The brochure describes Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa as a “tropical sanctuary between skies and sand”, but this is an understatement. Nestled on the virgin island of Dhonakulhi, this exclusive resort is – literally – picture perfect. Inedi travelled to North Maldives for a 10-day photoshoot in these ideal conditions. We had to focus on two types of photos: technical pics for Tour Operators and lifestyle pics promoting the newly-renovated Hideaway.

It’s well known that one month before a hotel reopening, the place looks more like a war zone than a 5* resort. And this was perhaps our main challenge: capture pristine views amidst construction work. Luckily, the Hideaway team was simply amazing and did everything they could to help our photographer Jean Bernard Adoue. We also appointed two super talented filmmakers, Axelle Tennant and Mahen Bunjun, to produce a short video for Hideaway. Our models Geraldine Steenkamp and Stéphane Périnaud were gorgeous, the lagoon was full of manta rays and sea turtles, and sun was always shining… What more could we ask for?


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