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Maldives Resorts Reopening its doors on December 2020

A resort in the Maldives that's reopening on 1st December 2020
Resorts in the Maldives that are reopening its doors on December 2020 after closure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of the resorts in the Maldives have already reopened its doors. However, the few unopened resorts in the Maldives, are reopening this December 2020. In addition to these resorts, a new island getaway — OZEN Reserve Bolifushi will open its doors next month as well.

While the Maldives offers a wide range of resorts to choose from, budget-friendly guesthouses in local islands have also reopened their doors. Furthermore, Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, has granted 117 guesthouses permission to reopen.

Maldives resorts follow high standards of hygiene and cleanliness measures. Hence, travellers can enjoy a carefree holiday at the island destination. Furthermore, with the unique one-island, one-resort concept, isolation comes naturally for holidaymakers.

If you’re ready to plan your getaway to the Maldives this holiday season, consider spending it at one of these properties. Or, you can choose from the wide range of resorts that have already opened. And if you’re a budget-conscious traveller, consider holidaying at a local guesthouse in the Maldives.

Maldives Resorts Reopening on December 2020

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa: 1st December 2020

This distinctive luxury resort is located in the South Ari Atoll, Maldives. Centara Grand Island Resort features timbered walkways and colonial-style luxury villas. Travellers can enjoy an immersive range of activities at the luxury resort.

Maldives resort reopening on december 2020
Image: Centara Hotels & Resorts

To ensure the safety of guests Centara has also implemented a ‘Centara Complete Care Program’. This 12-point action plan covers everything from; social distancing, health, hygiene and enhanced sanitisation throughout the entire guest journey.

The resort is ideal for honeymooners, couples and families alike. If you want to book a holiday at Centara Grand Island Resort, click HERE.

Kurumba Maldives: 1st December 2020

Kurumba Maldives is the very first private resort in the Maldives. Opened in 1972, the resort marked the beginning of the Tourism Industry in the Maldives. The resort originally opened with 30 huts to cater barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun.

Image: Kurumba Maldives

Recently, Kurumba Maldives has also scored numerous accolades at the World Luxury Hotel Awards. This island hideaway draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service.

Dhigali Maldives: 1st December 2020

Island of pure bliss, Dhigali Maldives has an exciting line-up of festivities awaiting this holiday season. Dhigali Maldives’ innovative and intuitive service makes a perfect sublime experience for every guest.

Also read: Let Dhigali Maldives’ Special Package Inspire Your Next Journey

If an ‘Inspiring + Sparkling’ festive getaway is what you want for this holiday, rejoice in elegance & intimacy at Dhigali Maldives!

Image: Dhigali Maldives

Filitheyo Island Resort: 1st December 2020

Filitheyo Island resort is situated in the pristine Faafu Atoll. Abundant in colourful marine life, Filitheyo Island is accessible via a 35-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.

The resort is a paradise for Scuba Divers. Likewise, Filitheyo offers an amazing range of experiences from dining under the stars, boat excursions, a charming spa and much more! Relaxing and enjoying is just limitless at Filitheyo Island Resort.

The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives: 5th December 2020

Iconic Standard Huruvalhi Maldives announced special packages for its reopening. The island retreat offers guests 115 overwater and beach villas to choose from. Likewise, guests can also enjoy authentic Maldivian and International cuisine at the resort.

Also read: Choosing a Villa in the Maldives: Beach, Overwater or Underwater?

Things to do at Huruvalhi will never run out. The resort boasts vibrant programming, workshops for this new year and Christmas and many more celebrations. Let’s not forget, being surrounded by turquoise waters and a white sandy beach, the resort offers a wide range of activities to choose from as well.

Maldives resort reopening on december 2020
Image: Standard Hotels & Resorts

Makunudu Island: 15th December 2020

According to the Maldives’ Ministry of tourism, Makunudu Island is reopening on 15th December 2020. Located in the North Male atoll, the resort offers 36 intimate beach bungalows.

The resorts boast beautiful marine life around the island, alongside a white sandy beach. Makunudu Island is perfect for an exotic getaway in paradise.

Will you be holidaying at any of these resorts? With the holiday season coming, it’s the perfect time to visit the Maldives. Ringing in the new year or celebrating Christmas at an island retreat in the Maldives, is surely an unforgettable experience.

Celebrities have also flocked to the Maldives this holiday season. Most notably, Indian stars have made headlines with their stunning pictures from vacations in the Maldives. In addition to that, Maldives has also been crowned the World’s Leading Destination 2020 award at the World Travel Awards.

If you’re planning a visit to the Maldives, remember you need a PCR test taken 96 hours before your arrival. You can submit this when filling out the traveller health declaration form via the Maldives Immigration IMUGA platform.

The Maldives provides a 30-day tourist visa (for all nationalities) upon their arrival. Travellers will need a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility before their arrival as this is needed for processing the visa. Furthermore, upon your arrival to the Maldives, you will not need to quarantine.

Feature image by Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa
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Explore The Family Fun Summer Package with These Marriott Bonvoy portfolios of Resorts!

The Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of luxury resorts invites families to embark on an unforgettable journey. With these exclusive ‘Ultimate Family Summer Getaway’ packages, families can immerse themselves in the harmonious blend of opulence and natural beauty. Guests can explore this package at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, and JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa. Embrace luxury island living in any of the resort’s two or three-bedroom overwater and beach pool villas, providing guests with 24-hour personalized signature ‘Aris Meeha’, St. Regis Butlers, and ‘Thakuru’ butler services that cater to their every need.  

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is applicable for stays until September 30, 2024, when kids under 12 can dine and stay for free. Benefits include daily breakfasts and dinners, a welcome amenity for kids, complimentary access to the kids club, and a host of specially curated experiences to create cherished memories for a lifetime.

Family Fun Getaway at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands unveils its exclusive summer program. The resort invites families to embrace the island life against the backdrop of the mesmerizing Indian Ocean. The resort’s thoughtful curation entices guests with transformative travel experiences. Guests can explore epicurean journeys with Michelin-starred guest chefs to wellness retreats guided by leading names. Additionally, guests can also go on adventurous surfing retreats with surf icons.

Exploring Culinary Journeys at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

Families can embark on a gastronomic journey, enjoying a Michelin-starred dining experience at the resort. From July 31 to August 1, Chef Bruno Verjus will bring a taste of his two-star Michelin Parisian restaurant Table by Bruno Verjus to the Beach Shack. He will also offer an exclusive masterclass for guests. From August 10 to 11, Chef Pam Soontornyanakij, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2024 and chef-patron of the one-Michelin-star Restaurant Potong, will present a bespoke menu. Guests can explore her progressive Thai-Chinese cuisine at the Summer Pavilion.

Healing Journey this Summer

In a ‘Summer of Renewal,’ celebrity healer Susy Markoe Schieffelin will lead her signature sound baths. Guests can explore this experience under the Maldivian skies from July 19 to 23. Renowned practitioner Abi Adams will also guide guests through emotional and hormonal balance journeys. Abi will be using breath, meridian dancing and yoga from August 15 to 19. Last but not least, Surf enthusiasts can learn to master the four most popular waves in the North Malé Atoll. The resort is bringing championship surf heroes Nic von Rupp from June 8 to 11 and Victor Bernardo from July 3 to 6. 

Something Exciting for the Young Explorers

Young explorers from ages 4 to 12 can ignite their imaginations at Ritz Kids and learn about marine life, nature and sustainability. Young guests can go on an adventure with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program. Children can dive into the action at Ritz Kids, a futuristic indoor-outdoor haven filled with interactive playgrounds, napping pods, cinematic movie experiences, and an adrenaline-pumping pool complete with slides and jets.  

