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  • Star Rating:5* Deluxe
  • No. of Rooms:50 rooms
  • Transfer mode:Seaplane / Domestic


Come, kick off your shoes and let us tell you a story . . . Once upon a time there was a tiny tropical island, an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, lapped by warm turquoise waters and hidden in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Milaidhoo is that island. That time is now and this is our story.

Not just another five-star resort in the Maldives, Milaidhoo does things differently: we call it re-invented luxury. We don’t think of our guests as holidaymakers but as story-tellers, crafting a dream holiday. This is where your story of a small island begins.

Opened in November 2016, Milaidhoo is a boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay, 126km north west of Male’. We’re perfect for nature lovers as our own coral reef, which encircles the island, is a protected area and noted as an outstanding snorkelling and diving site. Our tiny beautiful island, abundant with tropical greenery, measures just 300m by 180m and is fringed by a soft deep white sand beach. Designed for couples seeking peace and privacy, we welcome guests aged nine and above, and have a strict no drone policy on the island.

Everything at Milaidhoo has been custom made and made for comfort; crafted around your needs. Service is tip top but always friendly, in line with our ‘barefoot informality’ ethos. Above all, we’re proud to offer a taste of the true Maldives, opening doors to Maldivian culture and unique experiences.

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Beach Villa

Ideal space for the beach lover to spend days in the island surrounded by the ocean with beachfront accommodation.

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Over Water Family Pool Villa

Ideal island retreats perched on the quaint waters of the clear blue lagoon for a small family or group to spend perfect days in the sun.

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Over Water Villa

Unforgettable adventures await in overwater villas at Vakkaru with luxurious amenities and oh-so perfect lagoon views.

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Water Pool Villa

On stilts over the ocean, these spacious 245sqm, thatched-roof villas are serene and full of light, opening up to a huge sundeck embraced by the pure air of a fresh sea breeze. The sun deck is created around a private 42sqm freshwater infinity pool with a Maldivian-style swing couch, sun loungers, a large umbrella, a dining table with chairs and a large, shaded daybed. Steps lead down into the lagoon for easy access to the nearby coral reef.

The Water Pool Villa’s interior design is inspired by Maldivian heritage and culture, with furnishings custom-made for Milaidhoo and room colours reflecting the brilliant hues of the natural surroundings. The Villa’s huge bathroom features a generous-sized bathtub with ocean view. The bathroom extends to a tropical rain shower with a glass wall overlooking views of the sea. It has access from the private villa deck as well as from the bedroom. At hand, are luxury-size toiletries by Acqua Di Parma.

Guests enjoy total privacy in each of the Water Pool Villas at Milaidhoo. Whether they open up to the lagoon or ocean side each villa is just a few swimming strokes away from the amazing house reef.

Inside each Water Pool Villa, under high ceilings creating space and light, is a king-size bed facing the ocean, a concealed flat-screen television, a dedicated wine chiller, a full-sized, silent refrigerator and mini bar, a coffee machine and kettle with gourmet coffee capsules and premium tea bags, a ceiling fan and individually-controlled air-conditioning.


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Beach Pool Villa

Set on a white, powder soft, sand beach amongst palm trees and lush, tropical greenery, these bright and spacious 290sqm thatched-roof villas open-up 180-degrees to a huge sundeck and spectacular views.

Inside each villa is a king-size bed with amazing views of the beach and ocean. Each villa has high ceilings inspiring space and light. There is a concealed flat-screen television; a dedicated wine chiller, a full-sized, silent refrigerator and mini bar, coffee machine, ceiling fan and air conditioning complementing the custom-made furnishings.

The Beach Pool Villas at Milaidhoo welcome guests to a private island home, created to benefit from the natural privacy provided by the lush vegetation surrounding the villa. The contemporary interior design includes many local touches giving a sense of being truly in the Maldives.

The luxurious air-conditioned bathroom features an indoor rain shower and a separate deep bathtub as well as an outdoor open-air garden-shower. Luxury-size toiletries are by Acqua Di Parma.

