Complete with overwater villas, uninterrupted views of the ocean, manta rays who double as neighbours and dolphins who put up a grand show, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is every travellers’ dream come true. By Bayar Jain
Home to 70 villas on Baa Atoll, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort sings aquatic notes in every corner. Accentuated by eco-friendly Italian designs amid pristine white beaches, here, nature and wildlife thrive beautifully.
Take the four dining outlets—The Pearl, Island Kitchen, Hawker, and Sunset Bar—for instance. Each restaurant, designed to take its diners on unique culinary journeys, boasts of a range of delightful cuisines to savour. A similar sense of pampering permeates through The Heavenly Spa by Westin™ as well. Built over water, this tranquil space has a bouquet of treatments on offer that are sure to leave one re-energised and nourished. On the other hand, the state-of-the-art WestinWorkout® Fitness Studio caters to all things fitness. The TRX® functional training equipment here is not only great for pre-run workouts and suspension training but also allows for app-based training sessions, courtesy instructional videos by TRX Master Instructors.
The true epitome of paradisiacal vacations at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, however, can be credited to the countless aquatic marvels that seek refuge here. The close-by Hanifaru Bay (18 kilometres, to be precise) doubles as the world’s largest natural manta feeding destination, making it an unmissable experience for guests. In the right season, before the end of November, guests can witness the spectacle first-hand.
On other days, acrobatic spinner dolphins entice. Easily spotted during cruises, these friendly flippers like to catapult over the waters, with multi-coloured schools of fish gazing below. While underwater, 1,200 types of reefs greet; on land, endangered turtles take centre-stage. Up to seven species of the shelled creatures can be found on The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort’s beaches, including the critically endangered green turtle, hawksbill turtle, and leatherback sea turtle.
So, are you looking to dive deep into the laid-back island life and be one with the Atoll’s natural wonders? Click here to book your rebound holiday!
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