Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives Spa Resort & Marina

Location Distance from Airport Transfer Type No. of Rooms
Haa Alifu Atoll 250km. from Malé International Airport 20 mins. from Airport by Speedboat 43 Rooms

The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, Spa Resort & Marina is a luxury boutique resort situated on the privately owned uninhabited virgin island of Dhonakulhi, North Maldives, Indian Ocean. The resort was opened on 1st August 2005 with 8 types of spectacular guest villas. Our marina is the first of its kind in the Maldives. The Island is a haven of peace, tranquility and serenity. Island Hideaway is one of the very few resorts in the Haa-Alifu Atoll.


Hideaway Palace

In the world of high class resorts, our Resort's two Hideaway Palaces remain unparalleled and represent the epitome of exclusivity, privacy and refinement. Each Hideaway Palace is sprawled over an expansive 1,420 square metres of land, located on a golden natural sandbank and erected one facing sunrise, and the other facing sunset. The Hideaway Palace comprises of five exclusive individual Villas which sit on top of a beautiful timber deck and are surrounded by a number of private Infinity Swimming Pools, giving an impression that they are floating on water.

Deluxe Jasmine Family Villa

The Deluxe Jasmine Family Villas feature two bedrooms and a sitting room, ideal for families and groups. This spacious villa has an infinity swimming pool offering complete privacy. A fusion of Maldivian style architecture and contemporary designs, the villa offers true luxury and comfort. Other features include; an outdoor lounge overlooking the pool and the beach, a walk-in closet, en-suite indoor/outdoor bathroom with a 'two-person' handcrafted bathtub.

The Jasmine Garden Villa

The exotic Jasmine Garden Villas are a spectacular expanse of 705 square metres of land that you can call entirely your own. Each of the 7 Jasmine Garden Villas sits on the beach front and has its own exclusive 9.5 metre by 4 metre private Infinity Swimming Pool and garden area. Entrance to the Jasmine Garden Villas is through a Maldivian-style courtyard garden, leading to a spacious lounge overlooking the swimming pool. The Bedroom has a walk-in closet area and en-suite Bathroom with indoor and outdoor bathing facilities and a 'two-person' hand-crafted bath. There is also a separate guest toilet and shower room across the Lounge. Guests may intimately dine in their Open-air Alfresco 'Floating' Dining Pavilion situated on a 'mini-island' that floats on top of the pool or, alternatively, on the romantic Roof Terrace. The Maldivian Swing (Undholi) Pavilion completes the perfect setting for your hideaway from the world.

Hideaway Water Suites

Our guest accommodation Hideaway Water Suites are a first of their kind in the Maldives, if not the world, and are truly in a class of their own. Erected on wooden stilts in Dhonakulhi Island's shallow turquoise-blue lagoon and spread over 235 square metres of timber deck, our two stand-alone Hideaway Water Suites have their own exclusive ocean-view treatment room, sauna, steam room, outdoor round bathtub overlooking the tranquil lagoon, sundeck, lagoon access, and complete in-villa spa treatment facilities in which guests can look forward to being pampered by a team of dedicated spa specialists from Mandara Spa. A stay in these havens of peace and serenity will leave our guests fresh, revitalised and rejuvenated.

Dhonakulhi Residence

Lapped by the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, our Dhonakulhi Residences are scattered along the white sandy beach-front of the Island Hideaway. Each Residence, in a compound of over 550 square metres, has an open-plan living area with a timber deck outdoor seating. The French-windowed spacious bedroom overlooks the generously proportioned outdoor Jacuzzi Splash Pool. In addition to the indoor and outdoor Bathroom with its 'two-person' hand-crafted bath, there is also an Open-air Alfresco Garden Dining Pavilion and Roof Terrace. The mandatory Maldivian Swing (Undholi) Pavilion completes the majestic Dhonakulhi Residence.

The Raamba Retreat

Spread over 385 square metres, our elegantly rustic Raamba Retreats with their open floor-level outdoor terraces and landscaped gardens offer the perfect seclusion for a peaceful retreat. The 7 Raamba Retreats are dotted across the coastline on the beachfront. The Lounge and the Bedroom in the Raamba Retreats are generously spaced. The Bedroom has a walk-in closet area and en-suite Bathroom with indoor and outdoor bathing facilities and a Jacuzzi bath tub.

The Funa Pavilion

The 7 Funa Pavilions on the beach front with their chalk-white walls promise peace and privacy in a living area covering 176 square metres. Characterised by their own garden, a separate sleeping and living area with teak flooring, open-air bathroom and a wooden patio area facing the beach with two thickly cushioned teak sun-beds, these Villas offer luxury over and above the call of duty. Their design is a declaration of love for nature with an eye for detail. If their architecture leans heavily on nature, so, too, does the colour scheme of the villas with its earthy shades of brown, beige and green. A round table with a two-seater sofa and two cocktail chairs forms the communicative centre of the living area with its integrated day bed and wine-red upholstery. The satellite TV with DVD and surround-sound system and multi-format CD player has been accommodated in a separate cupboard. The bedroom has a super-king-size bed, walkin wardrobe and a writing table. The bathrooms have a bath and shower and have been tastefully decorated with granite, slate and onyx finishes.


We are delighted to introduce the FIRST Marina in the Maldives. A fully-equipped, state-of-the-art Marina, built by Walcon Marine - a well-known Marina Builder.

Facilities: 15-20 berths 20 yachts
30m+ berths 2 yachts
Max length 80m
Max beam 20m 25-30 berths 3 yachts
Berthing alongside available
Max draught no limit

Services: Electricity, Freshwater, Fuel (Petrol/Diesel), Fishing Supplies, Doctor, Cable Television, Restaurants, Bar, Hotel, Telephone, Internet

Meridis Dive & Relax:
If the setting above sea level has all the ingredients of a "holiday heaven", the experience awaiting you below the water's surface is even more spectacular.

