SAii Lagoon Maldives
Part of a pioneering multi-island leisure complex offering countless activities, including diving
- Part of the Maldives first fully-integrated, multi-island leisure destination
- Sample diverse delicacies from a huge range of restaurants, bars, and eateries
- Visit some of the best dives sites in both north and south Male
- Innovative family-friendly facilities designed to educate and entertain
SAii Lagoon Maldives is a playful, family-friendly resort located within a stone’s throw of Male’s international airport. Together with its two neighbouring islands, SAii Lagoon forms part of a pioneering, multi-island leisure destination concept - the first of its kind in the Maldives. Sail, dream, and discover at the country’s largest lifestyle hub, home to a private marina and myriad opportunities for entertainment and indulgence - from dining, shopping, and spa treatments, to some of the country’s most famous and convenient scuba diving. Your unforgettable journey starts here.
About SAii Lagoon Maldives
Situated in South Male, just a 15 minute boat ride from the international airport, SAii Lagoon Maldives is an original and inspiring island resort. With picturesque sandy beaches, an inviting infinity pool, and a huge range of drinking and dining options, this resort guarantees the perfect Maldivian getaway. Yet SAii Lagoon also seeks to differentiate itself from the rest, providing guests with a wide choice of packages and accommodation options, as well as unique opportunities for personalisation and plenty of freedom to design their own experience.
While located on its own private island, SAii Lagoon is connected by a footbridge to CROSSROADS Maldives, and forms part of the country’s first fully-integrated, multi-island leisure destination. Equipped with its own prestigious 30-berth yacht marina, CROSSROADS Maldives is an unparalleled hub of activity, providing freedom and excitement to guests of SAii Lagoon. At CROSSROADS Maldives, guests will discover limitless opportunities for leisure and pleasure - from casual dining and exquisite gourmet cuisine to healthy juices and the finest wines, as well as upscale shopping, spa treatments, and aquatic activities like snorkelling and scuba diving.
Explore the resort
Miss Olive Oyl is an onsite Mediterranean restaurant serving fresh seafood and vibrant grilled dishes, as well as tropical cocktails and other refreshing drinks at the Miss Olive Oyl Pool Bar. Bean/Co offers casual food and artisanal coffee on the go while, on the other side of the island, Mr Tomyam offers a selection of original creations based on a fusion between Thai and Italian cuisines. Plus, guests can drop by Snap Snack Bar and pick out their own treats from a complimentary collection of healthy, family-friendly snacks, as well as mixing a bespoke selection of scents to complement their getaway at the M.I.Y Aroma Lab.
Across the bridge at CROSSROADS, guests will find yet more first-class dining options, including Ministry of Crab Maldives and Hard Rock Cafe, as well as Indian, Thai and Japanese cuisines. CROSSROADS also features the Maldives’ first free-standing double-story Maldives spa and wellness complex. The Best Dives watersports centre provides complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks and pedal boats, as well as water sports of all kinds, and excursions such as dolphin watching, fishing, island-hopping and semi-submarine trips at an additional cost.
Aiming to deliver the ultimate family-friendly experience, CROSSROADS’ Junior Beach Club and Camp is spread over three outdoor and three indoor areas and is designed to seamlessly combine education and entertainment.
Diving from SAii Lagoon Maldives
Best Dives Maldives is highly-experienced company that operates a chain of PADI 5-Star dive centres across the Maldives. Guests at SAii Lagoon have access to the Best Dives dive centre located just across the footbridge at CROSSROADS. This well-established dive operator provides a high-standard service at all times, including providing quality scuba gear from SCUBAPRO and other well-known brands, and being a proud holder of the PADI award for Outstanding Achievements in Diver Training.
Situated at the northern tip of South Male, this dive centre is well placed to explore a wide variety of dive sites spread throughout the two atolls. The stunning underwater topography in this area has abundant and diverse marine life. Colourful corals and overhangs, fascinating caves, schools of reef fish, shipwrecks, and patrolling pelagics are just a few of the interesting sights you'll come across. Iconic dive sites located within reach of this dive centre include Banana Reef, Bolifushi Wreck, and Kandooma Thila - often known as Cocoa Thila.
- SAii Lagoon’s Dining by Design concept offers a selection of dining experiences served in the resort’s most secret locations.
- The dive centre’s partner company, Best Yachts Maldives, can arrange single or multi-day private yacht excursions.
- This resort is affiliated with Little Guest and offers special perks dedicated to families with babies, toddlers and teens.
Best Dives Maldives and the CROSSROADS’ Marine Discovery Centre have been working together on a coral regeneration project through replanting and propagation of coral fragments. The team on the island assisted in creating an artificial reef in the sandy lagoon to attract more marine life and spark curiosity among visitors. Guests are invited to be part of regular lively discussions at the Marine Discovery Centre on topics concerning the ocean environment. You can ask about the different marine conservation projects on the island or find out more about your favourite underwater creatures, such as sharks, turtles, manta rays, and more. Best Dives also conducts regular coastal and underwater debris clean-ups and adheres to Green Fins’ environmental-friendly guidelines and best-practices at all times.
Diving in South Malé Atoll
Eagle rayYear round
Manta RaysApril - October
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Schooling FishYear round
Soft coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Bubble Maker, Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, Specialities