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More Resorts In Maldives Opens its Doors From 01st of August

aerial view of Maldives resorts with over-water villas
Following the Maldives border reopening on 15th July 2020 a total of 22 properties have opened its doors on 1st August 2020.

Following the Maldives border reopening on 15th July 2020 additional properties have reopened its doors this August. A total of 21 properties have opened its doors on 1st August 2020. meanwhile, big names in the industry are also set to reopen their doors in the following weeks and months.

Properties opened on 1st August:

Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives is located just 35 minutes by seaplane from capital city Malé, and 10 minutes by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll. The resort boasts 94 villas and residences, along with three restaurants, two bars, the extensive OCEAN DIVE center, and Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa.

Sea Grill at Dusit Thani Maldives
Image: Dusit Thani Maldives

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives

Surrounded by a coral reef and white-sand beaches, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa offers a unique selection of accommodations ranging from private beach retreats and over-water villas to unique tropical tree house villas perched on the tree top canopy.

Hotel Jen by Shangri-La, Malé, Maldives

Boasting a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, JEN Maldives Malé by Shangri-La, provides free speedboat transfers from Velana International Airport, a 7-minute ride away. The hotel features high-end rooms and offers a spa and 24-hour café.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is a 5-star deluxe all-inclusive Resort located on the Raa Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives. Surrounded by 1.5 km of soft white sand, on a lush private 20 hectares island, the resort features 120 villas, 60 of which are located on the island and 60 directly on the sea.


Set among palm trees along a beach, the all-inclusive upscale resort, ROBINSON Club Noonu is accessible by a 45-minute seaplane journey from the main Velana International Airport.

Coco Bodu Hithi

Coco Bodu Hithi is an island paradise in an enchanting setting, where contemporary creature comforts blend stylishly with Maldivian themes. Surrounded by turquoise waters and ringed by white sandy beaches and coconut palms, guests are spoilt for choice with 100 stylish villas. All villas come with private pools, a diverse selection of premium dining options, a Coco Spa, extensive land and water-sport activities, as well as a portfolio of memorable ‘Uniquely Coco’ experiences.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is located in Baa Atoll, 124km from Velana international airport, and easily reached by a 30-minute seaplane flight or a domestic flight followed by a short speedboat ride. The resort captures tropical magic in abundance, beautifully balancing the island’s bountiful vegetation with the resort’s architectural charisma.

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is the first and one of the only two resorts to open in Laamu Atoll. The resort offers over-water villas or you can hide among the lush vegetation of a beachfront villa. Endless dining options awaits you at the resort with cuisines from all around the world. There are 3 restaurants (2 over water), plus a bar and an ice cream parlor at the resort.

One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah offers the ultimate holiday experience to those seeking the pinnacle of tropical luxury. Surrounded by the crystal blue waters, the ultra-luxury all-villa resort in the Maldives offers an unrivaled level of style, choice and personalized exploration.

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is located at a 55-minute domestic plane flight away from Velana International Airport. The resort boasts 43 Over-Water and 25 Beachfront villas with most villas offering breathtaking sunset views, and 20 villas with their own private pool.

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives is a 52-acre resort set in the heart of Noonu Atoll. The resort offers a range of stunning accommodation including breathtaking water villas, beach villas, and exclusive retreats.

Image: Sun Siyam Irufushi Maldives

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults-only retreat in North Male Atoll. All 140 villas (42-45 square metres) at the resort provide sensational ocean views and blend in with the island’s green interior. The resort offers Half Board, Full Board, and All-Inclusive meal plans in addition to a variety of dining options that include Thai, Italian, and Arabian restaurants.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

With the Ultimate All-Inclusive concept, guests’ stay at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is absolutely carefree. All meals, spa treatments, activities and water sports, daily excursions, and even diving are included in the package.

Bandos Maldives

Bandos Resort is ideally situated on North Male’ Atoll, just a 10-minute speed boat ride from Velana International Airport, which is 7 Km away. Bandos’ rooms and villas are surrounded by nature’s beauty, some featuring high thatched roofs or wooden décor.

Vakkaru Maldives

Vakkaru Maldives is a lush tropical habitat located within the crystal clear waters of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll. Keeping with the rustic charms of Maldivian culture, all 113 beach and over water villas and suites at the resort have an earthy yet elegant aesthetic, offering an incredible sense of space and stunning ocean views.

Fun Island Resort

Fun Island Resort is in South Male Atoll, a 45-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport. The resort features 2 dining options and affordable rooms with private balconies nestled within white sandy beaches.

Nika Island Resort

The beautiful 5-star Nika Island Resort & Spa, Maldives offers stand-alone beach or water villas surrounded by coral reefs. Nika represents “the Maldives that used to be”, the Idyll in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The resort is a perfect example of a boutique hotel that breaks the dynamics of big international brands that are reshaping the Maldivian hospitality industry.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

The luxury Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers a sophisticated and serene retreat just 30 minutes from Velana International Airport via the resort’s private yacht. Boasting 119 luxuriously appointed villas, each Villa is equipped with a pool and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean in its own private enclave.

Image: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

JOALI Maldives

Located on Muravandhoo island on the Raa Atoll in the northern Maldives, JOALI boasts 73 private beach and water villas and residences. Each villa is inspired by individual stories and designed to evoke this sensibility throughout.

Royal Island Resort

Situated in Baa Atoll, Royal Island Resort and Spa is a luxurious retreat and a haven of peace. Surrounded by tropical flora, the polished villas feature ocean-view decks, and wood-paneled walls and ceilings, plus flat-screens, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.

Sun Island Resort

Set on the private Nalaguraidhoo island Sun Island Resort accessible only by boat. the bright resort is surrounded by tropical gardens and tranquil white-sand beaches. Amenities at the resort include 5 restaurants, 6 bars and a spa. There’s also an outdoor pool with a kids’ area, as well as water sports, tennis and a gym.

Resorts have taken extensive measures and raised cleanliness standards accordingly with the regulations imposed. Likewise, the Maldives government has taken various precautionary steps to ensure travel safety for holidaymakers coming to the Maldives.

The naturally self-isolated Maldives is renowned to have some of the best resorts in the world. Tourists should have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility before arrival to the Maldives. Likewise, this is also required for processing visas. Similarly, guests traveling to the Maldives are provided a 30-day tourist visa for all nationalities. Hence, guests will not be subject to quarantine measures on arrival.

However, guests are required to submit any medical test results. Travelers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveler’s cost as well. A health declaration card will also be required as part of the procedure.

According to the Ministry of tourism, 23 resorts are set to reopen from September onward. In addition to that, 31 properties will open its doors from October onward. The Maldives’ one island, one resort concept, makes it a safe destination for travelers.

Feature image by LUX South Ari
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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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