HotelsThe 80-villa Alila Kothaifaru Maldives sits on Raa Atoll, near the Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

All-pool-villa Alila opens in the Maldives

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A stay at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers sunset and sunrise views over the ocean and excursions to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
A stay at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers sunset and sunrise views over the ocean and excursions to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Photo Credit: Hyatt

Hyatt's newest resort, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, has opened its doors on the Raa Atoll, accessible by a 45-minute ride via seaplane from Malé.

Housed on a 11.2 hectare private island, this resort comprises of 80 pool villas, of which 44 line the beach while 36 are perched overwater with direct access to the sea. Each villa also comes with a private pool and sun deck.

Amenities in the resort consists of the infinity pool, a fitness centre and Play Alila kids’ club. Guests can dine at the all-day Seasalt restaurant, sip cocktails at Mirus Bar, grab light bites at Pibati Café or indulge in Japanese-inspired menus at Umami.

Activities offered by the resort feature a three-hour sailing in a traditional Maldivian boat around the Raa Atoll followed by a private dining experience, and an array of water activities organised by marine guides at the resort’s water sports and dive centre.

Alternatively, guests can arrange with the resort’s concierge to venture out to the nearby Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve to get up close with manta rays, or visit the neighbouring Vaadhoo Island to witness the bioluminescent phenomenon that light up waters during incoming tides.

The resort is still undergoing finishing renovation works until end June, but guests are already welcomed to book Alila Kothaifaru Maldives’ villas.

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