Sited amidst the shimmering sapphire sea with powder soft sands, Baglioni Resort in Maldives makes up to be an idyllic retreat for families and honeymooners alike in Dhaalu Atoll. Basking on the pristine island of Maagau, just a 45-minute seaplane ride from the Male, the property’s 96 attractive villas are surrounded by turquoise waters, tropical nature, and velvet smooth clean sands.
The resort has been designed with meticulous detail, thereby enabling guests to witness as well as experience a personalized stay right in the heart of the Indian Ocean with a subtle hint of exclusive Italian hospitality added by the Baglioni Hotels. Commenced in March 2019, the resort, which is located on a private island, is often described as ‘paradise with Italian grace’ by guests and critics alike. By attention to gourmet cuisine and Italian design, Baglioni offers a chic and one-of-a-kind stay to holidaymakers.
When here, travelers will often find themselves losing to the vastness and beauty of the Indian Ocean, and finding the way back again, relishing blissfully under a giant palm tree. Among many others, this is just one of the exclusive experiences that await explorers at Baglioni resort, Maldives. From breakfast, lunch, to dinner, a broad range of food and beverages are provided to delight the most special clientele from across the world, all in the property’s signature Italian style. An attractive pool bar and three different restaurants; namely, Umami – Japanese, Gusto – Italian, and Taste serve decadent dishes alongside a healthy spread of nutritious, light, and exclusively crafted menu for people of all age groups, including youngsters and adults alike. Sophisticated aperitivi, tailor-made private dinners, and wine tastings complete the offering.
It does not stop at this – the resort’s comprehensive comfort and extravagance offer an unparalleled stay with a blend of relaxation, sport, and prestigious dining, which truly proves to be a piece of paradise in Baglioni resort’s style! Its spa is nothing less than an Italian haven deeply seated in the heart of nature. In the midst of the tropical vegetation’s summary embrace, the Baglioni spa is the right place to ease one’s way to a thoughtful sense of peace. This centre, with theme planned and executed by Raison d’Etre, boasts four outdoor wooden pavilions for individual treatments, a yoga pavilion for performing yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation, and two double pavilions for treatment. Additionally, there’s also a well-structured gymnasium. Visitors from the past vouch for the cosmetics used at the spa which is typically sourced from Insium – a complete Italian brand that manufactures vegan products verified and certified cruelty-free by the world’s biggest animal-rights organization - ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).’ In fact, the spa menu consists of Balinese and Thai rituals, treatments to purify, tone, and rejuvenate the body and face, and personalized massages by sun and sea. What’s even more interesting is the fact that the Baglioni spa also offers wellness and beauty experiences for families, groups, and children.
A beach volleyball, gym, and non-motorized water sports, windsurfing, pedalos, kayaking, boat trips, and snorkelling with full equipment are provided – the choice is left up to the guests! Plus, the attentive, approachable, proactive, and perfectly trained staff make the entire experience absolutely pleasant and relaxing. The one’s who have stayed at the resort have time and again shared their views on how the staff takes into consideration the importance of being polite and helpful, which rightly separates the real professionals from the rest who follow the prescribed directions.
When it comes to the biggest draw of the island resort, the five-star diving centre – Maagau Dive Centre – does the magic in terms of facilitating excursions as well as allowing both beginners and experts the opportunity to enjoy the underwater world. The centre boasts a strategic position far off from the Safari boats and crowded atolls, offering the chance to admire the pristine nature and tranquility. The house reef snorkelling is exceptional, certainly one of the best growings one can witness after El Nino.
Every experience at Baglioni resort, be it within the villa or outside of it, is tailored uniquely, so as to enable visitors to live the magic of this little wonder of the world.