Waldorf Astoria has opened its first property in the Maldives, the all-villa Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

Located roughly 30 minutes from Male International Airport by boat, the property spans three interconnected islands, including the Ithaafushi Private Island, and has 122 beach, reef and overwater villas. All villas have a private infinity pool and offer access to the beach or a deck. 

Among the resort's most notable accommodations are two Stella Maris Ocean Villas, which feature direct ocean access and floor-to-ceiling windows, and the Ithaafushi Private Island units, which include a four-bedroom residence, three-bedroom beach villa and a two-bedroom overwater villa. 

Guests staying on the Ithaafushi Private Island get a dedicated chef and personal concierge, an overwater spa and gym, five swimming pools and an entertainment center.

Both the Stella Maris Ocean Villas and the Ithaafushi Private Island accommodations can only be reached via boat. 

The property offers a total of 11 dining venues, including The Ledge, a barbecue grill concept spearheaded by Michelin-starred chef Dave Pynt. Additional culinary highlights include The Rock, which specializes in wine-centric dining experiences; Middle Eastern eatery Yasmeen; and Glow, a garden-to-table restaurant showcasing ingredients sourced from the resort's on-island garden. 

Other amenities available to all guests at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi are a 40-meter Mirror Pool, fitness center, spa, water sport and PADI dive center, and the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park and Lagoon Pool area for kids.

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