Why Crossroads Maldives is the ultimate lifestyle destination in the Indian Ocean

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May 1, 2021

Elevate your Maldivian escape by exploring the largest lifestyle hub in the archipelago, Crossroads Maldives, that brings together luxury resorts with unique entertainment like nowhere else.

Three islands, two resorts and endless experiences – Crossroads Maldives is a one-of-a-kind holiday destination. The stunning Indian Ocean location is the first multi-island, fully integrated leisure destination. Nestled between the breathtakingly exotic Kaafu Atoll and Emboodhoo Lagoon lies not one, but two luxury resorts; SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives,

The former is the heart of the hub, as SAii Lagoon Maldives boasts contemporary design, a playful style and a long list of adrenaline-pumping adventures. Located just 15-minutes by speedboat from Male international airport within the Emboodhoo Lagoon of South Malé Atoll, 198 guest rooms await families and couples alike.

Meanwhile, soul is served at the iconic Hard Rock Hotel Maldives – instantly magnetic and youthful, yet nostalgic in spirit. The fun-loving resort boasts music-themed accommodation, restaurants, activities and more.

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Three islands join together to make the best lifestyle hub in the region. Credit | Crossroads Maldives

Whichever resort calls out to guests, they can still stimulate mind and body by crossing over to The Marina @ CROSSROADS that unites the collection of islands with entertainment options – over a dozen dining choices, two luxury spas, and a series of shopping outlets – that ensure there’s never a risk of boredom. All three islands are connected by footbridge, meaning every visitors can enjoy the facilities and amenities the hub has to offer.

Head to The Beach Club which oozes European chic, dine in the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, set sail over the glistening waters from the Yacht Marina, or expand your mind at the country’s first Marine Discovery Centre. Little ones? A trip to the enigmatic Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Beach Club and Camp will have them bursting with joy. So there’s only one choice to make – which luxury resort to opt for?

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton

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SAii Lagoon’s Sky Room is both stylish and spacious. Credit | SAii Lagoon Maldives

The tropical scenery that surrounds this resort instantly qualifies it as a playful retreat from the everyday stresses of urban life – perfect for couples and families alike. In true Maldivian style, villas stretch along the waters like a village street, but with corals rather than cobbles lying beneath the thatched roof accommodations.

Traditional exteriors hide fresh, contemporary interiors within, whether you decide upon a 360-sea view in the Water Villas or opt for the Beach Villa to see the shore, too. Outside of each beautiful accommodation – which we admit might be hard to leave – aquatic adventures await, such as diving into the deep blue and taking to the waves on a jetski. By nightfall, strolling to the luxury marina for a host of activities and change of scene is just a bridge away.

For those that are pool dippers rather than sea swimmers, lazy days at the awe-inducing infinity pool are a must. And for those who can’t wait to be acquainted with marine life, aquatic adventures such as snorkelling and scuba diving in the surrounding deep blue are up for grabs here, too.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

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Stay in the Rock Star Villa for a fun-filled vacation. Credit | Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

If SAii Lagoon is the heart, then Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is certainly the soul of Crossroads Maldives. Here, you can take all the five stars the Indian Ocean luxury promises and mix them with nostalgic rockstar style for a truly unique experience.

As for accommodation, options include the likes of the Rock Star Villa – which boasts private boat docking, a tuk-tuk bar, infinity pool, Jukebox, large outdoor deck with loungers for sun-soaking, outdoor and indoor dining areas and a butler room with a service pantry. Not to mention Fender guitars and Crosley record players available to jam with, should music-inspired décor get your creative juices flowing. For further inspiration, just head to the Hard Rock Cafe Maldives for memorabilia galore.

Planning to stay active while on vacation? There’s something for everyone here, be it Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, aerial arts, Zumba, aqua gym classes, kickboxing, volleyball and even Rock Om – the unique programme that combines yoga moves with energetic tunes, which can be practised in the privacy of your own room thanks to the delivery of a follow-along video and Manduka PROlite yoga mat, all free of charge.