Travel Diaries

Sizzle or Skate

Just a 20-minute catamaran ride from Malé International Airport, Jumeirah Vittaveli is a private paradise located upon the island of Bolifushi—a palm-fringed utopia situated within the popular South Malé Atoll. Whether beachside or over-water, all villas feature stunning interiors with private pools and access to the sandy shores or glistening waters, yet none compare to The Royal Residence.

Exceptionally secluded and private, the Royal Residence compound is a 5-bedroom retreat with a main “Sanctuary,” two Guest Villas, a private beach, spa pavilion, gym, two pools, outdoor and indoor living areas, stunning bathrooms, overwater bar, and a dedicated restaurant, as well as a fully stocked professional kitchen by Nolte with a wine cellar. Separate service quarters can accommodate up to four staff.

Home to one of the best house reefs in the South Malé Atoll, Jumeirah Vittaveli is a veritable paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers alike. Above the surface, Royal Residence guests enjoy privacy whilst having access to the resort’s four restaurants, wine library, two lounges, two bars, and an underground whiskey salon as well as Talise Spa, the water sports center, dive school, and boutiques. Unwind at the spa or glide over the country’s first ice rink, which offers a first-of-its-kind opportunity to skate on an ecofriendly synthetic ice rink overlooking the powder-soft beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.


Will you be my Valentine? Oh, yes . . .

The Be My Island Valentine package includes red roses upon arrival, a romantic spa treatment for two, a couple’s treatment at Talise Spa, an in-villa spa bath with rose petals, champagne sunset cruise to a deserted sandbank island, and an exquisite private beach BBQ.


Rates begin at $15,000 for a 7-night stay over Valentine’s Day.  |  Call +960.664.2020 or e-mail [email protected]

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also
Close
Back to top button