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New Resorts in the Maldives to Check Out in 2023


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Updated September, 2023

New properties that have debuted in Maldives this year include Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, Oaga Art Resort, OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi and Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa.

Currently, 166 resorts operate in the Maldives with operational 40,765 beds.

6 additional resorts are expected to open in 2023 which includes the debut of Minor Hotels’ Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort as well as a new resort by Amari Hotels & Resorts.

A new hotel in the Maldives is always the best, innovative, and most important is an affordable rates, deals and special offers. Do not miss this chance! Below is a list of new hotels from 2019 - 2022. The newest properties are being added to our list regularly, so watch for updates.

Also check our list of Top 10 Best NEW Resorts in The Maldives and Newly Renovated Hotels in the Maldives.

Soneva Secret: set to open in January 2024

Soneva Secret: luxurious beach pool villa in maldives

Opening on January 10, 2024, Soneva Secret will mark the third luxury brand’s debut in Maldives. Located in Haa Dhaalu, the Maldives most remote atoll, the debut Soneva Secret 2024 will welcome its first guests on January 10, 2024. The 7-star island retreat features just 14 beach and overwater villas, including lagoon Cruse Villas, accessible only by boat, and the Castaway, the Maldives’ first floating villa. The resort’s 14 private chefs, one for each villa, craft bespoke menus and unique culinary journeys, whether savoured in the privacy and comfort of the villa or enjoyed in nature at the island’s most picturesque spots. At Soneva Secret, fully bespoke rare experiences are curated for every guest, reconnecting them with the abundant nature that surrounds the island. Soneva Secret can be reached via a scenic 75-minute seaplane flight direct from Velana International Airport in Malé. READ MORE

Jawakara Islands Maldives: Lhaviyani Atoll, opening October 2023

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Best Experience for: families, diving, activities

Jawakara Islands Maldives is a luxury 5-star family-friendly resort boasting 290 exquisite villas spread over two islands. The resort, which is located in the unexplored area of the Lhaviyani Atoll, offers guests the chance to experience a paradise that is both original and serene. Privacy is ensured by the Maldives’ famous ‘One Island-One Resort’ concept. However, a long-stretched 700-meter bridge over the Jawakara House Reef connects the two islands Mabin and Dheru Island into one resort. The concept is very different from the other properties we have under CCR. We are focusing on family luxury travellers, and almost all room categories allow families. They are set to open their doors for guests on this year. READ MORE

Limited Time Pre-Opening Offer! 50% Savings on Villas. Complimentary stay for Children (2 – 11 years of age) for Maabin Beach Villa, Maabin Beach Pool Villa, and Maabin Water Pool Villa room categories. Stay period: from 1st October 2023 - 23 Dec 2023; Book by: 31 October, 2023

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Oaga Art Resort: Male atoll, opened Dec 2022

Oaga Art Resort

Best Experience for: couples, families, art lovers, diving, activities

Located on North Malé atoll, 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport; Oaga Art Resort is a magic island. With 60 cosy and intimate villas with beach and over water options, 4 dining venues and a spa inspired by Maldivian traditional healing, Oaga Art Resort’s artistic and creative spaces offer an immersive experience curated by local and visiting artists, and craftsmen from the Maldives.

Oaga Art Resort prides itself on collaborating with local and visiting artists to create whimsical spaces and imaginative micro-experiences and are open for artists of all talents. Scheduled to open its doors for guests in Q4 of 2022, Oaga Art Resort is currently in pursuit for creative local talents to join their team. READ FULL REVIEW

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Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, Baa atoll: opened 1st Apr 2023

WELCOME TO AVANI FARES MALDIVES RESORT, OPENING LATE 2020

Avani’s new debut is bringing relaxed contemporary charm to one of the world’s dreamiest island destinations. Avani +Fares Maldives Resort’s secluded northern location is a thrilling 35-minute journey by seaplane from Male and just 30 minutes by speedboat from Baa Atoll’s Dharavandhoo Airport. On arrival, guests will immediately be welcomed by an arresting view of the Indian Ocean from the open plan lobby. This communal living space will house the reception, a lounge, a meeting space, an all-day restaurant, and The Pantry, an Avani hallmark which will serve a mix of comfort food and artisanal deli snacks around the clock.

