- New means modern, or at least taking into account trends in the hotel industry. Especially in the Maldives – in a country where you need to be able to impress a guest against the backdrop of hundreds of already built resorts. Look at the photos of the first two hotels on the list – there are no such design projects even in the palaces of Stavropol.
- But if the hotel is a “pass-through” hotel, it is still fresh, shiny and polished. Nothing is (yet) broken, there is (still) a kettle in the room.
- The price may well be moderate in order to gain a base of reviews and guests in the first year. And on the second day, she is already allowed to swim freely for 100,000 rubles a day and more 🙂 Depends on the segment of the hotel.
But the new hotel may also turn out to be an insidious “fake” of a dream. Annoy vacationers with the sound of a drill and a team of workers on the terrace of a seemingly private villa; not debug all stages of communication “guest-staff”; do not build a clear transfer on schedule (especially by plane); do not have time to sufficiently green up the jungle and acquire powdery sand (yes, some islands in the Maldives appear from nothing specially for hotels!). In other words, there are risks. Therefore, you can wait 1-3 months after opening and monitor reviews.
I tried to take into account a few points in the description of new hotels:
— the quality of the services provided (I understand that this item can constantly change)
— the distance from the airport and the cost of the transfer to the island
— the number of villas (if there are too many, privacy is most likely not to be found)
— prices and guest reviews.
Where can I find a profitable tour?
Yes, more often they fly to the Maldives on their own, because tour operators do not work with all resorts. But it ALWAYS makes sense to compare the cost of the trip “I am all by myself” and “tour”.
Personally, I counted at least three hotels mentioned in this text that they come out much cheaper with a ticket than if you fly there on your own. In the case of Booking or any other accommodation search engine, two footnotes spoil the first impression: 1) tax (from 5,000 rubles to the cost of a night and up to 150,000) and 2) transfer from the airport to the island (plus $ 200 – $ 1000 per person). Tour operators, buying out entire hotels and organizing a group transfer, reduce such surcharges to zero.
Check if this is your case on any of the tour aggregators. They show all offers from leading tour operators:
But, Of course, it is far from always profitable for tour operators to make the Maldives accessible. And often the hotel may simply not be listed in the database – such is it, the luxury of the islands.
Briefly about the entry rules – 2021.
All tourists, regardless of vaccine status, need to have a PCR test with them, made no earlier than 96 hours before departure. Only children under 1 year of age are exempt from the requirement. One day before departure, you must fill out a Health Declaration on the website imuga.immigration.gov.mv.
What new hotels have opened in the Maldives in 2021?
This year, in the Maldives, not only new hotels were opened for tourists, but also a new one, built up with varying degrees of luxury with villas in the archipelago – the Fari Islands. It includes four islands: three for resort hotels and one for employees, on which everything rests. These hotels will open our list of novelties in the Maldives 2021.
P.S. Personally, I LOVED hotels #1 and #6 (and this one is all inclusive ;)).
5* Patina Maldives