WA. It wasn’t nearly as nice as the reef at Baros. Now that’s an entrance. Visit TPG’s Maldives destination hub for more stories about traveling to the region on points and miles, where to stay and what to do while you’re there. Luckily, thanks to my Hilton Diamond status, we got free breakfast daily. It was hard to justify leaving, so I just had everything delivered there. A spiral staircase led up to a small half-outdoor/half-indoor upstairs deck area with a second, smaller infinity pool with jets, a barbecue grill and dining area. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. The outdoor space was where the villa shone even brighter. I also chartered a boat one day to go swim with nurse sharks which was amazing (but also not cheap at $2,800 [about £2,163] for four hours). TPG Video Director Tom Grahsler spent one night in the Queen Grand Overwater Reef Villa. Because dining is so incredibly expensive, we really loaded up on breakfast each day. This property flawlessly embodies what it means to have a Maldivian vacation. If you choose to redeem your points here, it’s not uncommon that you can get at least double the value that we assign Hilton Honors points in our monthly valuations. Unfortunately, my stay was only one night long and I spent most of the time in Brian’s epic Stella Maris Villa filming, which didn’t leave me much time to enjoy the reef villa. Waldorf-Astoria. Admiring the sublime sunsets quickly became a nightly routine too. But just a 15-minute boat ride away, there was a small chain of islands where the diving was fantastic. The Maldives is all about relaxing. Now £1,434 on Tripadvisor: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, South Male Atoll. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. Worth the points? But in this case — my proposal trip — I wanted something that truly felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Being one of the first hotel guests at a resort can be exciting, but it can also be frustrating to deal with new hotel kinks (you can read all about my prior experience with this at The St. Regis Venice or Summer Hull’s experience at the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana). I visited the resort a few years ago and had an amazing stay, and each time a TPG staffer has gone, they’ve had overwhelmingly positive experiences. The Stella Maris Villa is only reachable by pontoon boat, so after my massage, it was back on the water again. Concierge unpacking was offered, which I happily took advantage of. The interesting thing about breakfast was that I’m sure there were different chefs each day. While we’re not going to be able to redeem points at a reasonable rate for this experience anytime soon, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives … This would get you $13,101 (£10,187) of stay at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, assuming that the person booking has Hilton status and can get ‘5 nights for 4’. Sunrise yoga with resident fitness guru @ilove2move ???????? It was also an expensive way to start my day — the private rooftop class cost $550. With more people coming on the trip, it was decided that I’d check out the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and Nicky Kelvin of TPG UK would stay at the JW Marriott. I definitely recommend prebooking spa treatments if you know you’ll be arriving early. I took advantage of the fact I was in an overwater villa and swam in the ocean below my villa, peeking up through a glass window in the floor of my room. 6 INCREDIBLE ROAD … The Points Guy. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a stay at The St. Regis. Luckily, thanks to my Hilton Diamond status, we got free breakfast daily. Although your concierge can assist with hotel reservations, I highly recommend looking online and making dinner reservations in advance to ensure you get a table at the restaurants you want. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Welcome to The Points Guy! It looks like the Waldorf Astoria Maldivesis now bookable for 120,000 points per night. Discover a tropical haven off-limits to everyone else but you. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Ithaafushi Island, South Male Atoll, Male, 20009, Maldives | Tel: +960-4-000300. Since I was planning such a special occasion on this trip, though, I wanted to go the extra mile to ensure everything would be perfect — including the resort. The Waldorf really takes it to the next level with dining too. But in the end I decided to book directly with Hilton, which actually had the cheapest rate at about $5,000 per night using a AAA discount. Related: Short on Hilton points? The internet worked well, too, though I have to say, it was nice to have a small digital detox during this trip. Arrival via private yacht gave me the flexibility to organize my transfers at the times I wanted them. Whenever I needed a transfer, I called and the staff arrived promptly with the pontoon boat. Although my stay was only four nights, I wanted to maximize the time I had. HONORS DISCOUNT. The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. When booking, I considered using the fourth-night-free benefit from the Citi Prestige® Card, but the rate was really high with lots of added fees, so it really wasn’t a money-saving option. And it’s easy … Using this fourth-night free benefit can often be hit or miss, depending on how Citi prices the hotels in its own portal. