If you need a change of pace to get away from the stress of everyday life, the Maldives are a good idea. On the atoll of Gaafu Alifu, a strip of uncontaminated land in the southern part of the archipelago, a stay at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is far from ordinary. Not just because you are surrounded by a vast expanse of sky and sea, with boundless horizons. Or because the coral reef enchants with its marvelous underwater vistas. The difference is in the exclusive welcome offered to individual guests, in the calm, serene local style that is the perfect antidote to stress.
A one-to-one relationship that starts with the architecture, to revitalize body and soul, right from the seaplane journey requiring no motorboat for access. The settlement blends harmoniously with the turquoise waters and white sands, offering residences designed for a very high level of privacy.
Seventy villas – 43 right over the water, with a framework structure, each with private access to the sea, and 25 scattered along the beach – guarantee just the right amount of isolation, widely separated and secluded thanks to nature itself – plants and water – in local materials to stay in tune with the site.
Wood is everywhere, inside and outside the lodgings and communal spaces, combined with bright colors and outdoor furnishings made with woven technological fabrics. Even the bathrooms, in some cases, have a unique chromatic approach, where the milky white of the tub stands out against warm ebony tones. The aim is to embody Maldivian culture and the spirit of the journey. Also in the 20 residences with private mosaic-clad pools, the spaces are aesthetically and logistically organized to transmit a welcoming, peaceful atmosphere.
A philosophy to breathe in deeply, perhaps while enjoying one of the many sporting activities available to visitors, in the company of big fish that thanks to the depth of the internal area, reaching 80 m, can enter the calm waters of the lagoon.