Each Beach Pool Villa has direct access to the beach and ocean as well as plenty of space on the sun deck with its private fresh-water 36 square metre infinity pool. There is an over-sized day bed for relaxation under the swaying palm trees as well as a Maldivian-style swing chair, sun loungers, a sun umbrella, and a dining table with chairs.


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Beach Residence

Beach Residence

These spacious 490sqm, thatched-roof beach-front residences have been created to allow luxurious, informal outdoor island living with a huge outdoor deck accessible from the bright and comfortable separate sleeping and living room. Set on the beach, each light-filled residence has custom-made furnishings enhancing a luxurious yet simple environment that brings together elements of nature and Maldivian design heritage.

The bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the beach and ocean. These open to a sun deck with a private 60sqm freshwater infinity pool, Maldivian-style swing couch, sun loungers, sun umbrella, a dining table with chairs and a large daybed by the pool.

Inside each high-ceilinged villa is a king-size bed facing the ocean, a concealed flat-screen television, a dedicated wine chiller , a full-sized, silent refrigerator and mini bar, a coffee machine and kettle with gourmet coffee capsules and premium tea bags, a ceiling fan and individually-controlled air-conditioning.

The comfortable, circular living room opens to the view of the beach and ocean and the large bathroom has indoor and outdoor rain showers and a separate deep bathtub. At hand, are luxury-size toiletries by Acqua Di Parma.


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Ocean Residence

In the Milaidhoo Ocean Residence guests discover an over-water paradise with spectacular views. Set at the very end of the lagoon jetty, this over-water residence has a separate living room and two bedrooms, each with a spacious en-suite bathroom. A dedicated personal butler is on call to arrange everything guests wish.

This 564sqm thatched-roof Residence suspended on pillars over the ocean, has two large bedrooms with wonderful sea views. There is a gym concealed under the roof as a secret space for workouts, private yoga and meditation sessions while enjoying an inspiring view. Outside on the broad sundeck are a swing chair, sun loungers and a private freshwater infinity pool with steps down into the lagoon.

Bathroom luxury is redefined in the Residence’s master bathroom as one side can be opened up completely, brightening the bathroom with sunlight and revealing amazing views of the ocean. There is an indoor rain shower and a separate, deep bathtub facing the sea. This creates a memorable setting for a relaxing hot bath after a day of diving or snorkelling. At hand, are premium Acqua Di Parma toiletries.

Inside the Ocean Residence, where high ceilings create space and light, the king-size bed in the master bedroom faces the ocean. Special features of the Ocean Residence are three flat-screen TVs, ceiling fans and individually-controlled air-conditioning, a wine chiller stocked with sommelier-recommended wines, a full-sized, silent refrigerator and well-stocked mini-bar, a coffee-making machine and a kettle with gourmet coffee capsules and premium tea bags.


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Popular Facilities

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50 villas and residences with private pool. Three restaurants, two bars, including first Maldivian restaurant specialising in gourmet cuisine 24/7 Island. Host service Spa and gym, yoga and meditation ‘Ocean Stories’ Aquatic Centre
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Nature & Underwater

Outstanding and lively house reef In Season: Diving and Snorkelling with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. Resident marine biologist & Coral Basket Sponsorship program
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Fishing and Dolphin Cruises. Water sports Diving, Snorkelling. Luxury yacht cruises. Traditional Maldivian dhoni cruises
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A Love Story

