Set amidst 18 hectares of lush tropical flora and fauna in Gaafu Alif Atoll, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort was unveiled on September 26.
The resort boasts 122 villas, including two exclusive Aqua Villas featuring bedrooms submerged beneath the turquoise waters for a memorable experience of the region’s marine life up close.
The Royal Suite is a resort within a resort and provides complete privacy and indulgence including a high degree of personalized services.
"We are delighted to be shining the spotlight on the Maldives once again with the launch of our fifth Accor property", said Chief Operating Officer of Accor, Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives, Patrick Basset.
"Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort is a stunning addition to the premium segment and we look forward to welcoming global nomads to explore the spectacular marine life of Gaafu Alif Atoll and its surrounding diving sites", he added.
With water temperatures slightly cooler than many other islands, Maamutaa offers richness of the marine life and underwater flora. The area, according to the resort, is the only place where divers can spot up to 13 species of sharks in the water.
The resort boasts one of the most generous, all-inclusive offers in the Maldives, complete with a variety of culinary delights available at six outlets across the island.
Options include all-day dining restaurant Mélange, The Hub which is a sunken pool bar offering signature drinks and delicious sharing plates, Saffron Affair for a sophisticated evening of tapas and crafted cocktails, and Souq Oven for Middle Eastern dishes, for pairing with a wine list featuring over 80 wines from around the world.
In addition, guests can enjoy healthy café treats and alchemy experiences at Sol Rising, or one of the region’s first organic, vegetarian and vegan restaurants, Phat Chameleon, set amidst a vegetable and herb garden.
For those on the go, the playful Bites on Wheels food cart, offers refreshing sorbets and light snacks throughout the day.
Playground and Skillz Sports Centre cater for children and teens, with a range of entertaining and educational activities including snooker, table tennis, various board games and a golf simulator.
Nature walks, treasure hunts, and outdoor sports are also available for the adventurers at heart to enjoy the natural beauty of the island.
Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy the resort’s Fit Trail island jogging track or go for a complete boot-camp Raaveriya Workout experience that kick starts with callisthenics, followed by a run on the beach and a swim in the lagoon right after.
The resort’s Spa by Phytomer allows guests to choose from a selection of signature facials, body treatments and massage therapies available at eight treatment rooms perched over a shallow, white sand lagoon.
Visitors can also sign up for a local arts and crafts class, marine conservation talk, or enjoy nature trail walks around the island with the resort’s resident marine biologist, in addition to scuba diving and snorkelling in one of the Maldives’ largest blue lagoons covering a total area of 1,700 hectares.
The resort's surrounding coral gardens feature a diverse variety of reef fish, dolphins, turtles and sharks across 26 dive sites.
“With our generous all-inclusive offering, we look forward to welcoming guests to the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort where they can explore the island’s sandy beaches, nature trails and renowned diving sites while enjoying a full wellness and culinary journey,” said General Manager of Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort John Bendtsen.
As a special opening offer, the resort offers complimentary return transfers valued at USD 360 per person when booking a stay of five nights or more, valid from September 25 until December 23, 2019.