NewsOctober 18, 2023

Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives Hosts Grand Opening Event

On October 13, 2023, Barcelo Whale Lagoon Maldives, the inaugural Maldivian jewel by Barceló Hotels & Resorts, hosted an unforgettable night to celebrate its grand debut. Located within the enchanting South Ari Atoll, the resort offers an exquisite blend of coral gardens, pristine white sands, and azure waters, ensuring an unparalleled haven for couples, families, and adventure seekers.

The grand opening was attended by numerous industry partners who enjoyed various activities. The evening began with a sunset cocktail party, setting the mood for the following gala dinner, featuring live music and a talented DJ. As the night unfolded, guests had the opportunity to mingle and immerse themselves in the celebratory atmosphere.


A new chapter in soft-club style hospitality, the exquisite Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives embarks on a journey of opulence, relaxation, and discovery in one of the world’s most coveted travel destinations. Nestled amid the ethereal beauty of the Maldives, the Barceló Whale Lagoon Resort is a sanctuary that harmoniously blends natural splendour with refined service. Delight in extensive water sports, including captivating encounters with whale sharks and majestic manta rays, while residing in one of the meticulously appointed 100 rooms. The resort showcases three enticing restaurants, a delightful snack bar, and three inviting bars, promising authentic gastronomic delights that satisfy the most discerning palates. Witness awe-inspiring sunsets from the vantage point of two expansive infinity pools or surrender to rejuvenating self-care treatments at the acclaimed Mandara Spa.

Barceló Hotel Group, the hotel division of the Barceló Group, is the 2nd largest chain in Spain and one of the top 30 in the world. It currently operates more than 280 4- and 5-star city and holiday hotels and more than 62,000 rooms, distributed in 25 countries and marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels. It is also part of the Crestline Hotels & Resorts group, an independent hotel company with 130 establishments.

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