Wedding ceremonies, Engagements, Anniversaries, Babymoons & Honeymoons

Restaurants and Bars

  • Ba ’ Theli By The Reef Restaurant & LoungeMilaidhoo is home to the first restaurant in the Maldives that specialises in gourmet local island cuisine, featuring dishes inspired by the Maldivian Spice Route. Named after the ancient wooden sailing vessels that brought spices and knowledge of other countries to the islands, Ba’theli by the Reef is one of the few fine-dining restaurants in the world that encourages its diners to come barefoot. Ba’theli’s architecture reflects its heritage, built to resemble three boats that are supported by pillars so it appears to be floating by the reef in the lagoon. The story of Ba’theli boats began over 5,000 years ago when the Maldives was a key port of call for trading vessels sailing from Indonesia and India to Arabia with cargoes of cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cloves, ginger and pepper. The Maldivian islanders bartered coconuts, sun-dried fish, cordage, cowrie shells and sails woven from coconut fibre for spices, rice, ceramics and silks. These locally-made cargo boats, or Ba’theli in the Maldivian language, collected these goods and sailed throughout the archipelago trading them, spreading knowledge about different lands, their customs and cuisine. The menu created by the chef at Ba’theli by the Reef features dishes that originated in the Maldives, adapted for a gourmet palate. As in traditional Maldivian dishes, cooking techniques and ingredients come from around the Indian Ocean, India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. The restaurant concept is part of the Milaidhoo ethos to offer guests a very Maldivian holiday with a real sense of island life; the dining experience is truly island inspired, based on the culture, tradition and history of this destination.
  • Shoreline GrillThe beachfront Shoreline Grill is where guests find superb meats and freshly caught local fish and seafood, simply cooked and beautifully presented. Guests dine barefoot on the sand in a private beachfront pavilion, or inside for a fantastic view of the show kitchen. This exceptional culinary experience inspires guests, and they can even enjoy an evening at our Chef’s Table where chef designs a tailor-made menu, and cooks especially for them. Guests are also invited to arrange a pre-dinner wine tasting session in our wine room with our sommelier. This is barefoot informality at its best: easy, simple, no fuss.
  • Compass Pool BarCompass is the place to chill out and fall in love with our infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. When hunger calls, we’re right here with light meals including gourmet pizzas from our wood-fired oven, bento boxes, fresh salads and sandwiches, and of course, a tempting drinks list with the freshest juices, infused waters, wines and cocktails. The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down; the area transforms into a laid-back lounge offering aperitifs and afterdinner drinks as well as an impressive selection of cocktails.
  • Ocean RestaurantHere’s the tropical breakfast guests dream of: sitting on the deck by the ocean as our team delivers wave after wave of treats to the table. Or helping yourself to a huge variety of elegantly presented culinary delights, hand-picked from all over the world, locally sourced where possible. For lunch and dinner, the style remains casually comfortable with international dishes, perfectly presented, from our à la carte menu. Here, the key words are fresh, flavourful and friendly.
  • In-Villa DiningTo us, in villa dining means the creation of a magical experience for our guests in the privacy of their own accommodation, 24 hours a day. The menu includes a carefully curated selection of dishes designed to please and satisfy a craving for something different; our chefs make it just right.

Expert Review

Maldivian Seaplane counter – 4

Small island – can explore on foot.

Beach pool Villa – offers privacy but not entirely blocked with vegetation ( can request for fence)

Island is very green

Very peaceful

Main restaurant is ocean restaurant

Lactose / gluten free options available

Very good menu. Have wide options in terms of food not very limited – good fast services

Has a beautiful house reef – snorkeling equipment FOC for FB

Lagoon 101-108 sandy bottom

Ocean 109-129 coral close to house reef (129 not so private)

Water Villa lagoon can always swim / snorkeling

Excursion on traditional Dhoni / excursion on sand bank excursion (room set up on the beach)

Spa- theraNaka (African brand) used for body treatments. Elemis from UK for facial. Coola sun screen ( good for environment / product is non harmful in the ocean) 4 overwater treatment rooms.

Cosy rooms

Amazing food / service

4 pieces laundry every day complimentary

204-spa – good for snorkeling / the current is less on high tide can spot eagle Ray and is very exciting

For diving bateli and harbour – less current / deaper than 5m. Good for diving too deep for snorkeling

Western side the current is not very strong in the western side

Resort has an in-house band playing at pool bar everyday except Friday starting from 5pm on wards / fridays movie night. Movie set up at compass bar

Pool with starry lights

Good bye note from butler. Heartwarming feeling.

Adult only resort




Where is Milaidhoo Island located?

Located in Baa Atoll in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the world-famous Hanifaru Bay, 126 km north-west of the capital island, Male’

How long does the transfer take?

‐ Transfer Time: 35 Minutes from Male Airport by Seaplane

‐ Transfer Time: 20 Minutes plane from Male to Baa Daravandhoo Airport & 15 Minute Speed Boat to Milaidhoo