Maldives to See Twelve New Resort Openings in 2022
After eight exciting openings this year, the Maldives is set to see the opening of twelve new properties in the upcoming year, an addition of 1572 rooms. With these new properties, the total number of registered resorts in Maldives is expected to reach 179 resorts. Most of these new openings are located in Male’ Atoll, followed by Raa Atoll and South Ari Atoll.
Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa
The 109 all-villa Hilton Maldives Amingiri is a family-friendly getaway in Male’ Atoll. This is the fourth resort under the Hilton’s portfolio of brands in the Maldives, joining Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton. The resort features six restaurants and bars, as well as a spa and wellness center and a pool. Hilton Amingiri is set to open in the second quarter of 2022.
Maniya Faru Resort
Located in South Male’ Atoll, the island of Maniya Faru will join sister property Reethi Faru Resort at the end of next year. The luxury resort features 110 seafront villas, an ala carte restaurant, and an overwater spa.
Amari Kudakurathu Maldives
With 200 keys, Amari is set to open its second resort in September 2022. Amari Kudakurathu is situated in the pristine Raa Atoll.
Madifushi Private Island
Madifushi is a 16-hectare nature centric island in Meemu Atoll boasting 200 rooms either set amongst the tropical flora and fauna, the beach or over-water. All villas and suites are complete with a terrace that leads to a private pool with access to the palm-fringed beach or perched over the Indian Ocean with either a sunset or sunrise view.
Avani + Fares Maldives
Making its debut in August 2022, Avani + Fares brings relaxed contemporary charm to one of the world’s dreamiest island destinations. Located in Baa Atoll, the resort is comprised of 200 guest rooms, including standard rooms and a selection of villas. Facilities include an all-day restaurant, a speciality restaurant, the Pantry designer deli, AvaniSpa, AvaniKids and a large swimming pool and pool bar.
Six Senses Kanuhura
The Six Senses brand will add Kanuhura in Lhaviyani atoll to their portfolio in late 2022. Six Senses Kanuhura will offer 80 private overwater, beach and spacious family villas offering sunset or sunrise views. Encompassing three private islands – two deserted neighbouring islands and Kanuhura itself – this laid-back retreat is the epitome of white sands, turquoise lagoons, lush tropical greenery and gently swaying palm trees to doze under.
Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa
Emerald Collection’s second property in the Maldives, Emerald Faarufushi is expected to open to guests on 1st May 2022. Located at the northern tip of Raa Atoll, the resort features 80 independent villas. A private dock leads to 39 Water Villas with Pool and three Superior Water Villas with Pool. There are also 27 Beach Villas, 10 of which are with private pools, along with 10 Family Beach Villas with Pool and one Presidential Beach Villa.
With a modern All-Inclusive Community Concept, Nova Maldives offers a laidback retreat in South Ari Atoll. Smart, playful, rooted and responsible, Nova Maldives embodies the very essence of the Pulse Hotels & Resorts brand, infusing genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology – not to mention a playful spirit. The resort features 76 villas in ten different categories. There are five restaurants and bars, Eskape Spa and a variety of recreational activities.
Oblu Select Lobigili
Opening in February 2022, Oblu Select Lobigili is an adults-only haven ideal for a chilled-out getaway. Lobigili translates from Dhivehi as ‘Island of Love.’ There are 68 vibrant chic beach and overwater villas and an underwater restaurant, Only Blu Underwater Restaurant. The unique, multi-sensory culinary journey features gourmet cuisine set against a colourful backdrop of marine life
OBLU Xperience Ailafushi
Oblu Xperience Ailafushi, opening in March 2022, is all about immersion in a free-spirited Maldivian vibe. In the local language of Dhivehi, ‘Aila’ means family and ‘Fushi’ means island. True to its name, this 268-villa resort brings a fresh, experiential environment where guests can enjoy an island escape. Guests can join a group Zumba class or book a 3D movie at The Dome, a futuristic 15-metre entertainment centre available from July 2022. Alternatively, they can choose to socialise with like-minded souls at La Promenade, offering exhilarating retail and café options, or experience alfresco dining at The Copper Pot Truck, offering fresh seafood.
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives
Opening early 2022, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives will offer guests serenity and adventure in Raa Atoll. Guests can enjoy spectacular sunrise or sunset views from one of the 80 beachfront and overwater villas or dive excursions to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
ZAZZ Island Maldives
Located in South Ari Atoll, ZAZZ Island Maldives is part of ZAZZ Escapes collection and is set to open in Q3 2022. The property is designed to take guests on a journey of discovery and fun – a choice to disconnect or share adventures while scene shifting back to nature, without giving up the human privileges of comfort and convenience. ZAZZ island offers a choice of six dining venues, a wellness centre and 101 overwater and beach villas.
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