Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

The Hard Rock name has hit the Maldives, bringing its inimitable chillout scene to the ultimate laidback location. A new concept in the Maldives, it’s more than just barefoot luxury and days of sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling (although there’s plenty of that too). A footbridge links you to the Marina @ CROSSROADS, where a Hard Rock Café, Café del Mar, and duty-free retail and dining village await. And, being a Hard Rock hotel, you’ll also find VIP-worthy treats in store, like Rock Spa® treatments, super-chic eateries, and exclusive ‘Sound of Your Stay’ music moments including complimentary use of Fender guitars and Crosley turntables – all just 15 minutes speedboat ride from the airport.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

In the Emboodhoo Lagoon in the South Malé Atoll, this resort has direct access to the Marina @ CROSSROADS entertainment, shopping, and dining island. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 15 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

178 studios, family suites, beach villas, and overwater villas. All with complimentary Sound of Your Stay music experiences (including Tracks® playlists, Picks® Fender guitar use, and Wax® Crosley turntable use), outdoor deck, balcony, or terrace, Rock Om in-room yoga program, air-conditioning, Simmons “Cool Max” bed (pillow menu on request), 49” LCD TV with IPTV, high-speed WiFi, Sound bar with Bluetooth connectivity, mini-bar*, tea, coffee, bottled water, hairdryer, safe, and iron and board. Silver Sky Studios are 46m2, and have a balcony with ocean views, waterfall shower, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board Option includes: Breakfast and dinner at Sessions, The Elephant and The Butterfly, Hard Rock Café, Miss Olive Oyl (SAii) and Mr. Tomyam (SAii).

Full Board Option includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Sessions, The Elephant and The Butterfly, Hard Rock Café, Kebab & Kurry (Marina), Kin Kao Thai Kitchen (Marina), Jia Wu (Marina), Ministry of Crab (Marina), Nihonbashi (Marina), Miss Olive Oyl (SAii) and Mr. Tomyam (SAii).

Silver Beach Studios are 46m2, and have a private terrace with direct beach access, ocean views, sun loungers, indoor and outdoor showers, and 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Silver Family Suites (Duplex) are 107m2, and have a private terrace with direct beach access, ocean views, indoor and outdoor showers, 2 bedrooms (1 master bedroom and 1 second floor en suite bedroom), and 1 king-size bed and bunk beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Gold Beach Villas are 62m2, and have a private terrace with direct beach access, ocean views, sun loungers, indoor chillout zone, 55” TV, waterfall shower, and 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Platinum Overwater Villas are 75m2, and sit over the water with a private terrace, direct lagoon access, sun loungers, indoor chillout zone, 55” TV, en suite with bathtub and shower, and 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Platinum Overwater Pool Villas are 76m2, and sit over the water with an infinity pool, private terrace, direct lagoon access, sun loungers, indoor chillout zone, 55” TV, en suite with shower, and 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Rock Royalty Overwater Pool Villas** (2br) are 144m2, and sit over the water with an infinity pool, private outdoor lounge area, direct lagoon access, sun loungers, indoor chillout zone with dining table and maxi-bar*, 49” and 55” TVs, 2 bedrooms (one with bathtub, one with waterfall shower), and 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Rock Star Villas** (2br) are 445m2, and sit over the water with an infinity pool, private boat docking access, large outdoor living deck with sun loungers and dining space, overwater relaxing net, direct lagoon access, spacious indoor living room with 86” TV, maxi-bar, and dining area, Butler room with service pantry, and en suite bathroom with bathtub and waterfall shower, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

**Rock Royalty® rooms include in-villa check-in, late checkout (subject to availability), dedicated Butler services, upgraded room amenities, and complimentary afternoon snacks.

