Set amid 18 hectares of tropical flora and fauna on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll is Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort, the latest Accor hotel to open in the Maldives.
The all-inclusive resort boasts 122 overwater and beachside villas, including two exclusive Aqua Villas featuring bedrooms submerged beneath the waters, from where guests can get up close with the regionâ€™s marine life. Meanwhile, The Royal Suite is a resort within a resort, providing complete privacy and indulgence.
Guests will never go hungry, for the resort boasts six outlets across the island. Options include MÃ©lange, an all-day dining restaurant; The Hub, a sunken pool bar offering signature drinks and sharing plates; Saffron Affair for tapas and crafted cocktails; and Souq Oven for Middle Eastern dishes, for pairing with a wine list featuring over 80 wines from around the world. For something more casual, guests can enjoy healthy cafÃ© treats at Sol Rising; or one of the regionâ€™s first organic, vegetarian and vegan restaurants, Phat Chameleon, set amid a vegetable and herb garden. For those on the go, the Bites on Wheels food cart, offers refreshing sorbets and light snacks throughout the day.
Other facilities include a jogging track with five fitness stations, as well as the Spa by Phytomer with eight treatment rooms. Nature walks, arts and crafts class, marine conservation talks, scuba diving, snorkelling and outdoor sports are also available to guests.
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort is accessible by domestic flight 55 minutes from Velana International Airport in MalÃ©, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride from Kooddoo Airport.