Waldorf Astoria Maldives

5* out of 5 stars

Set in a tropical paradise only 45 minutes by yacht from Malé airport, this Maldivian hideaway offers an oasis for travellers looking to sit back and relax on their Indian Ocean holiday. Located on the beautiful and quiet island of Ithaafushi, Waldorf Astoria Maldives features 119 beach, reef and overwater villas, each with its own private pool and expansive views of the botanical gardens and ocean. This family-friendly Maldives hotel is luxury at its finest, and its dedicated staff each strive to ensure that guests leave with memories to last a lifetime.

Things to do at Waldorf Astoria Maldives

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives is a sophisticated and innovative take on an all-villa resort, with luxury amenities and unique activities. Hidden in the botanical gardens is a spa sanctuary designed to provide a peaceful setting. Offering luxury holistic treatments and exercise programmes, the spa offers staff members trained to provide custom wellness solutions to each client to ensure relaxation and rebalancing results. For the adrenaline junkies, this Maldives resort offers an array of activities to keep the heart pounding. Do something different on your holiday like riding on an underwater scooter, or parasailing 200m above the ocean. Explore the island of Ithaafushi by renting bikes and guides.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Restaurants

With a choice of 11 restaurants at Waldorf Astoria Maldives, you can pick and choose from a range of cuisine and dining experiences. With treetop bamboo nests, overlooking the Indian Ocean, Terra is a restaurant which combines fine-dining with an unparalleled experience. Enjoy their signature dishes with a selection of premium wine while several feet up in the air in your own little tree house pod. Delight in a range of Asian-fusion dishes like the Shanghainese Li Long or an elevated Australian barbeque from famed Chef, Dave Pynt’s The Ledge.

A Healthy & Happy Stay at Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Building on their already high standards of cleanliness, Hilton hotels have developed the Hilton CleanStay programme. This entails elevating hygiene protocols with enhanced regulations and staff training for the safety and comfort of both guests and employees across the worldwide portfolio. Highlights include the introduction of: the Hilton CleanStay Room Seal so guests can be sure that their room has not been accessed since it was cleaned; increased disinfection of public spaces and high-touch areas within rooms; new technologies such as electrostatic machines with disinfecting mist; contactless check-in and check-out with Digital Key. Hilton has earned household brand name status and is trusted by millions for putting their health and happiness whilst on holiday to the top of their list. If you would like more information, please speak to your agent at Kenwood Travel. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is now also able to take PCR test swabs directly in your guest villa at the resort three days prior to departure to avoid having to go to Male’. The resort doctor will receive the test results electronically and inform guests through their personal concierge. Please enquire for more information.



Over Water VIlla With Pool

Embrace the ocean's beauty with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors for glorious views over the sparkling ocean to the far horizon. Relax with a king-sized Waldorf Astoria beds and state-of-the-art audio-visual entertainment. The bathroom has a soaking tub and indoor and outdoor showers, while a glass floor in the dressing room reveals the tropical reef and fish below. Outside, swim in the pool or the ocean, dine in the pavilion or laze on the daybed or in the overwater hammock. From 283sq.m./3,045 sq.ft., ocean terrace, pool, pavilion. Accommodates 2 adults and 2 children below 12 years.

Beach Villa Pool

From 234sq.m./2,518 sq.ft., spacious villa, pool, beach access, pavilion. Accommodates 2 adults & 2 children below 12 years. Retreat to a delightful villa. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors from both the spacious bedroom and magnificent bathroom present views across the expansive wooden deck, garden and the ocean. The bedroom boasts a king-sized signature Waldorf Astoria bed, seating area, 65-inch TV and sound system, while his and hers closets lead through to the bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, vanities and an oversized bathtub. Enjoy the terrace with pool, hammock, dining pavilion and sun loungers.

