As one of the world’s most exclusive vacation destinations, the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort offers unparalleled luxury and adventure in the midst of the stunning Maldivian waters.
From incredible overwater villas to world-class dining options, a luxurious spa, and exciting diving and water sports activities, this resort has it all.
I personally stayed at the Pullman Maamutaa Maldives for a few nights and I loved every moment of it, from the outstanding service to the dreamy overwater villas and everything in between.
Looking for a real Pullman Maldives review from a customer that experienced many activities and is able to give you valuable insight? Then read on because I’ve got you covered in this guide.
QUICK ANSWERS: PULLMAN MALDIVES MAAMUTAA RESORT
To kick off this Pullam Maldives Maamutaa Resort Review, let’s start with some quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.
IS PULLMAN MALDIVES MAAMUTAA RESORT WORTH IT?
Definitely! Pullman Maldives Maamutaa is 100% worth it.
The resort’s stunning location, exceptional dining, range of activities, and luxurious accommodations make it an ideal destination for any traveler.
While the Maldives is renowned for its pristine beaches, tropical weather, and breathtaking sunsets, Pullman Maamutaa Maldives stands out from the rest, and you’ll see why as soon as you step foot on the island.
In short, I highly recommend this resort to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in the Maldives.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AT PULLMAN MALDIVES ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT?
Pullman takes pride in being the most generous all inclusive resort in the Maldives because they offer many exclusive benefits during your stay.
Below are some of the benefits included with your booking:
- Unlimited beverages with 80 international wines on offer
- Unlimited meals in the 3 restaurants
- Access to 3 bars with unlimited snacks and drinks
- Complimentary Shisha between 3 pm – 5 pm at Saffron Affair
- Complimentary watersports like SUP, kayaking, and snorkeling
- 24/7 access to the fitness center, BootCamp experience, and yoga sessions
- Activities such as tennis court, beach volleyball, billiards, and virtual golf
WHERE IS PULLMAN MALDIVES MAAMUTAA RESORT?
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort is located in the southern part of the Maldives, specifically in Gaafu Alifu Atoll.
Click here to see the location on Google Maps.
From Malé, you can reach the resort by plane which takes approximately 1 hour, and then a further 15 minutes by speed boat.
HOW TO GET TO PULLMAN MALDIVES ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT?
Before checking into the Pullman Maamutaa Maldives, you’ll have to reach Maamutaa Island.
From Malé, Maldives’ capital city, you can take a small plane to Kooddoo Island, and then from here, you’ll take a speed boat transfer to Maamutaa Island.
The flight costs approximately USD $450 per person round trip, and the speed boat transfer is included with your booking, which is great.
A staff member from Pullman Resort will be waiting for you at Malé Airport to assist with your check-in.
You also get free access to the Moonima Lounge at Malé Airport while you wait for your departure flight. Inside the lounge, there are comfortable seats, a food buffet, tea and coffee, and other non-alcoholic drinks.
Upon arrival at Kooddoo Island, the resort staff will greet you warmly at the airport and take you to the speedboat in a golf buggy, which is just a 2-minute ride away.
The speedboat ride from Kooddoo Island to Maamutaa Island takes just 15 minutes, and upon arrival, you’ll be transported by golf buggy to your villa to check in and start enjoying your stay.
ACCOMMODATION & ROOM TYPES
Knowing how to get here is only the beginning of your trip, but what makes the Pullman Maamutaa so great are the rooms, and they have so many on offer to suit every traveler’s taste and budget.
Here are the most popular ones you should consider.
The Aqua Villas at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa are a luxurious option, and they feature 2 bedrooms – the Underwater room and the Overwater room.
This stunning two-level villa features an underwater master bedroom with views of the vibrant marine life and an overwater bedroom with incredible views.
With spacious living areas upstairs, a private swimming pool, and all the amenities of an Ocean Villa, the Aqua Villa is the perfect place to relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of this idyllic destination.
The Beach Villa offers a cozy and intimate living space. These luxurious villas feature a king-size bed and 200 sqm of stylish living space that blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings.
