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Hotels and Guesthouses in Greater Malé Region to Reopen from 14th December 2020

Hotel in greater Malé Region
Guesthouses and hotels in the greater Malé Region will reopen from 14th December 2020, according to tourism minister.

Guesthouses in the greater Malé Region will reopen from 14th December 2020. Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom announced on Twitter that the government will grant permission for guesthouses and hotels in the greater Malé Region to reopen from 14th of this month.

Minister Mausoom said a gusts will require a 72 hours exit PCR screening to visit these guesthouses and hotels.

Tweeted by the Tourism Minister of Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom

Currently, a number of guesthouses in local islands have reopened. While the government initially planned to grant guesthouses permission to reopen in August, it was later delayed as an extra precaution to COVID-19.

So, guesthouses opened in 15th October 2020 with the first guests arriving in Maafushi. Furthermore, Local Island Councils issue to permit for guesthouses in islands to reopen.

Also read: Maldives Records 35,759 Tourist Arrivals in November 2020

Several guesthouses operate in the Greater Malé Region. Hulhumalé features chic inns and boutique guesthouses near the beachside. Meanwhile, in the capital Malé, notable hotels include Hotel Jen by Shangri-la, Champa Central Hotel, Mookai Hotel, Mookai Suites, Maagiri Hotel and Samann Grand.

Hulhumalé and Malé feature an array of restaurants around both of the cities with cuisine and dishes from all over the world. The two cities and the Velana International Airport connects via a bridge. Hence, travelling between cities is now much easier.

Also read: Add to Your Bucket List: 5 Romantic Dining Venues in the Maldives

The chic guesthouses in Hulhumalé are perfect for travellers looking to enjoy a piece of paradise on a budget. After all, you can still enjoy the ‘sun, sand & sea’ experience here. However, if you want more privacy and would like total isolation, the unique one-island resorts in the Maldives are perfect for a getaway this holiday season.

Feature image by Hotel Jen Maldives Malé by Shangri-La
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

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.

Earth Hour

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.

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