If you are travelling to the Maldives, why not pick a brand new luxury hotel for your stay. In this article we review the 10 best new luxury hotels in the Maldives.
1. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives At Voavah, Maldives
Four Seasons has just opened its first exclusive-use hideaway in the stunning Maldives, the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives At Voavah, Baa Atoll.
Much like Richard Bransons Necker Island, this Four Seasons Luxury Private Island is rented out as a whole or “entirely yours”. With seven bedrooms, a Beach House, dive school and a private spa extend the oceanic spoils of the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, you and 21 other guests can enjoy days in the double-storey Beach House and adjacent white sands.
Dive with whale sharks, snorkel with manta rays, swim with neighbourhood turtles, fish for your dinner, visit local islands and cruise into breathtaking Baa Atoll sunsets.
2. Soneva Jani
The resort features 24 spacious villas, each with a private pool, as well as a private island villa for those who seek a truly exclusive retreat, with the master bedrooms boasting retractable roofs made from sustainable materials, so that guests can sleep under the stars without having to leave their beds. Some of the villas even feature a huge water slide into the Indian Ocean.
3. Milaidhoo Island Maldives
The brand new Milaidhoo Island Maldives, opened in November 2016. 30 over-water villas and 20 additional villas sit among the tropical greenery along the beach. Each villa comes complete with private freshwater swimming pool and your own personal concierge.
Idyllic beaches, world famous diving and snorkeling, fishing trips and cultural excursions are just some of the activities Milaidhoo will offer. This is a place to take it easy and take a dip with your dolphin, whale shark and manta ray neighbours within this protected marine area.
4. Kandima, Maldives
Opened by Pulse Hotels & Resorts in Feb 2017, the beautiful Kandima Maldives hotel will have a family friendly focus and is one of the few hotels in the Maldives that does not focus on honeymooners. It is located in Dhaalu Atoll where a large natural lagoon is surrounded by lush tropical island surroundings that will simply take your breath away. The hotel offers the longest pool in the Maldives (100m) along with a kids club and 10 restaurants.
5. The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide recently opened (Nov 16) the first St. Regis brand in the Maldives. Located on Dhaalu Atoll Vommuli, the St. Regis Vommuli Resort offers 77 private villas will include majestic manta ray shaped lagoon villas and the John Jacob Astor Estate, one of the largest villas in the Maldives, which will span 1,540 square metres and feature a 92m private pool, as well as a spa room, fitness area and mini theatre. The resort will offer six distinct dining venues, a 24-hour butler service for all guests, a nature discovery centre and a dive centre.
6. Hurawalhi Island Resort & Spa
Hurawalhi Island Resort & Spa, is located in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll. This hotel is brand new and opened in November 2016. With 90 new stylish Ocean and Beach Villas, this adults-only hotel offers unique additional services such as the professional photo concierge who will capture life-long memories.
Activity seekers will be able to take advantage of the wide range of water sports, multipurpose athletic courts and the fitness centre available. For those seeking some pampering, the overwater Duniye Spa will provide a tropical spa experience, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality. Amongst its restaurants, the scene stealer will be the underwater restaurant, ‘5.8’. Located 5.8 metres (18 feet) beneath the sea and surrounded by a tranquil lagoon, the spell-binding Aquarium restaurant will send senses soaring with modern cuisine in an unparalleled setting.
7. Cocoon, Maldives
The Cocoon, Maldives opened at the end of 2016 and is located on the stunning island of Ookolhufinolhu in Lhaviyani Atoll. The resort was designed by Italian firm LAGO and rooms offer huge windows which frame the beautiful Indian Ocean. Along with three restaurants, two bars, a dive centre, a spa, a gym and a kid’s club, there are 150 beach and over water villas.
8. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort
This resort is opening mid 2017 so there are no online reviews yet but Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, which is located on Gaafu Alifu Atoll, describes itself as mid-scale which falls in line with other Mercure hotels which are well known to offer luxury at a reasonable price. Don’t expect a Four Seasons level of rooms and facilities at this 68-villa resort, but there are 43 pretty over-water villas which are stylish and luxurious. The resort is built using local materials, bright colours and stylish furniture and interiors designs to reflect the Maldivian culture and the spirit of travel. The resort will also offer a fitness centre, tennis facilities, two restaurants and bars, a range of watersports, and a kids club.
9. Baglioni Resort Maldives
Expected to open October 2017, the Baglioni Resort Maldives (pictured above) will offer paradise with Italian grace. 96 ultra luxury villas will be complemented with gourmet dining and a Jungle Spa, with natural treatments in a lush, tropical setting.
10. R&B Boutique Hotel, Maldives
Just 10 minutes from Male International Airport makes the R&B Boutique Hotel easy to get to. 10 beautifully designed suites will each resemble a different culture from around the world and an international restaurant will serve global dishes. There will be a roof-top pool and health club and spa and the hotel is ideally located for an airport layover if your flight arrives very late at night or leaves early in the morning and you need to be close to the airport.
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