When you think of the Maldives, white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters come to mind. It is a place where fond memories are created – perfect for special occasions like honeymoons, anniversaries, proposals or simply a getaway with a close bunch of friends.

Minus the hype, a vacation in Maldives is pretty much being ‘stranded’ on a beautiful beach and immersing yourself stunning views and complete stillness. While you soak in the sun or gaze far into the infinite horizon, enjoy unrivalled luxury and five-star services that accompany your hotel stay.

When in a beautiful sanctuary, choose to stay like a king. Hotels and resorts in Maldives are designed to create the most exceptional experiences for visitors. Over the years, developers and investors are bending their efforts to bring together some of the best properties the country has to offer – transforming Maldives into a must-visit destination for those consumed by wanderlust. 

More than 20 new hotels and resorts opened in 2017 and 24 new properties have been slated for their grand opening in 2018. Another handful is expected to land on the nation of scenic islands in 2019. In fact, the Maldivian government has promised the development of at least 50 new resorts under the administration of its current president Abdulla Yameen since 2013. With the numbers racking up, the country is pretty much on the right track to seal its status with one of the most thriving tourism industry in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Work is currently underway on a flurry of multi-billion dollar projects across the panoramic islands. Expect some big flagship brands including Hard Rock, Waldorf Astoria and Mövenpick joining the list of upcoming hotels and resorts in Maldives.

We round up the most exciting new entries in Maldives for 2018/2019, from the most established names around the world to a boutique-style family hideaway, and plenty of floating architecture in between.