Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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, Beach Club, 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

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

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 46sqm, and have a balcony with ocean views, waterfall shower, and 1 king-size bed plus a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

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. Unlimited non-alcoholic and selected alcoholic drinks by the glass. Plus Ministry of Crab, Nihonbashi Blue, Sansation Beach Club, Kalhu Odi and Carne Diem with a $45 food and beverage credit per person, towards dinner only (all inclusive beverages not included at these restaurants). 

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, Sansation Beach Club, Kalhu Odi and Carne Diem with a $45 food and beverage credit per person, towards dinner only.  

Full Board Option: includes breakfast, 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, Sansation Beach Club, Kalhu Odi and Carne Diem with a $45 food and beverage credit per person, towards dinner only.

Silver Beach Studios are 46sqm, and have a private terrace with direct beach access, ocean views, sun loungers, indoor and outdoor showers, and either 1 king-size bed plus a sofa bed, or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Silver Family Suites (Duplex) are 107sqm, and have a private terrace with direct beach access, ocean views, indoor and outdoor showers. The ground floor features a master bedroom with king-size bed and sofa bed, with a second bedroom on the upper floor with bunk beds, with a bathroom on both floors, sleeping maximum 6 people, with a maximum of 5 adults.

Gold Beach Villas are 62sqm, and have a private terrace with direct beach access, ocean views, sun loungers, 55” TV, waterfall shower, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, plus a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 people with a maximum of 3 adults.

Gold Beach Pool Villas are 62sqm, with direct beach access from the private terrace as well as a private plunge pool, sun loungers, 55" TV, en suite with bathtub, and 1 king-size bed plus a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 people with a maximum of 3 adults.

Platinum Overwater Villas are 75sqm, and sit over the water with a private terrace, direct lagoon access, sun loungers, 55” TV, en suite with bathtub and shower, and either 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, plus a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 people with a maximum of 3 adults.

Platinum Overwater Pool Villas are 76sqm, and sit over the water with an infinity pool, private terrace, direct lagoon access, sun loungers, 55” TV, en suite with shower, and either 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, plus a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 people with a maximum of 3 adults.

Rock Royalty Overwater Pool Villas** (2 bedroom) are 144sqm, 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*, 2 smart TVs, bathtub and rain shower, and 2 bedrooms (one with 1 king-size bed, and one with 2 twin beds), sleeping maximum 7 adults or 2 adults and 5 children.

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

**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*, windsurfing* and beach and pool activities). Babysitting* (Sittertrain-certified). Laundry/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 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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May 15, 2022 N8409UIalexk Brighton, UK

This is the best hotel I have stayed at. Everything was brilliant, the room, pools, beaches and service all top quality. Having access to all the restaurants and other island was great especially with the kids as it provides some variation to the buffet every night. My only criticism is the all inclusive situation for the kids (age 11). The… Read more
This is the best hotel I have stayed at. Everything was brilliant, the room, pools, beaches and service all top quality. Having access to all the restaurants and other island was great especially with the kids as it provides some variation to the buffet every night. My only criticism is the all inclusive situation for the kids (age 11). The hard rock buffet and pool bar were great but all the others we went to only allow a kid's meal on all inclusive, which in some was a tiny portion and not enough for an 11 year old. They should be allowed a smaller main or something rather than food for 5 year olds. Read less
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May 14, 2022 Vijay B London, United Kingdom

My family and I stayed at the HRH for 9 nights and we had a great time. Everything was excellent. We stayed in one of the Water Villas which was immaculately clean and well maintained. The whole resort was very well spaced out with a large swimming pool which was very popular for all of us especially for our son. Food was was great, breakfast… Read more
My family and I stayed at the HRH for 9 nights and we had a great time. Everything was excellent. We stayed in one of the Water Villas which was immaculately clean and well maintained. The whole resort was very well spaced out with a large swimming pool which was very popular for all of us especially for our son. Food was was great, breakfast had a wide selection to choose from each day and cannot complain. There were a wide selection of restaurants which we tried a few of them, cannot complain! The HRH always had activities going on which would keep all guests entertained, this was a plus and we could see a lot of effort is put into keeping guests happy by the staff. General housekeeping was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful all the time. A special thank you to Alpha and Charlie at reception, Azhar and Chaya who worked very hard in the restaurants and always at hand to help, Mo at the Hard Rock Cafe shop who had great customer service and always smiling. Last but not least, a big thank you as well to Mufyd, always made us feel welcomed and took time out to talk to us on a regular basis. Thank you very HRH, we hope and want to visit again soon. 😊 Read less
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May 13, 2022 talalkalahdab

We went for our honeymoon, they arranged the bed and gave us cake and wine as a gift from them. Friendly staff, delicious food, nice and clean place and great service. Special thanks to Shaib and Faheel
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May 13, 2022 Scottcali Whittier, California

We returned for a 2nd trip here in 2022 as we enjoyed our first trip in 2021. The property is beautiful as you would expect in the Maldives. The staff is young and enthusiastic , they treat you as valued guests and represent the Hard Rock brand. The over water villa was spectacular again. It makes you feel you are in paradise. It's great to be… Read more
We returned for a 2nd trip here in 2022 as we enjoyed our first trip in 2021. The property is beautiful as you would expect in the Maldives. The staff is young and enthusiastic , they treat you as valued guests and represent the Hard Rock brand. The over water villa was spectacular again. It makes you feel you are in paradise. It's great to be able to walk the boardwalk and have your choice of 7 restaurants in Crossroads. Read less
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May 12, 2022 Vacationer550950

My experience at this resort was beautiful. On arrival I was greeted by friendly staff and a birthday cake then driven by buggy to my villa. The villa was immaculate and kept clean and tidy with everything restocked fully everyday. They provide you with bikes to ride around the island at your own leisure. We dined at every restaurant and the food… Read more
My experience at this resort was beautiful. On arrival I was greeted by friendly staff and a birthday cake then driven by buggy to my villa. The villa was immaculate and kept clean and tidy with everything restocked fully everyday. They provide you with bikes to ride around the island at your own leisure. We dined at every restaurant and the food was always well prepared and service was very good. Special mention for the pool and beach bar staff especially 'Ranga' who couldn't do enough for us throughout our 9 night stay. Overall our stay was good value for money and we had no problems or complaints whatsoever. I'd recommend this resort... Thank you Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, hopefully we return one day! Read less