Grand Reef Villa with Pool

A home-away-from-home where guests can take in nature's beauty from an overwater hammock alongside the infinity pool, soak up the rays on a sun lounger, or enjoy a meal in the dining gazebo. The indoor living and dining room is fully appointed with state-of-the-art entertainment, sofas and floor-to-ceiling windows. The spacious bedroom features a king-sized Waldorf Astoria signature bed and sitting area, dressing room and enticing bathroom. From 319 sq. m./3,432 sq. ft., sunrise views, pool, indoor/outdoor living, dining area. Accommodates 2 adults, 2 children below 12 years & an infant.

Grand Over Water Villa with Pool

Indulge in a Maldivian experience with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors opening out on to endless ocean views. The wooden deck offers direct ocean access, while alongside the infinity pool are overwater hammocks, sun loungers and dining gazebo. The air-conditioned living and dining room come with audio-visual entertainment and comfortable sofas. The bedroom has a king-sized Waldorf Astoria signature bed and sitting area, while the dressing room has a glass floor revealing the tropical reef below. From 334 sq.m./3,593 sq.ft., ocean terrace, pool, indoor/outdoor living space.

Grand Beach Villa Pool

These expansive villas offer a home-away-from-home ambience with stylish indulgence and lavish facilities for complete comfort and convenience, including generous indoor living and dining space and a large bedroom. Ample choices to fully relax, magnificent views from every corner, an expansive outdoor terrace with infinity pool, hammock, dining gazebo and pavilion with daybed leading to the tropical garden and the ocean beyond make this a truly relaxing choice. From 276sq.m./2,967 sq.ft. Indoor/outdoor living space, pool, beach access. Accommodates 2 adults, 2 children below 12 years and 1 infant.

Stella Maris Ocean Villa With Pool

Accommodates 3 adults. Intimate seclusion inspired by the celestial charm of the velvety Maldivian night sky and ample space to relax. This spacious retreat has a large bedroom with sitting area, generous indoor living and dining area fitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual entertainment and magnificent bathroom, all with floor-to-ceiling windows. The upper deck offers a chef's service and BBQ station. The lower wooden deck boasts its own infinity pool, hot tub, overwater hammocks and direct ocean access.

Two Bedroom Reef Villa with Pool

Accommodates 4 adults and 2 children below 12 years. Enjoy the Maldivian experience in this spacious villa. Accessed from the sandy, tropical garden, the living and dining room offers elegant beachside chic, state-of-the-art audio-visual entertainment with 65-inch TV and comfortable sofas with ocean views. Two fully appointed master bedrooms with king-sized Waldorf Astoria signature beds and en-suite bathrooms provide privacy. The extensive wooden deck offers sunny indulgence in the ocean, the pool and under the shade while enjoying the gentle ocean breeze and the sound of waves.

Two Bedroom Overwater Pool Villa

Accommodates 4 adults and 2 children below 12 years. Generous living and relaxing space is found in these luxurious villas with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors offering stunning views across the ocean from every room for a full Maldivian experience. Both bedrooms offer privacy and a sitting area, while the spacious living room is equipped with large sofas and a dining table. The extended wooden deck offers direct ocean access, overwater hammocks, an infinity pool with sun loungers, hot tub, a daybed and dining gazebo for sunny relaxation.

Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool

Accommodates 4 adults and 2 children below 12 years. Generous living and relaxing space is found in these luxurious villas. Both bedrooms offer private space and a personal sitting area, while the spacious living room is furnished with large sofas, a dining table and state-of-the-art sound and vision. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer tropical views. Outside is luxury of space to dine, sunbathe and relax on the sheltered daybed, as well as an infinity pool, hot tub and direct beach access.

Three Bedroom Overwater Villa with Pool

Accommodates 6 adults and 3 children below 12 years. Create your own private refuge in a magnificent space ideal for families and friends. Offering exceptional space for privacy and togetherness, the outdoor living space sprawls across a wooden deck with two infinity pools to laze away the day, a dining and relaxation gazebo, overwater hammock and ocean access. Indoors, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, the main villa's living and dining room is a haven of entertainment and relaxation space with service quarter, while the bedrooms offer personal privacy.

