(MENAFN) A statement released by Dubai-based Jumeirah Group said that the luxury hotel operator has signed an agreement with Xanadu Holdings Private Limited to manage Jumeirah Meradhoo, a new five-star deluxe resort located in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, south of the Mal Atoll, Gulf News reported.
The 36-villa resort is located on an uninhabited island of 45,000 square meters, with 16 of the villas forming a unique water village separated from the main island by one kilometer of coral reef, providing guests with an exclusive two resort island, the company said.
Each of the water village villas will measure a spacious 240 square meters, while the 20 luxury beach villas on the main island will be approximately 300 square meters, it added.
The Jumeirah Meradhoo will also feature a dive centre, offering guests access to one of the best reefs in the Maldives; three restaurants and a bar, and a Talise spa.
Jumeirah Meradhoo is the second management agreement signed by the group in the Maldives and brings the total number of properties under development or in operation by Jumeirah globally to 42.