Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa arrives in the archipelago with a 109 all-pool villa resort, delivering an exceptional stay for a new era of travellers. By Bayar Jain
Opened on July 1, 2022, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa marks the flagship brand’s first step in the tropical paradise. The all-villa resort features an array of thoughtful amenities that not only captivate the next generation of travellers, but also set a new benchmark of hospitality in the Maldives. Notably, this new resort is the fourth resort under the company’s portfolio of brands in the country, complementing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.
Sitting snug in Amingiri Island of North Malé Atoll, just a direct 20-minutes premium speedboat ride away from Velana International Airport, Hilton Maldives Amingiri is a destination in itself. The resort houses 109 expansive beach and overwater villas, each of which offer a private pool and tranquil turquoise lagoon views. Maldivian accents and contemporary touches add to the tropical vibes. The villas invite abundant natural light through its floor-to-ceiling windows, enhancing the colour palette that mirrors the warm hues of the sea and sky.
The overwater pool villas come fitted with stairs that plunge into the island’s lagoons, as well as a hammock by the pool. The beach villas recreate this nature-loving vibe with direct access to the white sands, a deck swing and a gazebo on the shore. All the villas also boast of ocean-facing bathtubs, and indoor and outdoor rain showers.
A key highlight of Hilton Maldives Amingiri is the six-bedroom Amingiri Residence, opening soon. An ideal escape for larger groups looking for privacy, this residence sits tucked away on a landscaped cove. A separate arrival pier and dedicated sundeck with uninterrupted 360-degree views of the Maldivian horizon add to the luxury.
Home to several dining concepts, Hilton Maldives Amingiri is sure to take guests on a culinary sojourn. Take Origin, for instance. This dining experience celebrates sustainable seafood sourcing, ageing techniques and a food-upcycling approach. Habitat, an all-day dining restaurant also pampers with its delicious delicacies, as does the rustic Beach Shack with its feet-in-sand dining experience. Visit Sip Tea Lounge to sample teas from around the world, and end the day at Eden, an adults-only overwater bar famed for its champagne and gin. The poolside bar Aura, featuring a cocktail lab, completes the food offerings here.
Younger guests are sure to get pampered at Hilton Maldives Amingiri. Krakengiri Kids’ Club features an outdoor children’s play pool and mini splash park, while rooftop bar Re:Fuel offers teenage guests a tranquil retreat and a hidden entrance designed exclusively for them. As the younger ones enjoy the hotel’s amenities, the elders can enjoy some ‘me’ time at the Amingiri Spa. Designed as a sanctuary, this wellness haven offers an extensive menu of rejuvenating treatments and purifying hammam rituals that bring an enlightened sense of wellbeing.
Adjacent to the spa is the salon and grooming lounge and a fully-fitted 24-hour fitness centre. A wide selection of activities including cocktail and kombucha classes with resort mixologists in the Cocktail Lab, sunrise yoga and guided fitness sessions, creative workshops taught by the local resident artist at the art centre, professional portrait taking at the photo studio, and sports at the multi-purpose court and futsal field also await.
Keen divers can enjoy access to over 30 sites within North Malé Atoll, while adventurous guests can also enjoy snorkelling, paddle-boarding and other water-sports within the resort’s lagoon. A resident marine biologist leads weekly conservation talks and accompanies guests on turtle quests and dolphin cruises aboard a traditional Maldivian dhoni.