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Jumeirah Maldives to Welcome Guests in October


Jumeirah Group has debuted Jumeirah Maldives, which will welcome its first guests in October 2021.

Jumeirah Maldives is a private island, all-villa luxury resort tucked away in the crystalline turquoise waters of the North Malé Atoll, easily reachable by speedboat or seaplane from Malé Airport. 

The resort’s surprising panoramic architecture and calming interiors are the work of sophisticated Singaporean design studio, Miaja, who have created an elegant contemporary ethos in harmony with the natural environment, echoing modern Mediterranean chic—a design that sets it apart from the rest.

“The Maldives is a much-loved getaway for travelers from around the world and Jumeirah Maldives is a destination that delivers on our brand promise of Stay Different,” says José Silva, CEO of Jumeirah Group. “The resort offers unparalleled hospitality with a genuine flair that exceeds guest expectations, while pushing the limits of design, culinary, and service expertise. A truly breathtaking addition to the brand’s portfolio, Jumeirah Group’s new home in the Maldives guarantees an immaculate guest experience right from the very moment they set foot in our new contemporary resort.”

Jumeirah Maldives offers 67 beach and overwater villas in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations, all assuring stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Starting from 171 square meters, the resort’s villas are among the most spacious in the North Malé Atoll. Each villa features a private infinity pool and large rooftop terrace with a dedicated dining area for guests to take in the sensational views while indulging in delicious culinary dishes or relaxing with a picture-perfect movie-under-the-stars experience, while the three-bedroom villas also boast their own gym.

The interiors of the villas are bathed in natural light with oversized windows framing the verdant flora and palm-fringed beaches or the dramatic sweeping ocean views. Guests are harmoniously connected to the natural environment, creating a calming and positive vibe. Textured walls, local artworks, and handcrafts combined with Jumeirah Group’s signature luxury amenities and bedding, create a sense of purity and simplicity amid organic surroundings.

Dining experiences are inspired by the island experience with exquisite Mediterranean and Nikkei flavors courtesy of two of their award-winning signature restaurants, Shimmers and KAYTO.

Delivering the ultimate in casual alfresco dining, Shimmers will feature chef Roberto Rispoli’s cuisine set against a backdrop of amazing sunrises, breathtaking ocean views, and chilled vibes thanks to a resident DJ and regular live music performances. KAYTO, meanwhile, will captivate guests over dinner, with an impressive open kitchen that will draw the diner’s eye to the team’s culinary mastery.

The globally renowned Talise Spa, with its six overwater treatment rooms, offers unfettered access to wellness and relaxation with a range of therapeutic and re-energizing treatments. There are daily yoga classes at this tropical paradise.

Guests can also enjoy an array of activities from water sports, beach volleyball, billiards, and tennis, as well as enriching experiences like underwater photography and planting coconut trees and making coconut oil. A highlight for any guest stay is the unique submarine tour transporting them through the vibrant marine habitat. For the most memorable experience, try a night voyage to experience the rarely seen underwater world after sunset.

Appealing to families is a splash waterpark and indoor play area for kids, while an outdoor cinema will screen family favorites beachside as well as blockbusters more suitable for older audiences. 

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.