Relax on the private terrace and enjoy the sounds of the ocean and swaying palm trees. Take a stroll along the secluded pathway leading to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Indulge in complimentary wine, sweet and savory delights, and other amenities, including indoor and outdoor showers and an island bathtub.
While this is the least expensive room type, it is nonetheless an amazing villa I recommend booking.
BEACH POOL VILLA
Just steps away from the sparkling white sands, the Beach Pool Villa offers a contemporary blend of Maldivian tradition and modern flair.
Enjoy 240 sqm of space, including a private pool and a comfortable terrace catching the sea breeze, this is a room type you should seriously consider as a couple.
Start your day with a refreshing swim and a healthy breakfast, or relax in the outdoor living room while relishing the morning ocean breeze.
FAMILY BEACH VILLA
Tucked away amidst lush greenery, the Family Beach Villa offers a serene escape for families to slow down, relax and re-energize.
With 270 sqm of space, the villa can accommodate the whole family with a king-size bed for parents and a separate room with bunk beds for the little ones to enjoy the playground.
The villa is equipped with all the necessary amenities, including a full minibar replenished twice a day, complimentary wine, sweet and savory treats, as well as indoor and outdoor showers, and an island bathtub.
Unwind, recharge, and make long-lasting memories at the Pullman Family Beach Villa.
FAMILY BEACH POOL VILLA
Another gorgeous option for families is the Family Beach Pool Villa, offering a contemporary design across 300 sqm, providing enough space for families to relax and play.
The villa features a separate kids’ room with bunk beds, providing privacy and company for the little ones while you enjoy the king-size bed.
Stay connected with high-speed WiFi and enjoy complimentary wine and sweet and savory treats from the full minibar.
The villa also features indoor and outdoor showers, an island bathtub, and a large private pool for the whole family to enjoy.
Needless to say, this is one vacation you’ll never forget.
Indulge in a romantic escape at the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort in the Ocean Villa.
This villa offers 160 sqm of luxurious space, including an expansive timber terrace that leads directly to the sea.
A glass panel on the floor provides incredible views of the marine life below. When you think of the Maldives, this is exactly the view you have in mind.
The villa also features a king-size bed, indoor and outdoor showers, an island bathtub, and a full minibar replenished twice a day.
On top of that, you’ll stay connected with complimentary WiFi and a 42-inch HD TV with USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
OCEAN POOL VILLA
If the Ocean Villa isn’t enough for your taste, then the same version with a private pool is the ultimate alternative for you and your other half.
This private villa offers 165 sqm of living space that overlooks the glistening turquoise lagoon. Wake up to the soothing sounds of waves and endless ocean views.
Enjoy an in-villa floating breakfast at your own pace and embrace the surroundings, you’ve never been so relaxed, I can guarantee you.
The villa’s amenities include a king-size bed, indoor and outdoor showers, an island bathtub, a full minibar replenished twice a day, complimentary wine, sweet and savory treats, and coffee and tea facilities.
SUNSET OCEAN POOL VILLA
With all the Ocean Pool Villas amenities, this villa boasts an extra natural feature – spectacular sunset views.
Relax in the comfort of your private space and enjoy unobstructed views of the ocean either from your bedroom or outdoor sala.
Grab a glass of wine, nibble on some treats from your full minibar, or float in your private pool while watching the incredible sunset.
Like the other Ocean Villas, the sunset one has a king-size bed, indoor and outdoor showers, and an island bathtub.
FEATURES & AMENITIES – PULLMAN MALDIVES REVIEW
The Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort has countless amenities such as a wellness spa, fitness center with a gym, tennis court, beach volleyball, Skillz center with virtual golf, darts, and foosball, three outdoor swimming pools, and the list goes on!
Let’s take a closer look at the experiences on offer providing everything you could ever need on your vacation.
SPA BY PHYTOMER
At Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort they believe that wellness is not just a concept, but a way of life, and their Spa center by Phytomer, is what it’s all about.
The Spa is nestled in an overwater villa complex where you’re as close to nature as one can get, and they’re committed to promoting eco-friendly products inspired by nature.
There are 6 treatment rooms and they use exclusive marine cosmetics and work with expert therapists to impart absolute relaxation.
