Top New Hotels in the Maldives for 2018/192.11.17 | Nathan
The Maldives will welcome an abundance of new hotels throughout 2018 and into early 2019, expanding its already well-established portfolio of luxury resorts.
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Baglioni Resort Maldives: Opening March 2018
Italian-owned Baglioni Resort Maldives, located on Maagau in Dhaalu Atoll, will offer a piece of island paradise when it opens in spring 2018. Its comprehensive comforts will offer an unforgettable stay with a blend of sport, relaxation and mouth-watering gourmet dining. The 96-villa resort’s elegant Italian design will be complemented with the Baglioni Spa, which along with a yoga pavilion, will offer guests a deeply relaxing experience via a host of deluxe natural treatments in a lush, tropical setting. Meanwhile, beach volleyball, the beach gym and a range of watersports will keep the more active guests entertained.
LUX* North Malé Atoll: Opening Early 2018
Following the successful re-launch of LUX* South Ari Atoll in September 2016, LUX* Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of its second resort, LUX* North Malé Atoll. Blessed with a pristine reef teeming with sea life, the innovative resort is set to redefine island hospitality when it opens in early 2018. A short transfer from Malé by luxury speedboat, LUX* North Malé Atoll will disrupt the mould by replacing traditional thatched villas with over-sized, penthouse residences. With sweeping ocean views and a fleet of luxury yachts, this is a one-of-a-kind escape for confirmed epicureans.
Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives: Opening Early 2018
Situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll, Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives will be the brand’s first resort in the Maldives when it opens during the first quarter of 2018. The planned 102-unit resort will provide guests with a choice of 32 Beach Villas and 70 Over Water Villas, all designed with both comfort and style in mind. While intended as a destination for relaxing and rejuvenating escapes offering a high degree of privacy, the resort will also feature an array of onsite recreational facilities to entertain a wide range of guests, from honeymooners to adventurous families. The waters surrounding the resort are also rich in marine life and the first Marine National Park in the Maldives is just a 15-minute speedboat ride away, providing guests with excellent diving opportunities.
OBLU SELECT at Sangeli: Opening 1 July 2018
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts is to continue its ongoing expansion with the opening of another addition to its Maldives resort portfolio: OBLU SELECT at Sangeli. Opening on 1 July 2018 and located in Male Atoll, the four-star deluxe resort will feature 137 villas, positioned both along the beach and over the water. For newlyweds, the resort will also play host to exclusive overwater Honeymoon Pool Suites, situated in a separate sand bank within the Sangeli Lagoon and each providing skylight features and a private pool. Activities at the resort will include music and DJ nights, sunset fishing, daily kids’ activities, and facilities will include a full gymnasium and a recreation centre.
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa: Opening October 2018
Opening in October 2018, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa will boast 60 beach villas and 60 over the water, all including contemporary and tropical touches. The resort will be located on the island of Fasmendhoo in Raa Atoll and guests will be able to reach the island via a 40-minute scenic seaplane journey from Malé. Along with a spa and gym, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa will have four restaurants, including a grill restaurant, which will be situated on the beach, and a South American-style steakhouse.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives: Opening Early 2019
Spanning three islands in the South Male Atoll, approximately 23 kilometres from Velana International Airport and about 20 minutes away from the Maldivian capital of Male, Waldorf Astoria Maldives will offer travellers the best of both worlds – an exclusive, charming escape with easy access to the mainland. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives will be the second hotel in the Maldives for Hilton and will boast 10 dining outlets, including nine specialty restaurants, providing guests with a selection of unique experiences.