Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

The Hard Rock name has hit the Maldives, bringing its inimitable chill out 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 a 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 (The All-Inclusive option here takes your taste buds beyond the resort too, meaning you can dine around at SAii Lagoon and The Marina @ CROSSROADS), 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), Terra & Mar (SAii), Jiao Wu, Kinkao Thai Bistro and Kebab & Kurry. Unlimited non-alcoholic and selected alcoholic drinks by the glass, from selected menu. Plus Ministry of Crab, Nihonbashi Blue, Sansation Beach Club, Kalhu Odi and Carne Diem with a $50 food and beverage credit per person, and $25 for children, towards dinner only (All-Inclusive beverages not included at these restaurants).

Premium All-Inclusive option: includes all the inclusions of the All-Inclusive package plus:

- One complimentary floating fruit platter (for guests staying in Water Villa with pool, Beach Pool Villa, Rock Royalty and Rock Star Villa; 5-night stay minimum stay)

- Complimentary one-time full mini-bar (5-night stay minimum)

- Complimentary one shisha at The Elephant & The Butterfly (5-night stay minimum stay)

-Maldivian High Tea for two for two at The Elephant & The Butterfly restaurant and the pool bar area, per stay

- Complimentary Kids Meal Upgrade, from kids menu to regular/adult menu (only in Hard Rock Hotel Maldives outlets)

- Exclusivity to order beer buckets OR bottle of wine during meal period in the restaurant & pool bar area. (only in Hard Rock Hotel Maldives outlets)

- Rock Spa credit of US$100 per stay (5 night stay minimum)

- Choice of ONE group excursion for two persons from Male city tour OR Maafushi village tour OR afternoon snorkeling trip, depends on weather and availability (7 night stay minimum) and more!

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, Kalhu Odi and Carne Diem with a $50 food and beverage credit per person, and $25 for children, 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, Kalhu Odi and Carne Diem with a $50 food and beverage credit per person, and $25 for children, 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 4 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.

Diamond 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 bathtub and rain shower, and either 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, plus a sofa bed, sleeping 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 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 chill out zone with dining table and pantry with fridge and welcome amenities, 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.

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, tuk tuk bar, indoor dining area, en suite bathroom with bathtub and waterfall shower, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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

  • Book by 31 July 2024 to receive up to 30% off plus complimentary return speedboat transfer. Available on stays between 01 Nov '24 – 10 May '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.  

Hard Rock Café®* (American, located at The Marina @ CROSSROADS, with live music, memorabilia, and cocktails; open for lunch and dinner, 12:00pm-00:30am). Sessions* (international dining; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 6:30am-10:30pm). The Elephant & The Butterfly™* (Pan-Latin menu, oceanfront dining, live music six days a week; open for lunch and dinner, 11:30am-10:00pm). The Pool Bar* (poolside casual bites with children’s menu, underwater sound system, DJs; open 9:00am-10:30pm). Upgrade your board basis to All-Inclusive and indulge in a captivating culinary journey, with the Dine Around option you can savour an array of exquisite dishes across SAii Lagoon and The Marina @ CROSSROADS. Private beach dining*.

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, pedalos, kayaking, SUP*, sailing*, windsurfing* and beach and pool activities). The Marina @ CROSSROADS (direct access via 450m 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 Saii Beach Club), Maldives Discovery Centre (cultural and natural attractions), Marine Discovery Centre and PADI dive centre*. Aerial art classes. Brazilian jiu jitsu classes.

24-hour room service*. Babysitting* (Sittertrain-certified). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely Family Holiday

