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Maldives Resorts Reopening on October 2020

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As travel restrictions around the globe eases, resorts in the Maldives are reopening their doors to guests once again.

Maldives resorts have set the bar high since border reopening (on 15th July 2020) with innovative ways for holidaymakers to enjoy their stay in paradise. The country has taken extensive measures to provide travelers a stress-free and safe holiday at the sunny side of life. As major airlines recommence operations to the island nation and travel restrictions around the globe eases, resorts in the Maldives are reopening their doors to guests once again. Here’s a list of Maldives resorts (that are officially confirmed) reopening this October 2020.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort – 1st October 2020

At Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, adventures await across silvery sands, at sea, and below the water’s surface. Choose between running into the surf from your beach pool villa, or jump straight into the lagoon from your overwater suite. Furthermore, guests can surf, dive, picnic on a deserted island, then return to relax at the overwater spa and treat themselves to a gastronomic journey!

Private dining at Anantara Dhigu Maldives
Private dining at Anantara Dhigu Maldives
Image: Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort – 1st October 2020

The dedicated luxury travel connoisseurs of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo are on hand to tailor the trip of a lifetime for discerning guests. Meanwhile, ahead of the reopening, the idyllic Meradhoo revealed a retreat that will provide the ultimate hideaway for those who want to relax in unparalleled style; the Raffles Royal Residence.

South Palm Resort, Maldives – 1st October 2020

South Palm Resort Maldives offers high-quality room facilities in the transportation hub, beaches district of Maldives. With the resort’s convenient location, South Palm offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. Additionally, the resort is a popular choice for both business and leisure travelers.

Naladhu Private Island Maldives – 1st October 2020

Naladhu Private Island Maldives boasts 20 timelessly elegant houses, each a spacious sanctuary with a private swimming pool. The resort was also named the Best resort in the Indian Ocean for three years in a row. To make guests’ stay even more memorable, Naladhu offers 24-hour dedicated butler service, private dining and in-house spa journeys.

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort – 1st October 2020

Nestled within the crystal waters of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers guests complete privacy and intimate luxury. With exquisite over-water bungalows, innovative Maldivian cuisine, rejuvenating Navasana Spa, reef adventure and stunning sea life, guests are showered with uncompromising Outrigger hospitality.

Image: Outrigger Konotta Maldives

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort – 1st October 2020

Luxury all-inclusive Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort features 2 exclusive underwater suites, 6 dining venues, and is one of the best fitness retreats in Maldives. Furthermore, fitness enthusiasts should not miss the resort’s Fit Trail island jogging track, beach boot-camp Raaveriya Workout experience, yoga session, and nature walks.

Kuramathi Maldives – 1st October 2020

Kuramathi Maldives presents an excellent range of rooms which has something suitable for everyone. Whether it’s for a romantic getaway or for an adventure seeker, the resort is an ideal location for holidaymakers. Kuramathi Maldives offers the opportunity for families, couples, and friends to enjoy their holiday filled with exciting beach, water, and undersea activities.

The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives – 1st October 2020

St. Regis Vommuli Resort offers 77 inspired accommodations options. Meanwhile, a vast range of delightful dining venues is available at the resort. For its reopening, Vommuli Resort has launched Signature Floating Dining Rituals to offer guests an elevated level of privacy. Moreover, guests can indulge in a gastronomic journey, while they take a dip in their very own private plunge pool. Likewise, holidaymakers can also enjoy an opulent starlight dinner set along the beach to an unparalleled toes-in-the-sand cinema and dining experience, and much more.

Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool
Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool
Image: St. Regis Vommuli Resort

Niyama Private Islands, Maldives – 1st October 2020

Nature’s playground – Niyama Private Islands is the only luxury surf resort in the Maldives. Niyama has waves breaking right onto the shore at its own Vodi Point. the resort also boasts over-water ocean havens with plenty of space to chill, play, or both!

Baros Maldives – 1st October 2020

The award-winning boutique resort, Baros Maldives will reopen on 1st October 2020 along with its new ‘Baros Residence’ villas. These new villas promise guests with uninterrupted privacy, space as well as more room amenities. Differing from other resorts, Baros Maldives spent decades fine-tuning its services and cultivating its environment, making it a legendary resort since its official opening in 1973.

Reethi Faru Resort – 1st October 2020

Reethi Faru Resort opens with new additions as well, including a Deluxe Beach Pool Villa. The new Deluxe Beach Pool Villas have uninterrupted views on the Indian Ocean as well as is equipped with a private pool next to the terrace. The resort is also facilitating PCR testing for those guests with this compulsory requirement.

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa – 1st October 2020

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is a sanctuary of scenic luxury boasting overwater and beach accommodation options. Furthermore, a wide variety of activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and sailing is available at the resort. Rejuvenating beauty, massage, or wellness therapy can also be enjoyed at JW Marriott’s luxury spa.

Kandolhu Island Maldives – 1st October 2020

Kandolhu Maldives is the home to one of the most colorful and lively house reefs in the Maldives. For its reopening, the resort’s operator Universal Resorts announced extensive safety measures in order to ensure guests can fully enjoy their holidays.

Vilu Bar at Kandolhu
Image: Kandolhu Maldives

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives – 1st October 2020

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives is a pristine sanctuary and tropical oasis nestled in the undisturbed Noonu Atoll. The resort boasts 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites, and also three beach spa pool residences. Likewise, true to its reputation, Mövenpick also features mouth-watering cuisine at three restaurants alongside stunning vistas of the Indian Ocean.

Amari Havodda Maldives – 1st October 2020

Amari Havodda Maldives features 120 luxury villas with 60 beach villas and 60 over-water villas. Spaces at the resort complement thoughtfully designed comforting home-from-home experience. Furthermore, the resort features added touches to the décor to showcase modern craftsmanship at every turn – a contemporary re-imagining of the traditional Maldivian home.

Malahini Kuda Bandos – 1st October 2020

Malahini Kuda Bandos is nestled only 10 minutes from Velana International Airport. The understated rooms at the resort provide complimentary Wi-Fi, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Alternatively, upgraded rooms add TVs, sofabeds, terraces, and/or ocean views. Furthermore, beachfront bungalows have outdoor, rainfall showers.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa – 1st October 2020

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is situated on the private island of Furanafushi. The resort is within close proximity to the airport, with a 15-minute speedboat ride away from the main Velana International Airport. Meanwhile, Marriott Bonvoy members can currently enjoy up to 20% discount until 30th September 2020, for stays till 30 June 2021 at Sheraton Maldives.

W Maldives – 1st October 2020

The luxury 5-star W Maldives sets the stage to fuel guests’ lust for life. Spacious villas at the resort offer either direct beach, reef, or ocean access and come with a private plunge pool. Meanwhile, relaxation can be found at AWAY Spa at W Maldives, which has a menu of massage, Ayurvedic, facial treatments, and much more.

Image: W Maldives

Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas – 30th October 2020

Offering a luxurious paradise experience, Diamonds Athuruga, an all Inclusive paradise, features spacious villas, a spa offering Ayurvedic treatments, and a dive center. Furthermore. The luxury resort is just a 20-minute scenic seaplane flight from Malé International Airport.

Without a doubt, some of the most popular resorts in the Maldives are reopening this October. The island archipelago also announced to restart guesthouse operations on 15th October 2020. Above all, a safe holiday experience is definitely guaranteed in the Maldives with natural isolation and the extensive measures in place.

Feature image by Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
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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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