“It feels good to be lost in the right direction”
Someone rightly said so! What's the first thing that comes to your mind when we say ‘travel’ – Vacation? Fun-filled adventures? Or maybe Instagrammable sunsets and sipping margaritas on a sun-soaked beach? The idea of travelling varies from person to person, but the advantages of travelling are unbounded.
We’ve got good news for those who flock to the surf and sand. Maldives, with vast stretches of white sand, clear turquoise waters, waving palm trees, and a tranquil ambiance, has a new addition to its luxury resort scene. The five-star Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, located in the North Male Atoll on a 1km stretch of desert island paradise, offers a vast array of luxury facilities. Boasting prime access to one of the world’s ten best surfing spots – Chickens – the resort is an experience-led concept, offering an impressive line-up of gourmet dining options, an idyllic beachfront spa, and an azure, 150m pool encircled by stylish sunbeds, cabanas, and bars.
Look and Feel
The calming colour palette is inspired by both the ocean and the local flora’s iridescent colours, whilst the resort’s décor features custom, eco-friendly furniture and fittings (including carpets manufactured from recycled plastic bottles). The traditional Maldivian art pieces and the expert use of natural materials enhance the harmony between the water, light and wind. The resort’s purpose is to give a new meaning to the concept of time and space; a place where bonds strengthen, connections sparkle, and self-discovery awaits.
On the sands, On the water: Stay as you like
The resort has 95 luxury villas (36 overwater and 59 beachside). The Deluxe Haven will Patio villas are a tropical hideaway on the pearl white beach, surrounded by lush palms. Rustic wood furnishings in the Deluxe Haven villa are complemented by stone elements that glow in the sunlight. Relax on the beachfront patio, or soak in a warm bath with undisturbed views of the ocean. If you fancy a stay in elegant penthouses overlooking the Maldivian sea, go for the Sky Haven. Elevated amidst the palm trees, the spacious Sky Haven penthouses allow guests to have an intimate experience with expansive views of the azure waters and lush greens. Soak in the spacious bathtub in the open bathroom while admiring the view of the glistening ocean. Then there are Beach Villa and Beach Villa with Pool. These villas on the beach offer complete privacy in paradise. Lounge by the beach on the plush sunbeds, or take an aromatherapeutic bath. The later has a private pool. Wake up to the sound of the ocean waves in one of Kuda Villingili’s Water Villas. The villas over the azure sea feature king-sized beds, spacious bathtubs, shaded dining decks overlooking the horizon, and spacious living areas, allowing the ocean breeze to flow in and out. They also have an option with private swimming pools, featuring shaded outdoor dining decks and unique swing beds.
Variety is the game
Kuda Villingili Resort offers the choice of three diverse dining venues to its guests. The Restaurant is the resort’s signature dining establishment right on the beach. It serves breakfast and offers three menus at dinner: Fire, Earth and Ocean. Fire inspired by the traditional American Steak House experience; Earth is an Asian-inspired concept that celebrates organic ingredients as part of classic dishes like noodles and dim sum; and Ocean is a fine-dining experience championing seafood specialties, prepared in a European style. The Hawkers is an upscale, three-stall street food market that sits poolside and serves up sharing-style options. The open kitchen dishes up Indian/Arabic-inspired flame-grilled kebabs, charcoaled tandoor and shawarma, along with Thai/Japanese delicacies, such as robatayaki grill and sushi, and Italian-Mediterranean favorites like wood-fired pizza. A South American take on a beach lunch menu is available at The Beach Club, together with daily live DJ sets and an extended list of frozen cocktails and rosé wines. The resort’s two bars, the Main Bar and the Poolside bar, both offer classic cocktails, mocktails and beers. And overlooking the lagoon, the resort’s Cigar Lounge offers the finest international whiskies and cognacs and a wide selection of premium cigars in a leather-decorated ambience.
The spa at Kuda Villingili has oversized stone baths and organic and plant-based products by VOYA. There are eight self-contained oceanfront spa villas. Restorative leisure pursuits include an elevated yoga pavilion, Technogym and a recreation center with table tennis, billiards, karaoke and table games. There are two tennis courts, beach volleyball and island excursions that range from surfing, scuba and stargazing to wildlife encounters, sandbank dining and big game fishing. Guests can additionally snorkel amidst the manta rays, reef sharks, tropical fish and coral reefs. At sundown, you can witness the areas’ unique fluorescent marine life. Kayaking, wakeboarding, jet skiing, windsurfing and surfing the waves at nearby Chickens Break is also on offer. Back on land, sushi masterclasses, mixology courses, morning yoga sessions, cardio lessons and tennis tournaments await—all included with the stay. For Kuda Villingili’s young guests, the resort team can organise activities such as crab discoveries, treasure hunts, creative workshops and sandcastle competitions. With a variety of accommodation types and experiences, Kuda Villingili meets the needs of all—groups, couples, solo travellers, and families.