Food and Travel

Maldives readies for new resort openings in 2018!

The Maldives government had promised of at least 50 new resort establishments under the administration of incumbent president Abdulla Yameen.

While more than 20 new resorts opened up last year, 24 new outlets are slated for their grand opening in 2018.

Some of the resorts slated for their official opening include some new additions to their existing chains of internationally renowned brands.

Here's a look at some of these anticipated new resorts that are slated for early opening;

Sirru Fenfushi

Developed at Shaviyani atoll Gaakoshibi, Sirru Fenfushi is a luxury island slip with 120 high-end villas. The outlet cost approximately USD 100 million dollar and is set for welcoming its first tourists on April, a month away.

The most noteworthy aspect of Sirru Fenfushi is the underwater sculpture museum - regarded as the planned main attraction of the resort.

Lux - Male' atoll

A renowned hotelier brand, Lux already enjoys servicing guests at one of their resorts in Maldives. The new addition to its chain, Lux - Male' atoll, boasts 67 penthouses with rooftop bars and swimming pools.

While the exact opening date is still a mystery, those who are on a keen lookout can expect a blissful vegetation and top-class service; the concept art is quite appealing as well!

Movenpick Kuredhivaru

You all have enjoyed seeing those utopian sci-fi movies with beautiful scenery and unbelievable abodes. Dreams do come true! And the Movenpick Kuredhivaru is created on the promise of delivering you just that.

Developed at Shaviyani atoll Kuredhivaru by Deep Ocean Technologies, Poland partnered up with Zen Resort at Kuredhivaru to deliver the first ever underwater hotel in the world - you can take that statement to home!

The resort has been developed on an estimated budget of USD 50 million. While the opening date evades any confirmation, it is expected to open up early this year.

The resort will be managed and operated by international hotelier brand Movenpick Hotels.

Baglioni Maldives

It's not just the pasta the Italians are good at, they run resorts pretty decently too.

Officially dubbed 'Baglioni Maldives' will be the first ever resort in the island nation by the Italian hotelier giant.

Developed at Dhaalu atoll Maagu, the island will consist of 99 beach and water villas stretching its slip. The resort will also boast three 870 square meter 'Presidentes Villas' designated for high-end visitors. These 3 villas will house a private pool in each of them with jacuzzis.

Baglioni Maldives will serve cuisines ranging from Japanese to International as well as Italian through its three distinct food outlets.

Carpe Diem Beach Resort

Yes indeed! Seize the day!

Developed at Raa atoll Huruvalhi the resort is slated for grand opening on June 2018. Under the tutelage famed local businessman Amir Mansoor, his Carpe Diem company promises to deliver a 115-pool villa resort with top-class service.

The resort rests 15 minutes away from Baa atoll - a UNESCO protected region in the Maldivian archipelago.

Kudadhoo Private Island

Some of us take privacy very seriously and more so when we are vacationing.

Kudadhoo Maldives Private Island by Huravalhi (also known as Kudadhoo Private Island) has moved inches close to its opening. A limited 15 over-water villas and an underwater restaurant - guaranteeing utmost privacy for the visitors.

The resort is regarded as the most luxurious private getaway ever developed in Maldives - so far! by the local hotelier group Huravalhi Maldives.

The exclusive villas come in single and double rooms with attached pools as well as with designated butler services - talk about class, eh?

Pullman Maamutaa

Enacted by Singapore's Kyong Hong partnered up with Prestige Investment, Pullman Maamutaa will deliver high-class hospitality services to vacationers, which boasts 120 luxury villas stretched across the island.

Centara Grand Muthaafushi

Biggest name in Thailand's resort industry, Centara is set to welcome more holidaymakers into its newest addition; the Centara Grand Muthaafushi - slated for a 2018 opening as well.

Floating cinema! Let that be enough for all of you to build the hype.

Boasting an underwater restaurant as well along with 24 in-land villas and 77 over-water villas. Other facilities include a Thai Spa and a Fitness Center. No need to fret about loosing your fitness regime after all.

Chatwal Maaga Maldives

American based Dream Hotels has invested in developing this luxury resort that holds 80 ultra-luxury villas, six beach villas and two presidential villas.

Hard-Rock Hotel Maldives

Developed at the reclaimed land of Emboodhoo, Male' atoll the Hard-Rock Hotel Maldives fall under a large scale integrated resort project will see a multitude of hotelier brands pulling up their structures on this large-stretch of land. Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives, slated to open October 1, 2018. As part of the Emboodhoo Lagoon project, the first integrated resort destination in the Maldives, the brand will work in collaboration with Singha Estate Public Company Limited, a leading Thailand-based development company.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives

And brace yourselves because the globally famous Hard-Rock Cafe' will add its newest member under the hotel's wing - making its much anticipated debut in Maldives.

Gran MeliĆ” Maldives

Gran MeliĆ” Maldives is developed by Arab Hotel Investments (AHI) at Thaa atoll boasting 95 private villas and three restaurants serving international cuisine.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Three interconnected islands - three hotels - one resort!

The universally famous Hilton Hotels owned Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts will operate this three island resort at the reclaimed land of Ithaafushi, which is slated for an early 2019 opening - patience can be a virtue, and these are the times to test it!

Each of the island will include 130 villas with a total of 10 food and beverage outlets including restaurants, cafes and bars.