Baa Atoll, Maldives
based on 7 nights inc. flights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
Price based on two adults sharing a water pool villa for 7 nights on a half board basis, including Seaplane Transfers.
At a Glance
A small, five star boutique resort with just 50 beachfront and over-water villas, and home to the only Maldivian restaurant in the country called Ba’theli – a dining experience not to be missed.
Each and every villa is incredibly spacious and full of lights, and they also have generous sized pools to cool off in.
35 minute seaplane flight direct from Male International airport, located in the Baa atoll, a UNESCO heritage site.
3 exquisite restaurants with signature delicacies.
A child free island, with guests younger than nine not allowed on the island so escape knowing you will enjoy the peace and quiet.
Encircled by its own coral reef, be sure to grab a snorkel and you will not be disappointed. With a resident marine biologist, learn more about the marine life as you swim past them.
Enjoy the barefoot luxury and the sand beneath your feet, save space in your suitcase and don’t bother packing any shoes!
Best time to Visit
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The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian holiday week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.
Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
To start planning your holiday to Milaidhoo
A tiny tropical slice of paradise, Milaidhoo is the perfect antidote to the bling of many Maldivian resorts, bringing back-to-basics, barefoot luxury to the Baa Atoll.
A tiny tropical island, even by Maldivian standards, Milaidhoo opened in late 2016 and proved to be one of the most exciting luxury openings the Maldives has seen. With an accent on connecting with the history of the Maldivian people, and combining it with airy, spacious villas both over-water and on terra firma, Milaidhoo is a fusion of tradition and contemporary design, warm service and total relaxation.
When building Milaidhoo, the mission statement was to create a sanctuary of simplicity that backed away from the increasingly grand resorts that have recently become the norm for the Maldives. You will not find underwater nightclubs or international DJs; this is the Maldives rebooted and back to basics – quiet, relaxed luxury in a tropical paradise.
The resort has 50 custom-made, spacious villas and residences, made from natural materials with thatched roofs that blend perfectly into the spectacular surroundings. Either positioned on stilts over the turquoise ocean waters or tucked away between palm trees on the beach, all villas have been designed to provide the utmost in comfort with traditional Maldivian elements throughout, from the 'undhoali' (swing chair) on the sundeck to the uniquely designed furnishings in the living space.
Focussed on providing an unforgettable sensory experience in relaxed and informal surroundings, Milaidhoo's signature restaurant is set on the deck of a traditional Maldivian sailing boat where you can dine underneath the stars or observe the sea-life through the glass floor. With two further restaurants and two bars, Milaidhoo caters to all tastes and desires.
Milaidhoo embraces and protects the fragile marine environment and has two resident marine biologists passionate to share their knowledge about the incredible wildlife in the area with guests. With a spectacular over-water spa providing the ultimate in relaxation, inspiring activities designed for guests seeking purposeful and memorable experiences and a multitude of watersports and fishing options, Milaidhoo is the perfect haven for couples and honeymooners.
With a choice of over-water and beach based villas, the accommodation at Milaidhoo combines a mixture of traditional Maldivian design with clever contemporary flourishes.
Being such a small island, none of the villas are located far from the main pool bar 'Compass', and each one opens up 180-degrees to offer spectacular views out to sea and allow the beauty of the Maldives to become part of your room.
Every villa has a spacious sun deck with a large freshwater pool, traditional Maldivian swing chair ('undhoali'), sunloungers, umbrellas and an oversized daybed. Inside, every villa offers ocean views, air conditioning and ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and private wine fridge, flat screen TV, ensuite bathroom with bathtub and separate rain-shower and luxury Acqua Di Parma toiletries.
|Water Pool Villa||
Positioned on stilts over the ocean, these beautifully designed, spacious villas span 245sqm with a light and airy interior living space and a large terrace and deck area with infinity-edge freshwater pool.
|Beach Pool Villa||
Positioned directly on the beach, hidden amongst the lush tropical vegetation, these beautifully designed, spacious villas span 290sqm, with comfortable interior living space and a large terrace and deck area with freshwater pool. The bathroom has both an outdoor garden shower and indoor shower with separate bath.
In addition to all the features of the beach and over-water pool villas, the Beach Residences offer a dedicated butler service, personal chef, opportunity to have a private outdoor cinema set up on your sundeck, a complimentary half-day excursion and VIP airport welcome service. The Beach Residences span 490sqm, and contain one bedroom and separate living room.
In addition to all the features of the beach and over-water pool villas, the Ocean Residence offers a dedicated butler service, personal chef, opportunity to have a private outdoor cinema set up on your sundeck, a complimentary half-day excursion and VIP airport welcome service. The Ocean Residence is situated at the end of the over-water jetty and spans 410sqm, with one bedroom and separate living room.
Milaidhoo has been designed for couples and honeymooners, although it welcomes children over the age of nine. The villas and residences can accommodate two adults and one child.
