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10 Hottest New Resorts in the Maldives to Stay at This Fall

Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings in Maldives


Aug, 2021

The Maldives season's best new hotels are so damn good that we can't help but judge if you don't plan a trip to see at least one this fall.

From an opulent The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands surrounded by white sand beaches and crystal clear seas to a brand-new Siyam World , luxury 24-hour all-inclusive resort, here are 10 of the standouts.

1 Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

 Patina Maldives, Fari Islands
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Best Experience for:   Coples, Families, Groups, Foodies, activities, spa

Expensive and super stylish, Patina Maldives is a luxury resort in Male within the Fari Islands with a collection of stunning overwater villas in Maldives with best sunset views. Just a 50-minute journey by speedboat from the Velana airport, the luxurious resort of unique and radiant character offers 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 Fari Studios, all of which embody a harmony of sanctuary and stimulation. Set in the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, guests can immerse themselves in a new expression of island life through thoughtful tailormade wellness journeys, interactive music programmes, captivating culinary experiences, and bask in the light-filled James Turrell Skyspace pavilion — all while embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the destination’s communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club. Read Full Review

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2 The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

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Best Experience for:   Over-water Villas, couples and families, Spa, fine dining

If you believed the Maldives didn’t have room for another luxury hotel, you thought wrong. Set within an integrated Fari Isalnds development, the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Island will adopt a minimalist approach to luxury, allowing the pristine beaches, crystal oceans and boundless marine wildlife to take center stage. Each of the 100 villas will boast floor-to-ceiling glass walls for truly indoor-outdoor living. The hotel puts a tropical spin on the typical Ritz-Carlton glamour, with beachfront and overwater villas, private infinity pools, and personal butler service.

In addition to the luxurious guest accommodations, the resort also offers seven restaurants and bars showcasing international cuisine, an overwater spa offering treatments to boost mind, body and soul, and a kids club with daily fun activities, as well as access to the Fari Marina with luxury shopping, dining and entertainment. Read Full Review

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3 Siyam World Maldives

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Best Experience for: All lnclusive, couples and families, activities

Siyam World is the brand-new, luxury 24-hour all-inclusive resort by Sun Siyam Resorts, the creator of the five-star multi-award-winning Iru Fushi. Offering an unique 24-hour WOW! Inclusive Plan, The Sun Siyam Iru Fen promises you an all-encompassing, hassle-free holiday experience with fantastic island-wide dine-around opportunities on all days along with a whole lot of fun activities!

Designed for fun-loving, open-minded couples, romance seekers, families or larger groups of friends, with the freedom to roam, socialise and engage in an island community. Siyam World and is one of the largest islands in the Maldives to boast a resort and show-stopping residences - The Beach House Collection. The Premium all-inclusive island getaway boasts an enticing variety of 21 accommodation categories of one-to six-bedroom villas, pavilions and The Beach House Collection residences, that span from 89 to 3,000 square metres. Sliding into the lagoon is more fun - Water Villas feature your own private pool and comes with a fun slide.

With a breath-taking wonders, Siyam World is surrounded by a 1.5 km house reef that is teaming with wildlife and a diverse array of aquatic life. A seaplane jorney from Male takes 45 minutes. With the best available rates for all accommodation anything the Maldives has ever seen, Siyam World will open it's doors in the mid of October 2021 Read Full Review

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4 Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

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Best Experience:  for couples, families, groups, beach club, activities, diving

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives is a newest luxury island retreat located in North Male atoll, a short speedboat ride from Velana International airport. With a chic Beach Club this mixed-use 5-star property features the Maldives redefined where time and space matter. With four different accommodation types including beach and water pool villas, and luxurious penthouses, Kudavillingili is a unique, experience-driven concept to connect with your loved ones, make up for the time lost, strengthen friendships and create new ones in this slice of paradise.

This spectacular resort providing prime access to one of the world’s best surfing spots - ‘Chickens’ - as well as a host of daily activities and nightly entertainment such as lobster & champagne nights and sunset DJ sessions. Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple, a family or traveling in a group, this idyllic haven perfectly balances a sense of togetherness and inclusivity with utter privacy, safe and independence. Read Full Review

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5 Cora Cora Maldives - Premium All-Inclusive Resort

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Best Experience for:   for couples, groups, families, 24h all inclusive, diving, Spa, Activities, house reef snorkeling

Cora Cora Maldives iis a vibrant, colourful island resort, opening in the unspoilt Raa Atoll on the 1st of October 2021. Expect an emphasis on excellent, healthy food, a heritage museum with a Maldivian art collection, a lush interior landscape, and beaches, waters and reefs that are wonderfully preserved. And the all-inclusive plan means guests can truly relax and enjoy the resort.

