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Best of the Maldives: Canopied Kids Pool – JA Manafaru
Published 12 September 15 4:34 PM | Maldives Complete
  JA Manafaru’s kids pool is the other extreme to Huvafenfushi’s “ Lonu Veyo ” pool. While Huva’s is open on all side, this pool is obviously (like all kids clubs) enclosed to keep them from wandering off. But it’s not just 360 degree surround. It...
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Best of the Maldives: Ocean Pool – Huvafenfushi
Published 9 September 15 9:40 AM | Maldives Complete
For the real aquaphiles, here is a big serving of water in…well, water. The Maldives for me has always been about the water. A country that is 99% ocean and provides a more diverse seascape than just about anywhere on the planet. Pools provide...
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Best of the Maldives: Largest Infinity Pool – Dusit Thani
Published 6 July 15 12:29 AM | Maldives Complete
Dusit Thani puts the “infinity’ into the infinity pool? 52 metres I length (over half a football pitch) and 32 metres wide, it is the longest infinity pool I’ve found in the Maldives. It also features a faux-beach (see photo below) which...
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Best of the Maldives: Pool / Jacuzzi Combo – Ayada
Published 2 July 15 9:9 PM | Maldives Complete
Jacuzzi or pool? The soothing bubbles in the intimate confines of a Jacuzzi? Or the placid, tepid pool where you can stretch your legs a bit? The top villas offer one or the other option for your own personal plunging. Some more extravagant ones provide...
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Best of the Maldives: Pool Dining Table – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
Published 10 June 15 4:2 PM | Maldives Complete
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi let’s you have you drinks in the water too. The inset seating is found at its Johara (“Jewel”) restaurant itself located out in the water with the Ocean Pearl villa complex . The pool in which it sits was awarded...
Best of the Maldives: Pool Hammock – NIYAMA
Published 10 May 15 4:41 PM | Maldives Complete
    A place for quiet reflecting itself in a reflecting pool. NIYAMA ’s pool hammock is very close to the Hammacher Schlemmer on my “ Haven’t Seen” list (but it’s not quite the petiole model I had noted). Just floating in the pool…
Best of the Maldives: Aqua Yoga – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Published 23 October 14 11:53 AM | Maldives Complete
    Bouncing around in the water takes a more controlled, purposeful and therapeutic dimension at Park Hyatt Hadahaa . Their Vidhun Spa offers its own special Aqua Yoga programme. The developer and teacher of this innovative activity is spa...
Best of the Maldives: Lagoon Pool - Velassaru
Published 21 June 14 7:41 PM | Maldives Complete
    A human pool for the local shark life to whet their appetite over (Velassaru is particularly renowned for its expansive lagoon filled skulking white tips). Velassaru striking lagoon hydro-pool doesn’t just have an ocean view, but is nestled...
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Best of the Maldives: Jacuzzi Cabana – Nika
Published 20 January 14 5:17 PM | Maldives Complete
    Most outdoor Jacuzzis are set out in the open air I guess to provide the most expansive view, but in keeping with Nika’s distinction in the area of privacy , it offers charming Jacuzzi cabanas in the private beach area of each villa. It...
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Best of the Maldives: Watsu Pool – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 11 January 14 8:20 PM | Maldives Complete
    Water based healing is the principle behind One & Only Reethi Rah’s Watsu pool. “ Watsu ” is Japanese for “water”, in this case mineral water from sea warmed to 36 degrees and used for stretching sessions overlooking the ocean. “(WATer...
Best of the Maldives: Private Pool Deck – Constance Halaveli
Published 10 January 14 8:19 AM | Maldives Complete
If private shades are your thing, then Constance Halaveli offers it right out in the main pool. Mini, canopied private jetties are built over a shallow rock pool looking out towards the beach and ocean. Like having your own private deck but with a beach...
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Best of the Maldives: Pool Bed – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 17 December 13 12:51 AM | Maldives Complete
    I have wondered who might have a water bed , but One and Only Reeth Rah’s pool bed is not what I meant. Still, a bit more elegant than a seventies-style pleasure pit and probably just as seductive.
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Best of the Maldives: Private Pool Hammock – NIYAMA
Published 21 November 13 1:48 PM | Maldives Complete
  For an even more intimate tryst suspended over water, check out NIYAMA’s private pool hammock. Swing low white chariot.
Best of the Maldives: Sunken Pool Seating – Soneva Fushi
Published 30 October 13 11:43 AM | Maldives Complete
    Instead of bringing your pool into your sitting room , Soneva Fushi brings the sitting room into the pool. With its unique sunken seating area amidst its new sprawling private residence (which guests will be able to book and rent from the...
Best of the Maldives: Walking on Water – Jumeirah Vittaveli
Published 25 August 13 6:11 PM | Maldives Complete
    If you prefer simpler activities on the water’s surface , then at Jumeirah Vittaveli you can actually walk on water! I would tell you how it’s one, but a conjurer never reveals his secrets. Magic!
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