Not to be confused with Jumeirah Vittavelli, which closed this past spring (and was one of Travelbinger’s favorite resorts), Jumeirah Maldives on its own separate island will open October 2021. The all-villa luxury resort tucked away on the North Malé Atoll will offer 67 beach and over-water villas in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations. If it feels like just another luxury resort opening in the Maldives, the pictures show that Jumeirah Maldives is paradise within paradise, and guests can expect some amazing amenities and services.
Here are 5 things you can expect at Jumeirah Maldives.
1. Spacious villas
All 67 villas will have panoramic views of the Indian Ocean — and the villas start at a whopping 1,840 square feet. This ensures that Jumeirah Maldives’ villas are among the most spacious in the North Malé Atoll, and even all of Maldives. As a regular visitor to Maldives, we’ve stayed in villas at about 1,000 square feet, and size does matter in paradise.
Each villa features a private infinity pool and large roof-top terrace with a dedicated dining area.
2. Smart design
The interiors of the villas are flooded in natural light thanks to oversized windows that frame the white-sand beach or the ocean views. Textured walls, local artworks and handcrafts combined with Jumeirah Group’s signature luxury amenities and bedding, create a sense of purity and simplicity amid organic surroundings.
3. Elevated dining
Dining is a highlight in the Maldives, and travelers can find all type of exciting establishments, including underwater restaurants.
Jumeirah Maldives will offer both Mediterranean and Nikkei flavours, with two signature restaurants, Shimmers and Kayto.
For casual al fresco dining, Shimmers will feature Chef Roberto Rispoli’s smart cuisine with a resident DJ and regular live music performances for now. Live music and DJs traditionally don’t go hand in hand with Maldives (most visitors prefer the quiet sounds of nature), though more millennial travelers thrive on the entertainment. KAYTO, meanwhile, will offer guests an elevated dinner experience, with an open kitchen that will be the draw.
The best thing to do in Maldives is absolutely nothing at all, though it’s great to have an array of activities. Talise Spa will offer six overwater treatment rooms with a range of therapeutic and re-energising treatments. There will also be daily yoga classes.
Guests can also enjoy water sports, beach volleyball, billiards and tennis at the resort’s court location, as well as experiences like underwater photography, planting coconut trees and making coconut oil. A highlight for any guest stay is the unique submarine tour transporting them through the marine habitat, including night time tours.
5. Family friendly vibes
The resort will offer a splash waterpark and indoor play area for kids, while an outdoor cinema will screen family favourites beachside as well as blockbusters. Outdoor cinemas have grown in popularity in Maldives, due to watching great flicks under the stars (and there’s virtually nothing else to do at night).
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