The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has just announced that its latest property — the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resortwill open on 1 September 2019. Situated on the picturesque Maamunagau Island, at the southern tip of Raa Atoll, the InterContinental Maldives is surrounded by a stunning natural lagoon in the Indian Ocean.

Think emerald-blue waters, unfettered sunset views and pristine white sands; all integrated seamlessly amidst the beautifully curated architecture. This adds to the magnetic charm of the new resort that sits in one of the must-visit archipelagos in the world.

Beautiful settings aside, the eminent group also excels in creating bespoke luxury experiences and once-in-a-lifetime moments. And that is precisely what they have on offer here. For those seeking a quiet and private getaway, there’s nothing quite like the 81 exquisitely appointed beach, lagoon and overwater villas and residences. Each of the lavish living spaces present unobstructed views of the ocean, and boast their own terrace and pool. The hotel’s signature AVI Spa that are set in overwater hut-like pods is also a short walk away — here’s where you can pamper yourself with the best relaxing treatments the spa has to offer.

Pamper yourself with a spa experience on one of these overwater villas.

There’s much to keep adventure enthusiasts engaged as well. The island-resort is within easy distance of Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and the enchanting Hanifaru Bay. The latter is one of the very few places on the planet where visitors can snorkel alongside and feed congregations of whale sharks or swim with groups of reef manta rays in underwater coral gardens.

In keeping with their aim of providing only the best to their guests, IHG has introduced its first and only All-Club InterContinental experience at the InterContinental Maldives. This involves surprising patrons with thoughtful, exclusive benefits throughout the island. Complimentary gourmet treats are just one of the many delightful indulgences waiting to be sampled.

The Fish Market is one of the six restaurants at The InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort.

The resort will be featuring six restaurants, including The Retreat. This adults-only enclave has a private bar and its own infinity pool at the water’s edge. Standing at this pool’s periphery, a favourite drink in hand, while watching the glistening ocean’s expanse meet the horizon, you may be forgiven for hoping your holiday lasts forever.