Brazilian professional footballer and the captain of Real Madrid, Marcelo is spending his holiday in the Maldives. According to his Instagram Marcelo is his vacation at one of the most iconic resorts in the Maldives, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

In an Instagram post, Marcelo called the Maldives ‘the real paradise’. Since his arrival in the tropical holiday destination, the global football star has posted several photos from the island nation.

In one clip Marcelo is seen doing a backflip on the beach. Meanwhile, in another post, he captured a shot while jumping on the beach with his family. Marcelo also posted a clip of himself working out in the luxury resort and said ‘vacation + work… balance is the key’.

Which Resort did Marcelo Stay in the Maldives?

A resort regarded as one of the best in the world, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers a serene retreat just 30 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by the resort’s private yacht.

Boasting 119 luxuriously appointed villas, each of them features a pool and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean in its very own private enclave. Moreover, each reef, beach and overwater villa opens onto an indoor and outdoor deck featuring a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, an in-water lounge, and an outdoor shower.

In line with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of culinary expertise, this retreat in the tropical holiday destination includes 11 exceptional, speciality-dining venues. Each venue delivers distinctive, immersive dining experiences; the variety of which is a first in the Maldives.

Travellers can also enjoy an elevated treetop-dining concept at the famous ‘Terra’, Which features spectacular views of the ocean and horizon as well as exquisite food and wine pairings. This year, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi also won Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Instagram hotel of the Year.

Feature image by @marcelotwelve via Instagram