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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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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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