It’s no secret that the Maldives has now become the modern man’s Eden, thanks to the Instagram-worthy backdrops, the whirling sapphire waters, and the lush stifling vegetation that flourish beneath the sun-kissed sky. There’s never a time when there’s no crowd here, on the luxury island. The sight of gorgeous dive sites, the spread of marine life, and the stretch of shimmering white beaches whose sands sparkle under the light is all worth experiencing and witnessing with bare eyes. One could catch a flight and instantly expect magic; everything, solely, has been said and done. Fortunately, a few surprises still exist, and one of them is the newly-opened Pullman Maldives Maamutaa.
50 minutes from Malé is this 18-hectare stretch of heaven called Pullman Maldives Maamutaa, sited at a spectacular angle at the popular Gaafu Alifu Atoll. This all-inclusive resort facilitates its guests to make the most out of exclusive perks, push their boundaries, and inspire their minds. Here’s where you are likely to find everything you require to up your game.
A secluded beauty
There remains absolutely no mediocrity in the 122 villas that Pullman houses, a lot of them suspended by the beach and presenting a delicate view of both sunrises and sunsets over the sea. Peeping out of the villa’s windows is beautiful, but the actual wonder is the Aqua Villa. The bedrooms are leapt deep underneath the waters for a front-row look at the marine diversity swimming by the waves. Do take note – just two of these rooms are structured in the said manner in the resort, however, there are several water-inspired escapes everywhere around – showcasing a natural lake, along with a quick trip to the island’s massive lagoon, the deepest and biggest of them all. Whether you book yourself a beach villa or the ocean villa, the functional modern design and up-to-the-minute amenities provide an inspiring playground a calming retreat. At the beach villa, an airy private terrace gives access to refreshing sea breezes to the sound of gently lapping waves and rustling palms. Interestingly, a secluded pathway connects the landscaped park and the turquoise Indian Ocean. To say the Pullman Beach Villa is a tranquil sanctuary in perfect sync with the environment would be an understatement. On the other hand, when it comes to the Ocean Villa, steps lead straight down from an extensive timber terrace to the clean calm sea. The best part? The Indian Ocean acts as a backdrop to the cosy, intimate, and in-villa meals. A deep island bath and obviously, a completely stocked minibar and Nespresso machine come as a part of the deal. For those on a family escape to the Maldives, rather Pullman, the Family Beach Villa proves to be a great choice to slow down and refresh. The only sounds are the rustle of palms and gentle waves. A separate bedroom with a bunk bed gives the kids their own private playground – and a little rest for some peace-seeking parents. A 270 square metre of carefully designed space means there’s enough room for everyone.
A fun-filled affair
The Royal Suite is at the pinnacle of Maamutaa island, featuring maximum Pullman comfort. This villa is for the cosmopolitan traveller who seeks the best and finest – the one who likes to have it all and then some. A personal butler anticipates patrons’ every wish. Customized in-villa dining offers an unparalleled gastronomic experience. The ones who have stayed at the Royal Suite affirm this property is a resort within a resort. It doesn’t end at this, the impressive watery naval is an idealistic spot to befriend sharks, charming turtles, and reef fish that swim their way through the ocean. While a little bit of expertise may be needed, taking a leap with local marine conservationist or scuba divers may offer enough learning for a session. Though there’s the sea, the giant swimming area is an attractive spot and typically a social space – thanks to The Hub, a pool bar that serves up delicious cocktails for daytime libations. Not to mention, the food at Pullman is abundant. Let it be the Souq Oven, Saffron Affair, or Sol Rising, these eateries are excellent at teasing guests with tempting treats that are like no other. To experience moments of rejuvenation, gaze at a new angle of Maldives at Pullman Maamutaa!