Daily stress can really take its toll on your mind and body, and now more than ever, we're all dreaming of our next relaxing vacation. There’s something about vacation in a good beach destination that enlivens the senses: the briny scent of salt in the air, the calming murmur of waves, and the gentle nip of sand whipped up by the soft breeze.
The Maldives offers much more beyond ease of access and a bountiful list of scenic beaches. As a chosen destination by many, Maldives charms even the most elite travellers with its abundance of sunshine. Here, the resorts ensure that you not only enjoy the scenic beauty of the ocean, sand, and sky, but also get to experience everything from transformative spa treatments, re-invigorating outdoor fitness experiences, clean eating, and more.
OZEN Life Maadhoo is the first luxury all-inclusive resort in the Maldives. Located in the South Male Atoll, the ideal mix of contemporary design and natural surroundings makes OZEN Life Maadhoo a luxury haven for all vacationers. It is easily accessible from Male International Airport, just 45 minutes (35 kms) by speedboat. Free transfers are available 24 hours a day.
Make the most of every moment. The exclusive INDULGENCE Plan pampers you with all elements of a sophisticated holiday experience for a truly hassle-free escape. From premium liquor to champagne, from Indian Ocean excursions to exotic dine around – you can experience everything you desire with the all-inclusive INDULGENCE Plan. The OZEN Residence is everything you desire at your fingertips – from an in-residence gym to the unobstructed ocean in your backyard or a romantic dinner set up on your private deck. The opulent overwater Residence features a master suite, a junior master suite, a kids’ room, a personal gym, a private bar, a maid’s room with separate access, a small kitchenette, and a central living room which opens onto a spacious outdoor dining pavilion. Sophisticated outdoor spaces such as the 35 sqm overwater pool with fibre-optic mood lighting, sunbeds, private artificial beach, and two overwater hammocks add to the indulgence. Enjoy 24/7 dedicated Hiyani (butler) services, wine and cheese pairing sessions, magical floating breakfasts, monogrammed bathrobes, Maldivian turndown service every night, and much more throughout your stay. Escape to a dream holiday home, with the overwater villas and beach villas to choose from. Surrounded by the lush tropical gardens are the tranquil beachfront villas and suites. Relish an earthy, sand-under-the-feet feel with whitewashed hues, warm colours, open-air spaces, and plush furnishing. Opt for the EARTH villas, situated on the beachfront with an outdoor bathroom and monsoon shower, or the WIND villas on stilts over the water. Both feature fresh design elements and allow in lots of natural light through the large seaview windows. A nautical colour scheme of blue, green and white prevails and the look is clean, modern and ultimately restful. A well-stocked mini bar of various wines, beer, soft drinks and bubbles is replenished twice daily and pleasant toiletries are provided in the bathrooms. Both categories have their merits, but with the overwater hammocks, a well-placed bath allowing the doors to be flung open and stairs leading directly to the water, the WIND villas make the stay extra-special. WIND and EARTH villas with pools are also available but are identical in interior design to their lower category counterparts.
With four restaurants open for dinner and three for lunch, plus the RAW sushi bar and poolside pizzeria, guests are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. Joie de Vivre's skilled barmen serve top-quality drinks (champagne, wine, branded spirits, milkshakes etc) around the pool, as well as pizzas and snacks, such as calamari or club sandwiches. IndoCeylon is your best bet for dinner, serving traditional South Asian cuisine which ties together Sri Lankan, Maldivian and Indian flavours. Wholesome curries such as Colva beef vindaloo, or 36-spiced marinated masala prawns are expertly seasoned but ask your waiter for their recommendation – they rarely get it wrong. Located in the other half of the same wooden overwater villa as IndoCeylon, Peking offers a diverse menu of traditional Chinese dishes. Look out for the sharks snaking around the stilts when the sun's gone down. A sommelier would have been a nice addition to help with the extensive wine list. All-day dining restaurant The Palms offers breakfast options like eggs cooked to order and a buffet of sausages, hash browns, as well as cold cuts, yoghurt, toast, porridge, fruit and stir frys, but with so much on offer the quality unfortunately suffers. Similarly, the lunch à la carte menu might include pasta or steak, as well as a huge array of buffet options. Dinner was an improvement on most occasions. The hotel's pièce de résistance is the underwater M6M restaurant. Tell the bar staff upstairs your favourite spirit and enjoy a surprise cocktail before descending the winding staircase to the blue-hued dining area. Choose between three set menus which include five delicately presented courses. Expect the likes of citrus-doused octopus carpaccio and lobster thermidore. It's open for lunch and dinner.
Find your bliss amidst spectacular, sun-drenched Indian Ocean vistas. Restore your spirit with an inspiring sunset excursion. Snorkel and discover a magical world beneath the water just outside your villa. Learn a new skill at the watersports centre or complete your diving certification. Explore Manta points, swim with graceful whale sharks, and visit shipwrecks at the Dolphin Base Maadhoo, or sit back and relax in the mini-submarine as you skim over coral reefs and zip through schools of reef fish. Enjoy a bracing game of tennis day or night surrounded by the swaying palm trees and scenic lagoon views. The ELENA spa ticks all the boxes of a typical Maldivian spa: overwater treatment villas immersed in the tranquil sound of waves; a well-equipped, air-conditioned gym with uninterrupted lagoon views; and pool facilities around which daily exercise classes, including rise and shine yoga, take place. Get your romance game on with a glass of champagne in your hand, your loved one next to you, and settle in for the most surreal cinema experience. If you’re travelling with kids, you’ll find a host kid-friendly features at Maadhoo, from larger rooms to a dedicated kid’s pool and a host of delightful activities. Leave your little ones at the OZEN Kids’ Club. Supervised by competent staff, the club hosts daily activities to keep the little ones entertained. Nature walks to meet hermit crabs and build sandcastles, treasure hunts, buggy trips around the island, arts and crafts, movie screenings, and plenty of indoor games. Babysitting services are offered at an additional cost. Children under 4 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or babysitter.