At the ocean-inspired InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, Kettal’s exclusive collection evokes a charming juxtaposition of modern luxury with the resort’s Maldivian splendour.

An intimate journey of nature and luxury is very much part of the experience at the idyllic InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort. Nestled on the southernmost tip of the Raa Atoll, the resort is in close vicinity to Baa Atoll, Maldives’ only UNESCO biosphere reserve of Hanifaru Bay which is renowned for its abundant marine life.

Blessed with spectacular views from dawn to dusk, this exotic resort houses 81 Beach, Lagoon and Overwater Villas and Residences, all sprawled across a private island with lush tropical greenery. In between these accommodations, a selection of sea fronting bars and restaurants, a contemporary spa and bespoke facilities contribute to the resort’s immersive architectural beauty. Expressing a refined yet luxuriously rustic aesthetic, both the interior and exterior spaces of this resort are made even more appealing with Kettal’s exceptional resort furniture collection.

In each of the villas, a distinctive Maldivian-luxe style is prevalent where every detail is crafted to anticipate the needs of the modern traveller. Over at the residences designed for larger families or groups, the properties feature private cabanas and pools with sweeping vistas of the Indian Ocean. Living areas as well as outdoor spaces in both the villas and residences are furnished with Kettal’s collection to further enhance the living spaces with a relaxed vibe. For instance, at the villa’s patio, Kettal’s Table Mesh by Patricia Urquiola is paired with Kettal Studio’s Landscape armchairs to offer guests a cosy and stylish place to enjoy the incredible Indian Ocean view.

The resort transitions to a livelier ambience at the bar and restaurants where unobstructed views of the atoll accompany multi-cuisine gastronomical experiences. Designed with creative flair to reflect the restaurants’ individual identity, some of the key dining areas are brought to life with Kettal’s diverse yet made-to-match furniture pieces. For the outdoor dining spaces, chic chairs from the Kettal’s Cala Collection by Doshi Levien blend in beautifully with the restaurants’ marine-inspired décor. Featuring a unique rope-woven back, these chairs complement the ocean’s backdrop impeccably. At another outdoor lounge, Kettal Studio’s Landscape armchairs are a beautiful addition to the space.

Away from the more sociable environment of the dining areas, the Avi Spa evokes a quieter mood with its six overwater treatment villas inspired by the raw nature of water. Featuring natural materials and high vaulted ceilings, these treatment spaces harness the psychology of natural light and sound to lull guests into a deep state of relaxation.

As the property is situated right next the biosphere reserve, which is home to coral reefs and thousands of species of fish including manta rays, sting rays and sharks, the resort has taken the initiative to support the Maldivian Manta Ray Project to protect these sea creatures. Their eco-friendly approach also extends to using solar energy and recycling to reduce carbon footprint and operating an ultrafiltration and reticulation plant system that produces up to 155,000 litres of water per day. To complement the resort’s eco-conscious efforts, almost all of Kettal’s furniture paints are 100% ecological and recyclable, while the wood used is protected under the Perhutani certification.