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Benefits: In-villa VIP welcome bottle of wine and fruit basket; With a selected 60-minute massage, enjoy a complimentary additional 30-minute back and shoulder massage at Waldorf Astoria Spa; Complimentary selection of beverages crafted by mixologist and sommelier from 16:00 to 17:00 at Peacock Alley For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel. I spend a lot of time in airports, so I was happy to spend less time waiting for my flights and more time enjoying the resort. Although it may seem crazy, I use those cards for a huge amount of business spend — one million in spend had given me two million in points, which in turn paid for my stay. TPG Director of Video Tom Grahsler was part of this massive office trip to the Maldives, and I booked him a beach villa using the previously mentioned 120,000 Honors points for a one-night stay. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. There was even a large gong that was rung to signify my arrival. If I had stayed at a seaplane resort, I could have lost an entire day as I would have been at the mercy of the flight schedule. Concierge unpacking was offered, which I happily took advantage of. This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. Points price: Standard rooms start at 95,000 Hilton Honors points next October. Editorial Note: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. The villa rate included free glass-bottled water, but other than that, you’re on your own for food costs. Remember, Hilton Diamonds get an extra 30 minutes added onto their massages here. It was hard to justify leaving, so I just had everything delivered there. The Maldives host the most incredible resorts in the world but the Stella Maris Ocean Villa at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives tops them all. thepointsguy.com - Nick Ellis. The bathroom was huge, and I loved how the bathtub was positioned right by the window. #maldives #paradise #thepointsguy, A post shared by Brian Kelly (@briankelly) on Dec 17, 2019 at 7:20am PST. Remember, Hilton Diamonds get an extra 30 minutes added onto their massages here. Visit TPG’s Maldives destination hub for more stories about travelling to the region on points and miles, where to stay and what to do while you’re there. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers. The house reef here was damaged from the drilling and will take some time to recover. The information, including card rates, product pricing and fees, presented in the review is accurate as of the date of the review – please check product pages for the most current information. Editorial Note: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. The privacy of the villa was really special. Beach villas are the base rooms at the Waldorf Astoria and you can book them starting at 120,000 points per night or upwards of $1,500 per night. The relatively new Hilton ‘points pooling’ scheme which we discussed here lets you merge your points together, and the pooling limit of 2 million points per year means you can easily fit in a 5-night booking! The service was great — the boat was waiting in Male and I left promptly after my flight arrived. Upon entering, I realized that this was probably the most beautiful villa I’d ever seen — a modern masterpiece, yet still comfortable and cozy. But it felt very private and I loved the daybed/outdoor swing that overlooked the sea. If I didn’t have all those Capital One points, I would have paid for my stay with my Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express to get 34 points per dollar spent — 14 points for using the Aspire and 20 more points for having Hilton Diamond status. So, I booked an inbound flight which arrived in Male around 6 a.m. on the first day of my trip and then departed Male at around 10 p.m. on the last day. Waldorf Young Discovery Park features a thrilling water recreation area with fun activities to capture imaginations. Whenever I needed a transfer, I called and the staff arrived promptly with the pontoon boat. Huge shout out to everyone at the @waldorfastoriamaldives. I would like to subscribe to The Points Guy UK newsletter and special email promotions. In general, I never felt the resort was crowded, although I did run into a few TPG readers at one point. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. Advance bookings essential. During my last four trips, I’ve been lucky enough to stay at such resorts as the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Baros Maldives and the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. I saw a manta one day even though they weren’t in season, as well as many fish, eels, turtles and even a silvertip shark (my favourite kind of shark). The villa was gorgeous and the staff was excellent — including the concierge and yoga teacher. Thanks to the spend that I put on this card for my business, as well as the Capital One Spark Miles for Business, I had a high balance of Capital One points (over two million, to be exact), which I used to effectively “wipe off” the cost of the accommodation from my statement, making what was a huge splurge a lot more affordable — free, to be exact. In addition to the usual breakfast foods, we ordered a Middle Eastern mezze platter with hummus etc., which we’d stick in the fridge and then eat after we got back from scuba diving each day as a lunch snack. This is what hospitality is all about ???? ), the hotel informed us that dinner was on them that night and they’d be organizing something special. There was even a large gong that was rung to signify my arrival. Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater. Ready to plan that bucket-list trip to the Maldives? If I had stayed at a seaplane resort, I could have lost an entire day as I would have been at the mercy of the flight schedule. But this is TPG after all, so we decided to bring along other team members in order to check out several newly opened properties as well as the tried-and-true properties that have been around for years. Join Hilton Honors™ Upgrade your account and earn points at over 3,600 hotels in 82 countries around the world. View our latest valuations here. This seems like the perfect place to spend at least part of my first Maldives trip, so I’m excited to visit when the time’s right. The privacy of the villa was really special. I can’t imagine a breakfast restaurant could top dining at the Stella Maris Villa. With more people coming on the trip, it was decided that I’d check out the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and Nicky Kelvin of TPG UK would stay at the JW Marriott. I would like to subscribe to The Points Guy newsletters and special email promotions. I’d love to return to the Waldorf Astoria, but I would stay in a beach villa or regular overwater villa. FYI warm champagne in a cold pool at 8am isn’t a thing (but a handsome pool boy is) ???? Arrival via private yacht gave me the flexibility to organize my transfers at the times I wanted them. Because dining is so incredibly expensive, we really loaded up on breakfast each day. For departure, the plan is usually to arrive at the airport about three hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, which means that I would have had to leave the Waldorf Astoria around 6 p.m. to arrive at the airport at around 7 p.m., three hours before my 10 p.m. departure. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers. The first day, our omelets were fantastic and the next day, just average, and the trend continued. Yes, it’s more expensive overall, but the convenience of the yacht transfer which allowed me to spend less time in the airport and more time in paradise, plus its varied and delicious dining options and incredible sea life just minutes away make it the winner for me. See, Orient-Express debuts new, dream-worthy European routes aboard gorgeous Art Deco trains, The launch of Ritz-Carlton’s new cruise line is delayed yet again, A cruise industry insider’s tips to get the most out of a cruise, In-villa VIP welcome Champagne and sweets, Complimentary additional 30 minutes added to a booked 60-minute massage at the spa, Complimentary happy hour from 4-5 p.m. at Peacock Alley. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. The resort grounds were beautiful (and large) but most of the time I spent on the resort was in the villa, or underwater, diving. Guests can take to the seas for a bit of snorkeling or diving or can ask to be marooned for a day on … Morning: 9AM-1PM. Five minutes later, I was climbing a small set of stairs up to the villa’s entrance. 50% off selected beverages at Nava Beach Club from 10-11:30 p.m. Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. The biggest downside to taking a seaplane is that they don’t finalize the schedules until the day before the flights depart. She helped us immensely throughout our stay, especially with things like reservations. Our villas feature views of the white beaches and turquoise waters. This was a must-do activity when staying in an overwater villa, after all. Although it’s a pricey $862 (about £666) per person round-trip, it came with a private bedroom (first-come, first-served) where you can relax or nap, Wi-Fi, coffee, Champagne and snacks. Often overwater villas are located far from the beach and all the action on the resort. The house reef here was damaged from the drilling and will take some time to recover. Although my stay was only four nights, I wanted to maximize the time I had. The yacht transfer, while extremely convenient, adds a significant amount of money to any stay and you may experience more boat traffic and “big-city lights” since it’s not as remote as some further away resorts like the Park Hyatt. I did take a quick dip in the infinity plunge pool, and while it was not quite the Stella Maris, it was certainly pretty amazing. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Please view our advertising policy page for more information. I got a comfortable sleep in one of the two queen beds, and waking up to the sunrise was gorgeous.”. It’s possible to do a group tour and see wild dolphins in a natural lagoon area or charter a private boat with the on-site marine biologist and snorkel with the dolphins. After our surprise sandbank dinner, I continued to celebrate during a wine tasting with my new fiancé in the Rock, a 12-person wine vault built into boulders. I imagine the demand for redeeming points here will be huge, so … Now $1,946 (Was $̶2̶,̶4̶8̶0̶) on Tripadvisor: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, South Male Atoll. I fell in love with the Stella Maris Villa before I even walked in. Toy of the 0.1% - The most luxurious catamarans you will ever see By Luxurylaunches. And having a floating breakfast was fun … until I spilt Champagne in the pool. Our concierge Camille was wonderful. However, the island on which the Waldorf sits is actually one hour ahead of Male (some resorts in the Maldives change the time to offer guests an extra hour of daylight), so I actually went “back in time” during the boat ride, and arrived at the airport at 6:45 p.m. after leaving the hotel at 7 p.m. