SAii Lagoon is a hotel we recommend if you are in search for something different for your next holiday to the Maldives. I can imagine when you think of the Maldives you have this image of luxury resorts, bounty beaches and blue waters, overwater villas and private butlers. And of course you will find resorts like these on this beautiful destination.
But there’s more to this and there are more options. I am most happy I got the opportunity to experience SAii Lagoon together with my family and share my travel story with you. As SAii Lagoon has its own unique concept. I want to explain what to expect when you will choose this amazing location to stay during your next trip to the tropical Maldives.
With only a short speedboat trip of 20 minutes from Male international airport, SAii Lagoon is easy and quick to reach. That is a huge advantage. The resort also has its own Marina, Crossroads Maldives. The Marina connects SAii Lagoon with the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. When you are choosing this hotel for your stay you will have plenty of options to spend your time throughout these resorts.
When travelling with 1 teenager and 1 almost teenager they were already very excited about our stay here. Hearing there was a teen club, a diving centre, lots of watersports to practice and a marina with boutiques and restaurants. And of course not to forget the Hard Rock Café. It already sounded as musique to their ears before they had even arrived in the resort. And if you might think you will have time to get bored during your stay? I will have to disappoint you. Not a chance!
As the Crossroads Maldives have their own shops and restaurants it is a nice area to spend your time. There is also an amazing spa, which of course I have tested. And I must say the treatment was awesome. But then again I am an adept of well-being treatments.
Some of the restaurants located in Crossroads Maldives are already included in your all-in package, while in other restaurants you get the chance to use a fixed budget and pay any additional charges when dining there.
Our kids really loved the experience at the Maldives Discovery Centre where they could learn all about the underwater world in the Maldives. They spend some time at the diving centre to learn all about coral and went on their first diving initiation. There is so much to do that we didn’t have time to try all of the water experiences during our stay. I believe that this is an excellent reason to go back in the future?
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
And then of course SAii Lagoon has a connection through Crossroad Maldives and to the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. I wasn’t familiar with the concept of the Hard Rock Hotel so it was my first experience. But my 2 teenagers were thrilled. The hotel has its own Hard Rock Shop and there is also the Hard Rock Café which is included in your all-inclusive package. We discovered a nice dining concept with live entertainment on fixed days.
A huge advantage is that even if you are staying at SAii Lagoon you can use most of the facilities of the Hard Rock Hotel and have lunch or dinner in a selection of restaurants at Hard Rock Hotel which are included in your all-inclusive package. This means of course that you have the choice between a wide range of restaurants, swimming pools and activities. This is an additional advantage especially if you want to stay for a longer period in the Maldives and want to prevent island hopping to other hotels.
Needless to say the Hard Rock Hotel has some of the most amazing beach and overwater villas. But our favourite was their party villa. Should you ever wish to have a very nice exclusive party with your friends or family during your stay. With its own infinity pool and mesmerizing endless views on the Indian Ocean no doubt you will be able to throw a memorable party and have a unique experience.
SAii Lagoon overwater villa
I must say we really loved our stay in the overwater villa as it offers you direct access to the beach. And even if you are staying in an overwater villa you have easy access all over the island by cycle or buggy. Not much to add but the view from your overwater villa is in 1 word stunninig. I woke up every morning doing my yoga session on my terrace, hearing the waves of the ocean, watching the blue ocean and seeing the fish swimming around our villa. Is there a better way to start your morning routine? Honestly, I could get used to this every day.
As you have snorkeling material at your disposal we also went for some snorkeling around our overwater villa. But once we discovered the reef tip sharks, we were although a little bit hesitant to go for another snorkeling experience. However it’s an amazing experience to get in touch with the underwater world. And since this recent trip to the Maldives I definitely love to swim in the sea and going snorkeling, that is without the sharks.
We also experienced a private dinner by the beach since we were celebrating a special occasion. You are able to discuss your wishes for the menu with the chef and for the children they created a dinner especially for them. What a great experience dining on the beach in a very romantic setting.
One more thing I wanted to mention. The infinity pool at SAii Lagoon is another amazing place to spend some time. Especially when you are sitting in it and seeing the dolphins swimming by. Who’s in for an amazing experience in the Maldives?
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