Thursday, 18th February 2021
16 new luxury Resorts are scheduled to open in the Maldives this year and will create almost 9000 new job opportunities and offer the availability of additional 5000 beds almost. Most of this Resorts were initially planned to open in 2020 however due to Covid-19 pandemic the progress of the constructions and developments of many Resorts stopped and discontinued. However some of existing Resorts used this opportunity and time to renovate their properties and improve their services. Several international brands will be in the market as Melia Hotels, GHM Hotels, Avani Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien, The Ritz-Carlton, and La Vie Hotels will make its debuts in this year. As of now the most expected resort opening in 2021 is the 3 ultra luxury properties in the Fari Islands : Capella Maldives, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, and Patina Maldives. Here is the list of 16 Resorts opening this year :
Siyam World is located on the island of Dhigurah, stretched across 0.9 mi of house reef in Noonu Atoll, it offers island escapism at a scale far beyond experience in a rich natural 54 hector island with an exciting collection of fun-filled adventures. Encircled by a pristine white beach, fringed with swaying palms and dense tropical vegetation, Siyam World can be reached by Seaplane which takes 45 minutes from Velana International Airport.
Villas and suites are set over water, on the beach or nestled amongst tropical vegetation, with a diverse collection to suit all tastes and budgets. Drink and dine island-wide with 24-hour WOW! Inclusive plan, choosing from 12 restaurants and bars.
2- Avani Fares
Avani Fares Maldives Resort is located on Fares Island in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, renowned for its vibrant biodiversity from land to sea. 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. Avani Fares Maldives Resort’s secluded northern location is a thrilling 45-minute journey by seaplane from Male. Avani Fares will be comprised of 200 guest rooms, including standard rooms and a selection of villas.
3- The Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives brings to life the best spirit of Maldives, a Halo Azure lagoon brightened by crisp white beaches. Modern design highlights sea views and pristine beaches; simple ingredients are transformed by skilled chefs and mixologists; healing is guided by directional energy and nature is explored with respect and wonder. The resort’s three islands and overwater quay serve as a base for discovering all the archipelago has to offer :
- Seven restaurants and bars showcasing global cuisines and breathtaking views
- Beachfront and overwater villas with private infinity pools and butler service
- Overwater spa offering treatments inspired by directional energy
- Access to Fari Marina with luxury shopping, dining and entertainment
4- Patina, Fari Islands
Patina is an island of pure beauty and unexpected dimensionality. Profound peace or shared experience. Combined to form a nine-bedroom, seven-pool, private beach enclave within the island, a largest villa plus six neighbouring villas can be yours when a gathering demands the ultimate freedom.
5- Capella, Fari islands
Capella aims to combine the work of world-class architects and interior designers with an experience that blends the nature, history and cultural identity of the surrounding area. The Resort has 57 spacious villas and mansions offering panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, and private infinity pools. Guests can dine at the iconic Keveli Restaurant, an American restaurant featuring Californian wines, and the Michelin-star Omakase Bar. Additional outdoor bar and dining options will be sunset drinks and private dining
6- Le Méridien Resort & Spa
Set in a picturesque corner of Lhaviyani Atoll nestled on Thilamaafushi Island, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is a canvas inspired by the formation of the Atolls, fringing reefs and marine life. Spanning nine hectares, the island is an eco-conscious haven abundant with indigenous flora and fauna and is enveloped by a shimmering lagoon and coral reefs bursting with vibrant marine life including pods of Manta Rays and turtles. Savor the sights, sounds, aromas, and tastes of the destination with six restaurants & bars and Explore Spa by Le Méridien.
7- Kudavillingili Resort
The Kudavillingili Resort in Maldives is located on the pristine island of Kudavillingili, a quick 30 minute speedboat ride from Malé’ Airport. This mixed use resort development features four different accommodation types – beach villas with plunge pool option, water villas and double-storey villas – and all units are offered as residences for sale. Along with exciting food & beverage concepts, comprehensive amenities and a professional service team, The Kudavillingili’s craftsmanship and design inspiration will deliver the ultimate place to reconnect with nature, a paradise you can truly call home.
