The Marina @ CROSSROADS: Maldives’ first integrated lifestyle destination
CROSSROADS, the first integrated lifestyle destination in the Maldives, is set to open in early 2019.
The development by leading Thai developer Singha Estate sits at Emboodhoo Lagoon, just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport and capital Male. It presents a variety of offers, including dining, shopping, entertainments and leisure activities.
CROSSROADS Maldives will ultimately comprise nine islands, eight hotels and resorts, and a retail space of over 11,000 sqm, equipped with hotel guests’ own arrival jetties and inter-island water transportation. The Marina @ CROSSROADS welcomes visitors of all ages — both foreign and local — with its unique offerings being an upscale boardwalk, featuring a stylish dining experience, and hosting celebrity chefs and world-renowned DJs.
The integrated project will feature the Maldives’s first luxury yacht marina, the eponymous establishment of The Marina at CROSSROADS, which will host the guests’ private yachts and plays its role in redefining the Maldives’ tourism experience.
A wide range of world-renowned restaurants are set to open at The Marina @ CROSSROADS.
At Hard Rock Cafe Maldives, guests can enjoy authentic American cuisine amidst the ultimate rock atmosphere with 185 indoor and outdoor seats, and exclusive beach access, taking dining with a view to a whole new level. Hard Rock Cafe Maldives is a perfect getaway where holidaymakers come to eat and mingle, catering excellent food and music, including cocktails and handmade American classics. Flaunting an exclusive beachfront area with sunbeds, Hard Rock Cafe Maldives welcomes cozy gatherings and party events alike.
Cafe del Mar Maldives, the world-renowned beach club from Ibiza, offers an exclusive relax and dine experience, with an artful selection of food, drinks, and exquisite music in a setting surrounded by nature. Café del Mar Maldives boasts unique designs in a playful marriage of modern convenience, tropical intrigue, and Maldivian arts. The club caters to a great variety of tastes, from light snacks to special dinners, Woodfire Pizza and Gelato Bar, and specialty cocktails. With 300 poolside daybeds and 400 seats, the club will also have three private cabanas and a swim-up pool bar.
Two of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, owned by visionary chef and restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa, will take up residence at The Marina @ CROSSROADS — their first in the Maldives:
- Ministry of Crab: A true haven for crustacean fans that celebrates Sri Lankan crabs, ranging from 500g ‘Small’ crabs to 2kg ‘Crabzillas’.
- Nihonbashi: A renowned Japanese restaurant that has, for 23 years, served an extensive selection of fine Japanese cuisine, crafted from the highest quality Sri Lankan ingredients.
The Marina @ CROSSROADS will also feature a mix of top chain restaurants and luxury retail stores. These include: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, an American roast coffee and exotic tea chain; Cafe’ier, a local chic and comfortable space for special fresh roasted coffee; Saint Trop by Crepes & Co., a unique and timeless south of France cafe nestled in the heart of The Marina @ CROSSROADS; Kenny Rogers Roasters, a mid-casual dining restaurant that serves roast chicken with Kenny’s famous homemade recipe.
Retail stores will include Xerjoff Perfume, an Italian luxury perfumery, Divine Jewelry, and Souvenir shop. Puma, an athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories store, will also make an appearance, stocking limited edition, top of the line, and newest products.
“Singha Estate sees a great opportunity to open up new market segments by tapping into MICE travellers and family groups. Our project’s unique selling point as the first multi-island integrated destination and its full range offers of international restaurant and retail outlets will help CROSSROADS cater to the preferences of all visitors,” Thiti Thongbenjamas, Chief Operating Officer at CROSSROADS, said.
The Marina @ CROSSROADS embodies Singha Estate’s values for the expression of cultural identities and sustainability with the creation of the Maldives Discovery Centre, a unique cultural attraction with stunning designs that will showcase the charms of local arts and crafts, and empower local artists; the Marine Discovery Centre, a sea-life conservation hub that will spearhead world-class coral propagation activities, with a goal to become one of the largest coral conservation areas in the Maldives; the CROSSROADS Event Hall, a large multi-purpose venue, ideal for meetings or workshops, that can be hired for exclusive gatherings, dinners and celebrations, supported by a professional event planning and catering team; and the Diving Centre, organiser of water-based recreation activities and home to the Maldives’ first floatable water park and glass bottom submarine.
The development of the CROSSROADS project is set to redefine the Maldives’ vacation experience as the largest integrated leisure and recreation destination that will attract and captivate the international family-leisure markets to the Maldives.