Dhonakulhi has its own house reef just 10 to 30 meters away from the shore, often frequented by manta rays, dolphins, turtles and whale sharks. There are over 20 fabulous dive sites within 5 to 60 minute range by a local "Dhoni" boat.

Meridis Dive & Relax offers you the opportunity to explore and experience a stunning adventure in the breathtaking underwater retreat of Haa Alifu Atoll.


Tender Hearts Kids Club:
Our "Tender Hearts" at Dhonakulhi is open to all kids. The 75.7 m² Kid's Club has a playground area of 50.5 m² and offers a variety of games and activities for kids. Apart from the activities we also have a small library, board games and bicycles to ride. Some of the activities provide are: - Junior Certification Program
- Painting and Drawing
- Crab Race
- Movies
- Sandcastle making
- Dance Party
- Running Race
- Balloon Race
- Make your own Sandwich
- Musical Chairs
- Treasure Hunt
- Tour of the Resort

The Ultimate Indulgence at the Hideaway Spa by Mandara:
If pampering your body and soul and achieving total peace and tranquillity is your idea of heaven, the Hideaway Spa by Mandara has it all. Created with sensitivity to the guest experience, the design emphasis of the Hideaway Spa is on space, privacy and luxury. The spa design is supported by a service style that considers the guest's need for escape, unobtrusive delivery and extraordinary attention to detail. Like other Maldivian spas before it, the Hideaway Spa capitalises on the dramatic Indian Ocean location. The difference here is that the sun, sand and sea theme continues throughout with internal waterways and waterfall walls, open areas and feature sand floors. Our Hideaway Spa finishes have been carefully selected and the combination of coconut and teak timber furnishing, sukabumi stone, java rosso tumble stone, sandstone, pink slate, onyx and silk fabrics culminate to overwhelm all of one's senses. Unique, intimate and romantic, the Hideaway Spa encompasses 4 Spa Land Villas, 2 Lagoon Spa Pavilions.

24-hour in-Villa room service, Freshwater, Fishing Suppliers, Doctor, Restaurants, Bar, Wireless Internet, IDD telephone, Laundry and valet, All major credit cards accepted and foreign currency exchange available on resort, Airport meet and greet on arrival and departure.


Matheefaru Restaurant:
Whatever takes your fancy and whatever the time of day or night, our resident Chefs remain entirely at your disposal. They can conjure up a myriad of succulent gourmet dishes to tempt your sensations and satisfy any taste at any time. Our Chefs can suggest a menu specially designed for you using the freshest of fresh ingredients or can personalize a menu to excite your palate. Maldivian cuisine draws heavily on fish and is similar in some ways to Indian. Yet the dishes that are served on The Island Hideaway are much more varied and sophisticated than just fish alone. Our cool coral sandy-floored Matheefaru restaurant offers international and Maldivian cuisine.

Gaafushi Restaurant:
The Built Over Water Restaurant Gaafushi offer fine dining serves authentic Asian cuisine and seafood specialty. Lovers of Japanese cuisine will also be delighted to hear that the Island Hideaway Resort offers the same.

Our restaurantis designed to ensure that guests have maximum sights and sounds of the Indian Ocean. There is over- water dining areas situated close to the reef edge, ensuring that fish are always your neighbors!

Meeru Bar:
Those wanting to while away the evening to exotic drinks and snacks will find the Meeru Bar the perfect place. Our Meeru Bar, situated on the beach, has a unique design in that the roof structure is like the inside of a boat's hull and the deck area extends over water giving fantastic sunset views. We attach a great deal of importance to the quality of our produce. All our produce comes from the very best sources and fresh fish is caught locally and delivered to the island on a daily basis.

Pool Bar:
A swim-in pool bar is situated in the pool, with a wide selection of drinks and snacks, from cocktails, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, freshly squeezed juices just to name a few. The Pool is located on the beach, next to Meeru Bar, overlooking the turquoise lagoon. The sundeck by the pool is perfect for sunbathing, while sipping on your favorite cocktail from the bar for a lazy afternoon.

Meet the Chefs:
Welcome to Island Hideaway`s Culinary Department. We are happy to go the extra mile and fulfill your wishes and special requests. Whatever your special needs are we are here for you. If you would like to have a special dish, a specific diet or you would like to enjoy one of our recipes at home please send us all your requests. It is a great pleasure and our goal to make you feel.

It is very simple: just fill up the form below with your question or request and we will get back to you within 24 hours.



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  • 4.5 Cleanliness
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Last 5 reviews
6 November 2012

Wonderful island

We have now visited Island Hideaway twice - organised through Atoll Paradise (a good travel agent that we can recommend)...
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30 October 2012

Beautiful family vacation

Stayed for 3 weeks with my parents, husband and daughters,5 & 6. The villa was amazing, butler service on top of our expectations, after 3-4 days butlers knew all our habbits and needs...
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29 October 2012
Neha M, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Experience of Lifetime!! Best Romantic place for Honeymoon!!

I went there for Honeymoon...and the experience was beyond was just PERFECT. The moment we arrived at Male Airport, we were taken care off by the staff...
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17 October 2012
Satyeash P, Male

Fantastic holiday at Island Hideaway!!!

I and my family enjoyed truely the experience the whole management at Island Hideaway gave us. Especially the Butler programme is one of the best in the world i must say...
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8 October 2012
sam l, Hong Kong, China

Great place!

My girlfriend and i stayed in a Water Villa for 3 nights and a beach front villa for the last night. We had a disaster time at the airport, so we were bad tempered...
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