SO/ unveils trend-setting and avant-garde living in the Maldives with the opening new island resort, SO/ Maldives – a vibrant private-island destination rooted in fashion, art and design.
A swift, 15-minute speedboat transfer from Malé Velana International Airport is all it takes for guests to be whisked away to SO/ Maldives’ luxurious, 15-acre enclave where overwater and beachfront villas, distinctive dining experiences, and a wellness camp – all lapped by the turquoise waters of Emboodhoo Lagoon – await. As soon as guests reach SO/ Maldives they are welcomed in a beautiful Arrival Pavilion and met with a red carpet-worthy arrival experience.
SO/ Maldives has curated a stylish collection of 80 beachfront and overwater villas that epitomize modern luxury and command attention with their avant-garde design. Spanning one to three bedrooms and eight categories, the villas are designed for open plan living, each with a private pool and deck from which guests can enjoy ocean views. From the 120 sqm. Lagoon Water Pool Villa Collection and the 410sqm.
Three-Bedroom Ocean Water Pool Atelier, to the 238 sqm Family Beach Pool Villa with Capsule, which features adjoining “sleep pods” for younger travelers and multi-generational groups, each villa is a cocoon of sartorial luxury that comes with Maison CODAGE toiletries, which employ sustainably-sourced vegan ingredients; plush robes and slippers; and individualized concierge service.
FEASTS FOR THE SENSES
SO/ Maldives delivers innovative and diverse restaurant and bar experiences. The Citronelle Club is an all-day dining destination where flavors are woven into a menu of Pan-Asian cuisine while the French, Riviera-inspired Lazuli Beach Club is a sophisticated day-to-night beach bar where guests can enjoy sunbathing around the multicolored mosaic pool. The menu features creative and healthy Mediterranean fare, including a Prosciutto di Parma pizza with olives, wild arugula, parmigiano Reggiano and stracciatella, while vibrant cocktails are waiting to be sipped alongside tunes by visiting DJs in the evenings.
Located in the hotel’s stunning Arrival Pavilion, Hadaba celebrates the atmosphere and flavors of Arabian nights with Levantine slow-cooked dishes and smoked delicacies, such as Saltbush Lamb Cutlets with glazed eggplant, za’atar and toum and Maldivian Lobster with Aleppo pepper, garlic butter and finger lime. Guests can also enjoy private in-villa dining or head outside of the resort to sample an assortment of destination food and beverage options.