Hotel Opening: Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives
Welcome to the Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, the luxury island retreat within the Maldivian archipelago opens its doors on 6th June. An incredible five-star property located within the North Male Atoll, Kuda Villingili is a singular, experience-driven concept, home to a powerful line-up of gourmet dining options, an idyllic beachfront spa, with spacious 150 m pool, encircled by stylish sunbeds, cabanas and bars.
Providing prime access to at least one of the world’s top ten surfing spots – ‘Chickens’ – also as a number of daily activities and nightly entertainment like lobster & champagne nights and sunset DJ sessions, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives offers guests the chance to reconnect after a year of isolation, also as space for privacy, luxury and rest.
The diversity of cultural expression is widely known throughout the resort’s gourmet offerings. With an amazing view, of the beautiful beach front, the resort’s signature dining – The Restaurant – offers the freshest, handcrafted food for breakfast and offers three menus at dinner: Fire, Earth and Ocean. Inspired by the normal American Steak House experience, Fire explores the art of grilling meats. Earth is an Asian-inspired concept that celebrates organic ingredients to reinforce classic dishes like noodles and cuisine creations, and Ocean is the fine-dining experience championing seafood specialities.
Relaxed, flavoursome and social, The Hawkers is a rich three-stall street foodstuff that sits poolside and serves up soulful, sharing style options. The open kitchen dishes up Indian-Arabic inspired flame-grilled kebabs, charcoaled tandoor, and mouth-watering shawarma, alongside Thai-Japanese delicacies like robatayaki grill and sushi, and Italian-Mediterranean favourites like savoury wood-fired pizza.
A South American classic lunch beach menu is out there at The Beach Club, along side daily live DJ sets and an extended list of refreshing frozen cocktails and rosé wines. The resort’s two bars, one on the Poolside, offer classic cocktails, mocktails and hand-crafted beers. And overlooking the lagoon, the resort’s cosy Cigar Lounge offers the best international whiskies and cognacs and a good selection of premium cigars during a warm, sophisticated and sumptuously leather-decorated ambience.
WELLNESS & SPORTS
With oversized stone baths, organic and plant-based products by VOYA, the spa at Kuda Villingili is rooted in self-love, self-discovery and wellness. Not to mention, eight self-contained ocean front spa villas, each promises a holistic journey to reclaim self-connection, self-care and balance through an array of therapeutic and mindful practices.
Restorative activities include an elevated yoga pavilion, Technogym and a recreation centre with Ping-Pong, billiards, karaoke & table games. There are two state-of-the-art tennis courts, beach volleyball and island excursions that range from surfing, scuba and stargazing to wildlife encounters, sandbank dining and large game fishing.
DESIGN & ACCOMMODATION
Designed with nature in mind by the Maldivian architectural firm GX Associates together with the Singapore-based interior design company URBNarc, the resort boasts 95 luxury villas – 36 overwater and 59 beachside. All are inspired by the incredible nature of the Maldives and offer panoramic views of the pristine ocean, allowing the natural sounds of the ocean to awaken the senses.
The resort’s interiors reflect the natural beauty that surrounds the island. Traditional Maldivian art pieces and textiles are dotted throughout, and therefore the expert use of natural materials enhance the harmony between water, light and wind. Inspired by the ocean and native fauna, interiors feature custom, eco-friendly furniture and fittings (including carpets manufactured from recycled plastic bottles). This mixed-use resort development also offers a spread of accommodation types to satisfy the requirements of all – groups, couples, solo travellers and families.
Guests are invited to snorkel amidst the majestic manta rays, reef sharks, many species of tropical fish and coral reefs and at sundown, they’re going to be surrounded by the areas’ unique fluorescent marine life. Kayaking, wakeboarding, jet skiing, windsurfing and surfing the majestic waves at nearby Chickens Break, one among the world’s top ten surfing spots. Back ashore, sushi masterclasses, mixology courses, morning yoga sessions, fun-filled cardio lessons and tennis tournaments await – and they’re included within the price of the villa.
Kuda Villingili’s littlest guests are going to be spoilt for choice. The resort’s experienced team will organize fun filled activities including crab discovery, treasure hunts, creative workshops and sandcastle competitions, all designed to make sure that your child’s experience is as unforgettable as yours.
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