New hotels that have opened or are opening in 2019 to book a stay in

The wanderlust is strong within us all. Blame it on Singapore’s small geographical footprint that gives rise to cabin fever every now and then. For some of us, the thrill of exotic adventures beckons our soul, for others, it’s simply to relax in ultra luxurious surroundings with every whim and need anticipated for. For the traveller who prefers to be cocooned in the lap of luxury, here’re a few hotly anticipated hotel openings (some have just opened) to make reservations for.

1. Maldives Maamunagau Resort, The Maldives

Another year, another breathtaking resort opening in The Maldives. For underwater lovers, the atoll to make a break for is the InterContinental® Maldives Maamunagau Resort opening on 1 September 2019. Housed on Hanifaru Bay – the Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – this is where you can potentially snorkel amongst whale sharks and manta rays. Away from the ocean, all 81 villas and residences (Beach, Lagoon and Overwater) are exceptionally well-appointed and come with a private terrace and pool, placing you mere footsteps away from the azure waters of the Indian Ocean (bliss!). When you are eventually famished, there are six food and beverage outlets to keep your island meals varied, an on-site spa, plus an adults-only retreat space with its own bar and infinity pool – a place to regain your sanity while you shoo the kids off to the Planet Trekkers Kids Club. And as it’s situated just a 35-minute seaplane ride away from the airport, you’re promised an amazing start and end to your dream island vacation.

Beach pool villas from US$1,250 (S$1,701) per night. Book by 31 Jan 2020 to enjoy daily complimentary breakfast and dinner at Cafè Umi for any length of stay and complimentary seaplane transfers for stays of five nights or longer. Go to www.intercontinental.com/maldives for more information.

Photo: Maldives Maamunagau Resort