It’s been described as paradise on earth, a small enclave of bliss, heaven. The Maldives offers an escape for couples, honeymooners, and also families. According to CNN, 2022 marks 50 years since the country opened its first resort. A lot has changed since then. After the travel restrictions linked to the pandemic, the Maldives is welcoming guests again. Here is a sample of a handful of resorts set to open this year.
1. Conrad Maldives Rangali
Located in the South Ari Atoll, this secluded resort is accessible by a 30-minute scenic seaplane flight, or short domestic flight to a nearby island, followed by a speedboat or chartered yacht transfer.
Infinity pools, personal spa rooms, steps leading into the Indian Ocean, all dotted above the waves or tucked among the tropical greenery. Each location allows guests the utmost privacy and opportunity to connect with nature and the Maldivian culture.
2. Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa
Surrounded by white sands and turquoise waters, the resorts is a 20-minute boat ride from Male airport. The beach and overwater villas each have a private pool. Unwind at Amingiri Spa and explore the offerings at the six restaurants and lounges. On-site amenities include a dive center, an art studio, Kid’s Club, and Re-Fuel, a rooftop lounge for teens.
The six restaurants and lounges feature unique offerings from succulent seafood to beachside BBQ. Enjoy refreshing beverages poolside by day and live entertainment and cocktails at night. The champagne and gin bar is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks while the teens kick back in their own relaxing lounge.
3. Villa Haven
Villa Hotels and Resorts in the Maldives archipelago includes the adventurous and family-friendly Sun Island Resort & Spa, the All-Inclusive Premium Royal Island Resort & Spa located in the protected waters of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the romantic and luxurious Paradise Island Resort & Spa. Villa Haven’s mission is to craft extraordinary journeys and lead with exceptional hospitality in each of the iconic island locations. Sparkling turquoise waters and fringed by lush palm trees await travelers.
The resorts are celebrated for their spectacular natural beauty, signature Indian Ocean experiences and personalized exploration. Dive into the adventure with unlimited activities, innovative experiences and authentic culinary journeys for the soul. Discover magical island locations to celebrate life and create unforgettable moments with loved ones on the ultimate barefoot island adventure.
4. Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa
Located in the Raa Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives archipelago, this resort lays on a lush private 7-hectares island with 1.2 km of white sandy beach, and it is surrounded by a gorgeous 100-hectares lagoon with one of the finest coral reefs in the Maldivian ecosystem.
Designed with the discerning traveler in mind, Emerald Faarufushi stands out for its minimalist but modern architecture, authentic cultural experiences and meticulously refined services that defies pretense. The island boasts 80 luxurious villas, split into six different categories of which 38 beach villas and 42 overwater villas.