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Situated south of the country of Sri Lanka is a group of islands that make up the Republic of Maldives. Known for its turquoise waters, stunning wildlife and winding reefs, holidaymakers across the globe flock to the tropics for taste of true paradise, and now a new experience has made its way to the nation. A leader in wellness and hospitality, Westin Hotels & Resorts has officially opened The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.

Nestled on the coral island in the Baa Atoll – a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – the site has been transformed into a tranquil escape, providing world-class views. Working with award-winning Milan-based architects PEIA Associati, the resort design has drawn inspiration from it surroundings, taking on the environment for natural materials and flow of the structure. Displaying its unique commitment to the area, an aerial view of the resort reveals the outline of a fish, another link to the marine life that inhabits the surrounding waters.

Featuring 70 villas and suites, 41 on island and 29 overwater, each villa boasts natural ventilation, outdoor rainforest showers and are among the largest spaces a resort can offer in the Baa Atoll region.

Amongst its luxurious accommodation, Miriandhoo Resort provides unprecedented and unique dining experiences, all based on the companies “Eat Well” philosophy. From exquisite Japanese, to fresh local dishes and authentic Asian streetfood, there is something available for all tastes. When guests are well rested and fed, the resort also offers a range of facilities to recharge the senses, with a spa featuring the latest in beauty treatments and 24-hour fitness studio that sprawls across two levels.

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Directly from its doorstep, guests can explore the house reef, boasting colourful coral and thousands of exotic fish. Miriandhoo’s turtle sanctuary and home to reef sharks, lionfish and mantarays is among its most attractive features, offering the chance for guests to explore below the surface via snorkelling, diving, fishing and parasailing.

To learn more on The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, visit the website.