Sitting on an untouched atoll and boasting one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, the Park Hyatt Hadahaa is a diver’s paradise.

Image of Rosie Whitefield
Image of Miranda Boord

Miranda and Rosie are here to help give you the inside track.

Great care has been taken to preserve the natural vegetation of the resort in order to minimise the environmental footprint and maintain the island's ambience, and the 50 Park Villas all reflect this. Nestled amongst the natural vegetation, each is resolutely private with both a private deck and garden complete with outdoor shower and bath. The bedrooms have a separate living area and it is only a short walk to the sandy beach. For the next step up opt for a Park Villa with Pool, or even the Water Villas which are perched above the Indian Ocean and have sensational views across the coral-filled waters.

The snorkelling and scuba diving here is fantastic, and the unspoilt and easily accessible coral reef is no more than 50 metres from the shore. The house reef is also remarkable, some say one of the best in the Maldives, so there often isn't need to venture any further afield. The Dive Centre offers both snorkelling and diving lessons, as well as providing facts on the marine life, and can put together a diving program tailored to guests individual needs.

The hotel has two restaurants - the Dining Room and Island Grill - as well as a bar and beachside Dhoni where guests can relax playing games or having a drink. Other facilities include a spa, gym, yoga pavilions, two freshwater pools, library and Wi-Fi throughout the island.

Why we love it

Image of Miranda Boord

The PADI certified Dive Centre offers an à la carte diving program enabling guests to customise their dive experience. Dive wherever and whenever, and even with a private instructor and private boat.

Miranda, Original Traveller


Key Info

Number of rooms


Eco Rating




Other places to stay in Maldives

Niyama, luxury hotel in the Maldives


The little sister of one of our favourite Maldivian retreats, Huvafen Fushi, PER AQUUM Niyama opened its doors in March 2012. It is every bit as luxurious and spoiling, with an added dose of funk and attitude in the form of the world's first underwater nightclub.

Pool at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, luxury hotel in the Maldives

W Retreat & Spa

As if choosing where to stay in the Maldives wasn't hard enough, along comes the W Retreat & Spa.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Anantara Kihavah

A serious contender for one our favourite Maldivian hotspots, Anantara Kihavah leaves no stone unturned, with effortless style and a mega dollop of attention to detail.

Baros Maldives, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Baros Maldives

Baros is an immaculate resort on a private, palm-fringed island surrounded by a shallow lagoon.

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Sister property to the contemporary classic Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, Cheval Blanc Randheli caters to a similar audience of high flyers with an innate appreciation of the finer things in life.

Aerial view of Constance Halaveli Resort, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

The new Constance Halaveli has villas either on stilts in a beautiful lagoon or on the pristine beach.

Villas at Cocoa Island, luxury hotel in the Maldives

COMO Cocoa Island

COMO Cocoa Island is located in the less developed South Malé Atoll of the Maldives, reached by a 30-minute private speedboat transfer from the international airport.

Dining at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Landaa Giraavaru in Baa Atoll, with its verdant, beach-fringed coral islands, is a quintessential Maldivean paradise.

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Formerly Soneva Gili, this luxury hotel and spa occupies a tiny island set in a sparkling lagoon and surrounded by thriving coral reefs, ideally located just twenty minutes’ journey by speedboat from the international airport on Malé.

Water villa at Huvafen Fushi, luxury hotel in the Maldives

Huvafen Fushi

One of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi is located half an hour by speedboat from the international airport.

Pool Beach at Reethi Rah, luxury hotel in the Maldives

One&Only Reethi Rah

Set on one of the largest islands in North Male Atoll, the One&Only at Reethi Rah is one of the finest of the (very fine) hotels in the Maldives.

Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi

A luxury hideaway on the island of Kunfunadhoo in the Baa Atoll. Reaching the resort involves a half-hour scenic flight by seaplane from the Maldives’ capital of Malé.

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu

Located towards the south of the Maldivian archipelago, Six Senses Laamu is designed to offer individual style along with a strong sense of community.

Soneva in Aqua

Soneva in Aqua

As a member of the Soneva family, this new luxury ultra yacht set sail in 2015, and offers guests the freedom to cruise to some of the Maldives’ most spectacular reefs and paradise locations.

The Viceroy Maldives

The Viceroy Maldives

The latest addition to the Viceroy Hotel collection, Viceroy Maldives is certainly one to rival its Maldivian neighbours. Located in the remote Shaviyani Atoll, it is an hour’s seaplane flight from the capital Malé.

Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island

This super-luxurious Maldivian hideaway is located in the Noonu Atoll, just 45 minutes by seaplane from the capital Male, and boasts a collection of 47 exclusive pool villas and residences.

Conrad Maldives Rangali

Conrad Maldives Rangali

Conrad Maldives Rangali is a wonderful resort on a private island surrounded by a marine life Mecca of stunning coral reef, whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and turtles.

Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi

So many beautiful desert islands, so many beautiful hotels to choose from. The Maldives has got an enviable problem on its hands with quite so much choice, but here at Original Travel we have been to the best of the bunch of hotels, and think Constance Moofushi will appeal.

COMO Maalifushi

COMO Maalifushi

COMO Maalifushi is the group’s second luxury hotel in the Maldives after Cocoa Island, and has recently opened in the more remote south-western Thaa Atoll.

Anantara Dhigu

Anantara Dhigu

With such a bewildering choice of resorts in the Maldives every island idyll needs a special something to differentiate from the rest; in the case of Anantara Dhigu it’s simple, this is one of the best – and best value – family hotels in the Maldives, all just 35 minutes by speedboat from the airport.

LUX* Maldives

LUX* Maldives

With so much competition of places to stay in the Maldives of late, with a new resort cropping up weekly, LUX* Maldives is a great option for all travellers, be it families, couples or divers. The quintessentially Maldivian resort is on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in the South Ari atoll and boasts truly stunning beaches and turquoise waters.

Soneva Jani night view

Soneva Jani

Set in a 3.5 mile private lagoon on the beach-fringed island of Medhufaru, Soneva Jani is the brand’s newest resort, opened in October 2016. Part of a five-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll, the other four islands remain untouched, while Soneva Jani itself is one of the lowest density resorts in the world.

beach pool villa exterior


This boutique private island resort is located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Alongside its idyllic setting Milaidhoo puts an innovative focus on experience led stays, so making for a truly unique Maldivian resort.

Start creating your tailored trip today

Miranda and Rosie are our Maldives experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 7333

Or enquire online