Hard Rock Café®* (American, located at The Marina @ CROSSROADS, with live music, memorabilia, and cocktails; open for lunch and dinner, 11:30am-00:30am). Sessions* (international dining; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 6:30am-10:30pm). The Elephant & Butterfly™* (Pan-Latin menu, oceanfront dining, live music six days a week; open for lunch and dinner, 11:30am-10:30pm). The Pool Bar* (poolside casual bites with children’s menu, underwater sound system, DJs; open 8:00am-10:30pm). Private beach dining*. 24-hour room service*. Infinity swimming pool. Rock Spa®* (four treatment rooms). Body Rock®* oceanfront fitness centre. Dive and Water sports Centre*. Rock Om®* (Hard Rock’s signature music-meets-yoga program). Rock Shop®* (signature clothing and collectibles). Roxity Kids’ Club® and Teen Spirit®* (activities include movies, video games, air guitar shows, lip sync battles, music classes with private sessions* available, water sports including snorkelling, kayaking, SUP, sailing, and windsurfing, and beach and pool activities). Babysitting* (Sittertrain-certified). Laundry and dry-cleaning service*. The Marina @ CROSSROADS (direct access via 500m footbridge from Hard Rock Maldives) features 800m lifestyle beach, luxury yacht marina (30 berth), village of dining, entertainment and retail outlets (including Hard Rock Café® and Café del Mar beach club), Maldives Discovery Centre (cultural and natural attractions), Marine Discovery Centre (with snorkelling and scuba diving), Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Beach Club and Camp, and PADI dive centre*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A five star family experience!

Jan 25, 2020 Karen C

My husband, two kids and I stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives for 4 nights in late January. A five star experience, all the way! The hotel arranged our transfer by speedboat - it was a seamless experience despite our late night arrival. Upon our arrival at the resort, staff were waiting to greet us with refreshments and cool towels. We were… Read more
My husband, two kids and I stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives for 4 nights in late January. A five star experience, all the way! The hotel arranged our transfer by speedboat - it was a seamless experience despite our late night arrival. Upon our arrival at the resort, staff were waiting to greet us with refreshments and cool towels. We were then driven by buggy to our room. We really appreciated these thoughtful little touches, particularly after our long flight. We stayed in a Silver Family Beach Suite. It was a generous size with a king bed downstairs and a bunk bed upstairs for the kids and two toilets and showers. Everything was new and clean. The TVs were 4K and there was a great range of new movies. And of course, being Hard Rock, there was scope to curate your own playlist. The room was very comfortable with an incredible view of the beach and the over-water villas. Picture perfect! The breakfast buffet at Sessions offered a comprehensive spread of different cuisines - even champagne, sushi and ice-cream! Overall the food was quite good, although the hot food could still be improved. There’s also various restaurant options across the bridge at Crossroads (5 minutes’ walk or you can catch a buggy) including the Hard Rock Cafe, Japanese and Thai food. More restaurants were on the brink of opening when we were there. Crossroads also offers water activities including jet skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving. There’s a minimart and pharmacy as well. The resort offers a range of activities including Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi and Boot Camp. The staff mingled with guests to increase awareness of the activities available and to encourage participation. I tried Yoga and my husband sweated through boot camp. Yoga was on the pavilion next to the water - so beautiful. The pool is gorgeous. It’s great for kids as there’s an excellent water slide that my kids went up countless times. They spent 4 hours straight at the pool and still didn’t want to get out! Being a resort that caters for families as well as couples, there is a fabulous kids’ club, Roxity. This kept our kids (6 and 8 years old) entertained every day. They did art, kids yoga, gymnastics and music lessons. Our older daughter loved bashing on the drum set! The Roxity team was awesome - shout outs and huge thanks to Dudu, Stacey, Elvie, Sam, Ana, Ally, Brendan and Tracey for making our kids’ holiday extra special. Special thanks also to Nattu at reception for generously giving my daughter one of his hard rock collectible pins. She loves it! Another highlight offered by the resort is the complimentary drinks and nibbles at 6pm on the pavilion. A wonderful way to enjoy the gorgeous sunset! On the day of our departure, the hotel generously allowed a complimentary extra late check out (standard is 12pm) as our flight was not until 11pm. This meant that we could relax in the resort and our room rather than wandering around aimlessly waiting to go to the airport. Thanks again to the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives for an incredible stay. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 tanujas77

