What’s Hot in the Maldives
Impossibly blue oceans, pristine white sands and barefoot luxury come as standard in the Maldives. And just when we thought that this destination couldn’t get any better we’re excited to add three new resorts to our collection of holidays in the Indian Ocean. Think sumptuous accommodations (outdoor bathrooms and private infinity pools anyone?) and unique experiences, from dining underwater to private island day trips. Surely it can’t get much better than this?
We’ve hand-picked our favourite newest 5* Maldives hotels that we’ll be checking out this year….
LUX* North Male Atoll
Opened in February 2019, LUX* North Male Atoll offers an unbelievable level of luxury. From its cutting edge design and abstract elegance, sublime LUX* ME Spa with overwater treatment villas and rooftop yoga, down to the surprise prizes found in messages in a bottle planted every morning at dawn, no detail is overlooked. But the defining feature that really elevates your stay – quite literally! – are the striking, spacious white-washed penthouse villas each with their own private plunge pool, extraordinary views over the lagoon and expansive rooftop sun deck.
Sun Aqua Iru Veli
Deliciously laid-back, Sun Aqua Iru Veli puts a fresh outlook on tropical island bliss. We love the villas’ sleek and spacious bathrooms that redefine indoor outdoor living leading out towards your private pool as well as the extensive list of inclusions that come with the ‘Sun Aqua Signature’ All Inclusive Package – think dolphin cruises, windsurfing lessons and a jet ski ride for a new perspective of the island! Plus, there’s a house reef mere metres away from you at all times teeming with colourful marine life that snorkellers and divers will not want to miss.
You & Me by Cocoon
The romantic and rustic You & Me by Cocoon – nestled on an exquisite adults-only private island in Raa Atoll – graced the shores of the Maldives just this month and is already making its way to the top of our honeymoon wish list! Quiet and secluded, this untouched corner is the perfect place to spend days relaxing on your private sun deck, savouring and marvelling as you dine underwater at H2O and sinking back into your choice of a hammock or lounge chair, beverage in hand, at Cheers Bar as you take in the live nightly entertainment. And if you’re looking for ultra-luxury, the You&Me Suite – a grand overwater villa complete with its own cinema, massage table, infinity pool, private gym and recreation room – will be your perfect fit.