Paradisiacal experiences come to life at the Maldives’ all-new OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI where expansive white beaches outlined by turquoise-blue waters give you company. Laden with tropical adventure and a unique Maldivian charm, here’s why you should eye this luxurious slice of paradise for your next island getaway. By Bayar Jain
Located in a pristine corner of the Maldives’ South Malé atoll—a quick 20-minute catamaran ride from the Velana International Airport—OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI exudes sheer luxury. Surrounded by crystal-clear waters that’s further accentuated by pearl-white sands, the brand-new resort marries grandeur with rusticity, all without compromising on its quintessential THE OZEN COLLECTION experience.
Take accommodation types, for instance. Crafted to perfection with timber and marble, each RESERVE™ EXPERIENCE offers airy spaces designed to bring guests closer to natural beauty flourishing beyond the windows. Elegant and modern comforts underscore the decor, while premium amenities dot each villa. The playful inclusion of slides in the architecture, however, brings with it a touch of delight. Irrespective of whether you choose the Sunset Earth Pool RESERVE, home to an L-shaped lap pool; Private Ocean RESERVE with slide accessible by an all-round boat service, and a newly-introduced personal jetty for added privacy; or the Royal RESERVE, a beach-side residence with a main ‘sanctuary’ and two guest villas — a personal butler is sure to cater to all your needs. Pair this with a dedicated buggy and special in-villa dining service, and you’ve got utopia personified.
This blissful experience permeates throughout the OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI premises. When here, indulge in an elegant fine dining experience backdropped by spectacular settings. You can savour world cuisine with hints of Spanish influences at the all-day Vista Del Mar where innovative steam-cooked dishes, vibrant live counters, and interactive dining experiences await. At ORIGINƎ—an exclusive, multi-sensory dining experience—indulge in some of the freshest seafood options cooked with gourmet ingredients, and pair these with an eclectic selection of international wines. For a more homely vibe, head to the Tradition Saffron for a three-course, pre-plated Indian dinner invigorated by fine drinks, relaxing ambience, and live entertainment.
During the day, spend your time lounging around at the poolside OZAR where a main bar buzzing with exciting service and the gentle swaying of palm trees accompany. As night befalls, head to the Sangu Beach here which turns into an adult-only zone post nine. While during the day, the all-day restaurant has some of the finest recipes from Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon, post sundown, a party vibe takes over instead. We’re talking about a DJ spinning music, live belly dance performances, shisha, and signature drinks. Irrespective of where you choose to satiate your appetite, be sure that the experiences will leave you enthralled.
When at the Maldives, indulging in a range of leisurely activities is a must, and OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI has a lot to offer on that front. When here, you can explore the sparkling lagoon and house reef with unlimited use of snorkelling gear and take pleasure in non-motorised sports too; sweat it out at the gym with a personal trainer and revive at the wellness centre; indulge in open-air yoga while your younger ones play at the Kuda Koli Kids Klub. Moreover, you can even rent personal Bolifushi bicycles to explore the island’s many wonders or get pampered with daily wine refills in your in-villa minibar. The list is endless.
Holiday resort aside, OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI also serves as the ideal backdrop for your dream wedding. When here, you can exchange vows in the overwater Wedding Pavilion with echoes of the traditional Boduberu drumbeats lingering in the background, while powdery-soft sands slip between your toes. Follow this up with a gourmet floating breakfast in your private pool, serving as the dreamiest segue into a life of togetherness; or enjoy your favourite flick with a unique cinema viewing experience under the gaze of twinkling stars. To amp up the romance, the resort also offers candle-lit in-villa feast, private beach-side wine tasting session, aromatic in-villa spa bath, and couple’s treatments at the in-house ELENA Spa.
For an exotic holiday like no other, enjoy a sliver of winter wonderland within the tropical island. Built using synthetic materials by a Swiss company called Glice®, the eco-friendly 87-square-metre ice rink functions entirely without water and at a zero-energy level. So, when you visit Bolifushi Island, put on a pair of skates, and glide over the glistening ice skating rink.
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