Following rapid expansion across the Asia-Pacific region, Accor has announced the management of a 68-villa Mercure (opening in 2016) and a 120-villa Pullman (which will open in 2018) in the south of Maldives, in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the Indian Ocean. The area is largely untouched and it offers a spectacular lagoon with colourful marine life and boasting unmatched diving and snorkelling options.
If you are looking for an affordable villa option in the Maldives, consider the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort! With a total of 68 villas (including 43 located over-water), the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort will utilise local materials, bright colours and stylish furniture that is representative of the local Maldivian culture. It will also be the only beach resort in Maldives that is directly accessible by domestic plane (without the need for any additional speedboat journey) - goodbye sick sickness! The Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort will include an all-day restaurant for your dining needs, a lobby lounge, pool (and pool bar), sunset bar, spa and gym as well as a range of watersports including a dive centre. The arrival of the Kooddoo Airport has opened up the beautiful south of the island nation, away from most of the resort developments further north of the archipelago.
If you are looking to indulge a little more, the 120-villa Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort that is slated to open in 2018, will be a ‘one-island, one-resort development’ located just 10 minutes by speedboat from the new airport on the gorgeous, unspoilt Maamutaa Island which spans 195,000 square metres. A destination in itself, the Pullman Maamutaa will be one of the most modern resorts in the Maldives, offering guests five-star services and facilities including 80 spacious overwater villas and 40 villas dotted around the pristine beach, two swimming pools, a lounge, an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a sunset bar perched over the lagoon, spa and fitness centre, organic gardens, tennis court, kids club, beach playground as well as a dive centre and watersports centre so that guests can make the most out of their stay in this spectacular location.