With the recent introduction of the air corridor between the UK and the Maldives, villa holiday specialist Oliver’s Travels has unveiled its new Maldives collection. Guests can choose from an impressive range of properties to suit families, friends or couples, including both overwater and beach villas with indoor and outdoor living spaces, private infinity pools, and exclusive stretches of beach.
With an Oliver’s Travels Vill’Otel collection, - all villas offer, exclusive luxurious surroundings, private pool, daily breakfast, maid service, welcome drinks and concierge all come as standard.
For Couples: Villa Mas Huni, One & Only Resort – Sleeps 2
Villa Mas Huni is situated in the idyllic One & Only resort on one of the largest islands in the North Malé Atoll. This enchanting one-bedroom villa is ideal for couples, nestled behind a curtain of tropical foliage just metres from the crystal-clear Indian Ocean with a walk-in rain shower and oversized terrazzo bath. Guests can step out and enjoy an al fresco breakfast on their private deck or take in the blissful surroundings whilst relaxing on their private sun loungers or oversized daybed. Perfectly located for ocean activities, couples can enjoy each other’s company whilst swimming, snorkelling, or embarking on fishing trips or guided dives. Alternatively, guests can unwind with a couple’s spa treatment, over-water yoga class, wine tasting, or channel their inner Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore with an in-villa pottery class.
Rates for Villa Mas Huni start from £3,428 for a two-night stay for 2 people.
For Friends: Villa Huni, Emerald Resort – Sleeps 4
The overwater Villa Huni offers the perfect sanctuary for a group of friends boasting an exclusive position at the end of the pier in the stunning Emerald Resort, with uninterrupted views of the reef from every angle. Sleeping four guests, this villa features two spacious double bedrooms, indoor and outdoor living spaces ideal for spending quality time together, including a large lounge with a bar and kitchen, as well as a private swimming pool that stretches from the lounge to the end of the terrace. With stairs down to the water, guests can swim and snorkel around the reef surrounding their villa or enjoy a range of water-based activities including diving, canoeing, kayaking and boat trips.
Rates for Villa Huni start from £6,163 for a two-night stay for 4 people.
For Families: Villa Hedhikaa, One & Only Resort – Sleeps 6
Located in the One & Only Resort, Villa Hedhikaa is ideal for families looking to enjoy a holiday in paradise in complete privacy. Spread across 2,400sqm, with three bedrooms including a twin-room for kids across two separate villas, multiple living and dining spaces and oversized bathrooms, there is plenty of room for the whole family to spread out and relax. Families can spend as much time as they wish in the comfort of their villa’s grounds as they enjoy the vast outdoor space featuring a 50-square-metre infinity pool, cabana and entertaining area with an outdoor cinema, as well an exclusive stretch of white sandy beach with the ocean mere metres away. Whilst the adults enjoy some alone time, children aged between four and eleven can visit the resorts’ KidsOnly club. With certified counsellors on hand, kids can enjoy snorkelling with manta rays, sailing lessons, learning to make sushi, arts and crafts and dress-up, with something different every day to entertain their adventurous young minds!
Rates for Villa Hedhikaa start from £47,783 for a two-night stay for 6 people.
For Ocean Explorers: Villa Kulhi, Baros Resort – Sleeps 2
Floating above a blue lagoon with uninterrupted views from every direction, Villa Kulhi is idyllically situated to accommodate anyone looking to experience the Maldives to the full. The villa’s king-size bed is purposely positioned to offer breath-taking views, whilst guests can gaze out to the horizon as they bathe in the luxurious bathtub, or watch the sunrise from sun loungers on their timber deck. After a morning of relaxing, guests can enjoy the range of water sports on offer including paddle boarding, windsurfing and wakeboarding. Water babies can swim with turtles, head out on sailing expeditions, go snorkelling, or take advantage of the five-star PADI Dive Centre with options for beginners and experienced divers alike. Sailing expeditions include a journey on Nooma the authentic Maldivian dhoni, whale and dolphin watching on the ‘Boundless Baros Escape’, or a sunset cruise on the resort’s luxury yacht, Serenity.
Rates for Villa Kulhi start from £1,240 for a two-night stay for 2 people.