Gina Baksa takes a look at one of the most exclusive five-star health and wellness resorts in the Maldives – the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi in South Malé Atoll.
Imagine an oasis of relaxation and indulgence: turquoise waves gently lapping white sands, palm trees wafting in the light warm breeze, and ten exclusive treatment villas surrounded by exotic gardens in addition to your own luxurious five-star villa accommodation. Welcome to the exquisite Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Spa.
Located across three interlinked islands in the stunning South Malé Atoll, only a 30-minute yacht ride from Malé International Airport, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an idyllic wellness paradise surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maldivian landscape and the iridescent Indian Ocean.
In addition to the world-class Spa, the resort also boasts 122 spacious villas, a Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park and 11 specialty dining venues, making it the perfect destination for guests of all generations.
An oasis of serenity with therapies inspired by nature
Set within a botanical sanctuary surrounded by turquoise waters, in 10 treatment villas across 10,000 square meters, the Waldorf Astoria Spa provides guests with an oasis of tranquillity where they can reconnect with nature and refresh their mind, body and soul with a range of customisable treatments.
The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Spa only uses natural ingredients, namely plants and herbs that facilitate wellbeing and harmony. Following a highly personalised consultation process, the Spa’s unique Wellness Concierge service delivers bespoke health and relaxation solutions for guests, helping them to discover equilibrium in mind, body and soul.
Luxury facials by Carol Joy London are complemented by a unique Wellness Programme, provided by experienced and intuitive practitioners. They offer guests treatments and meals aimed at specific areas of health and wellness, e.g. age reversal, de-stress and sleep therapy.
The selection of spa therapies and treatments is categorised by three journeys – relaxation, rebalancing and results. They offer a plethora of indulgent options, spanning the Signature Journey range, inspired by the four natural elements of earth, water, fire and metal, to the Ancient Healing treatments, such as the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage for deep tissue relaxation and mood elevation.
Those in search of the ultimate relaxation can opt for the Starlight Ocean Massage in the exclusive Yoga Pavilion, where they can enjoy the benefits of a slow, rhythmic massage under the Maldivian stars and relax to the sound of gently lapping waves. Visitors also have access to on-site practitioners for private wellness activities such as meditation, yoga and Pilates.
Exclusive health and wellness events for the festive season
In celebration of the festive season, the Waldorf Astoria Spa will be featuring a series of renowned guest practitioners over the months of December and January. Individuals will have the opportunity to participate in private sessions with Watsu aquatic therapy specialist Yukako Kitajima, holistic medicine expert Dr. Igor Roganin and wellness expert Lenke Elle Fernandes, who will supply treatments such as acupuncture, ocean water thermal therapy, hormone yoga therapy and more.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – Where and How?
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is located at Ithaafushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Republic of Maldives. For more information or to make reservation, please visit www.waldorfastoriamaldives.com or call +960 4 000300.
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