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi -- The Private Island is the destination's newest hyper-exclusive retreat for you and 23 favorite people in your life. The service was great — the boat was waiting in Male and I left promptly after my flight arrived. Staying in an overwater villa is a unique experience, but I love the privacy and space you get on land, as well as being able to walk along the beach. So, if your flights arrive at Male early in the morning and then depart late at night at the end of your vacation, you may want to consider the Waldorf Astoria solely based on all the extra time you’ll have to enjoy the resort, which is, after all, the whole reason to go to the Maldives in the first place. But, I wanted something that truly felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My take on this private island concept Bottom line The Private Island at Waldorf Astoria Maldives The Waldorf Astoria Maldives opened in mid-2019, and is one of the most luxurious points properties in the island nation. 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Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. The Stella Maris Villa at the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi was a stay I’ll never forget. Sitting in the South Malé Atoll some 30 minutes from the airport aboard the hotel’s private yacht, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is the island seen through a true Waldorf lens...sleek, hypnotic and with facilities to impress. The outdoor space was where the villa shone even brighter. I visited the resort a few years ago and had an amazing stay, and each time a TPG staffer has gone, they’ve had overwhelmingly positive experiences. See 290 traveller reviews, 696 candid photos, and great deals for Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, ranked #2 of 52 hotels in South Male Atoll and rated 5 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Cons: Food and extras are extremely expensive on top of … Simply put- they have treated us like kings. I took advantage of the fact I was in an overwater villa and swam in the ocean below my villa, peeking up through a glass window in the floor of my room. The Stella Maris Villa is only reachable by pontoon boat, so after my massage, it was back on the water again. Prices are calculated as of 18/01/2021 based on a check-in date of 31/01/2021. TPG Video Director Tom Grahsler spent one night in the Queen Grand Overwater Reef Villa. Upon entering, I realized that this was probably the most beautiful villa I’d ever seen — a modern masterpiece, yet still comfortable and cosy. Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. The main living area was huge, with three glass walls and a small kitchenette. The overwater terrace had a private infinity pool, as well as an overwater hammock, daybed and an outdoor shower. Ithaafushi - The Private Island. There was a marine biologist, Emma, on the resort who was really friendly and interesting to talk to. Beaches; There's a new private island at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives. So, if your flights arrive at Male early in the morning and then depart late at night at the end of your vacation, you may want to consider the Waldorf Astoria solely based on all the extra time you’ll have to enjoy the resort, which is, after all, the whole reason to go to the Maldives in the first place. Although the food was expensive at the Waldorf, they really did work hard to offer an authentic dining experience. Featuring beachside and over-water villas, the Waldorf Astoria Itaafushi is the epitome of over-the-top luxury, allowing Hilton to offer a truly competitive ultra-luxe property when it opens in July. Every single villa gets a butler — called a concierge —  at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives. The spa experiences were perfect and the property itself is exquisite. The Stella Maris Villa at the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi was a stay I’ll never forget. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). we never went to the breakfast restaurant — or left the villa for lunch either. In the Middle Eastern restaurant Yasmeen, there was even imported Lebanese stone — it was a full experience. Sign up for our daily newsletter. Enter the Stella Maris Ocean Villa, one of two exclusive villas on the property that were going for 2.2 million Honors points per night. For departure, the plan is usually to arrive at the airport about three hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, which means that I would have had to leave the Waldorf Astoria around 6 p.m. to arrive at the airport at around 7 p.m., three hours before my 10 p.m. departure. Everything looked shiny and new, and it was clear that I was the very first guest to stay in the villa. *Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. The