Maldives’ new multi-island resort breaks ground

A groundbreaking ceremony has marked the start of construction of Emboodhoo Lagoon, conceived as “a multi-island integrated leisure and recreation destination resort” in the Maldives.

Developed and managed by Thailand-based Singha Estate, phase one of the US$311.5 million project comprises a three-island-resorts concept, with a core island Township offering F&B, retail, entertainment and recreational experiences.

When fully completed, the overall development will extend across nine islands and provide accommodations of 1,300 rooms and create over 5,000 jobs. The Emboodhoo Lagoon project will feature a 50-berth marina, the Café Del Mar beach club, a “new DNA” resort by Hard Rock International Hotel Group, and an upscale lifestyle resort with water villas.

As part of the overall project, Singha Estate will work with the local community and marine biologists to establish a Maldives cultural and Indian Ocean marine learning centre.

The Township and Phase One are scheduled to be complete by 3Q2018, while the second phase is set to complete within the next five years.

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