Seaside Finolhu Maldives is set to reopen on November 1, 2020, following an extensive transformation. The resort recently changed its official name from simply Finolhu to Seaside Finolhu.

A member of the Design Hotels portfolio, this Maldivian resort has completed several aesthetic and functional upgrades across its villas, restaurants, wellness facilities, public areas, sports and fitness activities.

Overseen by Muza Lab design studio, the property’s new design concept is inspired by the vibrant hues of the island’s stunning flora, fauna, sunsets and seascapes.

Out of the resort’s 125 villas, 76 have their own pool. As a part of the holistic transformation, Seaside Finolhu has introduced new names and concepts for its dining and spa facilities.

The resort’s all-day dining restaurant now goes by the name of Beach Kitchen. Serving international fare during the day, it will host destination-themed dining experiences each evening. Other F&B outlets include the Arabian Grill serving middle east cuisine and Crab Shack for seafood.

The new Milk Lab serves a selection of milkshakes, protein drinks and fresh coffee.

The Fehi Spa takes its name from the local word for ‘green’ and highlights green concepts for therapies. There is also a new dive centre offering diving, snorkelling and semi-submarine boat trips.

Marc Reader, Seaside Finolhu’s general manager describes the overall ambience of the resort as ‘barefoot chic’. “It’s a design-driven balance between style and escapism. Here you can unwind in sublime comfort, with the pristine beauty of our secluded Maldivian paradise perfectly complemented by ultra-luxurious modernity,” said Reader.

Elaborating on the transformation, Muza Lab’s co-founder Inge Moore said, “Artisans from all over the world have created special works for the resort. Artistic tiles from Turkey, chandeliers and wickerwork from South Africa and wooden craftwork from Java transform the villas, bars and restaurants, the fitness room and the Oceaneers Kids Club into an exotic playground.”