Grand Park Kodhipparu is located on the island of Kodhipparu in North Malé Atoll famous for its dive sites and abundant marine life. Engulfed by the azure ocean, nestled within an oasis of tranquility, it is a luxurious one-island-one-resort offering the perfect blend of luxury, tranquility, and sustainability.
Accessible via a 20-minute speedboat ride from the Velana International Airport, Grand Park Kodhipparu resort is home to 120 luxurious villas, of which 65 have private pools, breathtaking ocean views, direct access to the reef and ocean, built-in hammock, sun terrace, sun loungers, see-through glass floor, indoor and outdoor shower with indoor bathtub and day bed. Each of the villas has been intricately designed with a perfect blend of nature and modernism for an unparalleled luxurious, rejuvenating stay.
Surrounded by enthralling underwater experiences of renowned snorkeling and diving sites around the island, Grand Park Kodhipparu is perfect for any travelers, whether a couple or honeymooners. Families can also enjoy their time on the island with family-friendly facilities offering a wide array of children’s activities.
The resort’s sophisticated architecture, state-of-the-art décor, high ceiling of palm fringed roof, and surrounded by lush greenery makes it a paradise on earth. With a contemporary exterior that reflects a traditional Maldivian influence of wood and rattan, harmonized with neutral tones, natural design and expansive social spaces that balances the unrivaled beauty of the cobalt sea and its tranquility, the resort exudes an inviting peaceful atmosphere fused with inventive rustic appeal.
You can choose to stay in Lagoon Water Villa, set amidst calm crystal-clear lagoon facing North of the island, perfect for a dip or swim around the shallow waters on the island and unwind at the spacious private sun terrace with loungers or simply lie on the Maldivian hammock to bask in the sun. Or at Ocean Water Villa, located near the island facilities. These are over-water villas that offer limitless views of the sky and the sea with direct access to the reef and the ocean through the adjoined inviting steps. The private terrace with sun lounger and a built-in hammock along with a see-through glass floor and a daybed to immerse in the freshness of the Maldivian island. The Pool Water Villas have a private pool with a lagoon view, artfully designed with contemporary bright hues and woven textures. Each of these villas mirror the enchanting beauty of Maldivian culture. Revel in the oasis of calm and serenity while lying on the hammock or at the sun terraces on the loungers.
Reef Pool Water Villas are overwater villas beautifully married with a private pool overlooking the pristine ocean. With direct access to the reef and the ocean, these villas allow you to sink into the tranquility of the island whether you choose to relax on the sun loungers by the terrace or a chic built-in hammock. The see-through glass floor and the indoor daybed make a perfect spot to unwind. The largest of all the categories, Grand Residence villas are uniquely designed for big families and large groups of guests. It has two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and an exclusive living space for guests to get together and create memories. Whether you want to spend your time watching schools of fishes from the see-through glass floor, unwind in the panoramic seascape of the Indian Ocean or just star-gaze in pure silence, Grand Residence is the perfect choice.
“The dazzling water is so mesmerizing
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But our favorite is Beach Pool Villa. These are shore-line villas, nestled amidst lush greenery, with direct access to the beach and lagoon, through the golden sands. The plunge pool facing the horizon, paired with the Sun terrace and sun loungers, offer a mesmerizing view along with the refreshing sound of the waves. Within proximity to the resort facilities, the villas allow a secluded escape surrounded by the best the island has to offer.
The Edge is an all-day dining fiesta featuring live cooking stations that doles out seasonal specialties for guests to savour, where you can enjoy an extensive buffet selection, inspired by international cuisine, with the unobstructed views of the ocean ahead. Breeze Poolside Dining & Bar serves modern, light menus with contemporary interpretations of Asian and Mediterranean classics. The infinity pool adjoined, allows guests to unwind while munching on light bites and lunch served by the pool bar. The secluded Firedoor allows for the ideal celebratory dining experience. Guests are greeted by the impressive show kitchen that features the Josper grill that will fire up your appetite instantly. And, at the heart of this award-winning specialty restaurant, diners are in for a visual treat with the schools of colorful fish swimming around idly. Firedoor will take you on a gastronomical ride in a carefree and relaxed vibe either indoors or al fresco.
Couples and honeymooners can enjoy a secluded Private Dining Experience by the beach, set amidst the tropical setting of the island.
A selection of award-winning signature spa treatments focused on a renewed and glowing self through enhanced Asian touch techniques of Balinese or Ayurvedic designed to achieve inner peace are offered at The Spa, guaranteeing you will leave feeling resorted and revitalized.
The resort is in the North Male Atoll, and surrounded by colorful corals and exotic marine life, making it the perfect milieu for scuba diving expeditions. Thrill-seekers are in for an exhilarating experience with aquatic activities. You can choose from guided reef snorkeling, fun diving, PADI courses, specialty diving adventures to diving experiences for children.
The resort island is part of a sensitive coral reef ecosystem with an abundance of marine species — including nationally protected species such as corals, turtles, sharks, dolphins, and lobsters. The terrestrial island ecosystem also includes protected fauna such as several bird species.
Be it a wedding, or renewal of vows, at Grand Park Kodhipparu guests can enjoy their special moments in the arms of the sea and sky. The resort’s dedicated events team will ensure every little detail from decorating the venue, arrangements for guests’ stays to planning the special menu so that they can just focus on creating lifetime memories for that special day at one of the most romantic Maldives wedding resorts.
At Grand Park Kodhipparu, you can experience hospitality coupled with sophisticated facilities to ensure you feel at home. The resort offers personalized services to all guests so that everything is covered to make it a dream getaway.
* This story by L'Officiel Arabia first appeared in the November 2022 issue of L'Officiel Arabia.