Not just another five-star resort on a private island, Milaidhoo Island Resort in the Maldives likes to do things a little differently, offering guests a luxurious ‘barefoot’ experience.

We don’t think of our guests as holidaymakers but as storytellers, crafting their dream holiday, and this is where the story on a beautiful tropical island begins. Come, kick off your shoes and allow us to start by sharing our story . . .

Once upon a time there was a dazzling little island, an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by vibrant coral reef, lapped by warm turquoise waters and hidden in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Baa Atoll region of the Maldives, Milaidhoo is that island.

In November, 2016 – this charming little island opened its doors to guests, launching the highly-anticipated first-rate Milaidhoo Island Maldives Resort, making waves as one of the most luxurious resort openings of the year.

This boutique resort promises its guests a new chapter of barefoot luxury on its intimate island. It differentiates itself from the herd with its ‘Milaidhoo Moments’, a collection of exclusive activities for the luxury traveler seeking meaningful and memorable experiences.

Standing on stilts over the lagoon are 30 spacious over-water villas along with 20 serene beachfront villas hidden amongst tropical gardens. Each villa comes with a large private freshwater swimming pool and an island host to attend to our guests’ every whim.

Milaidhoo Island Maldives is reached by a 30-minute scenic seaplane flight from the international airport.



A place you may never have been before but where you instantly feel like you belong. Spacious and filled with light, outdoor living is what we do best: each villa opens up 180-degrees to allow the natural beauty of the Maldives inside. Indoors all around are striking Maldivian elements, art pieces and contemporary custom-made furnishings thoughtfully designed for our guests comfort.

All Villas offer a large private freshwater pool on the sun deck, a hanging Maldivian swing (‘undhoali’), an outsize day bed, air conditioning and ceiling fan, spectacular ocean views, tea and coffee machine, oversized minibar, private wine fridge, flat screen satellite TV, ensuite bathroom with soaking tub, separate rain-shower and a full range of toiletries by Acqua Di Parma.


At Milaidhoo Island Maldives we’re serious about food, focusing on authentic, light food with clean flavours. Our three restaurants and two bars are designed to appeal to your senses, offering outstanding dining in wonderfully informal settings. No shoes required. Ever!


The only restaurant in the world set on a boat in a lagoon featuring gourmet dishes of inspired island cuisine from the Maldivian Spice Route. At Ba’theli, the story continues as our chefs create dishes of finesse based on the epicurean delights using only the finest ingredients, blending herbs and spices to enhance natural flavours.

Guests may also dine at the ‘The Shoreline Grill’, ‘Ocean’, ‘Compass Pool Bar’, order Room Service or The Milaidhoo Gourmet Plan. 


Watch dolphins play on the surface of the turquoise ocean or visit Hanifaru Bay where, in season manta rays and whale sharks bask in the shallow warm waters of this UNESCO world biosphere reserve.

Laze by our infinity pool or do nothing but chill out on our beach and leave the busy-stuff to the hermit crabs and herons. If it’s fishing you’re after, take our big game fishing boat for an exhilarating catch-and-release trip or learn the art of traditional hand line fishing from some of our local fishermen.


And, breathe . . .  blissful relaxation for your body and soul takes place in four over-water treatment suites which offer expansive ocean views.

Explore our range of holistic treatments which incorporate the powers of botanicals combined with African healing traditions. Here you’ll feel the benefits of our organic and natural spa therapies offered by Elemis, TheraNaka and Coola.

Our over-water yoga pavilion hosts complimentary daily yoga and meditation sessions where all you need to focus on is your mind, body and soul.


Fall in love – with each other, our island and life again. Allow us to set the scene for romance where you can reconnect with each other and life. From candlelit dinners, scented baths, flower bedecked beds, to the perfect place to say ‘I do’. At Milaidhoo Island Maldives, every moment is precious.

Milaidhoo Island Maldives is the only resort in the atoll created specifically with couples in mind, although children aged nine and above are welcome.

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