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package, guests can savour daily breakfasts at La Locanda, dinners at Summer Pavilion, Arabesque, Beach Shack, or EAU Bar, and a special welcome amenity for kids. Families can choose from elegantly designed villas including Two Bedroom Water or Beach Pool Villas, or elevate their stay at The Ritz-Carlton Estate, a private beach residence with its own exclusive cove and sunset views.

Visit the website at or book your stay here.

Ultimate Summer Escape at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort 

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, situated on a private natural island in one of the destination’s most exclusive atolls, welcomes families for a luxurious summer getaway in the Maldives. Guests can explore the breathtaking surroundings, complemented by the resort’s distinctive design inspired by nearby marine life, including the atoll’s house reef. Along with The St. Regis Butler Service – a hallmark of the brand’s commitment to excellence – a dedicated St. Regis Butler is available to curate tailored experiences and meet every need of the guests. 

Exploring the Local Culture

Families can delve into local culture with thrilling expeditions on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni, from dolphin sightings to sunset fishing. The resort also offers marine conservation experiences through unique interactive classes and activities for both children and adults with the resident Marine Biologist. Adults can revel in luxurious amenities and exquisite dining experiences, while young travellers will find an abundance of excitement on the island. At the resort’s dedicated Children’s Club, children aged 4 to 12 can partake in yoga classes, painting, origami, and other creative crafts. Kid-friendly snacks and refreshing juices are available from the private dining menu. For teens ages 16 and older, the Socialite Club boasts an open-door recreation area with a variety of entertainment, including table tennis, foosball, billiards, and air hockey, as well as video and board games.

Families booking the ‘Ultimate Family Summer Escape’ package will enjoy a range of exclusive benefits, including a special welcome amenity for kids, daily breakfasts at ALBA, dinners at select restaurants, kid-sized luxuries like robes and treats, and complimentary access to the resort’s dedicated Children’s Club. Guests can choose from a variety of elegantly designed villas set amidst lush forest surroundings or with breathtaking ocean views, including the award-winning John Jacob Astor Estate, Caroline Astor Estate, Knickerbocker Villa, or Cesar Balsa Villa each featuring family-friendly amenities such as private plunge pools and state-of-the-art entertainment systems.

For more information, visit the website at or book your stay here.

Tropical Summer Fun at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa 

Nestled on Vagaru Island overlooking the azure waters of Shaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa invites guests to its multi-generational luxury resort for an immersive and eco-friendly holiday experience. Families can bask in the unspoiled beauty of the island’s pristine white beach, savour diverse dining experiences, and embark on daily excursions for diving, snorkelling, dolphin watching, and sunset fishing to explore the vibrant marine life. 

FAMiLY by JW™ Little Griffins Kids Club

Travelling with children is now even easier with FAMiLY by JW™ Little Griffins Kids Club. The club provides a captivating and educational environment for young adventurers on Vagaru Island. The club runs over 100 activities. This ranges from arts and crafts to cooking classes. Some of these activities are specially designed for the whole family to enjoy.

Fine Dining Experiences

Fine dining experiences can be elevated through bespoke destination dining services. This ranges from in-villa barbecue dinners and traditional Maldivian Malafaaiy dinners on the beach to a sublime eight-course interactive Indian fusion dinner in the hidden oasis of RIHA. The resort’s sustainability efforts are centred on the vibrant JW Garden, which sources fresh produce for creative cuisine. The JW Garden to Table concept celebrates locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a farm-to-table experience for eco-conscious travellers. This summer, guests can delight in a new vegan menu with innovative plant-based dishes. Explore dishes crafted from homegrown JW Garden ingredients, emphasizing sustainability and wellness.

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can immerse themselves in luxurious island living. Guests can explore the modern and spacious Duplex Overwater or Beach Pool Villa. Each of these villas features private pools and personalized Thakuru butler service. The package includes daily breakfasts at Aailaa and a choice between daily lunches or dinners at select restaurants. Additionally, guests will receive a welcome amenity for kids, a one-time 30-minute complimentary photography session. You can also get one printed photo and complimentary usage of non-motorized watersports throughout their stay.

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