador.

Yasmeen
Adorned with antique décor and artifacts, Yasmeen presents a gastronomic journey of Levant cuisine in a heritage Arabian village setting with an Indian Ocean view. Savor piping hot Saj bread baked in a traditional oven, mezzes and succulent charcoal-grilled meat and seafood.

Li Long
Inspired by Shanghainese noble residences, Li Long offers signature Peking duck roasted in the Maldives's first classic wood-fired oven. Relish contemporary Chinese cuisine beautifully paired with specialty Chinese tea from the finest tea collection. A private dining room with lagoon view is ideal for family gatherings.

Tasting Table
Find open-theater kitchen counters in the main restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Tasting Table offers an international menu of delicious cuisine. Discover culinary highlights spanning from Asia to Europe in the relaxing dining room or beachside terrace. Open from 7:00 am – 10:30 pm daily.

The Rock
Home to the extensive wine cellar of the finest New World favorites and Old World classics, dine at The Rock around a 200-year-old Jarrah wood table in a cave-like dining room built from Jordanian limestone. Exclusive wine dinners for 12 guests feature food and wine pairing menus paying homage to renowned wine regions.

The Ledge by Dave Pynt
Created by Dave Pynt from Burnt Ends, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore, The Ledge by Dave Pynt brings Burnt Ends' much-loved modern Australian barbecue style to the Maldives. The perfect pool-side spot for a leisurely lunch, by night The Ledge turns into an intimate restaurant where the bar and grill come to life.

Glow
Embrace a garden-to-table concept in the greenhouse ambience of Glow. Well-being cuisine made with fresh ingredients from the island's edible garden is complemented by a range of organic, biodynamic, sustainable and natural wines, as well as healthy, detoxifying drinks.

Peacock Alley
Unwind with ocean views and live music from the resident saxophonist in this serene lounge. The hand-crafted, signature barrel-aged cocktails, wines and tapas make Peacock Alley an ideal venue to chill throughout the day and night. 

Amber
Be mesmerized by the stunning Maldivian sunset over the Indian Ocean from Amber, the relaxed Champagne bar. Savor a unique range of the finest Champagnes along with a selection of hand-crafted Champagne cocktails and curated spuntini. 

Nava
Indulge the senses at the resort's playground with art, music, food and drinks. Relax in the vibrant yet cozy ambiance of Nava, the pool and beach club featuring live DJs, a refreshing selection of cocktails, wood-fired pizzas and small bites.

Destination Dining
Special occasions can be even more memorable with a unique setting. Choose one of the spectacular venues, from a celebratory beach dinner, to a romantic sunset dinner cruise or Cinema Paradiso night.

Disconnect and escape the noise of everyday life. Reconnect with nature. Refresh in an oasis of serenity and blissful indulgence exclusively reserved for you. Waldorf Astoria Spa is a lifestyle spa and wellness sanctuary complemented by the Maldives first-ever Wellness Concierge service. Offering a personalized approach with a unique consultation process, we deliver crafted solutions for guests to discover equilibrium in mind, body and soul.
Waldorf Astoria Spa invites you to create your spa experience of your own.

Resident and visiting wellness practitioners offer bespoke holistic treatment and exercise programs focused on creating a positive effect on your health and wellbeing with every session.

At Waldorf Astoria Fitness Centre, customized exercises and holistic wellness programs can build a strong and more flexible physique, while our hair stylists and aesthetic experts have a passion for enhancing your style with makeovers, nail therapy, scalp and hair treatments and hair styling.