The Maldives

The Maldives

26 Aug 2009

Five star luxury on a blissful island – what more could you ask for?

We can’t think of anywhere more romantic than the tiny atoll of Huvahendhoo. Part of the Maldives archipelago, where the water’s as blue as the sky and the sand is a white as the sparse cotton wool clouds that float above it. Sound perfect? It sure is!

The brand new Lily Beach Resort Spa is nestled between the lush greenery, pristine beaches and turquoise waters of the island, making it the ideal hideaway for couples to escape to for a bit of fun, excitement and, of course, relaxation time together in the Tamara Spa.

During the day, keep yourself busy by catching some rays on the sugary beaches, or take to the water for one of the many aquatic sports the resort has to offer. Canoeing, windsurfing, wake boarding and catamaran sailing are all available, or you can up the adrenaline rush with a banana boat ride. Other activities offered by the resort include tennis and beach volleyball, table tennis and billiards among others, or you can leave the atoll to go island hopping, big game fishing or on a snorkelling safari to explore the vibrant wildlife that fills the abundant waters. Lily Beach also features a fully equipped dive centre, so you can hire out the equipment needed to further explore the Indian Ocean.

After watching the sun set over the horizon, enjoy entertainment with traditional local music, group games, cultural variety shows and beach games, or head out for a spot of night fishing, followed by drinks in Vibes or Aqva.

While you're there...

Lily Beach’s Tamara Spa is the perfect place to unwind; the over-water spa pavilions are sanctuaries in which to relax and unwind and grab some must-needed chill-out time. With each pavilion overlooking the peaceful blue waters of the mesmerizing lagoon, and customized rituals and treatments using their own signature oils and Terraké beauty products, every session with the highly-trained therapists is a special one.

Champagne supernova
Sunset. Champagne. Your man by your side as your boat is gently rocked back and forth by the gentle waves… bliss? We think so. For just Dhs845 per couple (Dhs44 per single), you can finish off your day with a sunset cruise organized by the resort.

Explore the Ocean
Head out on an Ocean Adventure (priced at Dhs40 per person); explore the Indian Ocean and islands surrounding Lily Beach – you’ll even get to play with dolphins, manta rays and whale sharks, for an awesome once-in-a-lifetime experience.