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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Dhonakulhi, Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Dhonakulhi, Maldives

The Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa – Hideaway resort welcome to our exclusive world for those who seek ultimate luxury and privacy.

The Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa is located on the virgin islands of Dhonakulhu, North Maldives. A tropical sanctuary between between skies and sand, welcoming the first guests in 2005. Hideaway Beach is one the few resrots in Haa- Alifu Atoll, and our marina is the first of its kind in the Maldives.

Our sumptuous resort provides the perfect backdrop for a glamorous retreat. Dhonakulhi is a large crescent shaped island spanning 297,000 sqm. Its white sandy beach stretch more than 1 kilometer one each side, and the turquoise waters of its waist deep lagoon host a rich, colourful sea life. The island is uniquely formed, and its reef structure is split in two distinct parts by a natural harbour for the Marina. Finally Dhonakulhi shelters various tropical trees (banana’s, coconuts, breadfruit..) as well as a range of endemic bushes and mangroves.

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Quick Facts


Haa Alifu

Distance from Airport (INIA):
250 Kms

Transfer type:
1 Hour 20 min from Airport by Seaplane

Number of rooms:
45 Rooms

Room types:
  • Sunset Beach Villa
  • Beach Residence with Plunge Pool
  • Deluxe WaterVilla with Pool
  • Ocean Suite with Pool*
  • Ocean Villa with Pool*
  • Family Villa with Pool*
  • Family Bedroom Villa with Pool*
  • Hideaway Palace*
  • 24-hour room service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat screen TV and CD/DVD player
  • IDD Telephone
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe In Room
  • Golfing umbrellas
  • Torches
  • Mosquito repellents
  • bath-robes
  • Slippers
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Diving
  • The Hideaway Library
  • Hideaway Water Sports
  • Tennis, Fitness Suite, Beach Volleyball, Bicycle Riding and Silat
  • Sunset, Sunrise, Night and Big-game fishing
  • Cultural Excursions
  • The Hideaway Bazaar
  • Sifani London Jewellery Boutique
  • Mandara Spa Shop
  • Meridis Dive Boutique
  • Desert Island Retreats
  • Aerial Photo Flights
  • Hideaway spa
  • Tender Hearts Kids Club


Seaplane Schedule at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

As part of the resort’s continuous effort to provide the best possible service and comfort to its valued guests, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is excited to inform you that it will be having two seaplane flights per day. The Seaplane flight duration is 75 minutes directly to the resort.   Approximate flight schedules are […]

The Signature Collection By Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is coming!

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is set to reveal one of the most highly anticipated 5 – Star – Award Winning “Do not Disturb” Villa-style concepts, which will be unique to the Maldives. The Signature Collection by Hideaway is set to be unveiled in early November 2021. The concept of this iconic brand will target the most discerning […]

Maldives News of 17 September 2021

FARU – RAFFLES NEW PLAYGROUND FOR YOUNGER GUESTS  Faru will keep little ones entertained as often as you like. From water-sports tuition and learning about exciting marine life to keeping them busy with arts and crafts Children Butlers will ensure their time with Raffles is exciting, interesting and full of new adventures. THE BRAND NEW […]


The Hideaway Palace 

2 Units- 1420sqm Occupancy: Max 6 Adults + 2 children In the world of high class resorts, our resort’s two 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 natural sandbank and erected one facing sunrise, and the other facing sunset. The Hideaway Palace comprises of five exclusive individual Villas which sit on top of a beautiful timber deck and are surrounded by a number of private Infinity Swimming Pools, giving an impression that they are floating on water. The villas are as follows The Deluxe Jasmine Garden Family Villa  

3 Units- 1200 Sqm Occupancy: Max 4 Adults + 2 children The Deluxe Jasmine Garden Family Villas feature two bedrooms and a specious living room, ideal for families and groups. Each villa sits on the beachfront on the lagoon side of the island and has its own exclusive 53 square meter infinity swimming pool Other features in the villa include; open-air terrace overlooking the pool and the beach, a walk-in closet, en-suite indoor/outdoor bathroom with a ‘two-person’ handcrafted bathtub in each room and a lounge area with an en-suite guest toilet and shower. Jasmine Garden Villa

7  Villas- 705 Sqm Occupancy: Max 2 Adults + 2 children The exotic Jasmine Garden Villas are spread across the white sandy beach, with over 700 m2 of land. Each of the Jasmine Garden Villas has an exclusive 9.5 metre by 4 meters private Infinity Swimming Pool and garden area. The entrance to the Jasmine Garden Villas is through a Maldivian-style courtyard garden, leading to a spacious lounge overlooking the beautiful blue ocean. Dhonakulhi Residence with Lap Pool

