It was holiday time for the ‘King of Bollywood’ as the Shah Rukh Khan family enjoyed a holiday in the Maldives earlier this month.
The stunning beach resort of Jumeirah Vittaveli hosted the illustrious guests, fittingly reserving the luxurious Royal Residence and a sumptuous Beach Suite for their stay. The Indian movie megastar was accompanied by wife Gauri Khan and children Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.
The Khan family holiday in the Maldives followed SRK’s recent turn as the voice of Mufasa in the animated Hindi-dubbed Hollywood blockbuster the Lion King. Son Aryan was the voice for the Simba character. The film can be added to the list of over 80 Shah Rukh Khan movies, joining the likes of Dilwale, Koyla, and Mohabbatein in the much-loved actor’s wide-ranging body of work. It’s a career that has earned the ‘Badshah of Bollywood’ multiple accolades including 14 Filmfare awards.
‘King Khan’ posted a sweet tweet upon departing the Maldives resort. It read that he was ‘feeling bad having to leave Maldives and especially all the wonderful people at Jumeirah Vittaveli’. The entire staff team at Jumeirah Vittaveli are reported to have been ‘overjoyed’ to welcome the star and his family. They said they will ‘cherish the memories of their stay for a long time to come.’
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The Royal Residence
Perfect for families and travelling friends seeking the crème de la crème of luxury beachfront accommodation. The sublime Royal Residence measures 3,500 square metres and features a whopping five bedrooms. Extra touches include a personal beach, two private pools, a private spa and a gym. There’s even an open-air Teppanyaki restaurant situated on the Dhoni-shaped decking area.
The Two-bedroom Beach Suites with Private Pool
The capacious 610m2 Beach Suites cover two floors and come complete with a plush living room. This leads onto the main bedroom. From here, calming views over the L-shaped lap pool and private beach can be admired. Upstairs holds a twin bedroom, en suite, overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean. A broad, outdoor terrace rounds up the luxury features.