For some, having a piece of Maldivian paradise all to yourself is something only dreams are made of. Well wake up and smell the private island, because now you can, thanks to an ultra-exclusive buyout option offered by The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. This stunning island resort, with its 77 villas that usually accommodate up to 154 guests, can be all yours with their full-island buyout experience available for an easy HK$1.9 million (US$250,000) per night.
The extraordinary island experience was created for travellers looking for elevated privacy and exclusivity. Couple that with what The St. Regis brand is known the world over for — world-class amenities and the highest calibre of service — and I believe you have the recipe for a phenomenal getaway like never before.
As you set foot on the island, a dedicated team of St. Regis Hosts are on hand to offer the signature St. Regis Butler Service, in which curated itineraries can be crafted to suit your every need. From dolphin cruising and snorkelling through crystal-clear waters; cruising on the resort’s very own Azimut Flybridge 66 Yacht named Norma; to relaxing ayurvedic healing treatments at the Iridium Spa; and beachfront barbecue dinners by the infinity pool paired with wines from their award-wining Decanter wine cellar, these are just a few example of the activities you can partake in.
For those that like to wine and dine, the buyout also includes daily breakfast at their all-day open kitchen restaurant Alba, which promises delectable Italian cuisine. Thereafter, food and beverage credits are given to use across their six unique restaurants and bars, including the Whale Bar, an overwater lounge with stellar views overlooking the Indian Ocean and their private coral reef.
When it’s time for slumber, buyout guests can take their pick of the ultra-luxe villas. All of which are inspired by an ecological element and reflected into four villa types with different designs and interiors. Perhaps you’ll want to be like water and rest in the Overwater villas that echo the fluidity of the lagoon; reside in the golden Beach villas; stay in the lush greenery of the Garden villas; or occupy the Maldivian style family villas which resemble traditional dhoni boats. Highlights include the overwater John Jacob Astor Estate and equally exquisite beachfront Caroline Astor Estate.
So there it is, probably one of the most stunning private island buyouts on our radar right now in untouched tropical landscape, kissed with sparkling sand and ocean, for just under two million Hong Kong dollars. Scroll through our gallery below for more of an inside look.