Apart from the treatment, you’ll be able to get a massage, a facial, a body treatment, and beauty therapies.
It goes without saying that this is the perfect addition to one of the best resorts in the world, and a restorative spa visit is an integral part of any stay.
Want to stay fit during your stay?
You’ll be pleased to know that the Fitness Center at Pullman Maldives All Inclusive Resort has a gym which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The gym is air-conditioned and has plenty of equipment including treadmills, spinning machines, bench press, free weights, yoga mats, and more!
Sports enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the Pullman Maamutaa features a well-maintained tennis court for guests to enjoy.
Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner, the court is available for all levels of play.
The court is surrounded by lush tropical palm trees, providing a serene atmosphere to play in, and you can rent rackets and balls from the Skillz center.
Skillz is a teens and adults only area featuring many fun-fuelled activities such as a dart board, foosball, table tennis, karaoke room, and virtual golf.
It’s the perfect opportunity to take a break from the beach and enjoy some of these social games with your loved ones.
The Pullman Maldives Resort boasts not one, but three spectacular outdoor swimming pools that are perfect for guests who want to take a dip and soak up the sun while enjoying the beautiful island scenery.
The larger of the three pools is the infinity pool which is situated on the beachfront by Melange restaurant and provides uninterrupted views of the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
The second pool is located by The Hub pool bar which is serviced by the resort’s attentive staff who are always on hand to provide refreshments and snacks.
And thirdly, at Sol Rising on the east side of the island, guests can enjoy taking a dip in the overwater infinity pool whilst sipping on their favorite cocktail.
All three pools are surrounded by comfortable loungers and cabanas where guests can relax and unwind.
Whether you prefer to bask in the sun or take a refreshing swim, the outdoor swimming pools at Pullman Maldives Resort are the perfect places to do so.
RESTAURANTS & DINING AT PULLMAN MALDIVES
As mentioned earlier in this Pullman Maldives review, the resort boasts three incredible restaurants, Mélange, Phat Chameleon, and Souq Oven.
On top of that, there are three bars, The Hub, Saffron Affair, and Sol Rising, as well as other dining experiences which I have highlighted below.
Mélange is a gourmet haven for food enthusiasts and is the main restaurant in the resort.
Located near the beach, this all-day dining restaurant offers customers an unforgettable culinary journey with a wide range of dishes inspired by Maldivian, French, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, and Indian cuisines.
This is where you’ll have breakfast each morning for the perfect start to the day, with a delectable breakfast with various cooking stations.
You’ll be treated to pancakes, fruit platters, eggs Benedict, homemade juices, organic kombucha, and so much more!
Phat Chameleon is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that sources its ingredients from a garden located right by the restaurant.
Here you can indulge in fresh and healthy dishes that are a unique composition of many amazing flavors.
Be warned that the portions tend to be quite small, but this is part of the game, and the flavors are out of this world!
Even non-vegetarians can appreciate the combination of tastes in the restaurant’s dishes, which made me fall in love with it.
A dinner experience at Phat Chamelon is part of the all-inclusive deal, however bookings are essential.
Another restaurant you should definitely try is Souq Oven. This luxurious over-water culinary experience combines the flavors of the Mediterranean with the earthy terroir of the Italian countryside.
For lunch you’ll be treated to Italian delicacies, and for dinner you’ll be able to order Mediterranean specialties like Mezze or Tagine.
The restaurant offers an excellent selection of 80 international wines from Vinoteca by Pullman Resort Maldives, which perfectly complements any dish.
If you plan to watch the sunset before dinner, then Saffron Affair is the ultimate experience you can’t miss.
Saffron Affair at the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa is a laid-back overwater restaurant and bar boasting a tapas menu and complimentary Shisha between 3 pm and 5 pm.
The all-inclusive menu at Saffron Affair offers imaginative cocktail creations, premium liqueurs and spirits, and wines from a list of over 80 varieties from around the world that perfectly complement tempting tapas.
They also have a live DJ and a billiards table to keep you entertained.
The Hub at Pullman Maldives Resort is a pool bar and restaurant that is perfect for guests who want to relax and unwind while enjoying a range of delicious food and refreshing cocktails.
