Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Stunning house reef a few feet from the beach and access to 30 dive sites nearby
- The sublime Vidhun Spa offers over 30 indigenous treatments and a yoga pavilion
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- It's remote: a 45-minute flight from Malé and a further 30-minute speedboat ride
- There's no kids club onsite, the resort is better suited to couples
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Designed by renowned architect Soo K. Chan, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa blends mod design and all the trappings of a tropical island retreat. Sleek open-plan public areas and 50 luxe villas dot the palm-studded white sand island and images of spectacular marine line from the resort’s house reef decorate the walls. Ceilings are high, lines are clean and the decor is a minimalist collaboration of white stone, chunky black furniture and Scandinavian-style native wood.
Bed and Bath
This all-villa retreat is made up of 36 villas located right on the beach (with or without a private pool) and 14 overwater villas with direct access into the Indian Ocean. The light-flooded rooms are all incredibly spacious (starting at 1,184 square feet) with floor-to-celing windows and high ceilings. The monochromatic color scheme is broken up by splashes of chocolate and burnt orange. All have large outdoor terraces with daybeds and private bathrooms with rainshowers and terrazzo tubs and access to a butler-style private host is included.
For a truly tropical experience, head to the Island Grill, a toes-in-the-sand restaurant with an open kitchen and wood-burning oven. The Dining Room sits next to the infinity pool and offers all-day snacks and à la carte dishes in the evening. Modeled on an enormous upturned dhoni (a traditional Maldivian fishing boat), the Dhoni Bar is an impressive spot to sink a cocktail. Or if you’d rather hunker down in the confines of your villa, room service is available 24 hours a day.
In the Area
This remote retreat is located in the Huvadhoo atoll, one of the deepest coral reef lagoons in the Maldives, which means the diving is spectacular. The house reef is full of diverse marine life and can be explored independently or on a guided tour with the resident marine biologist. The resort is a 45-minute flight from Malé and a further 30-minute speedboat transfer so day trips are a little tricky but the property offers a range of activities including Maldivian cookery classes, yoga sessions and snorkeling excursions.
How to Get There
By far the most amazing experience at a hotel I've ever had the pleasure of having. The park Hyatt oozes hospitality and class from the moment the representative met me at male airport, to the very end.
The island is located in the middle of the southern atoll and you will see no other island nearby giving you the sense of ultimate privacy. The island itself is likely one of the most idyllic and stunningly beautiful places I've seen. I've been to many many amazing beaches all around the world and I was totally mesmerized by the sheer beauty of hadahaa Island. The impossibly deep colors of the ocean, corals, and pristine white sand beaches are what makes this place special. Even though the resort was at capacity (100 guests), I felt like I was the only one there at times, and often asked where the hell is everyone? Amazing.
As for the resort itself, I mean what else could you ask for? The infinity pool is probably 50m long, two main restaurants for delicious food and drinks, and a spa (that we didn't use) but heard amazing things about. We stayed at the park villa for 2 nights and the sunset Overwater villas for another night. Both were amazing but if you wanted to experience the Overwater villask, this is THE ultimate place to do it. The sunset villas come with your own infinity pool and has just some of the most amazing views you can imagine. We didn't want to leave is an understatement. We actually even skipped breakfast the last day so we could spend as much time as possible in our villa.
We had a personal host that saw to our every need and helped plan everything during our stay. They were wonderfully attentive and made our stay extra special, including transporting us around in little buggys. All the other staff were always smiling at me and made me feel like they wanted me here.
We also did two boat dives with the dive shop here. It is impecabbly run and the DMs and instructors were all great. The diving itself is fantastic and the southern atolls are just a gem in general.
All in all, this is one of the most naturally stunning places you'll ever experience in your life. The fact that the park Hyatt has made an amazingly beautiful resort is only secondary to appreciating the natural beauty of hadahaa and the Maldives. Resorts will continue to get fancier and more upscale, but natural beauty like this will only fade as climate change continues. Come to the Maldives for this reason and leave whatever overinflated hotel standards you have at home.
As for some of the negative reviews I've seen, here are my insights into those.
Long journey: yes it is a long trip here. From male, you need to take a domestic flight to kooddoo in the south (1 hr) , followed by a speedboat ferry for 30 minutes. But good things come to those that wait and this is worth waiting for. Plus you've already flown who knows how long to male. What's another 2 hours to get to paradise?
Also, drones are not allowed at the resort but I didn't know until after I left. I did only fly it to get pictures of our water villa.
We had the most amazing time at the Park Hyatt Maldives. It was beautiful, luxurious, and captivatingly exciting. Every aspect of our experience blew of our minds and we feel so fortunate to have stayed. We want to mention four employees in particular who went well above and beyond the call of duty to make our stay absolutely incredible.
Natalia was our personal host and we were amazed at what she was capable of doing. We literally want to come back just to be able to have the delight of interacting with her again. We had some requests that she was able to fulfill in an amazing way, which made the place feel all the more magical. We truly don't know if we've met a better personal host in our over 15 years of travel. Natalia is exemplary.
Hatim must also be lauded -- we had a slight issue with our reservation, and in a quick phone call, he immediately resolved the issue and assured me that the issue would remain resolved, which it was. We are so grateful for him.
We also want to give a special shout out to Ali, who was the person who helped manage our bags at the airport. Even more so, when we could not convert our Maldivian money back to US dollars without the original receipt, Ali spend 20-30 minutes working behind the scenes to get us a copy of our receipt and get the money converted back, which saved us hundreds of dollars,
And finally, we spent multiple conversations with the General Manager, Pravin, and enjoyed the behind the scenes tour. We are truly blown away by Pravin's leadership and ability to bring in top talent to the property, We even discussed his management style and the way he views balancing the many demanding aspects of running a resort with the needs of both the guests and employees You can tell employees at this resort feel satisfied with the work they do, and this is a testament to Pravin's management.
All in all, we are so grateful for this experience and we are bringing home cherished memories not just of the incredibly stunning and special property, but of the people mentioned above, and the entire staff, who were all exemplary, and made our stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives truly incredible.
Great holiday together with friends.Everything was perfect. Special thanks to Diletta, a great Manager, to Pablo the best Chef that enjoy us with delicius food, and to Sharaf that take a good care about all of us
Sea there is crystal clear couple with lots of fishes and corals. Their hotel room is exceptionally good, comfy and spacious. Highly recommend taking their sunset sea villa, great sunset view, lots of fishes beneath the villa. Their spa is also something highly recommended to try, special and relaxing. The staff there are also very friendly and takes good care of you, ensuring your stay there is special.
We spent 2 weeks exploring the Maldives. The last week we spent at the Park Hyatt. When people show you pictures of a tropical paradise, this island could definitely be one of them. Each day was spent with some time down by the beach enjoying the perfect sand and warm water. We received the best care from Sangita who brought us bottles of water and cold towels and made sure we had anything we needed to eat or drink. We also did the diving and massage package which ended up working out the best for us (2 of our favorite hobbies). The diving in the Maldives really was fantastic. The reefs were alive and seemed quite healthy and active. We were very thankful to our guide, Ibrahim, for making sure that we saw a variety of reefs and ocean life. We enjoyed talking to the entire dive team as they shared our enthusiasm and excitement for diving in the Maldives. We also took advantage of our 30 minute photo shoot with Usain. We were very pleased with the photos and will be making everyone jealous over Christmas with our holiday card. The only cons was that for an expensive 5 star resort, some of the finer details were missed that shouldn't have been for this level of hotel. This included little things like a broken trash can, burnt out lights, soap not refilled, etc. Overall, we enjoyed the friendly staff and beautiful scenery.