Avani +Fares Maldives Resort has 176 studios, beach villas and over water villas, wining, dining and partying on the beach, house reef on your doorstep and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve snorkelling and diving. The resort will also feature a speciality restaurant, Avani Spa, Avani Kids Club and a large communal swimming pool and pool bar. READ FULL REVIEW

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SO/Maldives: set to open in November 2023

WELCOME TO AVANI FARES MALDIVES RESORT, OPENING LATE 2020

An upcoming luxury resort near Male airport, SO/Maldives is set to make its debut in the fourth quarter of 2023. This avant-garde island retreat aims to jet guests to a paradise re-imagined, where castaway meets runway. With its bespoke beachfront and over-water villas boasting breathtaking views of the picturesque Emboodhoo Lagoon, SO/Maldives is poised to become a destination like no other. READ MORE

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Amari Raaya Maldives

Amari Raaya Maldives

Set to open on 1st August 2023, the 5-star Amari Raaya is located in Raa Atoll a 45-minute seaplane trip from Male main airport. A new addition to the collection of Maldives luxury resorts Amari Raaya – an idyllic island retreat that celebrates life’s best moments. Perfect for couples, families or groups of friends, all 187 villas and suites feature the best in island amenities, with space for you to relax and take in the atmosphere of the Maldives. Feel a burst of flavour at any one of the resort's eight food and beverage outlets – each one finding the perfect balance between Thai, Asian, Maldivian and Western flavours, ingredients, techniques and experiences. Dive under the water, surf atop it or head inland and play a round of mini golf or paddle tennis. And our scuba diving courses promise the best in underwater safaris this side of the Atoll.Now, Amari Raaya Maldives resort is open for booking with pre-opening rates with breakfast from USD 495 READ MORE

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Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives

Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives

Barceló Hotel Group has announced the opening Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives, signaling the debut of the iconic luxury brand in Maldives. Set to open in 15th August 2023, the highly anticipated 5-star resort will be located in in South Ari Atoll, and will bring modern luxury and elegant service to the Maldives. With turquoise waters, white sand, and coral gardens, Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives is a romantic escape for couples, fun and adventurous for families. The resort is close proximity to the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA), an iconic location for its abundance of whale sharks, where they are observed all year round., making it a convenient base to explore. READ MORE

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NOOE Maldives Kunaavashi

NOOE Maldives Kunaavashi
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Best Experience for: couples, families, house reef snorkeling, diving

Designed with balance in mind, NOOE Maldives Kunaavashi offers travellers 72 Guest Bungalows and Villas spanning 3 hectares, 39 of which boast an overwater location. Located just 1 hour from Male city and international airport by speed boat or 25 minutes by seaplane, the property features six Food and Beverage Outlets, a Dive & Watersports Centre, kǔlh·un’ (Play) Kids Club, Boutique Shop and Th·āri by Mandara Spa, offering three private treatment rooms with a range of curated treatment options. READ MORE

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Joy Island Maldives

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Best Experience for: couples, families, house reef snorkeling, diving

The Cocoon Collection’ third resort in Maldives, Joy Island set to open on September 1, 2023. The butterfly shaped island is a 40-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport in North Malé Atoll. The five-star resort has a contemporary design influenced by Maldivian heritage. The resort is home to 151 beach and over-water villas with either sunset or sunrise views. The over-water Dream Spa is an oasis for guests to heal their mind, body and spirit. Adventurous guests will enjoy activities like diving, tennis, paddle, water sports and excursions to experience Maldives’ stunning reefs. The supervised Kids Club will keep Joy Island’s youngest guests entertained. READ MORE

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Ifuru Island Maldives: opened Sep 2023

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Best Experience for: all inclusive, couples, families, groups, sky diving, activities

