Situated near the equator in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the Park Hyatt Hadahaa is a beautiful 5-star island resort with a fantastic house reef. The resort is ideal for romantic couples looking for luxurious surroundings, excellent service and the chance to explore exquisite marine life.
The resort itself consists of just 50 villas which fall into three categories, spacious Park Villas and Park Pool Villas are based around the circumference of the island, with fantastic facilities, indoor/outdoor bathrooms and direct beach access. The Park Water Villas are built out over the sea with a similar design to the Park Villas and direct access to the water. All rooms have Ipads, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso coffee machines amongst the range of facilities.
The resort itself has a large freeform swimming pool and two restaurants: the al a carte Dining Room Restaurant is based alongside the pool and the fine dining Island Grill offers up some great Maldivian and World specialities on the beach. There is an inviting bar area between the pool and the beach with traditional Maldivian swing chairs and a range of delicious cocktails and mocktails to choose from. The bar extends on to the beach with relaxing cushions and daybeds where you can watch the sunset; once a week the island staff perform traditional Maldivian singing and dancing here too. Hadahaa also has a beautiful spa with its swimming pool, yoga room and gym, in addition to the spacious and relaxing treatment rooms.
While the island itself is relatively small, the atoll on which it rests is one of the largest and deepest in the world, a feature which allows for sublime diving and snorkelling directly off the beach and a fantastic desert island feeling - there are no other resort islands as far as the eye can see. The resident marine biologist can take you on a guided snorkel of the reef and teach you about how the atoll was formed, the coral and the many colourful fish. There are also dive masters on-site who can teach you how to dive. Introductory sessions are in the resort pool before you move on to the deep sea. In order to preserve the marine environment the owners of this resort constructed it piece by piece taking many years longer than the average resort build, their efforts have seen it receive one of the few “Green Globe” certificates in the Maldives and it stands as proof that pure luxury need not come at a cost to the stunning environment you are visiting.
Put simply, this resort combines trademark Park Hyatt style luxury with exceptional marine life in an extraordinary location.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
- Beach Access
- House Reef
- Local excursions
- Outdoor Pool
- Private plunge pool
- Two or more restaurants