Discover the Best New Resorts in the Maldives!
Imagine yourself on white sandy beaches, surrounded by endless shades of mesmerising blue waters, sipping on a coconut in the comfort of your very own private villa. Welcome to the Maldives, where dreams become reality!
Allow us to transport you to this tropical haven as we present The Asia Collective’s carefully curated selection of the Best New Resorts in the Maldives. Your dream holiday is just a flight away!
BEST NEW RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES – NEW LUXURY RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES
Getting there: 45 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport
Oaga Art Resort Maldives is an upscale establishment in the unspoiled North Male Atoll within the Maldives. This idyllic retreat is enveloped by crystalline waters, pristine white sandy shores, and lush greenery. Guests have access to an array of activities and amenities, ranging from snorkelling and diving adventures to rejuvenating yoga sessions and spa indulgences.
At the heart of the resort, Raa Baa, the main bar and pool, boasts the Maldives’ largest hand-painted mural pool, showcasing local artistic talent. Over 300 hand-painted murals adorn the island, from walls to tables and chairs, creating a vibrant artistic atmosphere. The resort’s All-Inclusive plan includes Creative Expression (art) classes, Take Notes (music) sessions, Thashibari In-Villa Dining, floating meals, a variety of excursions, motorised watersports, and more. The main restaurant, Kaa Kada, draws inspiration from the comfort of street food, ensuring your culinary journey is just as memorable.
- Prices for Oaga Art Resort, one of the best new resorts in the Maldives start from US $600++ per night. Click for more details.
Getting there: 30-minute domestic plane (or seaplane) from Male International Airport to Ifuru Domestic Airport
Amari Raaya Maldives embodies luxury and celebrates life’s treasured moments. This recently established resort provides an inviting haven of warmth, comfort, and unparalleled experiences amidst a tropical paradise. Its 187 meticulously designed guest rooms and villas serve as serene retreats, with options ranging from private beachfront villas to overwater pool villas, all offering breathtaking views of Raa Atoll waters.
The resort boasts a delightful array of dining experiences across eight distinct restaurants, skillfully fusing Thai, Asian, Maldivian, and international cuisines. Dive alongside PADI instructors, partake in thrilling water sports to explore marine life and lush flora, or engage in various land activities, including poolside relaxation, fitness, mini-golf, paddle tennis, and ascending to a panoramic-view watchtower. Families can also indulge in hot spring baths and make lasting memories at the resort’s Kids Club.
- Prices for Amari Raaya Maldives, one of the best new resorts in the Maldives start from US $420++ per night. Click for more details.
Getting there: 12 km away from Dharavandhoo Airport
Ranked among the top 3 resorts globally and recognised as the premier destination in the Indian Ocean by Condé Nast Traveller readers in 2020, The Nautilus stands as the ultimate luxury bohemian retreat within the Maldives. This exceptionally personalised and profoundly private island resort boasts 26 beach and ocean houses, each meticulously designed to cater to your every need, nestled in the heart of Baa Atoll—a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
At The Nautilus, dining is an exhilarating adventure, defying convention to craft exclusive culinary journeys tailored exclusively for you. The resort’s Solasta Spa creates personalised wellness programs and daily rituals that rejuvenate, pamper, and protect, enhanced by the use of organic products from Maison Caulières and Omorovicza. The Nautilus transcends boundaries, liberating you from the constraints of time and stress, providing a sanctuary for letting go and embracing the simple joy of being.
- Prices for The Nautilus Maldives, one of the best new resorts in the Maldives start from US $700++ per night. Click for more details.
Getting there: 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport
Madifushi Private Island is a nature-centric paradise, an untouched coastal retreat where the beauty of crystal blue waters harmoniously blends with rich natural seagrasses, vibrant corals, and thriving wildlife. From the moment you disembark from the seaplane, an extraordinary experience unfolds. Modern amenities, 5-star international cuisine and the finest spa treatments await your indulgence.
Madifushi Private Island boasts 80 beach and overwater villas, each featuring a private pool and access to the palm-fringed shore or the mesmerising Indian Ocean, offering enchanting sunset or sunrise views. Culinary delights abound with diverse dining options, from beachfront bites to intimate in-villa experiences. Bluefin tantalises with exquisite global cuisine, while Fahrenheit specialises in mouthwatering steakhouse grills. Guests can visit the Splash Bar or the Mojito Bar for those sparkling island refreshments.
