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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Traveller rating

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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.
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Sep 17, 2020 Juliaribeirodovalle Sao Paulo, SP

We have been at Hard Rock Maldives in September 2020. We had an amazing experience. HR Maldives team makes everything to please and to make you happy! It was our honeymoon, so they took care of each detail to surprise us in many different ways and so we could feel happy, welcome and at home, a home in PARADISE. HRH Island is special because they… Read more
We have been at Hard Rock Maldives in September 2020. We had an amazing experience. HR Maldives team makes everything to please and to make you happy! It was our honeymoon, so they took care of each detail to surprise us in many different ways and so we could feel happy, welcome and at home, a home in PARADISE. HRH Island is special because they are many things to do instead of just being at the resort! There is a great diving center with many Acqua sports, such as stand up paddle, jet sky, scuba diving, kayak , dolphins skuna trip) a marina with many different and great restaurants (like japonese, Indian, crab, etc, and also “brother” resort, called Saii, managed by Hilton, which is also great and we could use all the structure, also like being in two different island in the same time! And, of course, the legendary Hard Rock Cafe, an excellent option for DJs night, good drinks, beautiful people, cool drinks and a great food menu! But really what touched more our hearts was the very personalized attention. From the house keeping staff to the manager, all of them were really cordially with us and very friendly. I specially loved the yoga classes in the morning with Ana and Brendan, the aero class with Ben-G and for sure scuba diving! Unforgettable! A special thankful for Souki (front desk), Hasun (cafe), Rashi, Dabhei, Iku, Richard, Charlee, uau, really the whole Mr. muffed team, including Azu, his wife. I may forget some names but really we spent 13 days and we felt like we were in a big family. I do recommend you go to Maldives not only o regular vacations but also in special Ocasions! It was our case and we had many nice surprises, for example to get in our Villa And find our jacuzzi full of water, foam and hibiscus. I can’t say everything in only one review! But I tell you’ it is worth for sure! ❤️ And please do not miss Chalee laboratory class, where we have the chance to learn about underwater world, all the creatures, specially the importance of coural, sharks and turtles! I also had the chance to recover a sick coral to give a chance to rebuilt it! And last, Rock spa! Such an experience! There are two amazing and very professionals therapists which will make you relax deeply and help you get in the Maldives time zone right away! Besides that is just relax and enjoy this beautiful paradise! PS. Even thought we are in a pandemic, I felt very much secure with all kinds of higiene practices and a very great everyday cleaning at our spectacular pool villa! (A big thankfull also for HouseKeeping team! They are spectacular! They would even fold our cloths!!!) Read less
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Sep 11, 2020 evelynyk84

If you are in need of a getaway and want to pamper yourself, the Hard Rock Maldives is the place to go. Our stay could not have been more perfect - from the amazing food to the exceptionally hospitable staff, we were blown away by every aspect of this resort. This location only recently reopened to visitors so there were a few restaurants and… Read more
If you are in need of a getaway and want to pamper yourself, the Hard Rock Maldives is the place to go. Our stay could not have been more perfect - from the amazing food to the exceptionally hospitable staff, we were blown away by every aspect of this resort. This location only recently reopened to visitors so there were a few restaurants and shops that were still closed but there was never a shortage of things to do and the staff always made sure that we were enjoying our stay. All the facilities were clean and spacious; our overwater pool villa was absolutely perfect for the three of us and was always kept in tip-top shape by housekeeping. We also treated ourselves to massages and various excursions like dolphin watching, a private Brazilian jiu-jitsu class, and hand-line fishing. Thank you so much to all the staff that made our trip so memorable - special shout out to Raian, Suki, the guys at the Dive Center, our favorite buggy driver Bruce, and Chef Kareem @ Sessions for taking such good care of us and making us feel like family. We appreciate yall and can’t wait to see you guys during our next stay! Read less
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Sep 11, 2020 tvoei28

Truly one of the most unforgettable experiences I will ever have! My girlfriends and I stayed at the Hard Rock for about a week at the Platinum Overwater Villa with a private pool. The view was amazing and our room was so beautiful! We woke up to a beautiful sunset every morning. I'm sure anywhere in Maldives is beautiful, but what really made… Read more
Truly one of the most unforgettable experiences I will ever have! My girlfriends and I stayed at the Hard Rock for about a week at the Platinum Overwater Villa with a private pool. The view was amazing and our room was so beautiful! We woke up to a beautiful sunset every morning. I'm sure anywhere in Maldives is beautiful, but what really made this resort special was the staff. Everyone in the resort was incredibly warm and welcoming! The manager Mufyd and Suki from reception took such great care of us and she was available at all times for any questions or requests we had. The hotel staff, especially Bruce, were always available whenever we needed a buggy anywhere! The resort had so many activities to do that we were never bored! Most days we just spent time by the pool and had amazing drinks by Danica. We also took shadow kickboxing and a private Brazilian JiuJitsu class with Raian was who the best! Him and his wife Rebeca, who works at the kids club, are the sweetest people ever and they made us feel so at home. Raian was super patient with us and taught us so much! Thank you also to all the Best Dives staff who were so funny as they helped us maneuver all the water sports and fishing expedition! We also loved the Rock Spa! Hanna was super welcoming and made us feel relaxed. Putu was such an amazing masseuse who was super knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. The mini facial and body scrub by Bem was equally amazing, especially after all week in the sun! The best part was the food! We opted for the all-inclusive meal which was so worth it. All the restaurants were beyond our expectations. Chef Kareem from Sessions always whipped up amazing food for us to try (like his amazing crepes)! Although not part of the all inclusive, you HAVE TO TRY Ministry of Crab. The prawns and the prawn bisque are spectacular. Overall I would give this hotel a 10/5 if possible. All the staff are genuinely so nice and they make you feel like family. Will always come back here if I come back to the Maldives! Read less
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Sep 11, 2020 849jelenad

My friends and I spontaneously decided to travel to the Maldives because it has been a dream of ours to visit for a long time. Staying at the Hard Rock Hotel was the most amazing experience we’ve ever had and all thanks to the awesome and attentive staff! From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and had a seamless check in that allowed us to… Read more
My friends and I spontaneously decided to travel to the Maldives because it has been a dream of ours to visit for a long time. Staying at the Hard Rock Hotel was the most amazing experience we’ve ever had and all thanks to the awesome and attentive staff! From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and had a seamless check in that allowed us to start relaxing right away. Suki was our main contact from reception and was able to answer any questions we had as well as help accommodate any of our needs throughout the trip. Our room was beautiful and was always clean and stocked with ample amount of towels / toiletries. We participated in many of the activities the hotel had to offer including: shadow kick boxing, private jiu jitsu classes, intro to trapeze, water aerobics, etc. Raian and Ben-G led most of these activities and always encouraged us to participate! Raian and his wife Rebecca are super friendly, as are the rest of the staff, and helped guide us with local activities outside of the hotel. The food was so delicious and there were many options to choose from (I think we had like 5 meals a day). The hotel is connected by a bridge to another resort and the Crossroads (a mini outlet/activity center). Would highly recommend checking out the dive center here, where you can try out the many water sport activities they have to offer. We did kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, dolphin watching etc. The crossroads also has additional restaurants to check out including our favorite, Ministry of Crab, as well as a cool souvenir shop called Island breeze. Also, Kareem, one of the chefs at sessions, was the best and always made us special breakfast dishes to try! Overall, staying at the Hard Rock was a great experience and one that I would recommend to anyone. We will definitely come back and already miss the food and people! - Jelena Read less