The islands of the Maldives are without doubt some of the most beautiful on the planet.†Thereís nothing quite like the vibrant blue of the Indian Ocean, the majestic white sand beaches and the array of snorkelling sites teeming with coral and diverse marine life. Itís up there on many peopleís travel wish list.
Boasting some of the worldís finest luxury spa hotels, choosing a hotel in the Maldives is no easy task especially with so many in the same price category all offering captivating sunsets, indulgent spa treatments and barefoot escapism.
One such deluxe luxury hideaway is the W Maldives, with its unmistakeable urban chic design, signature white furnishings and breath-taking modern art installations. But this resort has an excursion to top all excursions – namely, a castaway private island experience directly bookable at the hotel.
Gaathafushi is the resort’s separate private island where guests can book in for the day or even overnight, sleeping under a canopy of stars in a signature W bed under a thatched roof.
The silent lagoon will feel like itís exclusively yours to explore whilst a private chef can be booked to ensure the finest cuisine can be served to you as you take in these idyllic surroundings with a candlelit beach barbecue. You can even wake to a beautifully prepared breakfast to cap your experience in style.
Located just a short speedboat ride away from main resort Ė a trip to Gaathafushi is recommended to resort guests in search of that Robinson Crusoe adventure with more than a just splash of luxury.
And once your castaway experience is complete, you can return to your beach or overwater villa back at the hotel and continue to enjoy the services of this smart, sophisticated and uber-stylish resort.
Carole Booth is Commercial Director at†Destinology.