Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
A Literal Paradise
What it is
A private island resort with 77 villas, pristine white beaches, glass-clear lagoons and a coral reef, a spa lofted over the water…the list goes on.
What it isn't
Nobody comes here to just lay on the sand, when activities on-site include glass-bottom kayak tours, deep-sea fishing, yachting, and snorkeling, to name just a few.
What we think
You know service is good when butlers are built right into the hotel’s branding—as they are with St. Regis. But here, that famous level of VIP pampering goes even beyond butlers themselves. Guests can book their stay in everything from garden villas with private pools to overwater villas (also with their own pools, natch, plus egg-shaped soaking tubs and furnished terraces that sit right on the turquoise Indian Ocean.) Whichever you choose, each one is a honeymooner’s dream sprung to life—and comes with a Bang & Olufsen BeoVision entertainment system, zippy wi-fi, rainforest showers and downy pillow-top beds…not that you came here to sleep. To truly indulge, get the Caroline Astor Estate, where a 220-foot-long pool, outdoor shower and separate living quarters await.
You're here because
The resort’s six restaurant options each look like they were pulled from a screen saver, thanks to prime panorama’s of surrounding seas. You’re looking forward to sipping a St. Regis Bloody Mary overlooking the coral reef at the Whale Bar.
The only thing more transcendent than a spa day? One set directly atop the Indian Ocean itself. You take a sip of champagne and dip a toe in their Blue Hole pool…one of the largest hydrotherapy pools in the nation. Paradise found.
Restaurants & Bars
Crust & Craft - Family-friendly pizzeria, where guests design their own pizza from a selection of traditional Italian and other delicious toppings.
Decanter - A hidden subterranean restaurant, offering a five-course dining experience paired with drink selections from the head sommelier.
The Whale Bar - Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean with a cocktail in hand.
Cargo - An intimate Middle Eastern dining experience amongst the tropical gardens.
Craft - Serves fresh spins on everyday classics like burgers and tacos.
ALBA - The resort's signature restaurant that offers dishes inspired by locally sourced ingredients ideal for a romantic, alfresco meal.
Dhaalu Atoll, a private isle within the Laccadive Sea that’s a quick seaplane flight from Velana International Airport (you can also charter the resort’s yacht, should that appeal).