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What Makes the Oaga Art Resort Experience Unique Compared to Other Maldives Resorts?

When it comes to Maldives resorts, every single property takes guests into a different experience. Everything from the hospitality provided to the activities and overall resort experience is what makes each Maldives resort unique in its own way. Travellers who revisit the Maldives repeatedly can often tell which one of the properties is their favourite. This can also be based solely on the unique touches provided by the resort. This might be the friendly team or the amazing food that they experienced during their stay. For a lot of travellers, however, it might also be the unique design and architecture of a resort that keeps bringing them back to the property. One resort that truly stands out on this front has to be Oaga Art Resort, which opened up in January 2023.

The resort brought a whole new meaning to adding local touches to the luxury resort experience. Although a lot of Maldives resorts incorporate some form of local culture into the guest experience, at Oaga Resorts, it’s all about learning the different tales that make up the history and folklore of the Maldives. So, here are some of the most unique aspects of Oaga Art Resort, told by the team, and why you should visit the resort for the adventure of a lifetime!

What Makes Oaga Art Resort Unique from Other Maldives Resorts?

According to Maalimee Shiyam, one of the biggest reasons for Oaga Art Resort being unique is because the resort has authentic Maldivian culture.

No matter where you look at Oaga Resort, you can mostly see out history or our culture, or something from any of our talented artists, explains Shiyam.

Some of these unique touches can be spotted in the villas themselves. Everything from the names to the shape and design of the villas carries a story. These stories incorporate Maldivian folklore and culture into the design. Oaga Art Resort offered its travellers four unique room categories, all carrying Maldivian names. Whether you choose to stay at Veyoge Gallery Pool Villa, Haruge Beach Villa Stay, Bodu Haruge Beach Villa Stay, or the Odi Water Villa Stay, each of the rooms offers you more than just a luxury villa.

For example, if you look at the Haruge Beach Villa, you can see our really famous story Dhon Hiyala & Alifulhu’s story, depicted within all its drawings. If you look at Veyoge Gallery, you can see our local artists’ art pieces. Plus, also from there it showcases a late of two lovers, that is the story of Khalid & Sitti, explains Shiyam.

These artistic Maldivian touches can be explored at every corner of the resort, from the spa to the dining outlets and even throughout the activities offered.

Exploring the Spa – Blending Traditional Maldivian Treatments Into Modern Spa Experiences

The Spa at Oaga Art Resort has to be one of the most unique experiences at the resort. Although Maldives Resorts often takes spa experiences to the next level, Oaga Art Resort truly brings something unique to its travellers. At the Hoba Spa, guests can explore ancient Maldivian medicinal traditions. These ‘Dhivehi Beys’ treatments focus on promoting the body, mind, and soul for transformation and balance.

The Dhivehi Beys oils are produced in the Maldives, in a local island, and they are made according to the traditions that are passed to generations and generations in one family. So they’re all curated on full moon nights. They’re all made with local ingredients. They’re all handmade. There’s no machinery involved in the process whatsoever, explains Laura, the Spa Manager at Oaga Art Resort.

In addition to the treatments offered at Hoba Spa, the design also incorporates a traditional Maldivian experience. The entrance of the Hoba Spa would take any Maldivian back to their childhood home, with the swing and the welcoming sandy entrance. Bringing a unique traditional touch, the spa also explored a unique sauna experience called ‘Dhumashige’, in addition to the ‘Fenvadaan’ hydrotherapy area.

Modern Design Incorporated into Maldivian Designs to Bring Travellers an Authentic Experience!

In a move towards supporting local artists, Oaga Art Resort incorporates some of the most unique and beautiful art pieces throughout the resort. At the Veyoge Gallery Pool Villa stay, the experience incorporates an art exhibition into a luxury stay.

Recommended for couples and art lovers, the Veyoge Gallery supports local artists by connecting their art to potential clients and travellers. How does this work? For each night spent in this villa, an allocation will be made to the contributing artist community.

Mostly how the concepts developed here is like very much bringing a revival to our culture and architecturally, and also traditionally by adding a small modern twist to it. So it’s not just a complete cultural experience that is given but with a twist, says Nadhy, the an Art Curator at Oaga Art Resort.

