The azure blue waters of the Maldives are relaxing in their own right. Paired with the many rejuvenating offerings at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, this inherent wellness factor increases multifold. By Bayar Jain
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has lured guests with its tranquil ambience, elevated luxury experiences, and intuitive service. This unique destination is made better with its many wellness offerings. Take the calming ambience of the Waldorf Astoria Spa for instance. The spa invites guests to indulge in a range of invigorating treatments amid the tranquillity of six tropical garden and four overwater villas. The fitness centre, on the other hand, challenges with a variety of workouts guided by personal trainers, meditation sessions, yoga, Pilates, and stretching practices. Beginners and experts players are invited for a match at the hard-surface tennis courts, whereas the Padel Court fuses tennis with squash. Also available at this wellness haven is the Aqua Wellness Centre, wherein the expansive facilities feature a hydrotherapy pool, Maldives’ maiden wellness concierge, as well as unique spa treatments, all surrounded by a lush botanical garden facing the Indian Ocean.
Aqua Wellness Centre
The sprawling 7,735-square-foot Aqua Wellness Centre features a custom-built hydrotherapy pool (available on booking basis), ice fountain, steam room, and sauna. But that’s not all! The outdoor pool further enthrals with its designated zone-wise wellness stations. Set atop the crystal-clear Maldivian waters, the outdoor pool targets different parts of the body. The zones—which include jet bath, air jets, shower jets, and massage lounger—use varying levels of intensity and water temperatures to ease muscle tension, boost the immune system, increase blood circulation, speeds metabolism, and improves deep sleep quality. Post a dip in the pool, guests can even enjoy a specially curated healthy lunch in the garden or reconnect with themselves with a meditation or yoga session.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi prides in being the number one spa in the Maldives. Its signature therapies further cement this positioning. The bespoke treatment menus help ignite a deep sense of relaxation and emotional connection to the environment. Some of the standout treatments include the Signature Spa Journey, that encompasses different natural elements including Earth, Fire, Water, and Metal. On the other hand, the Starlight Ocean Massage is a rebalancing and healing treatment at the candle-lit overwater Spa Pavilion. With this, one can enjoy an immersive and holistic transformation under the Maldivian stars. To help segue into this feeling of bliss, all spa journeys begin with a Wellness Concierge that offer personalised consultations for each guest.
Children aged seven to 15 are also invited to enjoy selected junior spa experiences such as Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage; Honey and Yoghurt Facial; Relaxing Foot and Ankle Massage, or Oatmeal and Honey Scrub.