So Maldives opens soon


If you needed another reason to head to the islands, So/ Maldives, one of the island nation’s most anticipated new openings, is set to welcome guests to the picturesque Emboodhoo Lagoon from November 2023.

Conveniently located just 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé, within the extraordinary multi-island destination of Crossroads Maldives, this pristine tropical escape blends artisanal craftsmanship with contemporary couture for a sartorially splendid experience where Castaway Meets Runway. 

Situated on their own stretch of white-sand beach or effortlessly perched on stilts above the glittering lagoon, individually designed villas at So/ Maldives are crafted to maximise guests’ privacy. Created in collaboration with leading artists and fashion designers, these luxury abodes welcome travellers of all ages for an inclusive holiday that will appeal to couples, friends, and families alike.  

In a refreshing departure from the tired all-day dining buffet formula, So/ Maldives offers three innovative restaurant and bar concepts, including Pan-Asian inspired flavours at The Citronelle Club, Levantine cuisine at Hadaba, and laid-back vibes at Lazuli Beach Club, a beach bar and lounge inspired by the chic charms of the Cote D’Azur. DJ tunes and a cultural calendar that brings together fashion, music, art, and design ensure there’s never a dull moment at So/ Maldives. 

For families, The Nest kids’ club is brimming with toys, games, and activities, while teens have their own dedicated space, The Zone, complete with a games room and outdoor deck. Immersed in tropical greenery, the Wellness Camp features specialist treatment rooms, a hammam, steam rooms and a full-fitted gym, while those looking for a more organic workout can head to the water sports centre located on the beach, promising the ultimate exotic-island experience that will never go out of style.