Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, Spa Resort & Marina

The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, Spa Resort & Marina is a new luxury boutique resort situated on the privately-owned uninhabited virgin island of Dhonakulhi, North Maldives, Indian Ocean. The resort was opened on 1st August 2005 with 6 types of spectacular guest villas. The marina is the first of its kind in the Maldives. The Island is a haven of peace, tranquility and serenity. The Island Hideaway is one of the very few resorts (currently 3) in the Haa Alifu Atoll. Guests are whisked to this beautiful luxury Maldives hotel, The Island Hideaway in the North of the Maldives by a 45-minute scenic photo-flight from the international airport at Malé, the capital city, to Hanimaadhoo (Domestic) Airport followed by an exhilarating 20 minute speedboat hop to Dhonakulhi Island.



The 7 Funa Pavilions on the beach front with their chalk-white walls promise peace and privacy in a living area covering 176 square meters. Characterised by their own garden, a separate sleeping and living area with teak flooring, open-air bathroom and a wooden patio area facing the beach with two thickly cushioned teak sun-beds. Spread over 385 square metres, elegantly rustic 7 Raamba Retreats with their open floor-level outdoor terraces and landscaped gardens offer the perfect seclusion for a peaceful retreat. Lapped by the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, the Dhonakulhi Residences are scattered along the white sandy beach-front of the Island Hideaway. Each Residence, in a compound of over 550 square metres, has an open-plan living area with a timber deck outdoor seating. The exotic Jasmine Garden Villas are a spectacular expanse of 705 square metres of land that you can call entirely your own. Each of the 5 Jasmine Garden Villas sits on the beach front and has its own exclusive 9.5 metre by 4 metre private Infinity Swimming Pool and garden area. The Hideaway Water Suites are a first of their kind in the Maldives, erected on wooden stilts in turquoise-blue lagoon and spread over 235 square metres of timber deck, our two stand-alone Hideaway Water Suites have their own exclusive ocean-view treatment room, sauna, steam room, outdoor round bathtub overlooking the tranquil lagoon, sundeck, lagoon access, and complete in-villa spa treatment facilities in which guests can look forward to being pampered by a team of dedicated spa specialists from Mandara Spa. The 2 Hideaway Palaces remain un-paralleled and represent the epitome of exclusivity, privacy and refinement. Each Hideaway Palace is sprawled over an expansive 1,420 square metres of land, located on a golden natural sandbank with a private infinity pool and erected one facing sunrise, and the other facing sunset.


Whatever takes your fancy and whatever the time of day or night, our resident chefs remain entirely at your disposal. They can conjure up a myriad of succulent gourmet dishes to tempt your sensations and satisfy any taste at any time.

Facilities and other features

Mandara Spa

If pampering your body and soul is your idea of heaven, the Hideaway Spa by Mandara has it all. Created with sensitivity to the guest experience, the design emphasis is on space, privacy and luxury... Carefully selected finishes to overwhelm all of one's senses, a combination of coconut & teak timber furnishing, Sukayambi stone, java rosso tumble stone, pink slate, onyx and silk fabrics with internal waterways, waterfall walls, sand floors makes the entire Spa a "Sanctuary for the body and mind", Managed by Mandara Spa, well-known for their quality and sophistication, Hand-picked well trained masseurs to blend in well with the resort philosophy and attention to detail, 4 Spa land villas, 2 Lagoon Spa Villas which offer an intimate and romantic experience.

Kids Club

The "Tender Hearts" at Dhonakulhi is open to all kids. The 75.7 m² Kid's Club has a playground area of 50.5 m² and offers a variety of games and activities for kids. Apart from the activities we also have a small library, board games and bicycles to ride.

Meridis Diving Centre

If the settings above sea level has all the ingredients of a "holiday heaven", the experience awaiting you below the water's surface is even more spectacular... Dhonakulhi has its own house reef 10-30 metres away, No commercial diving activity in this Virgin Atoll - Haa Alifu, Over 20 fabulous untouched dive sites within a 5-60 minute range, Fully-equipped diving school managed by Meridis Dive, with the latest diving technology and branded equipment, For Nitrox certified divers, you will dive "NITROX for free".

Sports Complex

The Island Hideaway Sports Complex comes with a variety of sports and modern sports equipment which includes: 2 Tennis Courts; two floodlit tennis courts are open around the clock at your discretion. Gymnasium – with all the latest fitness equipments, such as sky walker, treadmills, cycles, dumbbells, exercise equipment, etc, Table tennis, Fussball, Pool table/Billiard table, Bar with a wide variety of healthy drinks, soft drinks, energy drinks, fresh juices, etc Small kiosk.

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