The introduction of these new resorts will expand the product offering in the Maldives even further with several new family-friendly and adults-only properties.Further details on the new properties opening in 2017 include:Dhigali Maldives: Opening May 2017One of the only resorts to sit in the Raa Atoll, Dhigali will bring a modern minimalist design to a remote part of the Maldives. Reachable by a seaplane journey of 40 minutes from Malé Airport, Dhigali features a house reef in swimming distance and a sandbank at the tip of the island, with 182 on-shore and overwater villas and suites sitting on the beach and over the lagoon. Facilities will include five restaurants, two bars, a children’s club, spa, fitness centre, water sports and diving centre.Kandima Maldives: Opened February 2017Located on a tropical island in the Dhaalu Atoll and operating under new hospitality group Pulse Hotels & Resorts, Kandima Maldives caters for couples, groups, families and honeymooners. A large selection of experiences and facilities will be available, including the longest pool in the Maldives (measuring 100 metres), an art studio, photo studio, marine biology school, kids’ club and spa. The resort’s choice of 10 restaurants and bars will suit everyone’s tastes as they showcase cuisine from all around the world, including traditional Maldivian menus. The 274 studios and villas, with 11 different categories to choose from, will all have a private terrace and uninterrupted views.Aqua Villa at Kandima Maldives: Opened February 2017. Image courtesy of Kandima Maldives.Grand Park Kodhipparu: Opening mid 2017The Park Hotel Group will enter the Maldives hotel market this year with a new all-villa resort in the North Malé Atoll, 20 minutes’ speedboat ride from the Malé International Airport. Designed by the hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates, Grand Park Kodhipparu will feature 120 villas comprising a range of beachfront pool villas, overwater villas with direct access to the water and overwater pool villas that come with a private infinity pool. The luxury resort’s facilities will include a harbour beach club and pool bar, a swimming pool, fitness centre, water sports and diving centre, wellness centre and spa, sunrise yoga deck, and children’s activity centre. There will also be two gourmet restaurants offering indoor and outdoor settings with sea views.Baglioni Resort Maldives: Opening October 2017Italian-owned Baglioni Resort Maldives, located on Maagau in Dhaalu Atoll, will offer a blend of sport, relaxation and gourmet dining. The 96-villa resort’s Italian design will be complemented by the Jungle Spa, which will offer a relaxing experience via a host of natural treatments in a lush, tropical setting. Meanwhile, beach volleyball, the beach gym and a range of water sports will keep more active guests entertained.