Apr 3, 2021
FOR MOST JET-SETTERS, the last year has been marked by a strange absence of travel. In lieu of hopping off to remote jungles or climbing mountains, most of us have been socially distancing at home. That’s why there’s no better time to take that dream trip that you’ve always wanted. Thanks to impressive testing and containment measures, the entire nation of the Maldives has done an exceptional job of safely reopening to international travelers.
If you’re going to visit the archipelago, there’s no better way to pamper yourself and your loved ones than with a villa stay at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives. The iconic Overwater Villas offer sweeping views of the infinite horizon and stand suspended over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Meanwhile, the Reef Villas allow you to enter via the shoreline, then swim in your pool or lounge on the deck directly above the ocean.
For sun-worshippers who can’t get enough of the sugar-white sand, the Beach Villas offer easy access that pristine powder under swaying palms.
Guests at the two Stella Maris Ocean Villa duplexes are in for a truly special experience. Named for the Latin phrase sailors used to for the “Star of the Sea,” these devastatingly romantic villas are decked out in Art Deco black furnishings with gold details, along with high ceilings and an open space to take in the dazzling night sky. There’s also a second story featuring a sunset-facing Jacuzzi, a full chef’s barbecue, and a lounge area complete with flawless views. Should you desire to return to the main resort at any time, a private boat will whisk you back.