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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Aug 9, 2020 kn0ckw Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dear nishan and your colleagues I want you to know how much I appreciate the excellent service you and your colleagues provide your attention and detail,great communication skills, and ready to smile makes the experience better each time. I won’t hesitate to bring friends to your establishment
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hard Rock Hotel Maldives - Honeymoon

Aug 5, 2020 meervv Istanbul, Turkey

We really enjoyed our 7 days there. It was more than we had expected. I don't know how to write those great things 'cause we have so so many but I want to mention some; First of all, from the first moment of stepping on the island, we felt the friendly atmosphere. Everyone was so kind, helpful, and jocund. Ms. Ece welcomed us in a very helpful… Read more
We really enjoyed our 7 days there. It was more than we had expected. I don't know how to write those great things 'cause we have so so many but I want to mention some; First of all, from the first moment of stepping on the island, we felt the friendly atmosphere. Everyone was so kind, helpful, and jocund. Ms. Ece welcomed us in a very helpful way, she even gave us her number so that we could text her if needed. Mr. Shuaib helped us during our stay, he was so kind, helpful, and understanding. We could text him whenever we had something in our minds. He arranged dinners, water sports experiences for us and recommended us what to do there. For instance; for the first time, I and my husband have experienced tuk-tuk with him. He was ALWAYS there whenever we needed something. Mr. İku; he was like our friend that we know before we come. From the first moment that we met, we got the vibe :) He accompanied us for breakfasts, dinners with his great and friendly conversation. He took some cool videos and photos of us as well. Since we were there for the honeymoon he gave us great memorable moments:) The band served our breakfast at Sessions was incredible. They were kind and caring, the things they recommended for us were delicious :) The band served dinner at the Butterfly & the Elephant were really helpful about their cuisine and friendly. At the Hard Rock Cafe, we met Ms. Cansu and Mr. Haluk, I loved Haluk's drinks and Cansu's recommendations for dinner. During our visit, we went to Marina as well and two restaurants there, Kebab&Kurry and Miss Olive Oly, we liked the foods and serving there as well. Although we stayed in the private pool villa room we spent lots of time at the pool bar with our delicious drinks and friendly band members. We liked having conversations with them. We even did pool sports with Mr. Raian. It was very fun and helped us spend our time with joy. We also experienced yoga with Mr. Brendan actually my husband did it for the first time and liked it :) I want to thank Mr. Brendan for that now we can have another couple hobby:) We stayed there during the Eid and it was incredibly fun with the band members especially with Mr. Benji :) We stayed at the platinum overwater pool villa as I mentioned, the room was very big and clear and the note on the mirror got us :) My husband is a medical doctor and the band wrote a really nice and emotional note for him. we really burst with pride. Before we went there, we had some concerns about coronavirus precautions. However, as soon as we stepped on the island, we felt relieved. Anytime, anywhere even in our room, we had a chance to disinfect us. Every time we went to a restaurant they measured our fever and served us disinfection. Every member of the band was wearing masks. Housekeeping kept us clean :) Whenever we asked they cleaned our room and served us clean towels. We got free wi-fi everywhere during our holiday. The hotel facilities were enough and more to stay there. They let us checked out at 5 p.m. because our flight was at 8 p.m. It was very kind of them and one of the things that we felt that it is not about money but making people feel comfortable. Lastly, Mr. Tolga was so kind and he showed us Hard Rock Maldives is not about making money, on the contrary, it is about having people with great joy. To be honest, before we went there we didn't know we would have such a great experience and feel like home. As soon as we landed in our country, we started to think about when to go Hard Rock Maldives next :) It was our dreamy honeymoon thanks to the Hard Rock Maldives band we felt like rock stars. Read less
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Aug 2, 2020 TraciDXB Dubai

After months of Covid lockdown and extreme heat in Dubai, our whole family was going a little stir crazy. We are so grateful to have had 4 days together at this amazing resort. Granted, the resort has just reopened and occupancy was still building, but everything about the stay was perfect. Every single person we met was kind and helpful. Our 14… Read more
After months of Covid lockdown and extreme heat in Dubai, our whole family was going a little stir crazy. We are so grateful to have had 4 days together at this amazing resort. Granted, the resort has just reopened and occupancy was still building, but everything about the stay was perfect. Every single person we met was kind and helpful. Our 14 year old son played in the watersports center during the day and our 10 year old daughter adored the kids club. But we would have been happy had we never left our private 2 bedroom infinity pool villa over the water. The staff was extremely attentive and well trained to ensure that we had everything we needed for a perfect stay. The restaurants were delicious, especially the Mexican restaurant which was possibly the best Mexican restaurant I've ever visited. The resort is really close to the airport so its fast and easy to get to. Very easy to do a long weekend from Dubai. Flights were refreshingly empty and both Emirates airlines and the Male airport ensured we had a seemless experience logistically. The only negative was leaving... now that we are back in Dubai we wish we would have stayed longer..thank you Hard Rock, and especially Charlie, for an amazing family holiday. We will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dream Vacation, 100% friendliness and spectacular cleanliness!!

Jul 24, 2020 X3737NYcynthiav

We were the first guests during the reopening after tourism in the Maldives closed. We had a spectacular honeymoon vacation. The screening process during check in and check out was simple and accurate, it made us feel safe. We stayed in a villa with a pool over the water, the spectacular view, the superior cleanliness, the bathroom is like a… Read more
We were the first guests during the reopening after tourism in the Maldives closed. We had a spectacular honeymoon vacation. The screening process during check in and check out was simple and accurate, it made us feel safe. We stayed in a villa with a pool over the water, the spectacular view, the superior cleanliness, the bathroom is like a magazine with the tub facing the water, truly relaxing. I have to mention that the friendliness of the employees was something else, they made us feel like royalty. They were always waiting for us to be pleased. Especially Chiky "the little guy" that make us us laugh every time and being super friendly and Haluk for his service every time met him by the Bar. The concept of being a private island with its own marina, with its own Hard Rock Cafe, makes it unique. Complements entertainment. We take a relaxing massage at the RockSpa, I fell asleep :-). Dinner by the beach, romantic and delicious. We also appreciate the attention of Iku and Tina throughout the stay. Definitely a destination we will return to with all the family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Place For A Vacation & Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

May 11, 2020 Traveladeal Mumbai, India

We had done a Wedding Anniversary Celebration For Our Clients & Received Excellent Support & Co-operation From The Hard Rock Team In Terms Of Food, Transport, Event Support, Midnight Parties & Celebrations. It Was Just Perfect. If You Are On A Vacation Or For Honeymoon. The Hard Rock Maldives Is A Great Place. Just 15 Min. Boat Ride From Male… Read more
We had done a Wedding Anniversary Celebration For Our Clients & Received Excellent Support & Co-operation From The Hard Rock Team In Terms Of Food, Transport, Event Support, Midnight Parties & Celebrations. It Was Just Perfect. If You Are On A Vacation Or For Honeymoon. The Hard Rock Maldives Is A Great Place. Just 15 Min. Boat Ride From Male Airport & You Reach Hard Rock. Saves A Lot Of Time. Once At The Resort, You Have Choice For Various Accommodation Types & Can Select Your Preferences With All Rooms Giving A Beach / Sea View. At The Same Time The Hard Rock Is Connected To A Marina, Where You Have Shopping. Dining Outlets. Lounge Bars All In A Walking Distance From Hard Rock. You Are Secluded Yet, Connected To The World. Do As You Desire. Great For Families As Well. Read less