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Mandara Spa Awarded Spa Contract for the Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives Spa Resort

Mandara Spa, Asia’s leading spa operator, has just signed a contract to develop and operate the spa at the new Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, Spa Resort & Marina.Ê Scheduled to open in December 2004, this will be Mandara Spa’s eighth spa opening in the Maldives.Ê

The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives Spa Resort & Marina is a luxury boutique development situated on the beautiful, private virgin island of Dhonakulhi,  North Maldives.Ê It promises to be unlike any other Maldivian resort, with a marina that is the first of its kind in the Maldives, spectacularly spacious guest accommodation and the exclusive and luxurious Hideaway Spa by Mandara.Ê

Unique, intimate and romantic, the Hideaway Spa by Mandara will be the resort’s focal point.Ê Created with sensitivity to the guest experience, the design emphasis is on space, privacy and luxury.Ê The spa design is supported by a service style that considers the guest’s need for escape, unobtrusive delivery and extraordinary attention to detail.Ê

Like other Maldivian spas before it, the Hideaway Spa by Mandara capitalises on the dramatic ocean location.Ê The difference here is that the sun, sand and sea theme continues throughout with internal waterways and waterfall walls, open areas and feature sand floors.ÊÊ

The spa offers eight treatment areas - each complete with its own private steam room and relaxation areas - a spa reception and retail area, private consultation room and manicure/pedicure salon.Ê


Unique to Hideaway Spa by Mandara are the guest accommodation Spa Water Villas.Ê Set over the lagoon, the two Spa Water Villas each have their own ocean-view treatment room, outdoor Jacuzzi pool and showers, sundeck, lagoon access, sauna, steam and a team of dedicated spa specialists available on demand.Ê

Two lagoon Spa Pavilions feature private ocean views, double treatment room, en-suite bathroom with steam shower, outdoor terrazzo dip pool, day bed and shower, personal sound systems and lagoon access.Ê

Four expansive Spa Villas are located on land but surrounded by waterways.Ê Each Spa Villa offers an open-air double treatment room, private bathrooms with steam room, outdoor terrazzo dip pool and showers and a very private outdoor relaxation area.Ê

The spa menu has been created to fit the exclusive nature of the spa and to offer each guest an outstanding spa experience.Ê It combines traditional Asian favourites with Elemis Spa-therapy and new treatments that reflect themes of the ocean, nature and indigenous Maldivians.

The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives Spa Resort and Marina will offer six types of spectacular guest villa accommodation.Ê  The entire island will be the exclusive and private domain of its guests.Ê The design is a celebration of nature, with guest villas scattered along the beach and tucked into the lush greenery.Ê Designed as an intimate, luxurious resort with exceptional levels of attention to detail and service standards, the resort will offer a comfortable 43 guest villas, including a 1,420 m. sq Hideaway Palace.ÊÊ

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