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Category 7 Hyatt Hotel Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Opens to Guests

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The much-awaited Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, a new Hyatt property, has now opened — and you can earn and redeem World of Hyatt points there.

Here’s what you need to know about the Maldives’ newest luxury hotel…

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Has Opened

Hyatt has announced that Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, an all-pool-villa resort, has opened for visitors.

“As countries continue to open up and travel confidence grows, we look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world to Alila Kothaifaru Maldives for a memorable getaway in what we hope will become the centerpiece of Raa Atoll,” said David Udell, the Asia-Pacific group president at Hyatt, in a statement.

The property is located in the Raa Atoll at the northern edge of the Maldives and is a 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé (MLE) or guests can arrange a domestic flight to Ifuru (IFU) and speed boat journey that is ~75 minutes in total, excluding transit waiting time. Either option costs $600 for adults and $300 for children round-trip.

The resort features 80 pool villas: 44 are along the beach and 36 are overwater with direct access to the sea.

The 202-square-meter pool villas feature a separate bedroom and living room, a king bed, an open-air bathroom in a garden setting, and a private pool and sun deck with an ocean view.

Beach villa at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives
A beach villa at the Alila Kothaifaru Maldives. Image Credit: Hyatt

The hotel has 5 restaurants ranging from all-day beachside dining to a cocktail bar.

If you’re looking to relax, the Spa Alila features 4 double treatment suites, a private bathroom, a shower, and a floor-to-ceiling window. Guests also get a complimentary daily yoga session, and the resort also offers a 24-hour fitness center and a beachfront infinity pool.

How To Score an Award Night on World of Hyatt Points

Alila is one of Hyatt’s more luxury brands, emphasizing “rare and intimate experiences” for well-traveled guests. It has properties in the U.S., the Middle East, and across the Asia Pacific region.

We also know how many World of Hyatt points will be needed to redeem award nights at the property. Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is a Category 7 World of Hyatt property, the same as the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

Hyatt has moved over to peak and off-peak pricing, so rates at the property can range from 25,000 points per night for off-peak dates, 30,000 points per night for standard dates, and 35,000 points for peak nights for a beach villa. Cash rates range from $650 to over $1,000 per night for the beach villa rooms.

If you’re low on World of Hyatt points, you have several options to top up your balance if you want to visit this property, including opening The World of Hyatt Credit Card or World of Hyatt Business Credit Card. You can also earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to World of Hyatt and the other Chase transfer partners.

Hot Tip: Read about the best ways to fly and stay in the Maldives with points and miles in our detailed guide!

Final Thoughts

The opening of Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is exciting news for World of Hyatt loyalists. Travelers looking for another option in the Maldives now have one with competitive award pricing. And with the rooms being all villas, it’s likely going to fill up soon, so don’t wait too long to book!

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.


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