Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi: Full Luxury Hotel Review 2022

Tue Feb 27 2024

Enjoy the pristine seas of the Indian Ocean with the Waldorf Astoria Maldives packages that wrap up every possible adventure and relaxation you could ever accomplish in your tropical vacation. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives restaurant and spa, altogether with a myriad of excursions, are all waiting for your sumptuous indulgence. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives all-inclusive is a way to go to get a surefire boost of your vacation experience with all of your desires satiated.


Stay and relax in a place that will stay in your memory forever, where white sand beaches surround the pristine seas of the Indian Ocean. At the Waldorf Astoria Maldives private island, you'll find a tropical paradise that welcomes guests of all ages with famous dining locations, a world-class lifestyle spa hideaway, and activities for all generations. Villas on the reef, beach, and above the ocean are spread out among three islands, each offering a unique blend of amenities and activities. Uncover a tropical utopia that is characterized by its pristine beaches, emerald waterways, and verdant landscapes.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Resort Overview

A secluded location in south Male atoll that can only be reached by luxury yacht, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi caters to the most discriminating luxury leisure travelers of all generations. Ithaafushih is comprised of not one, not two, but three private islands in addition to a private reef. The resort exudes timeless luxury and the traditions of the Maldives, and it gives each guest the opportunity to create their own extraordinary experiences while in the Maldives.

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives is a destination in and of itself, including beaches, over-water villas, and residences spread out across three pristine islands. It is ideally situated in the South of the Male atoll, and the transfer time by luxury yacht is roughly forty minutes. The expansive villas feature sleek and elegant architecture, and each one comes equipped with a private pool and a clear view of the Indian Ocean. In addition to this, it provides a total of ten unique dining and dining-related experiences, ranging from a Tree Top 'Terra' to a Cave Rock private dining experience.


The Stella Maris Ocean Villas are comprised of two exclusive overwater accommodations that are located in separate locations and can be reached by boat from the neighboring island of Ithaafushi. The private island that is totally self-sufficient and contains its own accommodations and other facilities.

Experience Luxury Villas in Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Villa Collection Series

All pool villas with spectacular ocean views, overwater villas atop calm blue waters, and beach villas surrounded by lush tropical vistas are available. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives price per night paired with the best accommodation services throughout your stay.





  • King Reef Villa with Pool.Learn about life above the waves. These expansive villas have an overwater terrace with a private infinity pool.

  • King Grand Reef Villa with Pool.These villas offer plenty of space, luxury, and breathtaking ocean views. Take in the surrounding nature from an overwater hammock alongside the infinity pool.

  • Two Queen Bedded Reef Villa with Pool.These beautiful villas start at 286 sq.m/3077 sq. ft and have two queen-size beds, a sumptuous bathroom, and an overwater deck.

  • Two Queen Bedded Grand Reef Villa with Pool.Learn about indoor and outdoor island living. There is an overwater terrace with a dining gazebo, an overwater hammock, and an infinity pool in these villas.

  • Two Bedroom Reef Villa with Pool.In these huge villas, you may enjoy a spectacular Maldivian experience. A tropical garden surrounds a large wooden terrace, private pool, and two master suites. It can accommodate four people and two children.



  • Overwater King Villa with Pool.These overwater villas offer breathtaking ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows. There is space for both indoor and outdoor life.

  • Pool in King Grand Overwater Villa.Relax and unwind with an infinity pool, eating gazebo, and wooden deck. A glass floor dressing room allows you to explore the underwater world.

  • Overwater Villa with Two Queen Beds and a Pool.Discover breathtaking ocean views and plenty of space to relax. Enjoy the infinity pool, lounger, and eating pavilion on the outside patio.

  • Grand Overwater Villa with Two Queen Beds and a Pool.Relax in this large villa with two queen-size beds. The outdoor terrace includes a pool, lounger, and dining gazebo.

  • Overwater Villa with Two Bedrooms and a Pool.These beautiful villas with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors provide ample living and leisure space. Relax in one of two bedrooms, both of which have a sitting area and king beds.

  • Overwater Villa with 3 Bedrooms and a Pool.This home provides a calm haven for families and parties, with unequaled luxury, two infinity pools, and an entertainment haven.