It’s an amazing property to stay and trust me their hospitality is superb. We experienced both beach villa and water villa and they both are fantastic. There is so much to do in the property. It is connected with Sai Lagoon by 1 Km deck where marina is there for water sports and 4-5 different cuisine restaurants are there which you can choose… Read more
It’s an amazing property to stay and trust me their hospitality is superb. We experienced both beach villa and water villa and they both are fantastic. There is so much to do in the property. It is connected with Sai Lagoon by 1 Km deck where marina is there for water sports and 4-5 different cuisine restaurants are there which you can choose according to your likings. Hard Rock Cafe was also nice. Pool party at Hard Rock Cafe was a fun. At Hard Rock Hotel they have kids club which was really amazing, especially Stacey, Becky, Elvie and Dudu they took care of my daughter so nicely. Unlike other properties your child will be engaged in some or other activities. They have so many activities for kids. They have complimentary cocktail every evening before dinner which is just amazing with sunset view. I will give 5 star rating to HardRock Maldives. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic stay at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Jan 21, 2020 LijohnSydney Hurstville, Australia

A short 4 Day 3 night stay at this near new resort make both my wife and me happy and relaxed. Resort is very new, close to Male airport. Guests are picked up from airport and catch a luxury boat with aircon, only 15-20 minutes to the resort. Staff are very friendly. Full board meal plan can allow you to enjoy restaurants at nearby resort-Saii… Read more
A short 4 Day 3 night stay at this near new resort make both my wife and me happy and relaxed. Resort is very new, close to Male airport. Guests are picked up from airport and catch a luxury boat with aircon, only 15-20 minutes to the resort. Staff are very friendly. Full board meal plan can allow you to enjoy restaurants at nearby resort-Saii Lagoon Maldives and Marina Crossroads as well. Food are delicious. Swimming pool with a slider guarantee to have fun for you and kids. Rock spa service is also professional. Special thanks to staff Winda, Jeyd, Noon, and Saif for their wonderful customer service. Highly recommend to everyone. Read less
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Jan 19, 2020 112flavianab Sao Paulo, SP

I stayed at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives for a week in early January 2020 with my husband and 9 years old daughter. The hotel is brand new and conveniently located in an atoll close to Male international airport , by boat ride it takes about 20 minutes from the airport to the hotel . We stayed in a water villa with hammock and loved everything about… Read more
I stayed at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives for a week in early January 2020 with my husband and 9 years old daughter. The hotel is brand new and conveniently located in an atoll close to Male international airport , by boat ride it takes about 20 minutes from the airport to the hotel . We stayed in a water villa with hammock and loved everything about our accommodation : extremely neat and clean , with room service twice a day , comfortable bed , spacious bathroom with shower and bathtub . The external area of the Villa has a nice hammock , lounge sunbed chairs and direct access to the lagoon with the fascinating shades of blue , typical from Maldives . The common areas are pleasant, full of beautiful palm trees and flowers . The main pool is beautiful with infinite edge and lagoon’s view and has a waterslide that is fun for the little guests. The hotel offers complimentary shared bikes and also electric buggies to help the transportation between the different spots . We absolutely loved the food , my meal plan was half board with breakfast and dinner included. The buffet has a wide range of international cuisine, everything fresh and delicious, particularly the fresh seafood . Although being a large resort , we always had an impression of privacy and quietness, even in the common areas , what made our vacations perfect to rest and refuel our energies . But if you seek some hustle and bustle, there is always an activity to do like beach volleyball, morning yoga , bootcamp, music or the option to cross the beautiful bridge and go the Marina to enjoy the Hard Rock Cafe , shops and restaurants. I must compliment the RockCity Kids Club team : my daughter had a wonderful time with a friendly and careful staff . She even took Rock lessons with the awesome members of the nice resident band “ Sweet Nightmare “. We also enjoyed a lot the daily “ Sunset Rituals “ , when most part of the staff have a gather with the guests , asking how was your day , what they can do to improve your experience and they offer the guests delicious treats and cocktails. I truly think that the great asset of the hotel is definitely the staff . From the reception to the waiters and recreational team , everyone makes the best to enhance your vacations. Special thanks to all the Roxicity kids club team : Tammy , Sam , Evie , Dudu , Becky and Anna . We also thanks Raian from the recreational team and Richard from the Elephant and Butterfly restaurant. I am sorry that I can not remember all the names of the wonderful Session waiter’s team , but you all are really nice ! Finally , the overall experience was excellent and I do recommend the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives . Hope to come back soon! Read less
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Jan 18, 2020 Fauziah H Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful & Awesome! The beach was clear blue. The room was nice, clean n spacious. Guest well taken care. Buffet breakfast with varity of food to.choose from. Easy access by bicycle to next island by crossing the bridge with nice scenery. Will come back for sure!