Millions of years ago, in a tumult of geological change, a great range of volcanoes rose from the floor of the Indian Ocean. Over the years the volcanoes sank back leaving only coral reefs in the expanse of the sea. They finally transformed into tiny islands, and adventurous sailors in search of wealth, drifted upon them.
Only an hour’s flight away from India or Sri Lanka, the Maldives today is best known for its white sandy beaches, crystalline lagoons and azure blue skies – a holiday maker’s dream.
The Maldives Islands comprises of roughly 1190 small coral islands, and covers a total area of 104,00.00 sq. Kilometres. These islands are no more than six feet above sea level and lie 73 degrees East Equator. The islands are grouped into nineteen administrative ‘atolls’, and vary in size and character. Some are sandbanks, while others are tropical islands, with lush vegetation, ringed with coral reefs, turquoise lagoons full of marine life, and white sandy beaches.
Fit for any modern day Sultan and secluded a midst lush tropical vegetation is the Ganduvaru Suite. Inspired by Sultan Mohammed Thakurufanu’s Palace on the island of Utheem, the Ganduvaru Suite is the abode of choice for those desiring ultimate comfort while not skimping on privacy.Sultan Mohammed Thakurufaanu is, to this day, celebrated as a national hero – one who freed the Maldives from the long torment of foreign dictatorship and ruled over the country as sultan
With panoramic views of the ocean, our Beach Villa interiors are heavily influenced by traditional Maldivian craftsmanship incorporating timber floors and traditional thatched roofs. The Beach Villas feature a connecting lounge and an open veranda with Jacuzzi.
With exquisite views of the sea, the spacious two level Duplex Beach Villas feature high, traditional Maldivian thatched, ceilings – allowing the smooth cooling sea breezes to flow through and invigorate your soul.The cozy ground floor lounge would seem like home if not for the breathtaking view of the crystal clear waters stretched out before you.The upper level bedroom features am attached bathroom and a timber decked balcony – your gateway to ocean gazing tranquil
Built almost completely over the sea, the Ocean Villas are reminiscent of a luxury yacht – dip your toes into the ocean as you admire nature’s aquarium below you. The salt tinged fresh air will sooth mind and body as you leisurely gaze across the horizon at the neighbouring islands. On the upper level; slumber on your bed or choose between taking a soak in the open-plan bathroom hot tub or the Jacuzzi situated on the veranda.
The Hiyaa Restaurant is a beautifully designed open air restaurant located at the heart of the island within the shade of swaying coconut trees and large banyan trees. Hiyaa offers a vast array of international cuisines and include themed dining pavilions
Featuring an a la carte menu The Holhuashi Restaurant, located adjacent to the Rehendhi bar, also overlooks the sea. Our chefs need only be challenged to prepare, to perfection, the fresh daily catch in a manner of your choosing – choose between Asian, Continental, grilled, steamed, poached, barbecued or a fusion of any styles.For lunch, Holhuashi is converted into an al fresco marché restaurant with a wide selection of fresh salads, vegetables, and grill items prepared to perfection.
Alongside the pool is our Rehendhi bar, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean providing you a wide selection of snacks and the finest cocktails and mocktails.
The Hiyala Tea Lounge, is the perfect place to partake in a spot of high tea. For a lovely, lazy, delicious afternoon, pop into the library nearby and pick up a novel to read as you indulge your whims.
Take a dip in our pool and float on over to our amphitheatre-shaped Kalhu-oh-fummi Juice Bar to indulge in rich, flavourful smoothies, vegetable drinks and juices freshly squeezed just for you.
At the Mandara Spa we lull you to shed your world-weariness and rekindle your vitality and zest.Surrounded by a tranquil lotus pond our Deluxe Spa Villas overlooking lush greenery feature open air treatment areas together with herbal Aromatherapy, steam showers and intimate bath tubs – imbuing you in bliss and comfort. The soothing, exotic fragrance of pure essential oils and the gentle strains of relaxing music bathe your senses, enhancing your tropical experience and lulling you into a state of absolute bliss.
The spa menu offers a range of therapies marrying the wisdom and traditions of ancient cultures with the latest spa science from ‘Elmis Spa-Therapy’. All treatments have been uniquely created to provide a sensory adventure. For the ultimate in indulgence; try one of our deluxe combination packages or our “Absolute Escape”.
An exquisite underwater world, complete with coral garden and ship wreck, awaits you at J Resort Alidhoo. A great array of small and big underwater creatures – manta rays, sharks, dolphins, turtles, napoleon fish – have made the Ha Alif Atoll their home, and Meridis Dive & Relax is your expert guide to it.
Located mere minutes from Haa Alif Utheem, the birth place of Muhammed Thakurufaan, one of the Maldives’ most celebrated sons, Alidhoo transcends most holiday experiences in the Maldives adding the intriguing allure of history and connecting every visitor with the history of this beautiful and deeply passionate nation.
This is where, immersed in the beauty of the environment, the elements of nature work to liberate you from the stress of the outside worlds
How about a game of beach volleyball? Or a friendly tennis or cricket match? Or some calorie burning badminton or table tennis? Or, if you prefer, a work out session in our very own gym. You don’t have to give up your sporting habits at J Resort Alidhoo! For those who would rather exercise their minds, there’s backgammon, scrabble and chess.
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