We're back and excited to tell you about the second stop we made in our Maldivian adventure last month! We've become familiar with the Singapore-based Park Hotel Group over the last few months and have had the chance to shoot for Grand Park Orchard Road a few times now- so we were beyond excited to get out to their new property in the Maldives to see what all the hype was about!
We left Fushifaru by seaplane and flew back into Malé International Airport in the nation's capital. Jumping between resorts in the Maldives can be somewhat complicated, because almost all transport goes back and forth from Malé and the seaplanes only fly during daylight hours. The majority of the resorts in the country will help you arrange the transportation logistics, and we lucked out that both Fushifaru and Grand Park Koghipparu had world-class concierge teams who communicated with each other and organized the details for us. Grand Park, however, is only a 20 minute boat ride from Malé which made that entire process a dream! As opposed to islands that require seaplane, Grand Park's beautiful speedboats can transfer you to or from the island any time of the day or night, making for a stress-free transport arrangement no matter how or when you arrive.
Once you arrive on Kodhipparu, it's nothing but luxury. The stunning property is less than a year old, and their impressive selection of 120 villas give you the option to stay over the water or on the beach. Like most Maldivian resort islands, the entire tropical island can be explored in 20-30 minutes, and if you aren't keen to walk in the hot sun you can just call your 24-hour-a-day host to bring you around via buggy. We stayed in an over-water pool villa facing the ocean side, and the entire experience was incredible. Each overwater villa has a glass window section of floor where you can watch the tropical fish swim beneath your room- we honestly spent so much time just laying on the floor watching in wonder! Ocean adventures like snorkeling and sun-soaking by day, with culinary experiences and star-gazing by night, Grand Park Kodhipparu was a brilliant combination of aesthetic luxury and excellence in service, and is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a quintessential Maldives experience of picture-perfect villas and high-end luxury for a reasonable price.
We're excited to share with you more of our experience with A Day at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives!