Maldives Newsflash

The Biggest Integrated Tourism Project to Add New Hotel

By Jonathan Kearney
August 16, 2021
The Biggest Integrated Tourism Project to Add New Hotel

The Maldives’ first multi-island integrated leisure destination is to welcome a new luxury resort. SO Maldives is scheduled to open at Crossroads Maldives in 2023.

It will be the third resort to open at the multi-island leisure destination after Hilton’s SAii Lagoon and Hard Rock Hotel.

SO operators Accor have a portfolio of over 5,000 properties worldwide, include five resorts within the Maldives.

The SO brand is distinguished by the vibrancy and trend-setting style of its resorts.

SO Maldives will boast 80 luxury villas, including beachfront and over-water options.

SO guests will be able to look forward to designer interiors within an eclectic resort, nestled on a private island overlooking the Emboodhoo Lagoon.

Guests will also be able to access The Marina at Crossroads to discover boutiques, a diverse range of restaurants and a holistic spa and wellness centre.

Crossroads, which opened in 2019, is considered to be the largest tourism project in the history of the Maldives. Once complete, it is estimated the development will have cost approximately $800million.

Located within the Male' Atoll, Crossroads is located just a 15-minute speedboat ride from the Velana International Airport.

Children can enjoy Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Beach Club and Camp, where they can engage with the local culture and wildlife through activities such as craft classes.

The whole family is able to expand their knowledge of the breathtaking native wildlife at the Marine Discovery Centre and Maldives Discovery Centre. To explore further guests have the Watersports and Dive Centre on their doorstep.

Consisting of nine islands in the Emboodhoo Lagoon, Crossroads is also home to the largest yacht marina in the country and an oceanfront wedding venue and meeting space.

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