Mandarin Oriental announces new Maldives resort

Mandarin Oriental announces new Maldives resort

The 34-hectare site is being developed by Dubai-based DAMAC Properties

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new resort on a private island in The Maldives, scheduled to open in 2025.

A 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé’s Velana International Airport, the resort is currently under development and will stretch across three private islands on Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Male Atoll.

The accommodation comprises 120 stand-alone villas made up of 56 overwater villas and 64 beachfront villas, including 10 branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental

Ranging in size from 200 to 1,000 square metres, the villas will be some of the largest in the market, each providing seclusion, with private pools and sweeping ocean views.

The Group states that it is working with a number of consultants to ensure best sustainability practises are followed in all stages of the development.


Six dining outlets, including three speciality restaurants and a sunset bar, will ensure guests have variety during their stay. In addition, “creative indoor and outdoor event space” will provide unique locations for meetings, social gatherings and weddings.

The resort’s spa will include 12 treatment suites, vitality pools, sauna and steam rooms and a beauty salon

Leisure activities will include a water sports and dive centre, tennis courts, both a kids’ and teens’ club, a swimming pool and numerous private coves and beaches to explore.

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