MALE, MALDIVES – Following Bali’s launch last month, Café del Mar Maldives – featuring three bars, two restaurants, pool with ocean views and private beach – will be the European brand’s second venture in the APAC region.
Just like the Ibiza original – established in 1980 and one of the most iconic sunset bars in the world – the Maldives branch will serve up the same laid-back luxury, Mediterranean-inspired food and creative cocktails, even as international and resident deejays spin famous chill house soundtracks synonymous to the brand.
Known for its music compilation series since 1999, music will be a key focus for the Maldives beach club, where live deejay sessions well supported by world-class staging and AV equipment will rock the entertainment hub from 4pm until midnight daily.
Almost like a resort, Café del Mar Maldives invites with an 850sqm pool complete with hydro air system and ocean views, plus 76 sun loungers for beach bums. There’s also a boutique shop, healthy juices and bespoke ice-cream at the Gelato Bar, and a food menu that spans a diverse palate from local Indian Ocean flavours, to sushi, pizzas and tapas selections.
To get there, take a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana international airport in Male, then hop on a regular shuttle service – available also at Male city and soon, Maafushi Island. Nearby hotels include SAii Lagoon Maldives, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, or at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Opening in December 2019, the beach club is located within The Crossroads Development – the first integrated leisure and entertainment resort in the Maldives.
“We are honoured to be a part of the fantastic Crossroads project, which is redefining the Maldives as a world-class lifestyle, leisure and entertainment destination. We will offer our guests the Café del Mar luxury experience that delivers elegance, beautiful views, and of course our famous sunset ceremony,” says Café del Mar Australasia CEO John Zappia, who also mentioned more plans for future openings planned for 2020 throughout thriving tourist destinations in Australasia.