In 2017, Italian hotel chain Baglioni Hotels will launch its first Maldives resort, Baglioni Resort Maldives, located on the unspoiled private island of Maagu in the Dhaalu Atoll and only a 40-minute hop by seaplane from the capital, Malé.

The new Baglioni resort in the Maldives will open in 2017
The new Baglioni resort in the Maldives will open in 2017

The resort will provide 99 villas with a selection of jungle, beach or over-water options, including an 870 square metre-luxe Presidential Water Villa with three-bedrooms and a private pool with Jacuzzi.

With sand floors offering barefoot dining and vegetables grown in the hotel’s own vegetable garden, guests have a choice of three restaurants including Italian, international and Japanese options.

Wind down in the Jungle Spa in a temple of Ayurvedic and Thai therapies surrounded by tropical foliage, for the ultimate sense of peace and harmony.

The resort’s specialist Dive Centre will provide the opportunity to dive and snorkel in some of the best dive sites in the world as well as a range of water-sports activities. Also ideal for families, Baglioni Resort Maldives will offer a Kids Club from 3-12 years old.

The resort will also be designed to minimise the environmental impact, with materials and measures being taken for maximum sustainability and efficiency.

Baglioni Hotels is the only 100% Italian luxury hotel group. Its properties are either part of Relais & Chateaux or Leading Hotels of the World, and it already has hotels in Rome, Venice, Florence and Punta Ala, Milan and London. All the properties are elegant Palazzi set in key city locations.

For further information and bookings, visit