- Friday 29 January 2010
If you want to escape to paradise, surround yourself with nothing but ocean views and indulge in spa treatments, secluded Dhoni Mighili, set in the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives, is the island you have been dreaming of. A tiny speck in the middle of the Indian Ocean- it takes only 800 footsteps to round its sandy circumference-Dhoni Mighili is a dreamy world of luxurious indulgences. With only six bungalows, it never caters for more than 12 guests at a time, so you will have most of its white sands and shimmering turquoise sea to yourself. To get to it from the airport at male takes either a 30 minute seaplane ride over a necklace-like string of atolls or a four hour cruise on your own private Dhoni, a traditional Maldivian sailing boat. These lovingly crafted, 20 metre wooden boats with double sails have been specially built to allow guests to live on board if they want a change from their bungalows, as well as using them to journey, explore and indulge. With such great names as Sublime, Serenity, Dream, passion, Seduction and Bliss they will take you to visit nearby islands and go snorkelling. The relaxing need not stop when youâ€™re on land. Your can take a dip in your own pool; lie back in the shaded garden of your bungalow. For the more adventurous, thereâ€™s windsurfing, catamaran sailing and kayaking, as well as a dive school if you want to enjoy the Maldivesâ€™ world-class underwater action. If you just want to spoil yourself, the Sen Spa can provide some serious pampering. With indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, both overlooking the sea, it is difficult not to fall asleep because of the sound of the water gently rising and falling. The Spa menu includes the deliciously name â€œholistic heavenly blissâ€, an all-over body treatment that is as good as it sounds. The tropical fruit wrap, made with fresh fruits including coconut, papaya and pineapple. Wining and dining is a key part of the Dhoni Mighili experience, with water all around the sea food is the big hit on the menus. Tropical fruits are also in abundance and make any meal truly exotic. Relaxing is the easy part of staying on Dhoni Mighili â€“ the hardest part will be leaving the paradise you have found.