The stunning 5-star Angsana Ihuru Resort is situated on Ihuru Island in the north Malé Atoll, 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé. It’s an island paradise consisting of rooms or huts on white sand, surrounded by miles of bright blue sea.
The hotel’s Angsana Spa takes inspiration from Thai treatments, to offer guests a range of indulgent treatments to relieve tension and encourage relaxation also including signature packages.
The hotel’s beachfront villas are set on the periphery of the island just moments from the white sand with stunning views of the Indian ocean. They’re nestled amid lush foliage, and all feature a veranda with a dining table and chairs, as well as an outdoor swing. The bedroom has a king-bed, a lounge area, with extra bed and a dining table, a flat-screen TV, docking station, bathrobes and hair dryer. There’s also a private garden with outdoor shower. Some villas also have a jet pool on the veranda.
The hotel’s house reef is ideal for beginners and experienced divers; while its own dive school also offers lessons. Snorkelling and other water sports including sailing, wind surfing, reef fishing, sports fishing, tubing and wake boarding are also on offer. Back at the resort, if you prefer not to be so active, kick back with a book on a sun lounger or take a refreshing dip in the pool. If you want to venture further afield, the hotel can organise trips to the capital, Malé.
Enjoy a buffet or set menu of fusion Asian, Mediterranean and Maldivian cuisine at Riveli, either inside or al fresco. If you want to chill out, head to the waterfront Velaavani Bar where you can sip cocktails as you spot turtles and dolphins in the lagoon. The hotel also offers guests what it calls ‘destination dining’ where you can enjoy fine dining in a choice of locations including the beach, spa or the hotel’s private sandbank.
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