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Escape to Olhahali Island: Welcome to Jumeirah Maldives


With soft, white sand lapped by the glimmering turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Jumeirah Maldives offers an exotic experience that’s straight out of a romance novel.

The spectacular Jumeirah Maldives resort is situated on the very private and serenely beautiful Olhahali Island. This 120-acre resort offers couples and families an ideal tropical escape, but the surrounding natural beauty and relaxing environment isn’t the only benefit here – you’ll also be endlessly entertained with several different activities, services and amenities. Enjoy land and water sports, island hopping adventures, a world-class spa and fitness centre, kids' club, an array of cuisine options that will tantalise your tastebuds and so much more. Keep reading to find out just how amazing an escape to Olhahali Island can be.

Luxurious villa lifestyle

The luxurious villa accommodation at Jumeirah Maldives is everything you’d expect from a five-star tropical resort and more. You can choose between an overwater villa or a beachside one, depending on whether you prefer to sleep on land to the sound of the surf or above the lagoon with gentle lapping from the crystal-clear water below. Each Mediterranean-chic villa is decked out with modern amenities and features soothing decor including wood and stone aspects. 

All villas come with a king-sized bed, private rooftop terrace, indoor and outdoor rain showers, a private outdoor infinity pool and awe-inspiring views that you’ll never tire of. Even the smaller villas are large enough that you won’t ever feel cooped up and the panoramic views add to the feeling of luxuriousness. 

Dreamy dining

The dining options at Jumeirah Maldives are just as appealing as the spellbinding views. Professional chefs, baristas and mixologists are dedicated to making your experience an unforgettable one and every dish or drink is created with the utmost care to deliver the best flavours and presentation. Glow is the resort’s all-day poolside restaurant. Offering both international and Maldivian dishes, all your senses will experience delight in this comfortable, open-air environment. 

Kayto is another scenic wonder, with glorious outdoor views and modern Japanese-inspired decor, and Japanese and Peruvian dishes that will being a smile to your face. Shimmers beachside bar is an upbeat environment where you can enjoy Greek-Mediterranean tapas and creative cocktails. For a lighter option, drop into the Café Lounge for a caffeine hit and snack, or Gelateria for some artisan ice cream and frozen yoghurt in crunchy homemade waffle cones.

Fun & games

Guests can explore Olhahali Island’s paradisiacal environment with a number of outdoor activities such as swimming, tennis, golf, beach games, yoga and boat trips for sunset viewing, fishing and dolphin spotting. There’s also waterskiing, flyboarding, parasailing, kite surfing, banana boat and doughnut rides, as well as the amazing semi-submarine experience. Diving and snorkelling here are popular and the surrounding coral reefs are teeming with colourful sea-life. 

At night, you can relax while viewing a blockbuster on a private outdoor projector set up on your rooftop deck. The resort has a great little kids and teens club, complete with a beachside splash park, arts and crafts and more. For the ultimate romantic getaway, try the sandbank experience – a trip to a private sandbank where you can enjoy a meal, massage session or yoga experience in blissful isolation from the rest of the world.

Perfect pampering

The resort’s top-class Talise Spa offers signature treatments, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the tropical atmosphere while being thoroughly pampered. There are five treatment villas and one beauty salon, all overwater with breathtaking vistas. Let the experienced staff help you find serenity with a plethora of holistic massages, body scrubs and wraps, deep tissue sessions, Ayurvedic and aromatherapy treatments. The beauty treatments are just as relaxing, with aromatic organic products helping you look as good as you feel.

As part of the spa’s holistic approach to wellness, they also provide a gym decked out with cardio and weight equipment. Kickboxing, yoga, meditation classes, aqua aerobics and Zumba will keep you fit and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

A true island paradise

Olhahali Island is small, but it’s lush with palm trees and gardens, as well as surrounded by beautiful coral reefs that are rich with sea-life. The ocean’s crystal-clear visibility, warm temperatures and tranquil tidal environment make it the ideal habitat for the local dolphins, reef sharks, stingrays, blue and black spiny lobsters, parrot fish, eels and more. The island also has a large tropical bird, reptile and insect population due to the native trees, shrubs and topographical features providing ample nesting and hiding spots. You may spot parrots, herons, storks, kingfishers, egrets, butterflies, lizards and more.  

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