Reef Villa with Pool

Indulge your senses in these spacious villas offering Maldivian beauty inside and out. Soak up the glorious views through floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors from the comfortable bedroom with king-sized signature Waldorf Astoria bed. The decadent bathroom boasts double vanities, soaking tub and indoor and outdoor showers. Outside, the wooden deck offers relaxation and fun with direct ocean access, an overwater hammock, large infinity pool, dining gazebo, loungers and shaded daybed for a cozy treat. From 279sq. m./3,002 sq. ft., infinity pool, overwater terrace. Accommodates 2 adults and 2 children below 12 years.


  • Babysitting Facilities
  • Butler Service
  • Dive Sites
  • Early Check-in & Late Check-out
  • Floating Breakfasts Available
  • Half Board Dine-Around Option
  • House Reef
  • PADI Dive School
  • PCR Centre on Island
  • Pool Villas
  • Private Beach
  • Spa
  • Speedboat Transfer
  • Teens Club
  • Tennis Courts
  • Villas with Pool

Food & Drink


Gaze across the ocean as you dine among the treetops in one of seven bamboo nests. The unparalleled dining experience at Terra features the world's finest ingredients, such as Miyazake Wagyu Beef and Alba White Truffle, complemented by an extensive collection of premium wines and the resort's signature Krug Champagne handpicked by the first Maldives' Krug Ambassador.


Inspired by vibrant and easygoing izakayas, the globally-acclaimed Zuma brings its contemporary Japanese concept to the Maldives. Authentic, but not traditional, Zuma’s menu showcases robata, sushi, and innovative kitchen creations.



Adorned with antique décor and artefacts, Yasmeen presents a gastronomic journey of Levant cuisine in a heritage Arabian village setting with an Indian Ocean view. Savour piping hot Saj bread baked in a traditional oven, mezzes and succulent charcoal-grilled meat and seafood.

Li Long

Inspired by Shanghainese noble residences, Li Long offers signature Peking duck roasted in the Maldives's first classic wood-fired oven. Relish contemporary Chinese cuisine beautifully paired with specialty Chinese tea from the finest tea collection. A private dining room with lagoon view is ideal for family gatherings.

Tasting Table

Indulge in alluring cuisines at Tasting Table. Start your day with a sumptuous multi-cuisine breakfast spread while enjoying the Indian Ocean view. At night, Tasting Table highlights a culinary journey spanning Asia to Europe in the relaxing dining room and on the al fresco beachside terrace. A private dining room is available for special celebrations.

The Rock

Home to an extensive wine cellar of the finest New World favourites and Old-World classics, dine at The Rock around a 200-year-old Jarrah wood table in a cave-like dining room built from Jordanian limestone. Exclusive wine dinners for 12 guests feature food and wine pairing menus paying homage to renowned wine regions.

The Ledge by Dave Pynt

Created by Dave Pynt from Burnt Ends, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore. The Ledge by Dave Pynt brings Burnt Ends’ much-loved style of modern Australian barbecue to the Maldives. Perfect poolside spot for a leisurely lunch, by night, The Ledge turns into an intimate grill restaurant where the bar and grill come to life.


Embrace a garden-to-table concept in the greenhouse ambience of Glow. Well-being cuisine made with fresh ingredients from the island's edible garden is complemented by a range of organic, biodynamic, sustainable and natural wines, as well as healthy, detoxifying drinks.


Be mesmerized by the stunning Maldivian sunset over the Indian Ocean from Amber, in the relaxed Champagne bar. Savour a unique range of the finest Champagnes along with a selection of hand-crafted Champagne cocktails and curated spuntini.


Indulge your senses at the resort's playground with art, music, food and drinks. Relax in the vibrant yet cosy ambiance of Nava, a pool and beach club featuring live DJs, a refreshing selection of cocktails, wood-fired pizzas and small bites.