This Private Island in the Maldives is One of the Most Gorgeous Places on Earth

The Maldives. Photo by Sebastian Pena Lambarri on Unsplash

While many vacationers flock to the Maldives, if you really want to get away from people, head straight to Ithaafushi, a private island in the Maldives. Ithaafushi is luxurious and secluded—what more could you want during the times of COVID?

Ithaafushi—The Private Island is part of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand and it’s now offering the “ultimate escape”, a getaway that is private and includes personalized service. It’s located near the island of Malé and to get there, guests will take a 40-minute ride on one of the resort’s six luxury Ithaafushi Princess yachts or they’ll take a 15-minute seaplane flight.

The island accommodates 24 guests across two villas and one four-bedroom residence. The two-bedroom overwater villa has dual primary bedrooms, a shared living space, an infinity pool, a jacuzzi, and an indoor and outdoor rain shower. The three-bedroom villa has all of those amenities as well as lush gardens, two swimming pools, and direct access to the beach.

Guests will also enjoy a bespoke menu prepared just for them and they can choose between using the estate’s common living room for meals or in-villa dining. On the main island, there are 10 specialty restaurants to dine in.

There’s also snorkeling, diving, and a private sand beach in the middle of the ocean where guests can have a sunset dinner or enjoy personal yoga classes. Does it get any more luxurious?