- Prices for Madifushi Private Island, one of the best new resorts in the Maldives start from US $700++ per night. Click for more details.
Getting there: 40 minutes speedboat from Velana International Airport
Nestled in the North Malé Atoll, Joy Island Maldives is a nine-hectare island boasting a stunning white sandy beach, incredible coral reefs, and a turquoise lagoon, making it a perfect paradise. The resort offers 151 villas on the beach and in the lagoon, providing outstanding accommodation for both couples and families. Dining options include several restaurants and bars serving delicious international cuisine, with a specialty pizza restaurant, Il Basilico, for added variety.
For those seeking adventure, Joy Island offers a range of sports facilities and activities, including a PADI diving center, tennis courts, daily boat excursions, and snorkelling in magnificent reefs. The Dream Spa provides a serene escape with a variety of therapeutic treatments and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Shaped like a butterfly, the resort’s contemporary design complements its natural surroundings, with authentic Maldivian influences throughout.
- Prices for Joy Island, one of the best new resorts in the Maldives start from US $700++ per night. Click for more details.
Getting there: 38 minutes away from Dharavandhoo Airport
Crown & Champa Resorts proudly presents Jawakara Islands Maldives, their 5-star luxury private island boasting 290 villas. Located in the unexplored region of the Lhaviyani Atoll, Jawakara Islands offer an abundance of diverse marine life. Privacy is guaranteed through the renowned ‘One Island-One Resort’ concept. However, a 700-meter bridge over the Jawakara House Reef connects Mabin and Dheru Islands, providing guests with a unique combination of both experiences.
Jawakara Islands Maldives offers a blend of traditional Maldivian luxury with a modern twist. Surrounded by lush plantations, soft white sandy beaches, and serene coral lagoons, the resort allows you to unwind with your loved ones in pure bliss. Guests can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences across six restaurants and unwind at their choice of six bars and two spas. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the two infinity swimming pools, a kid’s pool, turf courts for football, padel tennis, tennis, and badminton.
- Jawakara is open for reservations from October 2023.
- Prices for Jawakara, one of the best new resorts in the Maldives start from US $3,500++ per night. Click for more details.
Getting there: 18 minutes away from Ifuru Domestic Airport
Welcome to the Emerald Maldives, a new 5-star deluxe All-Inclusive resort and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Located on the Raa Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives archipelago, this resort is surrounded by 1.5 km of soft white sand, on a lush private 20 hectare island and features 120 villas, 60 of which are located on the island and 60 directly on the sea.
Built to blend in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment, Emerald Maldives uses materials such as bamboo, natural stones and Langhi Langhi leaves that focus on energy efficiency and environment preservation. The resort combines tropical atmospheres with modern design, creating atmospheres of natural and informal elegance, offering the ideal setting for guests to build new and memorable experiences.
- Prices for Emerald Maldives, one of the best new resorts in the Maldives start from US $700++ per night. Click for more details.
Getting there: 41 minutes from Male International Airport
Introducing NOOE Maldives Kunaavashi by La Vie Hotels & Resorts! Nestled within the azure embrace of the Indian Ocean, Nooe Maldives stands as a sanctuary of elegance and seclusion, embodying the epitome of luxury. The boutique resort, discreetly positioned on its private island, exudes an aura of exclusivity and unparalleled beauty, where guests can marvel at the marine life from their private decks or glass-floored lounges.
You will experience a new way of life with NOOE, where the lobby buzzes with energy, the pools transform into day clubs and the gyms inspire big smiles. Gourmet enthusiasts will delight in the resort’s world-class restaurants that tantalise taste buds with a fusion of Maldivian flavours and international delicacies. The resort further pampers guests with a range of bespoke experiences, including rejuvenating spa treatments, thrilling water sports and curated excursions to explore the wonders of the Maldives.
- Prices for NOOE Maldives, one of the best new resorts in the Maldives start from US $500++ per night. Click for more details.
NEW RESORTS COMING TO THE MALDIVES IN 2024
Beautifully bespoke, loyal lovers of Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani will experience a fresh new wave of personalised hospitality at Soneva Secret 2024, located in Maldives’ Haa Dhaalu Atoll. The barefoot paradise will present the ultimate in privacy and seclusion, where the beauty of nature abounds.
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