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“This is a superb resort not only for ultimate luxury, but also for exceptional diving and snorkelling. The reef directly beside the resort remains a haven for sea life – see eagle rays and dolphins glide by. Other fabulous diving sites are located nearby, one home to turtles. Continuing the marine-theme, Hurawalhi is home to 5.8, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant.”
Luxurious adult-only resort, Hurawalhi, is situated in the northern Lhaviyani Atoll, known for its marine diversity and glorious white coral beaches. A scenic 40-minute seaplane from Malé International Airport, Hurawalhi boasts the world’s deepest underwater restaurant, spa and diving facilities.
Its 90 villas are a mixture of beachside and over-water, generously spaced around the island and down a winding jetty. Whitewashed interiors and wooden decking unfurl to reveal Indian Ocean panoramas with options for private pools.
Don’t miss spectacular 5.8 for its degustation menu set in the world’s largest all-glass underwater restaurant; opt for Asian cuisine at Kashibo; indulge in buffet-style dishes at Canneli; or tuck into holiday favourites at J.F.K. Try pre-dinner drinks at the over-water Champagne pavilion.
Immerse yourself in Hurawalhi’s marine life with the help of an in-house marine biologist, snorkel and dive through cobalt waters, or head out on a sunset cruise. Ethereal Duniye Spa floats over-water, complete with glass-bottomed treatment rooms.