In the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll in the Maldives, Finolhu serves extraordinary experiences aplenty. Its newly upgraded Dream Eclipse Experience is one of them. By Rashima Nagpal
If you desire the most novel setting for your romantic occasion—whether it’s a surprise proposal or a fairy-tale honeymoon or a memorable anniversary celebration— Finolhu might just hold the key. The resort recently revamped its Dream Eclipse Experience with an upgraded Beach Bubble on a secluded beach. It now features three connected bubble rooms, with separate space for the bedroom, living room, and bathroom. The dreamy, immersive accommodation is located away from the resort’s main island, allowing total privacy—ideal for a romantic night under the stars. The new setup also has an outdoor bathtub, which lets you soak up the pristine surrounds.
Taking its name from a word that means ‘sandbank’, Finolhu is spread across four islands in Baa Atoll. The resort offers 125 beachfront and overwater villas (more than half of them with a private pool) and four restaurants. It is a popular destination among honeymooners and families with kids, thanks to a range of activities and world-class entertainment.
Its Beach Bubble has been constructed using state-of-the-art, high-tech, polyester fabric, allowing a UV-protected, fully waterproof, climate-controlled cocoon with uninterrupted views of the private beach and the vast blue ocean. The interiors feature custom-fitted wooden floors and bespoke furnishings, including a four-poster bed.
The surreal accommodation is just a part of the Dream Eclipse Experience. It begins with a romantic wine-and-dine served at sunset by your Bubble Butler, who also escorts you from your villa to the beach and remains available on call until the next morning. For the rest of the night, a telescope and the universe remains at your disposal. The morning comes with the promise of a beautiful Maldivian sunrise, followed by breakfast on the water’s edge, before you head back to your original villa.