Less than a month has passed since we officially opened Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, and the country’s only truly all-inclusive, 15-residence private island is already making the headlines: according to experts at Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), Kudadoo is the world’s best new luxury hotel for 2018!
It is an honour and a privilege to receive this outstanding accolade that puts Kudadoo in a class with other brilliant private islands around the world and affirms that it succeeded in delivering the promise of the very best in escapism, affording exactly what the discerning traveller desires – the luxury of time, space and unhindered connections to be enjoyed in the privacy of one’s luxury over-water residence, at The Retreat and the vast expanses of Lhaviyani Atoll.
Besides the spacious, sustainably designed residences that are located atop an aquamarine lagoon, boast a 44 m2 private infinity plunge pool and are made complete with a private butler, what sets Kudadoo Maldives Private Island apart is also its all-encompassing AAA concept. Residents can embark on effortless adventures whenever they wish, indulge in unscripted culinary treats at any time and anywhere, and rest, reset and connect with the help from various well-being options (including the Maldives’ first Himalayan salt chamber) as often as they like.
At Kudadoo, anything is available, at any time and anywhere.
In our eyes, the recognition carries significance beyond Kudadoo being an intimate private island resort – it is a celebration of sustainable luxury that lies at its core. Together with architect Yuji Yamazaki we developed an island that is 100% powered by the sun, and pride ourselves on sustainable building material, environmentally conscious activities, amenities and food. Kudadoo is an eco-hideaway where luxury and nature prominently complement each other. Kudadoo’s 13 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom residences together with the island’s facilities are available to be reserved for exclusive use in its entirety.
LTI is an independent, members-only digital resource for global luxury travel intelligence that identifies the front runners of luxury travel based on a comprehensive algorithm covering 118 touch points with weighted scores. In 2018, LTI experts visited 42 new properties, shortlisting 15 they term ‘exceptional’. Topping the list of Best New Luxury Hotels is Kudadoo Maldives Private Island.