biggest downside to taking a seaplane is that they don’t finalize the schedules until the day before the flights depart. I could see the other Stella Maris Villa from the rooftop, and other parts of the resort from some areas of the villa, but couldn’t reach anywhere else on the resort without a boat, so it felt very secluded. Many resorts in the Maldives already operate on private islands, but the Waldorf Astoria Maldives is taking it to the next level, by opening a second … View on onemileatatime.com. But this is TPG after all, so we decided to bring along other team members in order to check out several newly opened properties as well as the tried-and-true properties that have been around for years. The Stella Maris was a once-in-a-lifetime stay — and an extra-special one because he said yes. See, Short on Hilton points? It’s is the perfect place to unwind and disconnect from the hectic world around us. This property flawlessly embodies what it means to have a Maldivian vacation. There was a marine biologist, Emma, on the resort who was really friendly and interesting to talk to. Enter the Stella Maris Ocean Villa, one of two exclusive villas on the property that were going for 2.2 million Honors points per night. Although my stay was only four nights, I wanted to maximize the time I had. After 24 hours of travel, heading straight to the spa was the ideal way to deal with jet lag. Select Dates. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer. In the end I decided to book directly with Hilton, which actually had the cheapest rate at about $5,000 (about £3,863) per night using a AAA discount. The reception hall featured beautiful, understated tropical elegance. The house reef was just OK, unfortunately. There was also a roof deck where I did yoga one day. But I was amazed when they shut down the beach just for us and created a special Maldivian sandbank dinner, which is something special they do to celebrate important events in the local culture. Now that’s an entrance. Related: Your guide to seaplane and speedboat resort transfers in the Maldives. Admiring the sublime sunsets quickly became a nightly routine too. The Maldives is one of the most popular destinations for points and miles enthusiasts. Unfortunately, four nights just wasn’t enough — I could have stayed a full week. I also chartered a boat one day to go swim with nurse sharks which was amazing (but also not cheap at $2,800 for four hours). These villas are only reachable by boat. Five minutes later, I was climbing a small set of stairs up to the villa’s entrance. FYI warm champagne in a cold pool at 8am isn’t a thing (but a handsome pool boy is) ???? Cons: Food and extras are extremely expensive on top of already high room rates. Since I knew I’d be arriving around 10 a.m., I had prebooked massages while staff prepared my room. #maldives #paradise #thepointsguy, A post shared by Brian Kelly (@briankelly) on Dec 17, 2019 at 7:20am PST. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). If you choose to redeem your points here, it’s not uncommon that you can get at least double the value that we assign Hilton Honors points in our monthly valuations. Normally, the maximum low-level Hilton award costs 95,000 Hilton Honors points, but with this new property, the new top-tier category will cost 120,000 Hilton Honors points. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers. Checked off my influencer bucket list. Choose my stay. Even though the resort has 122 villas, my (almost) fiancé and I were the only people on the diving boat each day. A spiral staircase led up to a small half-outdoor/half-indoor upstairs deck area with a second, smaller infinity pool with jets, a barbecue grill and dining area. A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Even though the resort has 122 villas, I never felt the resort was crowded, although I did run into a few TPG readers at one point. Best way to combat too much sitting on metal tubes✈️✈️ #maldives #sunrise #serenity, A post shared by Brian Kelly (@briankelly) on Dec 16, 2019 at 6:25pm PST. If Hilton’s still-new, uber-luxurious Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi wasn’t quite exclusive enough for you, your wish for something with even more panache has been granted. They actually dug out a section of the beach to create a special dinner table surrounded by candles, which was so romantic. They definitely weren’t cheap, but I knew that in advance and they were well worth the cost. Although it’s a pricey $862 per person round-trip, it came with a private bedroom (first-come, first-served) where you can relax or nap, Wi-Fi, coffee, Champagne and snacks. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers the idyllic setting for a range of exciting recreation and watersport activities. Since I knew I’d be arriving around 10 a.m., I had prebooked massages while staff prepared my room. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered. Although the villa was positively huge, the bedroom felt cozy, and featured a beautiful king-size bed. There was just so much space outside, with a variety of lounge chairs and sofas and beds to relax on as well as a table and chairs for al fresco dining and even a private bar area upstairs. She helped us immensely throughout our stay, especially with things like reservations. 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