  • King Beach Villa with Pool.This modern property has ample interior living, dining, and sleeping space. Relax on a daybed or hammock by the pool.

  • King Grand Beach Villa with Pool.This elegant property offers luxurious amenities and a calm atmosphere. There is an infinity pool, a dining pavilion, and a large bedroom.

  • Two Queen Bedded Beach Villa with Pool.Relax in this large villa with two queen-size beds. The outside terrace includes a pool, lounger, and dining pavilion.

  • Two Queen Bedded Grand Beach Villa with Pool.In this elegant property, you'll find a place to unwind. Enjoy the infinity pool, lounger, and eating pavilion on the outside patio.

  • Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool.This magnificent property has plenty of living and relaxing space. Outside, there is space to dine, sunbathe, and rest.

  • Two Bedroom Grand Beach Villa with Pool.This lovely villa offers Waldorf luxury. It has a large interior and outdoor living space, luxurious bathrooms, and a pantry.

  • Three Bedroom Grand Beach Villa with Pool.This home provides a calm haven for families and parties. The property boasts unequaled luxury, two infinity pools, and a tropical garden.


Admire the Maldivian night sky from one of the resort's two Stella Maris Ocean Villa duplexes, which are as spacious as the vast ocean that surrounds you and is only accessible by private boat. This spacious retreat provides an intimate getaway with indoor and outdoor living areas. The amenities include a BBQ station, direct ocean access, and a private infinity pool with overwater hammocks. Only accessible by boat.

Finest Dining Experience in Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Discover a unique dining experience in one of 11 strategically located restaurants and bars, or dine on your villa's private terrace with a tailor-made bespoke menu. These generous choices of dinner spots will surely satisfy your cravings with a variety of salivating cuisines.

Maldives Zuma

Discover the worldwide acclaimed contemporary Japanese concept that puts a sophisticated spin on the classic Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking.


  • Cuisine: Contemporary Japanese

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7pm to 12am

  • Dress Code: Smart Casual


Seven handcrafted bamboo pods form a charming treetop location for intimate dining. Director of Culinary Chef Ivan Alvarez and his crew have created a delicious 7-course feast.


  • Cuisine: Fine-Dining

  • Opening Hours: 7 pm – 10:30 pm daily

  • Dress Code: Smart Causal

Li Long

Diners are taken to the era of the Shanghainese monarchy by specialized Chef Addy and his staff, complete with a matching environment.


  • Cuisine: Chinese

  • Opening Hours: 7 pm – 10:30 pm

  • Dress Code: Smart Causal


Fresh ingredients from the island's garden combine organic, biodynamic, natural wines and detoxifying drinks in a garden-to-table approach.


  • Cuisine: Organic, Herbal & Fresh

  • Opening Hours: 7 pm – 10:30 pm

  • Dress Code: Smart Causal

Dave Pynt's The Ledge


Chef Dave Pynt of Singapore's Michelin-starred Burnt Ends curated the menu. They are serving popular Australian BBQ cuisine in the Maldives.


  • Cuisine: BBQ, Smoked, Grill

  • Opening Hours: Lunch: 12:30 pm – 4 pm Dinner: 7 pm – 10:30 pm

  • Dress Code: Smart Causal



Our pool and beach club are in the center of the resort under the sun. The perfect time at the beach begins with a warm environment, gorgeous lagoon views, and live DJs.


  • Cuisine: Cocktails & Light Snacks

  • Opening Hours: 10 am – 7 pm Lunch: 12 pm – 6 pm

  • Dress Code: Smart Causal


An Arabian village environment decorated with antiques. Chef Karim and his colleagues have devised a variety of levant cuisine to satisfy every appetite.

  • Cuisine: Authentic Arabic

  • Opening Hours: 7 pm – 10:30 pm

  • Dress Code: Smart Causal

The Rock

It is only open on request and offers a menu based on wine locations worldwide. Our huge wine vault of New World favorites and Old World classics can be found here.

