Dhevanafushi is a small Island in a rather remote atoll far south of the capital Male, Gaafu Alifu. Getting here requires a domestic flight and a 15 minute speed boat ride, but who cares when they then arrive in paradise? Managed by the Dubai luxury brand Jumeirah, it is thankfully devoid of any kitsch (well, kitsch is kitsch no matter how exensive it may be...). In fact, the resort has been extremely tastefully done. Enourmous accomodation where the smallest beach hut is just over 200 square meters and have one of the most fab bathrooms I have seen. The bed is 3 meters wide. Staying on Dhevanafushi, as can be expected, cost plenty, but compared to other 6 star properties is it definitely value for bucks. Legendary, personalised service and food, a stunning house reef and a very exclusive feel. Only 35 huts in total, and then merely 19 on the Island. The other 16 are about 800 meters away, in the middle of the ocean, with a restaurant and everything. It has been done before (outside Velavaru - have a look at their In Ocean Villas), but not, dare I say, in with this much style and glamour (and SIZE. They go from 270 - 340 sqm, that's insane! Like staying on the Titanic).
Beach Revive Villa (Courtesy of Spencer Jones)
Just look at this stunning villa! As mentioned before, the bathroom is really something to write home about. I DO have some concerns about the mirror in the outside shower though.... ;-) I am not entirerly sure what it supposed to be used for?
Anyway, if you have done Gili and O&O and Huvafen, this might be a nice change. The Island itself is a rare Beauty and has many things going for it even without the glitz. But it IS nice isn't it? The glitz.
Remember that Maldivian glitz is different. No golden taps to be seen, nothing ostentatious or vulgar or in-your-face. Just low key, serene, mega luxury for those who are not interested in flaunting, just in indulging. High up on my bucket list for sure!