Positioned as an affordable luxury all-inclusive resort with a unique cultural offering, Cora Cora Maldives is 45-minutes by seaplane from Male airport. The island’s layout and placement of villas will mean couples can relax in a tranquil setting while families can have fun in their own private space or at the island’s kids’ club. Unique to the Maldives, the resort includes a museum of Maldivian art and culture, with more than 400 artefacts and artworks. Read Full Review

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6 Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa

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Scheduled to open in September 2021, the Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is nestled on the island of Thilamaafushi, set in a picturesque corner of Lhaviyani Atoll. The 150-villa spa resort is a scenic 35-minute seaplane ride over the sparkling atolls. Teeming with flora and fauna, the resort is enveloped by a shimmering lagoon and infinite ocean vistas. Nestled on 9 hectares of natural scenery, hideaway in villas set amongst the tropical greenery and over the Indian Ocean. Choose from 6 culinary experiences featuring a mix of global cuisines. Discover more than 50 dive sites bursting with coral reefs and marine life. Experience the thrill of snorkeling the atoll’s iconic shipyard wrecks and swimming with pods of Manta Rays. Children will love the Le Meridien's Family concept, an immersive world where fun and exploring are celebrated. Learn more

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7 Kagi Maldives Spa Island

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Best Experience:   Adults Only, All Inclusive, Spa & Wellness, Diving. house reef snorkeling

Kagi Maldives Spa Island is couples-only boutique retreat located in the North Malé Atoll only a 60-minute speedboat journey from Male Airport. With an accent on wellness and combining it with airy, spacious villas both over-water and on the beach, Kagi Maldives is a fusion of tradition and contemporary design, warm service and total relaxation. The 5-star resort has 50 beach and overwater villas, as well as house a state-of-the-art gym, two restaurants, three bars and a PADI dive centre. Read More

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8 Seaside Finolhu

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Best Experience for:    Couples, Families, Groups, Beaches, Activities, Nightlife

On November 2020 Seaside Finolhu reopened, having completed its elaborate transition from luxury island resort to proud member of the exclusive Design Hotels portfolio. Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, Finolhu was born out of a desire to bring a fresh wave to the uninhabited island experience. One of the Maldives’ most luxurious resorts, Seaside Finolhu is new barefoot chic experience with the self-styled island playground. Here you can unwind in sublime comfort, with the pristine beauty of secluded Maldivian paradise perfectly complemented by ultra-luxurious modernity.

The island boasts the longest (1.8 km) sandbank of all the famous Maldivian resort islands - expect to spend a lot of time explorering it. A long beach should not disappoint you either; beach club with retro cinema and old-school arcade; spa with fitness centre and beach gym; tennis courts; watersports; four restaurants; house reef snorkeling. Read Full Review

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9 Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

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Best Experience for:  families, couples, activities, shopping, dining, entertainment

Located a 15-min boat ride from Malé airport, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is your all-access guide to the great life in The Marina @ CROSSROADS, the first integrated resort destination in the Maldives. Opened on september 2019, the 5*-star ocean front resort offers direct access to an entertainment island with dining, shopping, and more fun activities. Hard Rock Hotel in the Maldives takes inspiration from the tropical surroundings, incorporating authentic notes of regionally-inspired music memorabilia throughout.

A Silver Family Suite is the perfect amount of space for your band of four, five, or six. Always amped up, never toned down, the resort's dining scene is a step above the rest. From international flavors to an American classics at signature Hard Rock Cafe, you’ll eat like a rock star. Everyday from sunrise to sunset, choose from a wide range of activities suitable for all ages and fitness levels. A group activities are complimentary and only private classes are chargeable. Set your social media abuzz with local events and entertainment. Join the team for hotel's daily sundown ritual and and make new friends at pool party every Friday. Read Full Review

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10 Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

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Best Experience:     Couples, Family, Beaches, spa, gourmet dining, activities

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an exclusive 5-star resort that's bringing a “next level” to the luxury holiday experience in the Maldives. Opened July 1st 2019, the 5-star resort raises the bar in modern luxury travel catering to the individual needs of its discerning guests.

Spanning across three islands in the South Male Atoll, the breathtaking new resort is surrounded by a crystal clear water lagoon, which will play home to spectacular underwater life. Meaning “Pearl” in Dhivehi the resort will offer global travellers 138 luxuriously appointed villas in an inspirational setting, complemented by the iconic True Waldorf Service experience. Additionally, the resort features 10 truly unique dining experiences, including an unforgettable treetop restaurant boasting stunning views. An exclusive yet serene Spa and Wellness Centre, a wide array of water sports as well as extensive facilities for junior guests are also featured within the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Read Full Review

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