  • Cuisine: Wine Degustation

  • Opening Hours: The Rock is open only upon request. 7 pm – 10:30 pm

  • Dress Code: Smart Causal


The resort's "one-stop, sunset destination." At this tranquil lounge, enjoy the spectacular Maldivian sunsets over the Indian Ocean while sipping a selection of Champagne.

  • Cuisine: Champagne & Cocktails

  • Opening Hours: 6 pm – 8 pm

Tasting Table

Its comfortable dining room or oceanfront balcony serves culinary treasures from Asia to Europe. Gather with family and friends for a substantial breakfast, or indulge in a variety of thoughtfully planned theme dinner nights.

The Peacock Alley

The resort's social hub is the trademark Waldorf Astoria lounge.

Facilities and Amenities Available at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi


The resort also houses recreational and wellness facilities that are highly recommended for you to indulge in. The WALDORF ASTORIA SPA offers an unrivaled range of uplifting treatments to refresh your body and mind. The FITNESS AND WELLNESS is just perfect for relaxation and meditation. The AQUA WELLNESS CENTRE offers the best jet bath, shower jets, air jets, and a massage lounge, utilizing various levels of intensity and water temperature intended to ease muscle tension, boost your immune system, increase blood circulation, stimulate healthier metabolism, and improving deep sleep quality.

In your room, you get to enjoy the whole living space of the rooms with everything that you need all ready in your villa. All that is left for you to do is enjoy your moment and build fantastic memories. The room amenities include the following:




  • Allergy-free room

  • Blackout curtains

  • Air conditioning

  • Private beach

  • Room service

  • Telephone

  • Wardrobe/closet

  • Iron

  • Private bathrooms

  • Wake-up service/alarm clock


  • Minibar

  • Electric kettle

  • Complimentary toiletries

  • Hair dryer

  • Bathrobes

  • Coffee/tea maker

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Extra long beds

  • Walk-in shower

  • Additional bathroom

  • Housekeeping

Must-Try Activities at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi


Capture Your Unforgettable Moments

Make the most of the picture-perfect nooks and crannies the island paradise offers. Allow one of the skilled photographers to capture the memories of your vacation in stunning photos that you will cherish and keep for the rest of your life. At the very least, a day and a half in advance, reservations are necessary for the Shutterfish photo studio (at least a day before departure). Each villa is eligible for a complimentary picture session of one (one) hour, during which they can choose one (one) print to take home with them. Upon your arrival at the resort, you will need to make arrangements with your personal concierge regarding the timing of your photo shoot.


Discover the vast marine gardens and immerse yourself in the breathtaking coral reefs and marine creatures that surround you as you go through these areas. Keep your head above the aquamarine waves to find some of the best beaches in the world, as well as on-land activities such as Padel tennis and tennis lessons with our in-house tennis pro, as well as the Stars Club for Kids and the Club Nova Teens Club. At the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi tennis court, everyone is welcome and promised an enjoyable training session, regardless of their level of experience with the game of tennis, whether they want to choose a racket for the first time or are seasoned players. You are invited to take advantage of our resident tennis pro-Elena's free 30-minute lesson. Elena was once ranked among the top 100 players in the world.




Discover a wide variety of outstanding resort wear, men's clothing, women's clothing, children's clothing, accessories, and jewelry from all over the world, all of which are designed to embody the lush surroundings and breezy style of this tropical paradise. The Main Boutique of The Edition by TLE Boutiques is open daily from 9 AM till 10 PM. Poolside Boutique opens every day from 9:30 AM to 6 PM.

Where and How to Make Reservations?

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives is located on Ithaafushi Island in the Maldives and is in a class all by itself. The airport in Male is only a 40-minute luxury yacht trip away. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is located to the South of the Male atoll, and your transfers there will be scheduled in accordance with the time of your international flights. Ithaafushi Island can be reached in about half an hour while traveling there on a luxurious yacht. 

Family villas and villas designed specifically for couples each have natural thatched roofs and beautiful interiors, and each property offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives is widely regarded as one of the finest five-star resorts in all of the Maldives.

Ensure the best travel experience and book at Maldives Exclusive through their portal, www.maldivesexclusive.com, and speak with the live travel expert to help you arrange the realization of your Maldives escapade. 

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