TripAdvisor ranked the capital of the Maldives in the 20th place among the ‘Top Emerging Destinations in the World’.
The capital of the Maldives, Malé claimed a spot in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2021. TripAdvisor ranked Malé in the 20th place among the ‘Top Emerging Destinations in the World’.
Malé is the densely populated capital of the Maldives with colourful buildings. Locals often refer to the capital as the ‘concrete jungle’ of the Maldives. The capital city is connected to three islands; Malé, Hulhulé and Hulhumalé via the Sinamalé Bridge which opened in August 2018.
The Maldives’ main Velana International Airport is located on Hulhulé. Meanwhile, Hulhumalé is a reclaimed island developed as an expansion of Malé City. Today, Hulhumalé features several chic guesthouses close to the beachside.
The island capital of the Maldives teems with high rises and narrow streets, all ringed by seawalls. Shopaholics can savour Male’s flavours in the local markets, which are packed with fresh produce, and along Chaandanee Magu, the spot for local souvenirs, such as carved wooden dhonis, miniature replicas of the boats dotting area waters.
TripAdvisor Describes the Capital of the Maldives.
In addition to Malé, several resorts in the Maldives claimed prestigious spots in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2021. Kandolhu Maldives and Mirihi Island Resort claimed positions among the Top 25 Hotels in the World. Additionally, Kandolhu Maldives was ranked in 1st place among the Top 25 Hotels in Asia.
Sum Siyam Iru Veli, Heritance Aarah, Club Med Finolhu Villas and Lily Beach Resort & Spa claimed positions among the Top 25 All-Inclusive Hotels in the World. Meanwhile, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa was honoured as the most Picture-Perfect hotel in the World.
TripAdvisor allocates all the reviews, ratings, and saves that travellers share from across the globe every year. This info is then used to spotlight the best of the best places that exceed customer’s expectations. So, the Travelers’ Choice Awards are a testament to the service and the quality winners constantly provide to guests.
Feature image by Hotel JEN Maldives Malé by Shangri-La
SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.
SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.
The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row
The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.
An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.
Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!
SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.
Partnership with Riffath
SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.
Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House
Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!
Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa
Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.
To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.
Musical Bliss with world-class DJs
Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.
The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.
Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats
Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.
SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.