- Special Maldives
In this article I want to show you a new luxury resort in the Maldives suitable for both couples and families with children. Pack your bags and let’s go to visit the Pullman Resort!
The Pullman is located in the Gaafu Alifu atoll on the island of Maamutaa, in the extreme south of the Maldivian archipelago. Getting to this resort from Male requires a domestic flight to Kooddoo and a boat transfer. Each transfer is assisted by the resort staff on both the outward and return journeys.
This resort impressed me a lot for being a great choice for both a family with children and a couple on their honeymoon. Being located on a very large island, they have managed to guarantee a lot of privacy to those who need something more exclusive and reserved and an area with multiple activities for those who need to enliven the holiday of the little ones. Each guest can feel pampered and special.
One of the aspects that makes the Pullman one of the best luxury resorts in the Maldives is its very rich all inclusive: usually this formula includes in addition to meals, drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) during the day and in some cases some excursions. The all inclusive of the Pullman instead includes the following services:
– Minibar available with daily replenishment
– Two bottles of wine per day in the room;
– One excursion to choose from: snorkeling, Sunset fishing, Sunset cruise;
– An activity between: 60 minutes treatment at the Spa, 30 minutes of Jet ski, one tank dive for certified divers
The other very exclusive aspect concerns the underwater chamber whose details can be found here.
The island is one of the largest in the Maldives: it is possible to get around on foot, by bike (cost 10usd per day) or by calling one of the baggies that run continuously to serve customers.
The beaches are endless and each villa, whether on the sunrise or sunset side, has a vast area of fine white sand before reaching the sea. However, what makes this island truly special is the vastness of the lagoon: the crystalline water remains low for many meters so that at a certain point you find yourself in the middle of the lagoon surrounded by a thousand shades of blue.
Wherever you turn you have the chance to live in a dream, made of warm water, calm sea and 360 degree ocean. The trend of the tides also makes it possible to reach a small uninhabited island on foot in front of the bank sand.
It is precisely on bank sand that dinners and weddings are organized.
The villas are mainly divided into Beach villa and Ocean villa: these types of bungalows can have a private pool and one or two bedrooms in case you travel with the family.The most exclusive villas are the Aqua and the Royal suite.
All the villas at the Pullman are new, very spacious, furnished with care and have an outdoor patio used for relax with a sofa and a smoking table. Each villa has the famous Maldivian bathroom on the outside and a very large area with wardrobes and vanity area. Maldivian luxury today requires beach villas to have a sort of private garden or bush that does not allow the villa to be viewed from the beach. Everything is aimed at exclusivity and privacy.
The interior of these villas is practically the same as the beaches while as regards the exterior, these are located directly on stilts inside the lagoon. Every year I visit several luxury resorts in the Maldives, but I have to say that the Pullman villas currently boast the absolute record of the best bungalow ever visited, both in terms of comfort and furnishings. They are really beautiful !!!
While the first is located below sea level, the other is located at the tip of the overwater jetty and can accommodate up to 9 people. As they are exclusive villas, they are the ultimate expression of luxury in this resort.
There are various solutions for lunches and dinners at the Pullman Resort: whether you are passionate about Asian, Mediterranean or vegetarian cuisine you will still be satisfied and you can opt for an extensive wine cellar to accompany your meals (these are also included in the all-inclusive package).
All day buffet restaurant offering Arabic, Italian, French, Chinese and Indian cuisine. It can be your choice for all meals as it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Here you will find a rich buffet for all tastes with the Kids menu corner always open for the little ones.
This restaurant located on the Sol Rising pool offers Middle Eastern, European cuisine and a wide choice of wines with more than 80 labels from around the world. Definitely recommend it for breakfast and lunch as the rising sun brings out all sorts of shades of this incredible ocean.
Definitely my favorite (despite not being vegetarian), this restaurant nestled in a jungle of herbs and vegetables, is the ideal solution for guests who want to experience a new approach to organic, vegetarian and vegan cuisine, where they can taste local ingredients and indigenous flavors.
The combinations that are made, the particularity of the dishes and the wonderful context in which it is located make every dinner at the Phat an incredible experience. You have the opportunity to dine at these tables in the center of the garden and see the various chefs to take vegetables and spices to cook for your dishes.
You don’t have to pay any extra to try this restaurant as everything is included in the all inclusive package (except of course private dinners).
Even in this luxury resort it is possible to organize a fairytale wedding: you can choose between two types of packages, both aimed at making your Maldivian dream unique.
Romeo and Juliet
A private ceremony on sand bank, perhaps during sunset time, made unforgettable by the flowers, the attention to detail and that incredible feeling of living a daydream.
This package differs from the previous one in that it is enriched by a private 4-course dinner, a couple’s massage and a floating breakfast if you are staying in a villa with a swimming pool.
This resort was a real discovery both for the very high level of the structure and for the quality of the service. In terms of luxury, the Maldives are now the most famous place in the world to offer dream stays. Every time, before visiting a new resort, I wonder what may surprise me more than the previous one, what they may have invented in terms of comfort and relaxation, yet every time I come to this part of the world, my amazement is enormous my heart fills with emotion and my eyes are grateful for such great wonder.
The Pullman Resort amazed me and its lagoon took me back in time when I walked for hours in the Rarotonga lagoon: a luxury that does not distort the environment that welcomes it, but which even accompanies it in terms of eco-sustainability.