Maldives Upcoming Resorts for 2022

The Best New Hotels to Book in 2022



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Feb, 2022

Plan your escape to the hottest new hotels in the Maldives for 2022. The projected travel trends and promising news of a vaccine help us feel confident that there's hope for an exciting holiday on the horizon. For those planning ahead, dreaming of travels, or simply looking for new experiences, the Maldives is revealing their plans for the future and announcing new resort openings planned for next year. If you didn't know, Maldives is opened and simply packed with amazing hotels to enjoy is inviting world travelers to make up for a year’s worth of missed vacation opportunities.

Whether your tastes tend more towards an island boutiques or family resorts, luxe overwater escape or beach house, we’ve had plenty of time to trawl the most opulent hotel listings and take note of the most anticipated openings. From beautiful water villas overlooking the Indian ocean to biophilic design concept which represents true spirit of the island nation, these are the hotel openings in the Maldives is most excited for in 2022 for planning your next luxurious getaway.

You can also check our Top 10 Best New Hotels opened in Maldives list.

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

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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Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

Scheduled to open at the second quarter of 2022., Hilton Maldives Amingiri will mark the entry of Hilton’s flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into the Maldives. The all-villa resort is strategically located in the Male Atoll, just 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Amingiri 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

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Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa

Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa

The Emerald Collection is thrilled to announce its exciting expansion with the acquisition of Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa, a new 5-star Deluxe All-Inclusive Resort. Emerald' second property in the Maldives, Faarufushi is expected to open to guests on 1st May 2022.

Wild at heart, Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa is located on the Raa Atoll, on a lush private 7-hectares island and encapsulates barefoot elegance at its finest. The resort boasts 80 villas, of which 38 beach villas and 42 overwater villas. Learn more

Oblu Select Lobigili

Oblu Select Lobigili water villas

Best Experience: Adults Only, All Inclusive, Underwater Restaurant, Diving, Activities

OBLU SELECT Lobigili is a brand new all-inclusive resort for couples in Maldives near Male airport. With the official launch of COLOURS OF OBLU brand the 'Island of Love' is an adults-only haven set to open on 24th March 2022.

The 68 vibrant chic beach and over-water villas, Lobigili island is ideal for a chilled-out getaway. Exclusive to OBLU SELECT Lobigili, THE LOBI PLAN™ is fully encompassing holiday plan blends all the elements of an intimate, carefree holiday experience. Expect a gourmet dine-around experience with breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the all-day dining restaurant including one à la carte fine dining experience at Only Blu Speciality underwater restaurant. Complimentary speedboat transfer, spa treatments and in-villa minibar replenished daily. Read more

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OBLU Xperience Ailafushi

OBLU Xperience Ailafushi beach pool

Best Experience: Couples, Groups, Families, All Inclusive, Diving, Activities

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi is a brand new all-inclusive resort in Maldives near Male airport. You won't lack for variety here: OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, opening on 6th May 2022, is all about immersing in a free-spirited Maldivian vibe. Opening rates from US$366

Located a convenient 15-minutes ride from Velana International Airport, this laidback 4-Star All-Inclusive Resort showcases 268 accommodation options in 4 categories on an All Inclusive basis. XPERIENCE Ailafushi's ultimate Fushi PlanTM creates a free-spirited Maldivian holiday experience for the modern traveller – be it families, couples or friends. Enjoy all-day dining at the Element X Restaurant, poolside indulgence at X360 Bar, and chilled-out dinners at The Copper Pot Truck. Add a touch of the spectacular to your stay with an additional reservation at the Only Blu Underwater Restaurant. Learn More

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Nova Maldives

Nova Maldives aerial

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.

Six Senses Kanuhura

Cocogiri Island: water villas

Best Experience:   Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Beach, Diving

Encompassing three private islands – two deserted neighboring islands and Kanuhura itself – this laid-back retreat is the epitome of white sands, turquoise lagoons, lush tropical greenery and gently swaying palm trees to doze under. This second collaboration with Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) will adopt the Six Senses brand in late 2022 as a northerly sister to the popular Six Senses Laamu.

