CROSSROADS Maldives, the fully-integrated lifestyle destination and premier multi-island resort, is inviting the world’s travellers to rediscover the breath-taking beauty of the Maldives this high season with an extraordinary escape in the Indian Ocean.
First opened in 2019, CROSSROADS Maldives is home to an exceptional collection of recreational facilities, including internationally-branded five-star resorts, eclectic restaurants and lounges, world-class wellness, specialty shopping, cultural attractions, energising activities and a large marina, all surrounded by powder-soft sands, turquoise lagoons and shimmering seas. Located in the South Malé Atoll just 15 minutes from Velana International Airport, this is an outstanding destination for global explorers seeking a short or extended escape in paradise.
Travellers have a choice of two enticing places to stay, each nestled on its own exclusive island and blessed with pristine beaches and warm, shallow seas. SAii Lagoon Maldives is aimed at free-spirited couples, families and groups of fun-seeking friends, with a collection of bright and stylish rooms, suites and villas – including overwater rooms and pool villas – that blend contemporary design with natural textures and driftwood décor. Following a recent transformation, the resort has revealed a selection of new one-bedroom Junior Pool Suites, which feature stunning timber decks and mosaic-tiled pools, with direct access into the crystalline waters of the lagoon – perfect for couples and honeymooners.
The resort’s ocean-view infinity pool and fitness centre allow guests to refresh and recharge in paradise, while unique culinary concepts include Miss Olive Oyl, the vibrant Mediterranean seafood grill and bar, and Mr. Tomyam, which serves Thai-inspired cuisine with an open kitchen and outdoor decks. Rates start from USD 480 net per night per room.
Just across the idyllic Emboodhoo Lagoon, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is an upbeat international resort that showcases the spirit of this famous music-themed brand. The rooms, suites and villas – including overwater pool villas – are complemented by signature amenities such as the Hard Rock Cafe®, Body Rock® fitness centre, Rock Spa®, Rock Shop®, and diverse dining and entertainment experiences. The first Hard Rock hotel in the Indian Ocean, this iconic property combines tropical architecture and interiors with regionally-inspired music memorabilia to create unforgettable stays.
This creative resort recently embarked on its PINKTOBER campaign with a range of initiative to raise funds for the Maldives Cancer Society, including limited-edition merchandise, “Pretty in Pink” guestroom designs, special spa treatments and pink cocktails. Now, it is preparing for a fun-filled festive season, details of which will be revealed soon! Rates start from USD 660 net per night per room.
These two five-star resorts are directly connected to a wealth of world-class facilities at The Marina @ CROSSROADS, an 800-metre beach walk that is the heart and soul of CROSSROADS Maldives. Lined with cool cafés, refined restaurants, upmarket boutiques, a chilled-out beach club, serene spa, 30-berth yacht marina, multi-purpose event venue and kids’ club, this breath-taking destination has redefined tourism and hospitality in the Maldives.
Visitors can also learn all about the rich heritage of the archipelago, above and beneath the waves. The Maldives Discovery Centre allows all ages to uncover the country’s culture and see how local arts and crafts have shaped its unique identity. The Marine Discovery Centre meanwhile, is dedicated to protecting the Maldives’ precious underwater ecosystems through important initiatives such as coral propagation and breeding programmes.
It is little wonder that CROSSROADS Maldives has won multiple awards. This game-changing destination was recently presented with a SATA Gold Award for “Leading Yacht Marina Hotel/Resort”, while Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives were both honoured in the Maldives National Tourism Awards 2022. CROSSROADS Maldives previously won the “Best Leisure Development Maldives (Five-Star)” title at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021-2022.
“CROSSROADS Maldives is a destination within a destination that redefines the Maldivian tourism experience. This fully-integrated, multi-island retreat has introduced an exciting new element to the country: a fresh, lifestyle-oriented, culturally-sensitive approach that breathes new life and energy into the resort sector. Most importantly, its prime location in the South Malé Atoll, only 15 minutes by speedboat from the country’s main international gateway, opens up the Maldives to shorter stays and even weekend breaks, as well as longer vacations,” said Tolga Unan, Managing Director, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and CROSSROADS Marina.
CROSSROADS Maldives will continue to develop and expand in future. Currently under construction, SO/ Maldives will introduce a unique collection of beachfront and over-water villas, dramatic dining and audacious entertainment to the archipelago in 2023, marking the Maldivian debut of Accor’s five-star lifestyle brand.For more information about CROSSROADS Maldives and to book your winter break in paradise, visit crossroadsmaldives.com.