Maldives – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Waldorf Astoria’s uber-luxe property on the Maldivian archipelago is second-to-none in pampering. And there is no better way to take advantage of its wonders than the indulgent package the hotel has introduced in honor of Valentine’s Day. Lasting through the end of February, the five-night program begins with a private transfer in the resort’s branded seaplane, replete with canapés, fresh juices and, in case the unending Indian Ocean views become redundant, iPads for in-flight use. Guests check into their choice of a King Beach Suite or King Ocean Villa, both of which come with plunge pools, i-Spa bathtubs and rain showers, and sumptuously appointed areas for lounging, dining and sleeping. Upon arrival in the accommodation, guests are greeted with a blanket of 100 pink roses, the national flower of the Maldives. Today, guests can begin to indulge in the 12 allotted hours of spa treatments, which are set in the Grand Pavilion. Dinner tonight is under the stars on a private beach.
Spend the days lounging in the soft, white sandy beach while sipping on the sommelier’s choice of complimentary champagne, served daily. Further pampering is still to be had at the spa, which offers traditional Ayurvedic and Maldivian treatments to detoxify, rejuvenate and restore. A private sunset champagne cruise awaits, followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings in the underground Wine Cellar.
On the last night, take a short boat ride to dinner on a private island. Dessert is a heart-shaped cake to commemorate your romance-filled time at the resort. Guests leave with an Aromatherapy Associates gift set and memories of unsurpassed luxury ($24,999 per couple).