Angsana Maldives Ihuru, Ihuru
|Ihuru, Malé Atoll, MALDIVES.|
Description: Angsana Maldives IhuruThe Maldives is the best-kept secret of the Indian Ocean, 'paradise lost' waiting to be rediscovered. Its 26 atolls and 1,190 sun-kissed islands south of Sri Lanka are nothing short of a natural wonder. With over 900 species of fish, virtually untouched eco-systems and unparalleled bio-diversity, the Maldives boasts some of the most breathtaking dive sites in the world.
Occupying the island of Ihuru in the North Malé Atoll, Angsana Maldives Ihuru lies in secluded luxury; yet merely 20 minutes by speedboat from the airport at Malé, the capital city. Surrounded by dazzling white talc sand and the bluest of waters teeming with astonishing soft corals and fish sparkling in brilliant colors, the exquisite beauty of this tropical haven is all yours. After all, its beaches and waters remain accessible only to resort guests.
Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Ihuru seduces with the hedonistic pleasures of a spa retreat and the promise of halcyon days in the sumptuous comfort of your own villa. Encircled by a shallow lagoon, Ihuru, with its pristine reef teeming with Technicolor corals and diverse marine life, palm-fringed beach and crystalline waters, is one of the most photographed Maldivian islands. Ihuru is a lush and beautiful island reputed to be the most picturesque in the Maldives. Meaning "old palm trees" in the Dhivehi language, it boasts a beautiful palm-fringed beach of crystal clear waters and pristine white sands.
Surrounded by a shallow lagoon and a nearby reef, the island is ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Well known for its excellent cuisine, it is also a food paradise, perfect for those who live to eat.
Type of rooms: Angsana Maldives IhuruThe 45 small villas are clustered together around the circumference of this tiny island providing sunrise or sunset sea views. The captivating villas feature thatched roofs, private gardens and verandas with dining and sitting areas. Taking an inspirational approach to resort living, the design combines a minimalist modern design with vivid interiors of lime green, tangerine and yellow. Although modern facilities are provided in the villas, utmost care is taken to ensure the resort remains environmentally friendly.
The Beachfront Jacuzzi Villa (Deluxe): lets you indulge in the bubbly warm soaks of an open-air Jacuzzi any time of the day. The bedroom opens onto a veranda where you can sit and relish the luxurious tranquility of your private garden. Relax on the sun lounger sipping on tall, cool drinks or curl up in the Maldivian swing with an engrossing novel on lazy afternoons.
The Beach Front Villa is just a stone's throw away from the beach, you'll catch tantalizing glimpses of the cerulean Indian Ocean from your own veranda, taking delight in the brilliant sunset as balmy breezes sweep the heat away. Nestled amidst lush foliage is an open-air bathroom, where you can bask in the gentle warmth of the morning sun or drink in the wondrous sight of the starry night sky while enjoying a refreshing shower.
Additional information: Angsana Maldives Ihuru
Villa Facilities: Veranda with dining and sitting area, private garden with sun lounger and Maldivian swing, outdoor shower with hot and cold fresh water, queen-sized bed, mini-bar and coffee/ tea making facilities, IDD telephone, bath robes.
Spa: award winning outdoor spa and a unique sanctuary built with natural surroundings. Using aromatherapy and a healing sense of touch, the Angsana Spa has 8 luxurious spa pavillions of which 2 are deluxe with outdoor jacuzzis and steam baths.
Speedboat transfers: provided by the hotel are charged per person, per trip. Day-use rooms are available for extension of check-out time or arrivals before check-in time.
Diving: Ihuru has one of the best house reefs in the country, so naturally snorkeling and scuba diving are a must. Don your mask and fins and explore the continuous wonder of the blue depths. With the coral reef only a couple of meters from the beach, you need only step out of your villa to discover the beauty that sustains this island nation. Experience the fragile and rare environment of a tiny island. In order to protect the beach from erosion, you may see sandbags.
Recreational facilities at a glance: Scuba diving (Delve deeper: explore their new Dive & Eco-Tourism website), Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Catamaran sailing, Parasailing, Canoeing, Water skiing, Wake boarding, Glass-bottom boat rental, Ringo and banana boat riding, Beach volleyball, Library and board games, Marine biology classes and snorkeling excursions with our own marine biologist, Guided excursions (island hopping, Malé shopping, night fishing).
Dining: Riveli Restaurant (which means 'beam of light' in Maldivian) features Asian, Mediterranean and Maldivian flavors. Partake of the smorgasbord buffets and set dinners while feasting your eyes on the breathtaking view.
The Velaavani Bar 'Velaavani' describes a shallow bay where turtles gather. Chill out at this waterfront bar by the lagoon and house reef where exotic, refreshing cocktails and scrumptious snacks are available all day long.
In-villa Dining: a quiet romantic dinner with just each other for company in the privacy of your own villa! Order from thier set menu or try the special outdoor barbecue. Private Dining on the beach, at a sheltered sandbank nearby or in the glass-bottom boat, the private dining venues are limited only to your imagination. Just share your dreams for a unique dinner with them, and they'll help you to create that unforgettable dining experience, with the stunning Maldivian sunset as a dramatic backdrop.
Cooking School Have fun learning how to prepare traditional Maldivian dishes with their chef.
All bookings must be guaranteed by Credit Card at the time of booking and will be charged 35 days prior to scheduled arrival. Cancellations made 35 days or less prior to the arrival date, including no-shows and early departures, will be charged 100% cancellation fee. Rates are subject to 10% Service charge and Maldivian Bed Tax of USD 8 nett per person per night. Return speedboat transfers chargable per person. Rates do not include beverages. Travel insurance that covers cancellations is highly suggested.
Number of rooms: 45
Official category: 4 stars. Environmentally Friendly.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2001.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English, French, German, Japanese.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
GPS Coordinates: 4° 18' 23.96'' N 73° 24' 58.13'' E
Nearest airport: Malé - 20 mn.