In search of absolute serenity? The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is the answer. Situated on an island of lush rainforest and white sands and surrounded by the most azure waters, this stunning resort is the ultimate tropical getaway for couples, families and solo travellers. While the island’s enrapturing pristine sands and sparkling waters on the Indian Oceans are sure to entice, the resort’s magnificent architecture is just as noteworthy. The hotel was recently awarded the ‘Special Prize Exterior’ under the category Hotels in Africa and West Asia at the PRIX VERSAILLES 2017 earlier this month – an award for the luxury property’s architectural concept. Now in its third year, the PRIX VERSAILLES recognises the most remarkable structures, in terms of both interior and exterior architecture.
Overwater villa with pool
The first of the St. Regis brands to have its own private island, the hotel is unique in that it incorporates an innovative design boasting contemporary architecture infused with Maldivian inspiration. Designed by WOW Architects ׀ Warner Wong, the resort is located on the 22-acre Vommuli Island and features 77 island and overwater villa accommodations, each comes with a private pool. The overwater villas resemble a manta ray – their various parts extend out onto the waters so that guests feel literally as if they were at sea. The beach villas, on the other hand, have been designed as modern interpretations of fishing huts. Both villas boast an interior design reflecting the patterns and textures that can be found on the island. Elements such as coral chandeliers, headboards made of recycled glass beads as well as soft fabric mirroring the ripples of the lapping waters create an ambiance that creates an organic synthesis between contemporary living and island life.
View of father-son mural boasting traditional Maldivian technique pyrography
The island’s other notable design concepts include a sunset bar reflecting the shape of a whale shark. Inside is a mural etched into the wooden ceiling incorporating the techniques of a traditional Maldivian known as pyrography. It effectively tells the story of the island’s owner and his son who built the resort on Vommuli to celebrate its beauty. For those seeking a moment of respite along with a good book can take a pause at the Library Lounge.
The library lounge is sculpted in the spiral shape of a seashell with carpets made in the form of the waves of the lagoon. For a bit of pampering, head to the overwater Iridium spa famous for its Blue Hole Pool replicating the deep sink holes often found in the reefs. This is a hotel that seeks to marry island life with the best in contemporary design. Such synthesis is replicated almost effortlessly at St. Regis Vommuli Resort creating a harmonious retreat for all visitors.
St. Regis Library Lounge
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