Set in the stunning Raa Atoll, Ifuru Island fosters a playful and social atmosphere, offering the first permanent skydiving dropzone in the destination, sunset views from every room, and its own private airport. What’s more, with its new ‘Exclusively Yours’ approach to premium 24-hour all-inclusive offerings, guests can truly relax knowing everything has been taken care of. The resort has 147 beach suites and villas will offer breathtaking sunset views and contemporary interiors. For a truly elevated experience, the Sunset Beach Villas with Pool offer a private beachfront location with a personal pool and stunning terrace. With six restaurants and four bars, guests can make the most of the all-inclusive, dine-around experience and embark on a culinary journey as they savour a range of dishes. READ MORE

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Corinthia Maldives, near Male Airport opening 2025

Corinthia Maldives

A leading luxury hotel brand Corinthia Hotels has recently announced the signing of a hotel management agreement to operate a luxury resort in Maldives. The resort will comprise two islands, with the larger one hosting a 73-key luxury resort and the second, smaller island reserved for exclusive use by guests seeking an unparalleled private experience. Scheduled to open its doors in the last quarter of 2025, the Corinthia Maldives will offer state-of-the-art wellness facilities, multiple fitness spaces, and an array of culinary delights. Five restaurants, operated by internationally renowned brands, will cater to the diverse tastes of guests, ensuring a memorable dining experience throughout their stay. READ MORE

Projekt Delfin: South Male Atoll, opening 2025

Projekt Delfin: New integrated tourism development in the Maldives.

The proposed site for Projekt Delfin is an expansive lagoon in the South Male Atoll, 40 minutes boat ride from Male international airport. The site is 5 km and 1.35 km in width and has a few small islands and sandbanks. The multi-generational destination is expected to be opened to tourists in 2025. The proposed development is a multi-million dollar project and is being designed by the world's top architects and designers having a presence in the Middle East. LEARN MORE

Al Mahra Maldives resort: opening 2025

Al Mahra Maldives resort

Al Mahra Maldives resort will be established on an island with an area of 100,000 square metres, and will comprise 150 hotel units and chalets, including 100 overwater villas. Each room at the resort will include a private swimming pool. The project will also comprise 40 beach villas, including 10 which will be earmarked for VIPs, as well as 3 restaurants, one spa, and gym. Moreover, the resort will feature all aquatics. LEARN MORE

Rosewood Ranfaru Resort: opening 2025

Rosewood Ranfaru Resort 2025

The resort is projected to be one of the world’s most luxurious resorts and will be developed by Royal Resorts, a subsidiary of Istithmar Holdings. Rosewood Ranfaru Resort is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2025. This will be Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ first property in Maldives. It is projected the property will be home to 94 one-bedroom villas, 26 two-bedroom villas, 6 three-bedroom villas, 2 four-bedroom villas, and 5 luxury private islands. The resort will also have world-class restaurants, a wellness center, water park and beach club. LEARN MORE

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Maldives, Soth Male Atoll: Opening 2025

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Maldives

Mandarin Oriental Hotels & Resorts Group has announced that it will manage a new resort on a private island in the Maldives that is scheduled to open in 2025. The resort is currently under development on a pristine Indian Ocean site and will stretch across three private islands on Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Male Atoll, accessed by an easy 20-minute speedboat ride from Male's Velana international airport.

The resort will comprise 120 stand-alone villas, six dining outlets, and wellness center will be located in the resort’s tropical gardens, and will include 12 treatment suites, vitality pools, sauna and steam rooms as well as a beauty salon. Additional leisure activities will include a watersports and dive centre, tennis courts, a kids and teens club, a swimming pool and numerous private coves and beaches.

OBLU SELECT Lobigili: opened in May 2022

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Best Experience for: adults only, underwater restaurant, diving, activities, spa

Set to open on 06 May 2022, OBLU SELECT Lobigili is an all-inclusive adults-only haven. Lobigili translates from Dhivehi as ‘Island of Love.’ With 68 vibrant chic beach and overwater villas, the 5*-star resort is ideal for a chilled-out getaway. Romance permeates the air here. Idyllic tropical vistas complemented by stylishly designed spaces create a secluded, castaway feel.

