Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Indian Ocean Islands

The Kudadoo Maldives experience awaits
August 2018 959

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi – an exclusive, intimate private island comprising 15 expansive, over-water ocean residences and a resort is opening to the world from October 1. Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, just 40 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, Kudadoo is designed with contemporary Japanese elegance by renowned architect Yuji Yamasaki. The resort is defined by air and light, both in the design of the villas and a central two storey main building on the island - The Retreat. 300 kW of solar panels are incorporated within the sloping roof of The Retreat, which are able to fully power the island – the first such sustainable luxury resort of its kind in the Maldives.

Kudadoo boasts 13 one-bedroom ocean residences each measuring 300 square metres and 2 two-bedroom Ocean Residences of 380 square metres. Each two-bedroom residence offers privacy, spaciousness and comfort with a dedicated butler.

The reef surrounding Kudadoo is recognised as one of the most abundant and undiscovered in the Maldives. Kudadoo guests are able to snorkel from their terraces and join the dolphins that frequently swim directly in front of the Residences. There is also an abundance of beach for guests, who are invited to swim with Manta Rays, turtles and dolphins as well as kite-surf, windsurf, blue light snorkel at night, paddle-board at sunrise and jet- ski, wakeboard, kayak as well as scuba-dive with sharks or deep-sea fish for sailfish or marlin. All activities are private and complementary.

The Kudadoo Wellness Retreat offers a spa experience which follows the ‘Anything Anytime Anywhere’ theme so guests can enjoy complementary signature spa treatments and experiences wherever and whenever they wish during their stay. Based at The Retreat, the spa includes a Himalayan Salt Room, a nail bar, steam room and sauna and treatment rooms. A fully equipped gym with a personal trainer, yoga instructor and meditation guru are also available at the full disposal of guests.

The Restaurant, open all day and all night, offers unscripted dining prepared by personal chefs: guests are invited to choose whatever they want to eat, whenever and wherever they want to eat - in villa, under the stars or even on a deserted sand bank. Guests are also able to enjoy breakfast in Residence and a bubbly brunch throughout the day. The restaurant has both air-conditioned and alfresco dining, a dedicated cheese room and an impeccable owner’s wine cellar. For the health conscious, there is an array of superfood and vegan options.

Hurawalhi Private Island – just five minutes away by private speedboat offers on land activities including tennis, badminton and beach volleyball, as well as its signature 5.8 Undersea Restaurant ,the largest in the Maldives (price not included in the Kudadoo stay). The Aquarium Restaurant serves modern Asian street food and Teppanyaki (price included in the Kudadoo stay).

Deal alert!
Kudadoo is available to book from October 1 at all-inclusive Residence prices starting at $3,300 per night.

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