The Ennismore-operated all-villa resort is the third to open at Crossroads Maldives
S Hotels & Resorts PCL has launched SO/ Maldives operated by Ennismore.
Opened from 1 November 2023, the luxury lifestyle resort complements two existing five-star retreats at Crossroads Maldives, the Indian Ocean's first integrated multi-brand leisure destination.
SO/ Maldives joins SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives at Crossroads Maldives.
Nestled in the Kaafu Atoll and Emboodhoo Lagoon, this trio of retreats is connected to the wide range of facilities at The Marina @ Crossroads, which includes an 800-metre lifestyle area and beach walk lined with restaurants, bars, retail boutiques, wellness centres, water sports centres, kids' clubs and a 30-berth yacht marina and Marine Discovery Centre, dedicated to underwater conservation and education.
The development's focus on environmental preservation and sustainability is also reflected at SO/ Maldives where the roofs of the over-water villas and restaurants are topped with solar panels, allowing the resort to generate its own green energy.
In addition, recycled water, electric vehicles, eco-friendly bathroom amenities, and locally-sourced products are used throughout the resort, which has also eliminated all single-use plastics.
The collection of beachfront and over-water pool villas range from 120 to 330 square metres in size. The Dream Family Beach Villas feature private capsules for kids, while the two-storey, three-bedroom Ocean Water Pool Villa Atelier is ideal for larger families and groups of friends.
Part of the SO/ Hotels & Resorts brand, SO/ Maldives marks the group's debut in the country.
Opening rates start from U$950 per night. For more information, visit www.so-hotels.com/en/maldives