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
It takes real commitment to get there but once you do, its all worth it. Fabulous resort with great fringing reef and just big enough to not feel you're on top of everyone else but not so big you can't walk around.
Food is expensive so make sure you get half board at least included. Full board is not necessary unless you're trying to gain weight. There is so little to do, you don't need the extra food intake. Food is a little over fussy for Australians with lots of garnishes and sauces used. Just ask them to leave that all off and simplify it to let the produce shine. Plenty of options to ensure something different every night. Given how far their supplies have to travel, they manage very well.
I wouldn't bother with the overwater bungalows. They're exposed to the sun most of the day and only a few have plunge pools. They don't have much privacy either. Park pool villas are the way to go. Quiet, secluded, a plunge pool in front of your bed, sand under your feet and the sea a few steps away, all with plenty of space to spread out. Sunrise direction away from either of the piers is best but it does mean a little further to walk to the main resort.
Go before it gets swallowed up by rising sea levels.
When we think of Hyatt, we think of Luxury
And great service. In this Hyatt though luxury is combined with simplicity and you feel just so welcome and home. Yes great setting, yes great infrastructure - but beyond anything staff that cares and makes you feel home. You are basically assigned few staff members since your arrival who will make from your stay an unforgettable one. We were welcomed by Nathalia - she went beyond ensuring we had all we needed including information. Our waiter Sathe was one of the kindest person we’ve ever met and Hissan - my 11 year old diving instructor who followed my daughter through her Certification Journey and made it so special for her.
And when you come here, only bring a good pair of Havaianas - you won’t need any different type of shoes - not even for dinners 😉
We spent 2 weeks at the Maldives Park Hyatt.
The resort is very remote, so it takes quiet a long time to get there.
But as soon arrived, you won’t regret the trip.
Everything has been made to make us feel comfortable, from the design of the villas (retractable wooden walls, allowing you to adjust it’s natural light level ) till the restaurants which are offering “à la carte” menus from breakfast till dinner (No Buffets as usually we find in other Maldive resorts)
The Resort was full, and yet, we never felt packed. We rarely crossed other guest and had all the time a lot of space for ourselves.
Luxury was in every details, in the simple, yet perfect way as we like it.
We were travelling with an 18 months baby girl, and she has been spoiled by all the staff, all the time. She still remembers they names, several weeks after our return.
The island is beautiful, probably because it is so remote. Fishing is forbidden here, so the marine life is very rich: We saw manta rays, Sea turtles, sharks, dolphins in our daily snorkelling trips (straight from the jetty)
But the most precious value of Park Hyatt Hadahaa resort is its staff.
We really would like to thank Ali, Pravesh, Pravin, Raoof, Shuja, Uzair, Leslie, Sangita, Diletta, Maazin, Supun, Pablo, Unais, Rafa, Natali, and all the staff (So sorry, we don’t remember all names) for being so kind to us. They done more than they duty for us.
We really hope to go back there soon.
My wife, 17-year old daughter and I had an amazing time at the Park Hyatt Maldives. Our personal host, Ali, was always friendly and took good care of us. The folks from the PADI dive center who took us on scuba and snorkeling trips, Alex and Riff, were similarly friendly and professional as they guided us through new experiences. I particularly appreciated the way Riff helped out another couple from a different resort when they were stranded on an atoll and couldn't use the cell phone they were given to get picked up and taken back. All of the staff was engaging and had a genuine warmth to them. We stayed two nights in a Beach Villa and two nights in a Park Water Villa. Both were clean and comfortable and offered easy access to the water. We particularly loved being able to walk off the deck of the overwater villa right into the ocean to start snorkeling over the house reef. Lots of fish to see which was amazing. The setting of the property was spectacular. Such blue water and such tasteful architecture. The dining was also excellent. We enjoyed all of our meals and appreciate the variety that was on offer in terms multiple cuisines. The spa treatment we received was very good and we enjoyed the spa pool as well. When using the pool, the spa staff was proactive in making us feel comfortable and hydrated. Perhaps most interesting of all was the "back of the house" tour in which Ali and a senior staff member showed us just what it takes to provide the kind of luxury we take for granted when staying at a place like Park Hyatt Maldives. It is no small effort, especially when all of the staff are also living on the same island. We really appreciate the efforts the resort is going to be as green as possible. Finally, the resort was the opposite of crowded. Even at meal times it felt like a very reasonable number of people. At times we even felt like we were on our own. I hope, one day, to be able to return to this fantastic property. It's not cheap so it won't be anytime soon.
here are my areas of improvement - none of these rise to the level that I'd reduce from 5 to 4 stars.
1) better communication about the fact that the resort is an hour ahead of Male time. We didn't know this and had to adjust a spa appointment, which was easily done
2) we'd asked to be signed up to the half-board meal plan in advance of our stay but that somehow got lost in the correspondence with the reservations manager. Again, easily rectified though I was a bit confused as to which breakfasts and dinners were covered. Perhaps a review at check in of what specific meals on specific dates would be covered and what wouldn't could help on this front. I realize that I had mis-interpereted what Ali told me when we did eventually sign up for the half-board when we checked in. Just would have been nice to be a bit clearer than being told "3 days worth."
3) our overwater villa deck door needed some oil, it was quite hard to pull open
4) our overwater villa bathroom area AC didn't function as well as we hoped, no matter what I set the thermostat to. The AC for the main part of the villa was fine
We told the staff about all of this upon our departure and they confirmed they'd address them all. Again, nothing there that I would say takes a star away. This was still a 5-star experience for sure,
My friend planned this trip more than half year ago since this is my dream destination, and it turns out better than we expected to be. We have traveled to many island destination like Bali but this is even better than we experienced before. It is a bit pricy but I think it is worth the time and money to staying on this paradise on earth.
The hotel itself maintain very well, even it has been more than 10 years since they open it. You could really enjoy some private time since this is a very exclusive resort with limited resort on the island, which gives you the maximen privacy and much space you want it to be. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, once you have any request, they would try to fulfill it in the short period of time. You would also get a belter once you arrive the resort and out belter came to us every single day to check if everything is alright and make sure we feel like home.
I could not recommend this destination more but you have to experience it by yourself, it defiantly worth the time and money to visit this property and enjoy the relaxing moment at the beach, by the pool, the SPA (you do not want to miss this!!!) and of course, the time with your travel mate, no matter is your partner or friend.