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In the privacy

of your own island Words by Andrew Youngson

I

f you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury

living room, all surrounding the plunge pool

cabin – all naturally have en-suite facilities and

and privacy, you can look no further than

and sundeck and styled simply in a classic

there is also a wonderful outdoor whirlpool bath

the Rania Experience.

contemporary fashion. Just a stone's throw

on the bridge for you to enjoy while on board.

away and hidden in the gardens are the three

A bespoke private island residence in the Republic

individual villas, which blend perfectly amongst

Combined with the fine dining, excursions and

of Maldives in the Indian Ocean, its name means

the garden foliage to offer shade and privacy

spa, Raina is the quintessential paradise island

“queen” in the local Dhivehi language, and it is

as well as direct access to the beach and ocean

experience.

truly worthy of the title.

on your doorstep. You also have your very own private bar deck with sweeping views looking

How to get there: On landing at Malé

The island and its facilities are always limited

out to sea for you and your guests to spend a lazy

International Airport, you are met by one of the

to just one private group of a maximum of 12

afternoon counting clouds or watching dolphins

private butlers before jumping on your private

people at a time. Included in the experience

at play.

seaplane for the 35 minute trip to your island.

collection of chefs, unlimited diving with a PADI

Meanwhile, your yacht – the Rania – is a majestic

Rates (depending on season and number of

diving instructor, spa therapists, a yacht and

86-foot Gulf Craft luxury speed cruiser that is

travellers): From USD$13,000 per night/double

speedboat with captain and crew at your beck

stylishly appointed in rich fabrics and polished

occupancy. For every extra person $750 per night.

and call.

woods. She has a large lounge area with fully

are private butlers, an internationally trained

30

integrated entertainment equipment, family style

Bookings are made though Vladi Private Islands

The Rania Suite itself is made up of master

dining area both in the cabin and on deck. There

at www.vladi-private-islands.de, by calling +49

bedroom, two guest rooms and reception/

are two spacious double bedrooms and one twin

40 33 00 00, or by e-mailing travel@vladi.de

Elegance

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