Adding to the indulgence is the Only Blu Underwater Restaurant. The unique, multi-sensory culinary journey features gourmet cuisine with champagne set against a colourful backdrop of marine life. Residents at OBLU SELECT Lobigili can also choose to stroll over to neighbouring Ailafushi island and mix it up with a different world of enchanting sights, sounds, and culture. READ MORE

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OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi: Opened in June 2022

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi

Best Experience: for Couples, groups and Families, Beaches, Diving, activities

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, opening in early June 2022, is all about immersing in a free-spirited Maldivian vibe. In the local language of Dhivehi, ‘Aila’ means family and ‘Fushi’ means island. True to its name, this 268-villa resort brings a fresh, experiential environment where families, friends, couples, and global nomads can all enjoy a wonderful island escape.

A fun and chilled-out balance is at the heart of this tropical getaway. Guests can join a group Zumba class or book a 3D movie show at The Dome, a futuristic 15-meter entertainment centre available from July 2022. Or they can choose to socialise with like-minded souls at La Promenade that offers exhilarating retail and café hopping options. To conclude a wonderful day spent in paradise they can feast over an alfresco spread celebrating the finest seafood at The Copper Pot Truck.

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Siyam World, Noonu Atoll: opened October 2021

 Reethi Faru, Raa Atoll: Opened November 2017

Best Experience: Couples, Families, Beaches, Activities

Sun Siyam Resorts’s newest addition, Siyam World will make its debut on March 2021. This property is going to be the resort with most rooms in #Maldives, with over 490 rooms.. The resort covers an expansive land area of 54 hectares in Noonu Atoll in shot boat ride from Maafaru international airport and in 5-minutes by boat from Sun Siam Iru Fushi.

Designed for couples, families or larger groups, an eclectic collection of 15 accommodation categories span from 50 to 450 square metres. A diverse collection of villas and suites are set over water, on the beach, or nestled amongst the tropical vegetation, complimented by an unrivalled line up of restaurants, bars, activities and experiences. Add world-class spa, wellness and sports facilities and some of the regions best dive sites just moments away, and Sun Siyam Iru Fen really is a place of infinite choice and endless opportunities. READ MORE

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Alila Kothaifaru Maldives: opened May 2022

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives aerial: Rising star of the Maldives
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Best Experience for:   couples and families, house reef snorkeling, Value, Diving, wellness

If you are looking for a new, top 5 star Maldives resort - look no further! With a stunning house reef, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives resort is located in scenic Raa Atoll and offers a refreshing blend serenity and discovery in an awe-inspiring destination embraced by nature’s wonders. The beautiful island is home to 80 all-pool-villas, on the beach and overwater designed seamlessly to immerse guests in the natural surroundings. Alila is a special place, extremely well managed, with superior service and staff, and the best food in the Maldives. Activities and experiences for every type of escape: snorkelling, watersports, fine dining, spa - all beyond amazing. And access to some of the best diving you can find ...really close by. READ FULL REVIEW

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Nova Maldives

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With a modern All-Inclusive Community Concept, Nova Maldives (ex. Vakarufalhi Island) offers a laidback retreat in South Ari Atoll. Smart, playful, rooted and responsible, Nova Maldives embodies the very essence of the Pulse Hotels & Resorts brand, infusing genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology – not to mention a playful spirit. The resort features 76 villas in ten different categories. There are five restaurants and bars, Eskape Spa and a variety of recreational activities.

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Cocogiri Island Resort: opened in Oct 2021

Cocogiri Island Resort, vaavu atoll

Located just 12 minutes away by seaplane from Velana International Airport, Cocogiri is already being hailed having one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, making it a dream come true for snorkelers and scuba divers.

