A gorgeous gem in a sapphire sea, Outrigger Konotta is the perfect place to play castaways, surrounded by crystal clear waters on a private island in the Maldives. Nestled within the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, it’s 340km south of the capital, Male. To get to this far-flung resort, you must take a private yacht from Kaadedhdhoo Airport, lasting about 30 minutes. Once here, sit back and take in this pristine natural environment.
Navasana has five treatment rooms where you can reset the clock and unwind with a range of rituals. Fusing Eastern and Western traditions, it promises coconut body scrubs, aromatic massages, milk baths and floral foot remedies. The hydrotherapy area, relaxation lounges and calming environment all make for the perfect escape.
Bask in the luxury of a Beach Pool Villa here and you will be treated to ample space, a deck with a garden, a private outdoor swimming pool and magnificent bathrooms. Walk-in wardrobes, flatscreen TVs and king-sized beds come as standard. The modern décor with neutral tones is lit beautifully thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and you can escape onto the upper deck too for a panoramic view. Ocean Pool Villas have direct access to the water, while larger family options and a Presidential choice are on offer too.
A reef adventure is a must while staying here, and a centre with specialists is at hand to help you understand the bounty of marine life that surrounds the hotel. For those who prefer not to don their snorkel, kayaking and windsurfing are available too. A fitness centre, pool, kids’ club and dive centre are among the excellent facilities here; as well as a useful tour desk for organising bookings and excursions.
Relax at sunset and enjoy a meal made by experienced chefs who cook up superb local flavours, using the freshest seafood caught from just nearby. Blue Salt restaurant features all-day dining with global and Asian dishes on the menu. And at Nala Rah, you can feast on food from the teppan grill and raw bar; the finest Japanese whiskies, sake and sochu are the perfect accompaniment to this symphony of flavours.
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