The Maldives, situated in the Indian Ocean’s warm, blue waters, promise the purest of beaches, pods of dolphins, romantic sunsets, and an incredible underwater world.
Every year, more five-star hotels have opened in the Maldives, each one vying to provide guests with an even more luxurious experience. Few island getaways can compete with the Maldives, and these new resorts that opened in 2021 and 2022 only add to its allure.
The top 5 newest resorts in the Maldives are listed below, and their youth is the ideal complement to the archipelago’s timeless character.
Newest Resorts in the Maldives
From the most expensive Maldives resorts to eco-friendly and plant-based options, these new resorts give the old ones a run for their money. Let’s take a look at some of the new resorts in the Maldives.
Patina Maldives, Fari Islands
Get one of the most fantastic massages you’ve ever received or enjoy an incredible lunch on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean – you won’t feel out of sorts when you’re at Patina Maldives. The island offers a truly magnificent experience while maintaining a very laid-back atmosphere.
Patina Maldives features 20 Fari Studios and 90 magnificently furnished beach and water villas with one, two, or three bedrooms, all created by famous Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27. You can choose the location and views of villas and studios. Studios are located on the outskirts of the bustling Fari Marina Village, while villas provide the best Maldives views at dawn or sunset. All radiate a cozy, rural simplicity.
The Patina Maldives has a hand-selected assortment of the finest cuisine that offers a novel experience where the finest ingredients and methods take center stage. Throughout your stay, you can sample a wide range of meals and beverages from the à la carte menu and the daily-changing breakfast buffet.
In addition to emphasizing environmentally friendly measures, including minimizing food waste and lowering carbon impact, Patina Maldives is a vendor of mindful gastronomy. The abundance of dining options—from robust Asian fare to international and Greek cuisine, including the establishments at the Fari Marina—fully embodies this attitude.
The focus at Patina Maldives is well-being. Among the amenities is a unique watsu pool for passive aquatic therapy, and high- and low-intensity exercise classes. Enjoy the expertise of highly trained consultants like a posture expert and a sleep therapist. There’s also biohacking and the use of curative and preventative remedies to achieve mental calm and restore balance.
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives
Look no further if you’re searching for a brand-new, elite 5-star Maldives resort. The breathtaking Alila Kothaifaru Maldives resort is situated in the picturesque Raa Atoll. It offers a rejuvenating blend of peace and discovery in a stunning location surrounded by the wonders of nature.
Each of the resort’s 44 beachfront villas and 36 overwater villas has a private pool and was created for true relaxation in harmony with nature. These roomy hideaways have modern interiors with calming color palettes and natural textures strategically placed to offer seclusion and comfort in a subtle, fashionable design.
Unexpectedly, you’ll find that the food is your favorite aspect of your trip to the Alila Kothaifaru Maldives. Prepare yourself for a gourmet adventure and the finest cuisine, courtesy of Chef Rohit Pushpavanam and the Seasalt team at Justus. Beyond the menus, the chefs will do their best to accommodate your requests, and if you have specific dietary requirements, they will be happy to tailor a meal for you.
Water activities are necessary for any trip to the Maldives. Enjoy stand-up paddling, kayaking, a romantic catamaran ride to a nearby sandbank with your captain, or take a stunning Maldives sunset cruise.
A trip to the well-known Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve is essential if you want to see one of the most incredible places to snorkel with reef manta rays, see surrounding sandbanks, or visit local islands. There is easy access from Alila Kothaifaru to Hanifaru Bay, even though Hanifaru is not in the same atoll.
Spa Alila has four double treatment suites perched just above the trees. Visitors can indulge in beauty rituals and revitalizing treatments that modernize age-old therapeutic practices and take advantage of natural ingredients. Additionally, you can take a free daily yoga class in the spa’s serene outdoor area.
The North Malé Atoll’s blue waters surround the all-villa luxury island resort of Jumeirah Maldives. This small resort has interiors with ocean-themed designs and eye-catching architecture. Its picture-perfect setting provides seclusion for private retreats for couples, a lovely island escape for friends and family, and fun excursions for the more adventurous traveler.
Each of the 67 two-story villas is a visual feast of nautical shapes and colors situated on the beach or over the ocean. Every rooftop villa elevates indoor-outdoor living to a new level of breezy sophistication, whether located on the beach or on stilts above the turquoise lagoon.
