January 11, 2022
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa – 100% Perfection!
Romance and relaxation, spa and sport, fabulous food and luxurious accommodation, sun, sea, and sand, what more can you ask for?
Let me cover the romance first… I was taken completely by surprise when my husband of 32 years arranged secretly for us to renew our wedding vows. It was the perfect setting, on the white sandy beach, azure blue seas, and the best sunset of our entire stay, the Gods were truly looking down on us. The hotel event team took complete control of the organization and our celebration was perfect, we had a flower-laden buggy, flower arches, coconut cocktails, champagne, and cake. The clergyman gave a heartfelt ceremony and the photographer captured the entire party, it was romantic, special, and a most memorable few hours.
Next relaxation… The beach and sun loungers ensured comfort with spectacular views, and the Hideaway Spa provided probably the best massage I have ever experienced, in beautiful treatment rooms over the water, gentle music and soothing lapping sea gave a backdrop ensuring total rest. The spa uses products by Natura Bissé – the cutting-edge, science-based wellness brand loved by celebrities, offering ultra-relaxing treatments, delivering results that really work. Also on the spa menu and native to India is Ayurvedic medicine, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems using a range of treatments, yoga, massage, acupuncture, and herbal medicine, to encourage health and well-being, choose any one of these and you will not be disappointed, the therapists are well trained and extremely experienced.
Golf, tennis, gym, yoga, Hobie cats, kayaks, snorkeling, dolphin cruises, paddleboards, scuba diving, fishing, windsurfing, kite surfing, jet ski, and inflatable fun rides, wow, whether you want relaxation or action there is plenty to do, and your personal butler is on-hand day and night to book your dining choices, experiences, and excursions. Each activity has your level of fun and safety as a priority, the teams involved in these exciting activities are knowledgeable and helpful, happy to help and coach where ever it’s needed. We had a go at most things, our favorites being the tennis coaching, golf simulator, and the dolphin trip.
Dining on Hideaway is a real pleasure, whether it’s breakfast at Matheefaru or a fine dining treat, you will find a restaurant to suit you, and of course, being sponsored by Tattiinger champagne was simply amazing. The White Platinum package, which we highly recommend includes absolutely all food and drink, even the mini-bar is complimentary, (except for the chocolate and spirits), including the champagne and cocktails, so you will not find yourself with a hefty bill at the end of your holiday. The idea is that your dining unfolds effortlessly to include everything you could wish for.
The White Platinum Experience doesn’t only include all food and drink, it also includes your resort arrival and departure and more…
Meet & assist on arrival and departure at Velana International Airport by our dedicated team
Free access to VIP Lounge at Domestic Terminal at Velana International Airport with free Wi-Fi connection on arrival
Free access to VIP Lounge at Hanimaadhoo Domestic Airport with free Wi-Fi connection on departure
Complimentary return speedboat transfer from Hanimaadhoo Domestic Airport to the resort
Free use of sport facilities
Free access to a gym
Free use of beach volleyball court, football and basketball playground
Two excursions per person per stay to choose from Visits to Local Islands, Dolphin Cruise, House Reef Snorkelling
Kids Club (children aged 3-12)
Free access to Aqua Floating Park
Free Wi-Fi in villas and public areas
Recreation activities (yoga classes, etc.)
Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment and non-motorized water sports
24/7 butler service
There are several restaurants at Hideaway, our favorite was the Samsara Asian Fusion. It is in a beautiful beachfront setting, set above the water and the menu is huge and varied. You can choose from a wide range of delicious starters and move on to the main course of a selection of curries or sushi, all freshly prepared and cooked as it is ordered.
There are other dining options, and one of the most popular seemed to be the Mediterranean-inspired Meeru Bar & Grill, where you can choose from fresh fish, burgers, pizzas, salads, or light bites. There is also a pool, pool table, a cinema screen for weekly films, and a DJ on certain nights for you to get your boogie on!
We spent most of our lunchtimes at The Sunset Pool Café, a bright beachfront restaurant with its own pool and delicious menu. Most days we would be found here, choosing the fresh fish, firecracker shrimp, a salad, or if we were particularly peckish a burger and fries, all washed down with a beer, strawberry Bellini, or Coke zero.
Our journey to Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa was seamless, a direct flight from Heathrow London followed by a 75-minute seaplane. The seaplane was a breathtaking trip, giving us a full view of the inhabited and uninhabited islands and giving us a real perspective of the size of the atolls and the natural beauty of the reefs, it’s a vision we will cherish forever, truly picture-postcard scenery!
Our entire stay at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa was 100% perfection, from the villas, service, spa, sport, and dining to the buggy rides, medical center and event team. We will never forget our completely wonderful experience and long to return in 2022!
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Written by Debbie Stone Global Editor of Luxuria Lifestyle International