Paradise Found: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

We’re charting a course for the luxury brand’s new property in the Indian Ocean



Heaven on earth, indeed. Days at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi — the deluxe hotelier’s first resort in the Indian Ocean — may comprise tooling around on a chartered yacht, swinging from a daybed beside the infinity pool (on the deck of your overwater bungalow) and discovering the surreal show beneath the surface.


You’ll also have the chance to savor Miyazaki wagyu beef and Alba white truffle, washed down with Krug bubbles, from a bamboo nest designed for two perched high in tropical treetops. Or you can always slip into spa-induced bliss with a couple’s Starlight Ocean Massage, set to lapping waves in a private candlelit garden. From $2,000/night.


Don’t Forget to Pack …


From left: ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS Iris pearls sandals, $260. TOM FORD ultra-rich lip color in Le Mepris, $55. HEIDI MERRICK Vicent swimsuit top, $90, and bottom, $95.


From left: LUNYA washable silk robe, $248. RIMOWA Original Cabin luggage, $1,150.


Feature image: A kayaker in repose at WALDORF ASTORIA MALDIVES ITHAAFUSHI.


This story originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of C Weddings.

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