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More Resorts in Maldives to Open its Doors to Tourists In July

Ariel view of OO resorts in maldives.
The President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Salih announcing of the Border opening for 15th July. With more resorts announcing opening dates.

As the country moves further from the restrictions and since announcing of opening the border for tourists, more preparations has been undergoing to welcome tourists in aiming to achieve government’s ambitious target of 850,000 tourists for 2020. 

Maldives closed its border for tourists on 27th March 2020 as a precaution to control Covid19 spread within the country. Domestic airlines such as Flyme halted operations and some of the resorts were closed almost immediately with an opening date for July. However as the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Salih announcing of the Border opening for 15th July, more and more resorts have been sharing the news of opening the resort doors to guests. With it, the government also have shared a comprehensive guideline which was prepared with the industry stake holders and health experts to ensure health and safety will not be compromised with the tourist movements. 

Here is a list of operational resorts and recent opening announcements made by resorts and the Ministry of Tourism :

  1. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah ( In operation )
  2. Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru ( In operation )
  3. Lily Beach Resort ( In operation )
  4. LUX* North Male` Atoll ( In operation )
  5. Oblu By Atmosphere at Helengeli ( In operation )
  6. Soneva Fushi Resort ( In operation )
  7. Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives – Velavaru ( In operation )
  8. Velaa Private Island Maldives ( In operation )
  9. Olhuveli Beach & Spa  
  10. Cocoon Maldives  
  11. You & Me Maldives  
  12. Furaveri Maldives  
  13. Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives
  14. Amilla Fushi Maldives  
  15. Paradise Island Resort 
  16. Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives
  17. Ellaidhoo Maldives By Cinnamon
  18. Fihaalhohi Island Resort
  19. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
  20. Gangehi Island Resort
  21. Grand Park Kohdhipparu Maldives
  22. Hard Rock Hotel
  23. Kudafushi Resort & Spa
  24. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo
  25. Noku Maldives
  26. Oblu Select by Atmosphere at Sangeli
  27. Olhuvelhi Beach and Spa Maldives
  28. One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
  29. Rahaa Resort
  30. Saii Lagoon
  31. Soneva Jani
  32. Taj – Coral reef Resort & Spa
  33. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa
  34. The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah
  35. Twin Island Resort
  36. Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives – Ihuru
  37. Ayada Maldives
  38. Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru
  39. Constance Halaveli
  40. Dhiggiri Tourist Resort
  41. Raddison Blue Resort
  42. Varu Island Resort

While resorts are opening their doors to tourists, Airlines has been busy scheduling and pushing their updates of the newly added routes. As such, Etihad Airways added Maldives among its 15th New routes to fly from 16th of July.  Etihad Airways is expected to fly more than 40 destinations worldwide throughout July. 

Emirates also announced resuming Maldives routes from 16th July initially with 05 weekly flights to Male’. With Maldives route Emirates will be flying to 52 destinations in July which will allow passengers to conveniently connect from different parts of the world. 

Feature image by OOResorts

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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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