Mandarin Oriental Private Island Resort Maldives
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will operate a new resort in the Maldives that will open in 2025 on a private island.
The resort is now under construction on three private islands on Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Male Atoll, and will be accessible via a 20-minute speedboat trip from Male’s Velana international airport.
The resort will be surrounded by white sand beaches and the vivid coral reefs that The Maldives is known for, providing a gorgeous setting from which to enjoy a variety of activities such as wellness and watersports.
There are 120 separate villas in all, with 56 overwater villas and 64 beachfront villas, as well as 10 branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental.
The villas, which will range in size from 200 to 1,000 square meters, will be among the largest on the market, offering exclusivity and solitude, as well as private pools and magnificent ocean views. The Group is collaborating with a variety of foreign specialists to guarantee that best practices for sustainability are followed throughout the development process.
“Mandarin Oriental is focused on developing its resort portfolio and has been looking to enter The Maldives for some time. This project represents the right opportunity for the Group”James Riley, Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Guests will have a variety of locations to choose from during their stay, with six dining options including three specialty restaurants and a sunset bar. Additionally, unique indoor and outdoor event spaces will be available for meetings, social events, and weddings.
The resort’s tropical gardens will be home to 12 treatment suites, vitality pools, saunas and steam rooms, as well as a beauty salon.
The Group’s trademark treatments and bespoke experiences will be provided by Mandarin Oriental’s skilled team of wellness practitioners.
“The DAMAC brand is synonymous with luxury products and service, and so we felt The Maldives was a perfect fit for us. DAMAC has extended its global footprint outside of the Middle East, from the UK to Canada, and we are thrilled to have reached The Maldives as well. We look forward to working with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to manage our new resort on this beautiful island.”Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC Group
A watersports and dive center, tennis courts, a kids and teens club, a swimming pool, and various secluded coves and beaches will be available for exploration.
DAMAC Properties, a division of Dubai-based DAMAC Group, is developing the 34-hectare site. DAMAC Group is one of the world’s leading luxury real estate developers.