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These New Maldives Resorts Will Have You Dreaming of the Ocean

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Jan. 25 2022, Updated 4:51 p.m. ET

It’s the heart of Winter and everyone’s thinking ahead to warmth and relaxation. Today is National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD) so it’s the perfect time to combine your need for an ocean breeze with a national holiday geared at setting aside time to relax. CNN recently took a look at 7 extraordinary new Maldives resorts, and they’re the perfect tropical escape for your NPVD trip. Take a brief mental journey through the breathtaking vista that is the Maldives island chain; and dream of your vacation to come. 

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Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

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When it opened in May of 2021, CELEB took a look at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands to see what the hubbub was about. As it turns out, the hype is all deserved. A breathtaking ocean retreat, this destination brings together clean modern lines with an uninterrupted view – and all the privacy or community you prefer. “The premiere new property offering from Patina Hotel & Resorts, Patina Maldives is the perfect marriage of a luxury resort and the flawless draw of paradise. Nestled amongst the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, Patina Maldives is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the slow, spirit-invigorating world of island life. Reclaim your joy for life through Patina Maldives’ thoughtful tailor-made wellness journeys, interactive music programs, and captivating culinary experiences.

At Patina, you’ll have the choice of 90 villas, 20 studios, 7 restaurants, 3 food trucks, a spa, a 24-hour gym, an art gallery by The Artling, retail by The Rake, James Turrell’s Amarta, and Fari Marina Village. Whether you’re looking to hideaway in your luxurious oceanside bungalow or sally forth on an intrepid exploration of your lush surroundings, Patina is the perfect place to feel that island soul.”

To plan and book your stay, visit the website

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Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

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This Hyatt family property is opening soon, and you won’t want to miss your chance to be some of the first visitors there. The resort promises “picture-perfect island bliss,” and the Maldives are one of the few locations in the world that can offer exactly that. 

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The resort is nestled on Raa Atoll, just a 45-minute sea plane ride from Malé. Choose from 80 beachfront or overwater villas, each with its own pool, all abutting the resort’s own natural reef. Dining options include Japanese teppanyaki and yakitori, and private settings for the perfect romantic and secluded dinner as you bask in the sunset glow of a Maldives evening. 

To plan and book your stay, visit the website

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Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa

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Opening in May, the Emerald Faarufishi Resort & Spa is another overwater paradise to tempt you. Both the beachfront and overwater villas embrace a minimalist, soothing decor that combines clean lines with tropical touches for a perfect relaxing setting. Each accommodation offers a breathtaking view of the ocean, private pool, “under the stars” shower and every modern amenity you could dream of.

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The resort spans its own private lagoon, giving the waves beneath the bungalows a gentle whisper instead of an ocean-side rush. Jump into outdoor water sports or stay in and let the breeze flow through the windows and carry away your worries; you can’t go wrong at this brand new resort. 

To plan and book your stay, visit the website

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Conrad Maldives Rengali

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The Conrad Maldives Rengali has actually been in the Maldives for 25 years – and to celebrate that anniversary, they’re re-launching 50 overwater villas with all new designs and touches. This destination boasts newly renovated villas with private plunge pools, urban-level ultra-luxury with the comfort of a barefoot casual atmosphere. 

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Dine under the water as the reef fish swim above you, swim with manta rays or whale sharks, or take in the view uninterrupted from your own private villa: the sky in the limit at this newly reimagined resort. 

To plan and book your stay, visit the website

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Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

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Everyone recognizes the name Hilton, so you’ll already know what kind of luxury and quality to expect in the brand-new Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa opening on Male Atoll. Hop on a 15-minute speedboat ride from the airport and step directly into your accommodation – one of 109 beachfront and overwater villas. 

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This location is more family-centric than many of the others, which are geared more towards couples. Kid’s Club will keep your little ones busy and Re-Fuel may even wrest a smile from your stone-faced teen. With dining, a full-service spa, and a destination directly out of the pages of a paradise fantasy novel, the Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is calling your name. The resort is opening soon.

To plan and book your stay, visit the website

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Later this Year

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It’s a busy year for the Maldives, the island chain that has become the gold standard for dreamy ocean vacations in the past decade. Here are two more resorts slated to open later this year in Maldives:

  • Villa Haven: Opening in late 2022, this breathtaking resort is offering 68 oceanfront villas nestled amongst the lush vegetation and tropical atmosphere of South Ari Atoll. The resort grows a variety of local fruits and vegetables that you can enjoy while dining, or you can explore the Atoll by land or by sea. To plan and book your stay, visit the website
  • Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort: This is the first Avani Hotels & Resorts property to open in the Maldives, and it’s welcoming guests around mid-2022. Located in Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Avani + Fares is a blend of nature and convenience. The resort offers 176 villas and studios with a wide variety of places to dine and enjoy the view – wrapped in the natural wonders of the Baa Atoll. To plan and book your stay, visit the website
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If you’re celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day right, you’re currently scrolling through your list of options and narrowing it down to the favorites. If you’re willing to really commit to enjoyment and relaxation, consider one of these breathtaking new resorts. The Maldives is one vacation destination that has something for everyone, and you can’t possible regret your time spent there. 

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