Cocogiri is an exclusive, boutique resort featuring 20 water villas and 20 beach villas on a private island ensuring the utmost tranquility for guests. A perfect setting for relaxation, exploration and rejuvenation. Whether you choose to relax in a swimming pool, swim in the crystal-clear blue ocean, sunbathe on the white sandy beaches or enjoy the serenity of Cocogiri’s spa and wellness centre, the resort promises to provide an unmatched luxurious experience. Read More

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Cora Cora Maldives: Opened on 1st October 2021

Cora Cora Maldives pool

Cora Cora Maldives is a 5*-star luxury resort located on the stunning Raa Atoll. Utterly idyllic, this new contemporary resort offers premium all-inclusive one-of-a-kind immersive experience of the Indian Ocean! Cora Cora Maldives will be the one-of-kind resort in the Maldives to showcase a licensed art gallery and museum!

The resort’s accommodation echoes contemporary Maldivian experience and features 100 beautiful villas that overlook the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Four new restaurants, including a Japanese restaurant complete with traditional Teppanyaki table, an Asian Restaurant and an Italian Beach Club Restaurant as well as a Bazaar serving an array of international cuisine. Read More

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JOALI BEING, Raa atoll: Opened in Oct 2021

OBLU SELECT at Sangeli, Kaafu atoll: Opened July 2018

Best Experience for: Couples, Spa, Wellness retreat,House Reef Snorkeling, Vegetarians, activities

JOALI Maldives with great pride has announced the launch of JOALI BEING, the first wellbeing retreat island in the Maldives, opening in late 2021. Nestled on the secluded island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, this nature-immersive retreat boasting azure lagoons, pristine beaches and a posh landscape of coconut palms. JOALI BEING will offer completely personalised and results-driven transformative programmes, with the ultimate aim for guests to return home feeling renewed, uplifted and inspired, with a new sense of ‘weightlessness’. Read More

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Hilton Maldives Amingiri, North Male Atoll: Opened July 2022

Hilton Maldives Amingiri overview

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, spa, scuba diving

Hilton Maldives Amingiri will mark the entry of Hilton’s flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into the Maldives.

Hilton Maldives Amingiri is strategically located on Amingiri Island in the Male Atoll, directly accessible from the Maldives’ Velana International Airport via a 15-minute speedboat ride. The resort will feature 109 well-spaced beach and water villas, each with a private pool, including an exclusive six-bedroom villa ideal for travellers looking to reunite and create new travel memories with loved ones around the world in an iconic destination after more than a year of connecting remotely.

A pool, spa, fitness centre and salon will also be available for guests to clock in time to work out or to refresh themselves. Guests can enjoy an array of dining options from the resort’s six restaurants and bars to suit their mood and palate throughout the day. READ MORE

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort: re-Opened Jul 2021

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort: Opened Dec 2018
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Best Experience: for couples, Water Villas; Superb house reef snorkeling, diving

Opened on Dec 2018, the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort will be a first for the renowned Raffles brand in the region. AccorHotels took over management of the property, previously known as the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, in September 2017 with plans to reposition it as a Raffles resort after a top-to-bottom renovation. Access to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort is via a 55-minute flight from Male International Airport, then a 15-minute speedboat transfer.

Located in the southern end of the Maldives—a jetsetter’s paradise composed of more than 1,000 islands in 26 atolls in the middle of the Indian Ocean—the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo will have 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools. Expect 24-hour butlers on call and private chef service. Facilities will include an overwater spa, fitness center, three restaurants and a cocktail bar overlooking the crystal-clear waters surrounding the resort. From the PADI-certified diving center, guests can partake in snorkeling and scuba diving adventures, exploring the coral reefs for which the Maldives are known. There will also be a yoga program and numerous water sports options. Read Full Review...

Jumeirah Maldives: opened on 1st Oct 2021

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Best Experience for:   An ultra Luxury, Couples, Families, Diving, Spa

Jumeirah Maldives is an all-villa luxury island resort surrounded by turquoise waters of the North Male Atoll, easily reachable by speedboat or seaplane from Male Airport. This intimate resort is ripe with eye-catching architecture and ocean-inspired interiors. Its idyllic location offers privacy for romantic getaways, a blissful island retreat for friends and family and experiences to suit the more active traveller.