Situated near the resort’s infinity pool, The Hub provides stunning views of the ocean, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon or evening.
The venue offers a menu of international cuisine, including fresh seafood, salads, and grilled dishes, all made using the finest ingredients.
In addition to its food offerings, The Hub also boasts an extensive drinks menu including a range of cocktails, mocktails, and wines from around the world.
With its laid-back atmosphere, friendly service, and beautiful setting, The Hub at Pullman Maldives Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink.
The beach picnic lunch at Pullman Resort Maldives is a luxurious and unique dining experience that is not to be missed during your stay.
The resort’s team will set up a comfortable and stylish setting where you can savor a gourmet meal made with fresh ingredients, including grilled seafood, salads, sandwiches, and a selection of tropical fruits.
The beach picnic lunch experience is perfect for couples who want to enjoy a romantic meal in a secluded and intimate setting or for families and friends who want to spend quality time together in a private setting.
ACTIVITIES AT PULLMAN MALDIVES MAAMUTAA RESORT
Despite being famous for its relaxing Spa center, gorgeous rooms, and world-class restaurants, the Pullman Maamutaa Maldives also offers incredible activities.
Let me elaborate on the most popular ones.
DIVING & WATER SPORTS
With a 5-star PADI-certified dive center, you can discover the stunning underwater world of the Maldives.
In fact, the southern location in the Maldives makes the resort one of the best places for diving, and the only known location in the Maldives where you can dive alongside spinner sharks – a rare and acrobatic breed.
Other than that, there are endless other water sports available at the resort which I have highlighted below:
- Kayak and SUP – Included
- House reef snorkeling – Included
- Jetski – From $75
- Fly-board – From $150
- Scuba Diving – From $90
- Sunset Cruise – From $70
- Sunset Fishing – From $70
- Snorkeling trips – From $50
- Catamaran Sailing – $120
- Dolphin Cruise – From $70
For a unique and magical experience during your vacation in Maldives, check out the mermaid classes at the Pullman Resort Maldives.
That’s right, for all the ladies out there, you’ll be able to become a certified mermaid with 4 courses, from beginner to advanced and included is 3 hours of swimming lessons.
Also, for a little extra ($100), you’ll get 10 digital photos at the resort’s pool, and that is surely a must-do to have memories of a lifetime!
The two 1.5-hour mermaid swimming lessons will set you back $290 per person. It’s a unique experience that you can’t have anywhere else.
The night snorkeling activity at Pullman Resort Maldives is a truly unforgettable experience.
Under the guidance of the resort’s expert instructors, guests can explore the fascinating underwater world of the Maldives after the sun goes down.
Equipped with a snorkel and a mask, you can witness the stunning beauty of the coral reefs and marine life in a completely different light, as many creatures come out to feed and play at night.
From spotting colorful reef fish to observing elusive nocturnal creatures like octopuses and moray eels, the night snorkeling experience is sure to be a highlight of your trip.
When vacationing as a couple, having a wedding ceremony at the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort is a one-of-a-kind event.
The reception can organize two different packages, which are:
ROMEO & JULIET PACKAGE
The Romeo & Juliet Package for couples includes a wedding cake, Champagne during the ceremony, a decorated club car, flower decoration on your wedding night, and even a romantic gift.
On top of that, you’ll have a crafted wedding certificate, and a traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru, and you will get an incredibly decorated venue on the beach.
If you’re thinking to propose in the Maldives, then this is definitely your place.
While the first package is excellent for couples getting married, L’Amour Package is even better with a special day and activities before the ceremony.
The main elements includes a wedding gift, wedding cake, flower decoration, Champagne bottle, traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru, in-villa breakfast (next morning), crafted wedding certificate, 90 minutes couples’ Spa Treatment, 4-course romantic dinner in a private location, and much more!
As picky as you can get, this is a wedding ceremony that no other resort in the world can compete with.
SUMMARY – PULLMAN MAAMUTAA MALDIVES
After staying at the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort, I can confidently say that it is the epitome of luxury and relaxation, and guarantee you will love it too!
Also, with its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices, the resort is not only a destination for luxury but also for responsible tourism, which I highly appreciated.
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