NewsJanuary 10, 2021

13 New Upcoming Resorts in Maldives You Need to Keep an Eye on

Over the years, developers and investors are bending their efforts to bring together some of the best properties – transforming Maldives into a must-visit luxury destination. With tourism moving forward post- pandemic, we now bring you the list of new upcoming resorts in Maldives you will definitely need to keep an eye out for.

Ranging from ultra-luxury to new brands, here is a list of the most anticipated upcoming resorts in the Maldives:


1. Cocogiri Island Resort – Vaavu Atoll 

Opening 1st March 2021, Cocogiri is an exclusive, boutique resort featuring 20 water villas and 20 beach villas on a private island ensuring the utmost tranquility for guests. A perfect setting for relaxation, exploration and rejuvenation. Whether you choose to relax in a swimming pool, swim in the crystal-clear blue ocean, sunbathe on the white sandy beaches or enjoy the serenity of Cocogiri’s spa and wellness centre, the resort promises to provide an unmatched luxurious experience.

2. Siyam World – Noonu Atoll 

Sun Siyam Resorts, the creators of the five-star multi-award-winning Iru Fushi, announced a brand-new chapter, with the launch of revolutionary concept resort Siyam World. Truly innovative and unlike anything the Maldives has ever seen, Siyam World is expected to open around March 2021 as the very first multi-experiential resort. Located on a stunning natural island nestled in the Noonu Atoll, encompassing 52 acres of breath-taking wonder, Siyam World is surrounded by a 1.5 km house reef that is teaming with wildlife and a diverse array of aquatic life.

3. Capella Maldives, Fari Islands – North Malé Atoll 

Capella Maldives finds synergy between authentic island life and the contemporary elements that make up the perfect escape from the every day. Designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Hong Kong based interior designer André Fu, all 57 villas and mansions located on land or over water, are immersed in the beauty of the surrounding lagoon.

4. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands – North Malé Atoll 

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives will be joining Marriott’s other stays including the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort and W Maldives, both American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts properties which are already dotted across the Maldives. The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is expected to range in size from one to three bedrooms, featuring the refined elegance and legendary service that define The Ritz-Carlton brand. The property is also expected to offer a choice of outstanding culinary venues serving an array of international and local cuisines, in addition to a full suite of fitness and recreational facilities including a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa.

5. Patina Maldives, Fari Islands – North Malé Atoll 

Patina Maldives, the second hotel at Fari Islands is designed by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and is set to open with 110 beach suites, beach villas, and water villas that each feel like they’re own private sanctuary. Restaurants at Patina Maldives will focus on healthy food and green practices, so expect lots of vegan options. In terms of relaxation, guests will be able to while away a day at one of the outdoor pools (they’ve got plans for a watsu pool), the spa, or watch a film under the stars at the open-air cinema.

The Fari Islands consists of three resorts; the Ritz-Carlton, Capella Maldives, and Patina Maldives in addition to the Fari Marina. The resorts are expected to make debut in Q2, 2021.

6. The Chedi Kuda Villingili – Male’ Atoll 

GHM has announced plans to launch The Chedi Kudavillingili, its first resort in the Maldives. The 99-villa property will feature 36 overwater villas, a 150-metre-long central pool and desirable proximity to the Malé International Airport, a 25-minute speedboat ride away. This mixed-use resort development is said to feature 36 overwater villas and a 150m-long central pool. The resort is shaped by a global team of design talents working closely with the GHM team. Maldivian architecture anchors the resort’s overarching aesthetic appeal, with complementary interior design and landscaping from Singapore and a lighting scheme from the USA.

7. Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa – Lhaviyani Atoll 

Marriott International’s Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa will make its debut in February 2021. Nestled on the island of Thilamaafushi, set in a picturesque corner of Lhaviyani Atoll, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is a scenic 35-minute seaplane journey over the sparkling atolls. Choose from 6 culinary experiences featuring a mix of global cuisines. Discover more than 50 dive sites bursting with coral reefs and marine life. Experience the thrill of snorkeling the atoll’s iconic shipyard wrecks and swimming with pods of Manta Rays. Children will enjoy its Le Meridien Family concept, an immersive world where tinkering and exploring are celebrated.

8. Madifushi Private Island – Meemu Atoll 

Naturally born 16-hector island is nestled in the Meemu Atoll, renowned for its abundant flora and fauna, including swimming with whale sharks and manta rays to sailing with dolphins at sunset, the resort is reached by 35-minutes picturesque seaplane flight over the atolls.

9. Tolarno Maldives Kunaavashi Resort – Vaavu atoll 

La Vie Hotels & Resort’s first Maldivian property – Tolarno Maldives Kunaavashi Resort was to make its debut late 2020 is located at Maldives’ best diving destination – Vaavu atoll and is accessible by 10-minute seaplane ride or 1-hour speedboat journey. The resort is said to feature works from Maldives’ very own artists in the public area as well as at each of its 72 villas. Gastronomic indulgence can also be found in the island resort’s 5 distinctive food and beverage outlets.

10. Gran Meliá Huravee – Thaa Atoll 

The Gran Meliá Maldives is located in Kalhudhiyafushi, Thaa Atoll, an idyllic location in Maldives. Thaa Atoll is located 40 minutes from Velana International Airport via speedboat, though a combination of a short seaplane and speedboat ride option is also available. The island hosts all the facilities while the villas are placed over the water. These guests facilities are organized in 2 branches given with a total of 100 villas compound by 48 double villas, 30 single villas, 12 beach villas, 6 familiar villas, 2 presidential suites and 1 private island villa for up to 12 guests.

11. Avani Fares Maldives Resort – Baa Atoll 

Located on Fares Island in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll renowned for its vibrant biodiversity from land to sea, Avani will debut late 2021 in the Indian Ocean country with 200 guest rooms and villas in this Eden for snorkellers and scuba enthusiasts.

12. Maniya Faru Resort – South Male’ Atoll 

Maniya Faru is being developed by Mahogany Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates Reethi Faru Resort in the northern Raa atoll. Located in South Male Atoll, the island of Maniya Faru will accommodate 110 villas along with all well-known services and facilities. Spacious seafront villas, the renowned a-la-carte lagoon restaurant set up as on Reethi Faru, and a stunning overwater spa are just a few of the features worth looking out for.

13. Zazz Escapes Maldives Resort – South Ari Atoll

Thailand’s Unicorn Hospitality is to make debut in the Maldives with the Zazz Escapes Maldives Resort in 2021. ZAZZ Island is an adult-focused beach resort, offering efficient, friendly service to a millennial-focused customer base coming from the leading cities. Located 35 mins seaplane ride away from Male International Airport or 1h 45 mins by speed boat, the resort is currently under construction.