Milaidhoo Island Maldives

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A Maldivian experience that offers a true sense of place, celebrating the local culture and heritage, from dining to interiors which include local artwork and textiles.

the Low Down

Once upon a time there was a tiny tropical island, an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, lapped by warm turquoise waters and hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve. That island later became the beautiful Milaidhoo, a boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay, 126km north west of Male. They are perfect for nature lovers as their own coral reef, which encircles the island, is a protected area and noted as an outstanding snorkelling and diving site in its own right. The tiny beautiful island, abundant with tropical greenery, measures just 300m by 180m and is fringed by soft deep white sand beaches.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking will receive a complimentary group dolphin watching excursion.

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • Milaidhoo is one of the only islands that gives you a true sense of place, where you can discover more about the country’s culture and heritage
  • The island has wonderful dining experience across all three restaurants
  • Each villa has its own private pool
  • There is excellent snorkelling and diving on the house reef and elsewhere in the Baa Atoll (a UNESCO biosphere reserve) at over 20 different dive sites, including Hanifaru Bay (known for Manta Ray sightings)
  • Couple and relaxation oriented island with children above the age of nine years welcomed on the island
  • Foodies can learn to master time honoured recipes, handed down through generations. They can join local fishermen for the catch of the day and learn how to craft a traditional Dhoni and the history behind it, rather than just take a ride on one.​​​​​​
  • Accommodation:
    Milaidhoo offers a sense of Maldivian small island living with 50 villas and residences. Each villa or residence offers total privacy with stylish, thoughtful décor designed and created by local designers and artisans using responsibly-sourced materials. The accommodation has been designed by a Maldivian architect, inspired by conserving the natural beauty of the island and ensuring minimum impact on the coral reef.
  • Location:
    This intimate island resort of 5.4 hectares is set at the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Marine Reserve in Baa Atoll. At Milaidhoo we introduce guests to the very best the Maldives has to offer. Proudly rooted in local island traditions, curating a bespoke selection of experiences to showcase the destination.
  • Getting there:
    Milaidhoo is reached by a scenic 35-minutes seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. Seaplane transfers only operate during daylight hours. The island can also be reached by a 25-minutes domestic flight to Dharavandhoo airport followed by a 15-minutes speedboat ride to Milaidhoo. Upon request private transfers by seaplane or luxury yacht can be arranged.
  • What to pack:
    With their barefoot mantra, shoes are not important at Milaidhoo. Pack lots of swimwear (as you’ll be in the water all the time) and some light clothing for beachside dinners.
  • Restaurants:
    Culinary experiences are a highlight at Milaidhoo with a focus on light, wholesome food with traditional flavours. There are three world-class restaurants and two bars on offer, sharing Maldivian cuisine, fresh seafood and grilled meats and international favourites. Try the Chef’s Table where the chef asks what you feel like eating and cooks especially for you!
  • Spa:
    The spa’s holistic treatment menu incorporates the powers of botanicals combined with entrancing healing traditions from Africa, using local herbs and plants. There is also an over-water yoga pavilion which hosts complimentary daily yoga or meditation sessions focusing on is the mind, body and soul.
  • Signature Activities:
    There is a five-star PADI dive centre that offers house reef diving, boat diving, private diving, night diving, fluo night dives, Manta Ray diving and nitrox. With the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the world-famous Hanifaru Bay on their doorstep, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the incredible marine wildlife from the resident marine biologist. Here you may discover what makes Whale Sharks tick, why Manta Rays dance and what makes Dolphins smile.
    Sleep under the stars! A sandbank is transformed with the same comfortable facilities of a Milaidhoo villa or residence, complete with four-poster bed draped in muslin. A yacht for the castaway couple’s exclusive use with dressing room, shower, toilet and equipped with all amenities, is anchored by the sandbank throughout the night. Candles and lanterns enhance the moonlight and the only music is the wash of the waves on the sandbank’s shore.
  • All rates include taxes and service changes.
  • Children over the age of 9 are welcome.
  • There is no kids club or babysitiing services available

The Maldives are a year-round destination with a near constant temperature of 86°F (30°C). The water temperature remains steady, never falling below 77°F (25°C) and reaching 84°F (29°C) during high season. However, the islands are tropical and therefore also subject to two distinct seasons, or monsoons. April is a transitional time between these two seasons and is known for the clear water, which is appealing to divers. The iruvai (northeast monsoon) is hot and dry and runs from December to April, making this the official high season when the islands enjoy little rain and low humidity. Rain is more likely from May to November (during hulghangu, or southwest monsoon), making this the official low season.

Check in: 14.00
Check out: 12.00
47 villas and 3 residences | 3 restaurants | 2 bars | 24-hour room service | Free wi-fi | Infinity pool | Spa | Gym | Yoga and meditation | Fishing | Water sports | Diving | Snorkelling | Excursions | 24-hour Island Host service | Marine biologist | Weddings, engagements and honeymoons

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

Above rates are based on double occupancy including taxes, festive winter period rates start at 3255 USD

Visa Cost

.A 30-day free visa is issued on arrival for all nationalities. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Don't pack alcohol in your suitcase as they will take it off you at the airport

Local Currency

The official currency used is the Maldivian rufiyaa


The Maldives are a year-round destination with a near constant temperature of 86°F (30°C)


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