Dubai’s Damac Group to operate Mandarin Oriental Maldives resort

Dubai’s Damac Group to operate Mandarin Oriental Maldives resort

Damac’s debut in the Maldives will launch in 2025

Damac Group has signed an agreement with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to operate its new resort on a cluster of private islands in The Maldives.

The announcement was made at ILTM – the International Luxury Travel Market – in Cannes, France. Work is currently underway on the project.

The Mandarin Oriental Bolidhuffaru Reef comprises 130 overwater and beachfront villas  as well as 10 branded residences. Ranging in size from 100 to 600 square metres, the villas will be among the largest in the market, each providing seclusion with private pools and ocean views.

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Wellness facilities will be located in the resort's tropical gardens and will include 12 treatment suites, vitality pools, sauna and steam rooms and a beauty salon. 

Onsite facilities will also include a choice of seven dining outlets, a dive centre, tennis courts, both a kids' and teens' club, a swimming pool and numerous private coves and beaches.


Damac Group chairman and founder Hussain Sajwani commented: "The Damac brand is synonymous with luxury products and service, and we felt the Maldives was a perfect location for us. 

"Damac has extended its global footprint outside of the Middle East, from the UK to Canada, and we are thrilled to have now reached The Maldives as well. We look forward to working with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to manage our new resort on this beautiful island." 

The resort stretches across three private islands on Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Male Atoll, accessed by a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male's Velana International Airport.

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