2 Villas- 550 Sqm Occupancy: Max 2 Adults + 2 children Dhonakulhi with Lap Pool, a new edition to our villas, is a refurbished version of the Dhonakulhi Residences. It has an extended Lap pool of 55 square meters, overlooking the white sandy beach, a large living room, a separate spacious bed room with French windows facing the infinity pool, where you can relax all day sun bathing, while being served by your Private Butler. The Dhonakulhi Residence Dhonakulhi Residence Exterior 2 18 Villas- 550sqm Occupancy: Max 2 Adults + 2 children Lapped by the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, our 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 French-windowed spacious bedroom overlooks the generously proportioned outdoor Jacuzzi Splash Pool. In addition to the indoor and outdoor bathroom with its ‘two-person’ hand-crafted bath, there is also an Open-air Alfresco Garden Dining Pavilion and Roof Terrace. The mandatory Maldivian Swing (Undholi) Pavilion completes the majestic Dhonakulhi Residence. The Raambaa Retreats

7  retreat- 385 Sqm Occupancy: Max 2 Adults + 2 children The elegantly rustic Raamba Retreats with their open floor-level outdoor terraces and landscaped gardens offer the perfect seclusion for a peaceful retreat. They are dotted across the coastline on the beachfront. The Lounge and the Bedroom in the Raamba Retreats are generously spaced. The Bedroom has a walk-in closet area and en-suite Bathroom with indoor and outdoor bathing facilities and a Jacuzzi bathtub. The Funa Pavilion

7 Pavilion- 176 Sqm Occupancy: Max 2 Adults + 2 children The Funa Pavilions on the beachfront with their chalk-white walls promise peace and privacy in a living area covering 176 square metres. Characterized 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, these Villas offer luxury over and above the call of duty. Their design is a declaration of love for nature with an eye for detail. If their architecture leans heavily on nature, so, too, does the colour scheme of the villas with its earthy shades of brown, beige and green


Matheefaru Restaurant matheefaru.jpg2 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. Our Chefs can suggest a menu specially designed for you using fresh ingredients or can personalize a menu to excite your palate.The dishes served in Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa are far and wide selections from around the globe. Matheefaru restaurant offers international cuisine with a refined french touch with weekly themed buffets at night along with  live cooking stations and a la carte menu options set over two private breathtaking pavilions over the water.

Meeru Bar and Grill

meeru bar and grill

Those wanting to while away the evening to exotic drinks and snacks will find the Meeru Bar the perfect place. Our Meeru Bar, situated on the beach, has a unique design – in that the roof structure is like the inside of a boat’s hull and the deck area extends over water giving fantastic sunset views. Meeru Bar also features a Grill Station and Salad Bar in the evenings, where you can select your favorite seafood or meat to be cooked live to your choice of perfection.  You will find a wide selection of pizzas and other fresh snacks from the a la carte menu of the Meeru Grill. Connoisseurs will be thrilled to know that we have the largest whiskey and finest champagne collection in the Maldives.

Samsara Asian Restaurant samsaraHanging over the calm lagoon, Samsara welcomes you to tasting exciting Asian focus cuisine on its open- air terrace. Asian chefs prepare a variety of dishes with a delicate blend of Thai, Chinese and Japanese influences. A la carte options are also available, but we recommend  the Teppenyaki table for an unparalleled dining experience.

Sunset Pool Cafe

sunset pool cafeSunbathing next to the infinity pool has never been so relaxing! guests can enjoy a combination of succulent and interesting dishes from Asia and Europe for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With it’s appealing views on the sea. Sunset Pool cafe is the ideal spot to read, have a glass of Cote de provence and enjoy the time passing.

To shake things up, the Waves Discotheque offer you live entertainment, a shisha area, theme nights and ladies night. You may choose from from a generous range of fine spirits,wines, champagne, cocktails, evening light snacks and A la carte options for late-night cravings. Hideaway has the largest Malt Whiskey collection in the Indian Ocean. At Waves Disco, every night is fun and unique! Ask the DJ for your personal favourite! Dancing in the warm summer breeze is a truly memorable experience at Hideaway…


The Ultimate Indulgence at the Hideaway Spa by Mandara

Designed with care and capitalizing the Indian Ocean location, the Hideaway Spa and Beauty Palace is invitation to experience total well being. The sun, sand and sea motif lingers throughout the Hideaway Spa with internal waterways and water walls, open areas and sandy floors. The delicate combination of coconut and teak timber furnishing, sukabumi stone, java rosso tumble stone, sandstone, pink slate, onyx and silk fabrics offer a journey for the senses.

