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The ultimate in romantic retreats

Oct 03. 2017
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By The Nation

Nestled amongst the spectacular coral reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll, the 90 Villa adults-only Hurawalhi Maldives is perfect for honeymoons (and subsequent anniversaries).

The beach and pool villas have direct access to the shimmering turquoise lagoon in a tropical paradise. Romantic dining options include a candlelit dinner on the beach, a sunset cruise, a private picnic on nearby Dream Island, the romantic Champagne Pavilion at the ocean villa jetty and the scene stealing 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, as well as the Aquarium Restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean and Canneli Restaurant for all day dining.

Hurawalhi’s blissful over-water Duniye Spa offers a range of treatments inspired by ancient and modern expertise from around the globe with a strong influence from the healing traditions of Asia and Africa, including the use of local ingredients and treatments inspired from traditional cultures.

For activity seekers there is tennis, badminton and beach volleyball and a sports fishing boat for deep-sea fishing excursions. A diver’s paradise awaits, with guided diving and snorkelling boat trips available and a complete PADI 5 training centre. Hurawalhi collaborates with Manta Trust, the marine and conservation specialists who team up with the Island’s in-house PADI instructors to provide educational guided dives and snorkelling in the spectacular reefs and shipwrecks nearby.

The Island is a nesting site for green turtles and a breeding ground for Manta Rays. Manta Trust is tasked with preserving this natural habitat as well as educating visitors about these beautiful and endangered creatures. A plethora of water sports activities include jet skis, para-gliding, water skiing wakeboarding, paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaks and catamarans.

Hurawalhi has also created a Heavenly Honeymoon Package, which includes round trip seaplane transfers from Male to Hurawalhi for two, four or five nights’ accommodation in a Beach Villa (prices vary according to duration), a bottle of Taittinger Champagne on arrival, daily breakfast including one champagne breakfast in your villa during your stay, a romantic sunset cruise, a candlelit dinner on the beach, a two hour “Dream Island” excursion, a blissful couples ‘Him and Her’ massage at Duniye Spa, a 30 minute photography session with one complimentary souvenir print, and nightly romantic turn down treat.

The package starts from US$4,099 for four nights and $4,655 for five nights through to October 31 and $5,271 for four nights and $6120 for five nights from November 1 to April 31.

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