Apr 17, 2024 sarahacourt Surrey, United Kingdom

We visited Hard Rock Maldives in 2022 and loved it - so we decided to visit again and have just returned. We were not as wowed this time as we were on our first visit hence the 4 star review. Upon arrival, the reception area seemed quite untidy. Lots of used glasses on the tables and it took a very long time to get us a drink after such a long… Read more
We visited Hard Rock Maldives in 2022 and loved it - so we decided to visit again and have just returned. We were not as wowed this time as we were on our first visit hence the 4 star review. Upon arrival, the reception area seemed quite untidy. Lots of used glasses on the tables and it took a very long time to get us a drink after such a long night travelling. This is just a minor niggle. We went and had lunch at sessions while we waited for our room to be ready and were slightly disappointed that the buffet had been replaced with menus. The food was nice though. Once we arrived in our room 140, we were disappointed that we had a view of the main island because the last time we were facing the beach but it was ok as we spent little time in the room. The room was overall clean but the toilet constantly smelled of urine and the mirrors in the room were very dusty. The pillow on the bed had a terrible smell of damp but as soon as I asked for it to be changed it was. The sofa bed is a bit small which meant my 11 year old son’s legs were hanging over the arm of the sofa making for an uncomfortable nights sleep for him. The rooms were made up daily with fresh towels and bedding which was nice. The pool and beach area are lovely, the pool is super clean. The lifeguard is always looking out for everyone and always smiling. We enjoyed walking over to the marina to dine at night and found the food in the Thai and Chinese restaurants to be amazing with very friendly staff. Was not so keen on Miss Olive Oyle, was very dark and couldn’t see what we were eating. It’s a shame the buffets have all been replaced with menus as its nice to have a choice. The breakfast in Sessions was not as it was 2 years ago - not a lot of choice and not a high standard of food you would expect at a 5 star establishment. The staff all work so extremely hard but I felt it was understaffed as we never got our tea and coffee until we were leaving the restaurant. Dhabey and Pathum from Sessions are both very friendly and kind and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. Gayams and Gopi from the pool bar were also kind and helpful. Abracadabra were, as before, amazing! They get everyone involved and are always smiling and happy clearly loving what they do. Overall we had a lovely holiday but felt this time it was lacking its 5 star quality that we loved 2 years ago. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A bit of Heaven

Apr 17, 2024 Trek45630822986 Islamabad, Pakistan

this holiday was for my beautiful wife's birthday and it lived up to being one of the greats experiences of our lives, so far. Relaxed, refreshed and re-energized by the splendid natural beauty, simply delicious food and drinks and ever helpful and caring hospitality. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at all three… Read more
this holiday was for my beautiful wife's birthday and it lived up to being one of the greats experiences of our lives, so far. Relaxed, refreshed and re-energized by the splendid natural beauty, simply delicious food and drinks and ever helpful and caring hospitality. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at all three resorts there, namely Gopi, Atul, Dinesh, Pakku, Atif, Nawaz, Vicky and Mustd. How can i forget to mention the DJ playing at the Beach Club on the 5th of April, she really set the mood for our holiday. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So Amazing experience 👍🏻💕

Apr 17, 2024 หฤทัย ไ Bangkok, Thailand

It’s so amazing to stay at hard rock for 3 nights with 6 family members in Rock Royalty Overwater Private Pool Villa room type. With Kishore’s hospitality, he did his best for everything to serving us. This hotel makes our great experience, so we really recommend everyone to come once in a time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent as usual

Apr 16, 2024 davidcG7898BD Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What can i say yet another superb trip. Only resort we have been numerous times as it offers everything for families. The facilities, restaurants, staff are all brilliant. Pool bar, Elephant restaurant and kids club staff can't do enough to help. We will be back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The only one hotel on Maldives you want to come back again and again ♥️

Apr 15, 2024 Connector31289907692

It was our 5th time with Hard Rock Maldives and definitely not the last one. It’s the only one hotel on Maldives for me - I just don’t want to stay in any other places anymore 😅. Love so much the atmosphere, vibes, food, people there. Special thanks to Hassa and Ranga - you are just amazing, guys. Big big thanks to Mufyd for this wonderful stay,… Read more
It was our 5th time with Hard Rock Maldives and definitely not the last one. It’s the only one hotel on Maldives for me - I just don’t want to stay in any other places anymore 😅. Love so much the atmosphere, vibes, food, people there. Special thanks to Hassa and Ranga - you are just amazing, guys. Big big thanks to Mufyd for this wonderful stay, your attitude and attention and also to Session team for beautiful, tasty dinner on the beach. We enjoyed it very much and the set up with manta was perfect. Abracadabra was amazing as always 🥰. And I’m in love with Deviates - we are your fun’s for sure ♥️♥️♥️. See you soon again🤗♥️ Read less