The Maldives, remote as it is, is the perfect destination to unwind and pilfer away some moments from your mundane life. From honeymooners to family, the island has enough resorts to cater to all; but if you’re looking for a romantic getaway, the Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa is a fantastic option.

A room with a view at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives.
A room with a view at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives.

Located in the north on a crescent-shaped Dhonakulhi Island, this resort brings the Indian Ocean to your toes. A favourite with celebrities, this five-star beachfront property beckons with its stunning villas, a great choice of facilities, and gorgeous views.


Would you like to float in the Indian Ocean or sit amidst lush vegetation? The resort offers eight different categories of villas—beachfront, garden-view, family residences, to name a few. It has 103 villas in total, but the size of the property ensures that you get your own space.

Take your friends or family and you can have their three-bedroom Hideaway Palace all to yourselves. It features three connected villas, two infinity pools, a master bedroom with walk-in closet, a living room, a dining pavilion with roof terrace, and an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi and outdoor shower. It’s only a few steps from the private beach and your private butler is at your service for all that you fancy—a candlelit dinner on the beach or sundowners by the pool.


Start with a Continental breakfast by the pool, then have lobsters straight out of the ocean or hot pizzas from the oven for lunch, and pick between a private dinner in an over-water pavilion or a teppanyaki table at the terrace restaurant. The Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa has many options when it comes to dining, and you will be spoilt for choice here.

Additionally, the resort features its own sports complex, gym, pools, marina, a kids’ zone, and shops. It also boasts one of the largest spas in the Maldives, with 12 treatments rooms, an outdoor pavilion, a steam room, and a relaxation zone. Its comprehensive spa menu is a big plus, especially when you’re looking for some downtime. You can book their 7-day detox package for US$999 per night for a couple for a rejuvenating holiday.

Go snorkelling or diving in the Maldives.
Go snorkelling or diving in the Maldives.


We can’t imagine the Maldives without diving, snorkelling, and water sports. If you’re an adventurous couple, you will have loads of activities to do together. Dive in the crystal blue waters and discover the marine life; go windsurfing, jet skiing, surfboarding, or windsurfing; or join local fishermen for an authentic fishing experience. For a more intimate experience, explore the island on a private yacht—just the two of you and a sweet romantic setting. The resort also offers private seaplane rides, candlelit dinners on the beach, and sunset cruises for couples trying to rekindle their romance.