Alila Kothaifaru Maldives
”Alila” in Sanskrit means ”Surprise,” aiming to create the most memorable experiences for guests through innovation and luxury in unique locations. The Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, a resort under the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is situated on the Raa Atoll in the northern Maldives, like an isolated eye of the ocean. The surrounding waters are deep and vast, home to a kingdom of marine life, making it a paradise for visitors to explore the underwater world.
To reach this 11.2hectare private island resort, one needs to take a seaplane from the capital, Male, and fly over the Maldivian archipelago for 45 minutes. The seaplane lands at the jetty connecting the island, with the hotel‘s dive center nearby. Walking down a wooden pathway onto the sandy beach, the lush tropical vegetation comes into view. On the right, you‘ll find recreational facilities like water sports, a library, and a café, while further ahead lies the reception area and the infinity pool. Dense vegetation covers the entire island, shaped like a crescent, with hidden pathways shaded by trees leading to beach villas on the north and south shores. In the middle of the island, there‘s a fitness and spa area, and along the coastline or forest trails to the northeast of the island, you‘ll find restaurants and bars for guests to enjoy.
Beyond the main island, there‘s a long overwater walkway on the east connecting the water villas. From here, you can also spot a secluded sand cay far from the main island, waiting for those who seek solitude.