I was lucky to stay at two types of villas while I was at the Park Hyatt Maldives. First was the basic Park Villa on the island itself and then the Sunset Water Villa. Both have their pro’s and con’s, but after thinking about it, I think I would have enjoyed the villa that I did not stay in… the Pool villa. The Pool Villa comes with its own pool, something I wish I had… Nevertheless first world problems, I should be thankful I was even there, and experience the island resort.
The first villa I was assigned was number 4, this one was close to the main buildings of the resort so it was easy to go to the pool, gym and restaurants. I arrive in the evening an hour or two after the sunset. Then I am informed to adjust my watch to island time, the resort has its own time.Welcome drinks and snacks…Wildlife outside my shower. In the morning I went outside my villa to access the beach, each villa on the island has a path from the villa to the beach, the trees and bushes help add privacy and also shade from the sun, the island is near the equator so its rays are strong. Bring lots of sun block, or you will pay for it – I’m talking about money… Its almost like each villa is assigned a section of the beach. The resort is so small that I rarely see anyone.
A look back from the beach path.Also a nice foot bath so you can clean off the sand before entering your villa. The interior island path ways. View from the bed. I didn’t take much pictures of this room because I get the same type of villa later. I paid for an upgrade for one night, I am informed I was getting Villa 51. Its the last one on the pier with the best view.Here it is, my Sunset Water Villa.I go to the bathroom first as it is where the closet is – so I started unpacking. The water color is amazing. I notice its warmer here as there is no shade from the sun, so after taking the pictures, I open all the windows and the ocean breeze feels better than the AC. Nice large closets on the left wall. The room from the entrance. View of the reef and ocean beyond.
Corner lounge chair and the daybed outside. The main bedroom area. The daybed hangs over the edge. Again the water color is bright. Each water villa has a ladder that leads directly to the house reef.After snorkeling…. Time to washup and relax… Bathroom looking towards the bedroom. It’s so bright I need sunglasses indoors. I turn some tunes on… The shower was nice, but during the day, the sun made it too hot inside the shower…. so I wash up in the bathtub….Then its room service time. The sun is strong so I eat the other half of the sandwich inside. Count down to sunset. It seems the resort had an unfinished villa. I enjoy the sunset with some music in the background. The sunrise the next day. The villas have actual keys. I would rather have the plastic keycards as I collect the ones I have used.Then on my last day I moved to villa 29, moving around was not bothersome at all there was plenty to do around the island. This villa was more remote than villa 4, more removed from the main resort facilities. View of the room and outside. View of the pathway to the beach and outside lounge chairs. View of the room from the window.Sparkling wine gift. I kept it cool and drank it at night. The TV and desk area. If you have seen my other posts, you know I value a good hotel room desk. Coffee and Tea… The bathroom is better in this villa than the Water Villa. It has both indoor and outdoor facilities. I didn’t use the outdoor shower or bath tub as it was too hot… View from the bathroom to the bedroom. Indoor bathroom. Outdoor bathroom. The villa from the pathway to the beach. The path to the lounge chairs and the beach.
My villa’s section of the beach. I think the resort and villas are great, its not too fancy nor too rustic, Not to big nor small, everything seemed to be just right. I think the resort follows a clean Park Hyatt style that adds to the overall experience.