Introducing…the best new resorts in the Maldives

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We’ve been busy adding a number of excellent resorts in the Maldives to our portfolio, all of which have been visited by Jo on a recent island hopping trip around the atolls. Below is an introduction to each of these resorts, some of which have opened recently and others which are more established… read on to find out more!

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OZEN by Atmosphere

OZEN by Atmosphere is a member of the Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts group along with Atmosphere Kanifushi, OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli and the recently opened OBLU Select at Sangeli (see below). The resort is spread across two islands and offers a contemporary style that complements the natural surroundings. Accommodation is in spacious villas which line the beach or stretch out over the lagoon, many with a private plunge pool for added indulgence.

A highlight of the resort is the fantastic all-inclusive package which covers almost everything you might need, from a range of dining options to fantastic activities. A huge range of wines and spirits are included as well as the chance to dine in an underwater restaurant and complimentary spa treatments or scuba dives for longer stays. A trip to the new gin bar is highly recommended, where you’ll find an extensive selection of gins from around the world!

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OBLU Select at Sangeli

Another new addition to the Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts group and promising the same high standards as its sister properties, OBLU Select opened in July 2018. The all-inclusive resort offers beautiful, contemporary villas with huge bathrooms, some also boasting private plunge pools. The beach villas and the majority of the resort’s facilities are located on one island, with a walkway leading to the water villas and another smaller island where more facilities are found.

Dining options are fantastic and include a buffet restaurant with live cooking stations, a gourmet vegetarian option and a grill restaurant serving fresh seafood and meat. As well as all meals and drinks, the all-inclusive package also comprises live entertainment, a couple of excursions, access to the gymnasium and kids club, and a selection of non-motorised water sports. Further to this there are two swimming pools, a relaxing spa, an excellent water sports centre and a very good dive shop.

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Reethi Faru

Reethi Faru is the recently-opened sister property to the popular Reethi Beach. Occupying an idyllic island within Raa Atoll with a vibrant house reef, the resort is committed to conservation and minimising its impact on the local environment. Accommodation is in comfortable villas which have been built in a traditional style with conservation in mind, using locally sourced materials and furnishings in natural colours.

Facilities at the resort including nine restaurants and bars, a spa, an infinity pool overlooking the beach, a water sports centre and a PADI dive centre. The waters surrounding the island are fantastic for snorkelling and scuba diving, with courses available as well as excursions to nearby dive sites. With land-based activities including badminton, squash, tennis and much more, Reethi Faru is ideal for those who wish to stay active.

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Amari Havodda

Amari Havodda is a tranquil island which maintains a secluded feel, surrounded by a turquoise lagoon with a breath taking coral reef. Accommodation is in elegant yet simple villas, inspired by typical Maldivian architecture with light colours, high ceilings and open-air bathrooms.

The full board package includes meals at a beachfront buffet restaurant, while other dining options include a Japanese-themed grill restaurant and a pizza café. A highlight of the resort is the beautiful lagoon and vibrant house reef, allowing for fantastic snorkelling just off the beach. The water sports centre offers a range of activities from windsurfing to waterskiing, while other facilities include a beachfront infinity pool, an air-conditioned library with a selection of books and board games and a superb spa.

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The Residence Maldives

The Residence is a luxurious resort occupying a pristine island in a remote atoll, promising a truly Maldivian experience with outstanding service. Villas are colonial yet modern in style, all filled with light thanks to high ceilings and French windows that make the most of the stunning views.

Dining at the resort is exceptional, ranging from casual lunches at the poolside bar to fine dining at the overwater restaurant. Guests can spend their day relaxing on sumptuous daybeds by the beachfront infinity pool, taking part in complimentary non-motorised water sports or trying their hand at scuba diving. The resort is home to the only Spa by Clarins in the Maldives, an overwater facility with six separate treatment pavilions. There is also a great kids club offering a programme of daily activities, while two bedroom villas cater very well for families.

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Kihaa is an excellent resort with a homely feel and stunning natural surroundings, including expansive white sand beaches, a shallow turquoise lagoon and a colourful house reef. Villas are either hidden away amid tropical foliage, right on the beach or on stilts over the water, all furnished in a typically Maldivian style.

There is a great sense of space across the island, with comfortable daybeds and sun loungers dotted across the beaches as well as two stunning pool areas. The all-inclusive resort is home to two restaurants, two bars, a wine cellar and a tea house. Other facilities include an over-water spa, a complimentary kids club, a water sports centre and an exceptional dive centre. A highlight of the resort is its proximity to Hanifaru Bay, where visitors are often able to snorkel with manta rays and whale sharks – a very special experience!

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Finolhu is a chic and playful resort which allows guests to chill out or be adventurous. The all-inclusive resort is luxurious yet rustic, occupying a beautiful island with pristine beaches and a sandbank stretching over 1 kilometre into the turquoise lagoon. Accommodation is in spacious villas with vintage touches and sliding glass doors which allow guests to take in the tropical views.

At the heart of the resort is a sociable beach club where a poolside bar plays music throughout the day and evening entertainment includes live bands, DJs and pool parties. Dining options include a buffet restaurant with nightly themed dining, an over-water Chinese restaurant, a beachfront venue serving North African cuisine and a rustic shack on the sandbank serving fresh seafood.
Other facilities include a spa and wellness area, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a water sports centre and a PADI dive centre which runs regular trips to nearby Hanifaru Bay.

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Kandima is a unique lifestyle resort which is stylish yet playful, catering well for all ages and holiday styles. The spacious island is home to fantastic facilities including ten bars and restaurants, a fantastic spa, one of the longest swimming pools in the Maldives and one of the largest areas for children. There is also a marine biology centre, a dive centre and a water sports centre offering a variety of activities including regular snorkelling trips to the reef which is 5 minutes away by boat.

Accommodation is in studios and villas which line the beach, are set partly on the beach and partly over the water, or are on stilts over the lagoon. A wide range of dining venues offer everything from baked goods and market-style buffet dining to authentic yet modern Chinese cuisine and freshly grilled meat and fish.

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Sample package prices are based on two people sharing the lowest room type and include flights, transfers and the board basis mentioned. Prices are a guide only – contact us for a tailor made quotation. Conditions apply for all special offers. Offers are for new bookings only.

We offer fully bonded and protected holidays, whether booked with flights via our ATOL 5615 or for accommodation only holidays with our ABTA Y5401. This means you can rest assured that your Tropic Breeze holiday is safe and secure.

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