Vivanta by Taj
This picturesque island hideaway combines modern comforts with unspoiled natural beauty and boasts a variety of excellent amenities, not least the grill restaurant with stunning ocean views. Diving enthusiasts will enjoy numerous dive sites, suitable for all levels, including a house reef complete with shipwreck!
This stunning island is becoming a favourite with TravelLab and our guests. With fantastic staff attending to your needs, sumptuous restaurants, excellent facilities and a dive site complete with its own shipwreck this really is a true Maldivian hideaway!
Situated on tiny Hembadhu Island, 50 minutes by speedboat from Male.
Superior Charm Beach Villa
These 12 elegantly styled, spacious Beach Villas are 58 square metres with thatched roofs, offering total privacy for your tropical getaway. Designed in hushed pastels with a large comfortable sea-facing bed, our airy Superior Charm Beach Villas work their magic with brilliant views; outdoor showers uniquely designed open space.
Deluxe Delight Beach Villa
Delight Deluxe Beach Villas are 66 square metres of exotic sophistication with thatched roofs, an outer deck and space for dinner. Large glass bay windows show off amazing beach views although you can get an even closer view from outside on day bed or the hammock.
Premium Indulgence Water Villa
Premium Indulgence Water Villas beckons with 85 square metres destined to be your personal paradise with a thatched roof, and outer deck overlooking the water with sun loungers and space for dinner. The indoor/outdoor experience wouldn’t be complete with an open air shower and wide wooden ladder going straight into the lagoon.
Inside, you are pampered with a large comfortable sea-facing bed, wardrobe and direct access to the outdoor deck from the bedroom & bathroom. Other furnishings include a day bed with comfortable and stylish furniture, the Treat Yourself mini bar including organic foods and beverages and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, beautiful lagoon views, and rain showers.
Presidential Nirvana Suite with Pool
You’ve found the most remarkable Suite on the island. Nirvana Beach Suite becomes whatever experience you seek.
The two Presidential Nirvana Suites are utterly remarkable, two-level, duplex villas with thatched roofs and the works! Each has two floors, two bedrooms and a large living area from which you can take in the immense views of the Indian Ocean outside.
One of the highlights of the Presidential Nirvana Suite is its expansive wooden deck with refreshing plunge pool, sublime sun loungers, and crisp umbrellas to guard you from the rays. When you need to cool off, step into the outdoor rain shower or walk onto the beach or lagoon. If there is anything at all you need, the butler will be on hand in moments.
Restaurants and Bars
Latitude spoils you for choice by offering a fascinating range of Pan Asian cuisine. The look is chic, the vibe informal. Splashes of colour, trendy furnishings, and artistic food presentations set the tone. Mood lighting, eclectic world music and the menu spans across flavours from the Indian Ocean including Thai, Indonesian, Maldivian and Coastal Indian cuisine. All main course items are served a la carte from a menu that changes daily.
Open – The Grill
Eating under the sky and stars is a must. Thus Vivanta by Taj presents Open – The Grill, an al fresco dining experience overlooking the lagoon & the swimming pool. Guests are treated to a stylish interactive experience at the Teppanyaki Grill where the meal is accompanied by selections of flavoured organic sea salts and different olive oils. The grills use lava stone and traditional Indian tandoori char grills for ultra-authentic results. Meanwhile, the Sushi chef demonstrates his skills at the sushi bar. And to add to the contrast, there’s a poolside, wood-fired pizza oven that ensures delicious, classic pizza is available all day long.
Overlooking the windswept infinity swimming pool and house reef, the Reef bar is designed to soothe the senses. Soak in the relaxed groove of this breezy open-air bar with live entertainment. Cool down. Chill out. Soak in the vibrant, modern scene. Reef Bar is where guests gather for the perfect evening of conversation and unexpected diversions. Sometimes it’s a disco, other nights a magic show. You won’t know unless you go!
Leisure and Sports Facilities
Island hopping excursions
Glass bottom boat trips