S Hotels & Resorts invites world to SAii Lagoon Maldives, opening summer 2019

S Hotels & Resorts is set to launch SAii Lagoon Maldives, the new island resort that will open its doors in summer 2019 as part of CROSSROADS Maldives, the largest integrated resort by the Indian Ocean.

A free-spirited tropical escape in the Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes from Velana International Airport by boat, SAii Lagoon Maldives is an irreverent and playful escape for couples, families and friends in search of a casual and captivating destination getaway. The resort’s design is stylish, eclectic and full of art and seafaring motifs to create fascinating and comfortable spaces where guests can relax.

The resort’s playful design ethos will be on show at Miss Olive Oyl, the poolside Mediterranean seafood grill and bar, and Mr Tomyam, a Thai fusion eatery with open kitchen and alfresco dining areas. Guests can also enjoy a range of water sports and wellness offerings, while discovering Maldivian cultural activities. This is all part of a personal journey that can be further tailored by creating your own bathroom amenities using natural ingredients from the resort’s Aroma Lab and custom-made kids pyjamas in rooms and creature comfort pillows.

Housing the Maldives’ first Café del Mar, the world-famous beach club brand, SAii Lagoon Maldives is also planning to host memorable beach parties in the Maldives in partnership with iconic international DJs.

SAii Lagoon Maldives will be closely linked to The Marina @CROSSROADS, a 30-berth marina with a wide variety of lifestyle offerings. This vibrant district will house many facilities, including the Junior Beach Club and Camp, the CROSSROADS Event Hall and Marine Discovery Centre, where marine biologists will teach guests about the resort’s conservation activities, including a Junior Coral Curator programme and clownfish release initiatives.

This eco hub reflects SAii Lagoon Maldives’ strong environmental ethos, which is also demonstrated in its design. The room and villa interiors balance organic materials with natural textiles, tropical colours and an abundance of daylight to create a low-impact, high-comfort sanctuaries. Each room features beautiful ocean views, a bathroom with a rain shower and a deck or balcony, while the beach and overwater villas promise truly exclusive experiences for families or friends.

Finally, SAii Lagoon Maldives has been created as a destination not only for international holidaymakers, but also as a place for transit travellers and local Maldivians to spend time with friends and families during the day.

Developed by Thailand’s leading property development firm Singha Estate, Crossroads spans nine islands in the Emboodhoo Lagoon and will have a plethora of dining, retail, entertainment, recreational and leisure-lifestyle offerings, including a 50-berth marina. The first integrated tourism destination in Maldives will be home to SAii Lagoon Maldives, the first Curio Collection by Hilton resort in the Maldives set exclusively on one of the islands within the destination, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives, the first development in the Maldives by world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand Hard Rock International.

With its close proximity of a 15-minute boat ride from the Maldives main Velana International Airport and capital Male, CROSSROADS aims to captivate leisure travellers and family markets with a development spanning nine islands, boasting 1,300 rooms and a retail space of over 11,000 square metres.

The project’s leisure and entertainment hub, The Marina @ Crossroads will house a variety of international restaurants, retail outlets, a world-class wellness spa, a Maldives Discovery Centre with coral preservation and coral propagation activities, a diving centre, a multi-purpose hall, a kids club, and a cultural centre. World-renowned partners at The Marina @ Crossroads include Hard Rock Café Maldives, Café del Mar, and two of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi.

The first phase of Crossroads is set to open in summer 2019 with The Marina @ Crossroads and two hotels — Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.

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