A visual banquet of nautical shapes and colors, each of the 67 two-story residences is located either on the beach or above the water, whose guests will enjoy a minimum living area of 350 m2. Whether set on the beach or stilted over the crystal blue lagoon, every penthouse villa takes indoor-outdoor living to a new level of breezy sophistication. Whether you’re looking for personal enrichment, a romantic interlude, total privacy or the chance to pamper yourself in stunning surroundings to create unique moments Read Full Review

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives: opened March 2020

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives
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Best Experience: couples, family, diving, activities, gourmet dining

Situated on the private island of Huruelhi in in South Ari (Alifu Dhaalu) Atoll, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives can be reached by a 25-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport (MLE), or a 20-minute domestic flight from the MLE airport to Villa Airport Maamigili (VAM), followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort.

Featuring 128 exclusive villas, including family villas and a premium overwater villa, the new Radisson Blu Resort Maldives is set to strike a balance between stylish contemporary design and a truly Maldivian resort experience with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Set amidst some of the most amazing coral reefs, the resort’s first-class water sports and dive centre will offer guests an array of activities, set for adrenaline pumping action. For those seeking to rejuvenate and restore, the yoga pavilion and spa will be the ethos of wellness as moves are practiced in the tranquil surrounds of the island. Dining at the restaurants and bar on the island promise to tantalise even the most discerning palate with unique cuisines and experiences. You have also kid-friendly amenities, two swimming pools and shops and boutiques here. Read More

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, North Male Atoll: Opened Jun 2021

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Scheduled to open in Q2 2021, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is a radical new example of biophilic design from renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, founder of international award-winning Studio MK27. Located in the North Atoll of the Maldives, Fari Islands is home to island artistry—an elevated Maldivian destination that celebrates nature, craft and connection. The tresort will be set on the island that forms the heart of the social destination: the Fari Marina is built around a Beach Club, with boutiques and a variety of handpicked, upscale food and drink options. Guests of Patina Maldives will enjoy freedom of movement across the islands, which gives every guest the choice of privacy and seclusion or a vibrant social center. Read more

Brennia Kottefaru, Raa Atoll: opened March 2020

Brennia Kottefaru Maldives
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Brennia Kottefaru, a 5-star resort located in Raa Atoll in the Maldives, will welcome its first guests in mid-January 2020. Perfect for relaxation or a getaway for the whole family, Brennia Kottefaru promises a premium all-inclusive holiday experience in some of the largest beach and overwater villas in the Maldives. Accessible by a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, the resort offers 190 villas and suites built with a fusion of indigenous Maldivian and modern architecture.

Guests would be able to choose from various cuisines at the three restaurants, Lime, Manta and Sunset Grill as well as enjoy exotic cocktails and a wide selection of drinks at the three bars, La Pela, Sing Sing, and Sports Bar. Brennia Kottefaru features a garden setting spa with eighteen treatment rooms, in addition to a PADI licensed Dive Centre, water sports, a Kids’ Club, a tennis court and a fully equipped gymnasium. Read More

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, North Male atoll: opened on Jun 2021

Best Experience: couples, family, design, all-inclusive, diving

Set to opening on June, 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.

Along with exciting food & beverage dining options, comprehensive amenities, chic beach club and a professional service team, the resort also is home to an idyllic beachfront spa, and an azure, spacious 150m pool, encircled by stylish sunbeds, cabanas and bars. Learn More

Kagi Maldives Spa Island, North Male atoll: opened Jul 2020

Kagi Maldives Spa Island, North Male atoll

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Leading local hospitality group Crown & Champa Resorts is to launch officially the five-star Kagi Maldives Spa Island in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll in July 2020. The boutique 50-villa property will provide travelers with a 360 degree wellness experience, just a 15-minute seaplane or 60-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. Guests will be able to choose from three room types, a beach pool villa, lagoon pool villa or an ocean pool villa, all of which will be distinguished by their unique locations and will house a private pool, a sun deck and an expansive indoor-outdoor bathroom.