Travellers looking to have some amazing all-inclusive experiences can get the best deals at Oaga Art Resort. When booking your stay look for the ‘Greatest All-Inclusive’ package. With this, in addition to dine around and a la carte, this package also offers:

  • Unlimited selection of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
  • One Thashibari (In-Villa Dining) experience per villa during the stay
  • One Float-stagram (floating breakfast or lunch) experience, per villa per stay
  • Mini Bar refilled once a day and includes – canned beers, soft drinks, packed juices and a wine bottle menu

Additionally, the resort also includes amazing experiences and activities, all of which can be explored for free!

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Honeymoon Planning: The Ultimate Maldives Itinerary

Are you trying to plan a romantic honeymoon getaway to The Maldives?

Embark on the honeymoon of your dreams with the ultimate Maldives itinerary. From luxurious overwater villas to private island experiences, the Maldives offers everything you need for a romantic and unforgettable getaway. This comprehensive guide will help you plan your perfect honeymoon, ensuring every moment is filled with love, adventure, and relaxation in one of the most beautiful destinations on earth.

Why Choose Maldives as a Honeymoon Destination?

Maldives is renowned as a prime travel destination for its unparalleled natural beauty and luxurious resorts. This tropical paradise attracts honeymooners from all over the world who are in search of pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and extraordinary underwater experiences. Maldives has always been particularly popular among those seeking romance, luxury, and tranquillity.

Choosing the right flight route to the Maldives is crucial for ensuring a pleasant travel experience. Given the remote location of this island nation, most travellers will need to take connecting flights from major cities.

Best Time to Visit the Maldives

The best time to visit the Maldives is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. This period offers the most favourable weather conditions, with plenty of sunshine and minimal rainfall. However, the peak season can also mean higher prices and more tourists.

Travelling during the off-season, from May to October, has its own advantages. You can benefit from lower prices and fewer crowds, although you may encounter occasional rain showers. Regardless of when you visit, the Maldives promises a romantic and unforgettable experience.

Choosing the Perfect Resort

Selecting the right resort is key to creating an unforgettable Maldives honeymoon itinerary. Here are some top considerations:

  • Budget: Determine how much you’re willing to spend and look for resorts within that range.
  • Amenities: Look for resorts offering honeymoon packages, spa services, and romantic dining options.
  • Accommodations: Overwater villas and private beach villas are popular choices for honeymooners due to their privacy and stunning views.

Day-by-Day Itinerary Suggestions

Trip Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation

  • Arrive in Malé and transfer to your resort.
  • Enjoy a welcome drink and unwind in your luxurious accommodation.
  • Relax with a sunset dinner on the beach.

Day 2: Explore the Resort and Indulge in Spa Treatments

  • Discover the resort’s facilities and activities.
  • Schedule a couples’ massage or spa day.
  • Romantic dinner under the stars.

Trip Day 3: Water Activities and Adventure

  • Snorkelling or scuba diving excursions to explore coral reefs.
  • Try water sports like kayaking or paddleboarding.
  • Sunset cruise with dolphin watching.

Day 4: Private Island Picnic and Cultural Experience

  • Arrange a private island picnic.
  • Visit a local Maldivian village to experience the culture.
  • Evening beach BBQ.

Trip Day 5: Relaxation and Leisure

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your villa.
  • Spend the day at the resort’s pool or private beach.
  • Stargazing night with telescope setup.

Day 6: Excursions and Dining Experiences

  • Take a day trip to nearby islands.
  • Explore the underwater world with a guided tour.
  • Fine dining experience at an underwater restaurant.
  • Getting some honeymoon photos taken with the resort Photographer.

Trip Day 7: Departure

  • Enjoy a final morning at the resort.
  • Enjoy one last breakfast before checking out of your villa.
  • Transfer back to Malé for your departure flight.

Tips for a Memorable Honeymoon

Packing Essentials

  • Pack light, breathable clothing, swimwear, and sun protection.
  • Bring waterproof cameras and travel insurance.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure you have travel insurance and check for necessary vaccinations.
  • Stay hydrated and practice sun safety.

Maximizing the Experience

  • Book excursions and dining experiences in advance.
  • Personalize the trip with special requests like flower arrangements or private dinners.

A Maldives honeymoon promises romance, adventure, and luxury. By carefully planning your itinerary and choosing the right resort, you can ensure that your honeymoon is a memorable and magical experience. Start planning early, customize your activities, and get ready to enjoy the ultimate romantic getaway. Share your experiences and tips with other couples to help them plan their dream honeymoon.

By following this guide and incorporating the mentioned tips, your Maldives honeymoon will be an unforgettable journey of love and relaxation.

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