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.

All Inclusive Option: includes breakfast, plus lunch and 3-course dinner or buffet at Sessions, The Elephant and The Butterfly, Hard Rock Café, Miss Olive Oyl (SAii), Mr. Tomyam (SAii), Jiao Wu, Kinkao Thai Bistro and Kebab & Kurry. Plus Ministry of Crab, Nihonbashi Blue and Carne Diem with a $50 food and beverage credit per person, towards dinner only. Unlimited non-alcoholic and selected alcoholic drinks by the glass.

Half Board Option: includes breakfast and 3-course dinner or buffet at Sessions, The Elephant and The Butterfly, Hard Rock Café, Miss Olive Oyl (SAii), Mr. Tomyam (SAii), Jiao Wu, Kinkao Thai Bistro and Kebab & Kurry. Plus Ministry of Crab, Nihonbashi Blue and Carne Diem with a $50 food and beverage credit per person, towards dinner only.  

Full Board Option:includes breakfast, plus lunch and 3-course dinner or buffet at Sessions, The Elephant and The Butterfly, Hard Rock Café, Miss Olive Oyl (SAii), Mr. Tomyam (SAii), Jiao Wu, Kinkao Thai Bistro and Kebab & Kurry. Plus Ministry of Crab, Nihonbashi Blue and Carne Diem with a $50 food and beverage credit per person, towards dinner only.  

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 Honeymoon

Sep 24, 2020 Hussainhakimji

I just want to say what a huge property and also have amazing hospitality of hard rock hotel.lots of varieties of foods available and specially the well behaved and jolly nature staff.It feels like home there. And i love the way every one came to see off at last day of my trip.This is my first time with hard rock hotel but not the last time.thank… Read more
I just want to say what a huge property and also have amazing hospitality of hard rock hotel.lots of varieties of foods available and specially the well behaved and jolly nature staff.It feels like home there. And i love the way every one came to see off at last day of my trip.This is my first time with hard rock hotel but not the last time.thank you for such beautiful hospitality. Read less
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Sep 24, 2020 ana_e_arthur_di_done Sao Paulo, SP

When you travel to Maldives, big expectations automatically come. However, the most incredible is having these expectations exceeded! Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is paradise on Earth: wonderful beaches, lots of activities, countless shades of blue, nice food, nice people, different cultures in harmony and amazing accomodations. We stayed in Gold… Read more
When you travel to Maldives, big expectations automatically come. However, the most incredible is having these expectations exceeded! Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is paradise on Earth: wonderful beaches, lots of activities, countless shades of blue, nice food, nice people, different cultures in harmony and amazing accomodations. We stayed in Gold Beach Villa and Overwater Pool Villa, both incredible: in one, you have the experience of waking up and seeing a private beach for you; the other, the unforgettable experience of being in a cult Maldivian bungalow with a private pool. However, the main asset is certainly the staff, the best we have had in any trip so far and many of whom became our personal friends. All of them are amazing, however, we would like to especially highlight some: our hostess Dasha (which was amazing from hour zero, doing everything to make our stay unforgettable even in her day off); Iku (who made, without any doubt, the best photos and videos of our trip); nossos irmãos brazucas Richard, Loren and Raian; Saif, Suqi and Charlie from the reception; Kudey, Rishi and all the team from Sessions; Chiky and Tess (who customized our private dinner and made it unforgettable); Hannah and the girls from Rock Spa; Bruce, Mufyd and many others. The housekeeping staff is the most efficient we have seen. The rockstar treatment lasted until the very last minute, with the kind transfer guy even carrying our bags until the airport check-in. To sum it up: it was the Honeymoon we have always dreamed of. Already looking forward to return and live it again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible holiday & wonderful staff

Sep 23, 2020 56daniellap

Where to begin! My family had a truly amazing experience with the Hard Rock Hotel during our two week stay - this is without a doubt one of our favourite holidays to date. First and foremost to thank for this were the amazing staff, who were always so friendly and who continuously went above and beyond for us. We were well looked after throughout… Read more
Where to begin! My family had a truly amazing experience with the Hard Rock Hotel during our two week stay - this is without a doubt one of our favourite holidays to date. First and foremost to thank for this were the amazing staff, who were always so friendly and who continuously went above and beyond for us. We were well looked after throughout our stay by Dasha from reception who was so sweet and helpful, always quickly responding to every one of our requests and making our dinner reservations every night. From the activities team, a huge shout out to Raian, Ben-G and Brendon, whose energy and enthusiasm was infectious and who made our stay so fun with all their activities ranging from aerial acrobatics and Tai Chi to kickboxing, yoga and volleyball. We’d like to thank the hotel manager, who was kind enough to arrange a private, candle-lit dinner on the beach for my parents’ anniversary. I’d also like to thank the hotel manager’s wife Azu, and Richard, who were so sweet, as well as the rest of the incredible staff (there are simply too many to list!). The island itself and the resort is very beautiful, with long stretches of perfect beaches and crystal clear water. Due to COVID-19, the resort was fairly empty and so we the beach in front of our villa almost entirely to ourselves. The Hard Rock Hotel is connected to its neighbouring hotel Sai Lagoon by a long bridge, and guests are free to use the facilities and eat at any of the restaurants from both resorts. We were very impressed and delighted with the food at the hotels (both Hard Rock and Sai Lagoon) - there is extensive choice with a Mexican, Mediterranean, Indian, American (Hard Rock Cafe), Japanese, Seafood and international restaurant. The portions are very big, so much so that we actually had to start ordering only 2 or 3 mains to share between a family of 4 as we were worried about not being able to finish our meals and wasting food! Overall, we cannot recommend this hotel enough and we will definitely try and come back soon! Thank you again to all the lovely staff for making this vacation so memorable. Read less
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Sep 22, 2020 dubai0323

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here and it was beyond perfect. The hotel & staff are very accommodating especially during this covid time, they handled everything from a-z. Soukaina at the reception assisted us in organizing our entire week’s daily activities, touring us around the island, getting us restaurant reservations at the most… Read more
My husband and I spent our honeymoon here and it was beyond perfect. The hotel & staff are very accommodating especially during this covid time, they handled everything from a-z. Soukaina at the reception assisted us in organizing our entire week’s daily activities, touring us around the island, getting us restaurant reservations at the most popular spots on the island, etc. We ate a Moroccan lamb tajine served exclusively by Chef Kareem that we specifically requested (not available on menu). The bedroom flowers, floral breakfast in pool, and romantic rose dinners on the beach were all stunning. I thank all the staff that organized everything with my husband behind the scenes. I was amazed. Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 U6121JEhenryg

My wife and I had an amazing stay at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. Excellent location, friendly and efficient staff, lots of activities and fun! The transfer to/from airport was swift and comfortable, the environment is sanitized (rooms, dining facilities etc.). Excellent atmosphere, food and drinks throughout our stay.