Star trip: discover the Maldives, a destination loved by Madonna
An enchanting destination, the Maldives are a tourist dream and Queen of Pop Madonna is no exception. On more than one occasion, she, like many rich and famous personalities, had the privilege of lounging on the paradisiacal beaches of the archipelago located off the coasts of India and Sri Lanka, in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
A place par excellence for the rock elite, the Maldives archipelago meets the needs of great wstars who seek luxury, places of exceptional beauty, the great comfort, the personalized services made up of multiple attentions and above all the greatest discretion.
No way for big celebrities to go to big resorts that are usually crowded with middle-class tourists.
The Maldives, where we find the concept of one hotel per island – they are called island hotels, or the hotel island – are idyllic places for holidays in complete privacy. Composed of villas, beaches and private swimming pools, these are places popular with the international jet-set. There are many luxury establishments that specialize in the most extravagant requirements and fancies of their customers.
In 2020, we learned via her Instagram account that Madonna flew to the Maldives with her children and her current lover, dancer Ahlamalik Williams, for a stay at Vakkaru in Baa Atoll where she rented a villa to stay there. spend the holidays. His accommodation cost him the sum of US$32,000 for a week, which excludes his many extravagances which the star whose personal fortune is estimated at more than a billion US dollars can obviously afford.
On Instagram, she made it clear that she will never forget her family vacation in the Maldives.
Clearly, Madonna enjoyed the Maldives having returned there just two months ago with her six children. This time, the pop music icon opted for Resort Milaidhoo Maldives, a secluded luxury resort also located in Baa Atoll in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay. A private residence with a private pool and beach is rented there for nearly CA$59,000 per week. The island, which has only one hotel, is a protected area and an exceptional dive site. The place which is only 300 meters long inspires peace and respects privacy. Even dromes cannot fly over the island.
One can either take advantage of the three on-site restaurants or enlist the services of a top chef to cook a bespoke dish in their own overwater villa overlooking the ocean and its turquoise lagoons.
Sailing, catamaran, kayaking are on the programme. Dolphin, whale shark and stingray cruises are also available.
The 64-year-old superstar was able to enjoy a luxurious spa and, among other things, a tailor-made exercise and yoga program.
Seafood, Thai and European cuisine can be found everywhere.
Tourists enjoy the Vakku restaurant in Vakkaru where there is a superb terrace by the sea. excellent fish and seafood as well as grilled meats. Prices range from CA$40 to CA$275.
Located in the heart of the Maldives, east of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean and southwest of Sri Lanka, Baa Atoll has 75 islands, 13 of which are inhabited. The clear, turquoise waters particularly rich in coral and fish make it a prime destination for diving.
You get there by private seaplane – a 35-minute flight – from the international airport of Male.
Making the dream accessible
While the Maldives are known for the elite with big budgets, you can nevertheless stay there at a more reasonable price. For example, it is possible to stay in a 3-star hotel, located by the sea, at LVIS Blancura on Dharavandhoo Island, a beautiful green island also in the waters of Baa Atoll, where is located also an airport for around CA$1600 for a week.
You can swap seaplanes for ferries to visit more than one island. There is plenty of choice since in short there are nearly 1200 islands in the Maldives, 202 of which are inhabited and divided into 26 atolls. A myriad of islands and islets to discover.