In a vacation spot of superlatives—underwater suites and eating places! astronomical observatories!—the Maldives retains upping the ante. Composed of greater than 1,000 islands in 26 atolls in the course of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives has the silky sand seashores and crystal-clear water to lure the world’s jetsetters and honeymooners. Even with this postcard-perfect setting, the resorts maintain taking it up a notch with their over-the-top facilities. Case within the level: The newest resort to reach on the scene, The Chedi Kudavillingili, will boast the longest pool within the nation.
Slated to open later this yr, The Chedi Kudavillingili would be the first property within the Maldives for GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.), initially launched in 1992 by hoteliers Adrian Zecha and Hans Jenni. The hospitality firm rose to fame for the likes of The Nam Hai in Vietnam, The Chedi Muscat in Oman and The Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland. Today, the Chedi model can be present in Montenegro, and properties are within the pipeline in Mumbai, Taiwan and Sharjah (UAE).
Accessed through 25-minute speedboat trip from the Malé International Airport, The Chedi Kudavillingili can be named for the coral island the place it’s located (Kudavillingili island measures only one kilometer). The resort may have 99 villas, together with 36 overwater bungalows, and a spotlight would be the aforementioned central pool, measuring 150 meters in size. Facilities will embody a spa with eight overwater therapy rooms, a seaside membership, eating places and a wide range of water sports activities together with browsing and fishing.