Manushi Chillar's Instagram feed off late is a warm blue. There is one with her in the backdrop of the blue sea and the sky, in a blue bikini, another has her in a speed boat, “solo cruising” and there is the last one where she is sitting facing the sea in a becoming hat.
Looks like this is her big vacation before her debut film starts rolling (Yash Raj Productions film co-starring Akshay Kumar).
Staying at the Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, which recently reopened post the pandemic, it is in fact a huge favourite of Bollywood celebrities (think Tiger Shroff, Sonakshi Sinha, Neha Dhupia, Disha Patani, Tapasee Pannu). The Conde Nast Traveller called it the “The Favourite romantic Hotel of the world,” CNN listed it among their “20 Stunning new Asia Pacific luxury hotels in 2020” and was also included by Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) in the “World’s Best New Luxury Hotels in 2019”.
Know this luxury resort
They have villas and residences over water pools and have some attractive offers right now. A great option would be their three-bedroom overwater residence, placed over crystal clear waters offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. It is a perfect choice for families with older children or groups of friends travelling together. Some of the features include an elevated and roomy master bedroom and bathroom, two guest rooms with one king bed and two twin beds, bathrooms, open-plan living space, dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, an expansive outdoor deck with an open-air dining pavilion, hammock and infinity pool to soak up the sun and breathtaking views.
Some of the other amenities include, 55-inch Smart TV with satellite channels, AV system with BOSE portable speaker with Bluetooth connectivity, Luxury bathroom amenities by MOOOI besides complimentary room features like twice daily housekeeping services, seasonal fresh fruit, water, coffee and tea replenished daily apart from accessing beach towels, life vest and snorkelling equipment.
Do not miss their special Spa therapies which are a combination of Asian health practices with organic European botanicals and curated by experts. You can get your massages with a view of the sea and they have great thermal suites including steam rooms, ice fountain rooms and an outdoor vitality massage pool. All therapies start with a mineral rich detoxifying grapefruit and lavender foot cleanse, yogic breathing, and a meridian tapping ritual to slow the mind and prepare for the treatment.
You can get a personalized meal curated by their chef, feast on some fresh seafood and opt for a cozy candlelight dinner by the beach or in the privacy of your villa. Their kitchen market is a unique sea to table concept where you can pick your own sea food under the guidance of chefs. Children will love the Planet Trekkers Kids Club which helps them discover the Indian Ocean and island living, through a variety of arts, crafts, and expeditions. Other activities include snorkelling, yoga, cooking lessons, movie under the stars and wine games.
By the way this is a great place for your destination wedding if you are planning one. For more details try their website Maldives.intercontinental.com.
And we are also giving you a quick 10 things to try out if you are visiting Maldives
1. Visit the glowing beach on Vaadhoo Island
2. Scuba diving at Maafushi
3. Underwater snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay
4. Island Hopping day tour (there are around 1192 coral islands in Maldives)
5. Stroll on the white sand beach at Hulhumale beach
6. Dinner at Ithaa, an Aquarium themed restaurant
7. Early morning beach walk at Huraa
8. Whale and shark watching tour
9. Dolphin watching near Dhiggaru
10. Eco tour to Villimale and visit local villages