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SO/ Maldives breaks ground in paradise

The development of the 80-Villa resort is officially underway, with the statement luxury brand set to debut in 2023.

Ennismore is delighted to announce that work has officially begun on the development of SO/ Maldives, an 80-villa luxury resort set to debut in 2023. Executives from CROSSROADS Maldives and S Hotels & Resorts gathered for the ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the new destination located on the private third island of CROSSROADS Maldives, just 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé’s Velana International Airport.

SO/ Maldives brings together a statement collection of bespoke beachfront and over-water villas imagined by renowned designers, alongside a vibrant array of dining and entertainment experiences. Nestled on its own exclusive island overlooking the azure Emboodhoo Lagoon, SO/ Maldives is set to become a covetable destination for adventurous and sartorial socialisers, easily whisking them away for a few relaxed days in paradise, thanks to the resort’s convenient location near to the country’s international airport.

The luxury island of SO/ Maldives is designed to be explored. The resort’s speciality restaurant will serve up colourful Levantine cuisine, celebrating the atmosphere and aromatic flavours of an Arabian night, to be savoured against panoramic ocean views.

Poolside, guests can lounge by the Art-Deco inspired beach club and indulge in seasonal plant-based dishes. The vivid colour scheme and secret lawn is set to make it one of the most stylish places to be seen in the archipelagic state.

The traditional all-day-buffet concept has been replaced to give guests more bespoke culinary concepts. A chef’s table offers a more interactive dining experience, whilst perfectly framed open-air spaces with neutral terracotta palettes and rattan furniture allow guests to enjoy unforgettable evenings under the Maldivan skies. The resort also boasts an oceanfront wedding venue and well-dressed meeting spaces.

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