SO/ Maldives – The Third Resort At CROSSROADS Maldives Opens

The Maldives, a paradise of crystalline waters, coral atolls, and overwater bungalows, has long captured the hearts of travellers seeking the ultimate island escape.

Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of natural wonders has been a magnet for those in search of pristine beaches and unparalleled luxury. Now, a new chapter in Maldivian hospitality is unfolding with the unveiling of SO/ Maldives, a luxurious oasis that seamlessly blends art, design, fashion, and sustainability.

SO/ Maldives - The Third Resort At CROSSROADS Maldives Opens

Developed in a visionary partnership with Wai Eco World Developer (WEWD) and operated by the creative hospitality powerhouse Ennismore, SO/ Maldives emerges as the third iconic resort at CROSSROADS Maldives, a fully integrated leisure destination that has already earned accolades for its commitment to sustainability. This exceptional addition to the Maldivian luxury landscape marks a turning point in the region’s hospitality industry, introducing a fresh perspective on island living.

As of November 1, 2023, SO/ Maldives invites discerning travellers to embark on a journey where every moment is a runway, and every experience is a fusion of high fashion and pure indulgence. We delve into the details of this fashion-forward retreat, exploring its unique features, sustainability initiatives, and the voices behind its creation. Take a captivating voyage through SO/ Maldives, where castaway fantasies meet the vibrant world of haute couture on the shores of paradise.

A Visionary Collaboration

The birth of SO/ Maldives is the result of a remarkable joint venture project with Wai Eco World Developer (WEWD), a leading business and real estate conglomerate. Ennismore, a creative hospitality company renowned for its purpose-driven brands, operates this extraordinary resort, where luxury meets sustainability.

SO/ Maldives - The Third Resort At CROSSROADS Maldives Opens

SO/ Maldives joins an exclusive club of iconic resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives, which already includes SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. Nestled in the picturesque Kaafu Atoll and Emboodhoo Lagoon, these three distinct retreats are seamlessly connected to The Marina @ CROSSROADS, an 800-meter lifestyle haven brimming with gastronomic delights, boutiques, wellness sanctuaries, water adventures, and cultural experiences. This synergy of branded resorts and world-class facilities makes CROSSROADS Maldives a true gem in the Maldives and the broader Indian Ocean region.

A Sustainable Oasis

CROSSROADS Maldives has earned accolades for its commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability, an ethos shared by SO/ Maldives. The resort’s over-water villas and restaurants boast solar panel-adorned rooftops, enabling the generation of green energy. In keeping with eco-conscious practices, recycled water, electric vehicles, eco-friendly bathroom amenities, and locally sourced products feature prominently, while the resort has effectively eliminated all single-use plastics.

SO/ Maldives - The Third Resort At CROSSROADS Maldives Opens

Mr Dirk De Cuyper, CEO of S Hotels & Resorts, expressed his excitement about the newest addition, stating, “We are delighted to announce the opening of our third world-class lifestyle resort at CROSSROADS Maldives. With its focus on art, design, and fashion, SO/ Maldives will perfectly complement our two internationally branded resorts and extensive facilities at The Marina @ CROSSROADS and enable us to attract a new generation of global explorers.”

Mr. Zaw Win Maung, Managing Director of WEWD, shared his sentiments, saying, “It is a wonderful moment to see this beautiful project come to life. SO/ Maldives is a trend-setting luxury resort that will attract a new generation of lifestyle-conscious guests, enhancing the Maldives’ tourism sector.

Mr. Jesper Sorensen, General Manager of SO/ Maldives, added, “SO/ Hotels are located in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations, and we are thrilled to put down roots on this paradisiacal private island in the Maldives. In keeping with the SO/ DNA, we’re eager to welcome global travellers looking for a different island experience where art and fashion meet luxury hospitality.”

A Fashion-Forward Retreat

Part of the ultra-fashionable SO/ Hotels & Resorts brand, SO/ Maldives promises to be one of the world’s most coveted destinations for discerning travellers.

SO/ Maldives - The Third Resort At CROSSROADS Maldives Opens

Nestled on a pristine private island, enveloped by the turquoise embrace of Emboodhoo Lagoon, SO/ Maldives is a sartorially-rooted retreat where “Castaway Meets Runway.” As guests arrive, they are welcomed into a glistening glass pavilion with panoramic views, setting the stage for an unforgettable stay. A unique feature is the Runway, a conceptual open-to-sky catwalk that immerses every visitor in their own fashion show. The resort offers an array of beachfront and over-water pool villas, each ranging from 120 to 330 square meters and crafted by renowned designers. Highlights include the Dream Family Beach Villas, which feature private capsules for kids, and the stunning two-level, three-bedroom Ocean Water Pool Villa Atelier, designed to host life’s most memorable moments.


SO/ Maldives represents the apex of luxury, fashion, and sustainability in the Maldives. Its opening heralds a new era for CROSSROADS Maldives, and the resort’s commitment to environmental stewardship aligns with the Maldives’ pristine beauty. Travelers seeking a unique blend of luxury, art, and fashion will find their ideal escape at SO/ Maldives. It’s a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation, where the beauty of the Maldives meets the world of high fashion and hospitality.

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