The Maldives will welcome a variety of new hotels throughout 2018 and into early 2019, expanding its already well-established portfolio of luxury resorts.

To support the increasing number of tourists visiting the Maldives, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has pledged to open 50 new resorts within his five-year term, creating 18,000 new job opportunities.

Since 2013, 20 new resorts have already opened and following the opening of Fushifaru Maldives, Reethi Faru and Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort towards the end of 2017, hotly anticipated openings for 2018 and 2019 include Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa, the Italian-designed Baglioni Resort Maldives, ultra-luxurious Waldorf Astoria Maldives, LUX* North Malé Atoll, and four-star Oblu Select at Sangeli.

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts is to continue its ongoing expansion with the opening of another addition to its Maldives resort portfolio: Oblu Select at Sangeli. Opening on 1st July and located in Male Atoll, the four-star deluxe resort will feature 137 villas, positioned both along the beach and over the water. For newlyweds, the resort will also play host to exclusive overwater Honeymoon Pool Suites, situated in a separate sand bank within the Sangeli Lagoon and each providing skylight features and a private pool. Activities at the resort will include music and DJ nights, sunset fishing, daily kids’ activities, and facilities will include a full gymnasium and a recreation centre.