When it adopts the Six Senses brand, the resort will offer 80 private overwater, beach and spacious family villas offering sunset or sunrise views. A 40-minute seaplane flight from the main international airport on Malé, the untouched paradise vibe is rivaled only by two completely deserted islands, Jehunuhura and Masleggihuraa. This is about as far away from it all as is possible without forgoing Instagram or uninterrupted sleep. Read more

Avani + Fares Maldives

Avani + Fares Maldives

Best Experience for:   for couples and families, all inclusive, diving, Spa, Activities

Set to opening May 2022 Avani’s new debut is bringing relaxed contemporary charm to one of the world’s dreamiest island destinations. Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, Avani’s first property in the Maldives, is set to open in a natural playground of soft white sandy beach and every colour of blue imaginable. Go bold with island vibes combined and a fresh approach to adventure, comfort and leisure.

Located on Fares Island in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, Avani+ Fares will be comprised of 200 guest rooms, including standard rooms and a selection of villas. Every attention will be given to wellbeing, with décor blending genuine pleasures and modernity. The untouched, private 12.4 hectare island promises a blissful setting to truly get away from it all. Nearby dive site Ahivahfushi Beyru is an Eden for snorkellers and scuba enthusiasts thanks to a plethora of sea life from Hawksbill turtles to reef sharks and manta rays.

Zazz Island Maldives

Maniya Faru Resort

Located in South Ari Atoll, ZAZZ Island Maldives is part of ZAZZ Escapes collection and is set to open in Q3 2022. Adults-only property is designed to take guests on a journey of discovery and fun – a choice to disconnect or share adventures while scene shifting back to nature, without giving up the human privileges of comfort and convenience. ZAZZ island offers a choice of six dining venues, a wellness centre and 101 overwater and beach villas. Learn More

Maniya Faru Resort

Maniya Faru Resort

Maniya Faru is being developed by Mahogany Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates Reethi Faru Resort in the northern Raa atoll. The company also operated Reethi Beach Resort in the central Baa atoll for 20 years until its management agreement expired in April. The resort is just a mere 20-minute boat ride from the Male international airport and it is set to open in early 2021.

Located in South Male Atoll, the island of Maniya Faru has roughly the same size as Reethi Beach, and will accommodate 110 villas along with all well-known services and facilities. Spacious seafront villas, the renowned a-la-carte lagoon restaurant set up as on Reethi Beach and Reethi Faru, and a stunning overwater spa are just a few of the features worth looking out for. It’s also worth noting that the artificial island (there will be some vegetation for the first time) lies in the canal, so expect good snorkeling.

OZO Maldives

OZO Maldives

The 200-villa private island resort will occupy a secluded island in the Raa Atoll, located northwest of the Maldivian capital of Male. ‏ Positioned as a family-oriented resort, OZO Maldives will bear all the signatures which define an OZO including an enhanced sleep experience, smart connectivity of personal devices in both private spaces and public areas, and curated destination and activity tips by enthusiastic and informed team members. ‏‏

Of the 200 villas at OZO Maldives, 60 villas will be located overwater while 140 villas will be located on the beach, with 50 beach villas offering larger family-friendly layouts and private plunge pools. Many of the villas will also be either interconnecting or configured with dual key access, to offer flexibility for families and groups of friends traveling together.‏

ONYX Hospitality Group is expected to debut its second Maldivian resort in the third quarter of 2021.

Madifushi Private Island

Madifushi Private Island

The Madifushi Private Island, the habitual Maldivian haven, will welcome its first guests in early 2022. The resort is reached by 35-minutes picturesque seaplane flight from Male.

Nestled in the Meemu Atoll, renowned for its abundant flora and faunaMadifushi is a 16-hectare nature centric island in Meemu Atoll boasting 200 rooms either set amongst the tropical flora and fauna, the beach or over-water perfectly designed for travelling families and groups of friends alike.

7 Amari Kudakurathu Maldives

Amari Kudakurathu Maldives

With 200 keys, Amari Maldives is set to open its second resort in Q3 (Sep) 2022. Amari Kudakurathu is located in the pristine Raa Atoll.

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