The opening of SO/ Maldives, a sartorial getaway situated on a spotless private island and encircled by the Emboodhoo Lagoon, will take place in November. The hotel is only a 15-minute speedboat ride from Malé's Velana International Airport, and each of the 80 individually designed villas is set either immediately on its own stretch of white sand beach or on stilts above the lagoon. This perfectly marries unusual accessibility with exquisite privacy. The greatest in music, fashion, design, and art will be featured in the cultural programming, which is intended to offer a refreshing alternative to the typical resort all-day dining buffet. The ultimate exotic-island experience that will never go out of style can be had by adding an oh-so-chic spa.
The dramatic, structural design of SO/ Maldives was inspired by the artistry and theatricality of modern couture. The hotel's stunning over-water pavilion welcomes guests and establishes the aesthetic tone for the space with its clean lines, cool neutrals, and natural wood contrasted with vivid highlights and a sculptural, red-latticed central stairway. A striking antithesis to the island's lush natural flora, the hotel's distinctive walkways are framed by billowing textiles or architectural timber canopies that nod to the dramatic style of high fashion shows.
The 80 over-water and beachfront villas, which were developed in association with eminent artists and fashion designers, are an example of inclusive luxury and are ideal for everyone from young families and couples to groups of friends seeking unique adventures in this coveted corner of isolation. The collection, which is divided into eight categories, includes everything from the breathtaking 330 sqm three-bedroom ocean water pool Atelier to the cozy 238 sqm family beach pool villa with capsule, which includes amusing neighboring sleep pods for smaller visitors. Private pools and a priceless personalized concierge service provided by the hotel's guest experience hosts are included as standard amenities.
The hotel offers three different dining options, each with its own distinctive food-driven idea, which is the total opposite of the stodgy all-day dining buffet. The cuisine at destination restaurant Hadaba will showcase slow-cooked dishes and smoked delicacies, employing both local produce and the best Levantine ingredients and spices. The Citronelle Club is inspired by the flavors of Asia and serves up spice-filled dishes family style. For a more relaxed atmosphere, visitors can visit Lazuli, a beach bar and lounge that exudes Cote d'Azur beauty and charm. As the evenings get later, DJs and live music programming will be offered there.
The Wellness Camp, which is surrounded by beautiful vegetation, has specialized treatment rooms as well as a hammam, steam room, and a fully equipped gym. Those seeking a more natural workout can visit the watersports facility on the beach. While youths have their own designated place, The Zone, replete with games room and outdoor deck, families may take use of The Nest kids club, which is fully stocked with toys, games, and activities.
SO/ Maldives will establish roots on a paradisiacal private island characterized by sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters in the breathtaking Emboodhoo Lagoon inside the remarkable multi-island resort of CROSSROADS Maldives. Just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Malé's Velana International Airport, the "Golden Triangle" region offers world-class diving and snorkeling opportunities because to its abundance of unusual marine species.