Male’, Maldives, 18th January 2024 – Ennismore’s acclaimed collection of fashion-forward hotels, SO/, introduces a groundbreaking and avant-garde luxury experience in the Maldives with the unveiling of its latest property, SO/ Maldives. Rooted in fashion, art, and design, this vibrant private-island destination redefines the concept of a luxury island retreat.
Accessible via a swift 15-minute speedboat transfer from Malé Velana International Airport, guests are transported to the opulent 15-acre enclave of SO/ Maldives. The resort features overwater and beachfront villas, distinctive dining experiences, and a wellness camp, all surrounded by the turquoise waters of Emboodhoo Lagoon. The journey begins with a red carpet-worthy arrival experience at the beautiful Arrival Pavilion.
SO/ Maldives unveils a curated collection of 80 beachfront and overwater villas that embody modern luxury and avant-garde design. Ranging from one to three bedrooms across eight categories, the villas offer open-plan living, private pools, and decks with ocean views. From the 120 sqm. Lagoon Water Pool Villa Collection to the expansive 410 sqm. Three-Bedroom Ocean Water Pool Atelier, each villa is a cocoon of sartorial luxury equipped with Maison CODAGE toiletries, sustainably-sourced vegan ingredients, plush robes, slippers, and individualized concierge service.
Feasts for the Senses
SO/ Maldives introduces innovative and diverse restaurant and bar experiences. The Citronelle Club offers Pan-Asian cuisine, while the Lazuli Beach Club, inspired by the French Riviera, is a sophisticated day-to-night beach bar. Hadaba, located in the Arrival Pavilion, presents Levantine slow-cooked dishes, celebrating the atmosphere and flavors of Arabian nights. Guests can also indulge in private in-villa dining or explore an array of destination food and beverage options.
A World of Wellness
The property’s Wellness Camp combines East-meets-West concepts, providing unlimited access to fitness and relaxation in a unique setting. The spa menu, curated with Salon C. Stellar, features Maison CODAGE, Comfort Zone, and Odacité products. It offers a nutritive approach to wellness, including LED and quartz beds, ancient wisdom, and personalized care. From “The Best Facial” to the 75-minute “Astro Facial,” each treatment is crafted with carefully selected ingredients and advanced technology.
Water Adventures & Excursions:
SO/ Maldives offers a range of paid and complimentary water-based adventures, including kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, and offsite excursions. Scuba diving lessons and curated dives are available for both beginners and experienced divers. Other activities include windsurfing, kitesurfing, catamaran courses, parasailing, surfing, hydro flight rentals, and private boat and yacht charters.
Friends, Families Welcome
Younger guests can enjoy tailored activities at The Zone (Teen’s Club for ages 12-16) or The Nest (Kids Club for ages 4-11), fully equipped with toys, games, and activities. Family-forward programming includes beach volleyball, bocce ball, soccer, and watersports.
SO/ Maldives provides an idyllic backdrop for glamorous events, offering oceanfront venues such as the Arrival Pavilion, Lazuli Beach Club, and Hadaba. With the possibility of island privatization, the resort sets the stage for various occasions.
Guests can experience the allure of SO/ Maldives with The Castaway Escape opening offer, featuring room rates starting from $750+ per night. For an exceptionally sweet opening offer, Dis-loyalty, Ennismore’s innovative travel and food membership, presents a remarkable 50% discount on all accommodations at SO/ Maldives for bookings made through the Dis-loyalty website on stays through April 30, 2024.
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