A Day at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

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!

A Day at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

6:15 AM

Our over-water villa had a stunning ocean view and a private pool right outside the door- so naturally it was no problem waking up with the sun and taking in the majestic views!

8:00 AM

We can never wait for breakfast, especially when there is a breakfast buffet involved! There's a station for just about everything you could think of from bread to sushi, and everything in between. Add in this view and you've got a pretty perfect breakfast experience in our book. 

10:00 AM

SPA TIME! If you know us at all, then you know how much we enjoy our spa days. In our opinion, vacations can't be complete without them! This, however, was our first time experiencing an over-water spa, and we really hope that it's not our last! 

12:00 PM

Time for a quick swim + a snack! There was a big bowl of tropical fruit just begging to be eaten in our room, so we knew what we had to do... ;) 

1:30 PM

Lunchtime! We loved mealtimes at Grand Park nearly as much to see the dining staff as we did the amazing food- such friendly faces and such delicious food.

3:00 PM

We lazily made our way back to the villa for a few hours of swimming, snorkeling, relaxing in the hammock and tanning... our afternoon couldn't have been better as we enjoyed our time in that crystal clear turquoise water!

5:30 PM

There is nothing quite as magical as watching the sky turn from day to night-- and there is something just so special about Maldivian sunsets!

 7:00 PM

Dinner time at Grand Park means time for another stunning buffet- and trust us, there is nothing disappointing about the food here! Fresh lobster, a sushi bar, pho, a whole table full of desserts-- the selection is endless and incredible.

A relaxed coffee and dessert to the sound of crashing waves, and then we slowly made our way back to the villa to fall asleep and do it all again the next day!

Thanks for joining us for A Day at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives. If you haven't had enough yet, you can view our Grand Park Kodhipparu Photo Journal here

You can book your stay at Grand Park Kodhiparru by clicking here!

Adventures away! -Zach & Tara