The spa menu will have a wide range of special treatments with natural Balinese products. Both intimate and comfortable, at 12 private treatment rooms welcomes you to the sound of the waves.

The Hideaway Spa and Beauty Palace also offers

  • steam Room
  • outdoor pavilion
  • manicure/pedicure station
  • relaxation zone
  • retail area

You merely have to let go to the hands of our team, experts dedicated to your relaxation and rejuvenation of your mind, body and soul!


The Hideaway Library if you are looking for a distraction, you might want to check out the Hideaway Library with its myriad of books, magazines, games, music CDs, DVDs and Cyber Café. All Villas have Internet access by LAN line and wifi. Breakfast each morning is accompanied by the Hideaway Newsletter summarizing world events. Hideaway Water Sports

In addition to the 750 cubic metre Infinity Swimming Pool facing the Indian Ocean, 32 metres in length and22 metres in width, with attached Jacuzzi and children’s pool as well as poolside service, The Island Hideaway has also made sure that all other forms of water sports are catered for – from speedboat trips to catamaran sailing, water skiing, snorkelling, windsurfing, canoeingand wakeboarding. And those wanting to experience a bit of local color can sail out on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat or their own yacht to one of the nearby inhabited islands. Tennis, Fitness Suite, Beach Volleyball, Bicycle Riding and Silat The more sporting-minded can enjoy a game of tennis, volleyballon the sand, jog along the beach, bicycle along the hidden trails, or work-out at our Sports Complex. For the early birds, a refreshingsession of silat is “just what the doctor ordered”. Sunset, Sunrise, Night and Big-game fishing fishing is one of the mainstays of subsistence for the Maldivian people, who havemastered it to an art. Our guests are able to participate in sunset or night fishing on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni fishing boat, big game fishing and also go on fishing expeditions with fishermen from the local islands and experience for themselves first-hand as to what proper eco-friendly fishing entails. Our expert chefs will thereafter prepare the catches made by the guests in whatever manner they desire, including beach barbecues. Cultural Excursions – we arrange excursions for our guests to significant sites of Maldivian heritage and culture on nearby islands. One of the most important sites is the Utheemu Palace situated on Utheemu Island, home of the Maldivian national hero Muhammad Thakurufaanu or Bodu Thakurufaanu and his two brothers who saved the Maldives from the Portuguese in 1573 AD. The Hideaway Bazaar At our Hideaway Bazaar you are guaranteed to find that ideal present for friends and family. Exhibited and retailed in our lifestyle boutique are finely crafted items such as Maldivian arts and crafts, jewellery and hand-made fabrics using traditional weaving methods. In keeping with the commitment to caring for the environment, recycled items are also available for you to take homeas souvenirs to relive pleasant memories of your stay. You will also find at the Bazaar those last minute essential things you forgot to bring on your holiday, including sun protection lotions and other toiletries. Sifani London  Jewellery Boutique – Sifani London (www.sifani.com) is a manufacturer and retailer of high quality jewellery and precious gems products. Our partnership with Sifani allows our guests to design custom-made jewellery for any occasion, whether it be for weddings or honeymoons or just that romantic special occasion. Mandara Spa Shop The Spa Shop stocks a range of products for skin health (such as exfoliating creams, masks, cleanses and washes),anti-ageing boosters, body well-being enhancements, aromatherapy, and gifts from the much-admired Elemis. Meridis Dive Boutique This is a dive specialist boutique where guests can purchase snorkelling and diving equipment. Desert Island Retreats guests can take a trip to a nearby uninhabited island or sandbank lagoon and spend the day swimming, lazing and feasting on the delights of the picnic barbecue. Aerial Photo Flights – with our partners, Maldivian, we can offer private chartered photo flights to other Atolls or resorts in the Maldives. All major credit cards accepted (including American Express, Visa, MasterCard) and foreign currency exchange available on resort (Great British Pounds, Euros and United States Dollars)

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3 reviews of “Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Dhonakulhi, Maldives

  1. melanie / September 11, 2014

    resort is good for couple and honeymooners that they want a privacy, its a beautiful and big resort, good for snorkeling many things to do to resort, staff is very friendly and hospitality,

    Natural Beauty4Hospitality4Room & Comfort4Food & Dining4Value for Money4

  2. Julia / September 18, 2014

    very beautiful ocean in this place, good service, comfortable and nice rooms, very private villa, but near the several villas corals too close to the beach and to swim need to go to another beach

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  3. Valentina / June 4, 2015

    My lovely resort. I like so much. Very fantastic reef, still very comfortable rooms with big place. Atmosphere on the island like you are happy and always smile because u are enjoying everything.

    Natural Beauty5Hospitality5Room & Comfort5Food & Dining5Value for Money5

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