India’s stars enjoying beach getaways in the Maldives
While winter is settling in across the country with single-digit temperatures, the Maldives is the destination to escape the cold and enjoy a balmy sea breeze. Several Bollywood stars have done just that, posting pictures of their beach paradise, and tempting us to follow suit. Here’s where they’ve been staying:
The Maldives resorts Bollywood loves
Who: Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan, Mouni Roy
When it comes to Soneva Fushi, luxury doesn’t compromise the local surroundings. This hotel on the private beach in Baa Atoll is known for upscaling its waste—right from composting food waste to using styrofoam to construct structures and insulate the villas. Their expansive sunrise and sunset-facing villas will guarantee a room with a view, offering stunning uninterrupted sea views. Right from glass blowing classes, a cinematic experience under the stars, guided wine tasting sessions with sommeliers, going snorkelling with the Manta Rays or enjoying a sunset dolphin cruise to luxurious spas and decadent meals, you’ll have plenty to do here. Which explains why Katrina Kaif was grateful that her photoshoot was scheduled there earlier this month. Varun Dhawan was also spotted at the hotel, unwinding from his jam-packed schedule, while Mouni Roy celebrated her 35th birthday while getting sunkissed.
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
Who: Tiger Shroff
Situated near the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Raa Atoll, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is the perfect place to escape city life. With beaches sprinkled with white sand and palm tree-dotted terraces, the resort is an idyllic getaway. You can dive into the lagoons and swim alongside spectacular marine life here. Tiger Shroff was glad to make a quick getaway to this luxurious hotel for a beach holiday.
Who: Tara Sutaria
Tucked away at the private island of Fesdhoo, W Maldives is a 77-key property, with infinity pools attached! Spot glow-in-the-dark jellyfish and luminous plankton in the turquoise lagoons and partake in a range of adventure sports from PADI diving to lazy snorkelling. Or you could simply spend hours on the beach getting a warm tan like Tara Sutaria who celebrated her 25th birthday there earlier this month.
Grand Park Kodhipparu
Who: Sonakshi Sinha
The actress was found taking a quick luxurious break at the Grand Park Kodhipparu – a one-island-one-resort paradise, before her new shoot schedule begins. With luxurious beachfront pool villas and overwater villas to choose from, you’ll find yourself surrounded by shades of blue. You can also unwind and enjoy a drink at the infinity pool bar or take a stroll across the entire stroll.
Who: Armaan Jain
A 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé, Gili Lankanfushi is a luxurious eco-resort, situated on a tiny coral island in a tranquil lagoon. Crafted and constructed from sustainably-sourced plantation teak wood, palm wood, bamboo and palm fronds, the stilted villas offer over-water sundecks and open-air bathrooms. Armaan Jain was seen enjoying his room with a view there, earlier this week.
Who: Sophie Choudry
Nestled on the island of Maagau, Baglioni Resort Maldives is the perfect place for a quiet beach getaway. The villas and suites are inspired by Italian architecture and design and will make you want to lazily float in your own private pool or stroll into the sea, which is exactly what Sophie Choudry is doing on her sunny vacation.
LUX South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
Who: Rakul Preet Singh
The only settlement on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu, LUX South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is the perfect place for a private getaway with the family. With resplendent views of the sea from ocean-perched villas, take a stroll on the warm white sands or snorkel with white sharks like Rakul Preet Singh, who shared her peaceful getaway with her family.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Who: Taapsee Pannu
The actress was seen at the postcard-perfect Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, taking a dreamy nap on a hammock on the beach. The resort is located on the exotic Emboodhu Finolhu Island, in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the world. With a choice between over-water or on-the-beach villas, you can tan on your personal sundeck or take a dip in your private pool.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Who: Kajal Aggarwal
Where nature fuses with luxury, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has tremendously luxurious beach-and over-water villas. You can unwind at their overwater spa or eat an exclusive meal prepared by celebrity chef Jereme Leung. Kajal Aggarwal spent her honeymoon, with husband Gautam Kitchlu at the Muraka – a luxury two-level residence with a master bedroom submerged over 16 feet below sea level!
Who: Elli AvrRam
You can play pool by the turquoise blue sea like Elli AvrRam, or have your meals brought to you at your private pool at the Kandima Maldives. Treat yourself at the spa or get a tan in their swirl pools.
Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru
Who: Neha Dhupia
Tucked in the quaint Noonu Atoll, Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru is an immaculate oasis surrounded by pristine white sand. Dhupia was spotted at this resort, enjoying a lovely holiday with husband Angad Bedi and their daughter.
Who: Masaba Gupta
Situated amidst the blue blanket in Raa Atoll, Heritance Aarah is a gorgeous beach resort. To explore the deep blue, you can set off catamaran sailing or go kite sailing over the pristine lagoon. Gupta spent her holiday by the infinity pool, eating delicious Quatre Fromage Pizza.