Raffles Maldives Meradhoo – Escape to Paradise


Travel is about escaping the mundane and experiencing spectacular moments – these experiences are best enjoyed with someone special by your side.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort epitomises barefoot luxury. Situated on Gaafu Alifu Atoll, its soft opening took place in May and offers 16 vast overwater villas and residences.

Overwater Villas

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers Overwater Villas with Pool. Kerry Hill, an award-winning architect, designed these idyllic waterscape villas to offer maximum marine life spotting while still affording privacy and offering panoramic ocean views from within the villas themselves.

Gaafu Alifu Atoll on two islands offers guests spacious beachfront and overwater villas offering magnificent sunrise or sunset views, respectively. Step below water into an underwater world filled with vibrant fish darting between glass floor panels at its vibrant house reef; experience windsurfing or fishing from their fully equipped centre; practice yoga on their private beachfront deck; or indulge in an array of spa treatments available here.

At this property, Overwater Villas were designed to reflect local culture with their combination of wood and stone accents, offering spacious living areas and large private decks with steps leading directly into the lagoon. Their light-filled bathrooms feature free standing bathtubs overlooking the sea as well as double vanities and separate walk-in showers for optimal relaxation.

Within our villas, your comfort is entirely under your control. From opening up all of the bedroom doors to let in soft breezes and sound of the sea to air-conditioning living areas for ultimate air-conditioned bliss; each room comes complete with its own super king bed for perfect morning naps with ocean views at your feet!

Experience something truly memorable by booking one of the resort’s three overwater couple spa treatment suites and let the therapist lead you on a sensory journey, combining modern wellness practices with Maldivian traditions and products for an unforgettable spa treatment session.

After spending your day exploring Hanifaru Bay’s lush lagoon and manta-ray-rich waters, unwind in your overwater villa with a refreshing cocktail before experiencing flame-grilled specialties at Yuzu, an overwater restaurant offering Nikkei cuisine – an indulgent way to end the day at Maldives’ most opulent overwater resort!

Beach Villas

Overwater Villas provide the ultimate experience of relaxation with breathtaking sunrise views over crystal-clear lagoons and darting fish below, perfect for relaxation and escape. Each of the 230 sqm retreats comes complete with its own spacious private pool, deep indoor bathtub and large windows to allow you to customize comfort to suit yourself. Sleep soundly on one of their super king four-poster beds before awakening with soft sea breezes as you take in morning coffee – truly an idyllic escape.

Your private stretch of white sand beach lies just steps from your beach pool, giving you the option of lounging on your personal daybed or swimming out to its edge. Inside, marine-inspired hues and modern interior design lend the space a soothing atmosphere; an oversize four-poster bed and spacious bathroom suite promote restful sleeping experiences.

Each Beach Villas comes equipped with its own garden, pool and spacious verandah perfect for sunbathing or stargazing. Inside is a modern kitchen, large dining table and lounge area to ensure an effortless stay in comfort.

For those seeking an intimate tropical experience, the Royal Residence takes island living to new heights. Occupying an entire beachfront on Raffles Resort’s Beach Island, this three-bedroom hideaway represents Raffles luxury at its finest. Here, everything will be yours alone including access to two house reefs as well as overwater spa services; casual beachfront restaurants Thari & Firepit; as well as fine Nikkei dining at Yuzu.

Every meal here is designed to promote wellness – from freshly-baked pastries and tropical fruit for breakfast, Sri Lankan-style curried river crab, Maldivian yellowfin tuna tartare and fresh salads at dinner, to Sri Lankan curries for Sri Lankan curried river crab, yellowfin tuna tartare from Maldives yellowfin tuna tartare tartars and zesty salads at dinner time, all designed to provide you with an exceptional dining experience. For extra relaxation experience head overwater Spa; where ancient rituals promise healing, soothing, nourishment and upliftment for you and yourself.

Beach Residences

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo provides an idyllic island retreat that mixes casual luxury with nature-inspired surroundings. Showcasing local and international dining experiences like Yuzu and Yapa’s Nikkei-influenced menu, guests are enticed by breathtaking sunset views while indulging.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers sixteen Overwater Villas of exquisite quality that have been cleverly designed to offer absolute privacy inside, yet provide breathtaking relaxation spaces outside. Each villa has a super-king bed for ultimate restful slumber as well as large open windows leading to private terraces where guests can sit back, sip cocktails or read while watching the lagoon lapping at its edges.

Overwater Villas provide the ideal setting to watch the sunrise and marvel at the vibrant marine life in Gaafu Alifu’s waters above the equator – home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls above it all! Enjoy activities such as kayaking amongst dolphins of Gaafu Alifu Archipelago; snorkelling crystal clear water for snorkeling sessions; paddling around island for kayaking excursions or simply basking on its private beach.

Our Beach Residences consist of two separate buildings connected by a pool. Their different zones work harmoniously together to provide an abundance of extraordinary space indoors and out; from the master bedroom’s luxurious master bath suite with sunken bathtub, walk-in wardrobe, rain shower, and luxurious vanity unit; to our second bedroom directly on the beach where you can feel its first rays or glimpse the first twinkles of starlight!

At Beach Residences, there’s so much to discover and experience; for instance, their unique barbecue experience combines Peruvian and Japanese cuisine over an open firepit with live music setting the scene, or spend your evenings relaxing under the stars with a cocktail and good book in hand. Furthermore, two Overwater Couple Spa Treatment Rooms allow guests to embark on an immersive sensory journey featuring authentic treatments with authentic expressions and techniques.

Royal Residence

The Royal Residence at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers guests an unforgettable island experience. Opened in 2019, this extravagant hideaway exudes all that Raffles stands for in an unparalleled natural setting; offering private beach access, luxurious indoor/outdoor spaces and their legendary 24-hour Raffles Butler service, paradise is truly within reach!

Singapore-based design house BLINK has created overwater villas of 230 sqm that are exquisitely crafted. Drawing upon the beauty of marine environments for inspiration, BLINK incorporated marine environments into every aspect of their structure and interior of these exquisitely designed residences – from colonial elegance hinted at through their doors with louvred doors and monsoon blinds that hint of colonialism, to furniture covered in sea inspired features and intricate coral patterns, to create an overall effect that is pure bliss.

While staying here, you can explore the pristine waters of Maldives by diving down to explore stunning reefs teeming with marine life or just relaxing by your private pool or beach. Our resort features state of the art fitness centres and spa services with ocean view treatment rooms as well as an outdoor lap pool to help you connect to its spirit.

As part of your stay at the resort, yoga sessions on either the beach or spa deck provide an opportunity to combine breathing, meditation and movement to promote overall wellbeing. Other activities offered at the resort include an array of watersports as well as excursions into remote regions like Gaafu Alifu and Huvadhoo.

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