Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale brand within the AccorHotels Group, has raised its first flag in the Maldives, opening the doors to Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives on a private island in the Noonu Atoll.
The resort, which is just 45 minutes by sea plane from the capital, Malé, features 105 villas and suites comprising 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences, each with their own private plunge pool – perfect for adventure-seeking families and honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway. The resort will also be accessible by a 15-minute speedboat ride from the new airport on Maafaru island in Noonu atoll, which will open in early 2019.
Showcasing the culinary expertise for which the Mӧvenpick brand is renowned, the property features four dining experiences including the market-style all-day diner, ONU Marché Restaurant and bar, with buffet and à la carte dishes made from locally-sourced produce; Mövenpick Coffee & Wine Lounge, serving a range of signature Mӧvenpick coffees, chocolates, ice-creams and wines; as well as the trendy pool-side restaurant Latitude 5.5, with breathtaking ocean views. Seafood lovers can relish the vast selection of fresh catches at the overwater Bodumas Seafood Restaurant, which overlooks the Indian Ocean and is the place to admire stunning sunsets. Mӧvenpick Chocolate Hour, a key brand signature, will also be staged in the resort lobby daily, offering guests the chance to taste complimentary chocolate, presented in novel ways.
“Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru is one of the few properties located in the Noonu Atoll house reef, home to some of the most beautiful diving spots in the Maldives and offering guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this vibrant and unspoiled marine life,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer, Upper Northeast & Southeast Asia and The Maldives for AccorHotels.
Ideal for guests with young children, the resort features a Mӧvenpick Little Birds Club, offering a range of signature activities for all the family, as well as babysitting services.The property also plays host to a range of exciting onsite facilities including a diving centre that organises snorkelling, house reef explorations and cruises; a tennis court; state-of-the-art gym; water sports centre; and the Sun Spa by Esthederm, which offers a wide range of signature facials and massage treatments to rejuvenate the soul and body.
Another stand-out feature is the exclusive beach pool spa residence with a spacious living area with resort views – the ideal venue for small weddings and private gatherings of up to 20 guests.
“As the first Mӧvenpick property in the Maldives, the brand has been able to take a unique approach to sustainable development through the resort’s built-in solar panels, in-house water production and plant desalination to minimise its ecological impact on the environment,” said General Manager Michael Melzer.