CROSSROADS Maldives – the archipelago’s first multi-island destination

CROSSROADS Maldives is an ambitious nine island project, set amongst the breathtaking South Malé Atoll and Emboodhoo Lagoon. With the recent opening of SO/ this new multi-island leisure destination is now complete, sheltering three beautiful resorts, a 30-berth quay, the legendary Hard Rock Cafe, and a multitude of other offerings…

aerial image of SOMaldives over-water bungalows

Embracing a fresh and innovative approach, every aspect of CROSSROADS Maldives – from resorts and dining to leisure, fashion and entertainment – is seamlessly blended into one destination. The concept is inspired by the Maldives’ maritime history as a waypoint at the centre of the world, and designed in the spirit of an island village where travellers can rest, recharge and reconnect.

aerial view of SAii Lagoon Maldives Curio Collection by Hilton

Image credit: SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton captures the essence of the Maldives with down to earth design, impeccable service and over fourteen dining destinations. Ideal for families, friends and free-spirited couples of all ages, this idyllic tropical resort is home to 198 bright and stylish rooms, including overwater villas and suites with pools and direct beach access. There are endless activities on offer, including cooking classes, henna art, sunrise yoga, kayaking and diving. SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection is also home to Lèn Be Well, the first free-standing double-story Maldives spa and wellness complex, offering everything from parent and child treatments, bespoke massages and intensive gold facials to sunset parasailing, dolphin cruises and a semi-submarine experience.

pool bar and pool surrounded by palm trees at The Elephant & The Butterfly Pool Bar

Image credit: Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Meanwhile, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives remains true to brand as a destination for for lovers of adventure and rock and roll. Staying true to its iconic identity with music flowing through every corner, the 178-villa resort offers signature Hard Rock Sound of Your Stay amenities, including an in-room menu of Fender guitars and even a water slide check-in experience. Unique activities include Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and aerial trapeze, all available as complimentary group sessions, alongside yoga, dance fitness and aqua aerobics. For a moment away from the action, the Rock Spa is a haven of serenity with treatments for couples, children, or just some much-needed me time.

glass doors from guestroom open on to private pool and deck at SO/ Maldives

Image credit: SO/ Maldives

SO/ Maldives officially opened in March this year, marking the completion of CROSSROADS Maldives. Nestled on an idyllic private island, this avant-garde island resort features a statement collection of 80 beachfront and over-water villas, each complete with a private pool and deck offering panoramic views of the turquoise Emboodhoo Lagoon. The luxury resort is also home to a serene wellness camp and state of the art spa, plus Lazuli, a bohemian beach club offering a poolside dining menu, cocktails and laidback beats from sunrise to sunset.

spa treatment room at SAii Lagoon Maldives with views over the water

Image credit: SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton

The jewel in CROSSROADS’ crown is the Maldives’ first and only marina. Not just for sailing and yachting enthusiasts, the Marina has redefined hospitality and tourism in the Maldives: it’s an 800 metre stretch of beach lined with beautiful cafes, restaurants, upmarket boutiques, a laid back beach club, spa, 30-berth quay and kids club. The Marina is also home to a multi-purpose event venue that’s perfect for MICE and dreamlike weddings, with an outdoor marquee ideal for beachside festivities.

aerial view of lagoon and CROSSROADS marina development Maldives


Adventure seekers can head to the watersports and dive centre to try their hand at jet skiing, flyboarding, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, or even a course at the five star PADI school. Those looking to learn about the rich heritage of the archipelago can head to the Maldives Discovery Centre and Marine Discovery Centre, dedicated to protecting the Maldives’ precious underwater ecosystems through initiatives like coral propagation and breeding programmes. The Marina is available not just to CROSSROADS guests but all Maldives tourists, offering complimentary transfers to and from Malé city and airport for any visitors not staying at the resorts.

There are also endless dining options to discover throughout CROSSROADS Maldives, from fine dining to seafood and casual beachfront bites. Fourteen restaurants include Ministry of Crab, one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in Sri Lanka that celebrates the legendary Sri Lankan mud crab, Thai cuisine at Kinako, authentic Maldivian dining at Kalhu Odi, and Japanese beachside dining at Nihonbashi Blue.

Main image credit: SO/ Maldives