Nestled in the crystal-clear waters of the pristine Raa Atoll, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is very close to Hanifaru Bay, part of the only Maldives’ UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a true natural wonder, and one of the best diving spots in the world. Not to mention the beautiful Maamunagau lagoon, surrounding the drop dead gorgeous private island. This March the Resort’s guests will have a unique chance to take part in the Manta Retreat educational & entertainment programme and experience the magic of encountering these gentle underwater giants – one of the major local attractions.

The private villas feature contemporary Maldivian interiors, offering expansive areas, complete with breath-taking vistas of the Indian Ocean- perfect for couples or friends, travelling together.

Manta Retreat was launched in 2022 in collaboration with the resort-based Manta Trust research organisation. Participants have a wide choice of activities, including manta ray snorkelling trips, a house reef night snorkelling experience, a sunset dolphin cruise on board a luxurious yacht, individual underwater excursions, and workshops to learn more about manta rays, plankton, turtles, coral restoration, and much more.

There’s a lot more InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has to offer, including the famous overwater AVI Spa, its panoramic windows allowing breathtaking views - the unbelievable colours of the Maldivian sky above and the Indian Ocean all around - as part and parcel of its profound and transformational wellness experience. Seven new programmes - De-Stress, Sleep Well, De-tox, Metabolism Booster, Sports Athletes, Crystal Wellness, and Anti-Age - cater to guests’ various needs and preferences. Led by renowned wellness industry stars, they give a unique opportunity to discover new ways of self-care and wellbeing.

Manta rays can be seen in the Maamunagau lagoon from December to April. The rest of the year, they are to be found in Hanifaru Bay nearby.

For guests, wishing to embark on a wellness journey or meet with mantas, there’s a wide choice of accommodation options, from the classic Beach, Lagoon, and Overwater Villas to exclusively designed spacious Two and Three Bedroom Residences for large companies, the most luxurious Royal Beachfront Residence boasting 790 sqm of privacy.

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is ideal for holidays with children. The Planet Trekkers kids’ club – one of the best in the Maldives – is there to cater to all young travellers’ wishes, offering non-stop entertainment - from coconut painting to mini expeditions.

Club InterContinental complementary benefits, including afternoon tea, evening aperitifs, and all-day refreshments, are available to all guests at The Retreat and The Pool Bar.

While the children are engaged in creative workshops and sports tournaments, their parents can take it easy at The Retreat, an atmospheric adults-only venue, feeling very much like a country club, complete with a private bar, lounge areas, and infinity pool with stunning views of the lagoon. The Resort has five more dining venues, including the signature Lighthouse restaurant, offering Mediterranean delicacies and a scenic panorama from the upper deck. Thanks to its original design and location on the sandbank, it is one of the most instagrammable spots on the island.

As the first and only All-Club InterContinental Resort, guests will enjoy numerous complemen- tary benefits regardless of their villa categories. Boasting first-class hospitality and activities for all ages, InterContinental Maldives Maamu- nagau Resort is perfect both for family holiday making and romantic getaways.