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Sponsored: Kudadoo can be booked for friends or family gatherings, couples getaways, private parties, weddings and other celebrations.
By Elite Traveler | March 2 2020
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is a private island that is ideal for exclusive use. This idyllic paradise is composed of 15 expansive overwater Ocean Residences, which opened at the end of 2018. Kudadoo is a private resort where everything is included, from fine dining to in-, on- and above-ocean adventures, and unlimited luxury spa treatments — a unique proposition for five-star-plus resorts in the Maldives. Kudadoo is designed for exclusive rental, with additional facilities available for guests’ personal staff.
Kudadoo can be booked for friends or family gatherings, couples getaways, private parties, weddings and other celebrations, or even for the ultimate business-incentive trip or client meetings. With an incredible unscripted dining offer — your wish is their command — and a fine wine list where all wines have a Wine Spectator rating of over 88, this is the vacation of a lifetime. You can choose to dine in The Retreat (the central hub of this intimate setting), alfresco, in the privacy of your residence or by candlelight on the beach.
Your personalized experience begins before you even leave home, when your Kudadoo butler reaches out to help you plan your time on the island. The resort’s philosophy, “Everything Under the Moon,” is reflected in its services: There are 24-hour personal butlers available to fulfill guests’ every need, from private and effortless water adventures to luxury spa treatments.
Designed by renowned architect Yuji Yamazaki, Kudadoo offers 13 one-bedroom Ocean Residences (each measuring 3,229 sq ft) and two two-bedroom Ocean Residences (4,090 sq ft), all with a 474-sq-ft terrace pool and some of the largest sundecks in the Maldives.
Kudadoo is encircled by its own private beach, while The Retreat is home to Sulha Spa, the restaurant, bar, game room, an expansive infinity swimming pool with a sundeck area, as well as the gym. The sloped roof of The Retreat is an essential part of Kudadoo’s architectural statement, integrating solar panels and natural light into the design. The sun powers life at Kudadoo, enabling the island to be the first fully solar-powered luxury resort in the Maldives.
– Size 3,229 – 4,090 sq ft
– Nightly rate from $80,000 to $140,000 for exclusive use, depending on season; room rates from $3,400
Each residence offers undisturbed luxury including super-king-size beds, in-villa baths, as well as indoor and outdoor showers, Bang & Olufsen audio systems and IPTV (including Netflix), unique to Kudadoo. It is purposely designed to integrate the exterior with the interior through open spaces and floor-to-ceiling, glass-sliding doors, ensuring an unobstructed flow inspired by the resort’s surroundings. The Ocean Residences are the epitome of tropical chic with clean lines, earth tones and natural building materials (such as Tasmanian oak flooring and handmade furniture) that harmonize perfectly with the vegetation on the unspoiled private island. You will be hard-pressed to find views better (and more private) than those seen right from your balcony.
The Sulha Spa offers organic Healing Ocean products from Healing Earth, and its signature treatments include Touched by the Ocean massage and Maldivian Coconut Melt. Sulha Spa is defined by the mantra “connect to nature’s beauty, immerse your soul and transform your well-being.” It includes the first and only Himalayan Salt Room in the Maldives, offering a Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy treatment. It also houses a nail bar, a steam room and a sauna. A fully equipped gym is located within The Retreat. A personal trainer, yoga instructor and meditation guru are available. Guests will also have access to the only Himalayan salt room in the Maldives.
5.8 Undersea Restaurant
Located at the Kudadoo’s sister property, Hurawalhi, just five minutes away by boat, 5.8 is the world’s largest all-glass underwater restaurant, as much a fine-dining culinary delight as it is an extraordinary design masterpiece. Here, you can expect creative dishes and delicacies. Lunch or dinner at 5.8 can be purchased as an addition to the trip.