Just say the words “beach houses,” and what do you imagine? Places to relax — places we let loose and immerse ourselves in sand, sun, and water. The Beach House Iruveli is just such a place — and more. In the midst of Haa Alif Atoll in the Indian Ocean, this resort combines luxury and culture with a mix of a well-trained staff that caters to your every want, and people who’ll share their personal stories and images with you. In suites from beachfront to oceanfront, from small to spacious, and holding delights from gardens and greenery to hammocks over the water, it provides luxury amenities enhanced by island details: native carvings, photographic stories, and invitations to experience the “Maldivian sun” on many levels.
There’s a lot to do at this beach house, too. Dining on local cuisine — paired with the right vintage from the underground wine cellar. Snorkeling, even for non-swimmers, in the shallow lagoon — or deep-sea underwater photography for experienced divers. Water sports range from kayaking and windsurfing to jet skiing; you can swim in your private pool, or enjoy an indoor soak in a restorative whirlpool. Breathe in the benefits of aromatherapy at the spa, be a kid again and build a sand castle on the pristine white beach, or curl up in the library with a good book to while away a lazy afternoon. Soon, you’ll truly understand the promise of this place: “Beach House Iruveli is not just an island, it’s a whole other world.”