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Travel to Malé


Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

29 May 2017

Words: Laura Coughlin / Image: Jumeirah

If Jay Z and Beyonce wanted a very chilled week in total privacy and tranquillity, they would – and indeed should – come to Jumeirah Vittaveli, to hunker down in its superstar new royal residence.

The luxury retreat located at the far end of Bolifushi Island is just 20 minutes by speedboat from the country’s capital Malé – but you wouldn’t know it. Embedded in the lush landscapes of the Jumeirah resort, the five-bedroomed royal residence is totally secluded. The sanctuary contains the master bedroom, complete with outdoor Jacuzzi and television, gym and spa. Elsewhere, a jetty overlooking the gleaming Indian Ocean, two swimming pools, a teppanyaki restaurant and overall decor adopting soothing, earthy tones add up to a location that’s perfect for – well, just about anyone you care to mention really.

The US$25,000 nightly price tag includes speedboat transfer from Malé, daily breakfast, evening canapes, three hours of spa treatments, 24-hour butler service, and a range of concierge services.