Kagi Maldives is said to offer a soulful island experience where equilibrium can be found in its iconic over water spa or in the underwater paradise. At the heart of the island will sit Kagi’s 1500-square-meter spa and wellness hub, complete with an open-air, teardrop-shaped floating yoga pavilion at its centre. It will also house a state-of-the-art gym, two restaurants, three bars, a dive centre and a house reef. Read More

Capella Maldives, Fari Islands, North Malé atoll: Opening 2027

Overlooking endless blue sea, Capella Maldives is a one of a kind development that seamlessly finds synergy between the authentic island life and modern luxury, with spectacular contemporary facilities

Best Experience: Honeymoon, Family, activities, Diving

Capella Hotel Group has announced its entry to the Maldives with the planned opening of Capella Maldives resort. Scheduled to open in the Q4 of 2022, the Capella Maldives will launch alongside the Capella Estate Residences, as part of the hotelier's initiative to be the first to build a luxury integrated island community destination in the Maldives. The 65-key 5-star resort is part of the integrated luxury development of Rah Falhu Huraa lagoon. Situated within an expansive lagoon, the multi-island (4) development is within a 40-minute scenic yacht transfer from Male International Airport.

Capella Maldives finds synergy between authentic island life and the contemporary elements that make up the perfect escape from the every day. Designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Hong Kong based interior designer André Fu, all 64 villas and mansions located on land or over water, are immersed in the beauty of the surrounding lagoon. Some residences (15 unites) will be for sale, which is revolutionary in the Maldives. Keveli – signature oceanfront dining destination with immersive dining concepts in 4 uniquely designed dining quadrants. American steakhouse with chophouse-style dining and Californian wines. Michelin-starred Omakase Bar.

Madifushi Private Island: opened 2022

Cocogiri Island Resort, vaavu atoll

Perfectly designed for travelling families and groups of friends alike, Madifushi Private Island, the habitual Maldivian haven, will make its debut in late 2021. Naturally born 16-hector island is nestled in the Meemu Atoll, renowned for its abundant flora and fauna, including swimming with whale sharks and manta rays to sailing with dolphins at sunset, the resort is reached by 35-minutes picturesque seaplane flight over the atolls.

A celebration of design and human spirit, Madifushi Private Island expresses and accord of form, function and innovation in driving hospitality trends that will set the benchmark in its style.
Set amongst the tropical flora and fauna; the beach or over-water villas have been architecturally designed to sit in harmony with the natural environment, senses are awakened – not overwhelmed. Each villa and suite comes with a terrace that leads to a private pool with access to the palm fringed beach or perched over the Indian Ocean with either a sunset or sunrise view, each location allows guests the utmost privacy and opportunity to connect with nature and Maldivian culture.

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa: opened on 1st Sep 2021

Le Méridien Maldives Resort photos

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is nestled on the island of Thilamaafushi, set in a picturesque corner of Lhaviyani Atoll. The 150-villa resort is a scenic 35-minute seaplane journey over the sparkling atolls. Teeming with flora and fauna, the resort is enveloped by a shimmering lagoon and infinite ocean vistas. Spanning 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 enjoy the Le Meridien's Family concept, an immersive world where tinkering and exploring are celebrated. Read more

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands: opened Q2 2021

Maniya Faru Resort

Fari islands is the new Maldivian world-class resort experience that's home to 3 luxurious hotels: the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Capella Maldives and Patina Maldives.

Anchored by three world-class hospitality brands within the Rah Falhu Huraa lagoon, Fari Islands is located in the North Malé Atoll of the Maldives, a 50-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport, Male. Celebrating nature, craft and connection, the integrated resort project also features the picturesque Fari Marina, the archipelago’s communal beating heart built around a vibrant Fari Beach Club, charming boutiques and a selection of handpicked, upscale food and beverage options.

Spaces have been masterfully designed by renowned architects from Studio Mk27 (by Marcio Kogan), Kengo Kuma & Associates, and Kerry Hill Architects, to bring about a delicate balance of serene and social. One of the islands is home to a thoughtful hospitality campus; Fari Village is a dedicated island for staff with a focus on community, education, and engagement, and is the first of its kind in the Maldives. Read More

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