Noku Maldives has announced plans to open its shores to guests in August.
A corporate dinner was held at Hotel Jen in capital Male Thursday where the resort’s General Manager Justin Heng shared the exciting announcement with travel industry partners. A lucky draw was also taken, giving two winners complimentary stays at Noku Maldives as well as its sister property, Noku Kyoto in Japan.
Previously operated as Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Resort by AAA Hotels and Resorts, Roxy-Pacific Holdings Ltd of Singapore acquired the leasehold interests of the island in 2016 from the local resort operator.
After extensive renovation of guest villas, public spaces and F&B outlets, the resort will open as Noku Maldives on August 1.
Located on the island of Kuda Funafaru in the northern Noonu atoll, Noku Maldives is accessible by a scenic 45-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport.
Nestled amidst luscious tropical greenery and enveloped by a peaceful blue lagoon are 20 beach villas and 30 overwater villas. Each spacious unit is designed to offer utmost privacy and fitted with modern amenities to provide comfort. The refined elegance of each villa with its soft white hues and dark wood accents complement the beauty of nature seen through large bay windows and french doors.
The spacious beachfront Palms Restaurant serves up à la carte and buffet-style dining, while the menu of Thari Restaurant features elements of Thai, Japanese and Singaporean cuisine — flavourful tastes of the countries where Noku hotels are located in. The Palms Bar allows guests to indulge in refreshing cocktails that blend Eastern and Western influences. Guests can also have a thirst quenching beverage from the Thari Bar and lounge at the large main pool area.
Embracing nature is an integral aspect of the wellness programme at Noku Maldives. Rejuvenation begins with a beautiful garden walkway leading up to six double treatment suites with a relaxing view of the ocean. Each treatment room is thoughtfully designed as a sanctuary where stone and wooden accents achieve a deep sense of calm and relaxation. The wellness treatments use natural ingredients to enhance total wellbeing.
The pristine location of Noku Maldives houses a thriving marine ecosystem that includes dolphins, rays and populous fish diversity. Professional dive instructors at the resort’s dive centre will show guests the rich diversity of marine life suitable for all levels of experiences. Guests can also catch the light ocean breeze on a chartered catamaran, or feel the adrenaline rush while riding the waves on a jet ski or windsurfing activities.
Noku Maldives is the second property to be marketed under Roxy’s premium Noku brand. The first opened in Kyoto, Japan in November 2015.
Roxy also runs the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy hotel in Singapore and the Noku Osaka hotel in the Japanese city of Osaka. A brand new property on the Thai island of Phuket, Noku Phuket is also set to launch soon.