8- Address Madivaru Resort & Spa
Address Madivaru Maldives Resort & Spa will be on the top of the list for any traveller looking for a plush new paradise stay, the resort will be located on an exclusive private island on Ari Atoll, spanning a total area of 75,000 square metres. And at just a 20 minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport. Billed to be a spectacular vacation destination, the hotel project includes 80 beach and over-water villas including selected units for sale and make the most of your holiday.
9- Gran Melia Huravee
Luxury Spanish Hotel brand Gran Meliá is set to bring its sophisticated glamour and timeless standards to the Maldives in 2021 with its first ever hotel in Maldives – Gran Meliá Huravee .Located in the picturesque Thaa Atoll, about a 40 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, the Gran Melia Huravee boasts of 96 private villas including 2 presidential suites and 1 private island villa, spa and gym and a wide selection of dining options for the guests.
10- Maniya Faru Resort
Maniya Faru Resort is part of Mahogany Company, which owns and operates Reethi Faru Resort. The Resort will be 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. It’s just 20 minutes boat ride from the international airport.
11- Ozo Maldives
Ozo Maldives will be part of ONYX Hospitality Group which own Amari Havodda Resort. OZO Maldives, will be located in the Raa Atoll located northwest of the Maldivian capital of Male, and will be a 200 villa, family-oriented resort with an island castaway theme. The Resort facilities include OZO’s signature EAT all-day-dining restaurant best known for energizing breakfasts, a specialty ‘sunset experience’ restaurant, a rustic and informal ‘Victory Bar’ and floating lagoon pavilions and jungle tree-decks for private dinners. There will also be an island farm run by Maldivian islanders, offering guests natural and fresh organic produce in a unique market garden dining experience.
12- Zazz Escpaes Maldives
ZAZZ Escapes Maldives is part of the ZAZZ Escapes Collection and it is located in South Ari Atoll, just 25 minutes by seaplane from Velana international Airport or 90 minutes by speedboat. ZAZZ Escapes Maldives features a total of 101 overwater and beach villas, with each of them accented by breathtaking views of this slice of paradise. The island offers accommodation in five categories: Z Beach, Z Top, H2O Villa, H2O Pool Villa, and Z Pearl.
13- Madifushi Private Island
Madifushi private island resort will be located in the Meemu Atoll, the resort is just 35 minutes by seaplane from MLE International Airport. Set amongst the tropical flora and fauna; the beach havens or over-water havens have been perfectly designed for traveling families and groups of friends alike. All villas and suites are complete 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.
14- Cocogiri Island Resort
Cocogiri is a beautiful boutique island resort situated in the Vaavu Atoll. An area of outstanding natural beauty and wonder. Cocogiri features 20 water villas and 20 beach villas on a private island ensuring the upmost tranquillity for guests. Cocogiri island Resort is a gateway to tropical paradise, only 18 minutes by sea plane or 60 minutes by speed boat from Male International airport
15- Tolarno Kunaavashi Resort
Tolarno Maldives Kunaavashi Resort & Spa is located in Vaavu atoll, accessible by 18 minutes seaplane ride or 1-hour speedboat journey from MLE Airport. The five star private island resort will consist of 72 luxurious villa. Kunaavashi Island Retreat & Spa will be the first ever investment in the development of tourism of Maldives by a Chinese private company.
16- Cora Cora Resort
Cora Cora Resort, located on the pristine of Raa Atoll scheduled to open in October 2021 and will offer a premium all inclusive experience . It will be the first resort in Maldives to showcase a licensed art gallery and museum. With over 400 local artefacts in the collection, Guests can explore the rich history of the Maldives in its breath taking natural surroundings. Cora Cora Maldives will have 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.