Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island

A stylish, modern private island paradise

Miami meets the Maldives at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, where statuesque white villas with outdoor infinity pools jut out into turquoise waters like superyachts anchored along South Beach shores. You will find style and substance in equal measure at this intimate private island retreat, packed to the brim with all the luxurious trappings expected from a modern Maldives escape. That includes a personal butler, who ensures that your stay is seamless from the moment you arrive.

Perched on a small island on the northernmost tip of the North Male Atoll, the serene getaway with only 67 villas feels far removed from the outside world, though it is still easily reachable by either speed boat or short seaplane ride. Flawless white sands dissolve into crystal-clear waters, making for Instagram-worthy views uninterrupted by crowds of tourists. And the luxury hotel sets other unforgettable scenes that beg for photos: a private breakfast on the beach or in your pool, a spa treatment on a nearby deserted sandbank and a movie on the sand.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • For the ultimate VIP arrival, book an airport transfer on Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island’s newly unveiled private yacht. The ultra-luxe Gulf Craft 48 features plush leather seating and an outdoor lounge a smooth and luxurious arrival experience.
  • Perched on the island’s southernmost tip, the intimate Talise Spa offers tranquil treatments provided in five private overwater villas. Search for fish while facedown on the massage table — windows on the floor give a glimpse of the ocean. Also, check out the roster of visiting wellness practitioners.
  • Three ocean-view restaurants, a coffee shop and a gelateria provide plenty of mouthwatering variety. Savor Japanese-Peruvian fusion at chic Kayto, all-day Mediterranean dining at casual Shimmers — a popular on-the-beach Jumeirah brand offering — and international fare and refreshing cocktails poolside at Glow.
  • The overwater villas epitomize modern Maldives luxury. You won’t want to leave your villa’s spacious infinity pool adjacent to a cabana with a ladder leading into the ocean. And as the only hotel in the Maldives with open rooftops, make use of the space by having alfresco movie nights up there (your butler can set up a projector) or simply by taking in the view.
  • If you can pry yourself from your villa, you’ll have a seemingly endless list of activities, including a semi-submarine, shark and turtle experiences, arts and crafts classes, themed dinners in the penthouse, tennis, basketball, snorkeling, kayaking, banana boating, jet skiing, coral-planting workshops and much more. There’s also a kids club with its own splash area.

The Rooms
  • Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island eschews the traditional thatched-roof bungalow in favor of a more contemporary Mediterranean-inspired look. Angular white single-story accommodations blend into the island’s soft sands, creating a beautifully harmonious look across the intimate property.

  • Where villa exteriors feature a minimalist aesthetic, interiors are bold and bright. Plenty of large windows bathe the spaces in natural light while local artworks line textured walls.

  • The expansive bathrooms are no afterthought here. All feature oversized showers, separate soaking tubs and a private walled garden equipped with an outdoor shower for rinsing off all that rogue sand.

  • A popular option among families, the beach villas come with the same amenities as the overwater accommodations (a private pool, a rooftop terrace), though they have backyards with ocean access.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Olhahali island, North Male Atoll, Maldives
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