Mandarin Oriental signs first Maldives property

Aerial view of an island in the Maldives

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will be managing a new resort on a private island in The Maldives that is scheduled to open in 2025.

Currently under development, the 34-hectare resort will stretch across three private islands on Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Male Atoll, and can be accessed by a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male’s Velana international airport. The Group is working with a number of international consultants to ensure sustainability best practices are followed in all stages of the development.

Aerial view of an island in the Maldives

The accommodation will comprise 120 standalone villas, made up of 56 overwater villas and 64 beachfront villas, including 10 branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental. Villas will range in size from 200m2 to 1,000m2, and some will have private pools.

Guests will be able to choose from six dining outlets, including three speciality restaurants and a sunset bar. There will also be indoor and outdoor event spaces for corporate meetings or social gatherings.

Recreational activities include a watersports and dive centre, tennis courts, a kids and teens club, a swimming pool, and a spa comprising 12 treatment suites, vitality pools, sauna and steam rooms as well as a beauty salon.

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