There are several options for dining, from the formally elegant to the opulently private. Everything from Asian dim sum and soup to freshly baked croissants, made-to-order waffles, and eggs is available at the breakfast buffet. It is simply amazing.
GLOW Restaurant and Bar is a hub for innovative cuisine from around the globe. The pinnacle of tailored taste is concealed in the magnificent chamber of Shimmers beach club, which offers a feet-in-the-sand sea breeze to carry you from day to night. Kayto leads you on a delectable voyage through Peru and Japan.
The island offers additional luxuries for visitors, including two swimming pools, a transparent overwater Talise Spa, a top-notch PADI diving facility, high-adrenaline Maldives water sports like cave diving and shipwreck diving, as well as the pinnacle of luxury with private yacht cruises.
Body scrubbing, massages, and aromatherapy bath routines are all included in the two-hour treatments at Talise Spa for couples, ensuring that you never miss a moment together. There is a treatment for every skin type, taste, and facial shape. With a Watsu session, you can release tension and stress.
Hilton Maldives Amingiri
The award-winning Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is a kid-friendly hideaway in the Maldives that is close to Malé International Airport. The all-villa 5-star resort is exclusive, offering a variety of thoughtful facilities that are brand-new to the archipelago.
The new resort introduces various concepts to the Maldives, including a rooftop club reserved exclusively for teenage guests, a cocktail lab, and a six-bedroom house. Hilton’s distinctive hospitality supports these unique services and excellent stays.
The villas, which embody a harmony of modern and traditional Maldivian elements, invite abundant natural light via their floor-to-ceiling windows. They emphasize a bright color scheme that reflects the warm tones of the sea and sky. Each has a private pool and alluring views of the blue lagoon nearby.
At the Hilton Maldives Amingiri, there are six dining establishments, each with a distinctive menu that ranges from delicious seafood to seaside BBQ. This dining experience celebrates sustainable seafood sourcing, aging techniques, and a food-upcycling approach. Feast at the all-day restaurant Habitat or the rustic Beach Shack with its feet-in-the-sand dining experience.
A wide range of reviving therapies and cleansing hammam procedures are available at Amingiri Spa, which promotes a profound sense of well-being. The spa offers massages for pregnant women, newlyweds, and couples in addition to facials, body washes, and hammam steaming.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
The Fari Islands are an archipelago with three top-notch hospitality brands, and The Ritz-Carlton Maldives is one of them. The North Malé Atoll’s 5-star resort is surrounded by white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and coral reefs teeming with marine life.
The Sangu horn, which was historically blown in island villages to signal an arrival or important news, is used to welcome visitors when they arrive. The Aris Meeha, who receives visitors in Dhivehi, will serve a welcome beverage made from native screw pine, an exotic fruit rich in nutrients.
All the guest luxury villas at The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Island, are ocean-inspired and perched above vivid azure waters or tucked away in secluded coves with white sand beaches. Lagoon Pool Villas are dispersed along the island’s periphery.
Each guest villa features indoor and outdoor areas, a private pool with a view of the ocean, a sundeck, and an ensuite bathroom. Each villa also has a personal Aris Meeha, a contemporary butler who serves as the visitors’ closest confidante while on the islands and takes care of every aspect of their stay.
The hotel’s thriving culinary scene, which unfolds across seven restaurants and two bars on a dedicated Culinary Island, reflects the absorption of local cultures. The chef’s staff collaborates closely with local fishermen to supply guests with the freshest fish, seafood, and well-known local lobsters and to ensure that the fish are caught sustainably. Fresh vegetables and herbs are grown in the resort’s organic garden.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives encourages you to discover the island nation above and below the water’s surface with luxurious spa services, aquatic excursions, romantic beach lunches, and family vacation memories built in the sun. Swim with sharks, turtles, and reef fish by diving into the water; alternatively, stay afloat by canoeing, kayaking, or windsurfing.
The treatments at the spa range from various standard massages and body and skincare procedures to the Bamford Ultimate Signature Treatment. This unique wellness experience blends focused ancient techniques intended to enhance general well-being.
Final Thoughts on the New Maldives Resorts
With all these fantastic possibilities, it can be challenging to select one among the best resorts in the Maldives. We recommend trying one of these new resorts to expand your horizon and experience something completely different. You can be confident that all resort restaurants will provide halal food because the Maldives is an Islamic nation.
When you’ve selected the ideal resort, consider looking through this Maldives domestic travel guide.