SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton & Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Initially known for its honeymoon destinations, the Maldives has gradually turned into a paradise of entertainment versatility. The Indian Ocean has recently overseen a new opening wave of Maldivian luxury resorts – from family to adult-only hotels. Riding on the crest of this very wave, two wonderful hotels, SAii Lagoon Maldives and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, are united by the innovative concept of CROSSROADS Maldives. Inspired by the unique history and identity of the Maldives, where traders, explorers, and settlers used to come together – the hub of culture – the concept similarly ties two unique resorts from different hospitality cultures together into one unit of unrivaled satisfaction. If you would like your vacation to be not only about solitude and complete silence but also upscale parties and new like-minded acquaintances, then this unique resort is definitely for your taste.
Located amongst the breathtakingly exotic South Malé Atoll and Emboodhoo Lagoon, in just a short 15-minutes speedboat ride from Malé International Airport, CROSSROADS Maldives boasts fine dining restaurants, exquisite bars, and well-known boutiques. This nine island project embodies the very spirit of the eclectic trade route port that shouts prosperity and promises a fulfilling entertainment program. All islands are separated by thin pedestrian bridges, which allow you to see all the diversity of the local marine life, including stingrays, turtles, and reef sharks.
SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton
With picturesque sunsets and lo-fi ambiance, SAii Lagoon Maldives is more of a family and couple’s destination. Designed for cheerful explorers, rooms, and villas breathe with a warm and playful boho-chic aesthetic that subtly reflects the destination’s maritime heritage with natural textures and marine-inspired hues. For a magical experience, we recommend staying at one of the overwater villas, which are perched above the water for easy dips in the turquoise waters, full of beautiful fish populating the nearby natural reef – just ten meters from the water villas. Apart from this feature, the water villas also have modern rustic interiors with tailor-made furniture and spacious terraces with lounging net sunbeds, and even a bathtub – perfect for the contemplation of the renowned local sunsets that are known for their highly saturated and majestic palette.
The resort offers a bunch of great experiences. Whether it’s in the air, on land, or under the ocean, SAii Lagoon Maldives is sure to find the best fit for your adventurous needs. You can challenge yourself in cooking class or cocktail classes, go water skiing or explore marine diversity with diving trips and courses, while your kids unlock their creative side with exciting arts and crafts workshops at Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Beach Club and Camp. Those who prefer relaxation and tranquility can head to the free-standing double-story Maldives spa and wellness complex close to the hotel. Lèn Be Well Spa boasts a wide variety of spa treatments, holistic activities, and culinary delights, ready to pamper even the most sophisticated guests. And last but not least, the resort’s gym is equipped with the state of the art trainers – a great facility for burning calories and pumping those muscles.
SAii Lagoon Maldives invites you to indulge in the hedonistic celebration of your tastebuds with on-property restaurants Miss Olive Oyl and Mr. Tomyam, along with an all-inclusive meal plan. So whether you seek simple and familiar tastes, a creative culinary fusion, or unique handcrafted cocktails, the resort blends an exciting mix of culinary and lifestyle trends to offer the very best for you and your beloved ones. If you are after a casual, playful comfort food with classic Mediterranean flavors set by the pool just a few bare footsteps away from the beach, then Miss Olive Oyl will be happy to host you with her rustic grill. If you are craving some Asian influence, Mr. Tomyam offers the fusion of Thai cuisine staples and European favorites in an Italian pizzeria setting paired with old-school Thai dining spot vibes.
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
The hotel group with music at its core and rock stars in its rooms, and recently major Bollywood celebrities at its Maldives property, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, is a great alternative to the calm and tranquil setting of SAii Lagoon Maldives. Here, you can party your night away to famous hits played by world-class DJs from around the world.
But don’t get us wrong, Hard Rock Maldives can become a family hotel in a blink of an eye. Thus, when the limelight becomes too bright, you can retreat to your rockstar-level ocean-view villa, which boasts private boat docking, a tuk-tuk bar, an infinity pool, Jukebox, a spacious outdoor living area, a service pantry, and even a private butler. Undoubtedly the rockstar option is the best one but other overwater villas won’t leave you hanging with their sophistication and exceptional features. Besides, with a unique program from Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, you can now tune in to your own beats in any accommodation of your choice. Yes, you heard us right, now you can not only listen to carefully curated playlists, but also jam with the hotel’s Fender guitar, which space-age lines, smooth contours, double cutaways, and a three-pickup arrangement were once used by the likes of such rock virtuosos as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to charm fully packed stadiums.
Along with great entertainment features, the hotel boasts great facilities that truly excite: a huge pool with frequent live DJ parties, a sunken bar with refreshing drinks, and even a water slide that connects the open lobby upstairs with this very pool. You can also set yourself up for the night of partying with a small wellness and self-care time in the hotel’s Rock Spa. The treatment rooms are located in the separate posh tiki-style huts next to the ocean so that you can listen to the tranquil sound of the whispering waves. The spa’s signature treatments include wrapping with a cleansing shot of iced ginger tea, followed by a brisk, rhythmic dry brushing and ginger-lime sugar scrub, a synchronized coconut-argan oil massage to the specifically curated soundtrack, and the deluxe massage that combines Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Balinese and Swedish techniques to create ultimate nirvana-like relaxation. Apart from the spa, you can hit cardio at the Body Rock gym while contemplating an incredible view of the ocean - so much for feeling divine.
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is not only for party people but also for gourmets. Whether you are into casual or fine dining, your tastebuds will surely find their fit. Craving burgers? Hard Rock Cafe® Maldives is your guy. For an open-kitchen concept with plates from around the world, head to Sessions, where you will also have an option of an exclusive Chef’s Studio for 12 guests. If you want to add a Hispanic accent to your dining, The Elephant and The Butterfly awaits. From authentic ceviche and innovative tiradito to the love story of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the restaurant breathes with Mexican culinary spirit in its best traditions. Besides, there’s also an option of fixed food plants with plenty of flavorful surprises to look forward to.
The Marina @ CROSSROADS
If you are into marine life and water sports, it’s your lucky day! Both Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives offer a range of activities available for guests. Make sure to visit the Watersports and Dive Centre. Home to a five-star PADI Dive Centre with courses for all levels, including certification for experienced divers. Even if you never explored the depth of the ocean, you have nothing to fear. The dedicated team of professionals with 30 years of experience will guide you to the exotic reefs and the rich underwater world, home to multi-colored reef fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and even reef sharks. Here, you can also book a wide array of experiences, including flyboards, kneeboards, wakeboards, sea bobs, banana boats, fun tubes, super-powerful jet ski rides, and much more. Don’t forget to commemorate your experience with a video of your experience from a professional drone operator.
We tried to feature as many exclusive experiences and things about SAii Lagoon Maldives and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives as we could. But, be sure, there is much more to explore and experience. And whether you decide to come with your family, your second half, or take a bachelor's trip, you will find exactly what you were looking for and much more. The unique fusion of “the life of the party” and “family hearth” vibes conjures an ultimate sense of vacation at its core – ultra-premium relaxation for the most sophisticated guest – you!