2019 is gearing up to be an exciting year in travel-world, with plenty of fantastic hotels and resorts opening their doors to the public. Searching for the hottest new place to stay? Just dreaming of getting away to somewhere unbelievably gorgeous for your next romantic escape? Add these fresh new offerings to your wish-list…
Snorkelling in crystalline waters, relaxing under a towering palm tree, wandering hand-in-hand along the beach – it's hard to resist daydreaming of a loved-up tropical island getaway. Seeking somewhere new and heavenly to escape to? We've gathered a collection of just-opened (and soon-to-be-opened) hideaways that are sure to impress...
There's certainly no shortage of glamorous resorts in the Maldives, but this newly opened offering really stands out for all the right reasons. Now available for bookings, the new LUX* North Male Atoll features a collection of 67 double-storey penthouse residences, each with their own private pool. Got your attention? We thought so.
Haven't yet made good on your fitness goals for 2019? This is sure to get you in your exercise gear. The super-luxe Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is now offering an Ultimate Wellness package, complete with special workout sessions and spa treatments. Get back to a fitness routine in paradise? Well, the setting sure helps.
If a wellness escape is high on your must-do list, here's another reason to visit the Maldives (as if you needed one). As part of its 'Master in Residence' programme, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa is partnering with UK wellness expert and adidas global ambassador Adrienne LDN to help guests achieve their goals.
Sugar-white beaches, crystalline waters, secluded isles and towering palms – the heavenly Maldives certainly boasts its fair share of charms. But there's more to do here than just relax by the pool, sipping on a cocktail (believe it or not). A wonderland for adventure-seekers and romantics alike, this postcard-perfect destination is brimming with unforgettable experiences...
Now's the time to start dreaming of a beach getaway, with Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announcing its impressive Cyber Sale. Offering couples up to 50% off accommodation at some of its most beautiful resorts around the world, the group invites couples to escape to paradise for less.
Honeymooners, luxury-lovers and romantics, there's a glamorous new Maldives resort to add to your must-visit list. The first Madlives hotel from accommodation group Westin Hotels & Resorts, the newly opened Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has us daydreaming of an island getaway. Well, even more than usual.
The Maldives certainly isn't lacking when it comes to amazing luxury escapes, but this new offering from wellness-focused Westin Hotels & Resorts has really caught our eye. Set to open in October 2018, the new Westin Maldives Mirianhoo Resort is – quite literally – made for couples seeking a romantic wellness getaway. Get out your resort gear and athleisure wear, people.
A luxury stay in the Maldives is already the perfect way to kick off a loved-up getaway, but now Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa is taking things to a whole new level. Featuring everything from starlit picnics to private lunch dates on a yacht moored on the Equator, the resort's new Romance in the Maldives and Proposal Experience offers are sure to fill your next holiday with once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Looking for a next-level way to celebrate a special occasion? The Maldives' super-luxe Coco Privé private island resort is throwing an extravagant three-day soirée to showcase all that it has to offer… and you can experience it all for yourselves. This is not a drill, people.
From Sri Lankan tea plantations to the wilds of Chile’s Patagonia, these seriously spectacular destinations are waiting for you to discover...
The Maldives isn't exactly lacking when it comes to luxury private island resorts, but this new offering has set a new standard. Introducing the new Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi from AccorHotels…
The Maldives is known for its overwater bars, but this has well and truly blown the rest, well, out of the water.
Possibly one of the world's most exclusive wateringholes, Anantara Kihavah's SKY features an overwater observatory (the first of its kind in the Maldives) and requires a private charter flight to get there. Yes, this is one seriously cool place to toast the sunset.
With more than 1,000 jewel-like islands scattered across the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, it’s no wonder the Maldives routinely crops up on bucket lists. Many of the islands remain uninhabited, but those occupied often boast single-island luxury resorts where you can explore and enjoy your own private paradise.
Our tropical paradise checklist may have been a big ask: peace and quiet, abundant reef life (turtles top of the list), great seafood, barefoot dining on the beach, and a private über-luxe villa with its own pool and direct reef access. But then, we were celebrating our 18th anniversary (of the day we met), so we wanted to do it right. Milaidhoo, a new, small (50-villa) luxury resort in the stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll in the Maldives, looked perfect.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels unveils exciting developments for LUX* South Ari Atoll, and the thrilling experience that awaits guests, upon its re-opening on the 1st September 2016.
It's tough competition in the Maldives with luxury accommodation options aplenty, so it's a particularly special honour to be named the best Luxury Hotel Brand in the Maldives – congratulations to Coco Collection!
A lovely new resort in the Maldives welcomed its first guests on 1 August. The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is an all-villa property comprising 21 Beach Pool Villas, eight two-bedroom Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas and an exquisite Presidential Villa.
Already offering four incredible dining destinations, Per Aquum in the Maldives has released their newest food attraction, Nest, consisting of Asian inspired dishes from Thailand, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and more.
Perhaps the ultimate luxury honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the world’s most exotic archipelago and has become a synonym for paradise. More than 90 of the country’s 1,190-odd islands house private resorts – here are five of our favourites…
The incredible, brand new Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is now ready for bookings, opening its doors on August 1, 2015.
Dollops of dreamy, creamy sand spooned over a shimmering jelly-blue sea; from the air the tiny islands of the Maldives are a mouthwatering sight. Closing in for landing over the swaying palm trees which help define this fabled and fabulous constellation always brings a shiver of anticipation (as do the seductive tendrils of overwater bungalows which have become de rigueur here). You are about to become a very, very spoiled castaway.
Legendary UK Photographer Paul Reiffer will be staying at Per AQUUM's Maldives properties NIYAMA and Huvafen Fushi from April 17 to April 25, taking private bookings.
Most couples dream of spending their honeymoon or anniversary in a dreamy bungalow, overlooking waters of such aquamarine clarity that sea life can be spotted from the hammock on your porch.
Luckily, these iconic, thatch roof-style bungalows exist in some of the most beautiful islands in the world. In both the Maldives and Tahiti, you can put your snorkel gear on and jump right off your porch.
Though many of these spots are a bit of a splurge, they're absolutely perfect for couples planning a celebratory holiday, and staying in one of these luxury villas will be an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy a fine romance on an island made for two; there are literally hundreds to choose from at this fabled Indian Ocean getaway.
If you must get shipwrecked, you might as well do it in style. So discovered Australian surfer Tony Hinde who was washed up on a heavenly North Malé Atoll shore in 1973, enroute to Africa, and never went home. He fell under the spell of both the local breaks and lifestyle, married a Maldivian woman, Zulfa, and set up a surf school.WhileTony was helping visitors master the shallow coral reefs, the buzz started building about the near-mythical appeal of the destination he had ‘discovered’.