Focussed on providing an unforgettable sensory experience in relaxed and informal surroundings, Milaidhoo has three restaurants and two bars designed to appeal to all tastes and desires. Wine lovers can have their in-villa wine fridge stocked with their favourite labels, and a room service menu is available 24 hours a day with the option to discuss individually designed dishes with the chef should guests have a particular craving.
|Ba'theli Lounge & Restaurant||
A truly unique signature restaurant, set on a traditional Maldivian dhoni sailing boat, Ba'theli offers inspired island cuisine, based on the epicurean delights of the old Spice Routes using only the finest ingredients. Guests dine on the deck underneath starry night skies or indoors with glass floors to observe the sea-life below. Open every day for dinner from 7 - 10.30pm.
Ba'theli also has a signature lounge bar open from sunset until late, offering creative cocktails and a choice of classic wines alongside a list from lesser-known, boutique winemakers.
|The Shoreline Grill||
The beachfront grill offers simply but beautifully cooked fine cuts of meat and fresh local fish and seafood. There is also the option for a completely personalised dining experience at the chef's teppanyaki table. Open every day for dinner from 7 - 10.30pm.
Wonderfully relaxed, waterfront dining with international dishes available from à la carte menus for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is also served at the Ocean restaurant.
|Compass Pool Bar||
The ultimate, luxurious pool bar with infinity-edge pool, extensive cocktails and drinks list and poolside menu of light meals such as gourmet wood-fired pizzas, bento boxes and fresh salads. Open all day, every day until late with food available between 12 and 6pm.
Marine Biologists: Milaidhoo has resident marine biologists to acquaint you with the incredible aquatic life in the UNESCO biosphere reserve and teach you about the conservation programmes in place to protect the turtles, coral reefs, sharks and manta rays that populate the local waters.
Serenity Spa: A blissful over-water spa providing the ultimate in relaxation for body and soul. You can enjoy the complimentary daily group yoga and meditation sessions or book a holistic treatment incorporating the power of organic botanicals with healing traditions from Africa.
Milaidhoo Moments: Inspiring activities designed for guests seeking purposeful and memorable experiences. From learning traditional fishing techniques with a local Maldivian fisherman to picking local herbs with the chef to join him in creating a new dish, Milaidhoo has created a unique collection of authentic experiences to learn about the culture and history of this tropical paradise.
Watersports: With a five star PADI diving centre offering reef diving, boat diving, fluo night diving, manta ray diving and nitrox with access to the best, world class dive sites in the Baa Atoll, Milaidhoo is the perfect choice for experienced and novice divers alike. Those wishing to remain above the surface can make use of the plentiful range of equipment from kayaks, windsurfers, catamarans, stand up paddleboards and snorkels which are available free of charge.
Clare Leigh (Staff)
Milaidhoo is the epitome of barefoot luxury; I didnt see my flipflops from the moment I stepped onto the seaplane at Male! You get a total feel of relaxation walking through the island, which might have something to do with the fact that only children from 9 years old are allowed here!
Its a boutique resort and only has 50 over water and beachfront villas, which makes it a definite contender for honeymooners looking for that special place.
I stayed in one of the over water villas where you can swim and snorkel from your steps. The house reef and the resident marine biologist means that the guided snorkelling trips are a must; we saw an abundance of colourful fish large and small, as well as an eagle ray while out one afternoon.
The food here is amazing and at the Batheli Restaurant, which is set on a traditional dhoni sail boat, you dine on its deck under the stars and experience a modern interpretation of Maldivian food.
After an early morning yoga session I had one of the best massages at Serenity Spa, which has treatment rooms over the water.
Days glide past reassuringly slowly at Milaidhoo so if its peace an tranquillity youre looking for it certainly delivers.
Katie May (Staff)
Milaidhoo is an utterly idyllic spot to get away for total relaxation and romance with your partner. Although they accept children from 9 years old, personally I wouldn't recommend it for children or teenagers who need to be kept busy. Relaxation is the name of the game here with activities limited to a few water sports and yoga.
For an island of only 50 rooms, it boasts 4 restaurants, which serve some of the most delicious food including the only fine dining Maldivian restaurant in the world. It also boasts one of the most impressive breakfast buffets I have come across!
As a keen snorkeller, the icing on the cake was the fabulous reef that encircles the island. Whilst most of the Maldives was affected by coral bleaching in 2016, the reef here is recovering well and starting to show signs of colour. It is absolutely teeming with fish and other marine life.
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|Book from||10 March 2020 to 10 January 2021|
10 March 2020 to 10 January 2021
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23 December 2020 to 10 January 2021
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|Book from||12 February 2019 to 22 December 2020|
01 November 2020 to 22 December 2020
Location & directions
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Located in the Baa Atoll, Milaidhoo is a tiny private island 126km north west of Malé, accessible by a 35 minute seaplane flight.
How to get there
10 hour 30 minute direct flight to Malé International Airport, followed by a 35 minute seaplane flight to the island. Milaidhoo can also be reached by 15-minute domestic flight from Malé to Dharavandhoo followed by a 15-minute speedboat transfer.
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