Baglioni Resort Maldives
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- Award-winning five-star private island in the under-explored Dhaalu Atoll
- Explore Dhaalu’s underwater world with the expertly-run Maagau Dive Centre
- Recreational facilities including a gym, spa, tennis court, and yoga pavilion
- Choose from a range of stunning accommodation inspired by Italian design
Located in Dhaalu Atoll, far from the tourist crowds, Baglioni Resort Maldives is a dreamy five-star island escape with sophisticated Italian style. Catering to an exclusive international clientele, this resort is packed with high-end facilities and unique experiences that will add plenty of zest to your stay. Dive into the warm waters and pristine reefs of Maagau Island, in the company of manta ray and sea turtles. Enjoy sports of all kinds, from tennis to kayaking, or soothe your body in the onsite spa. Join a lively cookery lesson, or simply indulge in international fine dining. However you choose to fill your time, Baglioni will ensure you’re able to savour every unforgettable moment.
About Baglioni Resort Maldives
Baglioni is an exclusive five-star private island resort accessed via a scenic 45-minute seaplane ride from Male. Located on the dreamy island of Maagu, in the north of Dhaalu Atoll, this resort is awash with the natural beauty of the tropics, guaranteeing a peaceful and picturesque getaway. But the pristine scenery is just one of many highlights at this impressive resort. As part of the prestigious Baglioni Resorts collection, this private island plays host to plenty of premium facilities and first-class service from a discreet yet dedicated team. As a result, the 2021 World Luxury Hotel Awards presented Baglioni with the global award for "Luxury Ocean View Resort", the regional award for "Luxury Island Resort Spa", and the national award for "Best Wine Selection".
During your stay, you’ll have access to a catalogue of amenities designed to encourage relaxation and recreation, ensuring each and every guest can find their ideal balance of both. Four sophisticated eateries, a luxury spa and yoga pavilion surrounded by unspoilt nature, and an onsite dive centre are just a few of the facilities waiting to be found. And, when the adventure winds down for the day, guests can retire to their beautiful accommodation, created with the renowned Italian attention to detail and using materials and design techniques for optimum sustainability.
Explore the resort
Baglioni’s three restaurants and pool bar serve gourmet dishes throughout the day, alongside a healthy menu of light, nutritious creations and traditional Italian pizza. Gusto restaurant is the ideal place for a romantic dinner under the stars, while Taste’s International delicacies take guests on a culinary adventure, and Umami serves finely presented Japanese cuisine made using the freshest ingredients. Guests can also snack all day At the pool bar, which features pasta, pizza, salads, and dishes from the grill. Baglioni’s wine cellar is stocked with a superb selection of prestigious Italian and international labels and offers an elegant tasting experience alongside a private ocean-view dinner.
Fitness fans will appreciate this resort’s well-equipped gym, open 24-hours a day, while the nextdoor spa and yoga pavilion offers reinvigorating massages and treatments to refresh after an intensive workout or day of adventure. Guests can also make use of the resort’s tennis court, surrounded by tropical foliage, as well as an array of watersports including, stand-up paddleboards, catamarans, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, and more. Other pastimes such as cooking classes and open-air cinema experiences can also be arranged.
Diving from Baglioni
Baglioni resort's partner dive operation, Maagau Dive Centre, is run by Alessia Pagani - an Italian expert in scuba diving and the unique marine habitats of the Maldives. This well-equipped and professionally-operated dive centre has something for everyone, from beginners to masters, as well as individuals and groups. If you've never tried diving, take part in a complimentary pool experience. Or, start your adventure on the island's lovely house reef - home to abundant marine life. The Maagau team's professional instructors are happy to coach even the newest of newbies, bring intermediate divers up to speed in the region's gentle currents, or take experienced divers up close and personal with powerful pelagics like sharks and rays.
Dhaalu Atoll is a paradise for divers of all skill levels. New divers can take it easy exploring shallow coral gardens with little to no current and excellent visibility. Those with a bit more experience can head to the atoll's western sites, known for their bustling cleaning stations and channels. You're likely to spot sea turtles and small sharks, and lucky groups might even encounter a mobula or manta ray between December and April. No matter which adventure you choose, you'll love this dive centre's professional quality rental equipment, spacious custom dive dhonis, and hands-on training above and below water.
- Let the little ones explore the island through play, sport, movies, treasure hunts, and more, at the kids’ club - open daily from 10am to 6pm for ages 3 to 15.
- Dawn muscle toning activities and sunset yoga sessions are available every day and private tennis coaching can be organised at an additional cost.
- Keep your camera handy during boat rides - dolphins are commonly spotted on the surface in this region.
Diving in Dhaalu and Faafu Atolls
Manta RaysJanuary - April
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving