It is not easy to return to everyday life after spending a week in the Maldives.
The spirit of today’s post is a bit’ marked by the desire to relive those wonderful moments, a bit’ by the desire to answer the questions that many of you have made us here or via social on our holiday and the hotel where we stayed .
We booked our stay at the Loama, a resort just opened at Raa Atoll, probably the most unspoiled and unexplored archipelago of all the Maldives.
After a 10 hour flight from Milan to Malè with a mandatory stop in Dubai and 45 minutes of seaplane we get to Loama.
The resort occupies an entire island with an unusual teardrop shape and is organized in order to guarantee absolute privacy and direct access to the sea to the rooms.
You can opt for a Beach Villa or for a Ocean Villa depending on whether you prefer between a garden and private beach or stilt house with direct access to the sea.
We booked an Ocean Villa that is way more than a normal room. We had at our disposal a real apartment of 75 sqm arranged with living / sleeping area with a large window overlooking the sea, a bathroom with an outdoor tub, walking closet with dressing room and large terrace with direct access to the sea.
The core of the resort is organized around the pool. Here you can find the four restaurants of Loama, the Spa (also organized on stilt houses) and the gym.
Iru Café. This restaurant is perfect for casual dining by the pool. The cuisine is mainly Mediterranean and we can assure you it’s delicious. We also hap pasta and the pizza and they were exactly like here in Italy.
Fazaa. The restaurant is open all day, from breakfast to dinner with a la carte menu with dishes that mix Asian cuisine, continental and Mediterranean cuisine.
Thundi. Thundi is probably the most elegant restaurant of the Resort. It ‘the perfect place for a romantic dinner and to enjoy exquisite a Thai Fusion dinner.
Meyzu. Even lovers of Japanese cuisine will not be disappointed. Meyzu offers fresh fish prepared according to the most traditional Japanese recipes.
You can also enjoy an unforgettable dinner on the beach surrounded by candles and the stars with a barbecue menu.
It’s impossible to get bored at Loama. For those who don’t like to stay all day at the beach there’s a multitude of daily activities.
First, there is a fully equipped diving center where you can find verything you need for water sports as well as diving and snorkeling.
Available for guests there is also a Dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat, totally made of wood.
We used it three times. The first time we used it to go snorkeling (such an unforgettable experience!) in the most beautiful part of the coral reef surrounding the island, the second for a fun fishing trip (FC proved to be a good fisherman, I have been able to take only a protected fish that was quickly thrown back to the sea; () and the third time we went out cruising at 6 pm for a drink at sunset. W the Dhoni!
Otherwise if you want to gift yourself a relaxing moment after the day at the sea, we suggest one of the SPA treatments. It’s a wonderful place made up of different bungalows and it offers all the fundamental treatments in order to finish the day in the best way.
We experimented the energizing massage, 60 minutes of complete mental and physical detox while you can enjoy all the fish that swims under the glass floor.
The feature that’s makes this Resort so unique compared to all others in the Maldives is a very strong link with the culture and traditions of the Maldives.
In fact in the middle of the island the constructors found two ancient round baths that probably used to be part of a Hindu temple dating back to 1000 years ago, now in the process of total recovery.
In addition to these ruins, small finds were found everywhere on the island.
The brilliant Umair Badheeu, resort’s heritage and Culture Manager at Loama, is carrying out an intensive project to catalog the finds in order to organize a proper Maldivian Museum rich in pieces that come not only from Maamigili but from the all around Maldives.
Another peculiarity of Loama is the presence of the first and only Art Gallery in the Maldives where local artists have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works.
Thanks again Agung and all the staff for the wonderful hospitality At Loama!
F & F
Location: Loama resort Maldives at Maamigili